At the present time, when Saturn/ Shani is transiting Virgo/ Kanya Rashi according to the siderial zodiac, we have witnessed many changes, some of them being related to the disturbances in the Prithvi Tattwa, as shown by the earthquake in Japan and the consequent Tsunami. Mercury/ Budh has been debilitated in Pisces/ Meena Rashi at this time but it is equally important to note that Virgo/ Kanya is also a Prithvi Tattwa Rashi or a sign embodying the Earth element.
The trine of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn/ Vrishabh, Kanya and Makar relates to Artha/ financial and monetary element relating to the trine of attainment in work, the accumulation of wealth and the daily work and adversities to be encountered. Shani in Kanya has revealed some of the realities associated with this sign by pressuring the matters associated with it. The chart for the transit of Saturn Implications of the Saturn Transit in Virgo in Virgo is given below:
Saturn is also retrograde and aspects the debilitated Mercury with both Graha Drishti and Rashi Drishti. Therefore there is serious malefic impact on the Prithvi Tattwa. The association of Jupiter promises that there is hope of good emerging in this situation as it cancels the debilitation of Mercury and imparts its benefic grace to the malefic impact of Saturn. Saturn/ Shani in Direct Motion from June, 2011
The impact of the debilitated nodes brings about the issue with the radioactive leaks in Japan as the nodes govern radioactivity and this is a serious problem. This is also curtailed and kept in manageable proportions due to the mutual aspect with a strong Jupiter in Pisces/ Meena Transit/ Gochar of Guru/ Jupiter to Pisces/ Meena.
Even so, the transit of Saturn to the sign of Virgo/ Kanya cannot be said to be totally adverse as this is the 6th House of the natural zodiac and an Upachaya Bhava indicating growth through experience and effort. Saturn is considered well placed in the 6th Bhava as it gives the patience, resilience and sustained effort to fight the illness, debts and enemies as too the general nuisances that emerge from the 6th House. Saturn reveals some of the truths about the excesses and oversights that lead to ill-health, the internal enemies or the Shad-Ripu that lead to problems and debts that can come from reckless indulgences and vices. It gives strength to fight the opposition and in the Arudha of the 6th House can damage the enemy considerably.
Saturn will transit to Libra/ Tula Rashi on 15th November, 2011. The chart for that transit is given below:
Saturn transits have great importance as it is the transit of the slow-moving lord of Karma which imprints its impact on the various parts of circumstantial reality indicated by the sign, and also impacts the places aspected, and the astrological entities that might be positioned in these areas Saturn/ Shani in Leo/ Simha
At the time of transiting Libra, Shani afflicts the debilitated Sun with its conjunction as the Graha would be in Gandanta or the junctional regions of Virgo and Libra/ Kanya and Tula and is in extreme and complete opposition to the father indicated by the Sun. The two planets are in complete opposition to each other and it is a matter of fortune that the conjunction is virtually at the two ends of the sign Libra. The Sun would soon transit to Scorpio/ Vrishchik thereafter.
Saturn is exalted in Libra/ Tula the sign indicating the balance and the judiciary. Jyotish, Jurisprudence and Culture It indicates the courts and the law and Saturn here can be beneficial for lawyers and judges and those involved with court work. Astrology of a Criminal Appeal This is the reason for the black attire in the court rooms indicating serious work related to Saturn. Libra relates to the market-place and can be read as indicating business and corporate houses which can also show that these segments of society involve themselves with the judiciary and the courts to a significant level.
Saturn is dispassionate and will lead to the scales of justice being level during this transit. There will be a growth in honest work and industriousness during this period. Transits
Libra is also a sign for marriage and personal relationships and Saturn being naturally old is exalted in this area, quite pleased to be participating in such a process. Alliances entered into at this time could be advantageous.
Furthermore, the exaltation or the Uchchavastha of a dire malefic like Shani bodes well in accordance with the dictum laid down in the Prashna Marga/ Deva Keralam that an exalted malefic is better than a debilitated one. The exaltation of Saturn will heighten the positive facets of the planet such a hard work and patience. It will be good for contractors and those involved in the construction business. Areas of work such a dealing with coal and petroleum would also be aided by this transit of the planet. The exaltation of the Graha responsible for delivering the results of past Karma is indicative of the fact that the times for the world at large as far as reaping what has been sown goes, would be lighter.
It is also important that the planet occupies favourable positions in the Rashi Chart in transit because an exalted malefic in the Kendra or Trikona positions is not favoured and especially in retrogression is akin to a curse.