Learn the Astrology of your Soul:
The Moon as your Atma Karaka Planet:
In Vedic Astrology, the planet of greatest longitude in any of the Vedic Signs is called the Atmakaraka or ‘soul indicator’.
It represents the major task you incarnated to work with in this life time.
it is your most important planet. It is your most influential planet.
Here is what one very able student of mine wrote about my Atmakaraka planet. This was in her first assignment of her Vedic Astrology Course, studying the Moon in her chart and mine.
‘Moon is your Atmakaraka planet.
Atmakaraka shows us how the soul will be able to develop during this life.
We should pay attention to the house where Atmakaraka is located as it will be the main house in which karmic experiences work out and are worked out. It may not give the easiest experiences.
The Atmakaraka planet shows the personalized nature of the individual’s soul. It shows the soul color or soul flavour of that particular person. It is the planet that we have the most karma to work with in this life. When we speak about the nature of a person’s soul we utilize the Atmakaraka planet.
Atmakaraka is the focal point of one’s life’s experience. This is where one fulfils his/her destiny, where one work outs his/her karma most efficiently. This is a blessing and a curse at the same time, as one’s Atmakaraka brings the most important lessons, and one can’t avoid failing those lessons from time to time as that’s an inseparable part of learning.
Your atma karaka is located in the house where you have gandanta – a very unfortunate situation in terms of life experience. Your atma karaka is also the ruler of your chart/ascendant and goes to the 9th house of spirituality, higher learning, devotion and teaching where both the greatest learning and teaching potentials are.
With atmakaraka being the moon, the person may be:
very caring and compassionate
family and social life are important, yet the person needs to overcome small family attachment and realize the whole world is one’s family.
emotions and compassion towards others may become a big issue. Due