A Cycle of Self-Determination: Rahu in Aries, Ketu in Libra 2022 – 2023

The nodes of the moon always transit in retrograde. Rahu will move from Taurus to Aries and Ketu from Scorpio to Libra on 16 March 2022, and will remain there until 28 November 2023. 

Rahu in Aries is the beginning of the zodiacal chart offering stronger focus and motivation. Ketu in Libra is seeking balance and higher standards. As a collective, we will be reflecting on making choices that provide the best and highest outcome. We will question what we need to release to elevate our lives.

A Step Back In Time
It takes eighteen years for the nodes to transit all twelve zodiac signs. They were last in this position 5 September 2003 – 24 March 2005. Similar patterns you dealt with then may appear differently now, but are still opportunities for change and growth. Being aware of the past helps us make different choices so we can live in the present with more confidence.

Rahu is always guiding us towards a goal, often material. In Aries, it will pass through Krittika, Bharani, and Ashwini nakshatras offering a tremendous push to purify our lives so something can be reborn to heal at the individual and collective levels. 

Ketu wants us to let go, but there may be thoughts of indecision between keeping the old ways of life and stepping outside the comfort zone towards something new. There may be hesitation about doing the hard work needed in order for the new ideals to work as Ketu in Libra moves through Vishakha, Swati, and Chitra.

Overall, Rahu and Ketu at this time is helping the collective to be decisive about desires and attain them.

Individual Affects On Life
Rahu and Ketu aspects several signs, so there will be an additional push from Rahu to be seen, creative, and optimistic. Ketu will usher in humanitarianism, having new experiences, and living healthier.

On a personal level, the Rahu and Ketu will affect life according to where Aries and Libra are in the sidereal natal chart. Check from the ascendant for where it will show up. The moon sign will indicate thoughts and emotions. Use the free Cosmic Insights app to know where they are in the chart.

Rahu/ North Node in Aries 

Ascendant & Moon SignHouseAspects
Aries1Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents
Taurus12Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles 
Gemini11Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations
Cancer10Legacy, public life, career, father (as an authority figure), boss, mentor
Leo9Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, father (as a teacher/guide), in-laws, step-children
Virgo8Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners
Libra7Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews
Scorpio 6Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles 
Sagittarius 5Entertainment, being seen (tv, stage, film), children, artistic projects, startup companies, speculative gains (stock market)
Capricorn 4Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother
Aquarius 3Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins
Pisces 2Money, possessions, personal values, self-worth, food, personal pleasures



Ketu/ South Node in Libra 

Ascendant & Moon SignHouseAspects
Aries7Romantic relationships, business negotiations, equal exchange of energy between two people, sexual relationships, maternal grandparents, nieces and nephews
Taurus6Work, health and wellness, service to others, competitors, co-workers, employees, maternal aunts and uncles 
Gemini5Entertainment, being seen (tv, stage, film), children, artistic projects, startup companies, speculative gains (stock market)
Cancer4Real estate, home, emotional anchor (place), nurturing, private life, mother
Leo3Communication, listening, learning, working with the hands, siblings, neighbors, cousins
Virgo2Money, possessions, personal values, self-worth, food, personal pleasures
Libra1Identity, self, ego, physical body, how perceived by others, paternal grandparents
Scorpio 12Personal retreat, meditation, seclusion/isolation, jail/prison, dreams, imagination, foreign travel, paternal aunts and uncles 
Sagittarius 11Social groups, friends, allies, charitable organizations
Capricorn 10Legacy, public life, career, father (as an authority figure), boss, mentor
Aquarius 9Spiritual beliefs, teaching, teachers, publishing, broadcasting, short long distance travel, father (as a teacher/guide), in-laws, step-children
Pisces 8Transformation, the occult, death, inheritance, hidden things/ secrets, business partners

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