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Rahu and Ketu – The Moon’s Nodes - cont,..
“Smoky, dark bodied, forest dwelling, terrible, of Vata nature and intelligent is Rahu; similar is Ketu.”
Ketu is the other half of the demon, the headless body. Where Rahu obsesses over the things of this world, Ketu seeks to be freed from them. Rahu is material and loses the essence of things in their substance. Ketu perceives the essence of things but is unsatisfied with anything substantive in the world. Whereas Rahu shows where we are obsessed to grow and experience new things, Ketu is where we may want to fall back on familiar patterns and become stuck in them. This leads to a familiar sort of disgust and creates a fear of stagnation with the familiar domain of life Ketu is influencing. Ketu brings doubt and a sharp criticism to the areas of life that he sees that result in us looking ever higher to find the truthful answers to them. Yet, as he is eternally unsatisfied, he only notices what is missing from whatever he is influencing; thus the areas of life Ketu influences will be especially hard to “work on” as we will be filled with our deepest levels of doubt and self-criticism and loathing where Ketu is concerned.
Ketu will tend to feel like Mars in that both Ketu and Mars are critical and opinionated. The opinions of Mars are what lead us into conflict over our principles, our weapon of choice, a flowing river of logic. Ketu has the same sharp and focused nature. His criticism is based on past skill and it is where we will fall back on a set of ideas of how things should or should not be. These ideas cut us off to the greater and necessary possibilities that must be considered in order for the karmas with Ketu to be completed. Generally it will be easier to run toward the external, underdeveloped nature of things shown by Rahu rather than face the painful void of what is indicated by Ketu. Ketu can be compared to the disapproving parent within, holding others and ourselves to unrealistic standards of perfection, based on our perceived expertise. Ketu largely shows the coping skills and accompanying criticisms that we learned in childhood.
Ketu presides over the absolute aspect of God. He is strict and exacting and sucks the worldly joy out of all he touches, including the things Rahu is obsessed over through house and sign.
Both Nodes are fear motivated, Ketu by our past fears and Rahu by the fear of what we do not yet know. Rahu’s fears will generally revolve around the external world and other people and Ketu’s the inner world and where we are afraid of facing ourselves. Yet there is enormous interplay between them.
It may be a useful metaphor to reckon the Nodes as the inner child and the inner parent. Rahu is the immature child within, inexperienced and making the same mistakes over and over again. Ketu is the disapproving parent within, criticizing through past experience. It is the push and pull of Rahu’s obsession and innocence and Ketu’s doubt and experience that allows the soul to learn the lessons of the Nodal house and sign placement and association through the Grahas. A sharing between these two poles of experience must occur for their be growth in the difficult areas of life they indicate