“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

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:

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 insights.

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. lia, the fabled “Shaitan Khopdi” or “Demon Head”. Now which sign has “heads” as
symbols? Answer is Gemini. And which sign is 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’s called a malefic planet because it tends to bring
misfortunes in material life, but it is a highly SPIRITUAL planet. Now again, which is the most
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.

God Bless,
G. Vijay Kumar

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