Saturn retrograde Capricorn sign Shravan nakshatra 2021

Saturn goes retrograde on 23rd May 2021 and then forwards on 11th Oct 2021. He will be stationary or stambhit for about 5 days before changing his apparent direction. He will remain in Shravan nakshatra and Capricorn sign this entire time.

The current year Shri Plava naam samvatsara is overall a rough period for the world. The major reason for this is Saturn in Shravan nakshatra, a highly karmic position which invariably causes pain, suffering and turmoil in the world. Everyone is affected in some way or the other during this transit which continues for about 13 months and repeats every 30yrs. If you study past events when Saturn transits in Capricorn sign as a whole, things generally and personally are always turbulent. This transit over the sign takes about 2.5yrs on an average, so has the potential to mess up a lot of things. Now Saturn is poised to go retrograde in Shravan nakshatra, his effects will intensify and also take more time to get over with.


Let’s briefly note the movements of other planets during these 4-5 months. Whenever these transit though Cancer, they will mutually aspect with Saturn in Capricorn. Mars, Venus, Sun and Mercury will briefly mutually aspect Saturn modifying his results. You will have to factor these short term transits for any precise predictions you may need to make. (Unfortunately in the current scenario, most questions are about health of family and friends. Refer to the Shatpanchashikha for these Prashna analysis.)

  • Mars in Cancer – 2nd June – 20th July
  • Venus in Cancer – 22nd June – 17th July
  • Sun in Cancer – 16th July – 17th Aug
  • Mercury in Cancer – 25th July – 9th Aug
  • Moon will be aspected by Saturn whenever he transits through Cancer, Libra and Pisces. 

Jupiter will go retrograde from 20th Jun to 18th Oct, I have written about the possible results for this in an earlier post. Mercury will be retrograde 30th May- 23rd June and 27th Sept – 18th Oct, predictions for this are also covered in this earlier post.

Rahu Ketu transit in Taurus and Scorpio will continue here for this entire year (this post.) But they will go stationary and turn forwards around the eclipses. There will be two major eclipses which will affect the environment and the people living where these events can be seen. A total Lunar eclipse on 26th May and a total Solar eclipse on 10th June.

Generally for Saturn, if his direct transit is favourable for your birth Moon sign then during his retrograde motion things will slow down but they will not go unfavourable. The only 3 birth Moon signs currently experiencing positive effects from Saturn are Leo, Scorpio and Pisces. These people will feel a reduction in positivity but will be able to better manage things than the other birth Moon signs.

If Saturn direct is unfavourable for your birth Moon sign then sometimes in his retrograde he may ease off, give you 4-5 months to relax and get your life back in shape. But sometimes he can aggravate the issues he has created, so best be alert.


First the effects of Saturn retrograde in Shravan nakshatra and Capricorn sign on the general levels.

The COVID 19 pandemic and more importantly its after-effects will continue. So keep doing all you can to improve your personal immunity and take adequate precautions. I have written earlier also that this trouble will start easing when Jupiter enters Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra and hopefully after he enters his own Pisces in 2022 we all will be able to start healing our lives. For India, we will face the brunt until Rahu remains in Rohini ie till Sept-end. Rohini and Shravan nakshatra both are linked to the Moon. So, not only India, but all those nations who are going through Dasha periods connected to Moon or Saturn now, or have Moon or Saturn in critical transits in their mundane charts will have a worse time than the rest. We all must be alert until Rahu continues in Rohini. (I hope Rahu in Krutika 4th pada starts giving some relief at least, it is a pushkar navamsha. If we can use this window of opportunity, we can better continue the recovery when Jupiter enters Poorvabhadrapada in Jan 2022.) For public health, generally, during this Saturn’s retrograde, the time when Mars Saturn mutually aspect will cause more damage to people already suffering from blood related diseases. Younger people can be more susceptible. Risky treatment methods may be adopted. When Venus will mutually aspect Saturn, expect frustrations, loneliness, drug and alcohol dependancy to take its toll on the public health. During this time on personal levels, avoid short term flings and affairs, they will not last and create new trauma for you. After that, Sun mutually aspecting retrograde Saturn will reduce overall vitality for everyone. People with a history of heart problems should be careful during this period. Finally Mercury mutually aspecting this Saturn can cause issues in medicine availability. Medical frauds, improper administration of medicines, fake medicines, incorrect diagnosis etc can take its toll.

Overall this is not a time to be careless about health.

On the political front, most major nations are facing external or internal treachery. War-like situations in several parts of the world. Civil unrest and traitors attempting cause nation-wide disruptions. Arm-chair and social media activists have become a source of significant negativity. Media too is playing a negative role in everyone’s life increasing stress. This stress is affecting the physical and emotional health on the individual level. (Shri Plava is unfortunately unfolding just as predicted). On an personal levels, do not let this external negativity enter your life, try to preserve your personal equilibrium. Trust the national governments to do their job the best they can in this very critical time of Saturn in Shravan, while you keep your focus on your personal health, relationships and finances.

On the professional front, there are limited opportunities overall. The global economy will remain weak and employment avenues will reduce. All major nations are suffering on the financial front. So remain where you are and try to make the most of what you have. Avoid unnecessary confrontations in your work place and with your bosses. Work burden will increase for everyone, so tempers will be high. This is obviously not a good time for new investments. In fact your past investments may not give expected returns either. Budgeting may be necessary. Do not play the stock market etc unless you have a very good idea of what you are doing.

Generally on the personal front, there is hardship for everyone. Mental fatigue, demotivation and a lack of passion in life is to be expected. Even if you are not ill yourself, there will be someone in your family/ friends who will be, so you too will worry. Or you will be bombarded by negativity from the news channels. Your past mistakes will come to haunt you, as you might regret them now. The areas of your life linked to Capricorn will be more active, ie you will have to perform more karmic duties related to this house in your birth chart. You will be overworked and tired in these parts of your life.

  • Eg. Capricorn in your 4th house can mean stress to your mother and thus to you too. Lack of proper rest, your house may want repairs, vehicle may break down or you may have to do more actual house work.
  • Eg. Capricorn  in your 12th house can indicate a lack of rest leading to other issues. Unexpected ill-health, mental restlessness, emotional loneliness etc are possible.

If your birth chart has Saturn retrograde then I have written some rules for analysing retrograde planets in this post. Now, there may be an increase in conflicts, as you might assert yourself inappropriately or uncharacteristically. You will be burdened with more responsibilities during this period. Try to keep things on agreeable levels and work hard.


Briefly for each sign the results which Saturn will give during his retrograde period. This is as per your birth Moon sign. (However if your ascendant sign is more powerful then you can see this from the ascendant sign too.)

Aries – You will feel more confident. Health can improve, however try to get adequate rest. Focus on your profession, there will be stress but you may also get some opportunities, use them well. Try to consolidate your gains in the professional field in this retrograde period. Avoid all unnecessary arguments in relationships. Be especially careful when Mars and Saturn mutually aspect as this period will temporarily cause overwork and ill-health.

Taurus – Home environment will be overall supportive but sudden issues can erupt in your relationships. Keep an eye on your and your family members health. Professionally a good period with sudden positive changes. But jealousy and office politics can cause stress. Be alert, avoid taking unnecessary risks. Be especially careful when Venus and Saturn mutually aspect, as hidden enemies may confront you.

Gemini – You can expect a break from the troubles caused by Saturn in his direct phase. However personal life can remain stressful. There may be an improvement in the profession and finances. Use this time wisely to consolidate your life. But avoid long term risks on all fronts. Be especially careful when Mercury and Saturn mutually aspect as together they can create tiny problems which can have long term implications.

Cancer – Hidden enemies, jealousy, betrayals, conspiracies against you are possible. There will be stresses in all your relationships, family and friends. Professional life and finances can suffer. Keeping a low profile is an good option at this time. Moon transits one sign in 2.25days, so you should keep an eye out when Moon transits in Cancer, Libra and Pisces as here he gets aspected by Saturn. Thankfully these are short transits but happen more frequently so issues will not be deep-rooted but more chronic in nature.

Leo – Things will be slow but still positive growth is possible. Health will be good. Family will be supportive. Profession, business etc will be good. Investments and finances will give returns. You will be able to handle all situations with patience and confidence. However be careful when Sun and Saturn mutually aspect as then health issues can crop up.

Virgo – There will be some trouble in your personal and professional life. Health can be an issue. Avoid quarrelling with your family members as relationships will cause stress. You might need to budget. Avoid all unnecessary risk. Be flexible so that you can better adapt to your circumstances. Mercury and Saturn will be mutually aspecting briefly, they can trigger small issues which can later impact your future gains, so be alert.


Libra – This is a average time for you. You can take reasonable decisions related to your family and your future. Professional, personal life will be ok. Finances are average but avoid speculations. Be careful when Venus and Saturn mutually aspect as you may suffer during this period. Saturn is a yogkarak for you so even though in the 4th house he will not harm much but combined with Rahu present in your 8th house now, you have to take care of your health. 

Scorpio – There may be some minor issues but you will be able to overcome them easily. You will be overburdened with personal and professional commitments so prioritise. Take care when Mars and Saturn will mutually aspect, long-hidden issues may suddenly crop. Personal health should always be on priority.

 Sagittarius – You will be active. There will be some troubles especially with your family so avoid arguments. You will be overburdened at work but you should be able to handle it. Money can be tight so budgeting is advisable. Avoid speculation and keep your expectations realistic. Jupiter will be going retrograde so be alert regarding personal health.

Capricorn – This is a small window which you can use for consolidating your life. However you will be required to work hard. This time will be better than what the troubles that the direct Saturn has brought to your life. However avoid taking long term risks and avoid all disputes as Saturn in Capricorn is not favourable for you overall. 

Aquarius – This is not a good time. Hidden enemies, jealousy, conspiracies, etc can pop up. Expect issues in your personal and professional life. Keep an eye on your finances and legal issues. You will feel tired. Avoid arguments as relationships spoilt now might break completely.

Pisces – This period will give slower growth than the time when he was direct. Work burden can go up. Personal life may have some ups and downs but it will be manageable. Keep your expectations low and continue working hard. You have the necessary knowledge, skills and wisdom to get through this. Jupiter will be going retrograde too, so in this period you should take care of your personal health.


As per Maharishi Parashar, there are two remedies for astrological problems, Daan and Mantra (index page). Do these if you feel like it. Try to keep yourself balanced by taking up some practice which involves slow and deep breathing. Pranayam and similar meditative practices will help you in coping. If you are relatively fit you can try doing Yogasan-s at home. However never exert yourself overmuch, do only that much which you safely can. Saturn retrograde in Shravan nakshatra is not good time. Everyone should be careful and stay safe.

24 thoughts on “Saturn retrograde Capricorn sign Shravan nakshatra 2021

  1. Pawan Singh May 16, 2021 / 10:46 am

    Isn’t Poorvashadha nakshatra entirely in Sagittarius? Did you mean Poorvabhadrapad?


    • astrologerbydefault May 16, 2021 / 11:17 am

      Hi there
      yes, and thanks for pointing it out.
      i’d blame the autocomplete on my system, but its an unforgivable mistake.

      Jupiter will enter poorvabhadrapada in Jan 2022, this nakshatra is linked to him and so it will be a better environment for him to use his healing influence on the world.
      and in apr 2022 he enters Pisces which is his own rashi, hopefully things will ease out at this time.


  2. Shala May 16, 2021 / 5:25 pm

    Ma’am…I always wonder on possible combinations for good writing skills when I read your articles.,,,😀
    Coming back to what I wanted to write….When ppl say they are on spiritual path…and then proceed to ask…I want this for my spouse.this for my children, this for my career…it’s basically a never ending Christmas present list being written to santa Claus type..
    The moment items 1) 2) 3) are granted ..items 4) 5) 6) will be added…it never stops.not saying that’ it’s wrong….. different beats for different people.

    the best part of your life you wanted everything else…but when life’s about to end … suddenly you think no use of all relationship and material things…people imagine about heaven and hell and get scared and start praying ..
    I always wonder about the lack of curiosity people have to learn about themselves.. or the universal consciousness…yet a supposed aspirant will try for mantra siddhi or do a dhyaan’ but with expectations ‘
    But I am nobody to judge…am just grateful that you help out those who want to help themselves ….,,😀thank you for that

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    • astrologerbydefault May 16, 2021 / 8:32 pm

      Hi there
      thnx fr the compliments 🙂

      i wont share my birth details but some highlights reg my 3rd house lord
      – my 3rd lord is in 11th house with Rahu – 3rd lord has second highest bala and is D9 vargottam
      – my asc lord in 5th with Ketu – asc lord is highest in bala and is D9 vargottam
      – Rahu – ketu are yogkarak fr my chart
      – my 3rd house lord, Yogkarak fr my lagna rashi and asc lord have very high ishta phala
      – My 3rd house bhava-bala is the highest closely followed by the 1st house
      – lagna is vargottam in 7 out of 10 dasha-varga etc etc.

      i didn’t get a proper question from what u wrote
      but the thing is that everyone has individual choice
      earlier there were guides who would help us in choosing the right option, some Yogi would come as a Guru, genuine Brahmin-s were alive, good temple priests, elders knew what they were talking about,
      then there were regular satsang-s, kirtan-s, pravachan-s,
      all our festivals have puja, going to temples, etc ingrained in them,
      we would start the day with giving arghya to the Sun and end it by lighting a lamp before Tulasi plant.
      today who does this?
      most of us are drifting, rootless, what can you expect?
      we do not bank our punya-karma and thus fail even the tinest of karmic tests.
      most people are choosing the wrong option and then naturally the consequences of that option.

      but there is still hope,
      there is always hope, even with the dying breath if someone suddenly realises that he has spent his life doing nothing but still can pull Shraddha from some corner of his heart and can recite the simplest mantra OM in his mind as he leaves the body, he will have chosen to come out of his misery.
      one can choose the right option, even in the the last dying breath.
      but one must choose.
      it cannot be forced from outside.

      i have met a few genuine Yogi-s in my life, some of them seemed so close that I as a child used to call them Uncle ‘Mama’, or grandfather ‘Appa’. And Dad naturally their horoscopes in his collection. Later I studied these charts. The genuine ones have very very high intelligence, the 5th house is so powerful, its Genius level intelligence. So why do these Yogi-s make a conscious choice to leave the society and go to the Math and live the life of a Sanyasi? With this intelligence, they must have deduced that this society is not the source of real happiness. Satisfying desires is not the way to go about it as they can never be satisfied. So they become Yogi-s, rather than becoming scientists or businessmen ie rich and famous.

      and neither am i helping anyone,
      i am helping myself, these posts help me make sense of my own universe
      as long as i have not realised my Reality, I too am in the dark.
      and my Dear Readers choose to read these words and trigger things from within themselves.
      we all help our own selves.

      each has his own journey, playing his own Lila, in his own universe, yet everyone is the same magnificent Advaita!
      it is so wonderful!

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      • Name May 19, 2021 / 11:25 pm

        Virgo asc, Ve/Me/Ke/Mo/Su in 5th, Sa/Ra/Ma in 11th. Ju may be in 9th/5th/11th


      • astrologerbydefault May 20, 2021 / 12:06 am

        Hi there
        it was rather cute you tried to guess at my horoscope 🙂
        but no this is not what mine is in the least.
        wont disclose it fr a very simple reason,
        that people studying living people’s charts causes a disturbance in their lives.
        i never show my own chart to anyone.

        a small incident.
        when i was a child in school, there was one old and senior astrologer whom my parents knew, he had taken sanyas and was a Yogi, doing very deep sadhana etc. we all had gone to meet him, do namaskar to him etc.
        he saw my face and literally demanded to know my birth details. Naturally dad told him. he drew my charts and said that he had never seen charts like these in his life. he blessed me and told me to always do one typical puja daily. i still do it.

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      • K2 May 19, 2021 / 11:41 pm

        Virgo Asc ,Ve/Me/Su/Mo/Ke in 5th, Sa/Ra/Ma in 11th, only guess is Ju in 11th/5th/4th


      • Abk81571 May 21, 2021 / 9:50 pm

        Harih Om Ji🙏 Just wanted to give it a shot to guess your ascendant… you are not expected to reply/respond, but just felt like sharing my thoughts & guess on your asc based on the info provided by you, not just here but through many of your blogs, with my limited knowledge & proficiency in astrology (also the limited number of posts that I have gone through, of yours, since I am a recent addition to your blogs)..😊

        I feel that you are Libra asc with Ve in 5th with ketu, sun & mercury in 4th, moon in 11th with rahu, jupiter maybe in 7th, yogkarak saturn & then Mars not sure… 😀

        The other option I thought would be a Taurus asc, either way the asc lord is Ve & yogkarak Saturn. This was just mental calculations from my little understanding… you r free not to respond🙏😊


      • astrologerbydefault May 21, 2021 / 10:15 pm

        Hi there
        you are right but only to some extent 🙂
        you should keep studying Jyotish, you seem to have an aptitude for it

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      • Abk81571 May 22, 2021 / 9:00 pm

        Thank you Ma’am🙏😊 I find astrology quite interesting & your blogs r my source of learning. Thank you!🙏

        Found a mistake in my guessing on your asc. For libra asc, the 3rd house lord is Jupiter & hence Jupiter in 11th with rahu (I meant). I guess I got it mixed up with my second option of Taurus asc where moon will be the the 3rd lord. Alright… that’s it… no more guessing on your asc..😃 that was a fun exercise 😊


      • K2 May 22, 2021 / 12:33 am

        My guess Libra asc, Me/Su in 4th, Mo/Ve/Ra in 5th, Ju/Ke in 11th..Sa may be in first and Ma in 10th house


      • Abk81571 May 22, 2021 / 11:46 am

        Thank you Ma’am🙏I find astrology really interesting and your blogs are my source of learning🙏😊

        Found a mistake in my guessing on your asc, for libra asc, 3rd house lord is Jupiter, so Jupiter in 11th with rahu. I guess I got it mixed up with my second option of Taurus for which moon (3rd lord) in 11th with rahu. That’s it… am not trying any more on this..😀


      • K2 May 22, 2021 / 11:57 am


        Assuming Saturn as yogkarak,

        Taurus asc not possible as you have mentioned in various posts that your 6th lord is in 11th house and asc. lord in 5h house, as both asc and 6th lord are Venus.

        So it must be Libra only.

        Now, positions of Me/Su are fixed in 4th (abhijit), Ve in 5th (asc lord in 5th), Ju in 11 ( 5th lord in 11th) based on info provided by you.

        Also, for spirituality Ve/Ju/Mo and Ketu should have some relation. So, R/K axis has to be 5th-11th, most probably.

        Also, Saturn should aspect Asc lord/Moon ( condition for spirituality/asceticism), it gives Sa in 3rd or 8th house. My guess Sa in 3rd as you are working as very senior central govt employee.

        Mars position not sure, but has to be a kendra (benefic), may be 7th or 1st as Ma in 10th is his debilitation (cancer).

        Any of it is correct? : D



      • astrologerbydefault May 22, 2021 / 1:53 pm

        Hi there
        “Assuming Saturn as yogkarak,” is your primary assumption.
        so you have fixed on saturn in Sagittarius, jupiter/rahu in leo, ven/ketu in aquarius, merc/sun in capricorn, moon in gemini? so do check when did this sort of combination exist in the skies?
        i have to be less than 60yrs old as i am still working and at least 40+. i take 9yrs as the time i started really understanding Jyotish. so…

        but its an interesting analysis. some of your concepts are quite clear, I enjoyed it..
        keep up your studies in Jyotish,
        you do have an aptitude for it 🙂

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      • K2 May 22, 2021 / 4:21 pm


        It is around 22 Jan 1980, Ma/Ju/Ra in Leo, Sa in Virgo, Me/Su in Capricorn, Ve/Ke in Aquarius, Mo as ascendant lord in Pisces.



  3. ANAND May 16, 2021 / 8:16 pm

    Namaste Madam,
    Sincere thanks for the post. We are really grateful to you.
    Best wishes and regards,


  4. Shala May 16, 2021 / 9:26 pm

    With placements like that no wonder your writings are a treat to the senses..,,😀
    My rambling was too ambiguous but you managed to figure out and answer it…
    I was referring mainly to my experiences with people who I know and I observe who claim to be on spiritual path . Our vedantic universe has something for everyone.if we want material progress ..there’ are ways for that ..if we want spiritual progress..ways for that…but if we are not even honest with our own selves about what we want and simply want to sound holier than thou…how honest will any practice be….and if you can’t be honest about your practice…what is point of it at all….
    And that most ppl go with shopping list of unending demands rather than inner fulfillment..when I started doing jaap and dhaan many years ago as a teenager..and then few yrs later dhyaan’…I thought I will be eventually be able to ask this and that after sometime and more practice..but I realized the more I did dhyaan’…the more I felt gratitude and peace… And when all you feel is grateful happy and peaceful…there’s nothing left to ask…which was the paradox I experienced …..
    But have also seen ppl with supposed decades of ” spiritual practice” who treat it as a means of ensured business returns . .what then was the ultimate use of so many decades of so called practice……

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  5. S May 16, 2021 / 9:27 pm

    Namaste Respected Madam,

    My mind went straight to you and your blog because it is AdiShankararcharya Jayanthi.

    Thank you.

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  6. ANAND May 16, 2021 / 9:47 pm

    Namaste Madam,
    I definitely echo the gratitudes and all the positivity of all the readers that have benefited by reading your blog. I personally have benefited from these posts, in fact the blog has positively changed my outlook , and got me answers, and put me in the right direction . “thanks” is the only word that comes to my mind, but the word is not sufficient to express how grateful we are. This is not just a compliment, it is sincerely heartfelt.

    Namaste Madam.


  7. Veera May 17, 2021 / 4:25 pm

    kindly help me sister please, i am a cancer ascendant with mars 1st house, saturn, rahu and jupiter in 2nd, ketu in 8th, sun and venus in 3rd, mercury in 4th, moon in 9th, all fronts failures and confusions – marriage, health, family, bad finance, mental issues,


    • astrologerbydefault May 17, 2021 / 5:29 pm

      Hi there
      it would be better if you consulted your regular astrologer for the detailed reading.
      you must be 42yrs old?

      Yogkarak in asc but debilitated,
      Jupiter in 2nd house is a good position, 6th 8th 10th houses are covered
      Rahu in 2nd is also ok. Saturn has caused problems and has spoilt the results of Rahu and Jupiter.
      Sun is ok. venus and mercury both debilitated in mutual exchange, so not much of a negative here.
      Moon in 9th is a good position. (Your kul-devata is important in your life, remember him with gratitude.)

      The current Saturn transit is not favourable for Cancer ascendant, but is favourable fr Pisces moon.
      You will start feeling a positive change from Jan 2022 onwards, Jupiter in poorvabhadrapada will start helping, apr onwards things should improve, Jupiter transiting in meen, mesh, vrushbh, will overall support you.
      in the meantime, you can do a Shani-daan, if you have a Shani-mandir near you.

      for a permanant solution,
      you have to choose one mantra and recite it daily, if you have a favourite deity or Kul-devata, you can choose some mantra connected to him.
      But the Gayatri mantra is always the best option. 108 times twice a day, in your mind, wherever you are. take 10mins to do this twice a day. do it for a life-time, it will resolve things within you, keep things balanced. will give mental strength, peace and courage. Cancer ascendants have chosen a difficult path, but they have tremendous internal strength, esp for you Mars yogkarak in asc. so use the Gayatri to trigger your internal strength.
      And whenever you have 5 mins time, listen to the Shri-sukta. or if you feel the thoughts flashing in your mind, listen to it on a loop, try to feel the power of Devi Laxmi setting things right in your life. it will happen
      I know that things are not good, but you have to take action yourself.

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      • Sunny May 19, 2021 / 11:16 pm

        Hello m’am,
        I assume you estimated age based on saturn’s transit and placement…am I right?


      • astrologerbydefault May 19, 2021 / 11:51 pm

        Hi there

        in sequence
        are enough to pinpoint the date


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