How To Find Your Deity In Your Natal Chart - A Step-by-Step Guide

  • June 17, 2022 | We-Astro | 5 mins read

How To Find Your Deity In Your Natal Chart (An In-Depth Guide)

Horoscopes often provide insight from the stars. Horoscopes provide insight into our daily lives. They can assist us in recognizing how the movements of the planets can help us make beneficial life changes. But first, a step back: How does this process of interpreting planet positions and motions work? How can one find their Deity in their Natal Chart? What is a zodiac sign, and how do the planets influence the signs? These questions are essential for understanding the fundamentals of reading your birth chart. They show the alignment of the planets in the sky at the time of your birth.

What the planets tell us

Astrology is a broad, complex, and highly specialized study, but its fundamental principles are simple. A birth chart is a photograph of the sky at your birth. It reveals the precise location of each planet and the constellation they were in when you first entered the world. In some birth charts, all planets are in the same constellation; in others, it disperses throughout the sky. The separation between these planets is significant because each has its celestial function.

The Importance of Your Deity

Deity means "to worship a God or Goddess." They are in charge of opening the path of renunciation for the native. The Soul is immortal, and it returns to this mortal world many times in different physical bodies to complete karmic cycles and achieve Moksha. Our Deity assists us in attaining Moksha and breaking free from the never-ending cycle of life and death.

Worship of our Deity ensures that a person's entire life is well guided, protected, and cared for, but it also provides that one is on the path of ultimate liberation. It is possible to determine one's Deity by studying the birth chart. Everyone must worship their Deity and, at the very least, know who their Deity is. A personal Deity is someone who leads the Soul to its true home–Moksha. The Atma Karaka is crucial in revealing one's Deity. To find one's Deity, look at the Atma Karaka planet in Navamsa because the Navamsa shows God's blessings on the native and how the native communicates with God.

Can one identify their Deity?

Who is my Deity? How can I find my Deity by a Natal Chart – These are a few questions that most people deeply involve themselves with, devotion and spirituality ask themselves. Most indigenous people are unsure of which Deity they should worship. If a native is a Shiva devotee, someone else is a Vishnu or Radha Krishna devotee.

  • Some people are devout followers of Lord Hanuman. Some people eulogize every Deity and Goddess one by one. Worshipping one's Deity, as you are all aware, produces fruitful and desirable results.
  • Some people choose their Deity based on the ninth house and the zodiac sign associated with that house and the zodiac lord.
  • Others base their Deity on the fifth house, the zodiac associated with that house, and the owner of the zodiac.
  • Some scholars base their decisions on the Lagna, the Lagna lord, and the Lagna zodiac sign.
  • The Deity is also chosen based on the number of 'Bali' planets present in the Trine house.
  • The 'Atma Karaka' planets can also determine in the Kundli or horoscope.

The various steps to determine one's Deity-

The first step in determining is to locate the Chara Atmakaraka (AK) planet. (In all natal charts, the Sun is the natural Atmakaraka.) The Atmakaraka is the planet with the most degrees in the birth chart. The Atmakaraka represents the Soul. It is considered the strongest planet in Jaimini Astrology, regardless of exaltation, debilitation, or combustion. It also demonstrates a person's enslavement and potential for liberation.

The second step is to determine which Rashi (sign) the Atmakaraka planet occupies in Navamsa (D-9). In Navamsa, the sign that occupies the Atmakaraka planet is known as Karakamsha. Such placements reveal a lot about the native's spiritual and professional life. The order of karakamsa shows what the Soul or 'Atma' desires. On this three-dimensional plain, it wishes to live and view life.

The third step is to look into "Jivanmuktamsa." The "Jivanmuktamsa" is the 12th house from the karakamsa sign. The 12th Karakamsa determines the "Deity." This house represents the Soul's emancipation, and we must examine it to find one's Deity. If a planet appears in the Jivanmuktamsa, it represents the Devata. Astrologers choose the strongest world if there is more than one. The planetary strength is shown in D-1 by averaging the 'Shadbal' and 'Ashtakvarga' strengths of the planets in question to calculate their "Averaged Relative Natal Strength." They can check if any Grahas are aspecting the 12th if there is no graha in the Jivanmuktamsa. They can take the 12th Lord (Jivanmuktansa Lord) as the Deity if no Grahas aspect it.

When can one see the results?

The Deity associated with the 9th house of your basic birth chart assists you in living a balanced life according to Dharma. He makes certain that you receive the benefits of the 9th house as and when you require them. Your role in this process is somewhat passive, as doing the bare minimum will be sufficient to activate the 9th house benefits. Beneficial planets and deities placed in the first, fifth, and ninth houses of the birth chart can also be a choice for the Deity because they protect and help you grow. This is a continuous background life support. The Deity associated with the 5th house of your birth chart aids in the fructification of your sadhana. To reap these benefits, you must be active, i.e., perform your mantra, jap, etc. When you finish it, you will see a huge and obvious result.

Conclusion: Finding Your Deity In Your Natal Chart

Since the beginning of time, determining one's Deity has been a part of We-Astro. In astrology, the fifth house of the Kundli is there to choose one's accumulated religion (Sanchit Dharma), deeds, knowledge, Karm/profession, knowledge, education, devotion, and Isht Devta. Each person's Deity is fixed according to their birth chart (Janam Kundli) and they help you find your Deity in your Natal Chart. An analysis of this chart can reveal your personality, motivations, and desires.

We can see how the art of astrology and the craft of reading birth charts came to be and how you can use them in your own life. If you want to know more about finding your deity in your natal chart or any other aspect of your life, you can ask We-Astro's renowned astrologers.

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