Union of Rahu and Ketu
So I have a simple question for you all, is the point of venturing to Rahu, the fulfillment of the desires in Ketu?
Like for example: At the more superficial level, someone with Sag Ketu in the 9th might have a grand vision, but Ketu being the supreme liberator, it is never enough, so the way those ideals would be realized, is by putting the self-effort through trial and error to make them come into fruition (Gemini Rahu in the 3rd).
It almost seems like the union of the nodes is what all of the spirituality points to. Ketu is the past, Rahu the future, but their union is freedom from that, leaving only the eternal present moment, which is absolute and total liberation. And this brings up the main question, cuz Ketu's ultimate desire is liberation, right? So the entire point of Rahu is really just for Ketu to evolve it's own perspectives.
Correct me if I'm wrong but it's what I'm getting from the Healing with Rahu and Ketu courses.
I made a reply to this and deleted it after further consideration, hopefully this will be a better response. I have Ketu in Sag. and Rahu in Gemini with a different house axis. FIRST - if Rahu has more graha's situated near it, OR Rahu dasa comes early in life the individual will experience more Rahu than Ketu and be familiar with it when it matures, and vice versa. Also, conjunctions will shift the pattern slightly, so every chart is somewhat different. Upon Ketu maturation, there will likely NOT be a "choice" to experience Rahu, life will throw you there willing or not.
It does seem like Ketu has "desires", but I think that what feels like a desire for Ketu is actually Rahu/Gemini devouring anything that comes insight of the axis. I recall from one of the courses, Ernst commenting that he "loves Rahu Gemini people", because they will buy all his books, so it's good for HIS bank account!*(Not mine - LOL) There is a cliché' about jack of all trades master of none, have you heard this? In the case of Sag Ketu X Gemini Rahu, I think this is a "focused" example of that phrase. Focus being on the house associated with Ketu and Rahu being the "jack". I believe in order to create union with this axis, Rahu needs to settle down and THROUGHLY learn and gain skills in what inspires the individual, live in dharma with the skills and knowledge behind it, not dabbling in knowing a little bit about everything related to ketu domain.
If this is personal to you perhaps you will relate, if not here is an example. As a Rahu Gemini in 12th, I can promise you that I have given away more books than I have read, and taken more classes, seminars or trainings than I will ever revisit or master. Before age 45+/- information was my "junk food" and it was all consumption but not true knowledge or skill. Now that I am beyond Ketu/Rahu maturation I see the error of my ways, and perhaps still have enough life to heal that.
For any individual with a Ketu/Sag/9th X Rahu/Gemini/3rd I would think has looked at many philosophies/ideas/religions/political ideals but never developed a deep knowledge of them or the will and skill to practice or perhaps communicate them. I hope this helps, or that someone that has a deeper understanding can offer a better explanation.
The goal of Ketu is 100% okayness with ourselves. When that happens, we can be okay with ANYTHING that happens in the ketu house. So for a person who has ketu in the 7th, once they are okay with themselves, no matter WHAT their partner does, they are okay with it. And vice versa, if they are bothered by things their partner does, it shows they are not okay with themselves. So whatever house ketu is in, we cant be okay with that house until we are okay with ourselves. Rahu and going to the rahu house gives us the neccessary perspective to see the things we need to see about yourselves in order to be okay with ourselves. So we can say, the desire of ketu is to be at peace instead of critical, insecure, or doubting about the ketu house, and that only happens when the real goal of ketu is achieved, being 100% ok with oneself.
Its essential to ALWAYS look at this.
It almost seems like the union of the nodes is what all of the spirituality points to.
This is my conclusion as well. It would seem that this would be beyond notions of liberation or bondage, rather wholeness as a fluctuating indeterminacy.