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Role and Importance of Saturn in Vedic Astrology

Role and Importance of Saturn in Vedic Astrology

Updated Date : बुधवार, 26 अगस्त, 2020 12:59 अपराह्न

Role and importance of Saturn in Vedic Astrology arises from his position in the Universe- he is the Universal judge for the whole world. Saturn is the son of Lord Surya and Chaya (shadow). As Surya misbehaved with Chaya, Saturn was never happy with him and always had a strained relationship with him. It is a very dry, ringed and extremely cold planet. Saturn is on each of the zodiacs for two and a half years each. He is a giver of long life and is the Universal judge of this world.

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Saturn’s astrological significance lies in his being a teacher and is known to punish and bless individuals as per their deeds. It brings justice based on your actions. Saturn is a strict disciplinarian and observes sternness and is not at all fond of chaos. Saturn dislikes being disobeyed, and thus punishments come up when the basic law and order is not maintained.

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Saturn is usually capable of bringing chaos or can reward you based on your actions during the Sade sati or the dhaiya phase. When Saturn transits the twelfth house and the second house of the native’s astrological chart (the birth Moon) in view, you can see the Sade sati from taking place. When Saturn transits the fourth and the eighth house from the birth Moon, this period is termed as the period of Dhaiya.

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Characteristics of Saturn

As humans we cannot be always right, and there would thus be a judgment phase for us. During this phase, except a few all have to undergo that phase when they have to realize their own errors and troubles. The prime characteristics of Saturn that works in his favour is that part where he makes people realize their mistakes and where the need to walk the path arises; that part which helps alleviate their pain.

But, this is the time when you have to hold tight. Whatever hardships come, if you can just let it pass, and if you do not react to it then you can be rewarded at the end of this period. If you quietly receive your punishments repenting for the errors and the sins you have committed then you could be saved at the end of that period.

If you react negatively to it, you would be put off for a longer punishment. It is generally believed that during these periods, humans have to quieten down and they have to learn their lessons through their life.

Let us look at a few characteristics of Saturn that might be important when considering Saturn’s reign.

  • Saturn’s day: Saturday
  • Direction of Saturn: Western direction
  • Orbit time for revolving once around the entire constellation: 30 years.
  • Constellations under Saturn’s rule: Pushya, Anuradha, Uttara Bhadrapada.
  • Friends for planets: Mercury, Venus and Rahu
  • Neutral planets is Jupiter
  • Sun sign ruled by Saturn: Capricorn and Aquarius.
  • Exalted in Libra
  • Debilitated in Aries
  • Metal is Iron
  • Stone for Saturn is Blue Sapphire
  • Mahadasha period is 19 years.
  • Saturn’s maturity age is between 35 and 36 years.
  • Rules bones, legs and the nervous system

Role of Saturn

Saturn’s role is in balancing our entire existence. There is no one who can balance us more than Saturn and exactly that is what Saturn does, he balances our actions. He keeps us balanced, keeps us sane in this world. With everything closing in, humankind can get into all sorts of things. Sanity is what keeps us on the ground and also keeps us who we are in totality.

But, we are often scared of Saturn’s role, thinking that Saturn is here to pull us down. He rides the night crow and passes on justice, he is not cruel but he is an impartial judge of this world.

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The old books say that if you can pray to Saturn, he cannot reduce your punishments but can help you see through the follies and the sins. This power would enable you to see your sins better, thus helping an inner transformation within you. This transformation is what would prevent you from repeating your errors; it would stop you from making those same sins.

Praying to Saturn is not very tough.

He is one who can listen to your truer self praying out to him.

Om Pram Preem Praum Sah: Shanishchray Namah:

Shani Gayatri Mantra goes this way,

“Om Bhagabhavaya Vidmahaim Mrityu-rupaya Dheemahi tanno Shani: Prachodayat.”

Now, during your birth Saturn will definitely be in either of the Houses and Zodiac signs for sure and based on the House or Zodiac he is in, would determine Saturn's role in your life. It is something you cannot ignore or avoid. It is something you cannot overcome so you must know in this case, what you can expect when Saturn is in each of these Houses and when you know your Astrological chart well. You would know how you are influenced by its presence and what you can expect out of it.

Houses in which Saturn can be found

Nature of the native

First House

A reserved and serious introvert is how you would define yourself and your smiling face would be very different from your serious one. You have a battle to fight and you are pessimistic in nature, procrastination is your nature and you need to work hard to rise above all of it.

Second House

You believe in living simply and saving more. You may be busy collecting your wealth thus forgetting your very own self in the process which is not going to work at all for you. You would need a lot of patience to move away from your poverty.

Third House

The native has a problem conversing with people and places. Quite sharp mentally, they have a high level of concentration. They do not know the middle grounds well, it’s either the dark or the light always for them. Surface knowledge is too high when compared to the in-depth knowledge required by humans to have an integrated personality.

Fourth House

Conservative or traditional you have a fixed approach for life and living. Natives require taking care of their parents and family. It is however true that the second part of your life would be better than your first half and it would be only possible as you have learned from your mistakes and you have chosen to outgrow them.

Fifth House

Creative and emotional expressions are a hurdle for you guys. They might be perceived as cold and distant in nature. You would have a small family and you often suffer within since you are unable to express yourself freely. You all need to start practicing expression in any of the ways that suits your fancy to come out of it.

Sixth House

Health, a daily check on your diet, hard work, obstacles from colleagues at work could be your staple for life. If you have to move out of all these, you need to keep a track of your daily eating habits, you need to work systematically. You need to understand that no matter what you cannot consider anything from anyone in any which ways.

Seventh House

You may marry to find emotional security and not for love. Thus, you may often feel stuck in your relationships. You would want to live in a scattered way and your partner would be the one trying to bring order into your lives.

Eighth House

Self built and quite disciplined by nature, they don’t mind working towards their financial security. In the eighth House, Saturn delays your work. So you have to use all your talents to move beyond your work.

Ninth House

The natives are spiritually and religiously inclined, and treat life as though it was a journey, these natives have quite a strong, traditional outlook, quite orthodox mannerisms and your love for travel can put you through frustrating health hazards.

Tenth House

You would have good business acumen and would be quite ambitious by nature. You may only win through perseverance and if you do not accept your duties and responsibilities, you might end up having troubles one after the other.

Eleventh House

Introverts, difficult childhood, and a persistent distaste for gossip. You would always suffer from the feeling of being a misfit. You might require a lot of effort from your end to come to an end of all this, but if you live in a disciplined way, your second half of your life might be very rewarding.

Twelfth House

Seclusion is your first love. Extremely mature and philosophical by nature, you may often suffer more for your desire to segregate from the mass. You do not want to go through the societal pressures and you would always awe others by your spiritual quest and your knowledge about the society.

Importance and Astrological Significance of Saturn

If Saturn favors you, then you would turn out to be quite tenacious and sound emotionally. The astrological significance of Saturn arises from that point where a person would gain complete mastery over the fickleness of life and living, only seen in people blessed by Saturn.

If Saturn does not favour you then there is a chance that you would grow to become egoistic, pessimistic, and stubborn with a hell lot of rancor.

Saturn’s role is to transform your entire existence molding you into who you truly are here to become.

Saturn’s astrological significance is in making you wise and if Jupiter is in conjunction, you could be wiser than you could be, in any other time. Now, let us see how Saturn would be when placed in different Zodiac signs.

  1. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Aries: You would be a decision maker by nature and with Saturn in play; you would have to extend caution and restraint in your judgments. Well that does not sit well with your performance and role. Thus, initially you may have to make some adjustments to understand how you are supposed to pass your judgments.
  2. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Taurus: You might be tied rigidly to your routine and you may have a passion for tactical, careful and cautious business. You might also be found expressing restrictions on your children and your family. You can be patient like none and also would be very practical, entirely slow to the expression of your feelings.
  3. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Gemini: You are sharp; at least that is what would greet people in you. Late bloomers, you are extremely studious and you perform quite well as a public speaker. Your views though would be a careful consideration of the scenario.
  4. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Cancer: Saturn will guide your sense of ethics. So whenever you are deciding on ethics, you would be portraying Saturn’s role. Your judgments and decisions are extremely calculative and you may always exhibit an authority very few around you have, thus you would manage and stabilize scenarios better than others.
  5. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Leo: The Leos unthinking attitude or the dictatorial desires might be tampered by Saturn’s caution thus transforming the Leos into self aware Leos. You may find happiness quite far away from you burdened by worldly tasks in hand. You may depend on others more than on yourself often and always.
  6. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Virgo: You might begin to wonder why others don’t work as hard as you do. You might become harder to yourself and it can make you over anxious. You would develop good practical skills and would be extremely loyal towards the workers and families. You would be ready to sacrifice yourself for others and you are blessed with a precise mind.
  7. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Libra: You would be a cautious individual and you would take time to know someone. You would be loyal and supportive throughout, and you would be able to depend on people. You would cooperate well in a business and would be extremely patient and responsible by nature.
  8. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Scorpio: Saturn would inhibit your deeper emotions from coming to the surface. You would be very good in strategy making with a high curiosity level you would be able to spot appropriate opportunities since you are blessed with a never ending patience.
  9. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Sagittarius: You would become more intellectual by nature and your love for learning would grow with time. Your small voice would slowly become big in your effort to listen harder with each passing day. Patience is something that comes with Saturn’s position in different zodiacs and this is one position where Saturn would make you patient enough.
  10. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Capricorn: Saturn in Capricorn might make you stingy, and naturally inclines you towards pessimism. You would become extremely ambitious and would outgrow others around you in terms of self discipline and integrity.
  11. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Aquarius: Saturn would make you more determined and you would still want to cling to several ideas that were original in themselves much after some other ideas superseded those ones. You would become valuable as friends and would have a scientific way of thinking. You would be very rational and extremely logical in approach.
  12. Astrological Significance of Saturn in Pisces: You would self-examine yourself and you would inculcate an inhibited approach towards life and living, since you would not be treated fairly by the world too. Undue worries and depression would trouble you constantly. You would be chained to certain ideas and thoughts.

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So now you see how Saturn's role and importance in Vedic Astrology is determined by the way he arises to fine tune your inner being into achieving its greater self. You must understand that life is full of trials and tribulations only for us to walk past them. Often they come to you as scenarios and sometimes, as people. Both ways everyone and everything around us is busy making us wise, big and huge but our puny selves are the only one not willing to walk past them. Think about it. Though, I would not say it is entirely true, but I would say this- you are not here to stay forever. If you are not here to stay forever, then what are you here for? Obviously, to do something, in order to do something you have to learn something, so you must decide your role first. The role that you can play and the role, the world wants you to play. Saturn’s astrological significance rises when you and Nature have to come to a point where both agree to each other, Nature to you and you to Nature. In that way, your destiny can guide you to achieve a higher end into the role that sits well for you, with you and with destiny.

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