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Karaka

Karaka-atwa (agents of significant activity)

Karaka-amsha (portions of significant activity)

"the doer, that portion which does " = kri

(socially) significant actions


Jaimini Sutram with Examples: Results counted from the rashi of the Karakamsha

List of Public Figures by Radix Karakamsha

Jaimini Karaka

Vocabulary for Karak-amsha + Karaka-atwa


  • kri, karak, karmic, Christ, Krishna

kAraka

  • making, doing, acting, who or what does or produces or creates

  • intending to act or do

karaNa

doing, making, effecting, causing

clever, skillful

helper, companion

a man of a mixed class

the occupation of this class is writing, accounts; a writer, scribe

a sound or word as an independent part of speech (or as separated from the context

a kind of time

(in arithm.) a surd or irrational number, surd root; the side of a square

a particular position of the fingers

the act of making, doing, producing, effecting

an act, deed

an action (esp. a religious one)

the special business of any tribe or caste

a calculation (esp. an astronomical one)

an astrological division of the day

pronunciation, articulation

a sound or word as an independent part of speech, separated from its context

the posture of an ascetic; a posture in sexual intercourse

instrument, means of action

an organ of sense or of speech

(in law) an instrument, document, bond

(in Grammar) the means or instrument by which an action is effected, the idea expressed by the instrumental case, instrumentality

cause

a spell, charm

rhythm, time

name of a treatise of Varaha-mihira on the motion of the planets

a field

the mind, heart

grain

cause, reason, the cause of anything (gen., also often loc.)

instrument, means; motive origin, principle; a cause

an element, elementary matter

the origin or plot of a play or poem

that on which an opinion or judgment is founded (a sign, mark; a proof; a legal instrument, document)

an organ of sense

an action

agency, instrumentality, condition
`" the cause of being"',

a father

" cause of creation"'

a deity

the body

a kind of musical instrument

a sort of song

a number of scribes

f. pain, agony

an astronomical period

from some cause or reason, because

see also:

Meanings

Karaka = a general term for significator, indicator, representation".

The root syllable kri = action.

  • Atma-karaka = "significator of the Soul"

  • Amsha section or portion

Chara atmakaraka

Atma-Karaka = the" chara atmakaraka " of the"Jaimini Karaka " group.

  • Chara = 'moving' or"temporal".

  • atmakaraka = the planet occupying the highest degree in the entire chart during the current lifetime.

For"chara"atmakaraka = of all the planets in all the 12 signs, one of them will have the superior degree.

Even if there is more than one planet occupying 29 degrees of any sign, within those 29 degree planets only one will be the closest to 29:29:29.

(No doubt there will be extremely rare cases where this is not so; and that fact itself would signify an extraordinary birth.)

  • Also, BPHS 32: 31-33 says that Tanu bhava-1 = a significator of the self-soul

  • Also, the term"atmakaraka" may be used to denote the Lord of the Arudha Lagna

1.Karakamsha= the navamsha rashi of the Atmakaraka.

Locate this rashi in radix

In this usage, the Karakamsa Rashi =

The navamsha rashi occupied by the Atmakaraka planet,

The karakamsha = one of the 12 rashi.

  • The karakamsha rashi may be utilized for predictions within the radix D-1, within the navamsha D-9, or within any of the varga divisional charts

The "karakamsha lagna " the Karakamsa Rashi = can be located and utilized within any varga, including radix or navamsha.

As utilized within the radix D-1 which is the varga of social and physical materialization, the Karakamsha lagna = the greatest materialization success, or most notable achievements, or behavior for which the native will become best known.

Karakamsha shows for what *actions* the native will be most productive and best known by the public.

  • See examples of karakamsha lagna below.

  • Graha in 12th from atmakaraka or Lord of the 12th bhava from atmakaraka within the navamsha is said to indicate the nature of the Ishta-Devata, one's guiding spirit in life. This guiding spirit may be a deity who is well known or a private assistant who serves as agent and messenger on the astral plane.

  • For example, if 12th-from-Karakamsha contains Ketu, the ishtadevata = Shri Ganapati.

2.Karakamsha= lord of the Arudha lagna :

To find the karakamsha lagna which = the rashi of the lord of the arudha lagna :

  1. count the number of houses from the radix lagna to the lagnesha = lord of radix lagna

  2. starting from the lagnesha, count the same number of houses forward

  3. This house the arudha lagna.

  4. Now locate the house containing the lord of the arudha lagna. By some commentators the bhava containing the lord of the arudha lagna is called the"karakamsha".

Q: Respected madam, Namaskar.

Atmakaraka determination

I am confused again about determination of Atmakarka.

Should it be Rahu in the last seconds of the rashi subtracting for the reverse motion, or Shani?

A: I do not use Rahu or Ketu as atma-karaka. They are not deities. They cannot be significators of the soul. However, other respected practitioners of the vidya do say that they use Rahu-Ketu as atma-karaka. Each practitioner uses their own judgment.

~~ Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotisha

Q: Namaskar,

Can the Karakamsha axes be used in assessing the marriage compatibility, as you have used for cross-over matching axes with Lagnas of D-9, Chandra, and Rahu -Ketu. Can these be included for more finer compatibility matching?

My Karakamsha axis will match her Lagna axis, and her Karakamsha axis matches my Navamsha Moon axis. Is it true that the more the axes matchings is better the Compatibility? Can this be considered?

Best Regards

A :

So far as I know, the Karakamsha does not have an important influence on interpersonal compatibility.

Karakamsha in every varga does show public perception about one's work and the significance of one's social role performance .

The more"personal" internal emotional and spiritual indicators are usually D-9 for"mirroring" partnership interaction, Chandra in all charts, Rahu-Ketu especially in their relationship to Chandra, and any of the specific varga charts which may speak to the specific relationship e.g. D-3 = siblings, D-12 = parents, D-4 = schoolteachers (not university professors but conventional school teachers) .

The more"public" external professional and material performance indicators are usually the karakamsha+ karmesha-10 in D-1 and D-9, the D-10 and all their cross-matchings.

Karakamsha in the usage = navamsha rashi of the graha holding the highest degree, as that rashi is positioned relative to janma lagna and chandra lagna in radix, is most specifically a predictor of the substance and style of the native 's performance in public life.

For some people, there is only a very thin boundary between one's public life and one's private life.

When the karakamsha = radix lagna, one's public destiny becomes exceptionally strong and tied to the physical appearance.

Since the radix lagna is half of the"relationship axis " formed by bhava-1 and bhava-7, there might be some nativities in which the karakamsha = lagna does indeed suggest that karakamsha characteristics do play a large role in the marriage dynamics.

However normally the karakamsha would not figure into a marriage compatibility assessment.

Example karakamsha:

radix D-1 karakamsha = Kumbha bhava-8 = fear of the unknown, occult mystery, secrets, terror, conditions of death.

Mr. King writes about psychological trauma, disaster, and mysterious deaths caused by unknown forces (8).

Mr. King's atmakaraka Shani in the 6th navamsha with strength but with a damaged Surya there reveals his ability to represent criminal personalities due to his orderly, scientific process of psychological profiling.

To start to gain insight into Mr. King's literary genius and his remarkable career in an unlikely literary genre as well as his personal struggle (and triumph) with drug and alcohol addiction, it is essential to appreciate the role of the

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Example of Jaimini karakamsha lagna = bhava-8 Conditions of Death

Total Surrender 1910-1997 Mother Teresa of Kolkata death-healer of the destitute

  • Within the Navamsha showing etheric body and spiritual orientation, Mother Teresa's atmakaraka = the intensely nurturing and utterly inclusive (no-one is excluded, ever) uttama-Guru-yuti-Ketu + Surya . Within the navamsha, Guru occupies Guru-ruled Punarvasu nakshatra.

  • Within the radix-1 showing social-material manifestation of the intent (atma) the Karakamsha lagna = radix randhra-bhava-8 = Conditions of Death

  • radical karakamsha Karkata is greatly strengthened via the parivartamsha yoga between Rahu-amplified Chandra and Zukra-Karkata

  • This nativity script uses the sudden and forceful upheavals of identity (8) which occur during the process of physical death and other traumatic identity-changing disaster-catastrophe-transformations (8) in order to accomplish the atma = soul's highest purpose.

  • Atmakaraka = planet holding the highest degree in radix = Guru (Preacher-Teacher-Professor-High Priest) = 2 1:23 Kanya in radical bhava-10 public visibility, leadership. Importantly, atmakaraka Guru shares radical Kanya with uttama-Budha-10 granting the native a panchamahapurusha yoga for public recognition.

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Example of Jaimini Karakamsha lagna: UK-PM 1874-1965 Finest Hour Winston Churchill , one of the triumvirate leaders of Allied Forces in World-War-II

  • Atmakaraka = planet of highest degree in radix = Shukra * diplomacy, alliances * = 29:35 Vrischika

  • Shukra occupies Meena navamsha= musical or artistic genius

  • Radix Karakamsha = bhava-10 = Meena = leadership, institutional governance

  • Churchill was most well known for his extraordinary leadership for Britain during World War-2.

  • Shani and Kuja cast drishti upon Meena-10, indicating the stress and the effort.

  • atmakaraka Zukra is brilliantly exalted in navamsha-5th, indicating his remarkable artistic creativity. In addition to a being one of the most recognized (10) figures of the 20th century in the West, Churchill was also a productive painting artist and sculptor. His soul may be understood to have desired to live through his paintings and sculpture above all.

  • The Atmakaraka of UK-PM 1874-1965 Finest Hour Winston Churchill = Shukra exalted in navamsha (see chart below). Shukra = not only his personal, intimate and spiritual (navamsha) pleasure in fine arts but also his Zukra-defined public leadership behaviors = balancing, negotiating, deal-making, accommodation. In fact, Britain's resources both material and psychological had been exhausted during the previous WW-1 and much of Churchill's institutional responsibility consisted of working out deals with other power-nations for sustaining support and supplies. Churchill is remembered as a tremendous agreement-broker and alliance-builder on behalf of the war-weakened British government during WW-2

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Example: POTUS-32 Fireside Chats Franklin D. Roosevelt = karakamsha Vrischika-1 personality

According to this method, Franklin D. Roosevelt should have been best known for his self-certainty and articulate charm. That conclusion is certainly supportable!

Jaimini Method =

  • Atmakaraka = planet of highest degree in radix = Guru = 24:43 Mesha

  • Guru occupies Vrizchika navamsha

  • Atmakaraka Guru in the extremely powerful 10th navamsha indicates that FDR's soul passion on a personal level would be governance under traumatic circumstances forcing sacrifice and rebirth

  • "Karakamsha lagna" in the radix = bhava-1 = Vrizchika containing Rahu = would show FDR's material expression of the soul's passion = intense, taboo-breaking leadership which challenge cultural boundaries (Rahu) in a time of emergency. Notably, he was elected to an unprecedented 12 years of POTUS empowerment which was never allowed before or since.

  • This interpretation of FDR's life is also quite supportable!

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Jaimini Sutram = (Trans. P.S. Sastri, Ranjan Publications, New Delhi, 1987)

Atmakaraka = Karakamsha

10. Among the seven planets from the Sun to Saturn, or among the eight including Rahu,

the planet which has attained the highest number of degrees becomes the Atmakaraka.

11. The Atmakaraka gives benefic or malefic results

depending on his disposition like debility or exaltation, association with benefics or malefics.

12. After the Atmakaraka

the planet that has advanced to the highest degree becomes Amatya-karaka.

Results counted from the rashi of the Karakamsha

1. From the sign occupied by the Atmakaraka in its Navamsha, determine the results given by the various planets.

2. If the Atmakaraka is in Aries Navamsha


"the native can be subject to the fears or bites from rats, cats and the like.

If Atma Karaka happens to be in Aries Navamsha, there will be nuisance from rats and cats at all times. A malefic joining will further increase the nuisance."

3. If the Atmakaraka is in Taurus Navamsha


"he will have fear or happiness from the quadrupeds.

Should Atma Karaka be in Taurus Navamsha, happiness from quadrupeds will result."


[BPL comment: one is highly sensitive to four-legged beasts; if the atmakaraka is well disposed, result = happiness; if not, result = fear]

4. If atmakaraka is in Gemini Navamsha,


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  • the native suffers from itches and other skin ailments;

  • and one becomes stout or bulky.

Should Atma Karaka be in Gemini Navamsha, the native will be afflicted by itch etc.

5. If atmakaraka is in Cancer Navamsha,


there is fear from water and from leprosy.

  • Should Atma Karaka be in Cancer Navamsha, there will be fear from water etc.

6. If atmakaraka is in Leo Navamsha,


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fear or trouble arises from dogs and other canine animals.

  • If Atma Karaka happens to be in Leo Navamsha, fear will be from tiger etc."

7. If the Atmakaraka is in the Virgo Navamsha,


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"the native suffers from fire and other things [also] attributed to Gemini.

If Atma Karaka happens to be in Virgo Navamsha, itch, corpulence , fire etc. will cause trouble,"


(BPL comments: one suffers from itches and other skin ailments including burning nervous irritations from predatory or psychically invasive energies. Digestive sensitivities. Intestinal complaints, often rectified by improved diet.)

8. When the Atmakaraka is in Libra Navamsha,


"the native will be in trade and commerce.

while, if Atma Karaka is in Libra Navamsha, he will make one a trader and skilful in making robes etc."


[BPL = also arts, design, diplomacy.

diplomacy

Germany Bundeskanzlerin 1954- Angela Merkel

Design ornamental

37-year reign of Iran-Shah 1772-1834 Fat'h Ali Shah Qajar produced an outpouring of extraordinary paintings, jewel-studded garments, and exquisitely designed goods. Atmakaraka Surya-yuti-Rahu in navamsha]

Design robes

Devdas 1973- drama-commerce Aishwarya Rai * clothing design

9. Atmakaraka in Vrizchika navamsha


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  • the native has troubles from water and reptiles.

  • He will not have milk from the mother.

(Dr. P.S. Sastri the translator says,"Jaimini implies that the absence of breast-feeding from the mother is a great calamity." p. 25)

  • Scorpio Navamsha, holding Atma Karaka, will bring troubles from snakes etc. and also affliction to mothers breasts.

Public Figures = atmakaraka in Dhanushya Navamsha


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10."when the Atmakaraka is in the Navamsha of Sagittarius ,

  • the native is subject to accidents by falling from a conveyance or from a high place."

(Dr. P.S. Sastri the translator says, "Falling from a high place can refer to stair cases, airplanes, hills, and the like. It may also be a fall from a high position in service or in society." p. 25)

There will be falls from height and conveyances etc., if it is Sagittarius Navamsha, that is occupied by Atma Karaka."

  • Oracle Database 1944- Larry Ellison had a near-fatal fall during a bicycle accident in 1991, and other serious falls during competitive sport

11. When the Atmakaraka is in the Navamsha of Capricorn,


the native has troubles from aquatic animals, birds, plants, skin ailments, wounds or tumors.

[BPL: vulnerable to attack in the jungle, including the social and economic jungle]

Capricorn Navamsha in this respect denotes gains from water dwelling beings and conch, pearl, coral etc.

Public Figures = atmakaraka Kumbha Navamsha


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12. "When the Atmakaraka is in Aquarius Navamsha,

  • the native will have work related to tanks, lakes, gardens, roads, temples, rest houses for pilgrims and the like.

  • If it is Aquarius Navamsha, holding Atma Karaka, the native will construct tanks etc."


BPL commentary: yes true physical resource networks and infrastructure -- but also, mental and cultural infrastructure, such as constructing interpretive cultural paradigms; economies and ecologies; large regulated systems)

Public Figures =

atmakaraka in Meena Navamsha


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BPHS 13."When the Atmakaraka is in Pisces Navamsha

  • the native will do righteous things

  • and will attain final liberation or emancipation (Moksha).

  • And in Pisces Navamsha the Atma Karaka will grant final emancipation.

  • The Aspect of a benefic will remove evils, while that of a malefic will cause no good."

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