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Varga - Amsha

दश अंश

The tenth part




Dash-aunsh kundali


the 1/10th Portion

Tenth Divisional Chart

2 x 5

fruits of orderliness

professional respect, public dignity, social repuation

* * Accuracy of divisional charts depends entirely on accuracy of birth time. **

Varga charts can be exceptionally useful for confirming D-1 based predictions.

However, if accurate birth time is not available, divisional charts are misleading, and should be ignored.



BPHS Sarga 6: Shloka-13-14

  • dashamamsha -10 = 3 degrees each portion

" Starting from the same Rashi for an odd Rashi

and from the 9th with reference to an even Rashi,

the 10 dashamamsha -10 , each of 3 degrees, are reckoned.

in case of an odd Rashi,

These are presided over

by the ten rulers of the cardinal directions,

  1. Indra,
  2. Agni,
  3. Yama,
  4. Rakshasa,
  5. Varuna,
  6. Vayu,
  7. Kubera,
  8. Isana,
  9. Brahma
  10. Anantha

It is in the reverse order, that these presiding deities are reckoned,

when an even Rashi is given."

D-10= Dashamamsha = social authority, leadership, professiona respect, dignity, career. Confirmation of the characteristics of those sections of the Learning Pathway which require leadership responsibility + public duty. Look in D-10 for confirmation of the outcomes of the D-1 karmesha.

D-10 = Field of Psychic Expectation for Matters of Career, Professional Ascendance , public Dignity, social Responsibilities, respect

  • Fruits (11) of the Law (10) = gain of respect from accepting the burden of social duty

Dashamamsha D-12 alone does not define career. 10th navamsha more directly defines the scope of professional duty.

Rather, d-10 provides confirmation of radix and navamsha significations.

If confirmation of radix/navamsha strength does not occur in dashamamsha

, reduce any career expectations derived from D-1 and D-9.

  • Gracious and abundant planets in dashamamsha

    indicate successful spiritual education in cycles of birth and death.

  • If you have achieved the absolute humility necessary to channel the enormous dignity of divine power, so you will be dignified by a powerful social position.

  • Conflicted planets in dashamamsha -10 indicate past-life/subconscious ego-attachment and resistance to acknowledge divine greatness, which will manifest in this life in inadequate social recognition and respect

  • the good news is, as always: if unconsciously-continued patterns arise into consciousness, unreconized [akashic memory patterns] is transformed into wisdom and negative implications of the astrological charts may be reversed.

  • Here is a dashamamsha -10 -based career timing analysis


Career, profession, civic duty, matters of public reputation, social prestige

dashamamsha -10 , the tenth divisional varga (D-10), contains more subtle information and clarification of karma-sthāna effects from the radix chart.

Pattern Recognition

B.V. Raman said that the knowledge tradition of Jyotishavidya is all about looking for patterns .

  • No single indicator is ever trustworthy in isolation. We need to see repeating influences in order to securely predict an event or distinctive phase within a person's lifetime.

  • The main professional predictors have to do with the relationships between key career factors in the full set of career charts, including radix, naavamsha-9, and dashamamsha -10 .

  • These interrelationships determine the career profile and fluctuations in public status.

QUOTATION from P. V. R. Narasimha Rao -

Vedic Astrology: An Integrated Approach

" The 10th house from lagna in D-10 shows one's true conduct in society.

It shows the one's career and the true nature of one's karma (work).

  • The 10th house from AL in D-10 shows perceptions about one's conduct in society. It deals more with one's status in career."

Read varga charts interactively, in the context of the D-1

If karmesha-10 = uttama in D-1 but nicha in dashamamsha -10 , however gifted one may be, often there is a struggle to balance contradictory public appraisals.

The opposition is due to foundational, underlying beliefs as exhibited in D-10.

The career may vacillate between public estimates of success vs failure, or the public image may alternate between 'visible' and 'invisible'.

  • By contrast, if kundali karmesha-10 = strong in both D-1 and D-10, while the lord of the 10th dashamamsha -10 is also auspicious, expect a vibrant and successful career.

  • D-10 must be consulted when predicting results for career, executive or leadership roles in the society, promotions and recognition in the status hierarchy, or matters of public opinion.

Public face and Dignity

D-10 and the socially lawful duty roster

Not everyone has a career with title

Everyone does have a public image, social reputation, and level of dignity within one's immediate society.

  • Everyone carries some burden of public responsibility, everyone has some duty roster, and society expects these duties to be conducted lawfully within some scheme of morality and social norms.

  • The public face = public profile, public narrative = what most people know about one's lawful conduct in matters of personal history, relationships, parents, employment, property management, and all of the other socially regulated publically accountable behaviors.

Significance of graha in D-10 divisional sections

Although the first instruction = to locate the ruler of 10th dashamamsha -10 and find the ruler of the lagna of the dashamamsha -10 the radix, and to assess their power in radix, as a second step, the dashamamsha -10 can be read like a normal chart. Naturally, no predictions can be based solely upon placements in any varga. However, varga placements can confirm or disconfirm the likelihood of outcomes that may be predicted from the D-1.

  • As in other varga, Rahu-Ketu amplify and sensitize any graha they contact, and any lagna they occupy.

  • Any D-10 domain which contains one or more graha is likely to gain importance in one's public life. Look for concentrations of graha within each of the six lagna.


  • E.g., significant graha in the D-10's 4-10 axis may signify public recognition (10) for conduct in the parent (4) and educator (4) roles. Whether the acknowledgement is positive or negative, depends on the nature of the graha.

Exempli gratia, significant graha which may occupy the D-10's 6-12 axis = public recognition for conduct in the conflict-policing and sanctuary roles. When bhava-6 is strong in D-10 the native should be professionally involved with conflict, either creating or managing it.

Also strong graha in bhava-4 of the D-10 suggest that the public may give special attention to facts regarding the native 's childhood home or upbringing.

  • If the graha is Rahu, read 'unusual, unstable, or foreign' elements in the upbringing.

  • If the graha is [uchcha] Guru, read wealth and privilege, or a magnificent education. .

Graha in kendra of D-10 and D-1

  • Significant graha in any kendra of D-10 gives the native an unusually strong public presence.

  • As in the D-1, the more graha in kendra, the more the native is well-known.

  • Typically, the nativity with graha in all four kendra of D-10, d-9, and/or D-1 is nationally or internationally known.

  • No graha in D-10 or D-1 kendra suggest that the native is not known outside of their own neighborhood or village.

karmesha-10 radix, d-10 lagnesha

For determining career, important Graha in D-10

  1. radical karmesha

  2. radical lagnesha

  3. ruler of radical 10th-from-Chandra

  4. ruler of 10th dashamamsha

  5. ruler of 10th navamsha

First, check the role of the Graha enumerated below. Interactively, check D-1, d-10, and sometimes D-9.

These career significators become temporarily much stronger (for good or for ill) when they are reigning as Vimshottari mahadasha pati or bhukti pat.


  1. * radix karmesha-10 - its role in D-10

  2. ruler of bhava-7

  3. * dashamamsha -10 lagnesha - its role in D-1

  4. navamsha lagnesha = ruler of Svamsha

  5. lord of radix karmesha-10 in D-9

  6. lord of ruler of bhava-7 in D-9

  7. karmesha in D-10

  8. lord of ruler of bhava-7 in D-10

  9. *lord of the10th/D-9, disposition in radix (important component of career profile)

  10. *lord of the10th/D-10, disposition in radix

  11. lords of the D-9 and D-10, disposition in radix

  12. rashi of dashamamsha -10 lagna, what house position in radix.

  13. rashi of Svamsha , what bhava in radix.

  14. Arudha lagna of radix karma-bhava 10

  15. The current Vimshottari rulers

This is a long process.

However, it's the best way I know to extract a useful pattern of career markers from any nativity.

QUOTATION from Pt Narasimha Rao

"The 5th house in D-10 , the chart of career, shows the following one has.

  • The world forms an impression about one's following based on the power wielded by one.

  • A political leader in a position of power is assumed to have a lot of following. So A5 [arudha -5] can show the trappings of power enjoyed by one. It can also show awards." .


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