A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Ketu in Third 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 third 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 third house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the third house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to profession, finances, wealth, reputation, fame, siblings, colleagues and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the third 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 third house of horoscope in Scorpio can help the native achieve success as a print media journalist, television journalist, writer, columnist, editor, talk show host or some other likewise professional, depending on his overall horoscope. Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio with benefic Jupiter. Benefic Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Taurus, benefic Mercury is placed in the second house in Libra, benefic Venus is placed in the fourth house in Sagittarius and Saturn is placed in the seventh house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a talk show host. He may host a talk show which may feature interviews with celebrities as well as with people who have experienced special/different things in their lives. Native’s career may start slow, he may witness significant results after the age of 30 and good results after 35 or 40.
If Sun is placed in the third house in Scorpio with Ketu and Jupiter, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius and benefic Moon is placed in the tenth house in Gemini, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may witness success before the age of 30 though he may come across very good results after the age of 35 or 40. He may host a talk show which may give in-depth look into the lives of celebrities as well as some other people who may have experienced highly positive or negative events in their lives.
For example, the native may interview a shark attack survivor, a hardcore criminal after he has served his sentence, a rape victim, a person who claims to have paranormal or supernatural abilities and other such people. The native may dig deep into their lives as well as their mindsets during such talk shows and he may get them to reveal surprising/shocking secrets during such interviews. The native may come across very good amount of success, money, fame and recognition as a talk show host and he may become a celebrity of national or international fame, depending on the finer factors and running times.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the third 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 third house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to profession, finances, reputation, siblings, colleagues and several other bad results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can trouble the native with delays, setbacks, financial losses, failures, bad reputation, litigations, court cases, job-loss, discontinuation of profession and other problems related to his profession. In an extreme case, one such native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life and he may only be able to engage in temporary jobs from time to time.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio with Mercury. Exalted Rahu is placed in the ninth house in Taurus, Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, Saturn is placed in the first house in Virgo and Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Leo. In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession till the age of 35 or 40, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. He may get temporary jobs from time to time but he may not be able to convert any one of them into a permanent one. The native may also engage in a business of his own, more than once during this period. However, he may suffer from setbacks, losses and failures through such businesses. Hence he may have to shut down his businesses and he may have to start all over again.
If malefic Sun is placed in the third house in Scorpio with Mercury and Ketu, benefic Venus is placed the fourth house in Sagittarius and malefic Mars is placed in the tenth house in Gemini, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life, unless the finer factors and running times are really supportive. Even if that happens, the native may find permanent profession after the age of 40. He may keep changing jobs/professions and he may not be able to maintain any job for more than 2 or 3 years.
The native may also have to shut down his business more than once in life, on account of serious financial losses or due to unfortunate incidents. For example, a fire incident may completely destroy native’s shop and he may have to shut down his business. In an extreme case when the finer factors and running times are also against the native, he may not get a permanent profession throughout this life and he may witness discontinuation of profession any time after the age of 45. It means that the native may not find even temporary jobs after this age.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the third house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.