Can Rahu in Gemini in 8th house give IT Career? (Vedic Astrology)
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For you to be a web programmer, app or software developer, as a Scorpio Ascendant, your Rahu must be placed in the 8th house in the sign of Gemini but the lord of Gemini must also be placed in the first house in the sign of Scorpio. Rahu in the 8th house shows your life is all about doing research and investigation in the hidden secrets of life and nature or hidden codes as the 8th is a very mysterious house and you need to investigate to find the truth or resolve the mysterious. Scientists mostly have their Rahu in the 8th house or at least in the sign of Scorpio in some other house if not in the 8th house. This is because 8th house is all about knowing the unknown which requires a lot of research and investigation.
See the birth on the left (click here if you are on mobile) and it is of a person who is a web programmer and he is a Scorpio Ascendant with Rahu in the 8th house in the sign of Gemini and Mercury placed in the 1st house in the sign of Scorpio.
Lagna > Anuradha pada 2
Sun > Anuradha pada 1
Moon > Purva Ashadha pada 3
Mars > Purva Ashadha pada 3
Mercury > Anuradha pada 1
Jupiter > Visakha pada 3
Venus > Anuradha pada 2
Saturn > Chitra pada 4
Rahu > Ardra pada 2
But we cannot predict a career from Lagna that was there at the time of birth as that shows what you were at the time of birth or your default nature.
We should look for the Ascendant or Lagna during the age between 18 to 30 which is usually the time of career of a person. The above native started his Mahadasha of Rahu at the age of 29 and that was the time his career picked up in the field of IT. Since his Rahu is placed in the sign of Gemini we should simply make this Rashi of Gemini as the first house or Ascendant and then considering the sign of Gemini as Ascendant look the chart again.
If you are using the Jagannatha Hora Software you simply need to right click on the sign of Gemini in the 8th house and then select "show chart from this house" in the upcoming menu. That will automatically make your chart from Gemini Ascendant and you don't need to do anything else. Now if you will look at this chart you will find Venus, Sun and Mercury in the 6th house in the sign of Scorpio and Rahu in the first house in the sign of Gemini. Jupiter and Saturn in the 5th house and Mars, Moon and Ketu in the 7th house.
This chart now makes perfect sense for the native to be a web programmer as now the Ascendant lord Mercury is placed in the 6th house which is a house of accomplishing difficult tasks and doing programming is certainly one of the most difficult tasks. Also, since the sign of Scorpio rules the 6th house this gives a clear indication that the difficult tasks of the 6th house are something related to hidden secrets and that could even be scientific research or writing codes of programming. Mercury also represents writing and so writing codes in possible when Ascendant lord Mercury is placed in the 6th house especially in the sign of Scorpio as Scorpio is a sign of codes as mentioned before.
Mars in the sign of Sagittarius in the 7th house shows putting energy (as Mars is energy) in resolving the difficulties of the 6th house (which is writing codes of programming) as 7th house is known to resolve problems, disputes, obstacles and difficulties of the 6th house.
Jupiter in the 5th house (of knowledge) in the sign of Libra shows the native is using the wisdom (as Jupiter is wisdom) in resolving some problems as Libra is a sign of resolving something which is complicated and difficult but since the lord of Libra > Venus > is placed in the sign of Scorpio in the 6th house it shows the difficulty could be something like hidden codes.
Here we can only conclude that the career is something related to Scorpio but still nothing can be known clearly unless we check which Nakshatras and their Padas all the planets in the birth chart are placed. But it is actually the birth of an IT professional as I disclosed earlier and that was my only motive to show you the chart of such a person. In both the Navamsa and the D 10 chart the native is Virgo Ascendant and Virgo is really meant for IT as Virgo is a very complicated sign and a lot of complications are involved when you write codes.
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