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7-1-Saturn (Shani)
[From a file from Jyotish_Remedies Group]
See also  Saturn-Friend or Enemy   Impact of Shani on Life   Shani-Remedies   Shani's Saadhe Saatee   Shani's Mantra   Shani Deep Daan

Soorya has two sons Shani and Yam - both as judge. Shani gives us the results of one's deeds through one's life time through appropriate punishments and rewards; while Yam grants the results of one's deeds after his death. It is said that when Shani opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the Soorya went into an eclipse, which clearly denotes the impact of Shani on astrological charts. He is known as the greatest teacher. Shani Dev is said to be very harmful to those who follow the path of Evil, betrayal, backstabbing and unjust revenge. He is known in Hindu scriptures as the greatest trouble giver as well as the greatest well wisher. He is depicted dark in complexion, clothed in black; holding a sword, arrows and two daggers and variously mounted on a Vulture. Vulture is Shani's Vaahan (ride). As the protector of property, Shani is able to repress the thieving tendencies of these birds.

Sun means Light, Power, Father, Soul, the basic reason of our System, giving power to individual system yet not responsible for anything, Like the Supreme Lord, the happenings in the universe are because of him yet he is not involved in any sin. Although the Saturn is son of the Sun King but has the status of a Servant, is the cause of birth and death of an individual, because it considers its self different from the Soul, Will change what is happening by nature for the native and to whom he is involved with, create its own world different from the Sun, thus although he is the son of the Sun yet enemy to the Sun.

Saturn may be a functional benefic in your chart but it will be always Natural Malefic. It is benefic only when he is in Trikon (1st House, or  5th House or 9the House) and aspects other houses. When 12th house is involved, Saturn as Kaarak for 12th House can never do that bad.

Saturn is considered to be favorable for people born in the signs owned by Venus (Taurus and Libra) whereas Saturn is evil to those born in the signs governed by Mercury (Gemini and Virgo). He is beneficial when he is in his own sign Makar (Capricorn - Swa-kshetra) or Kumbh (Aquarius - first 20 degrees are his Mool Trikon), or when he occupies the signs of Jupiter or when he is exalted (in Libra at the highest exaltation point being 20 degrees). Saturn when benefic makes a person true, reliable, honest, sincere, faithful and chaste. Saturn aids concentration, meditation, prayers, etc. Saturn is for longevity (Aayush Kaarak), if he occupies the house of longevity, the 8th House in a horoscope, the native gets a long span of life.

--Saturn owns Capricorn and Aquarius Signs.
--He is exalted in Libra, the highest exaltation point being 20 degrees of Libra.
--He is debilitated in Aries, the lowest debilitation point being 20 degrees of Aries.
--For Saturn the first 20 degrees portion of Aquarius is his Mool Trikon and the rest is his Swa-kshetra.
--The whole of Capricorn is also his Swakshetra.
--Mercury and Venus are his friends.
--The Sun, the Moon and Mars are his enemies.
--Jupiter is neutral to him.
--Saturn and Raahu are friends. Both are worst Malefics, they are better alone in Upachaya Houses, but together they may harm the person read from that house in which they are sitting, that is - (1) if in 3rd House harmful for younger co-born, (2) if in the 6th House, harmful for maternal uncle (Maamaa), (3) if in the 10th House, harmful for mother-in-law and (4) if in the 11th House, harmful for elder brother, whereas greed given by him, which is otherwise balanced due to 3rd 6th Houses may increase and in 11th House it will be manifold.

Saturn is a powerful planet whose position in one's horoscope strongly influences one's work and employment, as well as obstacles one must overcome in order to succeed in one's chosen field. Saturn is associated with the color blue, darkness, obstinacy, gambling, and chronic diseases. It governs aging and death, Yog practice, foreign travel, hunters and thieves.

While malevolent by nature, when properly placed or balanced Saturn can also induce great virtues, such as compassion, charity, longevity, meditative insight, and positive public influence.

When exalted, one will be long-lived, charitable, lavish, proficient and an affectionate mate. But if Saturn is weak in a person's horoscope, one becomes vulnerable to headaches, neuralgia, and other disorders of the nervous system, as well as epilepsy, stupidity, and fainting.

Violet is the cosmic color transmitted by Blue Sapphires and other natural blue to violet gems. Violet color waves are related to Saturn, the planet which governs suffering and poverty. Saturn also rules the entire nervous system. Therefore, an afflicted Saturn may cause most diseases of the nerves such as neuroses and nervous tension. Saturn being the slowest planet also causes diseases of a chronic nature and can cause delays if ill disposed.

Saturn Astral Talismans are known to help strengthen a person's nervous system. They also repel envy from others, avert demoniac influences, provide protection against dangers during travel, make one more serious and far-sighted, and induce mental tranquility.

Saturn transmits its cosmic energy through Blue Sapphires, blue spinels, tanzanite, indicolite, iolite, amethyst and other natural blue to violet gems with transparent clarity. Only flawless gems possess the capacity to properly transmit positive astral energy from Saturn.

Saturn rules Pushya, Anuraadhaa, U-Bhaadrapad Nakshatra
Sun rules Krittikaa, U-Phaalgunee, U-Aashaadhaa Nakshtra
Sun is the enemy of Mars
Saturn is always directionally weak in Lagna, it is like fallen.

Saturday is ruled by Saturn planet and Sunday is ruled by Sun.
Don't apply oil to your head on Saturdays and Sundays. Oil of any kind denotes Saturn planet, who gives troubles. By applying oil on Saturday, you are making him more stronger. By applying oil on Sunday, you are provoking him to cause troubles, since Saturn is an enemy to Sun.

Saturn in 7th gives a less demonstrative spouse, he/she will not show sign of affection, but the cold feelings if any. He/she should be a lazy and disorganized person; will however command good work from coworkers.

Shani + Mangal gives a lean body, average complexion and health, prone to congestion in chest and cold, moody and personal relationship with others. [This combination does not come in near future, but visible in its sub-period. in earlier Dashaa in sub periods of Shani or Kujaa one can see head injuries while in motion/travel, or a skid on oil or water is possible, an injury will leave a deep scar on the head for life, but will be ok nothing to worry long life is assured with a strong Shani, aspecting Lagna itself.]

Saturn in 1st House (Asc), the native will suffer from rheumatic and bilious diseases.
If Saturn is in his sign of exaltation (Libra), the native will have lordship over a village or town and will have financial and agricultural prosperity.
If Saturn is in his own sign Capricorn or Aquarius, the father of the native will be rich.
If Saturn is in the Asc in the sign of the Lord of the 4th or 10th the native will be very fortunate and will enjoy the effects of Mahaaraajaa Yog (name, fame and wealth).
If Saturn in the ascendant is aspected by Moon, the native will earn his livelihood by begging. This will not happen if Saturn is aspected by a benefic (Jupiter or Venus) also.
(Bhrigu Sootra)

If Venus and Saturn join together in the Ascendant, one will be seeking union with all women (i.e. he will enjoy many women), will possess a splendorous body, be endowed with happiness, pleasures and wealth, will have many servants and be highly bereaved.
(Kalyana Varmas Saravali)

Should Venus and Saturn be in Lagna, Putra, Dharma, Bandhu, or Karm Bhaav, the native will be commanded by his wife, be a chief in royal service and wealthy.
(Horasara of Phrituyasas)

The ancient masters have interpreted this conjunction in a good way. Venus and Saturn are planetary friends.

Saturn in 10th House doesn't give good progress until he leaves Leo. [Prayers to Kaartveerya Arjun may give some clue or access to information on it. Recite it 12 times -

Shani in 12th is good for earning. Shani will give more loses and less earning (subject to the total influence of charts and Dashaa's) even Shani can give problems in one of the limbs even (feet) if it is placed in 12th House.

Saturn and Sun collided in Leo on Sept 3rd, 2008. Perhaps this is because the Sun and Saturn only collide in Leo, (home of the Sun) every 30 years. [Any condition of Shani will repeat in 30 years as he takes 30 years to revolve around.

Effects of Saturn in Cancer Lagna
One will possess a beloved wife, be devoid of wealth in boyhood, will suffer many diseases, be learned, motherless, soft-spoken, distinguished in acts, will always contract diseases, will trouble others, be inimical to relatives, crooked, be kingly in his mid-life and will enjoy growing pleasures. If Saturn is aspected by Jupiter, one will be endowed with lands, houses, friends, sons, wealth, gems and wife.

Saturn in Cancer
Gives many problems

Shani/Chandra Yuti (Shani with Chandra), make people depressed very fast and due to this one becomes more nervous.

(1) Strengthen your Saturn in even sign in Raashi indicating Naaraayanee, by regular recitation of Naaraayanee Stuti (11th chapter of Durgaa Saptshatee) along with meditation on (thinking over) its meanings.
(2) Doing Chandee Navaaksharee Mantra (by Naarad Rishi) with Saattwik intentions would be highly beneficial in this situation

(1) Recite Mrityunjaya Mantra in the morning and evening.
(2) Recite Ganesh Mantra for curse of Shukra in 7th
(3) Om Namah Shivaaya Mahaakaalaaya Haum Joom Sah - for Shani curse in 6th.
Especially the last Mantra should be recited five Maalaa daily.

Saturn and Raahu in 12th House for Virgo Lagna would certainly damage the 5th House as Saturn (Lord of the 5th house) is - barren planet - occupies sign of his great enemy - in Sign of Sun (Malefic) - associated with Raahu (Malefic) - occupies Dusthaan (12th House) - as Lord of 6th House (quarrel obstacles) aspects 2nd House (speech money family) - the factors that play important role in marriage. In addition to this Virgo Lagna is a barren sign as Lagna Lord Mercury - is also a barren Planet - is debilitated in 7th House Pisces; and Jupiter (Karak children) is - debilitated in 5th House (Capricorn). So the chances of offspring are low which might reduce marital bliss which for Virgo Lagna native in general is also difficult to attain. Of course other factors in the chart might somewhat mitigate the outcome.
 Whenever Saturn moves towards its exaltation or own signs then it gives good results to the people of society in one way or the other.
Saturn in 5th House
सुतभवनगतो(अ)रिमन्दिरस्थः स‌कलसुतान् विनिन्दति मन्दगामी
स‌मुदितकिरणः स्वतुंगसंस्थः कथमपि जनयेत् सुतीक्ष्णमेकपुत्रं।।
(Garg Horaa)
[If Saturn is in the 5th House in an enemy’s sign then the native reviles his sons. If Saturn is strong or is exalted then it somehow grants one
very intelligent son.]

पञ्चमे सूर्यपुत्रस्थ सन्ततिकष्ट जायते।  मन्दबुद्धिः दुशीलश्च शास्त्रवाक्यं (न) विश्वसेत्।।
(Bhaargavee Sanhitaa)
[If Saturn is in the 5th House then the native obtains troubles from his children. He has a slow intellect, is ill-mannered and does not believe in the injunctions of scriptures.]

पुत्रहीनः अतिदरिद्रीदुर्वृतः दत्तपुत्री। स्वक्षेत्रे स्त्रीप्रजासिद्धिः।  गुरुदृष्टे स्त्रीद्वयं।
तत्र प्रथमा अपुत्रा द्वितीया पुत्रवती। बलयुते मन्देस्त्रीभिर्युक्तः।।
(Bhrigu Sootra)
[If Saturn is in 5th House the native would be deprived of children, very poor, performs lowly acts, and may have an adopted daughter. If Saturn in 5th house is placed in its own sign (Capricorn, Aquarius) then he will have female children. If Saturn in 5th house is aspected by Jupiter then he may have two wives, out of which the first wife would be childless while the second one will have children. If Saturn in 5th house is strong then the native may have relation with many women.]
An old Tamil classic says: Saturn in the 5th House may subject native in Putra Vishanam; may give Durbuddhi, Dur-Vichaar; enmity with people in power, may face the wrath from power centers ; may have adopted son; may have Dharm Chintaa ; wins over enemies, Alpa Putra Yog; will have a good longevity, if not born in Baal Arisht Yog.

Saturn in 5th House always gives some kind of problem in delivery - some complication, surgery or breach presentation, gynological problems, unromantic mental life in case of males as well as females, even though the marriage is turbulent. So is true with Mars in the 5th House.

Why Shani aspects 3rd and 10th Houses?
Shani is Kaarak for work, including work by hands, that is why he aspects 10th House of work
Since we work by hands too, he aspects 3rd House (hands) too
Kaal Purush's 3rd Sign is Gemini and signifies hands



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