Updated: Jan 17, 2019
Rahu and Ketu are two shadow planets that hold great significance in Vedic Astrology. They do not possess any physical existence and are never retrograde in their motion. They change sign once every 18 months and can bring definite changes during transits. On March 7, 2019, Rahu will transit to Gemini sign in Punarvasu Nakshatra. Ketu will transit to Sagittarius in Uttarashada Nakshatra.
The shadow planets Rahu and Ketu are referred to as lunar nodes represented by a snake with its head cut off -Rahu is the head and Ketu is the body. The tail of the snake indicate past life karma and the head of the snake points to how one experiences it in the present life. Rahu is a shadow planet with a powerful impact on human lives. Rahu is the North node capable of generating interest in worldly comforts and materialistic pleasures. Ketu is the South node, capable of enhancing spiritual interests and pursuits.
Both these shadow planets alter the way one thinks and perceives when they occupy a dominating position in the horoscope. Continue reading to see how these nodes will affect your life according to your moon sign and the planets they transit in your natal chart.
Rahu will Transit to the 3rd House: The transit of Rahu in to Gemini, the 3rd house from your Moon sign is said to be an auspicious placement which would bring luck and prosperity in life. The position of Rahu in the 3rd house is said to offer valor, courage and determination to take risk in your endeavors. Your siblings would seemingly possess expectations upon you. A sense of curiosity arises to know things that have long been a case of uncertainty. At one point, you could be pretty inventive in your ideologies which others might not mind. Your relationship with younger siblings would blossom during this transit period. You would be interested to communicate your thoughts and desires among your peers and subordinates at office and with family members at home. You tend to have a good conversation with people around you. You would be looking forward to take quick decisions in this period. Yet, it would favor you at all times. It is important that you do not arrive on to anything hasty.
Ketu will Transit to the 9th House: The transit of Ketu in to Sagittarius, the 9th house from your Moon sign would offer reasonable results. You could get connected towards spiritual ideologies and philosophical thoughts. Pilgrimage is on the cards. You would receive the company of your family to visit temples. This could seemingly be intriguing to you. You would find the religious beliefs and its existence quite appealing in the days to come. You would find interest in following religious practices. By doing so, it would be fascinating. You possess dual ideologies favoring God and Nature simultaneously. You would like to impose obedience and strict rules upon yourselves. You would be inclined towards religious practices such as fasting and following divine rituals, while others could be spellbound towards divinity and scientific/ philosophical thoughts.
Rahu will Transit to the 2nd House:The transit of Rahu in to the 2nd house from your Moon sign would offer fair results. Misunderstandings at home shall become common. There might be a sense of unusual turbulence felt at home amidst family members. Watch your words, curb down on lengthy conversations as you may not have control over words that you utter, especially during the presence of Rahu in the 2nd house. It is time you have an eye over your finances too. Avoid unnecessary expenditure. Start saving money for your future needs. Do not get involved in transactions pertaining to unknown sources or foreign people. This is the time where you would be forced to spend a lot of money. You need to cut down your expenses for the sake of your own needs in the years to come.
Ketu will Transit to the 8th House: Ketu’s entry to the 8th house from your Moon sign might offer you mental turbulence. You would experience a new professional environment. Do not get involved in unnecessary discussions or controversial remarks upon others in their absence. This transit of Ketu to the 8th house from your Moon sign offers to provide you with a good philosophical knowledge and understanding upon unconventional subjects. Possibilities of interaction with individuals who are philosophically/ spiritually inclined are on the cards. You would receive sudden gains in the form of knowledge and advice which would become an integral part of your life for the future. You would be surprised about the transformation you have acquired in this time frame.
Rahu will Transit to the Moon Sign:The transit of Rahu in to your Moon sign, offers you mixed results. You would sport a new look and appear rejuvenated. There would be a significant change in your character. You would be interested in travel and accumulating branded and imported products. There would be a sense of