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Know about Saturn or Shani and its role in Astrological Prediction

By: Sitaram singh | 10-Jul-2018
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About Saturn or Shani

Saturn or Shani which is one of the most dreaded planets in Vedic Astrology is also a ‘Karaka’ (significator) of the malefic 6th, 8th and 12th houses in a horoscope. It is assigned 19 years in the Vimshottari Dasha and slowly transits through a house in 2 1⁄2 years.

Saturn takes around 30 years to traverse all the 12 signs of the zodiac. Saturn has an enormous influence on the life trajectory of a person and its placement in a person’s horoscope indicates the pattern of events he/she will experience in life.


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Saturn’s Results for Some Specific Lagnas or Ascendants 

However, Saturn gives the best result when it becomes a functional benefic for the horoscope. For example, for Tula (Libra) lagna or ascendant, Saturn gives the best result, and second best for Vrishabha (Taurus) lagna by virtue of becoming a Yogakaraka (Lord of Kendra and Trikona houses).

It gives good results for Makar (Capricorn) and Kumbha (Aquarius) lagna as it is the “Lagnesh” or lagna lord for these signs. When for these four lagnas Saturn is also well posited and aspected by benefics, it produces excellent results during its “Dasha-Bhukti” and transit.

Saturn gives mixed results for Mithun (Gemini), Kanya (Virgo), Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Meen (Pisces) lagnas, and proves unfavourable for the remaining lagnas. Like other malefic planets, Saturn gives good results when posited in an Upachaya ( 3rd, 6th, 10th or 11th) house.

In addition, Saturn’s location in any Kendra, which if its own or exaltation sign, forms “Sasa Yoga”, one of the “Panch Mahapurusha Yogas” that bestows name, fame, wealth and authority to the native during its Dasha and Bhukti. Lucky is the person for whom Saturn is favourable and strong in the horoscope. If you have a malefic Saturn or Shani in your horoscope then we urge you to contact Future Point and book a ‘Shani Shanti Puja’ to be performed in your name and pacify the aggravated & negative effects of an ill-placed Saturn in your horoscope.  


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Aspects or Drishtis of Saturn

Shani or Saturn has special 10th and 3rd full aspects, in addition to the normal 7th aspect. These aspects adversely affect the affairs of the house receiving it, and afflict the planets posited there, but these aspects are favourable when Saturn becomes a functional benefic in the horoscope.

Among these aspects, the 10th aspect is the most powerful, then comes the 7th , and the 3rd aspect is the weakest. Saturn’s aspect on Venus spoils the conjugal life of the person.

Its aspect on Jupiter induces the native to self-abnegation in religious and spiritual pursuits. Saturn’s aspect on the Sun makes the native toil hard in life and face separation from, or even death of father in some cases.

Saturn’s aspect on Moon makes the native simple, calm and calculative and gives distress to mother. Saturn’s aspect on Mars makes the native aggressive and cruel, while their mutual aspect portends a violent end.

Saturn’s aspect on Mercury gives a crooked and selfish mentality. Its aspect on Rahu makes the native shrewd and causes chronic ailments. The benefic aspect of powerful Jupiter and Venus on Saturn tones down its malefic effects.

Power of Saturn

Saturn owns two consecutive signs in the Zodiac, namely, Capricorn and Aquarius. Capricorn being the 10th sign of the kundli or horoscope of the ‘Kaal Purush’ represents karma (action) and Aquarius the 11th sign denotes ‘Labh’ (gains). Thus, Saturn controls the profession, status and financial position of the native. It not only influences the affairs of the house of its location, but also of the houses on both sides of its location.

Through its ownership, location and aspects, if there is no overlapping of houses, Saturn influences as many as eight houses in any horoscope. This makes the position of Saturn in any horoscope decisive and it is prudent to properly assess the disposition and strength of Saturn before making any prediction. Saturn is a deterministic planet and acts for good or bad without any restraint.


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Shani Sade Sati

The infamous Sadesati (7 1⁄2 years' period) when Saturn transits through the house prior to the natal Moon, the Moon sign, and the sign next to the Moon. This cycle repeats in 30 years in everybody’s life.

During Sade Sati, Saturn controls the flight of imagination of the native’s mind and makes him depressed, lonely and self-dependent. If the Moon in a horoscope is already afflicted by Saturn, Mars, Rahu or Ketu individually or jointly, or the Moon is weak and located in a ‘Trika Sthan’ (6th/8th/12th) house, the effect of Sade Sati is severe.

When Sade Sati occurs during the dasha of Saturn, Sun, Moon, Mars or Rahu, then it causes considerable hardship in respect of the houses occupied and aspected by Saturn in the natal horoscope, as well as those aspected during transit. Experienced  astrologers are well aware of the trials and tribulations caused by Saturn to an individual during Sade Sati.


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Saturn’s Connection with Rahu

A very special feature of Shani or Saturn is ‘Shani vat Rahu’, i.e. Rahu (North Node of the Moon) is like Saturn. It is observed that in case of a Tula lagna born, for which Saturn becomes Yogakaraka, if its dasha comes very late in the native’s life, then Saturn confers its favourable result during the dasha of Rahu.

If such an individual has both Rahu and Saturn dashas in his/her lifetime, then the results experienced are par excellence.

The above features are corroborated by the horoscopes of Mahatma Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher and Atal Behari Vajpayee, discussed below.

Mahatma Gandhi

DOB: 2.10.1869, 07.45 hrs., Porbandar
Yogakaraka Saturn is posited in the 2nd house in inimical sign. This planetary setting inclined Gandhiji towards austere spirituality. Rahu is in the 10th house.

The commencement of Rahu dasha from August, 1919 coincided with Gandhiji’s active political career. In Rahu dasha Rahu bhukti, he was arrested for Civil Disobedience Movement and on release became a national leader.

The whole of Rahu dasha kept him engaged in the independence struggle, and he wielded considerable influence in Government without occupying any office. He was shot dead in Jupiter-Sun. His Rahu dasha was influenced by Saturn.

Baroness Margaret Thatcher

DOB: 13.10.1925, 09.00 hrs., London

 A Saturn in lagna forms Sasa Yoga. It is conjoined with 9th lord Mercury. Their location blessed her with sharp intellect, confidence, fame and high status in life. Rahu is posited in 10th house and aspected by Saturn.

Rahu dasha operated from September, 1972 to September, 1990. She took over as Leader of Opposition in British Parliament in February, 1975 during Rahu dasha-Rahu bhukti. After leading her Conservative Party to victory in elections she became Prime Minister in March, 1979 (Rahu dasha-Saturn bhukti).

She ruled the country for continuous 11 years with confidence and determination and was regarded as the ‘Iron Lady of U.K. She lost power in 1990 with the start of Jupiter dasha (lord of 3rd and 6th house in 3rd). Thus, Rahu dasha gave her the result of exalted Saturn in Lagna and she enjoyed name, fame and authority.

Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee: Former Prime Minister of India

D.O.B.: 25.12.1924, 03.00 hrs., Gwalior (MP)
Yogakaraka Saturn posited in an exaltation sign in Tula lagna forms Sasa Yoga. It aspects Rahu in the 10th house. Saturn dasha is not likely in his life. Rahu dasha operated from February 1985 to February 2003 and delivered the excellent result assured by exalted Yogakaraka Saturn and bestowed name, fame and political success.

He occupied different important positions in government, remained leader of opposition in Lok Sabha, and finally became the Prime Minister of India in 1999. He was voted out of office with the start of Jupiter dasha.