Karaks in Jaimini method of astrology are determined by seven planets on the basis of degrees in descending order. Rahu and Ketu are not considered in this process. When the degrees of planets are similar, then minutes and seconds are considered for the determination of Karaks. Among all the seven planets, the first place is accorded to the Aatmakarak planet as it shares the maximum number of degrees.
Karaks of Jaimini are called Char Karak because they are formed with the consideration of degrees in the birth-chart. That is why any change in birth-chart leads to a change in karaks.
Let us discuss the role of these Char Karak Planets:
1. Role of Aatmakarak Planet:
Among all the planets, Aatmakarak planet shares maximum number of degrees. Aatmakarak planet has a direct relationship with the Ascendant. Ascendant House is the body of a person. External and internal qualities of the person as well as his color or complexion are also acknowledged from the Ascendant house.
Happiness, sorrows, tensions, behavior and nature are also known from this house. Ascendant is the element of Aatmakarak planet. Therefore, the health of the person is acknowledged from the Aatmakarak planet in Jaimini Astrology.
2. Role of Amatyakarak Planet:
Amatyakarak planet shares less karaks than Aatmakarak planet. The role of Amatyakarak planet is to give advise to others. In ancient period it was known as the Minister, but with time its name also changed, today it is known as the adviser or counselor. If the adviser is intelligent, honest, faithful and knowledgeable, then it is considered very good. If this planet is strong, then the person inherits all these qualities. Amatyakarak planet is also known as the karak of money, education and business. If this karak is strong, then the person will achieve success rapidly.
The second house in the birth-chart is the house of wealth and money. Food, family, primary education, way of talking and family business are also acknowledged from this house. Amatyakarak planet is considered for all these areas of life.
Amatyakarak planet is known as the karak of the fifth, ninth and tenth house. Education is considered from the fifth house, fortune from the ninth and dominance and business from the tenth house.
3. Role of Batrikarak Planet
In the series of Karaks, Batrikarak planet is accorded the third place. This planet represents the karak element of third, eleventh and ninth house. Younger siblings, servant, journeys, talent, courage, voice are considered from the third house and benefits, elder siblings and prestige are considered from the eleventh house.
Your spiritual idol, father, writing, higher education, charity, visiting pilgrimage and abroad are considered from the ninth house. All these qualities of three houses are considered from the Batrikarak planet. Therefore, if the Batrikarak planet is strong in the birth-chart then the person can reap benefits from all these houses.
4. Role of Matrikarak Planet:
Matrikarak planet has less degrees than Batrikarak planet in the birth-chart. This planet acknowledges the karak elements of the fourth house and mother. Happiness, education, wealth, vehicles are considered from the fourth house. If Matrikarak planet is strong, located in an auspicious house at an auspicious position, it leads to an increase in the karak elements of the fourth house. But if the Matrikaraak planet is malefic and forms an axis with Rahu and Ketu then it does not give favorable results. If it is not placed at an auspicious position, then it may affect the health of your mother. Because in Jaimini Astrology the periods of signs are considered and if the signs of Matrikarak are auspicious, then the person will definitely get good results. If the lord of the signs in which Aatmakarak planet is located in Navmansh kundali transits through fourth house from Matrikarak planet, then all the planning of the person related to land or property will be successful. When Matrikarak planet forms Raj Yoga in the birth-chart it increases the auspicious results.
5. Role of Putrakarak Planet:
Putrakarak planet is ranked fifth in number of degrees. Fifth house, the house of children, is considered from this karak. Last birth, education, knowledge, government support, high position, gambling etc. are acknowledged from the fifth house.
Ninth house is considered for taking any decisions about children because it is fifth from the fifth house. Therefore, this house should also be acknowledged. Ninth house is the house of fortune.
When Putrakarak planet is placed at an auspicious position, then the person will attain the karak elements of the fifth and ninth house.
6. Role of Gyatikarak planet:
Meaning of Gyati is relationships or relatives without which all the important works of our life are incomplete. This karak puts light on the relationships of the native. This planet represents the elements of the sixth house such as maternal uncle, enemy, accident, diseases, loans, competitions, conflicts, legal proceedings, adopted child and pets.
Karak elements of the eighth house are also considered from Gyatikarak planet. Longevity, long-term diseases, research work, ancestoral property and spiritual benefits are considered from the eighth house. The qualities of the twelfth house are also acknowledged from Gyatikarak planet. The characteristics of the twelfth house are: expenditures, prison, contacts abroad, bedroom etc. In short, it can be said that Gyatikarak planet represents the characteristics of these three houses.
If Gyatikarak and Amatyakarak planet form a relationship, then the person may have to face obstacles in matters of livelihood and his enemies may also become more powerful. The person may have to change his job or business. The sixth house is the house of service or job. Therefore, when the yoga of Amtyakarak and Gyatikarak is created then the person is bound to leave his business and do a job.
7. Role of Darakarak Planet:
The planet which has least number of degrees is Darakarak planet. It is ranked at the seventh place on the basis of its number of degrees. This planet represents the karak elements of the seventh house. The elements of seventh house are:
Life partner, partners in business, foreign trips, business, high position and respect and honor from the public etc. When Darakarak planet is strong then the person gets benefits from these auspicious karak elements. The seventh house is the house of life partner. We can consider the color and complexion, nature and qualities of life partner from this house. In Jaimini method all these qualities are acknowledged from Darakarak planet. The auspicious influence of Darakarak planet leads to happy married life.
8. Contribution of Karaks in the Birth-chart:
Incidents in the life of a native are determined according to the position of the karaks and Rajyoga in the birth-chart. They also depend on the periods and transits in the birth-chart. The periods of related planets are acknowledged after analyzing the possibilities and incidents in the native’s life. If the planet transits during the right period, then these possibilities soon become a reality.
In Jamini method the periods of signs are considered instead of the periods of planets. Method to determine the period of each sign is different. A change in sign leads to a change in the incidents of natives’s life.
To assess the periods, the sign of the period is considered as the Ascendant and the position of karaks is acknowledged from the Ascendant. The karaks located in kendra or trine from the sign of the period give auspicious results. However, if the karaks are located in trik houses they may affect the health of the native. The periods of signs located in trik houses give auspicious results like: the person may win a competition or legal proceedings during this period.
10. Jaimini Raj Yoga
There are many Rajyogas in Jaimini method. If more than three Rajyogas are created in the birth-chart then the person will live a life full of happiness. Important Rajyogas are created from the yoga of five karaks. That is why more number of planets located in any house of the birth-chart increase its auspiciousness manifold.