Ketu, the Moon’s South Node, ruling intuition and sacrifice, is in pada one of Vishakha from August 16th to October 18th 2022, the nakshatra symbolized by a Victory Arch.
Success comes through Ketu’s power of intuition and in going beyond the material, though there are definite guidelines to follow to find success. Pada one of this nakshatra relates to Aries navamsha, the underlying chart of marriage and good fortune, so there’s an added focus on action and energy over and above Ketu’s already Mars-like nature.
You can be dynamic and ambitious through this transit, but it’s essential to follow a plan and not simply chase your goals blindly. Ketu is symbolized by a serpent’s tail, with no head, so while you have plenty of energy, you also can sabotage, or simply exhaust yourself needlessly.
Better to channel your motivation into the arts and creativity, along with spirituality and your quest for liberation. This nakshatra is ruled by Indragni, a combination of Indra, King of the Gods and Agni, the embodiment of sacred fire, so you can achieve purification through work and exercise, on the way to ultimate victory.
Vishakha’s Shakti or unique power is to ‘Achieve Many Fruits in Life’, and your underlying competitive streak expresses itself in an unusual way. There may be a tension between your desire to follow your heart versus pressure to comply with bosses and officials, and also between the material and spiritual.
It isn’t easy to express your career path in conventional terms, and your desire for inner peace may be mistaken for lack of focus. There is also a balance to strike between Ketu in Libra and this Mars-governed domain, where you decide whether to take charge in a relationship or respond to somebody else’s first romantic move.