A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Ketu in First 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 first 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 first house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the first house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to health, personality, spiritual growth; paranormal, occult and/or supernatural domains, profession, finances, wealth, fame, authority and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the first 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.
Such benefic exalted Ketu in the first house can help the native achieve success as an astrologer, tantric, healer, psychic, spiritual guru, religious guru, scientist, explorer, researcher, psychiatrist, therapist, pediatrician, surgeon or some other likewise professional who deals with secrets and mysteries which lie beyond the physical domain.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio along with benefic Jupiter. Rahu is placed in the seventh house in Taurus, Venus is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius, benefic Sun is placed in the fifth house in Pisces and Mercury is placed in the sixth house in Aries. In this case, the native may engage in a field like astrology or tantra. For instance, he may become an astrologer and he may witness good amount of success, money and recognition through the field of astrology. The native may be especially good with healing-astrological-remedies and he may help several clients achieve better results with the help of his guidance as well as remedies.
If benefic Mars is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo and benefic Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Gemini, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may become an astrologer. He may spend many years in study as well research related to various topics of astrology and he may possess good knowledge of this field. The native may start practicing as a professional astrologer after the age of 30 and he may witness good but relatively slow growth till the age of 40. After 40, he may witness very good amount of success, money and recognition as an astrologer. The native may write several books on various topics of astrology and he may also appear on television programs as well as social media platforms. The native may reach the peak of his career after the age of 50.
Benefic exalted Ketu in the first house of a horoscope in Pisces can make the native interested in fields like spiritualism, astrology, yoga, meditation, religion, environmental issues and other likewise spheres which are not very intense like tantra and psychic field, but which deal with things above/beyond physical domain. If the overall horoscope is supportive, the native may become a spiritual guru, religious guru, environmentalist, a healer, coach or some other likewise professional. He may achieve the kind of success, as indicated by his overall horoscope and the running times.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the first 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 first house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to physical health, mental health, paranormal, occult, black magic, lifespan, profession, finances, marriage, reputation and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
The placement of malefic exalted Ketu in the first house of a horoscope in Scorpio can connect the native to fields like tantra and black magic. If the overall horoscope is strong and negative, the native may become a tantric or black magician and he may use his abilities for selfish and/or destructive purposes. Though he may witness gains in the short term, he may suffer a lot in the long run. Such native may deal with evil spirits among other things, and the same evil spirits may become the cause of his death.
On the other hand, if malefic exalted Ketu placed in the first house of a horoscope is accompanied by a weak horoscope, the native may become the victim of tantra, black magic and evil spirits, among other things. As a result, the native may be attacked by black magicians or tantrics and he may suffer from serious problems because of such attacks. In an extreme case when such malefic exalted Ketu is supported by other malefic planets and a weak horoscope, the native may be possessed by a spell of black magic or by an evil spirit. If the finer factors and running times are also negative, the native may not come out of such magic spell or he may not get rid of such evil spirit before his death. It means that the native may suffer a lot and then die because of such magic spell or evil spirit.
Malefic exalted Ketu in the first house can also trouble the native with a wide variety of problems related to mental/emotional health. Hence the native may suffer from a wide variety of psychological problems due to such malefic exalted Ketu. The detailed scope of such problems as well as the damage caused by them can be explored after analyzing the entire horoscope.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the first house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.