This amulet is intended to effect the placement of Ketu in the individuals astrological makeup. Ketu is not a physical heavenly body, it is a shadow planet which represents the placement of the descending lunar node. This is due to the fact that Ketu moves retrograde against the orbit of planets and the moon. Therefore, the shadow planet is really the place in space which eclipses occur. This blocks the energy of the Moon in the individual. If freed, however, Ketu grants us occult knowledge as well as separation of material connection – liberating us from Samsara.
Ketu is considered a lesser malefic entity along with Saturn and Mars. Another name for Ketu is the “Dragon’s Tail”. This shadow planet is also associated with comets and asteroids. For this reason, Ketu is most often depicted as having a human torso with a long snake or fish-like tale. Due to the separation of Rahu and Ketu by Vishnu, Ketu has no head at all and Rahu has no body.
Ketu is often represented by lunar eclipses. It is more accurate to say that Ketu is the shadow which descends into the mind itself during a lunar eclipse. To work with Ketu means to unblock the clear mind (Moon) and move beyond the limitations of Ketu which are often karmic in nature. Ketu holds the keys to both ascending or descending in spiritual knowledge. Ketu is also associated with clairvoyance and intuition.
On an individual astrological level, Ketu does not have a specific ruler. Rather, the house in which Ketu falls into effects the display of Ketu and is ruled by the planet it shares a house with. The more planets Ketu resides next to in any given house amplifies the effects of Ketu. Every amulet will effect the wearer in a different way.
The reverse of the amulet holds the yantra of Ketu. All numbers across and diagonal in the square add up to 39. This yantra promotes moksha, heals karmic wounds, sharpens the perception and concentration.
The pewter is darkened and weathered to give the amulet an ancient aura.
Handcast pewter amulet, consecrated to the lunar sphere of the Ketu.
Comes hung with black cord.
Approximately 2 x 2 inches, 2.5 oz