The Dasāṁśa (D10) is one-tenth a rāśi measuring 3° arc. There are 120 Dasāṁśa in the zodiac as 10×12=120. Just as the horā D2 chart maps to the second house of the rāśi chart in the physical plane of consciousness, the Dasāṁśa being a D10 chart, maps to the tenth house.
Some interesting observations about the D10 Chart which you need to ‘meditate on’:
- The total number of Dasāṁśa in the zodiac = 120; and the total number of years in vimsottari dasha (purna ayus) is 120 years. Simply speaking, 1 Dasāṁśa = 1 year of life! So what is life? Is it all about Dasāṁśa and getting ready to go to the tenth house?
- Now, if the purna ayus (longevity) is getting mapped to the tenth house through vimsottari dasha, then the longevity of any being must be also associated with the tenth house. There you go – we have learnt previously that the longevity has three contributors – (1) Lagna 1H, (2) Karma 10H and (3) Rina 8H.
- But we also know that the tenth house is the mid-heaven or the sky directly above our head. So when we say, where is god, we all look up! How many of us look down when we point at where god is! The Sanskrit for the home of god is ‘Svarga’ and the Dasāṁśa is also called Svargāṁśa for this reason.
It’s very interesting when we notice a few more ‘number ten’ related expansions –
- There are ten-principal yuga-avatara of Vishnu
- There are ten Maha Vidya of Kali
- There are ten digpala for the ten directions of life (and space) …
- Dasāṁśa Defined -
The Dasāṁśa is the one-tenth division of a sign covering 3° of arc. Dasāṁśa is reckoned from the sign itself for odd signs and from the 9th therefrom for even signs. This has the approval of Parāśara, Satyācārya, Sārāvalī etc.
Examination of Dasāṁśa
1. The 10th house from Dasāṁśa Lagna or the Moon is the Kārya Rāśi. The 10th, the 2nd and 6th form the artha-trikoṇa (wealth trines). The 7th is the 10th from the 10th i.e. pada and planets in the 4th aspect the 10th house.
- Dasāṁśa Devatā -
The deities of the Dasāṁśa are the ten digpāla including Brahma (vertical downwards) and Ananta (vertical upwards) reckoned directly in odd signs and in the reverse in even signs.
Since digpāla are the devatā of the dasāṁśa, planets in digbala in the rāśi or dasāṁśa have a strong bearing on professions.
Digbala from lagna shows blessings that give special abilities, planet related work or subject matter as a mental direction of success due to the concerned digpāla devatā.
- Dasāṁśa Yoga - The dasamsa should be analyzed in detail independently like the Rasi Chart. The artha (Artha: Finance, money) trikona is composed of the 2nd, 6th & 10th house. Planets in these houses will have a direct bearing on the functioning of the native. Any planet in the tenth house is independently capable of giving good yoga that could mean power, rise and success in ones career. In addition, the seventh house should also be studied, as it is the pada to the tenth. If the Sun dominates in these houses, a political career or similar public service is indicated.