Vedic Sun Signs (in Bullet Points)
Impact of Rahu-Ketu in Virgo-Pisces (Oct 2023 – May 2025)
Rahu and Ketu are the sensitive points of intersection of the orbit of the Moon around Earth to that of the orbit of the Sun (Ecliptic) around Earth (keeping Earth as the centre of the system). The intersection where the orbit cuts through from the bottom and rises up is known as Rahu (North Node of the Moon) and the one which dives into the south is known as Ketu (South Node of the Moon). The intersection points also orbit around the earth. The orbit period is one and half years or roughly 18 months
This orbit of Rahu and Ketu around earth is elliptical in shape and hence in certain positions both Rahu and Ketu also tend to become direct (not retrograde). Verifying the positions of Rahu and Ketu at each analysis was a challenging task for astrologers in this calculation. Therefore, the ellipse was made into a circle and the approximate error was absorbed. Due to the above complications, there are two schools of thought in the Astrology Community regarding the use of Rahu and Ketu’s positions in the cosmos: the ‘Mean Node System’ which uses the circular movement of Rahu-Ketu and the ‘True Node System’ which takes elliptical movement into account.
In the ‘Mean Node System’, Rahu and Ketu will ingress into Pisces and Virgo respectively on 31 October 2023 and they will do the same thing on 29 November 2023 if we follow ‘True Node System’.
When it comes to deciphering the Vedic chart, a spiritual seeker and an eager astrologer can take a lot of useful information from the Vedic stories about Rahu and Ketu. I intend to return to this topic in a future post when I have more time to devote to it.
Now coming back to the general interpretation of Rahu-Ketu, Rahu (depending on its placement in your natal chart and subject to other configuration of planets) shapes your primary motivation in this life. And Ketu helps you grow closer to your ultimate goal of Moksha, which may be translated as “freedom from the material realm,” by fostering a sense of detachment and removing obstacles that stand in the way of achieving it. in short, it may be said, Ketu deals with the past Karma and Rahu with the future.
Please note, when Rahu and Ketu are in transit, you will experience a wide range of emotions, from intense attraction to cold, calculating disinterest. In fact, every natal chart is unique, and if you are in the midst of a Rahu or Ketu Dasha (period) or Bhukti (sub-period), the consequences of these transits will be magnified.
I believe it is advantageous to seek guidance from your astrologer regarding the precise details of your forecast based on your Vedic Chart.
Note: The Vedic Sun Sign describes your Public Self, the Moon Sign (Janma Rashi) describes your Emotional Personality (the way you interact with others, not necessarily how you are inside) and the Rising Sign (Lagna) describes your true Inner Self (how you are inside and how you face the world unconsciously)
1. Aries (Mesha Rashi): (14 April – 15 May)
It is possible that some health problems will emerge, which, if not properly addressed, could have a significant and long-lasting impact
Now is the perfect moment to start looking for a new job or to leave the one you have if you aren’t pleased there
You may have difficulty maintaining your balance, have discomfort in your feet, and feel mentally uneasy as a result of this
It is time to determine who your inner and outward opponents are
Ideal time for spiritual pilgrimage
Spending unnecessarily, staying up late, or putting money into risky ventures may not pay off.
Please consider reducing your inclination towards impulsive spending.
Isolation anxiety, doctor’s appointments, and even jail time are all possibilities
To deal with life’s difficulties, believe in yourself
From mid next year things would shift
2. Taurus (Vrishabha Rashi): (15 May – 15 June)
Gains in both your career and your material situation are on the horizon
You would have the support of your close friends and family members
There is potential for profit from new ventures or investments
Do not take out any additional loans from anyone
It’s probable that children would put strain in your life and marriage
Your children may require more of your time and attention at this time. Others may choose to defy their parents
You could be more receptive to those who are different from you in terms of background, age, or culture
Expect tension headaches in April of 2024; Practising meditation and Pranayama may lessen the problem.
3. Gemini (Mithun Rashi): (15 June – 16 July)
Some disharmony at domestic front due to illness, mother or property are possible
You have a high risk of developing sleep difficulties, which may also be a consequence of the frequent anxieties and/or health issues that you have.
Professionally some misunderstanding with colleagues and/or some unwanted changes in career but after some hiccups your ambitious projects are round the corner
Additionally major changes at work and/or career cannot be ruled out
You may become more manipulative to retain your job and retain your public status
Some benefits by maintaining cordial relationships with prominent people cannot be ruled out
Now is the best time to enhance your professional abilities
This is the perfect opportunity to engage in additional spiritual practises
Keep faith on your spiritual practice
You may have difficulties in the process of decision-making and lack clarity on the appropriate course of action.
Seek additional guidance from the Spiritual person and/or Guru
4. Cancer (Karakata Rashi): (16 July – 17 August)
Increase your spiritual practice as someone may try to damage you through Tantric activity
Stressful time due to the ill health of close person cannot be ruled out
Watch out who you associate with, as potential damage to your social standing.
Marriage with an unconventional individual may be considered.
You may redefine your beliefs in some way
5. Leo (Simha Rashi): (17 August – 17 September)
Emergence of a previously unknown health problem is always a possibility
Avoid taking health issues for granted as they could be fatal
It is advisable to consult your doctor to ensure the well-being of your heart lower abdomen, and reproductive organs
It’s possible to see some gains through unusual methods. You could lose money from other sources quickly if you spend it carelessly
A chance to make money through a will or family property
Be mindful of what you eat and what you say
Stay away from fish, alcohol, smoking and drugs
Tendency to bring changes in life in various aspects of life
6. Virgo (Kanya Rashi): (17 September- 17 October)
Good period to turn towards spirituality
You may feel that you are isolated completely from your well wishers
Business, partnerships, and relationships are all vulnerable to unseen attacks. You may want some space in your interactions,
Refrain from engaging in extramarital relationships
Stay out of property disputes and deals
While seeking personal and professional growth, it is essential to incorporate God into your daily existence
7. Libra (Tula Rashi): (17 October -16 November)
Ideal time to address and conquer any addictions you may have
This is a perfect opportunity to do some kind of guided spiritual practise that will help you concentrate and direct your thoughts and energies in a positive way
There is a chance of a financial uptick, whether from a promotion at work, a favourable lease renewal, successful investment, or a favourable outcome in court
Save your Gains for the rainy day
Keep away from legal trouble
If you have any outstanding debt, now may be the time to be creative about how to pay it off.
On negative side there may be hard-to-diagnose symptoms. That usually signifies subtle or subclinical symptoms, not serious illnesses but on positive side, you become more cautious with respect to your health and do the needful
Be wary of your external adversaries, but pay greater attention to your “Inner Enemies.”
8. Scoprio (Vrischik Rashi): (16 November – 16 December)
Possible sudden and unexpected material Gains
You might want to put more money into investment more, but be careful it may dissipates rather quickly
Every individual you know, but most particularly your closest friends, family, or even organisations you participate in, may either bring you difficulty or suffer through difficult times themselves. This is especially true if you have a close relationship with any of these people
Be cautious, you may lose control of your correct decision-making ability.
Strong temptation for extra marital affair may ruin your marriage
Avoid lottery or similar activity that tempt to give gain without hard work and delf effort
9. Sagittarius (Dhanu Rashi): (16 December – 14 January)
Some issues at work may force you to change the job or even move out of the existing profession. You are designed to get stronger by overcoming obstacles. Confront the difficulty with the sound advice and direction of your elders.
Sudden and/or unexpected changes in career are indeed possible.
Be careful of scandals around you
Some issues at domestic front my stress you out
Domestic harmony is on cards
Keep an eye on your parent’s health; support them to the fullest
10. Capricorn (Makara Rasi): (14 January – 13 February)
Your cognitive capacity for decision making may enhance
External factors may guide you into a spiritual journey
There is a possibility of profit from previous investments and/or trade, but it is advisable to refrain from making new investments.
The financial condition may see improvement
Provide assistance to your older family members who need your help • Potential change in your spiritual outlook
Possible shift in your spiritual orientation
11. Aquarius (Kumbha Rasi): (13 February – 14 March)
Some unexpected challenges are on the forefront. Life is a challenge. Meet it.
Serious spiritual practises have the potential to finally deliver extraordinary experiences that have been long overdue.
Money and Speech need to be under strict control
The monetary resources may be tight. The availability of funds may fluctuate or even dry up entirely.
Remember money earned by wrong means will never give happiness in a long run
Avoid all addictions. Especially avoid seafood, alcohol, drugs and smoking to have a sound health. There are chances that you may consume contaminated food and end up with some disease
Accidents, surgery, and/or reproductive health issues may occur
12. Pisces (Meena Rasi): (14 March – 14 April)
Avoid stress by all means
You may encounter strange problems and that may require creative solutions
Good to be innovative but overconfident and false ideas may give emotional setback
Always chose moral & ethical ways to live life if met with extreme challenges
Relationships, partnerships, and business ventures may experience periods of high stress.
Remove yourself from any and all harmful connections
It may be necessary for you to safeguard your rank and position against those who could attempt to undermine your credibility.