In these series, I would like to introduce you to Rahu and Ketu (the North Node and the South Node, respectively) house placements. If you are curious where your Rahu and Ketu are placed, please click HERE to calculate your chart. I also offer past life readings on my ETSY STORE, in which I go much more deeply into interpreting your Rahu and Ketu. The following is just a basic overview that will help you get some general ideas about Ketu in the 10th house and Rahu in the 4th house.
In Vedic astrology, Ketu shows the focus of our recent past lives, what we perfected in previous incarnations. This is, however, the area where we feel stuck or uptight by not allowing variety and flexibility. Ketu is our safe and familiar castle. The purpose of Rahu is to reveal limitations we impose upon ourselves because we hold on to Ketu. Rahu is depicted as a jungle where we feel unsafe and vulnerable. Essentially, it is a field of our inexperience that we need to explore in this life.
What happens when you have Ketu in your tenth house and Rahu in your fourth house?
If you have Ketu in your tenth house, this shows that in your past lives you had attempted to establish security through active and concrete actions in the world. You thought that your life would have worked just fine as long as you could take successful outward actions to enhance your career and status. You dedicated a lot of time to always doing something and being in motion. This pattern, however, did not provide you with expected security and left you unfulfilled. It was due to the fact that you neglected your opposite fourth house, you failed to create a solid emotional foundation that you could operate from. It was essentially like trying to build a beautiful house on a stormy beach. Even with best intentions, it could not work. Something was missing from the relationship with your mother. She could have been compensating for her own pain and running from her own emotions. Therefore, she could not create for you an emotional foundation of security in your life. Perhaps showing feelings was discouraged and you eventually learned to mask them in order to avoid pain. You could have been a very successful person in material terms, but this success did not correspond with your emotional fulfilment. The choices you made were not aligned with your inner insights and feelings.
The opposite Rahu in your fourth house indicates that in your present lifetime you are in a great need of embracing your emotional and spiritual life. Seeking validation through actions and career will not provide you with the expected security. You will be forced to face your inner demons and get in touch with your feelings. This is going to be scary and difficult, as this area of your life was underdeveloped in your past lives. Problems with allowing yourself to be vulnerable are going to be particularly troublesome in your romantic relationships. There is a need to be more receptive, less initiating and active. You need to get in touch with your feelings more, respecting and allowing them to exist, instead of constantly running away into activity. On another note, there is a need to reflect on the idea of home and grounding yourself more in this lifetime.