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Saturn’s Transit to Sagittarius

By Kshitij Sharma, November 12, 2016

Saturn moves to Sagittarius in the afternoon of January 26th 2017 for a horoscope calculated for Bangalore to begin its approx 2.5-3 years journey in this sign. Although Saturn and Jupiter belong to two different camps in Astrology, Saturn considered Jupiter to be neutral and hence Saturn is well placed in this sign. The favourable attributes weigh more heavily than the unfavourable ones. Right sense of responsibilities and focus are indicated due to this combination. For Saturn in a person’s chart in Sagittarius, he may be very unadventurous and unconventional in outlook. The person is predictable, reliable and does not venture out of the path set by others. On the negative side, the person can be quite rigid in his beliefs and not open to comments and suggestions from others.

During this period, it is interesting to see the signs that Saturn is aspecting. One is own sign of Aquarius and others are the signs of Gemini and Virgo that belong to friend Mercury. Hence, the transits will support these two houses in the rashi chart.

On mundane astrology side, Rahu will aspect Saturn through its 5th house drishti while in Sagittarius. Saturn represents common people (voice of people in a democracy) and financial conservatism. Both of these will be damaged by malefic aspect of Rahu who is a believes in breaking taboo. Yet again, this indicates that norms are going to be broken. This will throw up interesting results in elections and in budgetary proposals of the government. This does not last for long though. The dristi will go away when Saturn moves back to Scorpio and by the time Saturn is back in Sagittarius, Rahu will have moved to Virgo. Mars and Saturn will again be in lock-step of mutual 4th/10th dristi from September to November 2017. Fire and iron meeting together again indicate explosive times for terror fighting nations world over.

The main astronomical considerations during this period are:

  1. Enter sign of Sagittarius on January 26th
  2. On April 06, Saturn has zero speed and then becomes retrograde. This happens when Saturn is at 3°43″.
  3. Saturn reenters Scorpio on June 21. At this time, results of primarily Scorpio will be felt along with Sagittarius too.
  4. Saturn becomes direct on August 25th 2017 when at 27°5” in Scorpio.
  5. Saturn reenters Sagittarius on October 25th when again starts giving Sagittarius results again.
  6. Saturn will be stationary on April 18th 2018 and goes in retrogression till Sept 6 2018.
  7. Saturn will again be stationary on April 30th 2019 and will be in retrogression till Sept 18 2019.
  8. Finally, Saturn will be out of Sagittarius on Jan 24th 2020 to enter Capricorn.

Sadhe Sati

During this transit, Sadhe sati will be experienced by Scorpio rashi, Sagittarius rashi and Capricorn rashi persons. The following table summarizes the effect of Saturn’s transit in Sagittarius for various rashis.

Janma Rashi Saturn Transit House Indicative Effect Indicative results – which, however, will be greatly modified by other transits and dasha factors.
Aries 9th House Inauspicious, Mixed results From the 9th house, Saturn has drishti on 11th house of Aquarius, 3rd house of Gemini and 6th house of Virgo.  This transit indicates that person will have problems with father, father-figures and persons in authority. There is loss of faith all around. One needs to take care of parents during this transit. Saturn is a malefic for Aries lagna/rashi and this would be an adverse transit for Aries rashi persons. Long distance travels will be unrewarding and pointless. For yourself, be aware of vaata related health problems. 9th house transit indicates legal problems. Income will be fixed and stability will be maintained. Be careful with your social network. Problem with siblings is also indicated.
Taurus 8th House (Ashtama Shani) Inauspicious Saturn’s 8th house transit, also known as अष्टम शनि, is indicative of inauspicious results. From 8th house, Saturn has drishti on 10th house, 2nd house, 5th house. This transit “holds” the person down in one place and he/she feels constricted. No travel indicates feeling of confinement. There is also a feeling of frustration and it seems though there is obstruction and impediments in all walks of life. Persons going through this transit do not seem to get support from others, including close family members. 8th house transit also indicates loss of close relatives. 8th house transit of any of the slow moving planets is indicative of unexpected gains through inheritance. This is a good transit to sit and reflect, start new research topic. Overall work related to research will be good and beneficial. Financial difficulties are indicated. Do not gamble. Expenditure will be very high and savings will deplete. Creativity will be limited.
Gemini 7th House Inauspicious, Mixed results 7th house indicates adhaiya Shani transit. From this house, there is a drishti on 9th house, 1st house and 4th house. Persons going through this transit are held down by weight of expectation from others – family, friends, co-workers who always think that the person is not going enough. On the other hand, the person cannot understand that in-spite of all the effort that is being put, why isn’t anyone happy. This causes confusion and conflict, which is the hallmark of this transit. This transit is also marked by fatigue and lack of desire. Travel to foreign countries would be beneficial in this period. Meditation is required to control emotional problems. This is not a good time at work, indicative of difficulties with partners, co-workers and people who are your level.
Cancer 6th House Very auspicious This is a very auspicious transit indicative of support from all the places, enemies backing down and accumulation of wealth from multiple sources. From 6th house, there is a drishti on 8th house, 12th house and 3rd house. There will be overall improvement in relationships. Good family environment and comfort is indicated. Health will be good. Long travel and even change of place is also indicated. This is also indicative of promotion and recognition in place of work and from peers. It is important to work hard during this period with focus and determination, because that’s what pleases Saturn. It is not a time to party and fritter away the gains.
Leo 5th House Inauspicious, Mixed results From 5th house, Saturn has aspect on 7th house, 11th house and 2nd house. This transit indicates problems with children and their learning and education. Romance in life will be lowered. Speculation will not work as 5th House is Lakshmi’s trine and a malefic influence on this from janma rashi would indicate problems with money and financial situation. Expenses would grow. Do not gamble. Do not get smart in business, otherwise losses are indicated. Stability in earnings will be there if a proven path is taken and risks are avoided. Leo rashi persons during this period would feel confusion and lack of capacity to make sound decisions.
Virgo 4th House (Ardh-ashtama, Kantaka Shani) Inauspicious This transit is inauspicious and has special names – अर्ध-अष्टम शनि and कंटक शनि. It is indicative of disagreements with family and spouse and emotional disconnect from loved ones (both close as well as extended family). It indicates problems to ones mother and her health should be taken care of during this transit. There could be change of residence and separation from family. Land dealing, property would be problematic. It is a tough time at work with lot of opposition. Take proven path at place of work otherwise there will not such a good time at work. This transit also indicates health problems in form of heart diseases, abdominal disorders, colic and joint problems.
Libra 3rd House Very Auspicious Libra rashi persons would be feeling liberated during this transit. For them, it is a double pleasure – the sadhe sati, which put a lot of limitations and obstruction in front of them is over and the same Saturn is now helping them gain new grounds. This is also because Saturn is a yogakaraka in the Libra horoscope. From 3rd house, Saturn affects 5th house, 9th house and 12th house. This is a period of all round development – new financial avenues, job opportunities etc. Again, sincere advice to all Libra rashi persons is that this time should be made good use of. Saturn’s transit helps only those who help themselves. There would be a bit of bother on health front. Watch out for development of chronic diseases and go for health-checkup periodically. Long distance travel is also indicated. There can be some problems with kids, but that will be sorted out in some time and it will be beneficial time for them as well.
Scorpio 2nd House (Sadhe Sati) Inauspicious Last phase of Sadhe sati starts for persons having Scorpio as their Janma rashi. From 2nd house, Saturn affects 4th house, 8th house and 11th house. This indicates loss of wealth, movable/immovable property and there will be financial insecurity. However, there will not be so many problems with ups and downs as far as your earning capability is concerned. With some effort and discipline, you can have a control over expenditure and earnings. Do not resort to illegal means in earnings. On the health side, chronic eye problems could bother the person. Saturn is a malefic for Scorpio lagna and rashi, so the results are overall not favourable. The actual position of Saturn should also be seen in the horoscope.
Sagittarius 1st House (Sadhe Sati) Inauspicious The first house transit indicate middle part of Sadhe sati for Sagittarius janma rashi persons. From this house, Saturn affects 3rd house of motivation and initiative, 7th house or partnership and 10th house of karma. This transit indicates separation from family. A person may choose to stay away from family in a different city, for example, or may go on frequent trips. The person suffers from ill health. Some astrologers are of opinion that this transit is responsible for persons picking up a bad habit or vices. For this particular case for Sagittarius janma rashi, the results will be inauspicious as Saturn is a functional malefic also. Motivation could be lowered at place of work and there could be double whammy as the karma house is affected as well. However, since these are friendly drishtis, overall things will work out eventually for Sagittarius borns.
Capricorn 12th House (Sadhe Sati) Inauspicious Makar rashi persons begin their Sadhe sati now. From 12th house, Saturn affects 2nd house of family, 6th house of health, enemies and 9th house of dharma. Similar to 1st house transit, this is a period of confusion for the person. The feeling of depression is more because the immediately preceding transit was a very good one. The person would feel lost and wander aimlessly. The preceding transit was an auspicious one financially. Flow of money will indeed go down. Therefore even when financially there is not much difference, comparison with previous cycle will cause more frustration. Makar janma rashi persons will need to watch out for this and be aware. You may land into legal trouble with newly formed enemies. This can increase expenditure as well and deplete your savings.
Aquarius 11th House Very Auspicious Aquarius jamna rashi persons will shine during this transit – more so when Saturn is benefic to them being a lagna lord. Saturn asepcts the lagna, 5th house and 8th house. Expect improved inflow of money, peer recognition and improvement in leadership skills. It is very auspicious transit and should be made full use of by working hard and working with determination and focus. Kids may have problems with you, but at the same time, birth of girl child is indicated. Cash flow would be restricted to old, beaten up methods rather than speculation, stock market and gambling. Be careful with health problems and get yourself checked often.
Pisces 10th House Inauspicious, Mixed results Average to worse transit awaits Pisces rashi persons. In the rashi chart, Saturn is lord of 11th house and 12th house and is a malefic. Therefore, 10th house transit is considered inauspicious both multiple means. From 10th house, Saturn affects 12th, 4th and 7th house. The person will feel that the results are not matching the efforts put in for job/business and studies and he/she deserves much more than what is happening and what they are getting. There would be lot of obstacles in path to progress and nothing will come easy. Since Saturn is malefic in the birth horoscope or rashi chart, 10th house transit may also indicate loss of job. Change of place to a foreign contry is indicated. Be careful with real estate investment. There can be problems, but use due-diligence to ensure that there are no legal issues. At the place of work and in life, partners can become frustrated with your cautious approach. Your delay and fears on simple things will baffle them.

Remedies for malefic affect of Saturn

These remedies should be followed throughout the period of the transit, to mitigate the malefic affect of Saturn:

  • Worship Lord Hanuman every day. Chant Hanuman Chalisa daily in the morning along with your regular pooja.
  • Visit Saturn temple on Saturdays.
  • Saturn governs black colour and iron. Donate useful articles made of iron as well as other articles of use like black blanket or leather goods to a old, poor or needy person.
  • Donate whole urad dal to needy persons or to a temple priest.
  • Most importantly – respect your elders, be honest and do not cheat/deceive others.


  • Comment by D.Adhikesavalu on November 16, 2016 at 7:44 am

    very good analysis. Hope people with favourable Dasa /bhuktis will see less of troubles from Saturn transit. What will be the effect for Capricorn Rasi if Saturn transit is Third cycle ?


  • Comment by Tanya on November 16, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for this informative article. Would also be interesting to know Saturn’s journey through different nakshatras.

  • Comment by Pradio on December 31, 2016 at 9:30 am

    ehat is effect of sade satti of my daughter saggitrius rasi date of birth 18 june 2000 at 7.10AM at darbhanga nihar

  • Comment by Malti on April 29, 2017 at 2:51 am

    In Saturn’s Transit (in Sagittarius) effects on various Rashi’s , in Aries Rashi you have written Sag in 9th house it will aspect 11th house, that’s correct, but how it wil aspect Capricorn I could not make out, can you please explain.
    Thanks & regards

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