Saturn Transit 2014

Saturn’s Transit: Sade Sati

Lord Saturn

In Vedic astrology, Saturn is generally considered the most malefic planet and every time it transits to a sign, the celestial event is considered and speculated very seriously. The slowest moving planet Saturn is moving from Libra to Scorpio on November 2nd, 2014 and will stay in Scorpio till January 6th, 2017. In keeping with the usual Saturn’s transit time, the passage through Scorpio will be an average time of two and a half years.

In 2014, people born in the Moon sign Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius are undergoing the phase of Saturn transit or what is commonly known as Sade Sati. When Saturn passes through the sign before a person’s Moon sign, Moon sign and the sign after for 2 1/2 years in each, it is called the period of Sade Sati. It is approximately the period of 7 ½ years of Saturn transit.

How Saturn Will Influence You?

Depictions of Saturn

Saturn is said to represent our bad and past karmas. It is depicted as a lame and old sage who is mostly engaged in meditation and bears a stern character. This sage acquires the role of our strict taskmaster - One who is humble and self-disciplined can win the favor of this celestial master. As our master grows happy with us, our core gets strengthened in the process too.

All of us have limitations in our lives and at one point in life we have to stand face to face with them. The aspects of our lives which we tend to ignore or avoid due to shortcomings in our outlook and attitude, Saturn compels us to deal with them. It shows us our reality!

Saturn is considered so powerful because it is our reality and denigrated as the most malefic by those who does not accept their reality. So a good way to pacify the powerful being is by coming to terms with reality.

Effects of Saturn’s next transit

Moving out of Libra, the sign of exaltation, Saturn will be entering an unfavorable and enemy sign of Scorpio. Scorpio and Aries are not comfortable signs for Saturn. Scorpio and Aries Moon signs are likely to experience suppression of desires and hard time in profession. Earnings and health may bring about a sudden blow. Relationship will also go through conflicts. Mars being the ruler of the signs will be in direct confrontation with Saturn, the two strong malefic planets.

Saturn will be in the unfavorable 8th house for Aries. It’s presence in the 8th house of mysteries, obstacle and conflicts is likely to aggravate the malefic effects. The signs Gemini, Virgo and Capricorn will enjoy good influence of Saturn. For these signs the planet Saturn will be in the 6th, 3rd and 11th houses respectively, the houses in which Saturn brings favorable results.

Understanding Saturn

Like all other planets governing different aspects of our lives, Saturn is always present with us as our reality even when we fail to realize its presence. Saturn in our natal chart only indicates the part of our life that needs our special attention but the reality never ceases to be with us.

Saturn can be won-over not through fear, instead by being conscious of our reality and befriending it through proper understanding.

Dr. Robert E. Svoboda relates a story in his book The Greatness of Saturn: There was once, in the city of Benaras, a man who had become expert in calculating Saturn’s position in the sky. His calculations were so perfect that his fame reached the ears of Lord Saturn himself, who one day decided to come down to Earth to personally test this expert in his expertise. Saturn accordingly took the form of a Brahmana, and on meeting the astrologer asked him politely to locate Saturn’s position at that very moment. The man made his calculations, couldn’t believe his eyes, made them a second time – then suddenly realized what was happening and immediately lowered his head. Averting his eyes so that he would not be blasted by Saturn’s fierce gaze, the man humbly said, “Lord Saturn, you are right in front of me, at this moment.”

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