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Saturn Retrograde in Scorpio March 2015

By Kshitij Sharma, February 11, 2015

Saturn becomes retrograde on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 20:10 IST and subsequently becomes direct on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 11:10 IST for a horoscope generated for Bangalore. This will need to be adjusted appropriately. For example, for New York City, USA, Saturn becomes retrograde on Saturday on Saturday, March 14, 2015 10:40 EST and subsequently becomes direct on becomes direct on Sunday, August 02, 2015 at 01:40 EST. This is a period of 140 days, about three and a half months in which Saturn will be vakri, i.e., will be seen going back in the sky with respect to its previous position. Saturn is 10°52′ in Scorpio on March 14th. On August 02, when it becomes direct again, the position of Saturn would be 4°20′ in Scorpio.

The retrogression of Saturn will affect all rashis as per this article published last year on Saturn transit. The details in that article are still valid and relevant. The retrogression of Saturn adds a twist to the results. Saturn is a slow moving planet and is known to cause delays. Even the good effects that are bestowed upon by a good transit come slowly and steadily. In Vedic astrology, retrogression makes a person strong and referred to as ‘Cheshtabal’.

Saturn Retrogression & Transit

For the rashis/ascendants where Saturn transit is auspicious, this will cause delays in fruition of results. For the signs where Saturn transit is deemed inauspicious, Saturn retrogression will add more obstacles. The following signs are going to be adversely affected by this transit:

  • Aries: due to ashtama Shani. This is an 8th house transit.
  • Leo: This is ardha-ashtama Shani, i.e. 4th house transit
  • Sadhe Sati rashisLibra, Scorpio and Sagittarius will feel the adverse effects.

During the retrogression of Saturn, hard work does not yield effect and is especially undone during the later part when Saturn becomes direct again. One all should be very careful while taking up new projects, signing new deals and starting a business during this period. This is a good period for introspection, strategizing and planning, but not for putting these plans into execution. It is a good period to look back at progress of old projects, but not starting something new. It is not a very good period for change in job or profile.

Saturn Retrograde in Birth Horoscopes

For the children born during this period with Saturn retrograde in their charts, the qualities of shyness and introversion are amplified. They are indeed very hard working and disciplined as placement of Saturn indicates in various signs and Rashis, but they are never able to market their hard work.  The appear (and work hard to appear) as emotionally detached.

There is a strong sense of destiny associated with these souls. Saturn’s retrogression associated with ascendant and as ruler of important kendras and trines, especially 9th house would mean that this person has some unresolved issues in the mind he would like to take care of in this birth.

Affect of Saturn Retrogression on Mundane Astrology

Saturn denotes aam junta in a democracy. Retrogression of Saturn causes distress to the common man. The sectors of mining, petroleum, leather will come under check. Planners and investors should check and recheck their plans before acting on it. It is good period to look at financial markets and restructuring your portfolio. Any long terms bets should not be made during this period.


  • Comment by sanjay on February 13, 2015 at 2:16 am

    how does shani retro affect dow and s and p?

  • Comment by Kshitij Sharma on February 13, 2015 at 6:13 am

    @Sanjay, that analysis is going on. Right now the analysis is on Indian market and will be soon carried over to US and world markets.

  • Comment by sanjay on February 14, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Thanks Kshitij. My understanding is that Saturn rules Dow. In healthy position, Dow increases and vice versa. Really looking forward to your analysis on retro Shani .

  • Comment by tarra on March 15, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    I am going thro sade sati – tula rasi, can I shift my house tomorrow or on 20th solar eclipse day. I live in muscat.

  • Comment by alisha bansal on March 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I am going through the worst phase of my life. My job.. marriage.. nothing is happening in place. By kundali I am a scorpion. How can these adverse effectsbe nullified ? Please help

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