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Saturn Transit in Sagittarius from Jan, 2017 to Jan, 2020

So, the biggest of all transits is about to happen. Saturn will transit into Sagittarius from its current position of Scorpio in Jan, 2017 where it will remain till Jan, 2020. In between, Saturn will turn retrograde and re-enter Scorpio between June, 2017 to Oct, 2017. Then it will come back again in Sagittarius and will transit there till Jan, 2020. Like this, Saturn will complete its about 2.5 years transit in Sagittarius. 

In every sign, Saturn transits for about 2.5 years. It is the longest duration of transit among all visible planets. Hence, Saturn MD/AD and transits are known to bring the biggest changes in life. I can be the best example to explain this point. My 1st Career change came when I had Saturn Return. During my next Saturn AD, I started studying Astrology seriously. Then, as I am Scorpio Ascendant, current transit of Saturn in Scorpio from Nov, 2014 made me realize my true life path (ascendant) in Astrology. So, always pay biggest attention at Saturn during Dashas and Transits. 

Now, there are planets which have bigger transits like Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Their transits in a sign take from 7 years up to 15 years, but as they are invisible planets, they are not used to see the predictions of visible events like Marriage, Child Birth etc. It means they can be utilized to see the invisible events like Spiritual Awakening, Destruction of Ego and Realizing your true self. As these are events which happen inside us and not visible to world, they can be seen and predicted from position and transits of invisible planets like Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. 

Anyways, Saturn is known to bring changes in life, but it only brings change when you are on wrong path to bring you back to right path. Two examples I can give here. Sachin Tendulkar must have gone through few Saturn AD and all important Saturn transits over his Ascendant, Moon, Sun, Saturn Return and 10th house, but it never changed his life path of being a Sports Person because he was on right life path. Another example, Amitabh Bachchan changed his Career twice. 1st in 1984 when he went into Politics and in 1995 when he tried to be a Businessman. During the same Saturn transits, in which he tried to change his career, he was forced back by Saturn to Movies as it was his right life path. So, we can say that Saturn brings change in life path and career only when you are on wrong path. So, the best thing you can do during Saturn Transits, specially over Ascendant, Sun, Moon, Saturn Return, 10th house etc, is not to resist. Just be ready to change as Saturn wants you to change and let’s see where Saturn leads you finally. It’s not that by resisting change, you will be able to make any difference, lol, but it is just that by not resisting, transformation will be easy. If someone wants to know if he is under Saturn’s impact or not then well, if you are alive then yeas, you are under Saturn’s impact. 

Now, let’s see all the important factors attached with this transit of Saturn in Sagittarius - 


Saturn - Saturn is all that which we don't like in our life. Saturn is Delay, Frustration, Restriction, Limitation and Anxiety. It is Hard-work and Labour. It is people of Authority, like Boss at your work place or Father at home. Saturn is Master and Servant both (depends on who uses Saturn in what way). Saturn is our Karmic Debt from life. Saturn is the things we didn't treat too well in our past life. Saturn is our challenges and biggest lessons of life. Saturn is Old-age, Teeth in human body, Diseases, Transformation etc. Saturn is Discipline, Organisation, Structure, Government, Law & Order etc.

Sagittarius - Sagittarius is the 9th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents many things related with the 9th house of horoscope like Religion, Knowledge, Wisdom, Higher Learnings, Gurus, Teachings from your Father etc. Besides it also represents Coaching, Universities, Professors and Preachers, Higher Wisdom, Written Law of the Land etc. Sagittarius has 2 and half nakshatra which are Mula, Purva-Ashadha and Uttara-Ashadha. Sagittarius' lord is Jupiter.

Saturn in Sagittarius – First of all, Saturn will be in neutral sign as Sagittarius’s lord Jupiter is neutral to Saturn. Also, Sagittarius is a Fire Sign and Saturn is a cold planet. Saturn never has too much love affair with Fire Signs, like it is debilitated in Aries and in sign of Arch-Enemy Sun in Leo, but at the same time as Saturn & Jupiter are neutral, things would balance out. Now, when Saturn is in Sagittarius in Birth Chart, as Saturn delays the impact of Sign it is sitting in, the belief system or higher learning will come into person with delay. It means they will not believe in any religious study just like that. Remember, Saturn is reality of life. So here in the sign of Sagittarius, person wants to see that how much this higher learning and religious studies are helping him in real world to bring social justice in the world. It gives kind of weird religious beliefs in the beginning of life, where they can look at Holy Bible and say that this XYZ publisher has published this book and you say that it is Word of God? They need proof of everything. They don't want to believe in anything just like that. And that's when the another trait of Saturn comes into play, i.e. Focus. When they don't get the answers which they are seeking, they start putting their own focus and hard-work in all the religious and higher learning related things and make their own philosophy. They find their own answers. Hence after mid 30s, they will finally achieve all the higher learning necessary for their life purpose.

Now, when it comes to transit of Saturn in Sagittarius, it becomes a transit towards Higher Learning. Remember that people who were born with Saturn in Sagittarius will be around 28-29 or 58-59. So, this transit will make them focus on their higher education or towards their Religious Education. So as I see, this is going to be a transit where we will be focussed on learning and educating ourselves in our respective fields. Higher Education will be a theme for next 3 years. I am sure about this prediction as I already have 3 clients who were born with Saturn in Sagittarius and who are planning to quit their job for Higher Education in their field. I am expecting more and more people to focus on their higher education of any field of their interest during this transit. Also, religious beliefs will be questioned, challenged and asked to be proved logically and practically, which is only good. One thing is sure that we will come out of this transit in 2020 as more educated than ever. 

Transit Period – Saturn will enter Sagittarius on 26th Jan, 2017 and will leave Sagittarius on Jan 24, 2020. 

Last Saturn Transit – Last Saturn transit happened when Saturn entered Scorpio in Nov, 2014. Since then we have gone through changes and transformations globally and personally as Saturn 7 Scorpio both represent Transformations. Wherever Scorpio falls in your chart as per Ascendant, that area of life has gone through a real transformation in last about 2 years. Globally, we are standing at a crucial time when leaderships are changing and with it, philosophies and approach too. Somehow I feel that we need to go through this transformative times for better creative times to come forth. 

Saturn Retrograde – During these 3 years, Saturn will retrograde 3 times. These are – 

  • April, 2017 to August, 2017. 
  • April, 2018 to September, 2018. and 
  • April, 2019 to September, 2019. 

As Saturn represents our duties and commitments in this world, when Saturn retrogrades, we tend to reflect back on our duties and commitments. These will be the time period when we will question our work and commitment in life. Again, if we are on wrong path, we will switch the path but if we are on right path, we will continue on it. 

Saturn back in Scorpio – Now, an important sub-transit will take place when Saturn will go back into Scorpio while retrograding on June 21, 2017 and will stay there till Oct 26, 2017. As I understand it, between January to June, Saturn will give results in Sagittarius and with those results, it will give a glimpse of what to expect during this transit of Saturn in Sagittarius. Then it will move back to Scorpio and finish all the remaining tasks left over during its transit in Saturn in Scorpio. And then it will again enter in Sagittarius and move things ahead from where it left in June. So, those people who are happy that Saturn’s transit in Scorpio is over, well just wait till October, 2017. You still might have some dues to pay. 

Gandanta Point – An important aspect of Saturn jumping around between Scorpio and Sagittarius is that it will be transiting between last pada of Scorpio and 1st pada of Sagittarius. That means last pada of Water Sign and 1st pada of Fire Sign, i.e. Gandanta Point (http://astrosaxena.com/gpgd). This can bring transformative events globally and personally, depending on where Scorpio falls in chart. We still have some changes to see in this world before Saturn settles down in Sagittarius. Chaotic events which we have seen during this year, nationally and globally, will again surface during this back and forth movement. Hence, I am bound to say that 2017 may be as chaotic and transformative as 2016 was. 

Saturn Return – People born between Dec 17, 1987 to Dec 15, 1990 will go through their Saturn Return (http://astrosaxena.com/satreturn). Likewise, people who are around 58-60 age will have their 2nd Saturn Return. 

Sadhe Sati – First phase of 2.5 years of Sadhe Sati will start for people born with Moon in Capricorn. Middle phase of 2.5 years of Sadhe Sati will start for people born with Moon in Sagittarius, which is actually the most impactful 2.5 years from the whole Sadhe Sati as Saturn goes directly over Moon and brings stress. Last phase of 2.5 years of Sadhe Sati will start for people born with Moon in Scorpio. 

Dhaiya – Many people also take Saturn’s Dhaiya in consideration. This is when Saturn transits 4th house/sign or 8th house/sign from birth moon sign. So, people born with Taurus or Virgo Moon sign will have their Dhaiya. As always, it shows the transit of changes. 

Benefic Transit – More or less every Saturn transit brings stress and changes related to the sign and house involved. Even when it was in Libra, between 2011 to 2014, a sign of Relationships where it is exalted, it caused many break-ups and divorces. But during my study and research, I have come to know that whenever Saturn transits 3rd house, 6th house and 11th house from birth Moon sign, it brings something new in life, like some new interest, skills and hobbies. If we can cling on to these things and work on those skills, that can be useful during rest of the transits when Saturn goes through other houses from Moon. It means those skills will help you in earning or gains if you could cling to them. Like, for Libra, Cancer and Aquarius Moon sign, Saturn will be transiting in 3rd house, 6th house or 11th house respectively. Hence, it will bring some new knowledge, talent, skills to these people which can be nurtured, and with time, people can take benefit out of it, Like, I started learning Astrology when Saturn was in Libra, 6th house from my birth Moon sign Taurus. I could somehow understood it and could cling on to it, which helped me during Saturn’s transit into Scorpio. So, at every transit, these planets want to prepare us for the next level in life. 

Other important Transits – Besides these, if Saturn is transiting over Ascendant, i.e. if you are Sagittarius Ascendant, or Saturn is transiting over Sun then it is equally important transit. 

Houses – Now, Saturn will transit in Sagittarius but for every ascendant Saturn rules different houses and hence takes shape of planet ruling a different area of life. Like, for Aries Ascendant, Saturn rules 10th house (Capricorn) & 11th house (Aquarius), hence Saturn is Career & Income related planet for Aries people but for Cancer Ascendant, Saturn rules 7th house (Capricorn) and 8th house (Aquarius), so it becomes a relationship centric planet for Cancer Ascendant. Also, Saturn will be in different house in every birth chart. So, during this Saturn transit, not only we will be called upon to work hard and take responsibilities related to Sagittarius, as discussed above, and the house it is transiting but also, we will see results of things related to the houses Saturn rules and house where it sits in a chart. We need to keep in mind where Capricorn and Aquarius falls from a certain Ascendant or Moon sign. 

12th house from Capricorn - Also, Saturn will be transiting 12th house from its own sign Capricorn. As 12th house is house of losses, it means that person’s focus will be lost from the house where Capricorn falls as per his Ascendant and he will be focused on the house where Sagittarius falls from his Ascendant. Actually, if we deal with matters related to house where Sagittarius is falling well enough, then matters related with the house where Capricorn falls will automatically be dealt with. 

Saturn’s Aspects – Now, important thing is not to forget the aspects of Saturn. Besides the normal 7th house aspect, Saturn also has 3rd house and 10th house aspect. So, during transit too, Saturn will aspect at these 3 houses from the house it sits. Let’s see, what these 3 aspects mean – 

  • 3rd house – As 3rd house is house of Efforts and Actions, Saturn’s 3rd aspect shows where we need to put effort and take actions as per birth chart or during a transit like this, as the case may be. 
  • 7th house – As 7th house relates to Other People, Saturn’s 7th aspect shows where we will find other people and how we should relate to them to fulfil the object of Saturn’s position as per the birth chart or during transit, as the case may be. 
  • 10th house – As 10th house relates to Duties and Responsibilities, Saturn’s 10th aspect shows where we need to perform our duties and responsibilities as per birth chart or during a transit like this, as the case may be. 

Dashas – As Saturn’s transit is 2.5 years long, it really doesn’t matter whether you are under Saturn Dasha or not. Saturn will catch you at any time during this period, but yes if someone is under Saturn or Jupiter (Sagittarius’s lord) dasha then things will be much more intense. 

Nakshatra – During this transit, Saturn will transit over all 3 nakshatras of Sagittarius, i.e. Mula, Purva Ashadha and Uttara Ashadha. Hence, it will also be impacted by placements of lords of these Nakshatras, i.e. Ketu, Venus & Sun, in birth chart and in transit. Also, when Saturn will be back in Scorpio between June to Oct 2017, it will be in Jyeshtha Nakshatra. Hence, Mercury’s position, in birth chart & transit, will be important during those 4 months. 

Planet in Sagittarius – Now, if someone has planet in Sagittarius in birth chart then results related to that planet will also be seen during this transit as Saturn will be going back and forth over that planet. Any time transiting planet going over birth chart planet is indication of concrete events happening. 

Maturity Age – Saturn’s maturity age is 35 years. So, those who are close to 35 years of age or above 35, Saturn transit will be more benefic as they have already paid off their Karmic Debt. Rest are going through the due course. 

Jupiter in Virgo –Last but not the least, as Saturn transits in Sagittarius and Jupiter remains in Virgo, Saturn & Jupiter’s mutual impact will be on Virgo between January to June 2017, which will get additional impact by Venus’s aspect from Pisces as Venus retrogrades. Hence, the house, where Virgo falls as per your ascendant, will be triple activated and events related to that house will surely manifest. 

Now, the main course.

Please see results of this transit from Ascendant and Moon Sign both. Predictions from Ascendant Sign will show what event will actually happen and predictions from Moon Sign will show what our mind desires and how mind will react to such events. Another thing is that when Ascendant and Moon sign both point towards one event that event is bound to happen. 

So, let’s begin – 

Aries Ascendant or Aries Moon Sign – For Aries people, Saturn rules 10th house of Career, Fame and Father & 11th house of Income & Gains. Saturn will be transiting in 9th house of Higher Learning, Gurus, Law, Religion & Philosophy. Sagittarius & 9th house represent almost same things as Sagittarius is 9th sign of Zodiac Belt. It is clearly going to be a transit where person will be focused on his Higher Learning and Higher Education. He won’t concern about his work and career much, rather he will focus on gaining more education related to his field which can be helpful in making a better career and gains in future. He will focus on reading Religions and Philosophies. He will be interested in taking far distant travels, more in nature of pilgrimages and meeting people of different cultures. Person may find an old and wise Guru. Person will even question his Teachers, various Religions and Philosophies. That may lead to stressful situations but it is still worth having such questions and stress. Education taken during this time will help him grow his career and income during Saturn’s next transit in Capricorn. A true time to Educating oneself. 

Taurus Ascendant or Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Saturn rules 9th house of Higher Learning, Gurus, Law, Religion & Philosophy & 10th house of Career, Fame and Father. Saturn will be transiting in 8th house of Occult, Mysteries and Sudden Events. Here, person will be focussed on higher learning of Occult, Mysticism and Hidden Sciences. As 9th house lord is going through 8th house, this may be a situation where due to a sudden event, person’s belief might change. A sudden event can also bring his Guru. Career and Life Path are surely going to be transformed/changed. Father’s health may remain a concern. Person may take care while driving and all as 8th house relates to Accidents. Great time for higher studies of Occult, Stock Market and Surgeries, in case person is interested in such fields. 

Gemini Ascendant or Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Saturn rules 8th house of Occult, Mysteries and Sudden Events & 9th house of Higher Learning, Gurus, Law, Religion & Philosophy. Saturn will be transiting in 7th house of Marriage, Spouse and Business. Whenever Saturn transits into 7th house from Ascendant or Moon, it brings stressful situations in relations and make person focus on his relation and spouse. Same thing can be said about Business and Partnerships. So, this will be time when person will be focused on relationship matters, either new or maintaining the existing one, and will try to educate himself as to how a good balance in relationship can be found. They may like to share Occult and Mysticism related information with Spouse. It also shows that some sudden event may impact relationship; hence they should be aware and careful while travelling or interacting with spouse. It also shows that person will take a long distance travel to meet either his Guru or Spouse. This is also a good time to take higher education in field of Business. 

Cancer Ascendant or Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Saturn rules 7th house of Marriage, Spouse and Business & 8th house of Occult, Mysteries and Sudden Events. Saturn will be transiting in 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Disputes, Diseases and Obstacles. It seems ideal time for a Lawyer, lol. Their focus will move out of relationship and they will focus on dealing their daily work life. They may try to educate themselves in the field of their job, so that they can gain at their work place in future. Their focus would be dealing with diseases, disputes and obstacles. They will learn more in the field of Law and Medicines. As Saturn rules 8th house, they also need to be careful against accidents as 8th house of Accidents and 6th house of Healing are getting connected. As Saturn represents Father Figure and it rules 7th house of Spouse too, there can be some health issues to Father & Spouse, but as Saturn is in neutral sign, nothing major to worry about. This can also show disputes and litigations for some but for that 1st Dashas should show dispute, then it will be manifested in transits. In a more positive way, it can be a situation where you are required to stay away from your spouse because of various reasons, which can good too, like travelling due to job etc. Great time to educate yourself in Medicines, Law and Job related matters/courses. 

Leo Ascendant or Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Saturn rules 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Disputes, Diseases and Obstacles & 7th house of Marriage, Spouse and Business. Saturn will be transiting in 5th house of Education, Romance and Creativity. When Saturn comes into 5th house of Romance & Education, either in birth chart or transit, Romance takes a back seat & person will be more focussed on Education. So, this is a great time for educating yourself and actually goes for higher education in your field of interests. It also shows someone taking debt/loan for higher education. It may even be loan for education of children. This time can bring relationship too as Saturn rules 7th house but relation will be more an on/off type and will bring more stress than joy. As Saturn also rules 6th house of Disputes, it shows disputes or obstacles keep coming in Love Matters. Ideally, this time should be used to focus on Education. It can also indicate a change in Career as 5th house is 8th from 10th house. So, transformation in Career. They may travel to faraway places to educate themselves. 

Virgo Ascendant or Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Saturn rules 5th house of Education, Romance and Creativity & 6th house of Daily Work Routine, Disputes, Diseases and Obstacles. Saturn will be transiting in 4th house of Home, Mother & Peace of Mind. This can be a period of gain of house property or any other real estate property. Focus will remain on Mother and Home. It shows either diseases or illness to Mother as 6th house ruler is in 4th house, in which case proper care should be taken from now only, or it shows someone taking loan for construction of home. They will educate themselves about Home related matters and may get deep information about real estate. They would love to stay at home or with Mother. They may lose interest in love matters or their children may go away from them for education. So, their focus would remain at home only. Even if they are working, they will prefer to work from home. 

Libra Ascendant or Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Saturn rules 4th house of Home, Mother and Peace of Mind & 5th house of Education, Romance and Creativity. Saturn will be transiting in 3rd house of Communication, Travels, Efforts, Actions and Business. This shows that they will be interested in collecting information about higher learning, communication and counselling. They will travel far away from their home land. Their focus will turn away from Home to places away from home, so travelling will be frequent. They will learn the art of communications and counselling. They will start educating themselves regarding a possible Business Venture. This time may push them to start their own Business. As 5th house is also related with Business and counselling, this transit will make them focus on having their own Business. They will focus on their own hobbies and skills. Things/Events related with younger siblings will also remain focus. They can go away from their younger siblings. 

Scorpio Ascendant or Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpio people, Saturn rules 3rd house of Communication, Travels, Efforts, Actions and Business & 4th house of Home, Mother and Peace of Mind. Saturn will be transiting in 2nd house of Wealth, Speech and Family. So, Scorpions will be focussed on making good wealth and taking care of family matters. As Saturn rules 3rd and 4th house, it shows that wealth will either come from their self efforts & business or from mother & home. They won’t be too concerned about their Business or Self Efforts, but their focus will remain on higher education and taking care of family matters. It certainly shows wealth coming from a house property. They will learn new ways of creating wealth. Actually, 2nd house of Wealth & 3rd house of Investments are interlinked, so whatever they learn in 2nd house through transit in Sagittarius, they will invest same thing in their Business. Overall, focus will be Family and Wealth. As Saturn will be 8th from 7th house, their married life may go through a change. 

Sagittarius Ascendant or Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Saturn rules 2nd house of Wealth, Speech and Family & 3rd house of Communication, Travels, Efforts, Actions and Business. Saturn will be transiting in 1st house of Self & Life Path. Nothing more to say then transformation in Life Path if you are on wrong life path. Focus will be lost from all areas of life and will be centred at Self. It means they want to learn about themselves. They would want to know why they are here in this world and what is their true life path. As Saturn directly aspects 7th house of Marriage, it shows clear stress in relationships and partners would have to show realistic and practical nature to sustain marriage. As such, their focus will again revert back from marriage and family to themselves. They would like to travel far and away from home to find themselves and one thing is sure that by the time Saturn leaves Sagittarius, they, their life, life path and career, all will be changed as they will find their true life path. A really good awakening transit for Sagittarius Ascendants. A time of new meaningful beginning in life. 

Capricorn Ascendant or Capricorn Moon Sign – For Capricorn people, Saturn rules 1st house of Self & Life Path & 2nd house of Wealth, Speech and Family. Saturn will be transiting in 12th house of Foreign Lands, Spirituality, Losses and Closures. Whenever Saturn transits 12th house, it is closing time. So, understand like this. As Saturn moves each house of chart during different transits, it blocks/delays some results of each house. Then when it goes into 12th house, it releases those results which can be given. Balance sheet tallies and all pending matters get closed, so that when Saturn enters into Ascendant during next transit, a new beginning can be made. So, this transit will see them working on all pending matters. Those which are supposed to work, will give results. Those which are not supposed to work will be considered as closed. Additionally, they will be highly interested in Spirituality and Higher Education on Spiritual Matters. They will travel to Foreign Lands for gaining Wealth. They may shift their Family to Foreign Lands. Extremely great transit for Spiritual Education. 

Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign – For Aquarius people, Saturn rules 1st house of Self & Life Path & 12th house of Foreign Lands, Spirituality, Losses and Closures. Saturn will be transiting in 11th house of Gains, Desires and Income. This will be a transit where they will be focused on making good gains and income. They will be focused of their elder siblings, if any. They will educate themselves regarding how they can earn and gain more in their ventures, as 11th house also relate with Entrepreneurship. So, they will educate themselves on how to make best gains out of their Business. 11th house also relates with Large Organizations. So, people in MNCs, will focus on getting their work/job related courses done or on getting higher education which can get them a better job or better gains from job or more recognition at work place. They will work in isolation to improve their gains

Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – For Pisces people, Saturn rules 11th house of Gains, Desires and Income & 12th house of Foreign Lands, Spirituality, Losses and Closures. Saturn will be transiting in 10th house of Career, Status and Father. A transit which will be totally focused on Career. They will learn new things and educate themselves on various matters related with their job, so that they can gain higher status and promotion at job. As 10th house also relates with Father and Saturn also rules 12th house of Hospitals and Losses, proper care need to be taken regarding Father’s health during whole of this transit. Also, Saturn aspects 7th house, which is seen for Spouse as well as Career & Father (being Bhavat Bhavam of 10th), it shows that this transit will be more focused on Career, Father and Spouse. Please do take care. But from a Career point of view, as much as they learn and educate themselves on Career front, the better gains & rewards they will get as Saturn rules 11th house. This will also be time when they will educate themselves Spiritually. 

Hope this is understandable and helps. Please feel free to comment if there is any doubt. 

Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer 


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