The Implications of Saturn in Libra in Vedic Astrology

Om Sham Shri Shanischaraya Namaha

In Vedic Astrology, now that the “slow mover” Saturn has limped into its sign of exaltation in Libra, the question I’m often hearing is, “What might this bring?”  The appropriate answer is, “It depends on your chart.” Remember that in Jyotish or Vedic Astrology, the planets usually shift back one sign from Western astrology.  Saturn in Libra will be also impacted by other planets influencing it.  You can pull up a free Vedic Astrology chart here.  There are also calculations which determine if Saturn is beneficial or detrimental to one’s health and finances.

The following descriptions of how this Saturn in Libra transit may manifest relate to your ascendant (rising sign) in Vedic Astrology & assumes all other factors being equal:

As an Aries ascendant, Saturn will be in your 7th house of partnerships. This will be a time for re-evaluating your personal and professional partnerships and taking on the issue of “who’s in charge here?”

For a Taurus ascendant, Saturn enters your 6th house of health and daily routines.  You can develop powerful healing regimens, but be careful not to overtax those muscles. Issues of competition and debt may arise.

Dual minded Gemini ascendants have Saturn occupying your 5th house. Relationships with children and mentors come to the forefront. How can you better align your self with children and their needs? How do you serve as an advisor to others? Or, whom will you seek counsel from?

Those with a Cancer rising will feel the impact of Saturn hobbling into your 4th house of home life. You’ll be itching to make a big move or to redecorate or remodel. You may find issues with contractors.  The relationship with your mother will occupy a lot of time for the nurturing Cancers, for better or for worse.

For a fiery Leo ascendant, Saturn enters your 3rd house.  It’s time to re-evaluate how you and your siblings can support each other.  There will be many short trips and likely a change of residence during this next two years. You’ll be called to be even more courageous than usual.

Virgo ascendants will be pre-occupied with extended family matters as Saturn occupies your 2nd house of family.  You’ll interact with the family more than usual, perhaps due to a health challenge or an unexpected event.  It’s time to re-evaluate your finances and set up trusts, wills, etc.

Those with Libra rising will feel the change as Saturn moves into your ascendant.  You’ll be less reclusive and relate to the world in a different fashion, take up another form of exercise or join a new gym, and drastically alter your hairdo or wardrobe.  It’s time to decide what role you want to play in their career and how much responsibility you’d like to shoulder.

Private Scorpios will be more reflective as Saturn enters their 12th house. You may take spiritual retreats or become more drawn to philosophical systems of thought. There will be an inclination to travel overseas.  Watch your expenditures as there could be more outflow than income.

People with Sagittarius ascendant will have Saturn transiting your 11th house of gains. You’ll review your friendships and social networks. You may join new social groups or professional organizations. You’ll spend the next few years reviewing your aspirations and strategizing how to achieve them.

For Capricorn ascendants with Libra ruling the 10th house of career, this Saturn may bring a position of great authority or responsibility, but you will feel very burdened by the workload and uncomfortable with being in charge.

Aquarians have Saturn bring its powerful presence into your 9th house. It’s a time for overseas travel, perhaps for study.  You’ll be re-evaluating your dharma in life and looking to put your talents to use for a higher calling.  The relationship with your father is a key component. You won’t see eye to eye on many matters and will search for diplomatic resolutions.

People with Pisces rising have Saturn moving into the 8th house of transformation.  This signifies the time in your life in which you’re faced with events that rock your world and security.  After weathering the storm, you emerge as a new person.  Many will also delve into the study of ancient, classical subjects such as Ayurveda, Jyotish, Acupuncture, etc.

Saturn remains in Libra in Vedic astrology until November of 2014.  A personalized Vedic Astrology reading will provide you with detailed information on what this powerful Saturn in Libra transit means for you.

 Om Sham Shri Shanischaraya Namaha