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Journal of Astrology Newsletter January 2011

Editor: Deepak Bisaria


History will know you from your karmas seen from 10th house

Thoughts in your mind are of small consequence but what you do matters! Your deeds build your image and destroy it too. Opinions about you that people carry are formed from the deeds they know. It is the image alone that matters in kaliyuga. The stock market zooms and crashes on goodwill and reputations. Some people, in spite of base acts and unacceptable deeds, get away without their image getting tarnished, but some get a bad name and are humiliated even when they deserve much better. Why?  

Astrologically, the karmas of earlier births along with the karmas of the present make or distort the image that people at large see. The house from where an assessment can be made about the public image of a person and the periods of ups and downs in it is from the 10th house of a horoscope. The 10th house of karmas indicates how you handle the internal promptings of the senses and the challenges that come head on. It is this house that indicates your capacity to be discreet. It is the house of your image in the public domain.  

Through the scrutiny of the 10th house, one can be advised on periods needing caution to prevent image destruction. During a bad phase, on astrological advice, one can review one's activities more often. Astrology can guide one as to when one can afford to be care free.  A word uttered could become destructive or elevative. A deed can get attached to you and remain with you even after death. Often, one is reminded of a past life karma in a subtle way, with no tangible evidence. Words spoken or an action executed conscientiously could become hard karmas, difficult to wipe out. God is a perfect account keeper.  

Classics on the 10th house

Phaldeepika: The subjects designated to the 10th house are business or trade, rank or position, honor, occupation, profession , sky or zenith, conduct, quality, inclination, gait, command and Meshurana (to give orders)  

Brihat Parasher Hora Shastra: Royalty (authority), place profession (livelihood), honor, father, living in foreign lands and debts are understood from the 10th house.  

Mundane: King, royalty, nobility, rulers, prime minister, head of state, party in power, presidents and governors, top authority in the state, nations, prestige, status, reputation, parliament, politics and politicians, national celebrities, national aims and gains, disgrace and death of ruler, foreign trade, exports exploitation revaluation and lawlessness.  

The 10th house is right above your head.
It is in the most exposed area. It is also known as the zenith. Here the Sun is most visible and powerful. Astrologically, the 10th house becomes the area of life’s focus so does the 10th from the dasha nath under the Parashari system and the 10th from the rashi dasha that periodically changes. When the atmakaraka is found in the 10th from rashi dasha that period has the focus on health and depending on other configurations, health could become a cause for concern. The rashi, the planets and the karakas (significator) of the 10th house are important

The 10th house is a house seen for father’s wealth and your profession.
In accordance with the methodology practiced by us in the Institute of Astrology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan for delineating horoscopes, the father’s wealth is seen from the 2nd house from the 9th house which happens to be 10th from Lagna (the house of profession of the person whose horoscope is being delineated). Go back to the pastoral times when limited professions were available. The person inherited the wealth of his father, seen from the 2nd from 9th. This was perhaps the times when our classics were written and printed from memorized sutras. Logically also it had to be  the 10th house from where the generated wealth of the joint  family for an individual’s career and its growth and the individual’s public image acquired from different sources including the generated wealth  of the family should be  seen.  

The family of grandfather-father and son worked together in those days. This practice can still be found in traditional business families. Some astrologers, particularly in north India, consider the 10th house from the Lagna or Moon as the house to be seen for the father, since it is the 7th from the 4th, the house for mother; but the majority takes the 9th house for father, more so, in south India. In ancient times the father played a vital role in shaping the dharma represented by the 9th house and also karma (occupation) represented by the 10th house, therefore a weak 9th and 10th house meant, logically a weak support from the father or his early death. In the present times an afflicted 9th house or the karaka (significator) Sun could mean many things like unorthodoxy, non-conformity to societal norms, immorality but also death or arishta (suffering) to father or incompatibility with him.  

The Liberal Zone

Why so many karakas for the 10th house: Why do some take five karakas (significator) for the 10th house. Have the type of professions increased? The classics, written thousands of years ago also lend support to the four karaka theory for the 10th house: - Saturn, Sun, Mercury and Mars. The 5th Jupiter has also been suggested by some.  

Sun and the King: Sun in astrology signifies royalty. In earlier times those serving the Kings therefore had a Sun dominated occupation as their earnings were dependent on the whims and fancies of the royalty. The small royalty heads (Maharajas and Zamindars) logically also had a Sun dominated profession since they were the rulers. Every man has his kingdom which he likes to rule. The smallest kingdom would comprise a weak wife and two small kids and bigger ones- business empires with no limits. Corporate heads and CEO‘s should have a Sun-Mercury combo since Mercury governs commerce.  

Does Sun push a career: The Sun represents father also so the business connected to father would also come under Sun. Sun is the planet that gives an identity to a person. People are known from their occupation. Sun acquires digbala (directional strength) in the 10th house. It is therefore a planet which is to be reckoned in assessment of profession in a horoscope. Sun plays a dominant role as it is the atmakaraka and the significator of the 1st house. It rules Leo the powerful Rashi that is the 5th sign of the natural zodiac. Therefore, Sun s role becomes dominant in influencing a career where it establishes a PAC (Posited Aspect Conjunct) relationship with the 10th house, 10th lord or any of planets connected with these. People holding prestigious positions in the government have been found with Leo Lagna or Leo rashi in their 10th house. 

Saturn- Servant- Service: Saturn is an important significator for profession and career in today’s context as the majority serve. Whether one serves under another servant of the Government or as Corporate Executives or in small and large business establishment. With urbanization the service class constitutes ninety nine percent of the middle and higher middle class. This is class which has interest in astrology and consult astrologers. In today’s context Saturn is more important as a karaka (significator) than any other planet when it comes to a service career.   

Mercury: Trade and business fall under Mercury. Mercury deals with communication also. Mercury is Vidya karaka, therefore teaching would come under it. One should give more importance to Mercury where professions are connected to business, finance, and teaching or information technology  

Mars governs armed forces therefore a career in police and armed forces would be influenced by Mars.  

Jupiter: The role of Jupiter comes in Judiciary, Vedas and Religion  

Identify and see the 10th from the karaka for clarity. The 10th from Saturn reveals a lot so would the 10th from Mercury for business and 10th from Sun for Sun related professions. This would apply to Jupiter and Mars as well.  

How should we define the term Karamjeevi of Varahmihira: We as human beings are brought to this world so that we can be given a chance to change our sanchit karma account. We have to be occupied. The planetary influence prompts us to act in accordance to the tendencies and samskaras we have come with and acquired during our impressionable years. What type of challenges are we likely to face and what temptations we need to resist can be seen from the 10th from Lagna, Moon, Sun or Saturn, or Mercury or Mars or Jupiter. The interpretation of the 10th house is the most crucial and complex area in today’s context. It is the 10th houses matters that should be of concern to all and not the 11th house of gains for which most consult astrologers. 

A mistake to see career related gains from the 10th house: The 10th house is the house of public image and 11th of gains. It is wrong to predict gains and losses in money terms from the 10th house. The 10th house can, at best indicate rises and falls in status. For people in business and the executives in the corporate world with fat pay packets and steep slides and escalations in terms of money, it is the 11th house that reveals better a rise or fall in career than the 10th house. Our collective research on the 11th house which has been published in the January-February, 2011 issue of IOA’s Journal of Astrology establishes this premise convincingly. We have to keep updating our findings with the change in trends  

The age of specialization – Generalist vs. Technocrat

Be it a doctor, engineer, architect, accountant, lawyer or a General Manager specialization is now found pre fixed to their identities. A doctor is better known as a cardiologist, a pediatrician, a nephrologist or a gynecologist. Similar is the case with engineering, architecture and other professions. So much so, we have specialization in astrology with astrologers known as prashna shastri, Vaastu Shastri, astrologers specializing in finance, the priestly karma kandi and the deadly tantrik. 

There are specializations under specializations. For astro-researcher it is a stupendous task. He has to revisit, time and again all the 12 rashis to trace profession characterized by their tatwas and other components. He has also to simultaneously review the 9 planets, the 2 or 3 planet yogas that indicate profession, and all the 27 nakshatras for nakshatra ruled profession from Dhruv Nadi to get pointed indication that fit into a specialization.  The interpretation given in Brihat Jatak of 2or 3 planet conjunctions are inadequate as the consultant has to choose a specialization which did not exist during when Brihat Jatak was written and therefore cannot be in the classical text or books written earlier.   

The methodology of Late Shri Hardeo Sharma Trivedi of picking profession from rashi and navamsha  indications , the determinants explored and presented by Mr.K.N.,Rao through research many times and the elaboration by Col.A.K.Gour and other writers can serve as an outline. The Research has to be continuous and we have to probe periodically in changed scenarios to get to the realistic pointers.  

I received the following questions just today “I just lost my job! When will I find a new job and in what field? My field of work was project management in a telecommunication company. Is project management the right field for me or should I look in a different area? I was looking to become an actuary? Should I pursue it? Will I need to relocate? If so which direction will be favorable for me?”  

The Horoscope has a definite pattern where there is knowledge and education backed profession.   

The 5th lord in the 10th or the 5th in 9th or the 9th in 5th or exchange of these house lords with benefic influences of Mercury and Jupiter are definite patterns that show deep knowledge and high education of the individual. These combinations promise a  stable career as well.  

On the other hand, often one finds 6-8-12 association with the 10th lord showing ups and downs.  The 8 and 10 connection is often found in the horoscope of politicians of today. The mysterious, unreliable politician, the death of democracy and reincarnation of another political system is also represented by the 8th and the 10th connection. A compromised education is seen in many horoscopes of film stars and cricketers but the 3rd and 5th house has a talent sparkling and the 11th house of gains, success and achievements is found strong. 

Marketing and Morality: Marketing is an essential component of business and even of the entire economy, as it brings awareness about the product, central to informed market exchange. An industry needs to make people aware about its product otherwise how does one choose and buy?  The government too needs to market their policies and plans so that people can make a proper judgment before they vote to elect the government. The police has to market their good work so that people do not see them only as the corrupt who extort bribes. A soap maker has to market the features of his soap that makes it superior to other soaps. Theoretically, marketing is an essential economic activity but it has acquired ill repute  as in the process to promote their product and compete, corporates often resort to immoral, unscrupulous and corrupt practices  Marketing for this reason is seen as pushing the unwanted. It is seen as an activity that promotes greed. Marketers are seen as   advocates of the devil. The planets that govern marketing therefore should be Mars and Moon. Depending on the position of Mars and Moon the morality in marketer will vary. Mars –Moon together or in mutual aspect form (Chandra -Mangal yoga) indicating the unscrupulous and the immoral- the seller of woman as per our shastras. Moon-Mars combination is a wealth giving combination and in today’s context indicates success in business and money generation.   

Publicity and Advertisement: Selling the product is the most difficult, glamorous, and paying area of modern business. Corporates employ the best talent in this area. Huge budgets are planned for promotion. The pay packets are much bigger of people in this branch and are more than those of the technocrats. Actors and cricketers are paid phenomenal amounts to make an impact for messages to go deep into the people. Poetic expressions of today are found in advertisements. The role of Venus dominates this profession. TV talking heads, anchors, visual media journalists, actors, camera crew, etc.  have been found having the Venusian influence in their horoscopes. 

Economic Activity and Karmic Activity: With needs multiplying and resources limited karma should be the one that delights others and satisfies the self. The planet for economics is Mercury and for righteousness is Jupiter. Sadly with greed taking over and lifestyles suggested by advertisers dictating needs, the work force is stretching beyond their capacity to make that extra buck for the non-essentials. They are inviting themselves, without their knowing, stress and tension at the cost of morality and peace of mind. One should work for satisfaction and not for success. The countries and governments should also devise ways to differentiate between essentials and non-essentials as the earth has limited resources. Labor laws should be such that restrict a pompous lifestyle and promote healthier one.   

Playout with Karmas: Making money Unmaking habits; Conflict between Desire and Conscience Money can be made and kept in store for the rainy day by unmaking habits also. Giving way to habits that are healthier like walking and eating less is one among many options. Such habits should be promoted and followed by the ambitious and sedentary work force in urban areas. Choice of educational and professional patterns should not be guided by the blinding attraction for money alone, talent, interests, morality, temperament and aptitude should be self-assessed before the choice is made. Earning of a livelihood was always the prime concern but in today’s context it is the utilization of this livelihood that should draw our attention and soon. How much of this livelihood is necessary to strike a balance between desires and conscience should be the question asked for planning healthier and meaningful lifestyles.

Never forget destiny Rolls by itself you need not roll destiny: Opportunities come to all to make up for the loss of money, health and reputation. Logically there are phases of ill health, disappointments and humiliation. Assertions at the wrong time could be disastrous. Astrologers can read these ups and downs from the dasha cycles and advise when to be circumspect and when one can afford a risky posture. Even if you do not trust astrological advice, all you need to do is to flow with destiny by doing nishkaam karmas (deeds done as a duty with no motives).    

The News Zone   

Is Sun dasha of Indian Independence Horoscope penetrating the frozen resources in Swiss Banks amidst Global warming: It is common knowledge now that many Indians have stashed away huge amounts, perhaps US $ 1 trillion or more in foreign Banks? We have been hearing about it since last thirty years but it has remained a news item in the newspapers and magazines. How many of these depositors died without sharing their account code? How many forgot their code numbers and allowed the money to rest in foreign hands forever. Can Mr. Ram Jethmalini in the dasha of Sun of the Indian Independence Horoscope get some of India’s money back through his petition in the Supreme Court is a question that should be of interest to all nationalists. First it was the British who took away our wealth. The Government has stated that they have list of 26 provided by the foreign bank but the names cannot be revealed as the legal frame-work is not there. Whether we will get the real names or only a few fictitious one is to be seen. We need to know, at least who did such transfers. It will be the ultimate test of Right to Information policy of the Government. Do we have to resort to an action like in Tunisia to get what every patriotic Indian wants from the authorities.   

Pakistan’s tryst with destiny: Do not rush! Reflect on your stars and proceed. This has been the advice of astrologers always. It has worked out in case of India vis-a vis Pakistan. 9/11, the day on which 3000 civilians were killed, marked the beginning of a struggle by Muslims to integrate into the world particularly the West. The brutal attack tarnished the image of Islam. It was setback for Pakistan also, our hapless neighbor which had major setbacks with every military coup and assassination   every downfall of our neighbor brought dictatorship.   

India decided to wait and accept freedom after 24 hours later. Did it make all the difference? As an astrologer I would say, it did. The choice of freedom in Abhijeet Muhurta, Pushya nakshatra and the Vimshottari dasha of Saturn made all the difference between the two nations who were divided and given the freedom at the same time.   

Wikileaks gave us a better understanding of the world. Solicitor Mark Stephens has been making headlines defending Wikileak's founder, Julian Assange. Assange is described as the most persecuted and supported individuals of our time. From the point of view of astrology his leaks on India are triggered by the dasha of Sun of the Indian Independence horoscope. Where are the leaks stored? Why have they stopped coming should concern all the conscientious.

Business and Economy: With the onset of the dasha of Mars in the American horoscope with Leo Lagna this year in May, we can expect revival of the American economy along with the Global economy. India would surely benefit as Indian Independence horoscope has the favorable dasha of Sun going on. The stock markets will touch higher levels.

Research Activities in Institute of Astrology, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan: Astrology has a language of its own. It has its own system of communication also. It communicates with the chosen ones.  It is a divine science. This session we have had a record number of new admissions in the winter session. There are 7 Research batches merged in six classes now. With Mr.K.N.Rao’s active participation we are sure to bring out memorable researches this year.

Remedial Measures: Rejuvenate the atma inside you is the message of Hans baba whom we met on two consecutive days during the biting cold of this month. With his chest exposed to the wintry winds he was chanting mantras of deep meaning from his guts for the well-fortified urbanites to whom he perhaps knows sending his messages would be a difficult task. He took many to spiritual flights- a spiritual journey to experience beyond the physical by simply closing the eyes. The privileged ones were women for these spiritual flights though the people who surrounded them also benefitted.


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