Jaimini Astrology

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Jaimini astrology Jaimini Astrology - Basic Principles The contribution of two sages in the field of astrology is remarkable. These two sages are sage Parashar and sage Jaimini. Sage Parashar made people aware of Vedic astrology. Sage Jaimini developed a new kind of astrology which is known as Jaimini astrology. He has described 11,000 Sutrams in simple and clear words. These all Sutrams are true in practical world. The simple rules, principles and systems found in his books are found nowhere.

General Principles Jaimini astrology is totally different from Parashari system of astrology. In Parashari astrology the series of dasha is based on the Nakshatras. There is no significance of Nakshatras in Parashari astrology. In this branch of astrology, importance is given to the signs. We can also say that it is based on signs. Various dashas are mentioned in this branch of astrology. Among all the dashas, the Char dasha, Sthir dasha, Mandook dasha and Navansha dasha are used very frequently. Among these, the Char dasha is used most frequently. In the coming chapters, you will be taught about the Char dasha. Char dasha is a significant dasha in Jaimini astrology. In this dasha, you will be able to understand the, Jaimini Karaka, Sthir Karaka, aspects of the signs, the duration of a dasha, Jaimini Yoga, Karakansha ascendant, Pada or the ascendant present and Up-pada lagna in simple words.

Jaimini Karak You have gained the knowledge about Karakas used in Jaimini dasha in the previous chapter. You now know how to determine the Karkas. Karka has a significant place in Jaimini astrology

like every house has its significance in the Parashari system. The description of these Karakas in detail is as follows:

(1) Atmakaraka As you already know that the planet whose degree is highest gets the designation of Atmakaraka in a Kundali. This planet is often associated with the ascendant. The complete personality of a person can be known by the Atmakarka like it can be done through ascendant. We can know about the mental level, the development of brain, the external and internal perspective and the happiness and sorrow of a person through this Karaka. The facts about the behaviour of a person can also be known through the Atmakarka. When there is an influence of planets on the Atmakarka then the person is also influenced by the Karkatatvas of these planets.

(2) Amatyakaraka The Amatyakarka planet is often associated with the profession. Apart from this, the Amatyakarka planet is also associated with wealth and education. If the Atmakaraka is afflicted, then the person might face troubles related to all these three fields. If the Atmakaraka is strong, then the person will face less difficulties in life and will grow consistently. The Amatyakarka is the Karaka planet of second house, fifth house, ninth house and tenth house. We can analyse family from second house, education and wealth from fifth house, fortune from ninth house and profession from tenth house. Journeys to a foreign country can also be analysed by the ninth house. The tenth house is also used to analyse authority and sovereignty. All these fields can be analysed by the position of Amatyakaraka in the Kundali. The auspicious results are obtained when the Amatyakaraka is strong. The auspicious results are reduced in number when it is weak.

(3) Bhratrakaraka The Bhratrakarka planet represents third and eleventh house of the Kundali. According to the opinion of some some scholars, the Bhratrakarka planet represents ninth house. This fact can be related to the belief that the analysis of father is done through ninth house. That is why, the Bhratrakarka planet is used to analyse the condition of a father. The analysis of younger siblings, journeys, writing ability, art, courage, valour, communication expertise and the interests of an individual is done through the third house. The eleventh house is used to analyse all kinds of profit, elder siblings, promotions and profits. The analysis of father, religious rites, long and religious journeys is done through the ninth house. In this way, the Bhratrakarka planet is used to analyse the subjects related to the fields stated above.

(4) Matrakarka

As it is clear from its name that this planet provides all the information about mother. The analysis of the kind of mother and her financial condition can be done through this planet. The Matrakarka planet represents fourth house in a Kundali. Fourth house provides the information about the primary education of a person. The information about the level of primary education is obtained through this house. Apart from this, the analysis of happiness related to a house and vehicle is done through this house. In this way, can say that Matrakarka planet is used to analyse mother, primary education, a house, land and the happiness related to a vehicle.

(5) Putrakarka The Putrakarka comes at fifth place in Jaimini Karkas. It comes after Matrakarka. The planet whose degrees are less than the Matrakarka is known as Putrakarka. This planet represents the fifth house in the Kundali. The analysis of education, progeny, the knowledge of Mantras, ministership etc are analysed through the fifth house. Ninth house is fifth from the fifth house. In this way, Putrakarka also represents the Karkatatvas of ninth house because ninth house represents the future Karkas. The analysis of subjects for which the fifth house is Karka is done through the Putrakarka planet in Jaimini astrology. When the Putrakarka planet is afflicted in a Kundali, then a person might face obstacles in his education and in getting children.

(6) Gyatikarka The planet which gets the designation of a Gyatikarka planet represents sixth house, eighth house and twelfth house in a Kundali. The sixth house is studied to analyse all kinds of enemy, courtcase, rivalry, loans, competitions, accidents, wounds, diseases etc. The eighth house is also studied to analyse all kinds of hurdles and obstacles. The analysis of life span, chronic diseases and conspiracies is also done through the eighth house. The hereditary property and all kind of research work is analysed through the eighth house. The twelfth house is studied to analyse expenses, marital relationship and the possibilities of imprisonment. The analysis of a trip to foreign country, foreign relations and spiritual knowledge is also done through this house. In Jaimini Kundali, the analysis of all these fields is done through Gyatikaraka. If an ascendant or Atmakarka are forming relationship with Gyatikaraka then the person may have to face health problems for whole life.

(7) Darakarka The planet which has lowest degree among all the planets is known as a Darakaraka planet. Darakaraka planet represents the Karaktatvas of the seventh house. Seventh house is primarily used to analyse a life-partner. Apart from this, all kinds of partnership, foreign travel and all kinds of business analysis is done through this house. The analysis of the popularity of a person is also done through the seventh house. This house is also studied to analyse the behaviour of a life partner.

In this way, all these subjects related to the seventh house are analysed through the Darakaraka planet. If the Darakaraka planet is afflicted in the Kundali, then a person may experience difficulties in the subjects related to the seventh house. You have now gained information about the seven Karakas of Jaimini Char Dasha. You must have seen the usage of the word ‘afflicted’ at many places in this chapter. Here, the afflicted state of Karaka means that if a Karka is present with Gyatikarka, Bhratrakarka or at Rahu/Ketu axis, then that Karaka is considered afflicted. When an auspicious Karaka is afflicted then its results are reduced and a state of conflict arises. It is necessary for the Karkas to be in auspicious state to obtain auspicious results.

The Use of Jaimini Astrology to Determine Spiritual Tendencies in a Chart

By Gary Gomes, MBA Kepler College faculty member Jaimini Astrology has become the second most widely used Vedic Astrology system in use in the Western world, thanks largely to the efforts of Mr. K. N. Rao, P. S. Sastri and others to explain and disseminate this unique astrological system. This article will illustrate the use of Jaimini astrology for analyzing the spiritual potential of individuals through use of the Jaimini karakas (indicators) in the chart and through the use of Upagrahas ("little planets") in the context of Jaimini interpretation principles. A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF JAIMINI ASTROLOGY Jaimini is predominantly practiced in the Andhra Pradesh area of India, but its governing principles are also discussed in detail in the encyclopedic compendium of astrological techniques, the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra. The BPHS has enough material in it to keep most of us studying Jyotisha busy for several life times. The Jaimini factors are not referred to

specifically as Jaimini indicators. However, when one reads P. S. Sastri's translation of the Jaimini Sutras, or either of Mr. Rao's texts on Jaimini Astrology, one realizes that these principles are, in fact Jaimini principles. There are other Jaimini texts which have emerged over the years (including The Jaimini Upadesa Sutras written by Sanjay Rath, and published about two years ago and a recent translation in process by Ernst Wilhelm of the United States). However, Mr. Rao's texts go the furthest in explaining how the Jaimini dasa systems work, and are still, in my opinion, the clearest exposition of Jaimini principles available in the West. The following are the major differences between Jaimini and "standard" Parasara astrology are: 1) The use of sign mahadasas (Chara, Sthira and Shoola dasas are the best known, but there are approximately 44 mahadasas used in Jaimini astrology); 2) The use of padas. Padas are indicators in the signs. The best way to explain a pada is to illustrate it. Suppose we are looking for the marriage pada in a chart. The seventh house is the marriage house in a standard chart. Let us assume we have a Libra ascendant. Aries is the seventh house in this chart. The ruler of the seventh house is therefore Mars. Then let us assume that the Graha Mars is in the sign Capricorn. This sign is ten signs away from Aries. We then count ten signs from Capricorn to get the pada for marriage matters. Thus, the sign Libra is the marriage indicator for this chart. Issues connected with marriage (and partnerships in general) will be reach fruition during the mahadasa or bhuktis of Libra. 3) The extensive use of karakas. There are karakas in Parasara astrology, but these are based on certain "natural" karakas of the planets. For example, Venus is the natural karaka for marriage and Mars is the karaka for brothers. However, in Jaimini astrology, the Karakas can be any of the planets. (I choose to follow Mr. Rao in choosing to exclude the North and South Lunar Node -Rahu and Ketu -- as Jaimini karakas for most purposes.) There are seven karakas which are judged in terms of the planet which is highest in degree to that which is lowest in degree, regardless of sign placement. The karakas are, in descending order, • • • • • • •

the atma karaka (the indicator of self), the amatya karaka (the indicator of career); the bhatri karaka (the indicator of siblings and father); the matri karaka (the indicator of mother and education); the pitri (Or putri) karaka (the indicator of children, intelligence and creativity); the gnati karaka (the indicator of strife, disease, and spiritual sadhana); and the stri or dara karaka, the indicator of marriage (and partnerships in general).

Some authors, Parasara included, use 8 karakas. In the Jaimini Upadesa Sutras, both 7 and 8 karakas are mentioned, indicating to me that both must have some utility for interpretation. These karakas are of extreme importance in judging a chart, especially in terms of career potential and, especially, for judging spiritual potential, as indicated in both the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra and the Jaimini Sutram.

Also, although this stance is not universally endorsed, it has also been my experience that the Jaimini karakas work especially well when we analyze the planetary mahadasas and the maturity of planets. I also believe that the natural Parasara planetary karakas also exert their influence on the Jaimini karakas. Vedic Astrologer Robert Koch has discussed the way in which Jaimini indicators can be used in Parasari settings in his excellent contribution to Richard Houck's compilation Vedic Astrology Lessons and the text Jataka Tattwa describes methods for using the moveable karakas in interpreting Parasari charts. For this article however, we will limit this discussion to the use of the Jaimini Chara dasas, padas, and Jaimini Karakas as spiritual determinants in a chart. The major points that we will look at are some of the spiritual indicators in Jaimini that are mentioned in the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra and in the Jaimini Sutram. There is another part of Jaimini Astrology which must be accounted for in analyzing charts for spiritual potential. The atma karaka (planet in the highest degree in the chart) will fall in a certain sign in the Navamsa (harmonic ninth) chart. This sign in the Navamsa in which the Atma Karaka falls is extremely important. According to one school of thought, this sign assumes a special status called the Karakamsa. K. N. Rao has made a special study of this topic and feels that this sign should be moved to the natal chart, and there it becomes the Karakamsa. The Navamsa position of the atmakaraka then becomes an entity called a Swamsa chart. This is not so insignificant a matter as it seems at first. The BPHS and Jaimini Sutram indicate that certain planets in certain positions from the Karakamsa will produce specific spiritual effects and affiliations, and the placement of planets from the Swamsa and the Karakamsa will often differ dramatically, so certain spiritual combinations which show in the Navamsa chart will not appear in the natal chart, and vice versa. For the analysis of spiritual potential in the chart, a choice must be made. We do need to make a choice, if only to determine a starting place. Before my encounters with Mr. Rao, I had relatively good results in delineating spiritual preferences when using the Navamsa chart as the location of the Karakamsa. However, closer examination of certain charts of individuals who had never been known for spiritual tendencies showed that certain indications which were supposed to follow by the placement of the Atma Karaka in certain signs made me reevaluate my position, and led me closer to the position adopted by Mr. Rao. The placement of the Atma Karaka in the sign Pisces, for example, did not necessarily "grant final emancipation" or produce spiritual individuals. The technique used by Mr. Rao seems to work more consistently. Using the system described above, let's examine the chart of one of the best known spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, Paramahamsa Yogananda. Yogananda introduced the West to the discipline of Kriya Yoga, a yogic science passed on by the 1,000 year old emanation of Shiva known as Babaji. Yogananda was clearly a very famous spiritual individual, lecturing to thousands and establishing one of the most enduring spiritual groups of the twentieth century, the Self-Realization Fellowship. Even the fact that there are at least a half dozen disparate and unaffiliated Kriya Yoga Organizations in the United States (The Ananda Church in California and the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago are examples of the diversity of Kriya Yoga practiced in the United States). He is also well known for not showing any visible signs of decay for

twenty days after his death at Forest Lawn Cemetery. If we examine his chart, we see that Yogananda's atma karaka planet is Venus (Shukra) and that this planet is located in the fourth house, one of the three moksha (liberation) houses, in Scorpio (Vrischika) one of the three moksha signs (Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces are considered the moksha signs, perhaps because water signs are considered signs of dissolution or merging with the infinite.). If we look at the padas of the various houses, the fourth house pada (the indicator of where the heart is in a natal chart) is located in the twelfth house (Cancer), an indicator that this individual's emotions are connected with renunciation, a necessary attribute for a sanyasin, which Yogananda was). Also, if we look carefully at the fourth house, we see several auspicious upagrahas in the fourth house -- the Pranapada, Kala , Indrachapa (the child of Shukra) and Upaketu are all in this house, Upaketu giving great qualities of renunciation, but the presence of Indrachapa giving the blessings of the great teacher Shukra, and Shukra himself blessing this individual with divine bliss through deep control of Kundalini energy -- also known as Kriya. In the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, the placement of Upaketu in the fourth house makes the native "charming, very virtuous, gentle, interested in Vedas, and ... always happy". The placement of Indra Chapa in the fourth makes the native "happy, endowed with quadrupeds, wealth, grains, etc. be honored by the king and be devoid of sickness". It was known that Yogananda was able to access large amounts of money and nice cars when he needed to, and he also met with President Calvin Coolidge, among other world leaders. Kala, an inauspicious upagraha which acts like Rahu is also in the fourth house, which indicates his separation from his parents, his lack of interest in academic disciplines, and the early death of his mother. The placement of Rahu in the ninth gives fame, but also gives a famous Guru. This was certainly the case of Sri Yukteswar, who is probably the one of the most famous Indian gurus who never left India (including Paramahamsa Ramakrishna and Swami Sivananda). Yogananda's extreme attachment to his Guru is probably due to the pada of the ninth house being placed in the seventh house. The Kriya Yoga tradition calls for an extremely strong attachment between disciple and teacher, and Yogananda never wished to marry, perhaps because he was already emotionally "married" to his teacher. (In Autobiography of a Yogi, Yogananda mentioned that his astrological chart indicated that he would.) Remember – in this system, to determine a pada, count from the house being evaluated to the house in which the ruler of that house sits, then count from that house the same number of houses as the ruler of the house. In this case Mars is the ruler of the sign in which Rahu sits (Aries). · Mars is in Pisces in this chart, and is located twelve signs away from Aries. We then count from Pisces to twelve signs away -- this leads to the seventh house sign Aquarius, which the becomes the indicator of the Guru, or spiritual teacher. · In 1922, Yogananda entered an Aquarius mahadasa (Jaimini uses sign mahadasas rather than planetary mahadasas). This was the time that he went to the United States at the bequest of his Guru.

· We can trace other events, such as his great fame in the United States after he entered his Aries Mahadasa (with Rahu in Aries, fame was certainly assured). Shukra, the Atma Karaka planet in Yogananda's chart, is located in the sign Aquarius in the Navamsa, so Aquarius is the Karakamsa house in the natal chart. So we can start to assess the indicators from either the Rasi chart and the Navamsa chart. Interestingly BPHS does say that if Venus is in the Karakamsa one gets initiated in a religious order. This holds true when we look at Yogananda's chart from the Navamsa chart, but not from the Rasi chart. Yogananda's amatyakaraka planet was Jupiter (also known as Guru in Sanskrit) -- it is then fitting and apppriate that during his Pisces mahadasa he was mostly involved in teaching Kriya Yoga. The placement of Jupiter with Mars emphasizes that he would teach a yoga path which emphasized rapid development. Kriya is really a "Mars" type of yoga in that it calls for extreme self control and the development of willpower as a means to liberation. Using this system of interpretation, you would also note that Yogananda had a very strong eighth house, which is really a "kundalini" or "kriya" house, because any yoga which involves control of sexual energy through willpower requires a strong eighth house. That interpretation would indicate Yogananda had the the willpower to preserve his physical body after his "mahasamadhi". The chart of the Dalai Lama also gives evidence of the way that the Jaimini karakas work in a spiritual chart. His atmakaraka planet is Mars -- this is common among individuals who practice intense meditative practices, and I have read several accounts that the Dalai Lama spends at least two hours a day in meditation even while keeping an active travel agenda. Mars is located in the sign Leo (Simha) in his Navamsa chart, making the sign Leo his Karakamsa chart when it is transposed to his natal chart. He has a Virgo rising chart in Jyotisha, so Leo becomes his twelfth house. In addition to this, he has both the Moon and Venus in the sign Leo, which, according to Jaimini principles, guarantees spiritual happiness. The association of the Moon and Venus is a special Raja Yoga combination in Jaimini astrology. It is also noted in the Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, that if benefics are in the Karakamsa, then the individual will surely become a king. The Dalai Lama had traditionally served as the secular and spiritual ruler of Tibet. It is interesting to note, however, that these benefic planets are in the twelfth house of this chart, which seems to infer a king in exile. In addition, Jaimini astrology has special aspects. The mutable signs (Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius) aspect each other, while the cardinal signs (except those adjacent to each other) aspect the fixed signs and vice versa. So Leo, the Karakamsa in the Dali Lama chart is aspected by Libra, Capricorn, and Aries. Libra contains the planet Jupiter, which gives him a popular personality. Also important in this particular system are mutual relationships. The mutual relationship between Jupiter and Venus gives the individual the ability to teach and reach people, particularly in spiritual matters, which is seen in the Dali Lama’s chart. Interestingly enough, the Dalai Lama's amatyakaraka (career indicator) is, as in the case of Paramahamsa Yogananda, Jupiter, and the placement of the career indicator in the second house, with the second house ruler in the twelfth house, indicates the

ability to teach in foreign countries. The placement of Upaketu does not necessarily promise the worship of any specific deity in the Jyotish scriptures I have seen, but the placement of Saturn aspecting the twelfth would promise worship of either Vishnu, or "mean deities". In the Dali Lama’s chart, Saturn, in Aquarius, and Upaketu, in Taurus, aspect the twelfth house from the Karakamsa -- the sign Cancer. Certainly, Buddhism is a "heterodox" system from the Vedic perspective (it is "outside of the Vedas"). I have also noticed extremely strong Saturns prominently placed in the charts of Vaishnavas, and Buddha, at least according to some schools, is an Avatar of Vishnu. Also, the pada of the twelfth house is Pisces, containing the upagraha Yamaganda, the child of Jupiter, the great benefic among the upagrahas. Again, in this system of interpretation, this would corroborate the spiritual success of the Dali Lama, especially away from his land of birth. In terms of events in the Dalai Lama's life, we can certainly note that he left Tibet in 1959, during the middle of a Sagittarius mahadasa. It has been implied in certain Jaimini texts that there will be a "fall' during a Sagittarius period. This topic was discussed in K. N. Rao's text Predicting Through Jaimini's Chara Dasa, in which he cautioned that this dictum should be interpreted cautiously. However, in this particular case, we can certainly view the Dalai Lama's exile as a "fall", although it eventually projected him into a position of world wide recognition. Jupiter, who rules this sign, is considered a naturally malefic (perhaps "death inflicting" planet) for Virgo rising; Jupiter is placed in an enemy sign; and Rahu is also in the sign Sagittarius, and Rahu will usually involve separation or discord during its the mahadasa of a sign in which it is placed. The Dalai Lama's most recent Mahadasa is Gemini (Mithuna); with both the Sun (the ruler of the Karakamsha) and the planet Mercury in it's own sign, accompanied by Ketu, aspected by Mars, Rahu, and Yamaganda, it is no wonder that Tibet has, since 1991 the time of commencement of the Gemini Mahadasa, become a cause celebre, championed by movie stars and rock performers. One final thought: the Mahadasa into which the Dalai Lama was borne was a Virgo Mahadasa. The pada of the first house is Pisces, possessor of the benefic upagraha Yamaganda. As many are aware, the Dalai Lama is chosen through signs and the placement of the previous Dalai Lama's possessions in front of the child candidate. This placement of Yamaganda implies gifts at birth. And, one final point -- the placement of Venus and the Moon, two extraordinary benefics, are usually an indicator that the soul will attain heaven after death -- while awaiting the next reincarnation perhaps. These two cases have illustrated, in a very basic fashion, how Jaimini principles can be used to illustrate spiritual tendencies in a chart. The two individuals chosen were selected mainly because they were well known -- there are many spiritual individuals in this world who are not and who will never be well known, because this is not their role to play. However, just the indicators shown in these brief analyses will, I hope, whet the appetites of others to examine spiritual tendencies through the use of Jaimini and Upagraha principles. Research is essential because so few reference texts are available. With any luck, this is merely the start of this

process, and we will expand our knowledge of Jaimini to the point that other dasas, and more sophisticated utilization of the padas and upagrahas, will prevail. Bibliography Sage Jaimini, Jaimini Sutram, translated by P.S. Sastri, Ranjan Publications, Delhi, India, 1990 Sage Parasara, Brihat Parasara Hora Sastra, translated by R. Santhanam and G. S. Kapoor, Ranjan Publications, Delhi, India, 1989 Rao, K. N., Predicting through Jaimini's Chara Dasa, Vani Graphics, Lucknow, India, 1995. Rao, K. N. , Predicting through Karakamsa and Mandook Dasa, Vani Graphics, Lucknow, India, 1995. Sastri, P. S., Jaimini Astrology, Sagar Publications, 1992. Yogananda, Paramahansa. Autobiography of a Yogi. Los Angeles, CA: Self-Realization Fellowship, 1979.

Atmakaraka & Karakamsa –Sanjay Rath

Kārakāṁśa is composed of two words – (1) ‘kāraka’ referring to the ātmakāraka specifically and other Charakāraka (temporal significators) as well and (2) ‘aṁśa’ referring to the navāṁśa and other divisional charts. Kārakāṁśa refers to the navāṁśa (and/or other divisional charts) where the ātmakāraka is placed and such a sign is treated as the kārakāṁśa-lagna or seat of the real self, the soul and the first house for determining all things connected to deep inner desires and creation cause itself.


The sign/navāṁśa occupied by the ātmakāraka gives us a clue as to the desire of the ātman and the nature of the ātmakāraka gives us vital information about the nature of the ātman, its spiritual development etc. Some of my experiences are listed below: 1. If a malefic planet is the ātmakāraka, it indicates a high level of spiritual development whereas a benefic planet as the ātmakāraka indicates a relatively lower level. Example: Rāhu was the ātmakāraka for Srila Prabhupada and Ramakrishna Paramhaṁśa. 2. The ātmakāraka invariably indicates suffering during its Vimśottari daśā, especially if a malefic. During the Nārāyaṇa daśā of the sign occupied by the ātmakāraka or those aspecting it, great achievements are made. If the native is spiritually inclined then the daśā of the ātmakāraka can be beneficial. 3. A retrograde ātmakāraka indicates a deep-rooted desire as being the cause of the birth. This has to be seen from the nature of the planet which becomes the AK. For example, if Mars is AK and retrograde, then there is a very strong desire related to succeeding in some battle or competition in this planet and the native will be dragged into innumerable fights and will be fighting all the time. The solution lies in finding the best self defense strategies based on Kārakāṁśa of which, Ahimsa is the greatest. Similarly, if Saturn is the retrograde AK then the desire would manifest in the native doing something related to the elders or old knowledge in new bottles. When retrograde, this desire is very strong and will be the cause of all direction in life. The other signification of Saturn is sorrow and if the native gives sorrow to others, especially elders and those who are like Guru, then know that he is running a bad time and a lot of sorrow is in his destiny (in any case). The best remedy for him would be to develop a stoic attitude towards the acts and words of others and keep prodding in his path. In this manner, the retrogression is to be understood. 4. Combustion of AK gives spiritual insight. *Debility of the Atmakaraka is indicative of a ‘fallen soul’ i.e. Narka experience and dwelling. Atmakaraka should not only be strong but also very supportive of the lagna and lagnesha. Worship of Patita-pavana (uplifter of fallen souls) Jagannatha (Vishnu) is the remedy as Vishnu is recommened with the astakshari mantra – om namo naaraayaNaaya

Jaimini Karaka in Jaimini Char Dasha –Sanjay Rath There are nine planets in zodiac including Rahu/Ketu. In Jaimini astrology, other seven planets except Rahu/Ketu are written in the descending order based on their degrees, minutes and seconds. In this way, we get 7 Karakas. 1. In Jaimini astrology, the calculation of degrees, minutes and seconds of all the planets should be done properly. 2. Write all the seven planets in the descending order based on their degrees and make a table. If the degrees and minutes of planets are equal then you should see the value of planet till seconds and decide the order of planets.

3. The planet with highest degrees should be written on the top of the table. After that, the planet with lesser degrees should be written and similarly, all other planets should be arranged. 4. The planet with highest degrees is called Atmakaraka. 5. The planet after that is called Amatyakaraka. 6. The planet with lesser degrees than Amatyakaraka is called Bhratrikaraka. 7. The planet with lesser degrees than Bhratrikaraka is called Matrikaraka. 8. The planet after Matrikaraka is called Putrakaraka. 9. The planet with lesser degrees than Putrakaraka is called Gyatikaraka. 10.The planet with lowest degrees is called Darakaraka.

Here is an example Kundali for you: Birth details are: Birth Date:19/02/1998 Birth Time: 15:40Hours Birth Place: Delhi You can use this link to prepare the Kundali on Astrobix.com. In this Kundali, according to the degrees of planets, Karakas are as follows: Sun-06degrees-43minutes-07seconds Moon-04degrees-08minutes-38seconds Mars-25degrees-50minutes-19seconds Mercury-04degrees-20minutes-07seconds Jupiter-09degrees-44minutes-58seconds Venus-27degrees-59minutes-03seconds Saturn-23degrees-15minutes-34seconds On the basis of above-mentioned degrees, write the planets in the descending order. You will get a table in the following way: Atmakaraka-Venus Amatyakaraka-Mars Bhratrikaraka-Saturn Matrikaraka-Jupiter Putrakaraka-Sun Gyatikaraka-Mercury Darakaraka-Moon Mercury and Moon have same degrees in the Kundali. Therefore, we compared minutes of the two planets. The minutes of Mercury are greater than the minutes of Moon, therefore, Mercury becomes Gyatikaraka and Moon becomes Darakaraka.

Atmakaraka- Knowing the Souls Desire Thomas k Joseph What we desire and do not get, all this we find by going in within ourselves. For here indeed are the true desires within the covering of the false. Just as those who do not know the field, walk again and again over the treasure of gold and do not find it. In the same way most of us go into the world of Brahma and do not find it; for we are carried away by our false desires and fail to recognize the true ones even though they are hidden within. Chandogya Upanishad (chapter 3: verse 2) Atma means the soul and karaka means significator. Atmakaraka is the significator of the soul’s desire. According to the Vedic philosophy a soul is reborn because it has unfinished desires that were left unfulfilled in the previous lives and it is born again to get another opportunity to satisfy them. What are these desires? Will they be fulfilled or will you struggle with them? This revealed by the Atmakaraka planet. In my view the Atmakaraka is one of the most important planets in the natal chart. The natural Atmakaraka is the Sun in all charts. The Atmakaraka of this article is the chara Atmakaraka. Usually when we refer to the personal Atmakaraka, we mean the Chara Atmakaraka. Chara means movable and one of eight planets (Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Rahu) can take over the mantle of Atmakaraka depending on its degrees in the natal chart. The planet that has the highest degree, ignoring the signs, is considered the chara Atmakaraka. Due to its perpetual retrograde motion, Rahu Ketu degrees are calculated by subtracting from 30º. (However other retrograde planets are calculated in the usual way) For e.g. if Rahu Ketu are 15º 24’ in a chart, you minus this from 30º and the remaining degrees will be 14º36’. If this degree is greater than of any other planet then Rahu Ketu will be considered the Atmakaraka. There is a disagreement regarding the use of Rahu as Atmakaraka. Some scholars only use 7 planets excluding Rahu, while others use 8, including Rahu. Ketu as the significator of moksha does not form part of the scheme of chara karakas. Moksha is the destination of the soul, the ultimate aim, it is not important in revealing the on the soul’s more worldly desires. As Rahu and Ketu form part of the karmic axis, Rahu will show Ketu’s desire for spiritual fulfillment. For many years I used 7 karakas only but now I am convinced of the need to include Rahu in this scheme. As Rahu links so strongly to the past lives and unfulfilled desires. Rahu’s role is invaluable in the search for answers in this life and the turmoil this causes as well as the soul’s ability to ultimately triumph over those uncontrollable desires. The Atmakaraka reflects the spirit within us. But its outer expression does not always appear to be spiritual. We can be taken in by the illusionary natures of the desires and think that the satiation of the worldly desires is all what the soul wants. But it is important to understand that the fulfillment of the worldly desires is part of the process of unveiling of the true soul. The soul is treading the wheel of desire as the fulfillment of one set of material desires can create an everincreasing appetite for more and more. These desires never become fulfilled. The true desire of the soul is to get off this wheel and find self-realization, peace and eternal happiness. The struggle between the real and the false has to be understood. The false desires are those we

search for in the outside world. The true desires are satisfied from within. The basic struggle of the soul is to differentiate between the two and its inability to differentiate is the reason why it takes birth again and again. Atmakaraka planet personify these struggles but also shows the path through life lessons (usually delivered during Atmakaraka dashas and bhuktis). Identifying with the materialistic goals is essential and we must not underrate these needs. The fact that the soul is born to earth shows that there is a worldly mission for the soul to complete before it is ready to understand the higher self. Experiences teach us to look for our higher self. There cannot be a fast track to moksha or selfrealization. So it is important to recognize and complete the material goal- both the pleasant and the unpleasant. Without that achievement, you cannot go into the inner world and find your personal treasure of happiness. Atmakaraka will show you both the soul’s material goals and the spiritual ones. Not all of us can find the ultimate realisation but we can get slowly enlightened. The truly revelation of the soul has to be a personal experience. Atmakaraka shows us the true desires of the soul, whether we recognize them or not depends on us. Atmakaraka Analysis Prince William 21 June 1982, 21:03 GMT, Paddington, England The Planetary Grid Planet Sign Sun 6º29’Gemini Moon 11º21’Gemini Mars 15º35’Virgo Mercury 15º21’Gemini Jupiter 6º52’Libra Venus 2º03’Taurus Saturn 21º53’Virgo Rahu 20º28’Gemini Ketu 20º28’Sagittarius 1. The quality and strength of the Atmakaraka planet Saturn has the highest degrees, so it is the Atmakaraka for Prince William. Saturn’s quality of facing up to responsibility and taking your duty seriously are already evident in the young Prince. The soul lesson of Saturn as an Atmakaraka is loneliness as well as facing harsh lesson of life. Things he may already be familiar with. 2. The house where it is placed- for this you should evaluate both the Rasi chart and the Bhava charts. Dusthana (6th, 8th and 12th) house placement is usually difficult. Saturn is placed in the house of it’s friend Mercury and in the 10th house in both rasi and bhava where it is very powerful and in Dikbala. 3. The house the Atmakaraka rules shows the area from where you can find fulfillment or where you experience the life lessons/pain. When the Atmakaraka planet rules two houses, pay extra importance to the house which is it’s mooltrikona position. Saturn rules the 2nd and 3rd house. Its mooltrikona is the 3rd house (Aquarius) therefore William’s soul needs would be fulfilled

from taking responsibility for his own actions. But this can be frustrating for him as he is part of the institution of monarchy where tradition and custom play an important part. His personal freedom can be restricted. But Saturn also rules the dhana bhava, the 2nd house. So the family wealth and inheritance are also important to him. He may compromise one to gain the other. 4. The aspects (planetary and rashi) and conjunctions – they can either aggravate or enhance the qualities. Saturn is placed with Mars, the auspicious 5th house ruler, so this quality of Mars will enhance Saturn. But Mars and Saturn have an inherently difficult relationship so they will be a conflict as well. There are no planetary aspects, the rashi aspects are from Rahu, Ketu, Sun and Moon. Rahu Ketu show the karmic nature of his life and they can create turmoil within his soul. The turbulence of the soul is usually buried deep and not always outwardly visible so there is no way of evaluating them. Sun as the 9th house ruler is giving its divine blessing to the Atmakaraka and Moon as the 8th house ruler shows that this soul will learn about itself through death and transformation. 5. Karakamsha- the position of the Atmakaraka in the navamsha. Saturn is placed in Cancer navamsha; therefore the karakamsha is Cancer. Saturn in the 3rd in navamsha is a good position and Saturn is also aspected by the karakamsha lord Moon and the navamsha ascendant ruler Venus. 6. The chart with Atmakaraka as the ascendant. When you turn the chart around to view the planets from Atmakaraka’s point of view, it explains the soul’s desires. This chart’s strength or weakness can change the quality of birth chart. The birth chart reflects the outer conditions of this birth; the Atmakaraka chart shows the obstructions and the support for the soul for fulfilling its duty. Atmakaraka is in Virgo and its lord Mercury is placed in the 9th house from it with the equally auspicious 9th lord, Venus. Sun, Moon and Rahu are in the 10th; Jupiter is in the 2nd house. All these are positive and supporting the soul on its path. Ketu’s position in the 4th house is the difficult one, showing the loss of his mother and the huge psychological effect it has had on William. This loss would have made him closer to his soul and made him differentiate from the real and the unreal desires. (this aspect of the soul can only be analyze but is difficult to confirm in a celebrity chart, but discussion with friends or clients about the effectiveness of the Atmakaraka chart will reveals its impact) 7. The chart with karakamsha as ascendant. Cancer is the Karakamsha, so you turn the rasi chart with Cancer as the ascendant. Here the soul’s sorrows are clearly indicated. The ruler of the karakamsha ascendant Moon is placed in the 12th house from itself. This is a new Moon, so it is considered weak. It is conjunct it’s greatest enemy Rahu, therefore it is further weakened. Moon is placed in Gemini- Moon is a friend of it’s ruler Mercury but Mercury does not like the Moon so this can be a difficult position. On the positive side, the Atmakaraka Saturn is placed in an upachaya house (3rd from the Karakamsha lagna) where it is strong. Venus and Mercury are in another upachaya (11th house) and Jupiter in the 4th house, shows that despite all the problems; he could find inner peace and happiness. But the karakamsha suggests that he can make mistakes where he creates his own losses. With Rahu in the 12th from karakamsha lagna in rasi, he should not allow his desires to overcome his otherwise strong and pragmatic self.

8. The connections between the lagna lord and the Atmakaraka in the ascendant and navamsha. The lagna lord Jupiter is placed in the 11th house and Atmakaraka is in the 10th house. They are in 2/12 house positions from each other. This position shows a lack of understanding between the path of this life and the soul’s desires. Because the lagna lord is placed in the 2nd house from the Atmakaraka, William would be able to profit from life lessons. But he may need to compromise. In the navamsha chart Lagna lord Jupiter and Atmakaraka Saturn are in the 6/8 house position from each other- again showing a conflict within the soul’s desires and the direction this life is taking him. William’s life as a Prince is not what his soul desires, but it is part of his soul experience to learn from it. Maybe he can use the qualities of Saturn to bring about fresh changes in the. 9. The strength of Atmakaraka is to be analyzed in all the varga charts. The position of the Vargesh- the ruler of varga rising sign, Atmakaraka and the rasi lagna ruler. This gives you the information about the soul’s fulfillment in specific areas It is impossible to study all the varga charts but we will study William’s Atmakaraka in the dasamsha chart for his future career indications. Both the lagna lord and the Atmakaraka are placed in the 12th house. This appears at odds with the position of William as the heir apparent of the British monarchy. Therefore it suggests to me that the timing of his birth may not be precise. Lagna lord and Atmakaraka in the12th house in Dasamsha show the rejection of his future role as a Monarch. At present William is showing no sign of doing so, he appears remarkably well adjusted publicly at least to his future role. If you move his birth time behind by 4 minutes to 8:59p.m. Rahu Saturn and Jupiter come into the lagna of the dasamsha, adding strength to the Atmakaraka. This would be powerful indication of William’s strength as the future King of England. Only the future will tell whether Prince William will give up his royal duties or embrace them. My reading is that the 4 minutes earlier time for Prince William’s birth is probably the right one. Even the most perfect birth times like the one of Prince William can be subject to small mistakes. Atmakaraka position in the varga chart can also become a tool for rectification. 10. Dashas and Bhuktis of the Atmakaraka planet can give profound experiences, they usually teach you a life lesson. Willliam was born in the Saturn bhukti of Rahu Dasha, indicating that the soul lessons started at birth. The two most import events of his life so far are directly connected to Saturn Bhukti in Jupiter Dasha. The decree absolute finalising the divorce of William’s parents was given on 28th August 1996 and The Death of his mother Diana - 31st August 97 both took place in Jupiter Dasha/ Saturn Bhukti. The Atmakaraka Saturn gave its most important lessons to him in its Bhukti changing his perception of life forever. Atmakaraka Worldly Desires Spiritual lesson Sun success , fame, power, letting go of the ego, humility Moon happiness, love, satisfaction understanding unhappiness, Difference between true and false love Mars passion, victory, adventure conceding defeat, patience, Unrequited passions, Mercury intellectual superiority crossing intellectual barriers, Divine Communication learning to face the truth Jupiter children, spirituality, tolerating other’s spirituality wisdom Putting your children before you

For women- imperfect husbands Venus sex, relationships, luxury accepting relationships the Sensuality way they are, avoiding excessive behaviour, controlling sensuality Saturn Democracy, duty, facing the harsh truths, loneliness Rahu Achievement, experience disappointments, fears, doubts Atma and Atmakaraka planet In each horoscope there is a planet known asa Atma (divine soul trapped into the 8 types of bondage) and Karaka-(movable significator) which has to do with the functioning of the 8 chakra including the role of Somanath (please go through the previous lectures). Such graha is termed ATMAKARAKA Atmakaraka is the most important planet in a chart. It is the King of the chart, and happy King shows happy kingdom and vice versa. Lagna is intelligence, while Chandra shows the mind. They are of secondary importance in comparison to Atmakaraka. Atma decides on the mind it will take, defines the body, structure and its functions, and thus it becomes the most important planet among all planets and Lagnas. Atmakaraka therefore, shows the karma which caused our birth. This graha brought us into this plane, and forced Atma to take a certain mind and body. It brought us to this planet to teach us certain lessons. This graha shows the “ lightning and storms” of Indra Devata The following points are crucial when analyzing Atmarakaraka graha: 1. Significations and other features of Graha which is Atmakaraka 2. Bhavas ruled by Atmakaraka 3. Bhava where Atmakaraka is placed 4. Bhava/s/ whose Atmakaraka is Naisarghik Karaka 5. The position and status of Atmakaraka in a rashi or sign 6. The link of Atmakaraka with Grahas conjoined or those which aspect/ or are aspected by it 7. The position of planets and houses from Atmakaraka Lagna in Rashi chart. This lagna is known as Karaka Lagna 8. Bhava Arudhas associated with Atmakaraka or those ruled by it etc Let us go step by step: THE ANALYSES OF THE FIRST STEP Observe the guna and tatva of Atmakaraka. This guna and Tatva will show the path and type of soul cleansing and its experience. Each graha and charakaraka tends to merge into Ketu, moksha karaka graha. As long as there is any type of bandana associated with Atmakaraka, a person cannot attain moksha. Thus, to reach moksha, Ketu has to turn atmakaraka graha into a smoke. Atmakaraka indicates that the light of our soul (as moon) has overshadowed the light of Atman. This happens due to Ahamkara. In such significations and positions

we cannot or refuse to accept the light of God, while at the same time perceive our own light. It is similar to a night time, where we can observe the moon’s light only, not realizing or observing that such light is only the reflection of the true light of Sun. It is for that reason that the soul is cleansed from its sins, and God teaches us to break the shell of bandana, so that Atma can becoma the pure Atman. Note the following: 1. We tend to identify with significations of Atmakaraka as our own nature 2. Atmakaraka turning into a smoke by Ketu is a very painful process, and it will take place through that particular guna, bhava etc. 3. All relevant information about grahas from the 1st year are crucial in case of graha being atmakaraka. ATMAKARAKA AS A NATURAL MALEFIK OR BENEFIK 1. We have seen in the 1st year sessions that the colours of natural benefics on the soul level are light. The very fact that the light colour does not imbibe or better to say rejects a considerable quantity of light, indicates that natural benefik as Atmakarak does not easily follow the path of self-purification nor gives the chance for easy and fast Self-realization. 2. Please keep in mind that Grahas conjoined Atmakaraka tend to absorb the nature of Atmakaraka, and pleas apply the rules you have been taught for conjunctions of the planets. 3. When benefic graha is Atmakaraka and undergoes a Graha shapa or curse, it shows that the papa or sins has been glued to a soul for a few lifetimes. 4. If atmakaraka is a malefic planet, it can teach you bad things, but you will receive instant and quick punishment, and suffering. This gives chance to quickly cleanse and learn the lesson. So, the soul cleansing becomes very painful, the soul remains in the dark, and desires for light and savour (similar as dark colour quickly absorbs the light) When malefic is Atmakaraka and there comes intense soul purification and pain the effect is often twofold: a-) a person devolops hatred and bitterness towards the world (Sun) and becomes self destruction and antisocial b-) a person accepts suffering as a hand of God and becomes very spiritual There are certiain rules which show whether will person go either way…

Karkas in Jaimini Astrology Dr. Amar Aggarwal, Chandigarh Chapter Sage Jaimini emphasises on the use of variable karakas or chara karakas alongwith the fixed karakas. Variable karakas are 1 Atmakarka 2. Amatyakarka, 3. Bharatrikarka 4. Matrukarka 5. Pitru Karka 6. Gnati Karka 7. Dara Karka. In Prashari Astrology the Sun, apart from being karka for father, is Atmakarka for each and every horoscope but according to Jaimini the Sun may be Atmakarka in one horoscope but in the

next horoscope the Sun may become Daiv karka or any other amongst the list. Hence each and every karka is changeable from horoscope to horoscope. With the following sutras the sage defines the variable Karkas and he starts with Atmakarka. A planet with highest longitudes without considering sign is known as Atmakarka. Here the sage is strict on choosing the seven karakas from seven planets i.e. from Sun to Saturn. But the word 'Ashtanamara' used in the sutras indicates the inclusion of eighth planet i.e. Rahu. Since the Sutra does not state 'Navanama' hence Ketu cannot be considered under any circumstances. Atmakarka is the supreme lord of the planets. If a benefic planet becomes Atmakarka and it is completely free from malefic influences and well placed in the horoscope, it is capable of final alancipation of soul or the Moksha. In case the Atmakarka is a benefic planet but it is under the influence of malefics, the native performs good and evil deeds. Thus sage emphasises that Atmakarka should be well placed in the horoscope, at the same time it should be free from malefic influences. Next to Atmakarka is known as Amatyakarka Next to Amatyakarka it is Bharatrikarka. Next to Bharatrikarka it is Matrikarka. Next to Matrikarka it is Putrakarka. Next to Putrakarka it is Gnatikarka Last and next to Gnati karaka it is Darakarka. Thus the planet with highest longitudes sans sign is known as Atmakarka, next to Atmakaraka karka it is Amatyakarka, next to Amatyakarka it is Bharatrikarka and so on till the last which is known as Darakarka. Here is an horoscope to determine the various chara karakas: Female Native : DOB : 4.9.1986, TOB : 09.35 AM IST, POB : Delhi , Longitude: 77E13, Lattitude : 28N40 Planet with highest longitudes is the Moon i.e. 10s26°27'. Hence the Moon becomes Atmakarka.

Next comes Mars with Longitudes 8s22°33' it becomes Amatyakarka. Longitude of All the planets : Sun 12s19°44' Moon 10s26°27' Mars 8s22°33' Mercury 12s00°25' Jupiter 10s22°16' Venus 1s15°18' Saturn(R) 7s14°26' Rahu 12s06°18'

Thus the Moon a fixed karka for mother as per parashari rules becomes Atmakarka. Mars a fixed karka for brothers becomes Amatya karka. Jupiter becomes Bharatri karka as per jaimini system. Note : The last sutra which indicates the last karka i.e. Dara karaka which is related to spouse or wife. But this is the only Sutra in which the sage has used word 'pk' which is rL; nkjk'p%A Hence Neelkantta opines that the word (cha) used in the sutra suggests the every thing related to

spouse should be judged not from Darakarka only but alongwith Charakarka the fixed karka i.e. Venus should also be reckoned into. He further suggests everything related to marriage, married life etc. should be seen from Arudha lagna and upa pada etc. alongwith chara karka and fixed karakas also. Some of the commentators advocate the judgement of Putrakarka alongwith Matrukarka but sage Jaimini rejects this by using word ,sds (eke) in the sutra ie. After discussing the chara/variable karakas the sage now reveals the fixed karakas. As per Jaimini Mars is karka for sister, wife's brother, younger brother. The word tuuh used in the sutra should be taken for the younger and elder sisters of the mother since sage mentions Venus as karka for mother in the coming sutras. After Mars the next planet is Mercury who is karka for uncles, relatives and step-mother as well. Thus Jupiter is karka for father's father i.e. grand father, husband and son. Some commentators opine that Jupiter is karka for father's father, Venus as the karka for husband and Saturn as the karka for son. But it is incorrect and not justified to connect Saturn with progeny since Saturn is significator of childlessness. Hence Venus is Karka for wife, parents father-in-law and mother's father these are the views of Jaimini. Bhava Seven Karkas

If we go through the table given above the 4th bhava indicates Matru & Putra karka while 5th Bhava indicate pitru karka. But this interpretation is not acceptable, since sage Jaimini himself doesnot seem to agree to the definition of matrukarka and putrakarka to the one and same planet and this he has clarified by using word 'eke' in the earlier sutra which means one. Some of the commentators have used word 'Ashtanamva' in the sutra, in totality thus clinging to eight karakas instead of seven. Since 'Ashtanamva' is an alternative provided by the sage hence it should not be used verbatism. Age is critical about using eight karakas.

Thus the table as described above indicates eight karakas instead of seven as suggested by the sage. In this table 5th Bhava corresponds to Pitrukarka, 6th bhava to the Putrakaraka, 7th Bhava to the Gnatikarka and 8th Bhava to Darakarka. Hence there is no corelation between the Bhava and the Karka since 5th Bhava is indicative of progeny so it should correlate to putrakarka while 7th Bhava is indicative of spouse so it should corelate to Darakarka. In case the concept of eight karakas is taken into consideration, Rahu has all the chance to become Atmakarka. But Rahu being a severe malefic is capable of giving bondage and not Salvation ¼eks{k½ as per sutra ! lbZ"Vs ca/keks{k;ks%] Atmakarka is capable of giving salvation and bondage under certain rules and conditions. Hence the sage outrightly rejects the proposition of eighth karakas since Rahu is prohibited to become Atmakarka. Thus it is very much clear as well logical that seven karakas should be determined out of seven planets. Rules pertaining to the intrusion of Rahu as a karaka a.When two planets attain identical number of degrees, in such a case one karka may be omitted. In such a case Rahu's intrusion is essential. b.When three planets attain identical number of degrees, in such a case relevant fixed karka intrude. c.Only father's variable/chara karakas among the seven can be omitted in case of equality of planetary degrees. Here sage is strict and mentions that four fixed karakas are capable of filling the gap of four variables/chara karakas. d.There are no fixed karakas for Atmakarka and Amatyakarka and Rahu is not eligible to become Atmakarka. e.In case two planets attain equal number of degrees, since there is no fixed karka to become Atamakarka, and Rahu cannot become Atmakarka under such a circumstance planet with natural strength qualifies to become Atmakarka while the second becomes the Amatyakarka. Example to explain above :

Female Native DOB : 16.7.1975, TOB : 17.05 IST POB : Moga (Punjab) Longitude : 75E°10', Lattitude : 30N°48' Sun 2s29°48' Moon 06s08°19' Mars 0s17°12' Mercury 2s13°04' Jupiter 11s29°48' Venus 4s11°12' Saturn 2s29°05'

In this case both the Sun and Jupiter have attained identical number of degrees and minutes. The Sun is placed in sign Gemini, a neutral sign but in a bad i.e. 8th house while Jupiter is placed in its own sign Pisces and in eternal house. Thus Jupiter is stronger than the Sun, hence qualifies to become Atmakarka.

In case three planets attain equal longitude, out of three the stronger planet will become the Atma karka. Next to Atmakarka the next strong planet will be Amatyakarka and the third planet having same longitude will be omitted and Rahu is intruder.

Planet Longitude Variable/Chara Karka

Since Rahu moves in a retrograde motion and it is placed at 07°00' in sign Leo. Rahu has travelled 23° already and it will become Darakarka. Same way, in case four planets attain equal number of degrees Jnan and Dara karka will be dropped. Rahu will become one of the karka as per its longitude and Venus, the fixed karka for wife should be judged. Note : Sage Jaimini has treated the longitude of planets in degrees and minutes only, he has not mentioned about seconds anywhere and this seems little confusing. Suppose a planet is placed at 00°00', as per Jaimini's views, this planet in not supposed to be any karka but these views, looking into the limitations of sage, should be examined carefully. Thus it is a humble advice that while dividing the variable karakas in any chart, one should always go upto degrees, minutes and seconds. If we decide the karka under this method we may never require the intrusion of Rahu to become a karka and it will be very easy to decide all the 7 variable / chara karakas from the seven planets only. Example : Female Native DOB : 27.12.1968, TOB : 23.10 IST. POB : Nahan (HP) Long : 77E18' Latt : 30N33'

Lagna 4s27°15' Sun 8s12°07' Moon 02s12°06' Mars 5s18°42' Mercury 8s00°00' Jupiter(R) 3s09°00' Venus 8s23°57' Saturn 11s00°22' Rahu 12s21°43'

Now in this example Mercury is placed in sign Sagittarius at 00°00' only, hence cannot be considered to become any karka. This seems bit ridiculous hence under the circumstances one should always go upto seconds to decide the variable karakas. In this case when we move upto seconds the variable karakas emerge as under :

While going upto seconds Mercury emerges out as Darakarka. In case we consider these planets upto degrees and minutes only, Mercury neither can be considered nor can be dropped, hence it is advisable to consider the longitude of planets upto seconds.

Atmakaraka in Navamsa - parijaata.com Given that the Navamsa chart (D-9) illustrates the dharma and karmic landscape of the native spanning life times, the Atmakaraka’s house position therein is very important to study the spirituality of the native. First take the house placement of the Atmakaraka in the Navamsa chart. Then, count the number of signs from its position to the Navamsa Lagna. Then, count the number of signs from its position to the Navamsa Lagna. The house arrived at gives the results of the Atmakaraka’s house position. Additionally, the strength of the natural karaka of that house should be noted both in Navamsa as well as Rasi charts. The Rasi chart gives more suitable results for great personalities such as Sri Krsna or Sri Caitanya, while the Navamsa is suitable for all others. Result of the Atmakaraka in the Astrological houses: 1. Nobility and birth in a royal family result if the Atmakaraka is in the Navamsa Lagna or 1st house. High attainments and position likened to those of a king result if the lord of the Navamsa Lagna conjoins the AK even if the native is born in humble conditions. If, on the other hand, the AK aspects the Navamsa Lagna, then the native enjoys royalty from birth. The strength of Rajayogas also depends on the strength, position and associations of the Sun, who is the karaka of the first house. 2. If the Atmakaraka is in 2nd house (lagna in the 12th from AK), then the native is a renunciate and possibly even a saint (if other criteria additionally apply in the horoscope). Saturn is the karaka of the 12th house, and thus indicates the path of either a sannyasi (a formal renunciate) or someone who gives charity for humanitarian purposes. If Venus is strong, and especially if Ketu and Saturn join or mutually aspect Venus, then the native performs tapasya or yogic austerities. 3. If the Atmakaraka is in 3rd house (lagna in the 11th from AK), then the native may have many high social contacts, be popular and influential, wealthy and successful in many undertakings. He has friends among powerful and successful persons. 4. If the Atmakaraka is in 4th house (lagna in the 10th from AK), then the native’s work is an essential contributor to the successful performance of Dharma. The strength of various karakas of 10th house indicates the avenues through which karma is performed. If Mercury and Jupiter are strong, then he is benevolent, well-linked and moves in a variety of circles. If the Sun is strong, then the native enjoys the effects of raja-yoga. If Saturn is strong, then he purges the results of past sins by hard work and sacrifice. 5. The 5th house position of Atmakaraka (lagna in the 9th from AK) indicates a very truthful person who follows the dictates of dharma very seriously. The results of much punya bring opportunities to perform sadhana (spiritual practice), to meet and learn from advanced spiritualists and to serve the cause of promoting Truth in the world. 6. If the Atmakaraka is in 6th house (lagna in the 8th from AK), then the native confronts many challenges which result from stigmatic karmas from past lives. The native with such a placement of the AK is recommended to propitiate Saturn. More importantly, they should perform the Satya

Narayana Vrata regularly or as often as possible. Recitation of the Maha-mantra is ultimately beneficial for anyone in current era, kali-yuga. 7. The position of the Atmakaraka in 7th house (lagna in 7th from AK) is highly auspicious and blesses the native with a good spouse and the enjoyments of many beneficial associations. The native is pure in heart, well-intentioned and compassionate to all. 8. If the Atmakaraka is in the 8th house (lagna in the 6th from AK), then the results are similar to those for the 6th house. The native may confront vexing problems which are hard to solve. Physical ailments, challenging longevity, in addition to emotional and domestic discontinuity may be problematic for such natives. Recitation of the Maha-mantra and the Vishnu-sahasranama stotram, as well as performance of the Satya Narayana Vrata is ultimately beneficial. The native should also try to practice truthfulness and straightforwardness in all dealings. 9. The 9th house position of the Atmakaraka (lagna in 5th from AK) is perhaps the most auspicious and brings in full results of bhagya (fortune) to the native. A powerful Sun brings raja-yoga and enables the native to be very influential in educational and spiritual circles. If Jupiter is powerful, then the native becomes a guru in his own right, after receiving the blessings of self-realized souls or those advanced in higher knowledge. Materially speaking, such a native has no concerns in this world. 10. If the Atmakaraka is in 10th house (lagna in the 4th from AK), then happiness through family, home and mother are well-earned. Blessings through assets and property accrue, as well as respect and love through close allies and associates. The degree to which such results manifest depends on the strength, placement and association of the Moon in the Navamsa chart. 11. Courage and capability is the execution of any task result when the Atmakaraka is in the 11th house of the chart (lagna in the 3rd from AK). The native is intelligent and possesses firmness of mind and unwavering determination in the performance of duties. He has the ability to solve the problems quickly and to act decisively in crisis situations. If Mars is strong, then the native receives the results of raja-yoga akin to that of Ruchaka Maha- Purusa-yoga. The native is respected or admired by others due to valor and fearlessness in any confrontational situation. 12. If the Atmakaraka is in the 12th house (lagna in the 2nd from AK), then the native easily attains wealth as the result of the blessings of Lakshmi-devi, the consort of Vishnu. If simultaneously Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are in strength, then the native may achieve knowledge due to the blessings of the goddess Sarasvati. If the lord of the 2nd house joins that of the 5th and/or 9th, then the native enjoys the results of Dhana-yoga (wealth).

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