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Sade Sati

Saturn Afflictions

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Saturn – The Most Feared Planet

Saturn often called the planet of karma is the most dreaded planet among the Navagraha (9 planets) of Vedic Astrology. Although everyone fears Saturn, it is a benevolent planet which rewards you based on your past and current lives. According to Vedic Astrology, Saturn is the slow-moving planet and spends 2.5 years in each zodiac sign. During its transit in a sign, it makes you undergo several turbulences for your betterment and maturity in life.

Saturn Afflictions in Birth Chart

The impact of Saturn is high, when it transits 12th, 1st, and 2nd house (Sade Sati), 4th house (Artha Ashtama Sani), and 8th house (Ashtama Sani) from the Moon in your birth chart. The position of Saturn in these houses can result in malefic effects and may make you undergo many hardships in life, only to impart patience, maturity, discipline, and hard work.

The impact of Saturn is intense in these positions and can teach you tough lessons and help you lead a better life. The effects of Sade Sati is malefic, though not as malefic as Ashtama and Artha Ashtama Sani.

  • Sade Sati – Sade Sati denotes the 71/2 year period of Saturn from your natal Moon. During this period, Saturn may pose you several trials and tribulations to dissolve your ego and teach lessons based on your karma. This period is divided into 3 phases based on the position of Saturn in 12th, 1st, or 2nd house from the Moon in your birth chart
  • Ashtama Sani – Ashtama Sani denotes the transit of Saturn in the 8th house from your natal Moon. The 2.5-year period of Saturn in this position can cause health issues, financial constraints, obstacles in career, dangers, sudden losses, high expenditure, worry due to children, and unexpected quarrels/separation from family or friends
  • Artha Ashtama Sani – Artha Ashtama Sani denotes the transit of Saturn in the 4th house from your natal Moon. During these 2.5 years, Saturn can give you many challenges and disturb domestic harmony