THE HOAX CALLED SHANI SADE SAATI-AND WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE AFRAID OF IT
I have been debating with myself if I should write this or not. Because there are chances of inviting a strong backlash and bunch of hate mails telling me that I don’t know astrology, as I am about to butcher the cash cow of astrologers, the fabled “Shani Sade Saati”.
So for all those living in terrible fear of Saturn Sade Saati here is a good news, IT DOESN’T MATTER….IT IS A HOAX….!
YES “Shani Sade Saati” is nothing but a hoax…!
What exactly is “Shani Sade Saati”: For the uninitiated, all planets including Saturn keep moving through 12 sings of the Zodiac at different speeds. While Moon is the fastest planet, changing house every 2.5 days Saturn is the slowest, changing sign every 2.5 years.
According to astrologers “Shani Sade Saati” is the period for during which Saturn transits over their natal moon sign and the signs adjoining it.
For example if you have your natal Moon in the sign of Cancer (4th sign), your “Shani Sade Saati” starts when Saturn enters the adjoining sign of Gemini (3rd sign), it continues while it moves through Cancer and the next sign Leo, and ends when Saturn exits Leo (5th sign). Since Saturn takes 2.5 years to move through one sign, it takes a total of 7.5 years to transit over three signs. Every sign has to face the dreaded Shani Sade Saati for 7.5 years.
There are books, stories, legends around this and horribly complex remedies that no common man can do.
However after going through thousands and thousands of horoscopes, here is my take: “Shani Sade Saati” DOES NOT MATTER….!
What really matters is your Mahadasha and Antar Dasha.
I have put it on my homepage that 90% of all those who approach me for the first time are undergoing a Mahadasha or Antar Dasha (in some cases Pratyantar Dasha) of Saturn, Rahu and Ketu.
NOBODY CAME TO ME DURING A GOOD DASHA ONLY BECAUSE OF SADE SAATI….!
Difference between Dasha and Sade Saati:
Dashas are unique to an individual, as fitting as a glove. They are exclusive for you and you would have to face the impact of it, good, bad or ugly.
Whereas Sade Saati operates at a Macro Level, in a world of 7 billion people, 25% of the population is always undergoing Saturn Sade Saati as Saturn impacts 3 of 12 signs always. (Poor Saturn, we can’t throw him out of the zodiac, the old man has to be in some sign, doesn’t he?). But by keeping people afraid, we can always have a ready market of 1.75 billion people as 25% of the world population is always undergoing Sade Saati. Saturn the favorite whipping boy of astrologers comes in handy. I have had clients who were undergoing Ketu period and were told that they were suffering through a Sade Saati (when in doubt blame Saturn) and were made to perform all the complicated rituals for Saturn when it was Ketu that was tormenting them.
Here’s my personal experience, I went through my Sade Saati during my Mercury period. Didn’t even notice it.
However Saturn transited my 11th house (OMG it is supposed to be so much fun) but this happened through my Ketu period…it was horrible.
So guys I am putting my neck on the line and saying this Sade Saati does not matter.
Another example could be that Sade Saati happens at a Macro “Zodiac Level” which is world level, where as Dasha happens at a personal level.
THOSE WHO CLAIM THAT THEY HAVE SUFFERED THROUGH SADE SAATI SHOULD GO BACK AND CHECK WHAT DASHA THEY WERE RUNNING.
Imagine that there is economic recession in the world, the stocks are falling, but you just got a promotion and a salary hike, would you mind what is happening at a Macro level? NOPE…I thought as much.
However, if there is a lot of media noise about economy growing and the nation shining, finances booming and new jobs being created, but you lose your job, you don’t give two hoots about the “Macro Level” for you, it is a bad time, right?
That’s the difference between Sade Saati and Dasha.
“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.”
So guys, Sade Saati is a Macro level thing, something like Recession far away, mostly heard not really seen, as it is not impacting you. However, Dasha is the real thing, it is like your job, your salary, and has direct impact on you.
So don’t be afraid of the hoax called Sade Saati, just pay close attention to your Dahsa.
G. Vijay Kumar