Understanding Rahu Mahadasha Ketu Antardasha

Before diving into this article, if you’re not already familiar with Mahadasha and Antardasha, be sure to go through this article to understand in detail: What is Mahadasha And its Purpose?

Understanding Rahu Mahadasha

Rahu Mahadasha also known as ‘Rahu ki Mahadasha’ is  a shadow planet that is associated with trickery, illusion and change. Rahu is considered a malefic planet. This means that during its influence on  a person’s life challenges and obstacles can be experienced. However it is also believed to bring opportunities for growth and transformation.

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The Effects of Rahu Mahadasha

The effects of Rahu Mahadasha vary from person to person depending upon their birth chart or kundli. Additionally it  can also depend on Rahu’s connection with other planets. That said here are some of its common effects:

  • Changes in professional life
  • Financial ups and downs
  • Relationship problems
  • Health issues
  • Spiritual awakening
  • Understanding Ketu Antardasha

The ruling period of planet Ketu is 7 years. Ketu is  a shadow planet and is associated with detachment, spirituality and the past. The Ketu Antardasha is considered to  be a time of drastic changes and transformations. People who are influenced during this time may experience feelings of letting go of  the past and starting a new chapter in their lives. 

The Effects of Ketu Antardasha

The effect of this Antardasha depends on  an individuals birth chart and can be different for each individual. But here are some of its general effects:

  • Changes in professional life
  • Financial ups and downs
  • Relationship problems
  • Health issues
  • Spiritual awakening

Common Effects of Rahu Mahadasha Ketu Antardasha

While Rahu Mahadasha Ketu Antardasha may bring negative effects to  a person’s life during its influence it can also bring some positive effects as well. People can be better prepared if they know what this period may bring to their  lives by checking online kundli and consulting experienced astrologers.

Depending on  a person’s birth chart here are some common effects that the Rahu Mahadasha Ketu Antardasha can bring:

  • Career and finance: During Rahu Mahadasha people may experience job change or career path change. Some people may get  a new job, switch careers or even lose their jobs. They might experience financial highs and lows. Some people may get lucky financially or lose money all of  a sudden
  • Relationships: The Rahu Mahadasha may bring hardships in relationships. People may have more than normal disagreements with their lovers, friends or family. They might also be more vulnerable to desire and could end  up cheating on their partners
  • Health: The Rahu Mahadasha can bring some health issues as well. Some people may experience mental health issues, addiction or long-term pain
  • Spiritual growth: During this period some people may become more spiritual. Spirituality and religion may become a subject of importance for people. They may have dreams that guide them  in life
  • Aspirations and desires: Rahu is generally linked with material gain, desires and ambition. This period could bring  a great desire for achievement
  • Unexpected events: The planet of Rahu is known for being associated with sudden and unexpected changes and events. Hence some people may  see sudden changes and unexpected circumstances during this period
  • Obstacles and tests: For some people Rahu can lead to material gain however, it can also bring obstacles for some  people. These obstacles could be related to karma

Mitigating the Effects of Rahu Mahadasha Ketu Antardasha

Here are some things you can do to lessen the negative effects of this period:

  • Stay grounded and stay focused with your goals in mind. It’s easy to get distracted by temptations and false images during this time. Therefore keep your feet rooted to  the ground and your goals in your sight always.
  • Know your weakness and embrace it. Rahu is a powerful planet and can often mislead people in  the wrong direction or from their normal path. Be aware of your flaws and stay away from any signs of temptation.
  • Focus on your health. Health is a concern during this period for most people. Be cautious and stay on  top of health conditions.
  • This period may be a good time to start meditating and explore spirituality. Spirituality and meditation can help you stay grounded and on track.

It is important to note that the influence of Mahadashas and Antardashas are different for every individual and may vary depending on individual birth charts. It also depends on how  the influencing planets interact with other planets. 

That said to learn more about the impact, effects and remedies of mitigating them it’s advised to check your kundli and speak with  an experienced astrologer.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: What are the effects of Rahu Mahadasha Ketu Antardasha?

Rahu Mahadasha and Ketu Antardasha are two periods whose influence is believed to be difficult for a person. Rahu Mahadasha lasts for 18 years and is ruled by the planet Rahu. Ketu Antardasha lasts for 7 years and is ruled by the planet Ketu.

Q2: What is Ketu Antardasha?

Ketu Antardasha is a 7 year period that is controlled by the planet Ketu. Ketu is a shadow planet and detachment, spirituality and past are associated with it. 

People think of Ketu Antardasha as a time of relatively big changes and transformations. People who are influenced during this period may feel like letting go of the past and starting fresh. Additionally, they may also be more inclined towards spirituality and religion.

Q3: How to get rid of Rahu Ketu Mahadasha?

It’s important to consult with astrologers understand the remedies that may mitigate any negative effects of a ruling planet.

Q4: What is the period of Rahu and Ketu?

Rahu Mahadasha lasts for 18 years and is ruled by the planet Rahu. Ketu Antardasha lasts for 7 years and is ruled by the planet Ketu.

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