Politician and their Politics are the two things which hit headlines every day and it is quite obvious also. The whole system work according to Politician and they have authority to make rules which affect us directly.
A politician is someone who is elected by people via elections in a democracy.
A person who is professionally involved in politics, especially as a holder of an elected office.
Gone are those days when Kings used to rule over a country or regions based on their victory. Now we live in a democracy and we get to choose our Kings aka Politician.
Since Politician holds supreme authority in any society there must be some special planetary alignments/combinations in their Horoscope.
But the question is what are these astrology combination which makes one a Politician?
If you read astrology classics like B.P.H.S or Phaladeepika, sages have mentioned many Rajyoga which bring power and authority to the native when present in a Horoscope.
But Rajyoga is present in the horoscope of all walks of life, I mean Rajyoga are present in horoscope or sportsman, businessman and even actors also have Rajyoga in their horoscope but no way we can call them a politician.
This brings us to the very basic point of Career astrology which is related with 10th house.
Here you need to identify whether the native has such 10th house which enables him to serve people thus a nation because this what a Politician do, they serve people in general and are answerable to them.
As said by Abraham Lincoln:
“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth”
A Politician needs to devote his full life for the betterment of society.
If you dissect above paragraphs you will notice the importance of following planets:
1.Saturn: Saturn rules over masses and administration which is the main job of a politician and it should be strong in horoscope then only one can be a successful politician.
Placement of Saturn in the ascendant, 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th house is highly favorable for a career in politics.
2.Sun: Planet Sun is a Royal planet and is considered as king in the planetary cabinet. Sun also represents affairs related with Government which means it should be strong in Horoscope for a good political career.
Placement of Sun in the ascendant, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th and 11th house is supportive for getting a big break as a Politician.
3.Moon: Same like planet Sun, Moon is also a Royal planet and a strong Moon is really helpful for a politician because Moon is karaka of mind and a Politician who makes decisions which affect millions should ideally have a good auspicious Moon. Which means a strong and balanced Moon brings a good decision ability and keeps emotion in check.
Placement of Moon in 4th, 5th, 9th and 11th can be considered as good for growth in political career. A highly afflicted Moon can make one a ruthless leader who won’t work for the betterment of society.
4.Jupiter: Strong Jupiter is very essential for a politician because it makes one un-corruptible, it is an important quality which a politician should have.
Association of ascendant lord or Moon with Jupiter leads to good decisions which work in favor of society.
5.Rahu: Role of planet Rahu is limited here unless placed in 3rd, 6th or 10th house. Rahu brings deception in personality which is a common trait of a Politician. Also, a strong Rahu in the horoscope of a Prime minister or President allows him to deal with foreign countries effectively which is very important in the current Political scenario.
Apart from the role of above-mentioned planets following houses also plays a vital role in a career of Politicians:
1.Ascendant: it rules over overall personality and a strong ascendant makes one a crowd puller and charismatic which is very essential for a politician. Strong and unafflicted ascendant makes a horoscope very strong and Rajyoga present in them becomes more conducive and efficient which is very essential for getting a good position i.e Prime Minister, President or Cabinet Minister.
2. 3rd house: third house in astrology represents initiative and courage and both are very important to run down your enemies which help to win an election. A strong and benefic third house also leads to bold decisions as a Politician which can become a milestone.
3.4th house: in a Horoscope 4th house is considered as the throne and an auspicious 4th house leads the path to a high political position. Ideally, the 4th house should be aspected by benefic and its lord should be well placed in a Horoscope.
4.6th house: this is the most important house which needs to be discussed because as per astrology 6th house in a Horoscope deals with our enemies.
You all know that a Politician needs to fight and win an election which in turn provides them a position in government so that they can take care and manage the affairs related to their duties. Without a strong 6th house there won’t be much progress as a Politician because one won’t be able to go past their competitors.
5. 7th house: this is the most underrated house and here in a case of politicians 7th house is very important because 7th house show masses in general and a Politician always needs a support from the masses. A well connected and auspicious 7th house leads to a better connection with people which works in their favor and is very helpful to win elections.
6.11th house: it is a very enigmatic house and the same time very important for success in politics because 11th house rules over achievements in life. A politician who deals on very important and large scale needs to have a strong and auspicious 11th house otherwise he won’t have a legacy and despite relevant Rajyoga success will not be there.
So far we have seen essential planets and houses for a career in politics but how much success or authority one will gain as a politician will depend upon on Rajyoga present in the horoscope, without them, one can not progress to a high level like a mayor, cabinet minister, chief minister or prime minister etc.
If you follow B.P.H.S you will find many Rajyoga which are capable of making someone a king or equivalent to a king.
Let’s see what are the best Rajyoga which can make one a highly successful politician:
1.Gaja Kesari Yoga: This yoga is very important and time to time you see its mention in many places. It is of high value because of the fact that it makes one very noble and charitable which is the top most requirement in a Politician.
Here Moon and Jupiter should be Kendra to each other and Jupiter with its strong benefic nature makes Moon(mind) pure and un-corruptible. Same time this yoga gives one a worldwide recognition or fame and enables one to enjoy a good status in society.
2.Dharma Karma Adhipati Yoga: This is also a combination which gives success on a grand scale and is most important for a Politician. Here the connection between the strongest Trine i.e 9th and the strongest Kendra i.e 10th house makes horoscope very strong.
3.Srinath Yoga: this yoga is considered as a very auspicious in astrology and can form for Sagittarius ascendant only. Dr. Manmohan Sign who was Prime Minister of India for two consecutive terms has this yoga in his Horoscope.
4.Veepret Rajyoga: This yoga allows one to take advantage of others weak point which is very vital for success as a politician especially during elections where results decide the fate of someone’s political career.
5.Sasa Yoga: Saturn has an important say in making a politician because it rules over administration and masses. A strong unafflicted Sasa Yoga is very supportive for a politician. It also provides a natural ability of administration.
6.Vishnu Yoga: It is a strong raja yoga where 9th and 10th house lord are involved and allows one to gain success in any field including politics.
7.Planetary association between 5th and 10th house lord: This is also a yoga which can push a political career very high. 5th house is the house of honors and position and when connected with the 10th house can open the gateway to success.
8.Neecha Bhanga Rajyoga: it makes one suffer in the beginning which inspires them to help others. Also, it makes a horoscope strong which is very essential for success in politics.
Now after going through all these rules we definitely need to discuss some horoscope where we can see the application of these planetary combinations which makes one a Politician.
1.Abraham Lincoln: the 16th president of USA have combined aspect of Sun & Saturn over the 10th house which shows service to the public at a great capacity. Same time 11th lord Mercury aspect over 10th house magnified this to a great level. All this is happening at the 4th house which represents “throne” in astrology. Jupiter in own sign in 5th house with 7th lord Venus is a great raja which gave him a long lasting legacy.
2.Barack Obama: the 44th U.S. President of USA have some extraordinary combination for rise and success in Politics. Planet Sun which is karaka of Government is placed in 10th house along with 9th house lord Mercury. Which means the union of 9th and 11th lord is happening in the 10th house. Saturn which is karaka of masses and administration is also aspecting his 10th house. Here also Sun and Saturn are affecting Barack Obama 10th house which proves the role of Sun and Saturn in the success of a politician.
3.Richard Nixon: the 37th president of USA horoscope shows a Parivartan Yoga between 7th(masses) and 10th house(profession) which is called as Mahaparivartan Yoga in astrology. This yoga allowed him to enjoy success at the highest level of politics. Here again, Saturn is placed in his 10th house showing his good administration skills. Also, there is a great rajyoga happening in his 5th house where the lord of 5th house Jupiter is in union with Mercury(lord of 2nd and 11th), Sun(lord of ascendant) and yogakaraka Mars.
4.Narendra Modi: the 14th and current Prime Minister of India cemented his name in the history of India due to strong planetary alignments in his horoscope. Actually, when I started writing this article I kept his Horoscope to guide me. You can see Neechbhanga Rajyoga in ascendant, Saturn in 10th house with 7th house lord Venus and a very strong 11th house where 10th house lord Sun and Mercury is placed in its own sign.
5.Margret Thatcher: the longest serving prime minister of England was also known as Iron Lady and she is the most successful prime minister world has ever seen. In her horoscope ascendant is very strong because of Panchmahapurush Sasa Yoga, same time 9th house lord Mercury presence over ascendant is further strengthening her whole horoscope. Her 3rd and 6th house are also strong due to Jupiter in own sign in 3rd house and aspect of Sun and Mars over her sixth house.
6.Mao Zedong: he was a Chinese communist revolutionary and founding father of the People’s Republic of China, which he governed as the Chairman of the Communist Party of China. His horoscope shows a strong ascendant due to the placement of 5th lord Venus in it. Here also the 10th house is occupied by planet Saturn and a strong 11th house is clearly evident which contains Mars in own sign along with 9th house lord Mercury.
7.Joseph Stalin: he was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state. His horoscope his filled with planetary alignments which made him a dictator, Ruchaka Yoga is in 10th house which shows a career in Army. The 11th house is also very strong due to the placement of 7th house lord Sun, 5th house lord Mercury and 9th house lord Venus. He also has Vipreet Rajyoga in 8th house which helped him to take advantage of crises which further made his positions strong as a ruler.
Out of all example horoscopes of Politicians, horoscope no. 6 and 7 belongs to Dictators, technically they are also politician because they were running a government but the way they ruled their country can not be termed as Democratic and their ideology should be not followed by budding Politicians.
Conclusion: Importance of Saturn, 11th house and ascendant
As you can see from example horoscopes that Saturn is connected to the 10th house in most of them and in the beginning itself I mentioned this point to you. Saturn is the lawmaker and gives perseverance which is very essential to success as a Politician. Whereas strong ascendant and 11th house allows favor from masses and gives superior support from followers which is very crucial for attaining a powerful position in Politics.