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Career Identification or choice of Profession in society by Varnada Lagana (VL)

Varnada Lagna (VL) is an Another important tool to identify true nature of Career or Karama in society by  Determining the in-between sign of the Lagna and Hora Lagna. The question is what actually is VL or Varṇa-da Lagna?. Varna-Da Lagana simply responsible for sustaining the Lagna or Native as by its actions in the society based on the past actions or Karma one got in current birth as an individual Varna. It simply gives food or provides Necessary Karama to the Lagna to sustain it.AL shows what actually you are doing in society but VL shows how you are sustaining the Image in society by doing certain karmas in society. What karma we do simply proceed our life in that direction in society.

Varna Means – Caste or class we get in this birth by our past actions based on we do occupation  i.e if we are indulging in Brahmin Karma in past even we are Belong from Kshatriya in past we preciously belongs to Brahmin via Karma our actions in past i.e We might be Reading Shashtras, Vedas, Mantras or might be doing traditional works and result of this  we will get the birth in Brahmin Class in next birth.

The ‘da’ in ‘Varnada’ means "To Give, Like Da-Da-ti in Sanskrit is Dadaati is to give " - Here Da is three objectives given by the Lord bramaha to each different classes in Deva, Mansuhya, and Rakashas. Here three Gana's are Inherent nature of human being, Godly, humanly or Devilish means what is required in society for the creation and need for creating the harmonic balance in Samaj- Society.

Deva – (Dama- Means one has to control senses or conquering) – Devas Inherent nature is Enjoyment -Living in Sukha - So One should observe self-control, try to keep avoid over indulgence and pleasurable life, unlike the devas who always enjoy promiscuously.

Manusya- (Dana- Means one has to give without any desire) –  Manshuya Bhava of Humanity, Helping each other, giving others to those are in need - giving others - One should give, sacrifice for the social cause, not unlike those manusya who always lives in greed and seek for motives.


Rakshasa – (Daya- Karuna, Being Human, Forgiveness, means having let it go nature) –  Try to forgive others -  One should be merciful, Soft, Polite, forgiver unlike the raksasa who are always ruthless.


The Varnada Lagna is simply a clue to or a presentation of the class in society, through humans fulfill's, or neglect, these objectives or goals gave by the Lord Brahma as a prime objective or role in society to have a smooth work of creation for Mansuhya Yoni. Simply VL shows what we should do in society in order to sustain our karma  given based on the past duties.



Varna-Da preciously depends on the karma we did in the previous life those decides our birth varna and those karma we are performing in this current life can redefine our varna for next birth. Both the two Lagans (D1 and VL) work in pairs whereas the Lagna in actual reality act and reacts for the body need and requirement and the Varṇada sustains those acts of the Lagna as Karama in society. Varṇada Lagna doesn’t show any abilities or one skill  or sources of income, instead, it shows what you are meant for doing and what you mean to do to sustain yourself in the society.

According to Classical approach as mentioned in Bhagwad Geeta, There are four main Varṇas systems which are meant to uphold dharma and Karama. Therefore it is for sure from Dharma that one finds a purpose of life and performs that karma in Society.

In Simpler language, Varna means caste, a division of system based on one's class of Karama. 

There are 4 main basic caste systems –


Brahmin (Priest)Scholarly and Knowledgeably Work - to Guide and Show path of light those are living in darkness.

Kshatriya (warrior) – Work of Courage i.e Army and Engineering - Protect others, work for society and fight for those who are need of Society.


Vaishya (Traders) – Business Class i.e Work of Import and export - Feed others, keep flowing the system of trade in order to maintain a balance.


Shudras (servants) – Service Industry or Day to day tasks - Serve others and nourish others in ground reality - Seva Bhav.


These varnas are important or vital clues to give a hint of one’s profession in current birth based on our past actions.

Each sign and planets have its own varna (caste).Whereas the placement of varnada lagna (VL) in Natal chart and the planet which it is conjoined tells us about the possible Karama may do or job one is likely to do in society for e.g.

Varnada lagna in fiery signs conjoined with fiery Mars/Sun/Ketu - Shows fiery jobs like engineering where one has to working with tools and higher level of technologies i.e working with Mathematical and Advanced Computing system as shown by Ketu.

Government, Army, Police Signified By Sun, whereas Working with Mechanical tools  like Screws, nuts, bolts  etc that's too involves work of soldering, Mechanical or electrical sort work etc where one has to Serve & protect the society or serve the society via own abilities or skills, work for society for the necessitates and requirements all works are signified by Mars.

In Earlier times Mars Signifies by - Swords and Armours, Sun Signifies - Kingdom and Ketu - signifies Work of Seers.

In Actual Reality, Warriors do work for the society for uplifting the moral of the common man and to protect others those who are in need. In Other sense, they simply Protect and Serve Society via Political knowledge and bravery.

That's why these days, all those public sectors jobs where bravery required is ruled by Kshatriya planets like Mars and Sun.

The purpose is to provide balance in law and order and to maintain equal balance and harmony in all the varnas in society for a smooth system.

In Modern days Scenarios Situation has been a bit changed, Mars taking place Jobs of Army, Mechanical Engineering, Working with Higher computing modular machines whereas in earlier days mars only rules War and Warriors. In Current time Sun Signifying govt Sector and Jobs involved in Administration sector like I.A.S, K.A.S, I.P.S etc. So this way one can easily identify nature of work via Karmas associated with the planets.

This is to be studied in conjunction with other indications of the chart. for e.g If Varnada(VL) is placed in watery signs (Brahmin) conjoined with Venus ( Brahmin Planet Signifies Material Knowledge)  then one can be involves in working in Mantra Shashtra, Astrology, Healing sciences or therapist, Counselling work, working in jeweler shop if there is link of Mercury involved to or in  film sector, Media sector or it can be in Movies or similar Venusian field means those works where one need to show path of light or cure or heal both physically, entertain other, as well as physiologically or emotionally.Entertaining is also another sort of healing therapy one when used to cheer up other via witty dialogues and character presentation.

Varnada lagna (VL) in watery signs conjoined Saturn can also shows one might be involved in doing daily day to day jobs where one has to follow same routines and same type of job every day. Due to conjunction with Watery Signs jobs those are linked with Food, Hotel or Restaurant industry like waiter or cook in hotels and restaurants can also be predicted.

Placement of VL in Kendras, trikona or Trik Bhavas plays important role in understanding how much level of work we can contribute to society with the support of society. VL placed in a Kendra to the Lagna shows a person who has the full support from his own society and family members in initiating his career. Kendras Bhavas are Vishnu Sthan - Signifies Sustaining power in society. Whenever VL is placed in 1,4,7 and 10th house one can easily get supports from his own society and his own family members to establish the career with good prosperity.This is considered as an one of Best placement for seeing good level of Material growth in Society.   If Varnada Lagana is occupied and owned by naturally beneficial planets then the native is strongly supported by the community and such family members indicated by that planets i.e Moon - Mother,Venus - Wife and Mars - Brothers, Mercury - Friend circle etc.

If malefic planets conjoin or lord the Varnada, then many strife, challenges and battles are indicated in sustain one work in Society. It may also indicated one has to fight for it against the society to sustain one Karamas. Varnada Lagna placed in trines to the Lagna shows a Skilled and Learned person with good level of adaptability and understanding to any community, and upholding the laws of that community for sustaining Karma.It usually indicated flexible kind of Personality who can easily work with any community to gain prosperity.

The Lord of  the Varnada, if it is a natural beneficial and so well placed in Natal Chart shows that the native can easily adapts into his career and is a strong supporter for his professional colleagues, but if that same planet is afflicted he is tormented by his colleagues and life in the office can be very difficult to sustain i.e VL is placed in 6th, 8th or 12th houses.

Placement of Varnada Lagna in a dusthana (sixth, eighth or twelfth house) from Lagna makes the native either shy away from the community or it can be indicated enjoying a life in seclusion, avoiding regular social functions and the community gatherings or it usually indicates one who always stand against the social society for opposing its view point or native might fight those view points in the society in an isolated way. Usually these kind of people are either work like a Filter in society or they act against societies.The reasons for the distancing are known from the nature of the lord of the dusthana. Varnada Lagna in the twelfth house makes the native highly antisocial but if beneficial planet is conjoined in VL or if VL lord is well placed with beneficial planet than results can be opposite. This placement can, if other factors are present,  can show demoniacal attitude towards his own community, which would enable him to do unlawful acts, such as crime etc or he act like a warrior to serve it or protect it.

The nature of the Lord of the Varnada shows the source of the Rajayoga. If afflicted then the native abdicates the throne. Varnada in 3rd house makes a native free of enemies and his relationship with the community constantly improving making the native happy and content. The native has parakrama (enterprise and daring) if associated with malefic planets. Similarly, if the Varnada is in the eleventh house, the community will be source of achieving the desires of the individual.

Benefic in Upchaya houses(2nd, 6th, 10th and 11th) from VL Shows what karma Sustains the Varnada in doing his natural work in society.

For e.g if Mercury is in 2nd form VL – One Will rise in Publishing business or any business where knowledge, logic and intelligence required and native will get help from social links to sustain his profession in society.

Rashi and Planets of Nature shows what type of work one do in society i.e all Watery trines Shows Brahmin work, All fiery trines shows engineering or courage’s work . all Earthy signs shows Business related work and all Airy signs shows day to day tasks or service oriented work .

Case Study:



In above mentioned case VL is  in Taurus Sign (Vaisya Varna – Business class) placed in 10th( Feeding to society) house from Lagana( Leo Lagana) which means there will be  full fledge support in society and family in whatever business or career one initiate. Natural Tendency or inherited work given based on past birth Karma would be working in some business linked with Venus.

In above mentioned Case Venus is Placed in 1st house(leo Lagana) with Mercury ( indicates Work those are connected with Engineering, telecommunication, IT, Mathematics and Computer oriented or business of those) and Saturn (Shudra Class – Works those are connected with Service industry or Managing other people or resources where day to day work involves in serving other).

So, choice of work is bit modified because of conjunction of Mercury and Saturn in Fiery Sign, reason being all are placed in Fiery  Sign – this clearly indicates Work based on Engineering and technologies.

As No planet is conjugated in VL in 10th house – VL Lord Leading choice of work in Society.

Lord of VL is Venus but fall in Brahmin Class but as it is placed in 1st House (Creative and Designing related work Will bring name and Fame in Society) in Leo Sign (Fiery – Engineering and Technologies Field will rule choice of work in society).

As Venus is placed in Uttraphalguni Nakashtra  (Venus Nakashtra also bit modifying it and Emphasis is given on work those of  healing others or Earning money via that learning Where public contact is required. This success is attributable to the inherent quality of behavioral techniques. Clearly indicating earning as commission out of the public dealings.  Based on Nakashtra and Venus Nature native is best suited in doing profession those linked with teacher, writer or research fellow in some sort of the scientific field, Work those are linked with mathematics, engineering, astronomy and astrology and even can also be successful in advertising business of those types.)

This has been clearly indicated in Varna-Da Lagana, as Ketu (Mathematical and computational work) is placed in 11th (Gain Via Same) from VL in 8th house (Work of Occult, Astrology, Astronomy and Mathematics related with it).

Now from above all it is clearly indicated Native is doing work of engineering related work where one need to manage, design and Work related technology- that’s pretty much true Native has own business related with software technologies and involves in Project management work where native need to to deal public-ally with clients as there is no planet placed in VL - Native is doing work of based on his learning in current.Planet in VL shows what is your natural work or profession one should do based on his past karmic actions. Lord of VL shows understanding and learning after getting concious as after one progress n this birth.

As Native has Ketu in 11th from VL – if Native try to work on Occult subjects I,e software related occult he will be more successful in society.

Source, Reference and links
A course on Jaimini Maharsi's Updesha Sutras by Sanjay Rath
Varnada Lagana by Visti Larsen 
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3 comments :

  1. Thank you for the article. My varnada lagna falls in 10th house, Capricorn with Sun and Mercury in it from lagna.. The dispositor Saturn is in 12th house-Pisces. I'm confused as to how to blend this into something. Business, government, spirituality? Thanks again.

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  2. @Arcane Box : VL falls in 10th from Lagana always indicated the work you do in society approves by your own community members in your own land. even this will give you Huge success in career growth. Usually Sun (Warrior class - with Mercury(Business class) in the sign of Capricorn (Earthy Sign - Business)gives either the working with Business people who are mainly indulge in calculations, Mathematical computations, CA, Financial business and Banking sector. As the lord is going in Pisces Sign ( Sign of Brahmin Class - work of Shashtras, Astrology, Astronomy, Vedic Culture, Mediation and Deep Spirituality ) - you might had changed your earlier profession Of finance sector due to falling in love with Vedic Shashtras as you get awakened by this Vedic learning, due to interaction with people those are belong to from this culture and you wanted to take this Shastric knowledge as your next profession might be in other than your country. I hope this will help. :) Stay blessed

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  3. @Rakesh Jamwal. Thank you so much for the clarification, sir. My studies are not even complete. I'm just 18. I've been into Astrology since I was 15. Still learning. Also deeply interested in Vedas and Puranas. Who knows, I might actually end up doing something in that field. Anyways, thank you again.

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