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 Libra 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 Virgo, and will continue across the time when Saturn transits through the next 2 signs of Libra and Scorpio.
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 Libra?
The sign of Libra is ruled by planet Venus, who is favourably disposed towards Saturn. Hence Sade Sati will remain somewhat an agreeable experience for the Librans, to a good extent. Libra is an air sign and Saturn is also an airy planet; hence, they blend well, increasing the sensitivity of the natives during this period. Emotions will have a strong say, and people’s trust in others and their attachment to them will go up. Finer sentiments will increase, feeling of righteousness will prevail, and a strong sense of doing good will guide people towards social work and in helping the needy. But, increase in expectations may give way to disappointments and frustration.
Effects of Sade Sati on the Moon sign Libra
The first phase of 2 ½ years of Sade Sati will start for Libra, when Saturn will move into the 12th house from Libra, that is, in the sign of Virgo. Virgo is ruled by planet Mercury, whom Saturn considers as friendly, though Mercury itself regards Saturn as neutral. Hence this phase can be termed above average. People will feel a strong sense of justice and fair-play, and have a spiritual bent of mind, which can make them undertake pilgrimages. Their diplomacy and tact will see them through their dealings and in other situations. Career will also get a boost.
The second phase which follows, will see improved fortunes, as Saturn moves into the native sign of Libra, whose lord, Venus is in good terms with Saturn. Family life and marital relationship remain congenial, while love may blossom for some singles. Health will improve, career graph will move up and there will be relief in legal matters. People will put in hard work in the endeavours of their choice, which will receive support from friends and society. These may see some people garner achievements in public life and even in politics. However work pressures may result in physical and mental strain.
It is as if Saturn has reserved the last phase for the toughest test, for the Librans. Yes, the last 2 ½ years of Sade Sati will definitely be a difficult time for them, as Saturn moves into Scorpio sign, which is ruled by Mars, a sworn enemy of Saturn. There may be all round difficulties, with Saturn principally affecting the mind and creating stress and strain. Domestic harmony can be hit. People may get embroiled in property related issues and hence have to be extremely cautious regarding buying and selling of assets. Natives can resort to relaxation activities like yoga and meditation, for maintaining peace and calm.