Power of your 5th house and Mantra Siddhi

I got this question from someone that if the route to the Self is as simple as sitting in one place and mentally reciting Soham 108 times with 108 breaths then why doesn’t everyone immediately gain Moksh?

There are several answers to this question. From karma balance from past lives to regular practice to the final deciding blessings of the Parmeshwar. But as this is an astrology post let’s check out some the astrological combinations which lead to Mantra Siddhi.

Mantra is a Sanskrit word which has several meanings, it is a secret knowledge, secret advise, a consultation, something which trains the mind, cleans the mind, stabilises/anchors the mind, gives you what you desire, etc. I have written about the 6 types of mantra here. Soham also obviously is a Mantra but a class apart as it is an Ajapa Mantra. And when you achieve Siddhi over the Soham Mantra you will gain the Self.

If you do a particular Using the Akshar, Mantra and Sanskrit Sadhana or do its Tapa, you will achieve a particular objective. eg Reciting a mantra again and again produces Taposiddhi. Then each mantra has is own speciality. Eg you cannot use a vidveshana mantra for ucchatan. And every mantra Sadhana has a specific procedure which has to be followed, if you make errors here, you can mess up with your internal energy and suffer. But if done properly you will gain Tapo-Siddhi/ Mantra-siddhi ie your Sadhana or Tapa will give the desired result. Mantra Siddhi means that you have achieved complete control over the mantra and now can use it in the way it was intended consciously. This also means that you can be considered as a ‘Guru’ for that mantra and you can give initiation/ diksha of this mantra to others.


For a mantra to be successful ie siddh, first you need to have got it/diksha from a Guru who has achieved Siddhi over it and follow his directions, pray to the presiding deity of that mantra and get the blessings. Second, you should have a powerful and auspicious Dharma trikon. And third, the 5th house, its occupants and its lord have to be capable of beneficial results. Only then can you achieve Mantra siddhi in your current life.

The 5th house is the house of the Mantra. Some of these are with you from your past lives. All the hard work you do today on your Soham is going to be always a part of you and will be reflected in the 5th house of your future birth’s charts. Soham Sadhana is also called Sushumna Yog and is never completely destroyed by death. Whatever you have done, till whatever level you had reached before physical death, is carried onwards with you.

This also means that the 5th house is linked to your poorva-janma-punya, the auspicious actions which you had performed in your past lives. That’s the precise reason why the ascendant lord in the 5th house is considered to be a type of Raj-yog. This combination gives the current personality a direct link to the fruits of the sadhanas of the past lives. You can consciously use these assets for your benefit now. The 9th house is slightly different as it is not in your conscious control, you receive your punya as divine blessings or luck in the 9th house.

Wherever the 5th lord is located in your chart is also significant as you can use your poorva-janma-punya to achieve things connected to that house too. But this ability to consciously tap into the 5th house will depend on the power of the 1st house, ie your personality and the 9th house, the divine blessings. So overall a strong Dharma trikon is necessary.

Look for these indicators in the horoscope to know if you can make your Mantra-s siddh. More the patterns seen, more powerful the results. 

  • If the 5th lord is exalted in the birth chart and further aspected by benefics.
  • If the ascendant lord is placed in the 5th house.
  • If the 5th and 9th lord are both powerful and in some auspicious yog with each other.
  • The three owners of the 1st 5th 9th houses are placed in only these three houses.
  • Check the strengths Shad-bala Vimshopaka of the 1st, 5th and 9th lords. They should be strong and capable of auspicious results. .
  • And if you are an advanced student, open the divisional charts/DC. You have to locate the ruler of the 5th house in each of the 10 DC which make up the Dasha varga (post here). Check in how many DC the 5th lord is shifting to a sign he owns or his sign of exaltation or his mool-trikon sign or stays vargottam. The more deep are the roots of his power in the DC, the more power he gets to grant you Mantra siddhi.

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I had mentioned this earlier, once you start your Sadhana in earnest, you should avoid looking directly into other people’s eyes. You might accidentally hypnotise the other person. Best look at his nose or mouth instead. Or if you are angry you can cause him harm in several ways. And then it would be a negative karma for you too. A Sadhak’s anger is always fuelled by his tapo-siddhi.

eg. There is this incident from the Mahabharat. The Pandav-s had lost the game of dice. Of the 5 brothers, 4 were sitting with their eyes lowered. Only Bhim was looking straight at the Kaurav assembly. The other 4 Pandav-s were not scared or humiliated. They had lowered their eyes because if they would look up directly, the anger in their eyes would burn the entire assembly. Bhim was the son of Vayu, ie he was the only one who had his Pran and Nadi network in his full control. So due to this tremendous control on himself, he was able to look at the others without harming them. All the 5-Pandavs and their 100-Kaurav cousins were Sadhak-s of the highest levels and had mastery over several mantras etc. But at that point of time, the rage of the Pandav-s was fuelled by their Tapo-siddhi as well as Dharma was on their side, making their gaze more potent.

Back to the chart. If you are a Sadhak, there is one particular time where you must remain alert. Whenever Saturn in transit, enters the house counted 5th from the birth Moon, your power of judgement will fail. However intelligent you ordinarily may be or however powerful the rest of the chart may be. During this period you will face obstacles to your mantra-sadhana. Also avoid using your siddh-mantras in this transit period as you will invariably commit some error in the process.

The 5th house is again very important as it also indicates your sanchit karma. (The store house of karma that you have with you is called sanchit karma. The small portion from this which you are enduring/enjoying in this life is called prarabdha karma. The karma which you will create in this life and which will be added to your prarabdha or sanchit is called the agaami karma). If your 9th house lord and 5th house lord are in some powerful mutual combination/ yog or connected in some way, then you can do this. You can alter your karma of the 5th house by the divine blessings of the 9th house. Eg if in this life you are unable to get something because of the planetary combinations and if you have this rare 9th and 5th house lord’s connect then you can ‘borrow’ this ability from your sanchit karma if you have it there. Or if you realise that in this life you are going to die a horrible death you can postpone this prarabdha to a future life. This is also a part of mantra-siddhi (5th house item) and requires blessings from the Para-Brahma (9th house item). For the rare few who have this blessing, this event will happen in dasha and antar-dasha periods related to the 1st 5th 9th lords. And the exact timing will be when Jupiter or the Yogkarak planet for the chart just resumes his direct motion after being retrograde.

This is also a reason why I was stressing in an earlier post that this period till 20th Nov is going to give significant opportunities to some of us. Recently Jupiter turned direct. Today Saturn has come out of retrogression. Mars will go direct on 14th Nov. These are very significant times.


25 thoughts on “Power of your 5th house and Mantra Siddhi

  1. Saroj Kumar Nayak September 29, 2020 / 2:30 pm

    Hi Ma’am,

    Thank you for enlightening us about mantra siddhi and it’s association with houses.

    A native has 5th,9th,10th, and 12th lord in 12th house of Scorpio. Jupiter is in 9th house…being Sagittarius moon and ascendant…so does it mean the native will long for spiritual knowledge..

    I request you to kindly share your insights about Hanuman chalisa…

    Thank you.. God bless you

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    • astrologerbydefault September 29, 2020 / 3:56 pm

      Hi there
      i have written about the planets in the 12th house, and a lot about the 12th house in general too, do read up, use the index page to locate these posts. But a lot of planets in the 12th house, in a secret mysterious sign Scorpio will always want more on the spiritual/inner/sub-conscious planes of life.

      Mantra are only in Devbhasha Samskrutam /Sanskrit. It is the only one perfect Bhasha. Here every Akshar has inherent power.
      Other languages which we speak today are not Dev-Bhasha. Their words do not have inherent power so are never used in pujas where you want results.
      Mantras are Seen by Rishi-s. The entire Ramayan in Sanskrit, every verse in it is a Mantra as it is Seen by Maha-Rishi Valmiki (Drashta).
      The power of the Aditya-Hrudaya Stotra is unimaginable! it is the Gita of the Ramayan, it was recited by Bhagwan Ram himself to give him courage before his one-one war with Ravan.

      Do read my posts on Mantra, Sanskrit etc.

      I have written on Maruti here.

      I dont have any opinion on Hanuman chalisa, do what you feel is right.

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      • Saroj Kumar Nayak September 29, 2020 / 4:06 pm

        Thank you for responding…

        I am doing Soham mantra ma’am… finding it difficult to focus and I am learning the process.


      • astrologerbydefault September 30, 2020 / 8:27 am

        Hi there
        Do your sadhna as per your capacity. Initially it takes time. Its cleaning out your karma frm so many lives.. will not happen in a day!
        Rest of it the mantra itself will manage. trust your Mantra.

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  2. Dasha September 29, 2020 / 11:56 pm

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge, appreciate your wisdom in these posts. I started dhyan since a couple of weeks with Soham after readings posts on your blog and I find it so peaceful. Saturn is currently transiting the fifth house from my birth moon, should continue meditating? I am a beginner and not a sadhak, would you advice me to wait before resuming the practice?


    • astrologerbydefault September 30, 2020 / 8:25 am

      Hi there
      Whatever Sadhna u r doing, do it always. The objective of a Ajapa mantra Sadhna is moksh.

      When I mentioned about the Saturn transit is the power of judgement is affected. So during this time using mantras is not advisable. Eg if i have Gayatri mantra siddh, i should avoid using its vak-siddhi as it would b easier to curse than bless anyone during this transit. A mantra will become siddh after you do its several lakh jap.

      If Soham becomes siddh then you get Moksh

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  3. Ray September September 30, 2020 / 3:57 am

    Namaskar Tejaswiniji, having read this post, I realised that I hv an exalted 5th (Libra) lord Saturn in 10th(meen). 9th house has Sun and Jupiter. I hv had strong pulls towards adhyatm right from childhood and very strong pull towards vairagya lately and I am a young mother of 2. I hv started Gayatri jaap since a few months now.. after I discovered your blog.

    I hv also learnt about dagdha rashis.. born on krishna ekadasi my dhanu and meen are dagdha so does it mean these houses will be ineffective and I may not make any significant progress in finding a guru and advancing in the pursuit of satchitanand. I am a troubled soul.. even desperate at times..in pursuit of the ultimate.


    • astrologerbydefault September 30, 2020 / 8:18 am

      Hi there
      Do your Gayatri pujas with all intention. The Guru will appear at the correct time. Your karma is to do your Sadhana. Rest of it Devi Gayatri will do, Trust Her.

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  4. Badulescu Radu September 30, 2020 / 5:09 am

    Like the power of Mantras in Sanskrit Language. Today it is appear to be lost its signification.Keep it up..

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  5. Makarand September 30, 2020 / 9:34 am

    Pranam Tejaswini Ji,

    Please advise how to pray to Maruti/Narsimha/Kartikeya.
    Which mantras/stotra to use for Maruti’s blessings?

    Thank you in advance! 🙏🙏



    • astrologerbydefault September 30, 2020 / 1:05 pm

      Hi there
      I have never done Narasimha or Kartikeya pujas so i cannot comment on this.
      I have written a post on Maruti specifically regarding his Sundarkand parayan.
      The actual Sundarkand in Sanskrit by Rishi Valmiki is very powerful and i have experienced it, so i wrote on it.
      Whatever i have written in this blog is what i have personally done or seen or experienced in my own life.
      I do not do a regular mantra jaap/sadhana fr Maruti so i cannot recommend anything here either

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      • Makarand September 30, 2020 / 1:41 pm

        Thank you Tejaswini Ji! 🙏🙏

        Based on your knowledge of Valmiki Ramayan, perhaps you should enlighten us with a English translation of Sunder Kand atleast!

        Just a humble submission!

        Thank you in advance 🙏🙏


      • astrologerbydefault September 30, 2020 / 2:52 pm

        Hi there
        I simply do not have the time to translate/ explain the entire Sundarkand! !
        i once thought of writing on the Shri Sukta, just 15 shloks here, but could not complete even that much.
        here is a link to the meaning of the first shlok https://psychologicallyastrology.com/2019/03/24/shri-sukta/

        Our itihas is not just the historical events involves but include discussions on the Dharma in it.
        And I dont think its possible to translate anything written in Sanskrit in the real sense.

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      • Makarand October 1, 2020 / 1:06 pm

        Pranam Tejaswini Ji,

        Thank you for your guidance.

        Fortunately I found translation online by some kind souls and was happy to read the original Valmiki Sunder Kand (https://www.valmikiramayan.net)

        I must really appreciate the sincere guidance you are presenting through this blog.

        God Bless 🙏🙏


  6. Shruti September 30, 2020 / 2:49 pm

    I have been reading your blog for sometime now and I have picked up so much knowledge, thank you! This would be the first time I would be actively commenting.

    If both the 5th (Mars) and 9th (Sun) house lords were exalted and the 9th lord being in the 5th house together with a combust ascendant (Jupiter). Does this combustion of the ascendant reduce/lose some auspiciousness of the house or the ability to tap into your potential to make mantras siddh?

    I would like to take this opportunity to appreciate your writing. It is articulate and you manage to make such a complex subject like astrology seem like a cakewalk!


    • astrologerbydefault September 30, 2020 / 8:55 pm

      Hi there

      and the asc in 5th house with the 9th lord

      i have written about combustion and what happens to the energy of the combusted planet in some post, do locate it on the index page.

      in short, combustion means that the planet is uncomfortable as he is very close to the source of energy.
      the energy of the planet is being pulled into the Sun,
      and it is also something like sitting closest to the King, the planet can influence the King Sun too
      your Sun is now a combination of Sun+Jupiter’s energies, so wherever Jupiter has his influence, Sun too will add his energy. and wherever Sun has his influence, you have to add some Jupiteran energies.. it is very beneficial

      this is a very good combination for anything you wish to do, including Mantra siddhi

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  7. manucosmicsoul September 30, 2020 / 10:33 pm

    Hello 🙂 Ma’am . Greetings.
    (when words are least possible way to express gratitude)

    it’s been months i am reading your posts.
    truly something I was looking since years…. when we go through different phases of the life. we need some way to look deeper than our intellect.
    I do read lots of things based on spirituality since childhood. your posts further added most valuable things one must seek about the Life and beyond dimensional phenomenon.

    for some, may find jackpot in million dollars. for me the knowledge, wisdom is like jackpot.

    because the comment section was disabled by you and i didn’t find any other way to reach you out… just to say.
    Thankful… to you… whole heartedly… 🙂


    • astrologerbydefault October 1, 2020 / 10:19 pm

      Hi there
      thank you for the compliments, our Rishi-s have always said that Vidya is the biggest wealth/Dhan.

      i had to disable the comment sections as i was getting too many comments
      most were for analysing horoscopes, some from beginners who wanted me to solve their every single doubt, some who wanted to argue just for the sake of it. I have no issues in answering questions from people who genuinely practice/learn but not otherwise.
      so i decided to keep only the latest post comment sections open for 1 day then close it too.

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  8. Sunny October 1, 2020 / 12:17 am

    Hello ma’am,

    What if there no such pattern mentioned above in the chart but Jupiter-venus-ketu are directly connected both in d-1 and d-9?

    At what point it would be appropriate to differentiate between mantra siddhi and spiritual practice?


    • astrologerbydefault October 1, 2020 / 10:13 pm

      Hi there
      the 5th house and esp its lord has to be a part of it. .
      Spiritual practice is essentially mantra siddhi


  9. Paresh October 1, 2020 / 3:43 am


    Can you please write a blog on the career, profession section and be successful in it?. I am a Virgo Ascendant birth chart with 4rth Rahu and 10th Ketu, 5th Guru and 7th Budh and have an unsuccessful career in spite of good education and experience. Can you please guide me?. Thanx


    • astrologerbydefault October 1, 2020 / 1:44 pm

      Hi there
      Ketu in 10th house is the reason. Do any remedy which will balance it and things shud improve.


      • Paresh October 1, 2020 / 6:54 pm

        Thanx for the reply. Kindly suggest remedies for it.


  10. Quotesofacrab October 1, 2020 / 11:45 am

    Namaste mam, What does it means when atmakarka of a person ( in this case Mars) is in paramneecha awastha? Also what are the ways a person can try to overcome the obstacles due to this. Along with this Sun is in Gemini in 12 & retrograde Saturn in Capricorn in 7 house.


    • astrologerbydefault October 1, 2020 / 10:11 pm

      Hi there
      I use Parashari system not Jaimini. You have to ask someone who has studied Jaimini.


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