The dasamsa should be analyzed in detail independently like the Rasi Chart. The artha (Artha: Finance, money) trikona is composed of the 2nd, 6th & 10th house. Planets in these houses will have a direct bearing on the functioning of the native. Any planet in the tenth house is independently capable of giving good yoga that could mean power, rise and success in ones career. In addition, the seventh house should also be studied, as it is the pada to the tenth. If the Sun dominates in these houses, a political career or simi­lar public service is indicated. Mars gives Police, intelligence-related activities, Army etc., Jupiter pro­duces lawyers, Judges, Priests, Astrologers, etc., Mer­cury gives business, writing & publishing, trade etc., Venus gives entertainment and all works of beauty while Saturn gives burden, menial jobs etc. Rahu can indicate imports while Ketu shows exports etc.
The tenth house deals with prosperity & growth (significator: Jupiter), karma including all works, actions (significator: Saturn), professions & career (significator Mercury), fame (significator Sun). It rep­resents the mid-heaven and plays a vital role in the chart, second in importance only to the ascendant Low astakavarga bindu in this house can consider­ably weaken a chart All planets in the tenth house generally give very good results. Even Rahu gives pilgrimages if in the tenth in the natal chart or from the Narayana dasa sign. Houses, whose lords are in the tenth house, gain considerable strength and the activi­ties ruled by them succeed. The tenth house has argala on the 6th, 7th, 9th & 12th houses thereby directly affecting the matters ruled by these houses such as enemies, servants, fortune, sleep and other matters as well. For example, Chanakya (alias Kautilya is the famous author of Arthashastra, a treatise on politics and government.) says that a king can never fall if his servants are faithful. If the servants are faithful, the sixth house is favorable and the en­emies also ruled by the sixth house cannot win. This automatically affects the status ruled by the tenth house. Similarly, success automatically brings more business and associates, besides keeping the spouse happy. Ones boss, guru, or lady luck ruled by the ninth house does matter in ones career. The 12th house rules final emancipation and meditation. Bad actions in the tenth house will reflect adversely on the 12th house and moksha will be denied in the long term while sleep could be adversely hampered in the short term. A fine solution to this negative cycle would be to take up transcendental meditation (TM). The 11th, 1st, 2nd, & 8th house have argala on the 10th house or are capable of affecting the actions and other matters ruled by the tenth house. Thus gains, self & net profit or loss will influence decisions and actions. If an exalted or strong natural benefic is in the ascendant, the native will be guided by its ideals and this will have a strong impact on his decisions & action. In this manner, the argalas and their obstruc­tion should be understood.

The fifth house is the eighth from the tenth house representing birth (beginning) and longevity (time of implementation) of an action (10th house). Thus, the fifth house rules authority and power that one en­joys due to skills & knowledge as well as one’s Purva Punya. The timing of joining a new job is done from ­the fifth house. Rajayogas also need to be confirmed in the Panchamamsa (D-5 Chart) and the Dasamsa (D-10 chart). The eleventh house from ascendant is the ‘Hara’ or end of life. Similarly the eighth house being the elev­enth from the tenth house is the place of retirement or end of career. The eighth house, if beneficially disposed, can give huge loans to take up large enterprises and its argala on the 7th & 10th house can give a new boost to one’s business. If ill disposed, one’s business will run into endless debt and ruin. The fol­lowing points below may be borne in mind while analyzing the dasamsa.

The Sixth house rules service and the seventh house rules business. If there are more plan­ets in the sixth house, or it is otherwise stronger, service is indicated. A stronger seventh house gives a business enterprise. Similarly, the sixth lord promotes service while the seventh lord promotes business. This could mean instability in service dur­ing the period of the seventh lord. Similarly, debili­tated malefic in the seventh house will encourage service and damage the business.

The boss is seen from the ninth house while the subordinates are seen from the fifth house. During the period of a malefic planet having papargala (malefic obstruction) on the ninth house, one is tormented by the boss (or ex-boss) while a benefic having subhargala (benefic intervention) shall give a very good and helpful boss. Thus, in charts showing any kind of employment, the concerned houses for the self are the first, 6th & 10th. The third house from these (3rd, 8th & 12th) can cause prob­lems. The eight house will show retirement; the third house shows short leave while the 12th house shows long leave.

The ascendant lord in the ninth house makes a person very independent (he likes to be his own boss) and business is best advised in such charts or employment with a lot of scope for independent work. The second house is the eighth from the sev­enth house and shall play a crucial role in starting any business. In simpler words, the starting of any business is determined by the finance available. The quadrants to the 2nd house are the 5th, 8th & 11th houses showing the money that is put in by the partner, loans from banks etc. and self respect­ively.

Signification of Planets

1.Sun Authority, power, institutional head, government, jewelry, gold and bullion business; circus, theatre and movies; public service; medicine; politics, musicians, instrumentalists etc.
2.Moon Psychology; Mind; Liquids and water related professions like sailing, Jaundry, liquor, dairying and dairy products; nursing, house keeping, baby sitting; all food related work like hotels, restaurants, waiter, catering, bakery and confection­ery; Bureaucracy and social service, poetry, singing and all such works bringing popularity.
3.Mars All fire related works like engineering, cooking, metal working; guns, ammuni­tion and armaments, armed forces, police guards, security matters, barber, hardware goods, boxers, wrestlers and martial arts, surgeons, dentists, locksmith and technocrats in general.
4.Mercury Library, books writing and publication, printing, stationery, documentation and records teachers, professors and intellec­tuals; accountants, clerks and commer­cial activities like business and trade; Communications including telephone, post messengers, radio/T.V. reporters; Language learning, teaching or interpret­ing; Newspapers, correspondents, stenographers etc. Mimamsa philosophy; woodwork, carpentry etc.
5.Jupiter Intellectuals, counselors, advisors, ministers: Priests, clergy and all temple or religion related activities; writers and publishers, Vendantist; philosophers, astrologers, grocery, tobacco; Sweetmeat, cashiers, treasury, bank money lending etc. Malleable and changeable articles like mercury, plastics.
6.Venus Poets, artists, cinema, dancers, vocalists and other professions related to enter­tainment; Beautifying like beauty partor, cosmetics, perfumes, fashion design, garment manufacture/trade, interior decoration; tea/coffee plantation; Color & paint including photography, paint­ing, engraves, cartoonists; Ladies articles like flowers, hairpins, embroidery etc. Putting out fire like firemen etc. Chemicals.
7.Saturn All fuels including coal petrol mining of these and metals; Cleaning tasks includ­ing plumbing, garbage collection; Real estate, building contractors and labour oriented works, Death-related works like under takers, cemetery, excavators, tomb maker; Spiritualism including renunciates and philosophers; Cold related like ice manufacture, refrigerator, preserva­tion etc
8.Rahu Imports, espionage, secret societies, leather goods, stealing, murder, crime in every from, Mining and wealth from under the ground; Machinery manufac­ture & trade; poisonous substances including drugs etc.
9.Ketu Exports, counter-expionage, terrorist, spiritualists and seekers of emancipation, animal and elephant trader/rider; bone, ivory, horn, articles etc.

1 Planets in the tenth house generally always give good results. The Sun and Mars that get direc¬tional strength in the tenth house can be a great blessing in any chart providing dynamism and suc¬cess. The Sun indicates pride, respect, position, sta¬tus, responsibility, independent views, and help from politicians and senior officers. The Moon shows fluc-tuation of fortunes and success in public dealings, water or liquids, emotional views and changeable of work etc. Saturn indicates rapid rise and fall, hard work. Ketu indicates routine job. In this manner, the standard texts provide considerable information on the results of the planets in the tenth house based on the nature of the planet.

2 The second basis is to see the relationship of the planet on the houses it has argala on. If the Sun or Jupiter is in the tenth house, the argala on the ninth house is very favorable and will promote father, guru and good fortune. This will simultaneously destroy the evil effects of malefic planets in the ninth house. If Rahu or Saturn is in the tenth house, it will have papargala on the ninth house and the father/guru will have to suffer. Saturn will cause many downturns in fortune and life will be a battle of sorts. However, Saturn will have subhargala on the 12th house of which it is a significator and the native could learn spiritual practices like Pranayama that will be very beneficial. Ketu in the 10th house will also have papargala on the ninth house but it will have a subhargala on the 12th house of final emancipation (ketu is mokshakaraka). This will lead the native into the spiritual path and teach meditation etc. Malefic planets in the tenth have papargala on the sixth house and can destroy the signification of the sixth house. For example, if Ketu is in the tenth house, it could be very malefic for dogs and such pets while Saturn can create many enemies. Mercury or Venus in the tenth house can be a blessing for business. However, Ketu or Mercury in the tenth will make the native very fickle minded.

3 The third basis is to consider the houses having argala on the planet in the tenth house. The ascendant has sukhargala (interven¬tion for creating happiness) on the tenth house. If the planet in the ascendant is friendly to the planet in the tenth house, then the native has job satisfaction, and if inimical, there will be a lot of dissatisfaction. Thus the argala of the ascendant on the tenth house can promote or damage the prospects of the tenth house because of personal desires and whims. The eleventh house has dhanargala (wealth intervention) on the tenth house. Thus, incentives like bonus can make a dent on the performance. For example, if Rahu is in the eleventh house the results of one’s actions will come suddenly while Saturn will delay the fruits. Retro¬grade planets can even deny the fruits of the actions until they become direct in transit. The eighth house has labhargala on the tenth house. Thus, it determines the end of a work or career. The eleventh house from any bhava has the responsibility of finishing it. This has been aptly stated by Maharishi Jaimini in the stanza Tanou tana danda hara meaning the sixth is the house of punishment and the sixth from the sixth (11th house) is the destroyer (Hara). There are neither real enemies nor any real diseases in this illusionary world. These are only means for the Lord to punish us for our sins. People born on Shasta tithi (the sixth day of the waxing/waning) lunar cycle or during the period of planets in the sixth house from ascendant or the dasa sign, can suffer many problems due to enemies. Fasting on Shasta and worshipping Lord Shiva/Kartikeya is the best means to take the punish¬ment on oneself. This will end the enmity. Similarly, people born on ekadasi (11th day of lunar cycle) or during the period of planets in the eleventh house from ascendant or the planetary dasa sign, can suffer due to shadripu (six forms of weaknesses like non¬vegetarian food, alcohol, sex, etc). They should fast on ekadasi days and worship Sri Maha Vishnu to overcome these weaknesses.

4 The fourth point is to consider the placement of the planet from the vari¬ous houses. For example, Saturn in the tenth will be in the eighth from the third house and will give a long lived younger co-born. It will also aspect the seventh house to promise a long life to spouse. There is a saying Brahma (Saturn) gives life, Vishnu (Mer¬cury) gives wealth and all means of sustenance, and Shiva (Jupiter) gives marriage, children, Guru and all blessings. Thus, if Saturn aspects any house, it gives long life to that house but if it conjoins a house, its longevity is curtailed. Saturn conjoining the lords of the 1st, 10th & 8th houses can reduce longevity. The Sun or Jupiter in the tenth house will be in the eighth from the third and can destroy the dharma & fortune of the younger brother because they are very inimical to the sixth house from their placement (Sarvartha Chintamani). It was for this very reason that the horoscope of Srila Prabhupada had to be rectified.

1 The placement of the tenth lord will tend to carry the effects of the significators (Mercury, Sat¬urn, Sun & Jupiter). Thus, if the tenth lord is in the ascendant, due to the effects of Mercury, the native will be fickle minded; due to the effects of Saturn the native will have ill-health in childhood (till ten years: Maharishi Parasara); due-to the effects of the Sun, the native will prefer to pursue an independent profes¬sion and due to the effects of Jupiter, the native will have fame, status and honor. The good results of Simhasana Yoga (10th lord in 1st/2nd house) will come after middle age as planets in the 1st, 7th & 9th houses give their results in later life.

2 The second basis is that the tenth lord shows the direction of karma and source of fortunes: If the tenth lord is in the second house or associates with the second lord, family business will be source of livelihood. If the tenth lord is afflicted, then the family business will be disrupted and cause the misfortune of the native. The strength of Jupiter, the significator of Family deity, is a crucial factor. Since the second house rules food, the tenth lord will also indicate business/profession re¬lated to the hotel industry if the significator Moon also influences the tenth lord. If the tenth lord is in the third house or associates with the third lord, the job may involve constant travelling and short journeys especially if Venus associates with the tenth lord or is in its trines. The co-born (ruled by the third house) will further the career of the native.

3 The third basis is to count the number of signs from the tenth house to the tenth lord and vice-versa. If the tenth lord is in the third house, it will be in the sixth from the tenth house and the latter will be in the eighth from it This implies short-term (eighth house) service (6th house) or contracts (3rd house) that can be executed over a short period (8th house). If the tenth lord is in the fifth house, it will be in the eighth sign from the tenth house that will show research, occult studies and gambling or speculation. From the tenth lord, the tenth house would be the sixth sign (Upachaya ) showing growth and achievement. It will also show service for the orphans, handicapped and old/sick people (8th house effect). It should be borne in mind that natural benefics like Jupiter & Moon if placed in the eighth from their sign, could cause damage to the same while their involvement in parivartana and other yogas will modify the negative results.

4 The fourth basis is to consider the placement of the tenth lord or tenth house from the Paka & Arudha lagna. Paka lagna is the sign occupied by the lord of the ascendant. If the tenth house or tenth lord is in the badhaka or dusthana from the Paka & Arudha lagna, the results are obstruction and destruction respectively. Unemployment, underemployment and loss of job are indicated by the placement or association of Saturn with the tenth house or tenth lord. Contrar¬ily, Jupiter indicates a good nature and virtuous ac¬tions. Debilitated planets in the tenth or malefics in the tenth in navamsa also indicate unemployment or underemployment. In the dasamsa, the sixth should have malefics for difficulties in service as benefics or strong planets related to the seventh or eighth house will tend to make him leave the service for a business. Ill-fame is indicated by the association of Mars and Saturn or other malefics with the tenth house or the tenth lord, or papakartari yoga on the tenth house/lord or if the tenth lord is in a malefic navamsa. There are various combinations in standard texts bearing on the tenth house that need a methodical study.

There are four kendra and four yogas: Bhakti, Jnana, Karma and Rajayoga.
Yoga is the path to svarga through the gagana (ākāśa lagna i.e. 10th house)
Rājayoga: Rāja = 1H, Udaya Lagna; Digest Dharma (1H); Complete Karma (10H); Rāja Yoga = Svarga of 1H = 10H
Karma Yoga: Karma = 10H Ākāśa Lagna; Digest Karma, Overcome Kāma; Karma Yoga = Nish-kāma Karma = Svarga of 10H = 7H
Bhakti Yoga: Kāma = 7H Asta Lagna; Right Kāma, Complete Vidyā; Bhakti Yoga = Svarga of 7H = 4H
Jñāna Yoga: Vidyā = 4H Jala Lagna; Digest Vidyā , Know Dharma; Jñāna Yoga = Svarga of 4H = 1H; Mo-Ju = Jñāna; Ve-Me = Vijñāna; Ju-Me = Vedanta

The deities of the Dasāṁśa are the ten digpāla including Brahma (vertical downwards) and Ananta (vertical upwards) reckoned directly in odd signs and in the reverse in even signs.

Since digpāla are the devatā of the dasāṁśa, planets in digbala in the rāśi or dasāṁśa have a strong bearing on professions.

  • Digbala from lagna shows blessings that give special abilities, planet related work or subject matter as a mental direction of success due to the concerned digpāla devatā. Worship of the digpāla devatā is vital to strengthen this blessing
  • Digbala from āruḍha lagna shows the physical directions which bring success or failure
  • Digbala from Chattira Rāśi is the power to work in a specific field as chattira rāśi shows the destiny in the palm (also what is in the hand/palm).
  • Digbala is always reckoned from the Viṣṇu sthāna i.e. kendra bhāva and shows the power of the avatāra that is exercised by the digpāla devatā.
  1. Mercury and Jupiter are strong in Lagna kendra (1st house), especially human signs Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Aquarius
  2. Venus and Moon are strong in jala kendra (4th house), especially water signs Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces and Capricorn
  3. Saturn and Rāhu are strong in the asta kendra (7th house), especially if insect signs Cancer and Scorpio
  4. Sun, Mars and Ketu are strong in gagana kendra (10th house), especially if quadruped signs Aries, Taurus, Leo and Sagittarius. The Sun can be very strong in digbala in the bird signs Capricorn and Pisces.
  5. All planets having digbala are extra strong if also in own sign or exaltation generating mahāpuruṣa yoga

The Dasāṁśa is the one-tenth division of a sign covering 3° of arc. Dasāṁśa is reckoned from the sign itself for odd signs and from the 9th therefrom for even signs. This has the approval of Parāśara, Satyācārya, Sārāvalī etc.

Examination of Dasāṁśa

1. The 10th house from Dasāṁśa Lagna or the Moon is the Kārya Rāśi. The 10th, the 2nd and 6th form the artha-trikoṇa (wealth trines). The 7th is the 10th from the 10th i.e. pada and planets in the 4th aspect the 10th house. Other rāśi and graha dṛṣṭi on the 10th house should also be examined. The 10th house from lagna, in rāśi chart, shows how you work while the tenth house in dasāṁśa shows the organization/company you work for. If Mercury associates with the 10th house of dasāṁśa, then this sign can indicate the name of the organization as well.

  • Mars and Ketu in the 10th house bring about destruction of the organization due to feuding although they promise rājayoga for the native and he gets the reputation of being the champion of the organization.
  • Sun indicates perfect leadership of the organization.
  • Venus gives excellent management skills
  • Moon shows caring, people-centric and social organization.
  • Jupiter shows superb financial management and great growth
  • Rāhu expands beyond all borders and takes the work all over the globe like a multinational organization.
  • Ketu is very good for mokṣa as it shows spirituality related work.
  • Saturn is a roller-coaster ride and the organization passes through many storms of life. Rudra is the storm god and can give strength to tide over these storms.

2. Exalted and debilitated planets give excellent financial prospects. In own sign, the finances are good while in friendly signs, middling. In inimical signs the finances may be adversely affected with a mere trickle of funds inspite of tremendous effort.

3. Financial relationships are different from natural relationships and should be considered for money matters in dasāṁśa chart.

  • Sun has Jupiter as its sole friend as none else can be fully trusted with the kings treasury, the others are enemies
  • Moon is friendly to the knowledge givers Jupiter and Mercury, rest are enemies
  • Mars adores the rajas planets Mercury and Venus and is inimical to others
  • Mercury is friendly to all except the Sun who takes away its wealth in taxes
  • Jupiter is friendly to all except Mars who rules debts and costly battles
  • Venus is friendly to all excepting the Sun and Moon to who it is inimical
  • Saturn is friendly to Jupiter and the rajas planets Mercury and Venus and inimical to the rest

Accordingly, for matters of money,

  • Sun is favorable in Sagittarius and Pisces;
  • Moon in the dual signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces;
  • Mars in Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra;
  • Mercury is all signs except Leo
  • Jupiter in all signs except Aries and Scorpio
  • Venus in all signs except in the north – Cancer and Leo
  • Saturn in dual signs and Taurus and Libra

4. Planets in the 10th give rājayoga
5. Planets in the 6th house indicate dāsatva (service).
6. The 8th house represents retirement, leave, inheritance, legacy etc.
7. The 3rd house indicates transfer within station or a nearby place.
8. The 12th house indicates transfer involving long journey.
9. Superiors are seen from the 9th house while subordinates from the 5th house.

10. Every activity or profession has a ruling planet (like the Sun for politics and the Moon for bureaucracy etc.) called Kāryeśa. The Kāryeśa must influence the house indicated at (i) above for professional determination. Secondly the Daśā or Bhukti planet must influence the Kāryeśa by Saṁbandha, Śubha argalā or obstruction of Papa argalā or the kāryeśa to prosper.

11. The Lagna or Chandra Lagna represents the ideals and belief and are the prime motivation in the Dasāṁśa for work. The exalted lagna lord (or exalted planets in lagna) indicates and idealistic person while a debilitated planet indicates otherwise. This is also modified b the nature of the planet, for even the lordship of the three worlds cannot satisfy an exalted Saturn.

12. Partnerships are examined from the 7th house in dasāṁśa.

  • Mercury, Jupiter and Venus indicate two-legged beings and if in 7th house, partnership is encouraged as very beneficial.
  • Sun, Mars and Saturn indicate four-legged creatures and if in 7th house indicate troubles in partnerships and business. Sun shows the native trying to boss over [partners leading to estrangement; Mars leads to court cases and battles for control; Saturn indicates service and native becomes servant of partner.
  • Moon and Rāhu indicate many-legged creatures and shows partnerships with multiple people, public offerings and stock markets. When we put many people in a room, it shows many legs!

Pt.Sanjay Rath
Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda).
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