Ketu is also a heavy-weight in astrology, just like Saturn and Rahu. But, let that not be a cause for worry as astrology has many ways to curb the negative influences with remedies.
Ketu is a mysterious planet in Vedic astrology and therefore it delivers unexpected results. This planet is responsible for developing one’s intuition.
Usually considered a malefic planet, Ketu also acts as a benefic planet for specific horoscopes. When placed in the 3rd, 6th, and 11th house of a birth chart, Ketu produces mostly good results. But when it is weak, it brings detachment, diseases, loss of wealth, and trouble for children.
Ketu is the node planet of the Moon. Ketu’s body is believed to be a composition of a man’s torso in its upper half and a fish body in its lower half. Interestingly, in Hindu mythology, Ketu causes the lunar eclipse.
Continue reading to know about the remedies for Ketu which can bring you good results.
Deity: Lord Bhairava (Incarnation of God Shiva)
Gemstone: Cat’s Eye (Lehsuniya)
Friendly Planets: Mercury, Saturn and Venus
Neutral Planets: Jupiter
Enemy Planets: Sun, Moon and Mars
A benefic Ketu makes an individual virtuous and spiritually intelligent.
The native will proceed on the path of spirituality.
It uplifts the person’s career and blesses them with longevity.
A good Ketu maintains the good knowledge learned in previous births.
The native under the influence of a positive Ketu is gifted with spiritual achievements.
Students with good Ketu are good at academics and learning skills.
A negative Ketu brings a plethora of struggles in the native’s life.
Health problems can be caused by a negative Ketu.
A malefic Ketu creates obstacles in the path of the native’s pursuit of education.
A wrongly placed Ketu in the horoscope may increase the chances of accidents, loss of wealth, loss in agriculture, etc.
Problems in the family, marital conflicts, and sudden demise of someone close are all indications of a negative Ketu.
A negative Ketu can result in loss of job and reputation.
The following remedies can bring about positive changes in your life by strengthening a weak Ketu.
Avoid brown or grey coloured clothes. Wear mostly whites and yellows.
One of the commonly advised remedies for planet Ketu is to feed and provide shelter to street dogs, as it is believed that Ketu resides in dogs.
Maintain cordial relations with your sons, nephews, and other little boys around you.
To strengthen Ketu, you should worship Lord Ganesha and offer him Durva grass (Lord Ganesha’s favourite) and recite Shri Ganapati Atharvashirsha Stotra. You can also worship Matsya, the fish avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Vedic astrology believes that donation is the best way to get rid of the negative effects of planets. To get better results from Ketu, you can donate sesame seeds, bananas, black blanket, etc.
You should use Ketu yantra to get auspicious results as part of remedies for Ketu. Yantras are symmetrical diagrams that have the same effect as that of mantras.