Choosing profession

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Most people coming to an astrologer have queries related to profession and relationships. Success in your career as an astrologer is guaranteed if you are capable of addressing clients issues in area of relationships and career. Profession in earlier times was simplified by varna system in which work was divided into society as per the varna. There was no complexity in choosing profession in ancient times.

The work was divided into 4 mainstreams according to varna system:

  • The brahmins were regarded as the most intelligent people and were allotted work of intelligence, arts, ministry, advisory roles, medicine, karmakand.
  • The kshatriyas were kings, soldiers, police, military men, civil services in-charge of administration of kingdom.
  • The vaishya were businessmen, landlords in charge of handling commerce activity.
  • The shudras were laborers meant to do clerical and menial jobs.

However today in kaliyuga there is a huge rise in professions and career options due to which the above system is non prevalent to a great extent, you will still find some people following varnashram dharma as per their caste since generations and it is very well reflected in their horoscopes.

Choosing profession

The ascendant is the most important starting point which lays the foundation for choosing profession in astrology. It is the key to unlocking all the houses and devising a particular pattern in life. The ascendant and ascendant lord are keys form a key factor in any horoscope.

Example: A person having ascendant lord placed in 12th house will always be wasting his energies in pursuits which do not give him any benefits. He will sacrifice his health and well being by deriving a little or no benefit. A person having ascendant lord in 8th house will focus all his energies in solving the mysteries, satisfying his curiosities in occult and paranormal, fighting with chronic diseases or phobias all his life.

Ascending sign will reveal/set life trend and karmic pattern by placement of particular zodiac sign in every house, the characteristics and elements of that sign, its lord and planets in those houses will resonate with the things coming under them.

Example: If the first house has Leo rising, the person concerned will be a natural leader, disciplined, one following certain sets of principles all his life, artistic, creative stubborn and one having a strong determination. He will do well in professions which will give him the ability to display his above qualities. He will do well in professions demanding leadership, independence, discipline, creativity and determination.

Leo is the natural 5th house indicating re-creation, creativity, entertainment, austerity, spiritual discipline, leadership qualities etc. These people will be automatically attracted towards such professions though they are able to follow it or not will depend on the study of complete horoscope.

These people get natural attracted towards medicine, creativity, theatre, arts, drama, politics, government jobs, corporate sectors where they get fat packages and leadership roles etc.

Another criteria for choosing profession is the 10th house, 10th lord. The 10th house from moon, the 10th house from sun, the karakamsha and the navamsha lord of all the above. The strongest among these will have final say in the choice of profession. Generally it is also seen that the influence of strongest planet in the horoscope irrespective of its connection to any of the above can give professional related to its karakatwa.

The depositor of the 10th lord from ascendant, moon and the sun in the navamsha also plays a decisive role in selection of profession as per the classics of astrology. Suppose 10th lord from ascendant is placed in pieces navamsha, the lord of pieces navamsha is jupiter hence the profession of the native can be connected with things coming under karakatwa of jupiter.

Karakamsha in jaimini also plays a very crucial role in choice of career. Karkamsha is the sign in which the atmakaraka is placed in the navamsha horoscope. This sign should be rotated as the ascendant in the birth chart keeping all the planets intact.

Planets in angles are said to be the strongest with 100% strength and are likely to give inclinations towards a career according to their karakatwa. More benefics in angles like Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Moon give inclination towards careers in humanities like marketing, management, arts, media, teaching, consulting, sales etc.

Malefics Sun, Saturn, Mars, Rahu and Ketu would take one towards scientific and technical professions like engineering, computers, computer applications, chemistry, biology, architecture, infrastructure, mechanics, robotics and physical sciences.

Like this there are many ways to determine the choice of profession making it a very complex area of study. It is however very easy to identify general trend of profession by looking at the basic combinations in a horoscope. Some horoscopes will easily give clues to choosing profession while others will be extremely difficult and require deeper analysis with the birth horoscope, navamsha, dashamansha, karakamsha etc.

The expertise and experience of an astrologer, his own knowledge about professions enables him to effectively predict suitable career choices in a horoscope. If you have problem in making the right career choice, you can contact me through the contact page here.


Astrologer Ashish Desai is a young and dynamic astrologer having experience of more than 20 years in astrology, but professionally he has been doing this since 2012. He started learning astrology from his mother at a very tender age, he is an accounting and finance graduate from Mumbai university and also holds a diploma in fashion photography. He has many satisfied clients from all over the world and people from more than 30 countries consult him at present. Though he provides consultation to people from all walks of life but majority of his clients come from business families, corporate world, politics, cinema. He specializes in Horoscope match making, C-section Muhurat, Career astrology, business astrology, child/infertility issues, Medical astrology, financial astrology and all types of muhurta and remedial astrology. He believes that astrology can reveal your true potential and help you to achieve success and wealth in your life.

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