Exaltation and Debilitation of Nodes

There remains a continuous discussion regarding exaltation and debilitation signs of Rahu & Ketu. Many Astrologers are of the view that they are neither exalted nor debilitated. They are just there. Majority of Astrologers take Rahu's exaltation sign as Taurus and debilitation sign as Scorpio. They take Ketu's exaltation sign as Scorpio and debilitation sign as Taurus. I was reading another book recently on nodes and it changed many a things for Rahu & Ketu, from their own & mool trikon to exaltation and debilitation sign.

I think this confusion was supposed to be there as nodes themselves represent confusion. So, there has to be some confusion in interpreting them.

I feel that rather than focusing on where nodes are exalted r debilitated, if we can fix on what is the nature of nodes then it will be easier to understand them.

Rahu is known to explode things or blow things out of proportion, in any house or sign it sits.

Ketu is known to implode things or makes a person go inwards related to the house or sign it sits.

Now, if we just keep this basic trait of nodes in mind then it is easier to understand why majority of Astrologers consider Rahu as exalted in Taurus & debilitated in Scorpio and why Ketu is exalted in Scorpio & debilitated in Taurus.

Taurus is sign of wealth & assets and if Rahu is there then it can explode person's wealth and make him extra rich. Hence, they considered Rahu in Taurus as exalted. 

Scorpio is sign of sudden events & chaos and if Rahu is there then it can explode the chaotic events and instabilities in life.

Likewise, Ketu represents going deep inwards and as Scorpio is sign of research, Ketu gets best environment in Scorpio to go deep inside in research. Hence, Ketu is exalted in Scorpio. 

Taurus is sign of wealth for which Ketu doesn't have much attachment. Hence, Ketu is debilitated in Taurus.

But as always, every position has good/bad impact. Rahu in Taurus can make someone spendthrift too and Rahu in Scorpio can create a perfect mystic. Likewise, Ketu in Scorpio can create someone who can commit crimes too and Ketu in Taurus can be a person very good with financial research.

So, rather than confusing ourselves as to where nodes are getting exalted or debilitated, if we can focus on their function in each and every sign/house then life can be easy for us. In any house or sign, Rahu will just explode things and in any house or sign, Ketu will just implode things. Keep this thing as simple as this because even if we give exaltation or debilitation to nodes, the end result is only exploding of certain things or imploding of certain things, as the case may be.

So again, little clarification on yesterday's live session on Rahu MD.

Rahu is considered as exalted in Taurus and debilitated in Scorpio. Some authors have considered Rahu as exalted in Gemini and debilitated in Sagittarius. There is one more group which says that Rahu is exalted in Leo.

As I see, we need not to assign exaltation and debilitation to Rahu & Ketu. If we just remember that Rahu explodes things related to sign it is placed in and Ketu implodes things related to sign it is placed in then it is more than useful.

Now, why these exaltation and debilitation were given to nodes?

Taurus is sign of Wealth and Rahu in Taurus is going to explode the wealth, i.e. person can become very rich when Rahu is in Taurus. Now, as 99% population loves wealth, luxuries and lavish life, it is obvious that people will think that it is better to have Rahu in Taurus. "For their way of thinking", Rahu is exalted in Taurus.

Likewise, Scorpio is sign of instability and ups & downs. Rahu in Scorpio will explode instability and ups & downs in person's life. Again, most of us would love to have an stable life. None of us like instabilities. Hence, because of our fear of instabilities, Rahu in Scorpio became debilitated.

But if we see closely, Rahu is doing same thing in both signs. It is exploding the results. The difference in results is because of nature and things represented by signs, and not because of Rahu. Rahu is functioning as is in all signs.

Again, those people, who think that Rahu is exalted in Gemini, might be in love of travelling, collection of information or entrepreneurship. So, they thought that Rahu is best when it is in Gemini.

Likewise, the most creative people might have thought that Rahu is exalted in Leo as it enhances someone's creativity.

So, just keep it simple that Rahu or Ketu are neither exalted nor debilitated and not even in friendly or enemy signs. They are just exploding (Rahu) or imploding (Ketu) the results of the sign they are in.

The reason why I am stressing on this point is that once we get into exaltation/debilitation understanding of planets then automatically mind works in the arena of Good and Bad. We start thinking that Rahu in Scorpio is bad because they say it is debilitated but same Rahu in Scorpio can make a perfect mystic too. Hence, just understand that they are just exploding (Rahu) or imploding (Ketu) the results of the sign they are in.




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