EYE ON ASTROLOGY: UNDERSTANDING THE 7.5 YEARS OF SATURN IN CONNECTION WITH TRANSITS THROUGH CONSTELLATION
Most people know know a little Vedic astrology get caught up in a huge fear around Sade Sat, the 7.5 years from Saturn goes through the 12th, 1st and 2nd house from your moon. So the concern is that if you have a Sagittarius, Capricorn or Aquarius moon, that you are doomed. Actually Sade Sat can also be applied to rising sign and your Sun sign so if you really want to get all bent out of shape, depending on your chart, you could have some level of sade sat happening much of your life.
Is it all bad? Of course not. Moreover the 7.5 years is not all bad. It depends on when Saturn is transiting the 1, 3, 5th and 25th stars from your birth moon constellation. When Saturn went it Uttarashadha Nakshatra on Dec. 26th, it already triggered Sade Sat in the biggest way for those with their natal moon in Satabhishak nakshatra (Aquarius 6.40-20) and is impacting people who have their natal moon in Uttara Ashadha (Sag. 26.40-Capricorn 10.00, Mula (Sagittarius 0-13.20) and Anuradha (Scorpio 3.20-16.4) since the moon is in the key 25, 1, 3 and 5 positions from natal moon. Its not just simply a matter of sign change ie when Saturn goes into Capricorn on Jan. 24th.
With Saturn in Capricorn and having dignity and then conjunct Jupiter March 29-June 29, 2020 and Nov. 2020-Nov 2021 it will be not as afflicted so it may incline you to retreat, take meditation course, go to foreign countries, doing a mental metamorphosis, doing charity and community work. All of those things will help. How many Ashtakavarga points you have in Capricorn will also impact whether the transit is more difficult or not. If you have less than 3 Ashtakavarga points in Capricorn and when Saturn gets afflicting in transit ie when Mars is in Capricorn March 22-May 4th, 2020, the darker side of Sade Sat could come out with feelings of betrayal, abandonment, mental and emotional distress, building up of debts due to unexpected expenditures, loss of job or income, conflicts with family, increase of resentment, lack of groundedness. Counteract all of this with meditation, yoga, exercise and staying around positive people. Saturn has a purpose to teach responsibility, discipline and focus and this is something that people may feel lazy about because Saturn is not necessarily a fun planet. With Saturn in Capricorn until 2022, we have a whole new group coming into play.
If your Moon is in Capricorn or your Ascendant is Aquarius or your Sun is in Aquarius being born Jan. 14-Feb. 12th, you may be going through the more difficult 12th house transit of Saturn. Specifically if you have moon in Satabishak Nakshatra the impact will be felt most. This particularly triggered when Saturn goes through the 25th nakshatra from your natal moon or ascendent called the Mananas nakshatra which governs the mind and Saturn can disturb it and create a huge desire for change and feeling unsettled. You might feel abandoned or betrayed or unfocused or changes around jobs or relationships may come up. Remember that change is good. Stay rational and use judgment if it is time to make a change. God has a plan but sometimes changing, moving or changing partners will not get rid of the inner unsettledness. There is a famous say, “wherever you go, there you are.” Make the inner changes with more meditation, yoga, good diet and exercise and then see if you need to make the outer changes really.
Some people buy an iron ring and wear it on their middle finger during Sade Sat. It may help a little but giving your power to gems and thinking all your problems will go away is not learning the lessons of Saturn. Take action to focus, meditate, be disciplined and Saturn will reward you with the calm strength of Capricorn the mountain, unshakable and steady. Be lazy and unfocused and Saturn will seem like an earthquake in your life. You do have a choice. There are mantras and chants and pujas that will help calm the mind so that you can move forward out of fear.
There are mitigating factors in chart which will make Saturn less problematic. If your 12th house or moon has high bindu points or Jupiter or Venus is impacting your 12th house favorable or supporting Saturn, then it may not be as bad. Saturn after age 36 matures and ripens and that means the 2nd or 3rd Sade Sat may not be as problematic because we are more mature.
So remember, there is nothing to fear. Saturn is your friend but he is the type of friend that kicks your butt because he loves you. The Divine is always taking care of us if we understand its message. Listen, act, be disciplined, focus, work hard and you will be taken care of. Venus always support Saturn so lighten Saturn up with more fun, relationship type, massage, art, dance, painting, fashion design.
You are safe, you are infinitely safe, my loved ones; if you only knew how the Divine cares and cherishes for you at every moment of your life and how much he protects you, there would never be another moment of fear in your life. You are love and you are Loved! REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CONSULT A PROFESSIONAL ASTROLOGER ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC CHART AND YOUR DASHA WILL HAVE A BIG IMPACT PARTICULARLY IF YOU GO THROUGH SADE SAT AND RUN MOON/SATURN OR SATURN/MOON.
Special thanks and honor to some of my Jyotish Gurus, Komilla Sutton, Andrew Foss and James Braha for their insights into some of this material.
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