Rahu-Ketu Peyarchi 2023


8 October 2023

Rahu and Ketu are shadow planets, known by their effects – effects on individuals and their life paths, effects on the trajectory of nations. On 8th October 2023, Rahu and Ketu will change signs, called peyarchi. At this time of peyarchi or changing of signs, the effects of Rahu and Ketu are felt strongly. Puttaparthi Agastya Nadi Astrologer Sai Bharathi will be conducting puja to counteract effects of peyarchi on specific Moon signs and Sun signs.

The scriptures and sastras speak of symbolisms of Rahu and Ketu. Rahu and Ketu are head and tail of the dragon. Rahu is the head. He takes risks and wins big at the start. His pathway is privilege via glamour and prestige. He impresses the audience with clever acts, His capacity, His awesome ability. Yet just when He is within arm’s reach of having achieved His goal, Rahu falls. Ketu is the tail. Ketu-people are scattered by nature, they do not communicate in a coherent, contiguous manner. They are turned inwards and contemplate life from a deep level within. They flap in the air like a tattered flag, signalling abandonment and impermanence. They seem to be aimless, without anchor, without inner compass, following no direction.

Arthava Veda gives the following mantra:

May we get welfare from the planets and Moon. May we get welfare from the Sun as well as Rahu

The shadow planets affect the destiny of nations, in particular, and more so when they change signs, peyarchi. Rahu affects a lot of the natal chart, aspecting 5, 7 and 9 signs from its location. Ketu, having no head, some say there is no drishti from Ketu; other sacred sources reveal that Ketu has the same drishti as Rahu. Strong effect comes when Ketu changes signs. The same effect when Rahu changes signs.

Rahu is currently transiting Aries where it is in Ashwini nakshatra. On 8th October 2023, Rahu will transit to Meena rasi (Pisces), Revati nakshatra. This will bring an end to Guru Chandala Yoga, which has afflicted individuals and nations for many months, due the conjunction of Rahu and Jupiter. For a long time, Rahu has been residing in Aries, a fire sign. As Aries is the natural 1st house, the significators of personality, brain, head and tanu bhava – the human body – have all been influnced by Rahu. Moving to Meena – Pisces, the natural 12th house, Rahu will take up the significance of Pisces: the end of things, incarceration, hospitalisation, sacred retreats, the ashrama for sanyasins and loss of monies. The 12th house is a house of unforseen expenditures. Rahu and expenditure, you ask? Rahu is charakaraka, giver of fraud, deception, deceits, personal and professional advance by any means: so Rahu in the natural 12th house requires some consideration, some appeasement, some management of the sacred kind: join the puja below.

Ketu is currently transiting Libra. On 8th October 2023, Ketu will transit to the sign of Virgo (Kanya), Chitra nakshatra (ruled by Mars. This is a somewhat strong placement for Ketu, as the rule in jyotish is Ketu vat Kuja, Ketu behaves like Mars. In Virgo, Ketu will be ruled by Mercury: Mercury is neutral to Ketu; vice-versa, Ketu is netural to Mercury. It is taught by some jyotishas that Ketu is well placed in Virgo and performs strongly. In Virgo, the natural 6th house, attention must be paid to the significations of the 6th: illness, enemies, surgery, community service, misunderstandings with brothers, tenants and servants. Due the loss of focus by Ketu (focus is internal, detached from the outer world, and moreover, detached from awareness of bodily ailments and illnesses) it is meet and fitting to propitiate Ketu for a good transit in Virgo.

Rahu and Ketu are important points of inner transformation in the human person. When these two planets cause eclipses, the light is eclipsed within the human and energy emerges from the darkness of unconsious to the conscious mind. This energy causes interruption, irruption of normal balance and integration is needed. As the signs affect the planets abilities to cast energies, it is important to know what effect this will have on your rising Moon and your Sun sign. Remedial action may be necessary when the Rahu – Ketu axis moves into dusthana houses in your chart. The 12th and 6th houses are dusthana – houses of adversity, suffering, and the difficulties faced in life. To this end, Puttaparthi Agastya Nadi Jyotisha (Agastya Nadi Astrologer) Sai Bharathi will undertake sacred offerings at two temples for remedies needed.


Thirunageswaram Raghu Temple

On this auspicious occasion, Agastya Year: Subakiruthu; Tamil Month: Purattasi; Tamil Date: 21st in the star of Ashwini 1st Part to Revati
Time: Sunday; 3:35pm
Star of Ashwini, 1st Pada, to Revati, 4th Pada
Rahu: From Aries to Pisces
Ketu: From Libra to Virgo Chitra Naskshatra, 2nd Pada

Both temple (Rahu and Ketu) peyarchi pujas will be held on the same date : 08 October 2023 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Pooja will be held on 08 October 2023 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm On this auspicious occasion,Archana (prayers), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions) and Puja (offerings) will be performed to Lord RAHU Bhagavan at THIRUNAGESWARAM TEMPLE,Tamil nadu and for LORD KETU Bhagavan at KEELA PERUMPALLAM Temple.


Ketu Temple at Keela Perumpallam

WHO Should Participate?

Persons having the following MOON SIGNS below will also obtain benefit with completion of Archana (Rahu japam 18,000 and Ketu Japam 7,000), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Ejamansya Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions), and Ganapathy Puja (offerings) to propitiate Lord Rahu and Lord Ketu:

Favourable MOON Signs:


WHO Will Also Benefit in Participating?
(Unfavourable MOON SIGNS)

Persons having the following MOON SIGNS below will also obtain benefit with completion of Archana (prayers), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions), and Puja (offerings) to propitiate Lord Rahu and Lord Ketu.


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Join this Sacred Activity for Rahu-Ketu Transit (peyarchi)

Step 1: Send Email stating your wish to participate in Archana (prayers), Abhishekam (pouring of libations amidst chanting of mantras), Homam (ritual offerings to fire), Sankalpam (sacred resolutions and intentions), and Puja (offerings). YOU MUST WRITE YOUR NAME, MOON SIGN AND SUN SIGN.

Step 2: Make Payment via Paypal using the link below:

(note, payment is to Sai Bliss Center)

Thanks and Best Regards,
Sai Bharathi
Agasthya Astrologer


Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba of Puttaparthy, Loka Natha



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