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Simple techniques to understand the Ups and Downs in career


We are born with specific Karmas to be burn in this life. People tend to think that the Karmas are only related to profession but in reality, the overall karma we do, directly impact our profession life. Similarly, actions and decisions taken in our professional life will certainly impact our overall Karmas.


A person is most likely to experience the Ups and Downs in his profession depending on his birth time, planetary position and the current transitions of the planets. A heavenly experience in career for a person is having profession filled with excitement and satisfaction and these two factors make him/her to rise suddenly in his profession when the right time comes. But many other times, despite of having a good earning job, there are unwanted and uncontrolled problems like lack of job satisfaction, stability and security, fear of losing job, constant transfers, delayed promotions, incompatibility with boss or subordinates, termination or suspension of job, underpaid jobs, constant job changes and breaks in careers are some minor or major problems and setbacks in professional life are also seen. The Astrology is the best guide to sail through all our ups and downs in professional life too.


Judging the native horoscope for his career ups and downs:


  1. The foremost step is to clearly understanding the placement, aspects and conjunctions of the planets related to profession in the natal chart.

  2. Next, verify the current Major and sub period (Dasha).

  3. Most powerful and important Yogas like Rajaya yoga, Pancha Mahapurusha yoga, Parivartana yoga, Dhanya yoga and also Arishta yoga etc are to be verified and also make sure any of the these yogas are activated by Major or Sub period of Native.

  4. Transists: Transist of plantes plays major role in activating the yogas and also depicts reason behind the events. Transit of Jupiter, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are very important and also they are life changing planets.

  • Saturn: takes the native to higher positions or obstructs his growth or pulls him down to lower level depends on the native current Dasha period and also the placement of Saturn in the horoscope.

  • Jupiter: Triggers the yogas in the chart and also directs towards achievements.

  • Rahu-Ketu axis: unconventional and unusual events o life, sudden things

  • Moon/Mercury: fast moving planets indicate frequent changes.

Lets us now understand the houses of the horoscope influence the profession most:


1st house/ascendant show general attitude and life style of the individual, mental abilities and capabilities

2nd house represents monetary advantage, self acquisition, bank balance, assets

3rd house represents house abilities of the individual to handle a job, service, retirement,

job transfer and short leaves.

5th house is eight from the 10th house represents the beginning and longevity. This house also rules authority and power that one enjoys due to skills and knowledge as well as ones Purva Punya. Timing of joining new job is also done from this house. The Ups and Downs of one’s profession is also read from this house. This house is of elevation as well as house of demotion.

6th house tells about routine job, place of employment, conditions of work.

8th house represents retirement and end of career being 11th from 10th house profession. It also says about sudden changes, transformations, termination of job, secrets, and hidden things. The 8th house if beneficially disposed, can give huge loans to take up the large enterprises.

9th house tells about fortune of a native and the nature and compatibility with your boss.

10th house is the main house of profession/career. House whose lords are placed in the 10th house gain considerable strength and the activities rules by them succeed.

11th house represents income of the native/cash flow

12th house is seen for losses and also efforts required in the profession and also it shows long leaves.

The Tenth house and significations of the planets:


In the birth chart, the most powerful Kendra, the 10th house is analyzed for our Overall Karma and also to understand our work life/career. It deals with prosperity and growth, karma including all the works, actions, professions and career, fame. It represents mid-heaven (middle of the sky) and plays vital role in the chart and also it is given more importance after the ascendant. Here, every planet understands their responsibilities clearly and generally give good results. The determination and stability are the keywords of 10th house. Planet like Sun and Mars get directional strength and also work very well with full power.

The planet, Sun indicates, pride, respect, position, status, responsibility, independent views, and help from politicians and senior officers.

Moon shows fluctuations 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.

Rahu indicates our obsession, desire, illusion, some craziness for unfinished goal, imagination out of the box, intelligence, cleverness, dealings, pilgrimage etc

Let us understand the above principals with couple of case studies

Case Study 1: The King of Bollywood Industry Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, D.O.B – October 11th 1942, 4 pm, Allahabad

Amitabh Bachchan is a Bollywood actor who, in 1969, debuted in Saat Hindustani. He first gained popularity in the early 1970s for films such as Zanjeer, Deewaar and Sholay, and was dubbed India's "angry young man" for his on-screen roles in Bollywood. Referred to as the Shahenshah of Bollywood(in reference to his 1988 film Shahenshah). In the 1980s, Bachchan held a seat in the Indian Parliament. In the 1990s, he started his own production company and also Mr. Bachchan has won numerous accolades in his career.


In 1969, Mr.Bachchan made his film debut in Saat Hindustani. Although the movie was flopped at the box office, Bachchan was successful to capture the directors’ attentions. Subsequently, the offers started rolling in. He was then, running Guru-Rahu period i.e., the last Bhukti of Rahu, which is usually full of challenges. Rahu gave the results of Surya, who has occupied the 8th house and in very close conjunction with the 5th, 8th lord and Uccha Budha. So, there was a sudden rise (Transformation) with his career.


His starring role in Zanjeer released in the year 1974 was particularly played a major role in launching him to stardom as an action-movie hero (Shahenshah of Bollywood). Mr.Bachchan’s performances in films like Laawaris, Coolie, Naseeb, Silsila, Shaarabi and Jaadugar continued to enamor fans of the tall and handsome action hero, and also landed him multiple Fanfare Awards. From the 1970s through the early ’80s, the rising star Mr. Bachchan appeared in more than 100 films.


Let us understand the major planetary transition and the current period for his elevation in the profession.


  • Saturn is the lagna lord and plays a very significant role in his profession and also taking him to the higher positions. It is placed in the fourth house of Venus who is Yogakaraka for Aquarius Lagna and placement in 4th house indicates that the planet Saturn showuk bring him the happiness in his period and also he it will take him to the higher position as mentioned above regarding houses of profession. In the year 1971, the major period of 19 years, Saturn Mahadasha started and lasted till 1990. The Ascendant lord in 4th house is indicating native may be natural leader. Native may power to attract Mass as Saturn indicates common people (mass) and also attracts politicians or inclination towards politics. The planet Saturn transited over the natal Saturn in the year 1973, gave a big break in his profession as the film Zanjeer was released in the same year that brought him the huge success followed by name and fame. And the transiting Jupiter 7th aspect over the natal Jupiter (2nd and 11th lord) triggered DhanaYoga and the 9th aspect over 8th houses activated major Kendra and Trikona house (the 5th,7th,9th,10t)h lords. The major Dasha period along with transition of planets all together led him to a huge change and transformation in his life.

  • As the year 1984 commenced, he was attracted towards politics as the planet Saturn transited over the natal moon and the Jupiter transited to his 11th house and its aspect over natal fifth house of elevation, power, authority and also its aspect over the 7th house where Natal Rahu is posited, clearly says that there is some power position in Politics and gaining name and fame again with new opportunity .The 7th house is Leo sign and the ruling planet Sun who is placed in 8th house shows sudden gain and changes in his career. And also here we have to notice one more powerful transition of Rahu and Ketu over 4-10th axis in Kendras. Since 4th is the strength giver house to 10th, clearly indicates of success in political field. But the political career ended soon due to some controversy.(Note: The King of planets Sun is place 8th house could be the major reason behind this).

  • But Mr. Bachchan had to face the biggest misfortune, disastrous failures of his life, and experienced huge debts on his company ABCL in the year 1996 to 1997. It was the major period of Mercury and sub period of Venus and Sun. Here we have to understand clearly that his debilitated Venus, Mercury and also Sun all are in 8th house of misfortune and obstructions. And also, lagna lord Saturn transits to his 2nd house in the axis of Rahu and Ketu, indicates of some setbacks in investment.

  • Subsequently, in the year 2000, when the planet Saturn transits over his natal Saturn again (which indicates major development in career), he becomes the host of one of the most popular television show, KBC (Kaun Banega Crorepati). Following this, Star of the Millennium soon recovers his position in the Industry and wins the heart of Indian audiences.

Case Study2: The Business Tycoon Late Shri DHIRUBHAI AMBANI, D.O.B – December 28, 1932, 6:57 am, Surat, Gujarat


  • Dhirubhai Ambani was an Indian business tycoon who founded Reliance Industries. The birth chart of this richest person shows many good yogas and placements of the planets. The placement of the Trine, 9th lord, Sun of fortune and luck in the Ascendant has given Raja yoga to the native along with power and authority. Similarly, the placement of Jupiter, the ascendant lord placement in most important, powerful Kendra- 10th house and also its aspect on 2nd and 3rd house lord Saturn who is placed comfortably in his own house, has given wealth, fame longevity and leadership qualities. Powerful Saturn in his period gives the native great courage to do hard and difficult jobs and gives him energy and also this unafflicted Saturn in such a capacity is expected to confer financial propensity, fame, political success, honor, mental power, disciple and endurance to undergo all sorts of troubles, and ability to swim across the transformations in the life. The Dhenu Yoga ( Dhana Yoga) present in his chart made him one of the richest person in the world.

  • 1. At the age of 17, in the year 1950, he migrated to the British colony of Aden to join his brother. He started his career as a clerk at A. Besse & Co., the largest transcontinental trading firm east of Suez. There he learned trading, accounting, and other business skills. The lagna lord Jupiter was in his debilitation place, Capricorn, 2nd house of accumulating wealth. Another major planet, Saturn was in 9th house, Leo and also the planets Rahu and Ketu were in fourth and tenth house axis. . He was running the 8th lord, Moon period. All the above combinations indicate that he had to leave the motherland for earning and also his career was not that great in the beginning. And also he had start his career by servicing in foreign land as 6th and 11th lord Venus and 10th lord Mercury are placed in 12th house.

  • In the year 1958 Ambani left Aden to try his own business in India, in the textiles market. It was not an easy establishment. Lots of difficulties and troubles were waiting him to pull down. By January, 1967, Naroda factory began producing fine quality fabric. Then it hit a roadblock. The fabric was fine and the prices offered were attractive. Yet nobody in the wholesale markets of Ahmedabad and Mumbai was ready to touch Reliance cloth. Here, the major planets transit was clearly narrating his troubled career story. The placement of Lagna lord Jupiter in 8th house clearly says that obstacles, sudden ups and downs, setback in life. The planet Saturn placement in the fourth house again shows difficulties and painful situation in the mother land. Since, the Dasha period lord Rahu and sub dahsa period Jupiter gave him strength and great ideas to overcome all the difficulties and challenges. Here, we should’t ignore the natal placement of planets Rahu and Jupiter. The planet Rahu in 3rd house of courage and hardwork and Jupiter in the Kendra, 10th house profession with name, fame supported him well.

  • The planet Jupiter transit (the ascendant lord) to his moolatrikona sign, the first house and the karmic planet Saturn transit into the 6th house and the sub period of planet Mercury (10th lord) made him successful business man by defeating all the competitors. The planet Rahu transit in 2nd house was like catalyst to reach out the mass and gaining profit and accumulating huge money. High finance was one of Dhirubhai's key areas of success at this period.

  • When his Lagna lord Jupiter Major Period, in the year 1981 started, it was the golden period for Ambani. His business grew quicklyand no one could stop him growing. He was bestowed with lots awards and recognition.

The profession has to be analyzed with D10, Dasamsa divisional as it gives the clear picture of one’s career growth. We will learn few simple analyses through Dasamsa in the coming articles.

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