The word ‘Sade Sati’ literally means ‘Seven and Half’ and denotes the 7 ½ year period of Shani, the planet Saturn. While Saturn itself remains a feared planet, this period in particular is considered astrologically, as a time of trials and tribulations.
This ‘difficult’ period begins when planet Saturn enters the zodiac sign that falls immediately before an individual’s zodiac sign of birth, and will continue during the time when Saturn will transit that sign and also the next 2 signs. As Saturn remains in a sign for about 2 ½ years, it takes a total of 7 ½ years to cross over the 3 zodiac signs.For instance, if a person’s zodiac sign is Leo as per the time of his or her birth, then Sade Sati period will begin for that individual, every time Saturn enters the previous sign of Cancer, and will continue across the time when Saturn transits through the next 2 signs of Leo and Virgo.
As can be seen, a person will normally be required to undergo a Sade Sati period on more than one occasion in a lifetime.
What Sade Sati means for the sign of Leo?
The sign of Leo is ruled by the Sun, who is a bitter enemy of Saturn. Even though astrology regards Sun and Saturn as father and son, they still remain at loggerheads with each other. Leo is a fire sign whereas Saturn is airy, and during Sade Sati, this combination becomes explosive. The native will have to face a lot of hostility and cold war during this period, from enemies, who will be treacherous. It may become dangerous to trust people, especially in matters of finance. The situation may land the natives under a lot of pressure and stress, and make them aggressive and even rude. Relationships can hence be affected.
Effects of Sade Sati on the Moon sign Leo?
The first phase of 2 ½ years of Sade Sati will start when Saturn will move into the 12th house from Leo, that is, in the sign of Cancer. Cancer is ruled by planet Moon, who is an avowed enemy of Saturn. Also, Saturn is an airy planet while Moon’s element is water, and their being together, can be disturbing. There will be all round losses, wasteful travel and expenditures, and incurring of debts. Trouble from enemies will increase, and so will the conflicts at workplace, with superiors, colleagues and subordinates. Health may also suffer, with eyes getting affected due to Saturn effect.
The next, second phase continues to be as difficult, as Saturn moves into the native sign of Leo, ruled by another unfriendly planet, the Sun. There will be problems in love, family life and in close relationships, like those with children. Health issues will continue with the possibility of heart and stomach getting affected this time. These difficulties may make people stubborn and domineering. But some good things too will happen as people may turn to spirituality and will also engage themselves in purposeful pursuits like reading and writing.
The last 2 ½ year phase will bring much needed relief, as Saturn will then move into the sign of Virgo, whose ruler is the friendly Mercury. Life will be comfortable and relaxing. Benefits will accrue on the basis of one’s communication skills. People may also turn philosophical, and spread peace around, with their sense of justice and fair play. However there can still be family conflicts, and expenses may remain high.