Planets in the 10th House – Saturn, Rahu or Ketu

Planets in the 10th House

Saturn, Rahu or Ketu in the 10th House

Saturn in the 10th House


The ancient Vedic texts describe Saturn as the planet most likely to make a person “leader of their village.”

When Saturn is in the 10th House, the person possesses great ambition, leadership ability and power.  They are highly career-minded and have great organizational ability.  Saturn generates major ups and downs in a person’s life, so the person’s success in their career may drastically fluctuate.

Some famous people born with this placement include Richard Nixon, Jiddu Krishnamurti (who as a child was hailed as a Messiah) and Adolph Hitler.

The most specific prediction revealed by Saturn in the 10th is the inclination towards leadership and a very disciplined approach to one’s career.

However, we need to analyze the rest of the horoscope to confirm whether a leadership position is likely.

If no other indications are present, suitable occupations include carpentry, construction, mining, metalwork, or any career involving manual labor.

If Saturn is favorably placed in a good sign, or the 10th House is well-aspected by planets from other Houses, the native could show interest in the law as a magistrate or judge.

Saturn is a highly spiritual planet, so the leadership may manifest itself as a spiritual or religious leader.

Saturn in the 10th aspects the 4th, 7th, and 12th House, so there may be a strong ascetic leaning.  In particular, Saturn’s aspects on the 7th and 12th Houses will diminish the native’s sexual passion.

This person will be very interested with supervising practicalities that affect large numbers of people, the bulk of the population, in the most beneficial way.

The ancient texts state that the person will benefit from the government and will achieve great success in foreign countries.

The benefits outlined above are not so favorable if Saturn is afflicted or weak.  In this case, the person’s career will involve hard manual labor, and there will not be much good fortune in or from their profession.  Ownership of one’s own business is unlikely.

Exalted or Own House

When Saturn is in Libra, Capricorn, or Aquarius in the 10th House, the person will achieve outstanding success in their career.

Their fame and power will continuously increase as they grow older.

There will be a great rise in the 36th year, and their life’s mission from that time on will gain great impetus and momentum.

The person has the potential to be an enormously powerful leader, politician, or ruler of society.

They will be extremely practical with a very wide view of life.  They will possess a strong understanding of how organizations and society work, and are able to formulate changes that will improve their function.

The person is well-known, honored and respected.

This native receives favors from eminent persons and government officials. 

They will have a very strong life purpose, and their work will greatly benefit their community, perhaps even their nation and the world.

Debilitated, or Fallen

When Saturn is in Aries in the 10th House, the person experiences great difficulty in their undertakings.  Failure will rarely be far from sight.

It will be hard for this native to find their purpose in life and they will labor many hours per day at very tough or tedious jobs.

There will be little or no respect or fame, and their work will largely go unnoticed, unappreciated, or taken for granted.

Favors from eminent persons, authority figures, or government officials will be few or non-existent.

The native’s professional activities will yield very little wealth, and their career may be plagued by setbacks, delays, downfalls and obstructions.


Rahu in the 10th House



The 10th House is one of the best placements for Rahu because it gives the person a powerful and famous career.

They will excel at influencing the masses or selling to the public.

The person experiences insatiable career ambitions, aiming for works that greatly benefit society.

It will be easy for this native to reach a position of authority.   

They can earn money early on in life and may help support their parents.

It is also likely that the person will make many spiritual pilgrimages or adopt a spiritual way of life.  Ancient Vedic texts declare that the person will enjoy the company of people of different religious backgrounds.

They also say that this person will be courageous, have very few children, and indulge in relationships purely for sexual gratification. 

Exalted or Own House

When Rahu is in Gemini or Virgo in the 10th House (or stationary direct or in forward motion), the benefits described above are greatly enhanced.

The person will be famous and enjoy a stellar career.

They will exhibit enormous ambition and perform numerous good deeds that affect all of society on a grand scale.

Ketu in the 10th House



The 10th House is a growth House.

Malefics like Ketu produce good results in growth Houses, so Ketu here brings excellent career success.

However, the sign placement is important, because the opposite may be true if Ketu is in a sign ruled by one of its enemies or a sign which is unfriendly to Rahu.  Under these circumstances, the native could experience bizarre or unusual difficulties in their career.

There would be vulnerability to deceptive persons or uncontrollable influences.

Ketu in the 10th encourages interest in spiritual pursuits, and the person may undertake many holy pilgrimages.

Exalted or Own House

Ketu in Gemini or Virgo in the 10th House (or stationary direct or in forward motion) gives the person great honor or fame.

A very successful career is indicated, one which may greatly affect the general public.

A strong ascetic or spiritual nature is forecast.



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