In the realm of Vedic astrology, the Navamsha chart, or D9 chart, serves as a fascinating tool for gaining deeper insights into one’s inherent nature and the ultimate purpose of their life. It reflects your deeper self and potential life paths. The deities of this divisional chart are – Deva, Manushya, and Rakshasa, each influencing our lives in unique ways.

The 3 Deities

  • Deva: Those influenced by Deva are seekers of light, wisdom, and knowledge. This category is not about deities in the conventional sense but represents a temperament. Individuals with a strong Deva influence in their chart are often found working towards the welfare of others and maintaining ‘sattva’—a quality of harmony, balance, and purity.
  • Manushya: The Manushya influence focuses on the pursuit of wealth and resources. This temperament is pragmatic and grounded in the material world. People with a dominant Manushya in their D9 chart are often practical, resourceful, and driven to achieve tangible success and prosperity in their lives.
  • Rakshasa: Contrary to the negative connotations the term might suggest, the Rakshasa influence is about seeking power and challenging the status quo. Those under this influence have a strong desire to assert their individuality, rebel against conventional norms, and make a significant impact on society. They are often leaders who pave new paths and are unafraid to forge ahead despite resistance.

Analyzing Your D9 Chart

To uncover which deity governs which planet in your D9 chart, the Cosmic Insights App offers a handy feature called “Deities of Divisional Charts.” By identifying which planets are associated with each deity, you can discern a general theme of what these planets aim to accomplish—be it wisdom, wealth, or power.

Important planets to analyze include the Moon, the ruler of your rising sign from the D1 chart, and the ruler of the ninth house from the D1 chart. For instance, if the ruler of the ninth house in your D9 chart is associated with Deva, your life’s dharma (purpose) is to seek wisdom. If it’s Manushya, your pursuit is wealth, and if Rakshasa, your calling is to seek power and instigate change.

The Teachings of Lord Brahma

According to a teaching by Lord Brahma, each deity category is given a specific ‘Da’—a virtue to cultivate:

  • Deva (Dama): Cultivate self-control to harness your spiritual pursuits.
  • Manushya (Dhanam): Embrace generosity and the act of giving as a means to balance your material pursuits.
  • Rakshasa (Daya): Develop compassion to temper your ambitions and power.

These insights from the D9 chart are more than just predictions; they are a reflection of the deeper currents that guide your life’s choices and your soul’s journey.