General effects which are felt during the Maha Dasha of the Ketu are as follows :
- During the Maha Dasha of Ketu, there is a lack of happiness.
- Physical hardships may increase and ailments are possible.
- There may be an interest in sinful deeds arising out of conflicts, lack of prudence and mental restlessness.
- There may be hardships caused by those in positions of authority, and fear of theft, poison, water, fire, weapons and friends.
- Life is painful and unhappy and there may be lack of bliss from spouse and children.
- There may be obstacles in the acquisition of education and wealth, accident or fall from a vehicle, migration abroad and losses in agriculture are foreseen.
Interpretations based on the condition of the planet and other influences in the birth chart and divisional charts are as follows :
- During the Maha Dasha of Ketu, happiness will prevail and a lot of wealth will be attained.
- During the Maha Dasha of Ketu, there may be failure, loss of wealth, children and spouse, harm and trouble caused by the state.
- There may be loss of happiness, fear of vehicles, fire and public criticism.
- Children and the spouse may be fearful, there may be conflicts with family members and mother, and subsequent unhappiness.
- Food, land and house may be attained.
- During the Maha Dasha of Ketu happiness and gain of wealth is moderate