A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Ketu in Fifth 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 fifth 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 fifth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Ketu in the fifth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to creativity, children, politics, profession, finances, fame, wealth, love life, spiritual growth and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Ketu in the fifth 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 fifth house of horoscope can bless the native with interest in fields like astrology, spiritualism and other likewise fields. If the overall horoscope is supportive, the native may achieve success as an astrologer, spiritual guru, numerologist, psychic, tantric, healer or some other likewise professional. Such exalted Ketu can significantly enhance the emotional, psychic and spiritual planes of the native. As a result, the native may receive guidance from higher entities, through the channel of his subconscious mind. Such guidance/intuition can help the native understand and manage things beyond the realm of physical plane.
Benefic exalted Ketu in the fifth house of horoscope and also bless the native with children who may be intelligent, creative and/or who may possess significant amount of spiritual tendencies. Such children may achieve success, fame and recognition, and they may bring good name to the native. Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Ketu is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Pisces along with benefic Moon. Benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo with benefic Jupiter, a benefic combination of Sun and Venus is placed in the second house in Sagittarius and Mercury is placed in the third house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may have children who may possess creative abilities and they may achieve success as actors, singers, dancers, musicians or other likewise professionals. The native may have good relationships with his children and he may benefit a lot through them.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Ketu in the fifth 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 fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, profession, finances, creativity, reputation, spiritual growth and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Ketu can trouble the native with problems related to children and such problems may increase in quantum if the native is female. The native may witness delay in the birth of her first child, miscarriages and medical complications among other problems. She may give birth to at least one child who may be physically and/or mentally handicapped and she may suffer a lot because of such child’s health issues.
Taking an example for a female native, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Pisces. Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo, a malefic combination of Sun and Saturn is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius, Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aries and Venus is placed in the third house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may not witness much delay in the birth of her first child. However, her first child may suffer from psychological disorders, right from the birth. He may not grow like a normal child and he may have several issues which the native may have to attend to, throughout her life.
If malefic Mercury is placed in the third house in Capricorn with Venus, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Aries with Jupiter, and benefic Moon is placed in the second house in Sagittarius, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may suffer from one or two miscarriages before she may give birth to an alive child. Apart from that, her first and/or second child may suffer from physical and/or mental health problems. Such horoscope shows a karmic debt towards the children which the native may have to pay through lifelong service to one or more than one of her children.
Malefic exalted Ketu in the fifth house of horoscope can create problems related to spiritual growth. Though the native may try to follow spiritual path, if the overall horoscope is supportive, he may often keep changing paths and/or he may walk on misleading paths.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Ketu is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Pisces with Saturn. Rahu is placed in the eleventh house in Virgo, benefic Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Taurus, a malefic combination of Sun and Venus is placed in the eighth house in Gemini, malefic Mercury is placed in the ninth house in Cancer, Mars is placed in the fourth house in Aquarius and Moon is placed in the twelfth house in Libra.
In this case, the native may try to achieve spiritual growth but he may not find the proper path/guru and he may keep changing paths. He may also get distracted by materialistic pleasures from time to time and he may disengage from the spiritual path. However, he may not get much relief from such materialistic pursuits and he may engage in spiritual pursuit again. This may continue till native’s age of 50 or throughout his life and he may keep changing paths/beliefs and/or gurus. However, he may not achieve much spiritual growth throughout his life.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Ketu in the fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other types of problems, depending on his overall horoscope.