Makar Sankranti and Saturn entering Aquarius 2023 predictions

The Vedic samvatsara Shubhakruti started on 2nd Apr 2022 and will continue till 21st Mar 2023. There were very typical transits in this year so I had divided the yearly predictions into three posts (phase 1 and phase 2.) This last phase starts on 17th Jan 2023 when Saturn enters his own Aquarius. During this time the major energy is Saturn in Aquarius. He will go briefly combust from 5th Feb – 14th Mar. Jupiter will be in Pisces till 22nd Apr. And Rahu in Aries and Ketu in Libra till 29th Nov. 

The transit of Sun into Capricorn is called Makar Sankranti. The Sun appears in different forms in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac, the twelve Aditya. The Sun in Capricorn sign is called Bhaga Aditya, the luck, fortune, prosperity etc. Makar rashi represents rules, structure, social and professional life, the father etc, it is located at the zenith of the natural zodiac. The regal individualistic Surya will be entering in the house of his son Shani on 14th Jan 2023 at 20:57. And within a day, Saturn will be re-entering Aquarius bringing about even more significant changes.

First, in brief the results of the Makar Sankranti.

Sun’s transit into Capricorn will be celebrated on 15th Jan 2023. The general auspicious time/muhurt, Punyakaal, for  the Makar Sankranti pujas is from 07:10am to 6:02 pm. And the highly auspicious time, ie Mahapunyakaal is only from 7:10 – 8:59am. Everyone is required to do some pujas during this time frame. Ideally, get up before sunrise, get fresh, apply sesame oil to the body and have a bath. Get ready for pujas. Start with the Agnihotra, give Arghya to the newly risen Sun, do your daily pujas, Dhyan, Sandhyavandanam or recite the Gayatri, Adityahrudaya stotra, or any other mantra which you practice. This will channelise the energy of the Mahapunyakaal into your life. Then go to a nearby temple, offer sweets made of white sesame and jaggery to the deity and pray for the wellbeing of yourself, your family and also for everyone in the universe.

Next, let’s briefly see the predictions for Makar Sankranti 2023. If you open any standard Panchangam, you will get a detailed description of the Makar Sankranti Purush. For the current year, his name is Rakshashi, he is young, wearing yellow clothes, riding a tiger, wielding a mace as a weapon, holding jasmine flowers, eating sweet rice from a silver bowl, facing south, etc. These terms are used to interpret the results of this Makar Sankranti. The name Rakshasi, means that this transit will create confusion, indecisiveness, hatred, selfishness, etc general tamasic sort of mindset in everyone. Everyone will feel anxious and afraid of something on the other which will make them act in adharmic, illegal, immoral and unethical ways. People will try to get their desires satisfied at any cost, which will have an extended negative karmic effect. Violence, turbulence, destruction etc will increase. He is riding a tiger, wielding a mace, indicating an increase in force, violence and cruelty. The elected governments all over the world will become strict and the authorities will enforce its power to control public unrest and civil issues which will erupt sporadically. The youth will suffer more, there will be an increase in stress, sickness, deaths etc in this age class. Prices and availability of metals, sugar, rice and other food crops will fluctuate. Weather will be hotter and this year summer will be hot, rains will be lesser and there is a real possibility of drought and its impact on agriculture.

Now let’s briefly analyse the results of Saturn re-entering Aquarius.

Saturn becomes very comfortable and powerful when he occupies his own Mooltrikon sign, Aquarius. And he is in the Dhanishta nakshatra, the lunar mansion represented by war drums. He had already entered Aquarius last year but had returned to Capricorn retrograde for about 5months. Now he is back with a bang. Jupiter though in his own Pisces, is now severely hemmed in between two cruel planets/ kroor graha. This is a paap kartari, ‘malefic scissor’ yog. Saturn and Rahu will not allow Jupiter to express his auspiciousness fully. Next Jupiter will move into Aries in Apr 2023. He will be conjunct Rahu and create a Guru chandal yog till Nov 2023. Thus, for practically the entire 2023, Jupiter will be unable to give his expected good results, there will be inauspiciousness. This is a very critical point when you analyse Jupiter this year. Jupiter is the Jivkarak, ie he helps us sustain life on this earth with auspiciousness. If he is unable to exert his full power then it will have repercussions on health, wealth, food, peace etc all the things needed for a fulfilling life. The ‘Shubh’ auspiciousness will be missing. For those who were enjoying Jupiter’s auspiciousness in this past 2nd phase, especially after Nov 2022, be ready for a change in fortunes. I always look at Jupiter very critically. Even if he is benefic for the chart, he is always should be given a second critical look. The misfortunes that he triggers are the ones which seem manageable initially but are devastating later. (The best example for this Jupiter’s tendency is the diabetes disease). Rahu is comfortable in Aries and he finds the energies of this marital sign a good channel to express his typical ‘I want it all’ nature. A major worrying point is that Saturn in Aquarius is aspecting Aries with his third aspect. His aspect on Rahu is called Shapit dosh which gives cruel results. And post Apr 2023 he will be aspecting a conjoint Jupiter-Rahu! creating several typical situations. (The extra aspects for Mars, Jupiter, Saturn are more severe than their regular 7-7 mutual aspects.)

The following readings are primarily as per your Moon sign. Karmaphal, ie the fruits of your past actions are dependant on the Moon for their fructification. But if your ascendant sign is stronger, then you can see the results counted from this sign too. These results are valid from Saturn’s entry into Aquarius till Jupiter’s exit from Pisces, ie from mid-Jan 2023 to Apr 2023.

Aries – Saturn in Aquarius is very favourable for you, and if you have a strong Saturn in your birth chart then you life will significantly change for the better. Jupiter is average so do some regular spiritual practice to channelise his energies. Rahu is in Aries, aspected by Saturn so you will feel a curious mix of aggression and suppression. Ketu will separate you from your partners and cause unexpected loss of money. Do not engage in extramarital affairs or do not marry randomly during this time. Health will improve, but try to adopt holistic lifestyle changes in addition to medicines. Tension in profession will go down. Better job prospects, increase in salary etc is possible. Family life will improve and you will feel more settled. This is a good time so you can try new projects, new investments and take some calculated risks. You might be afflicted by undiagnosable issues and often a victim of ‘black magic’, evil eye and negative intentions. Parents may require your attention. But overall it will be a good time.

Taurus – Saturn is poised to increase your work pressures and your social activities. Your father will require your attention. Jupiter is favourable will help you consolidate your gains. But still as he is in the paap kartari do not trust others unless you are sure. Ketu is favourable and will scatter your enemies and diseases. During this time, you will be given a lot of work but you will be able to deliver. You will be able to effectively counter gossip and office politics. Money flow, positivity will increase, better job options, etc are all possible. Buying new assets and long time investments can be considered. But on the flip side, you will have little time to rest, you will be travelling a lot, separation from family/children is possible. So pay attention to you diet, health and rest. Overall time is on your side so use it intelligently. And remember that daily pujas are necessary, else 10th Shani has the capacity to cause negativity in the profession, fear and mental stress. Rahu is not favourable, you will be a victim of malicious gossip, evil eye and unexpected losses. Do mantra and daana to get over this. Overall it will be an average to good time.

(However if your ascendant is Taurus and birth Saturn is well placed, then this time can grant you significant success in your professional life.)

Gemini – Your Ashtam Shani phase is done with and Saturn in Aquarius is poised to add some auspiciousness to your life. Jupiter is average but still be careful about whom you trust, do not be unnecessarily hopeful about things. Be logical and try to think systematically. If the birth chart/Dasha is favourable, Rahu can be intelligently utilised in the profession to give gains and Ketu’s lack of confidence can also be controlled by behavioural changes. Do pujas of your Kuldevata, listen to your Guru and give tarpan to ancestors, this will ensure Saturn’s continuous support. Do not lose faith or turn atheist, this will add to your problems. In this time frame, you will show steady signs of recovery, health will improve. problems with the reproductive organs will come to light and be addressed. You will reconcile with what has happened to you in the past 2.5yrs, problems will slightly reduce. Your profession will be more in the limelight, work will increase, you will be more visible in your office, more assignments will be given, you will be recognised for your abilities. Finances will also slowly improve, your past investments will give you returns. You will receive help from unexpected sources. Budgeting is necessary but new investments can be done if you are sure about things. Demise of a close elderly family member is possible in this time frame. Your outlook towards life will change and you will be more perceptive and intellectually more in control over your mind. Overall this will be an average to good time.

Cancer – The Capricorn Kantak Shani phase is complete but now in Aquarius your Ashtama Shani starts. Jupiter is favourable in the 9th house but he is hemmed in by Rahu and Saturn, thus incapable of giving auspicious results. Rahu is going to create pressures in your profession and Ketu will cause disturbance in your home life, rest, diet etc. Health should now be your primary focus. There is a possibility of blood diseases, serious surgery, problems in the reproductive/private organs, major accidents etc. Be especially careful if the judged longevity is nearing its end. Try to get enough rest, nutrition and mental peace. There will be fear of unknown things, loss of property, bad luck, etc. There will be failures and disappointments in the projects that you take up. Your spouse and in-laws will be a source of strain, do not get involved. You will face legal issues and be unable to defend yourself. Avoid involvement in other’s problems, avoid giving advice and do not follow to other’s advice unless you are sure. Do not do anything that is against your personal self-interest just because you are influenced by others. Do not trust others. Family and friends will misguide. Be very careful of any new people who enter your life at this point of time. If you are of a spiritual bent of mind then spiritual progress is guaranteed. But for the materialistic mind it is going to be a very trying time. Be prepared.

Leo – Saturn was favourable for you in Capricorn but now in Aquarius he enters your 7th house and this is called a thorny Kantak Shani. Your partnerships will be primarily affected. Spouse, marriage, business partner, profits will start stressing you out. Health can suffer so take due care if you or your spouse are nearing the end of the calculated longevity. Legal issues are possible. Not a good time for new projects. Unnecessary travel and tiredness will make you irritable. Undesirable transfers or change in job is possible. Also you will not get time for your personal spiritual practice which will aggravate the issues. Unexpected loss of money is possible. Avoid unethical actions at all costs as immoral people will try to sway you during this period. Ketu is favourable so if you have a strong birth Ketu he will grant you the necessary strength to handle issues. Skin diseases should be addressed immediately. Jupiter is not favourable and you will suffer diseases of the private parts and humiliation/ pain in secret. However if Rahu is favourable for your chart then pujas, pilgrimages and occult practices can help you tide over. This will be an average to bad time.

Virgo – Saturn is very favourable. Jupiter is favourable but unable to give his full auspicious results because of the paap kartari yog. Rahu and Ketu are not favourable. If you have a powerful Saturn in your birth chart or are in a strong Dasha now then this will be a very good time, use it well. There will be growth on all levels, health will be good, partnerships will give you gain. This is a good time to start new projects, plan a baby, invest etc. There will be professional success, increase in salary, business will expand, profits will be high etc till Apr 2023 after which Jupiter will turn negative. So right now be very analytical of the gifts that Jupiter brings. Saturn is very favourable and he will help you in this matter. You can go full on ahead in matters indicated by Saturn in your chart. One point is that you will feel like taking advantage of others by hiding your true intentions, do not do this as this will result in bad karmaphal later. Jupiter is not auspicious so the opportunities he brings will be tinged with unpleasantness which will increase with time. Avoid being influenced by the teacher, parents and spouse. And if Rahu Ketu are more powerful in your chart then be very careful regarding your family members, in-laws as there is a possibility of being cheated here. Eg in case you are considering marriage proposals during this time then your family members or prospective in laws will hide some crucial facts from you. You will suffer some permanent damage or separation from your family during this period. Diseases of the mouth are possible. But overall this will be an average time.

Libra – Saturn in Aquarius will give some improvement. But Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu are not favourable for you. Personal health, relationships, marriage, profession, investments all will give you stress. Pay attention to your spouse and children and their health during this time. Avoid extramarital affairs. Do not trust people around you as there is a possibility of backbiting and jealousy causing you damage. Do take up some regular vrat during this time, eg fasting once a week or something like that. This will satisfy Saturn and you will also get some significant spiritual progress. Ketu will either cause damage on the physical level, eg skin diseases or grant you significant spiritual progress. Either way Ketu’s is a life changing transit.  Overall it will be an average to bad time.

However if your ascendant sign is Libra and birth Saturn is well placed, then this time can grant you mantra siddhi and the fruit of your past sadhana /efforts on the spiritual as well as material levels.

Scorpio – Kantak Saturn transiting over your fourth house is a ‘thorny’ situation. Jupiter in Pisces and Rahu in Aries are favourable for you so try to consolidate while they are helpful. You will be required to work hard and sincerely during this period. You will be overburdened by your professional commitments and stressed out. Fear and anxiety will dominate your mind. Do not cheat others even if you feel inclined to, because such activities will rebound on you. Rahu will encourage you to dabble in black magic, backbiting etc. Health will start going downhill as diet and rest will be affected. Kantak Shani will also start disrupting your family life. Expect problems in your family, as residence, mother, ancestral properties etc start causing issues. Avoid short term flings and extramarital affairs. Money flow will be good but Ketu in Libra is not supportive for accumulating gains, whatever you get will be immediately scattered. This is not a good time for risky investments. Spiritual gains are possible for those with a spiritual bent of mind. Overall it will be an average to bad time for the materialistic mind.

Sagittarius – finally the Sade sati is at an end and Saturn now in the 3rd is willing to help you in your endeavours. Jupiter is supportive and Rahu will help you gain confidence. But Rahu will cause overconfidence so keep your common sense about you. If you have a strong birth chart/ongoing Dasha then this time will give you very significant gains in health, profession, family life, finances, etc. Finally you can take up new projects, calculated risks and be enthusiastic about life. You will travel, attend happy events, festivals, etc. Success and happiness is possible. But even if situations are favourable they may or may not be auspicious in the long run so do think on the consequences before committing yourself. Do use your common sense in all things. Jupiter in the paap kartari yog indicates that there will be hidden unpleasantness which can pop up in unexpected ways. Overall this will be a good time.

Capricorn – The third phase of the Sade sati now begins for you. Saturn’s negative intensity should reduce to some extent. But Rahu and Jupiter both are not favourable. So the overall stress on health, relationships, profession etc will continue and may increase. This is not the right time for investments, risky speculation, gambling or starting new projects. Loss of money, position and peace is possible. You must take up some pujas or daily Dhyan so that you can find some peace within you, else your mind will get stressed out. Do not get involved in other’s business as this will invite trouble for you. Avoid risks and speculation. Try to stick to the ethical and moral path. Overall an average to bad time.

Aquarius – Saturn is transiting over your birth Moon and the middle phase of the Sade sati has begun. However the time till Jupiter is in Pisces ie till Apr is somewhat favourable. Rahu is favourable so there will be a mix of results. There will be positive effects on your health, money flow, family, profession etc. You can also consider investments during this time. However speculate in the stock market only if you are clear about things. Use this time to work hard and get your affairs in shape, do not leave any loose ends. (Rahu will remain supportive till Nov.)  But overall the middle phase of the Sade sati is tiring and stressful. So take care of your health, ensure adequate rest and proper diet. Do not get involved in other’s affairs, keep a low profile. Do not misguide others or force your opinions on them. Family and friends will also be a source of stress. Perform your duties the best you can. Take up some daily spiritual practice so that your mind can recover. If you can find an inner core of strength then things will be more bearable. Depending on others inevitably brings in disappointments in the long run.  Overall an average time.

Pisces – You had a supportive Saturn in Capricorn but now he is in Aquarius, thus your Sade sati has begun. In his next transits through Aquarius, Pisces and Aries, you will be forced to mature in several ways. Navigating this time will be easier if you have a strong birth chart and a favourable Dasha ongoing. The time frame till Apr 2023 ie till Jupiter in Pisces will be disappointing. Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu and Ketu are all in unfavourable positions. Personal health, partnership, family matters, money flow, budgeting, investments, profession, office politics, etc everything will be a source of stress. Avoid investments, speculations, disputes, legal issues, conflicts etc as you will be on the receiving end even if the fault is not yours. The mind will be under stress and the body will also feel weak. The environment will not be supportive. You have had a very good time in the past Saturn in Capricorn transit and hopefully have accumulated enough resources to tide through the 7.5yrs of the Sade sati. Overall this will be an average to bad time. 

In rare cases, especially with Taurus or Libra ascendants if you have a very strong birth chart then the Sade sati can also push you into public life where you will be required to work hard for social and general welfare. But if you have a weak birth chart or are in a unfavourable Dasha then be extremely careful, this is the start of 7.5yrs of growing up. Be prepared.

As usual there are only two ways to reduce the impact of the planetary transits. Targeted Mantra and Daana. (ref to the index page for more posts on this) If you are already doing your daily pujas and regular spiritual practice then the transits become even more easier to handle as you can more easily adapt your mind or take up behavioural changes which help reducing the impact. However completely eliminating the effects is impossible. These results are all the results of your own past karma so will have to be endured /enjoyed. The remedial effects can only reduce the intensity of the impact, eg if you were to fracture your ankle then with the remedies you might get away with a minor sprain. The maximum reduction in intensity is when you suffer the negativity in your dream states and this is possible with regular pujas, ie ‘Nitya and naimittik pujas’ and the targeted mantra and daana, ie the ‘Kamya pujas’.

(The time/date I have used is from Drikpanchang and is calculated for Ujjain).

Predictions for the signs from Jul 2022 to Jan 2023

I have written about the phase 1 readings for 2022 in this post. And for phase 2 in this post. The overall predictions for this vedic year, Shri Shubhakruti naam samvatsar are posted here.

The predictions for the phase three of this year, from 12th Jul to the 17th Jan 2023 will be broadly applicable when Saturn will be transiting Capricorn in the retrograde and forward motion. The outer planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn have a more deep impact on events. So the time frames when at least two of these are retrograde will see significant events but in the background. We will become aware of their impact only when they all go forward again. In this phase 3, we will also be experiencing one partial solar eclipse, which is right on Deepawali Amavasya, the most powerful amavasya of the year which will have its own deep effect on everyone. (The true nodes are forward from Sep 29th to Oct 17th)

During this phase, the background energy is,

  • Saturn enters Capricorn from 12th Jul and is retrograde till 23rd Oct. He re-enters Aquarius on 17th Jan 2023.
  • Jupiter in Piscesretrograde from 29th Jul to 24th Nov
  • Rahu and Ketu continue in Aries and Libra. 
  • Mars is in Aries currently. He will enter Taurus on 10th Aug and go retrograde from 30th Oct till 13th Jan 2023 in Taurus/ Gemini.
  • The intermittent transits of the other graha, Moon Sun Mercury and Venus will add to the results against this background.

These are generic results depending primarily on the birth Moon sign. In case your ascendant sign is more powerful (check the Ashtakvarga scores), then you might see a mix of results. You can also combine the results by using the information for your birth Moon sign and ascendant sign.

  • Eg if your ascendant sign is Aries then this will be a physically tiring time. In this, if your birth Moon sign is Scorpio then you will be able to get through with lesser mental and emotional stress.


Jupiter in the 12th, Saturn in the 10th Rahu in 1st and Ketu in the 7th house. No major changes are expected during this phase 3. It is going to be a dull period with slow growth. Malefic effects of Rahu and Ketu will be felt and things will be stuck. Ill health is possible. Your children, spouse, siblings and in-laws will create issues. Auspicious functions or starting any new projects will be difficult. However travelling for pilgrimage will give positive results. Office work will increase, office politics and gossip will be hurtful so try to manage things in time. Promotion is not likely, expenditures may increase and savings may reduce. Not a good time to invest. Financial crunch is possible, debts may increase. You will be under both physical and mental stress. Avoid trusting others unnecessarily as you may be cheated. Saturn in 10th and Jupiter in 12th are not very helpful throughout this period. You can take up some private mediation practices as Jupiter in the 12th can support this activity. Mars in Taurus/ Gemini will cause health issues and also strife within the family and with the siblings, teammates and encourage you to engage in risky activities. But if you are able to use him when he is in Gemini then he can grant you the courage to decimate your enemies and gain in different ways, but resist from hurting or cheating others during this period.


Jupiter in the 11th, Saturn in the 9th Rahu in 12th and Ketu in the 6th house. This period is overall better than what you were going through for the past few months. Spouse, children etc will be supportive. Auspicious functions, birth of child, new beginnings, new projects etc are possible. Issues at the workplace will reduce and you will emerge victorious in office politics. Promotion, increments, new job etc are possible. Finances will improve, you will repay your debts, investments will give good returns. You can consider investments, short and long term ones after due care. Traveling for business, pleasure or pilgrimage will be good for you. Jupiter and Saturn both are willing to support, more so when they both start moving forwards. Rahu and Ketu are also average to good. However take especial care when Mars goes retrograde/ forward in Taurus. You will be short tempered, aggressive, health issues due to heat will increase, blood pressure type of issues may be triggered so avoid risky behaviour. Mars in Gemini is also not favourable as he will trigger health issues, family disputes, excessive expenditures and risky behaviour. 


Jupiter in the 10th, Saturn in the 8th Rahu in 11th and Ketu in the 5th house. Things will improve marginally in this phase 3. As long as both Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde you will be better situated to handle issues. Health will improve, family and friends will be supportive, there will be some stability in your life. Financial position will improve, however this is not a time for risky investments. Use this time to consolidate things in your life. Traveling for business may not give desired results but travel for pilgrimage or completing karmic pendencies will be helpful. Auspicious functions, new beginnings etc may not materialise. The time when Saturn goes forward in Capricorn will be troublesome and you should be very careful regarding your health, finances, managing family issues, office politics, etc overall issues. Be especially vigilant when Mars moves in both Taurus/ Gemini as he will trigger stress, lack of rest, health problems, risky behaviour, etc.


Jupiter in the 9th, Saturn in the 7th Rahu in 10th and Ketu in the 4th house. This time you will feel that nothing is moving in life. You will feel stuck, however things will not go worse. So generally try to maintain yourself the best you can. Take care of your diet, health, finances etc. Try to keep cordial relationships with others, especially there may be minor issues with the spouse. Profession will be routine, dull, nothing much happening here. If you work hard, then a promotion or salary raise is possible. Budgeting is required as expenses will rise. Your can invest in safe options during this period. Saturn going forward is not very favourable but once Jupiter also starts going forward again you will see positivity as your 9th house again starts giving favourable results, so health, finances etc will improve. You can consider performing auspicious events, starting new projects etc till 17th Jan 2023. Use this time when both are forward to consolidate. Mars when in Gemini can cause issues related to health, irritation, overwork, lack of rest, issues with spouse etc so it is best to be alert during this time. However in Taurus he can give some profits especially when he goes forward in this sign.


Jupiter in the 8th, Saturn in the 6th Rahu in 9th and Ketu in the 3rd house. The period when both Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde will be helpful for you as problems will reduce in intensity and you will get some breathing space. Try talking to others clearly as often helps resolve problems. Health, relationships, etc will improve because you will get the time to address these issues in your life. Things will also improve in profession and business but promotions or salary rises may not materialise. If you are jobless then you can expect a new job in this time. Financial situation will improve to some extent as your expenses will remain manageable. However investments can be risky so put your money in safe deals. Saturn in Capricorn is favourable for you but Jupiter in Pisces is not. So use the time when Saturn is forward and Jupiter retrograde to consolidate and establish yourself. Once Jupiter starts forwards he will give you at least one very negative experience. Mars in Taurus can make you irritable at work and with your friend circle unless you learn to channelise your aggression in a productive manner. Mars in Gemini can give some profits and positivity in the forward motion.


Jupiter in the 7th, Saturn in the 5th Rahu in 8th and Ketu in the 2nd house. You will feel stifled and dull during this phase. The positive things which were going on you will suddenly seem to stop, but they will not become worse. Self confidence and creativity may go down. Not a good time for risky speculations but money flow will be consistent. Your children, students and other creative endeavours will make you tired, you will feel all this to be more work than genuine expression of your personality. Projects may be delayed as meeting dead-lines will be difficult. Romance will take a back-seat, your significant other will cause stress and you too will cause him/her stress by being over-possessive or jealous. Your relatives and friends will try to dominate you and you might feel internally disconnected from them. Also pay attention to your diet. Do not hurt others with your speech as you can easily make enemies now.  Jupiter going forward in Nov will bring you more opportunities and life will start looking up. Now onwards you can consider new projects, etc as positivity increases. Mars in Taurus/ Gemini will create issues in your work place so try to control your temper and use the fiery energy to productive use.


Jupiter in the 6th, Saturn in the 4th Rahu in 7th and Ketu in the 1st house. Both Jupiter and Saturn are not very favourable but during their retrograde phase the problems they create might reduce in intensity. Your health will improve, disputes with the spouse will be resolved, finances will improve etc. Profession or business will see some growth, however over-work will remain. Use this time to recoup your energies. Once both turn forward, you will again feel the stress. Family life will be disturbed. In your office you will be a victim of rumours and gossip, be very careful and try to nip these in the bud. Avoid loose talk and remain very professional during this time. Do not invest in the stock market or in similar risky ventures and budgeting is necessary. Mars going retrograde/ forward in Taurus will be an extreme energy release in your 8th house and you must be careful during this time. Avoid all risky activity and try to perform some spiritual routine to channelise this transit Mars. Mars is Gemini will cause mental restlessness and inability to concentrate.


Jupiter in the 5th, Saturn in the 3rd Rahu in 6th and Ketu in the 12th house. The time when both Jupiter and Saturn will be retrograde will put brake in your growth, but things will not get worse. Minor problems will erupt but you will be able to handle them. Especially your spouse or children may fall ill or get into some situation where you will have to help them. Your friends and extended family may be supportive. Profession and business will cause you stress, but problems in this phase will be short term and manageable. However this is not a time for new projects but you can use this time to plan. Avoid over-spending and unnecessary traveling. But once both of them go forward again positivity will return and everything will start moving in a favourable direction. All that blockage or dullness that you felt during the past 2-3 months will go away and you will do well in almost every aspect of your life. However be careful when Mars transits Taurus/ Gemini as he can cause unpleasant unexpected changes in your or your spouse’s life and create sudden traumatic situations. However for Scorpio, this entire year 2022-23 is overall favourable in some way or the other, so you will be able to cope. 


Jupiter in the 4th, Saturn in the 2nd, Rahu in 5th and Ketu in the 11th house. Saturn and Jupiter retrograde together will reduce the positivity that you were enjoying till now. Things will seem stuck but you still have some breathing space. Personal health and health of your family members can be an issue. Pay attention to your diet and finances too. This is not a good time to start new projects. For profession and business, there will be some slowdown and you will have to work harder. The time when Saturn is forward and Jupiter retrograde will be stressful. This will be a return of the Sade sati energies with their expected restrictive, tiring etc effects. Try to avoid family quarrels and be careful about your resources and savings. Anything cut off now will be permanently gone from your life. Traveling will be stressful. This is not a good time for investments or property dealings. Do not unnecessarily trust others as you may be cheated. Jupiter also going forward will reduce the stress but you should remain alert as long as Saturn occupies Capricorn. Mars in Taurus can help you decimate your enemies if you use him properly, however when he occupies Gemini he will have a negative impact on your relationship with your spouse, business partner or personal mediative practice.


Jupiter in the 3rd, Saturn in the 1st, Rahu in 4th and Ketu in the 10th house. As long as both Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde, things will remain average. Sade sati continues. Profession, health, family, finances etc will remain average. But you should try to make use of this time to prepare. Try to maintain your health, finances, etc sensibly. But even during this time there will be a undercurrent of things subtly going against you. If you can understand what is happening, take immediate corrective action before things get worse. If you can perform any pujas, pilgrimages, mantra, dana etc do this during this time. Once Saturn goes forward on your birth Moon you will face the full impact of your Sade sati. And the other three are in no position to support you. This will be a significantly bad position and you should be alert in all ways. Try to take up some spiritual practice etc which will help you cope in this time. Mars in Gemini will have some potential to destroy your enemies, diseases and debts but when he is in Taurus your children and finances both may be affected.


Jupiter in the 2nd, Saturn in the 12th, Rahu in 3rd and Ketu in the 9th house. Saturn retrograde will ease out things for you. The Sade sati results will continue. But then Jupiter too will go retrograde so there will be average to mixed results in this phase. There are no significant changes and life will seem dull. Family might see some stressful events and there might be a temporary resource crunch. Nothing serious but still you should budget. Investment can be thought of but in safe options. Health will be low, you might be unable to rest. In the office your team-mates might cause issues for you and you may have to face gossip and non-cooperation. Try to go for a pilgrimage type of travel in this period, it will help. But travelling for work or pleasure will be tiring. The time when Saturn is forward and Jupiter retrograde will be especially stressful. However once Jupiter goes forward you will again feel his positive effects. Then you can again try for profits through calculated risks. Auspicious activities, new projects etc can be considered in this time. Profession and business will see growth. Mars In both Gemini and Taurus will cause issues with your mother, children, finances, landed property etc and arguments with your family. Personal health can also be of concern.


Jupiter in the 1st, Saturn in the 11th Rahu in 2nd and Ketu in the 8th house. Saturn retrograde in Capricorn is favourable giving you a respite from the Sade sati energies. Jupiter going retrograde will add to the positivity. These past few months have been a tiring time for you on several fronts as the Sade sati energy coupled with the Janma Jupiter have been draining. Now you will get time to rest and think on what all has happened to you in this past few months. Use this time to sort out the issues and bring them to a logical conclusion. Health will improve. Social interactions will improve. Finances will be better, however spending sensibly is ideal. Invest with due care. Profession and business is going to be slightly better. Not a time to be experimental with job prospects but if you were unemployed this time may grant you a good job.  Travelling for business, tourism, pilgrimage is possible. Saturn will remain favourable throughout his stay in Capricorn but Jupiter going direct in Pisces from 23rd Nov will again trigger draining energies. So prepare yourself for a turbulent phase which will aggravate from mid Jan to mid Apr 2023. Mars in Taurus will be favourable give you courage but when he is in Gemini your mother, family, property, health, etc can give you stress. However, despite everything, Pisces still has a good chance of making use of the planetary energies in 22-23.


As always, the remedy for every sort of unbalanced energy is either,

  1. Mantra ie you use the power generated by using mantra to reduce the negative effect to the bare minimum. This can be a regular system of daily pujas, daily mantra, daily routine, daily sadhana etc or can be a one time major Anushthan which is a more intense puja involving Brahmins who help you perform it. Mantra is not a ‘prayer’ as it is commonly interpreted to be.
  2.  Daana. Here you use the power of your intention to give this unbalanced energy away to a consciousness capable of absorbing it. This imbalance is generally linked to some sort of a physical object eg sesame oil for Saturn and given away to a temple, nature or to a genuine Brahmin. Daan is not ‘charity’ as is commonly understood.
  3. Behavioural changes. This is possible for someone who has significant intelligence, deeply understands himself, analyses the situation and capable of controlling his mind enough to find a way out from the adversity before him.

The last phase of this year 2022-23 will be from mid-Jan 2023 to mid-Apr 2023 when Jupiter is in Pisces, Saturn is in Aquarius and both will be moving forward. Transits of Saturn should always be analysed in depth as he determines the intensity of karma operating on you. Since in 2022-23 Saturn has been in Capricorn, then in Aquarius, then retrograde in Aquarius, retrograde in Capricorn, forward in Capricorn and again forward in Aquarius. For the slowest moving planet, this rate of change has been very high and is evident in its impact on the world and personal affairs.

Saturn in Aquarius results from Apr 2022 to Mar 2025

Saturn is currently the strongest planet consistently dominating the others since 2019 or so. He was strong in Sagittarius, then continued in power in his own Capricorn and will again retain his strength in his own Aquarius. Aquarius is also his mooltrikon sign ie the sign where he feels most at home and can give the best results which are visible on the outside.

He will be aspecting Jupiter in Pisces whenever he resides in Capricorn. And when he shifts into Aquarius he will be aspecting Rahu in Aries and later Jupiter in Aries. Thus he will influence these major graha as they give their results. He is also the King of this current Vedic year Shri Shubhakruti naam samvatsar. Overall, he currently enjoys a very significant say over the events unfolding around us.

  • Saturn is poised to enter Aquarius on 29th Apr 2022 and he will be here till 29th Mar 2025. 
  • In this current year 2022 he will be retrograde from 5th Jun till 23rd Oct for 141 days.
  • He will return to Capricorn on 12th Jul 2022 and reenter Aquarius on 17th Jan 2023. 

This post will cover Saturn’s results in Aquarius till 29th Mar 2025 so it will necessarily be a generic post. I prefer writing posts on Saturn’s nakshatra level transits which last for about 13 months. Currently Saturn is transiting through the Dhanishtha nakshatra (post here).

Saturn stays in a sign for average 2.5 long years. Advanced students can try analyse Saturn’s movement through the Nakshatra filters to improve the accuracy of their predictions. Aquarius is composed of Dhanishtha, Shatataraka and Poorvabhadrapada nakshatra, and Saturn will give different results as he transits through each one of them. And if you wish to fine tune further then try to factor in the Nakshatra pad/ navamsha in your predictions (post here).

Saturn in Aquarius progressively creates situations which lead to a complete change in systems. This is traumatic in the short term but in the in the long run can lead to gain. This is a release of explosive energy which stabilises over a period of time. These initial situations will be turbulent, messy, traumatic and dangerous. War or civil unrest leading to new geopolitical alignments. Or economic collapses on the global levels followed by a complete overhaul of the financial systems. Restructuring of the social hierarchies and even governments is possible. He will rearrange everything that can possibly be rearranged on the material levels. And he does not back down once he gets started, he is implacable, relentless. The players who initiate these activities under his influence show courage in following their vision and not stop till they are done.

This transit will be painful and uncertain for common people. Saturn positioned in Aquarius has a sobering effect as he forces revaluation of all those concepts which you think to be precious or stable. he challenges your preconceived notions and requires you to adjust to the new realities around you. This phase can trigger negative emotions, behaviour and habits in several of us. But, if Saturn is capable of giving you auspicious results, then he will help you discipline yourself and eventually grow.

During this time people will be more politically aware, more materialistic, more driven by personal ambitions, focussed on the profession, business and money, status in the society, activities outside the home, networking, meeting new people, making new groups. Everyone will desire more material things especially upward mobility, power over others and control over resources. And will be more vocal, demanding, act strongly in motivated groups for what they want and sometimes with violence, deceit and fraud.

For Bharat, Saturn will give mixed results. On the physical front, our nation is going to grow and very much so. Our economy will remain stable compared to the rest of the world, our industries etc will continue to perform etc. Our government will focus on keeping our systems stable and insulate us from the external shocks that the world, especially the west will be undergoing. But our problems are going to be internal, ie civil disruptions, terrorist attacks etc the reasons of which are obvious to anyone who follows the news. Genuine Bharatiya will be required to support the nation now. There will be turmoil. However at the end of this period the elected government and PM will prevail and a more sensible and sustainable society will be in place.

Saturn in Aquarius transit results for the individual signs, considering only Saturn’s influence. These are generic readings which will be modified as per your birth chart details and the transits of the other major planets. These are based on your birth Moon sign, as the Moon determines the timing and fructification of karma. But if your Ascendant sign is strong, then you can blend the results of both the signs to gain a better picture of what can happen.

  • eg. if your ascendant sign is Sagittarius then you will get several physical opportunities for growth. In this if your birth Moon is Gemini, then unless you do the Kuldevata/ Guru/ ancestor worship etc, you will suffer emotionally and will not be able to make anything of the opportunities before you. And in this, if Sagittarius is stronger than Gemini in your birth chart then it may overall be a good time (easiest way is to compare the scores of the Ashtakvarga table for these signs).

Aries – This transit is favourable for you as Saturn in the 11th house will give you exceptional gains. But if you have worked for it or are willing to work for it in the coming 2-3 yrs. New opportunities for wealth creation, new connections, new friends will come into your life, make use of them. Your family and social life will be quite happening, expand your friend circles and network. Keep on working hard and remain active, you will get significant successes and growth. Be fair in your decisions as some of these will be life-time decisions. This is a good time and try to make the most of it.

Taurus – Saturn in the 10th house gives overwork, travel and strain. Generally physical health goes down during this transit, so take care of your diet/habits. Your boss will be very demanding but may not give you credit. However keep working sincerely as you will eventually gain from all the work you put in. Professional success is possible if your birth chart supports you. Expect a few delays in achieving your dreams. Money will be adequate but as always plan and budget. Parents, especially the father’s health may be of concern. Your family/ spouse will be cross with you as you won’t get time to be with them. Do schedule your life appropriately. If you do not do this then, Shani will dictate your time table and then it may get difficult. Do your daily pujas and take up some spiritual activity to add positivity to your life.

Gemini – If you do pujas of your adored deity, pay your dues to your ancestors and follow the direction of your Guru then this Saturn will give you gains otherwise he will cause trouble by restricting your own luck, purvapunya and the support you get in life. Ill health, loss of money, loss of Dharma, quarrels with the family, arguments with parents, physical deaths of elderly people in the family etc are possible. Try to keep your ego under control as anger etc will lead to mental stress and other losses too. Luck, if not on your side can lead to several issues so be prepared. 


Cancer – Saturn in the 8th Ashtam Shani, is a dangerous position and this time should be navigated with extreme precautions. He can hit on all the aspects of life which make life secure and comforting. Health can take a beating, especially the body frame can break down. Bones, ligaments, tendons, teeth, nerves, skin, private parts etc related issues can emerge. Accidents and sudden surgeries are possible. If the longevity is at an end then this period can cause physical death. Trouble from the wife, the in-laws and occult activities are possible. Litigation, court cases, fights linked to ancestral property and humiliation is possible. Loss of wealth, loss of intimacy with the spouse. Lack of nourishing food, lack of rest are typical results. Money should be adequate but it is advisable to budget. 

Leo – This is a Kantak Shani/ thorny Saturn, position. He brings danger to the self or to the spouse. If the longevity is at an end, physical death is possible else physical /emotional separation can occur. Professional failures, loss of income, reduction in wealth and humiliation is possible. You will have to work hard in order to succeed during this time. Lack of comfort, restlessness, unnecessary travel, loneliness, depression is a common result. Physical health can show signs of disease and ageing. Pay attention to your married life and to your business in case you operate with a business partner.

Virgo – Saturn’s transit through the 6th is considered to be quite good as he does not let enemies, disease, debts, etc surface so make the most of it. However do not ignore any symptoms and consult medical help as needed. In this transit, you can expect a reasonably good health, success in profession, a stable income and mental peace. You might be tempted to take on loans or engage in land deals, do so only if you are sure about things. Things will be better than what they were in the past so you can take calculated risks to move ahead in life.


Libra – Here Saturn is transiting the 5th sign from Libra and he will affect the creative expression of the personality as a whole. So raising your children will require more efforts from your side. You will be required to pay more attention to them and their activities. This is not a good time for speculation or gambling. Creativity will be low and this may lead to demotions or loss of job or failure in exams. Pay cuts and need to budget is possible. Health can be adversely affected. You must continue doing your daily pujas, mantra etc to keep yourself positive in this time.

Scorpio – Ardha-ashtama Saturn is when he transits your 4th. This is also called a Kantaka or thorny Shani. He generally drains resources on several levels, ie emotional, physical, monetary resources are all affected. You may be required to leave your homeland or at least compelled to leave your residence and relationships with your dear ones will be strained. Your parents, especially the mother will be a source of worry and there may be agreements within your family regarding property. You might be forced to sell landed properties or be cheated in property cases. Diseases of the joints, nerves and skin and road accidents are possible. This is not a time to be careless or rash.

Sagittarius – Saturn is transiting your 3rd and it will be a good transit. Your Sade sati is over and now you can enjoy the results that Saturn will give you during his Aquarius transit. You will feel more empowered, your skills will be recognised, your luck will improve, health will be good, team-mates and family members will be helpful etc. Wealth will increase, you will pass all competitive exams, a promotion is possible at work, traveling for work or pleasure will be fruitful, spouse and children will be supportive. Overall it is a good transit, so make the most of it. Time is on your side.


Capricorn – the last phase of Sade sati is often the most emotionally tiring as Saturn brings several unpleasant truths before you. Your family members, mother etc can cause you stress, you might be cheated in matters of ancestral property. Your spouse and children can be a source of unhappiness and you might be separated from them temporarily. You will be given several responsibilities in the office and this may affect your health and rest. Try to take up some spiritual practice to restore your emotional stability. Ego, pride, arrogance will be counter-productive and can land you in trouble. However the very last part of this transit can bring a different maturity within you as you slowly emerge from Saturn’s intense influence with a new confidence.

Aquarius – this transit is the middle phase of Sade sati. Janma Shani causes severe strain on the mind as he directly affects the birth Moon. A sense of fear, depression and loneliness ensues. You may not feel enthused about anything, laziness and lethargy will affect your mind. Everyone whom you feel emotional support from can cause you unhappiness, this can have its effect on your physical health too. Your married life can see turmoil. Family and friends will cause you stress. Income can reduce so budgeting is necessary. Do your daily pujas etc to support your mind in this time.

Pisces – you have now started in the first phase of your Sade sati. The run of luck that you were enjoying in the past 2-3yrs is now done with. You are going to have to grow up as Saturn will bring in maturity with his scripted karmic lessons. With Saturn you cannot break rules, show self-ego or cheat others, if you do this now, he will ensure that you get your karma delivered in the next two stages of the Sade sati. Health, physical and emotional, will be affected. Money might get tight as expenditure increases, budgeting is advisable. Your boss will expect more from you and not appreciate you for what you do. Expected promotions or salary raises may not materialise. If in business, do not trust others unnecessarily and remain aware of what your partners are upto. You need to maintain your positivity by doing your daily pujas etc.

When you tailor the above for your personal chart here are some tips you can use.

  • If Saturn is favourable for you, ie if your ascendant sign is Capricorn, Aquarius, Taurus or Libra then he can give you the promised benefits as per your birth chart.
  • Generally Saturn is favourable in the 3rd 6th 11th so another way of looking at this is that whatever Aries, Virgo and Sagittarius signify in your chart, these areas in your life may show some positive changes connected to Saturn.
  • If you have a significant planet in your birth chart Aquarius then Saturn will constrain him from giving his full results. Anything represented by Aquarius in your birth chart has the potential to cause stress in your life. But if you accept the routine that Saturn represents then this planet can give slow but sustained results.
  • If you have a strong birth chart, ie strong birth Moon, ascendant sign/lord, vargottam planets, strong yogkarak, etc then you will be better able to handle the inevitable changes in life. Whatever happens, you will somehow retain your position of strength.

Use the Ashtakvarga system for a rapid analysis of the transits. Note the points that Saturn has in Aquarius sign in your personal Ashtakvarga table. If this is 4 or more then this transit will be more significant for you, he will create some positive opportunities in your life. Also check the power of Aquarius sign, ie if its total point score is 27 or more then the sign as a whole will more positively influence your life.

Dasha results are will be modified by this Saturn transit. So if you are under a Mahadasha or Antardasha of Saturn you should carefully analyse what this transit means to you, as the results will be stronger. If you are under the Dasha period of a favourable planet, ie Ascendant lord, Yogkarak, owner of kendra/ kona then you will be more easily able to navigate the issues presented by Saturn during this transit. 

These these past two months, March and April 2022 we have seen the transits of Rahu, Ketu, Jupiter and now Saturn. The four slow moving graha changing their signs back to back in a very short time span is not a good thing. All the aspects of life which they control in your chart will see significant changes in a very short time frame. If the birth chart, ascendant sign/ lord and birth Moon are powerful then you will be able to adjust to this rapid change, else there will be stress.

There are several ways of analysing charts, they are all used to cross check the results you are predicting. The same positive/ negative results repeating in at least 3 different analysis patterns indicates that the predicted effect will be strong. 


Remedies, as always are two, Daana and Mantra. You either give away the unbalanced energy with Daana or reinforce your energy with Mantra. (use the index page for more posts on this). When you are doing remedies you are basically strengthening your 1st house by powering on your 9th and 5th houses, harnessing the 9/5 axis. Your purva punya protects your personality and your environment if you perform activities linked to the 9th house. Similarly your mantra shakti feeds energy into yourself if you perform activities of the 5th house. When you add energy to your Dharma trikon, your capacity for weathering events in life increases. Doing Dana on the day of the transit is a good way of ensuring that his energies remain balanced in your life during the duration of the transit. You can also give Dana on Saturdays, especially sesame oil can be given to Shani temples regularly. You can also do his mantra on Saturdays. Doing regular daily pujas and some personal spiritual practice, ie your Dhyan mantra or your Jaap-mantra is a life time remedy which addresses the very many issues which continually pop up in life.

The third option is behavioural changes but this is possible only if you have some understanding of your own self and have a back up of strength and energy from your regular spiritual practice. 

Personally I associate Bhagwan Shani with Bhagwan Mahakaal as Saturn is the power of Time, the slow grinding force which reduces our ego into dust. He is capable of giving a lot on the material front and also on the spiritual front, but he demands that you work for it. Most of us do not appreciate his discipline and ethics so suffer during his typical transits.

Jyotish helps us become aware of what is possible in the future and to take appropriate steps to reduce the negativity or enhance the positivity of what is coming up. It is an empowering tool so do use it as such.