7.5 Years of most malefic influence of Saturn
In Hindu Astrology Saturn plays a very vital role in man’s life-good or bad. When an astrologer talks of‘7.5 Shani’ (Sade-sati), it sends shivers down the spine of the client. He at once appeal to the astrologer to devise some means to extricate him from the clutches of Saturn’s most obnoxious attacks. Let me apprise you of the malefic as well as benefic characteristics of Saturn. It is a double edged weapon- both protector as well as destroyer. It is the most malefic in Aries and most exalted in Libra. Capricorn and Aquarius are its own Raashis or signs, but in enemy’s sign or House it wreaks havoc and spreads destruction all around. It destroys the enemy Raashis. Its friends are Venus and Mercury; but it sworn enemies are Sun, Moon and Mars, i.e. Aries, Cancer, Leo, and Scorpio are its foes. Jupiter – of course, is of equal strength. Its aspects are 3rd, 7th and 10th from the House which it occupies. It is the Lord of Capricorn and Aquarius which extend from 270 to 300 degrees and 300 to 330 degrees respectively. It may be noted that Saturn in Jupiter’s sign, i.e. Sagittarius and Pisces, is benefic; whereas Jupiter in Saturn’s sign, i.e. Capricorn is debilitated and weak.
Everyone has to pass through this fire; some are burnt and scalded and some come out unscathed like metal tuning in to gold. For some with malefic Saturn it is all poison and venom; but for those with exalted Saturn it is all fine. It may be noted that Sun remains in one sign for one month; Moon for 2 .25 days; mars for 1.5 months; Jupiter for 13 months; Venus and Mercury for one month; Rahu and Kethu (retrograde) for 18 months moving backwards; but Saturn’s sojourn in one sign is for 30 months
People with malefic Saturn are cheats, indolent, lazy, thief, liar, jealous, subtle like snake notorious, callous and cruel, full of anger and venom, stubborn, secretive, but self respecting, may break but will never bend before enemies; hit back with vigor when insulted; terror for their foes. Even in day-to-day dealings, such persons are peevish and quarrelsome.
Remedy lies in facing this period with stoic courage, for after this dark period, again there will be sunshine and glory. My advice is “Never lose heart, face it boldly and cheerfully, for life is a web of grief and happiness. Have you. Have you ever known a man, howsoever eminent, who has not suffered in life?.Apart from meditation, do good to all; imbibe noble thoughts; donate milk (Moon’s articles) and almonds, iron tongs or coconut (Saturn’s articles) to the needy and the poor. Pray Lord Shiva, Sastha and Hanuman. This will boost your morale and will strengthen your resolve to steer clear of this trap of malefic Saturn.