Rahu and Ketu are also called the Lunar Nodes – where the orbits of the Sun, Moon and Earth intersect.
Rahu Ketu in Vedic Astrology – VIDEO
The Lunar Nodes are discussed in Brihat Parashara Hora Sastra as the “Army” in rah-ket56the celestial cabinet. Rahu, the North node is the advancing army and Ketu, the South node is the occupying army.
The Nodes are shape-shifting energies that modify all planets, signs and houses in the chart.
Astronomically, the nodes are the eclipse points that we see as shadows that pass over the Sun and Moon. Astrologically, the Nodes show confusion, on a subconscious level, that eclipses our outer life and mind.
The Nodes activate an AXIS – that often show a split in out personality – a part of our nature that i polarized around extremes.