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Romance of the Debilitated 10th Lords    

Dr. BS Goel

Medical doctor by profession, the writer is a very active member of the research group which he joined after passing our two year course in astrology. Editor

Our ancient classics on astrology have condemned the debilitated (Neecha) planets while all exalted (Uccha) ones have been praised. But in practical horoscopes sometimes results are to the contrary. We see a lot of horoscopes of many persons with debilitated planets and they have achieved high status in life, while many with horoscopes with exalted planets have not done well in life.

Why it is so? It is because no horoscope should be analysed just on the basis of single positive or negative factors. The over all disposition of the horoscope and the inter-knitting of planets and rashis in the various houses of the horoscope is the most important factor in delineating a horoscope.

Given below are the horoscopes of a couple in which the 10th lord is debilitated, and destiny took them to Indian Revenue Services in the same batch and also to marry happily. It is a romance of debilitated 10th lords Indeed.

Case1 Male (Horoscope

The Horoscope at a glance.

This person is born with vargottama Tula lagna with a balance of Mercury dasha at birth and Ketu and Venus to follow which are yogakarkas in this horoscope.

A prominent feature that would need close look is that in this horoscope all the yogakaraka planets are well placed and are inter-connected through conjunction, inter-change or aspect. It can be seen thus.

1. Venus, the lagna lord, with Mercury, the 9th lord, is in 4th house with digbala.It is a combination of the trikona lord (Mercury) and the kendra Lord Venus which as lagna lord is both, trikona and kendra lord. So here Mercury and Venus are well placed in 4th house in sign of Saturn, another yogakarka. The 4th house is the house of simhasana, which literally means the throne of a king. In modern parlance, it should mean a good status in life.

2. Further, these two planets, Mercury and Venus, are being aspected by its dispositor, Saturn, who is the lord of 4th and 5th and, is the best yogakarka for this lagna. In this way Saturn is also connected with Mercury-Venus and, in fact three planets (Saturn lord of 4th and 5th, Mercury lord of 9th Venus lord of lagna) are well connected to each other forming a strong Raj yoga.

3. The Moon, the 10th lord, is with Saturn in the 2nd house, along with Mars lord of 2nd and, of the 7th another, kendra, Since malefic lord of the kendra are good. So conjunction of Mars with Saturn is another less potent rajayoga. The Moon is lord of 10th is again conjunct with Saturn and Mars and is again involved the rajayoga.

So in fact, all the rajyoga planets, Saturn, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury are related to each other by conjunction and aspects and are involved in causing a powerful Rajyoga and Dhanyoga combinations.

Further, with all the rajyoga planets are connected with Rahu in Vrishchik who will behave like Mars and other planets associated with it. So in a way, Rahu will also act under the direction of yogakarka plants.There is also exchange of 3rd and 11th which, among other things, indicates that the native will earn money through his own efforts.

Saturn and Jupiter lord of 5th and 6th and Jupiter and Mars lord of 6th and 7th are in kendra from each other which is further a Rajyoga and Dhanyoga combinations.

Then the royal planet Sun is placed in Dhanu rashi aspected by Jupiter (also in exchange) so the Sun is under great benefic influence of Jupiter. Further there is Uoobhayachari yoga, which is a good yoga for prosperity and happiness.

In this horoscope the Moon the 10th lord a yogakaraka planet is debilitated with a clear-cut Neechabhanga rajyoga, as Mars its dispositor is associated with the Moon. So the Moon is further involved is Neechabhanga Rajyoga. Gaja Kesari Yoga, Amla Yoga, Vishitsha Yoga, Kedar Yoga, Vasumati Yoga, Chandra-Mangla Yoga are also present. These are all benefic yogas for happiness and prosperity.

According to Bhavaratha Ratnakar for Tula lagna, Jupiter the lord of 3rd and 6th is also a yogakaraka planets. Mutual position of Moon/Venus at 3/11axis is another Rajyoga according to Parashara. Further, if Karka rashi is aspected by Venus and Jupiter the native will earn great fame as per Jataka Tatwa. Here the Karak rashi falls in 10th house and is aspected by Venus and Mercury.

Examination of horoscope from Moon Lagna

The examination of a horoscope, when done from the Moon, helps in the analysis of a horoscope. The conjunction of Moon and Mars lord of 9th and 1st, exchange between Jupiter and Sun lord of 2/5 and 10th and the aspect of Mercury Venus to the 9th house are the few good points to note from Moon lagna

In the Navamsha the above said rajyoga are little diluted but present is other forms.

The lagna is vargottama. The lagna lord Venus is debilitated and is in the 12th house, but in exchange with Mercury in 8th house so there is an exchange of 8th and 12th house lords coming under Vipreeta Rajyoga, On the other hand this is again a combination of lagna and 9th lord as in birth horoscope.

Mars and Saturn again yogakaraka planets are well conjunct in house of gains, the 11th house, the house of Sun, where Sun is in exchange with Mars lord of 2nd. So there is a strong dhanayoga of exchange between 2nd and 11th, which is further strengthened by the presence of Saturn and Ketu.

Moon in the navamsha has improved and is in Jupiter's sign and is also aspected by Jupiter, causing gajkesari yoga both in the birth horoscope and the navamsha.

Rahu is also well placed in the 5th house in a sign of Yogakaraka and is further aspected by Saturn/Mars/Jupiter.

Now comes the Dashamsha, for the fructification of the above said rajyogas it is necessary to examine dashamsha, the chart of profession.

In the dashamsha the lagna is again Tula, vargottama*. The best part of it is that all the yogakaraka planets which we have discussed above will remain the same and if they are well placed the person will shine well in his profession. Let us examine.

Mercury and Moon lord of 9th and 10th are well placed in the 4th house aspecting the 10th house.The dispositor Saturn, lord of 4th and 5th again a rajyoga karaka planet is in exchange with Mercury. Lord of 9th, 10th, 4th and 5th are in association, a very stong rajyoga indeed. The lagna lord Venus is well placed in 9th house and is aspected by Saturn by 10th aspect, So here again Saturn/Mercury/Moon/Venus are very well associated.

The Mars and Sun lord of 2nd and 11th are conjunct together in 11th house so the very well formed rajyogas are being reinforced by strong dhanyoga combinations in rashi, navamsha and dashamsha charts.

No wonder the native was selected for Indian Revenue Services in 1981 and may reach to the top in the hierarchy of Taxation.

There are other good and bad combinations in the horoscope pertaining to other aspects of life, but I have not discussed them here as this article is limited to the 10th house of the person.The other events explained here are to see the correctness of the horoscope and to demonstrate the composite approach in anlaysing a horocope.

Examination of the horoscope Jaimini

There are strong Jaimini rajyoga, which are marked in the chart they are 6 in the birth horoscope and 3 in the navamsha and again 4 in the dashamsha. The AK and Amatya Karak are 2/12 in birth chart but 3/11 in navamsha and dashamsha.

The Amatya Karaka is in exchange with Putra Karaka the Jupiter the natural benefic. The Amatya Karaka is well placed and is not in any bad aspect, which indicates good rise is life and service. The effects of all these rajyogas will be analysed through the Jaimini Char Dasha also in composite approach.

Selection in Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in May-June 1981

1. In Vimshottari Dasha Ven/Mon/Sat all the 3 planets are yogakaraka for this horoscope and are well placed and connected in Rashi, Navamsha and Dashamsha Venus is with Mercury lord of 9th and Saturn and Moon are together in 2nd house.

2. In Chara Dasha Mina/Mithuna, the dasha is of Mina in 6th house, the house of competitions. It is aspected by Amatya Karak Sun. Thre are no bad aspects on it from here the Amatya Karak is in 10th house i.e in Dhanu so this rasi dasha is good for career.

3. The antar dasha is of Mithuna the 9th house which is again aspected by Amatya Karak with no other bad aspects. The 10th house from here is again Meena rashi which has already been explained. As all the rashi are well apsected by Amatya Karaka, and the Amatya Karaka is in 10th from rashi dasha. This dasha is quite competent to give the benefic results. Hence the native was selected for civil services.

Note that the Amatya Karak is in relation with Jupiter the Putra Karak.

4. In transit Saturn was in Kanya, 11th from Moon with 36 points in SAV and 5 points in BAV. Jupiter was also in 11th from Moon i.e the Kanya with 6 points in BAV and 36 SAV. From here Jupiter aspects the dasha lord Venus and the Mina rashi hence gives good result.

5. Both the main planets viz Saturn and Jupiter are in 11th from Moon, hence are expected to give over all good results in reference to the running Dasha.

Marriage on 22nd April 1982

1. In Vimshottari dasha Ven/Mon/Ven was running. Venus is natural karaka and Moon is in 2nd house along with Mars the 7th lord.

2. In Chara Dasha of Mina/Karka and Mina/Kanya, the Karakamsha Lagna axis. Karka rashi is aspected by Dara Karak and 7th lord Mars hence marriage has taken place.

3. In transit Saturn was in Kanya aspecting 7th lord Mars. Jupiter was in Tula aspecting 7th house. So Saturn and Jupiter both are blessing the marriage.

Birth of Daughter on 15th August 1986

1. In Vimshottari dasha it was Ven/Jup/Jup, Venus the lagna lord associated with Saturn the 5th lord is fully competent to give children. The Antar Dasha lord Jupiter is natural significator placed in 11th house aspecting the 5th house and is being aspected by Saturn the 5th lord.

2. In Jaimini Char Dasha, 5th house from Mina rashi is Karka which is being aspected by 5th lord Saturn. Transit Saturn was in Scorpio passing over 5th lord himself Saturn. Jupiter was transiting in Kumbh in the 5th house itself, so the child was born.

Birth of Son on 11th June, 1988

1. In Vimshottari dasha it was Ven/Jup/Mon running. This is same as explained above but here Moon is posited in 2nd house along with Saturn the 5th lord.

2. In Chara Dasha Mesha/Karka the Jupiter natural significator and also Putra Karak is placed in 5th house so the child birth is quite possible. Again the Karka rashi is aspected by Saturn the 5th lord from Karka, the 5th house is occupied by Saturn himself.

3. In transit Saturn was in Dhanu in 3rd house is aspecting the 5th house.

4. Jupiter was in Mesha aspecting natal Jupiter the 5th lord from Moon and natural significator so it is well explained.

Promotion as Dy. Commissioner Dec 89

1. In the Vimshottari Dasha it was Ven/Sat/Mer, all the three yogakaraka are in line so every thing can be very clearly seen.

2. In Char Dasha Mesha/Kanya, from Mesha the 10th house is Makar where Atma Karak is posited aspected by Dara Karaka, Putra Karaka and 5th lord Saturn. So a strong 10th house. Antar dasha rashi Kanya is aspected by Amatya Karak and the 10th from Kanya in Mithuna which is again in aspect to Amatya Karaka. Antar dasha rashi is 10th from Amatya Karaka. Here therefore promotion is explained.

3. In transit Saturn was in Dhanu over the 10th lord from Moon viz Sun. Jupiter was in Mithuna aspecting the Sun.

* I have expanded the vargottama concept to the other divisional charts also like Navamsha.

Case 2- Female (Horoscope)

The horoscope at a glance

This is the horoscope of a female native born in Cancer Lagna with yogakarak Mars placed in it. Moon the ascendant lord is posited in 7th house aspecting its own house the lagna. The Moon is quite strong in shadbala (4th thithi Chauth of Krishna Paksha) and also exalted in the navamsha. In this way yogakaraka Mars and lagna lord Moon are related to each other by mutual aspect. This is an excellant Rajyoga combination in the horoscope. The Mars is debilitated in lagna which in turn produces Rajyoga. Here it is further related to its dispositor Moon causing neechabhanga and a further Neechabhanga Rajyoga.

Lagna and yogakarka Mars are subhakatri between Jupiter and Venus. An incomplete Adhi yoga is also present as Venus and Jupiter are in 6th and 8th from Moon.

Another yogakaraka for this lagna is Jupiter who is placed in 2nd house and aspecting 6th (competition) and 8th (Ayu) and the 10th house (Profession). Jupiter is lord of 6th and 9th is posited in Dhanu in Navamsha. There is an exchange of sign between Mercury lord of 3rd, 12th and Venus lord of 4th and 11th. The importance of this will be examined from Moon lagna.

Rahu is well placed in 4th house in a benefic sign and is exalted in Navamsha. It is also aspected by yogakarak Mars. Rahu is placed in the nakashtra of Jupiter so Rahu will, also produce results of Jupiter. A yogakarak planet for this lagna. It is always important to see the nakshatra of Nodes. Jupiter and Saturn are in Kendra to each other and Saturn is aspecting Jupiter, which is a Dhanayoga/Rajyoga as Jupiter and Saturn are lord of 6th and 7th from lagna. The 2nd lord Sun and 11th lord Venus are placed in 12th house a Dhanayoga but in 12th house, but here Venus is not combust. As it is a horoscope of a female, it should also be examined from Moon lagna. In classical books it has been stated that delineation of results in female should be done either from lagna or Moon whichever is strong.

In the course of examination from Moon lagna the horoscope becomes more strong. The Moon lagna lord Saturn is posited in 11th house and is aspecting Moon lagna. So it is relation of lagna lord Moon and Moon lagna lord Saturn, which is a Raj yoga.

From the Moon lagna there is exchange between Mercury and Venus. Venus in this case is yogakarak in exchange with Mercury 9th lord. So it is a Rajyoga formed by 9, 10, 5th lords. An exchange of 5th and 6th lord in this case is another Rajyoga and Dhanayoga. On one hand Mercury and Venus are related while on the other hand Mercury and Saturn are related at 5-11 axis. The 8th lord Sun has moved to 6th causing Vipreetha Raj Yoga. Rahu moves to 10th house from Moon in Tula and will also behave like Venus who is a yogakaraka from Moon lagna. Note that this Venus is exalted in Navamsha.

In the navamsha the lagna is Vrishchika so yogakaraka planets will be the same as in Birth i.e Mars- Moon-Jupiter.

Here Moon 9th lord is exalted and is placed in kendra with Rahu. So Rahu in kendra with a trine lord Moon becomes yogakaraka.

Lagna lord Mars is well placed in 10th house in Simha sign with digbala, Jupiter 2nd and 5th lord posited with Saturn the 3rd and 4th lord. So combination of 4th and 5th lords again forms the Rajyoga.

The 8th lord Mercury is in 6th house causing a Vipreeta Rajyoga. Here the 10th lord Sun is neecha in 12th house but its neecha is cancelled by the presence of mars in 10th house.

In the dashamsha, the lagna is Karka, the yogakaraka planets are same as in the birth horoscope and the navamsha.

Here the lagna lord Moon is placed in 7th as in the birth horoscope. Sun is again in 12th as in the rashi. So to say all are vargottama. Here the 5th and 10th lord Mars is very well placed in 10th house. So we see that from birth chart, where the Mars in neecha has improved a lot and here it is placed in his mooltrikona sign with digbal.

Here again Venus lord of 4th, 11th is in exchange with Jupiter lord of 6th, 11th. So it is a relation between 4th and 9th lord causing Rajyoga while on the other hand exchange of 6th and 11th house.

Since we are examining dashamsha, we can infer from this exchange that native will gain or be successful in competitions as the 6th house denotes competitions along with Jupiter and is under the influence of Jupiter. Here Rahu is placed in 12th house in a Mercurian sign.

Analysis through Jaimini System

There are 3 rajyoga in birthchart, Atma Karak Jupiter is placed in 2nd house while Amatya Karak is in 12th house and they are 3/11 to each other.

In the navamsha again 3 rajyogas are present and Atma Karaka /Amatya Karaka relation to 3/11. In the dashamsha there is excellant combination of the Putra Karaka and Atma Karaka in 11th house.

In any of divisional charts planets placed in the 11th house of that chart give very good results regarding the signification of that chart.

Selection in Indian Revenue Services in May/Jun 1981

1. In Vimshottri Dasha Rah/Ven/Mon. From lagna Rahu is placed in the 4th house aspected by yogakarak Mars and is in nakshatra of Jupiter lord of 9th another yogakaraka for this lagna . So Rahu is under great benefic influence aand can give very good results.

2. From the Moon lagna it is in 10th house. Rahu is exalted in the navamsha and is in Mithuna in dashamsha whose dispositor is Mercury in 11th house of the dashamsha.So Rahu's disposition in all the charts is excellent.

3. Mercury, the antar dasha lord is in 11th house, the house of gain in exchange with its lord Venus. From the Moon lagna Mercury is a yogakaraka as already explained.


4. In the dashamsha, Mercury is again in 11th house along with 9th lord Jupiter.

5. The pratyantardasha lord is Moon who is yogakarka in lagna and navamsha and dashamsha, hence needs no explanation.

6. In Jaimini dasha Mina/Kanya was running From rashi dasha of Mina, the 10th house is Dhanu having aspected by Amatya Karaka and Dara Karaka.

7. From antar dasha rashi of Kanya the 10th house contains Amatya Karaka and Dara Karaka. So the Rajyoga results in this dasha.

8. In transit Saturn was in Kanya with 29 SAV aspecting 10th lord from Moon. It is 3rd from lagna and 9th from Moon.

9. Jupiter was also in Kanya. The 3rd from lagna and 9th from Moon. It aspects Mercury antar dasha lord and Moon pratyantar dasha lord. It has no aspect on 10th or 10th lord from lagna or from Moon but it aspects the 10th house from the Jupiter the karaka for this house.**

Marriage on 22nd April, 1982

1. In Vimshottari Dasha it was Rah/Ket/Mon was running Rahu is a natural marriage giver. Antar Dasha lord Ketu is in nakshatra of Venus and Moon is placed in 7th house. Hence marriage took place.

2. In Jaimini Char Dasha Mina/Tula, the Dara Pada and Upa Pada axis respectively. In transit Saturn was in Kanya aspecting 7th lord itself Saturn. Jupiter was in Tula aspecting Venus the Karaka for marriage. On the marriage day lagna lord Moon was in Vrishchik aspected by Saturn from Kanya the 7th lord.

Birth of Daughter 15th August 1986

1. In Rah/Sun/Mer, Rahu is under aspect of 5th lord Mars Sun is posited with Venus, who is lord of 5th from Moon lagna. Moreover Sun is the 5th lord of the Saptamsha. Mercury the pratyantar dasha lord is itself placed in the 5th from Moon.

2. In Jaimini Char Dasha Kumbha/Mithuna, as this dasha was after Kumbha/Vrishbha where Putra Karaka is placed so the birth was quite possible. 5th from Mithuna is under aspect of Putra Karaka.

3. In transit Saturn was in Vrishchika in 5th house itself, which is 5th from lagna. Jupiter was in Kumbha aspecting 5th lord from Moon i.e Venus.

Birth of Son 11th June 1988

1. In Rah/Mar/Mar in Vimshottari Dasha. In Jaimini Chara Dasha Kumbha/Vrishchik was running. The antar dasha rashi Vrischik is the dasha of 5th huose from lagna.

2. In transit Saturn was in Dhanu aspecting 5th lord Venus from Moon. Jupiter was in Mesha aspecting 5th from Jupiter the karka for childern.**

Promotion to Dy.Commissioner Dec'89

1. In the Vimshottari Dasha Jup/Jup/Sat, Jupiter the yogakaraka for Karka lagna and Saturn the yogakaraka from Moon lagna as already explained.

2. In Char Dasha Makar/Kanya was running, from Makar that 10th house is under aspect from Atma Karak and Putra Karak, from Kanya the 10th house have Amatya Karak and Dara Karak.

3. In transit Saturn was in Dhanu aspecting Venus the 10th lord from Moon. Jupiter was in Mithuna on the 10th lord Venus itself.

So in the above case studies we see that 10th lords are debilitated and afflicted, but if we closely examine the horoscope including the relevant divisional charts we see that all afflicting planets are yogakarak in one way or the other.

In the first case 10th lord Moon has become strong in navamsha and more strong in the dashmansha chart of the person where it is associated with Mercury the 9th lord in the 4th house with digbal.

In the 2nd chart 10th lord Mars has gone to 10th house in Simha rashi in Navamsha and in Mooltrikona rashi in the 10th house of the Dashamsha. In both the charts it is placed with digbala.

So in this way we see that both the debilitated 10 th lords having intrinsic rajyoga conferring power and have become quite strong in Navamsha and Dashamsha hence, all the good results can be expected from these lords in appropriate dasha period.

(The writer takes transits more deeply and also differently. His method which we have tested on a number of horoscope is very dependable. He has been working on it and will produce a paper on it, in the course of next few months.)Editor