I have written a post on the transit of Saturn over the 12 houses in a previous post, but there was a question on ‘Kantak Shani’, the Saturn who puts thorns in your life. When Saturn is transiting 4th, 7th, 8th or 10th from your birth Moon sign he is called a Kantak Shani. At present Saturn is in Capricorn, so if your birth Moon sign is Libra, Cancer, Gemini or Aries, Saturn is a thorny proposition for you. He and his agents can take away the peace of your mind, cause restlessness and emotional pain
Saturn is fear personified. You have done something in the past and you are going to have to rebalance it now. But you do not remember what it was and you do not know what you have to do to balance it. This ‘ignorance’ is the fear that Saturn represents. Saturn’s transits through your horoscope takes out one aspect of your life with unvarying regularity. He goes through your chart like a wrecking ball, completing one cycle in 30yrs. Saturn in every placement in transit causes stress to the house he occupies. When counted from the ascendant, it is the physical events which cause stress. And when counted from the Moon sign, stress on the emotional/psychic/astral levels is indicated. You can call it Kantak Shani or Dhahiyya or Sade-Sati but Shani will act as a wrecking ball, cause disillusionment and thus help you work off your karma.
Saturn’s transit in 4th house from the birth Moon –
When Saturn transits the 4th from the birth Moon, he aspects the birth Moon itself, the 6th and 10th houses from the birth Moon. So he may cause a change in residence, maybe linked to a job transfer? But this change will not be smooth, it will cause hassles. In any case issues related to the house will occur, maybe major repairs, loan repayments something which causes you stress. Mother’s health may suffer, she may die if her horoscope indicates. Overall family will not be happy. There may be medical issues with your heart and circulatory system, if it is indicated in your birth chart. The profession will also give stress, restrictions, obstacles and mental overload. And Saturn’s aspect on the birth Moon causes mental fear, dejection, disappointment and loneliness. Even if the physical things are ok in life these results will be seen on the emotional/psychological levels.
Saturn’s transit in 7th house from the birth Moon –
When Saturn transits the 7th house counted from the birth Moon he aspects the birth Moon and the 4th and 9th houses counted from the birth Moon. The spouse suffers, either it is fully an emotional suffering or a minor medical issue which causes disproportionate mental suffering to both of you. The 9th house is restricted so luck, divine blessings, support from society/elders is reduced. You will feel no connection with your life’s foundations, either physical or spiritual. Work and business can suffer. The family life is disturbed again as above, you may have to travel a lot, stay away from home for long periods of time, home comforts and peace of mind is denied.
Saturn’s transit in 8th house from the birth Moon –
When Saturn transits the 8th house from the Moon, he will aspect 2nd 5th and 10th house from the birth Moon sign. Long term medical issues may be trigged, the recovery will be long drawn, accidents are possible, if the time of death has arrived as per the birth horoscope then this too can happen. Relations in the birth family will be affected and there may be demands on your time/resources by your close relatives. You will face problems because of them. Children during this time will be a source of worry and you may also be separated from them. The reason may be good in a way, eg they might go to study in a hostel for an expensive higher education. The birth father may be ill or might die if his horoscope indicates this. Profession will give mental stress, workload might increase or salary might decrease.
Saturn’s transit in 10th house from the birth Moon
When Saturn transits the tenth house from the Moon sign, he also aspects the 4th 7th 12th houses counted from the Moon. So again the 4th house things as above will be a source of emotional stress. The 7th house, spouse, business partnerships, income, legal issues, litigations, contacts and one-one relationships will be a cause of tension. You will not be happy with these aspects of your life. The profession, salary, office-work and boss will give you stress. You might face emotional disappointments in practically every area of life.
When you see things from the birth Moon sign remember that it is an emotional hit. The actual physical event may be auspicious/unfavourable as per the strength of the ascendant lord, that house/sign’s lord and other aspects on it. But because this is Saturn operating from the birth Moon he will not allow happiness from this event, instead he will grant fear, dejection, restriction and pain on the emotional levels.
If the birth Moon is powerful enough then this effect will be less intense. In addition if there are other favourable transits operating eg Jupiter in transit at that same time is putting his favourable aspect on the birth Moon or the houses in question then the negative effects will be felt less intensely. But if during this Saturn’s transit there are additional influences of malefics, Mars, Sun, Rahu/Ketu then the negative effects will be worse, in this case the client should take more care of himself.