Atmakaraka in Navamsa

Given that the Navamsa chart (D-9) illustrates the dharma and karmic landscape of the native spanning life times, the Atmakaraka’s house position therein is very important to study the spirituality of the native. First take the house placement of the Atmakaraka in the Navamsa chart. Then, count the number of signs from its position to the Navamsa Lagna. Then, count the number of signs from its position to the Navamsa Lagna. The house arrived at gives the results of the Atmakaraka’s house position. Additionally, the strength of the natural karaka of that house should be noted both in Navamsa as well as Rasi charts. The Rasi chart gives more suitable results for great personalities such as Sri Krsna or Sri Caitanya, while the Navamsa is suitable for all others.

Result of the Atmakaraka in the Astrological houses:

1. Nobility and birth in a royal family result if the Atmakaraka is in the Navamsa Lagna or 1st house. High attainments and position likened to those of a king result if the lord of the Navamsa Lagna conjoins the AK even if the native is born in humble conditions. If, on the other hand, the AK aspects the Navamsa Lagna, then the native enjoys royalty from birth. The strength of Raja-yogas also depends on the strength, position and associations of the Sun, who is the karaka of the first house.
2. If the Atmakaraka is in 2nd house (lagna in the 12th from AK), then the native is a renunciate and possibly even a saint (if other criteria additionally apply in the horoscope). Saturn is the karaka of the 12th house, and thus indicates the path of either a sannyasi (a formal renunciate) or someone who gives charity for humanitarian purposes. If Venus is strong, and especially if Ketu and Saturn join or mutually aspect Venus, then the native performs tapasya or yogic austerities.
3. If the Atmakaraka is in 3rd house (lagna in the 11th from AK), then the native may have many high social contacts, be popular and influential, wealthy and successful in many undertakings. He has friends among powerful and successful persons.
4. If the Atmakaraka is in 4th house (lagna in the 10th from AK), then the native’s work is an essential contributor to the successful performance of Dharma. The strength of various karakas of 10th house indicates the avenues through which karma is performed. If Mercury and Jupiter are strong, then he is benevolent, well-linked and moves in a variety of circles. If the Sun is strong, then the native enjoys the effects of raja-yoga. If Saturn is strong, then he purges the results of past sins by hard work and sacrifice.
5. The 5th house position of Atmakaraka (lagna in the 9th from AK) indicates a very truthful person who follows the dictates of dharma very seriously. The results of much punya bring opportunities to perform sadhana (spiritual practice), to meet and learn from advanced spiritualists and to serve the cause of promoting Truth in the world.
6. If the Atmakaraka is in 6th house (lagna in the 8th from AK), then the native confronts many challenges which result from stigmatic karmas from past lives. The native with such a placement of the AK is recommended to propitiate Saturn. More importantly, they should perform the Satya Narayana Vrata regularly or as often as possible. Recitation of the Maha-mantra is ultimately beneficial for anyone in current era, kali-yuga.
7. The position of the Atmakaraka in 7th house (lagna in 7th from AK) is highly auspicious and blesses the native with a good spouse and the enjoyments of many beneficial associations. The native is pure in heart, well-intentioned and compassionate to all.
8. If the Atmakaraka is in the 8th house (lagna in the 6th from AK), then the results are similar to those for the 6th house. The native may confront vexing problems which are hard to solve. Physical ailments, challenging longevity, in addition to emotional and domestic discontinuity may be problematic for such natives. Recitation of the Maha-mantra and the Vishnu-sahasra-nama stotram, as well as performance of the Satya Narayana Vrata is ultimately beneficial. The native should also try to practice truthfulness and straightforwardness in all dealings.
9. The 9th house position of the Atmakaraka (lagna in 5th from AK) is perhaps the most auspicious and brings in full results of bhagya (fortune) to the native. A powerful Sun brings raja-yoga and enables the native to be very influential in educational and spiritual circles. If Jupiter is powerful, then the native becomes a guru in his own right, after receiving the blessings of self-realized souls or those advanced in higher knowledge. Materially speaking, such a native has no concerns in this world.
10. If the Atmakaraka is in 10th house (lagna in the 4th from AK), then happiness through family, home and mother are well-earned. Blessings through assets and property accrue, as well as respect and love through close allies and associates. The degree to which such results manifest depends on the strength, placement and association of the Moon in the Navamsa chart.
11. Courage and capability is the execution of any task result when the Atmakaraka is in the 11th house of the chart (lagna in the 3rd from AK). The native is intelligent and possesses firmness of mind and unwavering determination in the performance of duties. He has the ability to solve the problems quickly and to act decisively in crisis situations. If Mars is strong, then the native receives the results of raja-yoga akin to that of Ruchaka Maha- Purusa-yoga. The native is respected or admired by others due to valor and fearlessness in any confrontational situation.
12. If the Atmakaraka is in the 12th house (lagna in the 2nd from AK), then the native easily attains wealth as the result of the blessings of Lakshmi-devi, the consort of Vishnu. If simultaneously Mercury, Jupiter and Venus are in strength, then the native may achieve knowledge due to the blessings of the goddess Sarasvati. If the lord of the 2nd house joins that of the 5th and/or 9th, then the native enjoys the results of Dhana-yoga (wealth).

11 thoughts on “Atmakaraka in Navamsa

  1. please tell my atmakarak and ista devata for whom i have to do upasana and married life.

    04-08-1984 (4th august 1984)
    time 00:30 AM (30 minutes into the 4th august)
    Place:Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh

  2. Dear Sir,
    My name is Dr. Vijay Upadhyay (Ph.D.) doing research on Tuberculosis.
    My DOB is 20th February 1981, place = Chandrapur Maharashtra
    Time = 7: 30 AM Friday. There is little confusion about time. It is not exact.
    Could you please tell me which planet is Aatmakarak or benefic and which are malific.
    Waiting to hear

  3. Sir,

    My atmakarak is sun and it is placed in lagna in navmansha, Also sun is in pushkara navmansha, lagna is also pushkara navmansha. Also rahu as amatyakarak join with sun in asc of navmansha. Whats the result of this combination?
    09th march 1980, 20:10, ahmedabad, Gujarat.


  4. Dear Rajat ji,

    I discovered that MKS stands for “marana karaka sthana”. marana = death? Does this mean I am going to die soon? That sounds scary. When is this MKS going to affect me? I am going through moon-saturn right now and will start moon-mercury on 21st Dec 2011. Is there any remedy / mantras / worship to neutralize MKS? Also, is there bandhana yoga in my chart? What kind of karma from past births caused me to take this birth and is there any hope for spiritual advancement and possibly liberation in this life?


    • Dear Varun,
      Please don’t get carried away with general meaning of words. Marana Karaka Sthana has nothing to do with your death. It means that the planet is in such house where it is dead. Hence the planet will not be able to give its results. All this needs a collective study in your chart. You can analyse the chart in parts and then add them together.
      Regarding the questions you have asked, i will say the same to contact me professionally through my consultation page. I will not only answer these questions, but all the questions you will be having. I will suggest you mantra and remedies. Longevity calculation, Color Therapy suggestion are some highlighted points in the reading. Follow up reading upto 12 months will be given, in case you have any query after few months of reading.

      • Dear Rajat,

        I will contact you professionally through your consultation once I know when I have time for 1.5hrs long reading. In the meanwhile, could you please remove my birth information from this page for privacy reasons.


  5. Dear Rajat,

    Thank you very much. Who would be Ishta Devata, i.e., the Deity that will give me moksha or take me to nex higher level?

    Why do you think birth time rectification is needed? No one recommended that to me before, that is why I am asking. Once I understand this, I will book an appropriate time slot for a full reading.


    • Dear Varun,
      Your Ista Devata is indicated by Sun, hence Lord Rama is your ishta devata. Birth time rectification is required because the birth time is never recorded perfectly. There are divisional charts which can show very minute and precise details about karma. D-60 chart which tells what one is carrying from past birth is sensitive to 1 minute change in birth time. Hence, birth time rectification is very important for precise reading on chart.

    • Dear Varun,
      Atmakaraka in your chart is Mercury, Mercury is retrograde, hence it shows very strong desires pending from past births. Taking your time as perfect, Mercury is in 7th house along with Mars (retro). 7th house is MKS for Mercury and Mars both. It must be giving serious issues in relationships, marriage and connectivity with new people. But before reaching to any conclusion, you need to get a birth time rectification done. I will suggest you to get a full reading done. Its very much required. You can visit on my consultations page and look for the appropriate time slot and communication method for yourself.

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