“Rahu is exalted in Taurus and Ketu in Scorpio” I often hear this and shake my
head in bitter amusement. This is one of the points which force me to think that
OUR ANCIENT TEXTS HAVE BEEN TEMPERED WITH.
Thankfully, now people are waking up to the fact and instead of believing
everything that is written, they are applying their own logic to things. And many
of new age’s reputed astrologers agree something that I have been arguing since
a long time “Rahu is NOT exalted in Taurus and Ketu is NOT exalted in Scorpio”.
Here’s the truth:
“RAHU IS EXALTED IN GEMINI AND KETU IS EXALTED IN SAGGITARIUS”
While there were hints all along, very few were able to show the courage to take
the road less travelled and question the scriptures through logic and reach a
logical conclusion. I often say that “ASTRO-LOGICAL” HAS TO BE LOGICAL”
Applying this logic I was able to reach my simple conclusion (of course the
blessings of the Mother Divine always make things easy and you get intuitive
While people give logic that Taurus is a materialistic sign of Venus, a friend of
Rahu, still something was missing. Scorpio is a sign of Mars and co-ruled by Ketu
but still something was missing. Most of all, I could not swallow that chaotic
planet Rahu would be exalted in the most fixed of all signs, Taurus. Further research brought me more light.
Let’s look at why Gemini wins over Taurus as exaltation sign of Rahu and Sagittarius beats Scorpio hands down when it comes to claim the sign of Ketu’s exaltation.
For this you need IN DEPTH knowledge of both Rahu-Ketu and 12 signs.
Rahu is the “Severed Head” of demon Swar Bhanu, who was beheaded by
Vishnu. He is the plotter, schemer, liar, the fabled “Shaitan Khopdi” or “Demon Head”. Now which sign has “heads” as symbols? Answer is Gemini. And which sign is the the champion liar of all 12? Gemini again. Rahu joins the two heads of the Gemini twins and becomes the third head and enjoys the company of intelligent twin heads bringing his own shades of evil genius.
For most scammers, speculators, evil geniuses, I have seen have a combination of Mercury + Rahu. Mercury and Rahu just love each other and these two together rule things like speculation, share market and scams in general. And for the record Venus is the teacher of Rahu and not a friend, while Mercury is a buddy. Where would you be happier? At your teacher’s house or your best friend’s house? Most of all, Rahu is chaotic airy planet which is at his best in chaotic air sign of Gemini.
Then let’s come to Ketu, “Ketu is the severed Torso” of Swarbhanu. There is only one sign in the zodiac which has a dominant torso as a part of it, SAGITTARIUS.
Moreover Ketu is often misunderstood. It is called a malefic planet because it tends to bring misfortunes in material life, but it is a highly SPIRITUAL planet. Now again, which is themost religious sign of all? Sagittarius again. When Ketu enters Sagittarius, the two torsos together become more powerful and the sense of intense religiousness that is inherent in Sagittarius is fuelled by ascetic monk Ketu who feels totally at home at this religious sign with a torso to accompany him. Thus it becomes EXALTED in Sagittarius.
I rest my case.
G. Vijay Kumar