Published: 04th January 2012
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Sade Satti seems to be very horrible and shocking for all of us. As Saturn passages through the 12th, 1st, and 2nd house from the birth moon (where one's Moon is placed in the birth chart), this is named Sade satti. Saturn takes 29 and half years to pass through each sign, its passing through 3 signs make it 7 ½ years. Sade means "half" and Satti refers to "seven" and hence it is called Sade Satti. There is a general belief that Sade Satti period causes unhappiness, discontents, depression, differences, quarrels, tension and unwanted results ,but actually this is only a myth. Saturn does not always give bad results but it really depends on your birth chart. For example if Saturn is working as a yoga karaka, then it will not cause all these problems in your life. Most of the people go through 2-3 periods of Sade Satti in their life time, 4th period is very rare. It returns after every 25 years from when it first finished.


Yes it is true that during this 7-1/2 years Saturn transit period, people do experience some tensions and obstacles, but there is nothing to be worried about. Along with some troubles and tensions, it also gives you success. As a matter of fact many people get new heights during this period. If one does all his work with honesty and dedication forever, is least effected by Sade Satti effects and in fact one gains during this period. However if a person is arrogant, selfish, cruel, and non-hard working then he is punished during his Sade Satti period which can make him go through a lot of adversities.


Generally close relatives are more affected during the first phase of sade satti than the person himself. The 2nd phase affects the domestic front as well as the business front, and the 3rd phase affects children, family, health, and physical suffering or may even direct the death of the native.


Before coming to any decision consult an expert astrologer for the following things.

• Is Saturn is working as a functional benefice or malefic in the birth chart?

• Is Saturn coming under aspect of any naturally benefice or malefic planets?

• What is the Dasha or bhukti running during that particular time? Is Saturn difficult there?

• Is the transit of Saturn under Vedha from Jupiter?

• What is the nature of Nakshatra under which Saturn falls in birth chart?

• How strong is the birth chart? Means how many benefice planets in kona and Kendras, How well positioned is Lagna and Lagna lord etc.

• What's the influence of Lagna on Saturn?

• Is Saturn in Lagna or is it in combination with Lagna lord?

So the results of Saturn vary from chart to chart. If someone is having the negative factor in the chart as explained above then this time can be very bad, but if someone has most of the factors as positive, then Saturn can give very good results. You should keep all these things in mind while studying the bad effect explained below.


In the first phase, when Saturn transits 12th house from moon for 2.5 years, then the parents and near relatives can face more problems than the native himself. They can have some eye related problems if they misuse them badly like watching too much TV very closely. Saturn from this position throws its 3rd aspect on the 2nd house, which may affect the financial position of the native by increasing the unwanted expenditure. Because of 7th aspect on 6th house it causes some debts. And finally because of 10th aspect on 9th house, it can change general fortune down of the native and can also cause problems to the father of native.


Second phase starts when Saturn transits first house from moon for 2.5 years, it affects the native himself in domestic and professional fields. It signifies ill health for the native. It can bring money problems, many depressions, separation from family, loss of friends, increase in needless expenditure, and failures in work and business, humiliation, lack of self-confidence and self-respect. But these results can occur only if Saturn is performing as a pure malefic in the native's chart as explained above. Only 5-6% of the natives going through Sade Satti actually feel all these results. Otherwise most of the people get mixed results only.


Third phase starts when Saturn transits in the 2nd house from Moon. It affects health, children and even may cause death if it comes late in life .During this transit (8th house aspect). It can cause loss of money, too much expenditure, loss of health, unsatisfactory family life (aspect on 4th house), mental suffering, and loss of wealth, increase in enemies, physical pain, and disputes with relatives and friends, lots of sorrow and sufferings.


You are advised to consult an expert Vedic Astrologer before taking the remedies and get the knowledge that how exactly the Sade Satti is going to affect you. If Saturn is teaching you to do hard work by creating obstacles and trying to correct some of the wrong doings of your life, then there is nothing to worry about as it is for your own improvement. But if situations are beyond of your control and you find your life just like a hell, you must consult a capable astrologer before applying any remedy. Hanuman Chalisa can be done without any thought as it is helpful in all cases. Likewise having an Iron ring made up of horse shoe in your middle finger of right hand, offering copper and sesame oil to Saturn every Saturday are other harmless things which can be done without any fear.


According to Hindu mythology Saturn is the son of Sun, is not always a bad planet. Proper care should be given to complete analysis of this planet before concluding that Sade Satti can cause problems in one's life. The best remedy for Saturn is to be careful about all your activities. Do not do any wrong deed and always do good work in your life. Help others and do not think badly for other’s progress and wealth. Even if you are suffering hindrance in all your work and venture just consult an expert Vedic astrologer. He can suggest you the best remedies according to your birth chart. So do not be late, rush to your actual guide and make your life more cheerful and happy.

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