Thursday, September 04, 2008

How to find profession of a person astrologically?

In this article I want to talk about various methods available in astrology for predicting profession of a person. This article will give summary of the some of the popular methods available as well as my view on vocation astrology. Please note that the methods mentioned here is no way exhaustive as there are hundreds or may be thousands of different methods available in astrology.

Popular view is that the 10th is the house of profession and the planet influencing 10th house gives the idea of the nature of the profession. If there is no planet in 10th house and also 10th house is not aspected by any planet, Parashar, Kalyan Varma and Varahamihira as suggested that the sign occupied by the lord of 10th house in Navamsa gives indication to the nature of profession. This is among the popular classical views.

J.N.Bhasin and several other Vedic astrologers give importance to 1st house more than 10th house for ascertaining profession.

Dr. B. V. Raman in his “How to Judge a Horoscope” says that “the lordship, aspects, location and the general strength of a planet capable of influencing the 10th house determine the nature of the results of the planet produce in its dasa.” In most of his examples, he has used 10th house only that too from the birth chart for determining the nature or profession.

Brihad Yavana Jataka suggests the sign in 2nd house, 4th house and 11th house gives the clue of the profession. Brihad Yavana Jataka talks signification of each sign in above houses in detail.

Saravali and Jatak Bharanam gives more important to house number 2, 11 and the Kendra houses – 1, 4, 7 & 10.

We must note that generally in Vedic astrology, a house needs to be judged from ascendant or Moon whichever is powerful. Mantreshwara suggests taking 10th house from the most powerful of ascendant, Sun and Moon. Though Bhattotapala suggested using all three charts i.e. Lagna, Sun and Moon and then combining the results for conclusion. This view of Bhattotapala is also supported by Garga.

Some astrologers also suggested judging 10th house in Navamsa chart the same way we judge the 10th house in birth chart. I don’t agree to this view as it goes against my understanding of the varga judgment rules.

Some classical texts suggest using Karakamsa the same way as Lagna chart, and hence some astrologers consider 10th house from Karakamsa as well.

Sephariel, one of the most popular western astrologers, has given importance to planet in angles and the planets aspecting the Sun and the Moon. Of course, when he is talking about aspects, he means western aspects and not the Vedic aspects.

Some astrologers also pay special attentions to the yogas for judging the profession. For example, presence of Rajyoga in a chart gives a clue of authority and higher position.

In some Marathi editions of Parasari Hora Sastra predictions about profession in respect of each Shasti Amsa of Janma Lagna are made. There is a table which gives possible profession for each Shasti Amsa (1/60 of a sign). This is a ready reckoner but my success rate with this table is not very high. I believe that this table needs to be rewritten keeping modern professions in mind.

K. Subramaniam, son of KS Krishnamurti, suggested judging 2nd, 6th and 10th house. He also suggested studying rasi, nakshatra and sub lords of the 10th cusp. A table having professions related to 249 subs can be found in various KP texts. This table, though gives some idea of professions related to a group of planet, cannot be used as a ready reckoner.

SP Khullar, astrologer who popularized “Cuspal Interlink” system, suggests examining 1st, 10th and 11th houses for profession. Though while examining, his emphasis is more on the house linked to above mentioned houses and not the permanent (naisargaika) nature of planets and signs.

My experience
Classical text suggests various methods, but I didn’t find any systematic approach for identifying the nature of profession. There are so many rules and almost none of them work uniformly. Based on my own experience I have found following methods work well –

Method 1.
One important observation that I have made is that the Dasamsa lagna lord gives very good clue of the nature of profession. In the Dasamsa chart, check the planet influencing lagna and lagna lord and it will give you very good indication of the nature of the profession.

Method 2.
In KP System, I check the 2nd, 6th and 11th house. This is similar to K Subramaniam’s method, though in place of 10th house, I found that 11th house gives better results. I use cuspal positions only if there are no planets in the above said houses. For example, if there are not planets in the second house, I use rasi, nakshatra and sub lord of 2nd cusp and so on.

I generally mix above to methods and got satisfactory results. We must note though that knowing the planets, signs and houses that will influence profession is not sufficient enough for predicting profession. These all needs to be combined to come up with the conclusion. The above method can give you some indications of the profession but still predicting profession precisely is going to be a difficult task for an astrologer.

If you have any question to above methodology, please feel free to leave a comment with your email id and I’ll try to answer your question.

Related Posts:
Planetary Combinations for IT/ Software Jobs
Book Review: Astrology of Professions by K.K.Pathak


  1. as per ur view what will be the profetion as per the position of diffent planets situated at 10 th house of lagna.
    again i think the mahadasha and antra dsa is also playing a imporant roll in profession.
    as i have seen this thing with my horoscope and my mrs .horoscope
    as i left my job at the begining of guru/guru mahadash
    and started vechile business at guru/ sani
    and after avoiding a lot i again started treding with my mrs . owned account and doing lose
    actualy i was miscalculated her date of birth as 28/08/76 at 11.45pm showing guru /sukra mahadash
    but actually see was of 27/08/76 at 11.45 pm
    so mahadasha will be rahu/moon
    witch took her name for speculation but unknowingly.

    ur view. is welcome
    my id

  2. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Can u suggest some planetary combinations for a career in aviation?

  3. what ever u have mentioned is basically taken form old text thats very true but in practicality as per my knowledge strength of lagna and ninth house plays a great role in deciding the profession if both or any one out of them is strong for example if jupiter of around five degrees in cancer in ninth house then that person is going to be a teacher in one way or another otherwise the tenth house also strongly indicate the profession
    Parveen Sharma

  4. Anonymous2:28 PM

    Respected Punitji,
    Namaste !
    I am unemployed since last 3 years, since Oct 05. please if you can tell me when I will get a job. Or what business profession I should start.
    Date of Birth: 03-02-1961 (3rd Feb 1961)
    Time of birth: 13:20 (1:20 Pm)
    Place of birth: Pune (Maharashtra)(India)


    Thanking You, GOD BLESS YOU !

  5. Anonymous3:44 AM

    Dear Punitji,
    My D.O.B is 16.8.1971, can you please tell me about my career and personal front.

    My eamil Id is

  6. Anonymous1:22 AM

    Hi Punit,
    Well my D.O.B is 16th august 1971 time 13 39 afternoon mumbai, can please look into it and let me know when will career and personal front get some major boost as of now nothing seems to be wrokink.

    Thanks/Warm Regards

  7. Anonymous2:05 AM


    i need your help.
    SIR WE HAVE NO WAY OUT IN.SIR I NEED YOUR HELP WE ARE NOW VERY BAD STAGE OF LIFE.WE NOT DOING ANY WRONG THING FOR ANYONE....WE BELIEVE IN GOD.TODAY ME AND ALL MY BROTHERS in a big debt for long time but last one year this situation worsen,I had lost all my money last year in Share market,there are so many legal cases against me and i have no way out,i do not have any earning source,on my brother shop no earning ,kindly help me out to come out of this worse situation.

    thanks waiting for your help.
    abhishek bansal

    wearing ruby in gold 5.1/4 neck
    monga 12.25 rati in coper in ring finger of right hand
    iron ring for Shani in right middle finger.(now remove)

  8. Respected punitji,

    please guide me for my carrer. i am a student of computer science.which proffession is suited for me . i am interested in astrology and share market.
    my details are 14/09/1987
    10:15 pm
    ID is

  9. Anonymous11:53 AM

    i am not getting proper D.O.B-8/11/1957.P.O.B-NAGPUR(MAHARASHTRA)T.O.B-11.05

  10. Hi punitji,
    I am a studeny of astrology,I respect your way of study of astrology.As of i know 10th house is the house of profession and 11th house is the house of income,so we can decide the profession by means of source of income.But how 2nd and 6th house come into picture in deciding the profession of native.

  11. Anonymous9:32 PM

    Dear Sir

    PLs guide me regarding my career prospects
    MY DOB is 25.03,.1977 Time is 7.20 pm
    Place of Birth is District Hoshiarpur,Punjab
    I am working for a leading auto company but the profile is not satisfactory.My Married life is going through a bad phase.I request to pls guide me what should i do to prevent my self from all this.Though i can manange things but at time it become difficult to handle stress and agony Regards
    Abhishek Thakur

  12. Anonymous5:34 AM

    Dear Punitji

    [Chart (Kundli) Address:]
    I got visa for UK in apr 09. But till now I have not any job in UK
    1) When will i get a job in Uk (month if possible)?
    2) How successful will be my career in UK?
    3) How long will I stay in UK?
    I am very disturbed please tell me

    My email


    pradeep goel

  13. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Respected Punitji,
    My dob is 09-11-1984 and time is 11:40am
    Iam facing problem in my personal relationship,and wanted to get married to him itself, pl.tell me the solution for this and also will i get a good job in s/w company,pl. help me sir and reply me.

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