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The Saturn Planet in Vedic Astrology

The Planet Saturn

Celestial Configuration of Planet Saturn

The planet Saturn is defined by its celestial rings. It is comprised by massiveness with a diameter of 75,000 kilometers, making it 700 times the size of the Earth. While all planets revolve around the sun, it takes 29.5 years for Saturn to revolve around the Sun. It rotates on its Axis within a time frame of 10 hours and 40 minutes. It also moves backwards from the Earth, which is known as the retrogression period approximating to 135 days in a year.

Mythology behind Planet Saturn

In the context of Indian Hindu Mythology, Planet Saturn is said to have been cursed by his own wife, Goddess Parvati. But, post realization of the mistake, Saturn was given the boon that an important event in a person’s life will not be conducted without the divine intervention of Planet


Considered to be the elder brother of Yamraj (Lord of Death), Saturn is said to represent detachment.

The Planet Saturn and Vedic Astrology

The Planet Saturn is considered as the elder brother of Lord of Death and can have both positive and negative impact in a person’s life. It has a neutral gender. Below are some quick facts about the Planet Saturn in context of Indian Vedic Astrology:

Basic Facts

Status of Saturn Worker or Servant
Temperament Grief , Melancholy and Misfortune
Ruling Element Air
Caste Lower Caste or Shudra
The House that Provides most Directional Strength 7th House (Seventh House)
The House that Weakens most Directional Weakness 1st House (First House)
Lunar Mansions that are Governed by Saturn Pushya Nakshatra, Anuradha Nakshatra and Uttara Bhadra Nakshatra.

Relationship Status of Planet Saturn with Other Zodiacs and Planets

Ruler of Zodiac
Capricorn and Aquarius
The Most Weak Zodiac for Saturn Leo
Friendly Planets for Saturn Venus and Mercury
Enemy Planets for Saturn The Sun, the Moon and Mars
Neutral Planets for Saturn Jupiter


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Influence of Planet Saturn on Health

Governing Body Part of Saturn Teeth and nerves
Health Problems Influenced by Saturn Inferiority complex, hearing issues, asthma and ther ronchial issues, Impotency, Venereal Diseases, skin diseases, other weakness due to malpractices

Other Major Influences of Planet Saturn

Governing Day of the Week Saturday
Governing Direction West
Governing Season Winter
Governing Metal Iron and Lead
Governing Color Blue and Black
Governing Gemstone Blue Sapphire (Neelam in Hindi)
Substitute Gemstone for Blue Sapphire Lapis Lazuli (Laajvart in hindi)
Governing Shape Window with Four Panes
Governing Numbers All numbers summing up to be ‘8’ (six) like 8, 17, 26, 35, etc.
Governing Flavor Astringent taste
Governing Professions Jobs and trades involving great labour, hard work and running around are associated with Saturn. Also, menial jobs of peons, factory workers, wagers, cabs and manpower related jobs can be Saturn dominated. Mines, farms, agriculture, gardening, etc. are roles and jobs that feature a great deal of hard work and loneliness in their completion. Hence, such laborious roles are associated with the Planet Saturn.

Remedies for Planet Saturn

Saturn placement can bring about a great change in ones life. If the placement is not very favorable, the following remedies can be exercised to ameliorate the effects of such positioning. In such circumstances, the following quick remedies can help in improving the counter effects of

Planet Saturn in your life:

1. Recitation of Mantras of Planet Saturn, namely

Om pram preem proum sah shanaischaraye namah (Beej Mantra)

Neelanjana samabhasam ravi putram yamagrajam chaaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shanaischaraye (The Saturn Stotra)

Om kaak dhwajaaya vidmahae khadga hastaaya dheemahi tanno mandah prachodayaat (Gayatri Mantra of Saturn)

2. Philanthropic act of donation of clothes (black in color), mustard oil, iron or black sesame on Saturday to old males

3. Worship Lord Hanuman

4. Regular recitation of Saturn Mantra

5. Wear Rudraksh (preferably seven faced)


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Planet Saturn is considered to be a Planet pertaining to longevity and death. It is also said to be the imparter of Justice. Planet Saturn usually has a negative connotation on its mention, but it indeed is a planet that is known for rendering justice. People fear Saturn, but it always render justice and benefit after it has transited through a zodiac.

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