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Saturn in Vedic Astrology: Saturn is the slowest moving planet and travels at a speed of 3 minutes per day. Hence it takes around two years and six months to change the zodiac sign. It represents Justice, hard work, limitations, creates boundaries, and builds structures.
The planet Saturn represents Air among the five elements. It has the power of Tamsik Guna. Saturn is a dry, old, and cold planet. And Air represents ideas and motion, they are the winds of change. Aquarius is the Mooltriona sign, and Saturn exalts in Libra. The air element is interlinked with an earthy sign, it gets stability. Then it grows and expands its Bandwith.
In Astrology, Saturn has inimical relation with the Sun, Moon, Mars, Rahu, and Ketu. And friendly with Venus Mercury, and neutral with Jupiter.
Rashi: It governs Capricorn and Aquarius signs of the natural zodiac. Capricorn represents structures, stability, and goals.
Aquarius describes welfare, humanitarian work, and social service.
Saturn is old, dry, cold, and the darkest planet in Astrology. It represents delays, despair, depression, denials, devastation, desperation, discouragement, dejection, disappointments, damage, danger, disasters, destitution, destruction, delusions, difficulty, detachment, and distress. Alright, so many D’s probably all fearful words.
But I would like to add that Saturn is the most realistic planet. It will bring the real and gloomy picture, to the surface. So be careful, Saturn is observing you like a close circuit camera (CCTV).
The position of Saturn states that you have strong pending karma of past life related to this house. Here you have certain liabilities to contribute. You have to follow limitations, make sacrifices and remain within the boundaries.
Now here lies the real secret…
Saturn is a planet of Justice. So if you do your duties honestly and truthfully, then Saturn rewards as well.
Saturn is known as Surety…
Saturn makes you serious, sad, and slow-moving as per its own traits. It will rather bring fears and a sense of duty related to this house.
Saturn is a malefic planet, so wherever it aspects it adds hurdles, delays, and frustrations related to that house. Apart from the 7th aspect, Saturn has been granted the 3rd aspect and 10th aspect.
Let’s understand the secret meaning behind aspects.
The 3rd aspect of Saturn: Here Saturn will make you work hard a lot. This house needs patience and continuous effort. It can delay the results of that house or bring miseries and frustrations related to that house’s significance.
The 10th aspect of Saturn: Here Saturn will make you do your pending Karma. Here lies your Karmic debt or baggage, this house can give you a tough time as well. In fact, the Saturn aspect causes frustration and dejections.
Keep in mind that if the aspected house or planet is friendly to Saturn, then it will give abundance and prosperity even after delays and denials.
But if it is inimical then the real testing time is faced by the person, so it can bring grief and misfortune.
In Education, Saturn represents our old traditional knowledge. It governs technical knowledge, scientific research, and foreign languages. It also signifies philosophy and spiritualism.
Saturn is a hard worker, dark, and stays underground. It likes dingy places. This signifies complex labor and the subjects related to agriculture, mining, machines, carpentry, blacksmith, antiques, handicraft, and industries.
The planet Saturn is the main karaka of work or Karma and this is the reason Saturn position is very important in a natal chart in career readings.
It signifies the iron and steel industry, real estate, construction, metals, oils, gas, law, order, and Judiciary.
Shani gives career options related to the security department, hardware, fertilizers, leather, and raw materials of any kind.
Even the coal mines and petrol and gas fall under its category. Saturn governs Jobs linked to jails, asylums, and hospitals. Even jobs at the excise and customs departments are under the Saturn region.
Saturn position in transit is the most significant factor in horoscope analysis. As Saturn is Kaal. For every important occasion of your life. Saturn position is checked in the birth chart.
Sade Sati is that time in a person’s life when he is passing through seven and a half years, which is suspiciously blended with problems and tests.
Sade Sati begins with the transit position of Saturn in the zodiac sign before the Moon sign. After 2.5 years it enters the Moon sign. Now, this phase puts enormous stress on a person’s mind, body, and soul.
The phase ends with the exit of Saturn from the zodiac sign following the Moon sign. Saturn stays in each sign for two and a half years and therefore takes a total of seven and a half years to exit the third sign.
The Dhaiya or Kantak Shani is of 2.5 years. In this Saturn transits in the 4th house from Moon. And Ashtama Shani is when Saturn is 8th from Moon.
Now here’s the secret of Saturn. In my view, this phase of Saturn is that critical period, when the planet of law and judgment gives its verdict. Now in this phase, all the files of your Karmas are displayed on Saturn’s table. And wherever you took shortcuts, cheated, or did some wrongdoing or illegal action. That sector of your life will be under fear, stress, pressure, or tension.
Here it can be any area, like if you neglected your health, Saturn will give some chronic disease. If you cheated on your partner, your spouse will give you hard time. If you were not fair and reliable in your work, you will face grievous times at your work.
Saturn gives favorable results to people who worked hard, helped poor people, led a disciplined life, did not commit sins, and sacrificed love and money.
Therefore in my view, Saturn is not a fearful planet. It actually gives you a long testing period to prove yourself. Therefore if we maintain our poise and calmness, then we will surely get the outcomes of being disciplined and determined.
On May 23, 2021, Saturn will be in retrograde motion and will stay here till 11th October 2021. Now first let’s understand what does the retrograde word means. Retrograde means that a planet is now moving in reverse motion. Actually, Saturn goes retrograde when it is 5 signs away from Sun. So on 16th May when Sun will move to Taurus sign. Then Saturn will be far from Sun and close to the earth.
It gives the same sensation when a person is sitting on the train, and the other train starts moving on the opposite track. For a moment you get confused about which of the train is moving. But after some time you realize, the truth.
Now, what will happen when a malefic Saturn starts moving backward. Right now it is at 19 degrees in Capricorn. So it is moving backward to check what has been left.
It means you have some unfinished karma left on the previous degrees. And when Saturn will again reach those degrees, probably it will activate some events in your life. Now, this can be or unfavorable or favorable as per the birth chart combinations.
But in my view, retrograde Saturn means to introspect and recheck your karmic journey. Are you being too selfish? Are you neglecting any responsibility? Then in this retrograde motion, Saturn will make you fulfill that duty.
Since Saturn is a malefic planet, so its way of giving things is hard. This means it gives a lot of pressure, stress, tension, and disappointment.
But the good thing is that if you had been working hard. And Saturn is your Yog Karak or benefic planet in the birth chart. Then Saturn will reward you, for all your efforts. Or it will show, all those blockages that were not allowing you to move forward. Not to forget Saturn is a planet of justice.
For those who are born with retrograde Saturn in their birth charts. They will get their rewards in this retrograde phase. But those who have direct Saturn, they will be paid once Saturn again takes its direct motion. As they have missed few important checkpoints.
Where ever Saturn is placed in the chart, just see what pending karmas, Saturn wants you to exhaust. Saturn is not a bad planet, it is working in your chart to show you some limitations and boundaries, Saturn has created. Therefore it is your test.
Saturn will give grief and distress only if you break the law and start doing what satisfies you.
Accordingly, my first remedy is to understand where is it posited. Don’t break the law, made for that house. Then see the houses aspected by Saturn as described above. Finally, work hard related to Saturn position, without breaking laws and tradition, being fully devoted to that house stuff. Eg Saturn in the 2nd house – Do all responsibilities for your family, be watchful about your food and be very cautious about your accumulated wealth.
And if you think you are following a virtuous path but then also due to Saturn transit or due to Rahu – Saturn or Rahu – Moon conjunction, Saturn is troubling then do the following remedies:
Saturn is the most amazing planet as per my understanding. It makes us fulfill our duties, reveals to us that hard work pays and good deeds are always rewarded.
But whichever aspect, you are not honest, that point is under the strict jurisdiction of Saturn. Then it causes misery, distress, and frustrations. But the truth is that Saturn is only giving the fruits of your Karma. So how can we blame Saturn for sadness and destructions?