Nothing is secret in your horoscope. So how do you check out the spiritual level of a horoscope. If its spiritual quotient is high the client is more likely to listen and work on himself and get out of the problems he is having. Each and every house contributes to spiritual progress like this…
1st house – This house should have benefics or at least benefic aspects. This will ensure that the will of the personality is strong enough to overcome all distractions and obstacles. In addition the ascendant owner should be placed well, if he is in the company of malefics or in the dushamsthans, he will grant ill-health and problems. The ascendant owner is the most important planet in your current manifested life so analyse him well.
2nd house – The family environment gives the basic spiritual background and a routine for faith/religion, like daily prayers etc. Also we can see from here if a person tends to cheat in his financial dealings or lies when he speaks. Charity is also seen from here. These are tiny things but honest, generous and true behaviour supports spirituality. Benefic influences here help.
3rd house – This is the house of courage and all planets perform well here. Often we start on a spiritual practice but then falter, forget and get bored. A strong 3rd house will grant determination to continue. Activities like Yog, or skills connected to spiritual practices are seen from here. Also short journeys to pilgrimage places.
4th house – This is the house of emotional stability and confort. If the mind is not disturbed by emotions the aspirant can progress faster. The place where the Sadhana will be performed is also important, a silent stable and energy-rich place helps. Rhythmic activities like breathing, pran-movement etc are linked to this house.
5th house – This is divine intelligence, discrimination and wisdom. You may practice but the success is granted here. Realising the fruits of mantra, tantra, yantra, dhayna, jaap etc is all to be seen from here. It also shows the spiritual progress that you have made in your past life and the merit you have with you now.
6th house – There are always distractions in the path of the aspirant. These are his ‘enemies’. Having a malefic in the 6th house is ideal, removing a thorn with a thorn works here.
7th house – This is the house of relationship. What is spiritual progress really? You are searching for that perfect relationship with yourself. In terms of energy the Kundalini has to reach Paramshiva, perfect union. The 7th house is also this balanced partnership and gains from it!
8th house – The house of secrets. A strong 8th house will encourage the aspirant to practice his sadhana in secret, using secret techniques and away from the public eye. The movement of prana and kundalini in the secret routes of the body are the domain of the 8th house. He will also undergo agonies and disappointments here, but it will finally gain the Bliss of Samadhi.
9th house – This is where you access the merit of your past lives and use it (potential seen from the 5th house). Long pilgrimages, learnings, worship, blessings from all the ones ‘senior’ to you. The deep teachings you will receive from your Guru. And after you gain your own experiences, it will represent the teachings that you will pass on to your students.
- In this modern world, there is a ‘money price tag’ on knowledge. This is wrong. The only qualification for learning esoteric/spiritual knowledge is having a deep desire for it. If you have a deep heart-felt desire to learn, the Universe will send you a Teacher. If you are at the basic levels you will be taught basic foundations, if you have reached higher levels you will be taught deep stuff. But if you desire it, you will be taught it! And after learning, a feeling of gratitude is expected from you. If you remain ungrateful the lesson taught will not be fruitful for you.
- And then the second part, if you know something and if you meet someone who genuinely desires to learn it, you must teach it.
10th house – This is the house of action and social recognition. If it is strong with benefics, the summary of the spiritual progress (from 1st house to the 9th house) will be used for social service, upliftment of the society and deeds (even misdeeds if malefic influences predominate). Some Gurus have huge followings and thus they have big names in the society. If malefics influence they might get put in jail too, infamy!
11th house – This is the house of gains. Here malefic/benefic planets thrive and give luck. So in a spiritual sense if the social recognition (10th house) gets converted into ego, donations, wealth or the pomp and show of religious authority then there is a good chance that this will ruin the entire scope of the chart. Then again as sadhana increases, siddhis will be offered to you, other beings will try to meet you etc, all acting as a trap perhaps! The last test.
12th house – The real house of Moksh. It will pull you away from them illusions of manifested reality and show you your huge self. Ketu associated here in some way will help. This house needs to be strong with aspects from benefics, so that the promise of spirituality of the chart culminates in Realisation.
Now this was a very very basic outline of the spiritual potential of all the houses. Details are to be seen from the divisional charts, D-9, and D-20. The more significant planets in spiritual context are of course Ketu, Venus and Jupiter. Then next the house owners of the 5th and 9th house are also significant and their placement and power to give results needs to be examined. All the planets will contribute in one way or the other so try and see patterns in the chart. Just a couple of examples for you to think on..
- e.g. – Ascendant lord with Ketu esp in 1st, 5th, 9th (Dharma trikon) – will grant detachment from the ‘foundations’ of the manifested life. There will be nil ego and such a person is best suited for spiritual practice. He may be a failure in the physical life though with little sense of self, is out of place in social activities, a door-mat!
- e.g. Analyse the dynamics of the Moksh trikon to get a sense of the energies of the moment of physical death. If the soul is able to access and exit via the Brahmanadi at the moment of death he has achieved Moksh. If the 8th, 12th and 4th houses are strong they can provide this opportunity. A Rahu or even a Mars in the 8th, or the owner of the 8th well placed, exchange of houses between the 12th and the 4th house owners.
Finally as timing is important too, look out for the periods/sub-periods of the house owners of the 1st, 5th and 9th houses primarily and the their synergy with the periods of Ketu, Jupiter and Venus. These periods will allow faster progress.
Generally you will not get a direct question from your client regarding ‘spirituality’, but this analysis is important as it gives you cues on what kind of a person is sitting in front of you and how you should counsel him.
This is a fantastic article, offering insights on spiritual astrology that I have not read in other places. Unfortunate that you don’t do anymore readings as I would’ve been very interested in getting a reading on my spiritual life and stumbling blocks therein. Nevertheless, really appreciate all the knowledge you are sharing here and will apply them to my self-interpretation of my charts.
I’m currently working through the index and finding some of my placements. So far I’ve read the following – Jupiter in 8th, Sun in 4th (Aries), Rahu/Ketu in 12/6 axis, and spiritual meaning of Sasa Yoga.
Also thanks for the articles on Durga Saptasathi and Navarna mantras – and for being a channel for whatever divine force that is compelling you to write these articles, even during times where you yourself might not know why you’re writing or when you feel no one might be reading.
If you have the time, I’d really appreciate if you can tell me the implication of the following:
1) Rahu and Ketu being placed in each other’s nakshatras (Ra in Moola and Ke in Ardra).
2) I’m Capricorn Lagna, and lagna lord Saturn is placed in Capricorn itself. However, it is placed in Leo navamsa (2nd house in D9). I’ve read that being placed 8 signs away in D9 is unfavourable, and really enjoyed your explanation on navamsa showing conflict between astral expectation and material reality. Could you please interpret this placement for me and its implication on my spiritual pursuits?
Dhanyavaad, stay blessed and keep shining your light
i have written 5-6 posts on how to analyse the navamsha chart, do use the index page or the search bar to locate them
there are 3 ways the D9 is analysed , as you are learning astrology yourself, you can make out the patterns..
for spiritual pursuits, do whatever sadhna you are doing , but keep at it regularly, it need not be complicated for it to be useful..
rahu and ketu in each others nakshatras give a strange push-pull on the inner levels, things start moving faster after the mid-40’s. but this is generally conducive to spiritual as well as material fulfilment depending on the asc lord/sign and moon sign.. it can grant completion or confusion depending on the power of the chart.
as far as readings are concerned, you can ask my brother, he still does readings sometimes. He uses tarot for clients, but thats upto you, if you wish.
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Hi ma’am. Thank you for your kind guidance on the matter, appreciate it
My second comment today. A big thanks to you for sharing refined, easy to understand knowledge. An amateur at this stage but i think I have realised that in the last 12-18 months the value of spiritual growth and with the speed that it has come to me is just unbelievable. I don’t understand astrology in detail but reading after some articles I could make out the direction I am moving in.
Gemini rashi with Jupiter & Venus conjunction in 9th and Ketu in 12th ( Ketu Mahdasha until Feb 2020) indicating my spiritual journey. Some articles say this is on the path to moksha.
Whatever the interpretation of my chart is but can honestly say that how much spiritually aware I have become in such a short period of time and is now constantly in search of more knowledge to have an enlightened life.
I must congratulate you for your efforts and thank you for providing guidance of people who are genuinely looking for meaningful content.
if you are Gemini rashi, do make full use of the solar eclipse which is coming un on 21st.
Thanks Yes I read that article too. slowly slowly absorb the good knowledge you have provided,. Excellent work!!
When you say ‘benefics’ in first house, do you mean ‘functional benefics’ or ‘natural benefics’. Thank you.
Functional benefics are more powerful in giving powerful results in a chart. But you have to check the power and ability of the planet to give ‘pleasing’ results. What kind of results are indicated?
Eg in my family, one of my brothers has the debilitated Yogkarak Mars in Cancer asc. He has the sharp temper of an underwater volcano. He is very sincere hardworking etc but cannot tolerate differences in opinion, he rages.
And another brother has a Yogkarak Saturn exalted in Libra asc. He is highly balanced, stable, clear, etc in his behaviour. He too cannot tolerate differences in opinion but he tries to sort things out without raging. Both have very different personalities because of the Yogkarak is exalted and debilitated. Just a small example on how the planets work. So always check the influence of the sign on the Yogkarak.
I knew someone with Yogkarak Mars in Leo asc, this was a superb personality, finally went in the army and now is doing very well in tht field..
The power of the Yogkarak expands after its maturity age and then you see the effect it has on the person as a whole. It is always beneficial, helps immensely in life.
A natural benefic who remains benefic for the asc sign will give good results.
Now if you have a natural benefic who has become a neutral for the horoscope then its also going to give somewhat nice results.
But if the natural benefic is a malefic for the chart then in the asc he can cause some problems as the entire personality becomes too ‘mild’, others can take advantage of such a person causing him harm.
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Thank you Mam.
What would you say for Venus in sagittarius ascendant? Being 11th lord would mean, perhaps income/materially things would be good? But 6th lord means lots of enemies, problem through women? Venus signifying women (in general).
Would you say that is right analysis, just considering this sole factor in the chart?
Venus is a natural benefic, so though he may be the functional malefic ie ruler of the 6th mooltrikon is 6th , he will not harm
the personality and the environment may have 6th house related issues from time to time but ultimately he is the greatest teacher, every interaction controlled by him will lead to growth..
women or more correctly women your age will be more inimical, or more correctly jealous of you
you must be good looking etc as per the norms of your culture as venus in asc sign gives beauty grace etc.. his basic gifts will be given to you but with these gifts there will be an undertone of the 6th house energies and also the 11th house energies..
now for sagi asc, if your juipter is placed well then this combination can give very good results with age, as the agents of the 6th will be gracefully and with perfect balance converted to the gains of the 11th
its a good combination in any case, so dont worry
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