Nowadays people like to overshare every aspect of their lives on social media, and somehow it is connected to the belief that somehow sharing one’s life and personal implications makes one more “relatable” and “seen”, this in fact is a total loss when we think about how no matter how inclusive we become others having a peek into our personal lives, the realization is that there is absolutely no substance, because no one in the outer world is ever immersed in your private world the way we understand it or perceive it.
This is essentially why the North Node (Rahu) sits well in public houses - dealing with others, accessing networking, and connections such as 3rd, 6th, 10th, and 11th house, because these houses have an understanding in exposing illusions in the outer realm - such as public displays that cannot be pinpointed with certainty or solidification. They are often built on ego and image. Often times “vulnerability” is often praised as “courageous” and “brave”, but a foolish man cannot be such things. Everybody is vulnerable at some point in their life, but that doesn't mean that sharing it upsizes the level of their courage.
We can try to seem relatable and honest when we expose ourselves to the world, but that is not something that withstands because all things we become & all things we are - are not permanent. It is a waste to try to expose something you’re not even sure will stay within you, or be a part of you, and because of this changeable nature - often times we assess ourselves as walking contradictions and we lose credibility. In the same essence everybody has access to their own private world, and usually when we access this part of ourselves we do look externally for what is needed.
A private life is a the constitution of Ketu energy -- as Ketu does not need to empower itself through external validation, it always goes within. You will even find people who are heavily influenced by Ketu to be dominant in anonymity and may not want to showcase or expose parts of themselves because they have a detachment to what's outside of them. Cultivating and harnessing a deep understand of your Ketu is going to be one of the most rewarding aspects to understand the power of creating a private life for yourself.
The best way to understand the purpose of "exposing" oneself should be rooted by the lord of fame (the highest expression of self-exposure) which is Saturn. Saturn governs the need to be of service and to strive for equilibrium within relationships and society alike. One of the most important attributes of Saturn understanding the power of choice -- if we chose to put ourselves out there that is self-serving (let's be famous to be famous), there will be consequences and a subsequent downfall -- but if we chose to become one with others in a way that brings value to each other, we're able to see that working with public is in fact the exalted action -- where Saturn will bring true fame and legacy.
The use of public display should always be accentuated of service, hence the reason Saturn furthermore is the original planet of the 10th & 11th house, and the only way to truly contribute and become enticing to the public is by connecting with your inner need to contribute in society, contribute to an industry, contribute to a cause, and contribute outside of yourself. It is hard to do this, when self-interest & narcissism has become the norm specially through social media nowadays. Before you decide to put your personal business out there, understand that there is so much more you can share with others that can bring value.
The problem is we start to celebrate and enmesh ourselves in people’s personal life, where we celebrate their efforts in becoming relatable and “honest”. It is often praised to be “opened” and “vulnerable” - but the essential root cause of such gestures is to connect with another, and that is something that is only transmuted behind closed doors and in private. True connection and true understanding happens within intimate moments, not when we are overhearing parts of ourselves on social media or wherever one may look too for validation.
When we are fed into this falsehood, we start to believe our personal life is a gesture and a favor we are handing out to the public, but in reality the information you expose becomes a property to the public, and the illusion will continue to grow, without any true substance or solidification. Once you decide to put your vulnerabilities out there, what exactly do you gain? Courage? Courage is doing things that cause fear, not excitement or expectation. It's much more courageous nowadays to shut down your social media, that it is to address your vulnerabilities. Think about that.