If your Atmakaraka falls in the sign of Cancer in the Navamsa, you are Cancer Svamsa (also spelled swamsha). The Swamsha shows the traits you’re maturing throughout life as well as spiritual indications.
Cancer svamsa person has a few interesting themes in their life. It’s one that I am intimately familiar with, and most interpretations I’ve seen of this svamsa leave out the major focus around home. With this svamsa, there is a spiritual calling to develop mastery over domestic life and emotions. My experience has been that it is also very spiritually oriented.
Because Cancer is the sign of overseas journeys and foreign residence or foreign attachments, there are strong attachments to foreign places. This is another thing about “home” with Cancer svamsa, is they can spend many years in different places or feel disconnected from home. This is a very common swamsha amongst those who live abroad.
As a Cancer svamsa, being a homemaker or working from home will be a major theme in your life. Homelife in general usually presents some challenges, as part of your soul growth is to learn about the domestic arena. Your partner is likely to have a more prominent public role, perhaps working for the Government or a high position at their job.
Karkaamse ca jalaadbhiitih
“And in Cancer Navamsa, fear from water” – BPHS, Effects of Karakamsa.
Because water represents our emotions, “fear from water” speaks to Cancer svamsas tendency to suffer from unfulfilled emotional needs. If the Svamsa is well-aspected and in good condition, this svamsa develops great emotional strength and courage. Negatively affected and Cancer svamsa “drowns” in their emotions. This great need that is not easily fulfilled often pushes them towards spirituality and their own inner awakening process.
Cancer is one of the three Brahmin Rasi’s, and Cancer svamsas are noted for having the best potential for spiritual growth along with Pisces and Scorpio svamsa.
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