Saturn in Libra

November 14, 2011- November 2, 2014

One of the most dramatic events in Vedic Astrology is Saturn's movement into a new sign. Occurring only about every 2 1/2 years, this event signifies a completely new frequency of subtle energy generated by this spectacular ringed planet. As it crosses the junction point between two signs, Saturn frequently stimulates dramatic changes for individuals and even countries. On November 14th, it moves into Libra. If you notice any significant upheavals, changes, improvements or challenges in the couple of months on either side of November 14th, it is quite possible that Saturn is the reason. Saturn affects everyone differently. It can be positive or negative, depending on the horoscope of the individual, company, organization, or country.

In Libra, Saturn is exalted. That means that is generally strong and positive. A strong Saturn is quite helpful for actualizing the things you want to achieve in life. Saturn is the planet of structure and form, so it 's influence is incredibly important for making your plans happen in the material world. Saturn helps people ground their lives.

On the global level this transit may present certain difficulties. This is partially due to the fact that Saturn will be joined by Rahu during part of its transit in Libra. Rahu will be in conjunction with Saturn during the period from January 14, 2013 to July 13, 2014. The exact conjunction of these two planets takes place on September 17, 2013. I have talked extensively about the negative impact of this conjunction in the past few years. It signifies a significant increase in world tension, political conflict, and natural disasters. If you would like to hear more about this conjunction click on the video on the left side bar. And if you would like to find out about the two-hour slide show on the 2013 Saturn-Rahu Conjunction click here.

On the individual level, the effect of Saturn in Libra will vary widely, based on your individual horoscope. The following interpretations are based on your Vedic Sun Sign. If you know your Moon sign and your Lagna (rising sign or ascendant) you can read the results for those signs as well. Make sure that you read the dates for the Vedic Sun Signs that are given below because, as most of you know, Vedic Astrology uses a different zodiac.

Vedic Sun Signs

Apr 14 - May 14 (Aries) - Saturn will be passing through your Seventh house. This is a good time to do a little homework on relationships. This is a good time for making commitments and clarifying boundaries. If your marriage or partnership is not serving you, Saturn may sweep it away during this period. But this transit is quite good for working on and strengthening existing relationships or partnerships. In any case, the area of relationships will be stronger in your life one way or the other, by the end of the transit.

May 15 - Jun 14 (Taurus) - During this period Saturn is challenging you to put energy into your health. It is common at the beginning of the transit to feel like it is time to focus on routines of diet and exercise. If you have been slacking off, you might feel a little lethargic at the beginning of the transit. Other problems related to health could also surface at this time. Just remember that any discomfort you feel is only Saturn's way of reminding you that you need to work at creating good health. Stick to your routines and Saturn will help you. After January of 2013, during Rahu's conjunction with Saturn, you might also find yourself working extra hard. Don't let this keep you from staying on your health routines.

Jun 15 - Jul 15 (Gemini) Saturn is passing through your fifth house. The fifth house is related to children, creative projects, and education. If you have kids, this may be a period of a good deal of focused children-oriented activities. Saturn is challenging you to use good management skills with your children. In the creative domain, this is a good time for focusing on the structure and technique of the creative process rather than relying on creative inspiration to motivate you. Work a little bit every day on your creative projects whether or not you feel inspired. This can also be a good time for educational pursuits as long as you develop and maintain regular study habits.

Jul 16 - Aug 16 (Cancer) During this period Saturn will be passing through your fourth house, the house of the home and real estate. You might experience a change of residence, or you might feel restless and just have a desire to move. Alternatively this period could produce internal changes to the home such as remodeling. Another common effect of this transit is an increase of domestic responsibility (or responsibilities or pressure related to your mother), especially during the period between January of 2013 to July of 2014.

Aug 17 - Sep 16 (Leo) Saturn is passing through your third house. This transit may challenge you to concentrate and focus. The third house is the house of information. Sometimes people take courses or classes at this time. Sometimes it simply increases one's workload. This is also a time during which you are being challenged to be careful and patient in the area of communication.

Note: If your Moon is in Leo, then Saturn's entry into Libra on November 14, 2011 marks the end of Sade Sati for you. Sade Sati is the 7 1/2 year transit of Saturn in the twelfth, first, and second houses from the Moon. It can be a difficult period in a person's life. It is not difficult for everyone and its effect depends greatly on your individual chart. But if you have been experiencing more than average difficulties in various areas of life in the past 7 years (2005-2011), you might feel relief after November 14, 2011. For more about Sade Sati including remedial measures, you can check out my class called Amazing Saturn.

Sep 17 - Oct 16 (Virgo) Saturn is passing through your second house. This period may strength your finances by getting you to work hard. Use this transit to your benefit by getting your finances organized and being thrifty and conservative. Cut your expenses, save your money, tear up your credit cards and eliminate debts. This is also a good time to consolidate your belongings and get rid of excess baggage.

Note: If your Moon is in Virgo, then Saturn's entry into Libra on November 14, 2011 begins the last 2.5 year section of Sade Sati for you. Sade Sati is the 7 1/2 year transit of Saturn in the twelfth, first, and second houses from the Moon. It can be a difficult period in a person's life. For you it will end on November 2, 2014. Sade Sati is not difficult for everyone and it is not usually negative for the entire 7.5 years, but if you have been experiencing increased difficulties in life in the past 5 years, it might be beneficial to learn more about this period. For more about Sade Sati including remedial measures, you can check out my class called Amazing Saturn.

Oct 17 - Nov 15 (Libra) Saturn is your "yoga karaka". That means that it is an especially beneficial planet for your horoscope. Over the past couple of years you may have been feeling like your best laid plans have not been coming out as expected. You may have felt like your life has been spinning out of control. This transit, however, should give you more sense of control. It will make you a good manager of your life. This is a good time to get organized because it will renew your commitment to life. You are being challenged to take total responsibility for yourself.

Note: If your Moon is in Libra, then Saturn's entry into Libra on November 14, 2011 marks the beginning of the middle 2.5- year section of Sade Sati for you. Sade Sati is the 7.5 year transit of Saturn in the twelfth, first, and second houses from the Moon. It can be a difficult period in a person's life. For you it ends on October 26, 2017. Sade Sati is not difficult for everyone and it usually isn't difficult for the entire period, but if you have been experiencing difficulties in the past 2.5 years, you might benefit from finding out more about this cycle. For more about Sade Sati including remedial measures, you can check out my class called Amazing Saturn.

Nov 16- Dec 15 (Scorpio) Saturn is passing through your twelfth house. You could travel for your work or just to accomplish some agenda. This is a good time to recommit yourself to your inner work by establishing or reinforcing your routines of meditation and introspection.

Note: If your Moon is in Scorpio, then Saturn's entry into Libra on November 14, 2011 marks the beginning of the beginning of Sade Sati for you. Sade Sati is the 7 1/2 year transit of Saturn in the twelfth, first, and second houses from the Moon. It can be a difficult period in a person's life. Sade Sati is not difficult for everyone and it usually isn't difficult for the entire period, but you might benefit from finding out more about this cycle. For more about Sade Sati including remedial measures, you can check out my class called Amazing Saturn

Dec 16 - Jan 13 (Sagittarius) During this period Saturn will be transiting your eleventh house, the house of goals and aspirations. This is a good time for re-evaluating and revamping your long term goals. Think about where you want to be in 10 or 20 years. Write down your goals. Don't be put off if your goals seem too big. No matter how big the goal, it can usually be accomplished if one realizes that covering a long distance is only a matter of taking small steps every day in the same direction. Start developing the habit taking small steps and you will be surprised how fast your move toward your goals.

Jan 14 - Feb 12 (Capricorn) Saturn is passing through your tenth house. This is a very good transit for your career. It will give you the opportunity to work very hard, and will be especially beneficial for promoting your management abilities. If you are retired, this period will simply cause you to become involved with personal projects. It is also good for your health. During the period between January of 2013 and July of 2014 you may experience an extra dose of responsibility at work

Feb 13-March 13 (Aquarius) During this period Saturn will be moving through your ninth house. During the past couple of years you might have experienced a good deal of upheaval and change in your life. Now you might feel more steady and balanced. This is a good period for travel, especially travel connected with work or practical agendas. This is also a good transit for your health.

Mar 14 - Apr 13 (Pisces) Saturn is passing through your eighth house. This may be a period of change, transformation and metamorphosis. It is a good time for spiritual development and spiritual practices. If you practice yoga, this is a good time to develop or recommit yourself to your routine. This period may also be good for joint income and the income generated by your spouse or business partner. Applying Saturn's unique ability to organize to the area of joint finances can help you reinforce your financial situation.

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