How to read Dashamsha Chart (D-10)

23 Dec

How to read Dashamsha Chart (D-10)

This is a sequel to my earlier article on Profession.People are frequently asking me to look into their chart for their career graph, like promotion, increment, transfers etc. This is my endeavour to simplify the matter so that any individual can easily decode D-10.But this does not mean that you get all the details of your profession by D-10 alone and therefore you may still have to consult your astrologer for an in depth analysis.

The 10th House represents the ‘Karma’ or ‘Profession. Planets in 10th House, planets aspecting 10th House, 10th Lord and planets aspecting it and the Navamsha dispositor of 10th Lord decide your profession. The nature and Tatwa of the sign of 10th House also gives us a clue about profession. Karakamsha (Navamsha of Atma Karaka) also gives us some information. Similarly, understanding the nature of planets which become significator for profession and the planets exerting influence on these planets is necessary.

Dasamsha or one-tenth part of the Rashi Kundali represents the Profession and is to be used for detailed analysis while profiling one’s career. After you have extracted all the information from Rashi chart then only proceed to D-10. What I have discussed is general in nature and I have tried to keep the content simple to understand by budding astrologers.

 Important: D-10 is to be analysed as chart by itself

 Following are the likely results of the analysis of D-10.

  •  Lagna Lord in Own House / exalted – Good job.
  • Karakas for profession, namely Sun, Saturn and Mercury, if any one of them in own house – Good job.
  • Sun in own house / exalted – good job and will become a good leader in politics.
  • Sun or Saturn in Upachaya (3,6,10 and 11) – Good job
  • 9th Lord in 9th House – Success in profession.
  • Venus alone in 8th House – Lucky and excellent success in profession.
  • 7th Lord of D-1 /D-10 in own house or exalted – Very good progress in profession.
  • 10th Lord of D-1 / D-10 in own house / exalted –Very good job.
  • Lagna Lord, 6th Lord and 9th Lord of D-1 / D10 Lords, if any one of them is debilitated –No success in profession.
  • Lagna Lord in 9th / 9th Lord exalted – Business (Self employed)
  • If Capricorn has malefics – Indulge in bad / evil /illegal profession.
  • Rahu in Lagna – Temporary jobs / frequent transfers/ bad prospects in profession
  • If Lagna has any two planets, namely, Moon, Mercury, Jupiter or Venus – will become Jyothishis, Veda Pundits or Sanskrit scholars.
  • From  Moon Lagna, if 6th  and 9th house has association with Sun and Saturn –Quarrel with superiors and hence uncertainty in profession
  • 10th House / 10th Lord associated with Saturn – Unemployment / dismissal from service.
  • 10th House / Lord or Karakas like, Saturn, Sun are associated with a debilitated planet – Greedy, infamy and goes to jail on bribery charges.
  • D-1 Yogakaraka in Lagna or aspecting Lagna – Raja yoga in profession.
  • If 2nd, 9th, 10th and 11th Lord are together – Will reach top in business.
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of Benefic planets in Kendra – Promotion and success.
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of Malefics planets in Kendra- Setback, demotion, disgrace etc.
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of planets in Trikona – assistance / help from friends and well wishers
  • During Dasha / Bhukti of planets which are powerless, malefic or debilitatated occupying 10th House – Lot of difficulties in profession.

Author’s Note

This is as simple as it can get. Everyone is interested to know their future profession and this is also a guide to their education or specialisation in their college studies. This should be used as a guide only and do not try to take decisions based only on this. As stated earlier, please consult your astrologer for detailed analysis.


Varga Sameekshe – Kannada classic compiled by S Suryanarayan Rao


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26 Responses to “How to read Dashamsha Chart (D-10)”

  1. P.Balasundaram December 24, 2014 at 09:39 #

    Good Morning sir
    Extraordinary good. I have few droughts I will come back to u sir

  2. Jyothishi December 24, 2014 at 13:03 #

    D-10 Lagna is Profession, 2nd house environs /surroundings. 3rd house staff under you, 4th house happiness from job, 5th house your prospects in the job, 6th house your enemies, 7th house your Boss / rivals, 8th house longevity of job, 9th house – luck and 10th house your attitude towards the job, 11th house – your higher ups and gain from job and 12th house – where you reach when you retire / quit the job.

    There is no single reference book and info has been compiled from various classical books.


    • Jyothishi August 17, 2015 at 21:52 #

      Not difficult. First establish that he is self employed and corelate all other factors like success / failure etc.


  3. KR August 12, 2015 at 19:09 #

    do raj yogas work from this D10? Example: Neechbhanga, Parivartan, Gaja Kesari, Vipreet Raj Yoga etc.??

    • Jyothishi August 12, 2015 at 23:39 #

      No. Yogas are to be reckoned in D-1 only.Even aspects are not relevant in Divisional Charts.


  4. Ashish November 25, 2015 at 12:29 #

    How does Parivartana work in D10? Sa in Li in first house and Ve in Aq in 5th house. ( 5th house is also Maraka sthana for Sa in first house). Now should we take parivartan first or maraka? What kind of impact can it have on the native?

    • Jyothishi November 25, 2015 at 19:24 #

      In Divisional Charts there are no aspects, Yogas (Parivartana!) and Marakas etc. All these have to be looked into only in Rashi Chart.


  5. Sreenivas January 13, 2016 at 04:11 #

    For Pisces ascendant if Jupiter is the yogakaraka and placed in the ascendant of d10,does that imply success in career?is it a rajayog?

    • Jyothishi January 13, 2016 at 10:36 #

      Yogakaraka is a planet which owns a Kendra and a Trikona.
      Where is the question of Jupiter becoming Yogakaraka for Pisces Ascendant?

      Your basic premise is wrong.


  6. Sreenivas January 13, 2016 at 13:49 #

    Sorry sir pardon me if I am wrong.for Pisces ascendant,Jupiter owns the 1st house and 10th house.1st house is both a kendra and trikona,10th house a kendra.i therefore arrived at a conclusion that Jupiter can be the yogakaraka planet for Pisces ascendant.which one according to you it’s the yogakaraka planet for Pisces ascendant?

    • Jyothishi January 13, 2016 at 19:22 #

      There is no Yogakaraka for Pisces ascendant.


      • Sreenivas January 13, 2016 at 19:41 #

        Thank you sir.can one expect progress in career during the mahadasha or antardasa of a planet that is in the ascendant of d10?

        • Jyothishi January 13, 2016 at 19:45 #

          Yes, provided Lagna Lord of D-10 has gone to a good house.


          • Sreenivas January 13, 2016 at 20:14 #

            Thank you sir.this blog is so useful for students like me.

  7. Sreenivas January 13, 2016 at 21:09 #

    Will Saturn do well being the lagna Lord of d10 and placed in 6th,8th or 12th house?

    • Jyothishi January 14, 2016 at 10:02 #

      In previous reply, I had said that D-10 Lagna Lord going to good houses will give good results.
      Now you are asking if he will do well in 6th, 8th and 12th house.

      What sort of question is this?

      You are wasting my time. Further questions will not be answered.


  8. aditya January 13, 2016 at 21:20 #

    Sir in my D1 Lagna chart- I have gemini rising, and Pisces rashi
    Lagnesh mercury – exalted in virgo, with ketu, and Jupiter in 11th house in aries

    In D9 chart- Lagna is kumbha- saturn in capricorn 12house, and moon in kanya rashi with mars,rahu

    D-10 chart, I have scorpio lagna, and the positions are as follows
    Scorpio house-vacant
    Sagitarius house-vacant
    Capricorn house- Mars,rahu,moon
    Aquarius house- Saturn
    Pisces house- Sun
    Aries- Venus
    Taurus- Jupiter
    Cancer- Mercury,ketu
    Leo,virgo,libra- vacant……(Venus is my aatma karak, and sun is my amatya karaka, Mercury is my lagnesh in basic lagna chart and is exalted in virgo, conjunct ketu,,while mercury is debilitates in D-9 chart in pisces) also My atma karak and amatya karak (sun+venus+ mars ) are conjunct in Leo in 10th house of karakamsha chart) I am 28-jobless, and preparing for government jobs exams, will i be selected. please guide me sir i am in big stress…(my dob- 9/9/1987, time–1:40am, place-mumbai,(parel)

    • Jyothishi January 14, 2016 at 10:04 #

      Please read what is written in red at the bottom of the article.

      Comments column cannot be used to discuss personal problems.


  9. Sreenivas January 14, 2016 at 10:19 #

    Sorry sir I asked the question because I came across a theory that Saturn and Mars does well in Malefic houses of d10 also.i wanted to confirm was out of curiosity

  10. Sreenivas January 14, 2016 at 10:26 #

    Whatever I got to learn from the discussion on this blog has improved my understanding,sir.thank you.

  11. aditya January 14, 2016 at 17:41 #

    Okay sir, I will not ask any personal questions…actually my interest in astrology grew since the time i started exploring my chart, astrology is really very vast like an ocean and very mysterious too.

    Sir, kindly answer my generic question….what does it mean to have Atma karak and Amatya karaka in same house in lagna chart ?

    • Jyothishi January 14, 2016 at 21:42 #

      Atmkaraka and Amatyakaraka in Kundali are situated together in a house or both of
      them have mutual aspect on each other, it forms Jaimini Rajyoga.

      If conjunction is in good house, good effects will follow. Also if benefics aspect them,
      it is even better.


  12. aditya January 14, 2016 at 22:42 #

    Dhanyawad guruji

    I have searched almost every source on the internet to learn astrological insights about various aspects of yogas, etc but the more i know it gets even more confusing thanks a lot that you answered- almost everywhere it is said that D-1,D-9, D-10 chart play a major role in ones life..and all of 3 should be checked to define results.

    Suppose a planet is exalted in D1 chart, but debilitated in D-9, but again good/ exalted position in D-10 chart.. then what will be the result or outcome? especially in respect to atmakarak or amatya karak

    And as you said- if atmakarak and amatya karak are in same house/aspect it results in jaimini rajyoga, but if they are natural enemies eg- Sun& venus in same house in leo(purvaphalguni- whose lord is venus ) then what will be the outcome ? do they cooperate with each other as one is said to be Minister or vehicle, and other the King

    Thank you

    • Jyothishi January 15, 2016 at 19:07 #

      Again you are bringing your own case of AK and AmK in Leo.

      I have already said that it forms a Jaimini Rajayoga.
      Now you are adding they are enemies, in enemy house, enemy Nakshatra,
      Naidhanamsha, 64th Navamsha, 22nd Drekkana etc.

      You seem to be an Internet astrologer, please look in Internet.
      I am a busy person and have to devote time for my paying clients.
      Please do not disturb me.


  13. ganga January 20, 2016 at 21:08 #

    sir, how to find out age of person in job. eg some people work at very early age 14 on wards, some join late in 50s. i know one lady who after marriage, after children settled she joined, in dont have charts. some join husbands or family business. do we see role of 7th lord, 7th house for spouse and family business 9th or 10th

    • Jyothishi January 21, 2016 at 11:36 #

      D-10 will not indicate the age at which you start your job.
      Dasha/Bhukti will tell you when you land your first job.
      Nothing to do with 7th Lord / House.


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