This will be a short post highlighting how a small twist in the 10th house/cusp can change the exact complexion of a native's career.As regular readers may know, the 10th cusp determines a native's professional reputation and generally how he or she is perceived in the world.
Now below are the screenshots of two native's 10th cusp only. Note that both native's have their Ascendant in the same rashi ie Kumbha:
In terms of nature both the natives will follow Kumbha (Aquarius). Kumbha comes under the rulership of Saturn, Saturn gives slow movement, patience, deliberation. Saturn ruled people are ideal for huge projects that take a long time to complete.
But Kumbha is also of the vayu tattva that gives such individuals admirable dexterity and stability of mind in research and similar exploratory avenues.There are three rashis that belong to the vayu tattva. Gemini (Mithuna), Libra (Tula), and Kumbha. Of these Mithuna (ruled by Mercury) and Tula (ruled by Venus) due to the fast movement nature of their lords, manifest their creativity differently.
Mercury is budha, or buddhi (intelligence) and so Mithuna is seen in things like literature, mathematics, and mundane scientific matters etc. Venus is concerned with money and so the creativity of Tula is more related to business.
Kumbha ruled by Saturn gives research in innovative or non-ordinary topics.
Now note that the location of the 10th cusp is virtually the same for both natives, around 10-11 degrees of Scorpio, in the Anuradha nakshatra (ruled again by Saturn). Scorpio is the 8th rashi of the natural chart and thus gives professions related to the underground, occult, detective work etc. This also ties in with the 'research' indicated by the Ascendant.
Now the interesting bit. The first picture has Jupiter and Uranus in conjunction inside the 10th house. These will also influence the profession. The 10th house also has a Neptune in the chart.
Jupiter will deal with knowledge, teaching, philosophy, dharma, vedas, places of worship.
Uranus is an explosive planet, extreme outburst of energy, revolutionary, different ideas. It causes changes to status quo in a very quick manner. Uranus is concerned with subjects such as mathematics, astrology, and philosophy. Uranus explodes the karakatvas of the grahas it influences by aspect or conjunction. It is worth noting that Uranus aspects Jupiter in the chart of Albert Einstein who gave us an explosively different perspective of the universe. Uranus is conjunct with Ketu (the moksha giver) in the chart of Swami Vivekananda.
Neptune is also concerned with subtle topics,that are considered occult, like astrology. Due to its highly sensitive nature Neptune will also deal with topics such as art, poetry, extreme creativity, energy work carried out by spiritualists.
The second chart has a similar combination except the Jupiter is replaced by Venus. What is Venus the karaka of? Venus is the karaka of Moha, of sweetness. It rules beauty, physical attraction, sex, luxuries, of shringaara, of arts and entertainment.Notably, Venus in conjunction with Rahu, Ketu, Uranus or Pluto can cause sexual aberrations as well. It is also a possible indicator of homosexuality (of course rest of the chart is also to be taken into account).
The native described by the first picture is a market research analyst whose job is to talk to several people and do independent research into competitors by using skills that would put a normal detective to shame. Additionally this person is involved deeply with a religious organisation that works towards imparting knowledge of esoteric yoga to the public and in fact a qualified teacher of the same.
The native described by the second picture is also into research. But this person's research is into transgender people, and people who are living with sexually transmitted diseases! There is a Saturn also in the 10th for this person. Saturn is the farthest planet from the Sun and this usually indicates far flung things. These research subjects are indeed far flung from usual research!
How the change of literally one graha in the 10th house completely changed the complexion of the exact nature of research. Even though both houses are good for indepth research, one native studies the market and works in a yoga school, the other works with people who are dealing with some manner of sexual differences or diseases!