Many people desire to have a career in IT as it is very lucrative and brings chances to go abroad. They even consult astrologers to find out if they will have an IT career. From their birth chart, the astrologer will be able to discern this. There are some common factors that indicate the possibilities of education and career in IT.
The planets associated with these fields are given below, starting with the most important and ending in the least important.
Moon is a very important planet in a person’s birth chart as it rules the mind. The Moon provides the biggest clue about you, the memory stored from previous experiences, and what you will do in this life. For an actual career in IT, the shadow planet, Rahu, is very important. It signifies software, new age technology, aerospace, programming, internet, and cloud computing. Rahu deals with things that are undiscovered or not ordinary, and things associated with invisible connection like Wi-Fi.
Mercury is associated with all kinds of languages. Software programming, too, is a language. Mercury shows manual dexterity (skill with hands), intelligence, logic, curiosity, etc. It’s the karaka of education. Mars represents technology, engineering, the inner working of machines, electronics, mathematics, calculations, etc. But without Moon and Mercury, Mars will not have much of a role in IT or Software.
Venus is the karaka of programming, which tends to beautify something. Ketu is the karaka of WIFI, electricity, research-based science, sharp tools, etc. It is the karaka of the mother board. Saturn is the least important because it is associated with mechanical engineering, motors, working with big machines, and simulators. Saturn indicates routine and repetitive tasks.
Some of the houses (divisions) in the birth chart are also associated with IT and Software careers. They are:
- 1st house
- 3rd house
- 5th house
- 9th house
- 10th house
The 1st house represents who you are as a person. The planet which sits in the Ascendant is the most important planet in your life. The combination of planets in the Ascendant directs your life in one direction. The 3rd house stands for information and is associated with the gathering of information, its arrangement, distribution, etc. This house’s support is needed for an IT career, though it is not needed for Software engineering. The 3rd house also signifies skills, both technical and creative.
The 5th house is associated with education and skills. The 9th house signifies postgraduate education. The 10th house represents your workplace and your highest impact on the world.
The Zodiac signs given below are important for IT and software fields. While Gemini is the most important, Capricorn is the least important.
Gemini represents information like the 3rd house
Aquarius represents science and technology
Aries represents engineering, technology, and intelligence
Virgo represents the highest intelligence and the ability to be patient and detailed
Scorpio represents research, hidden knowledge, and finding hidden problems
Capricorn represents status, knowledge of a subject, and career
The Nakshatras, too, have to be taken into account. They are given below in order of importance.
All these nakshatras are associated with technology, technical skills, technology, new age electric storm of information, or skills of hands.
- Planetary Positions
- Rahu in the 1st, 5th, or 9th houses
- Mars in the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th, or 10th houses
- Mercury conjunct Rahu, Mars or Ketu
- Venus conjunct Rahu or Mars.
All the above planetary position show that education for the native may occur in technology and software fields, as Rahu and Mars will also aspect or impact the houses of education or Mercury astrology, the karaka of education.
The D10 Chart
The Dasamsa or D10 chart also shows a career in these fields. Most people are not happy with their career because the birth chart and the D10 chart say two different things. Success comes when both D1 (main chart) and D10 chart are synchronized. In case the Ascendant of birth and D10 is odd or even, the native will have a 360-degree turn in career, like from IT to medicine or banking, or arts.
The Significance of Amatyakaraka
Amatyakaraka is the planet that gives you the ability to earn money and your career. In many cases, the Amatyakaraka has brought success in career. When IT professionals change to finance or financial services, it is often seen to be due to Jupiter’s role as the Amatyakaraka. Jupiter also represents professions like teacher, professor, astrologer, lawyer etc.
A person may have a career in IT or Software, but success in it comes only when the planets are favorably disposed. One cannot also completely discount the role of aptitude, without which one’s job can never bring self-fulfillment.