A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Debilitated Planets Part 3 (Revised Edition)’.
Debilitated Ketu in Third 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 third 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 third house when it is benefic. Benefic debilitated Ketu in the third house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to profession, finances, fame, authority, reputation, recognition, siblings, colleagues and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such debilitated Ketu can render creative abilities to the native. Hence he 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, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Taking an example, suppose benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Taurus with benefic exalted Moon. Benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Scorpio, Venus is placed in the fourth house in Gemini with Saturn, benefic Mercury is placed in the fifth house in Cancer and benefic Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Sagittarius. Benefic Jupiter forms Hamsa Yoga in the tenth house. In this case, the native may become a fashion designer. He may possess good abilities as a designer, and he may witness success, money, fame and recognition through his profession. The native may work for a well-established company dealing in various items related to fashion, and he may witness a good career.
If benefic Mars is placed in the first house in Pisces and Sun is placed in the sixth house in Leo, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may become a fashion designer and he may start his own business after the age of 25 or 30, depending on the finer factors and running times. The native may possess wonderful talent as a designer, and he may come across a lot of success, fame, money and recognition through his profession. He may witness good results after the age of 30, better results after 35, even better results after 40, and best results after 50. By the age of 60 or 65, the native may own a business empire worth in billions. The products made by his company may be sold worldwide and his brand may rank among the top fashion brands in the world. The native may travel across the globe for professional purposes. He may get married to a woman who may also be a creative professional, and he may enjoy a good marriage, though there may be problems at times. The native may get married after the age of 35 or 40.
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 third 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 third house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to profession, finances, reputation, siblings, colleagues and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such malefic debilitated Ketu can trouble the native with financial losses, setbacks, delays, job loss, discontinuation of profession, bad reputation and several other problems, through or related to his profession. Taking an example, suppose malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic Sun. Grahan Yoga is formed in the third house. Debilitated Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Scorpio, benefic Mercury is placed in the fourth house in Gemini, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius, and malefic exalted Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Libra with benefic Mars. In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession till the age of 35 or 40. He may only find temporary jobs and he may have to remain jobless for periods of 6 months or more, many times in his life. The native may not earn much from his profession and he may witness financial tightness.
If malefic Venus is placed in the third house in Taurus with Sun and Ketu, and benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Capricorn, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may lose his father to death, before his age of 10 or 5 years. He may not find a permanent profession till the age of 45, or throughout his life. He may depend on his mother for financial support, before marriage. After marriage, he may look to his wife for financial support. Native’s mother and wife may both earn well from their respective professions.
Apart from these, malefic debilitated Ketu in the third house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.