In Vedic Astrology, the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th houses are often referred to as Upachaya houses which means the house of growth. They get better with time.
In the natural zodiac beginning with Aries the 3rd house is Gemini ruled by Mercury, the 6th house is Virgo ruled by Mercury, the 10th and 11th houses are Capricorn and Aquarius ruled by Saturn.
Mercury is the significator of education and skills, whereas Saturn is the significator of Hard work. The more knowledge you have the better your quality of work. That is why a person with the conjunction of Saturn and Mercury can be a “Skilled” worker.
The more you learn and equip yourself with the skills required to work, the better you are at what you are doing. So these houses present us with the capability to grow and excel.
When Saturn and Mercury have aspects on each other, then also it gives the power of skillful action to the person.
If the lords of the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th houses (Upachaya Houses) conjoin or aspect each other in your natal chart then also you will be blessed with “Skill in action”.
So if your Lagna is Aries then you need conjunction or aspects between Saturn and Mercury. If it is Taurus then you need a conjunction or mutual aspects between Moon, Venus, Jupiter or Saturn.
The entire list is given below.
If the lords of the 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th houses (Upachaya) are in their own houses or in the house of each other then also it promises growth and success in work. The same can be said about the placements of Saturn and Mercury in 3rd, 6th,10th or 11th houses.
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