Saturn is a planet that acts like a pipeline to bring the results of the past life Karma to us in this incarnation. There are three full aspects of the planet. It aspects the third, the seventh and the tenth house from his placement in a chart.
Saturn takes two and a half years to transit one Rashi or Zodiac sign. When he passes through the twelfth, the first and the second house from Moon in a horoscope, the phenomenon is called Sade Sati. This is so, as Saturn takes a total of seven and a half years in passing through these three houses. The results of this passage are often vexing and troublesome though they are not really bad. Some good results also accrue.
Mechanism of the transit
A lot depends upon which Rashi Saturn is passing through. For example, If the Chandra Lagna is Aquarius or Kumbh Rashi, the twelfth house will be Capricorn, which his own Rashi. His results will not be very bad in this case. One’s health will remain good. Saturn’s aspect on the second house will, however, cause some attrition of the wealth. His seventh aspect will fall on the sixth house and be favorable. His tenth aspect will fall on the ninth house which is occupied by Libra – the sign of his exaltation and be beneficial.
When Saturn is passing through the Chandra Lagna which is Aquarius, then too, his passage will be through his Mool Trikon Rashi and this will not be very painful as no planet gives bad results in his Mool Trikon Rashi. From here his third aspect will fall on the third house which is occupied by Aries. Saturn becomes Neech in this Rashi so the results will be bad for this house. The third house is the eighth from the eighth house so the results will not be bad financially. The effect on the younger siblings will, however, be unfavorable.
The seventh house aspect will fall on the seventh house occupied by Leo. This is the house of an enemy planet so there will be an adverse effect on the marriage.
The tenth house aspect will fall on the tenth house which is populated by Scorpio which is the Rashi of his enemy. Business and profession will, therefore, face a slowdown.
During the second house transit of Sade-Sati Saturn passes through the second house of wealth. The third aspect falls on the fourth house and helps one to buy real estate. The seventh house aspect falls on the eighth house containing Virgo and being a friendly sign it does not cause much damage. Finally, the tenth house aspect falls on the eleventh house and promotes income.
This reasoning can be applied to all other Chandra Lagnas and the results delineated.
Which Rashis are currently undergoing Sade Sati?
People with Moon in Sagittarius in their birth chart are currently in the middle part of their Sade Sati. On 24th January 2020, Saturn will move to Capricorn and their last Dhayya (Two and a half year period) will begin. This period will not be bad as Saturn transits his own sign. Money may be spent on buying a home or an apartment. There will be an increase in the “Family Wali feeling” as you connect with the extended family. Increased income is also very likely.
People with Moon in Capricorn have been passing through the first Dhhaiya of Sade Sati. The second Dhhaiya begins on 24/01/2020 and lasts for the next thirty months. Saturn transits his own sign so health will not be affected. The “Family Wali feeling” will be missing in the next two and a half years but the financial situation will remain good. There may be a delay in the marriage for the unmarried. For the betrothed, a separation may become unavoidable. It need not necessarily be due to a tiff and may be caused by a transfer of one partner to another city. Marriages with an already simmering discontent may breakdown. Business and profession may come under a cloud.
People with Aquarius Moon will shortly begin their first Dhhaiya of the Sade Sati as Saturns swings into Capricorn on 24/01/2020. There may be a decrease in your bank balance due to some unexpected expenses but health will remain good. Your opponents and competition will remain quiet and defensive for the next thirty months. There will be a leaning towards spirituality and charity. The good fortune will favor you for the duration of the transit.
What are the possible effects?
According to Hindu astrology, Sade-Sati usually results in feet related problems and migraine-type headaches. Unexpected and wasteful expenditure takes its toll on savings. Progeny, especially male issues get into difficulties and may get involved in complicated situations. This period also brings about health-related issues and the general health of the person is less than adequate. Mental tensions mount relentlessly and separation from family can also take place.
Sade Sati stages
Saturn has iron feet during the first two and a half years and this transit causes domestic troubles and unhappiness, losses in business and profession, unsound health and strained relations with relatives. Enemies create troubles.
During the next two and a half years Saturn has Gold feet. Strained relations with extended family, financial drain, false accusations are the results of this transit.
For the last two and a half years Saturn has feet of silver and gives gains of/from real estate, smooth relations with extended family, and gains from government. One is able to buy a house during the last Dhayya of Sade Sati.
Sade Sati is a period of slowdown and not breakdown. Too much greed-based negativity has been spread by astrologers about it so that money may be charged for relief measures.
Remedial measures for Sade Sati
The most effective remedy for freedom from bad transits of Saturn is the chant of Shani Ashtak and Shani Vajra Panjar Stotra. Daily recital gives amazing relief.
Recitation of Pipplaad Uvaach, a six-line Sanskrit hymn in praise of Lord Saturn is very helpful in overcoming the problems caused by him. The hymn is given below. It must be remembered by heart so it may be chanted anytime.
नमस्ते कोण संस्थाय पिङ्गलाय नमोस्तुते l
नमस्ते बभ्रु रूपाय कृष्णाय च नमोस्तुते ll
नमस्ते रौद्र देहाय नमस्ते चान्तकाय च l