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Ketu's Link with Maslow's Need Hierarchy Theory

How can we define Ketu in Management terms? Ketu acts as a braking system which prevents you in your progress towards the material world. It’s not necessarily bad as it may be the best thing for you if you want to become a Virtual Priest or a Sadhu. However, if you are in a Job, Business or profession, you have to deal in clear terms with the tendencies which become hurdles in your material progress. The common symptoms of Ketu impacting your life are “feeling unsatisfied with your current profession or Job, feeling depressed about your future, ideas in your mind which find ethical faults in your profession, having the urge to leave everything and settle in Himalayas or a peaceful place, having sudden and extreme religious tendencies, developing a sense of hatred towards the material World”. If you already have earned enough in your life, or have already discharged your duties towards your family, go ahead with these feelings and enjoy the rest of your life in peace. If you are still young and are yet to achieve your material Goals in life, you need to take these tendencies head on. While traditional Astrology depends solely on Mahadasha or Antardasha of Ketu in personal Horoscope, Management Astrology takes in to account the diagnosis (through one’s behavior), looks at the Mahadasha and Antardasha of the Horoscope of your Industry type/ Product Type/ Company specific Horoscope, and also takes into account the Horoscope of our Society (Traditional Astrology is ignorant about these aspects).

The remedy lies in Maslow’s need hierarchy theory, which is also supported by logic from Numerology. Before moving ahead on this, let’s understand logically the reason behind such tendencies. Ketu Mahadasha or Antardasha is preceded by Mercury’s and succeeded by Venus’s Mahadasha/ Antardasha. Mercury is materialism and Practicality, and last stage of this Mahadasha/ Antardasha belongs to Saturn. Those who understand Astrology will understand the tendency of Saturn to take the situations to a large scale. In Management terms, excess of everything is bad. Thus, when materialism and practicality reach enormous proportions, the natural tendency of a human being is to take a step back (the quantum of this step back varies from person to person). This step back is dangerous if the quantum is big, happens early in your life when you are yet to achieve your material goals. Important to note is that Ketu’s Mahadasha/ Antardasha is succeeded by Venus which will again take you towards materialism. Thus, if you treat Ketu as a temporary pause, and manage it well, you are ready to enjoy comforts of life during Venus’s Mahadasha/ Antardasha. If it is a bigger pause, and results in material detachment, you struggle during Venus’s Mahadasha/ Antardasha.

If you have studied Management or Psychology, you must have heard about Maslow’s need Hierarchy theory. For those who are unaware, Abraham Maslow proposed a Theory of Motivation in 1943, which describes how a Human grows and gets motivated in his life to achieve various needs. He describes various levels of needs, starting with Physiological needs like food, shelter, sleep, clothing, and physical desires. Physiological needs form the basic level of need hierarchy. In Astrology, these needs are represented by Venus. Next in the level of needs is Safety needs, then Love/ Belongingness, Self-Esteem, Self-Actualization, and then on the top is Self-transcendence (added in the later years). Self-Transcendence means devoting one’s life towards selfless concern and spiritualism. In Hindu Religion, Self-Transcendence is known as the Journey towards Moksha. In pure management terms, Moksha is when you start feeling that you have achieved every Goal in your life. And interestingly, in Astrology, Ketu leads you towards Moksha. Now let’s come back again to Mahadasha/ Antardasha. In Vedic Astrology, Vishmottri Dasha (cycle of Mahadasha’s in a set Chronology) starts with Ketu and ends at Mercury, which doesn’t necessarily mean the end of life, but start of a new cycle. And important to note is that Moksha is nothing but highest state of mind and Self-transcendence is also the highest state of mind. Even more interesting is that Ketu in Astrology is not a real planet, but an imaginary planet, which again indicates towards State of Mind.  My question is how is the chronology of Vishmottri Dasha similar to the chronology of Maslow’s need hierarchy theory? Just for the information of the readers, the Chronology of Vishmottri Mahadashas is Ketu, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury, and this chronology has a direct co-relation with the chronology of needs mentioned in Maslow’s need hierarchy (will discuss this in detail through a separate Blog-Post. I have mentioned a small bit in my previous posts). Then a new cycle starts again with Ketu. Does it prove the scientific basis of Astrological Calculations?

The real problem starts when Mahadasha of Ketu falls right in the middle of our productive years. And why Mahadasha, we all go through Antardasha and Pratyantar Dasha of Ketu several times in our life. And icing on the Cake is present Mahadasha of Mercury in our society which denotes rapid ups and downs. In Management terms, Ketu is said to impact your life when you start shifting your life goals from materialism towards spiritualism. Have you heard the famous dialogue in Indian Society “Sab Moh Maya Hai”? If this dialogue starts attracting you in the middle of your productive years, it’s high time that you start managing your Ketu. And how does one do it? Since Ketu denotes end of a cycle and beginning of a new cycle (Transition period), the answer lies in again starting with the basic needs mentioned in Maslow’s need hierarchy theory like love for an even better house, love for even better clothing and so on. Never let Ketu de-motivate you. Important to remember is that Ketu is again followed by Venus, which will necessarily take you back again into the material world. And if you waste those precious years of Ketu, you will have to repent in Venus’s period. Ketu’s purpose is only to give you a reality check, to put a little break to materialism so that you can set higher material goals in life.

Now a little bit of Numerology. Ketu is denoted by number 7. The Physiological needs I mentioned above are represented by Venus and the number is 6. The idea is to add Venus to Ketu, and the equation is

7+6 = 13 which when further added gives Number 4. Rahu denotes number 4 which means an extreme form of materialism. So, an effective way to manage our Ketu is to keep us motivated towards materialism by setting higher materialistic Goals. If you really want to retire from your life, then that’s a separate issue.

The real issue with Ketu is that the person undergoing Ketu is usually unaware of these symptoms. That’s why we through Management Astrology forewarn a person and his family well in advance about the periods which may lead to such kind of behavior. We also look at the horoscopes of Businesses/ Professions/ Careers in general to predict such kind of similar behaviors on mass scale. For instance, Ketu represents the decline stage of Product Life cycle. If a Product is approaching the decline stage, we look for remedies for Ketu not only for that product, but also for the humans associated with that product. It is different from Ketu in Individual horoscopes, and unfortunately Traditional Astrology has no clue of such kind of modern concepts.

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