A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Debilitated Planets Part 3 (Revised Edition)’.
Debilitated Ketu in Seventh House
Ketu is debilitated in Taurus as well as in Virgo. For the sake of this discussion, we’ll consider both these placements of Ketu. Debilitated Ketu is benefic in the seventh house in some cases whereas it may turn malefic in some cases. The influences of other benefic and malefic planets on Ketu and the overall theme of horoscope are important criteria when it comes to decide the functional nature of Ketu in a horoscope.
As the number and strengths of benefic and/or malefic planets influencing Ketu in a horoscope increase, Ketu may become more benefic or malefic. The concept of benefic planets turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets, and the concept of malefic planets turning benefic due to influences of benefic planets have been explained in Manglik Dosh section of the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition)’.
Let’s look at some results which may be given by debilitated Ketu in the seventh house when it is benefic. Benefic debilitated Ketu in the seventh house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to marriage, husband, wife, spiritual growth, profession, finances, fame, reputation, authority and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such debilitated Ketu can help the native achieve success as an astrologer, tantric, hypnotist, magician, psychic, healer, palmist, tarot reader, numerologist, vastu expert, spiritual guru, philosopher, researcher, analyst, discoverer, scientist, engineer, mathematician, astronaut, astronomer, politician, diplomat, singer, actor, writer, painter, sculptor, musician, dancer, sportsman, architect, fashion designer, dress designer, video game designer, software developer, web developer, IT professional, reporter, journalist, blogger, columnist, anchor, television show host, orator, speaker, teacher, coach, consultant, advisor, doctor, therapist, telecom officer, transport officer, revenue officer, administrative officer, police officer, army officer, fire-fighting officer, naval officer, air force officer, pilot, professional dealing in movie industry, television, music, book, sports, arms, media, finance, education, coaching, advertisement, marketing, event management, matrimonial, software, IT, investment, health, pharmaceutical, fitness, travel, food, hotel, airline, cosmetic, real estate, ecommerce, telecom, internet, website, social media, liquor, casino industry or some other type of professional, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Seventh house primarily deals with marriage. Hence such debilitated Ketu can bless the native with various types of good results related to or through marriage. The native may get married to a woman who may be beautiful, rich, creative, famous, friendly, loyal, an officer in government and/or a citizen of a foreign country. Such debilitated Ketu can also bless the native with success through a wide variety of professions.
Taking an example, suppose benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Taurus with Mercury. Benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the first house in Scorpio, benefic Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Leo, Mars is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius, Venus is placed in the eighth house in Gemini and benefic Moon is placed in the ninth house in Cancer. In this case, the native may engage in the field of news-media. He may become a journalist, he may work with print media, he may get a well-paying job in a well reputed newspaper, and he may witness success, recognition and fame as a journalist. The native may witness better and better results with age.
If benefic Saturn is placed in the first house in Scorpio with Rahu, and benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Taurus with Mercury and Ketu, the equation may become better. In this case, native’s father may own a newspaper, and the native may join his father’s business. The native may take a course in journalism and he may possess good talent. He may become the chief editor of his newspaper, after his age of 35 or 40. The native may witness a lot of success, money, fame, recognition and authority through his profession. He may have powerful political connections and he may become a member of parliament after his age of 50, if the finer factors and running times are supportive.
Apart from these, benefic debilitated Ketu in the seventh house of horoscope can bless the native with several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
On the other hand, malefic debilitated Ketu in the seventh house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to marriage, husband, wife, profession, finances, reputation and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such malefic debilitated Ketu can trouble the native with delay in marriage, disturbances after marriage and/or one or more failed marriages. Taking an example, suppose malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the seventh house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic Venus. Debilitated Rahu is placed in the first house in Scorpio, Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Moon and malefic Mercury, and benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Pisces. In this case, the native may get married before the age of 25. However, he may witness serious disturbances in his marriage and the marriage may fail. The native may settle in his second marriage, if the finer factors and running times are supportive.
If Mars is placed in the seventh house in Taurus with Venus and Ketu, and exalted Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Libra, the equation may become worse. In general, Mars is partly malefic for horoscopes with Aries ascendant. Malefic Venus and Ketu may transfer a lot of negative energy to Mars; Mars may turn highly malefic, and it may form Manglik Dosh in the seventh house. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the chapter ‘Gemstones for House Lords’ of the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science? (Revised Edition)’.
In this case, the native may witness 2, 3 or more failed marriages and he may not settle in any marriage, till the age of 45 or 50. The native may lose his first wife to death whereas he may lose 2 or more wives to divorces. If the finer factors and running times are very negative, the native may lose 2 wives to death.
Apart from these, malefic debilitated Ketu in the seventh house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.