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 tenth 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 tenth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the tenth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to profession, reputation, fame, finances, spiritual growth and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the tenth 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.
Benefic exalted Ketu in the tenth house of horoscope can bless the with success as an astrologer, tantric, spiritual guru, religious guru, healer, psychic, doctor, engineer, discoverer, explorer, researcher or some other likewise professional. In such cases, benefic exalted Ketu on its own can bless the native with success, since it finds something it is interested in. In summary, Ketu is almost always looking for things beyond physical/material domain and whichever professions deal with such domains, Ketu may get interested in them. Looking at some other likewise spheres, one such native may become an astronomer, astronaut or he may study environment. All these spheres are beyond the regular physical/material domains, and they present chances to know more about higher/deeper things.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Exalted Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Taurus, Saturn is placed in the first house in Aquarius, Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, benefic Sun is placed in the second house in Pisces and benefic Mars is placed in the eighth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become an astronaut. The native may be interested in matters related to space and universe. Hence he may pursue this interest and he may engage in a field which deals with it. As an astronaut, he may go on space missions and he may achieve success.
If Mercury is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn with Moon, benefic Jupiter is placed in the first house in Aquarius with Saturn, and benefic Venus is placed in the third house in Aries, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may hold a post of high authority in his relevant department and he may enjoy a very good career. He may lead more than one space mission and he may achieve success in them.
Taking another example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Pisces along with exalted Venus. Exalted Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Virgo, a benefic combination of Sun and Mercury is placed in the ninth house in Aquarius, benefic exalted Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus, a combination of Saturn and Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio and exalted Mars is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may become an astronomer. He may get selected for a high rank in astronomy department and he may enjoy very good amount of success, authority and recognition. The native may work on several important projects and he may accomplish a lot during his career.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the tenth 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 tenth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to profession, finances, reputation, credibility, litigations, court cases and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can trouble the native with delays, setbacks, losses, bad reputation, criminal cases, job-loss, discontinuation of profession, failures and several other problems through his profession, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. Such malefic exalted Ketu can also make the native engage in criminal activities and he may have to face court cases as well as punishment because of the crimes committed by him. In an extreme case when such malefic exalted Ketu is supported by other malefic planets and an overall negative horoscope, the native may face life imprisonment or capital punishment because of the crimes committed by him.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the tenth house of a horoscope in Pisces along with malefic Mars. Exalted Rahu is placed in the fourth house in Virgo, Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, malefic Venus is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius and exalted Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Taurus. In this case, the native may become a criminal. He may engage in various types of crimes, he may get caught as well as convicted, and he may serve a prison sentence of 5 years or more. The native may engage in acts of extortion and terror, among other crimes.
If Sun is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio with Saturn, Mercury is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius with Venus, and Jupiter is placed in the fifth house in Libra, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may become the head of a criminal organization which may deal in crimes related to drugs, extortion and violence. The native may operate his business on international level and he may enjoy money and luxuries for a period of time, depending on the finer factors and running times. He may eventually get caught, he may get convicted and he may face life imprisonment or capital punishment, depending on the finer factors and running times. For instance, if the native receives the punishment before his age of 45, he may get life imprisonment. However, if he receives such punishment between the age of 45 and 50, he may get capital punishment.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the tenth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.