The past-life indications of a horoscope are not super-specific. They give us a general idea of what we were working on and mastering. Since most of us don’t know our past lives, we just have to believe what the chart says, but we may doubt its accuracy.
I wanted to test the authenticity, so I decided to consult the Akashic records to see what was revealed. I will share more of the findings in an upcoming video, but one thing I learned is that, yes, we really are right where we need to be!
Ketu is the primary indicator of past-life focus. In our current lives, it becomes our security paradigm because at a soul level it is what we are most familiar with. We have deep attachments to the areas of life that Ketu influences. Therefore, we tend to try to keep developing Ketu. Unfortunately, Ketu is not meant to be as fulfilling as we want it to be. This is to spur us into developing the skills indicated by Rahu’s placement.
In my chart I have Ketu in the 9th house. The house of God/religion, philosophy, spirituality, justice, among other things. Unsurprisingly, I have grown to dedicate my life to the pursuit of 9th house matters. If you tried to tell me those things weren’t the keys to my happiness, I would say: you don’t know what you’re talking about!
You see, I spent a lot of time with feelings of inadequacy over the 9th house. I start to doubt and even resent the fact that I chose the life of a householder instead of a monastic life. “I will never be wise enough” “I will never get to spend time with my Guru” “I won’t be able to do Sadhana or tapas” and all the many things I thought I needed to do.
When I had a past life reading, I was eager to see if the results matched my Ketu placement. What I discover that not too long ago, I was a nun (and a lawyer in another life). As it turned out, the life I felt I needed to live now had already been lived. My whole life as a nun was literally devoted to the 9th house. I was married to God, my life consisted entirely of devotion and teaching. Old habits die hard I guess!
This revelation allowed me to make peace with the fact that my soul wanted to experience family life as well as experiment with numerous different belief systems. I no longer felt like I was not devoted/ascetic enough, instead, I felt I had “been there, done that.” This doesn’t mean that I am not still involved with my Ketu, nor does it mean you have to forget about yours. All I’m saying is that cultivating a certain level of detachment and compassion for that area of life will help your growth immensely.
know that you truly are right where you need to be. There is a greater intelligence and purpose behind your current life experiences. If you’re feeling lack with your Ketu placement, trust that you have mastered that area of life in a previous incarnation. There is no need to live up to your expectations of Ketu, it has been done. Rahu’s placement is calling you to learn how to make that area of life work. It is the primary reason you chose to come here.
If you’re confused about your Rahu/Ketu, feel free to leave your questions!