By analysing chart using Vedic Astrology rules we are able to provide informations about one's luck in career life. Hereby I present some of the rules as given in the tradition.
All events related to career, prosperity and buisness are analysed using Dasamsa chakra which per Parasara Maharishi shows mahatpalam (great fruits). However Rasi chart should be seen for initial analysis of blessings and curses.
Arudha Lagna shows our stance in society and eleventh lord from it brings the source of income. Here especially the type of people and organization will be shown.
Darapada (the arudha of the seventh house) indicates our buisness partners and its yuti and rasi drsti will indicate their names/corporations and will define their impact on our buisness.
Moon shows support and society and tenth lord from Chandra in Rasi controls fortune related to work - this planet alone when badly placed can obstruct all fruits and availbility.
Fifth house in Rasi shows our future and if afflicted can make one stucked and nothing is going forward, especially in Dasa related to that duryoga. If there are auspicious planets in ninth then this can be altered. Benefics aspects change from deny to delay.
Navamsa dispositors of above lords are important to examine. They will show fortune which is neccessary for successs. Remedies performed to improve these planets will lead to regaining success and smooth career life.
Good relation between Arudhalagna and Darapada (like Kendra/trikona) is important blessing which is neccessary to start buisness.
Hora lord in kendra to seventh house is another point in the chart which makes one prosperous in independent earnings.
For two above points the lord is very important to check, so even if Arudhapada and Darapada are badly related to each other if their lords are yuti then buisness is to consider.
Budha is the karaka for buisness whilst Shani is karaka for job - their strength in Dasamsa along with sixth house and seventh house is neccessary to examine. Budha being in exaltation or neecha can bring huge skills and earnings from buisness. Enemy sign is most problematic. Based on Jaimini Upadesa neecha grahas can bring huge finances if are allowed to do so if not blocked by other planets.
Brhat Parasara (chapter 7 sloka 16) gives the calculation: we should start from same sign for odd signs and from ninth sign from the original one for the even signs taking into account the fact that one Dashamsa is of three degrees. So for Surya in eigth degree in Kanya we arrive at Cancer Dasamsa as ninth from Kanya is Taurus and the third sign from it (eigth degree = 3th Dasamsa) is Cancer.
In the tradition we are taugth that each Varga has Lagna and houses and its used for more than calculating the strength of planet (Vimshopak).
HOUSES IN DASAMSA
Dasamsa Lagna shows fame related to work, Lagnesh shows attitude and motives in work (dasamsa).
Second house shows investments and group whilst second lord shows source of it and group which you belong to.
Third house is related to agreements and communications, whilst third lord shows short journeys.
Forth house is seen for analysing property, office, buisness located and the lord shows personal secretary - someone you trust, very close and crucial.
Fifth house shows employees in buisness, when strong brings higher promotions. Fifth lord shows immediate subordinates.
Sixth house shows staff function, whilst lord bring enemies causing damage.
Lord of seventh house shows our public relations; if Mercury is lording then person is always pleasing - saumya, Jupiter brings good advise and Mars can be challenging everybody in office. Shani criticizes everyone, so if malefic lords seventh lord then public relation may be bad. House is related to type of buisness, if malefic is there people can become very jelous.
Eigth house shows loans and debts which is good for buisness, if there is malefic then its inauspicious to be engaged in buisness activities, eight lord brings troubles.
Ninth house shows goverment, law and ninth lord stands for guide and advisors.
Tenth house shows company itself, its auspicious to take Deity of that planet and put it in office, the lord is responsible for company success.
Eleventh house shows friends in group and the lord shows training development.
Twelfth house bring secret enemies and even one benefic there is huge blessing for Dasamsa, lord is related to our mistakes and undoing, inabilities.
If houses and lords are strong and well-placed then one meets with fortune related to that part of work, opposite for weak and afflicted grahs. Job/buisness connected to strong graha (avastha) will be source of success and money. Neecha graha can bring skill and finances but also lot of stress.
Additionaly Karma Nakshatra in 27-scheme should be analysed to judge stress level and suffering association in work place.
In above example seventh lord is Shani and being in Lagna (ascendent, first house) makes the chart quallified to use Dwisaptati Dasa which is one of the special Dasas given by Sri Parasara Mahamuni.
Karaka for Dwisaptati dasa is Moon and being in Kendra from Atmakarka shows that Dasa will be very accurate in timing life-events. Moon being in seventh house shows strong linging towards independent jobs like contracts and buisness.
Panaphara shows less support whilst Apoklima shows minimal energy from Atmakaraka. Based on that rule when Amatyakaraka is in kendra to Atmakaraka Raja Sambandha yoga is formed which makes one associate with top-most experts in branch of work.
When many planets in Lagna we are advised to check their Taras (ref. example of Rajiv Gandhi; Brhat Nakshatra; Sanjay Rath). Only Shani is in bad Tara whilst Shukra and Budha are in auspicious Taras.
Per financial Sambandha Jupiter and Ketu are most eager to give when eleventh from Arudha is simha sign. Shukra is in enemy sign (eleventh from mooltrikrona - Thula) but Budha is strong and being in Shukra-amsa will indicate one who can earn from website designing (Budha in Shukra rasi). This is confirmed by seventh house in Dasamsa which shows type of free lancing - occupied by Shukra in Ketu's (computer's) sign.
Atmakaraka with Darakara along with second and seventh lord yoga makes one Dhana Yogi. This is the blessing in the chart for wealth.
Lets analyze curent period when native took the decision and risk to start buisness instead of company work. All these types of important changes occur in Dasa of kendra to Lagna. Here it was Mithuna-Kumbha Narayana dasa where Kumbha is seventh house with lord in Lagna supporting buisness line!
Sudasa (Shrii blessings) of Cancer (with the lord in the house of buisness) started from July 2008 preparing new ground and the decision was taken in Vrsabha antardasa (again Kendra to Lagna). From September 2009 Guru Mahadasa in Naisargika appeared and Jupiter is in trikona to seventh house again supporting the same. Tenth house in its Bhava dasa has Darapada in seventh from it. Nakshatra dasa gives us the time of Aślesha-Punarvasu where ninth lord (contract jobs) as Amatyakaraka is placed showing the time when one must digest karma related to career-life whilst Punarvasu lord Jupiter is with Darapada lord. So from all perspectives one was destined for that change as tenth lord from Lagna in Rasi sits in seventh house in Dasamsa - final change. There is strong support from married partner based on that position and more so from ninth lord being in Sanghatika Nakshatra Uttara Bhadra.
Sun-Rahu period using Dwisaptati Dasa - Phalita Udu dasa.
Dasa must be related to eigth house/lord to indicate the end of job and strongly triggering seventh/house lord which shows buisness. Second house in Dasamsa besides motivation also shows all preparation for buisness. Rahu being in eigth house with seventh lord aspecting second house fulfills all these conditions above.
Interestingly Rahu is also seventh lord in Rasi. Also third lord in Lagna makes one earn though own efforts and skills per Brhat Parasara Hora Śastra (26/25).
In Tithi Pravesha Hora/Vara lord must be somehow associated with seventh house to indicate focus on independent way of sustainence.
In above chart both Hora Lord and Varesh role is occupied by Jupiter which is present in seventh house. Houses in first and forth from Varesh and Horesh brings the focus of the year in Tithi Pravesha reading.
Jupiter neecha and its placement from Moon/Lagnesh is altered by vakri avastha and dispositor yoga respectively.
I hope this will help you in deciphering career-path from your charts and chart of your dear one's.