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May 13th, 2012

Saturn affecting Profession in Vedic Astrology

Profession and Downfalls Part III

Author – Bijesh Menon

Part III of a 4 part article. Part I is published here – Profession and Downfalls – Part I (Rahu-Ketu Axis) and Part II is published here – Profession and Downfalls Part II – Sun’s effect in the horoscope. Part 4 will be published VERY SOON.

In a Vedic horoscope, Saturn is feared and has a bad reputation of a planet showering adversities in life. The duties assigned to Saturn are all bad if seen from the materialistic life point of view, but what should we note here is the way Saturn acts in a horoscope.

Every astrologer or jyotishi will tell you that Saturn causes delay not a denial. Being the slowest planet among navagraha, Saturn imposes this trait on whatever he influences. In Vedic Astrology, Saturn is the greatest teacher. Saturn has the responsibility to give troubles to one to make the native understand his/her faults and fall back to the right path. Hence, whenever Saturn is causing a difficulty in one’s life, there is a deeper meaning behind it. There will be a positive outcome in the future, if one can learn from one’s mistakes. Only when Saturn acts with the combined influence of other malefic planets, things take an ugly turn. Otherwise when Saturn alone imposes a struggle on somebody, the situation will lead to successful and fruitful situation in future.

In a horoscope, if Saturn is influencing the 10th house, no matter how much benefic he is in the horoscope, Saturn will give struggles to the native to come up in life. Saturn causes trouble to one’s career when he is either posited in the 10th itself or in the 4th house in the horoscope. For such natives to have an initial breakthrough in career they will have to cross many hurdles. But they will slowly get into the rhythm and will rise to a very strong position in professional life. They will have to put extra efforts  to achieve success. But as stated above the trouble is only in initial stage and that experiences will help the native stand hard as a rock against any odd situations in career in the future. If Saturn is posited in the lagna then his aspect over the 10th also will create problems in the same passion as stated above but such persons will be slightly lucky with lesser amount of struggles.

However, Saturn’s position in the 8th house in a Vedic horsocope and the 3rd aspect/drishti over the 10th house is a bad yoga. In such cases the person will have to go through all adversities in life to get settled in career. Instability in career will be the most worrying factor for the native irrespective of the line of profession. Such natives may be having great abilities in their profession but will have to face frustrations in life because of the lack fortune they may have. Likewise, when Saturn’s dasha is on even though he has no role to do with the 10th house one may face many hardships regarding profession. But if he is a benefic for that horoscope then there will good rewards for the native for his hard work towards the end of the dasha especially in the sub period of Jupiter.

The combined influence of Sun-Saturn in the 10th house is bad for career. Special reference has to be made about the influence of Saturn over Sun who is in the lagna or the 10th house in a horoscope by the means of aspect or yoga. If Saturn is influencing Sun as above, one will have a downfall in career at least once in life adversely affecting the name and respect of the native in the society. Interestingly, such natives will face this downfall most likely when transit Saturn affects the natal Sun. Sun’s or Saturn dasha or sub period is immaterial and just the transit is enough. Other planetary combinations have to strong enough in horoscope, especially the position of the Lagna and 10th lords and this combination will help the native to sustain in the situation and have a recovery from the pitfall.

While considering the transit of Saturn, special reference has to be given about Saturn’s transit over the 10th, 4th and 8th houses in a horoscope. While transiting through 10th and 4th house, Saturn brings in change for the native. Many will have a transfer or change in place at this time. For some, there could an opening to go abroad. The entire period of this transit will cause uneasiness and struggle in profession. Pressures from the superiors, inability to perform well and lack of recognition are the results of these transits. Many will face difficulties to get the deserved promotions and elevations at this time. The transit of Saturn through the 8th house will be causing all the above said problems but with much more intensity and obstacles causing insurmountable situations for the native. If such a transit of Saturn influencing the 10th house is conjoined with transit Rahu or Ketu then the situation will be worse and only the transit Jupiter’s strong influence over this conjunction could help the native to have some reprieve.

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40 Responses to “Saturn affecting Profession in Vedic Astrology”

pankaj sharma Says:
April 19th, 2014 at 1:24 am

Dear Bijesh,
My name is pankaj sharma. My dob is 13 oct 1988. Birth time is between 10 to 11 am. I resigned from the post of engineer in central govt psu. Worked for almost 2 years with airtel. As i was not satisfied and always wanted to be a civil servant. Now preparing for IAS. Someone told me about my future so i am puzzled. Please help me and tell me something about my ‘Grah Dhasa’

April 15th, 2014 at 7:20 pm


Bijesh Menon Says:
April 14th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Hi Rahul,

Please provide your birth details thus I can have look in to your chart and reply to your question.

Bijesh Menon

rahul Says:
April 14th, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Dear Mr.Menon
very accurate article..I have saturn in 10th house(capricorn lagna;sun in 9th, 14 deg apart from sat so combust; venus and mars in 8th). Inspite of my best effort and good academia i find it very difficult to make out a good career. Its been very difficult to get a start . can please tell in which dasha/time will career path will be smoothen.

Mohit sareen Says:
April 13th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Sorry Sir,

In addition to above comment i forgot my place of birth is jullundur(punjab)


Mohit sareen Says:
April 13th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

Hello sir,

My D.o.b is 1st sep 1989, time of birth 13:03 pm, my question is that is there any Govt job and love marriage in my kundli??


Rajendra Says:
April 11th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Dear Sir,
My Date of birth is 01.01.1962, Time of birth is 08.08.00 A.M. and birth place is thane. Since October 2012 I am facing lot of financial crunch not finding success in business. Currently Tula Rashi is under Sade sati 2nd phase. When will situation improve and better period will start. Please advise.

Bijesh Menon Says:
April 10th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Dear Mehta,

Saturn in this case doesn’t have an influence over the 10th house thus he will not have any significant role in molding your career but if Saturn is influencing Mercury in the chart then he will play a vital role regarding career.

Bijesh Menon

dr vikas mehta Says:
April 10th, 2014 at 11:53 am

If retrograde saturn is in 9 th house(taurus) does it have influence on 10 th house(gemini)?
If 9th house retrograde saturn in taurus,has no aspect on sun, moon and venus , all 3 in lagna, will the career thrive or decline?

anuraag Says:
April 4th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

my dob is 19oct1959 4.20pm at lucknow iam suffering from renal failure. from 29june 2013 all my work has been snatched. i am not able to get transplantation kindly advise

Bijesh Menon Says:
March 25th, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Dear Imtiyaz,

Please provide me your complete birth details like, Date of Birth, Time of Birth and Place of Birth. Also try to be specific and clear in your question which will help me to have better understanding.

Bijesh Menon

Ritu Says:
March 25th, 2014 at 12:28 am

Can u enlighten me on shani and mars in vrishabh ,in 8 the house ,along with ashtam shani.what are the effects on health of the native.dob 17 march 1972 .tlme 20.40 hrs .delhi.

imtiyaz Says:
March 22nd, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Its real!its true mental imbalance one can feel due may b transit?

imtiyaz Says:
March 22nd, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Plz brief some about transit Saturn defects.

imtiyaz Says:
March 2nd, 2014 at 4:20 am

Dob is 27-4-1970.

imtiyaz Says:
March 2nd, 2014 at 4:19 am

.alefic or banefic for taurrans..&sagi taureans.

suresh bhaktani Says:
February 28th, 2014 at 11:40 am

Dear sir.

my name is suresh and dob 6.10.1984 dop jamnagar Gujarat birth time jamnagar Gujarat.sir there is lots of problem in my career I don’t find any suitable area of business n job presently I’m unemployment please share your advice


chander Says:
February 7th, 2014 at 1:13 pm

DOB 20.08.1962 11.47 PM
Place Gurgaon

From lastFour I have not got the increment in salary, my job is not recognised by the superiors despite of my hard Work.
I have been twice transfered by superiors
Appraisal has been done and then turn down.

No promotion, financial condition is bad
Please advise what to do or when good time will come.

Thanks and Regards


Prasanta sukla Says:
December 20th, 2013 at 5:22 pm

bhot problem face kar raha hu.kay mujhe govt. job melege.toh kab tak?

durarara Says:
November 17th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

My lagna is virgo with rahu in it
Jupiter in 4th from lagna
Sun mercury mars saturn ketu in 7th from lagna
Venus in 9th from lagna
And moon in 10th from lagna
I want to understand my seventh house

Remya Says:
October 23rd, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Dear Mr. Menon,
My DOB is 23rd Feb 76, 2:30am, Trivandrum. Dhanu lagna, Saturn in 8th. Still struggling in my career. Would like to know whats ahead for me. Would appreciate if you could provide a chart analysis for me.
Thank you.

vidhu Says:
October 20th, 2013 at 3:21 am

hi Mr Menon

my dob is 29/12/75. 3:30 lagna is libra. Saturn in 10th house. I had a horrible time from 2006-2012. my career has always been a bit of struggle and nothing worked for me. now improving on a big scale more than I imagined. career prospects have started improving. is it likely to continue or is that it?
thanks for your reply.

francis martin Says:
October 15th, 2013 at 3:51 am

Dear Mr. Menon:

Please kindly let me know how my Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, Sun and Jupiter are affecting my current kitchen work/employment that is in deep troubles. I’m EXTREMELY worry to lose this job, and I’m currently looking for some other better job openings in the financial industry.

I was born on Aug. 31, 1955 at 1.32am (Kuala Lumpur time) in Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. My understanding is my current Saturn and Rahu are in my 1oth house, Ketu in 4th house, Jupiter in 6th house, Sun in 5th house. I’ve mounting hidden enemies at work, and my Human Resources manager is trying hard to get rid of me, my extreme worry right now is how soon I’ll get the falling axe on my employment. Please help me how worst my current employment and financial situations are. Further any chance to get a better job sooner in the financial industry. I’ve about 19 years in the Canadian financial industrial services. Please hep me.

Thank you.

Rajneesh Kumar sharma Says:
October 9th, 2013 at 7:33 pm

Dear Mr.Menon , I have read your all the three articles about Career problems. I have done Engineering & worked in good companies but since 2002 my career has taken a down turn and frequent change of place is also taking place . I went to gulf and worked there for a year ( Sep11 to Sep12 ) and again looking for a GOOD job in Gulf since last 6 month and waiting for appointment ( when ? you have to tell me ). Presently I am under RAHU-SAT-MOON dasa . My Jup is making Vipreet Raj yoga as per your atricle. Pl explain. My dob – 29/11/1962 , Place – Pathankot ( Punjab ), tob – 21:15 Hrs. I shall be highly thankful to you if you can predict about my new job in gulf. Pl email me. THANKS

heena Says:
September 20th, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Dear Sir,

I am currently running saturn in 4th house &
Rahu positioned in 6th house of your Lagan chart is aspecting Mars.
so wht happen at this time.

Kumar Says:
September 8th, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Dear Sir,

Thank you for such an insightful article covering Profession. Just wondering, how to get your help/consultation in managing Ashtama Shani on my health and profession. Please respond.


Shaam Says:
June 14th, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Dear Sir,

My Lagna sign is Taurus (born 02.11.1972 @ 7.35 p.m. (co-ordinates Lat:07-07N, Long:80-83E).

I am working in the gulf and looking for a job change.

Last year (May 2012), I got a promotion and at the same time got a good Job offer and I didn’t accept the offer due to some uncertainty of the new place. Since then I am looking for a new job and I am been called for several interviews, but not finalized.

1. Will there be any job change in the next few weeks/months?

2. I have lot of debt and unable to settle them as it is, I need a change to come out of this situation. So I am desperate to know my financial situation during the next few weeks/months.

3. At birth Saturn was in Lagna, Venus/Mars/Moon were in the 5th Virgo. How are these planetary positions affecting my career and Higher education. (I got a MBA but I wish to obtain a PHD in the future)

4. Currently I am going through Jupiter’s Mercury sub dasa period. Mercury is in the 7th house at birth.
will this period be benefic to me?

5. Finally I had a childhood dream of attaining some spiritual status through Bhavana, will this be possible during this life time?

Hope I didn’t ask too many questions. Pls. answer as much as possible. I am really convinced from your detailed explanations of the effects of the planets in these three articles on career.

- Shaam

May 4th, 2013 at 7:19 pm

He has been facing tensions in his professional and personal life.

Birth details: 06/07/1962, 14.10 hrs, UNNAO (UP)

Prashn is:

1.Predict his political career in terms of 2014 elections (assembly – parliament) in getting ticket, winning chances?

2.He is trying for a nominated position and may be decided in these 10-15 days. Will he get this position?

3.His horoscope has pairs of planets (10 th house Ketu-Shani, 4 th house Sukr-Rahu, 2 nd house Kuj-Budh), moon in 5, sun in 3 and Guru in 11. Please do explain the effect of these pairs.

Please do suggest remedies in terms of Gem stone, Shanti puja or any other.He obeys God and very spiritual. But lot of mental tensions worrying him. Please do help. He is helping several people but God is not favouring him!


Manu Sharma

Bijesh Menon Says:
April 13th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Dear Sonali,

The transit of Saturn through Libra for Libra Rashi born people is good. You have taken it right but you have erred a bit on understanding the way Saturn shapes things even when his intention is to do good for the native. In many cases I have observed that people born with either Taurus or Libra Rashi start a new phase in their career (often starts a new business) when their Sade-sathi begins. Most of them go through initial hiccups and find many insurmountable situations related to their career then unless supported by the dasha of a strong benefic in their chart. Throughout the first two phases of Sade-sathi (first 5 years) the situation will prolong though there will be much relief towards the last phase. Interestingly on the other hand Saturn helps them with strong will and resilience to overcome the odds throughout the period thus they will be able to grow their business or consolidate their position at work front. Meanwhile they may not have chances to enjoy the fruits of their hard work till the end of Sade-sathi. To sum up, in Sade-sathi especially for Libra and Taurus born people Saturn provides one with opportunity to enter in to something big and important in life while making the native work hard with many hardships and they will get benefited for their hard work they produce in Sade-Sathi after the same for a long time in life.

In your case the current dasha of Ketu along with the transit of Jupiter is intensifying the situation caused by Sade-sathi. Jupiter’s transit to the sign Gemini will start providing you relief since Jupiter will be over the 9th house from natal Moon, will have aspect over transit Saturn and also will be having aspect over Dasha lord Ketu who is in turn adversely influenced by transit Rahu and Saturn. Jupiter will be helping you with a job and even with some flow in your business from the latter half of 2013. But still the clouds over your career will roam around till the middle of 2014 as Rahu will be conjunct with Saturn afflicting your natal Moon and also Ketu the dasha lord which is bad for you in many sectors of life. Anyway your Ketu Dasha ends only by the beginning of 2019 while Sade-sathi will be over some where in the middle of 2017 thus you may face many ups and downs in your career till the end of 2018. From the year 2019 when you will be out of the clutches of Sade-Sathi and also influenced by Venus Dasha you will start having the fruits for your hard work which you are putting in now.

Bijesh Menon

Sonali Says:
April 13th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I am sonali: My DOB : 23 May 1967; TOB: 5:35 AM; POB: Mysore, karanataka India.

I am currently running sade sathi, but being Tula Rashi and Vrishabha lagna, saturn should be doing exteremely good to be as he is with rahu in Libra ( his exalted position) but I am currently unemployed, is it because of Jupiter in Taurus? ( the 8th house from moon lagna and 1st house from radix lagna)? will jupiter’s transit to gemini do good for me? I have invested a lot of money into my business ( a training center and am really worried) I am running Ketu dasa; ketu is in 6th house from radix lagna in my birth chart. Kindly reply. Your valuable comments will be highly appreciated.

Bijesh Menon Says:
April 7th, 2013 at 8:30 am

Dear Ranjeet,

I would like to indicate you that a planet’s nature in a horoscope can’t be evaluated without the entire chart is been scrutinized. Anyway since your question seems to be peculiar on nature of a planet derived from its lordship, I will try to put forth my observations on the same.

When a planet is subject to duel lordship he basically tends to act more as the lord of that particular house where his Mooltrikona sign falls irrespective of his placement in that chart. Supposing a planet subject to duel lordship owning a benefic and a malefic houses then he will act either as a benefic or as a malefic based on in which house his Mooltrikona sign is falling. But if a planet subject to duel lordship is posited in own sign other than the Mooltrikona sign then that becomes an exception and the planet has tendencies to attribute the nature of that house where he is posited.

Let us take the situation mentioned by you below as an example. For Gemini Lagna Saturn becomes the 8th and 9th lord, lord of malefic and benefic houses. Normally Saturn acts as a benefic for Gemini Lagna since Saturn’s Mooltrikona sign falls in the 9th house from Lagna which is benefic house. But when Saturn is posited in Capricorn then for Gemini Lagna he will be acting more as the 8th lord a malefic.

In my past observations I have noticed that for Gemini Lagna people the position of Saturn in Capricorn have caused many catastrophic situations in the career front. In such cases Saturn causes instability, inability to perform to one’s potential and also repeated ill luck in life. The position of Jupiter and also the planets influencing the 10th house play a vital role in helping the native to overcome the adversities caused by Saturn.

Bijesh Menon

Ranjeet Singh Says:
April 6th, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Reference your article Saturn affecting Profession in Vedic Astrology:

Saturn is functional benefic for Gemini ascendant lord of 8th house & 9th house.

Saturn placed in the 8th house and aspects the 10th house with the 3rd drishti is benefic or malefic?

Bijesh Menon Says:
March 31st, 2013 at 11:05 am

Dear Sharad,

Merely based on the position of 2 planets in a chart no one can conclude anything. Anytime, for analysis a full chart is a must.

Bijesh Menon

sharad mehrotra Says:
March 29th, 2013 at 2:22 pm

what will be the effect if saturn and jupiter are in ninth house. lagna is MESH.

Bijesh Menon Says:
March 17th, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Dear Jayanth,

From your chart it is indicated that you are a Manglik. Please make note that Saturn in no way is capable of nullifying Manglik dosha.

Bijesh Menon

jayanth Says:
March 15th, 2013 at 3:35 pm

hi, this is jayanth dob is 18/05/1987 and time is 9:25 pm
city is chittoor of andhra pradesh
some astrologers are saying that im manglik and some are saying that non manglik because presence of saturn
please ensure this

rajendra kumar Says:
September 10th, 2012 at 11:12 am

Dear Sir,
it is right that saturn in 10th house bed for career and if he with sun it is more wrose, i faced it in actual, my jupitor in 5th house of own sign, leo lagna, i was a good student, i have many degree for diffrent area, accounts, computer siense, french language, astrology, economic, and graduate from sciense background. but no sucsses till date, frustrate me , now sade sati for scorpio, saturn transit in 3rd house( moon in 4th house) , very hard time

Neeraj Tewari Says:
August 14th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Can you explain ,what happens when in any chart ,Saturn is retrograde and debilitated in the tenth house and Venus is in the lagana/ascendent .Can this person do his own business ?

Rajesh Bahl Says:
July 1st, 2012 at 1:28 am

Dear Brajesh

I am a budding astrologer and write articles now. I have now been into this divine science for almost 1.5 years and have finished 200+ books. Its a very vast and only the forums and discussions can make this science put to good use for mankind. I wish to get your email so that I can keep discussing with you.

Rajesh Bahl

Ranjeet Singh Says:
May 15th, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Reference your article Saturn affecting Profession in Vedic Astrology:

What are the effects in a vedic horoscope when Saturn placed in the 8th house aspects with the 3rd drishti to Jupiter placed in the 10th house when Saturn is the lord of 8th house & 9th house.

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