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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

March 23: Rahu/Ketu Change Signs!

Every 18 months 'ish, those two shadowy serpentine planets, Rahu and Ketu (north and south nodes of the Moon), change signs.

Just after midnight (PST) March 23, 2019, the nodes of the Moon made the shift into (sidereal, true node calculation for the astrologers reading this) Gemini and Sagittarius. Mark your calendars!

The movement of Rahu/Ketu is very significant because wherever the nodes of the Moon go, so goes the eclipse patterns for the next year and one-half!

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius and Sagittarius rising, take special note of this shift, as well as future eclipses!

I am offering a special Rahu/Ketu focused reading - 25 minutes for $59 (15% off my regular 30 minute session rate). This special reading will address Rahu and Ketu in your chart as well as the transiting influence of Rahu and Ketu and this major sign shift.

This reading special offering starts today through April 3 ONLY! My availability is limited, so schedule soon to secure your appointment time!

Please note! All of my forecasts are based upon eastern sidereal zodiac calculations. Your western astrology rising or Moon sign are usually (but not always) different. If you do not know your eastern calculated rising or Moon sign you can order your birth chart and planetary periods for a nominal fee.

Rahu represents tremendous unfulfilled desire from previous lifetimes. As a result is quite good for material pursuits. Where Rahu transits and where Rahu sits in the birth chart will identify which part of life this time around the wheel remains unfulfilled.

Rahu is also very creative and and innovative thinker. Particularly in Gemini, where he is very comfortable. Rahu is very unconventional and loves going against societal norms. Remember that Rahu is the head of the serpent. He has no stomach, so therefore his appetite and desires is forever unsatisfied!

The shadow side of Rahu can be greedy and opportunistic, chasing a privileged existence. Caring only for material pursuits, entirely disregarding any spiritual connection in life.

On the flip-side Ketu is extremely detached, and also very spiritual. Ketu represents the tail of the serpent. He has no head, just a heart. Ketu is very unbounded, and Ketu transits can be excellent for developing spirituality and intuition.

The shadow side of Ketu can be overly detached. Disconnected and disinterested in relationships, community and society. Ketu can convey directionless or lost behavior, remember he has no head nor eyes. Ketu can have a strong influence in this way particularly if one does not connect to their inner intuition for direction!

Ketu in the birth chart is where we are most comfortable from previous lives, and Rahu is the area of life where we really need to grow and develop in this incarnation.

Ketu in Sagittarius has the capacity to disconnect from traditional religions and dogma. Its limitlessness quality creates an unbounded and infinite spiritual connection.


Be on the lookout for my Rahu/Ketu by rising sign forecast newsletter to arrive via email in the next week or so! If you are not on my mailing list and want to sign up, you can do so here.

Copyright © 2019 by astrologer Pamela McDonough

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