A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Ketu in Sixth 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 sixth 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 sixth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the sixth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, wealth, disputes, litigations, court cases, enemies and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the sixth 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 sixth house can bless the native with success through professional spheres which deal with disputes, diseases, finances, defence, security and other likewise spheres. Hence the native may become a doctor, police officer, army officer, lawyer, scientist or some other likewise professional, depending on his overall horoscope.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with Mars. Exalted Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus. Benefic Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn, Venus is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius and benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Aries. In this case, the native may engage in medical field. He may become a doctor, he may possess good knowledge and he may come across success, money and recognition as a doctor. The native may become a pediatrician, surgeon or gastroenterologist, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. If his overall horoscope and running times are supportive, the native may settle in a foreign country on the basis of his profession and he may achieve very good amount of success, money and recognition as a doctor.
If Saturn is placed in the first house in Gemini, benefic Sun is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius with Mercury, and benefic Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may complete his higher education in a foreign country and he may settle in such foreign country as a doctor. The native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition as a doctor, especially after the age of 40 and then 50. He may get married to a doctor, a scientist or a science teacher, depending on the finer factors and running times. The native may enjoy a good marriage and his wife may support him a lot in his profession as well as in other spheres. The first child of the native may also become a doctor or scientist and he may achieve success as well as recognition.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the sixth 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 sixth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, marriage, profession, finances, debts, reputation, court cases, litigations, imprisonment and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can trouble the native with a wide variety of problems through his rivals/enemies. Such enemies may come from his professional sphere or they may rise from within his family and they may cause several problems for the native from time to time.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Scorpio with Mercury. Exalted Rahu is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus and Venus is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius with Sun. In this case, the native may suffer on account of financial problems, setbacks and failures through his profession. The native may have professional as well as personal enemies who may play important roles in creating/aggravating such problems. If the overall horoscope is negative in a specific way, the native may face complete shutdown of his business or he may lose his job, primarily because of conspiracies plotted by his enemies.
If malefic Mars is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio with Mercury and Ketu, Saturn is placed in the third house in Leo and benefic Moon is placed in the fourth house in Virgo, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may have many enemies including professional rivals and family members as well as friends. Such enemies may keep troubling the native throughout his life and he may face various types of problems because of them. If the finer factors and running times are also negative, the native may suffer complete bankruptcy, court cases and/or prison-time, because of his personal as well as professional enemies. In an extreme case, the native may get murdered in an attack, planned and executed by his enemies; and at least one close friend of the native may betray him and join the enemies. The native may die before the age of 45 and he may get shot, poisoned or he may get murdered by means of a road accident.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the sixth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.