In Astrology, Ketu is also said to be a 'Node', 'Chaya grah or Shadowy planet like Rahu, as it has no mass shape or substance and is not verified by visual observation. In Hindu Mythology, Ketu represents dragon's tail. This Chayagrah is also malefic and cruel in nature. Ketu has celestial points on the Zodiac, with regulated movement and orbit and that it has a distinct and predictable influence on horoscope.
The planet Ketu also forms various bad Yogas when it is in conjunction with other planets. Ill-placed Ketu also provides many bad results in the life of native just like Rahu but the intensity of the bad results are lower in comparison to Rahu. Ketu is milder in comparison of Rahu. Ill placed Ketu creates many hurdles and breaks in the life of natives. But there is a positive side also in it. Ketu is considered to be a great provider of spirituality. Strong influence of Ketu leads the person towards the detachment with the worldly matters and leads him or her towards salvation. Ketu induces strong religious feelings in the native and provides ultimate peace to the soul.
Ketu is the South Node that takes 18 years to travel through the zodiac just as Rahu and it stays in one sign for around 1.5 years. Ketu’s influence is usually benefic for people born in Aries, Cancer, Sagittarius,Scorpio or Pisces ascendant. Ketu is said to be exalted in Scorpio and Sagittarius, as opposite to Rahu and is regarded weakest in Taurus. Its Moon trikon sign is Leo. It shares a friendly relationship with Mercury, Venus and Saturn and is enemy with Moon, Mars and Sun. With Jupiter, it shares an average relationship.
Ketu general characteristics: Ketu is the rest of the body of Rahu, it bestows spiritual tendencies, asceticism,and non attachment to worldly desires and ambitions. Ketu is also a half-planet that bestows wisdom, powers of discrimination, and gyana-spiritual knowledge,the knowledge of the self. It gives psychic abilities to its natives and makes them masters of the healing arts, natural healing, healing herbs, spices,foods, tantric healing, healing persons affected by evil spirits and ghosts. Ketu's sign is Pisces – as Rahu's is Virgo. The sign Pisces belongs the the guru, Jupiter, and Ketu also has dominion over it. Ketu's body is supposed to be composed of a man's torso in its upper half and a fish body as its lower half. Ketu is often depicted with a gem, or a star on his head, which emits a mystery light. Ketu is said to be a member of the Jaimini lineage of sages, who founded one of the several systems of philosophy of ancient India. There are wonderful myths associated with Rahu and Ketu.
Zodiac Sign – Pisces-Meen
House – sixth
Color - Smoky Grey, Grey
Metal – Silver, Lead
Gemstone – Lehsuniya
Day – Saturday, Tuesday
Positive and negative effects of Ketu
A positively placed Ketu often results in better luck and fortune when it comes to running businesses. The person may lead a simple lifestyle despite having all the luxuries around. Ketu makes the person a justice lover and compassionate being who believe in the betterment of the whole mankind. They generally support a cause and have lots of followers owing to the righteous deeds. A negative placement of Ketu affects one’s social behavior. The person may indulge in smoking or tobacco dealing.Misunderstandings and fears would be prevalent in life. They may work hard but the results would not be satisfactory. They may try to appear as having supernatural and haunting experiences and would be inclined towards occult subjects such as black magic and sorcery. There would be lack of trust in their marriage and relationships. There would be an air of eccentricity about their personality, which may keep them from enjoying a normal relationship.