Sunday, October 26, 2014

Saturn Transit in Scorpio on November 2, 2014-Part-I (An Overview)/ Shani Gochar in Vrishchika Rashi


Saturn transits are viewed by those in the know with great interest, urgency and sometimes an element of trepidation. Saturn/ Shani/ Śani will be leaving Libra/ Tula Rashi/ Tulā Rāśi and entering Scorpio/ Vrishchika Rashi/ Vṛṣcika Rāśi on November 2, 2014. 

In this Part-I of a series of articles on the Saturn transit to Scorpio, which is an overview, let us view some of the overarching facets of this phenomenon.

The other articles (Part-II etc.) to follow in this series will cover specifics pertaining to the various Lagna/ Ascendants and also the Cañdra Rāśi/ Chandra Rashi/ Moon signs (Sade-Sati and Kantaka Shani et al) insofar as the transit of Saturn impacts them.

Śani/ Shani/ Saturn is the Naisargika Kāraka/ Karaka/ natural significator of suffering, past Karma, oppression, misery and defeat in all our horoscopes. It is where we lose. It is these significations in all our destinies which cause apprehension because the mind/ Moon/ Cañdra abhors the trying impact of the cold, old and distant planet.

Saturn is the significator of the mindless slog, long hours, hard labour, servitude, servants, servility, humility, masses, poverty, disease, crime, the West, stones and oil, darkness, despair, melancholy and other such light and frothy matters in life!

Saturn is an outer planet, a Bahya/ Bāhya Graha which moves at the slowest speed amongst the planets and has a limping gait. It changes Rāśis every two and half years or thereabouts.

For the past two years Saturn has been transiting Libra, its sign of exaltation, and help and commoners and servants have had a field day. The Common Man Party, translated from the vernacular, indicates the Aam Aadmi Party, and this party had its surge during this transit of Saturn especially since Saturn has been joined Rahu in Libra, the Kāraka/ Karaka for politics and pressure groups.


Saturn also brought deviance to the sexuality in Libra and with Rāhu the desire of the old and the perverse spiralled leading to rapes and sexual scandals ranging far and wide amidst the high and low alike. These somewhat putrid winds are liable to change constitution and direction soon with Rahu moving away to Virgo and Saturn to Scorpio.

Sexuality and women can breathe easy. Even transgenders and sexually indeterminate people have had their concerns addressed during this transit as Śani/ Shani is an eunuch planet and in exaltation it has taken care of all its significations.

The less fortunate have found themselves in strategic positions to negotiate for money due to the exaltation of the significator in Libra and the common experience would have been that maids and servants would have posed issues for concern during this period.  The quality of work performed by way of menial jobs and also all sorts of skilled labour would have gone down as the worker in luxury is not a worker at all and is reaping his harvest for the blood and toil of the past.

Saturn is present in every horoscope and in every life and is a major reason for rebirth. Even otherwise extremely fortunate people who have heavy Karma in some respects have breathed easier because of Saturn’s exaltation in Libra. In some cases this transit may have signalled the end of suffering in many lives, viewed separately from the quality of fortune.

Saturn’s typical urges to strive as hard as possible have been coloured by its elevated positioning in Tulā Rāśi/ Tula Rashi/ Libra. He has tried hard as he always does but it has been from a position of great strength and so the work has been a weapon and an indulgence. This would manifest in a variety of ways in different lives depending on the role Saturn is playing in the Rāśi Chakra/ Rashi Chakra and in the entire horoscope.

The problematic occurrences have transpired due to the seething perversity of aged or perverse sexual desire with the malefics placed in Libra and aspecting a violent and rape prone domain of Mars. This is the singular reason as to why such intense sexual manifestation has happened during this coalesced transit. 

Home and the heart have also received a swift kick in the hindquarters by the great malefic and people expecting either cure or succour from physical and/ or emotional issues have been left disappointed. 

What now?


 Transits have two dominant entities which are foundational for any further interpretation. These are the sign/ Rashi/ Rāśi and the Grahas/ planets. Of course, then we have to see their impact with reference to personalised points in the charts such as the Lagna, Ārūḍha Lagna/ Arudha Lagna, Jañma Rāśi/ Janma Rashi/ Moon sign etc. But these latter are subsequent, along with Yogas, aspects and the like, and it is the sign and planet which are of antecedent interest.

Saturn will be moving away from the environs of Libra, and into those of Scorpio. While Libra is its sign of exaltation where orthodoxy is magnificently sustained, ruled by its preceptor Venus/ Śukra/ Shukra, Scorpio is ruled by Mars and Ketu.

Mars/ Maṅgala/ Mangala is a dire malefic like Saturn and the two planets are bitterly inimical to each other. While Saturn is old, slow and prolonged, Mars is young, stout, aggressive and immediate. Ketu also is liable to engage in bitter warfare to annihilate the Saturnine enemy for higher Jyotiṣa/ Jyotisha reasons.

Further, while Libra is the 7th Bhāva/ Bhava house of the natural zodiac, Scorpio is the 8th. The 8th House is the house of secrets and transformations and harbours the sudden and unexpected within it. Its symbol is the Scorpion and contains a poisonous sting. People dominated or governed by Saturn for any number of horoscopic/ life reasons might be faced with these significations of Scorpio. Those who have abused their freedom and revelling in the sometimes perverse and uneasy negotiating strength which has come in the recent past might be found stewing in it for a little bit.

More generally for the regular folk, where chronic illness or any long standing signification has been dominant, Saturn will stress it with continued or precipitated illness or defeat. Vulnerable people in any aspect need to be very careful because Saturn will act as afflicted.

Also, this proposition needs to be carefully noted by those who have been elevated enough to be navigating their live through the high, splendorous echelons of Vedic astrology-
Both Scorpio and Saturn are Karmic in their structure and impact on human life and so the events which come will indicate the state of fruition of the Karma in a given life.
If you are suddenly liberated and free know that you have rounded a major bend in life and if not then you can perceive accordingly.

Much will depend on the situs of Scorpio in the Rāśi Chakra/ Rashi Chakra and also in the Varga Chakras even for this paper to properly reveal itself in a given nativity.

This work is a part of the cumulative efforts relating to the astronomical/ astrological movements of the outer/ slow planets-Jupiter and Rahu-Ketu. As indicated in the beginning of the piece further articles on the Saturn transit to Scorpio on November 2, 2014 will be available for reading in due course on this website so keep watching this space.

The paper on the transit of Jupiter to Cancer may be read here.

The paper on the transit of Rahu-Ketu to the Virgo-Pisces axis may be read here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:24 AM

    Hpw good or bad its going to be for Singh rashi

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