In the beginning of Brihat Parasara Hora
Sastra Maharishi Parasara discloses
that janardan (God) in the form of Grahas
(planets) occupies the horoscope of an
individual to dispense the fruits of his
prarabdha (result of past actions). An
individual experiences these good and
bad results in the Dasa Bhukti of the
planets posited in different houses of the
Saturn depicts that particular category of
past actions which were undesirable, and
for which the individual has to undergo
corresponding suffering in this life.
Saturn reminds us that one has to pay for
his wrong deeds. Through suffering and
tribulations Saturn cautions us to avoid
recurrence of past mistakes and follow the
right path in present life.
Saturn is described as a natural malefi c
and evil planet that produces misery and
suffering. But a strong, unaffl icted and well
aspected Saturn helps the native attain
high position, authority and prosperity as
reward for his past good deeds.
Benefi c aspect of Jupiter, Venus and
unaffl icted Mercury augments the result.
Saturn protects the house where posited
and harms those receiving his 7th, 3rd
and 10th aspect. He also infl uences the
2nd and 12th houses from his location in
Saturn gives good result for those born
in Capricorn and Aquarius Lagna ruled
by him, in Sagittarius and Pisces Lagna
ruled by Jupiter and the best result
as Yogakaraka (by owning Kendra and
Trikona houses) for Libra and Taurus
Lagna ruled by Venus. For these Lagnas
the evil effect of Sadhesati is also
moderate. Saturn's highest exaltation is
in Libra at 200
and deepest debilitation
at 200 Aries. When occupying his own or
exaltation sign in Kendra, Saturn forms
'Sasa' Mahapurusha yoga which confers
high status, good wealth, name and fame
on the individual. Saturn controls human
life for better or worse from 36th year
Saturn when posited in Capricorn,
Aquarius, Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius
and Pisces Lagna gives good personality,
wealth, status and prosperity. In other
Lagna it gives disease of old age in youth
and the native looks older than his or
her age. His location is considered good
in Upachaya (3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th)
houses. Among these his location is
considered better in the 6th house from
where he aspects the 8th, 12th, and 3rd
house and curtails evil effect of these
houses. As an exception to the maxim
'karako Bhava Nashaya', Saturn's location
in 8th house bestows long life with some
impediments. The infl uence of Saturn on
10th house makes the native hard worker.
Retrograde Saturn in 6th, 8th and 12th
house causes much suffering to the native.
Strong Saturn gives success and elevates
the native in life, while weak Saturn
causes misery and suffering. when Saturn
is strong and well placed in the horoscope,
it indicates that the individual has well
disciplined approach to creative activity
and he fi nds life most rewarding. A weak
and ill placed Saturn causes failure,
miseries and low status in life. A large
majority of people are born with weak or
affl icted Saturn. Such individuals resist
changes in life without trying to understand
these. Instead of hard work they try shortcuts
for success and stumble upon failure.
Through these failures and losses Saturn
teaches the real meaning of life.
Astrological treatises have eulogised strong
Saturn as signifi cator of 10th house which
relates to one's profession. According to
Saravali (Ch.30.83) "If Saturn joins the
10th house one will be rich and learned
.... He will be courageous and leader of
a group, village or city." phaladeepika
(Ch.8.22) states: "The person having
Saturn in the 10th house will be a King
or Minister. He will be brave, wealthy and
Similarly, Jatak Parijat (Ch.8.92) states;"
If Saturn is posited in the 10th house, one
is a punishing offi cer, wealthy, courageous
and important in his family."
The placement of Saturn in the horoscope
at birth, and its interaction with other
planets gives a fair idea about that
individual's profession and means of
livelihood. For example, Aries sign
represents machinery, tools, factory,
fi re, undeveloped land, etc. when Saturn
is placed in Aries, the profession is
connected with one or the other attributes
of this sign.
The planets placed with Saturn, in the
2nd, 12th and 7th house from his location
have a direct bearing on the activities
connected with one's occupation. Saturn
as a signifi cator for means of livelihood
interacts fi rst with the planet placed in the
house next to his own location. Planets
aspecting Saturn and those aspected
by Saturn also shape an individual's
profession. More the number of planets
interacting with Saturn, more complex
would be the the professional career.
The result of Saturn in different signs is
as under :
Saturn in Aries : Saturn is debilitated
here. In keeping with the traits of aries, the
native is engaged in factory, machinery,
metal and engineering work involving
physical labour and less return.
Saturn in Taurus : This indicates enough
earning through soft work, such as
fi nance, banking or trading in luxury
Saturn in Gemini : The individual
earns through intellectual pursuits
like journalism, accountancy, auditing,
business, trade and communication work.
He gets cooperation from friends.
Saturn in Cancer : It indicates work
connected with art, writting, travel, water,
milk, liquids and sea-borne items.
Saturn in Leo : It indicates government
employment or some administrative work.
As ruler of Leo sign Sun is inimical to
Saturn, the individual has to struggle
initially in his profession, unless Saturn
is associated with or aspected by Jupiter,
Venus or unaffl icted Mercury.
Saturn in Virgo : One earns through
intellectual pursuits, commerce,
accountancy, real estate and brokerage.
He is very practical in business.
Saturn in Libra : Exalted Saturn gives
good profession, fame, status and wealth,
when not conjoined with or aspected by
Mars or Ketu. Lawyers and judges have
Saturn in Libra. The person may earn
through banking, luxury items, any soft
work or as cinema or T.V. artist.
Saturn in Scorpio : Saturn is
uncomfortable here. The native may
work in concerns in mines, minerals,
engineering and agriculture involving
physical energy and manual work.
Saturn in Sagittarius : The native is
engaged in prestigeous profession related
to law, administration or religion. He may
earn through forest service and spiritual
Saturn in Capricorn : The native earns
through service, travelling, sales, liaison
work or food realted business.
Saturn in Aquarius : The native may
work as manager, teacher, researcher,
astrologer, advisor or guide in independent
Saturn in Pisces : The native is successful
in the fi eld of law, medicine or religion and
works as administrator, doctor, lawyer or
teacher in respctable position.
The above tendencies prevail when Saturn
is associated with these sign lords by
conjuction, placement in adjoining (2/12)
houses, and in the 7th house from his
location. A powerful Venus placed in 2nd
to Saturn indicates that prosperity in
profession would follow after marriage.
Jupiter in 2nd house to Saturn indicates
that the career would begin at a higher
level, and when there is no planet between
Saturn and Jupiter, then the road to
success is smooth and clear. Rahu in 2nd
to Saturn indicates that the person will
have to start his career at lower level and
struggle in the initial stages. Ketu in 2nd
to Saturn causes a pull back in position,
but this lacation is good for spiritual
achievement. Saturn's association with
Mercury or Saturn in 2nd to Mercury is an
indication of initial impediments in career.
When Saturn is associated with Mars
or Rahu (either by conjuction or in 2nd
or 7th house) then that individual faces
diffi culties in the early stages of profession.
He works hard without job satisfaction,
irrespective of the grade he makes in his
career. When the adjoining houses to
Saturn are unoccupied and Mars is placed
in 7th house to Saturn, the individual has
to struggle in initial stages and work hard
Saturn-Rahu combination, especially in
9th house, produces severe setbacks in
the life of the native and his father. Their
combination in 6th, 8th or 12th house
produces many scandals in the life of the
Saturn-Mars conjuction in 5th, 8th and
12th produces very bad result.
When Saturn is in direct opposition to
the Sun and devoid of Jupiter's aspect,
the native makes his living by coming
in contact with low people and using
clandestine means. Their opposition is
very bad. It causes differences with father
and those in authority causing fall in
status. Saturn-Sun conjunction ruins
paternal affection and success in life.
For political success it is essential that
Saturn favourably infl uences 10th house
and gets the support of the Sun, Mars and
When Jupiter, Venus or unaffl icted
Mercury is posited in 2nd, 7th or in trine
or 10th to Saturn, the individual enjoys
regular fl ow of money through comfortable
The result of Saturn's connection with
other planets is as under :
Saturn and Sun : It indicates government
connection, trade in metals or politics.
Success comes after much effort and
struggle. Aspect of Jupiter, Venus and
unaffl ictd Mercury makes life easy.
Saturn and Moon : This involves
travelling, writing and liquids. There is
diffi cult childhood, problem to mother,
fl uctuation of mind and repeated changes
Saturn and Mars : As these are inimical
to each other, the individual has problem in career connected with metal, machinery
or engineering. Aspect of jupiter and other
benefi cs increases gains, and gives land
Saturn and Mercury : It gives profession
related to trade, writing and law, involving
intelligence and tact. The aspect of
benefi cs makes earning easy.
Saturn and Jupiter : It gives independent
career and good status. The person enjoys
lot of respect in the society. Successful
persons are born with Saturn and Jupiter
conjunction in Trines.
Saturn and Venus : The native has success
after marriage. He enjoys good fortune in
the fi eld of banking and business. The
Transit of Saturn, Jupiter and Venus
over the combination or in trine or in 7th
therefrom gives increase in income and
Saturn and Rahu : It indicates profession
connected with vehicle, printing press
and fi lms with low grade beginning and
dissatisfaction from the job.
Saturn and Ketu : Ketu is inimical to
Saturn. It indicates maximum work and
minimum salary. The native works in
small concern. Experience in life turns
him to spiritualism.
The result of more than one planet with
Saturn can be assessed on the basis of
Besides the loacation, strength and
interaction of Saturn with other planets
in the horoscope, we should also look up
the strength of and benefi c infl uence on,
the 10th house and its lord for successful
career. When the 10th lord is weak and
affl icted, there will be obstacles and the
profession will begin at ordinary level.
In addition, presence of Raj Yoga formed by
the lords of a Kendra (angle) and Trikona
(Trine), Panchmahapurusha Yoga, exalted
and Vargottam Planets in the horoscope
are positive indications. The absense of
good Yogas and presence of bad ones,
such as Kemadruma and Dainya Yoga
make the native struggle for professional
success. The transit of the Sun, Mars,
Rahu and Ketu over natal Saturn,
Sadhesati, Kantak and Ashtam Shani is
the period of struggle and suffering when
it occurs during Saturn Dasa or Bhukti.
Remedial Measures :
For reducing hardship in life caused
by unfavourable Saturn, the following
measures have been found effi cacious:
1- Worship Lord Shiva through Abhishek
on Saturdays with water, mixed with little
Ganges water, mustard oil and sesame
2- Japa of Shani Mantra :
(i) uhykatu lekHkkle~ jfo iq=e~ ;ekxztaA
(ii) Å¡ izka izha izkSa l% 'kuS'pjk; ue%AA
3- Distribute Urad daal and rice Khichri to
beggars on Saturdays.
4- Light mustard oil lamp below Pipal tree
after Sunset on Saturdays.
5- Show sympathetic and helpful attitude
towards servants and sweepers of the
family and at work place.
Lagna lord Saturn is retrograde and
posited in Pisces in 3rd (Upachaya) house
and aspects 9th house. Rahu is in 2nd
house to Saturn. There is mutual aspect
between Saturn and Mars.
The 10th lord from Lagna, Yogakarka
Venus is posited in 8th house and in 11th
from 10th house. Venus is in the sign
of the Sun, whose
dispositor is posited
in 10th house.
The 10th house
is occupied by
Mercury (R), Ketu
and the Sun. This
expert in a
government offi ce.
Because of Rahu in 2nd to Saturn, and
mutual aspect between Saturn Mars, he
had to struggle and work hard to come up
in his career.
to a high ranking
offi cer in a reputed
the Kendras are
fi lled, Yogakarka
Saturn is posited
in its Moolatrikona
sign in 10th house,
Mars. As malefi c
lord of Kendra
(7th) and posited
in Kendra, Mars has become positive.
Saturn in own sign in 10th house forms
Sas Mahapurusha Yoga positive.
Ex.3 : He started his career from a low post,
but by the dint of hard word he became one
of the top executives of the company by
the age of 37. He is reputed as executives
of the company and devoted offi cer. He
has travelled abroad
many times in
a s s i g n m e n t .
family life is not
happy because of
affl iction of 7th
house, 7th lord,
Venus and Jupiter.
The native was
born in Sun dasa
posited in 12th house. He started his
career at ordinary level, but due to the
presence of strong benefi c yogas made a
metoric rise and has become a successful
industrialist. Yogakarka Saturn and 9th
lord. Mercury are in Lagna. Exalted Saturn
in Lagna forms Sasa Mahapurusha Yoga
Exalted Mars in 4th house and exalted
Jupiter in 10th house form Ruchak and
Hamsa Mahapurusha Yoga respectively.
10th lord Moon is exalted in 8th house.
Venus in 2nd to Saturn shows easy fl ow
of wealth. Powerful planetary position has
given him exceptional rise in profession.r