There is a common belief that Rahu and Ketu never helps in life. But, I take a different stand on this and would like to mention based on my experience of 20 years that Ketu has an ability to bring sudden money and wealth to the person. Ketu planet creates sudden events and random incidents in human life. Eight house is also a house of sexual pleasure hence such people can develop good connect with opposite sex and can get benefited through their influence. They in fact command the love and affection of women. They have attraction and therefore, they always leave an impression on those to whom they meet. Many Astrologers have focused only on the gloomy side of Ketu in 8th house, but I have seen many people with Ketu in 8th house, who have earned wonderful in their life during Ketu period. Lady luck is a reality in life of such people and they are blessed by some influential men and women of their society, state and nation also.
Rags to Riches is a Reality
If you have heard about anyone who have been drastically benefited by share market, IPO or equity, Ketu has the ability to do so being in 8th house. So, yes there are many ascendants where Ketu in 8th house may give adverse results but it will also bring exciting news, pleasant surprises and wealth in your life. Such people have good relationship with women and they enjoy their company. People with Ketu in 8th house is strong in terms of intuition and they have interest in occult as well. They can easily understand the negativity. Such individuals also have ability to be great preacher, saint and religious mentor. If Aspected by Mercury or Venus, rise and wealth is indicated after middle age and the person becomes more confident as he enters into middle age.
In one of the cases, I found that the person with this placement who was jobless and was badly in terms of financial condition, got sudden top position in an organization and became very powerful suddenly, such people destiny can create miracles for them and has capability to attract top position, celebrity state for them if other planets too are favorable. In this case it was also observed that person top job from that organization was lost also suddenly and in a surprising manner, but again after sometime, that person got a top position. Hence, it was found that he had been at the helm of affairs and a popular face all the time. If he would have been worked for pacifying Ketu planet, his growth, success and achievements would have certainly been significant. He is still a respectable person and in a celebrity status at present only thing is that he has changed profession several times.
People with Ketu in 8th house and Stock Exchange
Since, this is the time of many markets like India to emerge and grow, people investing in share market, IPO and equity have great probability of earning because market trends for stocks are also supportive and Ketu indicates sudden wealth. The only concern for individuals with Ketu in 8th house is they should avoid unethical and illegitimate means, Ketu works like a saint, if you follow true path, it will give immense, if you follow untrue path, it may ruin your life. There is relationship between people who are born on 7th , 16th , 25th of any month and Ketu planet , as per theory of numerology , number 7 symbolizes Ketu planet and therefore people with number 7 may witness lot of incidents in their life that are surprising. There was a real case where the girl birth number was 7th October hence birth number is 7 and the Ketu planet was malefic for her, her marriage was cancelled after engagement during Ketu Mahadasha, hence the effect of Ketu is so strong. In this case Ketu placement in 8th house was not a point but Ketu was malefic and that lead to attract break ups in her life.It was also learnt that she had several break ups in the past and all used to happen suddenly.
Ketu Mahadasha Can Bring Illicit Relationship
Ketu mahadasha, if Ketu is malefic may prompt to get indulged into wrong, immoral and unethical acts like illicit or extra marital relationships, if the placement of Ketu is in 8th house, for such people, there comes possibility of sudden closeness with a woman also some intimate relationship may happen. Though, one should try to be low profile and avoid illicit relationship if Ketu Mahadasha is going on, this helps in connecting with someone which may go long.
Though for illicit relationship, Venus position is also important, for example if Venus is placed in 12th house and Ketu is in 8th house for Virgo Ascendant may give multiple illicit relationship for the person at different point of time. Such person may be emotional but also indecisive because of Ketu in 8th house. Such person takes lot of time to take decision and that leads to making him indecisive in every part of life.
Remedies for Making Ketu Favorable
My personal experience while handling cases is that people with malefic Ketu and during its Dasha may also face illusions and may have unusual experiences, but there is nothing to worry about it as the seven year Ketu Dasha gets over, such experiences ends and person may be happy in life. Ketu is a tail and shadow kind hence, it benefits and harms but both occurs indirectly.
Please note that Ketu is a planet which supports solitude, spirituality, to be grounded and low profile. It teaches to surrender completely and surrendering during this period really helps a lot. Prayers, meditation etc are helpful in making Ketu favorable. This is why Ketu importance cannot be negated.
In addition to that we should offer biscuits to street Dogs and one can have routine to offer the same, it helps in minimizing Ketu related negative energy. Chanting with Ketu mantra with sufficient number of havan helps in minimizing ill effect of Ketu on individual life.