A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Debilitated Planets Part 3 (Revised Edition)’.
Debilitated Ketu in Tenth 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 tenth 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 tenth house when it is benefic. Benefic debilitated Ketu in the tenth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to creativity, spiritual growth, profession, finances, fame, reputation, authority and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such debilitated Ketu can render creative abilities to the native. Hence the native may achieve success as a singer, actor, writer, painter, sculptor, musician, dancer, sportsman, architect, fashion designer, dress designer, video game designer, software developer, web developer or some other likewise professional.
Taking an example, suppose benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Taurus with benefic Mercury. Benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio, benefic Venus is placed in the ninth house in Aries, Jupiter is placed in the third house in Libra with exalted Saturn, and benefic Mars is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may become a fashion designer. He may possess good designing abilities, he may start practicing as a fashion designer, and he may come across success, money, fame and recognition through his profession. The native may witness good results after the age of 30, better results after 40 and even better results after 50.
If Moon is placed in the second house in Virgo and benefic Sun is placed in the tenth house in Taurus with Mercury and Ketu, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess very good talent as a fashion designer, and he may come across a lot of success, money, fame and recognition through his profession. The native may start his own fashion house after the age of 30 or 35, and he may witness good results. His business may expand with passing time, and by the age of 45 or 50, he may become one of the most established fashion designers of his time. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may have a business empire worth in billions, by the age of 60 or 65. He may get married to a woman who may be a doctor, scientist, lawyer, engineer or IT professional; and he may enjoy a good marriage.
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, 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.
Apart from these, benefic debilitated Ketu in the tenth 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 tenth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to profession, finances, reputation, court cases and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such malefic debilitated Ketu can also trouble the native with setbacks, financial losses, delays, job loss, discontinuation of profession, bad reputation, unfortunate events, litigations, court cases and several other problems, related to or through his profession. It can also render criminal tendencies to the native, and he may become a professional criminal, if his overall horoscope and running times support this result.
Taking an example, suppose malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic exalted Moon. Debilitated Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio, Sun is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn with malefic Saturn, exalted Venus is placed in the eighth house in Pisces and debilitated Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Cancer. In this case, the native may not have a permanent profession till the age of 35 or 40. He may only get temporary jobs and he may also have to remain jobless for periods of more than 6 months, many times in his life.
If Mercury is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn with Sun and Saturn, and Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Taurus with Moon and Ketu, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession, throughout his life. He may find temporary jobs only, and he may have to remain jobless for periods of more than one 1 year, many times in his life. The native may also engage in immoral/illegal activities from time to time, though he may not become a fulltime criminal. If the finer factors and running times are negative, the native may get caught for a crime committed by him, and he may spend 2 years or more in prison.
Apart from these, malefic debilitated Ketu in the tenth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.