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Saturn Transit in Capricorn

By Kshitij Sharma, January 15, 2020

Saturn moves to Capricorn in the morning of January 24th 2020 for a horoscope calculated for Bangalore. This will be a BIG event to begin its approx 2.5 to 3 years journey in this sign.

Saturn coming in its own rashi indicates that all rashis will feel the benefic results of Saturn and malefic results of Saturn will down. Almost for all rashis, discipline, hard work and hard work without expectation of results will be required. For those who understand the crux of this shlok will immediately understand what I am trying to convey.

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन ।

मा कर्मफलहेतुर्भु: मा ते संगोऽस्त्वकर्मणि ॥


The main astronomical considerations during this period are:

  1. Enter sign of Sagittarius on January 24th
  2. Saturn will be retrograde from May 11, 2020 to September 29, 2020
  3. Saturn will become retrograde from May 23, 2021 to October 11, 2021
  4. Saturn will enter Aquarius on April 29, 2022.
  5. Saturn will become retrograde from June 5, 2022 to October 23, 2022
  6. During 2022 retrogression period, it will move back to Capricorn on July 11 2022.
  7. After becoming direct on October 2022, it will start to speed up through Capricorn and finally transit to Aquarius on Jan 18, 2023.

Sadhe Sati

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

The following results can be seen for both rashi and lagna. The main difference is that health, wealth reputation, job and business should be seen more from lagna. At the same time, the emotional connect with family, spouse, kids, relatives should be seen more from janma rashi.


Rashi: Aries

Saturn Transit House: 10th House

Indicative Effect: Inauspicious, Mixed results

In the rashi chart, Saturn is the lord of 10th house and 11th house and is malefic. Therefore, 10th while house transit is considered inauspicious, we should note that this is Saturn’s own house transit. Hence the overall result would neutral.

At the place of work, Saturn will definitely help you.

From the 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 progress, no doubt, but you will also feel that there are obstacles in the path to progress.

A change of place to a foreign country is indicated. Be careful with real estate investment. There can be problems, but use due diligence to ensure that there are no legal issues.

When it comes to life, your relatives and spouse can become frustrated with your overly cautious approach. Your delay and fears about simple things will baffle them. You may pay less attention than usual to your loved ones.


Rashi: Taurus

Saturn Transit House: 9th House

Indicative Effect: Mixed results

The 9th house transit of Saturn is considered inauspicious because it reduces blessings from father, gurus and mentors. Father’s health could be a problem as well.

At the place of work, there can be legal problems and loss of money through someone deceiving you. Still, there will be stability and there will be not much up and down. The lord of the karm-sthan is transiting through the dharma-bhav and hence untoward circumstances will definitely be avoided. At the same time, loss of faith indicates that you will consistently (and wrongly) feel that there is no help from the divine.

From the 9th house, Saturn has drishti on 11th, 3rd and 6th house. Long-distance travels will be unrewarding and pointless. While there are legal problems, there will also be strength available for battles that you have to fight.

On the social front, there will be some dismay because the expectations will not match the reality.

For yourself, be aware of vaata related health problems.


Rashi: Gemini

Saturn Transit House: 8th House (Ashtama Shani)

Indicative Effect: Inauspicious

Saturn’s 8th house transit, also known as अष्टम शनि, is indicative of inauspicious results.

No travel indicates a feeling of confinement. There is also a feeling of frustration and it seems though there are 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 a loss of close relatives.

From 8th house, Saturn has its drishti on 10th house, 2nd house, 5th house.

At the place of work, the scope of work may get reduced and your responsibilities may be reduced. The drishti on the 2nd house may cause expenditures to rise and fixed deposits to be broken. If the 10th house is weak in your horoscope, be careful, or be ready to make compromises. You may want to be careful with dealing with the stock market, income tax authorities, etc.

Saturn has a drishti on two houses of the family – 2nd house of the family itself and the 5th house of children. Both of these houses can be left out of your attention.

This transit “holds” the person down in one place and he/she feels constricted.  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 and to start on a new research topic. Overall work related to research will be good and beneficial.

Do not take medicines without a prescription. Eye and mouth problems can occur.


Rashi: Cancer

Saturn Transit House: 7th House

Indicative Effect: Inauspicious

7th house indicates adhaiya Shani transit. From this house, there is a drishti on 1st house and 4th house. As you can notice, two of these are the houses of family. Persons going through this transit are held down by the weight of expectation from others – family, friends, co-workers who always think that the person is not going enough for them.

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.

Saturn is also aspecting the 9th house. 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.


Rashi: Leo

Saturn Transit House: 6th House

Indicative Effect: 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 an overall improvement in relationships. Good family environment and comfort is indicated.

Long travel and even a change of place are also indicated.

This is also indicative of promotion and recognition in place of work and from peers. Your enemies at the place of work will not be able to affect you much. They will either have no effect on you or you will not allow yourself to be perturbed by them. 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.

Short term health will be good and lingering problems will start to disappear.


Rashi: Virgo

Saturn Transit House: 5th House

Indicative Effect: Mixed results

From 5th house, Saturn has aspect on the 7th house, 11th house and 2nd house.

On the family front, this transit indicates problems with children and their learning and education. Romance in life will be lowered.

On the health front, take good care of your heart.

Speculation will not work as 5th House is Lakshmi’s trine and malefic influence on this house would indicate problems with money and financial situation. Do not gamble. Do not get smart in business, otherwise, losses are indicated.

Expenses would grow, but your fixed deposits will remain intact. Stability in earnings is indicated if a proven path is taken and risks are avoided.


Rashi: Libra

Saturn Transit House: 4th House (Ardh-ashtama, Kantaka Shani)

Indicative Effect: Inauspicious. Good if you plan to stick to the rules created by Saturn.

This transit is inauspicious and has special names – अर्ध-अष्टम शनि and कंटक शनि. From the 4th house, Saturn has aspect on the 6th house, 10th house and 1st house.

On the family front, 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 one’s mother and her health should be taken care of during this transit. Still, since Saturn is in its own house, any untoward incidents would be avoided.

For yourself, this transit indicates health problems in the form of chest problems, heart diseases, abdominal disorders, colic and joint problems.

There could be a change of residence because Saturn can take you away from your family. Land dealing, property buy/sell could be problematic. It is a tough time at work with a lot of opposition. Take the proven path and do not take a lot of risks. If you do so and become a bureaucratic, red tape wielding paper pusher at the place of work, your reputation as a hard taskmaster will rise.


Rashi: Scorpio

Saturn Transit House: 3rd House

Indicative Effect: Auspicious with a pinch of problems…

Scorpio rashi persons would be feeling liberated during this transit. For them, the sadhe sati, which put a lot of limitations and obstruction in front of them is over.

Saturn is in the 3rd house, which means that the relatives will be willing to grant you favours, short travels will be good and communication with those in your work circle or social network would be great. This is a period of all-round development – new financial avenues, job opportunities etc. will come your way. You will be able to exert influence on your subordinates and secure your position in your business or the place of work.

From 3rd house, Saturn affects 5th house, 9th house and 12th house. There would be a bit of bothering on the health front. Watch out for the development of chronic diseases and go for health-checkup periodically. Try to remove all your worries and sleep well. Ear infections could bother you as the transit progresses.

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 a beneficial time for them as well.


Rashi: Sagittarius

Saturn Transit House: 2nd House (Sadhe Sati)

Indicative Effect: Inauspicious, but good for saving money.

The last phase of Sadhe sati starts for persons having Sagittarius as their Janma rashi. From 2nd house, Saturn affects 4th house, 8th house and 11th house. This indicates problems with movable/immovable property, but overall financial insecurity will be in control. 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 control over expenditure and earnings. Do not resort to illegal means in earnings and be disciplined and stringent in spending money and this overall period will be good for you.

On the health side, chronic eye problems could bother you. Saturn is malefic for Sagittarius lagna and rashi, so the results are overall not favourable.

This is not a great period to deal with your family and extended family. Their problems or concerns will bother you a lot and you will be disinterested in sharing their problems. Thoughtless speech can hurt relationships.

The last part of sadhe sati is time for being spiritual and to connect with your ishta-devata. It is also a time to do some charity and take care of underprivileged around you.


Rashi: Capricorn

Saturn Transit House: 1st House (Sadhe Sati)

Indicative Effect: Inauspicious, theoretically. But this will be a good transit.

The first house transit indicates the middle part of Sadhe sati for Capricorn janma rashi persons. It is theoretically a difficult transit, however since Saturn is the lord Capricorn, it will be a good transit for you. If you stick to the Capricornian ways of life, then this transit will help you gain reputation both from 1st and 10th house.

From this house, Saturn affects 3rd house of motivation and initiative, 7th house or partnership and 10th house of karma.

Overall, at the place of work, things will eventually work out in your favour. Motivation will be lowered, but discipline way of working can balance any negativity at the place of work. Do not start a lot of new projects and do not take up a lot of responsibility. Your goal is to ensure that the existing projects are completed with utmost sincerity.

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.


Rashi: Aquarius

Saturn Transit House: 12th House (Sadhe Sati)

Indicative Effect: Inauspicious

Aquarius rashi persons begin their Sadhe sati now and this is interesting because Saturn is in 12th in its own house. This is a time where there will be withdrawal from relationships and there can be conflict and emotional distress. The feeling of depression is more because the immediately preceding transit was a very good one.

From 12th house, Saturn affects 2nd house of family, 6th house of health, enemies and 9th house of dharma.

The preceding transit was an auspicious one financially. Compared to that, the flow of money will indeed go down. Therefore even when financially there is not much difference, comparison with the previous cycle will cause more frustration.

Long-distance travel will be good, and as Saturn is in the 12th, foreign and connections with foreign land will bring you luck.

There is nothing of significance on the health front. Saturn in the 12th house can cause sleeplessness and associated disorders.


Rashi: Pisces

Saturn Transit House: 11th House

Indicative Effect: Auspicious for material gains, average for relationships.

Pisces jamna rashi persons will shine during this transit – more so when Saturn is the lord of the 11th house. This is a period of growth both at the place of work as well as with the family. Those couples who are looking to conceive will be successful. There will be favours from others – especially your social network. This is a period of accumulation of wealth. 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.

Saturn aspects the lagna, 5th house and 8th house. You can be morose and boring in your approach with others, because at the end of the day, Saturn is not a friendly and optimistic Jupiter that is the lord of the lagna for Pisces. This is true more for Pisces rashi rather than Pisces lagna.

Kids may have problems with you, but at the same time, the birth of a girl child is indicated. Being boring and morose can bring down the level of emotional connect that you may have with you. Since Saturn is in the 11th, you aren’t likely to renounce all relationships though.

Cash flow would be restricted to conservative and well-known methods rather than speculation, stock market and gambling. Risk tracking should be avoided in investments as well at the place of work.

Be careful with health problems and get yourself checked often.


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.


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