Planet Saturn In Vedic Astrology

Transit in each Zodiac sign 2.5 Years
Direction West
Metal Iron
Gem Blue Sapphire
Day Saturday
Color Blue
Nature Strict
Gender Male
Ruling Body Part Bones , Legs , Teeth
Friends Mercury , Venus
Enemies Sun,Moon,Mars
Neutral Jupiter
Own Sign Capricorn,Aquarius
Exalted in Libra
Debilitated in Aries
Mool Trikon Capricorn
Mahadasha Period 19 Years

Planet Saturn in Vedic Astrology

Saturn is known as “Shani” in Vedic astrology. It also means “slow-moving” or “lingering.” Saturn is one planet that scares every individual, with a general belief that Saturn brings bad luck. On the contrary, Saturn portrays karma, limitations, responsibilities, and obstacles.

The Role of Saturn in a Person’s Life

Saturn represents the law of cause and effect or karma. It represents the lessons we need to learn in life, the challenges we face, and the rewards we receive for our hard work and efforts. Saturn’s influence can bring discipline, responsibility, and maturity to a person’s life. It can also bring delays, setbacks, and limitations, which can be challenging but eventually serve as valuable lessons.

Saturn and Sade Sati

Sade Sati is a 7 and half year period of Saturn’s transition through an individual’s moon sign. As mentioned earlier Saturn stays in each sign for 2.5 years. The 7.5 Years of Sade Sati consist of, 2.5 years of Saturn in Sign before your Moon Sign, 2.5 years of Saturn in your Moon sign and 2.5 Years of Saturn in Sign after your moon sign. Saturn Mahadasha is a 19-year period in a person’s life.

Normally it is conceived that Sade Sati brings bad luck, evils and hardships. But the result of Sade-Sati depends on the position of Saturn in the birth chart as well as the Karma of the person in the Saturn-governed period. It is important to consult an astrologer, who can help understand the strength of your Saturn. As well as the effect of Sade-Sati.

Understanding the Placement of Planet Saturn in Vedic Astrology

Where Saturn is in a horoscope can tell us about someone’s life, personality, and fate. In Vedic astrology, Saturn stays in each zodiac sign for about two and a half years. It takes around 29.5 years for Saturn to complete one orbit around the sun. Saturn is a planet that can bring challenges and obstacles to the areas of life it affects.

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn and Aquarius. It is most powerful (Exalted) in Libra. It is debilitated in Aries, which means it is weakest in that sign. Saturn moves slowly and has a long-lasting influence, especially in an important house of the horoscope.

The position of Saturn in the horoscope shows which areas of life need effort, self-control, and maturity. If Saturn is in the second house of the horoscope, it can bring challenges and obstacles in finances and self-worth. If Saturn is in the seventh house, which represents spouses and partners, it can suggest difficulties in relationships and partnerships, requiring extra effort. Once you learn the lesson Staurn will bestow you with all happiness.

Saturn can also bring rewards and blessings if you work hard and put in effort. Saturn’s influence can bring longevity, stability, and wisdom to a person’s life.

Saturn is friendly with Venus, Mercury  Enemy with sun, moon Neutral with mars, Jupiter. Saturn aspects 3rd , 10th , 7th house from his position. also Saturn is a strict teacher. It teaches hard life lessons that are difficult to overcome. Only dedicated and disciplined students will pass the exam. Number 8 is associated with Saturn . If you seek saturn blessings do a Good Karma.

Strong Saturn:

  • Positive traits: perseverance, patience, diligence, prudence, practicality, responsibility, self-discipline, loyalty, and focus.
  • Benefits: fosters concentration, meditation, and prayer habits.
  • Moral compass: encourages truthfulness, reliability, honesty, and commitment.

Weak Saturn:

  • Challenges: delays, disappointments, disharmony, conflicts, difficulties, and low moods.
  • Potential negative traits: laziness, apathy, and a lack of motivation.

Remedies for Planet Saturn

If Saturn is causing challenges and obstacles in a person’s life, there are several remedies that can be used to reduce its negative influence. These include wearing a blue sapphire performing puja to Lord Hanuman or Lord Shiva, by reciting the Hanuman Chalisa or the Shani Mantra or Shani Chalisa   you can overcome ill effect of saturn.

Please note that it is important to consult with a proper astrologer to understand the effects of Saturn in one’s chart/horoscope.

How to Mitigate the Negative Effects of Saturn / Shani

Suppose you’re going through a challenging phase in your life due to the unfavourable position of Shani in your horoscope. In that case, there are some remedies that you can follow to mitigate its negative effects. Some of these remedies include…

1. Worship Lord Hanuman:

Worshipping Lord Hanuman can help mitigate the negative effects of Shani. You can recite the Hanuman Chalisa or visit a Hanuman temple every Tuesday and Saturday to seek his blessings.

2. Wear a Blue Sapphire:

Wearing a blue sapphire can help reduce the negative effects of Shani. It is important to consult an astrologer before wearing a blue sapphire as it can have adverse effects if not worn properly.

3. Chant Shani Mantras:

Chanting Shani beej mantras can help mitigate the negative effects of Shani.

4. Charity:

Performing charity can help with the negative effects of Shani. You can donate food, clothes, or money to the poor and needy also give respect to working(Employees) and under privilege people.

5. Seek Blessings from Elderly People:

Seeking blessings from elderly people, especially those who are going through the Shani Sade Sati period, can help ease the negative effects of Shani.


Saturn is a significant planet in Vedic astrology, representing karma, limitations, responsibilities, and obstacles. Its placement in the horoscope can indicate the areas of life that require hard work, discipline, and maturity. Saturn’s influence can bring challenges and obstacles, but also rewards and blessings. Especially if a person is willing to put in the hard work and effort required.

If you are facing challenges and obstacles in your life, understanding the placement of Saturn in your horoscope, and using the remedies for Saturn can help. It reduces its negative influence and brings more stability, wisdom, and longevity to your life.

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