A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Ketu in Twelfth 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 twelfth 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 twelfth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the twelfth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to spiritual growth, foreign lands, profession, fame, reputation, finances and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the twelfth 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 bless the native with success as a doctor, astrologer, spiritual guru, religious guru, tantric, psychic, scientist or some other likewise professional, depending on his overall horoscope. Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Scorpio along with Mars. Exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus, benefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Cancer, Venus is placed in the second house in Capricorn and benefic Mercury is placed in the first house in Sagittarius. In this case, the native may engage in medical field. He may become a doctor, he may possess good knowledge of his field and he may come across success, money and recognition. The native may go abroad for higher studies and he may permanently settle abroad, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
If benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Sagittarius with Mercury, Moon is placed in the fourth house in Pisces and benefic Saturn is placed in the third house in Aquarius, the equation may improve. In this case, the native may possess very good knowledge as a doctor, and he may witness a lot of success, money and recognition through his profession. The native may settle abroad in this case, and he may come across overall good results in such foreign country. He may get married to a woman who may be the citizen of a foreign country and the native may settle in her country. She may be a teacher or bank officer working with the government of her country. The native may enjoy a good marriage, along with a good profession. After the age of 50, the native may start his own hospital and he may come across very good amount of success, money, growth and recognition through it.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the twelfth 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 twelfth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, spiritual growth, diseases, profession, finances, court cases, imprisonment, drug addictions and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can make the native interested in various types of harmful substances, immoral/illegal activities and several types of self-destructing practices. Hence the native may face health problems, imprisonment and/or reduction in lifespan. Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house in Taurus with malefic Venus, benefic Sun is placed in the seventh house in Gemini, malefic Moon is placed in the second house in Capricorn and benefic Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Libra. In this case, the native may develop addictions for alcohol, tobacco and/or harmful drugs. He may consume them on regular basis, and he may suffer from problems related to health, reputation and finances, among other problems. The native may die before the age of 60 or 50, depending on the overall horoscope and finer factors.
If Mars is placed in the eleventh house in Libra with Jupiter, Mercury is placed in the sixth house with Venus and Rahu, and Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio with Ketu, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may become addicted to harmful drugs, he may regularly engage in the company of sex workers and he may also be a criminal. The native may deal in drug trafficking and/or woman trafficking on international level. He may earn very good amount of money for some time and he may enjoy many pleasures because of it.
However, he may get caught, he may get convicted and he may spend 10 years or more in prison. If the finer factors and running times are negative in a specific way, the native may die before the age of 50 or 40. He may get killed in an attack planned by a rival criminal and such attack may happen inside prison.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the twelfth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.