The two terms, ‘Karma and Artha‘ are self explanatory in nature in all cultures. In Christianity there are parables that define it again and again. In all Indian Scriptures, the value of materialistic gain is directly connected to duty. Of course there are issues that preach balance and conservatism , the ultimate lesson appears loud and clear, – ‘as you sow, so shall you reap‘. Dharma may not be only spirituality. Dharma is our mission in life – a father’s responsibility towards progeny, wife’s duty to family, teacher’s responsibility towards pupil and so many more. Our first responsibility once we are born also happens to be to ourselves, survival in order that we are able to proceed towards our goal and complete the mission in this birth.
This is a difficult concept but again so easy if we do not consider certain values as rules and restrictions. The 10th house is the house of action or Karma. While the 9th house depicts which are the possibilities and where destiny fails and limitations restrict, the 10th house is the seat of our dream that we try to fulfill in order to achieve our status in life. It is the strength of a Kendra that pushes us forward through career, a mode of earning material gain.
How much this effort fructify, is then taken on by the next house the 11th house. The perfect balance in the potential of the 9th, 10th and 11th house is the real essence that brings maximum gain if other astrological conditions are not absolutely dethroning.
The karakas(cause) of this house are Mercury, Jupiter, Sun and Saturn. A loaded 10th house definitely indicates a full functional and active life in respect to career and status.
Malefics do very well here and a troublesome energy like that of Rahu can mean progress in career for the person.
When I say that malefics do well here, the functional duty of the malefics have to be taken into consideration. Let us take the functional status of the malefic Mars.
Function of Mars on different Ascendants
For Aries Lagna, Mars is the owner of the 1st House and the 8th house. The 8th house is an inauspicious House but as the Ascendant is a strong and powerful, the effects of it will be predominant in Mars thus rendering it benefic. However it must be free of other malefic aspects.
For Taurus Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 12th and 7th House. As a malefic and lord of Kendra, Mars will give good/moderate result provided it is not afflicted. Mars is a fiery planet and any kind of affliction can ignite the malefic qualities and cause aggression and turmoil in the person’s life. If there are other planets in the vicinity, they will not remain absolutely calm either.
For Gemini Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 6th and 11th house. Mars is not a benefic planet here but as the lord of both Upachaya Houses, can give great shape to all hopes and dreams with time and patience. The 11th house is the house of hopes and dreams and gains of all kind, a well placed Mars strong and healthy holds a lot of promise.
For Cancer Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 5th and 10th house. Mars here is the owner of two powerful houses and is termed as a Yoga Karaka. If Mars is well placed, and well aspected there is great possibility for the person. However Moon should also be un- afflicted and strong for this signature to give the best result. Slightest affliction to this planet has the power to turn life absolutely topsy-turvy with destruction of ‘mind control’.
For Leo Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 4th and 9th house. Mars here is the owner of two powerful houses and is termed as a Yoga Karaka. In Mars’s Dasa or Main period there may be great gains in terms of wealth and fame. There is great possibilities hidden behind Mars and it is most important to have this planet clean and clear of all negativity and Lagna lord Sun also. A well harmonized Mars has the potential to help the person to leap out of all battle grounds, victorious and radiant.
For Virgo Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 3rd and 8th house. Mars here is malefic. If Mars is strong and un-afflicted, it can give long life. The overall result for this lagna modifies to a large degree if there is the benefic aspect of Jupiter on Mars.
For Libra Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 2nd and 7th house. Mars here is the owner of one malefic house and one benefic house. The 2nd is a malefic house, but an astrologer can never relinquish this house that governs, speech, conserved wealth and general family happiness among other things. The 7th is a Kendra hence a powerful position and Mars becomes a powerhouse for this Lagna. A strong and well placed Mars gives good result, in terms of money, efforts among others. Vitality is a great boon as well, a harmonic connection between the Ascendant lord Venus and Mars generally defines a happy, content and passionate man- woman relationship.
For Scorpio Lagna, Mars is the lord of the Ascendant and the 6th house. As the Ascendant house lord its energy is most benefic and as the 6th house lord it increases the fighting spirit and capacity. A well harmonized Mars and under benefic aspect makes the Scorpio Ascendant people get ahead of all others. For a Scorpio Ascendant a well placed Mars gives very strong physical passion subdued and hidden. A man â€“ woman relationship can thrive and gain heights of ecstasy very private and full of surprises.
For Sagittarius Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 5th and 12th house. 5th is a kona house and hence Mars becomes a benefic energy and as the 12th house lord it is not so benefic unless under the aspect of a benefic or the 12th house is under a benefic aspect. But the scope of great achievements during the Mars Main period or Dasa can be quite beyond expectation. In such a horoscope, the power of Sun and Jupiter are also very important factors governing the growth factor.
For Capricorn Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 4th and 11th house. 4th is a kendra house and hence Mars becomes a benefic energy and as the 11th house lord it is not so benefic. But the 11th house is the house that governs our hopes and dreams; our potential in respect to earning- some would say that for this lagna, Mars will give mixed result, with the perfect connection between Ascendant lord Saturn and Mars, I find it gives excellent result. The Ascendant being its sign of exaltation, can make Mars a great power, slow and steady when harmonized and under benefic aspect.
For Aquarius Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 3rd and 10th house. 10th is a kendra house and hence Mars becomes a benefic energy and as the 3rd house lord it is not so benefic. For this lagna, Mars will give mixed result. But the Ascendant lord being Saturn, can make Mars a great steady power and when harmonized and under benefic aspect can mean great success.
For Pisces Lagna, Mars is the lord of the 2nd and 9th house. 9th is a kona(trine) house and hence Mars becomes a benefic energy and may bless the person with wealth and a religious mind also. For this Lagna if Mars is weak or under malefic aspect can cause great loss of wealth and family unhappiness.
Mars energy is very important and when under benefic aspect it can mean a fine impetus. Mars drives our action in a way it is responsible for the Karma that we do in a life time. The 10th house directly relates to this. The better we understand our Martian energy, the greater is our scope for putting speed and energy into our life’s achievement ,our mission. Hence, a solid Mars all unaffiliated planet in the 10th will give the person a strong direction, mission, or life purpose to follow. This is the reason it is believed that this house does well, when loaded.