Ketu Remedies

The planet Ketu, also known as the tail of the dragon, is a shadow planet in Vedic astrology. The position of Ketu is calculated from the position of the Sun and Moon. Ketu is always 7 houses away from the planet Rahu. Although, Ketu is a shadow planet it holds huge significance in an individual life. The position of the planet Ketu in an individual's natal chart i.e., the sign/house placement, determines the things which we achieved or the fields we mastered in our previous life.

Whenever things go wrong we tend to fall back on Ketu. Ketu being a shadow planet does not have many characteristics of its own. It absorbs the qualities and characteristics of the sign/house it is placed in and the planet it is in conjunction with. Ketu is also associated with spirituality and detachment. Ketu is the co-ruler of the sign of Scorpio along with Mars. 

Similar to all other planets, Ketu gives positive results in few placements, and it feels uncomfortable in few placements giving negative results. All the twelve zodiac signs can be classified into four main elements namely- fire, water, wind, and earth. The shadow planet Ketu feels comfortable and gives positive results in the fire and water signs. In the water signs namely – Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, Ketu makes an individual emotionally intelligent and stable. Although, sometimes this person appears to be emotionally void and detached. In the fire signs namely – Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, Ketu makes a person interested in higher education and have positive moral values. On the contrary, to this shadow planet, Ketu does not do well in the Air and Earth signs. In the Air signs namely – Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, Ketu makes an individual confused and impulsive. In the Earth signs namely – Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, Ketu makes an individual detach from materialistic nature and ambitions in life. These individuals do not feel comfortable in this materialistic realm. Ketu is considered to be exalted in the sign of Scorpio and debilitated in the sign of Taurus. Ketu gains maximum directional strength in the 12th house and feels directionless in the 6th house.

The planet Ketu shows different characteristics when it comes in conjunction with or receives the aspect of other planets. Ketu absorbs the qualities of the planet it is under the influence of. When placed with planets like the Sun and Moon it forms an eclipse over these planets giving negative results. With Jupiter, it gives auspicious results which include interest in higher values and learnings. When Ketu is under the influence of the planet Venus it causes separation and detachment in marriage, relationship, and partnership. Under the influence of Saturn and Mercury Ketu creates confusion in an individual. When Ketu comes under the influence of Mars it can make a person extraordinarily brave and powerful.

It is always recommended to visit an astrologer to get a detailed analysis of your birth horoscope done. Although, there are a few common symptoms of a weak or afflicted Ketu. An individual may suffer from confusion, learning disabilities, and delayed speech or speech-related problems. A weak or afflicted Ketu can cause severe mental health problems such as dissociation and schizophrenia. It also causes insomnia and mental disturbances. These individuals may feel detached in various fields of life. These individuals find it difficult to adapt socially and prefer to stay isolated. A weak or afflicted Ketu can cause various health-related problems.

There are a few practical remedies that can be followed to balance the energy of the Ketu in our lives and get positive results out of it

 • One of the most effective ways of taking care of a weak or afflicted Ketu is the regular practice of Ganesh puja.

 • The shadow planet Ketu is presented by flags. Therefore, if you want to increase the power of Ketu, you must collect flags and if you want to decrease the power of Ketu, you must distribute flags.

 • Keep a statue of Buddha in your house to balance the energy of Ketu.

 • The shadow planet Ketu is represented by dogs and horses. Therefore, to get positive results from the shadow planet Ketu you must take care of them. Be sure to never hurt them.

 • Do not indulge yourself in any kind of substance abuse.

 • The shadow planet Ketu is also represented by the swastika. To increase the power of Ketu you can draw swastikas or keep a swastika with you and on the other hand, if you want to decrease the power of Ketu you must donate a swastika in the temple.