Astrologically speaking, the Moon is said to have two nodes, north node and south node, and Rahu is the north node and Ketu is south node. In Vedic Astrology, Rahu and Ketu are 180 degree apart, which means, if Rahu is in the first house, Ketu is in the 7th house, likewise, if Rahu is in the fourth house, Ketu will be in the 10th house.
Among the nine planets in Vedic astrology, two planets, Rahu and Ketu are called shadow planets. Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets because they are invisible and they do not own any sign or any house in the birth chart. Actually, Rahu and Ketu are guests in the house of the birth chart. Even though they do not own any house in the birth chart and they are the guests in the house where they are sitting, they create tremendous influence in the birth chart interpretation.
Rahu and Ketu influence everything from your health, finance, possession, authority, behavior, or relationship. However, in order to make this article conscience and to the point we are trying to analyze how Rahu and Ketu influence relationships. Since the 7th house in the birth chart is reserved for relationships, we will try to see what happens when Rahu or Ketu sits on this house.
Rahu in the 7th House
Rahu represents cravings and obsessions. each house represents a certain thing and the placement of Rahu shows the obsession with things represented by that particular house. Let say Rahu is in the first house. The first house is the house of your personality, persona, or your true self. People who have Rahu on the first house are self-obsessed. Likewise, the second represents food and drinks, thus, people having Rahu on the second house have food cravings.
When Rahu is in the 7th house, people jump into relationship quickly, however, soon they start wandering. They even begin to compare their partners with others, or start looking for ideal ones, better ones. The individuals with Rahu on the 7th house are difficult to be pleased because they are not easily satisfied. Rahu in the 7th house might also involve the person into extra marital affairs.
Even when Rahu is not on the seventh house, the effect of Rahu on the relationship will be still strong if Rahu is aspecting 7th house or Venus, the planet that rules relationship. Venus causes relationship to happen, however, when Rahu aspects Venus, the person will have a longing for other people, might even develop relationship with others. Rahu makes people cheater in relationship. Rahu in the 7th house might also create unconventional marriages such as getting married to a foreigner, or a person belonging to another faith. When Jupiter aspect Rahu in the seventh house, there will be some sort of control over Rahu.
Ketu in the 7th House
When Ketu is in the seventh house of your birth chart, you might feel like not getting married, or even if you are married, you might see flaws in your partner. Ketu in the 7th house will create lack of interest in relationship, or desire of partnership is not that strong when Ketu is in the 7th house. Ketu in the 7th house will also create situations such as not getting away from failed relationship, not moving on from bad relationship and being stuck with the stalled relationship. There is also a desire to be independent and not trying to create strong bonding with the partner. The reason why the desire for relationship is not strong when Ketu is in the 7th house could be because of bad memories in the sub-conscious, especially from the past life.
In order to determine the positive and negative effects of the sitting planet, we also have to consider other aspects such as Ascendant sign and aspects of other planets. When Ketu is in the 7th house and the 7th house is aspected by Jupiter and/or Venus, Ketu’s effect will be minimized. Ketu is headless, therefore, it cannot see, thus it does not have graha dristhi or planet aspect. Ketu does not have aspect, but in order to determine the aspect when Ketu is setting on the 7th house, we will have to see how the Zodiac sign in the 7h house is aspecting.
While Rahu creates attachment, Ketu creates detachment. Under the influence of Rahu, an individual always wants to explore, they want to see what’s beyond. Ketu is just the opposite. When Ketu influences people, they are indifferent to the situations or even complacent, actually, there is some sort of hollowness deep inside. Rahu in the 7th house makes a person dissatisfied with the spouse, whereas Ketu is in the 7th house will create difficulty between the partners.