Sade-sati is the most popular term of astrology. I think half of the people in India are aware of this. There is a lot of fear in people, of Saturn & its sade-sati. And it is important to have such fear of Saturn because it is the strict teacher and karma corrector of whole world.
What is Sade-Sati?
It is the 7.5 years transit of Saturn over 3 zodiac signs. These 3 zodiac signs should be 12th, 1st and 2nd from natal moon sign.
For example: Native has Aries moon sign. So, when Saturn will enter in pieces then sade-sati will commence and will end when he will leave Taurus. This means sade-sati will commence at same time for every people with Aries moon sign.
But degrees of moon could be different for different people. And this will affect the commencement of sade-sati.
Note: Without degrees, It is very general approach of looking at sade-sati or even other transits.
Timing of Sade-Sati
We know that each zodiac is of 30 degrees and Saturn transits 3 zodiac signs in sade-sati. So, total span of sade-sati will be 90 degrees. Natal Moon is the centre of sade-sati, hence it will become the mid point of sade-sati. Take the longitudes of natal moon as mid point of sade-sati. Sade-sati will commence when Saturn, in transit, arrives at a longitude that is just 45 degrees less than the longitude of moon. Sade-Sati will end when Saturn will cross the longitude that is just 45 degrees more than longitude of moon.
This mean that the native having moon at 1 degrees in Aries would begin to experience his sade-sati when Saturn arrives at 16 degrees in Aquarius and will end when Saturn is at 16 degrees of Taurus.
Moon is the most sensitive planet in astrology & it controls our mind. The mind is what makes us perceive emotions, the sense of happiness, the misery of dejection etc. It is through the agency of our mind that we partake the results of promises made in our horoscopes which are timed for fructification by the dashas and transits. It is the strength of the moon that seeds the strength of all other planets.
Meaning of Sade-Sati
Sade-Sati is caused by Saturn, the Strict teacher. In Sade-Sati, Saturn teaches us about the life and also forces us pay the past life debts. Saturn is most malefic planet and gives it’s results according to our karmas. In transit, it activates certain houses/planets(of natal chart) and karmas related to them.
During sade-sati, it suppresses our moon (mind) and tests it in different circumstances of life. Sade-Sati is more tough for people with weak moon.
Sade-Sati can be good or bad depends on the planetary placements in horoscope and running dashas. Never forget that dashas are only capable to give results and transits roles is only to support them. Sade-Sati is also a kind of transit and it’s results will depend on operating dashas.
Note: Never forget to check astakavargas and other factors for the judgement of transits.
Lets see a chart:
This is the chart of a person who had problems in is his job in first two phases of sade-sati and then lost his job in last phase. He had remained jobless for the whole last phase and getting job after it. I will try to explain the astrological reason(role of Saturn transit, Sade-Sati) for it.
See fig no. 1, natal moon is at 14:39 degrees. Hence Sade-Sati was started at 29:39 degrees in cancer and ended when when Saturn reached 29 degrees in Libra.
1st phase was from Cancer (29 degrees) to Leo (29 degrees), 30 degrees span.
2nd phase was from Leo (29 degrees) to Virgo (29 degrees), 30 degrees span.
3rd phase was from Virgo (29 degrees) to Libra (29 degrees), 30 degrees span.
In Fig no. 2, Saturn is at 29:36 degrees. 3rd phase of sade-sati was about to start and he lost his job. But why he remained jobless in 3rd phase only? See it in 3 ways:
- Look at fig no. 3, bhinnashtaka varga of Saturn, having only 3 points in Libra transit, below average.
- Saturn was transiting in 8th house from the 10th house and we know that the Sign/House gets damage if Saturn is placed 8th from it.
- Saturn was affecting natal Rahu, whose despositer is placed in 10th house.
See fig no. 4, Saturn is at 29 degrees in Libra and sade-sati is just about to end. He got the job offer on 18/02/2014 and later joined in March 2014.
This all events proves that astrology is so scientific, but it always criticized because of some fake and ignorant people.
Always keep eyes on degrees and other subtle factors for accurate results.