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Effect of Retrograde Saturn is not Always Terrible

By R K Shridhar  — Mar 07, 2016
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Planets: What you reap and what you sow

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Planets: What you reap and what you sow
It is the job of the nine planets to see to it that you reap, without fail, what you sow, for they are the executive officers of the Law of Karma, which is the Law of Action and Reaction. Saturn is the Lord of Karma. If we had been bad in the past, then to teach a lesson at an appropriate predetermined time an event will occur. Similarly if we have done well in the past, we are bound to get reward for our good deeds. Retrograde motion of Saturn will only check our responsibility and dutifulness of the past. This could be in any area of life.

Placement of Saturn in your horoscope

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Placement of Saturn in your horoscope
It depends on the placement of Saturn in your birth chart and also how transiting Saturn aspects your horoscope. Karma will reflect on those who have been untrustworthy. Dishonesty and betrayal will come back to disturb some people. At the same time if you are victim of scandal and false allegation, you may hope justice. In any case, all involved will find this whole process of divine judgment rather repulsive and disappointing. Saturn becomes retrograde in Scorpio on March 25, 2016 (Friday) at 15:45 and becomes progressive in Scorpio on August 13, 2016 (Saturday) at 15:37. Total retrograde period will be of 141 Days. Let’s see what is in store for every zodiac sign.

Aries

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Aries
Saturn is in your 8th house. Retrograde Saturn will give you very inauspicious results only. This placement of Saturn is also termed as Kantaka Shani, means neck is tightened, you may feel restlessness if Saturn is posited in 4th, 7th and 8th house. You may have acute illness particularly stomach problem. All your efforts will fail in consolidating your otherwise deplorable conditions. If your work is stuck up in government sector, it is very difficult to get it done during the retrograde period. You will feel obstructions in your every endeavor. If in job, remain alert, you may be transferred to an undesirable place. However, aspect of Jupiter might reduce your agony.

Taurus

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Taurus
You will continue to face some problem or the other during the whole retrograde period. Your spouse may face life-threatening illness or any serious disease may be detected, which might be lessened as Saturn becomes direct. You may have to leave your place of residence or your place where you are working. In any case, transfer will increase your trouble. At workplace, you may be humiliated or demoted. You may lose your self-respect and your annoyance may increase your trouble, as Mars is also present along with Saturn. This position of Saturn is Kantaks Shani, you will run from pillar to post to get your work done, but you will fail miserably.

Gemini

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Gemini
What support and help you might be getting from your family members and relatives might be decreased to a little extent. But your comfort and ease will be assuring. Your enemies will be frightened by your move, but owing to Jupiter’s aspect you may undergo outside court settlement of your case. Your file for due promotion might be held up for temporary period till Saturn becomes progressive. Aristocratic pleasures will be showered upon you. Your money problem will be solved and flow of money will astonish you. Luxuries in the form of vehicles, good food, well furnished house etc will enrich you. You will get rid of sickness.

Cancer

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Cancer
Retrograde Saturn will transit from your 5th house. Your main concern will be your children. They may fall sick. Education of your children may be spoiled on one pretext or the other. They may not find any suitable institution for admission. If you are in love affair, your commitment may dilute or you may receive cold response from your loved ones. It will be very indecent if you insist upon physical intimacy with your love partner. You may be bound to come in contact with doubtful and wicked minded women to lose your money and self-respect. Your creativity will also reduce.

Leo

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Leo
Retrograde Saturn is transiting from your 4th house. This placement is called Kantaka Shani. All your work and payments from government will be held up to increase your helplessness. A new complication may arise in your ongoing projects. Try to control wasteful expenditure, as any spending on luxurious items will make you temporarily popper. Siphoning of money must be controlled, as you will seldom get any relief during the whole retrograde period. Moreover, movement of Mars to Sagittarius will also be delayed until September, so no relief will be felt. All long distances professional traveling will be fruitless, rather you may be injured in transit. Frequent conflicts with wife will disturb your peace of mind.

Virgo

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Virgo
Retrograde Saturn is stationed in your 3rd house. If you are sick from quite some time now, you may be fully cured. Your plan will be successfully implemented. If you are in a job, you may be promoted or you may get additional responsibility and when the retrograde period will be over, you may be given higher rank. Your social and public-life participation will increase and your prestige will touch new heights. You will enjoy complete peace at home. You may purchase new vehicles and other luxurious items. You will receive help and cooperation from your friends and colleagues. Fortune will shine on you.

Libra

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Libra
Retrograde Saturn is transiting from your 2nd house. Your Sade-sati has started. The evil results will be felt by your relatives. The health of seniors like grand parents may be deteriorated unexpectedly. Get your eyesight checked if spectacles are required or power glasses may be changed. You may face scarcity of money and borrowing loan will also not be possible. Keep patience as financial betterment will take quite some more time. Your enemy may try black magic or witchcraft upon you to suffer on account of that. Loss of self-respect and humiliation is possible. You may be deceived and seduced by women. In any case, don’t try to sell your fixed asset to solve your problem.

Scorpio

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Scorpio
Here retrograde Saturn is in your birth sign; your health will suffer adversely. Sade-sati is at its peak in Scorpio. Your domestic and professional life will see all time low. You will have fear from your enemies. Journey to longer distance will not bear any fruit; rather you may be at loss. Undesirable expenditure will increase your trouble. Separation from relations like wife, brothers, sisters or family is possible. Don’t invite government’s wrath, keep your paper work completed, otherwise imprisonment is also possible. Your projects will be suspended due to unknown reasons; your attempt to resume work will fail. Don’t be impatient on account of obstruction.

Sagittarius

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Sagittarius
Retrograde Saturn is transiting from your 12th house, so it’s a period of Sade-sati. During this transit, loss of health, happiness, loss of position, increased expenditure, financial stress and physical weakness might be felt. If somehow you could earn some money, the same will be lost. There is a chance of getting cheated by wicked man. If you lose your job, you will not be able to get the job at least until retrogression period is over. Due to the presence of Mars with Saturn, you may be injured. Owing to circumstances, you may be separated from family and children. Don’t try to expand your existing business.

Capricorn

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Capricorn
The transiting retrograde Saturn is passing through your 11th house. You may get money from many sources. You will resume your health to feel better and illness will be cured. You will be able to achieve high status on account of promotion or elevation. You may participate in social events and you may be elected or selected to a prestigious post. Your will earn high regards in society. You may get all comforts of life. You may indulge in scandalous relationship with the mean person of opposite sex, but you will gain, instead of honey trapped. You will become rough and tough.

Aquarius

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Aquarius
Retrograde Saturn is passing from your 10th house, the house of profession. You may lose your job or status as Saturn goes retrograde. Your problem will increase, if you indulge in black magic to come out of your miseries. There will always be an undefined fear lurking in your mind. You may take refuse by visiting to religious places to have some solace. You will put forth all your might, but you will be failed to get any benefit. You will be under employed and your family will suffer poverty on account of that. You will be involved in some ugly scandal and subjected to false accusation.

Pisces

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Pisces
Transit of retrograde Saturn is from your 9th house, the house of luck. Money will be spent on unwanted and useless projects. Your good deeds and constructive works will be stumbled. The health of your father or fatherly person will deteriorate and will increase your concern. Even death is possible if coincides with maraka dasha. You will face new matter of grief every day. You may be afflicted to diseases. Accident is also possible, since Mars is lying with Saturn. Fortune will be blocked till the Saturn becomes progressive. Don’t indulge in sinful act on any body’s provocation as your suffering will increase.

Pisces

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Pisces
Never forget that Saturn's job is to maintain Dharma (righteousness) by punishing the wrongdoers. It is for this reason that during the adverse transits, it is always advisable to take proper guidance from a competent astrologer.