Do you have a Karmic Relationship?

Today is the most auspicious festival of couples known as 'KARVACHAUTH' which is celebrated by the Hindu women from Northern part of India, less Kumaon. It falls on the fourth day after poornima in the month of Kartik (October-November). On this day married and un-married women fast from Sun rise to Moon rise for the longevity of their husbands. This day is a part of the Luni-Solar calander that takes into consideration all the Astronomical positions, especially that of the Moon which forms the basis for calculation of important dates in the hindu Luni- Solar calander.On this day of love and marital bonding Indastro revisits the ethos and origin of this beautiful and pious husband-wife bonding over past lives. Do you share an on & off relationship or a karmic connection with your love/life partner. Let's understand how a study of the synastry chart and the placements of Rahu and Ketu can determine if you have a karmic bond with your partner.

Do you have a Karmic Relationship?


Multiple births are always an enticing concept. It is very much a part of Hindu theology. The karmic relationship has a meaning that people have met in the past birth and they are meeting again in the present birth so they can pay back the debts which they had in past life. Every relationship is technically a Karmic relationship and we create debt in every relationship. This debt’s Vedic word is rinanubandhana. Everyone has a rinanubandhana and that’s the one which decides the pattern of the relationship in the present birth.

What is rinanubandhana

Hindu astrology is purely based on past birth. Whatever relationship we have in the current birth, it comes from the past births we have. It doesn’t have to be a love relationship. It can be any relationship in this birth.

Rinanubandhan is nothing but a debt which we carried from the past birth, which reflects in the relationship in the present birth. Once we pay off the karmic debt, then the people with whom the karmic debt is over will be moving away from our lives forever. Through the karmic relationship, we learn a lot of lessons.

We meet many people, but very fewer people leave a mark in our life. Some people come with happiness and some people with pains. Whatever it is, if that happiness and pain are changing the direction of your life, then, it is, of course, a Karmic relationship.

How to find whether you have a Karmic relationship

A karmic relationship is seen through the placement of Rahu and Ketu. If the degrees of Rahu and Ketu are the same in the person who has a huge influence on you, then it will be a karmic relationship. If both the planets are in opposite signs in both charts, if the person’s Rahu and Ketu is in Gemini/Sagittarius axis, and your Rahu and Ketu is in Sagittarius Gemini axis, then it shows a karmic bond.

Synastry is the better option to find a karmic relationship.

In the synastry chart, Rahu and Ketu are seen to know the karmic relationship

The sign connection of Saturn with Rahu shows whether the person has any strong karmic relationship. In the synastry chart, either of the people has Rahu and Saturn sign exchange directly or indirectly, then you will have a karmic connection with each other.

Moon-Ketu Synastry

In synastry, the Moon and Ketu have some kind of exchange according to the signs. If the person’s Ketu and Moon are connected to the other person’s sign then there are chances for strong Karmik bond.

The same karmic bond is seen through Saturn-Ketu, Saturn-Sun, Sun-Ketu, Venus-Ketu, Mercury-Ketu, and Jupiter-Ketu

When Saturn and Ketu have a connection, then that indicates a long-lasting karmic bond. Saturn is the planet for long lasting things. If its pain, then long lasting, if its happiness, then it is long lasting.

Ketu, which is the planet for isolation, detachment, and spirituality, is an official indicator of past karma, so if in the synastry chart, Ketu’s placement is very important.

There is a famous story in Mahabharata, which shows the possibility of Past birth debts.

Bhishma, who was the official heir for Hastinapur, but he took up celibacy due to an oath. He abducted three princesses for his brother Vichitraveerya. Among those three, one princess Amba was already in love. Her lover tried to save her, but he could not. Even though Amba was sent back to her lover, he rejected her because he was defeated while trying to save her. So, she came back and asked Bhishma to accept her, but he could not accept because he had taken oath for celibacy. She got humiliated and committed suicide. Before then she got a promise from Lord Shiva that she will be born as a male during the next birth and will remember her hatred for Bhishma. In the next birth, Amba was born as a girl, but the child will become a boy later. This happened and she became the reason for Bhishma’s death in Mahabharata war.

This shows how strong the desire of the soul is. Before committing suicide, she did a lot of austerities and that shows how the soul was focussed due to the painful experiences she had. The desire of the soul matters a lot, that desire is reflected in the astrology chart.

In your chart wherever Ketu is placed shows what you did in the past life. If Ketu is in the third house of writing, editing, teaching, and counseling, that means, you were a media person or announcer in the past life. You will have a natural talent to write and talk.

There are a lot of scriptures in Bhagavat Geeta regarding the plight of the soul.

dehino-asmin yatha dehe
kaumaram yauvnam jara
tatha dehantar-praptir-
adhiras tatra na muhyati"

" Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, Just as boyhood, youth & old age are attributed to the soul & the embodied soul continuously passes through these cycles, similarly the embodied soul passes into another body at death. The wise man does not get deluded & bewildered with such a change."

na jayate mriyate va kadacin
nayam bhutva bhavita va na bhuyah
ajo nityah sasvato ’yam purano
na hanyate hanyamane sarire"

"Sri Krishna said: O Arjuna, The soul is never born nor dies at any time. Soul has not come into being, does not come into being, and will not come into being. Soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. Soul is not slain when the body is slain."

"vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya
navani grhnati naro ’parani
tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany
anyani samyati navani dehi"

"Sri Krishna said: As a human being puts on new garments, giving up old ones, the soul similarly accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones."

Even the science says the “Energy cannot be created or destroyed.