Deadly Conjunctions: Saturn Ketu

Saturn is planet that indicates suffering, disease, addictions, old age, ancestors and life guided by material desires. Saturn is very materialistic planet, because it get exhaled in Libra, the sign of market, where everything is sold for money. The positive side Saturn denotes our ancestors, lineage, tradition as Saturn is something that is aging, old or ancient.

Ketu is node of Moon, as shadow planet (Chhaya Graha), it does not have a body, and is the Southern Node of Moon (Descending Node). Ketu as a personified planet does not have head it is just the body as the head is Rahu, therefore Ketu symbolizes someone who follows heart, does not use his head, very intuitive but not diplomatic has it has no head. Due to this reason Ketu is very spiritual planet and is also refereed as Moksha-Karaka (Giver of Salvation). All the saints and Sanyasis (renunciate). Ketu makes one give away material life and follow the path of spiritual enlightenment and salvation. Ketu is also the ruler of spirits and paranormal beings.

Both the Planets i.e. Saturn and Ketu are natural malefic (Paapa & Krura both) and their conjunction and yoga is of a deadly nature. As we can see that the characteristics of both the planets is opposite, one is most materialistic (Saturn) and other is most spiritual (Ketu). Their conjunction will mark a beginning of conflict in person. The native with this yoga will face a huge problem in choosing the life path. If Saturn is more powerful than a false Sage is born, he will show to be spiritual but will be very materialistic inside. This yoga is dangerous, they can show the world to be very spiritual but can be very materialistic and sinful in action.

If Ketu is more powerful in the above conjunction than person will lose interest in material life and choose to follow spiritual one. But this will come after a lot of internal conflict as both Saturn and Ketu will try to drag the native into its own direction.

This conjunction is worst in quadrants (1, 4, 7 and 10th houses) as it will influence the native very strongly and negatively. As three malefics will be quadrants (Kendra Bhava) which will also give rise to Sapra Dosh (Wrath of Serpent). In trines i.e. 5th and 9th House they will dominate the native either in middle age or in old age depending on placement, but will seriously hamper the fortune.

The Curse of Departing Soul (Pitra/Preeta Bhadha)

According to Maharishi Parashar (refer to Brihat Parashar Hora Sastra) the conjunction of Saturn and Ketu is curse of pitrs i.e. a curse of ancestor. It shows that any one of the family ancestor’s soul is still in preeta yoni (wandering as wind or ghost and unable to move ahead in cycle of rebirth or to any loka or tala based on karmic debts. Refer Sapta Loka Scheme). This soul wants it Sradhha (Final Rights) in order to move on.

In my general practice as an astrologer i have seen cases with this yoga, persons have someone close in family tree died an unnatural death and final rights weren’t performed properly. It is a deadly combo and really makes the life of native hard. Protection against this conjunction is only provided by strong benefices in Kendras (Quadrants) esp. Jupiter. A strong Jupiter in Kendra can minimize its bad effects or stop the yoga from functioning at all. Persons which this conjunction and weak Jupiter will mostly experience undue hardships in life and chances of witnessing paranormal activities is also high. It can also interaction to dead people in dreams or premonition which 5th or 9th Houses are involved.

Rights Performed After Death (Sraddha Ceremony)


Firstly the remedy for this yoga should be done under proper guidance of a Jyotishi (Astrologer) or priest. As Ugra Devata (Deity in Fierce Form) worshiped is performed. Generally Ganesha or Bhairava in fierce froms are worshiped with vedic mantras and an homa (fire sacrifice) is formed.

The basic remedy that can be done by everyone for relief if the problem is not very strong are:

  1. Make Jupiter strong:- Worship Lord Shiva
  2. Perform Final Rights (Shraddha) ceremony for all your ancestors.

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  1. I have saturn and ketu conjunction in my 9th house. I have Jupiter in my 7th house. My ascendant is in Cancer in the constellation Alesha. Sun mercury and venus together in 10 houses. the sun is burning at 9 degrees and my venus and mercury are very close to each other. My moon is in the 4th house. how do you interpret this? 23.04.1997 place Istanbul, turkey time:13:10


  2. great article.Help me, i was born in 21 August 1985 rome hour 12and 30 Pm. I don t understand my destiny, and problems are very difficult.Help me.


  3. I have Moon Ketu Saturn in the 8th house! My brother Kill himself at the age of 21! It affected all my life ! I have Jupiter, Mercury retrograde and Sun in 4th! Rahu in 2nd and Venus in 3 rd! Mars in 7th! I still consider myself lucky and happy!! My DOB 3/3/1974 1:00 am Pitesti, Arges, Romania!


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