Rahu and Ketu - the Moon nodes, are also called as the Shadow planets and they move through our birth charts in a retrograde manner, changing signs once every 18 months.
The transit of these planets brings about major changes across nations and also in our personal lives.
Rahu currently in the house of Leo or Simha transits to the house of Karka or Cancer sign on 21st August 2017 and stays there till 6th March 2019 .
Ketu presently in the house of Aquarius, transits to Makara or Capricorn on 21st August 2017 and stays there till 6th March 2019.
Rahu-Ketu Peyarchi Palangal for 12 Signs for (2017 - 2019)
Rahu is related to exotism and hence its transit favours a drift from culture and tradition. It would exaggerate scenarios and bring about greed, desires, lust and materialistic goals in people. Its transit to the house of Cancer, being ruled by Moon signifies ill-health to mothers in general and maternal relationships would take a beating. Cancer is an emotional sign and hence we would find an emotional imbalance and false emotions around during this transit. Natives are advised to watch out for water-based accidents and troubles from sub-ordinates during this period, Cancer being a water sign.
Ketu is a liberator of sorts. Hence it influences taking or the moving away of things from us. There would be emotional, spiritual and material detachments from our lives that turbulence sets in our lives. It would be transiting the house of Capricorn being ruled over by Shani or Saturn. This might bring about an affinity towards the occult sciences and spirituality in a broader sense.
On the day of this Rahu-Ketu Peyarchi, archana or prayers, abhishekams or pouring of librations on dieties, homam or ritual offerings to fire and special poojas are held. They are mainly held at Thirunageswaram Temple for Lord Rahu and Keelaperumpallam temple for Lord Ketu in Tamilnadu in South India.
Donate articles of metal lead.
Donate money to laborers, maids, etc.
Donate clothes to the poor and needy.
Worship lord Rahu in temples.
Donate food and clothes to the poor.
Worship or offer prayers to lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesh.