There was a request to write an article on Navamsha Chart, Dashamsha Chart and how to utilize them in interpretations or predictions.
I have already written articles on D-9 & D-10 charts which are relevant here and should be looked into –
How to read D-9 chart? - https://www.astrosaxena.com/d9read.
D-9 is most commonly used in Marriage related matters but I disagree with that approach. I like to read it to know about person’s right life path. My article on D-9 chart and person’s life path can be useful here - https://www.astrosaxena.com/d9lifepath.
How to read D-10 chart? - https://www.astrosaxena.com/d10read.
I think it is a known fact by now that I prefer looking at D-1 chart exhaustively before I even look at D-9, D-10 or other divisional charts. One of the main reason why I don't get into divisional charts and like to do whole consultation through D-1 chart is the difference between the nature of Divisional Charts and the nature of questions we all have for Divisional Charts. For ex -
D-9 is made out of 9th house of D-1 chart. What is 9th house? It is the highest of Dharma Trikon Houses (1st house, 5th house and 9th house).
1st house is house of Self. So although, it is also dharma house but it is more centered around person himself and his needs.
5th house is house of love/romance and children. So, we move a step further in 5th house and become concerned for others too. We are not so self-centered in 5th house.
But then comes the 9th house which is about values, morals, religion and serving people of different ethnicity which actually includes people of whole world. So, 9th house is where we get connected with the whole world and try to serve everyone with our knowledge, morals, values etc.
Likewise, every planet has 3 levels of representation. For ex -
Venus's lowest representation is wealth. This again we need for ourselves, for survival of body and self.
Venus's middle level representation is relationship where we get concerned for others too.
But Venus's highest level of representation is Service and Devotion by which we get devoted to some higher cause and serve others.
Now my little understanding says that if we are making D-9 out of the highest of dharma house (9th house) then its interpretations has to be of highest level, i.e. how we can serve others or how we can devote ourselves to some higher cause? If we are looking at Venus position in D-9 then rather than looking at Venus for mundane things like wealth, luxury and relationship timing, we should look what Venus position in D-9 indicates about the area or field of service and devotion in this life.
Ideally, D-9 should be looked for seeing your right/dharmic life path but 99.99% questions are regarding wealth and relationship. Hence, I am reluctant to use D-9 for these questions. I am not saying that these questions are not important but D-9 is not the right chart to ask these questions. D-1 is enough to guide us on these questions.
Likewise, other D-charts should also be seen for some higher purposes rather than generic stuff. Like, D-10 should be seen for your right karma or duty in this life. But most of us try to predict job/promotion timing from D-10.
Hope this helps. Thanks,
Swami Premanand Bharti