The south node of the Moon, Ketu will move into Hasta Nakshatra on March 4th and will stay there until November 11th, 2024.

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Significance of Ketu’s Transit

  • Ketu operates through the Nakshatras (connection with the Moon) and Rahu operates through the signs (connection with the Sun). The impact of Ketu’s transit through Nakshatras should be analyzed from both the Ascendant (Lagna) and the Moon sign (Chandra Lagna).
  • As Ketu transits a Nakshatra, it signifies a period of completion in areas of life governed by that Nakshatra, potentially bringing about changes that are meant to spur growth.
  • Ketu’s transit through a Nakshatra may introduce unusual or unconventional experiences related to the attributes and themes of that Nakshatra, challenging us to explore beyond traditional boundaries
  • Transit Ketu’s alignment with other planets in the natal chart can trigger deep reflection, potential realization of latent talents, and a profound reconnection with one’s karmic journey. These effects are strongly influenced by the our overall karmic path.

Hasta Nakshatra

  • Hasta Nakshatra, positioned entirely within the zodiac sign of Virgo, embodies the essence and intricacies of its symbol, the hand, reflecting dexterity, skill, and the power to achieve and manifest.
  • Governed by Mercury, Hasta exhibits a strong mental and intellectual bent. It fosters analytical and detailed-oriented thinking, precision in communication, and a preference for practical and tangible outcomes.
  • The influence of the Moon as Hasta’s ruling planet accentuates the need for emotional stability and security. Activities that allow for emotional expression through hands-on engagement are particularly resonant with this nakshatra’s energy.
  • An obsession with timekeeping, punctuality, and routine is a hallmark of Hasta’s influence. This nakshatra emphasizes the efficient and disciplined use of time, mirroring the meticulous and orderly nature of Virgo.
  • Hasta has a profound connection to divination, astrology, and the interpretation of fate. The open hand symbolizes an openness to destiny, while also suggesting the ability to alter one’s path through skill and effort.
  • Besides the open hand, Hasta is also symbolized by a clenched fist, representing secrecy, determination, and the potential for both positive unity and negative greed or manipulation.
  • Hasta is associated with Savitur, the Vedic solar deity invoked with the most powerful Gayatri Mantra. Savitur is connected to the first rays of the rising sun. This connection underscores themes of initiation, creativity, and power.

Ketu in Hasta Nakshatra

  • The emotional influence of the Moon over Hasta combined with Ketu’s tendency for intensity could lead to periods of emotional volatility. However, these fluctuations can also bring profound insights and personal growth.
  • This transit is an excellent time for healing, especially from past traumas or issues that have been held tightly. Ketu in Hasta encourages the release of old patterns, facilitating a process of deep healing and purification.
  • The emphasis on skill and dexterity under Hasta’s influence, combined with Ketu’s introspective nature helps us to discover our own abilities to manifest and create.
  • Ketu’s transit can amplify the Hasta traits of meticulousness, discretion, and a focus on purity. This period may see a heightened emphasis on cleanliness, order, and ethical or moral standards in various spheres of life.
  • This period encourages a return to roots while also seeking to understand the modern world. Ancient meets Modern is the perfect way to explain this.
  • What constitutes individual success and achievement may be redefined and re-evaluated during this transit.
  • The hands can become powerful tools for healing, channeling spiritual energy to restore balance and harmony. Practitioners of reiki, pranic healing, or other forms of energy healing may find their abilities enhanced under Ketu’s influence, as it deepens their connection to intuitive and subconscious realms.
  • Ketu’s transit may inspire individuals to channel their spiritual insights and visions into physical form through artistic endeavors. This can include drawing, painting, sculpting, or crafting, where the hands serve as the medium to translate ethereal ideas into tangible artworks.
  • Activities that require manual dexterity, such as yoga (particularly hand mudras), martial arts, or even ritualistic practices, can become more significant. These practices might offer pathways to deeper spiritual experiences, as Ketu encourages a detachment from material concerns in favor of spiritual growth.

Remedies – Ketu in Hasta Nakshatra

  1. Begin each day by bringing your hands together in front of your eyes upon waking. Gently gaze at them and recite the powerful mantra, “Karagre Vasate Lakshmi, Karamadhye Saraswati, Karamule Tu Govinda, Prabhate Karadarshanam.” This mantra signifies that our hands help us to create wealth and prosperity (Lakshmi) with our Skill and wisdom (Saraswati) but Lord Vishnu is the root of everything and we cannot succeed without honouring HIM.
  2. Hasta’s symbol is the hands, you can perform Ganesha Mudra (hand gestures) to honor Lord Ganesha who is the deity of Ketu. See below for instructions on how to perform Ganesha Mudra.
  3. On Tuesdays and during the Moon’s transit through Hasta Nakshatra, engage in a meditative practice of painting or drawing Lord Ganesha using golden hues.
  4. You can also write your personalized Ganesha Mantra every day in the morning after your shower. This mantra is selected based on Ketu’s placement in your birth chart. This practice, known as Likhita Japa, is a powerful way to internalize the mantra’s vibrations and helps to remove obstacles.

For more powerful and personalized remedies based on your birth chart and the houses/planets affected by this transit download the align27 app. With its precision-focused Rituals section, the align27 app provides personalized timely practices and remedies that you can do to make the best use of this transit!

How to perform Ganesha Mudra

  1. With your left hand, place your palm in front of your chest, Thumb pointing upwards.
  2. Take your right hand and place it in front of the left with your right palm facing you and Thumb pointing downwards.
  3. Lock your fingers together and gently pull your hands apart without releasing the grip.
  4. Keep your eyes closed and Take few deep breaths in and out while doing this. You can do it for 2 or 3 minutes.