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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Part III (Conclusion): Saturn Transit to Scorpio on November 2, 2014 in Vedic Astrology/ Shani Gochara/ Peyarchi to Vrishchika Rashi
ABOUT THIS ARTICLE-
This is the concluding article, Part III,
of a series of articles relating to the Vedic Astrology/ Jyotisha/ Jyotiṣa transit/
Gochara/Peyarchi of Saturn/ Śani/ Shani to Scorpio/ Vṛṣcika Rāśi/ Vrishchika
Rashi on November 2, 2014. The preceding Part I and Part II are here and here respectively.
SCOPE OF THIS ARTICLE-
examines the influence of the great malefic Saturn/ Śani/ Shani on the various
Lagna/ Ascendants and also on the Viśeṣa Lagna/ Special Ascendants such as the
Ārūḍha Lagna (AL).
preceding papers have referred to the nature of the Saturn transit and also
studied the impact on the Cañdra/ Chandra Lagna or the Jañma Rāśi/Janma Rashi
then what is the utility of examining the impact of the movement of the great
maleficwith respect to the Udaya Lagna
or the sign rising in the horoscope in the Rāśi Chakra, one might ask.
Lagna/Ascendant in Vedic Astrology is the point of commencement of life and
examination of Karma. It is a reference of vitality and light. The
Kāraka/Karaka or the Natural Significator for this Bhāva/ Bhava or house is
Sūrya/ Surya/ the Sun.
antithetical to the Sun and represents the suffering of the Kāla-Puruṣa/
Kalapurusha/ Cosmic Man. The impact of humiliation is most relevant for the
glory of the human being as this is where it is felt the most due to the
oppositional character of the Karmic energies.
Corollary to the
principle above is the fact that the Lagna/ Ascendant is after all the Self and
while the aspiration is to no-self, or release, it is true that this aspiration
itself is contingent on the existence of the Self. If we are not born, there is
no concept of Mokṣa/Moksha, let alone a requirement.
Simply put, all
experience is of the Self and so the transit of Saturn must inevitably be
studied from the Lagna, and is perhaps the most important examination amongst
all, not taking away from special Gocara such as the Sāḍe-Sātī and Kaṅṭaka
CHART FOR THE
TRANSIT/ GOCHARA/ PEYARCHI OF SATURN/ ŚANI/ SHANI TO VRIŚCIKA RĀŚI/ VRISHCHIKA
OF THE SATURN TRANSIT-
Ascendant/ Vrishchika Lagna-
the ingress of Śani is into Scorpio/ Vṛṣcika Rāśi/ Vrishchika Rashi it stands
to reason that this Lagna/ Ascendant will be influenced most. Aspects and like
influences like Sambaṅdha/ Sambandha are one thing but actual placement is
quite another and it is the latter that has the fullest impact.
Lagna is all about fire, even though the Rāśi itself is of Jala Tattwa/ Water
element. Śani is a Vāyu Tattwa Graha and it very antithetical to the
foundational Karma of the Lagna. The rulership of Scorpio Ascendant vests with
Maṅgala/Mangala/Mars and Ketu and they are red and infra-red planets while
Saturn is cold and blue and dark.
things are happening- significations of Saturn are going to the realm of
Scorpio and also the significations of Scorpio are suffering the malefic impact
of Saturn. Both are quite distinct.
of Saturn are labour and servants and disease while the significations of
Scorpio are concealment, secrecy, occult and transformation. Scorpio has a lot
of inherent Karma attached to it which cannot be seen.
significations of Saturn are going to a realm of Karma which is not known
beforehand. Servants, help, subordinate staff may find themselves confronted
with realities which they could never have imagined, especially with their
strength in the recent past.
who have avoided their share of hard work may find different requirements
coming their way and similarly people who have done more than their share of
slogging may find corresponding differences in the tenor of things coming their
Lagna will find illness and depression weighing heavy on the head. Their work
application will stand deteriorated as Śani will aspect the Daśama Bhāva with
Graha Driṣṭi. It is best if they project themselves as reliable if not
especially innovative and take care in their personal aspirations as far as
interaction with others goes.
can be very complex when it comes to the interpretation of the impact on the
Ārūḍha Lagna and other Viśeṣa Lagna. This is due to the fact that while the
impact will be oppressive and heavy in some way or the other, it is difficult
to earmark its precise nature. The Ārūḍha Lagna is the societal existence of
the person and the precise way in which negativity is being perceived at this
level depends on the impact on the Lagna and the life journey of the person. In
other words, Śani, the deliverer of Karma will act as per the Yogas of Grahas
in the nativity. Let us make this more precise for the discerning reader. Śani
can broadly speaking be equated to things on one side of a linear spectrum and
at the level of the Ārūḍha Lagna for instance the person could be perceived to
be doing things which qualify or be subjected to things which qualify or both.
Some sort of
pressure of the kind stated will be felt on the economic and social existence of
persons who have Scorpio Ārūḍha Lagna.
influences can be ascertained for other Viśeṣa Lagna such as the Horā Lagna or
the Śrī Lagna based on the matters they signify- these can be studied from
are advised to check in the horoscopes if the Gocara Graha qualifies as the
Khara in any horoscope and then the transit is to be specially watched.
Ascendant/ Dhanusha Lagna-
It might be apposite here to start with
the Dhanuṣa Ārūḍha Lagna since Śani would be transiting the 12th
Bhāva therefrom. How many do you have to sort things out for you at various
levels, that is the question. Śani here ensures expenditure on all these and
therefore presumes the existence of people and matters to spend on. One who is
capable of spending in this manner experiences Rajayoga. On the other hand, if
such a situation is not obtaining in life then the expenditure can be on less
than desirable matters.
For Dhanuṣa Lagna the transit of Saturn
to the 12th House can mean deep orthodox meditation techniques and
close association with a spiritual master at the house or establishment of the spiritual
master. It can simply indicate disturbed sleep patterns for those not on this
path. Recuperation and treatment in hospitals or such places is indicated for
those with health issues.
Capricorn Ascendant/ Makara Lagna-
Sustenance is guaranteed and income,
gains and fulfilment of aspirations are prime areas of focus especially if
there is Dhana Yoga in the chart. This will be through exertions of the self as
the Lagna Lord is itself Saturn.
The indications given above apply with
special force if we are evaluating the Makara Ārūḍha Lagna as this reference
itself is wealth-centric and the Lābha Sthāna from the reference is activated
by the lord of the Ārūḍha Lagna.
For all the Lagnas and the Ārūḍha
Lagna or the Special Ascendant it is advised to read Part I and Part II of this
series of papers as the complete picture for the horoscope at least with regard
to crucial references will be revealed then.
Aquarius Ascendant/ Kumbha Lagna-
This would be a time of enhanced
self-application in Karma as the Lagneśa would be in the Daśama Bhāva from the
Lagna. One finds that Śani does not alter its nature based on functionality and
so Kaṅṭaka effects will be felt both for the Lagna and the Ārūḍha Lagna. For the
Lagna the distinguishing features are that this labour and Ṣrama Dāna is likely
to yield acclaim and attainment especially if something like the Śaśa Mahāpuruṣa
Yoga exists in the nativity.
Pisces Ascendant/ Meena Lagna-
Loss of fortune coinciding with the
Bhāgya Sthāna or the 9th Bhāva from the Lagna cannot be said to be
auspicious or good. In the nativity if Śani associates with the Dharma Bhāva
then the enlightened Jyotiṣī will consider remedial measures.
However, from the Ārūḍha Lagna the
situation is diametrically opposite and the Tamas Guṇa does not pose any
issues. The native competes with an adamant and uncompromising attitude which
leads to progress and advancement in the material realm. Therefore, the results
are to be deciphered with care.
The planetary aspect of Śani, its Graha
Driṣṭi is key. From every Lagna named
above and hereafter apply the special aspects of the planet to the relevant
signs and understand the coming of impediments. The exception is furnished by
Aries Ascendant/ Mesha Lagna-
This is a highly troublesome transit for
the Meṣa Lagna as the planet of Karma is transiting through the invisible area
of life where the well of experience is throwing up one severe challenge after
another. Kaṅṭaka Śani is formed and work suffers as well. The situation is
problematic also for the Ārūḍha Lagna in Aries because the debts precipitate
themselves with unfailing regularity. Seek advice and help if thought
Taurus Ascendant/ Vṛṣabha Lagna-
Marriage and personal interaction are
stressed areas in this transit and the quality of mercy will stand the natives
of this sign in good stead during the sojourn. For those with Taurus Ārūḍha
Lagna, emergence and participation will be the areas under stress.
Gemini Ascendant/ Mithuna Lagna-
This is an excellent transit. Śani casts
Amṛta Dṛṣṭi and defeats opposition. Internal oppositions such as substance
abuse are another matter altogether and will have to be watched with care if
these are an issue in life. The transit is even better for those with Gemini Ārūḍha
Lagna as victory will follow combativeness.
Cancer Ascendant/ Karka Lagna-
Depression and melancholy might assail if
the Daśās and correlated influences were to suggest and support this as well. Citta
or consciousness is assailed and belief in one’s Maṅtra wanes. For family men,
children pose real problems and speculation is not advised during this transit.
For those with Cancer Ārūḍha Lagna,
wealth and sustenance associated with home, property and conveyance suffers and
protective measures should be devised, sought, adopted.
Leo Ascendant/ Simha Lagna-
Peace and Śāṅti are under attack and the
home and properties might give cause for concern depending on the state of the
associated factors in the horoscope. If all are well fortified then it is
readership and learning which is ordinary during this period.
Simha Ārūḍha Lagna would be well advised
to choose new properties with care or avoid purchases altogether. It would be a
different idea if these properties were to be put to use by way of leases provided
the Varga Chakra approves.
Virgo Ascendant/ Kanya Lagna-
This period is not one where one would
listen astutely to Gurū Upadeṣa but one where the drive to assert the will is
strong. Siblings and relationships with the siblings is put under stress. The transit
is very good for these matters for the Kanyā Ārūḍha Lagna as these positives
related to the Upacaya and growth and assertiveness are fully precipitated.
Watch for the transit of Saturn
both over natal malefics in Scorpio and delicate planets, natural benefics,
ruling important life areas- these will be oppressed and caution is advised in
the associated life areas. This too is key.
Libra Ascendant/ Tula Lagna-
The oddest thing. The rights of the downtrodden or
those used as pawns in power games as being have-nots had seen an upsurge
during the exaltation of the malefic Saturn ruling these classes but with the traversing
of unknown realms the sexuality and trade of the world is freed of survivalism
and freedom accrues to the natives of this Lagna and to the activities
associated with the Rāśi.
The dirt which has come on the judicial
system will be cleansed as the balance of Libra will be restoredand faith in the impartiality of the system
will be restored. Cinema and the aesthetic directions in life will be freed of
the dictates of the worker, hitherto finding himself in unfamiliar realms and abusing
fiduciary positions...this will abate.
The transit of Saturn represents a
fundamental shift in Karma for two and a half years and so the work on this
website related to this may be read with care and attention.