Interpretation of Saturn in 12 houses in Vedic Astrology: A series on Principles of Vedic Astrology
Everyone has bitter experiences at some point in life, failure at work, death of a close one, or a load of responsibilities. We all have to face up to things that we feel we have no control over. There is something bigger than ourselves, that we need to fight. It is the force of Vedic Astrology. The mighty planet relates to loneliness, fears, sorrows and losses. It is essentially a teacher because it trains you to face the harsh realities, accept the truth, give up materialistic tendencies and take life easy. It is not there to make your life difficult, it just seeks you to let go of idealistic tendencies that make your life difficult in real.
Saturn is not to deny you success, it just makes sure that you learn lessons from your mistakes and grow stronger. Thus, it does not deny but delays. The delays that we experience as restrictions, responsibilities and hard work. Saturn judges your actions based on your karma, thus takes action accordingly. It can be compassionate and kind or bitter and harsh. So what is the possible effect of Saturn in each house in a horoscope if it is placed positively (in mooltrikon, own sign, exalted or friendly sign without affliction)? Here’s an overview based on the intrinsic principles of Vedic Astrology.
Saturn in 1st House:
Saturn in Ascendant means you will have a strong career due to its aspect over the 10th house of profession. While on one hand, it makes you disciplined, hard working and ambitious, on the other; it makes you feel a little older for the rest of life. You are likely to get an older spouse because of Saturn’s strong aspect over 7th house. Your relationship with siblings may also suffer, if you have any, all due to Saturn’s aspect over the 3rd house.
Saturn in 2nd House:
This placement of Saturn fuels one’s inclination to succeed but at the same time, separates the person from family, particularly mother. Saturn in 2nd house delays acquisition of car or house and also wealth until the age of 34. Due to restrictive environment at home, the native would be disciplined. Saturn’s aspect over 4th house suggests that the mother may be too harsh, strict and will face difficulties throughout. From the second house, it aspects the 11th house of income prospects as well so lots of gains could come when Saturn is in its Dasa.
Saturn in 3rd House:
The native with this placement likes to be his own boss and may opt for creative careers such as novelist, radio jockey, and so on, possibly in business than job. IF Saturn aspects or is conjunct with Sun, the relationship with father may suffer. Saturn in 3rd house spoils one’s relationship with siblings. And it can delay one’s higher education down to its aspect over 9th house. Again, Saturn’s aspect over 12th suggests setback in fulfillment of spiritual pursuits.
Saturn in 4th House:
Saturn’s position in 4th indicates a disciplined environment at home. You came into your mother’s life quite late. From 4th house, Saturn aspects the 6th house, which delays illnesses and helps win over enemies if placed positively. If debilitated though, it can engender diseases related to bones and joints. Its aspect over 10th house again makes it easier for the native to grow in career.
Saturn in 5th house:
Saturn in this house blocks one’s creative instincts and delays marriage and progeny. Its association with Venus or Mercury however can boost creativity. Its aspect over 7th house from 5th detains marriage, but promises a mature and disciplined partner. Saturn’s aspect on 11th house of gains brings unexpected profits. This placement also suggests that the native is shy.
Saturn in 6th House:
Saturn in this malefic house gives positive results. It helps you wipe out enemies from life and win over opposition. It ensures timely career growth. This also boosts longevity. This placement gives the native a structured approach to deal with litigation and debts effectively. If Saturn is debilitated, the native may have to suffer health issues like bone problems etc. Its aspect over 12th house suggests possibility to visit foreign land. You are likely to be an employee than an entrepreneur and will get support from siblings too.
Saturn in 7th house:
This position of Saturn is auspicious as it is exalted in Libra. You are likely to get a serious and disciplined partner owing to this position, and that too after a long wait unless Saturn is in retrogression period or placed in own sign. A long-lasting relationship is likely but one lacking love and emotions. Saturn’s aspect over the 9th house from 7th indicates the native’s inclination towards acquiring higher studies and philosophy. Its aspect over Ascendant suggests a businesslike and serious personality of the native. And its aspect over 4th house suggests an orderly and restrictive domestic atmosphere.
Saturn in 8th house:
Saturn in 8th house bestows native with a long life but also makes one vulnerable to bad fortune. Any businesses related to underground work are likely to benefit from this placement. Saturn also delays the difficulties and transformations governed by 8th house and makes life more steadier. Saturn’s aspect over 2nd house from here suggests native’s separation from family quite early in life. There could be some secrets related to family buried deep. Its aspect over 5th house may delay the native’s education and pose hurdles with children.
Saturn in 9th house
: Saturn’s position in this house makes the native a law-abiding person, someone who respects elders, father, authority and religion. However, father may have to separate from the child early in life. Saturn gives favorable gains due to its aspect over 11th house especially in its dasa. This position of Saturn may also postpone one’s higher education. The person may have great inclination towards writing about religion and spirituality due to Saturn’s aspect over 3rd house. Saturn also aspects the 6th house from 9th thus removes obstacles, debts, and illnesses from the life of the native.
Saturn in 10th house:
Saturn in 10th house indicates towards a bright career, especially related to iron, mining and oil, but provided other planets are in support. There is also a possibility that the native may serve in government sector or administration in general. He/she is likely to be serious about work no matter what they choose to do. Saturn’s placement in 10th makes the person hard working and ambitious towards goals. The person may even go abroad for career progress. Saturn’s aspect over 7th gives the native a partner who is career-oriented. This position also suggests delay in marriage owing to professional endeavors.
Saturn in 11th house:
If exalted or placed in a friendly or own sign, Saturn gives positive results in 11th house. The native is likely to acquire property and a good social reputation in life. If Venus and Moon are conjunct with Saturn here, success and abundant possessions are even more likely. If Saturn is in an enemy sign or debilitated then the native may earn money through shady sources such as gambling, speculation etc. This could lead to troubles too. The native is likely to have a huge social circle. But if Mars or some malefic planet is in ascendant, the native may suffer from health complications. He/she would however gain a lot through children and creative pursuits.
Saturn in 12th house:
Saturn’s position in this house is not that favorable for the native as the person may suffer from stress, loss of property & inherited wealth. The native may however acquire wealth at the same time. This placement suggests that native would be inclined towards spiritual pursuits but delay is possible in this regard too. The person could get involved in foreign trade due to Saturn’s association with 12th house and aspect over 9th house. And its aspect over 2nd house gives tremendous gains through foreign sources. Saturn also aspects 6th house from here, which ensures victory over enemies. However, during the active period or mahadasa, Saturn may pose health problems such as joint and intestinal issues. The person may also have to part from father due to educational pursuits.
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