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The exaltation of the planet Saturn/ Śani/ Shani is a notable event much like most other things related to this Graha. The Uchcha Rāśi/ Rashi of Śani (Shani)/ Saturn is Tulā (Tula)/ Libra which is also the debilitation sign of the great luminary Ravi. This in itself is a revealing proposition. Śani/ Shani is the significator of the Vāyu/ Vayu Tattwa and it is well known that Rāhu/ Rahu works much as Śani/ Shani does. For a large part of the Gocara of Śani/ Shani in Tulā Rāśi/ Tula Rashi, we find the two dire malefics joined in Tulā Rāśi/ Tula Rashi which is the apex of the Kāma Tṛkoṇa/ Kama Trikona and is a Vāyu Tattwa Rāśi/ Vayu Tattwa Rashi itself.
Meṣa (Mesha) Lagna/ Aries: Exalted Saturn in the Saptama Bhāva (Bhava) / 7th House will make the attitude of the native very pragmatic in relation to business and/or marriage. Partnerships will proceed on a solid and orthodox foundation where mutual gain is assured. Business activity is likely to flourish.
In the negative, the black of Libra will give sexual crime and this has been seen in the Nirbhaya gang rape case which has led to the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013 being passed making inter alia significant amendments to the definition of statutory rape.
Sometimes force does not know right from wrong and when crime-Śani and Rāhu (Shani and Rahu), is combined with blind force, sordid events result. Desire is one thing but when repression exceeds limits it erupts and takes the horrifying form of iron rod insertions into the privates of unsuspecting human beings.
Vṛṣabha (Vrishabha) Lagna/ Taurus: Śani (Shani) in the 6th Bhāva from the Chañdra Rāśi/ Chandra Rashi can have Amṛta Dṛṣṭi (Amrita Drishti) on the Aṣṭama Bhāva (Ashtama Bhava)/ 8th House can operate to defeat enemies. This is the Gochara of a malefic planet in exaltation in a Duḥsthāna (Dusthana) and it will work to eliminate opposition and long-standing nuisances. It is an excellent transit for this Lagna and especially for Vṛṣabha Cañdra Rāśi (Vrishabha Chandra Rashi) or people with a Taurus Moon in the radix.
Mithuna Lagna/ Gemini: Śani (Shani) is not very well-placed for this Rāśi (Rashi)/ Lagna as it would be in the 5th Bhāva which would inspire some depression and restriction. Thr 5th Bhāva is that of thinking and progeny and some issues may crop up here. With the Graha Dṛṣṭi (Drishti) on the Saptama Bhāva, decisions taken during this time have the potential to cause stress in the marriage and in the relationships. There is too much Vāyu/ Vayu in the Citta and the mind is buffeted by the winds of constant anxiety and melancholy unless there are some good directional influences prevailing.
Karkaṭa (Karkata) Lagna/ Cancer: Even here Śani/ Shani is in the 4th Bhāva/ Bhava from the Lagna and can cause a heavy heart or depressed feelings despite its exaltation. Issues in the heart and at home, regarding property and in the school atmosphere with young children could all crop up. The health could suffer due to too much exertion.
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Siṃha (Simha) Lagna/ Leo: Śani is in the 3rd Bhāva/ Bhava here and as a strong malefic is well placed for effort but inless other factors support lucky breaks all progress will depend on hard work and initiative. Mental fatigue and issues are possible and some actual work could be done with spirituality. Some hard facts could shape spiritual insights previously attained or encountered.
Kanyā (Kanya) Lagna/ Kumārī (Kumari)/ Virgo: For this Chaṅdra Rāśi/ Chandra Rashi this is the 3rd Charaṇa/ Charana of the Sāde-Sātī (Sade Sati) and the journey of personal transformation is in its last phase where the things not needed in the personality are weeded out. Finances and the Kutumba could pose issues. Home, emotions and property could come under the Kārmic scanner of this Graha. Changes and forced transformations could well form a part of this transit. Otherwise,Śani's (Shani's) aspect on the Lābha Sthāna/ Labha Sthana is not adverse,being an Upachaya Bhāva.
Tulā (Tula) Lagna/ Libra: Śani/ Shani is exalted in this sign indicating success of the colour black. However, for the natives with this Cañdra Rāśi/ Chandra Rashi, this is the 2nd part of the Sāde-Sātī/ Sade-Sati and the pressures on the mind are tremendous. This also impacts the work situation as Śani/ Shani aspects the Karma Sthāna/ Sthana with Graha Dṛṣṭi/ Graha Drishti. It will impact relationships, marriage and personal interaction due to the aspect on the Saptama Bhāva. Both from the Lagna and the Ārūḍha Lagna/ Arudha Lagna, Kaṅtaka Śani/ Kantak Shani is formed and this will thwart social and career progress unless suitable remedial measures are performed or unless other factors operating in the chart mitigate this result.
Also, let us not be engulfed by the colour black where the luminosity of the Sun, Ravi disappears. This is the Kārmic area of the horoscope where rebirth foundations are laid. Evil thoughts shown by the terrible impact of Vāyu/ Vayu have been reflected in the ghastly occurrences of rape in India and the equally ghastly cashing in my the media and publishing houses of these events by a singular focus on rape and sexual offences including those with children and in foster-care homes. The Nirbhaya case is a reference in point. After all this was the Dharma of Tulā/ Tula-to discuss threadbare in communications circles these dastardly acts of evil and perversion. Mercifully Gurū/ Guru is also in a Venusian Rāśi (Rashi) and this has also led to an altering of the law in rape and has occasioned the passing of the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 2013. (Some of these thoughts are identical for Meṣa (Mesha) in accord with the dictum that what holds true for a Bhāva holds true for the 7th from it as well; we remember it astutely for the Ārūḍha/ Arudha Lagna and the 7th Bhāva from the AL the Dwāra/ Dwara or the doorway.)
Āli/ Vṛṣchika (Vrishchika)/ Scorpio: For natives of Scorpio Rāśi/ Rashi, this is a trying time as Śani/ Shani has just entered the 12th Bhāva from their Janma Rāśi/ Janma Rashi and signals the commencement of the Sāde-Sātī/ Sade-Sati which is a 7 1/2 years transit of Saturn on and around the natal Moon. Their is likelihood of displacement and slurs on the character and also of matters of a personal nature coming to attention of others. One might want to take note of these aspects. Consumption of food and drink needs to be watched as too irresponsible and immature indulgences and reckless lifestyle. Some remedies are required for this sign.
Dhanuṣa (Dhanusha)/ Sagittarius: For this sign, though for extraneous matters and striving, the Gochara is not bad but health and personal demeanour needs to be watched. Children and the tendency to become downcrest will come to the fore. Sudden and unexpected events may also manifest.
Makara/ Capricorn: For this Rāśi/ Rashi, Śani/ Shani is in the Karma Sthāna/ Sthana and forms Kaṅtaka Śani/ Kantaka Shani. Work will pose some issues as will marriage and the atmosphere at home despite the exaltation of the planet.
Kuṃbha (Kumbha) / Aquarius: For this Rāśi/ Rashi,Śani/ Shani is in the Bhāgya Sthāna/ Bhagya Sthana and causes troubles with the luck factor. Siblings and desires are two areas which will need careful watching so that the native does not succumb to Adharma.
Mīna (Meena)/ Pisces: For this Rāśi/ Rashi the Gocara of Śani/ Shani poses a problem as it is in the Aṣṭama Bhāva (Ashtama Bhava) from the reference and aspects the Daśama Bhāva (dasham Bhava) with Graha Dṛṣṭi (Drishti). THis is also causative of Kaṅtaka Śani (Kantaka Shani) and will bring blockages in work. Finances and the mental situation are also areas that might need attention, as will children and any speculation activity.
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We need to note though that Śani (Shani) will retrograde back to Kumārī Rāśi (Kumari Rashi)/ Virgo and shall only emerge and transit back to Tulā/ Tula on the 3rd of August, 2012.
Śani/ Shani afflicts Kanyā Rāśi/ Kanya Rashi the most and especially joined Maṅgala/ Mangal its arch-enemy and that too in retrogression, it will be difficult for those with Kanyā/ Kanya Lagna rising and with the Cañdra/ Chandra in Kanyā Rāśi/ Kanya Rashi.
Retrograde planets are relentless and have very high Ceṣṭā Bala (Cheshta Bala)/ capacity to strive-this striving is to fulfil some Kārmic/ Karmic purpose and nothing shall prevail on such a Vakra Graha from giving up its tortuous path. A retrograde malefic for these reasons is a significant presence in life through its significations.
Recovery issues and issues related to accruals will be present during Saturn's transit to Virgo. Issues relating to daily work may also present themselves. This can reflect in work related communications also because Budha/ Mercury, the lord of Kanyā would be retrograde in Cancer/ Karkaṭa Rāśi at the same time.
Things begin to change with the two wealth-oriented Grahas almost at the same time. On the 3rd of August, 2012, Śani changes its Rāśi and moves into exalted business where its labour and slavery feels rewarded in the corporate environs. This is the high water mark for Śani/ Shani and its efforts in the Mūlatṛkoṇa Rāśi (Moolatrikona Rashi) of its Gurū (Guru)/ preceptor Śukra/ Shukra makes him forget his dire poverty and his hunger for money-reward for being a perpetual slogger is forthcoming here. Skilled and quality work (strong Śani/ Shani) is paid well here except when this sign occupies a position from where Kaṇṭaka Śani/ Kantaka Shani or Sāde Sātī/ sade-Sati are indicated.
On the 8th of August, 2012 in the early evening Budha becomes direct and the misunderstandings, time travel to the past and communications snafus end. Commerce becomes functional and money starts to flow again.
A lesser known aspect of what has been happening is that the malefic Graha Dṛṣṭi/ Graha Drishti association between Śani and Rāhu (Shani and Rahu) from Kumārī/ Kumari to Āli/ Ali were indicating some very poor Kārmic/ Karmic traits and a Doṣa/ Dosha to boot. It was activating adversity and ancient pressures in many nativities. This would cease with Śani/ Shani becoming direct and changing signs to its exaltation.
Daily Vedic Astrology/ Jyotiśa Predictions based on Gochara/ transits.