Ketu is exalted in Scorpio as well as in Pisces. For the sake of this discussion, we’ll consider both these placements of Ketu. Exalted Ketu is benefic in the eighth house in some cases and it is 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 strength of benefic or malefic planets influencing Ketu in a horoscope increases, 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 exalted Ketu in the eighth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the eighth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, recognition, authority, fame, spiritual growth and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the eighth house of horoscope can help the native achieve success as an astrologer, numerologist, tantric, hypnotist, magician, psychic, healer, spiritual guru, religious guru, philosopher, researcher, analyst, discoverer, scientist, mathematician, astronaut, astronomer, politician, diplomat, singer, actor, writer, painter, sculptor, musician, dancer, sportsman, architect, fashion designer, dress designer, video game designer, software developer, IT professional, web developer, reporter, journalist, blogger, columnist, anchor, television show host, orator, speaker, teacher, coach, consultant, advisor, doctor, therapist, revenue officer, administrative officer, police officer, army officer, fire-fighting officer, naval officer, professional dealing in movie industry, television industry, music industry, book industry, sports industry, media industry, finance industry, education industry, coaching industry, advertisement industry, marketing industry, event management industry, matrimonial industry, software industry, IT industry, health industry, pharmaceutical industry, travel industry, food industry, real estate industry, manufacturing industry or some other type of professional, depending on his overall horoscope.
Taking another example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Pisces. Benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the second house in Virgo, benefic Mercury is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn, benefic Mars is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius, Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Taurus and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Scorpio. In this case, the native may engage in the field of law. He may become a lawyer, he may possess good knowledge of his field and he may come across good amount of success, money and recognition. The native may specialize in criminal matters. If the overall horoscope is supportive, he may represent a higher law enforcing agency of government, like CBI or FBI.
If benefic Sun is placed in the sixth house in Capricorn with Mercury, benefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Aquarius with Mars, and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Pisces with Ketu, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess very good knowledge of his field and he may come across a lot of success, money and recognition as a lawyer. The native may practice at a higher court of law and he may represent an agency of government, as already mentioned. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may get elevated to the post of a judge in a higher court of law, after the age of 40. He may enjoy a good career as a judge, and he may accomplish a lot during his career. The native may be known for his revolutionary/reforming decisions about crimes related to women as well as the matters related to discrimination based on race, religion, caste and gender.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the eighth house of horoscope can bless the native with several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Ketu in the eighth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, diseases, accidents, surgeries, unfortunate incidents, profession, finances, reputation and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can trouble the native with various types of health issues or physical injuries, and it can also reduce his lifespan. Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with Mars. Rahu is placed in the second house in Taurus, debilitated Venus is placed in the sixth house in Virgo, debilitated Sun is placed in the seventh house in Libra and Jupiter is placed in the first house in Aries. In this case, the native may suffer from various types of health issues which may trouble him and which may reduce his lifespan. The native may also get addicted to alcohol and/or drugs, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. He may die before the age of 55 or 50, because of a fatal disease or in an accident.
If malefic Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with Mars and Ketu, Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with Venus, and benefic Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may get addicted to harmful drugs and he may consume them on regular basis. He may also become a womanizer and he may often engage in the company of paid sex workers. He may suffer from serious health problems and he may die before the age of 45, 40 or even before the age of 30, depending on the finer factors and running times. The native may die because of failure of a vital organ like liver or heart, he may die in an accident or he may get killed by someone; or he may contract a fatal sexually transmitted disease and he may die because of it; depending on the finer factors and running times.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the eighth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.