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Rahu Swallowing the Moon

Combinations of Power (Rahu and Ketu)
By Joni Patry, 2008

In Vedic astrology the lunar nodes, known as Rahu and Ketu, have special powers in a chart. Often referred to as our karmic destiny, they indicate our greatest gifts and our darkest issues. In prediction they are where the annual eclipses fall, and indicate the areas of our life that involve the most transformation for that year. When the lunar nodes are combined with another planet they take on the quality of that planet. Each combination will produce very different results.

Rahu and Ketu are described as shadowy planets because they are associated with the eclipses of the Sun and the Moon. These shadows developed the powerful myths and meanings bestowed on the nodes, myths of struggles with demons, serpents, and forces of darkness and light. Symbolically they may be seen as our own shadows. Continue reading

Kala Sarpa Yoga

Rahu-Kethu - shadowplanetKalsarpa Yoga in Horoscope – Effects of Kala Sarpa Yogam
From Hindu Devotional Blog

Kalsarpa Yoga or Kala Sarpa Yogam is a dreaded yoga found in a person’s horoscope where the person under the influence of this yog leads a very miserable life. ‘Kal’ means ‘Time’ and ‘Sarpa’ means ‘Snake or Serpent’.

When some stars concentrate at a single particular position in the horoscope it is the conjunction of planets and in astrology it is termed as “yog”.

Rahu and Lord Ketu are believed to be shadow planets. When all planets are hemmed between Rahu and Ketu Kalsarpa is formed. Lord Rahu and Ketu are placed opposite to each other at 180 degree and they don’t have any solid form and cannot be seen with naked eyes. Continue reading

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