The word ‘Sade Sati’ literally means ‘Seven and Half’ and denotes the 7 1/2 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 Taurus 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 Aries, and will continue across the time when Saturn transits through the next 2 signs of Taurus and Gemini.
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 Taurus?
Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus, which is considered friendly with planet Saturn. But this doesn’t make the Saturn ruled Sade Sati period all rosy for the Taurus people. The airy Saturn does cause ripples and waves in the watery Venus ruled, earthy Taurus, giving rise to enough disturbances and unsettling people. Still Saturn, as the ruler of the 10th and 11th houses from the Moon, remains fundamentally as the Yoga Karaka, the benefactor for Taurus. Hence, he makes the Sade Sati period, less taxing and much more tolerable for the Taurus born.
Effects of Sade Sati on the Moon sign Taurus
The first phase of 2 ½ years of Sade Sati will be when Saturn will move into the 12th house from Taurus, that is, in the sign of Aries. The Lord of Aries is the powerful Mars, who is radically inimical to Saturn. Hence, this will be a tough and demanding phase, when the native can become aggressive and suffer health issues, like eye problems and sleeplessness. There will also be financial instabilities, causing strain. Expenditure may shoot up due to unnecessary travels, adding to discomfort in money matters, requiring the person to incur debts.
In the second, next phase, Saturn moves into the native sign of Taurus. The relationship between the ruling planet Venus and Saturn is congenial and hence, this period remains comforting and much better than the earlier one. While there may be lifestyle improvements with the acquiring of luxuries, businessmen and politicians can see positive turns and handsome gains. Some health issues may be there, along with pressures, stress and strain in career front, but still this phase will definitely provide a welcome relief.
Good prospects are likely to continue for Taurus in the last 2 ½ year phase too, when Saturn transits through the sign of Gemini. The ruling planet of this zodiac is Mercury with whom Saturn is in cordial terms and hence, Taurus born can expect favourable results in this period too. As Mercury represents intellect and communication, Saturn will help in natives takings wise and profitable decisions and also in achieving success through strong communication skills. But Sade Sati remains Sade Sati, and so, there can still be minor financial setbacks, discontent and slight mental disturbances.