Rahu and Ketu, the north and south nodes of the Moon, are probably the most interesting, profound and mysterious of all planetary influences in Vedic astrology. As the dragon’s head and the dragon’s tail of western astrological thought the two nodes represent powerful psychic forces beyond our personal control or understanding. They deal with the secret, hidden, eccentric, spiritual or perverse sides of life-the higher and lower ranges of human activity beyond the normal scope covered by the seven major planets.
Prash Trivedi offers what is probably the longest, most researched and most original book on Rahu and Ketu published in modern times. He has studied the classics thoroughly and understands the ancient symbolism of the nodes, which he explains with great lucidity. But he is no mere repeater of old information. Like a research scientist who carefully examines all the data before drawing any new conclusions, he adds important insights based upon his own experience which expands the range of traditional meanings in order to cover modern conditions today.