A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Ketu in Ninth 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 ninth 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 ninth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the ninth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to father, profession, reputation, fame, authority, wisdom, spiritual growth and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the ninth 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 can help the native achieve success as an astrologer, tantric, psychic or some other likewise professional, depending on his overall horoscope. It can also bless the native with good or very good amount of spiritual growth, whether it is placed in Scorpio or Pisces; provided the overall horoscope is supportive. The native may also be born in a family of astrologers, tantrics or spiritually enhanced people and he may get such tendencies/abilities through inheritance.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Exalted Rahu is placed in the third house in Taurus, Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Gemini, benefic Mars is placed in the first house in Pisces, benefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Cancer and benefic Mercury is placed in the sixth house in Leo. In this case, the native may engage in the field of spiritualism. He may spend many years in pursuit of spiritual growth and he may achieve good amount of it. The native may become a spiritual teacher or guru after the age of 35, and he may hold an important rank in a spiritual organization.
If Venus is placed in the sixth house in Leo with Mercury, Sun is placed in the fifth house in Cancer with Jupiter, and benefic Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may be born in a family of spiritually enhanced people. Native’s father may be a spiritual guru as well as the head of a spiritual organization and he may possess very good amount of spiritual growth. The native may be raised in spiritual environment and he may achieve a lot of spiritual growth under the guidance of his father who may also be his guru.
After the age of 30, the native may hold an important post in such spiritual organization, and he may guide several people on the path to spiritualism. Between native’s age of 35 and 45, the native may become the head of such spiritual organization. Either the native’s father may die or he may pass on such post to the native while he’s alive, and he may retire from this duty. The native may witness very good amount of success, fame and recognition as a spiritual guru, and he may expand his father’s organization a lot. He may guide millions of people to the path of spiritual growth. He may travel to several countries of the world for this purpose, and he may also appear on television shows based on the theme of spiritualism.
Benefic exalted Ketu in the ninth house of horoscope can also take the native to foreign lands and he may settle permanently in a foreign country, if his overall horoscope is supportive. Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the ninth 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 ninth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to father, spiritual growth, profession, finances, reputation, luck factor and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can trouble the native with a wide variety of problems related to, or through his father. The native may not have good relationship with his father, or his father may live away from the native and his mother, on account of professional responsibilities. For example, his father may be an army officer and he may be posted away from home, most of the time. Native’s parents may get divorced, and the native may live with his mother. His father may die because of a disease or he may get killed before native’s age of 25, 20 or 15, depending on the overall horoscope and running times. Native’s father may leave the house in search of spiritual growth while the native may be a child and his father may never come back. His father may get kidnapped, held hostage or get lost in an accident and he may never be found or come back. Apart from these, such malefic exalted Ketu can trouble the native with several other problems related to his father, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the ninth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with malefic Venus. Rahu is placed in the third house in Taurus, a malefic combination of exalted Saturn and debilitated Sun is placed in the eighth house in Libra, benefic exalted Mercury is placed in the seventh house in Virgo and benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Pisces. In this case, the native may lose his father to death, before the age of 40 or 30. If Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius and benefic Jupiter is placed in the fourth house in Gemini, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may lose his father before the age of 15, 10 or 5, depending on the finer factors and running times. If the finer factors and running times are very troublesome, native’s father may get killed or he may die in an accident, soon after native’s birth or soon before native’s birth.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the ninth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.