Caption = Ketu - Tail of Demon Snake
Name = Ketu
Sanskrit_Transliteration = केतु
God_of = South
Mount = eagle
Sanskrit: , IAST: IAST|ketú) is the descending lunar node.In Hindu mythology, Ketu is generally referred to as a "shadow" planet. It is believed to have a tremendous impact on human lives and also the whole creation. In some special circumstances it helps someone achieve the zenith of fame. Ketu is often depicted with a gem or star on his head signifying a mystery light.
Astronomically, Ketu and
Rahudenote the points of intersection of the paths of the Sunand the Moonas they move on the celestial sphere. Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are respectively called the north and the south lunar nodes. The fact that Eclipses occur when Sun and Moon are at one of these points gives rise to the mythology of the swallowing of the Sun by the Moon.
In Vedic astrology Ketu represents karmic collections both good and bad, spirituality and supernatural influences. Ketu rules over the sign Vrischika (Scorpio) (Along with Mangala) in Vedic astrology [ [http://vedic.freeservers.com/basic_concepts_and-mechanics_of_vedic_astrology.htm Basic concepts and mechanics of Vedic Astrology ] ] . Ketu signifies the spiritual process of the refinement of materialization to spirit and is considered both malefic and benefic, as it causes sorrow and loss, and yet at the same time turns the individual to God. In other words, it causes material loss in order to force a more spiritual outlook in the person. Ketu is a "karaka" or indicator of intelligence, wisdom, non-attachment, fantasy, penetrating insight, derangement, and psychic abilities. Ketu is believed to bring prosperity to the devotee's family, removes the effects of snakebite and illness arising out of poisons. He grants good health, wealth and cattle to his devotees. Ketu is the lord of three
nakshatras or lunar mansions: Ashvini, Maghaand Mula.
Ketu is associated with the following: his color is smoky, metal is lead and gemstone is cat's eye. His
tattvaor element is earth.
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