Planet Saturn: Attributes, Transit & Remedies
Saturn is one of the 9 planets in Vedic Astrology which is arguably the most dreaded of all.
The famous 7.5 years period of ‘Shani Sade Sati’ more often than not turns a person’s life upside down.
We must understand that planets provide us with the results of our past karmas that could go back to several lifetimes,
in this current life of ours.
However, planet Saturn is represented by Lord Shani, who is the God of Justice and for obvious reasons the type of our karmas
that Saturn holds to be being accounted for, are mostly negative. Therefore, the results of the periods of Saturn’s operation in our
life are predominantly (but not always) negative or punishing.
Lordship of Signs
Saturn is the Lord of 2 of the total 12 signs that constitute the Zodiac Belt and these are Capricorn and Aquarius.
Saturn is debilitated in the sign of Aries and exalted in the sign of Libra. Saturn is a slow moving planet and
it is associated with the air element.
Saturn signifies Delays, Obstacles, Service, Subordination, Loss, Insult, Old Age,
Mining, Excavation, Oil & Gas, Heavy Machinery, Management, Iron etc.
The gemstone that is associated with Saturn is Blue Sapphire.
Significance of Saturn’s Transit
Saturn on an average takes about 2.5 years to transit from one sign of the Zodiac Belt to the next. However,
from time to time, this period may vary to a certain extent by the change in the movement of Saturn due
to the planet going into retrograde motion for a while.
The transit of Saturn is among those few planetary transits that warrant extreme caution on the part
of a person depending upon various factors such as:
- Placement of Saturn in the person's Natal Horoscope
- Position of the Natal Moon from Natal Saturn
- House & Sign through which Saturn is currently transiting
- Other planetary conjunctions & aspects to Saturn on the transit level
It is highly recommended that a person must be aware at all times about the likely effects of the ongoing transit
of Saturn on certain key aspects of his/her life especially if the person is going through the phase of ‘Sade Sati’. Remember,
it is of utmost importance to plan & execute your actions based on what the ‘dreaded’ Saturn has in store for you. Hence,
always go through what the ongoing transit of Saturn is signifying for you based on your own natal horoscope.
Remedies for a ‘Troubling’ Saturn
First & foremost, we must understand that Saturn is not our enemy. In fact, no planet is. The planets simply provide
us with the results of our own karmas that we did in the past, both good as well as bad. It is just that Saturn keeps account
of more or rather most of our intensely negative karmas as compared to other planets. Therefore, Saturn is painted as a planet that
punishes us way more than it rewards us.
But, that is not true. Saturn is a judge and all we need to do before the judge to have leniency or pardon, is plead.
It is highly recommended to have certain incredibly powerful & result oriented Vedic Rituals being performed in your name
such as the “Shani Shanti Hanuman Puja” by a learned priest to please Lord Shani. Once a person pleases Lord Shani, the punishing
effects of Saturn are significantly reduced or even removed in case the underlying negative karmas are not that intense.
So, it is prudent to get your horoscope thoroughly analyzed by an experienced astrologer and take the steps that
are necessary to please Lord Shani and seek His blessings that will result in pacifying planet Saturn which is causing
troubles in various domains of your life based on its placement in your horoscope as well as its transitory movement in the Zodiac Belt.
Lastly, it is not just about safeguarding yourself by treating the punishing effects of Saturn but,
making smart decisions based on the natal position and transitory movement of Saturn that would lead you to a smooth,
peaceful & prosperous life.