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 9th house and Rahu in the 3th 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 ninth house and Rahu in your third house?
If you have Ketu in your ninth house, this shows that in your past lives you had developed security through faith in your belief system or your spiritual path. You might have relied extensively on intuitive and belief-based faculties of your mind. There was also a strong focus on teaching or transmitting your beliefs to others. Learning about religion and spirituality will come to you easily, but you are going to be quite uptight and inflexible about this area of your life. With this particular placement, there can be some distance between you and your father. It does not necessarily mean that you were separated (though this is also possible), but perhaps your views on life differ. Some people with this placement feel restricted about parental wishes that are incompatible with what they want to do in life.
In this lifetime, however, the placement of Rahu in the third house will force you to test your philosophical and spiritual beliefs through trial and error. The path of your life will cause you to experience doubts regarding your belief system and question your faith in what your parents, grandparents, and more distant ancestors used to believe so firmly. You may have had an upbringing where an oppressive religious environment or one that did not resonate with you, led you to rebellion, causing you to reject traditional forms of spirituality in favour of your own opinions, skills, and beliefs. You will understand that faith, intuition, or belief alone are not going to get you through life. You will need to critically examine the beliefs of your older family members and judge whether they are compatible with who you truly are and what you want in life. You will need to find out which of these higher principles work for you and which need to be rejected. Essentially, you have to work more on developing rational intellect and faculties of discrimination.
In this lifetime, you will work on developing healthy attitude to will, motivation, and action. While you may enjoy debating with other people, you need to be careful with venturing too far into the jungle of Rahu so that you do not become overly aggressive and disproving of other people’s opinions and beliefs when they do not resonate with yours. Otherwise you may alienate others. As the third house is related to self-effort, it gives you much courage to push forward in life. Listening to other people’s advice can be difficult at times, however, as you may feel like you lose your individuality when doing so. You will need to learn how to be a good team player and how to co-operate with people towards mutual goals and ambitions. The third house is an upachaya house, meaning that its quality improves with time and experience. The effort you put contributes to a steady increase and betterment.