Sade Sati 2020: Effects On Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius Moon Sign

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

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

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 we will see if Sade Sati is really that bad or it is just a misconception.

Same time we will see current status of sade Sati which is going for following moon sign natives:

  1. Sagittarius.
  2. Capricorn.
  3. Aquarius. 

We all know planet Saturn is in sign of Capricorn since 24th Jan 2020 and with this new Saturn Transit new changes happened in astrology where Sade Sati will started for Aquarius Moon Sign (welcome to the club) whereas for Scorpio Moon Sign Sade Sati came to an end.

On other hand Sagittarius Moon Sign natives entered their 3rd and last phase of Sade Sati which is also known as setting phase of Sade Sati.

Whereas Capricorn Moon sign natives have entered the 2nd phase of their Sade Sati which is also known as Peak phase of Sade Sati.

Sade Sati is generally considered a period of misery and hardship but I can assure you that it is never that bad and a lot depends on your own horoscope and other planetary transits.

Remember we all are unique and no two Horoscopes are the same which means a lot depends on the planet Saturn position i.e its lordship and where it is sitting.

For your knowledge, there are approximately 150 million people under sade sati at any given point of time and not all are suffering due to it.

There are examples of many powerful people who excelled in their Sade Sati period for example Late J.Nehru became our first prime minister in his Sade Sati only.

The following interpretation on Sade Sati effects in 2020 is general in nature and depending on many factors final results will be different than what is mentioned here, the effects of Sade Sati can get severe in Saturn Retrograde period.

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.

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 Yogakaraka 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.

Let's analyze the Sade Sati effects in 2020 for following Moon signs/Rashi's.

  1. Sagittarius/Dhanu Rashi.
  2. Capricorn/Makar Rashi.
  3. Aquarius/Kumbha Rashi.

How to read  Sade Sati 2020?

Just like any planetary transit you need to treat Sade Sati 2020 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 in Capricorn sign, there are more than 3 bindus.
  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.

DATES: Sade Sati 2020 

It is important to know when Sade Sati is starting and ending for Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius Moon sign and for the purpose of this article.





NOV-02, 2014

APRIL-28, 2022


OCT-26, 2017

MAR-29, 2025


JAN-23, 2020

AUG-08, 2029

Or you can refer to infographics given below, where I have mentioned the Month & Year of Starting & Ending dates for Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius Moon signs.


Sade Sati 2020 For Scorpio Moon Sign (Vrishchik Rashi).

Scorpio moon sign is also known as Vrishchik Rashi in Hindi and is denoted by the sign of Scorpio.

Natives of Scorpio moon sign came under Sade Sati from November 2011 when Saturn entered the sign of Libra and this phase of Sade Sati is known as Rising Phase of Sade Sati.

They started the second phase of Sade Sati also known as Peak phase of Sade Sati from 2nd November 2014.

And their third phase of Sade Sati also known as the Setting phase of Sade Sati started with Saturn Transit in Sagittarius from 26th of October 2017.

sade sati scorpio 2019,2020

Scorpio Moon sign natives ended their Sade Sati phase now and will be feeling better and all the issues and problems which came in their Sade Sati before will be gone now.

The career will start picking up, health will be better and there will be a sense of peace in their mind.

Sade Sati 2020 For Sagittarius Moon Sign (Dhanu Rashi)

Natives of Sagittarius Moon Sign which is known as Dhanu Rashi came under the wrath of Sade Sati when Saturn entered the sign of Scorpio on 2nd November 2014.

During their first phase of Sade Sati which is also known as the Rising phase of Sade Sati, many bad things happened to them and there was no stopping on expenses and tensions

Note: There are people who had a really good time in their first phase of Sade Sati.

Now on 24th of January 2020 natives with Sagittarius Moon Sign are going to enter the setting phase of their Sade Sati and they should take good cautions in career, own health, souse health, younger siblings health mainly.

Though things will be better then before now and during this Sade Sati 2020 Sagittarius moon sign natives be able see better times in career and the stagnation will start to go away as the year progressed ahead.

There will be a new opportunity and chances of getting a promotion is also high, especially after September 2020 there will be some vents at workplace which will lead to your placement to a abroad place.

So on career side there will be improvements and they will be able to save money now and there won't be much expenses now like in past two phases of Sade Sati.  

Even relationship with spouse will be better now though during Sade Sati 2020 there be some health issues to your spouse.

There can be some tragedy at home like some old person in your family can face serious health issues and that can disturb your daily schedule.

Overall Sade Sati is not going to bother you much now unless you are into negative dasha so have patience for some more time since you have already faced some tough time in your past and little bit of more time won't be harming you much.

sade sati 2020

This Setting phase of Sade Sati for Sagittarius Moon sign can prove significantly bad if the rising ascendant is of Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius or Capricorn.

Whereas for Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius, and Pisces rising ascendant effects of sade sati in 2020 will be medium in nature.

I have mentioned in my main article on Sade Sati how it can prove beneficial therefore one need to analysis the horoscope in a holistic way.

Not to forget Sade Sati is also a transit and one need to read it after considering many factors.

Especially dasha where running dasha of Jupiter and Mars is likely to bring relief whereas dasha of Venus or Moon may increase the bad effects of sade sati for Sagittarius Moon Sign.

Sade Sati 2020 Effects For Capricorn Moon Sign( Makar Rashi)

Capricorn is the sign of planet Saturn itself and usually Sade Sati does not bring bad effects for them especially in the second and third phase which is also known as Peak and Setting phase.

But there are some negative results associated with the first phase of Sade Sati for Capricorn Moon Sign (Makar Rashi) which has ended now.

The 2nd phase of Sade Sati can affect them in the following ways:

  1. Lack of interest in the job.
  2. Bad health.
  3. Lack of proper sleep.
  4. Unnecessary expense.
  5. Physical distance from spouse.

Remember this negative will happen only when Saturn is having less than 3 bindus in its ashtakvarga.

With the support of other factors, Sade Sati can actually prove beneficial for them and can allow them to gain from abroad, spiritual, and charitable.

Also, marriage can happen and with support of Jupiter transit there can be abroad travel with spouse.

Therefore a holistic analysis is required and then only a final conclusion in Sade Sati can be made for Makar Rashi.

Capricorn Moon Sign individuals with rising ascendant  Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Aquarius, and Pisces will actually gain from Sade Sati  2020 whereas individuals with Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn rising sign may get some troubles in it.

Sade Sati 2020 Effects For Aquarius Moon Sign( Kumbh Rashi)

Aquarius aka Kumbh sign is the 11th sign of the natural zodiac scheme and their Sade Sati started with Saturn's entry in Capricorn sign on 24th January 2020.

You can check the image below and see the Red markings for the dates of various phases of Sade Sati for Aquarius Moon sign.


Sade Sati Will Start Soon

Aquarius sign is owned by planet Saturn itself and logically speaking Sade Sati doesn't affect them that badly unless the ascendant is Gemini ,Cancer or Leo sign or they are going through some negative or afflicted planetary dasha.

Despite the fact that Sade Sati is not harmful to Aquarius Moon sign, one needs to see things from ascendant also without that the analysis of Sade Sati will be incomplete.

If Saturn is going to a malefic house or transiting over natal Ketu or Rahu then there can be some negative effects of Sade Sati 2020.

Especially in the first phase of Sade Sati, which can be intense they are in Dasha of Mars or afflicted Mercury.

During this first phase of Sade Sati in year 2020, Aquarius (kumbh rashi) native will experience a change in place and abroad prospects are looking very bright for them, though suddenly in months of January the expenses will be high and they may have to pay for many things which will be like mini investments for future.

There can be issues with their sleep and they may experience many kind of dreams which will be unusual though by month of February the occurrence of the dreams will be less and by March you will be out from it.

They will have to pay attention to their health and expenses and there can be times when money will be spent fast, though they will be making money at better rate, and they will be able to figure out the expenses and everything will be happening for their upliftment. 

Though if ascendant is Leo or Gemini then there is a need to take extreme caution in First phase of Sade Sati because from ascendant Saturn will be in malefic house which can be said as good.

In month of August there will be some sudden money losses and Aquarius Moon sign natives should be careful regarding the same.

So this is how Sade Sati will be affecting Aquarius Moon sign natives in year 2020.This is the first phase of sade Sati and will need some time to adjust with this new energy and pressure.

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.

Final Words

Sade Sati is not bad always and is a transit-only and one should not stress much about it.

Your current planetary dasha and other factors matter here more than anything and without considering these factors nothing accurate can be predicted.

There are 12th zodiacs and the population of whole world is around 6 Billion which means one zodiac gets 50 million of individuals approximately which means at any point of time 50*3 equal to 150 million people are under Sade Sati and if we add Kantaka Shani( Saturn transit in 4th house) and Ashtma Shani ( Saturn transit in 8th house) then this figure we reach 250 million.

Obviously, not all are suffering here and the fear of Sade Sati is unnecessary sometimes and we must rise above it.


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