The “Atmakaraka” Planet in Relationships Home Study Course: What Planet is He or She From?

HOME STUDY Version with BONUS Instructional Videos and e-Book About Each Planetary Atmakaraka Type.

$69.95 Digital Download

Dear Astrology Students, Professional Practitioners & Other Lovers of Astrology

Have you ever noticed that a person will seem to have a strong planetary signature in their personality, and you expect to see that planet featured prominently in their birth chart by being in an angle, ruling the ascendant, Sun, or Moon, but it turns out that the planet is not in any of the places you expected it to be?

What you are most likely seeing in their personality/appearance/speech is the Atmakaraka (AK), the Self-Producer or the “essence/soul” planet. When you know what to look for in the chart, you will likely never be stumped like that again.

In fact, you will become very good at spotting a person’s Atmakaraka planet. this will boost your confidence as an astrologer and making astrology even more fun. The AK is such a pivotal point in the birth chart you’ll wonder how you ever did astrology without it.

FREE DOWNLOAD PDF “What Planet Did You Come From?” – several examples about the Moon as AK (will open on separate page).

“The planet that you came from and the planet you will return to” is the Atmakaraka (AK), or “Self-Producer” planet. In this home study course, we talk about each planetary Atmakaraka type and how to recognize them, what they most value, what they most need, and how to relate to them.

Once you know how to use the Atmakaraka properly to see what the native’s life will concretely consist of, you will be able to know what a person’s AK is just by their personality, speech, appearance, and what they do for a living before you even look at their birth chart.

In the Jaimini sign-based technique, much can be seen from the Atmakaraka, or “essence” planet, including:

  • Basic personality
  • Career(s) and core purpose
  • Talents (writing, healing, alchemy, artist, etc)

The sign of the Atmakaraka in the Rasi chart and the sign of the Atmakaraka in the Navamsa are important when describing a person’s basic “essence,” which can be quite different than the ascendant, Sun, or Moon sign. The Atmakaraka is the most personal of the planets in the birth chart.

This is crucial in relationship astrology and in helping your clients to understand their partners. When you know what the AK is and how to use it in the birth chart, you can then apply the same knowledge to the Daarakaraka (DK-the planet representing the spouse), and all the other planets in the chart (every planet in your birth chart has produced someone in your life).

The Atmakaraka (and Darakaraka) in Relationships

Knowing your Atmakaraka and the Atmakaraka of your significant other, you’ll understand what motivates both of you at the deepest level. You’ll understand that the things that bug you about your partner are not things he or she is doing “to” you, but are just an innate part of them. You’ll come to not only accept your partner as they are, but actually enjoy the differences and the funny things that happen as a result.

One of the things we talk about is “planetary pairs,” for instance, my AK (Karen) is the Moon and my husband’s AK is Saturn. My planet is the fastest transiting planet, and is quite changeable. My husband’s AK is Saturn, the s-l-o-w-e-s-t transiting planet, and tends to be very predictable. One of the ways we make it work is that I do the driving when we go anywhere.

He drives like an “old man” (Saturn) and I drive, well, quickly, and am very adaptable to the current traffic conditions (adaptability is a Moon quality). He, on the other hand, will stay in one lane for miles, even if it takes a significantly longer amount of time to reach our destination (Saturn is the slowest transiting planet).

You see the problem, right? If I don’t drive, I’ll go completely crazy and start backseat driving. I’ve tried and tried, but I can’t keep my mouth shut. I can’t read in the car without getting carsick either, so the best solution is for me to drive. Besides, we’ll actually arrive at our destination in the same year.

Except on mountain roads. I’ve become afraid of heights in recent years, and when driving on mountain roads I really appreciate my husband’s slow and cautious Saturn ways. I just hand over the keys and keep my eyes shut until we’re down on level ground again. He’s my hero in that scenario! To his credit, he doesn’t even gloat.

The Darakaraka or DK, is the “spouse” planet and describes what qualities we look for in a partner, it’s our “type.” And your partner’s DK shows what they look for in a partner. Therefore, our DK will usually be prominent in the other person’s chart in some way, and the kind of person we look for tends to remain fairly consistent over time. It’s probably one of the reasons we repeat relationship patterns with our partners.

One of the bonus videosis an examination of Tom Cruise’s Darakaraka and his three marriages. It’s fascinating to see how all of his wives have the characteristics of his DK clearly indicated in their natal charts.

Course Collaboration Between Vedic Astrologers Karen White & Ryan Kurczak

Astrologers Ryan Kurczak (AK Sun) and Karen White (AK Moon) teach this course together. Fun and lively, you will enjoy yourself while you get to know yourself and others more deeply, taking your practice of astrology forward significantly with this simple, yet profound, technique.

In this 15 Hour Audio/Video Course, we cover these topics (seven MP3s, five videos, & PDF e-Book):

  1. What the Atmakaraka and Daarakaraka are and how to find them in the birth chart (it’s easy)
  2. The significance of the planet representing the Atmakaraka and what that instantly tells you about the native
  3. What the Sign of the AK means
  4. The planets with and aspecting the Atmakaraka
  5. Career and purpose indicators for the Atmakaraka (these are general significations, this course does not cover the complete Jaimini career determining techniques)
  6. Much of what can be seen from the Atmakaraka, and how to find it, in the Rasi (D1) and the Navamsa (D9)

Course Essentials to Know Before Purchasing:

  • Total 15 Hours (seven MP3s recordings, five videos, & PDF e-book).
  • This is a large file (over 1.38 GB). Be sure your internet speed can handle the download before purchasing.
  • The files are in .mp3, .pdf and .mp4 format. Be sure you can open these files on your computer before ordering this course. They are delivered as one large zip file. You will need a program that allows you to unzip this file (most computers automatically come with the ability to unzip files).

$69.95 Digital Download

**Due to the digital nature of this course, it is a non-refundableKaren and Ryan have done podcasts, videos, and taught a teleseminar together in the past:, or any of the Podcasts (all free, see category PODCASTS in column to the right) to see if you resonate with their style before you commit to taking this course.


The Atmakaraka Planet in Alision Dubois, the famous psychic, birth chart.

The Spiritual Challenge of Virgo (when your Atmakaraka is in the sign of Virgo).

The Spiritual Challenge of Leo (when your Atmakaraka is in the sign of Leo).

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