What is Sade Sati?
Sade Sati refers to the seven-and-a-half-year period in which Saturn moves through three signs, the Moon sign, and one sign before the Moon and the one after it. Sade Sati starts when Saturn (Shani) enters the 12th sign from the birth Moon sign and ends when Saturn leaves the second sign from the birth Moon sign. Since Saturn approximately takes around two and a half years to transit a sign which is called Shani’s Dhaiya it takes around seven and a half years to transit three signs and that is why it is known as Sade Sati. The most infamous situation in Hindu predictive astrology is Sade Sati of Saturn. It is considered and calculated through the Gochar study of planets or mundane astrology. Download Your Personalized Saturn Transit Report 2023 Saturn is the slowest planet which takes a total of 28 – 30 years to move through the zodiac; it means that it remains for two and half years in each sign. Unfortunately, it is beneficial for the natives in only three houses of Lunar Kundali or Chandra Lagna Kundali. These are 3rd, 5th and 11th from the Moon sign. Saturn is more or less malefic in all other nine Bhavas and gives the worst effects, particularly the twelfth, first and second house from Moon Rashi. This transit during these three consecutive houses when it is most malefic in effects is called “SADE SATI OF SATURN”. In other words, it can be explained as follows: Except for the three signs – 3rd, 6th, and 11th where Saturn gives benefic effects, every two and half years period i.e. 4th, 5th,7th,8th, 9th, and 10th are called “Shani’s Dhaiya” (Dhaiya is a period of two and half years). Sade Sati of Saturn is that seven and a half years period in which Saturn moves through three signs e.g. The Moon sign, one sign before the Moon sign and one after the Moon sign. Sade Sati starts when Saturn enters the 12th sign from the birth Moon sign and ends when Saturn leaves the 2nd sign from the birth Moon sign.
How to recognize Sade Sati in a horoscope?In present times, there are two ways to find out and calculate the period. Especially, in Hindu predictive astrology; namely, the study of Dasha, Antar Dasha, Pratyantar Dasha of detailed Birth-Chart (Janam-Kundli), and the other one is the study of planets in Gochar means the present positions of planets in the zodiac, which is calculated from the Moon sign of Janam-Kundli or horoscope. One has to see the movements of the planet in Gochar while studying the Birth Chart for the effects of Saturn or any other planet. It is to be kept in mind that the effects of planets either malefic or benefic are affected by the planet’s position in the Birth Chart as well. Say, if the planet is a benefic (Yog Karak) in exaltation, in own sign, accompanied by friendly planets, the malefic effects are somewhat reduced, whereas if the planet is in debilitation or is aspect by malefic, occupies the enemy house, etc. may increase the ill effects of that particular planet, as per the position of that particular planet in the horoscope.
Let us find out when and how the Sade Sati starts and ends:
- Aries Moon Sign – Sade Sati starts when Saturn enters Pisces Sign and ends when Saturn enters Gemini Sign.
- Taurus Moon Sign – It starts when Saturn enters the Aries Sign and ends when Saturn enters the Cancer sign.
- Gemini Moon Sign – It starts when Saturn enters Taurus Sign and ends when Saturn enters Leo sign.
- Cancer Moon Sign – Sade Sati starts when Saturn enters Gemini Sign and ends when Saturn enters Virgo sign.
- Leo Moon Sign – Starts when Saturn enters Cancer Sign and ends when Saturn enters Libra sign.
- Virgo Moon Sign – Starts when Saturn enters Leo Sign and ends when Saturn enters Scorpio sign.
- Libra Moon Sign – It starts when Saturn enters Virgo Sign and ends when Saturn enters the Sagittarius sign.
- Scorpio Moon Sign – It will start when Saturn enters Libra Sign and ends when Saturn enters Capricorn sign.
- Sagittarius Moon Sign – Starts when Saturn enters Scorpio Sign and ends when Saturn enters Aquarius sign.
- Capricorn Moon Sign – Starts when Saturn enters Sagittarius Sign and ends when Saturn enters Pisces sign.
- Aquarius Moon Sign – It will start when Saturn enters Capricorn Sign and ends when Saturn enters the Aries sign.
- Pisces Moon Sign – It will start when Saturn enters the Aquarius Sign and ends when Saturn enters the Taurus sign.
Effects of Sade SatiShani, or Saturn, is also called the lord of Karma. He brings results based on the actions of an individual. To those indulging in good deeds, Shani can be a friend, others may have to be afraid of him. The period of Sade Sati can be especially troublesome. Problems will crop up in different fields of life like health, family, education and career. Involvement in unhealthy relationships, bad career choices, disputes over properties etc. can happen during this period. Sade Sati effects and intensity will vary from person to person. The 7.5-year phase of Sade Sati can be divided into three phases. They are the rising phase, the peak phase and the setting phase. It is said that an individual experiences all that is to experience in life during these three phases. The rising phase happens when Shani enters the 12th house in the natal chart. The individual may encounter several problems during this period, mostly from enemies and rivals. There will be problems at the office and in business. Conflicts may happen within the family and relationships may get strained. Financial problems are also likely. Expenses may spiral out of control while income may take a hit. The peak phase of Sade Sati is when Shani enters the 1st house. As you know, the 1st house is the house of self. With Shani placed here, the individual will face numerous problems with health and relationships. The immune system may be affected, making the person vulnerable to all kinds of diseases. Emotional health may also be affected. The person may suffer from bouts of depression and may feel increasingly isolated. Regular exercise and a balanced diet will help. The setting phase is the last phase of Sade Sati. The 2nd house is the house of wealth. Shani here will mostly affect the financial prospects of the person. Debts or loans taken in the past may come to haunt the person. However, compared to the previous two phases, the setting phase of Sade Sati is considered to be a relieving phase. The individual can stay happy by maintaining good health and keeping away from consuming alcohol and meat. Get Your Free Wealth Horoscope
Remedies for Sade SatiDonating mustard oil, black gram and black clothes to the poor will bring down the harmful effects of Sade Sati. Wear an iron ring on your middle finger. Worship Lord Hanuman. Chant Hanuman Chalisa on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Recite Mahamrityunjayam Mantra 108 times daily. The gemstone Blue Sapphire gives the best results with Shani Dev. Wearing this gemstone will help mitigate Sade Sati effects. Feed crows grain every day. Wear black clothes on Saturday. Avoid indulging in the trade of metals like iron during this period. Consume Urad Dal every Saturday and fast for half a day. Always face northward while praying and reciting mantras.
The Shani Mool MantraAum Shan Shanaishcharay Namah The Shani Mantra from Navgrah Stotra Neelanjansamabhaasam Raviputram Yamaagrajam.
Chhaya Maartandsambhootam Tam Namami Shanaishcharam
The Mahamrityunjayam MantraOm Trimbak Yajamhe
Sugandhi Puthivivradhanam ।
Mrtyormukshiy Mamratat ॥