A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Debilitated Planets Part 3 (Revised Edition)’.
Debilitated Ketu in Fifth 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 fifth 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 fifth house when it is benefic. Benefic debilitated Ketu in the fifth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, 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 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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Virgo with benefic exalted Mercury. Benefic debilitated Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces, Mars is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius, Venus is placed in the fourth house in Leo, benefic Saturn is placed in the second house in Gemini, and Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Libra. In this case, the native may become an actor. He may engage in the field of acting, and he may witness success from the beginning. The native may work in television programs as well as in movies, and he may witness success, money, fame and recognition as an actor. He may perform well in the genres of drama, romance, comedy and action.
If benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Virgo with Mercury and Ketu, and benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius with Mars, the equation may become better. Sun and Mercury may form Budhaditya Yoga in the fifth house. In this case, the native may possess very good acting talent, and he may come across a lot of success, money, fame and recognition. He may work in mainstream movies as a lead actor and he may witness early success. The native may witness good results after the age of 25, better results after 30 and very good results after the age of 35. By the age of 40, the native may become one of the most established as well as popular actors of his time. He may have a large number of fans and he may win several awards for his acting performances in various movies. The native may get married to a woman who may deal in a scientific and/or creative field, and he may enjoy a good marriage.
Apart from these, benefic debilitated Ketu in the fifth 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 fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to profession, finances, reputation, children, love life, spiritual growth and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Such malefic debilitated Ketu can trouble the native with various types of problems related to children, and such problems may aggravate if the native is female. She may witness delay, disturbances, medical complications, miscarriages, birth of abnormal children and/or other problems related to children. Taking an example, suppose malefic debilitated Ketu is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Virgo with malefic Mars. Debilitated Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces, benefic Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius with malefic Jupiter, benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio and Venus is placed in the sixth house in Libra. In this case, the native may witness delay in childbirth. She may have medical problems related to her reproductive organs and/or their functioning, she may have to avail treatment, and she may deliver her first alive child, after the age of 35. She may also suffer from one or two miscarriages.
If Saturn is placed in the third house in Cancer and debilitated Moon is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio with Sun, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may not conceive naturally, and she may try to conceive through in-vitro-fertilization (IVF). However, she may witness two or more failed pregnancy attempts or miscarriages, before she may deliver an alive child, which may happen after her age of 40 years. If the finer factors and running times are negative, the native may not have her first alive child till the age of 45, or throughout her life, though she may witness miscarriages and/or failed pregnancy attempts.
Apart from these, malefic debilitated Ketu in the fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.