The determination of the occupation or the profession one is born for is a challenging task to the astrologer analyzing one’s Natal Chart as the vocations in modern times are diverse and numerous.
What the 10th Bhava or Karmasthana represents
The 10th House or the Bhava of an individual is referred to as Karmasthana and it is the 10th Bhava that rules the occupation, profession or the means of livelihood of one in addition to fame and honor, social status, dignity and foreign travels.
According to Rishi Parasara, the means of livelihood and all actions related to it, respect, honor, father and life abroad are to be judged from the 10th House
The occupant of the 10th House, its lord and the status of the karakas for the 10thHouse should be taken into account in making an assessment of the success of one’s personal efforts, achievements and his station in the society.
According to Rishi Parasara, the means of livelihood and all actions related to it, respect, honor, father and life abroad are to be judged from the 10th House.
Karakas for the 10th Bhava
The Karakas for the 10th House are the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn.
The Sun governs self, health and stature. The physical and mental fitness is a prerequisite for leading an active life and fruitful life.
Mercury rules the intelligence, speech, communications with others, diplomacy, nerves, dynamism, diligence and skills which are factors imperative for success of one’s efforts.
The most powerful planet in the birth chart would also exercise and influence in determining the native’s vocation.
Jupiter represents wealth and wisdom. One is required to be wise to make correct and quick judgments in life which would lead to material progress and prosperity.
Saturn who is also a Karaka for the 10thHouse, would endow one with patience, resilience and perseverance which are essential qualities for making one’s life a success.
So, it goes without saying that these four Karakas for the 10th House wherever they are placed in the horoscope should be strong enough to ensure a successful career and the benefits that the 10th House represents such as honor and status.
The 10th House from the Moon and the Sun
The Moon and the sign that it occupies and also the 10th House from it, acquires importance when it comes to determining the profession.
The planet posited in the 10th House from the Ascendant or the Moon provides a clue to the type of work that the native is likely to engage in for a living.
The most powerful planet in the birth chart would also exercise and influence in determining the
The native would achieve success in his profession or vocation when benefic planet aspects the 10th lord and the malefics aspecting the 10thHouse or the 10thlord would deny the native a successful career.
Mercury gives more than one vocation
Mercury posited in the 10th House bestows on the native the ability to pursue more than one vocation.
The planets posited in the 10th House and its lord and also lord of the Navamsa occupied by the 10th lord would indicate the nature of the vocation or the career the native would follow.
The 10th House from the Moon and the Sun apart from the Ascendant should be taken into consideration when looking for a clue to determine the profession for the strongest of these three could provide the clue.