Everyone needs to have a source of income to live in the society. A person can earn income through various sources such as job or business. Thus, Vedic astrology is used to know the source of income through which a person will be earning his livelihood. Business is the only source of income that gives freedom of work and finance. Almost everyone desires to own a business, but planetary conditions and combinations do not provide same opportunities to everyone. Let’s study these planetary conditions and combinations to know how the source of income is determined by analyzing the horoscope.
2nd, 7th and 9th house in a horoscope are analyzed to determine the possibility of owning and running a business. If the planetary conditions of the above-mentioned houses are benefic and supports the ascendant in the 10th house, then the native is likely to own a business. The more strong the house is, the more profitable the business will be. Likewise, Mercury is the planet ruling the business source. If Mercury in the 7th, 2nd, 11th or 10th house is strong or is connected with the lord of 10th, 9th or 2nd house in the horoscope then the person will be inclined towards owing a business.
On the other hand, if the planets or houses are not compatible with each other or if the 2nd house is afflicted with malefics, then the native will either get into small scale business or will not be interested in owning one. Likewise, if the lord of 2nd house is situated in the ascendant and Mercury is in good position, then the native will start a business at a very early age.
If the 2nd house in the horoscope is afflicted directly by malefic planets, then the native will find difficulty in doing business on a partnership basis. The situation will be same if the 7th house is afflicted by malefic planets and the lord of 2nd and 7th house are equal.
On the other hand, if the planets in the 7th house are benefic such as Mercury, Moon or Jupiter or if the 2nd house is afflicted with malefics or the lords of 2nd and 7th house are not equal, then the native will be able to do business with his life partner or with a close friends of opposite sex.
But if 2nd and 7th house are related or equal and Mercury is in the 7th or 2nd house, then the native can do business with anyone on partnership basis.
If the 2nd, 9th & 11th house are in good position and Mercury is benefic in ascendant or 2nd or 11th house then the native succeeds in business. 2nd and 11th house govern finances and to get success in business both these houses should be in better combination with planets along with positive luck. Likewise, if 2nd house is in good position but 11th is bad then the native can do small scale business or if the business is well established then after few years it is likely to run in losses or remain profitless.
If 11th house is afflicted with malefic planets or debilitated or connected with only enemy planets effecting the luck, then the native will not be able to get success in any kind of business. Likewise, if the 11th house is strong and luck is not favorable along with afflicted 2nd house, then also it is difficult for the native to succeed in business. The situation remains unfavorable for the native if all the houses are strong but luck is bad or vice versa. To get success in business the 2nd and 11th house must be strong and luck should be on the favorable side. Strong houses develop sources for business.
Mercury represents business in the horoscope of the native.