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The Stars and Your Profession

By Kshitij Sharma,
Published: May 1, 2008, Last Updated: May 10, 2014

Name of the book The Stars and Your Profession, An Astrological Guide to Choosing Your Career
Author Prem Kumar Sharma
Publisher Rupa and Co
Amazon Link The Stars and Your Profession: An Astrological Guide to Choosing Your Career

The varna or caste system in India started by being based on vocation chosen by an individual before rigidity and subsequently ignominy crept in. Valmiki, the author of epic Ramayana was a dacoit and criminal before he realized his true potential and destiny and came up with a biography of the Lord Himself.

The book describes characteristics of signs, planets and houses in the horoscope and the effect they have on the attitude and disposition of the person. The chosen profession will be a successful one if it is in line with the temperament and personality and this personality, temperament and attitude can be judged from the horoscope. This is the overall idea that we need to understand.

Apart from personality, temperament etc, some of the factors that influence and affect profession to a large extent are education and the atmosphere of the household where the child grows up. After joining a job, these factors are promotions in appropriate time, ability to deal, work and partner with different people and travels one has to undertake on account of work. These are explained in the book in dedicated chapters.

The author explains the role of tenth house in a kundali, its lord and various planets influencing the tenth house in determining the profession. Analysis of dashamsha chart is very important as far as vocation and success in professional field is concerned. Role of Navamsha chart is also explained in this context. The issue is that we cannot determine profession just once. This has to be done multiple times during the lifetime of the person. I lot of friends I know just quit their jobs and turned into entrepreneurs. Therefore, it is important to keep looking at the position of operating dasha lords and understand the implications.

Very importantly, in this material world, the success of any enterprise is judged by the money it makes. That has nothing to do with 10th house or dashamsha and is a totally different yoga in a chart. It is hence necessary to understand overall dhana and nirdhana yogas in a kundali.

The author also lists down various professions that are influenced by planets, signs and nakshatras. E.g. influence of planet Mars can result in defense and police work, Saturn indicates professions related to agriculture, manual and labor intensive work. Saturn also makes one very hard working and efficient in approach. Similarly, Chitra nakshatra indicates mechanical engineering, mathematics etc.

It would have been good though if the author had explained his sources for the information presented in this book or the reasoning behind this derivation of this list if it is his original work. E.g how does Chitra nakshatra makes one work in area of traffic policing is interesting to note since the only general characteristic of this nakshatra that matches that of a traffic policeman is restlessness and irritability.

One thing that I am still trying to get out of these books on profession and astrology is a clear cut difference between a hobby and profession. There are many things we are really good at and then we go do something really different and in some cases stuck in drudgery over and over again without any respite. I would also like to understand how to predict job satisfaction. Maybe, that’s just a book I will have to write.


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  • Comment by krishna gopal mishra on July 26, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    the stars and your profession,is very useful book and,also offers solutions of FAQ s raised by common reader.

  • Comment by hemant kumar on November 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Birth place:Delhi
    my carrier in which proffesion.

  • Comment by Ashfaque Khan on February 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    My name is Ashfaque Khan
    Date of birth: 7th november 1978
    Place of Birth: Mumbai
    Time of Birth: 1.45 a.m
    I want to know in which profession or business, I will
    be most succesful.
    In My horoscope, I am born in leo lagna, lord of lagna Sun is in third house along with venus (lord of 10th house) bue Venus is combust. there is no planet in 10th house. saturn aspect 10th house from lagna, mars & mercurcy are in fouth house. Please reply

  • Comment by Hari Babu on April 12, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Guruji,

    I am Hari babu,
    My Date of Birth:25/05/1980
    Place of Birth: Tirunelveli
    Time of Birth: 12.25 a.m.

    I want to know which professions or bussiness will be successful.

    yours faithfully,
    Hari babu

  • Comment by Asang Maun on May 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    So nice.I am fond of to read Jyotish ancient Books and I do try to find out solution by studying Horoscopes.But I found that Jyotish Knowlegde is like ocean.Vast cobinations of planets and degrees of Nxatras creating a secret web consisting the future events during the life span.Astrologers are also differing in their predictions. But that could be limitation of skill needed to read the hidden events.Events are sure to occur and one can not eliminate it totally according to theory of Karmas.Hariom Tatsat. Asang.

  • Comment by dhiraj kumar on August 19, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    i m losser in the world with my useless fate, every time which i like never i acheived or which i hate i got the same, still now the same, what to do , if some time it just reach to 80 to 90% near to goal and again the thing goes out with any reason,

    plz sent the resoln guruji

    thanks and regards

  • Comment by charandeep singh on August 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    hii sir
    i am born on 17 september 1986
    can u tellme when i will get a job
    i am free from last 1 year

  • Comment by anup kumar on November 14, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    hi sir
    I am born on 26 Mar 1983
    can u tell me when i will get job and what about the job area?

  • Comment by v.viswamohanamurthy on June 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Sir , I am born may 9th ,1975 at 6:02 p.m. in kurnool(a.p).Can you tell me when i will get job / business .In business , which type of business to me / job which type of job to me.please give reply to my email.thank you sir.

  • Comment by mohammad kumail on July 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Guruji,

    I am mohammad kumail,
    My Date of Birth:08/12/1979
    Place of Birth: srinaar (J&K)
    Time of Birth: 08.15 p.m
    I want to know when i will be on top of the world

  • Comment by Twin on April 1, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I am born on 27 feb 1975 in Coimbatore tamilnadu at 08.36 am. I want to know i will work or do bussiness successful.

  • Comment by swathi on November 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    i am born on 30 dec 1985 at 7.42 pm in bangalore
    i want to know will i get a job(preference government) oe will i do business

  • Comment by rajasekhar on April 6, 2016 at 10:49 am


    Time of birth: 1:28 PM
    Date of birth : 23/06/1971
    Place : Vijayawada. Andhra pradesh.

    Asc: Virgo

    having Buddha aditya yoga in 10 th house( Gemini) still i am not getting good results..
    will i have to suffer financially in Buddha mahadhasha???

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