Your 'Atmakakra' planet is the most important planet in your horoscope. It is the planet that rules over your Soul and holds the key to your life's purpose and objectives.
It highlights the kind of human being you really are, the quality & mettle your character is made of, the spiritual and material journey that you will undertake in this lifetime. It completely holds the answers to your presence on this earth & your role in the cosmic scheme of things.
A planet can be your ‘Atmakaraka’ based on its placemnet in your horoscope and will make you undertake a unique journey and mission in life. To illustrate:
Sun as Atmakaraka makes you the medium to help the masses; also gives status, power and position a higher priority in your life. You will have the intelligence to choose the right direction and will have the right approach at the right time.
Moon as Atmakaraka makes you aim for the top of the list, but with good image and deeds. Your mother’s role and ideals would play a big role in how you attain your life’s objectives. Also, your thoughts and emotion will undergo frequent changes.
Mars as Atmakaraka displays protection and anger; makes you passionate towards something even if it is not connected with your career or relationship.
Mercury as Atmakaraka activates itellectual superiority and achieving your ideals through research and intricate learning as life’s goal. It brings you the ability to convey and execute plans by skirting arguments; connections to expand your business and financial status.
Jupiter as Atmakaraka makes wisdom and deep understanding of the philosophy of life the means to reach your life’s goals. It gives you clarity of thought, stability in life, the company of wise people and the wisdom that helps you attain success.
Venus as Atmakaraka gives you practical, pragmatic knowledge and also the desire to pursue personal pleasures. The search for love and companion will be an integral part of every section of your life. You will have a positive attitude towards change, while remaining the center of attraction.
Saturn as Atmakaraka makes learnings, hardships and strict principles lead the way in your life. It can put you on the track that makes you King but, before that, it puts you through tests, sorrow and grief in relationship and career - making these experiences lay a strong foundation for your growth and personality.
Rahu as Atmakaraka is all about high ideals, fall from ideals, illusions, hopes and an unknown world or utopia that develop your life's path. You will also define your life's path through learnings from the elderly as well as the unworthy. Rahu, here, also has the power to manifest a 180 degree transformation in your life.