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Ketu in 8th House in astrology: Ketu is the most devoted, spiritual, and secretive planet in the horoscope. This states one’s planned goals, and generally, these objectives are hidden. So one has to go through many experiences, which directly, do not clarify anything, but once you understand the hidden meaning, and the reason behind those experiences. Then Ketu becomes potent and one feels a strong association with the more elevated energy.
Now since it does not have a physical body, it takes the significance of the sign it is placed on or the planets associated with it. So always analyze Ketu considering PAC (position sign, aspect, conjunct).
Significance of Ketu in 8th House in Astrology
The 8th house in Astrology represents hidden features, now it can include secrecy, conspiracy, strategies, or hidden knowledge or occult science like astrology, tarot cards, Vastu shastra, and Tantra.
Actually, Ketu gives magical skills related to its house position. As one has mastered those skills in a previous life. Therefore Ketu’s position in the 8th house gives magical skills to understand the hidden knowledge. Now this knowledge will be related to the sign, planets posited, and planets aspects.
If Ketu is in the 8th house in the Aquarius sign, then hidden knowledge will be related to Saturn. And Saturn represents civil work, construction, oil, and gas. And Aquarius signifies social welfare. So all these keywords will be used in this case.
Thus Ketu will help a person to attain deep-rooted knowledge. But not to forget, this knowledge will be attained after a lot of effort, and in the later part of life. As that is 8th house significance. Here one gets something after facing rejections and disappointments.
Ketu and Mars
Mars is the karaka of the 8th house, as it is the 8th lord – Scorpio, of the natural zodiac. So now Mars and Ketu sign signification will be added to understand Ketu’s position in the 8th house. Ketu gives hidden knowledge and Mars represents technical education.
Now in the 8th house of problems and hurdles, Ketu will give pain as per the traits of the linked planets. The main goal is to understand the hidden meaning, related to the 8th house. There is always a sort of passion and magic streak. And it is attached to the area Ketu is placed in a chart. Hence this area in your chart lies frustration and also where you are most vulnerable.
Ketu governs all sorts of mystical knowledge, like magic, occult, alchemy, hypnotism, and telepathy. It represents psychics, tarot card readers, past life regression, and similar other professions.
This mystic planet is also related to the Indian section known as “Aghoras” Hence all that is attributed to the sixth sense is actually related to Ketu.
Marriage: Ketu in 8th in Astrology
The 8th house is 2nd from the 7th house of marriage and relationship. So this house represents the spouse’s family, food, speech, and accumulated wealth. Since the 8th house signifies unearned wealth, that also includes spouse preservations and even dowry.
Actually, this house tells about the longevity of your relationship. And Ketu being a separatist planet, gives detachment with spouse family. Ketu’s position in the horoscope needs patience and surrender.
Considering the planets conjunct and aspects, you should determine the strength of Ketu. If Ketu is weak then it will separate one from the spouse’s family or end the life span of the relationship. Then it gives all sorts of fears, phobias, suspicions, or sudden events.
But if Ketu is strong and linked with planets like Jupiter and Sun then the same Ketu takes the role of dedicated and passionate spouse family.
The higher level Ketu carries all the good qualities of Jupiter like prosperity, fortune, harmony, ethics, inner wisdom, creativity, and spiritual kindheartedness. Accordingly here it is giving the results of good karmas from past lives.
Ketu in 8th House for Career
The career options related to the 8th house include industries, manufacturing units, research laboratories. And Career options related to Ketu are Astrology, Tantra, Vastu Shastra, Tarot reading, and other branches of occult science.
Now if the 8th house is linked with the 10th or 6th house, then one can choose these career options. Else Ketu’s position in the 8th house gives special skills to understand a subject at a deeper level. More research and better will be the clarity. Not to forget 8th house represents obstacles, depression, and dejection in life. It also gives sudden ups and downs.
Ketu’s position will give elevation, only if the person has a pious mindset. Then he will concentrate on understanding hidden and mystical reality.
Whenever Rahu Ketu takes the 2/8 axis, one needs to be very careful in their financial transactions, as they might experience a sudden downfall.
Ketu in 8th House: Transit Results
The position of Ketu in the natal chart gives the main information to the results, one can expect from Ketu. So Ketu transiting the 8th house, now if the natal Ketu is strong and working on higher principles then it will give the right knowledge, and you can move towards spirituality and supreme intelligence.
A strong Ketu transit in the 8th house, and if the running Dasha is also related to Ketu, through PAC. Then this period will give you such amazing opportunities to attain higher knowledge, meet Gurus, and move towards the journey of self-awareness.
But if Ketu is weak and related to the 6th, or 12th house then it can give health issues. Or sudden pains and tensions in life. Ketu gives a disease that has an uncertain cause, like epidemics. Also viral and infective diseases, intestinal parasites, deafness, defects of speech, plus diagnostic confusion.
Actually, it depends upon the mentality of the person. If Ketu is weak, then it makes one wanderer, and unstable. Not to forget Ketu is a headless planet, so either it can act like a child and behave immaturely. Or one has no desire for fame, recognition, as his intention is pure and he wants the happiness of other people. In my view, a strong Ketu person will be very mature and works on the higher principles of life.
His goals are not self-centered. He believes in surrender and sacrifice. So after facing denials and pauses and disappointments, then one develops this kind of attitude. His goal shifts from material gains to spiritual progress. Once he attains this level, then he gets the hidden treasure in the 8th house. Or then he takes his past life mastered talent to a progressive phase.
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