SADE SATI Literary Sade sati means 7 1/2 years, This period is caused when Saturn rises or transits the 12th, 1st, 2nd houses from Moon Lagan
or Janam Rasi. Such a Saturn is also called Elrata Sani. Sade Sati is a very dreadful word for the common masses. It occurs after every 30
years in life. People go by mere traditional convention and general principles that sade Sati periods brings dis-satisfaction, disappointment,
depress¬ions, differences, disputes, disharmony and undesirable results.
Sade Sati consists of 3 cycles of 2 1/2 year each called Dhaia when Saturn transits in 12th, 1st or 2nd house for Moon Lagan. But all the
three cycles is not bad for the native directly or for self. But when an indifferent result is experienced by a native indirectly, it affects
him being the head of the house or institution etc. etc. The three cycles are explained below
1st cycle – 1st Daiya :
In the first cycle when the Saturn transits 12th house for 2 1/2 years the evil effects are felt by the parents, near relations of the native. It
will also affect the traits of 2nd, 6th and 9th houses. The health of grand mother will be affected and may result in her death. The eye sight of
the native can be affected and may necessitate the use of spectacles but mind it will not give any injury or operation unless Saturn in 12th has
an aspect or conjunction of Mars. But Saturn puts an extra burden for the use of native's, nerves and strain his nerves too much and may cause
extra expenditure. This position of Saturn in Sadesati may affect the financial position of the native as Saturn aspects the house of gains and
profit, the 2nd house, and may retard the environmental activities. If in a nativity the Saturn is passing through the last phase of life may
force a native to get sanyas means one will become detached from his/her family, wealth home and luxuries etc. provided Saturn in this position
receives the aspect of Sun, Rahu and 12th lord.
In addition to the above, during this period the father of the native may have a pinch of some set back or reversion, loss etc. in his profession
and thus will lead to an extra, unwanted and uncalled for expenditure which may become unbearable for the native.
2nd Cycle of Sade Sati: During this cycle the Saturn remains in 1st House called Lagan or Ascendant for 21 years. In this house
it affects the native himself in-domestic and professional fields and while posited in lagan aspects 3rd, 7th and 10th house. So four houses are
affected during these 2 1/2 years and denote ill health, death of some relatives, fear from enemies, Journey to a distant places and separation
from relations like brothers and wife, family etc, may cause imprisonment, miseries, loss of wealth, fatigue and general debility, loss of friends, obstructions and delay in undertakings, failure in attempts and incre¬ased expenditure. A few authors are of the opinion that death of wife may take place but this can happen only subject to other conformities of the planets in the horoscope. 3rd Cycle of Sade Sati: During this cycle, the Saturn is posited in last phase of Sadesati in 2nd house and aspects 4th, 8th and
11th houses. During this cycle, it effects one's health, children and may even cause death as it aspects 8th house. During this period, loss of
Health and happiness, Ill health, loss of position., increased expenditure, financial stress, physical weakness, loss of comforts. Gain of
wealth from others but the same will be lost, deception through wicked men, Death of children.
This effect of Sadesati has been presumed due to the transit of Saturn in the three Houses viz 12th, 1st and 2nd from Moon Sign. The nutshell
of the three cycles is that Saturn transits through 12th house aspects 2nd, 6th and 9th houses of finances and houses denoting good luck, and
in this case Ascendant is sandwiched between two houses 12th and 2nd and so lagan also carries the effect of Saturn which denotes ill health,
loss of wealth, disrepute etc.
Like wise when Saturn transits Ascendant and 2nd houses, aspects 3rd, 7th and 10th houses and 4th,8th and 11th houses respectively. Out of which
4th, 10th and 11th houses again are houses which stand for prosperity viz landed property, convey-ance; service, business, respect, position,
fame and finances. All such are vital points for the good and prosperous life, when these are affected adversely and 8th house brings other
series of misfortunes, the native is under the grip of calamities and so it is said that Saturn has caused all these calamities and this period
of transiting in all the three signs for 2 1/2 year cach is termed as Sadesati.
REMEDIES FOR SHANI SADE SATTI:
One should perform any of the belowmentioned remedies to appease Lord Shani in its sade satti -