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Significance of Planets
Significance of Saturn in Astrology

Saturn is a really big planet, with this awesome ring around him that makes us see how beautiful he is, In theVedic Astrology, Shani means which moves slowly- shanaiyeshanaiye. Saturn has also been named after his nature. He moves very slowly. it takes about two and a half year to cross a zodiac sign. Actually, Saturn is a very huge planet and is placed at a great distance from Earth. Due to this distance, we find him moving slowly.

Saturn is son of Surya and his wife Chhaya (Shadow). The planet Saturn has strained relations with his father. Saturn is considered as a dry and a cold planet. He represents the old people. Saturn is considered a harmful planet in Astrology. But when placed in beneficial sign and house, he bestows a person with great wealth and fame. In adverse condition, this planet gives loss, sorrow, poverty, misery, accidents and hurdles in life. Planet of Saturn gets directional strength in seventh house.

In Saturn we chall talk about some karakas which is  Saturn – Discipline, Duty, Day to day work, Hard work, Limitations, Boundaries, reality, Practicality, Old people/ things/ habits, Grief, Ill luck, Bloackages, Hardened things, Pressure, Problems, Seperation, Servants and serving nature, Depression, Patience, Resilience, Down to earth nature, ‘Karama Karaka’ or significator of work/ job/ career, Detachment, Cold, Severe, Austere, Slowness, Repetitive nature, Orthodox nature, Judge, The planet acts as a great judge in our day to day activity from this and previous lives, Reservation, Research/ Science, Deep and penetrating, Technical subjects like engineering, Factories, Mining Industries, Coal, Bricks/ mortar, Darkness/ blindness, Despair, Ankles, Knees, Feet, Legs, Large Intestine, Significator of hospitalization, isolation, Air element.

It’s alsothe planet of justice. He behaves like judge and gives justice depending upon the deeds of a person. The person who commits sin and bad karmas are rewarded results according to this, Saturn rules bones like large leg bones are governed by Saturn, it gives long-term diseases, such diseases are hardly to be cured , so the person have to handle the long illness and bear with it, the numerological number of Saturn is number 8.

The planet Saturn believes in strictness and discipline and never likes chaos and disobeys. In vedic Astrology, Saturn has great significance. People are really afraid of this planet due to his strictness and discipline. The slow transit of this planet offers two important common periods namely Sadhe Sati and Dhaiya. Every person undergoes the period of Sadhe Sati and Dhaiya many a times in his life. Sadhe Sati is a period when Saturn transits the twelfth and second house of the natal Moon. Similarly, if Saturn is placed fourth and eight from the natal moon, period of Dhaiya takes place. Period of Sadhe Sati is seven and a half year and period of Dhaiya is two and a half year.

These are some Saturn characteristics:

Constellations ruled: Pushya, Anuradha, UttraBhadrapada
Friendly planets: Mercury, Venus, Rahu
Enemy planets: Sun, Moon, Mars
Neutral planets: Jupiter
Own Sign (Rashi): Capricorn & Aquarius
MoolTrikon in: Aquarius
Day: Saturday
Direction: West
Colour: Blue
Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign: Two and half year (Average)
Orbit time of whole Zodiac: 30 Years (Average)
Precious Stone: Blue Sapphire
VimshottariMahadasha period: 19 years
If well placed signifies: Prosperity, Land, wealth, Good position
If adversely placed signifies: Arrogance and poverty
Metal: Iron
Nature: Sorrow & hardship
Exalted in: Libra
Debilitated in: Aries
Special features: Hurdles, delay
Representation: Servants, Elder and old people
Body parts ruled: Legs and Nervous system etc.
Diseases given by Saturn: Pneumatic pain, injury in legs, long diseases etc.


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