In today’s post, I would like to talk a little bit about the ninth divisional chart, otherwise known as the Navamsa or D9. The Navamsa chart provides you with more details about your long-term goals and the grand purpose of your life. Looking at the Navamsa allows you to analyse in depth the path you tread upon, what you “marry yourself to”, whether it is marriage, carrier, or spiritual life.
One of the most efficient ways to see how a person feels about the grand purpose of their life is to look at his or her Navamsa deities. As a matter of fact, these are not literal gods and goddesses, but rather special temperaments assigned to each planet. There are three temperaments: Deva (“godly”), Nri (“human-like”), and Rakshasa (“demonic”). They represent three main types of conscious living beings found in Vedic mythology. In this specific astrological context, however, it would be incorrect to say that the Deva planets are automatically better than the Rakshasa planets. It all depends on the actual dignity of a planet assigned to a temperament.
There is a simple way to determine these planetary natures. Planets in movable signs in the Navamsa will be Deva, those in fixed signs Nri, and those in dual signs Rakshasa. If you would like to preview your Navamsa placements, please see the CALCULATOR. When you enter your birth data on that page, your Navamsa chart will have a number 9 in the centre and you will be able to locate it below the main chart and planetary details.
Movable signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn
Fixed signs: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius
Dual signs: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces
If you have many Navamsa planets (especially the Moon) in Deva, it means that working towards the well-being of others, bringing something virtuous and positive to the world, and exemplifying pure (Sattvic) qualities in thought and action are going to be the main themes of your life. If Deva planets in good dignity, you are going to find satisfaction and fulfilment on your idealistic path. If that is not the case, you are going to struggle with the lack of direction, frustrated ideals, and discontentment.
If you have many Navamsa planets (especially the Moon) in Nri, it means that pursuing typical earthly and practical goals, enjoying what the world has to offer, and working towards building something constructive and lasting is going to be of relatively high importance to you. If Nri planets are in good dignity, it means that your dynamic and ambitious temperament can be utilised to build something meaningful, productive, and satisfying. If that is not the case, you are going to struggle with getting ahead in life and enjoying the fruit of your labour.
If you have many Navamsa planets (especially the Moon) in Rakshasa, it means that going against the current, rebelling against conventions, and breaking free from the shackles of societal conditioning are going to be the main themes of your life. You are going to be an individualistic person, a rebel with unorthodox ideas about life. There is definitely a strong Promethean quality inherent to this temperament. Vedic Rakshasas are similar to Titans in Greek Mythology or Giants in Norse Mythology. If Rakshasa planets are in good dignity, then you can expect fulfilment and productivity on your path of radical changes. If that is not the case, you are going to struggle with channeling your destructive, rough, and primal temperament into productive activities.
I may also add that Navamsa deities is utilised in relationship compatibility – we can compare two people’s charts to see if they are treading on a similar path and whether they can temperamentally relate to each other’s grand vision of life. If you are interested in this kind of service (or detailed Navamsa readings), please consider checking out my affordable birth chart reports HERE.