Profession and Downfalls Part II
Sun the Royal planet, causes downfall in career
Part II of a many part article. Part I is published here – Profession and Downfalls – Part I (Rahu-Ketu Axis)
Author – Bijesh Menon
Many principles of astrology regarding down fall in one’s career has been discussed in the past by many savants of astrology, but reference to Sun’s role in doing so has been discussed by only a few and that too in a very imprecise form. In many case, the Sun’s Dasha or sub period brings the real downfall in one’s career. Whenever the sub period or dasha of Sun starts, there is tendencyto leave his/her job. In my experience, I have seen many cases where people holding a high position in an organisation take up sudden decision and quit their jobs at the beginning of Sun’s dasha or sub period. This could be viewed as a need of being independent by doing something on their own and wants to see an end to the slavery they were subjugated to till date. Others will have a story to tell with a list of incidents touching their pride. One thing is sure, the tendency behind these downfall is created by the false pride, ego and aggression these people experience when Sun dasha starts operating. The important fact is that most of them will go through a period of struggle till the Sun’s period comes to an end and will remember this experience as a black mark in their career. Rarely, towards the end of Sun’s period some may have some salvation in career but most of them will keep wondering throughout the dasha regretting about the act they have committed.
Few years ago when I was a budding astrologer, I happened to meet one person approached me for consultation. He was in his early thirties. He was particular about his career prospects. Nothing much was revealed and after studying his chart I started off with his nature of profession and general strength of the 10th house. I noted that the transit of Saturn and Jupiter were both over his natal 10th house and which cause tension in profession according to the first principles of astrology. Based on this reading, I predicted that he might be going through a tough situation in profession. There was no other strong backing for my predictions from his horoscope except for the above said transits. In fact, he was born in Leo Lagna and was in the middle of Sun’s dasha. But when he narrated his story, I was clueless, astrologically. He was working with a leading daily newspaper before Sun’s dasha. He joined that company soon after his education and had a good growth. He reached up to the position of senior editor within the company just in 5 years time. When his Sun’s dasha started he started having a saturated feeling since further promotions and elevations were far for him as he had already achieved many at such a young age. He decided to quit the job and planned to join a new field thinking that he could achieve success in anything since he is capable of doing things. His condition become a lot adverse ever since then as he couldn’t even secure a decent job after that. Humiliation was obvious when he told me that how bad he feels when he has to roam around the city the whole day as a marketing executive for an herbal product company.
This incident made me look back to the study several horoscopes and to go through all available books in astrology to find out the reason why he happened to face such an adversity that too in the dasha of Lagna lord who is very well posited in the horoscope? The Sun’s intentions to cause damage to one’s profession caught my attention then onwards.
Having said so let me make it clear to the readers that the above said tendencies of Sun to create down falls in one’s career has reference only to his Dasha or sub period. A powerfully posited Sun in a horoscope always promotes one to the desired heights in career. Sun well posited in lagna, 9th, 10th or 11th helps one to achieve fame, respect and prime positions in life.