Saturn’s Transit over Capricorn – Astrological Analysis By Dr E S Neelakantan

The most dreaded transit in the world is that of Saturn while the most eagerly awaited transit is again, that of Saturn. How is it so contradictory? Those under the grip of Saturn await its transit to the next sign, while those enjoying a favorable Saturn fear its transit! Let us analyze the effects of this transit for individuals – both Star-wise and Sign-wise. We will also look into the mundane effects that will be felt by this transit.

Astronomical data
From the day it enters Capricorn till the day it enters Aquarius, the movement of Saturn is as follows:-
On 24th January 2020, Saturn transits into Capricorn by entering Uttarashada (2ndPada). It moves to Uttarashada 3rd Pada on 23rd February 2020, and to 4th Pada on the 3rd April 2020. Saturn becomes retrograde in Uttarashada 4th Pada on 11th May 2020. Retrograde Saturn enters Uttarashada 3rd Pada on 19th June 2020. Then it retrogrades on to Uttarashada 2nd pada on 6th August 2020and remains in retrograde motion there till 29thSepetember 2020, on which day Saturn regains the Direct motion in the same pada. After that, on 20th November 2020, it enters Uttarashada 3rd Pada and on 24th December 2020, it moves on to Uttarashada 4th Pada. It enters into next Nakshthra, Sravana 1st Pada on 22nd Jan 2021. Saturn moves through Sravana 2nd and 3rdPada on 20th February 2021 and on 25th March 2021respectively. The next retrograde period of Saturn starts on 23rd May 2021 in Sravana 3rd Pada, continuously retrogrades onto Sravana 2nd on 24th July 2021 and Sravana 1st pada on 13th September 2021 . Saturn turns direct in Sravana 1st Pada on 11th October 2021 and continues direct motion by entering Sravana 2nd, 3rd and 4th pada on 7th November 2021, 21st December 2021, 21st January 2022 respectively. Saturn moves on to the next star, Sravishta 1st Pada on 18th February 2022. On 19th March 2022 it moves on to Sravishta 2nd Pada. On 29th April 2022, it enters Sravishta 3rd Pada, thereby making its transit to the next house, Aquarius.

The Flowchart given is a lucid illustration of the movements of Saturn explained above.

Table 1-Transit

Entry into sign Date Time
Capricorn 24th January’2020 12.11
Aquarius 29th April’2022 00:01

The next aspect we need to take note of are the retrograde movements of Saturn. Saturn is retrograde for a period of 141 days before commencing direct motion. It assumes retrograde motion in Capricorn from 11thMay’20 to 29th September’ 20. The next phase of retrogression for Saturn is from 23rd May’21 to 11th October’21 before entering Aquarius on 29thApril’2022.

Table 2–Retrogression

From To From To
Date Time Date Time
11th May’2020 07:49 29th Sept’2020 08:55
23rd May’2021 13:47 11th Oct’2021 06:53

Combustion is another phenomenon which tends to affect the performance of a planet. It is important to know the dates of combustion.Deep combustion timings can be seen in Table 3( Courtesy : JHora software)

Table 3-Deep Combustion

From To From To
Date Time Date Time
17th January’2021 16:20 31st January’2021 01:07
29th January’2022 07:50 11th February’2022 17:52

Saturn in Mythology

In order to explain profound Astrological truths, our forefathers used to employ didactic fables to educate laymen on the intricacies of the science. There are many fables about Saturn from which we can learn how cosmic forces operate in our life. The guilty are always punished for their evil deeds and Saturn exists in order to mete out that punishment. Here, is an important story which deals with how King Vikramaditya had to undergo considerable hardship while Sade Sathi was in operation.

The story of King Vikramaditya and Sade Sathi

King Vikramaditya ruled over Ujjain. He was known for his wisdom, gallantry and magnanimity. His wife was Queen Madalekha.

Once, the nine planets or the navagrahas, went into a discussion about who is the most powerful amongst them. Since Rahu and Ketu were relatively smaller planets, they asked the other seven planets, namely, Sun, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus and Saturn to decide on the matter. After many arguments, the planets could not arrive at a conclusion. So, they sought help from the King of devas, Lord Devendra. But, Lord Indra felt that if he gave a judgement in favour of one planet, all other planets would turn inimical towards him. Hence, he advised the planets to seek the opinion of the King (Vikramaditya).

Heeding the advice of Lord Indra, the seven planets approached King Vikramaditya and sought his judgement. King Vikramaditya was overwhelmed to see the . He treated them with utmost respect and devotion. Since he was dutiful, he accepted the onerous task before him, gracefully.

After giving a deep thought to the matter, King Vikramaditya arranged for seven thrones. These thrones were made of Gold, Bronze, Brass, Tin, Zinc, Mica and Iron respectively. The thrones were numbered with Gold as no.1 and Iron as no.7. Then, King Vikramaditya requested the seven to grace the throne of their own accord. Lord Surya (Sun) chose the Golden chair while Lord Shani (Saturn) chose the Iron chair.When the seven sat in the chair of their own volition, King Vikramaditya said “Now, according to the order of your throne you may decide your own rank and none can thrust my judgment upon you.”

Hearing this, Lord Shani (Saturn) stood up and said to the King, “You ranked me the lowest among the planets. You are unaware of my power and influence. Sun can stay in a Zodiac (Rashi) for one to two months; Mars for one and half months; Jupiter for a maximum of thirteen months; Mercury and Venus for one month; Rahu and Ketu for eighteen months. But, I am the the only planet who can influence a Zodiacal sign for two and half to seven and half years. This period is called Sade Sathi. Even the most powerful of all, would tremble when they hear about Sade Sathi. When Lord Rama went through Sade Sathi he was banished from his own kingdom. Now, be prepared, for your turn, oh King Vikramaditya.” Saying this, Lord Shani disappeared.

Soon, Sade Sathi period started for King Vikramaditya. Saturn took the form of a rich merchant and entered Ujjain to sell horses. King Vikramaditya heard of the excellent horses and sent his men to buy the good ones. Hearing their exorbitant prices, the King came to see the horses himself and liked one of them so much that the merchant asked him to try it out. The moment he sat on it, the horse galloped at enormous speed into the jungle where he managed to jump and get off. But by then, he had lost his way and he had no option but to wait till dawn when, a passing cowherd showed him the way to the nearest town. At the Palace, Queen Madalekha was worried about the King. She was an ardent devotee of Lord Shani Bhagwan. So, she prayed to the Lord and requested him to save her husband. Due to her prayers, Lord Shani promised to save King Vikramaditya’s life, but on the condition that he has to undergo rigorous hardships due to his past karma.

King Vikramaditya finally reached a nearby town. In tattered clothes, he looked shabby like a beggar. Nobody recognized him as the King of Ujjain. A wealthy trader, who was on his way home, took pity on Vikramaditya and offered him food and shelter. King Vikramaditya started working as a domestic help in the trader’s house.

As days passed by, the trader grew attached to Vikramaditya and he gave him the responsibility of making arrangements for his daughter’s wedding ceremony. So, Vikramaditya went to the market to purchase the required items for the marriage ceremony. There, he met a mysterious man who was none other than Lord Shani in disguise who gave Vikramaditya,the picture of a duck and disappeared. Vikramaditya, unassumingly took it home.

That night, Vikramaditya was baffled by a strange sight. The duck in the picture was swallowing a gold necklace which was to be worn by the trader’s daughter. Due to this, everyone in the trader’s house thought that Vikramaditya had stolen the necklace. The trader’s wife was so angry, that she got Vikramaditya arrested through King Chandrasena’s soldiers.

King Chandrasena was the enemy of King Vikramaditya. He recognized him as King Vikramaditya and ordered his soldiers to cut off his hands and feet in one stroke. The order was immediately executed. Two years later, when the daughter of a wealthy oil trader from Ujjain was passing by ,she immediately recognized King Vikramaditya. She took him home and informed her father of Vikramaditya’s fate. The oil trader put Vikramaditya on the job of pressing out the oil in return for food and clothing. As time went by, it became Vikramaditya’s daily chore to sing while passing time moving the oxen around the mill. He was a talented musician knowing all the ragas, he sang his heart out, until all of a sudden, the force and melody of his voice together caused all the lamps in the city to ignite spontaneously. King Chandrasena’s daughter who was standing in her balcony was marveled at the sight of all the lamps lighting up simultaneously. She sent her servants to investigate. Just then Vikramaditya had completed Raga Deepika, and all the lamps unexpectedly went out. The servants informed the princess that the person whose hands and legs were chopped off on her father’s orders was the singer. She sent him an invite to come and sing for her. Vikramaditya declined the offer, thinking that Saturn might not have finished with him yet, but on the insistence of the girl he agreed. Thereafter he kept singing various ragas for her, each appropriate for the time of the day or night. His Sade Sathi also was coming to an end. The princess too had decided to get married to him only. When the King learnt of her intentions he tried dissuading her, but she wouldn’t relent and threatened to immolate herself if the King did not agree. Vikramaditya was unaware of this drama, and thought to himself that there was more misery left for him to undergo due to the influence of Saturn.

As Vikramaditya thought so, Saturn appeared before him and said, ‘’ O King Vikramaditya! Do you recognize me? Tell me how much suffering you endured by insulting me in your court.’’ Vikramaditya tried to rise to prostrate before Saturn, but being crippled he rolled to Saturn’s feet to pay him obeisance. Saturn said, ‘’Bravo! King Vikramaditya for your patience, you have endured great miseries, now request your heart’s desire from me.’’ Vikramaditya requested Saturn not to trouble anyone as he had troubled him. Saturn was pleased at the King’s selflessness and restored Vikramaditya’s hands and legs, besides his pristine glory.

The moral of the story is that Saturn is not per se evil;it is benevolent if one lives rightfully, truthfully and without ego. In Sade Sathi it creates circumstances to make a person egoistic, shows false promises and then humbles a person completely.Sade Sathi is a period of limitation; it is not only a period of introspection but also one of correction.

Moorthy Nirnaya method

The Moorthy Nirnaya method is well explained by Prof N E Muthuswamy in his magnum opus ” Dictionary of Astrology“.In this book ,the treatment is alike for both benefics as well as malefics.At the time of Saturn’s entry into Capricorn, Moon will be in Uttarashada 2 – in Capricorn rasi. So, Saturn is Swarna Moorthi for Capricorn, Leo and Pisces (1, 6 and 11 counted from Janma Rashi to Sagittarius). It is Rajata Moorthi for Sagittarius, Virgo and Taurus (2, 5 and 9 from JanmaRashi). It is Tamra Moorthi for Scorpio, Cancer and Aries (3,7and 10 from JanmaRashi). It is Loha Moorthi for Libra, Gemini and Aquarius (4, 8 and 12 from JanmaRashi).

Table 4 – Moorthi Nirnaya

Moorthi Effects Rashis
Swarna Moorthi Excellent Capricorn, Leo and Pisces
RajataMoorthi Good Sagittarius, VirgoandTaurus
TamraMoorthi Average Scorpio, Cancer and Aries
LohaMoorthi Bad Libra, Gemini and Aquarius

Saturn Transit reckoned from Birth Star(JanmaNakshathra):
The Star which Saturn transits reckoned from Janma Nakshatra has vital importance in judging the nature of results. This is called Anga Shani. This can be judged from Table 5.

Table 5 – Anga Shani

Star Part of the body Result
1 Face Fear, Loss
2 to 5 Left Shoulder Success
6 to 11 Leg Illness / worries
12 to 16 Heart Gain of Money
17 to 20 Right Shoulder Fear
21 to 23 Head Gain of Status
24,25 Eyes Comfort
26,27 Anus Fear of Death

Saturn Transit Recoked from Birth Sign (JanmaRashi):

  1. Ardhashtama or Kantaka Sani (Saturn in 4th from Natal Moon)
  2. Ashtama Sani (Saturn in 8th from Natal Moon)
  3. 71/2 years Sade Sathi Sani (Saturn in 12th, 1st and 2nd from Natal Moon)

Saturn completes one round of the zodiac in 30 years and remains in a Rashi for 21/2 years. He gives good results only in the 3rd,6thand 11thRashis from birth Moon. In all other houses, he is malefic. This means that in one round of Saturn he gives good results in 2½x 3 = 7½years, i.e., 3, 6 and 11 from Natal Moon and in remaining 9 Rashis, (22½years) bad results. Now, we will see how the intensity of malefic results are distributed during each of his rounds.

  1. He is good in the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses.
  2. In the 5th, 9th and 10th houses he gives moderately bad results.
  3. In 4th house called Ardhashtama or KantakabSani ,he gives bad results which is worse than in 5, 9 and 10 .
  4. In 8th, he is called Ashtama Sani which gives bad results only.
  5. In 12 and 2nd houses it is the first and last 2½ years of Sadhe Sathi. This also is a bad period only.
  6. Janma Sani is the period of 2½years when Saturn is in Natal Moon sign and it is a highly malefic period and even dangerous to life.

Out of these, Ashtama Sani and Ardhashtama Sani are called Kalyani and Laghu Kalyani in some texts prevalent in northern India. For Laghu Kalyani or Ardhashtama Sani, i.e., Saturn in 4th, the following results are given:-

There will be diseases, enmity with relatives and friends, miseries, sorrows, unwanted wandering to various places without any aim or benefit and mental worries.

For the Deergayush Jataka, the first round of Saturn is called in Tamil as “Mangu Sani” which means dull Sani. The next round of 71/2 years of Saturn is called “Pongu Sani” which means overflowing Sani. The third round Saturn is called “Kungu Sani” which means depressing Sani. Now, we will look into the nature of these 4 rounds of Saturn.

  1. Mangu Sani : This can also be called manda (dull) Sani. During this period there will be many difficulties. There will be harassment from government besides many trials and ordeals including bad health. Education will be spoiled.
  2. Pongu Sani: This can be called as Fertile Sani. Auspicious functions like education, marriages, fruitful project work, etc. may be finished by the native.The first part will however be bad. In the last part, all that is lost during Sade Sathi will be regained or compensated.
  3. Kungu Sani (frozen): This can be called depressing Saturn. During third round of Saturn’s Sade Sathi, those who have long life will suffer from mental worries, agony and mourning, death of relatives, sorrows and miseries. If the allotted life span is over, the native may even pass away.
  4. Marana Sani: This is very bad. If the native does not die during third round of Sade Sathi, then during this period,if the astrological life span in the natal chart is over, death occurs.

Out of all the above four rounds only the 2½years of Janma Sani is very bad. Tamil texts declare special results for this Janma Sani. There will be fear of death (during Janma Sani of 3rd round or 4th round). In other rounds, there will be petty quarrels, many chronic diseases, humiliation, loss of self-respect, fear of death, mental agony, hysteria, confusion etc.

Saturn’s 7½years results can be analysed in yet another way. The total 90 months period is distributed among the limbs of the native with specific results as given below:

Table 6 – Shani Sade Sati Transit Effects

S.No. House from JanmaRashi No. of months Parts of the body Results
1 Vyaya(12) 7 Head Difficulties and Loss
2 Vyaya(12) 9 Eyes Loss
3 Vyaya(12) 8 Face Gain of money
4 Vyaya(12) 6 Neck Gain of money
5 JanmaRashi(1) 10 Heart Gain of money
6 JanmaRashi(1) 11 Stomach Gain of money
7 JanmaRashi(1) 5 Naval Fear
8 JanmaRashi(1) 4 Anus Death
9 Dhanam(2) 13 Knees Success
10 Dhanam(2) 12 Thighs Comforts
11 Dhanam(2) 5 Feet Travel
Total 90 Months

Saturn transit from Ashtakavarga angle
When Saturn in his Ashtakavarga transits a house which has zero to eight bindus, the results are as follows:

Table 7 – Transit Effects from Astakavarga Angle

8 One becomes the head of a village or town
7 One gets female slaves, camels and other animals
6 One gains respect from the leaders of thieves
5 One gets bountiful agricultural produce
4 Moderate happiness
3 Loss of wealth
2 Imprisonment, sickness, anxiety , poverty stricken
1 Sickness
0 Loss of everything ,death

Please note that interpretation of transit results without considering Ashtakavarga angle would lead to erroneous results.In an article of this nature it is impossible to take into consideration all the individual charts.Hence the Astrologer should take all the predictions as generic in nature and not announce this to an individual without taking his/her Ashtakavarga chart into consideration.Transit rules are generic in nature.Ashtakavarga system enables correlation of transit results with reference to an individual’s chart.Without Ashtakavargasystem,transit rules will only lead to vague conjectures.Only with the help of Ashtakavarga ,an erudite Astrologer can interpret transit results with the support of the natal chart.

General Remedial Measures:
In general, to alleviate the adverse effects of Saturn, the following remedial measures are adopted.

1. Worshiping Lord Hanuman and reciting Sundara Khand portion of Ramayan.

2. Reciting Hanuman Chalisa or reciting the Moola mantra of Shani.

3. Donating sesame oil to temples.

4. Lighting lamp with Sesame oil at a Shani Bhagwan temple or at a Shiva temple.

5. Fasting on Saturdays and feeding the poor on Saturdays.

7. Feeding crows and donating black clothes.

8.Chanting of Shani sahasranamam and Dasaratha Shani stotram

9.Visiting places such as Tirunallar,Thirukollikadu and Shani Singhnapur.

Brahmanda Purana” says that chanting the following sloka can relieve all the ill effects of Saturn.

 Suryaputhro Deerghadeho Vishaalaakshah Shivapriyah|

Mandachaarah Prasannathmaa peedam harathu me Shanih||

 Let Shani Bhagwan – who is the son of Sun-God, having a long body and large eyes, who is a devotee of Lord Shiva and who is of slow gait and who is pure in Spirit- remove all my ills.

Saturday is the most appropriate day for worshipping Lord Shani. Those who have afflicted Saturn in their horoscope should wear Blue Sapphire and light a lamp( with sesame oil ) on Saturdays for propitiating Lord Shani. This would alleviate the adverse effects of Saturn to a great extent. Favourable influence of Lord Shani will result in good health, success in all endeavours, peace of mind, prosperity and zest for life. Worship of Lord Hanuman is considered a panacea for the evil effects of Shani Dev because Lord Hanuman is said to have rescued Lord Shani from the clutches of the demon-king Ravana.

Visit to Thirunallar is  essential to overcome the adverse transit of Saturn. Here is the procedure: Take a black piece of cloth, some new clothes for doing charity, one coconut, a certain sum of money for donation and another sum of money for charity.

  1. Wash your feet or if possible take bath in Nala Theertham. Leave the black cloth in Nala Theertham.
  2. Break the coconut and worship “Kali Theertha Vinayagar”.
  3. Worship Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva (as Dharbaranyeshwarar) and Lord Shani Bhagwan. Drop the (initial) sum of money in the Temple Hundi.
  4. To some deserving person, donate new clothes.
  5. If beggars are found, give them money (the second sum) as charity and old clothes for their use.Those who are affluent can buy new clothes and give them as donation.Please note that donation of torn clothes will only add to our existing balance of sins.
  6. Please note that after visiting Thirunallar, you need to go home directly without visiting anyone’s house or any other temple.

Thirukollikaadu Shani Bhagwan is supposed to be a deity who blesses devotees with abundance. Shani Bhagwan was very upset for he was being held responsible for all the woes of human beings. He prayed to Agneeswarar ( Lord Siva) at Thirukollikaadu after bathing in the Agni theertham. Lord Siva gave him darshan and praised him for being a just planet, meting out justice impartially based on the deeds of human beings. He further honoured Shani Bhagwan by asking him to reside in the temple as Pongu Shani, showering his blessings on devotees.This temple is located in Thirukollikadu near Thiruthuraipoondi in Thiruvarur district in Tamilnadu. Agni Bhagavan is said to have worshipped Lord Siva here and hence the name Agneeswarar and the place came to be known as Agnipuri. King Nala who got rid of his Shani dosha at Tirunallar, is said to have got back his wife, children, kingdom and all his wealth after worshipping Shani Bhagwan at this temple.A Chola king with heavy Shani dosha finally got relief from his sufferings upon worshipping  Shani Bhagwan at Thirukollikaadu.King Harichandra is also said to have taken bath at this place and was finally relieved of his dosha by the grace of Thirukollikadu Shani Bhagwan. The river where he took bath is named after him.

While we are on this discussion, we will take a look at Shani Singhnapur temple, which is located at about 75 miles from Nashik. This place is famous for the fact that there are no locks in any of the houses here and despite this fact, no thefts have been reported. The temple is supported to be one which is “alive” (Jagratdevasthan) where Shani Dev is supposed to punish anyone who attempts to steal. Needless to say, no lock or key is required here when a Super Power like Saturn keeps eternal vigil. Even a public sector bank has opened a “Lockless” branch taking note of the zero-crime rate of this region. The deity here is “Swayambhu” or self-born and is believed to be in existence since the advent of Kali yuga.

Sculpture of Lord Shanidev with Lord Hanuman in Shignapur

Another peculiar feature of this temple is that there is no roof over the deity. Devotees throng this temple on the day of “Shani Amavasya” which occurs when the New Moon day falls on a Saturday. Pilgrims going to Shirdi for having a darshan at the famous Sai Baba temple seldom fail to go to Shani Singhnapur. Shani Singhnapur is considered as a significant place of pilgrimage to ward off the evil effects of Saturn like its southern equivalent, Tirunallar in Tamilnadu.
Astrologers often stress the negative side of Saturn, yet if you want to be ‘friendly’ with Saturn, worship him at Kuchanur, 75 kms away from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Kuchanur is a small village and the temple here is exclusively dedicated to the planet Saturn. Generally, in most of the temples, Lord Saneeswara is seen either among the Navagrahas or in a separate shrine. The temple here is seen on the banks of a flowing river called Surabhi, surrounded by Green paddy fields and Coconut trees. Here, Lord Sani is also called as ‘Kuchanooran’.
The idol here resembles a Lingam, which is considered to be a Swayambu (one which emerged on its own; self-manifested). The idol is believed to be growing in size over the years.
King Dhinakran of Kalinga remained childless for many years. He prayed to God for a child. A divine-voice informed him that soon a Brahmin boy would visit him and then he would be blessed with a child. In the same manner, the boy came and he was adopted by the King. He was named Chandravadana. The king was also soon blessed with a male child. When the adopted son was crowned, the King was about to start on his very troublesome Sade-sati period. To save his adopted father from the consequences of Sade-sati, Chandravadana sat on a penance in a dense forest, to invoke the blessings of Lord Saneeswara. Moved by his prayers, Lord Sani appeared before him and granted the boon that the King would suffer only for seven and half hours, instead of seven and half years. That place later came to be called as Kuchanur, as Chandravadana built a small temple there for Lord Sani with ‘Kucha’ grass. Saneeswara had assured Chandravadana that he would not harm those who remain righteous, just and disciplined.
Special poojas and worship are done on Saturday, in the solar month of Cancer (16 July – 17 August). Also the days of Saturn’s transit to the next Zodiac sign are observed with special festivities and poojas.
Procedure for worshipping Lord Saturn at Kuchanur:
Before entering the temple for worship, devotees take oil bath (applying Gingelly oil over the head) in the Surabhi river and leave the dress in the river (for charity). Taking bath in this running water is said to absolve the sins of previous births.The procedure to be followed thereafter is as follows:-

  • Feed the crows with cooked rice, mixed with Sesame seeds.
  • Devotees offer clay models of Crow to Lord Shani Bhagwan
  • Light lamps with Gingelly oil.
  • Do charity (especially poor feeding or anna-dhaana) to the poor, sick, handicapped and old people.

Mundane Forecasts:
The Karma-karaka enters Capricorn which its own rashi and also its Moolatrikona rasi. Those who felt oppressed by job conditions would find their working conditions and terms of employment change for the better.Even the labour class in the “ Contractual labour” category would be benefitted by government policies. Job creation will be at a record-high and lots of unemployed youth would get employment.Saturn’s aspect on Pisces will result in reduced expenditure or result in overall reluctance towards philanthropy and wasteful expenditure;this could result in lower levels of consumption and higher levels of Savings.The FMCG sector would enter into a period of stagnation.Illegal businesses will face the heat due to Government norms and stringent regulations. Fugitive economic offenders will be prosecuted.Black money in tax havens would get exposed.There will be a crackdown on Benami transactions and holdings.The economically backward classes would benefit under the reservation policy.Farmers would get subsidy and other economic benefits.
Saturn casts its 7th aspect on Cancer, which is the Janma rashi of Indian Independence. Though tensions with Pakistan may increase on account of this, India will have the upper hand. Important tourist places may see drop in visitors due to stringent internal security measures. Government will crush the ‘enemies within’ with an Iron fist. Automotive sector will enter into a phase of recession phase and will be subject to a major shift in technology which is eco friendly. Metal extraction and manufacturing industries will see a boom. There will be fresh discovery of oil and natural gas. Similarly, India will enter into good, long-term deals with Crude Oil exporting countries which will have a good positive effect on the economy. Using mineral reserves of foreign countries and entering into a tie up for mutual benefit,India will make strong forays into the battery segment for automobiles.Forex reserves will increase. India will gain in commerce from friendly nations which are geographically far away. Major economic reforms are on the cards. Banking sector will see moderate growth. Mood of the nation will be largely happy and people will be satisfied with governance of the present regime. Few amendments to the Indian Constitution are likely.People’s respect for traditions and Vedic texts will increase manifold.New educational policy will be announced for study and research in traditional branches of knowlege . India will bring several other developing countries into its diplomatic fold.Stock markets will go through a period of consolidation . All types of illegal currency trading will get wiped out.Wheat and Paddy crops may be affected to some extent and their production will go down. Production of pulses, oil seeds and cash crops will increase marginally. There will be a paradigm shift in the Constitution as it applies to Kashmir and it is headed for a glorious period of peace and Prosperity.POK may get out of Pakistan control. The Ram temple issue is headed for a happy culmination. Imran Khan is headed for a troublesome phase .

Sign-wise Forecasts:

ARIES (Ashwini, Bharani and Krittika-1):

Saturn moves from your 9th house to 10th, where he occupies his own house, Capricorn. For those who have put in lots of efforts in the last few years, this is the time to reap the benefits. You will gain name and fame and your reputation will go up. Problems relating to sleep will get resolved. Mother’s health requires attention. Those who have backache and spinal cord problems need to address them soon as Saturn as “ tamramoorthi” may lead to resurfacing of chronic health issues.
Personal & Domestic:
Relationship with spouse looks good though occasional bouts of friction would arise. You will do well financially. Long awaited overseas trip will materialize. Due to occupational constraints, you will tend to focus less at home.
Career & Business:
There will be smooth sailing as far as business is concerned. However you will need to exert yourself to the maximum to get works completed. A few issues with partners are foreseen. Speculation business is not advisable. You will be inclined to work hard and burn the midnight oil.
Students will come out with flying colours in their exams. It is advisable to prepare for GMAT, GRE and TOEFL. Scholarship will be got from prestigious universities. Some of you will come out as school or college toppers. Some of you would get admissions to prestigious institutions like IIT and IIM.
For girls in a period of romance, there could be a few delays or moments of discord. This is the period to remain firm and true to one’s word. There will be extravagant expenditure on dress and ornaments. Children will prove to be a source of joy and happiness.
There will be good results coming to you financially thanks to your efforts.You will notice some increase in your earnings. Gain through speculation is likely.A windfall gain is on the cards.
There will be stress and friction in your workplace.It is better to avoid unnecessary conflicts and arguments with colleagues and bosses.
An overseas travel is on the cards.This could be the result of a foreign posting.Students will get admissions to top notch foreign universities.
This is a favourable phase in your life.You will get a stable job.A promotion is likely.You will also find very good openings in other corporates where you will be tempted to join and you will succeed too.
Vedic Remedies:
Worship Saturn on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Donate food on Saturdays to poor. Worship Lord Ganapathy on Tuesdays. Feeding of crows will yield excellent results.

TAURUS(Krittika-2,3 & 4,Rohini and Mrigasirsha 1& 2):

Personal and Domestic:
There is an age old saying about the difference between an optimist and a pessimist. One who says a glass is half full is an optimist, while one who says a glass is half empty is a pessimist. Should we now celebrate the end of Ashtama Shani or be worried about Navama Shani? Whichever way you look at it, this is a period which brings about great reduction to your problems, health issues, concerns and troubles which have been with you over the last two-and-a half years. There will be marked improvement in all spheres of your life. Saturn’s entry into the most powerful trine viz the 9th will bring about gradual improvement in your fortunes and prosperity.
Career and Business:
10th Lord transiting over the 9th house will bring about several opportunities for overseas travel. Long pending promotions, pay revisions, bonuses and increments will materialize. Since Saturn aspects the 11th from the 9th, there will be unexpected gains and windfalls. Communication skills will improve as Saturn aspects the 3rd. There will be significant improvement in health. Loans will get settled while law suits will get decided in your favor. Either you will overcome your enemies or they will disappear on their own.A long awaited promotion would materialize.
Students will find it difficult to concentrate on studies. Romance will get converted to wedlock. There will be opposition at home. Friends will turn out to be indifferent and unhelpful. You will get addicted to movies and music.
Career women will be able to do well both at home and at office. Children will be more demanding. There will be gradual improvement in domestic happiness.You will enjoy the support of your husband.You will also go for outings with your family.A long awaited pilgrimage would materialize.
You would enjoy enormous gains and there will be additional income. There will also be monetary windfalls. You will make significant gains through stock market.
You are likely to go on a pilgrimage. You will get rid of all problems and sorrows. There will be success in litigation. Ties with senior level employees will remain somewhat cordial.
You will overcome all hurdles to your business and emerge successful. Unnecessary confusion will decrease and happiness will go up. There will be success in all endeavours.
Health will be very good. Dame luck will be smiling at you. There will be gains on account of speculation.
Vedic remedies:
Read Hanuman chalisa daily. Recitation of verses from Sundara Khandam would be helpful. Read Shani Chalisa daily.

GEMINI (Mrigasirsha 3 & 4, Ardra and Punarvasu 1,2 & 3):

Saturn , moving from the rather neutral 7th to the “Ashtama Sthana” could set the alarm bells ringing.In addition Saturn happens to be the least desirable “ Lohamoorthi”. Financial troubles could arise. Health of relatives requires caution. However, the fact that Saturn is in its own house coupled with the fact that it owns the 9th, could mitigate the “sentence” the “tough Judge” Saturn could possibly give.
Career and Business:
Duties require performance with utmost attention to details. Avoid entering into any form of controversy. As Saturn aspects your tenth house, you need to put in extra efforts even to derive ordinary results. You should ensure that your professional rivals do not tarnish your reputation by giving your job extra care in your duties.
You will need to put in extra hours of study to cope up with the academic requirements. Those who are planning to go abroad for higher studies will need to take up special coaching classes. You may not have the mental strength or fortitude to take on the challenges. Romantic affairs will hit roadblocks. Misunderstanding with friends and classmates become more frequent. All, in all, this is a challenging phase ahead.
There will be some troubles on account of children. You will need to keep reminding your children, all the time, to attend to their duties. You will get some help from your husband. There will be increase in domestic expenditure.
There will be unexpected windfalls. It could also come through the benevolence of your relatives abroad. Your purse will be filled to the brim. Most of your financial desires will get fulfilled. Giving loans and borrowing are both avoidable. Saturn tends to spoil your fifth house by aspect and therefore you need to avoid speculation. Be vigilant in matters relating to finance, especially expenditure.
Mirgasira :
There will be some hindrances in life. Do not worry but keep working hard. Offerring prayers at temples and doing Vedic rituals at home will suffice.
You will have conflicts both at home and in the office. You will get misunderstood for no fault of yours. Minor health issues are likely. The best course of action would be to keep calm at all times.
There will be unexpected gains, windfalls and inflow of money from new sources. You are advised to save money, utilising the current benevolence of planets to build a financial corpus for your retirement needs.
Vedic remedies:
To overcome the eighth house impact of Saturn, you have to visit Thirunallar. Recite Dasaratha Shani Stotra daily. Those who are well-versed in Vedas can chant or listen to Navagraha Suktam or Rudram Chamakam. Donating food to beggars or providing food to crows will certainly help.

CANCER (Punarvasu 4, Pushya,Ashlesha):

Saturn in the 7th may cause a few issues to your spouse or to your partner but the fact that Saturn occupies his own house, Capricorn will negate any possibility of an adverse effect.Further Saturn as “ Tamramoorthi” would deliver ordinary results only and may not ameliorate the adverse effects of the 7th house.
Personal and Domestic:
There will be few problems on the marital front. Sustained efforts would lead to success in ventures. It is better to take care of health. Mother’s health requires constant monitoring.
Career and Business:
Promotions will get postponed. Office atmosphere will not present a picture of harmony. There will be moments of stress, anxiety and tension. The movement of Jupiter into Capricorn in 2020, will prove to be a blessing.
There will be lots of distractions due to trips. There will be accumulation of homework and this could prove to be a burden. Internal assessment tests will prove to be cumbersome. There would be setbacks to romantic ties but eventually they will culminate in marriage.
Working women will face difficulties on account of health problems. There will be expenditure on account of capitation fees and hike in tuition fees. Children turn out to be recalcitrant.
In order to prevent things getting out of control, one has to be conservative in spending. An occasional windfall cannot be ruled out. Money comes from abroad. Foreign ties will yield copious income. Hard work yields bumper results, translating into income.
You will get awards for your excellent performance in work. Long outstanding debts will get cleared. Health ailments will gradually reduce.
You will have all around success. Some of you will travel abroad for higher studies. You will be very agile and will excel in research. Some of you will tie the wedding knot.
You will get favours from the government. Export orders will fetch you bumper profits. Some of you will invest in house property. You will develop an affinity towards pets.
Vedic remedies:
Visit Lord Shiva Temple on Mondays. Offer prayers to Guru Bhagavan at Alangudi. Visit Lord Vasishteswarar temple at Thittai. Break coconuts to propitiate Lord Ganapathy on Chaturti days.

LEO (Magha, Purvaphalguni,Uttaraphalguni 1):

You are on the verge of a golden phase in your life. Whatever you touch turns into gold – so you are a Midas in the making! This is the time for your ambitions and wishes to come true. So get ready for an incredible journey.Again Saturn as “ Swarna moorthi” is at your beck and call,ready to fulfil all your wishes!
Personal and Domestic:
You will show the courage and conviction to go ahead with your plans. Your efforts will turn out to be fruitful. Windfalls are likely. Friends will go out of their way to help you. You will certainly make a mark in life.
Career and Business:
You will scale great heights. Top posts will be offered to you in big companies. You will have the tact and resilience to take your viewpoints across and get your plans to succeed. You will get the tacit support of your subordinates. Your career graph will show an impressive growth.
Those appearing for competitive exams such as IIT, IIM, CA and such other exams for getting admission to foreign universities will succeed. Those who are in schools or colleges will emerge as toppers and come out as rank holders.
Domestic bliss will be there. You will get the love, affection and support of your husband. Children will fare well in exams. A long awaited holiday trip will materialise.
You will become the beneficiary of a fat pay package. Increments will be given to your satisfaction. Businessmen will get bumper profits. Windfalls and unexpected gains will fill your coffers.
All your efforts will get crowned with success at the outset. All pending problems will get happily resolved. You will succeed in spiritual sadhana.
Outstanding debts will get cleared. Litigation will meet with success. Roadblocks and bottlenecks will get cleared. A long overdue promotion will materialise.
Your multi-faceted talents will get appreciation and commendation. Your skills will be appreciated by one and all. You will become philanthropic for a noble cause. You could go on a pilgrimage.
Vedic remedies:
Offer worship to Shani Bhagavan at Thirukollikadu in Tamilnadu. By visiting this holy place, you will get the blessings of both Shani Bhagavan as well as Goddess Mahalakshmi. Recite Kanakadharastotram and Sri Suktam daily. Offer food to crows and gingelly oil to Shiva Temple on Saturdays.

VIRGO (Uttaraphalguni 2, 3 & 4, Hastha and Chitra 1 & 2):

In an overall sense, Saturn negates the indications of the 5th,meaning transit of Saturn over 5 is detrimental to romance, speculation and children. 5th rules over “Buddhi” and therefore one’s intelligence gets corrupted leading to a person taking wrong decisions.
Personal and Domsestic:
There will be worries, tensions and anxious moments. Prayer and meditation will calm the mind. There will be obstacles to ventures. It is better to take a master check-up. Things get postponed to the last minute. To some extent domestic harmony gets disrupted.
Career and Business:
There will be stress related to work. Due to lack of support from subordinates, there will be pressure. Partnership favours you. Mostly you will prefer to execute all your jobs yourself without delegating them. However bosses will extend their support to you in all your initiatives.
You will do well in competitive exams. Though you will get distracted by love affairs, you will still do well in studies. Romance will eventually lead to marriage.
This is a period of worry and anxiety both at home and at office. Your patience will get tested to the hilt. However your resilience will help you sail through these troubled times. Your colleagues will extend their wholehearted support and cooperation to you.
Your net worth will go up. You will be able to convert your income into savings and savings into investments. This phase will see fulfilment of your financial desires. A windfall is also likely.
Professional opinion is needed before you take crucial decisions. A pay hike is on the cards. Your romantic life will be both pleasant and exciting.
Relations and siblings will be both bitter and sweet at the same time. There will be phenomenal growth in all facets of your career. An overseas trip is on the cards.
Your hard work will yield excellent results. You will occasionally lose your temper. Unexpected gains are foreseen.
Vedic remedies:
Saturn in 5th is Poorva Punya Sthana will aggravate the effects of bad deeds committed in previous births. The Vedic hymn Rudram when chanted along with Chamakam is a time-tested remedy to neutralise the effects of past Karma. Those who are ritualistically inclined can perform a Havan based on Rudram and Chamakam.

LIBRA (Chitra 3 & 4, Swati and Vishaka 1,2 & 3):

Saturn in ‘Ardhashtama’ is going to take some toll in the days to come. Adding insult to injury, by Moorthy Niryana method, Saturn becomes the ‘Loha Moorthi’ for Libra which gives bad effects. So, brace yourselves for a bumpy ride.
Personal and Domestic:
Domestic quarrels may erupt suddenly. Saturn’s aspect on 6th house rashi will lead to expenditure on medical treatments. Comforts and amenities will get affected.
Career and Business:
More work hours and less appreciation from bosses will be the “ mantra” for the next couple of years. You will have to stick to your roles and avoid interfering in other activities. New job seekers will have to face the rough turf and may have to settle for what is available rather than what is desired. Businessmen will have to concentrate on retaining customers. Businesses will face stringent statutory regulations.
‘No pains, No gains’ is going to be the mantra for the next 2 years. Real hard work is needed to get through competitive exams. Avoid taking shortcuts to score marks. Fear of failure may grip you at times, but that will only strengthen your will power.
Home makers will not get support from husband or children. Social life will be curtailed. Strict dietary measures will keep you healthy.
Money flow will be restricted. Speculative business will not yield profits as before. Financial goals need to be kept realistic in order to be achievable.
Don’t venture into new things. Parents’ health as well as Children’s health needs to be kept under watch. Career growth will be slow.
Delay in events is going to become a routine affair. Long distance travels may be forced upon you. Confusion will prevail over choosing alternative career options. However, financial status will be stable.
You will see many of your efforts going in vain, even for no fault of yours. Prepare to accept things as they are and move on. Passing through this tough phase will give you greater confidence and pave way for future achievements.
Vedic Remedies:
Recite Hanuman Chalisa daily. Visit Yantra Shaneeshwara Temple at Erikkupam( nearArcot) . Chant ‘Om Namahshivaya’ 108 times daily.

SCORPIO (Vishaka 4, Anuradha and Jyeshta):

The painful years of ‘Sade Sathi’ are over for you and good times are ahead. The hardship you have gone through the past 7.5 years will disappear as the ‘Snow before Sunlight’. Saturn in 3rd to Janma Rashi during transit is considered as one of the most beneficial things. Saturn is going to bestow you with abundance in the next 2.5 years, for your hard work over the last 7.5 years.
Personal and Domestic:
Happy days are ahead in household and office. Many domestic problems will get solved very easily with or without your intervention. You will get more time to spend with the family and friends. All domestic commitments will be met satisfactorily.
Career and Business:
The next 2.5 years is going to be an exciting phase in your career. Promotions and Salary hike are on the cards. Speculation will yield good profits.
This is an excellent period for students to get through tough competitive exams, by making good use of the fortunate transits. Smart work will easily give good scores. You will get help from teachers, friends and parents.
Workload in both house and office will be manageable. Factors which were causing stress are bound to vanish. Children’s health will be good.
It is time your stock holdings and other investment instruments start giving good returns. Income will exceed expenditure by good margin. Past debts will be cleared once and for all.
Good progress can be expected in both personal and professional life. In job onsite or overseas role may be assigned to you.
Expect to travel quite frequently. Financial status will improve. You will acquire new properties.
Times of budgeted expenditure are over. You will always have sufficient cash with you to meet the expenses. Job seekers will get good offers.
Vedic Remedies:
Undertake a visit to Lord Balaji at Tirupati in order to accelerate the good effects of this transit. Chanting ‘Vishnu Sahasranamam’ every Saturday will be a catalyst for your good fortunes.

SAGITTARIUS (Moola, Poorvashada and Uttarashada 1):

You are now under the influence of Padashani, which means you are on the last lap of the arduous ‘Sade Sathi’. All matters that give you happiness will be disrupted. However, as Saturn turns out to be ‘Rajata Moorthi’ for your Rashi, the ill effects will be mitigated to some extent.
Personal and Domestic:
Domestic happiness will be affected. Children’s health is an area of concern. You may face problems with digestion. Avoid irregular food habits and stick to healthy diet. Avoid gossip or any sorts of arguments.
Career and Business:
It is very important to have control over your speech. Even normal conversations with bosses may end up in heated arguments. Career will go through a stagnant phase.
This is a challenging period for students since they will face problems in memorizing and recollecting. It is advisable to take advice of elders as you will face several doubts while taking important decisions.
You will face heavy domestic workload which will lead to stress and strain. Unexpected quarrel with neighbours’ is likely. Diseases in the eyes may crop up..
This is a tough time to accumulate money or wealth. Speculation will misfire. This is a time for austerity measures to minimise losses in stocks and other holdings. There will be reduction in inflow of cash.Expenditure will be more than income.
Your personal savings will dry out due to unavoidable expenses. Hectic work schedule may affect work-life balance.
This is a challenging period in your career. Don’t expect any sort of help from colleagues or assistance from subordinates. You should become more health conscious now.
You are going to enter into a period of financial stress. Be prepared for both beneficial and non-beneficial expenses. Health will be just about ordinary.
Vedic Remedies:
Read Shani Chalisa on Saturdays. Visit Shani Temple at Shani Singanapur. Recite Hanuman Chalisad uring daily prayers. Donate to orphans and physically challenged.

CAPRICORN (Uttarashada 2, 3 & 4, Sravana and Dhanishta 1,2):

Saturn enters your Janma Rashi and you are on to the second lap of the ‘Sade Sathi’.Janmashani period is the most dreaded phase of these 7.5 years, as far as personal life is concerned.Sources of income will be curtailed and even necessary expenditure would be difficult to meet. There will be troubles which affect calmness of the mind. Nevertheless, Saturn in his own Rashi and also the ‘Swarna Moorthi’ for your Rashi will mitigate the bad effects to a considerable extent. There will be more inclination towards spiritual matters. You will get help from close relatives.
Personal and Domestic:
Your fortunes tend to wane. You need to take extra care of your health. Relatives become a source of expenditure. Overall this is the period when you have to live without much satisfaction.
Career and Business:
You should be careful in decision making. Unwanted transfers and postings may happen. This is the time for exercising frugal measures in your enterprise or business. Colleagues will be up against you.
You will get the energy to work hard. So, this is a golden time for students to improve their concentration and become industrious. You will get chances to identify true friends.
Relationships with other family members will get strained to some extent. Work at office and home will be so strenous that you will start longing for personal space and leisure time.
Income will increase very marginally. This is a good time to make long term investments. Expenditure would take a toll on scarce resources. Loan repayments become a matter of concern.
You will face many problems in both job and family. However, your confidence and patience will enable you to sail through the turbulent waters. Just keep calm and things will settle down.
Your health and your mother’s health have to be taken care of. Your acquaintances will help you financially to run the show.
Mental tensions will develop due to pricking issues in job. Family affairs will also not be smooth. Prayers will help you to improve your mental composure.
Vedic Remedies:
Recite Vishnu Sahasranamam every day. Pay a visit to Thirukollikadu temple in Tamilnadu. Chant Shani Sahasranamam on Saturdays. Helping poor and the needy will certainly reduce your problems. Donate to temples and other charities.

AQUARIUS (Dhanishta 3 & 4, Sathabhishak and Poorvabhadrapadha 1,2 & 3):

Having enjoyed a golden period for the last few years, you will now have to go through the first lap of the ‘Sade Sathi’ for the next 2.5 years. You have tasted success on several fronts and now it is time for some hard work. Loss of status, setbacks in business and deterioration in health are all bound to happen in the next couple of years. Saturn behaving as ‘Loha Moorthi’ for your Rashi on account of this transit which will make things worse. In a nutshell, Saturn will strengthen your fortitude to meet the challenges of the future. Change in location or job may happen.
Personal and Domestic:
Problems will appear all of a sudden. Gossip may lead you to troubles; so adopt the motto ,” Speech is Silver while Silence is Golden”. Family life will see some stress and strain. Identify enemies in the guise of friends and avoid them. It is high time you start exercising regularly and make it part of your daily routine.
Career and Business:
Don’t quit your job in haste. Income will be good, but expenses will be equally heavy. You may have to stay away from family frequently due to official commitments. Business will see unforeseen losses and also loss of clients or customers.
You will find School or College taxing. You will try to stay away from exams and competition. Interest in extra-curricular activities will come down. However, you will show interest in research and in academics.
Tensions will prevail at family and office. You will miss your Children’s support for no fault of yours. There will be no cooperation from anyone. Concentrate more on taking care of your own health rather than worrying about others.
Accumulated financial gains will start melting down slowly. Don’t lend or take long-term loans now.
Don’t switch jobs or quit current job in haste. You may face punishment postings in remote locations within or outside the country.
Career and Professional development will face roadblocks. Financial stability will be adequate. Take care of Mother’s health.
Spiritual upliftment will occur. You may be forced to sell one of your properties, but for a good purpose only.
Vedic Remedies:
Offer Gingelly Oil to temples for lighting lamps. Donate useful articles made of Iron to needy people. Chant Vishnu Sahasranama on Saturdays. Visit Thirunallar.

PISCES (Poorvabhadrapadha 4, Uttarabhadrapadha and Revathi):

Saturn moves from your 10thhouse to the 11th house, where he occupies his own Moolatrikona house. 11th Lord occupying 11th house implies that you will get all your needs fulfilled. The ensuing 2.5 years will be very gratifying in terms of whatever jobs you take. Metaphorically, you will be on a dream run during this period. Also, being the ‘Swarna Moorthi’ for your Janma Rashi Saturn is sure to bestow you with lots of benefits. It is important to note that not only Saturn in Labhasthana is a great boon,that it also happens to be Swarnamoorthi is the proverbial “ icing on the cake”.
Personal and Domestic:
A highly satisfying domestic life lies ahead for you. You will get help from all corners like friends and family members. Children will make you proud. Enemies will reach out to you for a compromise thereby seeking help. For those who were long awaiting marriage, wedding bells are about to ring. Of course, a foreign trip or a honeymoon is also on the cards.
Career and Business:
All problems you have been facing on job side will vanish. You will get due credit for your work and you will be suitably rewarded. Bosses will be very cooperative and helpful. Business expansion will happen. Out of turn promotions may surprise you. Long term foreign assignments may come your way. All sorts of tensions will subside.
This is the time for students reap benefits of their long toil. Cracking competitive exams will be easy and you will get good scores. You may travel abroad for Higher Studies.
Very happy times lie ahead in house and in office. All your desires will come true now. Your romantic life will be quite happy and you will be showered with lots of love by your spouse. Children will be quite helpful and make you happy.
Income flow will see a sudden surge. There are very good prospects for buying new Properties and Vehicles. Gain of ancestral properties and inflow of foreign funds is bound to happen. Investment in stocks and shares will be profitable. However, it is not advisable for you to lend money.
Health will improve. Gains from friends are assured. You will face things confidently and achieve the target.
Pay hike and promotion will be Saturn’s gift to you during this transit. You will enjoy many foreign trips both for job and on Holiday.
Many of your dreams will come true, albeit with a little bit of delay. Good financial gains will make you happy.
Vedic Remedies:
Worship Lord Saturn on Saturdays. Help poor and needy people.Visit Lord Balaji at Tirumala.Donating money to the Poor and the needy will also help.