QUESTION: What career is best for me? How is career shown? And success in career?

In Vedic Astrology, career or karma (action) in life denotes profession, job, or livelihood of the person. The 10th house rules patrimony, paternal happiness, last offices to father and is also related to the karma of the person. There is the view that success in career and profession contains the blessings of the parent, and his good deeds gives success to the next generations. Hence, the 10th house is closely related to both one’s father as well as one’s profession.

Here we wish to mention that the 2nd house indicates how the person will earn wealth while the 11th house indicates how much he will gain from his income, i.e. the net savings.

According to Varah Mihir we should assess the career of the person from the 10th house from the Ascendant, Moon, or the Sun and the lord of their Navamash. A few yogas mentioned by him are:

According to Bhrama, Garga, and other scholars, the following yogas are related to the karma or action of a person, and their career or way of earning:

In the case of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn Ascendant:

Career Related to Time of Birth:

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