The tenth house from the ascendant is called house of profession, prestige, and political success. These are the three main things we can know from this house.
If the lord of the tenth house is exalted or in own house or in friendly house then the above mentioned things would be favorable to the native. If debilitated or in enemy house then would get unfavorable results.
In north Indian charts, the house next to the ninth house in anti-clockwise direction is tenth house. From the natural order of zodiac sign marked in the ascendant, we can derive which zodiac sign is tenth house. For example if the ascendant is marked with 4 then the tenth house would be Aries.
|North Indian chart showing tenth house|
In south Indian chart, since the zodiac signs are fixed, the sign which is next to the ninth house in clockwise direction is the tenth house.
|South Indian chart showing tenth house|
In Uttara Kalamrita book, Mahakavi Kalidasa says, the below are signified by the tenth house.
- honour from the king
- riding on a horse
- Government job
- depositing of a treasure
- magnitude of moral merits
- adopted son
- a lord
- honourable living
- a prince
- teaching and the like
- commanding power