A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Ketu in Eleventh House
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 eleventh 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 eleventh house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the eleventh house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to profession, finances, fame, reputation, friends and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the eleventh 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.
The placement of benefic exalted Ketu in the eleventh house can bless the native with gains related to spheres like astrology, tantra, numerology, spiritualism, religion, science, medical science, exploration, research, analysis, psychic field, various types of healing fields, human psychology, astronomy, space exploration, ocean exploration and other likewise spheres.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the eleventh house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Exalted Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Taurus, benefic Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Leo, Sun is placed in the first house in Capricorn, benefic exalted Venus is placed in the third house in Pisces and Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Aries. In this case, the native may become a scientist. He may specialize in a branch of science and he may get a high rank job in the government. The native may engage in research related to various aspects and he may witness good amount of success, money and recognition through his profession.
If benefic Mercury is placed in the first house in Capricorn with Sun, benefic Mars is placed in the eighth house in Leo with Saturn, and benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Libra, 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 scientist. He may hold a post of high authority and he may lead several scientific projects during his lifetime. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may come across an important invention/discovery between his age of 35 and 45. Such invention/discovery may prove very useful, and the native may come across very good amount of fame and recognition through it. He may also receive formal awards for excellence in his profession. The native may enjoy a good marriage and his wife may be an architect or interior designer.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the eleventh 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 eleventh house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to profession, finances, reputation, friends and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can prove difficult when it comes to generate incomes from profession. Hence it can make the native engage in low-paying jobs and the native may not earn much, unless there are grace saving factors in his horoscope. The native may also remain jobless, several times in his life. Such malefic exalted Ketu can also trouble the native with financial losses through profession, on account of unfortunate incidents and/or betrayal of his friends/teammates.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the eleventh house of a horoscope in Pisces. Exalted Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Virgo, Mercury is placed in the twelfth house in Aries, Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius, Mars is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius and malefic debilitated Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may not get well-paying jobs and he may have to engage in jobs which may not pay well. The native may also lose his job several times during his professional career and he may remain jobless for periods of 6 months or more, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
If Sun is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces with Ketu, Venus is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius with Mars, and debilitated Moon is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may never find permanent profession throughout his life and he may only be able to engage in temporary jobs from time to time. He may remain jobless for periods of 1 year or more, many times in his life. The native may witness financial tightness throughout his life, primarily because of not earning well. He may also have to face allegations, accusations, bad reputation, litigations and/or court cases through his profession, depending on the finer factors and running times.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the eleventh house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.