Generally, Ketu is considered as a malefic planet in astrology for all ascendants. It is the karaka for separation, isolation and sudden events in a native’s life.
Therefore, the placement of Ketu in 7th house cannot be considered good unless there are some benefic aspects of planets like Jupiter.
Now before diving into the topic, let us understand the significance of 7th house in astrology.
The seventh house from the ascendant in a chart represents marriage, bonding, partnerships and business ventures. Being just opposite to the ascendant (self), it represents the outside world.
It is the house of the spouse and in combination with the 8th house, it represents marital happiness. Being 10th from the 10th house, it is the second house for career.
Venus and Mercury is the natural ruler of the 7th house. It also represents the lower part of the body below the naval region, especially the reproductive organs.
Since, we have understood the planet Ketu and the significance of 7th house, we will move further with the topic as to how this placement will affect the native.
This placement of Ketu is not good for marriage prospects. It can make the people uninterested in marriage or they might be looking for a partner which might never exist. If married, then there are chances that marital pleasures would be absent in the life of the native.
In the worst case, people with Ketu in 7th house with other bad planetary placements can end up the marriage in divorce. There are instances of multiple marriages due to this placement. As Ketu is detachment, person with this placement can totally abstain themselves from marriage.
Ketu’s placement in 7th bhava is also not good for people having businesses and can make the native uninterested in business or finally leaving it.
People don’t actively participate in business management activities which can lead to its failure.Even if a person undertakes a business with this placement, it is recommended that he should not enter into any business partnerships and should handle it solely on his own.
Any business partnership done can lead to a legal fight between the partners and can dissolute the business entity.
This placement can also affect the health of a native adversely and he can develop problems related to reproductive organs of the body.
The 5th aspect falls on the 11th house and this can make the person isolated from his networks and social circles.
It can adversely affect the relationship with his elder sibling. Even in a vibrant and energetic environment full of people, he will stay aloof in his own world.
The 7th aspect is right on the ascendant house which has Rahu posited in it. Now, this is a difficult position, as there is a constant push and pulls between the two opposite energies.
Here a person reciprocates on being single at a particular time and at the other time he thinks of getting into a relationship. Sometimes, he becomes self-obsessed and sometimes he looks for a partnership.
Although Ketu in 7th house keeps him away from marriage but Rahu in the first house keeps a native hooked on the thought of getting a soulmate, which is most of the time hypothetical.
The 11th aspect of Ketu on the third house can limit the communication behaviour of the native. He may either not take part in communication or will be having problems in communicating his thoughts to the outside world.
But if the aspect of Ketu is benefic on the 3rd house, this may produce world class writers. This aspect can also create problems with the younger siblings in the family.
A native with this placement may either don’t have good relations with his younger brother or he won’t have any younger siblings.
Ketu in the marriage house will definitely lead to lot of frustrations for a native. Even if the native gets married, the Mahadasha and Antardasha of Ketu can bring about disharmony in the marital life, and in the worst case scenario, it can lead to divorce.
But, if the 7th house is well aspected by benefic planets like Jupiter or Venus, then any such problems with your spouse will get reduced. So, the charts have to be checked for all the aspects on 7th house before coming to any conclusion.
Since, 7th house is the house of business too, so a bad Ketu can bring problems in your business ventures. People with this placement should not opt for business. Even if they are involved in any business activities, they should completely do it on their own, without getting into any sorts of partnerships.