See Sade Sati is not always bad and many people have progress in it also. You need to make a Holistic analysis of the horoscope for it and don't forget that dasha is most important then any thing. There are certain methods which can be used to draw a conclusion of Sade Sati in your Horoscope.

Sade Sati: Vedic Astrology Guide

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Sade-Sati is the 7 12 years-long period of Saturn (Shani). This astrological phase is much feared by in India. According to beliefs, this is a period with many challenges.

Right now Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn moon sign natives are under sade sati.

It literally brings intense fear in people mind when they hear that Sade Sati is coming in their life!

Does Sade Sati is that scary? Do people really get affected by it?

For your information, there is no mention of the term Sade Sati in classical books of astrology. But yes, there is a mention of bad effects of Saturn transit through 12th, 1st & 2nd houses from the Moon.

Let’s see what classic books have stated on effects of Saturn transit through these houses with respect to planet Moon.

  • Sage Mantreshwar in Phala Deepika states that Saturn in 12th house from Moon causes loss of wealth.
  • Whereas on Natal Moon it causes health issues and lack of effectiveness in actions or karma.
  • Over 2nd house from Moon, it causes loss of wealth again and same time cause issues in the family.

If you notice the pattern, it means first you get Jobless, then you get sick and then you lose family and remaining wealth and this happens over the course of 7.5 years.

If this statement is really true, then I don’t think one can survive Sade Sati.

See at any point in time there are over 150 million people who are under Sade Sati.

When you divide the average world population then it is around 7 billion now divide it by 12 signs, you will get roughly 50 million people in each sign.

At any point total, three signs go under Sade Sati, so I don’t think all are experiencing issues in their life.

In this article, I am going to dig deep and will put information right in front of you.

I will be covering all aspects of Sade Sati like effects, how and when it starts and most importantly we will see if Sade Sati is really that bad or it is just a misconception.

Same time you can look at the results of other major transits because all of them will affect you in some way and are interrelated with each other.

How & When Sade Sati Starts?

Sade Sati for any Moon sign starts when planet Saturn in its transit enters the 12th sign from it.

For example, if you have an Aries Moon sign. Then your Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Pisces sign.

As you are aware that Saturn stays in one sign for 2.5 years approximately, for you this will be the first phase of Sade Sati which is also known as “Rising Phase”.

Then similarly when Saturn will enter Aries Sign itself, then your second phase of Sade Sati will start which is known as “Peak Phase”.

Then the last phase which is known as “Setting Phase” will start when Saturn will enter Taurus sign.

With the movement of Saturn in Gemini Sign, the Sade Sati will come to an end for Aries Moon sign.

All these cycles take around 7.5 years, and if you are aware of Hindi Terms then “Sade” means Half and “Sati” means Seven.

That is how Sade Sati word came into force.

Now there is a very interesting theory, which states that Sade Sati starts when planet Saturn is within 45 degrees from planet Moon. Similarly, Sade Sati will end when Saturn is 45 degrees away from planet Moon.

I don’t know how true it is because when my Sade Started in 2011 I got its effects right away on the very same day.

So, you saw when Aries Moon sign starts their Sade Sati, similarly, I have mentioned how Sade Sati will start for other signs:

1. For Taurus Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Aries Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Cancer sign.

2. For Gemini Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Taurus Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Leo sign.

3. For Cancer Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Gemini Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Virgo sign.

4. For Leo Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Cancer Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Libra sign.

5. For Virgo Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Leo Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Scorpio sign.

6. For Libra Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Virgo Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Sagittarius sign.

7. For Scorpio Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Libra Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Capricorn sign.

8. For Sagittarius Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Scorpio Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Aquarius sign.

9. For Capricorn Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Sagittarius Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Pisces sign.

10. For Aquarius Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Capricorn Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Aries sign.

11. For Pisces Moon Sign, Sade Sati will start when Saturn will enter Aries Sign and will end when Saturn will enter Taurus sign.

So now you can make out when your Sade Sati will start.

For your reference, I have made a table where I have stated nearest Sade Sati dates for all signs.




ARIESMAR-29, 2025MAY-30, 2032
TAURUSJUN-02, 2027JUL-12, 2034
GEMINIAUG-08, 2029AUG-27, 2036
CANCERMAY-30, 2032JUL-12, 2039
LEOJUL-12, 2034JAN-27, 2041
VIRGOAUG-27, 2036DEC-11, 2043




LIBRAOCT-22, 2038DEC-07, 2046
SCORPIONOV-14, 2011JAN-23, 2020
SAGITTARIUSNOV-02, 2014APR-28, 2022
CAPRICORNOCT-26, 2017MAR-29, 2025
AQUARIUSJAN-23, 2020AUG-08, 2029
PISCESAPR-28, 2022​AUG-08, 2029

The Three Phases Of Sade Sati

As you are aware that Sade Sati is 7.5 years long and I don’t believe that all 7.5 years can be bad. That is why with the movement of Saturn into a different sign, this Sade Sati is divided into three-phase because each phase has its own flavor.

  1. Rising Phase.
  2. Peak Phase.
  3. Setting Phase.

In India we have a belief that during rising phase Sade Sati is on your upper part of the body, then in Peak phase, it is over the middle part of the body. Whereas in Setting phase it is over the lower part of your body.

Similarly, one more belief is that, before Sade Sati ends you get some sudden luck. My own father told me that in the second phase he got a big cut in his hand and then right before Sade Sati ended he got a job.

So sometimes we do need to analyze the life of other people, this gives more insights.

Anyways, generally Rising phase is considered to bring issues at work and your income. If you are in Business then this Rising phase should be avoided for risks and new ventures. If you are in Job then don’t expect promotion and hike in salary. Rather you will find yourself getting sent to difficult and far places from home.

Peak phase of Sade Sati is considered as most malefic because it is right over your planet Moon and the same time as per classic texts it tends to harm the body. Like sickness, injury, burns, etc. The rising phase also leads to stress and worry and causes mental agony.

During the Setting phase of Sade Sati, you started to see things falling in place and you regain your health and situation at the workplace also gets better.

So these are the common effects of Sade Sati.

But question is that, do all people go through the same pattern and routine in Sade Sati, the answer is no!!

I tell you how, when I started by Sade Sati in November 2011 if suffered the very same day and then until Saturn went to Scorpio things were tough, I mean very tough for me. Though I learned astrology and that is how I came into this line.

But for your information, I know people with same Moon sign like mine i.e Scorpio and they actually did very well as soon as Sade Sati started.

So naturally here we need to see other factors also, your Dasha is most important and doesn’t forget that Sade Sati is only a transit which can not surpass Dasha results. Just like any transit, Sade Sati will also mold itself and will work with Dasha to give effects, good or bad, that Dasha will decide.

If Dasha is good then Sade Sati will also give good results.

For example, suppose you are Aquarius Moon sign and you may be aware that Sade Sati is going to start from January 2021 for you. It means Saturn will be over your 12th house, 12th house rules over many many aspects of your life, some are bad and some are good.

12th house is a neutral house actually, now if you are in a Yogakraka Dasha like Venus Dasha and have potential to go abroad. Then this Sade Sati will take you abroad and you will process there. Technically, you are still going far from home which is a common result of a Rising phase of Sade Sati.

In short, you don’t get bad results always, there are many people who did very well in their Sade Sati.

How to read  Sade Sati?

Just like any planetary transit you need to treat Sade Sati in the same way. Which means to apply all basic to advance rules on it.

But Sade Sati deals with planet Moon only, so you need to pay special attention to planet Moon or Chandra Kundli because Moon denotes your mind and special emphasis should be on it.

Apart, from the basic rules following rules should be applied to it.

These rules should be applied very carefully and as mentioned before Sade Sati is also a transit, so standard rules will be applicable on it also.

Now there are few other things which are specific for Sade Sati.

  1. Sade Sati won’t prove bad if you are in dasha or antardasha of a beneficial planet.
  2. In Bhinashtakvarga of Saturn, there are more than 3 bindus in these houses.
  3. In Sarvashtakvarga, there are more than 30 bindus in 12th, 1st and 2nd from planet Moon.
  4. Sade Sati won’t be bad if Saturn is going through Capricorn or Aquarius sign. These two signs are owned by Saturn only. Also, Saturn doesn’t affect much when present in Sagittarius or Pisces sign.
  5. Along with this always check where Jupiter is going in its transit during Sade Sati Jupiter tends to cross 7 signs, so not much chances that all 7 signs transit will be good. But few years will be there where Jupiter will protect you from bad effects of Sade Sati.
  6. If ascendant in the natal chart is Taurus, Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius then Sade Sati tend to not harm much.

Above rules can be bended because each horoscope contains different Dynamics. People with strong Rajyoga usually don’t get affected by this because they are bound to reach at good heights.

Sade Sati Effects For All Signs

These are a very general observation on how Sade Sati affects people of different signs. Remember lordship has the most important role in any kind of observation because role of planet tends to change with rising sign in the first house.

But here is the catch, this time see the lordship from the moon, not from the ascendant. Actually best way is to judge the strength of Moon Kundali and Lagan Kundali, whichever is stronger will act more on you.

1. Sade Sati Effects For Aries Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati tends to be slightly negative and usually it brings changes in career which can be positive or negative depending on dasha. The bottom line is that Career gets affected in some way.

Whereas, Peak Phase brings health issues to mother, stress and issues in marriage. Out of whole Sade Sati 7.5 years of cycle Peak phase is the one to watch out for. This is the phase where Aries ascendant natives.

Setting Phase of Sade Sati is generally peaceful for Aries sign and things start to deliver results. Sudden financial gains tend to happen and same time chances of inheritance also becomes prominent. Marital life remain tensed though until Sade Sati gets over, it tend to cause havoc in marriage and same time health of  spouse goes down.

2.Sade Sati Effects For Taurus Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati tends to bring success in education and brings long distance travels. There will be some auspicious events with father and your mind will be towards religion and spiritual progress. You will start to appreciate life in this period and gratitude comes along with it, for self improvement this can be considered as the best period.

Peak phase Of Sade Sati, brings travels and hectic timing, there can be pressure at work and same time you may get opportunity to go abroad. Despite of progress in life there is a element of obstacles in life. Though, it is very helpful for business and freelance work, also sportsmen and politician gets the best results form it.

Setting Phase Of Sade Sati: The setting phase of Sade Sati is known to cause issues in health and though other areas of life is stable and balanced. This health part can cause severe obstacles in progress but things works out in the end.

3.Sade Sati Effects For Gemini Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati brings troubles from all around and a feeling of hopelessness prevail in life. Health starts to go down and same time quarrel happens in family. Work wise also, desired result don’t come and enemies tends to form at every front.

Peak phase of Sade Sati brings some severe results, losses occurs at large scale and same time hospital bills starts to bother. There can be sleep related issues and sometimes it may be hard to sleep due to lot of unnecessary dreams.

Setting phase of Sade Sati brings a element of relief and a interest starts to arise in academics and other areas of life tend to come on track. Energy flow gets better and physical activities becomes priority for you. By this time you will understand the wrath of Sade Sati. Though all these negative won’t happen if your horoscope is strong.

4.Sade Sati Effects For Cancer Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati brings unnecessary travels and expenses on that account. You may find it hard to control the expenses and same time stress will occur because of that. There will be issues in your health also and you may feel lethargic and lazy.

Peak Phase is worst for Cancer sign natives, your health faces serious issues especially when you are in period of a maraka planet and same time if Moon is afflicted in your Horoscope. Even Kings can’t escape this hardship of this period.

Setting phase of Sade Sati works better then rising and peak period but still issues tend to come in it. Especially health need to be watched because maraka effects of Saturn can be higher while leaving your 2nd house which is also a maraka house.

5.Sade Sati Effects For Leo Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati can cause abroad travels for you though this travel may not prove that effective for you. Expensive items tends to fail and your gadgets may give up on you. All sorts of niggles you Leo sign native goes in this phase.

Peak phase whereas caused some intense argument with father and troubles from government comes in life. Best is to pay your taxes and dues on time or they get bigger in the end. Health also gets affected in this phase, teeth’s, joints and spine becomes weak and pain can cause mental harassment.

Setting phase of Sade Sati is generally good and things start to get better in your life, though your spouse and family can get affected in it. Some member of the family faces health issues which can lead to expenditures.

6.Sade Sati Effects For Virgo Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati leads to desire of travels and luxury in life. Usually, a balanced period it turns out but still cautions are required if you are in a negative Dasha.

Peak phase of Sade sati works very well for you, though  you can make unrealistic targets which can ultimately out pressure on you. This phase can find you a life partner through spouse and you will find yourself at tight spot. Parents health can go down to in this last phase of Sade sati which can put you stress.

7.Sade Sati Effects For Libra Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade sati can bring the best out of you and some abroad related event can bring good news. You may find a source of income from there and same time may develop a strong connections which ultimately leads to gains in future.

Peak phase of Sade Sati considered as the best period of life, in fact for this sign only maximum benefits comes in Peak phase. Career, marriage and health gets better in this 2.5 years and if you get yogakaraka Saturn Dasha along with it, then there is nothing else you can ask for.

Setting phase of Sade sati again proves good for you and this time happiness in family prevails. You will complete with all the positives going in life and may desire for more and more.

8. Sade Sati Effects For Scorpio Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati tends to bring tensions for you and your life gets affected badly in it. This period should be passed with cautions and patience.

Peak phase also causes same kind of issues but this time your health gets affected the most. Same time your spouse also face the heat and may face issues in career front.

Setting phase of Sade Sati, is something which leads to rebuilding in your life with new found faith and devotion. Career starts to come on track and money flow gets better and better. Relationship starts to improves and spouse condition gets better and better.

9.Sade Sati Effects For Sagittarius Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade Sati leads to distance from family and work. Peace of mind is never there and you don’t to feel insecure a lot. Your expenditures tend to rise and frequent health issues bother you in it.

During Rising phase of Sade sati things start to improve but still issues tend to bound your limit of growth. Most affected areas are career and health and you don’t get any way out from your problems.

Setting phase brings a lot of hopes and improvement which brings your life on track for good. You start to make proper progress and opportunity start to find you way.

10.Sade Sati Effects For Capricorn Moon Sign: Rising phase is the most toughest part for you in whole Sade Sati. You face a slow down in your life and same time you lose opportunity to rise. Expenses also bothers you and unnecessary worries comes you way.

Peak phase starts to bring improvement and a new found energy comes in life, health and confidence improves for good which ultimately makes life better for you.

Setting phase can bring a high time in career provided you are in Dasha of Yogakaraka Venus or Saturn itself. This phase can mark the beginning of your rise provided other factors are supportive for you.

11.Sade Sati Effects For Aquarius Moon Sign: Rising phase tends to bring prosperity for you and you tend to indulge in luxury life. Abroad visits and vacations is one of the thing which you do with your family in it. Career, wealth and marriage all becomes progressive in it.

Peak phase allows you to take advantage of what you have done in rising phase. You may start a new source of income and get constant success in it.

Setting phase tend to prove equally good but health of spouse goes down in it. Though still a nice period compare to what other people get in Sade Sati.

12.Sade Sati Effects For Pisces Moon Sign: Rising phase of Sade sati makes you very spiritual and you may travel to far places due to religious purpose. You may like seclusion in it and medication and spiritual practice becomes part of your life.

Peak phase of Sade Sati proves bad for your health and laziness prevails in your life. You may tend to ignore important work and may not pay much attention to spouse either.

Setting phase of Sade Sati can bring intense negative results for your health, same time your spouse also get affected in it. You finances goes down and troubles in career bothers you throughout this period lasts.

Some examples of effects of Sade Sati.

First I will start where people progressed in their Sade Sati:

1. Jawaharlal Nehru has his moon in cancer sign. He became first prime minister of India in 1947 when Saturn was over his moon.

Sade sati effects

2. Indira Gandhi the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru became prime minister of India when she was running Sade Sati.

Sade Sati effects

3. Morarji Desai Sade Sati was a amazing period for him. During his second Sade Sati Morarji Desai became cabinet minister and during third Sade Sati he became prime minister of India.

sade sati effects

Though in background all of them have numerous Rajyoga and same time were running through good dasha.

Now, here are examples where natives went through rough patches during their Sade Sati.

1. Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on 30th January 1948 during his Sade Sati. He was in maraka dasha also at that time.

Sade sati effects


2.Indira Gandhi lost her mother in her first Sade Sati. She also lost her husband and father during her second Sade Sati.

Now with these examples you can see there were good happenings in Sade Sati and the dreadful results were absent. In astrology a lot of importance should be given to Dasha and transits works secondary to it. Sade Sati is a transit itself and works according to Dasha.

Remedies For Sade Sati

As per Astrology texts Saturn gives good results in 3rd, 6th, 10th and 11th house. Though this is not completely correct Saturn does give bad effects in these houses, some of the significations gets affected by Saturn.

So here in this remedy section I will state remedies for Sade Sati, these are effective remedies and one should do it full faith.

1. During rising phase of Sade Sati: One should read 108 names of Lord Saturn daily, along with that avoid malefic foods like meat, alcohol, tobbaco etc. You need to start Sade Sati on positive note and your devotion will here.

2. During peak phase of Sade Sati: One should donate “Hanuman Samagri” to Lord Hanuman Temple for 11 or 21 Tuesdays, same time read “Bajrang Baan” daily.

3.During setting phase of Sade Sati: One should offer mustard oil in Lord Saturn temple and recite Shani Chalisa should in temple itself.

Though these are general remedies but works very good, but remedies are always designed as per the dynamics of the Horoscope.


By the time you have judged that I am neither against the statement that Sade Sati is always bad nor I fully agree with it.

You always need to see which dasha you are in and Sade Sati will work as per dasha.

There are billions of people on this Earth and we can’t generalize anything, every Horoscope is different and every individual has its own story and fate.

One placement can have many meanings. Therefore, don’t be scared of Sade Sati. Planet Saturn comes and teaches us and bring corrections in our life. 


And I can do the same for you which can help you to realize your full potential with your life report and plan better for the future.

    Naveen Rana

    Hello all! My name is Naveen Rana and I live in Nanda Devi National Park. I am a Deck Officer in Merchant Navy but I don't go there anymore ;) Apart from solving Horoscopes, I hike around on mountains and do photography. For more information about me, you can check the Author page where I have given a lot of information about myself. Good Luck!!

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