Know About Rahu-Ketu by Shanker Adawal
Rahu and Ketu, the north and south nodes of the Moon, are probably the most interesting, profound and mysterious of all planetary influences in Vedic astrology. As the dragon’s head and the dragon’s tail of western astrological thought the two nodes represent powerful psychic forces beyond our personal control or understanding. They deal with the secret, hidden, eccentric, spiritual or perverse sides of life-the higher and lower ranges of human activity beyond the normal scope covered by the seen major planets. It is a well-established fact that since Vedic astrology has its basis in Vedic knowledge, it is as old as human creation and has been used from time immemorial to dispel the unfounded horrors and prejudices of human mind. Rahu and Ketu, the two nodal points of the Moon, constitute the core of Vedic Astrology. Ancient Indian seers visualized the north and the south nodes of the Moon as the most interesting and mysterious planetary influences. However, Rahu and Ketu have either been ignored or misunderstood in studies of Vedic astrology. This book is an attempt to dispel the darkness that surrounds Rahu and Ketu so that they can be better understood and their importance in Vedic astrology appreciated. By no means the final word on Rahu and Ketu, this book attempts to provide readers with a practical understanding of these two nodes so that they can be placed in right perspective. The book also provides the other insights, into Vedic astrology.