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Karmic Astrology – Know your Karma and your Dharma and lead a better life

Pundit Roshan Singh – Jyotish Astrologer / Ayurvedic Medical Practitioner / Marriage Officer

Karmic Astrology – Know your Karma and your Dharma and lead a better life

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Our Past and Future Lives in the Now 

Reincarnation in a traditional sense is not the only way to approach Karmic Astrology, and we’d might like to consider our „past lives“ being all a part of this moment, stacked in our subconscious and unconscious mind, creating a basis for the circumstances we live in today. After all, regression therapy and turning to past life experiences, only brings us closer to the depths of our mind and what lives inside it. We don’t have the ability to know whether we lived three centuries ago in the form of a beam of light, or as a medieval witch, but we know there is so much unexplained within our mind. 

If we try to implement all techniques this branch uses to explain our current conditions, things that only happened a few years ago, or maybe even yesterday, on a smaller scale we might discover they actually work. We induce our karma every step of the way, every day making actions that have certain consequences. If we compress multiple lifetimes into one, we might discover that there’s a lot to be learned from what we know we experienced as children, adolescents or simply put – yesterday. 

Important Factors 

In Karmic Astrology, important elements in one’s chart are houses, planets that speak of our deep unconscious mind and karma – Mars and Saturn, every retrograde planet, Lunar Nodal axis and every separating aspect we have. All of these signals point to something that is deep in our mind and hidden from plain view, as well as something that already happened, events and feelings from the past, and our “debt to be repaid.” 

A special additional tool for discovery in this field is the last conjunction of the Moon as the last entity the Soul touched, as well as its first upcoming conjunction to signalize the lesson that is yet to be learned. In general, the Moon represents our Soul and plays an important part in any karmic astrological analysis. 

The Role of Houses 

Just like Natal Astrology, Karmic Astrology relies greatly on our physical body presented by the houses in the natal chart. This is where house systems come in handy, and although many astrologers use Placidus house system for karmic readings too, some like to turn to equal house systems, in a way favoring the unimportance of the location on the planet where our past lives took place. If we are pro psychological approach, or simply believe in a philosophical reason for Placidus house setting in our natal chart, we will probably decide to use it without much doubt. 

In general, houses are extremely important in Karmic Astrology. Their position and natural order serve as a basis for our understanding of cause and effect. Each action we make in one of the houses reflects directly to the next life’s consequence determined by the preceding house. This means that our house of partnership and relationships now (our seventh house) is a direct consequence of our struggle for life, sexuality, regeneration and finally death in our previous life. This rule can be applied to each house of the zodiac, and we will see that through them we actually create future karma, and are able to understand which actions led us to where we are now. 

Evolution of the Soul 

The main unit for any lesson to be learned is consistent with three lives we lived. To understand this better, imagine if the first life we live is the one in which we decide to take a stand for one side of a certain conflict. In the next one, naturally, we will end up on the opposite side, understanding their own motivation, faults, weaknesses and strengths. Only once we understand both can we really understand the middle ground and ways for the conflict to be resolved. This is what our third life is reserved for. Although this imagery might seem a bit plastic, this is the basic pulse of fate and the way our karma is considered to work. 

We cannot (nor should we) refuse any role that was given to us. The key is to be as noble as possible and play it with respect and understanding for everyone around us, even for our enemy. It is necessary to take both roles, of the aggressor and their victim, and be happy in both, full of wisdom, tolerance and fine choices. This will allow us to climb on the next evolutionary step and truly resolve any conflict at hand. 

Like many other philosophies and practices, Astrology also has branches and systems of beliefs, being one of them the Karmic Astrology. This branch believes that through the Horoscope, we can have an in-depth knowledge of our past lives to understand our karma in the present one. 

So, first of all, it believes and is based in the concept of the cycle of rebirths and that the experiences and decisions of a past life affect the present one, as well as what we chose in this one will have an impact in the next. It’s considered by many a more subjective field of Astrology. 



One of the guidelines for interpretation is the emphasis on the fourth, eighth and twelfth houses, associated with the element of water. The eighth house reveals the past Karma while the fourth tells you about the present Karma. The twelfth house is about future Karma. In other interpretations, these houses can represent: 

4th House : the house of our family karma. It is the foundation of the entire chart unique for every person and describes the conditions in which people are born so that they can heal issues. Planets in this house mean the need to change past habits or lineage patterns. 


8th House: the house of our debts to other people and represents the partnership karma. Planets in this house represent the repressed emotional issues. 

12th House: the house of unredeemed karma and collective karma.  It is also the house of unconscious service. 

Then it looks into the position of Pluto, which with Scorpio is the ruler of the eighth house, which also reveals the nature of past Karma. 

The cuspid of the fourth house is believed to reveal the nature of the challenges the individual will have to face in this life. 

Karmic Astrology also pays great significance to the Moon and Saturn, and this being often referred to as the “lord of karma”. And finally, the Lunar Nodes also play an essential role. 

The Moon’s  South Node represents karmic ancestry, and it’s usually easy to identify the themes indicated by the South Node. The Moon’s North Node shows our karmic goal in this life, something likely to cause feelings of anxiety because it’s a new adventure since we cannot rely on past experiences to help us get there. 


The moon reflects the light of the sun and for that is considered in Karmic Astrology to refer to our past lives. The energy of our past experiences is condensed in this celestial body, and its place on our chart says a lot about our other lessons in this world. 

It also represents a significant part of our personality since it has a strong relationship with the sun. The sign in which the moon is placed can tell us more about ourselves: 

Moon in Aries:: the person that needs to be important. Archetype: The Warrior. 

Moon in Taurus: those who need to keep structures as they are. Archetype:  The Builder. 

Moon in Gemini : people who need to be bright, clever, informed, intense. Archetype: The Bard. 

Moon in Cancer: people with a need for emotional security. Archetype: The Mother. 

Moon in Leo: those who look for respect from others, love and to be honored. Archetype:  The King. 

Moon in Virgo: needs to be correct, exact and insightful. Archetype:  The Apprentice. 

Moon in Libra: you need to be appreciated, attractive and popular. Archetype: The Politician. 

Moon in Scorpio: represents a need for control and to be regarded as profound, significant, reliable and self-sufficient. Archetype: The Detective. 

Moon in Sagittarius: need to have their opinions respected. Archetype: The Storyteller. 

Moon in Capricorn: those who need to be in charge. Archetype: The Administrator. 

Moon in Aquarius: needs to be socially significant, but different from everyone else. Archetype: The Revolutionary 

Moon in Pisces: needs to identify the ideal and like work with the intangible. Archetype: The Mystic. 

Karmic Astrology believes that the house placement of the Moon represents an area of a previous life where we failed basically to show enough emotion or empathy, thus creating an unbalanced experience to those affairs in this lifetime. 

The amazing thing about Karmic Astrology is that it can help you understand your Dharma, which basically means, your duty. By knowing that, you can find your direction in this life. 

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