Saturn’s transit into Sagittarius .Usually SATURN transits from the rising sign affect our material world most while transits from the moon affect our emotional or mental state and it can show in certain setbacks or confusion or stress. We also have to look at transits from the Sun some time , as a third factor , if our Sun is stronger than our rising sign or moon. The first part of the transit is challenging through March 16th because it is in the Aries division of the D-9 or navamsha chart and Jupiter, the owner of Sagittarius will become weak at the end of the sign of Virgo at 29 degrees and turning retrograde on Feb. 6th. That will bring more unfavorable results out at first so patient. If you think our analysis seems negative, it is because Saturn will be very unhappy much of the year and this will bring out its darker side and you will have to be patient with. Eventually into November 2018, Saturn will mature more and its transits will soften as it goes into Venus’s constellation and we will see the more favorable impact and will write about that next year. If your rising sign or your moon is the following and to a lesser degree your sun, use the following guide to understand your focus the next 6 months and next few years. (All transits are of course from the Sidereal zodiac)
Taurus – This is an 8th house transit of Saturn which means that you need to get more support over the next 2.5 year. Make sure to choose supportive people to work with who are committed like yourself in service. Attend to your health. As the transit improves in late 2018, new research projects should be profitable. For the next year, the may feel very reclusive and want to escape to an ashram. Use these next six months to get more rest, take spiritual retreats and be inward. Focus on health education to prevent problems from coming up. Take care of your immune system by taking products that boost it like Colostrum. Make sure your retirement and annuities and pension plans are in order. If there is any cause for concern, handle it before it becomes a big problem. Pension plans around the country are suffering from problems as is the case in Chicago and in Dallas with their police department programs. Make sure your plan is solid or do something before it becomes a bigger problem. Use the transit to solve long-term problems that have been plaguing you for many years.
Gemini – This is a 7th house transit for Gemini rising for people with Gemini moon. This may bring up a desire to get married or take on a new business partner. It may create a desire to work in a foreign country. Until Saturn strengthens until late 2018, you may want to delays these ideas or evaluate them very careful. Your own current relationship may feel confined or restricted or empty and you will have work hard now on healing this dissatisfaction. Saturn always wants to complain but are you willing to do the hard work to make the necessary changes? Can you find ways to increase your friendships with your partner and make it work better? Your partners may be more depressed so work on cheering them up and supporting them with their health. If your business partner relationships are not working, time re-evaluate or get real and create meaningful change for profit. Take care of your health.
Cancer – This is a 6th house transit for Cancer rising and Cancer moons so the focus will be on service for the next 2.5 years. Focus on fitness and health. The first few years of this transit are rockier and you will need to foster more on compassion and avoid feeling righteous. Avoid getting attached to small things in disputes. Avoid risks. This is a great time to focus and improve organization skills. If you work hard, you will be rewarded steadily particularly as Saturn gets stronger after Nov. 2018. Take care of regular exercise, be disciplined about it and eat properly as better health habits will support vigor. If you get into battles with co-workers or in legal disputes, you will have the support to win but the next year may seem a battle with such matters. Avoid strains in relationship and being too critical about partners. Try to accept and appreciate and praise.
Aquarius: This is an 11th house transit from the ascendant and an Aquarius natal moon. Many Aquarians are ruled by Saturn but also Rahu. This transit particularly the first 6 months of the year will continue to create edginess, fatigue, excessive fear and potential laziness. It will be important to be focused but not run around and create too much craziness in your life or nervous health problems could develop. Make sure to get enough sleep, do yoga and use meditation to calm an overactive energy. Ketu still in Aquarius until September is not helping the situation. Manage your cash flow well as income may be slow at times and profits may be delayed particularly when Saturn goes retrograde in April. Align yourself with inspiring friends with high moral and ethical values and be clear in communicating to them. Over the upcoming years into late 2018 and 2019, this transit will bear more fruits for fulfillment of desires and income but this year will be slower so be patient, save money and practice the Saturnian love of economy and being frugal.
Pisces: This is a 10th house transit for Pisces ascendents and 10th from a Pisces moon. Time to increase knowledge to support career development so take that extra class or webinar. There will be a tendency to want to change jobs and this can be a good thing during the 2.5-year transit but this first year with Saturn weak and then going retrograde may bring delays and obstacles so make sure you have something better before switching. Pay attention to challenges a work to avoid setbacks, advances, delays. Make sure that you find a way to be noticed at work but be patient if you are not appreciated and do not beat yourself up around this. Take care of regular automobile and home maintenance over the next year to avoid costly expenses. Take care of knees if they pose a problem and get an supportive bandage while doing exercise to keep them supported. Be patient with family challenges as Saturn will want to complain.
ARIES: This is a 9th house transit from your moon in Aries or rising sign and will bring up issues around father and spiritual teachers where setbacks might arise. The tendency will be too critical so lighten up and accept the situation. If you are publishing a book, there might be delays in finding a publisher or in your writing. Spiritual pilgrimages or trips to foreign countries might meet with more problems and more anxiety and travel fatigue than usual. Health wise, watch hips and make sure you keep them flexible by doing the right exercises. Sagittarius governs hips for everyone so there is a double chance of hip problems. Potential problem with lungs if you are prone to those problem with aspect into Gemini and the 3rd house and if there is any grief to release, this is a time not to keep it bottled up.
Leo –This is a 5th house transit for Leos. This is a time not to fight the government around taxes. Also be very conservative around investments. Rahu is still transiting Leo until September and this may create too much risk-taking. Problems with your children may arise, delays with romance or frustration may arise even if there are cravings to make something happen. Balance your life out but socializing so that you do not see too reclusive and make sure too find more time for recreational fun and amusement even though it will seem this is not possible. Watch over-intellectual fatigue if you are engaged in a lot of research. This may be a good time to work on degree or certification programs.
Virgo – This is a 4th house transit for Virgo rising or moons. Happiness is impacted so balance this out by getting out more even if you feel gloomy or depressed. This transit may create more problems with home reconstruction, remodeling or repair may become weary. Spend more time with your mother and be patient with her stress or health. Take care of your heart by getting regular aerobic exercise and see your physician if anything comes up. Hard work for career and status is supported but make sure to stay balanced and not burn out.
Libra – This is a 3rd house transit for Libra rising and Libra moon and Saturn is a friend so you may do better with Saturn in Sagittarius. Still, communications may be difficult so practice being clear, concise and to the point. Artistic expression may seem frustrated at times but just work hard and do not be so critical of the process and be light and have fun with it. Be easy on sibling relationship and not as critical. Be careful with your hands, wrists and shoulders so if you do a lot of typing, make sure you have a risk elevation to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome. Find a way to empower yourself and praise yourself as you move forward in your goals.
Scorpio –If this is a 2nd house transit from your moon or rising sign, your Sade Sat period is wanting to come to an end but there is still some karma to complete. Make sure that your words are sweet like Venus and not harsh like Saturn as the 2nd house of speech will be impacted. Hold your tongue on bashing other. Avoid vices like junk food, drugs and alcohol as the 2nd house governs food and it will be important to be disciplined about what you put in your body. If you are not on top of this you could suffer from food allergies. Become disciplined about finances which means save 10% of your income no matter what for those emergencies that will come up. Avoid over spending and become disciplined about budgeting as Saturn aspecting your 11th house may crimp income so you will have to be creative in generating new sources.
The 2nd house governs family and Saturn may bring out gloomy and oppressive family relationships so practice kindness, acceptance and tolerance no matter what they throw at you. No matter what others do to us, if we give love to others, then we are always a winner.
Sagittarius – Particularly if your moon is in Sagittarius, there is a feeling of formlessness or uncertainty as you try to shape a new life for yourself. Low confidence or self-esteem may come up. If your rising sign is Sagittarius, it will be a time to educate yourself about your physical body so exercise and diet and nutritional counseling will be necessary to stay on top of your health but if you rise to the occasion, Saturn will reward you. With Saturn in the first, a diet may finally succeed. Learn to keep your agreements and honor your commitments or you may face serious relationship challenges. Stay on top of exercise to avoid feeling too sluggish. Be patient with setbacks and realize that you are going to have to work harder to make things happen There could be a tendency to isolate yourself so remember the remedy for Saturn is Venus so stay in relationship, get massages, sing, dance and throw off the heaviness—it is not who you are. Use this time for transformation as Saturn is pushing you to become mature and take take responsibility for your spiritual growth. Stay more rested and be patient before jumping into a new marriage with Saturn’s aspect on the 7th house or realize that starting a new business with Saturn’s aspect on the 10th house may require hard work and patience and may be frustrated depending on the dasha you are running.
Capricorn – If your moon or even your Sun is in Capricorn, your Sade Sat is beginning, the 12th house transit of Saturn can bring up issues of abandonment or betrayal and can bring up great emotional and mental distress. Be careful with expenses because debts can mount during this transit so watch those credit card purchase and freeze them in an ice cube in your refrigerator to only use them for emergencies. Forgive those people who took advantage of you or resentment will give rise to disease. Avoid risk so this not a time to take up a dangerous sport. Be around pleasant people and spiritual knowledge to uplift your energy. If you are Capricorn rising or Sun, this is a time for self-sacrifice and doing volunteer work. Do quiet and spiritual reading before you go to bed to avoid sleep problems. This is a time for closure, finishing long projects, contemplating a change of residence and healing unconscious patterns that block you from fulfilling your purpose.