Saturn Mahadasha-Effects, Remedy, Antardasha For All Ascendant

Saturn mahadasha effects

Saturn mahadasha is a period of time in a person's life when Saturn is the ruling planet.

This period usually lasts for around 19 years and along with its slow transit can cause havoc in our life.

There is a general thinking that planet Saturn mahadasha can ruin one's life and can cause various kinds of hardships and is hardest among all Vimshottri mahadashas.

The Mahadasha of Saturn is a time of hard work, responsibility, and restriction. You may feel like you are being pushed to your limits during this time, but it is also a time of great accomplishment. 

You will learn to value hard work and discipline, and you will be able to accomplish a great deal under Saturn's influence. 

There may be some challenges and obstacles during this time, but you will eventually learn to overcome them.

But in reality, Saturn mahadasha can be good also and in many cases and one need to see the Horoscope holistic manner before saying anything on Saturn mahadasha effects.

As per B.P.H.S and other original Astrology commentaries following general effects of Saturn mahadasha are mentioned:

  1. Poverty.
  2. Sickness.
  3. Death.
  4. Living lonely.
  5. Bad relationship.
  6. Bad career.
  7. Negative publicity.
  8. Humiliation.
  9. Loss of limbs.
  10. Depressed mind.

But these effects may not pass at all if favorable conditions are available in the Horoscope and if Saturn mahadasha can give following results also:

  1. Increase in wealth.
  2. Rise in status.
  3. Good health.
  4. Fame.
  5. Powerful friends.
  6. Success in politics.
  7. Good married life.
  8. Long life span.
  9. Spiritual growth.
  10. Interest in charitable works.

This means that there are a lot of dynamics involved here and I will try to cover this topic in detail.

How To Check When Saturn Mahadasha Will Start?

Since we have many Vedic astrology software at our disposal now, it is very easy to find when Saturn Mahadasha will start for a native.

All you have to do is get a good software where ayanamsa should be set to Lahiri Ayanamsa.

Put your birth details in it and in the Vimshottari Mahadasha section see the dates for Saturn Mahadasha.

For example, feed the following birth details in the software:

  • Date Of Birth: 15-12-1986
  • Time Of Birth: 08:30
  • Place Of Birth: New Delhi

Plz note, I will be using the details mentioned above throughout this article.

You will see that the Saturn Mahadasha is starting on 18/02/2033 and is ending on 18/02/2052.

Saturn mahadasha dates

This is how you can determine the starting and ending point of Saturn Mahadasha, you can do manual calculations for this which have its own different procedure.

In order to find out the effects of Saturn mahadasha we should know the rules to assess planet Saturn in a Horoscope and this what will will be discussing ahead.

How To Analyze Effects Of Saturn Mahadasha In Horoscope

We all know in Vedic astrology nothing is plain and simple and the long 19 years of Saturn mahadasha have different phases in it i.e antardasha of planets.

There are many factors that should be accounted for before making any predictions on Saturn mahadasha.

So here I am going to take you on a tour where you will learn many parameters while assessing the effects of Saturn Mahadasha.

The very thing is to check the rising sign in the ascendant and moon sign in the Horoscope.

Rising signs should be given preference over the Moon.

Though always keep an eye on the Moon chart no matter what.

Now we all know planet Saturn owns Capricorn and Aquarius signs.

Check where these two signs are falling, this process will determine the lordship of planet Saturn in the Horoscope.

I could have taken you the other way around where we see the sign rising on the ascendant first.

Rather, I said to look at Capricorn and Aquarius signs and which house they are falling at because here our focus is Saturn mahadasha.

Let's use the same birth details which I have mentioned previously i.e 15-12-1988, 08:30, New Delhi.

Here we can see that Capricorn sign is falling at 2nd and Aquarius sign is falling at 3rd house.

Saturn mahadasha effects

The rising ascendant sign is Sagittarius here.

 As per rules of lordship, planet Saturn is malefic here and is maraka also.

 Which means the general tendency of Saturn is a bit negative.

Though remember 2nd house rules over earnings, family values, speech and many other important things.

The 3rd house rules over courage, strength, siblings, short journeys etc and is a very important house in today's world context.

So here we can not say that Saturn mahadasha effects will be negative only.

Again, I will remind you of the very important rule of planetary strength and affliction.

To summarize it here in simple words, remember that any planet which possesses strength and is free from affliction can cause wonders in its dasha, even if that planet rules over 3rd, 6th, 8th or 12th house.

Plz note, calculation of planetary strength should be done through natal and divisional charts all together.

There is a method for it and it is known as Shadbala which accounts for divisional charts and many other things.

So here it is important you see affliction and planetary strength of Saturn before making any conclusion on Saturn mahadasha effects.

Now coming back to the example chart again.

In this Horoscope planet Saturn is placed in 12th house with 9th lord Sun and 7th and 10th lord Mercury.

Saturn Mahadasha-Effects, Remedy, Antardasha For All Ascendant

Union of Saturn and Mercury there is causing Dharma Karmadhipati Yoga and this union is auspicious for the native.

These two planets i.e Sun and Mercury in 12th house is good and is known as benefic association.

Saturn is aspected by planet Moon which is lord of the 8th house and is exalted in 6th house making Vipreet Rajyoga.

Saturn Mahadasha-Effects, Remedy, Antardasha For All Ascendant

Now we need to account for this aspect of the Moon here and its general and ascendant wise significations need to be accounted for.

This aspect of the Moon is causing affliction over Saturn.

Now you have to repeat the process in navamsha again.

Above mentioned process will determine the overall nature of planet Saturn in a Horoscope and depending on this, the mahadasha effects of Saturn will differ from person to person.

This process above will determine the core nature of Saturn in the Horoscope and it can either auspicious, inauspicious or something in between also.

Let's see the effects of Auspicious and Inauspicious Saturn mahadasha for any Horoscope.

Results Of Auspicious Saturn Mahadasha

Just like any mahadasha, the results of Saturn mahadasha can be positive or negative in nature.

If Saturn is auspicious in Horoscope then the effects of Saturn mahadasha will be as follows:

  1. Great wealth.
  2. Good health.
  3. Elevation in the job.
  4. Possession of house.
  5. Possession of vehicle.
  6. Increase in influence over people.
  7. Leisure abroad.
  8. Spiritual advancement.
  9. A great increase in knowledge.
  10. A gain in confidence.

You can see above that the effects of auspicious Saturn mahadasha can be a great help.

Results Of Inauspicious Saturn Mahadasha

Now if in a Horoscope planet Saturn is inauspicious then the following effects will be observed by the native:

  1. Deformity in the body.
  2. Lack of sleep.
  3. Loss of wealth.
  4. Loss of reputation.
  5. Loss of job.
  6. Loss of near and dear ones.
  7. Useless wanderings.
  8. Danger to house and car via natural calamity.
  9. Depression.

Above mentioned effects of Saturn mahadasha seem very gloomy and are in symphony with the general perception of the public about planet Saturn.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For All Ascendant

Just like any other planet, Saturn can be a benefic or malefic for a particular ascendant, and usually, this factor affects the outcome of Saturn mahadasha the most and I am stating the lordship of Saturn and its nature in table form.

Ascendant Sign

Lordship Of Saturn

Nature Of Saturn


10th & 11th house



9th & 10th house

Benefic & Yogakaraka


8th & 9th house



7th & 8th house



6th & 7th house



5th & 6th house



4th & 5th house

Benefic & Yogakaraka


3rd & 4th house



8th & 9th house



1st & 2nd house



1st & 12th house



11th & 12th house


Saturn lordship is over two houses and during its Mahadasha, planet Saturn gives results of its lordship mainly and depending on other factors like aspect, conjunction, or any other planetary association of Saturn with other 8 planets, the effects will modify.

What I am stating below are only the general effects of Saturn mahadasha for all ascendant signs.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Aries Ascendant

For Aries ascendant planet Saturn is lord of two important houses which are 10th and 11th house and Saturn rules over the following significations mainly.

  1. Career.
  2. Status.
  3. Large gains.
  4. Father's health.
  5. Father's income.
  6. Knees.
  7. Reputation.
  8. Friends.
  9. Elder brother.
  10. Network of people around you.

During Saturn mahadasha, Aries ascendant native will get the results of 10th & 11th house mainly.

If Saturn is placed in the 7th or 10th house then Panchmahapurush Sasa Yoga will be formed which is a very excellent condition to have.

In such a case planet Saturn will bless the native with amazing all-around success.

Planet Saturn should not be afflicted by natural malefic like Rahu-Ketu and functional malefic like Mercury and there are many other factors that need to account for.

If planet Saturn is auspicious via placement, strength, and association then the native will be seeing a good rise in his career, and his status will improve at the workplace.

During Saturn mahadasha, native influence will grow over people and everyone will start to listen to the strategy made by the native.

There will be a rise in wealth and natives can buy a house, car or may invest in real estate.

During Saturn mahadasha, health will remain good, and natives will see good interest in physical workouts.

Overall Saturn mahadasha gives good results for Aries ascendant provided Saturn is not debilitated in the 1st house.

In such a case, all kinds of bad results will come during Saturn mahadasha.

There will be bad health, issues in marriage, loss of wealth, loss of reputation, and chronic health issues.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Taurus Ascendant

Planet Saturn is the most benefic planet for the Taurus ascendant and is yoga karaka also.

For Taurus ascendant, the effects of Saturn mahadasha are generally good provided Saturn is not debilitated in the Horoscope or in navamsha.

 The good effects will increase by manifold if the following conditions are present in the Horoscope:

  1. Ascendant is strong.
  2. Planet Saturn is associated with Mercury or Venus.
  3. Horoscope has more Rajyoga than Aristha yoga.
  4. Saturn is not afflicted by Rahu & Ketu.

If these conditions are available in the Horoscope then Saturn mahadasha can bring wonder to native life.

During Saturn mahadasha, planet Saturn will bestow the native with good education and achievements at education place.

There will be achievements at the workplace and promotion.

There will be a gain in wealth and a sudden rise in the property portfolio.

If the planet Saturn is placed in the 1st house of Taurus ascendant then it will bring all-around success to the native.

The association of Mercury, Moon, or Venus with Saturn will be making the situation better, and native can reach the status of ultra success and can become a leader among the masses.

If Saturn is placed in 2nd house then the native voice will be harsh, he will talk slow, will be thoughtful by nature, and will be having a good supporting family.

Same time there will be support from family wealth.

Though if 7th lord Mars is not well placed then during Saturn mahadasha there can be marriage issues.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Gemini Ascendant

For Gemini ascendant planet Saturn is lord of the 8th & 9th house and is an auspicious planet for them.

Usually, Saturn mahadasha proves beneficial here especially when Saturn is placed in 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and even in 12th house.

If Saturn is making a planetary association with Venus, Mercury, or Jupiter, then the results of Saturn mahadasha can be very amazing.

The native will experience gain in wealth, increase in influence, a gain of land, gains from speculation, stable married life, and good health.

There is one unique rule which applies to the Gemini ascendant is that, when Saturn is debilitated in the 11th house, it will also aspect the ascendant/1st house.

As per Parashar, this is a special Rajyoga and Saturn mahadasha can activate auspicious events in native life.

The principle of this Rajyoga is as follows:

When the lord of the 6th, 8th or 12th house is debilitated and same time aspects the ascendant, it gives rise to Rajyoga.

In other houses i.e 2nd and 6th house, Saturn mahadasha may cause issues in marriage and troubles from enemies.

Though still, the whole 19 years of Saturn mahadasha will keep the native happy provided Saturn is not afflicted by Mars, Rahu, or Ketu.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Leo Ascendant

Saturn mahadasha can prove very negative here due to the lordship of Saturn over the 6th and 7th houses.

Saturn is most malefic here and is marakesh also.

 During Saturn mahadasha, if Saturn is placed in 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, or 12th house, then native can experience the following results:

  1. There can be health-related issues especially in Saturn antardasha and Ketu antardasha.
  2. During Moon antardasha, there can be immense stress to the native.
  3. During Mercury antardasha, there can be nerve-related issues and financial losses.
  4. During Venus, antardasha loss of a job can happen if the 10th house is weak or afflicted.
  5. Marriage can see severe issues in the whole 19 years of Saturn mahadasha.

Saturn mahadasha can prove good also if Saturn is placed in the 3rd or 7th house.

 In the 7th house, Sasa Yoga will be formed and native will see results like a rise in status, gain in wealth, marriage, and depletion of enemies.

 Saturn mahadasha can be tough for Leo ascendant natives and in 9th house can cause severe weakening of luck factor and can induce father related issues in life.

There can be obstructions in all kinds of endeavors taken by the native and constant up and down tend to happen.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Virgo Ascendant

Saturn mahadasha brings up significations of the 5th and 6th house on a larger scale and the events of the native experience related to the following areas.

  1. Education.
  2. Passion.
  3. Talent.
  4. Love affair.
  5. Childbirth.
  6. Debts.
  7. Enemies.
  8. Maternal relations.
  9. Sickness.
  10. Health & Vitality.

Generally, the effects of Saturn mahadasha are positive here especially when Saturn is placed in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, or 11th house.

If Saturn is those houses that have the influence of Jupiter, Venus, Mercury, or even Moon, then native can read to dizzy heights in Saturn mahadasha.

The native will see a rise in status, increase in income, success in business, travel for leisure, success from speculation, and peace in married life along with childbirth.

In the Horoscope of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Saturn is placed in 1st house with Jupiter and Moon and shows his calm and calculated demeanor.

Saturn mahadasha can prove bad only when Saturn is debilitated in the 8th house and is under influence of Mars, Rahu or Ketu.

Such Saturn mahadasha can bring poverty, sickness, misery, and humiliation to the native.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Libra Ascendant

Saturn mahadasha generally proves good for Libra ascendant natives due to the lordship of Saturn over the 4th and 5th house which means Saturn is yogakraka here.

If Saturn is placed in the 1st & 4th house then native will experience great results of Sasa during Saturn mahadasha.

Provided Saturn is not debilitated in navamsha and is devoid of influence from Rahu, Ketu, and Jupiter.

In another house like 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th, and 11th house, the effects of Saturn mahadasha will lead to success in career or business, a gain of wealth, success in education, attainment of house/car, increase in status, win in legal cases and good health.

Same time if under influence of Mercury, Venus, or Moon then effects of Saturn mahadasha can lead to ultra success.

On another hand, if Saturn is placed in the 7th house then Saturn will be considered as debilitated and in such case it is important to see the strength of Saturn in navamsha and a few other divisional charts.

Despite of that still Saturn mahadasha can lead to issues in married life or health issues to the spouse.

In the 8th and 12th houses, the effects of Saturn mahadasha can lead to obstacles in rise of the native.

There can be expenses on charitable causes, laziness can lead to slow growth and native may feel less motivated.

In general practice, it is seen that Saturn mahadasha works very well for Libra ascendant.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Scorpio Ascendant

For Scorpio ascendant Saturn is lord of the 3rd and 4th house and basically is a malefic planet.

During Saturn mahadasha signification of the 3rd and 4th house becomes the topmost priority and the areas which come under them are as follows:

  1. Siblings life.
  2. Desire to bring changes.
  3. Short travels.
  4. Exercise.
  5. Mother health.
  6. Mental peace.
  7. House.
  8. Car.
  9. Land for investment.
  10. Spouse career.

The general tendency of Saturn mahadasha here is to bring negative effects and pressure on the native.

No way, native will have an easy time during Saturn mahadasha and any reward comes with a lot of hard work.

If Saturn is placed in 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th house and is under aspect of Jupiter or Moon then native will see a rise in wealth, increase in status, promotion, expansion in business, and stable marriage.

In the 4th house, Sasa Yoga will form and the results of Sasa Yoga will manifest in Saturn mahadasha.

In the 11th house, Saturn mahadasha can bring business opportunities and gains from trading provided planet Mercury is well placed.

Saturn mahadasha effects won't be good if Saturn is placed in 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 12th house.

In the 2nd, 5th, 8th & 12th house, the results of Saturn mahadasha will be negative for marriage and kids.

Also, it can harm the career prospects of the native.

If there is an affliction of Rahu or Ketu on Saturn then the native will see a severe downfall in his life.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Sagittarius Ascendant

For Sagittarius ascendant planet Saturn is lord of the 2nd & 3rd house and is a malefic planet.

During Saturn mahadasha the significations of 2nd & 3rd house will be in most focus in natives life and these areas are as follows:

  1. Family events.
  2. The well-being of the spouse.
  3. Married life.
  4. Food habits.
  5. Earning pattern.
  6. Speech.
  7. Life of younger sibling.
  8. Writing abilities.
  9. Interest in outdoor activities.
  10. Intent to bring changes in life.

The general tendency of Saturn mahadasha is negative for Sagittarius ascendant.

Though as you can see above, planet Saturn does rule over important significations for Sagittarius ascendant and they are more related to self-development and desire to bring changes or to make ground for a solid future.

Especially in Saturn mahadasha-Saturn antardasha, native see a significant desire to bring changes.

Natives' effort to bring such changes will be a success or failure depending on the condition of planet Saturn in the Horoscope.

Saturn mahadasha will bring good results if Saturn is placed in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, or 11th house.

If in those houses Saturn is under influence of Jupiter, Mars, Sun, or Mercury then native will see a rise in income, rise in status, expansion in family, expansion of business, and good life overall.

There will be an increase in physical activity and natives will see good health during Saturn mahadasha.

Married life can improve unless there are severe combinations for bad married life.

Now if Saturn is placed in  1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, or 12th house, the results of Saturn mahadasha will be negative, especially in the 5th and 8th house.

On top of that if Saturn is influenced by planet Rahu, Ketu, Mars, or even Venus.

Then there will be loss of wealth, humiliation, demotion in career.

The native will travel a lot but results from those travels won't be good.

There will be issues on health especially when Saturn is placed in the 1st, 5th, or 8th house and same time there will be issues in marriage.

Mentally native will feel very low and if Moon is afflicted in the Horoscope then native can fall in depression also.

This is due to the maraka influence of Saturn i.e lord of the 2nd house and  3rd house which is 8th from the 8th house.

Saturn mahadasha can be very severe here if Saturn is not well disposed of in the Horoscope.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Capricorn Ascendant

Saturn is lord of the 1st and 2nd house and is a benefic planet for Capricorn ascendant.

Saturn rules over following significations for Capricorn ascendant and during Saturn mahadasha following significations activates.

  1. Self.
  2. Body.
  3. Color.
  4. Health.
  5. Speech.
  6. Family values.
  7. Left eye.
  8. Eating habits.
  9. Family wealth.
  10. Salary.

During Saturn mahadasha generally, the effects are auspicious provided Saturn is well placed in natal and navamsha.

If Saturn is placed in the 1st or 10th house then full effects of Sasa Yoga will be experienced during Saturn mahadasha.

In the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 9th, 10th, or 11th house also Saturn mahadasha's results will be good.

The planetary relationship of Saturn with Yogakraka Venus or 9th lord Mercury will bring benefic effects during Saturn mahadasha.

In such a scenario, Saturn mahadasha will bring good health, a robust mind, good reflexes, an increase in wealth, a rise in status, good marriage, and popularity.

The native will see the downfall of enemies in Saturn mahadasha and any legal case against the native will be squashed.

There will be happiness in the family and the native will spend good quality time with his family. His children will prosper and will give be required respect.

Such Saturn mahadasha can truly make the native invincible.

Now on other hand, if Saturn is weak in natal and navamsha then bad results in Saturn mahadasha will be expected by the native.

If in the same situation Saturn is afflicted by planet Jupiter, Rahu, or Ketu then there will be an increase in the intensity of the negative effects of Saturn mahadasha.

Such Saturn mahadasha can bring all kinds of hardships in native life especially in Saturn, Jupiter, Rahu, and Ketu antardasha.

Though due to the core benefic nature of planet Saturn, the negative effects of Saturn won't be consistent for the whole 19 years of its duration.

Native surely will see good results or relief from his issues in Venus, Mercury, and Moon antardasha, provided they are well placed and unafflicted in natal chart and navamsha.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Aquarius Ascendant

Saturn is lord of the 1st and 12th house and is an auspicious planet here.

 Planet rules over the following significations for Aquarius ascendant:

  1. Self.
  2. Body.
  3. Skin color.
  4. Overall health.
  5. Inclinations.
  6. Abroad factor.
  7. Right eye.
  8. Spiritual advancement.
  9. Sleep pattern.
  10. Expenditure habits.

Before making any predictions on Saturn mahadasha it is important to make a good and thorough assessment of the condition of planet Saturn in the Horoscope.

For the Aquarius ascendant generally, the results of Saturn are good when Saturn is placed in 1st, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th house.

In other remaining houses, Saturn mahadasha effects can be bad or average depending on many factors.

Here we need to judge the condition of planet Saturn and should see the placement of Saturn in natal and navamsha.

In both natal and navamsha we need to see the association of Saturn with other benefic and malefic planets.

Most importantly Saturn should not be afflicted in the Horoscope.

Now let's assume planet Saturn is benefic and auspicious after accounting all factors as per Vedic astrology.

In such case, Saturn mahadasha will bring all-around success to the native.

There will be good health and the native will overcome his current health issues and will see a transformation in his physical and mental health.

The native will see a positive change in his mindset and will make efforts to bring positive changes in his life.

Such Saturn mahadasha can bring a promotion or expansion in business easily plus new opportunities can come which can set native for 19 years of Saturn mahadasha.

Frequent abroad travel and luxury life abroad can be witnessed by the native.

Lordship of Saturn over the 12th house can make native very spiritual and charitable and from time to time native makes donations.

Now suppose Saturn is weak in the Horoscope and inauspicious by nature then Saturn will suffer from illness and a lot of his money will be spent on treatment.

There will be frequent hospital visits and the native will be unable to do his work properly.

Same time there will loss of money and position at the workplace and business.

Enemies will be active in such Saturn mahadasha and will be able to harm the native.

There can be troubles on marriage and health of spouse will also see a bad time.

Unnecessary wandering will be there and the native mind won't be at rest.

Such Saturn mahadasha can make native reckless in his decisions which can backfire and 19 years of Saturn mahadasha can bring immense suffering for the native.

Saturn Mahadasha Effects For Pisces Ascendant

For Pisces ascendant Saturn is lord of the 11th and 12th house and basically is a malefic planet for them.

Planet Saturn rules following significations for Pisces ascendant natives:

  1. Gains.
  2. Friends.
  3. Networking.
  4. Paternal Uncles.
  5. Elder siblings.
  6. Abroad travel.
  7. Bed pleasures.
  8. Inclinations towards luxury.
  9. Sleep pattern.
  10. Right eye condition.

Depending on the overall condition and strength of Planet Saturn, its Mahadasha effects can be excellent or worse.

Note: It is important to judge the condition of planet Saturn in Natal and Navamsha after applying the all-important concept of Vedic astrology.

Let's suppose Saturn is auspicious, unafflicted endowed with strength than during Saturn mahadasha, the auspicious nature of Saturn can bring large gains, expansion in business, a promotion at the workplace, friendship with powerful people, awards, and honor mainly.

Same time there can be an increase in spiritual activities, visiting holy places, shower in holy rivers.

Such auspicious Saturn mahadasha can make native very generous and native makes frequent donations to the hospital or any other charitable causes.

Such Saturn mahadasha brings native to abroad effortlessly and he experiences comforts and luxurious life in abroad lands.

Now let's suppose if Saturn is weak and inauspicious in the Horoscope then the native will see obstacles in each and every area of his life.

There will loss of money, business will fall, positions at the workplace will be under threat, enemies will become strong, and native mental conditions can go bad.

Such Saturn mahadasha can be tough to deal with because here 12th house lordship of Saturn can cause havoc in life.

Married life will suffer and even chances of divorce can be there.

Native may face legal issues and can be embroiled in controversy especially when Saturn is debilitated in 2nd house and at the same time is afflicted by planet Rahu.

So we have seen how Saturn mahadasha fairs for each of the rising sign and there are quite negative results for many of the ascendant. Hence, this is the time I mention the remedies for Saturn mahadasha which helps to counter the negative results of it.

We all know that the 19-year-long Saturn Mahadasha cannot have consistent effects. The impact varies depending on the Antardasha (sub-period) that follows it.

It is important to note that no Mahadasha gives consistently bad results throughout its duration. There are always times when the native experiences happiness and a cheerful mood.

To understand the effects of Antardasha on the Mahadasha, a dedicated article is required. However, for the context of this article, I will mention some important points:

1. The lordship of the Antardasha lord should be checked. If the Antardasha lord is a functional benefic, positive results will be observed during that period.

2. The strength of the Antardasha lord should be gauged properly. When strong, the Antardasha lord protects its significations and can override the negative effects of the Saturn Mahadasha. In such cases, it can help the native reassess the situation and take measures to control the damage. For example, the Antardasha of a strong third house lord can help the native deal with the crisis given by the Saturn Mahadasha. If the Saturn Mahadasha is going well, such Antardasha can encourage the native to make the most of it.

3. The natural friendship of the Antardasha lord with the Mahadasha lord Saturn also has a say in the effects. Saturn does well with planets like Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter. Their Antardasha tends to bring relief from the ongoing negative effects of the Saturn Mahadasha. The Antardasha of planets like Mars, Rahu, and Ketu can prove to be very bad if they are not the lords of the auspicious houses and are weak in strength.

4. The mutual position of the Antardasha lord from Saturn can make a big difference. It is important to check how the Antardasha lord is placed with respect to the Mahadasha lord Saturn. The position of the Antardasha lord in the 3rd, 9th, 10th, and 11th houses is considered good. In other positions, especially in the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses, it is not considered good. In such situations, even a benefic Saturn Mahadasha can give negative effects.

These are the basic points which should be kept in mind before declaring the effects of the antardasha results.

Lets see the general results of various antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn.

Effects Of All Antardasha In The Mahadasha Of Saturn

Saturn Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

This antardasha of Saturn operates for 3 years and 3 days.

This period is most intense in the whole Saturn mahadasha and even if planet Saturn is auspicious in the Horoscope, the native still feels some general negative effects of Saturn no matter what.

Native tend to feel tired, lazy, slow despite a rush of good energy at the workplace. 

Planet Saturn constantly pushes native to take a break from the activities native is doing.

This happens in the first year of Saturn antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn.

These three years of Saturn-Saturn always need attention and the native should maintain discipline in all areas of his life.

There can be back and neck pain, lack of concentration, loss of wealth, and lack of interest in communication with people around.

Mercury Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

The antardasha of Mercury in mahadasha of Saturn is of 2 years and 8 months. 

For the following ascendant signs Mercury antardasha tend to be good:

  1. Taurus.
  2. Gemini.
  3. Virgo.
  4. Libra.
  5. Capricorn.
  6. Aquarius.

Whereas for other ascendant signs results can be malefic or mixed depending on other factors.

This period of Mercury antardasha can be best described as a period of interest and hobby.

Native may start to read a lot and depending on the position of planet Mercury in the Horoscope, the interest may be intense in it.

There can be gain in wealth & status and native see a good association with powerful people.

A definite improvement in quality of life happens with good clothing and accessories to the native.

Native experiences a sharp rise in his business acumen and his ability to cash on opportunity increases by many folds.

Health remains good generally and happiness is observed in relationships, during Mercury antardasha native experiences the friendly side of the relationship with his spouse.

Native tend to do charity work for exposure and new links with people and get success to a large extent.

Ketu Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

During the whole mahadasha of Saturn, this Ketu antardasha can bring the most amount of pain and grief.

 I will rank antardasha of Ketu as number one in terms of negativity.

 Native people experience loss of wealth and experience bad health which leads to medical bills.

Knees and spine get most affected and in some cases surgery can also happen.

Native wanders for no reason and even though some range of spiritual advancement happens, still native feels frustrated and lost.

At the workplace, enemies increase by many fold and hold the position to harm the native and his rank.

Relationships also see a downfall and depending on combinations of bad marriage in horoscopes, native encounters frequently quarrel with his partner.

It has been observed that many divorces happen during antardasha of Mercury in mahadasha of Saturn.

Venus Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

This duration of Venus antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn is the longest one and is 3 years and 2 months.

 Now as per vedic astrology texts like Laghu parashari, which applies on Saturn mahadasha-Venus antardasha.

These special rules are additional to the regular rules.

Generally for following ascendant Venus antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn bring good results:

  1. Taurus.
  2. Virgo.
  3. Libra.
  4. Aquarius. 

During this antardasha of Venus, native see a rise in their creative skills and are good for performance in areas of acting, painting or singing.

Native sense of beauty and his definition of things around him tends to change.

There is an increase of wealth and status in society.

Relationships with spouses usually go bad and it has been observed that native spend time far from their spouse.

One big impact which falls during Venus antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn is that natives desire for sexual pleasure goes down and he don't find it good anymore.

Sun Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

During Saturn mahadasha, natives experience the antardasha of the Sun for 11 months only.

 This antardasha of Sun is usually favorable for the following ascendant signs:

  1. Aries.
  2. Gemini.
  3. Libra.
  4. Scorpio.
  5. Sagittarius.

During this antardasha of Sun in mahadasha of Saturn, native experiences gain from the government and father.

His influence rises among people and is good for careers like politics.

Native people gain wealth and at the same time donate also, he tries to understand the spiritual side of life more than ever.

Though this antardasha of the Sun is bad for the relationship with the father and if the 9th house is afflicted in horoscope, the native's father may experience bad health.

During Sun antardasha natives tend to appreciate nature more and the majority of their time is spent on mountains or riversides.

Moon Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

The total duration of Moon antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn is one year and 11 months.

For following ascendant Moon antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn will give good results:

  1. Libra.
  2. Virgo.
  3. Capricorn.

For the rest of the ascendant signs this antardasha of the Moon can tend to cause issues, though  depending on many factors, it can be good also.

During antardasha of Moon native tend to feel heavy in mind and usually his happiness questions tend to go down.

If Moon is afflicted in natives Horoscopes, then this antardasha of Moon can cause more mental issues.

Natives go on pilgrimages and develop religious inclinations.

His wealth rises with time and his affluence increases during Moon antardasha in mahadasha of Sun.

His relationship sees a good time though mother health can see a bad time and natives house and card seek maintenance from time to time.

It is important to pay attention to the lord of the 4th house before making a judgment on the relationship with Mother and her well-being.

Mars Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

Mars antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn operates for one year and one month mainly.

 Mars antardasha can be very auspicious for the native provided there is a Dhanyoga in the Horoscope.

 Generally, Mars antardasha in mahadasha of Mars is beneficial for the following ascendants:

  1. Aries.
  2. Taurus.
  3. Gemini.
  4. Libra.
  5. Scorpio.
  6. Capricorn.
  7. Pisces.

During this antardasha of Mars, native attain property and make gains from land and real estate.

Natives overall wealth rises and new addition in gadgets happens with it.

He becomes more attentive, active and his  interest in physical exercise amplifies.

Though the native becomes more aggressive during Mars antardasha in Saturn mahadasha.

Both Saturn and Mars are natural malefic in nature and can give high blood pressure and issues like fever.

Natives relationships go downhill and with spouse natives sees constant arguments with spouse provided there are combinations for issues in marriage.

Though there will be an increase in friend circle and natives tend to become more outgoing and daring.

Rahu Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

Rahu antardasha lasts for two years and 10 months and can be very tough to deal with.

During this Rahu antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn, native feels experience lack of sleep and feel delusional.

 Natives expenses rise by many fold and from time to time health creates troubles.

 Lack of peace at the workplace and threat to job and position remain constant.

Native sees trouble from spouse also and if there are combinations for bad marriage in Horoscope then native can face absolute crises in marriage.

Though this Rahu antardasha is good for abroad opportunities, once the native is abroad he faces issues from many fronts.

Jupiter Antardasha in Saturn Mahadasha

This antardasha of Jupiter remains for two years and six months and during this phase of Saturn mahadasha native feels enlightenment and adopts a new approach in life.

 Antardasha of Jupiter is the last one in Saturn mahadasha and as a rule of Astrology, the very last antardasha in any mahadasha can cause issues.

 So here also, native faces issues in life.

Still, Jupiter antardasha is can be really good provided the native have either of the following ascendants:

  1. Aries.
  2. Taurus.
  3. Gemini.
  4. Virgo.
  5. Scorpio.
  6. Sagittarius.
  7. Pisces.

There can be an increase in income and prosperity to the native and his status increases due to natives' newfound approach, dedication, and hard work.

Luck tends to support more than ever and at the same time, natives see a smooth execution in his strategies.

On the relationship front native sees a smooth time and experiences quality time with people around him, especially spouses and children.

So above you have seen some very general effects of various antardasha in mahadasha of Saturn.

Gem Therapy As Saturn Mahadasha Remedy

 Depending on the ascendant in the Horoscope, the ascendant lord must be given strength to counter the negative effects of Saturn mahadasha.

For example, if the ascendant is Aries then Mars should be made strong via a Jyotish Quality Red Coral in the ring finger of the right hand.

In the same way I am listing the gemstones for other ascendants.

  1. Aries ascendants should wear Red coral.
  2. Taurus ascendants should wear White sapphire.
  3. Gemini ascendants should wear Green Emerald.
  4. Cancer ascendants should wear Seawater pearls.
  5. Leo ascendants should wear Ruby.
  6. Virgo ascendant should Green Emerald.
  7. Libra ascendant should wear White sapphire.
  8. Scorpio ascendants should wear Red coral.
  9. Sagittarius ascendant should wear Yellow sapphire.
  10. Capricorn ascendant should wear Blue sapphire.
  11. Aquarius ascendant should wear Blue sapphire.
  12. Pisces ascendant should wear  Yellow sapphire.

Note: Many astrologers tend to recommend Blues Sapphire in Saturn mahadasha irrespective what the ascendant sign is and this is a very wrong way to handle Saturn mahadasha effects.

Worshipping As Saturn Mahadasha Remedy

A very popular remedy for Saturn mahadasha is worshiping of Lord Hanuman and it can be simply done via visiting Lord Hanuman temple every Tuesday and Saturday.

 Same time following should be recite:

  1. Hanuman chlaisa.
  2. Hanumanashtak.
  3. Bajranbaan.

Depending on intensity of Saturn mahadasha one call a priest at home for Bajranbaan path.

Fasting As Saturn Mahadasha Remedy

Another popular way for removing I'll effects of Saturn is doing Fasting on Saturdays, this can work very good as Shani Mahadasha Rahu Antardasha remedy.

One can keep 21 fasts on Saturdays and in each Saturday one can visit Lord Saturn temple in evening and offer the Saturn's idol mustard oil with black sesame seeds in it.

 There on the spot recite Shri Shani Chalisa and 108 names of Lord Saturn.

 Lord Saturn will be very appeased with it and will reduce the ill effects of Saturn mahadasha.


Saturn the slowest moving planet dasha lasts for 19 years and gives results depending on what ascendant native have in the natal horoscope and what condition planet Saturn is placed in.

Due to its malefic nature, natives feel burdened and see tough time in this mahadasha but in many cases native have gain success as soon as it starts.

For some ascendant signs planet, Saturn gives good results naturally provided it is well placed.

 For example, Megastar Amitabh Bachchan whose example, I have discussed below.

It is very important we apply all kinds of Vedic astrology principles before making any conclusion on Saturn mahadasha effects.

Here I will give you an example where the native saw a significant rise during Mahadasha of Saturn.

We all know Megastar Shri Amithab Bacchan who rose from nothing to stardom.

His Horoscope is given below and Dasha timelines are next to it.

Example horoscope for saturn mahadasha good effects
Saturn mahadasha timeline for example horoscope

You will see that as soon as his Saturn Mahadasha started his career took off.

He is Aquarius ascendant and planet Saturn is lord of the 1st and 12th house.

The core nature of Saturn is auspicious for him.

Saturn is very well placed in his 4th house in the sign of Taurus and has no affliction over it.

In Navamsha also planet Saturn is very well placed.

Also, as soon as his Saturn Mahadasha ended he saw bankruptcy.

But due to the sheer strength of his ascendant, he rose back to new heights again.

So this can be the best example of Saturn mahadasha effects.


What is Saturn Mahadasha?

Saturn Mahadasha is a significant period in Vedic astrology that represents the influence of the planet Saturn on an individual's life. It is a time frame that spans for approximately 19 years and is believed to bring both challenges and opportunities in various aspects of life.

What are the effects of Saturn Mahadasha?

During Saturn Mahadasha, individuals may experience a range of effects that can vary based on the placement and condition of Saturn in their birth chart. Some common effects include discipline, hard work, spiritual growth, delays, responsibilities, and karmic lessons. It is advisable to consult an astrologer for a personalized analysis.

How long does Saturn Mahadasha last?

Saturn Mahadasha typically lasts for 19 years in Vedic astrology. This time frame can significantly impact an individual's life, influencing various areas such as career, relationships, health, and personal growth.

How can one navigate through Saturn Mahadasha?

To navigate through Saturn Mahadasha, it is essential to embrace discipline, patience, and hard work. Developing a strong sense of responsibility, focusing on self-development, and seeking guidance from experienced astrologers can be beneficial during this period. Additionally, practicing meditation, engaging in philanthropic activities, and performing remedies specific to Saturn can help alleviate any challenges that may arise.

Are there any remedies for Saturn Mahadasha?

Yes, certain remedies can help mitigate the challenges and enhance the positive aspects of Saturn Mahadasha. These can include wearing a blue sapphire gemstone, chanting mantras dedicated to Lord Saturn, performing charitable acts, engaging in regular meditation and yoga practices, and seeking the blessings of Saturn through dedicated prayers and rituals. It is advisable to consult with an astrologer to determine suitable remedies based on individual circumstances.

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  1. hi, thank you for the saturn mahadasha info above. I am in saturn mahadasha and antardasha saturn period. I was hopeless about it but with your info I felt better . thank you.

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