Meaning of second house of the D-9 Navamsha chart

Hari Om Namo Narayana!

In the previous post, I talked about the significations of the first house in the D-9 ‘Navamsha‘ chart. If you haven’t read that post already, I suggest you do so before you read this one, just for a better context and flow of knowledge building.

As you know, the divisional charts have a lot of importance in helping us analyze the finer aspects of the native’s life.

Each divisional chart corresponds to some aspect of the native’s life.

The D-7 chart analyzes the relationships, the D-4 chart analyzes the property and conveniences situation in the native’s life and the D-10 chart analyzes the native’s ‘karma‘ and career. In the same way, each of the 16 divisional charts, each analyze an aspect of the native’s life.

The D-9 chart analyzes the higher path of the native’s life trajectory.

Note the keywords: ‘higher path’, ‘trajectory’.

See the D-1 chart corresponds to how one can analyze the first house in the chart, the ascendant.

What does the ascendant represent?

  • The ascendant represents:
    • Physical appearance
    • Life path
    • Confidence
    • ‘Self’

However, as you would know, these are just the attributes that you are more or less born with and unchangeable to a huge extent. No doubt the ascendant is an intrinsic and probably even the most prominent part of the native’s life journey because it is where everything starts and where everything begins for the native as soon as the soul is manifested in the material plane.

But, it is only a ‘foundation’.

Sooner or later, your life is defined more by the choices you make.


That is what? That is your ‘free will’.

How you execute your free will and how effective that execution will be, is shown by the D-10 chart.

The D-9 chart is so important because the D-9 chart shows us what the higher wisdom of the native is. For, how do you make the necessary choices in life?

You make them on the basis of your higher wisdom.

You turn into your beliefs. That is what defines your life journey. Also, as pointed out in the previous post, the 9th house is the house of ‘sanskara‘ or the rituals that mark the progression from one phase to the next one.

This is why the D-9 chart is used to look at a person’s life in the second half of life.

So what does the second house of the D-9 ‘Navamsha‘ chart show us?

It shows us the gains from this path.

What supports this path, or hinders it.

The D-9 chart is also the chart to look at your married life.

However, The D-7 chart is more relevant in looking at the nature of that partnership.

On the other hand, you can stay unmarried all your life and the D-9 chart will still have a sizable impact on you.

And so the second house of your D-9 chart will point out to what kind of resources you will have in the second half of your life and in being able to execute your higher wisdom and higher journey in life.

It is both what supports and what upholds this journey.

If the second house of the D-9 is afflicted then it shows that in the execution of this journey you are likely to encounter a lot of difficulties or tests.

If the second house of the D-9 is well supported it shows that as soon as you align yourself and your life with your higher values and your higher wisdom, life will become better for you.

So now what are these ‘higher values’ and ‘higher wisdom’, ‘higher journey’?

These are simply the trajectories of ‘karma‘ that unfold from your actions of paying off the ‘karmic‘ debts that you have to repay in this life time.

One of these ‘karmic‘ debts is getting married and having children or let’s say in modern terms today, raising children and carrying on the family lineage.


Because each one of us have to repay the debt to our ancestors of raising us and bringing us into this world.

And this is called ‘pitri rina‘. ‘Rina‘ means debt in Sanskrit.

So if you have the second house afflicted then probably it will take you longer to get married and have children, to execute your duties towards your family and your lineage.

Why is that?

Because there are important lessons you need to learn and experiences you need to go through before you can accomplish this.

Now, analyzing the nodal axes by comparison in the D-1 and D-9 will give you a lot of clues.

If let’s say you have the nodes in the 1-7 axis in the D-1 chart i.e. ‘Rahu‘ in first and ‘Ketu‘ in 7th, then it means that the primary area of focus for you in life in the early part was focus on self and building your life journey and the ‘self’.

(As a side note, for future reference always remember that whenever we denote the axis we are always talking about ‘Rahu‘ and ‘Ketu‘, in that order.)

If this axis changes to let’s say, 2-8 in the D-9, then we can say that your primary focus in the second part of life is going to be the execution of your higher path, higher wisdom, higher ‘dharma‘.

And you are going to encounter difficulties in doing this early on but you will be able to do it in a big way as life progresses and you gain more experience. Why? Because wherever ‘Rahu‘ is placed in your chart is where you primary motivations lie and where you need to gain the most experience while also lacking the necessary skills but possessing a natural flair for.

Hope this helps.

Hari Om Namo Narayana!

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Published by Jay Kaushal

Jay Kaushal is a Writer, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach with double PGs in International Business Operation & Marketing. He has cross disciplinary expertise in the fields of Business, Wellness, 'Tantra', 'Vedic' Astrology, Personal Transformation and Leadership.

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