The myth about the shadow planets Rahu and Ketu


Lord Vishnu was busy by making ‘Amrita’. A special magic drink that will makes you a for ever living being. It works out as soon when you have taken a nap of it. But here comes the story. (The pot with Amrita).

When Lord Vishnu was busy by making the Holy Magic drink, he had not seen that there was a demon in his room close to the pot where he just had put in the Magic drink.

The demon or Nakshatra wanted that Soma or Amrita so badly, because he also liked to live for ever and as soon as you had taken a nap of that holy stuff, you should live for ever and ever.
Who would not like that?

A very, very special drink of course.
But it is a matter of fact that this drink was not ment to be for a demon.
No, it was made only for ‘The Lights’, the Sun and the Moon and for high society people, like kings and gods and like the rulers of the planets.
Average people would not get any of it. But quick as demons can be, he had taken and swallowed some Amrita already ……….
That was bad news.

When that was happened Lord Vishnu came along with his sword and he split the snake-like demon into two peaces. But see, the demon did not die. He did not die anymore because he had swallowed some of the Magic stuff.
Now this creature changed in two different species!

The head of the specie they call Rahu, and the stomach with the tale of that specie they call Ketu.

These are two species in one so to say, are now called Rahu, the Northern point of the Moon, and Ketu as being the Southern point of the Moon.
They are always located 180 degrees away from each other, like twins.

For example when Rahu is 3 degrees in Aries, than Ketu sits on the orb of 3 degrees in Libra, the opposite sign.
They are called ‘Shadow planets’.
Because of this Mythe, these North Node and South Node are seen as enemies from ‘the Lights’.
‘The ‘Lights’ are the Moon and the Sun.
The Moon and the Sun had eaten from the Soma as well and are also living for ever.
But there is a danger…..

The danger is that when an eclipse is there – and the Sun or the Moon stands conjunct with Rahu or Ketu, the Sun or the Moon can be eaten, ‘swallowed’, by these demonic species, Rahu or Ketu. That is what makes the Lights, (the Sun and the Moon) afraid from these shadow planets. They do not like each other.

Rahu is the demonic specie with no stomach, only a brain, so he is very impulsive and cannot have enough of anything in life, because there is no stomach, everything stays in the head only.
And Ketu as a demon it is the same problem, but in the opposite of Rahu.

(Ketu – Dragon Tail)

It means that Ketu has no interest in things by missing a brain to want it.
Ketu is the stomach and the tale, so no brains are there to think.
Ketu does not think at all.
Now you understand why Rahu and Ketu are special by looking at them in your horoscope.
They are called ‘shadow planets’, and they are a bit difficult.
When there is an eclips they are standing close to the sun or the moon and that is what the sun and the moon do not like at all.

So far this myth about the Moon ‘s north node and the moon ‘s south node Rahu and Ketu.



Good luck,

Dorien Jansen

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