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How to Read Rahu Ketu in KP Astrology

Rahu - Ketu in KP Astrology

Rahu / Ketu as Agent (Representative of a planet) a) Rahu /Ketu will act as an agent of the planet in conjunction with R/K. b) Rahu /Ketu will act as an agent of that planet who aspects R/K. c) Rahu /Ketu will act as an agent of its Dispositor.

Rahu / Ketu as Planet a) As a planet R/K will give result of that planet who is conjoined with R/K. b) As a planet R/K will give result of that planet who is aspecting R/K. c) As a planet R/K will give result of its Nakshatra Lord (in whose Nakshatra R/K happens to be placed in the horoscope) d) As a planet R/K will give result of its Dispositor.

Rahu / Ketu as Star Lord a) If any planet is in the star of Rahu or Ketu, that planet will signify the matters of the house occupied by Rahu or Ketu (Posited); b) If any planet is in the star of Rahu or Ketu, that planet will indicate the matters of the house owned and occupied by the Star lord of Rahu or Ketu; and c) If any planet is in the star of Rahu or Ketu, that planet will denote the matters of the house occupied and owned by the owner of the sign occupied by Rahu or Ketu (Dispositor).

Rahu / Ketu as Significator Rahu/Ketu is stronger than any planet. So if R/K represents any significator planet, R/K should be

given first preference as a significator in place of that significator planet.

Connection of a Planet with another Planet or House


Connection of a Planet with another Planet or House Planet to Planet Connection a) Planet A gets connected to Planet B if A happens to be in the Sign, Star or Sub of B. b) Planet A gets connected with Planet B when both are together c) Planet A gets connected with Planet B when B aspects A Planet to House Connection a) Planet A connects to a house when A happens to be one of co-ruler (sign-Star-Sub) of that house Cusp. b) Planet A finds placement in that house. c) Planet A aspects that house. d) Planet A happens to be in the Star or Sub of the occupant of that house. e) Planet A happens to be in the Star or Sub of the that house Lord of that house. f) Planet A is conjuct with that house lord. g) Planet A is aspected by that house lord.

Significator in KP Astrology
In Stellar Astrology (Nakshatra Paddhati Jyotish) a planet is supposed to give its results as per (a) Stellar Status and (b) Positional Status.

Stellar Status: Every planet by default has stellar status and offers results as per the significations of its Star Lord. For example, Venus is in Mars Nakshatra. As per stellar status, Venus will offer result of those houses of which Mars is significator.

Positional Status: A planet is said to have Positional Status when (a) the planet happens to be in its own Nakshatra e.g Mars is in Mrigshira (Mars ruled) Nakshatra and (b) no planets happen to be in the Nakshatra of

that planet e.g. Mars will have Positional Status when no planet happens to be in the Nakshatra of Mars (Mrigshira, Chitra or Dhanishtha).

Significator: Significator is that who signifies. A planet is said to be significator of particular house when it has capability of offering result of that house. As thus, we may say that a planet becomes Significator of a house due to its Stellar Status and / or Positional Status. A planet may be significator of high, medium or low ord. Sequence (in order of strength) of Significator

(1) Planet in Ocupants Star. (2) Occupant (if it has Positional Status i.e No Planet in the Occupants Star) (3) Planet in House Lords Nakshatra provided house is vacant. (4) House Lord (if House Lord has Positional Status i.e. No planet in the Nakshatra of House Lord) and house is vacant. (5) Planet in Conjunction with the Significator Planet. (6) Planet aspecting the Significator Planet or respective house.

Four Step Theory


Four Step Theory - B.K. Kumar In Four Step Theory, 1st Step is about Planet and its signification. 2nd step is about Star Lord of planet and its signification. 3rd step is about Sub Lord of planet and its result signifying capability and 4th step is about Star Lord of planets sub lord, which is taken as end result indicator. In short this theory advocates that a Planet gives result on the strength of itself, its star lord, sub lord and star lord of sub lord. This theory differs from Krishnamurti Paddhati (System) at one point. In KP sub lord is taken as end result indicator while in this theory Star Lord of sub lord is taken as end result indicator. First Step Rule 1: (a) A planet becomes strong significator of that house where it is placed in house, if there are no other planets in the star of that

planet. That planet will remain strong planet even if there are other planets in that house. (b) In above case, that planet becomes strong significator of its owned house/s, provided there are no other planets in that house. Otherwise, it will be weak or secondary significator of that house. (c) If there are other planets in the stars of a planet, it becomes weak or secondary significator of both the house it resides in and of the houses it owns. (d) A planet becomes strong significator of that house where it is placed in house, if that planet is in its own star. That planet will remain strong planet even if there are other planets in that house. (e) In above case, that planet becomes strong significator of its owned house/s, provided there are no other planets in that house. Otherwise, it will be weak or secondary significator of that house. Second Step Rule 2: A planet gives the results indicated by its star lord. So the house occupied by this star lord is strongly signified, even if there are other planets in that house. That planet will become strong significator of house owned if the houses are vacant. Otherwise, it will be weak or secondary significator of that house. Third Step Rule 3: Planets Sub Lord has capacity to give results. This Sub Lord becomes strong significator or secondary significator of house as per the rule-1. Fourth Step Rule 4: Star Lord of Sub acts as indicator and decider of end result of particular event. Rule 5: Krishnamurthy has given importance to cusp of the house. So planet near to cusp (within orb of 03020') affect the strong signification of

that cusp even if planet is having star in it, it will offer the cusp result strongly. Rule 6: While considering conjunction or aspect, consider this with an orb of 03020'. Aspect of planet is considered only on cusp with 03020' orb and not on house. A planet signifies other planet if it is in conjunction with it. If a planet is strong, the conjuncted planet also becomes strong otherwise it is week. If a planet is on the cusp then it becomes a strong significator of that cusp. Rule 7: When Rahu / Ketu is the star lord of a planet / sub, then it gives results of conjunction / aspect / star lord / sign lord in ascending order. Rahu or Ketu are strong as star Lords. As planet, Rahu or Ketu are strong in a house if no one is tenanting in their star. Else, they are weak. Rahu and Ketu represent Rashi Lord, star lord and Planets in Conjunction, and Planets aspecting them. If Rahu or Ketu are strong then the represented planets are also strong. Rule 8: The event will materialize only when Dasha, Bhukti and Antara jointly strongly signify main and supporting houses. Rule 9: If planet is totally negating the relative event's houses on step 3 4 then the Dasha will not fructify the matter. If planet is the Cuspal sub lord then the event will never happen. Rule 10: For transit, only two steps are considered. Sub Lord or Subs Star Lord is not considered. For timing the event, check the transit of the Star Lord, Bhukti Lord, Antara Lord and also Sun, Moon and Ascendant Tips-1: For chart analysis, single out the planets who are in their own star.

Also find out planets in whose star there is no other planet. Find out the significator of all planets through four step theory including conjunction, special signification through Rahu and Ketu and also planets which are on the cusp. Tips-2: Use strong significator, Leave weak significator. Weak Significators are not used even if they are linked to the houses under consideration. Tips-3: If the sub Lord of primary house is in the star that is not retrograde and signifies either primary house or supporting houses then than the answer is positive.