Saturn (Shani) is a slow-moving planet that has a noticeable impact on an individual’s life because of its ability to remain in one zodiac sign for approximately two and a half years. When Saturn transits from the 12th, 1st, and 2nd houses of Janma Rasi, it is known as Sade Sati or Elinati Sani. Saturn takes 2.5 yrs to transit one zodiac sign, hence, Sade Sati takes approximately 7.5 yrs, this is the total sum of the transit periods of these three consecutive zodiac signs for approximately two and half years each. An individual will pass through Sade Sati two or three times throughout the entirety of their lives.
Sade Sati initiates when Saturn transits into the 12th house from an individual’s Janma Rasi (Moon sign), this is also called the rising phase. When Saturn transits in the same house as of Janma Rasi it is known as the Peak phase, the final phase happens when Saturn transits to the 2nd house from Janma Rasi.
Saturn- Karmic planet:
As mentioned in Sanatana Dharma, life is a continuous process of birth and deaths involving many life cycles until the soul finds salvation after completing the karmic debt fully. Saturn being a Karmic planet overseas the balance sheet of the karmic debts. Astrologically these seven and half years of Saturn transit an individual faces hardships at emotional, physical, and spiritual levels to burn the karmic debts.
Because Shani is also known as “Shaneeshwara”, it is seen to act as a guardian: guides an individual presents reality and punishes an individual for their mistakes to guide the person. This period teaches a lot of life-changing lessons. Depending on the person’s horoscope, the transit can have a myriad of effects on the individual and their life. Depending on the position of planets, the effects of the transit vary and usually, the individual will face the things that one is afraid of. By the end of the Sade Sati, a person generally overcomes their fear, becomes increasingly more disciplined, and is able to advance to self-awareness.
Exceptions for Sade Sati:
Sade Sati will not be experienced the same by one and all. And while it is a challenging period, it will not be so for the entire 7.5 years. Judging a natal horoscope is very important before coming to a conclusion about the malefic effects of Sade Sati. Below are few exceptions to the malefic effects of Saturn transit:
Sade Sati effects and calculator:
Usually an individual experiences Sade Sati cycle thrice in the life:
1. One may experience the first cycle of Sade Sati before approx.28 years of life. The results mostly will be around family, education, opportunities, emotional support, and growth.
2. One may experience the second cycle of Sade Sati approx. before 56 yrs. Issues related to health, marriage/relationship, finances, and career may come up. Loss of an elder in the family may be there.
3. The third cycle of Sade Sati: One may experience the third cycle of SadeSati approx. before 84 yrs. Health, child-related matters or loved ones may be the cause of suffering. This is also a maraka period.
During Sade Sati or Elinati Sani, the malefic effects of Saturn will not be the same throughout. The results of 7.5 yrs of Saturn transit in 12th, 1st and 2nd house from Janma Rasi are:
anxiety due to delays
lack of sleep and rest
family inheritance issues
Delays in higher studies
Transfers in the job
Sudden and futile journeys
Leg, foot, vision and tooth ailments
Death of elders in the family
Severe health issues
Previous health ailments become aggravated and result into chronic ailments
Pessimistic approach in all matters
Strained relationship with parents and siblings
Lot of hard work to complete even minor work
Stubborn and resistant to change
Reputation at stake
Legal inquiries at workplace
Unexpected loss or theft of important things
Loss of job
Slow down in business or losses
Bad grades in academics and competitive exams
Celebrities, in the news for wrong reasons
Spine, Nerve and bone related health ailments.
Difficulty in paying off debts
Expenditure on renovation of assets
Expenditure on vehicle repairs
Expenditure on supporting extended family
Bad verbal or written communication
Misunderstood for every action or speech
Differences with friends and parting ways
Severe verbal conflict in relationships
No proper/healthy food intake
A difficult period for Artists
Tooth, neck, mouth, neck, back pains and leg pains
Astrological Remedies during Sade Sati or Elinati Shani is:
At a personal and mental level one need to follow the below to strengthen internally during Sade Sati or Elinati Sani:
Staying strong and consciously embracing a positive attitude will help during the Sade Sati period. Saturn is the energy of discipline and hard work, hence, a hard taskmaster. This brings out the best in people and one will emerge very strong after these 7.5 years of transit.
…. Sarve Jana Sukhinobhavantu….