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Impact of Rahu and Ketu (Based on Systems’ Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes)

Impact of Rahu and Ketu (Based on Systems’ Approach for Interpreting Horoscopes)
Item Code: NAK605
Author: Krishan Rajesh Chaudhary
Publisher: Sagar Publications
Language: English
Edition: 2015
ISBN: 9788170821809
Pages: 252
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 310 gms

About the Author


Vedic Astrologer & Author Shri Krishan Rajesh Chaudhary

Mr. Krishan Rajesh Chaudhary, MBA, Astrologer and Author is Vice President of the Indian Chapter, International Institute of Predictive Astrology, Fairfield, USA.


Indian Institute of Oriental Heritage, Kolkata, India, conferred the Life Time Achievement Award on Shri K Rajesh Chaudhary on 7th March, 2014.


Delhi Astro Study Circle (Registered) of New Delhi, conferred the honorary title of Jyotish Martund on Shri Chaudhary in 2011.


He participated in free astrological clinics held in New Delhi, India, by Bharat Nirman from 1994 - 1995.


He has been a key person for organizing the presentations made at the International Conferences of SA Astrologers in Gurgaon, India. He is the Director of the Systems' Approach Institute of Hindu Astrology.




"Hitting the Bull's Eye", in making a precisely correct prediction, has always been a cherished goal of Neo- astrologers, experienced astrologers as well as of real Jyotisha Acharyas. Different classical works while working on the same concepts, have worded their ideas by using different phrases and sometimes leaving or adding one or the other components in the concept or ideas. Sometimes inappropriate or incomplete translation has proved an obstacle in clarity of ideas.


Learned authors father and son duo, Sri Y.K. Choudhry and Krishan Rajesh Chaudhary, are MBAs and it is natural for them to make an attempt to put rules of delineation under a defined system, leaving virtually neither room for deviation nor for evolution of different perceptions.


They rightly believe that planetary strength diagnosis is important to give appropriate advice and to find appropriate remedial measures. They have given several parameters to adjudge their strengths and amongst several methods also referred to Baladi Avastha.


The authors take very close conjunction and aspect etc. within orb of one degree, close conjunction etc within orb of 5 degrees and wider orb of conjunction as more than 5 degree on either side. In case of very close conjunction of Rahu with other planet afllicted by Rahu, problems manifest either in the first sub period of Rahu or first sub period of afllicted planet; in case of close conjunction etc., similarly, in middle period and in case of wider one, the impact is felt only in old age. Learned readers may, on examination, find it helpful. Physical ailments are more pronounced in case of weak and ill-placed lord of the Ascendant.


Affliction of every planet caused by Rahu is discussed summarily.


Rahu is legendary master of deception, a diplomat and has unfathomable insight in secrets of secrets; and leads to immense heights, if (a) placed in places other than 6th, 8th and 12th houses; (b) its dispositor is strong; and (c) unafflicted in natal chart as well as in Transit. Otherwise, one can imagine.


The authors have discussed impact of Rahu and Ketu in different houses; their Das-Antara results and impacts on natives in appropriate details.


They have surely done a commendable job by defining numerous important terms but named them slightly differently. I appreciate their insight on laying emphasis on identification of: Natural and Functional Benefics and Malefics; Special impacts of Rahu and Ketu; Afflicted planets and houses; Afflicting and Afflicted Planets; the Most Effective Point of a House; Strong and Weak Planets; the Most Benefic and the Most Malefic Planets.


One of the most interesting concepts is: Sun Like Planet.

While developing the concept, special importance has been given to the lords of the second, third and ninth houses; the premise is that if these houses are not owned by the Sun himself, their lords would give as good result as the Sun would give. A Lagna oriented table enumerates different planets behaving like the Sun in relation to particular Lagna.


The authors give additional value to Leo sign, the Sun and lords of 2nd, 3rd and 9th houses. They are of the view that out of 2nd, 3rd or 9th lords, anyone of these lords placed in the sign Leo has comparatively more power and certainly up by 25% more than the actual power of the said planet(s) and thus gains additional strength. When the Sun itself is placed in 2nd, 3rd Of' 9th house, it would also gain25% additional strength. In case the Sun is a functional malefic placed in these three houses, it should not afflict the house to gain the additional strength.


In case of Sun-like planet, the lord of the second house gets the first place, the lord of the third house gets second place and the lord of the ninth house gets the third place in importance.


I have also experienced that every planet in Leo Sign as well as in Leo Navamsa confers extra liberal aptitude, brightness, sharpness and sometimes cruel approach as well, depending on weakness and strengths of planets involved.


Another interesting concept is Rahu-Like Planet. The Moola Trikona sign lords of the eighth and twelfth houses act as Rahu- / like planets. The Rahu-like planets give inclinations for greed, over ambitiousness, materialistic pursuits, lust, and cause obstructions, mishaps and loss of patience.


These Learned Authors do not give any importance to planetary Rasi or Nakshatra exchange.

These Learned Authors have tried to cover nearly all dimensions and facets of impacts of Rahu and Ketu. It is a very interesting book on Rahu and Ketu, to be read with patience; and not to be ignored due to slightly different English terminology. One may find several methods to give correct and precise prediction, putting a fresh breeze for examining their assimilation in traditional astrological thoughts. Ideas and concepts in this book should be seen and evaluated in modem context.


I highly appreciate the effort of the authors for presenting this interesting book on Impact of Rahu and Ketu. Authors would do . well to pen more books. Astrology lovers would welcome them.




The impact of Rahu and Ketu is a key analytical factor in the interpretation of horoscopes. Whenever the chart is brought up for interpretation, the analysis starts with the impact of the functional malefic planets and especially that of Rahu and Ketu. Rahu and Ketu become the key factor as they can impact six houses and the planets placed therein, if the placement of Rahu and Ketu is on or close to the most effective points of the houses of their placement. This placement can bring frequent challenges in life and threatens longevity. The close impact of Rahu on otherwise strong planets brings ambitiousness, greed, recklessness, short lived materialistic prosperity, incidence of addictions and medication.


Rahu and Ketu become more difficult during their-sub periods when either of them or both of them are placed in the malefic houses.


When' Rahu is exactly conjunct and Ketu exactly aspects a planet, the impact of both afflicting planets is simultaneous. Rahu clouds things and gives confused and selfish thinking. Ketu gives painful sufferings.


When a person is in trouble and seeks an astrological consultation, the astrologer must explain the situation based on the planetary influences seen by him/her. Sometimes people who seek consultation feel there is too much negativity in the explanation. This is not so. It should be accepted in a positive manner, recognizing that challenges exist in the birth chart and by following the astrological remedial advice, people can benefit and come out of difficult situations. Sometimes it may take comparatively longer to come out of more difficult situations.








About the author









Significance of Rahu


Significance of Ketu


General Indicators of Horoscope Analysis



Major Constituents of Astrology



Important Terminology



Significations of Houses



Predictive Techniques



Salient Features of the. Systems' Approach


Functional Nature of Planets


Special Impact of Rahu and Ketu


Afflicted Planets or Houses


Afflicting Planets


The Most Effective Point of a House The Most Malefic Influence


Most Malefic Planet


The Most Benefic Influence


Effective Orb for Judging the Influence of Natal


Transit Conjunctions/Aspects


Measuring Strength of the Houses




Strong Planets


Weak Planets


Sun-like Planets


Rahu-like Planets


Results of Exchange of Houses or Asterisms


Triple Transit Triggering Influence


Relative Importance of Planetary Influences


Exalted Functional Malefic Planets


Role of Planets


Analyzing Results of Sub-Period Planetary Lords


Impact of Transits


Interaction between the Sub-Periods and


Planetary Transits


Reliability of Treating a House as an Ascendant


for a Signified Relationship


Measuring the Capacity of Planets


Bright Rays


Measuring the Strength of Planets in Infancy/Old Age


Divisional Charts


Chalit Chakra


Evolution of the Soul


Measuring Afflictions


Impact of Transit Exalted Rahu & Ketu


Impact of Combust Planets


Impact of Retrograde Planets in Astrology


Impact of Planetary Combinations (Yoga)


How to Proceed with Analysis for Identifying the


Problem areas







Fundamentals of studying a Horoscope



Impact of Mysterious Rahu



Results in the sub periods of Rahu



Impact of Ketu



How to analyze main period or dasha of Ketu



Ascendant-Wise And House-Wise Impact of Natal/Transit Rahu & Ketu In a Horoscope



Kalsarpa Yoga - The Myth and its Impact



Case Studies



Role of Astrology Remedies



Significator Planets and Houses for various aspects of life






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