Sade sati effects

Sade sati is 7.5 years period of saturn’s transit in 12th, 1st and 2nd house from natal moon or chandra rashi in the birth horoscope. Saturn stays in each sign for 2.5 years approximately and passes through 3 zodiac signs in 7.5 years transiting over natal moon and adjacent houses to it. Sade-sati is one of the most feared term in the astrological context after manglik dosha. The effects of sade sati vary from horoscope to horoscope depending on the position and placement of moon in the horoscope, sade sati is not bad for everybody and it is infact never bad though some people experience the worse time of their lives in sade sati, but that happens for a good experience, it usually happens for your transformation. You come out as a totally changed and humble person.

Effects of Sade sati


Saturn shows you the true picture of the world around you, the relationships, the attachments, the lust, greed and pride you take in certain people and material possessions or physical attributes suddenly vanish or get destroyed which pains you very much, it is just to show you that everything you claim to be yours is just a veil of maya and those people who take pride in calling yours are many times infact your own enemies whom you mistake as friends and your well-wishers, saturn just brings this hard fact to your notice in open, close friends and closest people often get distanced in these periods, you suddenly find yourself all alone struggling for help and you realize that you are so lonely in the admist of the crowded street.

You go to each door and knock for help, the people who once used to respect you, dance around you, love you, give importance to you suddenly turn a blind eye towards you, they do not even hesitate to insult you. You become speechless and shocked at the turn of events and try to compose yourself, you become so powerless that even a street dog would not hesitate to pee on you in such times. After all efforts you feel lost and your attitude changes, you realize that you are nothing when the time is bad, the king and the pawn go in the same box after the game of chess is over. You suddenly develop humility, sense of gratitude, love and compassion for everyone and start treating everyone with respect, the whole episode brings a huge transformation in you and you become a changed person for better. You start believing in the higher power, you start believing in god.

Saturn brings such transformation in you which makes you a better human being who can contribute to the world without having much expectations, you realize that there is a higher power who controls the universe and you do not have control over anything. This realization comes when you are unable to do anything inspite of having all resources, power, money with you which then leads to transformation making you humble and compassionate towards others.

Those who are under Sade sati should read “Shani Mahatmya” in which story of king Vikramaditya is given which shows how Karma boomerangs on you and how sade sati troubles even god’s when they sin. It also guides how one should ideally behave to get less effects of sade sati.

Astrologer Ashish Desai is a young and dynamic astrologer having experience of more than 20 years in astrology, but professionally he has been doing this since 2012. He started learning astrology from his mother at a very tender age, he is an accounting and finance graduate from Mumbai university and also holds a diploma in fashion photography. He has many satisfied clients from all over the world and people from more than 30 countries consult him at present. Though he provides consultation to people from all walks of life but majority of his clients come from business families, corporate world, politics, cinema. He specializes in Horoscope match making, C-section Muhurat, Career astrology, business astrology, child/infertility issues, Medical astrology, financial astrology and all types of muhurta and remedial astrology. He believes that astrology can reveal your true potential and help you to achieve success and wealth in your life.


  1. Suhani kaushal says:

    Help me sir i am under sade sati plz

    • astrologerashish says:


      Donate til and Til oil on saturdays and light deepa with til oil in shani temple on saturdays. Recite Dashrath krut shani stotra every day.

      thank you.

  2. Mandeep says:

    Does Saturn return – transit saturn over natal occurs once in 30 years, make careers changes or sudden transformation for good or bad. have you seen any occurrence in your life or charts you see?

    if you have 2 phases of 7.5 years period in your life. does that mean both will be bad. does it depend on strength of shani and moon. or it also depends on MD running

    i read only 2.5 years when shani is over moon matters the most. please clarify.

    • admin says:

      Namaste Mandeep,

      The changes or area of problems will depend on the houses involved. Yes, I have seen people being transformed, it is never sudden, it happens slowly as time passes by and as the person begins to understand what has happened with him. He slowly changes when he realizes that his power, position, people, money nothing is helping him and he becomes humble and poised.

      If moon has malefics around it, saturn passing over them will affect much, saturn passing over moon gives matibrasta in which the person does not realize his wrong doings and he is constantly taking wrong decisions.

  3. Sudha says:

    Good article! It would be nice if details of how to behave during Sade Sati are also given.

    • admin says:

      Namaste Sudha ji,

      Yes, For that only I said one should read “Shani Mahatmya”, as it gives how one should behave durings sade-sati.

  4. Prash says:

    Another great post!
    I can relate it with my experience which I realised only when it was passed. Tgen out of curiosity I picked charts of my wife and then parents only to get further amazed to see how correlated were the events in our lives are with respect to this astrological phenomena. One can deny everything but these 7.5 years have few moments that are going to stay for long time.

    There is a saying that fear and dark can stay only till knowledge or light is not present. Thats why knowledgeable people tend to be happier no matter whether its downhill or uphill journey. we are stranded in our lives .. if we get sorrows we see hindsight (underlying reality adn circumstance) and more importantly we see how we react to it (our karma) we need to learn we need to find it and refine it within ourselves (truth within) then there is no reason to look anywhere around to feel contented, in control. Then we simply thank this vast creation and our counsciousness.

    Thanks for another gem article..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.