Ketu is the planet of non-attachment, moksha, and liberation from desires. Many people fear Ketu’s influence as it can correspond to confusion, mysterious illness, and chaos. It’s the southern node of the moon, meaning it’s a mathematical point in space, not technically a planet. Rahu is Ketu’s partner, on the other side of the mathematical point. These nodes are responsible for the eclipse, also known as Shadow Planets.

Vedic Planet

Ketu / Southern Lunar Node

In Vedic Astrology, Ketu represents dissatisfaction, detachment, solitude, intense scrutiny, liberation, explosive nature.