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the portion of plenty

Brihat Parashara Hora

Ch. 25, Shloka 74-85

Vocabulary = 'Prana':  Pra = the breath of life, breath, respiration spirit

 a vital organ vital air = 3 in number = prana, apana
Koln Sanskrit-English Dictionary
and vyana
 the 5 organs of vitality or sensation = prana, vac,
see also: wikipedia Prana caksus, zrotra, manas
 air inhaled, wind
 breath (as a sign of strength).
 vigour, energy, power
 with all one's strength"' or, all one's heart"
 a breath (as a measure of time, or the time requisite
for the pronunciation of 10 long syllables
 the spirit;
 the spirit identified with the totality of dreaming
 poetical inspiration
 myrrh

[Begin BPHS
the native will be
 weak, sickly, dumb, lunatic, dull-witted,
s74. "If Pranapada is in the
 defective-limbed, miserable, and emaciated.

s75. If Pranapada is in the 2nd,

the native will be

 endowed with abundant grains (rice, wheat etc.),

 abundant wealth, abundant attendants,
 abundant children and be fortunate.

s76. If Pranapada is in the 3rd,

the native will be

 injurious, (or mischievous), proud, hard-hearted,

 very dirty and be devoid of respect for elders.

s77. If Pranapada is in the 4th,

the native will be

 happy, friendly, attached to females and elders, soft

and truthful.

s78. If Pranapada is in the 5th,

the native will be

 happy, will do good acts, be kind, and very

s79. If Pranapada is in the 6th,
the native will be

 subdued by his relatives and enemies, be sharp,

will have defective digestive fire,

 be wicked, sickly, affluent and short-lived.

s80. If Pranapada is in the 7th,

the native will be

 green-eyed, ever libidinous, fierce in appearance,

be not worth respect and be ill-disposed.

s81. If Pranapada is in the 8th,

the native will be

 afflicted by diseases, be troubled and

 will incur misery on account of the king, relatives,
servants and sons.

s82. If Pranapada is in the 9th,

the native will be

 endowed with sons, be very rich, fortunate,

 will serve others and be not wicked but be skillful.

s83. If Pranapada is in the 10th,

the native will be
 heroic, intelligent, skillful,
 be an expert in carrying out royal orders,
 and will * worth-ship * worship gods.

s84. If Pranapada is in the 11th,

the native will be

 famous, virtuous, learned,

 wealthy, fair-complexioned and attached to mother.

s85. If Pranapada is in the 12th,

the native will be

 mean, wicked, defective-limbed,

 will hate Brahmins and relatives
 and will suffer from eye diseases or be one-eyed.

TO calculate Pranapada,
Convert the given time into Vighati and divide the
number of Vighati by 15.
instructions from BPHS Cha-3, The resulting Rashi, degrees etc. should be added to
shloka 71-74: Surya if Ravi occupies a Movable Rashi, which will
yield Pranapada.

 If Surya occupies a Fixed Rashi, add 240 degrees to

see also Jaimini Sutra Ch 4, obtain Pranapada;
shloka 22, and 41 until 52.  if Ravi occupies a Dual Rashi, add 120 degrees to get

The birth will be auspicious, if Pranapada falls in the

bhava 2nd, 5th, 9th, 4th, 10th, or 11th from the natal
In other Bhava, Pranapada indicates an inauspicious

The concept of Argala

Here is a small writeup on Argala to ignite your curiosity more and give some guideline on working with Argala. Study this and try out the argala and its obstruction
in your seconds house. It is written in jyotisha shastras that signs/ planets placed in the 2nd, 4th and 11th from a house/ karaka have argala to it. Whereas planets
placed in the 12th shall oppose the argala of 2nd, 3rd will oppose 11th and 10th shall oppose the argala of 4th. The secondary argala is caused by signs/ planets
in 5th and 8th from a house/ karaka and planets/ signs in 9th and 6th from it shall oppose it. Lets see what is the practical use of the concept of argala.
We know that none of the activities in this world happen in isolation. There are many factors which each activity in our life. Argala is a JyotishTool to analyse how
the argala influence our activities. To understand thislets take an example:
Lets find out what are the factors which influence our worklife or karmakshetra indicated by the 10th house. They are:
1. Our Attitudes and Personlity
2. Intelligence
3. Drive and Vitality
4. Health
5. Job-Satisfaction
6. Income from the Job
7. Friends circle
8. Stress and Tension
9. How much tiring the job is?
Now we can broadly classify these indications into the following houses:
1. Our Attitudes and Personlity
2. Intelligence
3. Drive and Vitality
4. Health
5. Job-Satisfaction
11th house
6. Income from the Job
7. Friends Circle
8th house
8. Stress and Tension
9. How much tiring the job is?
Now we see that the common link between these three houses are that, they have argala on the 10th house or work. Now the planets placed in these houses shall
positively or negetively affect the work. Like if Rahu is placed in the Lagna, the person shall have no job satisfaction and prone to take wrong decisions at job as
Rahu is an enemy to the Karaka for Intelligence and wisdom, Jupiter.
Now lets see how to analyse the argala of a planet on a given house. We shall take a step by step approach to look at that:
1. Find the Karaka of the House under focus.
For the present case, this happens to be 10th and the karakas are:
a. Sun- Recognition at workplace
b. Mercury – Intelligence and communication
c. Saturn – Persistence, Patience and Hardwork
d. Moon- Nature of Workplace
2. Find the relationship of the planet causing argala and the karaka of the house. If the relationship is friendly then that will have positive influence on the
significations ruled by the Karakas under consideration.
Here we have to look at two things:
a. The influence due to the natural nature of the planet
b. The influence based on the house (11th, Lagna, 8th) causing the argala on the concerned house (10th)
Lets take an example, where Jupiter is causing Argala from the 11th. This shows that, the native shall get due recognition at the workplace as Jupiter is a friend of
Sun (point a). Because of the Subhargala, there will be some good frinds who shall help the native at his workplace (point b) and he will get pretty decent income
commensurating his work (Point b).
3. Find the Karaka of the House, where the Argala causing planet is placed. The extent to which the Argala causing planet shall promote or diminish the result
of the house under consideration is based on how much support it is getting from the Karaka of the house it is placed.
We know that the karaka for gain is Jupiter for the 11th house. If Jupiter is placed in the 11th, then the person’s income is supported.
4. Find the Lord of the house, where the Argala causing planet is placed. Along with the Karaka, the dispositor of the Argala causing planet can support or
oppose it based on its relationship with the karakas of the house under consideration and also the argala causing planet.
5. Virodhargala:
Virodha means opposition. Here we shall see the strength of opposition on existing argala. More planets or stronger planets in the virodhargala causing house
show one of the following situation.
(a) Virodha is stronger, if the virodhargala planet is favourable, whereas the argala in unfavourable
(b) Virodha is unfavourable whereas the argala is favourable to the karaka of the house under consideration.
Concept of Argala-1
Argala is a very important concept in Vedic astrology. Literally speaking, argala means “a bolt”. Argala on a house shows the influences that intervene in its affairs,
decide some parts of it and close the bolt on it, so to speak. Planet having rasi drishti have a small influence. Planets having graha drishti have a more concrete
influence. Planets with argala simply decide some parts of the matter signified by the house. The influence caused by argala is decisive.
Argala could be understood as a special aspect , concept of argala /aspect has been already explained in the earlier post . Here i want to just explore the potential
and reach of the argala , apart from the Bhava and Argala on the planet on it – resultant impact could be felt elsewhere also .
In the above mentioned chart of the famous indian actress , planet causing Argala on her 10th house and sun placed in it would be – Mercury from the 11th
house ( 2nd from it Primary Argala) , jupiter from Lagna ( 4th from it ) – now three planet venus , rahu and moon causing Argala from 12th house ( virodh argala
to the 11th house argala from 10th ie 8th house – which is vacant ) and causing its independent argala also .
Now my point is while this planet have this special aspect on 10th house and planet in it , but sun also have rashi aspect on 2nd house , 5th house and 8th
house which are in a way vacant . When deciding the result of the 2nd house / 5th house/8th house we can;t ignore the planet Causing ARGALA on SUN from
10th – which would be aspecting these house .

So here 2nd house matter would have , interference from these ARGALA causing planet on 10th and so on – phew very complicated , but in a way life is not so
easy .

===========================================PERSONAL PANCHANGA============================================Komilla
is doing a new consultation called Personal Panchanga. This covers the panchang on the day of birth, how it relates to your natal chart , the best name
for you, the yogi planets and how to make the best use of the light expressed by the Panchanga.

Panch means five Anga means limbs. Panchanga means the five limbs of the day. Panchanga is the Indian ephemeris, which takes into account the
five sources of energy that support each day. The essence of the Panchanga is how the Sun and Moon relate to each on a daily basis. Panchanga is
used for almost every branch of Vedic astrology: natal, election, prashna (horary), religious calendars and to understand the energy of the day.

Panchang of the day birth effects our emotions, temperament and nature. It can give added information about who we are and how we feel. It can
strengthen the effect of the planets and give us additional qualities that we may not understand purely through the natal chart. Panchanga is what
sustains the birth chart, its supporting energy. This has never been properly understood, we continue to judge the natal chart without looking at the
energies that surrounding the birth. Ancient classics like Jataka Bharnam, Hora Ratnam and Maan Sagri have much information on this subject, which
somehow never got incorporated into present day Jyotish in analysing natal charts.

The panchang is a combination of the:

1. Dina (solar day)

2. Nakshatra ( the transit of the Moon on a day)
3. The Tithi (Lunar day)
4. Karana (The half day)
5. Yoga (the relationship between the Sun and the Moon)

Dina is connected to the Sun and Nakshatra to the Moon, the other three components of the Panchanga show the connection between the two.

The Sun, Moon and the Panchanga

The Sun and the Moon are the vital component. The panchang follows the transits of the Moon, its daily quality as it travels through the zodiac and the
nakshatras and the Moon’s daily interaction with the Sun. The Sun is the Atma, eternal soul, our connection to the divine and Moon is the Jiva Atma,
the living soul, our contact with the earth. How the mind and the soul interact is the story of the panchang.

The natal positions of the Sun and Moon are very important. Other planets are important but only to support the Luminaries interaction. The quality of
the Sun and Moon in a natal chart by rashi, conjunction and aspect will impact on the qualities expressed by the panchang. If they are weak, despite
the panchang promising a lot, it does not deliver to its best level. This is when the negative qualities of the panchang can take root. Similarly a very
negative panchang can be improved, if they are in dignity and strong in the natal chart. If one is in dignity and the other is weak, it gives more neutral

Remedial measures can be performed for a negative panchang connected to a negative panchang.
Dina or Solar Day

Dina means day. Dina is one solar day that begins at sunrise and ends at sunrise of the next solar day. There are 360 dina in a solar year, one day for
one degree of the zodiac. Different planets rule the days in the week. The day is known as Dina or Vaar and the name of planet is prefixed to Vaar to
give a particular day. Dina connects to the Sun and therefore to the soul. Dina is the most important component of the panchang as it is the primary
influence on the soul and the planet that rules the dina has a lot to say about how the soul feels about this incarnation.

From Sun to Saturday the Dinas and their planetary rulers are:

1. Ravivaar- Sun’s day

2. Somvaar- Moon's day
3. Mangalvaar- Mars day
4. Buddhvaar- Mercury's day
5. Brihaspativaar or Guruvaar - Jupiter's day
6. Shukravaar- Venus's day
7. Shanivaar- Saturn's day

Vedic day begins at sunrise and ends at Sunrise of the next day. So when we are discussing Saturday, it will be Saturday after sunrise, the time before
that belongs to Friday. The Dina of the day of birth will be weekday on which the Sun rose at a particular place (local time). In effect two people born on
the same date may have different dina according to the place of birth. If the sun rose in UK at 5.30 am on Sunday morning on the 1st of June,
someone born at 5.25 am will be born on Saturday and birth at 5.35am would be on Sunday. Even someone born at the same time and in the same
country can have different dina as the Sun may rise earlier at one place than the other. This changes the quality of their personality, their connection
with the eternal. As one inherits Saturn’s qualities and the other the Sun’s. Most Vedic software give the sunrise time of the place you are born and will
also show the Panchanga.

The Nakshatras

Nakshatra is the original language of the stars that the ancient rishis connected to. To study the Moon’s movement in the backdrop of the stars gave
them an understanding of the deeper meaning of life. One nakshatra is how long the moon travels in one day.

Nakshatra literally means a star in Sanskrit. A star is a point of cosmic light. Naksha means to get closer and Tra means to preserve.

Moon is the significator of the mind and therefore nakshatra’s prime connection is with the ebb and flow of the mind. Dina reflect the soul, nakshatra
the mind and is the 2nd most important component of the Panchanga.

The day is divided into four portions, sunrise, midday, sunset and midnight, therefore the nakshatras are also divided into four parts known as padas.
The four parts also reflect the four cardinal directions and the four main aims of the incarnating soul. Padas link divine part of the Moon’s energy to that
of the Sun. The nakshatras and the rashis are joined together by the navamsha and padas.

Although in natal astrology we would study all the planet positions in their nakshatras, in Panchanga, we are only concerned with Moon’s position.

Nama Nakshatra

According to Vedic Tradition, the first letter of your birth name was chosen from the special consonant or vowel related to your birth nakshatra. This
way you are perpetually connected to your birth energy. The name becomes like a mantra and whenever someone says your name it creates an
auspicious energy.

The nakshatras reflect the complete Akshara (alphabet) of Sanskrit. Each nakshatra has four special consonants or vowels, one for each pada. The
moment a child is born, the parents ask the Jyotishi or priest for the right consonant/ vowel to name their child correctly. This is known as Nama
nakshatra. Nama means name. The choice is not from any four consonants of the Moon nakshatra but the one that belongs to the specific pada the
Moon was in. This is a tradition has got lost as many don’t know the significance of the nama nakshatra. It can be difficult to find the Sanskrit alphabet
names that can convert into western names.


Humans, according to Sage Mahatapas the great ascetic, are born from the Hiranyagarbha, the cosmic womb in their different forms to the world we
live in. They represent separate principles of creation, all being distinct yet the same. Each person is connected to the Atma, the eternal soul that never
dies. A portion of this eternal soul comes through the Hiranyagarbha to earth in the form of the Jiva Atma, the living soul. Sun is atma and Moon is Jiva
atma. The daily distance between the Sun and Moon is a tithi. The principles of divinity are the deities that rule the tithis. These are Agni, Ashwini
Kumaras, Gauri, Ganapati, Nagas, Kartikeya, Aditya, Matrs, Durga, Diks, Kubera, Vishnu, Yama, Rudra, Chandra and Pitris. Birth on the tithi will show
what divine principle you are working with and how to deal with and get the best out of it.

Tithis represent the different natures of human life if when properly understood give us the opportunity to preserve our precious amrita that the soul has
gathered over its previous lifetimes. It shows our weaknesses, our strengths as well as the connections to the deities. Each tithi is a personification of a
deity that divided itself in two halves. One that remained in eternity and the other that came down to earth to face the law of karma and guard the soul.

The Tithi Basics

From their conjunction at the New moon, the Sun and the Moon move away from each other 12º per day. This is known as a lunar day or as a Tithi. A
lunar month has 30 tithis. Each tithi is slightly shorter than the solar day. A lunar year is of 48 weeks. Tithis are the lunar steps to and away from the
Sun, the daily interaction of the living with the eternal.

The lunar month is divided into two fortnights known as Pakshas. The Pakshas are

1. Shukla Paksha- the bright half of the Moon, from the New Moon to the full Moon. 15 tithis belong to the waxing cycle of the moon.
2. Krishna Paksha- the dark half of the Moon, from the Full Moon to the New Moon. 15 tithis belong to the waning cycle of the Moon

In the Indian almanac, the tithis are always represents by numbers from 1 (the first day) to 15 (the full moon). After the 15th day of the Lunar cycle, the
next tithi is known as the number 1 again, then 2, 3, 4 and onwards to 14. The 30th day- the darkest night of the lunar month is known as Amavasya
and number 30 represent this. Amavasya is when the Sun and Moon's longitude is the same again.

The lunar days (tithis) of both the bright and dark half of the month are below:

Day Tithi Quality Deity

One Pratipada One Giving Agni


Two Dwitiya Auspicious Ashwini Kumar/Brahma

Three Tritiya Strength and Gauri - Wife of Shiva


Four Chathurthi Negative Ganapati

Five Panchami Laxmi/Wealth Naga

Six Shasti Fame Kartika-Mars

Seven Saptami Friendly Surya - Sun

Eight Ashtami Conflict Shiva/Matrgana

Nine Navami Agressive Durga

Ten Dashami Soft Yama - the God of Death/Diks

- Godesses of the Ten

Eleven Ekadashi Happiness Vishwedeva/Kuber/Vayu

Twelve Dwadashi Fame Vishnu

Thirteen Trayodashi Victory Kamdeva/Dharma

Fourteen Chaturdashi Agressive Shiva/Rudra

Fifteen/Full Purnima Soft Soma


Thirtieth Amavasya Inauspicious Pitris

You always refer to the days as Shukla Trayodashi meaning the 3rd day of the waxing Moon or Krishna Pratipada, the 1st day of the waning Moon.

4th, 9th and 14th tithis are known as Rikta tithis. Rikta means unsupported and they are generally avoided in starting auspicious projects.

Originally the birth dates were always given in terms of tithis rather than the date of birth. When I asked my grandmother the date of birth, she told me
that she was born at sunrise on the 5th tithi of the month of Bhadra ( Sun in Virgo) in the year George V visited India (1911).

The annual birthday is usually celebrated in two ways. One is celebrated on the day the Sun is in its birth rashi and the Moon is in the birth nakshatra. If
you sun at birth is in Leo and the Moon in Ashwini. The annual birthday will be the date when these two are in their natal positions. The annual birthday
would be different on different dates.

The second is Tithi Pravesh. Pravesh means to enter. The day the Tithi is the same as on the day of birth - in effect the angle between the sun and the
moon is the same - is taken as the annual birthday. The yearly chart analysis is also done from tithi pravesh rather than solar return chart. As solar
return only takes the sun and its return as the main factor, not both the luminaries, it does not give the complete picture of the coming year.


The Karana is half a tithi. Karna means to take action, to do. The karanas have the ability to strengthen or mar a tithi. They represent the underlying
influences. Karana are underlying energies and have to be studied as subordinate to the tithis not the other way round. Karana are the 6º difference
between the Sun and the Moon. They are 60 in all. There are thirty tithis and sixty karanas. There are 11 types of Karanas. Four fixed and seven
movable. The fixed Karanas are Shakuni, Chatuspada, Naga and Kintughna are negative. The seven movable Karanas are Bava, Balava, Kaulava,
Taitila, Gara, Vanija and Vishti. They start with Bava on the second half of the first tithi and repeat themselves in the same order eight times in a lunar
month. The four fixed Karanas start with the 2nd half of the 14th day of the Krishna paksha, Amavasya and the first half of the 1st Tithi of the Shukla
Paksha. The first karana in shukla paksha is always the fixed Kintughna. The fixed karanas do not repeat themselves.
Nitya Yoga

Nitya means daily and yoga means a yoke or connection. The Panchanga yoga is different from the yogas formed by the planets. The yoga is formed
by the daily connection between of the Sun and Moon. The Moon travels 13º 20' away from the Sun each day. These 13º 20' sections (similar length of
a nakshatra) form a yoga. A yoga is a subtle blending of solar and lunar energies that give special indications every day. There are 27 such yogas
formed and each one is linked to a particular nakshatra. Some are malefic in nature and others benefic. The yoga at the time of the birth influences the
personality and also gives the yogi and avayogi planets. The yogas are connected to the nakshatras but are different from the planetary nakshatras.

Yogi planet and Yogi Point

Yogi planet is a planet for prosperity and avayogi give the opposite results. The exact degree of the yoga becomes the yogi point. The ruler of the
nakshatra where this point is yogi planet and the ruler of the Rashi the nakshatra is in, is known as the duplicate yogi. The 6th nakshatra from the yogi
nakshatra is the avayogi nakshatra and its ruler is the avayogi planet.

Yogi point is an extremely positive degree in the natal chart, when benefics transit over this point, you can expect major material success. The house
where the yogi planet is placed in the chart gets enhanced. Avayogi can cause trouble. The duplicate yogi is also a planet that helps. There is no
duplicate avayogi. The dasha of yogi planets give good results and avayogi will give negative. In relationships compatibility, if your partner’s ascendant
ruler is your yogi planet, it bring good fortune to your relationship whereas if it is your avayogi planet, it can bring debt, pain and incompatibility.

It is important not to get carried away by the principle of yogi and avayogi planets but to view them as supplementary information that enhances the
natal analysis. While they have the ability to alter the final judgement, they are not the only factor to consider.

The Yogas

Yoga Nakshatra Yogi Planet Avayogi

1 Vishkumbha Pushya Saturn Moon

2 Preeti Ashlesha Mercury Mars

3 Ayusmana Magha Ketu Rahur

4 Saubhagya P Phalguni Venus Jupitar

5 Shobhana U Phalguni Sun Saturn

6 Atiganda Hasta Moon Mercury

7 Sukarma Chitra Mars Ketu

8 Dhriti Swati Rahu Venus

9 Shoola Vishakha Jupiter Moon

10 Ganda Anuradha Saturn Moon

11 Vriddhi Jyeshta Mercury Moon

12 Druva Mula Ketu Rahu

13 Vyaghata P Ashadha Venus Jupiter

14 Harshana U Ashadha Sun Saturn

15 Vajra Sharvana Moon Mercury

16 Siddhi Dhanishta Mars Ketu

17 Vyatipata Shatabhishak Rahu Venus

18 Variyana P Bhadra Jupiter Sun

19 Parigha U Bhadra Saturn Moon

20 Shiva Revati Mercury Mars

21 Siddha Ashwini Ketu Rahu

22 Sadhya Bharani Venus Jupiter

23 Shubha Krittka Sun Saturn

24 Shukla Rohini Moon Mercury

25 Brahma Mrigasira Mars Ketu

26 Indra Ardra Rahu Venus

27 Vaidhrati Punarvasu Jupiter Sun

===============================ATMAKARKA=========================================================What we desire and
do not get, all this we find by going in within ourselves. For here indeed are the true desires within the covering of the false. Just as those who do not
know the field, walk again and again over the treasure of gold and do not find it. In the same way most of us go into the world of Brahma and do not
find it; for we are carried away by our false desires and fail to recognize the true ones even though they are hidden within. Chandogya Upanishad
(chapter 3: verse 2)

Atma means the soul and karaka means significator. Atmakaraka is the significator of the soul’s desire. According to the Vedic philosophy a soul is
reborn because it has unfinished desires that were left unfulfilled in the previous lives and it is born again to get another opportunity to satisfy them.
What are these desires? Will they be fulfilled or will you struggle with them? This revealed by the Atmakaraka planet. In my view the Atmakaraka is one
of the most important planets in the natal chart.

The natural Atmakaraka is the Sun in all charts. The Atmakaraka of this article is the chara Atmakaraka. Usually when we refer to the personal
Atmakaraka, we mean the Chara Atmakaraka. Chara means movable and one of eight planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Rahu)
can take over the mantle of Atmakaraka depending on its degrees in the natal chart. The planet that has the highest degree, ignoring the signs, is
considered the chara Atmakaraka. Due to its perpetual retrograde motion, Rahu Ketu degrees are calculated by subtracting from 30º. (However other
retrograde planets are calculated in the usual way) For e.g. if Rahu Ketu are 15º 24’ in a chart, you minus this from 30º and the remaining degrees will
be 14º36’. If this degree is greater than of any other planet then Rahu Ketu will be considered the Atmakaraka.

There is a disagreement regarding the use of Rahu as Atmakaraka. Some scholars only use 7 planets excluding Rahu, while others use 8, including
Rahu. Ketu as the significator of moksha does not form part of the scheme of chara karakas. Moksha is the destination of the soul, the ultimate aim, it
is not important in revealing the on the soul’s more worldly desires. As Rahu and Ketu form part of the karmic axis, Rahu will show Ketu’s desire for
spiritual fulfillment. For many years I used 7 karakas only but now I am convinced of the need to include Rahu in this scheme. As Rahu links so
strongly to the past lives and unfulfilled desires. Rahu’s role is invaluable in the search for answers in this life and the turmoil this causes as well as the
soul’s ability to ultimately triumph over those uncontrollable desires.

The Atmakaraka reflects the spirit within us. But its outer expression does not always appear to be spiritual. We can be taken in by the illusionary
natures of the desires and think that the satiation of the worldly desires is all what the soul wants. But it is important to understand that the fulfillment of
the worldly desires is part of the process of unveiling of the true soul. The soul is treading the wheel of desire as the fulfillment of one set of material
desires can create an ever-increasing appetite for more and more. These desires never become fulfilled. The true desire of the soul is to get off this
wheel and find self-realization, peace and eternal happiness. The struggle between the real and the false has to be understood. The false desires are
those we search for in the outside world. The true desires are satisfied from within. The basic struggle of the soul is to differentiate between the two
and its inability to differentiate is the reason why it takes birth again and again.

Atmakaraka planet personify these struggles but also shows the path through life lessons (usually delivered during Atmakaraka dashas and bhuktis).
Identifying with the materialistic goals is essential and we must not underrate these needs. The fact that the soul is born to earth shows that there is a
worldly mission for the soul to complete before it is ready to understand the higher self. Experiences teach us to look for our higher self. There cannot
be a fast track to moksha or self-realization. So it is important to recognize and complete the material goal- both the pleasant and the unpleasant.
Without that achievement, you cannot go into the inner world and find your personal treasure of happiness. Atmakaraka will show you both the soul’s
material goals and the spiritual ones. Not all of us can find the ultimate realisation but we can get slowly enlightened.

The truly revelation of the soul has to be a personal experience. Atmakaraka shows us the true desires of the soul, whether we recognize them or not
depends on us.

Atmakaraka Analysis

Prince William
21 June 1982, 21:03 GMT, Paddington, England

Planet Sign

Sun 6º29’ Gemini

Moon 11º21’ Gemini

Mars 15º35’ Virgo

Mercury 15º21’ Gemini

Jupiter 6º52’ Libra

Venus 2º03’ Taurus

Saturn 21º53’ Virgo

Rahu 20º28’ Gemini

Ketu 20º28’ Sagittarius

1. The quality and strength of the Atmakaraka planet Saturn has the highest degrees, so it is the Atmakaraka for Prince William. Saturn’s quality of
facing up to responsibility and taking your duty seriously are already evident in the young Prince. The soul lesson of Saturn as an Atmakaraka is
loneliness as well as facing harsh lesson of life. Things he may already be familiar with.

2. The house where it is placed- for this you should evaluate both the Rasi chart and the Bhava charts. Dusthana (6th, 8th and 12th) house placement
is usually difficult. Saturn is placed in the house of it’s friend Mercury and in the 10th house in both rasi and bhava where it is very powerful and in

3. The house the Atmakaraka rules shows the area from where you can find fulfillment or where you experience the life lessons/pain. When the
Atmakaraka planet rules two houses, pay extra importance to the house which is it’s mooltrikona position. Saturn rules the 2nd and 3rd house. Its
mooltrikona is the 3rd house (Aquarius) therefore William’s soul needs would be fulfilled from taking responsibility for his own actions. But this can be
frustrating for him as he is part of the institution of monarchy where tradition and custom play an important part. His personal freedom can be restricted.
But Saturn also rules the dhana bhava, the 2nd house. So the family wealth and inheritance are also important to him. He may compromise one to gain
the other.

4. The aspects (planetary and rashi) and conjunctions – they can either aggravate or enhance the qualities. Saturn is placed with Mars, the auspicious
5th house ruler, so this quality of Mars will enhance Saturn. But Mars and Saturn have an inherently difficult relationship so they will be a conflict as
well. There are no planetary aspects, the rashi aspects are from Rahu, Ketu, Sun and Moon. Rahu Ketu show the karmic nature of his life and they can
create turmoil within his soul. The turbulence of the soul is usually buried deep and not always outwardly visible so there is no way of evaluating them.
Sun as the 9th house ruler is giving its divine blessing to the Atmakaraka and Moon as the 8th house ruler shows that this soul will learn about itself
through death and transformation.

5. Karakamsha- the position of the Atmakaraka in the navamsha. Saturn is placed in Cancer navamsha; therefore the karakamsha is Cancer. Saturn in
the 3rd in navamsha is a good position and Saturn is also aspected by the karakamsha lord Moon and the navamsha ascendant ruler Venus.

6. The chart with Atmakaraka as the ascendant. When you turn the chart around to view the planets from Atmakaraka’s point of view, it explains the
soul’s desires. This chart’s strength or weakness can change the quality of birth chart. The birth chart reflects the outer conditions of this birth; the
Atmakaraka chart shows the obstructions and the support for the soul for fulfilling its duty. Atmakaraka is in Virgo and its lord Mercury is placed in the
9th house from it with the equally auspicious 9th lord, Venus. Sun, Moon and Rahu are in the 10th; Jupiter is in the 2nd house. All these are positive
and supporting the soul on its path. Ketu’s position in the 4th house is the difficult one, showing the loss of his mother and the huge psychological
effect it has had on William. This loss would have made him closer to his soul and made him differentiate from the real and the unreal desires. (this
aspect of the soul can only be analyze but is difficult to confirm in a celebrity chart, but discussion with friends or clients about the effectiveness of the
Atmakaraka chart will reveals its impact)

7. The chart with karakamsha as ascendant. Cancer is the Karakamsha, so you turn the rasi chart with Cancer as the ascendant. Here the soul’s
sorrows are clearly indicated. The ruler of the karakamsha ascendant Moon is placed in the 12th house from itself. This is a new Moon, so it is
considered weak. It is conjunct it’s greatest enemy Rahu, therefore it is further weakened. Moon is placed in Gemini- Moon is a friend of it’s ruler
Mercury but Mercury does not like the Moon so this can be a difficult position. On the positive side, the Atmakaraka Saturn is placed in an upachaya
house (3rd from the Karakamsha lagna) where it is strong. Venus and Mercury are in another upachaya (11th house) and Jupiter in the 4th house,
shows that despite all the problems; he could find inner peace and happiness. But the karakamsha suggests that he can make mistakes where he
creates his own losses. With Rahu in the 12th from karakamsha lagna in rasi, he should not allow his desires to overcome his otherwise strong and
pragmatic self.
8. The connections between the lagna lord and the Atmakaraka in the ascendant and navamsha. The lagna lord Jupiter is placed in the 11th house
and Atmakaraka is in the 10th house. They are in 2/12 house positions from each other. This position shows a lack of understanding between the path
of this life and the soul’s desires. Because the lagna lord is placed in the 2nd house from the Atmakaraka, William would be able to profit from life
lessons. But he may need to compromise. In the navamsha chart Lagna lord Jupiter and Atmakaraka Saturn are in the 6/8 house position from each
other- again showing a conflict within the soul’s desires and the direction this life is taking him. William’s life as a Prince is not what his soul desires, but
it is part of his soul experience to learn from it. Maybe he can use the qualities of Saturn to bring about fresh changes in the.

9. The strength of Atmakaraka is to be analyzed in all the varga charts. The position of the Vargesh- the ruler of varga rising sign, Atmakaraka and the
rasi lagna ruler. This gives you the information about the soul’s fulfillment in specific areas It is impossible to study all the varga charts but we will study
William’s Atmakaraka in the dasamsha chart for his future career indications. Both the lagna lord and the Atmakaraka are placed in the 12th house.
This appears at odds with the position of William as the heir apparent of the British monarchy. Therefore it suggests to me that the timing of his birth
may not be precise. Lagna lord and Atmakaraka in the12th house in Dasamsha show the rejection of his future role as a Monarch. At present William is
showing no sign of doing so, he appears remarkably well adjusted publicly at least to his future role. If you move his birth time behind by 4 minutes to
8:59p.m. Rahu Saturn and Jupiter come into the lagna of the dasamsha, adding strength to the Atmakaraka. This would be powerful indication of
William’s strength as the future King of England. Only the future will tell whether Prince William will give up his royal duties or embrace them. My
reading is that the 4 minutes earlier time for Prince William’s birth is probably the right one. Even the most perfect birth times like the one of Prince
William can be subject to small mistakes. Atmakaraka position in the varga chart can also become a tool for rectification.

10. Dashas and Bhuktis of the Atmakaraka planet can give profound experiences, they usually teach you a life lesson. Willliam was born in the Saturn
bhukti of Rahu Dasha, indicating that the soul lessons started at birth. The two most import events of his life so far are directly connected to Saturn
Bhukti in Jupiter Dasha. The decree absolute finalising the divorce of William’s parents was given on 28th August 1996 and The Death of his mother
Diana - 31st August 97 both took place in Jupiter Dasha/ Saturn Bhukti. The Atmakaraka Saturn gave its most important lessons to him in its Bhukti
changing his perception of life forever.

Atmakaraka Worldly Desires Spiritual Lesson

Sun Success, Fame, Letting go of the ego, humility


Moon Happiness, Love, Understanding Unhappiness;

Satisfaction Difference between true and false love

Mars Passion, Victory, Conceding defeat, patiene, unrequited

Adventure passions

Mercury Intellectual Crossing intellectual barriers, Divine

superiority communication, Learning to face the

Jupiter Children, Tolerating other's spirituality, wisdom,

Spirituality putting your children before you, For
women, imperfect husbands

Venus Sex, Relationships, Accepting relationships the way they

Luxury, Sensuality are, avoiding excessive behavior,
controlling sensuality
Saturn Democracy, Duty Facing harsh truths, loneliness

Rahu Achievment, Disappointments, fears, doubts


What is Amatyakaraka ?
The planet that decides the Career and close accomplices. It is the planet in your birth chart which attains the second highest degree in your birth chart
or the graha obtaining the second highest longitude is called Amatyakaraka. It signifies the mind. Its role is that of a Minister who guides the king. It is
the Amatyakaraka who guides the destiny of the person towards attainment of the desires of the atma. Being the protector of the soul, the
palanadevata (the deity who sustains oneself in this world) is seen from the 6th from the Amatyakaraka in the Navamsa.
What is the Significance of Amatyakaraka ?
The Amatyakarka planet is often associated with the profession. Apart from this, the Amatyakarka planet is also associated with wealth and education.
If the Atmakaraka is afflicted, then the person might face troubles related to all these three fields. If the Atmakaraka is strong, then the person will face
less difficulties in life and will grow consistently.
The Amatyakarka is the Karaka planet of second house, fifth house, ninth house and tenth house. We can analyse family from second house,
education and wealth from fifth house, fortune from ninth house and profession from tenth house. Journeys to a foreign country can also be analysed
by the ninth house. The tenth house is also used to analyse authority and sovereignty.
All these fields can be analysed by the position of Amatyakaraka in the Kundali. The auspicious results are obtained when the Amatyakaraka is strong.
The auspicious results are reduced in number when it is weak.

What is the generic effect of Amatyakaraka ?

The amatyakaraka works quite differently and shows karma yoga. The Amatyakaraka takes the responsibility of feeding the Atmakaraka and therefore
shows whom the Atma is dependant on in this birth. The specific form which feeds the atma is the Palana Devata (sixth from amatyakaraka in
navamsa) and is the form of the mother (moon).
In Jyotish to understand the mother/moon better we must understand the udu dasas. Specifically the Vimshottari dasa relates to our sustenance in
soceity and community and should be used for reference.
Here a cycle of dependency needs to be understood and if we count in order beginning from Krittka nakshatra, in modules of three, we get the
following order of lordships:

1st 2nd 3rd

Sun Moon Mars
Rahu Jupiter Saturn
Mercury Ketu Venus
With this we get three working-classes of society. The upper class ruled by the politicians (sun), business men (mercury) and organized crime or
unions (rahu).
The middle class ruled by public servants (moon), teachers and instructors (jupiter) and the priests and mystics (Ketu).
The lower class are the blue-collar workers, or those who have to exert brawns rather than brains (Saturn), the security force including police and
military (Mars) and the entertainment sector who wish to attract and capture the minds of the public (Venus).
These class-divisions do not speak of the financial standing of those in them.
Now, as a start you can expect to find that the natives amatyakaraka is associated with one of the three grahas indicating the working-class of the
native. I.e. in the chart supplied Mars is the amatyakaraka and receives the rasi dristi of both Moon and Ketu which belong to the middle class and
academical sector.
Coming to the dependencies we can refine our understanding of the chart. A politician (Sun) is dependent on the unions (used to be organized crime -
Rahu) to get votes. Therefore to be a politician one needs Rahu associated with Amatyakaraka - not Sun. Similarly businessmen (Mercury) depend on
the laws made by the politicians (Sun) and therefore Sun has to be associated with the Amatyakaraka of a good businessmen. Knowing this you can
draw a triangular dependency diagram.
Sanyasis (Ketu) will have Moon associated with their Amatyakaraka, public servants (Moon) will have Jupiter associated with their Amatyakaraka and
finally teachers (Jupiter) will have Ketu associated with their amatyakaraka as per this principle.
In the attached chart of the professor, we did indeed find Ketu having rasi dristi on the Amatyakaraka promoting the academical profession.
Raja-sambandha yoga: If the tenth house/lord or the Atmakaraka associates with the Amatyakaraka then the native will associate with the topmost
people in their field and be succesful in this.

Authors comment: Check if a graha is associated with both the Amatyakaraka and the Atmakaraka/Tenth house. The profession of that graha as What
is Atmakarka?

Atma means ‘soul’ and Karaka means ‘significator’. Atmakaraka is the significator of the soul’s desire. According to the Vedic philosophy, a soul has
rebirth to fulfill all the unfinished desires of the past lives. The Atmakaraka is also called Atmeshvara and is the final authority in all matters. the
bondage and Moksha are determined.
There are two types of Atmakaraka - the natural Atmakaraka and the movable Atmakarka. If the Atmakaraka favours the activity done by the native
then the work is accomplished. While, If the Atmakaraka does not approve the activity of the native then the accomplishment is difficult.
The Sun is considered as natural Atmakaraka in all natal charts. The natural Atmakaraka is Sun in all natal charts. Since, the Sun influences the centre
of our personality; it is known as Atmakaraka. The Sun has the complete influence on the human body.
According to Rig Veda, the Sun is identified with the soul of the universe as well as the soul of the individual. Thus, the Atmakaraka, Karaka is doer,
manipulator and director. Atmakaraka is the most important planet in the chart. It is from the Atmakaraka that the Ishta Devta of the person is
known.The Sun is the parent body of Solar system. He has no latitude. Being always in ecliptic has no chance to be retrograde.
The Chal Atmakaraka or movable Atmakaraka is the planet that has maximum degrees of all the planets in the natal chart. Hence, any of the planet
from the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn or Rahu having the highest degree in the horoscope becomes the Atmakarka. Ketu being the
significator of Moksha cannot be considered as char Atmakaraka. Moksha is the destionation of the soul which is the ultimate aim.

How to determine which planet is Atmakarka ?

Which ever planet is having the highest degree in the natal chart is the Atmakarka planet[e.g. :- say the longitude of Sun is 27-12-56 in your natal chart
and no other planet is having more degree of longitude than that then the Sun will be the Atmakarka].
What is the Significance of it ?
The Atmakaraka planet shows the aspiration of the soul in the present life. This planet is the main planet through which the overall strength of the
horoscope is judged. If the Atmakaraka is weak or afflicted, the native will have strong chances to make wrong decision in life. Thus, understanding
the highest expression of Atmakaraka planet and conscientiously following that is the only way to approach life.

What is Kārakāṁśa ?

Kārakāṁśa is composed of two words – (1) ‘kāraka’ referring to the ātmakāraka specifically and other Charakāraka (temporal significators) as well and
(2) ‘aṁśa’ referring to the navāṁśa and other divisional charts. Kārakāṁśa refers to the navāṁśa (and/or other divisional charts) where the
ātmakāraka is placed and such a sign is treated as the kārakāṁśa-lagna or seat of the real self, the soul and the first house for determining all things
connected to deep inner desires and creation cause itself.

What is the effect of Kārakāṁśa ?

If you look at 9th place from karakamsa in D-9 it will show the luck and easiness the souls has in this to achieve it's spiritual studies and guidance from
gurus. Malefic sitting 9th from the atmakraka will show a struggle to understand spiritual world, vs. benefic in the 9th from atmakarka will show that one
has blessings to learn their way into the other lokha.

You can see many other thing swith karakamsa including one's vocation or career. This is done through a unique technique taught by K.N. Rao. He
advises to take the placement of karakamsa and put it back into the birth horoscope and you will see what the soul desires truly in this life. This means
that 10th from karakamsa in the D1 chart, after you have put into the right sign which is in the navamsa will show the destiny of the career one should

According to Jaimini the planet with highest longitude becomes the Atmakaraka. The sign in which the Atmakaraka is situated in the Navmansha
becomes the Karakamsha. Association of various planets with Atmakaraka either in the Rashi or Navmansha, we can get a clue for the vocation of the
Here are some of the astrological combinations of planets, which shall give a glimpse of the profession of the Native.
Sun is responsible to give more power, ability to rule and command, will make the native to gain fitness for a Government employment, or a high profile
business executive with status and dignity.
(a) If Sun occupies the Karakamsha lagna, the native will be fond of public work, and will take interest in political activities.
(b) If Sun and Venus aspect Karakamsha, the native will be employed by Royal people or Top Class politicians.
(c) Sun occupying 10th house in Karakamsha chart and aspected by Jupiter, the native will be a successful Trader of Cattle.
(d) If Sun occupies 5th house in Karakamsha chart the native will become a Philosopher or a Musician.
(e) If Sun is in conjunction with Rahu and occupies Karakamsha, and Sun being located in benefic vargas, the native will become a Doctor treating
poisonous afflictions.
Moon is responsible for fluctuations in occupation or business, but encourages the native for business in aqua products, Marine produces, Liquid
chemicals, Restaurant, Dairy products etc.
(a) If full moon and Venus joins Atmakaraka in Navmansha money will be earned by education.
(b) If Moon is conjunct with Jupiter in Karakamsha or in 5th from Karakamsha, the native becomes a author and earns his livelihood by authouring
(c) If Moon is alone in Karakamsha or in 5th from Karakamsha, the native become a musician.
(d) Moon in Karakamsha aspected by Venus makes the native an Alchemist.
(e) Instead of Venus if aspected by mercury he will be a Doctor.
Mars denotes employment in the field where courage is required and a need to be skillful, brave. Dentists, Surgeons, Engineers are also part of this
(a) If mars occupies the Karkamsha the native earns his livelihood by meta llurgy.
(b) If mars occupies the Karakamsha with benefic aspects, the native will be a Judge.
(c) If mars occupies 5th place from Karakamsha under the aspect of Saturn, the native will become a Mechanic.
Mercury is solely responsible for the field of literature, arts and occupations requiring study, skill and intelligence.
(a) If mercury occupies the karakamsha the native becomes Merchant and well versed in social and political matters.
(b) If mercury occupies 5th place from Karakamsha, the native will become a Vedic Scholar.
Jupiter :
Usually Jupiter gives the profession of physicians, lawyers, ministers, bankers, authors, journalists, philosophers etc.
(a) When Jupiter occupies the karakamsha the native becomes a philosopher, religious head and will have good knowledge of Vedanta.
(b) If Jupiter occupies 5th place from karakamsha, he will be a scholar in Vedas and Upnishads.
Venus is responsible to gain financial assistance through marital sources, jewellery pleasure and luxury.
(a) If Venus joins Atmakaraka in Navmansha, the native will become a big politician.
(b) If Venus joins karakamsha or the 5th from karakamsha, the native will become a great poet.
Saturn is responsible to the professions, such as builders, miners, land surveyors, agriculturists, labour contractors, municipal officials etc.
(a) If Saturn occupies the Karakamsha the native will adopt the profession of his forefathers.
(b) If Saturn alone occupies 4th or 5th place from karakamsha, the native will be skillful in archery and will adopt the same skill for livelihood.
(c) Saturn occupying karakamsha under the aspect of mars the native will become a builder.
Indirectly Rahu will give results like Saturn but some of the combination indicates different professions also.
(a) If rahu joins atmakaraka in navmansha, the native earns his bread as a thief or decoit.
(b) Rahu having close association with Mandi and occupying 4th place from karakamsha the native will be specialised to treat snake bites and
poisonous problems.
(c) Rahu in 5th from Karakamsha makes the native to be a good mechanic.
Ketu will give results partially like Jupiter and mars.
(a) If ketu occupies 4th place from karakamsha the native will become a clock maker Repairer.
(b) Ketu occupying karakamsha makes the native a mathematician, if occupied in 5th house from karakamsha under benefic aspects the results will be
(c) Ketu occupying karakamsha under malefic aspects makes the native a thief.
(d) Ketu occupying 5th place from karakamsha under the aspect of Jupiter makes the native an astrologer.
Combination of planets will give more than one activity with relation to the occupation of the respective planet.
Apart from above there are other Methods are also available as indicated by different schools of Astrology. In the matter of determining the profession,
importance has been given to the Ascendant, 10th and 8th houses either from ascendant or Moon and the planets occupying these houses, lordship of
these houses can also be taken in to consideration. In this article only a glimpse on determination of profession has been taken, to give a general idea
of the subject with the help of karakamsha and Navamsha etc.

What is the generic effect of Atmakarka ?

The sign/navāṁśa occupied by the ātmakāraka gives us a clue as to the desire of the ātman and the nature of the ātmakāraka gives us vital
information about the nature of the ātman, its spiritual development etc. Some of my experiences are listed below:
1. If a malefic planet is the ātmakāraka, it indicates a high level of spiritual development whereas a benefic planet as the
ātmakāraka indicates a relatively lower level. Example: Rāhu was the ātmakāraka for Srila Prabhupada and Ramakrishna Paramhaṁśa.
2. The ātmakāraka invariably indicates suffering during its Vimśottari daśā, especially if a malefic. During the Nārāyaṇa daśā of
the sign occupied by the ātmakāraka or those aspecting it, great achievements are made. If the native is spiritually inclined then the daśā of
the ātmakāraka can be beneficial.
3. A retrograde ātmakāraka indicates a deep-rooted desire as being the cause of the birth. This has to be seen from the nature of
the planet which becomes the AK. For example, if Mars is AK and retrograde, then there is a very strong desire related to succeeding in
some battle or competition in this planet and the native will be dragged into innumerable fights and will be fighting all the time. The solution
lies in finding the best self defense strategies based on Kārakāṁśa of which, Ahimsa is the greatest. Similarly, if Saturn is the retrograde
AK then the desire would manifest in the native doing something related to the elders or old knowledge in new bottles. When retrograde,
this desire is very strong and will be the cause of all direction in life. The other signification of Saturn is sorrow and if the native gives sorrow
to others, especially elders and those who are like Guru, then know that he is running a bad time and a lot of sorrow is in his destiny (in any
case). The best remedy for him would be to develop a stoic attitude towards the acts and words of others and keep prodding in his path. In
this manner, the retrogression is to be understood.
4. Combustion of AK gives spiritual insight.

What is the Specific effect of Atmakarka Bhav?

Jaimini has indicated the results of various navāṁśa for the placement of AK. Read this carefully and make a list for ready reference.
(Hint: Count the number of signs from AK to navāṁśa lagna, the number shall indicate the results of the house that shall predominate. check the
strength of Karaka of such house; do this exercise both in Rāśi and navāṁśa Chart; Rāśi chart results like that of Sri Krishna & other great persons
while navāṁśa for all others.)
1. If AK is in navāṁśa Lagna, the native belongs to a royal family/ is of noble birth and lineage. If navāṁśa Lagna Lord conjoins
AK, then the native, although of humble origin shall rise to a high rank equal to a king. If the AK aspects navāṁśa Lagna, then Royal
association shall be present from birth. The natural karaka of 1st house (Sun) should be strong to indicate the extent of Rājayoga. Nobility
and birth in a royal family result if the Atmakaraka is in the Navamsa Lagna or 1st house. High attainments and position likened to those of
a king result if the lord of the Navamsa Lagna conjoins the AK even if the native is born in humble conditions. If, on the other hand, the AK
aspects the Navamsa Lagna, then the native enjoys royalty from birth. The strength of Raja-yogas also depends on the strength, position
and associations of the Sun, who is the karaka of the first house.
2. If AK is in 2nd house, the native shall be very spiritual and a great saint. If Saturn is strong, the renunciation shall be complete
whereas if Venus is strong the native shall perform severe austerities. If the Atmakaraka is in 2nd house (lagna in the 12th from AK), then
the native is a renunciate and possibly even a saint (if other criteria additionally apply in the horoscope). Saturn is the karaka of the 12th
house, and thus indicates the path of either a sannyasi (a formal renunciate) or someone who gives charity for humanitarian purposes. If
Venus is strong, and especially if Ketu and Saturn join or mutually aspect Venus, then the native performs tapasya or yogic austerities.
3. If AK is in 3rd house, the native shall be rich and successful in many undertakings. He shall be a friend of many powerful
people.If the Atmakaraka is in 3rd house (lagna in the 11th from AK), then the native may have many high social contacts, be popular and
influential, wealthy and successful in many undertakings. He has friends among powerful and successful persons.
4. If AK is in 4th house the native shall be a Karma Yogi. If the Moon and Jupiter are strong, he shall have fame whereas if the
Sun is strong Rajyoga and a strong Saturn indicate a hard working person.If the Atmakaraka is in 4th house (lagna in the 10th from AK),
then the native’s work is an essential contributor to the successful performance of Dharma. The strength of various karakas of 10th house
indicates the avenues through which karma is performed. If Mercury and Jupiter are strong, then he is benevolent, well-linked and moves in
a variety of circles. If the Sun is strong, then the native enjoys the effects of raja-yoga. If Saturn is strong, then he purges the results of past
sins by hard work and sacrifice.
5. If AK is in 5th house the native is Dharma Parayana i.e. obeys the laws of his dharma diligently and is straightforward. If Sun is
strong, he shall have many good yogas. Blessings of his father shall always protect him.The 5th house position of Atmakaraka (lagna in the
9th from AK) indicates a very truthful person who follows the dictates of dharma very seriously. The results of much punya bring
opportunities to perform sadhana (spiritual practice), to meet and learn from advanced spiritualists and to serve the cause of promoting
Truth in the world.
6. If AK is in 6th house, the native is diseased and troubled.The native confronts many challenges which result from stigmatic
karmas from past lives. Propitiate as per Saturn or Lord Satya Nārāyana, fast on full Moon days and speak the truth OM TAT SAT.If the
Atmakaraka is in 6th house (lagna in the 8th from AK), then the native confronts many challenges which result from stigmatic karmas from
past lives. The native with such a placement of the AK is recommended to propitiate Saturn. More importantly, they should perform the
Satya Narayana Vrata regularly or as often as possible. Recitation of the Maha-mantra is ultimately beneficial for anyone in current era,
7. If AK is in 7th house, the native is blessed with a clean heart and many joys. If Venus is strong, marriage shall be a great
blessing.The position of the Atmakaraka in 7th house (lagna in 7th from AK) is highly auspicious and blesses the native with a good spouse
and the enjoyments of many beneficial associations. The native is pure in heart, well-intentioned and compassionate to all.
8. If AK is in 8th house, the native has many troubles and weaknesses. He is defeated in war. Propitiate as per Saturn or Lord
Satya Nārāyana, fast on full Moon days and speak the truth OM TAT SAT. If the Atmakaraka is in the 8th house (lagna in the 6th from AK),
then the results are similar to those for the 6th house. The native may confront vexing problems which are hard to solve. Physical ailments,
challenging longevity, in addition to emotional and domestic discontinuity may be problematic for such natives. Recitation of the Maha-
mantra and the Vishnu-sahasra-nama stotram, as well as performance of the Satya Narayana Vrata is ultimately beneficial. The native
should also try to practice truthfulness and straightforwardness in all dealings.
9. If AK is in 9th house, the native is a very pious person and is wealthy and fortunate.The 9th house position of the Atmakaraka
(lagna in 5th from AK) is perhaps the most auspicious and brings in full results of bhagya (fortune) to the native. A powerful Sun brings raja-
yoga and enables the native to be very influential in educational and spiritual circles. If Jupiter is powerful, then the native becomes a guru
in his own right, after receiving the blessings of self-realized souls or those advanced in higher knowledge. Materially speaking, such a
native has no concerns in this world.
10. If AK is in 10th house, the native is blessed with a clean heart and good home. He shall be a pillar for his family and mother; the
Moon in strength shall be an added blessing for this.If the Atmakaraka is in 10th house (lagna in the 4th from AK), then happiness through
family, home and mother are well-earned. Blessings through assets and property accrue, as well as respect and love through close allies
and associates. The degree to which such results manifest depends on the strength, placement and association of the Moon in the
Navamsa chart.
11. If AK is in 11th house, the native shall be brave, successful in war and capable of executing any task. If Mars is strong there
shall be Rājayoga.Courage and capability is the execution of any task result when the Atmakaraka is in the 11th house of the chart (lagna
in the 3rd from AK). The native is intelligent and possesses firmness of mind and unwavering determination in the performance of duties.
He has the ability to solve the problems quickly and to act decisively in crisis situations. If Mars is strong, then the native receives the
results of raja-yoga akin to that of Ruchaka Maha- Purusa-yoga. The native is respected or admired by others due to valor and
fearlessness in any confrontational situation.
12. If AK is in 12th house the native is very rich and blessed by Lakshmi.If the Atmakaraka is in the 12th house (lagna in the 2nd
from AK), then the native easily attains wealth as the result of the blessings of Lakshmi-devi, the consort of Vishnu. If simultaneously
Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are in strength, then the native may achieve knowledge due to the blessings of the goddess Sarasvati. If the
lord of the 2nd house joins that of the 5th and/or 9th, then the native enjoys the results of Dhana-yoga
What is the Specific effect of Atmakarka Planets?

 The Sun as Atmakarka indicates that the desires to fulfill are success, fame and power. One must give up ego and must maintain
humility.Sun as AK indicates the native has to learn to overcome his ego and should become humble.

 The Moon as Atmakaraka indicates that the desire to fulfill are happiness, love and satisfaction. One should spread happiness and love in
the surroundings.Moon as AK indicates that the native should be very caring and compassionate.

 Mars as Atmakaraka indicate that one becomes brave, courageous and the greatest challenge is to use his bravery in the right direction
and avoid cruelty. Mars as AK indicates that the native should refrain from all forms of violence and stick to the path of Ahimsa.

 Mercury as Atmakaraka indicates the desire for intellectual superiority and divine communication. The native is advised to understand the
limitation of intellect and should have the strength to face the truth.Mercury as AK indicates that the native should control his speech and be truthful at
all times.

 Jupiter as Atmakaraka indicate the desire for spirituality and wisdom. One has to learn the lesson to tolerate other’s spirituality. Females
may have to accept imperfect husband.Jupiter as AK indicates that the native should always respect the Guru, husband and care for children.

 Venus as Atmakaraka indicate the desire of soul for Venusian activities and romance and in that field the soul will learn a lesson in this
world. So, he or she must be very chaste and careful about personal behaviour in the field of chastity and romance.Venus as AK indicates that the
native must have a very clean character and refrain from illegitimate sex/lust.

 Saturn as Atmakaraka indicate the desire of the soul to perform the duty and maintain democracy. The native should be prepared to face
loneliness and harsh behavior of others.Saturn as AK indicates that the native cannot give sorrow to others and will have to share the sorrow of many

 Rahu as Atmakaraka indicate that the native will be cheated in his life quiet often. The native is advised to avoid being deceitful and
dishonest.Rāhu as AK indicates that the native maybe cheated often and will still have to be free from guile and clean hearted.
outlined above will surely give success.

What is Navamsa ?

Navamsa Chart is the most important divisional chart, Navamsa means nine part of a particular Rashi in which each Amsa consists of 3 degrees and
20 minutes.
It is usually used during predictions about marriage of the native, spouse, married life etc but is also useful to know characteristics of the native and
also his/her spouse in much detail.

What are the significance of this chart ?

Navamsa is invariably necessary to be checked for each and every event to be delineated from the horoscope. According to Shastras, without
Navamsa chart predictions are not ventured without anyalsing the position of planets in the Navamsa chart for a particular bhava and its
representative. Sthoolam or apparent look is D-1 chart, Sukhsham Sharira is D-9 chart and it should have inherent permanent strength. If Sukhsham
Sharira does not possesses strength one will always be liable for having loss the materalistic possessions he has. Otherwise also sustaining engeries
for a native will be very less if Sukhshma Sharira is not properly balanced.
 Planets debilitated in D-1 exalted in D-9 are considered to give more favourable results and are considered to be more powerful and vice-

 Any planet or Bhava should have equal or more strenght in D-9 chart to advocate sustaining power of that particular Bhava or planet.

 Any planet in its own Rashi placed in D-1 chart should go into its own Rashi, Mooltrikon sign, exaltation sign or great friend’s sign.

 They should not go into inimical signs, untoward behaves or connected with them should not be debilitated or should not otherwise loose
strenght in D-9 chart.

 One has to analysis the exact strength of a planet in D-9 chart in respect of basic chart, transit chart (prashna chart) any planet gaining
strength in Navamsa multiply its power with three times.
Classification and Lords of Navamsa
The lords of Navamsa are as follows:

 The lord of first, 4th and 7th Navamsa is Deva which means the divine lord. It represent the qualities of generosity, power, wealth. Native
born in this part of Navamsa are generous, religious and powerful.

 The lord of 2nd, 5th and 8th Navamsa represent Nara which means a man or person of kind, soul and reputed. Engaged in the pursuits of
human welfare.

 The lords of 3rd, 6th and 9th Navamsa represent the charatertistics of Rakshaha or a demon. This part represent cruel, quarry, violent,
selfish and person of a negative qualities.

 The Lagna Bhava and Lagna Lord should not be into 6th, 8th or 12th Bhava in D-9. If it is moveable sign it should not be in 6th Navamsa or
8th Navamsa, if it is fixed Sign it should not to be in 4th Navamsa and in Dual sign it should not be in 2nd, 4th, & 8th Navamsa.This afflictions will give
the affects in the Mahadasha of Planets connecting to these Lagna Lord and Lagna.

 Secondly, 6th, 8th & 12th lord of D-1 should not get associated with Lagna Bhava or lagna lord in D-9. When the Lagna and Lagna Lord of
D-9 gets associated with 6, 8 or 12 of D-9. This afflictions is in the Antradasha of these planets and the third level in the Pratyanter Dashas.

What kind of yogas are there?

Ravi Yogas - involving the sun, Surya
Chandra Yogas - involving the moon, Chandr, and some write Chandra
Raja Yoga - or 'kingly' unions giving power, authority, benefit
Raja sambandha yoga - combinations that show associations with kings, powerful people, or
powerful situations
Dhana yoga - unions giving wealth. Now wealth is not only money , yes?
Mahapurusha yogas - these produce 5 kinds of great, (Maha) magnanimous persons (purusha).
Daridra Yogas - unions giving poverty
Nabhasa Yogas - yogas classified as celestial combinations. There are 4 varieties. Each
classification of the 4 varieties, have multiple possibilities to them

Rajabhrashta yoga
One yoga that I have not noticed and only recently started check for is the rajabhrashta yoga.
The yoga is stated
like this: The lord of the arudha¹ lagna and arudha of the dwadasamsa ( or 1/12th
divisional chart) should be in conjunction.
What can one expect from this ? The native will fall from a high position. That is, from a career
standpoint one may
expect demotions, or loss of position. Now, if other raja yogas ( see definition above) are
stronger a few things can occur:
1. The fall will not take place at all of there are powerful raja yogas that trump the rajabhrashta
yoga, or;
2. The rajabhrashta yoga takes place, yet the raja yoga is there to support the native and
he/she wins back the position or perhaps a new position.
Pravaraja Yoga
A union of graha's that allows/compels one to turn (vrt) within or forth (pra)
This occurs when one has 4 or more grahas in one house - the more benefic the stronger the
influence. It's said if this occurs in a Kendra ( 1,4,7 or 10th ) AND one of the graha's owns the
12th house (a moksha house) this yoga occurs. It is important that the 4th house is part of this
connection, as it represents home, and in the body; home is the heart-emotion or
hrdaya¹. That is this desire for spiritual development.

Lets say the 4th is not involved - this suggests the person is just getting on this path in this life
and the renunciation this person may take will the introductory 'lite' version. Still good, yet is
not so energized to seek this with a high degree of alacrity.

Lets say too that the sun is involved in this yoga , which it usually is, but not always. If there is
a combust condition that is, some of the planets are very close to the sun, then this
renunciation, if one chooses to do so would not be 'official' or formal.

In some charts, I see 4 grahas yet one of the nodes ( Rahu or Ketu) are there. The 'rule' says
no nodes should be involved. Yet with Ketu as Mokshakaraka, the wise Jyotisha takes a second
look. And Kendra houses are recommended, but if Trines are the recipients of the grahas,
especially the 9th house, it has dristi (sight) to the 4th house, and stimulates the emotion for
spiritual development... Now what if this house has both the 8th, the 12th and the
mokshakaraka graha's present? The indication and influence becomes quite strong as all the
moksha grahas are in one place, unified in their efforts and influence.
The stronger the condition, ( exalted, moolatrikona, or owning the sign) the greater the
influence of this yoga.

Tapaswi Yoga
A union of graha's that bring tapas ( fire or cleansing) to the native this is a yoga with Sani
(Saturn) , Sukra (Venus) and Ketu are involved. Sukracharaya is also known as Daitya Guru and
is part of Tapaswi Raja Yoga .

One does not quickly see Venus as a tapas centered graha. He earned this via hanging upside
down from a tree for 20 years. This twenty years is the length of Venus' dasa period in
the Vimshottari (120 year) dasa system.