In today’s uncertain world, a lot of people are worried about their job or their means of income. Income of a person is studied from the 11th house of the chart. The KARAK or the house responsible for that is the 8th house form income which is the 6th house of the chart and that is the job one studies closely for Job or Service or a Legal contract I.e. which a native signs with the employer or a contract that defines the work and the remuneration paid for providing that service provided or Job. We also must consider one more factor which is the health, confidence, knowledge of the native as well inorder to perform the job and this is to be studied from the 1st house. This is known as the Mool-Karak or the Karak of the Karak.
As an analogy we can compare this to a tree.
Fruit or Phal = 11th house (income)
Karak (akin to the Stem of the tree) = 6th house
Mool-Karak (akin to the Roots of the tree) = 1st house
Therefore the status of Mars and Mercury will define the quality and quantum of Income (11th house)
In the natural chart or the Kalpurush chart which is the chart that begins with Aries as the 1st house, the 11th house is Aquarius which is ruled by Saturn and the Karak of 11th house or the income is 6th lord which is the sign Virgo ruled by Mercury and Mool karak is denoted by Aries which is ruled by Mars.
Now lets understand Authority. This is studied from 10th house but the house that is responsible for the status of Authority is the 5th house which is also referred to as House of Crown. In the natural chart the 10th lord is Capricorn and its ruled by Saturn and the KARAK planet responsible for the status of the Authority is natural 5th house which is Leo and is ruled by Sun and Mool Karak is 12th house denoted by Pisces ruled by Jupiter.
Therefore the Quality and Quantum of Status of Authority that the native will enjoy in life will be governed by Sun and Jupiter. If Sun and Jupiter are powerful in the chart and placed in good house and if their Karakansha’s are strong and placed well, the native will enjoy good Authority.
Now lets understand Parakram or Effort. This is denoted by the 3rd house and the house responsible for the status of the parakram or what controls parakram is the 8th house from 3rd house which is 10th house of the chart. The planet that rules the natural 10th house which is Capricorn is Saturn. Therefore one denotes Saturn to hard work. Now, the planet that controls the status of Karak is called the Mool Karak and that is the 8th house from Karak I.e. 8th house from 10th house is 5th house which is Leo and ruled by Sun.
Therefore Saturn and Sun control the status, quality and quantum of parakram or effort of the native. If Saturn and Sun are powerful and placed well and if their Karakansha’s are powerful and do not create any obstructions then the native will enjoy good parakram.
The above are Natural significance of the planets based on Kalpurush chart so Natural Karakatwa. We then have Functional significance which are the the house from the natal chart. The natural strength of the planets give the natural abilities of the native and functional strength which has a higher impact on the native are studied from the Natal chart houses.
These houses remain the same I.e for Job the functional Karak will natal 6th house and the lord that rules the 6th house and mool karak will be the planet that rules the 1st house. Similarly for all houses. These are called Functional Karak and Mool Karak.