Power of Saturn Explained in Vedic Astrology
Saturn is the most giving and also can be the most severe and challenging planet. Saturn turning direct gives you new opportunities and helps you set strong intentions and redefine your relationship and career goals. In Vedic astrology, Saturn is called the ‘lord of karma,’ and is believed to be keeping an account of everyone’s actions- bringing the consequences of our actions to us without fail. It is always a humbling experience, as Saturn’s role is to destroy our attachments and egotistical ways at all costs to evolve our soul.
There is a popular saying that if Saturn wants to make you a king, no one can stop it. But if he wants to bring you down into poverty, no one can stop it
Saturn is the Lord of the 10th house (Capricorn) and 11th house (Aquarius) in the natural zodiac, which influences mostly your career and incoming gains. Saturn also rules the stars Pushya, Anuradha, and Uttarabhadra
During Saturn transit, he teaches you hard work, patience, perseverance, honesty, empathy and responsibility
In a birth chart, Saturn signifies longevity, career, wealth, fame, and loss
The impact of Saturn is prominent in your life, especially if you are going through Saturn Dasa or Bhukti (major or minor planetary period), Sade-Sati (71/2 years of Saturn), Ashtama Sani (Saturn in 8th House), Artha Ashtama Sani (Saturn in 4th House) or Saturn in 9th House (Affects Fortune and Luck)
Saturn governs all the large bones, especially from thighs to ankles. If you have Saturn afflictions, you may suffer from ailments related to stomach, lungs & legs and face obstacles, financial losses and mental pressure
If Saturn is well-placed or well-aspected in your birth chart, he can bestow longevity, wisdom, leadership skills, sincerity, fame, patience and advancement in spiritual practices
Saturn in a weak position may cause enmity, lawsuits and imprisonment, dishonesty, irresponsibility, addiction to drugs and lack of endurance
A badly-placed Saturn may bring disappointments, sorrow and miseries, delays and difficulties, disputes and disharmony
As per mythology, he is the son of Surya (Sun God) and his wife, Chaya Devi. As a child, Saturn’s first gaze towards his father, the Sun, caused an eclipse and affected his health. This illustrates the destructive power of his gaze
Learn more about the power of the Karmic planet Saturn and its significance as explained in Vedic Astrology.