Saturn is the slowest moving planet. It takes 30 years for him to complete one cycle of his revolution through the 12 zodiacs. He spends roughly about 2 ½ years in each sign.Saturn’s transit is a major astrological event and it is keenly watched and analysed by astrologers all over the world. This year Saturn moves into Scorpio on 2nd November 2014 and he will stay in Scorpio until 26th January 2017 and again as Retrograde from 22 Jun 2017 to 26 Oct 2017.While analyzing transit of Saturn, we say that he is good in 3rd, 6th and 11th Houses from natal Moon and in remaining places he is adverse. These adverse placements are further classified as follows and constitute positions which are generally considered as negative placements
The predictions given below for each Rashi is general in nature. Do not be afraid if Saturn is adversely placed for your Rashi. Please check your Dasha & Bhukti currently operating and other planetary movements during the period. If the Dasha & Bhukti is good, many adverse predictions may not happen or will be mitigated. If you have further doubts please consult your astrologer.Aries8th House transit is generally not good and may cause some sort of loss. You may have to take care of your health and medical expenses are possible during this period. Get early medical advice if it is required. You should take more care in keeping valuables safe during this period. There may be tendency to indulge in negative activities. Getting finances for business purposes may become difficult. Don’t make any hasty decisions.TaurusThis transit is likely to result in long distance travel and mental anguish. You are likely to experience feelings of fear and unease and you should be more careful and cautious than usual while traveling. Difference of opinion and friction with spouse is also common during this transit. In relation to business and workplace, you may need to dissolve a contract or partnership during this period of Saturn Transit, so it is important to be extra careful before entering into new legal agreements. Delays could also be experienced in initiating and forming new ventures.GeminiWith this transit, Saturn moves to the 6th house for the sign of Gemini. This transit will not cause problems for you except for the possibility of a small disappointment but this may also bring some unexpected good luck. You will overcome enemies and diseases and a strong Saturn will boost your will power and physical capacity. You may also experience some interpersonal irritations, but do not worry about it. Academic success for students may be expected during this transit.CancerWhen Saturn enters Scorpio, the 5th house your circumstances should improve, even though the 5th house is not a favorable position for Saturn. However, you will receive more benefits than you would normally accrue. During this period of Saturn Transit, you may face some obstacles related to marriage of a son or daughter and you may need to take more care in relation to your children’s health. Any speculative business you are involved in will initially suffer but then will improve.LeoSaturn in the 4th house generally is not a good placement. 4th house indicates confusions and creates more ambiguity. You will have difficulty making prompt decisions. In this period, great gains are not predicted. You could experience a loss of status and diminished reputation during this period. Keep this in mind and try to mitigate any possibility for unwarranted assaults on your name.VirgoYou will have relief from difficulties when Saturn enters Scorpio, the 3rd house of your sign. You may soon enjoy prosperity. You are likely to travel abroad during this period of Saturn Transit. You will benefit much from communication related endeavors. The journeys that you undertake will bring profits. Those who work in literary and media fields will experience improvement and advancement in their work during this period of Saturn Transit.LibraYou are entering the last phase of that Saturn’s ‘Sade Sathi’. Saturn is transiting to Scorpio, your 2nd house. 2nd house is not favorable but there will be some unexpected gains during this period. The gains are expected through a life partner and/or a business partner. Marriage plans should be avoided during this time.ScorpioYou are currently under the influence of the seven and a half year Saturn period. In this transit, he occupies your own sign. This is period where you have to more careful with your health and finances. There will be ups and downs, so make investments carefully. You can expect a good relationship with your life partner, if you act sensibly during this period. You will gain power in order to tackle issues effectively as they arise during this period.SagittariusSaturn’s transit to Scorpio, the 12th house starts your journey through the 7-1/2 years of Saturn period (“Sade Sati”). You need not panic about the next 7-1/2 years of Saturn. Finances will be tight. Medical expenses are also indicated during this time. Receiving guests and paying for expenses related to events and hospitality will be more likely during this period of Saturn Transit. There may be some obstacles in ventures regarding profession during this period.CapricornUntil this transit you were experiencing official and professional troubles due to Saturn’s transit through Libra, the 10th house. Now it is time for you to relax. Saturn will be transiting Scorpio, the 11th house from your Moon sign. Generally, the 11th house is the house of profit. Saturn has to ensure your good health during this period. Children will bring happiness. Their attempts to gain advantageous employment will be fruitful. Your ventures will bring success during this period.AquariusThis transit will make an impact on the profession or career. There may be some obstacles in ventures regarding profession during this period. There may be delays getting things done according to plan. A possibility exists of being slandered in your profession due to ill intentions. Be vigilant in executing your duties properly. You will have enough strength to face these kinds of problems during this period. Caution is the watchword during this phase.PiscesThe 9th house is also not favorable for Saturn’s transition. However, it will be better than the 8th house transit. You may see some development in business but it will be unremarkable. There may be delays in getting approval or permission from an agency or the government but finally you will get what you require. There may be some delays finalizing travel plans. This transit indicates obstacles for long journeys. Students will be interested in doing social service during this period.Note: What is given above is very general in nature and please consult your astrologer for specific effects. Please do not ask me for individual interpretations. Such requests and mails will be ignored.
Astrologers practicing Parashari method have two main tools for ‘Timing an Event’, namely, Dasha & Bhukti and Transit predictions. The irony is that Dasha & Bhukti can be used independently, whereas Transit has to be read in conjunction with Dasha & Bhukti. To be precise, the result obtained by Transit has to be supported by the results of Dasha & Bhukti otherwise Transit results may not happen.Latta is a part of Transit predictions and as such it has to be read in conjunction with the prevailing Dasha & Bhukti of the native.This word Latta means ‘Kick’ or Obstruction. During transit, a planet transiting a particular Nakshatra will afflict another Nakshatra at a distance. If the afflicted Nakshatra happens to be your Janma Nakshatra, you are said to be under the influence of Latta of that particular planet. This distance is measured either forward or backward from that particular Nakshatra. The forward measurement is called “Purolatta” or Forward kick and backward measurement is called “Prustolatta” or Backward kick.Purolatta GroupPrustolatta GroupSun – 12th forward Moon – 22nd backwardMars – 3rd forward Mercury – 7th backwardJupiter – 6th forward Venus – 5th backwardSaturn – 8th forward Rahu/ Ketu – 9th backwardExample:
If Sun occupies, at any time Moola Nakshatra, his Latta Nakshatra will be Krittika which 12th from Moola counting forward.
If Venus occupies Sravana, his Latta Nakshatra will be Jyestha which is 5th from Sravana counting backwards
The general effect of Latta is bad.
If the Natal star comes under the Latta effects of two or more planets, bad effects will be greatly enhanced.
Sun’s Latta causes loss of entire effects of the native, trouble from Government and trouble for father.
Moon’s Latta causes great loss
Mars Latta causes utter ruination and trouble from co-borns.
Mercury causes fall and disaster.
Venus causes trouble to spouse.
Jupiter causes death, ruin of relatives and insecurity.
Saturn same as that of Sun, trouble from elder brother and body discomfort.
Rahu causes trouble to grandfather and misery.
Ketu cause trouble from reptiles, exile and misery.
Author’s NoteGenerally Latta is considered bad and by taking remedial measures individual can get relief. Some Panchangas in South India (eg. Ontikoppal Panchangam) gives the dates of Latta of all planets during that year which affects different Janma Nakshatras. By knowing your Latta periods before hand you can be prepared to counter it.
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