I receive several queries regarding importance of Amatyakaraka planet in Vedic astrology. Some persons ask result of Venus as amatyakaraka or amatyakaraka mars or amatyakaraka Saturn. So i decided to give you some information about Amatyakaraka in different houses and what is the role of amatyakaraka in career & Profession.
Before understanding the role of amatyakaraka in career, lets understand some basics about amatyakaraka planet. We know that Every Planet has some significance. For example Moon signifies Mind, Mars Signifies Brother etc. But in astrology, there are two types of significance-Fixed Significance and Dynamic Significance. In case of Fixed significance, the things which each planet signify is fixed for every Horoscope. It does not change. whereas in case of Dynamic Significance, the things which each planet signify changes with every horoscope. For example Sun signifies Atma or Soul. It is fixed. But in case of dynamic significance, the planet which is having highest degree in birth chart will signify Atma or Soul. These Karakas are Known as Chara Karaka. Chara means Movable or dynamic.
The Planet With highest Degree in a birth chart is known as Atmakaraka Planet. It is Like King of the Horoscope. We can compare it with Lagna of our birth chart. The Planet which gets the next highest degree after Atmakaraka, is known as amatyakaraka Planet. Read More About How Atmakaraka planet controls a Chart
Importance of Amatyakaraka Planet
Now Lets discuss about the importance of Amatyakaraka Planet(AmK). If we consider Atmakaraka planet(AK) as the king, Amatyakaraka Planet can be called Minister of the Horoscope. A minister always give suggestion to King and King executes his orders through Minister. So it is the planet through which Atmakaraka tries to fulfill his wish. That is why it is so important when it comes to determine career and Profession.
Amatyakaraka Planet is all about Karma or Action
Amatya is one who is Very close to the King and whose advice king seeks. Thus the Relationship between AK and AmK has been considered the Raj yoga of First Order. If it is strong and in good dignity, it can execute the order of the Atma or soul. It can be compared with the 2nd Lord or 10th lord of our birth chart. As strong 2nd lord and 10th lord is very important for sustenance of the native. It is also important for any kind of rewards and recognition.
Dasamsa Chart of D10 divisional chart is checked for finer judgment of Career. The importance of Amatyakaraka planet in D10 chart is very high.During the Chara Dasha the time period of this or signs ruled by amatyakaraka planet is very important to identify the favorable period for Career Progress.
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Career Profession by different Amatyakaraka Planet
Amatyakaraka Sun: When Sun becomes the AmK in a chart, it occupies the 2nd highest degree after Atmakaraka. Sun Signifies Government, Administration, Self Respect etc. So in a Horoscope Amatyakaraka Sun will try to give profession as its significance or planets associated with it.Whatever be the situation, Amatyakaraka Sun will have a say in deciding the Profession or career of the person. When sun is Amk it can give career as Government servant, Administrative officer, Magistrate, Doctor, Politician, Teacher etc.
Franklin Roosevelt had Sun as Amk in his chart. Amatyakaraka Sun was in 10th house with 10th Lord Venus. Though Venus was in 10th house still the Career was decided as Politics by Amatyakaraka Sun. Great Political Leader Lal Bahadur shastri also had Sun as amatyakaraka in his chart.
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Amatyakaraka Moon:When Moon becomes Amatyakaraka, the career or profession will be largely decided by Moon. Moon represents Mind. So Amatyakaraka Moon Will give Profession related to mental work, Philosopher, Spiritual Person, Business in Liquids etc. As Moon also represents women or Ladies, so Amatyakaraka Moon may give business related to Ladies product also. Big Bureaucrats are also found with Amatyakaraka Moon.
Swami Vivekananda had Amatyakaraka Moon conjunct with Saturn in 10th house. Sri Prabhupad, Arobindo Ghosh, Sai baba etc also had Amatyakaraka Moon in their chart. So we can assume that amatyakaraka Moon in chart is very good for spiritual progress.
Amatyakaraka Mars:When we see Amatyakaraka Mars in a birth chart, we can say that the person is most suitable for any kind of military work. Mars is the Army chief among the planets. It is Full of energy. So Amatyakaraka mars also tries to bring that energy in Profession and Career. Engineering, Police, Military, Surgeon, Investigator etc can be the profession of a native with amatyakaraka Mars.
Amatyakaraka Mercury: Amatyakaraka Mercury gives profession related to Business, Education, teachers, clerks, Auditors etc. Mercury is the planet of mathematics and Logical and analytical skill. So if a person has strong Amatyakaraka Mercury, he can become good Lawyer, scientist etc also. It is the Planet of communication as well. So good Marketing Executives also have the influence of Amatyakaraka Mercury.
Amatyakaraka Jupiter: We Know that Jupiter is the planet of wisdom, Knowledge, Religion etc. So amatyakaraka Jupiter can indicate Profession related to Teachers, Professors, Scholars, Priests, Religious leaders etc. Jupiter also signify Money. SO amatyakaraka Jupiter can give Banking Profession as well.
Amatyakaraka Venus: In today’s World Venus is the most important Planet. Because most of the materialistic things that we want to poses is under the control of Venus. So a strong and unafflicted Venus is a great Boon. Amatyakaraka Venus can give profession related to Acting, Singing and all sort of creative field. It can also give profession related to web designing, graphics designing, fashion designing etc. Many big Politicians also has strong Amatyakaraka venus in their chart like Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi etc.
Amatyakaraka Saturn: We know that saturn signify jobs related to hard work, repetition, service to the society etc. So when amatyakaraka saturn is strong, it can actually make a person clerk, Government servant, Social worker etc. It is the planet of Justice also. So a person with amatyakaraka saturn can become good judicial officer or judges. It also indicates Masses. So a Mass Leader can be indicated with Amatyakaraka Saturn.
Its Placement in Kendra(1,4,7,10) from Lagna gives Good intelligence. If this Planet is in Kendra from Atmakaraka Planet, it creates a Raj Yoga and the native start using his/her intelligence at an early age. If it is placed in 10th house or with 10 lord it creates a Raja Yoga. You should read about the effects when Saturn occupies the 10th house.
The Sign Where the Amatyakaraka Planet is Placed in D10 chart, The planets conjunct or aspecting this Planet in D10 chart gives hints towards your Profession. You have to check the 10th house and 10th lord of D10 chart with this planet. But in todays world we can make profession with anything. So we have to use a composite approach to get a better idea.
I have tried to give some brief idea about importance of amatyakaraka Planet and its role in deciding career and Profession.
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Debraj is a professional Astrologer with More than 10 years of Practical experience. Started learning Vedic astrology in a very early age around 12 yrs and almost more than 20 years in astrological study.