( Saturn entered Libra on Nov 15 , 2011 and is there for 2 ½ years )
Saturn teaches us frugality, simplicity and humility. He teaches us the
value of time. He is a great taskmaster and He brings in a sense of
discipline in our lives. He is not an evil Karma account keeper, as most
imagine. If you take a loan, you have to pay interest. Similarly you have to
pay for your wages. Saturn purges you of your sins and leads you to Self
Most of the things that have gone wrong with the world – the Great Recession
& political chaos – can be attributed to Saturn. Financial
stringency and crisis, chaotic weather, accidents that were frequent, high
failure rates of governments responding to crisis are all the works of
Saturn in Libra
Here we give the effects of Transit Saturn in Libra for different signs.
Moon Sign – Is the Zodiacal Sign where your Moon is posited in your sidereal horoscope in Astrology Vedic.
Moon Sign Virgo –
This is the last phase of Elarata Saturn.
The first five years were intensely agonising and the next 2 1/2 years ( this phase ) will give some relief. But you are forewarned that Elarata Saturn is not over. Again there will be many tests and tribulations till 2006. Destruction to wealth and happiness indicated ( Sukhartha Vihathim ). Loss of position, great expenditure, health hazards and transfer to some other place indicated. Emaciated physical appearance, loss of comfort, acquisition but not enjoyment of wealth.
Moon Sign Leo –
Saturn turns benign and blesses you with many favours. There will be gain of position and subordinates ( Sthanartha Bhrithyadhikam ). Financial condition improves. All that you lost during his stay in the 12th, Ist and 2nd will be redeemed. You get political connections and favours from politicians. Luck in gambling indicated. Stock exchange, jackpot and lotteries should be tried. Why not take advantage of this benign Saturnine stance ? Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Moon Sign Cancer –
Saturn turns adverse in the 4th. There will be a dearth of happiness ( Sthree Bandhastha Sukhachyuthim ). Mental peace and happiness takes a beating. Thisperiod is known as Angular Saturn or Kandaka Sani. The 4th Refers to domestic happiness . Domestic happiness becomes a scarce commodity. Relatives become enemies and mental tension increases. Separation from friends and family members, suspicious nature, crooked behaviour and wicked acts.
Moon Sign Gemini –
Separation from sons, loss of money and frequent quarrels. Fall from Wealth and happiness ( Dhana Sukha Bramsam ). Mind becomes a pot of mental turmoil as the planet of Melancholy marks your for his own. Gloomy mood always. You need not worry as the next phase of Saturn will give you whatever you have lost including happiness.
Moon Sign Taurus –
Saturn turns benefic in the 6th. All the blocks and hindrances on the path to progress vanish. You get the favour of politicians and powerful people. There will be luck in gambling. Enemies get destroyed as the planet which gives all round happiness becomes favourably posited. Favour from enemies and diseases & association with the fair sex. All your enemies will be subjugated ( Sapathna Kshayam ).
Moon Sign Aries –
Saturn is in the adverse 7th now. This is called Kandaka Sani or Angular Saturn. Mental peace and happiness gets affected. Misunderstanding with loved ones cannot be ruled out. As the seventh house represents spouse, Saturn’s position therein is not good from the perspective of conjugal happiness. Separation from wife and children and aimless roaming about. There may be tendencies for long travel and to move away from one’s own place.
Moon Sign Pisces –
Saturn is extremely malefic in the 8th. All sorts of impediments and obstacles crop up in your path. Melancholy marks you for her own during this dark phase .Misunderstandings with loved ones. Enemy trouble indicated. You are forewarned to avoid arguments and unnecessary speculation. This is not the ideal time to speculate. Also be careful in handling human relations. Indulgence in mean activities is the result and you will be bereft of happiness. There will be sorrow and loss in the financial sphere ( Analpa Dukha Nichayam ). Dhanakshayam or unnecessary expenditure will characterise this period.
Moon Sign Aquarius –
Saturn may cause financial tightness. Obstacles and mental worry. Suffers from hatred ,heart trouble and even imprisonment. There will be tendencies to move away from Wisdom and the Law ( Dharma Pranasa Mayan ). This is the ideal time for Meditation and to enjoy the bliss of the Self.
Moon Sign Capricorn –
Saturn causes loss in the financial sphere ( Daridram ). Be careful about speculation and investment. Gets new avocations but loses money and fame. This is a bad phase temporarily and is called Angular Saturn. Mind becomes perturbed as a result of an adverse Saturnine stance. You can recourse to Remedial Astrology for solace.
Moon Sign Sagittarius –
This is a prosperous period as Saturn turns benign and blesses you with financial and educational gains. Your assets will increase. And so will goodwill and reputation. Your merits will be extolled. If you speculate, you may come up with flying colours. Monetary windfall can be expected from the stock market. Birth of a son and general happiness. If you take the proper calculated risks, you can get gain from the stock market and jackpot. ( Dhana labham ).
Moon Sign Scorpio –
In the 12th, Saturn marks the beginning of Elarata Saturn ( His 7 1/2 adverse period.) Everything goes topsy turvy. Do not take unnecessary risks as this period is highly adverse. Dangers to health & wealth indicated. Transfer to some other area is also possible. Be careful about handling money as Saturn can damage your purse ( Artha Vihathim ). Be careful about calumny, misunderstandings, enemy trouble and problems from the jealous, which can upset your mind.
Moon Sign Libra –
Saturn is highly adverse in the First. All sorts of strife and afflictions will visit you. ( Nana Roga Shucham ). Fear from poison or fire, of friends and family members., fear of incarceration, travel to foreign lands, loss of money ,near and dear ones. Fear of vicious enemies, destruction of agriculture, monetary quarrels and litigation, loss in agriculture, separation from kith and kin and suffering from insults. You become gloomy and melancholic as problems overwhelm you. Melancholy will mark you for her own. Waste of time, waste of money, waste of effort etc characterise this Saturnine period. There may be change of location, dissipation of wealth and factors detrimental to health crop up. Be careful about health and wealth as Saturn, the melancholy planet, can devastate you. Misunderstandings will be caused by this destiny planet and it can affect your Love life, thus proving that Astrology affects Love !
Astro-Therapy for Saturnine Transit
Saturn is the second biggest planet in the solar system. ( 700 earths can be fit into Saturn ) & his transit is indeed very important to the astrological fraternity. As he is the planet of Ayus or Longevity, his transits can make or break you, healthwise. He also rules Death & diseases. In Medical Astrology, he rules the Vayu Tattwa, the Air Principle in the body physiologic ( as the human body is made up of the Five Great Elements ). Arthritis, paralysis & epilepsy, loss of appetite & the diseases caused by deficiency of the Air Element are caused by him. He represents Sorrow, the Sorrow of the Cosmic Man, the sorrow inherent in the act of Manifestation. He represents the masses and is the planet of Democracy and Communism. He is the Celestial Judge of all actions. He is the planet of Boundless Time, Eternity. He is also the Death planet (Mrityur Vyadhischa Dukham Shanirapi Gadhitham ). He can elevate you to dizzy heights and at the same time hurl you into the abyss of dissolution. He creates fear of enemies. He causes quarrels related to money and destruction of agriculture. His satellite Gulika ( mythologically represented as his son ) is another highly malefic planet. ( Akhila Mrityu Samhara Karako Mandi ). In Horary Astrology, if both Saturn and Gulika are together, it spells big trouble for the querent. If they are together in the 4th, it can indicate a disease of the location, like cancer ! ( “Cancer is a disease of the location” – Dr Hartman )
Origin of Gulika
There is an interesting story about the origin of his son, Gulika. Ravana , a person of immense occult power, commanded Saturn to come and stay in the 11th House of his son, Indrajith, the 11th House being the best house for Saturn to be in. Saturn, with his innate laziness, came and stayed at the 11th house but put his foot in the 12th ( the worst house for Saturn to be in ). An enraged Ravana cut off his leg and the entire mass of blood and bones went and stayed at the Ascendant ( Lagna ) as Gulika !
As astro-therapeutic remedies, you can fast on Saturdays, read the Scriptures on Saturdays, wear Blue Sapphire on Saturdays & consecrate to the Lord on Saturdays. Saturnine Mantras have been given in our webpage www.eastrovedica.com/html/mantras.htm. You can chant his mantra, his Stotra, his Peedahara Stora & his Gayatri for optimum relief. Wearing Talismans or Amulets ( particularly Saturnine Amulets like Shaneeswara Yantra ) can be very beneficial as it wards off the the malefic Saturnine rays. Performing Saturn Havan ( Shaneeswara Homa ) by 3 Brahmin scholars ( 3*336 Urus of the Shaneeswara Mantra before a Homa Kunda ) also imparts relief. Saturday is derived from Saturn’s Day . Saturday was consecrated to Saturn. ( From the Latin Dies Saturni & the Sanskrit Shani Var ) Blue Sapphire is his primary gemstone & Blue Spinel his secondary gemstone.
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Note – The above results are general and they should be carefully applied to individual horoscopes in the light of directional influences ( Dasa ). For example, if there are no powerful yogas in the radical chart , reputation wealth & fame denoted by a transit will have a very limited scope for expression. On the other hand, if both directional & transit influences are adverse, even the longevity of the native will be threatened.
For human beings there are 100 types of Apamrityu or temporal death periods and one Kala Mrityu or genuine Death period. The transitory death period or Apamrityu can be warded off by Remedial Astrology, by Homa & other divine remedial measures, whereas Kala Mrityu or genuine Death cannot be warded off.
More information is given in the Astrology Blog Natal Astrology software, Financial astrology software all can be had from Vedic Astrology Software Free Transit Software can be downloaded from eAstro Vedica The Transits of Jupiter and Saturn are of paramount importance in Financial Astrology, as Jove is the financial planet and Saturn is the planet of Destiny.