Finding your path – Career with Vedic Astrology
In present times, everyone is concerned about their career. Every astrologer faces questions like “Which field of job is suitable for me? Will this job gives me growth and success? Which profession gives me great financial success in life?” A proper analysis of an individual’s chart will be able to guide one towards a suitable field. With an astrologer’s guidance, a student can select a proper field of study that aids in getting a suitable job and have great success in the career path.
Vedic astrology is the best tool to decide the favorable area of career. With the unique technique of using dasa/antardasa, an astrologer can predict the best periods for career advancement as well as any pitfalls, and how to overcome or reduce the impact of these periods. In Vedic astrology, one assesses a career by blending the influences of key houses and planets. The key houses for analyzing career paths are houses: 10, 5, and 6. To decide on an accurate career path, the astrologer needs to read both the Rasi and Dasamsa chart. Since the Amasa charts are based on minute calculations, it is very important that the individual provides the astrologer with an accurate time of birth.
The Tenth house is the karma house. Our Karma is closely linked to the job that we perform. The strength of the 10th house, the placement of its lord in various houses, the planets in the 10th house along with aspects and conjunctions, will indicate the field of job.
The fifth house denotes intelligence, subject knowledge, and higher education. Most of the time we find an individual struggling in a job, who is in a totally different field from the education they pursue. Seeking an astrologer’s guidance during schooling will help guide the appropriate career based on their planetary placements, in turn, one can see great success in their career path.
The sixth house denotes service. Dues, received due to service rendered to others, is the key factor here. A strong 6th house and its lord give good service and in turn a profitable career in life.
It is key to analyze the Dasamsa chart and the Rasi chart to know an individual’s career. Especially nowadays with so many fields of education and career, the analysis will be inconclusive without the dasamsa analysis.
Some important astrological parameters for a career are:
Most often, with so many career options available in these modern times, it is a mixed bag to pinpoint a correct career path. Nonetheless, by following some basic rules of Vedic astrology, we can catch a glimpse into an individual’s probable areas of career path.
General areas of career by planets are:
Sun: Politicians, scientists, leaders, authority, government employees, doctors, directors.
Moon: Nursing, women and children affairs, traveling, marine, chef, restaurants, import/export.
Mars: Horticulture, weapons, construction, soldier, police, surgeons, engineers, real estate
Mercury: Teaching, finance, accountants, computers, editors, transport, astrologers, astronomy, chemists
Jupiter: Finance, law, treasury, scholars, priests, politicians, psychologists.
Venus: Beauty, art, music, entertainment industry, architecture, interior designing, hotels, Jewellery.
Saturn: Labour, agriculture, building trades, mining, mortuary, construction, monk, manufacturing
Rahu: Researchers, engineers, physicians, medicine/drugs, speculators, aviation, electricity, waste.
Ketu: Religion, investigation, poisons, food tasters, metaphysics, astronomy
Few important planetary combinations for various professions are:
In all the combinations above, a strong first house or first house lord is most vital for a good continuous career life. In many individuals, we will find multiple skill sets and a total change in career path. A detailed analysis of charts needs to be done before coming to any conclusion related to a career. To have great success in a career, it is better to choose a profession as per the planetary position of an individual’s chart.