By V.K.Chawla
What is a divisional Chart Introduction Maharshi Parasara has prescribed 16 divisional charts in BPHS. As Sh Narsimha Rao wrote  in his article that Sage Parasara even before he defined what different houses stand for, he defined the divisional charts and lists the matters to be judged in each divisional chart. It is clear that he considers divisional charts to be a very important visionary of Jyotisha and these touched me too. The divisional chart based on the 10th division of signs, the current topic of discussion is called Dasamsa or Dasamamsa or Karmamsa or Swargamsa.  The Dasamsa chart is very easy to cast. Each sign is divided into 10 equal parts. If the Rasi is odd, the 10 parts of the Rasi go into the 10 consecutive Rasis starting from that Rasi itself. If the Rasi is even, the 10 parts of the Rasi go into the 10 consecutive Rasis starting from the 9th Rasi from the Rasi in consideration.

Before we venture further let us see what is a D-chart? While the Rasi chart is the physical chart, divisional Charts are abstract. A planet that is physical at a longitude in a particular sign can be mapped in the sky but it may be placed in another sign in Navamsa, Dasamsa or any other varga chart which is an abstract concept of our revered seers. The abstract concept or entity cannot be seen in the skies. Like a house can be identified  in  Goggle maps (the Rasi) but inside division of house like Drawing Room (Navamsha), Puja Room, Bed Rooms, study room or a work place or a office inside a house (D-10) their orientation their up-keep etc cannot be seen through Google maps. That is self created may be as per Vaastu or not we get results accordingly which is an abstract division. The up keep & utilization of various divisions of house is seen through Divisional charts. The most important is the Drawing Room (Navamsa) where all guests come & sit and make general assessment about the upkeep of the house. Therefore all divisional charts are better assessed if Navamsa is also assessed beforehand. Therefore before we go to D-10 we would route our assessment through Navamsa.
Importance of Navamsa while Delineating Dasmasa
Now we are wiser on D- charts. For profession along with D-10, the Navamsa is equally important to the Rasi Chart or the birth chart (Rasi Chart). The Navamsa reveals the psycho-spiritual path, the quality content, whereas the Rasi Chart reveals the material – social manifestation of events.
Navamsa is an exceptionally valuable varga for the key questions of life, which all devolve upon how much and what kind of wisdom has been acquired in past lives. Generally matters signified by the “Swamsha”(lord of Navamsa lagna) and the house which Swamsha rules in Rasi Chart, are easy to accomplish in this life due to past-life build-up of skill and wisdom in those matters. (Not necessarily morally good or profitable or approved. Take it easy! If Swamsha is a criminal planet there will be an easy life of crime) Navamsa gives a richly detailed micro-view ones’ disembodied life conducted through psycho-mental projections. Navamsa represents the psychic field of perception, including hidden assumptions and expectations. The Navamsa chart indicates skills and the nature of profession whereas the Dasamsa chart indicates success and failure in the profession.
Now if a planet, which is identified as the strongest determinant of profession in a nativity in Navamsa is placed in the 6th, 8th or 12th H in the Sign (natal) chart, or this planet is the lord of these Houses; it will not provide a stable professional career. Similarly, this planet if placed in the 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th Houses of the Dasamsa chart will indicate difficulties or breach in profession during its AD of operation as this D-10 chart indicates success and failure in the profession as said earlier. Linking of D charts is summarized as under for easy understanding.
9 points for reading (akin to 9 basic Planets of Solar system) D –Chart, How it decides the Rasi Chart attainments. Important Points for Analysis by Divisional Charts
No Position of  Planet in D-1 Position in a Div-chart Results in respect of that Divisional chart 1 Bad Good Benefic 2 Strong Bad Bad Results 3 Good Good Very Good 4 Strong but in bad Places Good places Mostly good Results 5 Strong & in good Place Bad Bad 6 Combust or defeated in Planetary war Good Bad. if bad in Div chart also then more bad results 7 Debilated or Deb cancelled Debilitation Cancelled Good 8 Vargottam, Exaltation, own house , with Digbal Shall apply in V-chrts also Good but Exaltation in 3, 6, 8 & 12 will be waste. 9 Debilated  & good placement Debilitation not Cancelled Bad Summery – we have till now seen importance of Navamsa in reaching Karam Bhava Now we would see importance of Karam Bhava. One may remember – we are analyzing 10th H कम” भाव ’ -(या *?   Chart (D-1), (य,+ *? (D-9) chart, and क.- *? Chart (D-10). And finally most important कब * through Dasa &Transit if dasa is not supporting then nothing appears materializing despite yoga and one would feel like and listen from chart इस 2ट की सभी लाइ6 7य8त : क;पया क=छ ?र बाद पBन: कोिशश कG। Cloud formation is there but no rains. Importance of Dasmasa; Replicating few paras from Late Sh GK Goel’s article on profession. The 10th House represents mid-heaven and plays an important role in the chart, second in importance only to the Asdt. This House is known as ‘Karma Bhava’ (House of action). The main signification of this House is  CSP (a term very well known as measurement of frequency in Hertz, Cycles Per Second)  Career Status and Profession. This is most power full angular and also Upachaya House. In actual practice the longitudes of only two Houses, the Asdt. and the 10th H can be accurately calculated. The cusps/mid-points of the other Houses are derived from these two points. All the savants of astrology are well aware of the various theories and controversies with regard to the determination of the cusps/mid-points of all other Houses derived from these two co-ordinates. This in itself shows the importance of the Asdt. and the 10th H. we learnt the linage कम” भाव ’ -(या *? → (य,+ *? →, क.- *→  कब * → (और कामयाबी कहा, *) all क khandan.  कामयाबी कहा, * will be taken up later during the course of these submissions my points for considerations.  Significators or Karkas of 10th H : Now – 10th is the angle of public identity, the intelligence and control over others which is required to impose an orderly environment (in which environments would you, over time, acquire enough status to eventually become the boss?), respect and prestige. Tenth house has the maximum number of karakas in the zodiac. The Su is the foremost karaka of the 10thH. But for the Su, all activities in the world would come to a standstill. The Su denotes the Political power, status and fame (significator – Su). If Su is in 10th H then the Dharma trikona Rasis (1, 5, 9) become urdhavmukh (upward looking) denoted by the sign left behind by Su thus giving impetus to Asdt. The Su in the 10th cancels almost all doshas in a Muhurtha or election chart and this auspicious time is called “Abhijit Muhurtha”. Me denotes activity, correspondence, quick disposal, intelligence and commerce, Karma (action) including, profession and career (significator – Me) and therefore it is considered a karaka of the 10th H. Ju denotes knowledge, wisdom, spiritual sadhana and sound judgment, prosperity and growth (significator – Ju). All these make Ju a karaka of 10th. Hard work or labor is the mother of success and what planet, other than Sa can denote relentless hard work? Needless to say, Sa is a karaka of the tenth house all works and actions (significator – Sa).  Here a point one must be thinking is that how come when Su and Sa are mutual enemies*; Me and Ju are mutual enemies*. Then, how come these inimical pairs become karakas of 10th house? The answer is simple. When the tenth house is related to work of an aristocrat, it is denoted by Su. When business activity is related to 10th, it is governed by Me. When advisory services or finance is the activity, it is denoted by Ju. When labor or servitude is indicated as an activity, then Sa becomes karaka. Work area is of various categories thus divided by wisdom of Seers. If the matters signified by the planet are to be analysed then it ought to be judged from 10th & 11th of that planet (Su mentioned in shaloka) also (Bp7/39). (*Togetherness of these in 10th house would also be discussed later and view point presented in this article)

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Author: Sanjay Rath