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Author : Nitin Kashyap
In my opinion, prediction of vocation and guidance in professional life can easily be considered to be among one of the toughest areas in Astrology. I have been doing some research on vocation and choice of profession life of people. In the past, there were very limited options as far as jobs are concerned. In this modern day and age, things have changed are in this era of specialization, jobs are too many to choose from. This poses interesting problems for an astrologer to solve.
The content in this article is my attempt to apply some of the knowledge passed down by gurus. Dashamsha is the divisional chart that relates to profession and success and failure in professional life should be judged from this chart. I have looked at a few charts to try and derive the modern meaning of Dashamsha.
For assessing professional life, we have to look for the following:
If you recall how Dashamsha is calculated, we need to take the longitude of the lagna and see which tenth of rashi division does it fall under. Accordingly, the dashamsha lagna is calculated.
These ten parts can be thought of corresponding to ten directions. The lords of these directions along with the significance that can be accorded to them in the current yuga are as follows:
To work out the Deva/lord that is applicable, the mid point (bhava madhya) of tenth house should be looked at. Based on the sign falling in the tenth house, the following table should be referred to.
|Degree||Odd Sign||Even Sign|
|0° – 3°||Indra||Anant|
|3° – 6°||Agni||Brahma|
|6° – 9°||Yama||Ishaan|
|9° – 12°||Rakshasa||Kubera|
|12° – 15°||Varun||Vaayu|
|15° – 18°||Vaayu||Varun|
|18° – 21°||Kubera||Rakshasa|
|21° – 24°||Ishaan||Yama|
|24° – 27°||Brahma||Agni|
|27° – 30°||Anant||Indra|
Editor’s note: What next? I have asked Nitin to further elaborate on workings of tenth house and how to determine profession based on the planetary influence on tenth house.