Analysing harsh combinations in Navamsha

I have written a few posts on planetary combinations which cause turmoil in life. If two planets interact in the horoscope, they enhance each other’s similar qualities and create harshness where they differ from each other. Some of these typical combinations are,

If you have these combinations in your birth chart then you will clearly see these results on the material plane in your physical life and the environment around you. You can easily identify the problem, so can also act to resolve it. But if you get these uncomfortable combinations in your D9 chart, ie the Navamsha chart then you may remain unaware of the situation which will continue as you generally are unaware of the subtle things of the Navamsha chart.

The Navamsha D9 chart is considered to be the expansion of the 9th house, ie your foundations in all ways. It is where you analyse your potential, your expectations and your ability to feel satisfied about something in life. If something is uncomfortable here then it subtly affects your life in every way. The Navamsha chart is next in importance to the birth chart. you draw from its potential energy to actualise your material life. There are three ways to analyse the Navamsha (post here). The third way listed here is the Navamsha tulya Rashi, ie the navamsha chart is interpreted in the same way as the birth chart.

So open your birth and navamsha chart together.

1. If you have a harsh planetary combination conjoint in your birth chart and this conjunction repeats in your Navamsha chart.

This means that the energy springs from deep within the psyche, strongly pervades into your material life and exponentially increases the effect of the combination. You will express its full energy and also feel internally comfortable when you do so. Rectifying these negative traits will not be easy as you do not feel them to be negative as per your perception.

Analyse the two signs and the Nakshatra pad/quarter involved to get more information.

Eg Suppose you have your Jupiter at 7deg Leo and Rahu at 8deg Leo. Both are in the Magha nakshatra 3rd quarter. It is a very close Guru Chandal yog in the birth chart. In the Navamsha chart too, both are allocated to the same Gemini Navamsha. The Guru Chandal is present in both the potential D9 and the manifested D1. The environment of Gemini will be in the background and will be expressed though the lens of Leo. ie you will be very logical, intelligent, able to think quickly through options, choose the right one and act very boldly and confidently. You can get more information when you add the qualities of Magha 3rd pad, ie highly individualistic, capable, fiery, ambitious, rebellious, intelligent, always wanting to learn new things etc to your analysis. But the typical nature of the Guru chandal will exist, the foundation of the personality is linked to its energy and at some point of time you will betray those people who have supported you and also feel satisfied about this act of yours.

Navamsha analysis for beginners

2. The planets are not together in the birth chart but are allocated to Navamshas ruled by the same sign.

Eg suppose you have your Saturn at 8deg Cancer and Mars at 28deg Taurus. As per the navamsha allocation table above, both are located in a navamsha ruled by Virgo. Suppose Virgo sign falls in the 4th house of your Navamsha chart. So you will analyse the effect of the Saturn Mars conjunction in Virgo sign and 4th house as per this post. These two together will have their typical combined effect on the keywords of the 4th and the opposite 10th house, creating an undercurrent of frustration and dissatisfaction. You will not be able to create or stick to schedules. You will have several genius level ideas, but you will not be able to structure them in a practical manner. Strangely this will not cause you much stress as you have so very many ideas that just thinking about them or briefly following them satisfies you. You will not be acknowledged for any specific thing but will be respected as a useful and powerful person to have around. The underlying energy of the personality in the home and office will be Saturn + Mars. Even if the 4th and 10th houses in the birth chart are exceptionally powerful, aspected by benefics etc, still this background Navamsha energy will affect these parts of your personality till you finally become aware of your inner discomfort and take active steps to address it. The trigger dasha when you will understand this, will be a combination of Saturn Mars and Mercury. And the trigger transit will be most likely a Mars or Saturn transit in Virgo. After this realization you might be able to take corrective action if the rest of the chart allows this.

3. The planets are not conjunct in the birth chart but are aspecting in the Navamsha chart.

Eg You have your Saturn in 5deg Aquarius, allotted to Scorpio navamsha. Your Moon is in 23deg Virgo allocated to Leo navamsha. So Saturn will aspect Moon with his 10th aspect in the Navamsha chart. (I wrote a post here on Saturn and Moon.) This position means that the mother, people from your maternal side etc 4th house things will subconsciously be a source of betrayal, you will feel emotionally disconnected from your traditions, feel anxious if you are required to look after your home, landed property or even drive a car. These are subconscious expectations so even if your birth chart’s Moon is strong etc these Navamsha influences will always be at the back of your mind creating discomfort.

4. The harsh combination present in the the birth chart does not exist in the navamsha chart.

Eg suppose you have your Mars aspecting Saturn in the birth chart but there is no connection between the two in the D9. This means that the uncomfortable energy very much exists in your material life, you will feel all the frustrations that this will give in the life that you are living. But on the inner levels you will perceive differently,

  • If the D9 offers a better position for both of them eg Saturn moves to a Capricorn navamsha and Mars to an Aries navamsha then both are separated in the D9. Each is in its own sign’s Navamsha so more comfortable and potentially capable of better results. If you are aware of their more balanced potential from the D9, you can actively use their energies from here to reduce your stress in the physical life.
  • But pay attention if the same harshness repeats in the D9 but in a different ‘flavour’. Eg if Saturn is allocated to Scorpio navamsha. Here Mars will continue to subtly affect the potential power of Saturn in your life from your D9 too, giving you no respite.

Let’s take a look at our standard example chart, Aleister Crowley, 12th Oct 1875, 11: 42pm, Leamington Spa, Britain. A reasonably accurately recorded life, happening events and dead, so a good case study.

Birth chart Aleister Crowley

Navamsha Aleister Crowley
Navamsha Aleister Crowley

This birth chart has several harsh combinations. If you analyse this person, his material life had several typical characteristics of these dissonant combinations.

  • Venus Jupiter are within 15deg, influencing 4th 10th.
  • Rahu Moon conjunct but just about 15deg apart, both influence the 9th house.
  • Mars Saturn are not typically conjunct but both influence 7th and 1st house.

In the Navamsha chart, it is incredible that all these 3 typical pairs, Venus – Jupiter, Mars – Saturn, Moon – Rahu get positioned in the 5/9 axis. ie In the mutually cooperative 5/9 axis of genius and creativity feeding each other as an evolving energy spiral. Planets in the 5/9 axis are very comfortable as each uses the power of the other in his own way to give his typical gains. These navamsha positions have removed much of the negativity of these combinations of the birth chart. On the inner levels, Crowley was not very concerned with the havoc these planets were playing in his material life, he was evolving with their support on the inside. However Rahu Moon continue in the Shakti yog in the navamsha too, affecting its Dharma trikon, so he was quite satisfied with his actions of attacking the dogma of the religion that he was born in and in developing the Thoth tarot etc.

Other Divisional Charts. The Navamsha chart is critical, do analyse it for all questions that you get, just ensure that you have the correct birth time. The other divisional charts are used depending on the question that you ask. The logic of analysing these harsh combinations will remain the same in the divisional charts too.

  • Eg if you have been asked a question on professional success, you will open the D10. If you see a Mars Saturn combination in the 1st house of this divisional chart, Dashamsha, then you cannot predict a very successful professional life for this person. If you can, counsel him about the effects of this combination and if he addresses the issue he may improve to some extent.

Finally, I often get this question often on how to find out if the remedies will work or not? Here are a few tips for you to evaluate this.

  1. Prashna – if the client has come to you at an auspicious time then the remedies you prescribe will work well. Use Prashna techniques liberally at every reading, even if your client does not ask you a specific ‘Prashna’ in the astrological sense of this word. This means to always be aware of the current position of the planets in the skies, the current ascendant sign etc. To note the movement of your own nadi, ie Ida, Pingala and Sushumna, your own state of mind is connected to this. And finally to remain aware of the surroundings ie Shakun /omens, all this will help you give more accurate predictions.
  2. The client’s Dharma trikon – it has to be strong in the birth chart or at least in transit when he has come to consult you. Especially his 9th house has to be strong.
  3. Your own Dharma trikon – A person becomes an astrologer or has the ability to divine only if he has a strong Dharma trikon, especially the 5th house has to have power. You can analyse this for yourself, whenever your 5th house gets strength in transit your readings will be more accurate.
  4. The D 60 of the client is used to get a summary of the planet in life. The Shashtyamsha is the final say on the auspiciousness of the planet. If you have the precisely accurate birth time, then you can check the D60, you will need to do a seconds level birth time rectification for this. Any remedy done for a planet auspicious in the D 60 will 100% work. For the other planets placed in the malefic/ inauspicious Shashtyamsha, you will have to predict average results even after doing the remedies. But as remedies reduce the intensity of the negativity, it is always advisable to do them, ie do Daan and Mantra as per Rishi Parashar.

(I was getting too many questions of this sort, so use this post to analyse your birth and navamsha chart for yourself.)

26 thoughts on “Analysing harsh combinations in Navamsha

  1. Daljeet Singh October 31, 2021 / 11:10 am

    You have great wisdom pls tell more about d60


      • Daljeet Singh October 31, 2021 / 12:30 pm

        Thanks ma’am I am very spritual person meditate alot seen my past lives working on my sinchit karmas I have three planets in d1 conj with ketu in moola nakhatra sun Venus Neptune aspected by ketu in third house I am too a good astrologer vastu expert multitalented person my d 60 is too very intense with two beech bhang and parivartan yogas I am bit curious to know about my d 60 do you do predictions or you can refer a spritual astrologer like you thanks


  2. Shala October 31, 2021 / 11:27 am

    Hello maam, yet another precise and crisp explanation for us.
    I have jupiter venus conjunct in every chart including my shashtiamsa and moon rahu in 5/9 axis in multiple charts.
    So I do feel these two planets more acutely in every level of my existence. . and I know it will get even better with age to handle 😀🙏

    P. S. maam there is such a ‘ ketu’ vibe to all your recent articles ( perhaps it’s just me picking up vibes from anything n everything) 😀


  3. rongkalita October 31, 2021 / 12:29 pm

    Hello Madam.

    I thought that the Shakat Yoga was effective only in D1 chart. And if Moon is 12th from Jupiter in D9, is it a harmful proposition?


    • astrologerbydefault October 31, 2021 / 2:30 pm

      Hi there
      read on the ‘rashi tulya navamsha’ concept.

      i wrote about the 12th from moon planets.


      • rongkalita October 31, 2021 / 11:10 pm

        I was talking about Moon being in 12th house from Jupiter (and in Navamsha chart), not the other way round. Have you written any post on this? Do let me know incase you have. Regards.


  4. Arun Prakaash Bk October 31, 2021 / 1:32 pm

    For a layman, understanding or reading g a chart is beyond my reach. Could you read my Horoscope and suggest appropriate actions. Pranams,


  5. VPR October 31, 2021 / 5:29 pm

    Namaste Ma’am 🙏🏻

    One more amazing article of your’s..this blog is just at another level

    You’ve metioned the point “mutually cooperative 5/9 axis” – i’ve come across this point many a times, so irrespective of their houses will the energies of these two houses work together harmoniously? suppose someone has saturn in the 4th, it’s dispositor in the 8th & also rahu throwing it’s 5th aspect on the 4th – does this reduce the malefic influences of them?

    Like when we see things individually it appears as a not so good position to have…but if we consider the above point and view things as a whole..does that mean the person will evolve & benefit finally from these things?


  6. priyankadubeyblog November 1, 2021 / 2:15 pm

    Prnaam ma’am
    Jupitor Venus Rahu conjuct in 2nd house as capricon sign in d9 saggitareous.. where Venus vargottama.. it is good for material life or spiritual life..?? Want to get some clarity regarding this in life.. also I want to learn astrology.. should I do continue with this combination.. Kindly guide me🙏🏻🙏🏻


  7. Harshala S November 1, 2021 / 5:37 pm

    Namaste mam,
    In the post “analysing harsh combination in navamsha” and navamsha-tulya-rashi analysis, it’s treating D9 as good as D1. Right mam.
    Will planets in D9, has essence of conjunct and aspect? Coz, we are splitting one rashi to 9parts! Is Navamsha-tulya-rashi concept genuinely show the strength of D9.

    Honestly speaking Being Aeris ascendant, I have Saturn,rahu, ketu in Libra, Taurus, scorpion D1 sign. And Saturn, rahu ketu in pieces, pieces, virgo navamsha (leo being navamsha ascendant). Mars in Sagittarius navamsha has 4th aspect on Saturn in pieces navamsha. Having exaltation, pushkar navamsha… I am having turbulent married life, mostly will end with divorce. And very soon will be experiencing chidra dasha of Saturn-Jupiter.

    So, my concern is, does aspect/conjunct take away exaltation and pushkar navamsha attributes of a planet? Please guide, mam.


    • astrologerbydefault November 1, 2021 / 7:49 pm

      Hi there

      three basic ways of analysing the navamsha, even more can be gained frm it but this much is easy for even a beginner to understand

      planets, even if they are technically influence the sign that they are in or aspect, also have an all pervading influence over the entire chart,
      this is the reason we get into the DC or ashtakvarga. we are now microscopically analysing them.

      eg suppose you eat something that you really like at lunch and in the afternoon you make a presentation. the food has put you on a happy mood on the inside so you are very comfortable doing your job outside.
      but if you have had something disagreeable at lunch and your insides are uncomfortable naturally you will not be very happy during your presentation. this will affect your performance.

      i wrote a post on this!

      aspect/conjunction will alter the exaltation/pushkar attributes in some way, not negate them or destroy them completely.

      if you feel like it, recite the Shri Sukta daily, listen to it whenver you have some time free, maybe Devi Laxmi in her Gruhalaxmi form may help you.

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      • Harshala S November 1, 2021 / 8:00 pm

        You know something mam, I have started reciting Sri sukta, after I read few of your posts and got advices to few of my questions. Infact there are many finer things, I have put to practice and it’s gods grace, that I came across your blog.

        Thank you mam, making things simpler to my understanding.

        Namaste mam.


  8. prem November 2, 2021 / 1:12 pm

    Thank you again and again Tejaswiniji
    You opened me the door to the world of Jotish, and therefore to the deep patterns of karmic law, and how energies manifest, you gave me a map and a compass in my hand…. thanks to you I start to orient myself and learn so much! Thank you from my heart for this rich donation!

    I have a question about Atmakarak, there is different opinions, is it in your opinion possible, that Rahu or Ketu can become an Atmakarak as they are not real Grahas? And if yes, which one of them as they have the same degree?

    And another Question about Remedies, also for medical issue: If there is a “malefic” in a chart, is it better to do pujas for that planet (so to learn and accept that lesson) or will it only worsen it, and it would be better to reinforce those planets who have the power to compensate that malefic planet?
    I know a woman than has an issue of skin, because of Ketu (giving problem to Mecury), and with every emotional imbalance it worsens, medicines don’t help – she tried all possibilities for 15 years, and I asked myself if it would be good to create an amulet to “calm” Ketu and hopefully open her for his teachings….

    Wishing all of you an auspicious wonderful Deepavali….


    • astrologerbydefault November 2, 2021 / 2:03 pm

      Hi there
      as per BPHS there can be 7 or 8 karaks, so rahu/ketu must be used as a karak in some context. but there is no clarity on how to use them. as per some modern authors, Rahu is a karak but not ketu and they subtract his deg from 30, this i do not get the logic of this.
      its possible that they are used in some other technique, prashna or medini or something, i do not know, i have studied only phalajyotish in depth.
      in my personal experience i stick to 7 karaks for humans.

      have studied my sample charts esp those with rahu at lowest or highest degree.
      eg in my own chart, Rahu is at the lowest, at the start of the sign, so as per some modern authors he shud be my atmakarak, but my life it does not work out like that.
      the highest travelled graha is Mars so he and he matches my life perfectly. Jupiter is my amatyakarak, that too matches perfectly.
      if i calculate the life patterns with Rahu as atmakarak and mars as amatyakarak, it would hav been a very different life.

      tht planet indicates your requirement to suffer some karma. if you ‘pay back’ the outstanding using mantra or dana it should logically reduce the suffering part.

      why are you involving yourself in someone else’s life and karma? has she asked you to help her? if so and if you are not competent to do so, then best to tell her so. if she wants to resolve her issues she must find a competent medical professional and if she feel motivated then to find a knowledgeable Jyotishi.

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  9. prem November 2, 2021 / 3:48 pm

    Thank you Tejaswiniji

    I have a doctorate in natural medicine, so those people come to me as patients….I have my own studio, and use only natural medicine and bioresonance (healing with frequencies) …

    I came to astrology because reading paracelsus (natural doctor of medieval period, he created even amulets according to planets), but then I found mistakes in the western astrology, my consciousness wanted to find the true way for me, so I have found you, and you showed me the way!
    The research in astrology I didn’t start to read the charts for those people, but as e.g. you may have 20 medicines to heal the kidneys, understanding the pattern of the persons suffering, I can know which one is the most appropriate one,
    ….and as there are karmic issues, that are difficult to resolve in the physical level, I wanted to dive deeper and find systems how to alleviate the pain of those people – that’s why I had this question….. in the end all is a karmic issue…. Checking the chart I can safe time and energy and find more fast the solution…… but still I am in my beginner steps, so obviously I keep all for me, just analysing, observing and learning until I will be ready…….

    You know I work in Europe, and unfortunately to give them Mantras as remedies is not so easy, so somehow it’s needed to find a new system,
    I really hope that Switzerland will find the way back to Sanathan Dharm…. It is many people practicing Yoga, but the spiritual aspect is still very delicate, there is a bad memory of the oppression of religion….

    Have you already been in Switzerland?


    • astrologerbydefault November 2, 2021 / 4:53 pm

      Hi there
      intention is everything. the sufferer has to be a part of the process.
      you cannot really intend for others to get well unless they want it too.
      ie they come to you, a naturopathy Dr coz they trust naturopathy/you. but if you tell them that you are a Jyotishi and want to use Jyotish techniques to heal them they might not trust Jyotish/ same you.
      even Reiki is supposed to be done on oneself first. rarely on others and only on those who cannot do it on themselves, ie small babies or really serious patients.
      if you really want to, then recite the Dhanvantari mantra 108 times on your medicine stock and give them medicines from that stock. they will recover faster. leave it to Shri Dhanvantari. and keep his moorti on your desk or somewhere where the patient will be able to see it.
      if you can encourage your patients to feel gratitude for the Sun, that will be a big step. they will gain internal energy which will later percolate into their physical bodies too.
      i haven’t been to Switzerland, my husband was there once for work.

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      • prem November 3, 2021 / 1:31 pm

        Thank you from my heart,

        Yes I pray to Dhanvantari every time before to start the cure.

        It’s a beautiful idea to encourage the patients to feel gratitude for the Sun…..

        I agree with you.
        But as when you learn Reiki, you transform yourself in your consciousness and perception and automatically you transform the way how you see the world and your surrounding, and thus you analyse and perceive all through the lentil of what you have learned in Reiki. And so for every experience and tool you realise in your consciousness….

        Thank you also for your sharing about Atmakaraka……. I am always impressed how you arrive to analyse and describe all so clearly and brilliantly…


  10. S November 3, 2021 / 2:08 am

    Namaste Respected Madam,

    Thank you so much for this wonderful reply for the above comment about healing.

    I pray to Dhanvantri everyday for my personal life. Is he specifically for physical body health alone madam?

    I have one related question following the previous comment – for those working as therapists or in any capacity dealing with other’s psychological/mental health is it good to start the day before meeting people with a dhanvantri prayer?

    Beautiful words appropriate for today’s Dhavantri Jayanthi. May he bless us all.


    • astrologerbydefault November 3, 2021 / 8:44 am

      Hi there
      Wrote a post on him. Use the index or search bar.


  11. VPR November 4, 2021 / 10:18 pm

    Namaste mam

    You’ve taken the background and lens analogy to explain planets in signs, I’ve a question…

    What if a planet is exalted in D9 but debilitated in D1, how will that planet express itself ? it is somewhat confusing because exaltation and debilitation are like two completely opposite consider venus is exalted in d9 but debilitated in d1, will the person express self-less love through the lens of calculative & critical virgo? or saturn in libra in d9 & in aries in d1? (Pardon me if i’m deriving it wrong) (the gemini-leo example was easy to understand)

    One thing to be understood easily in this scenario is that the person would improve in the matters of those things later in his life (30s or so…)


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