Rashi - Samchara - Bhava - Graha

Ratna - Nakshatra - Amsha - Varga


OM sham shanaishcharaye namah

Learning Pathway of

Limitation & delay

शनि śani

Professor Shani

Shanaicarya - Sanisvaraya


Shanaideva Bhagavan

काल kāla - Kala-Raja

sthiragati [steady gait]

सहस्ररश्मितनय sahasraraśmitanaya



सप्तांशुपुङ्गव saptāṃśupuṅgava

(eminent with seven rays of light)

Saturan - Sauran

Sætern - Saturnus

the seventh one

Satu = Saturday

Sak-kut Sikkuth [Babylonian-Assyrian]


Kaivan Kaiwan [Persian] Keywaan [Syriac]

Kiyyun-Chiun [Hebrew-Arabic]

Kajjamaanu [the steady one, babylonian]


Kaiamanu [Akkadian]

kρονος - kronos [Greek]



El - Eli

The Seventh - Satu

// the old sun, the best sun //

separation - division

stress - tension

rigor - resistance

survival - austerity

blockage - impasse

obligation - weight

heavy duty

durosha-karaka = durability, endurance

jarana-karaka = significator of age, elderly

niyama-karaka = law, limitation, penance

pre-incarnationally planned separations and delays

Shani Gochara via 12 Bhava via 12 Rashi

ORDER and Orderliness

the Burden of Proof

Rules, straight-Paths, corrections

Time, Gravity, consequences


Skeleton, structure, systems

Materiality, density, age, weighi

stones, bones, geometry, crystal

systemic homeostasis

fear of forward movement

fear of disruption

fear of change

serious energy

Shani stotra = in praise of Shanideva Bhagavan

Nelanjan samabhasam ravi putram yamagrajaam

Chaaya martand sambhutam tam namami shanaischaram


Shani is Windy!


six-pointed talisman of Saturn

Growing old is Mandatory.

Growing up is Optional.

" Time I am, destroyer of the worlds, and I have come to engage all men."

~~ Lord Krishna in Bhagavad-gita 11.32

" The planet known as Saturn has a great affinity for the infinite intelligence and thus it has been dwelled upon in its magnetic fields of time/space by those who wish to protect your system."

~~Quotation from the collective sixth-dimensional consciousness assembled as / RA / https://www.lawofone.info

" Waiting [is] the great vocation of the dispossessed."

~~Mary Gordon, observing the long, long lines for immigrant-processing at Ellis Island. NY Times 03-Nov-1885

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do,

we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.

~~ Samuel Butler

"A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities

and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties."

~~ POTUS-33 Trial and Hope Harry Truman

" Both in thought and in feeling, even though time be real,

to realise the unimportance of time is the gate of wisdom."

~~ The Tower 1865-1939 William Butler Yeats

" With the ancient is wisdom;

and in length of days understanding."

Book of Job - Iyov 2:12


[bargaining-partnering jaya-pati for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[mysterious-revealing randhresha for Karkata indriya-lagna]


A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. ~~ Mark Twain

Stress = fear of a negative outcomer.

wikipedia: Shani Jyotisha

wikipedia: Saturn western mythology


Kronos western god of Time


discipline, structure, systems

order, hierarchy, pyramids


conventionalism, naormalcy,

rank, status-position, class,

restraints, limitations, laws

stress = the expectation of negative outcome

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear,

but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

Epistle-2 of Timothy 1:7


Boney Shani says that the same laws apply to everyone ...

and that some professions are very demanding. (USA Halloweén)


Shani Main Page

Vimshottari Dasha

BP Lama commentary additional interpretation Shani Mahadasha

Shani Gochara via 12 Bhava via 12 Rashi

Shani Dasha compared to Ketu Dasha

Herbal Ash * Bhasman for Shani] Jyotisha remedial Ratna for Shani

Regional Names for Shani

wikipedia: Shani

Shani Jayanthi

Table of Transits of Shani via Rashi ingress-egress = 1900-2099

  1. [Shani in Bhava-1] time-structured personality * mature conduct * must produce under pressure * strictly orderly movement * regimented appearance * grim determination to survive * tense competition * muscular fatigue * required activity drills * chronically impeded self-expression * bodily seizures * identified with heavy responsibility * resists unnecessary change * often looks older * lives to work * elders preserve class-conscious identity
  2. [Shani in bhava-2] steady time-structured values-fulfillment * scarcity of precious resources * must preserve historic traditions * must gather * must catalog * obstructionist family-of-origin * must remember * cautious use of words * boney face * tense eyes * class-conscious speech * speakers' fatigue * chronic financial insufficiency * undernourished eye-teeth * must use old libraries * cold dried food hoard * limited sight * ossified heritage * language regulator * appreciates ignorance * maintains treasuries of proven knowledge * hierarchies impose know-nothing rules * elders hold center of family
  3. [Shani in Bhava-3] steady time-structured dialogue * heavy responsibility for business * obstructionist younger siblings * disciplined handwork * required Writing and Publishing * must message * obliged to explain * cautious instructions * orderly teamwork * tense interactions * communicative fatigue * chronic sadness * stops spontaneous announcements * mental depression due to old repeating thoughts * may limit the hearing * tight time management * regulated schedules * elders preserve materialistic mentality
  4. [Shani in Bhava-4] steady time-structured life foundations * must sustain the cultural roots * required to defend boundaries * grim determination to provide security * dry stony gardens * pessimistic schoolteachers * judgmental mother * proletarian childhood * normalized parenting * orderly conventional education * caretaker's fatigue * chronic household scarcity * old folk customs * resists domestic innovation * must protect old routines * elders maintain the ancient ritual austerities
  5. [Shani in Bhava-5] steady time-structured intelligence * heavy responsibility for children * pessimistic in romance * cautious financial speculation * resists ceremony * limits special entitlements * obligatory entertainments * dreads political games * tightly disciplined creativity * mother's family often rigidly conventional * blocked heart-and-spine * subdued sparkle * performance fatigue * intolerant of time-wasting amusements * elders maintain ordinary rights
  6. [Shani in Bhava-6] [beneficial] intrepid assistance * steady time-structured resistance to enemies * must serve the chronic victims * outlasts the adversaries * survives military siege * tense digestion * relentless criticism * constitutional illness-injury * tolerance for servitude * aging physicians * enduring diseases * service fatigue * helper's burnout * prevents innovative treatments * blocks new medications * professional social workers * patiently aids the disadvantaged * dutiful healthworker * accepts the rules of medical institutions * lawfully supports the sick * reliable herbalist * conventional pharmacist * protocols for problematizing * realistic about addiction * accepts abuse * neutral to crime * military discipline * governs the poor * regulates debt * legislates loans * respected elder of an oppressed sector
  7. [Shani in Bhava-7] [dikbala] enduring partnerships * heavy vows * must balance-and-rebalance * lawful relationships * tense bargaining * grim determination to maintain the contract * chronic marital responsibilities * compression of the visible genitalia * pressured bargaining * negotiation fatigue * unyielding alliances * slow-moving advisors * resists new arrangements * elders maintain respected old promises
  8. [Shani in Bhava-8] steady time-structured transformations * impedes infinity * must impose order upon dangerous environments * resists the advance of inexorable change * must regenerate while maintaining the system * cautiously conventional initiations * tense renewals * postpones surgery * fear of eruptions * chronic trauma patterns * pressures on the hidden mechanisms of sexual-reproduction * blocks the revelation of mysteries * pushback against emerging new cycles * disaster fatigue * martial law * dry rigidity limits rejuvenation * frugal in-laws * elders preserve undisclosed assets
  9. [Shani in Bhava-9] slow time-structured worldview * must maintain the patriarchal faith * imposes the old convictions * delayed understanding * punitive ideologies * cautiously conventional professors * judgmental father * conservative religious hierarchy * global scale of responsibilities * heavy doctrinal pressures * blocks new viewpoints * preacher's fatigue * intolerance for sacerdotal innovation * pragmatic time-tested principles * materialistic paradigm of belief * rigidly dutiful guidance * elders preserve strict sacred rules
  10. [Shani in Bhava-10] [svabhava] steady time-structured rulership * must regulate the old order * maintains dignified reputation * grim determination to sustain governance * burdensome social-authority roles * chronic weighty executive duties * heavy decision-making portfolio * upholds conventional hierarchies * oppressed by lack of freedom to choose social policies * resistance to new rules * intolerance for institutional innovation * leadership fatigue * elders maintain high ranking duties
  11. [Shani in Bhava-11] [svabhava] steady time-structured achievements * must maintain connections * sustainedeffort toward realistic aims * must regulate economic linkage * cautiously conventional accomplishments * class-conscious social network * chronic pressure on nerves-skin * few friendships * limited revenues * works hard for earnings * resists new associations * supports lawful distribution systems * accepts marketplace rules * salary worker fatigue * rigidly dutiful socialite roles * elders maintain community responsibilities
  12. [Shani in Bhava-12] slow time-structured envisioning * burdensome duties in Other Worlds * limited privacy * public regulation of private environments * must work with foreigners * socially opaque responsibilities * blocked dreams * intimidated by phantoms * resists clairsentient guidance * cautiously conventional fantasies * fears imprisonment * regimented sanctuaries * lack of spontaneity in the bedroom * chronic insomnia * dried flow of interior inspiration * cold feet * psychic fatigue * mandatory isolation * tightly regulated scientific research * elders preserve the old enclosures


  1. [Shani in classroom-1]
  2. [Shani in classroom-2]
  3. [Shani in classroom-3]
  4. [Shani in classroom-4]
  5. [Shani in classroom-5]
  6. [Shani in classroom-6]
  7. [Shani in classroom-7] [dikbala]
  8. [Shani in classroom-8]
  9. [Shani in classroom-9]
  10. [Shani in classroom-10] [svabhava]
  11. [Shani in classroom-11] [svabhava]
  12. [Shani in classroom-12]

  1. [Shani-Mesha] [nīcha]
  2. [Shani-Urisha]
  3. [Shani-Mithuna]
  4. [Shani-Karkata]
  5. [Shani-Simha]
  6. [Shani-Kanya]
  7. [Shani-Tula] [uchcha]
  8. [Shani-Vṛścika]
  9. [Shani-Dhanus]
  10. [Shani-Makara-Draco] [svakshetra]
  11. [Shani-Kumbha] [svakshetra] [mulatrikona if within 0-20 deg]
  12. [Shani-Meena]

  1. [Shani-Mesha] [nīcha] harsh old blood-feuds * brain cramp * blocked bloodflow * muscle seizure * limits innovation * overburdened aggressions * fierce resistance * freezes new ideas * law of the winners * proletarian battles * must enforce dominance * contempt for independence * burdened by championship * cruel competitions * endurance contests * at times, survival requires great effort * obligation to fight * normalizes war * structural pressure upon head-brain * lurching forward push * conquest brings oppressive duty * must sustain physical supremacy * constricted vitality * maintainer of bitter old competition-for-resources
  2. [Shani-Urisha] heavy old valuables * must endure the sounds of proletarian speech-and-song * obliged to conform to the official bankers * antiquated genetic stock * required preservation of aging assets * must normalize conservation * slow elderly evaluators * must judge the worth of hoards * must endure pressure to store the precious inventories * must bear the weight of historic treasuries * structural compression upon neck-jaw-teeth * orderly warehousing * fixed rules govern collection * must gather seeds * must eat dry foodstuffs * must preserve lineage knowledge * scarce financial resources * maintainer of old heritage * maintainer of old heritage
  3. [Shani-Mithuna] tiresome old documents * resistance to changing explanations * must conform to management hierarchy * must continue orderly communications * rigid process handling * heavy old discussions * obligatory scripted conversations * inflexible instructions * must endure proletarian talk * slow elderly messengers * tightly structured dialog * compression upon hand-arm-shoulder * restricted breathing * insufficient team cooperation * overburdened collaborations * scarce information resources * maintainer of old business
  4. [Shani-Karkata] overburdened routines * class-conscious ethnicity * habitual conformity * must accept social responsibility for emotional stability * old defensive structures * structural compression upon stomach * strict security systems * proletarian cultural roots * must continue orderly sustainable settlements * rigid resistance to change of the folkways * regulates farming-fishing habits * must care for elders * aging local infrastructure * cramped shipping ports * ancient roadways * agricultural drought * dark dwellings * often stuck in a rut * protective policing routines * scarce domestic resources * maintainer of old seasonal rhythms
  5. [Shani-Simbha] [challenging placement] heavy old legacy drama * must accept center-stage pressures * structural compression upon heart-spine * conventional limits upon creative self-expression * tightly governed speculation * disciplined genius * orderly games * regulated drama * resistance to romance * proletarian entertainments * restricted intelligence * slow, elderly politicians * restrained entitlement * obligatory ceremonies * scarcity of amusements * maintainer of old sovereignties
  6. [Shani-Kanya] overburdened accusations * obliged to sustain litigious disagreements * rigidly persistent disease conditions * mandatory argumentation * structural compression upon colon + digestive tract * must normalize exploitation * weighty subordinate tasks * hierarchical conditions of enforced servitude * must work within master-slave systems * must respect antiquated physicians * slow-acting remedies * intractable servants * stubborn employees * insufficient pharmacy * must work with dried medications * must continue to minister to the suffering * scarce service resources * maintainer of old arguments
  7. [Shani-Tula] [uchcha] overburdened agreements * restricted leverage * mandatory bargaining * strict rules for making agreements * structural compression upon kidney-pancreas * rigidly regulated match-making * must form socially approved partnerships * must honor the lowest-common-denominator in deal-making * mandatory fairness * must normalize social justice * unyielding obligatory diplomacy * must advocate for equity * exchanges must be lawful * must continue conventional negotiations * scarce trading resources * maintainer of old bargains
  8. [Shani-Vṛścika] burdened by puzzling enigma * obliged to uncover the camouflaged realities * heavy responsibility for mass transformation * must regulate the occult identity changes * must explore masked trauma * must resist self-destruction * mandatory recycling * structural compression upon ovaries + testes + anus * imposes strict confidentiality rules * cautiously exposes hidden knowledge * must regulate the threat of disaster * at times, penetration of the mysteries requires great effort * must work with sudden eruptions * must accept the healing systems of elder shamans * must normalize the catastrophe * respects the slow-moving cycles of proletarian revolution * scarce healing resources * maintainer of old secrets
  9. [Shani-Dhanus] rigid orthodoxy * class-conscious ideology * conventional convictions * hidebound theories * unyielding dogma * pressure to accept the common catechesis * weight of old patronage systems * structural compression upon hips + sacroiliac + sacral plexus * oppressive priests * doctrinal rules * must normalize the life-philosophy * limitations on global travel * slow elder professors * proletarian worldview * scarce preaching resources * maintainer of old beliefs
  10. [Shani-Makara-Draco] [svakshetra] heavy old institutions * obliged to conform to the time-clock * rigidly ranked class systems * strict regimes * pressure to complete socially required duties * structural compression upon knees-calves-skeleton * strictly imposed protocols * must normalize old rules * unyielding pressure of public judgment * class-conscious elders * punitive regulators * must endure proletarian manners * must continue disciplined work * scarce building resources * maintainer of old hierarchies
  11. [Shani-Kumbha] [svakshetra] [mulatrikona =Dhaniṣṭha 3-4 + Shatataraka 1-2-3-4] heavy old marketplace systems * obliged to conform to economic rules * responsible scientific work * structural compression upon skin-nerves-ankles * mandatory electro-magnetic networking * regulated revenues * lawfully distributed earnings * must materialize past-to-future gridwork * must sustain lowest-common-denominator connections * proletarian communities * conventional friendships * elderly mentors * Slowly achieves social-material goals * scarce conductive resources * maintainer of old economies
  12. [Shani-Meena] oppressive dreams * socially responsible imagination * fear of vast waters * required immersion * must use symbolic images * aging affects the bedroom * structural compression upon the feet * strictly imposed sanctuary * endures proletarian prayer * slow elder diviners * limited access to ancient ancestor guides * pragmatically constrained intuition * must sustain the astral resonance * scarce contemplative resources * maintainer of old interior visions

  • [Shani-yuti-Surya] social resistance to individual creativity * pragmatic politics * class-conscious father * limited unearned entitlements * delayed (but not denied) romance * conventionalized theatrical displays * restrained flamboyance * disciplined intelligence * fearful speculation * cautious willpower * Socially-approved expressions of divine brilliance
  • [Shani-yuti-Chandra] [nishturabhashi yoga = निष्ठुरभाषिन् = speaking harshly] social resistance to natural rhythms * imposition of pragmatic routines * delayed security * class-conscious mother * limited creature-comforts * parental policing * stubborn guilt * obligatory caretaking duties *emotional withholding * punitive parents * class-structured ethnicity * uncomfortable discipline * oppressed sensitivities * dries-freezes the flow of nourishing liquids * needs regulatory order * blocked feelings * must earn emotional affection
  • [Shani-yuti-Mangala] social resistance to competitive action * pragmatic pursuits * cautious innovation * limited pace of progress * delayed (but not denied) championship * physical discipline * constraints on instinctive movement * conventionally regulated sports * tension from contradictory push-pull impulses
  • [Shani-yuti-Budha] social resistance to communicative signaling * materialistic siblings * responsible for maintaining lawful commerce * pragmatic coupling * limited interaction * disciplined messaging * structured announcements * speaks plainly * proletarian instructions * regulated business * constrained communication * conventionally regulated conversations
  • [Shani-yuti-Guru] social resistance to generous expansions * slow elder teachers * pragmatic philosophy * limited scope of understanding * doctrinal discipline * constrained growth * conventionally regulated beliefs * optimism limited by resistant old structures * faith in the rule of law * class-hierarchical ideology
  • [Shani-yuti-Shukra] social resistance to contractual equity * limited luxuries * sturdily handsome * orderly feminine figures * pragmatic finance * persistent steady negotiation * contractual discipline * socially constrained harmony * conventionally regulated pleasures * trust in age * mutuality over time * class-structured arrangements
  • [Shani-yuti-Rahu] stiff social resistance to unbridled ambition * formally regulated cultural mixing * disciplined thrills * class-based limitations upon privilege * blocked ambitions * repressed quest for intriguing importance * socially constrained opportunism * shimmering illusion of systematic conformity * irregular achievements * over-reaching elders * restricted risks
  • [Shani-yuti-Ketu] social resistance to wandering dispersion * distancing style of social conformity * pragmatic dissociation * limited surrender * lawful abandonment * resistance to permanent release * spiritual paralysis * disinterested in empty rules * disciplined apathy * constrained liberations * systematic dissolution
Super effective materialistic, architecturally balanced pada for Shani
  • Bharani-3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies the pada ruled by His great friend, shukra
  • Pushya-3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies the pada ruled by Himself
  • Pūrvaphalgunī- 3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies the pada ruled by His great friend, shukra
  • Anuradha-3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies the pada ruled by Himself
  • Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies the pada ruled by His great friend, shukra
  • Uttarabhadra-3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies the pada ruled by Himself

Effective and pragmatic albeit the structure is described only, not implemented

  • Aśleṣa-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His little friend, budha
  • Aśleṣa-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His little friend, budha
  • Jyeṣṭha -2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His little friend, budha
  • Jyeṣṭha-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His little friend, budha
  • Revatī-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His little friend, budha
  • Revatī-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His little friend, budha

Effectively energized systems, but often in a state of resistance to change

  • Mrigasirasa-3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His intimidator, mangala
  • Chitra-3 [navamsha-Shani-Tula-uchcha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His intimidator, mangala
  • Dhaniṣṭha-3 [navamsha-Tula] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His intimidator, mangala

Empowered, but individual entitlements often challenge the uuniformity of a regulatory system

  • Kṛttikā-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His arch-enemy, surya
  • Kṛttikā-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His arch-enemy, surya
  • Uttaraphalgunī-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His arch-enemy, surya
  • Uttaraphalgunī-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His arch-enemy, surya
  • Uttarāṣāḍha-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His arch-enemy, surya
  • Uttarāṣāḍha-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His arch-enemy, surya

Empowered, but unregulated mimicking wild-cards often disrupting a regulatory system

  • Arudra-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His conniving enemy, rahu
  • Arudra-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His conniving enemy, rahu
  • Svati-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His His conniving enemy, rahu
  • Svati-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His conniving enemy, rahu
  • Shatataraka-2 [navamsha-Makara] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His conniving enemy, rahu
  • Shatataraka-3 [navamsha-Kumbha] Shani occupies a pada ruled by His conniving enemy, rahu
Regional Names for Shani

Hebrew (Amos 5:26) Arabic, syrian =Kaiwan


Zoroastrian Bundahish = Kevan

Babylonia Talmud: Khima

Singhala: Senesuru

Ravi-putram - child of Ravi

Yama-agrajam - elder brother of Yama

Chchaya-martaanda - shadow of the Sun

name and parentage

Saturan = the seventh one (satu = 7)

Shani is the seventh son of hel, Helia

helio, the Sun, Helen, patroness of Hellenic culture; also the name of another Very Hot Placer.

When everything is coming your way, you're probably in the wrong lane.


  • anilaprakRti

  • Ara
  • arkaja = sun-born
  • arkanandana
  • arkaputra = son of sun
  • Arki = from Arka
  • asita = dark color, non-white
  • Bhagavan
  • bhAnuja = son of sun
  • bhAskari
  • brahmaNya
  • chAya
  • Chayasuta
  • chAyAtanaya
  • dinakara = son of Dina, the day-planet
  • divAkara
  • durosha-karaka = signifier of hardness
  • grahanAyaka

  • Kala = Time

  • kharAMzu
  • kola
  • koNa = staff, club - also name for Kuja
  • kroDa = cavity
  • krUradRz = evil-eyed
  • krUralocana = inauspicious aspect
  • krUrAtman = cruel nature
  • mahAgraha
  • manda = slow moving
  • mandaga
  • mRdu = weak, feeble
  • nIlavasana = blue garment
  • nIlavAsas
  • paGgu = lame, halt, crippled-leg
  • pAtaMgi
  • prAbhAkara
  • ravija = son of Ravi

  • raviputra
  • ravisUnu
  • ravisuta
  • ravitanaya
  • revatIbhava
  • sahasrarazmi = son of thousand-rayed
  • saMjJAsuta = son of samjna
  • saptAMzu = 7 rays
  • saptArcis = 7-flame, 7-ray
  • saura = from the Sun

  • sauri
  • Sani * Shani

  • Sanaiscarya * Zanaizcara * Shaneesvara * Saneesvaran *

  • Shani Deva

  • saurika
  • saura
  • savitRtanaya
  • sthiragati = moving slowly, firmly, fixed
  • sUrasuta = son of Sun
  • sUryaja = son of Sun
  • sUryanandana = son of Sun
  • sUryaputra
  • sUryasuta
  • sUryatanaya
  • sUryAtmaja
  • vaivasvata = from Sun
  • vakra = crooked
  • zanaizcara = walking or moving slowly

  • zatakarman
  • zrutazravas

Change-resistant lawful rigid aging structured Shani

finds His greatest challenge via His responsibility to

  • work within old systems
  • order the environment
  • regulate social behavior

Shani's rashi, bhava, naavamsha, and incoming drishti can describe the situations which cause the most stress for cranky overworked Shani the Resister.

Professor Strict-and-Sober Shani teaches on the topic of one portion of the human experience game, which is the game-option to perceive that one has // no choice // .

The English word for the perception of // blocked choice // is Fear.

Shani in the boss of All Systems, and Systems do not nicely tolerate a profusion of Exceptions. Individual choice-making naturally involves a constant barrage of exceptions which, from ShaniDeva's point-of-view, are weakening the integrity of the social-material systems.

Within the classrooms of the School of Earth, shani and Surya are locked into a perpetual contest, in which Shani's regulatory bodies of fixed law and consequences are challenged by Surya's brilliant uniqueness and exceptionalism.

The highest consciousness [Surya] is eternally aware that one is constantly, inevitably, joyfully, exhuberantly, brilliantly making choices.

A lower range of vibrations [which are not in any way to be considered inferior in quality] contains the fields of perception that are // below // [lower tonal range] the blazing freedoms of The Supreme Light [represented by local-logos, sir - Sirya - Suraya].

This environment of low-tones of sound-and-light places the regime of Shani as [perceptually, within the game] beneath one's highest consciousness [Surya] .

Humans are multi-dimensional and humans can volitionally change their vibrational perceptual levels.

Shani may be respected and appreciated, or Shani may be feared.


It is a fundamental rule of the structure of energy that denizens of a vibrational level can see what is at that level or below that level.

  • However, one cannot perceive what is above the vibrational level which one is currently experiencing.

Professor Shani represents the first-dimensional vibration which provides the atomic structure of all material reality in-and-on Earth Aryth Tyreth Terra, the water-bubble planet.

Relative to the higher " whining" vibrational frequencies of thought and emotion, shani represents the lower " humming" vibrations of the fixed tangible reality such as minerals and things which move slowly.

All humans are given the privilege to develop first-dimensional bodies composed of water, gasses, and minerals. Human have first-dimensional bodies but third-dimensional emotions and fourth-dimensional consciousness.

In whichever bhava Shani resides within the nativity, professor Shani wishes to instruct upon the topics of lower vibration. Lower does not mean lesser in value or morally inferior; rather, lower indicates the more fixed and slower realities without which Earthly life would collapse.

As professor Shani preaches upon time, resistance to change, rigidity, and fear, He will demonstrate these characteristics via strategically placed dramatis personae within the social drama.

For Vrishabha indriya-lagna, yogakaraka Shani supports professional excellence (dharmesha-9 and karmesha-10 )

For Tula indriya-lagna yogakaraka Shani supports schooling and intelligence (bandesha-4 and Vidyapthi-5).

Matters of the specific bhava are still affected by Shani's coarser vibration, but the outcome is raised.

Also, professor Shani's effects are improved when He occupies Makara, Kumbha, or Thula.

Generally, shani indicates downward mobility whereas Rahu represents upward mobility. The bhava and rashi show which environment is going up the ranks of social privilege [Rahu] or down the steps of hierarchical order [Shani].

Naturally, rulers of 10 and 11, along with the emotionally dignified , social-ordering, leadership-seeking; 10th-from-Chandra and the placement of Surya inter alia must be apprised before judging social mobility.

Shani is rigid and scarcity-oriented which tends to associate Him with the working classes, but a superior Shani placement can indicate dignified maintenance of a social rank rather than reduction.

[Shani in Bhava-1 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on identity limitation

= The earthen body is often of a lower vibration than the emotional and mental consciousness. It may be an ongoing struggle to balance the fear-and-survival energies of the fleshbody with the higher perceptions of the astral and etheric bodies. Free movement may be a growth-challenge due to overarching concern with public approval.

May feel somewhat entrapped by harsh rules of social class-systems. The fleshly encasement has rule-imposing class-structured Shani vibration. Often a hard worker with a rigid or judgmental personality. General downward social mobility compared to the previous generation.

Shanideva Bhagavan wants to reduce risk, limit liabilities, and restrict movement in areas of (1) mineral-body (3) mentality (7) legal contracts (10) public reputation.

  • POTUS-45 Play to Win 1946- Beauty Pageants Donald Trump] [Shani-yuti-Shukra. Shani-1 personality] matches the vibration of the plebiscite. For DJT, vriddhi-pati-11 Shukra-1 ruler of [uchcha] Rahu-11 adds the glamour of conspicuous consumption . This combination generates a public profile that is both coarsely materialistic and pragmatically hard-working [Shani]. In addition, dJT has Chandra-yuti-Ketu-5 politics, which provides a low-empathy emotional body. In political elections, dJT is able to express the lowest grade of defensive patriotism (Shani-Karkata). DJT is probably much smarter than his Shani-rhetoric suggests, but unfortunately not much more sensitive. Although DJT's treasury is flamboyantly displayed, his social ascent is minimal compared to the leap in status achieved by his father. DJT has maintained his rank rather than increased it. Shani-1 drishti into 3 suggests mental exhaustion.

  • Satyagraha 1869-1948 Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi

  • Pakistan-PM 1953-2007 Daughter of Destiny Benazir Bhutto [Shani-yuti-Chandra] several brutal imprisonments, frequent house-arrests, and government-imposed exile

[Shani in bhava-2 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on financial limitation

the family of origin and their values lineage are often of a lower vibration than the native. Heritage habits of speech, song, banking, reckoning history, storytelling and storage may seem fearful or primitive to the native. Genetics of the bloodline eyes, hair, mouths, teeth, or voices may seem darker, bonier, stonier, dimmer, or harsher than one's own face.

The nuclear family's vibration matches the vibration of the plebiscite which is lower than one' core consciousness. Its treasuries have a rule-imposing class-structured Shani vibration. General downward social mobility of the family of origin, compared to the previous generation. May prefer to use public transportation rather than accept the risk of a personal car.

Shanideva Bhagavan wants to reduce risk, limit liabilities, and restrict movement in areas of (2) conserved values (4) transportation, schooling (8) hidden assets, mystery (11) revenues

[Shani in Bhava-3 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on mental limitation

the siblings (particularly the immediate younger one) and workmates are often of a lower vibration than the native. Their communicative behaviors may seem harsh, fearful or vulgar. Their hands and gestures may seem primitive. The sibling-teammate-cohort has rule-imposing class-structured Shani vibration. Writing and publishing matches the consciousness of the plebiscite. Shani-3 in svabhava of Budha is considered generally a neutral placement, but there may be certain low-energy agents associated with mental depression , rigidly rule-bound departmental management, lowest-common-denominator thinking within the cohort or ensemble, and institutionalized communication scripts. General downward social mobility of the younger sibling, compared to the previous generation.

  • Pope-266 Francis 1936- Jorge Bergoglio was born the eldest of his sibling group, and left the family early in order to pursue his vocation. His career has imposed a heavy weight of administrative responsibility within the clerical and government bureaucracies. Like most teachers, he has been tasked with inordinate unpaid or low-paid committee work (3). The production of reports (3) and documentation of the misdoings of pedophiliac priests was his leading responsibility upon becoming Pope. Shani-3 is associated with depression.

  • Louisiana-Gov 1893-1935 Kingfish Huey P. Long + [nīcha] Shukra-yuti-Ketu

[Shani in Bhava-4 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on cultural limitation

The parents (particularly the mother) the local people and the local religion, the ethno-natural roots, the place of settlement, the schoolteachers, the police, the landowners, agents of transportation such as drivers and engineers, the farmers and the fisherfolk are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than the native's core consciousness. General downward social mobility of the mother and the local place of settlement, compared to the previous generation.

  • Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie [uchcha- Shani-yuti-Budha-4] produces a pancha-mahapurusha yoga. His ethnicity provided a foundation (4) of balanced persistence that supported him throughout life. Carnegie's closest relationship was with his mother, due to his Śrāvaṇa-Chandra in bhava-7. However, his greatest challenges were dealing with the masses of local people and agents of transportation systems such as railways.

[Shani in Bhava-5 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on creative limitation

Singularly the most growth-challenging placement for Shani. The children, the love interests, the father's father, the political system, and the denizens of the worlds of gambling, drama, games, poetry, fashion, royalty, and celebrity are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than one' core consciousness.

Shani-5 assumes the obligation to apply the anti-individualistic systematic rules of order to an individualized, creative, unruly environment. Thus Shani imposes His orderly limitations upon the charismatic Divine Intelligence, and responsibilities repress amusement, brilliance, romance.

It can be a bitter experience to be so burdened with protocol and procedure that the heart-center dries and shrivels. Yet, if Shani is distinguished by rashi or lordship, one may be honored for work on behalf of genius, children, and lovers. General downward social mobility of one's children, compared to the previous generation.

  • Flowers of Evil 1821-1867 symbolist poet Charles Baudelaire [Surya-yuti-Kuja] + [Guru-yuti-Shani] + [Shukra-yuti-Budha] (5) * Struggled with the rigidity and punitive style of social rules for conduct of romantic love (5). CB insisted that poetic amour should begin from, and consistently provide, asource of loving pleasure and delight. Yet, it seemed to Baudelaire that the social order was fixated upon depriving [Shani] human beings of the pleasures that Nature built into the human body and spirit.

[Shani in Bhava-6 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on medical limitation

The mother's relatives, the physicians, the pharmacists, the ill and addicted, the impoverished and the exploited, the usurers, the enslavers and the slaves, the ministers of service and the servants, are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than one' core consciousness. Since public expectation of underclass behaviors and those who serve the enslaved is consistent with the reality of Shani's vibrational match to the plebiscite.,

  • Foursquare Evangelist 1890-1944 Aimee Semple McPherson [ministering-logistical Pūrvaphalgunī-2] [Chandra-yuti-Shani] massive and effective urban ministry to the poor, homeless, underserved of Los Angeles. ASM's food and medical outreach was widely praised during the Great Depression. However, aSM also suffered three marriages, chronic mood dysregulation, oCD, and a blaming, adversarial mother due to [Chandra-yuti-Shani].

Shani-6 rewards acceptance of injustice, maturity, humility, realism, and persistence. Shani-6 in svabhava of Budha is considered generally a neutral-to-helpful placement, but expect certain low-energy agents associated with chronic illness, rigidly rule-bound medical practices, and institutionalized crime.

General downward social mobility of the mother's relatives, compared to the previous generation. Overall a favorable placement presuming that one has the work-ethic to fulfill social-order duties toward those poor, ill, or suffering institutionalized injustice.

The struggle with materialized disease.

  • UK Princess of Wales 1982- photographer Kate Middleton] Shani-yuti-Kuja. Her social duties are weighted with responsibility to serve and support the marginalized, ill, impoverished, and mistreated classes.

[Shani in Bhava-7] [dikbala] Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on relationship limitation

The spousal partner, business partner, avowed partners, parents of the mother, and peer-advisers are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than one' core consciousness. Since public expectation of long-lasting vows and solid promises is consistent with the reality of Shani's lower vibration, shani-7 is considered a helpful placement which rewards lawfulness, maturity, endurance, and commitment to the agreement (not to the person, but to the promise). General downward social mobility of one's advisors and partners, and the maternal grandmother, compared to the previous generation.

  • 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso had many Senior Tutors and Peer Advisers over the decades, to whom he has offered the highest respect and appreciation. Nevertheless, his counselors freely admit that his vibration is higher than theirs, and whatever support they can offer to him is limited by the condition of their births [Shani].

  • Cogito-Ergo-Sum 1596-1650 logic Rene Descartes] Shani-Simha. RD's romance [Simha] with his house-servant Helene, awoman of lower rank [Shani] produced Descartes' only child, adaughter who died aged-5. RD suffered from the rigid discipline of his royal student, Queen Christina of Sweden. She demanded that RD teach her lessons in the freezing dark [Shani] early morning hours of the Scandinavian winter. The ruthless cold made Descartes so sick that his heart [Simha] stopped [Shani] and he died age 53. Also, ruler of Shani located in 8th-from-Shani = Surya-2 yuti Rahu yuti Guru suggesting a highly transformative pattern within relationships.

[Shani in Bhava-8 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on transformative limitation

Also a challenging placement indicating resistance to new identities and very long life. The spouse's family * in-laws *, agents of confidential information, agents of secrecy, emergency and disaster, the mother's lovers, and counselors to the family of origin such as family attorneys (7th-from-2nd) are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than the native's core consciousness. This placement tends to block inheritance due to the fear and resistance energy of the trustees of the will. The spouse contributes little to the joint coffers of the marriage union. General downward social mobility of the spouse's family, compared to the previous generation.

[Shani in Bhava-9 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on doctrinal limitation

The father, the grandchildren, the indoctrinators, the philosophers and theologians, the theorists and the universities, the guru-figures, popes and pulpits, holders of patrician entitlements , the temples of high discourse on sacred truth = all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than one' core consciousness.

In particular the father's rigidly judgmental or plebian personality my be a burden. Shani-9 in svabhava of Guru is considered generally a neutral placement, but expect certain low-energy agents associated with rigid rules of patronage, authoritarian professorship, patriarchal hierarchies, and imposed orthodoxy of belief. General downward social mobility of the father and guru-figures, compared to the previous generation.

  • USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King] theologian, son and grandson of enduring Baptist preachers. Obliged to maintain a rigid sectarian doctrine despite {utvabhadra globalist tendencies. Pressure to curtail his activism and preserve the older exegesis. Regulation by conservative religious figures, judgmental professors, and an unyielding sangha.

  • Heartbreak Hotel 1935-1977 Graceland Elvis Presley [Somana-yuti-Shani]. Professed the fundamentalist credenda of his mother's ancestry. Emotionally infused devotional religious music, popular [Kumbha] appeal to believers of the Old Way.

[Shani in Bhava-10 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on duty-bound limitation

The government bureaucrats, the elite classes, the father's family are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than one' core consciousness. It can be demanding to carry the heavy burden of social leadership responsibility due to fear of excessive exposure in the light of the public attention.

Since public expectation of institutional duty is consistent with the reality of Shani's lower vibration, shani-10 is considered a helpful placement which rewards maturity, endurance, adherence to the class structure of the social order, and lawfulness of public conduct. General downward social mobility of one's public reputation, and the father's family, compared to the previous generation.

  • UK Duke 1982- William] [Shani-yuti-Kuja]. WC's public duties are weighty. Correct performance of his responsibilities depends upon maintaining the correct behavioral protocol according to social rank. Kuja-10 adds duties of a military nature. At the same time, the high honor and nearly untouchable respect accorded to royal persons in previous generations is quite gone, and " being a royal" is for William's generation simply a profession.

[Shani in Bhava-11 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on system limitation

The economic system and its agents, the friendship network, the social community, the father's siblings, and the children's marriage partners are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than one' core consciousness. It can be hard to make a living due to fear of social networks.

Since public expectation of income-earning effort is consistent with the reality of Shani's vibrational match to the plebiscite, shani-11 is considered a helpful placement which rewards maturity, endurance, and regularity of effort. General downward social mobility of one's elder sibling, friends, and father's brothers, compared to the previous generation.

  • Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler Social-economic degradation (low energy Shani) faced the entire German economy after World-War-One. Hitler's rogesha-6 Shani-Aśleṣa in 11 made him a powerful agent of blaming others (Aśleṣa) for the low earnings (victimizing the Jewish financial community, rogesha-6 victims in 11) . Hitler's fearful regime restricted economic connectivity to one single function: ethnicity-defending, property-claiming war [Karkata].

[Shani in Bhava-12 Survivalist Shani says: please don't disturb my rules on sanctuary limitation

The father's parents, the mother's father, the cloistered sanctuaries, agents of distant worlds including spirit guides and ancestors, agents of hospitals and enclosures, camps and prisons, are all charged with imposing a vibration that is lower than the native's core consciousness.

Often associated with involuntary [Shani] enclosure such as lengthy lawful detainment or imprisonment. Shani-12 in svabhava of Guru is considered generally a neutral placement, but expect certain low-energy agents associated with distant worlds and matters of imprisonment or involuntary enclosure. General downward social mobility of one's paternal grandmother, compared to the previous generation.

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie] works dutifully on behalf of those in distant lands, particularly those in refugee camps. Shani's ruler Budha occupies 12th-from-12th, which relieves the oppression of personal imprisonment. AJ's Shani-duties are focused upon community based aid toward those in enclosure. There is much responsibility for dealing with those of a lower vibration in distant worlds and those operating in invisible oppressor roles.

  • Silly Love Songs 1942- Beatle Paul McCartney [champion-innovative Rohiṇī-1] Shani-6 gives an obligation to work within the mind of a laborer and a responsibility to articulate working-class narratives [Shani-yuti-Budha]. Sir Paul has continued to work [Shani] giving musical (Vrishabha) performances into his 80's. Budha contributes a successful career in musical touring and an enduring body of song-craft which uses a simple vocabulary and appeals to common folk.

Shani * Saturan The Seventh One * Satu

Shani vocabulary in English

words from 'sta-stat' and 'stand' = not moving

statue, static, status, estate, station, statute, stature, statistics, statement, gestation, stationary, statutory, thermostat, workstation

standard, withstand, standpoint, understand

steady, steadfast, homestead, instead


ecstatic, apostasy, overstate, understate, naonstandard,

Professor Shani's Direction

West = pratichina = pratici

Professor Shani's Metal

In the Persian-Arabic-European traditions, and in Jyotisha, shani is associated with the metal called Lead (germ) * plumbum (Lat), bhujagAhvaya, gandhAra, kuvaGga. nAgagarbha, sIsaka, et-cetera.

Shani yuti Other Graha


Gochara * Transits of Shani

  1. Gochara Shani via 12 bhava

  2. Shani_gochara Simha: staying socially safe vs. getting personal attention

  3. Shani Gochara ingress-egress 12 Rashi = Table of Rashi progress 1900-2100

  4. Gochara Shani = descriptions of Saturn transits

  5. Sade-Sati = "Seven and a Half" - the 7.5-yrs Saturn transit to natal Moon

  6. Sade-Sati in the 12 bhava

  7. Shani Ashtamsha = gochara Shani transits via the revolutionary, emotionally turbulent, perpetually transformative, trauma-inducing 8th-from-Chandra


durosha-karaka in 12 bhava

things and environments that are hard, stiff, tough, difficult, resistant, unchanging, inflexible, reliable, steady, disciplined, strict, heavy, punitive, plain, commonplace, lawful, or chronic

materialism, social conformity

1 hardness of The earthen body , resistance to movement, stiffness, materialism of the social personality. Either separation from physicalized identity or onerous responsibilities to maintain the incarnated form. [Akashic memory patterning] either resists vitality or imposes heavy duties for regulating it.

2 hardness of the food, mandatory storage of historical values, materialism of the birth family's values, plain speech, dry eyes, slowed acquisition of treasuries, class-conscious values. Either separation from family-of-origin or onerous responsibilities to conserve their resources. [Akashic memory patterning] either resists heritage knowledge or imposes heavy duties for regulating it.

3 hardness in the lungs, depressed mentality, stiff hands and arms, slow articulation,, materialism of the sibling-cousin-cohort, class-conscious scripted messaging, fixed processes. Either separation from siblings or onerous responsibilities to communicate with them. [Akashic memory patterning] either resists information delivery or imposes heavy duties for regulating it.

4 hardness in the stomach, practical sober mother, materialism taught via schooling, slow-but-steady acquisition of vehicles of transport, class-conscious local bonds. Either separation from parents or onerous responsibilities to care for them. [Akashic memory patterning] either resists property ownership-stewardship or imposes heavy duties for regulating it.

5 hardness of the heart, cold response to divine creativity, materialism in matters of idealistic love, stricty disciplined children, burdensome child-raising, slow to partake in games and gambling, dry pragmatic approach to artistic performance, practical sober expressions of individual intelligence, class-conscious romance. Either separation from the father's father or onerous responsibilities with grandfather-figures. Mother's family in general suffer scarcities. [Akashic memory patterning] either resists admiration or imposes heavy duties for regulating it.

6 hardness of digestion, chronic illness, enduring indebtedness, commonpplace scarcities, either separation from the mother's siblings or aggrieved homework-problems with them, [akashic memory patterning] either resists medical treatment or imposes heavy duties for regulating ii

7 hardness of the visible genitalia, older materialistic partner, slow response to negotiation, strict adherence to vows, commonplace promises, weighty covenants. Either separation from marriage contract or onerous responsibilities to maintain the terms of the alliance. [Akashic memory patterning] either resists bargaining activities or imposes heavy duties for regulating the deal-making.

8 hardness of the internal reproductive organs, slowed response to changing conditions, naormalization of secrecy, fear of catastrophe, resistance to transformation, Either separation from the in-laws or onerous responsibilities to maintain their vitality. [akashic memory patterning] either resists initiation and new-starts, or imposes heavy duties for regulating identity changes

9 hardness of the sacral plexus and hips, practical sober father-figure, fearful priests, strictness of the orthodox teachings, fixed beliefs, resistance to global culture, Either separation from the father or onerous responsibilities to maintain his life [akashic memory patterning] either resists internationalization or imposes heavy duties for regulating it.

10 hardness stiffness pinching of the knees, heavy public duties, harsh government, slow to acquire respect, Either separation from the father's family or onerous responsibilities to maintain their public dignity [akashic memory patterning] either resists social leadership or imposes heavy duties for regulating ii

11 hardness of the calves, rigid rules of the marketplace, depressed earnings, resistance to earnings. Either separation from the father's siblings or onerous responsibilities to maintain their revenues [akashic memory patterning] either resists friendship or imposes heavy duties for regulating ii

12 hardness of the feet, materialism of the ancestors, resistance to dreams, harsh prisons, restricted imagination, [akashic memory patterning] of distant lands, Either separation from the father's mother or onerous responsibilities to maintain her isolation. Either separation from the private spiritual guidance or onerous responsibilities to structure the imaginative conceptions [akashic memory patterning] either resists clairsentience or imposes heavy duties for regulating it

Order, fixed steps, orderliness, and material consequences in the 12 bhava

  1. [Shani in Bhava-1] Sequence of the incarnations, orderly identity, material consequences of physicality and movement

  2. [Shani in bhava-2] Sequence of the treasuries, fixed family of origin, material consequences of valuation and storage

  3. [Shani in Bhava-3] Sequence of the communications, orderly siblings, material consequences of mentality and writing

  4. [Shani in Bhava-4] Sequence of the settlements, orderly parents, material consequences of ethnicity and schooling

  5. [Shani in Bhava-5] Sequence of the creations, orderly children, material consequences of intelligence and romance

  6. [Shani in Bhava-6] Sequence of the ailments, orderly enemies, material consequences of pollution and crime (tends toward punishment due to Shani enemy Surya)

  7. [ Shani in Bhava-7 [dikbala] sequence of the covenants, orderly partners, material consequences of promise and trust

  8. [Shani in Bhava-8] Sequence of the transformations, orderly in-laws, material consequences of sudden unexpected change (tends toward very long life due to Shani resist Kuja)

  9. [Shani in Bhava-9] Sequence of the indoctrinations, orderly father, material consequences of theory and belief

  10. [Shani in Bhava-10] Sequence of the social-status, orderly authorities, material consequences of responsibility and rank

  11. [Shani in Bhava-11] Sequence of the economic participation, orderly friends, material consequences of earnings and goal achievement

  12. [ Shani in Bhava-12] Sequence of the intuitions, orderly spirit-guides, material consequences of dreams and imagination

Legitimation Issues

Testings and Provings

Necessity to Earn Rank, status, credibility, Legitimacy

  1. [Shani in Bhava-1] must earn legitimacy in matters of physical body identity, muscular vitality, and appearance. Often told not to move, not to be born (Typically, adifficult childbirth for the mother or trauma to the infant near time of birth.) Testings and provings of the flesh-body authenticity. May be blocked from spiritual-physical integration by time, age, social register, or long separations. Something limited about the birth, or born into a constrained environment. Persistent stagnation of life-force energy. Extremely hard worker busy earning the right to live.

  2. [Shani in bhava-2] must earn legitimacy in matters of knowledge, credibility of the database and social approval of one's interpretation of the data. Legitimacy of the family lineage and right to speak.Often told not to speak. Prevented from access to language, denied credit for language, or must struggle to acquire it. Often told that one must endure fixed untruths. May be blocked from wealth, knowledge or food by time, age, social class, or long separations. Persistent stagnation of financial accrual. Must earn the right to claim lineage values-fulfillment , earn the right to speak truth.

  3. [Shani in Bhava-3] must earn legitimacy in matters of writing, publications, announcements, reports; one's legitimate standing in the relationship to siblings and teammates must be proven. Often told not to interact. Tests of the mentality, articulatory capacity, and social validity of the messages transmitted. Persistent stagnation of communicative process. Hands-arms move slowly. Must prove signaling capability by heavy repetition of mundane tasks over considerable time.

  4. [Shani in Bhava-4] must earn legitimacy in matters of ethnicity and home culture. Often told not to go home. Often blocked from access to the homeland. Often told that one must endure the regime of elderly, strict, or morally rigid parents. May be blocked from owning vehicles and houses by time, age, social class, or long separations. Persistent stagnation of the foundational schooling. Delay in obtainment or operation of transport modalities. Must earn the citizenship and owned-stewarded properties.

  5. [Shani in Bhava-5] must earn legitimacy in matters of creativity, charisma, and poetic idealism. Often told not to play games. Children delayed. Often told that one must endure lovelessness. May be blocked from center-stage roles and romantic love by time, age, social class, or long separations. Persistent stagnation of creativity. Delayed results from speculation. Intolerant of adolescents. Hard heartedness until a difficult child shines the light of truth. Must earn the right to be adored.

  6. [Shani in Bhava-6] must earn legitimacy in matters of medicine, litigation, ministries of service. May be blocked from obtainment of medical care by time, age, social class, or long separations. Often told that one must endure fixed conditions of exploitation, poverty, disease or unsolvable problems. Persistent stagnation of the enemies - both inner and outer. Must earn the right to break contracts and dissolve bondage.

  7. [ Shani in Bhava-7 [dikbala] Must earn legitimacy in matters of contractual relationships. Tests and provings in matters of negotiation, bargaining, deals, equitable arrangement, fairness, justice. Often told that one must endure frozen agreements. Often told not to marry; or access to the partner is blocked by time, age, or long separation. Persistent stagnation of the lifepartner. Must earn the right to marry, the right to bargain in one's own interest.

  8. [Shani in Bhava-8] must earn legitimacy in matters of transformative identity and rebirth. Materialistic provings assert that death is the end; this native must resist adaptation and release. Often told that one must endure a frozen state of fear of death. Persistent stagnation of capacity to change. Often told not to permit rejuvenation within the present lifetime, not to be reborn, not to heal.

  9. [Shani in Bhava-9] must earn legitimacy in matters of global awareness, wisdom, and university thought. Often told not to understand, blocked from inclusive comprehension, delayed access to the higher principles of philosophy and doctrine. Often told that one must endure rigid doctrine and dogmatic preachers. Persistent stagnation of the greater worldview. Grumpy or elderly father. Materialistic testings and provings of the principles of inclusiveness, generosity, and faith.

  10. [Shani in Bhava-10] must earn legitimacy in matters of social governance. Often told not to lead. Often told that one must endure a state of responsibility that exceeds one's approved authority. Persistent stagnation of the leadership agenda. May be blocked from socially respected positions by time, age, social class, or long separations.

  11. [Shani in Bhava-11] must earn legitimacy in matters of friendship and economic gain. Often told not to waste times with friends, not to engage in marketplace, not to profit. May be blocked from friendships and economic networks by time, age, social class, or long separations. Often told that one must endure reduced income or sparse connectivity. Persistent stagnation of the incoming revenues, minimal yet steady profits . Must earn the friendships, earn the links, and earn the right to be paid.

  12. [Shani in Bhava-12] must earn legitimacy in matters of spiritual intuition and guidance. Materialistic testings and provings of the works of the spiritual imagination. Sleep deprived. May be blocked from prayer, sanctuary, hermitage, or sleep by time, age, social class, or long separations. Little or no access to the father's mother. Persistent stagnation of the clairsentient bridging awareness. Often told not to dream.

Preincarnationally planned Focus of the Life

Required Attention to Issues and Pressures

Slow-moving, intractable, repeating blockages

  1. [Shani in Bhava-1 = Preincarnationally planned Focus upon personality and social-class attributes of the physical form. The personality developed during the upbringing often does not function successfully in adulthood;. One has been taught to eschew championship and competition. One must restructure the personality by learning to detect the authentic personality in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected definition of the Self. Fear of failure transforms to patient continuity when the lesson is learned. Often a significant struggle for social mobility.

  2. [Shani in bhava-2 = Preincarnationally planned Focus upon speech and values. lineage values-fulfillment spoken during the upbringing often do not function successfully in adulthood. One has been taught to eschew self-worth. One must restructure the treasury of collected worth by learning to detect the true values in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected values. Frozen funds turn to riches when lesson is learned. Often a significant struggle to acquire treasuries of financial wealth or historical knowledge.

  3. [Shani in Bhava-3 = Preincarnationally planned Focus upon the siblings, neighbors, and team-mates such as the department, entourage, or ensemble performance group. The sibling-cousin relationships formed in childhood often do not function successfully in adulthood. One has been taught to eschew self-promotion and celebrity. One must restructure the mentality by learning to detect the true process of interactive thought in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected definition of communication. Often a significant struggle for mental clarity.

  4. [Shani in Bhava-4 = Preincarnationally planned Focus upon the foundations of settled life, the home, mother, school, familiar rhythms and environments. The understanding of cultural roots that is taught during childhood often does not function successfully in adulthood. One has been taught to eschew an easy life flow in favor of rigid routines and limitations. One must restructure the life foundations by learning to detect the true nature of school and shelter in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected definition of fear-based security. Resistance to the unfamiliar turns to mature stability when the lesson is learned. Often a significant struggle for material and social security.

  5. [Shani in Bhava-5] pre-incarnationally planned Focus upon the heart, the children, creativity and drama. The relationships with children, the romantic lovers, with politicians, and with attention-seeking dramatists that is formed in childhood often does not function successfully in adulthood. One has been taught to eschew self-promotion and celebrity, to impose a sober and lawful rule upon the creative heart. One must restructure the heart-center by learning to detect the true individuality of divine love in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected definition of love. Cold-hearted turns to warm-hearted when lesson is learned. Often a significant struggle for cardiac health.

  6. [Shani in Bhava-6] Preincarnationally plannedPreincarnationally planned Focus upon the digestion, the servants, erosion of agreement, problematicity and medication. One of the best locations for Professor Shani, since classroom-6 provides the problems and Shani provides the endurance. Chronic conflicts, enduring accusations, static and unchanging conditions of exploitation and servitude are found when Professor Shani lectures here. One must serve or suffer. Shani-6 rewards a ministry of service with pragmatic awareness of class structures and systems of disempowering belief. Splendid placement for military, medical, and social services professionals.

  7. [ Shani in Bhava-7 [dikbala] * Preincarnationally planned Focus upon the kidneys and pancreas, the partners and partnerships, equity and equality in matters of trust and agreement. Another positive placement for Professor Shani due to classrom-7 being 4th-from-4th conferring stability and 10th-from-10th conferring faithful advisers and loyalty to the contract. Importantly the loyalty is not toward the human partner; rather faith is invested in the just covenant itself. One must adhere to the terms of lawful agreement. Grants maturity and longevity (not happiness) in marriage. Shani-7 or Shani drishti to 7 suggests an elder partner. Excellent placement for all matters of trusts, promise, contract, agreement, and work within systems of justice.

  8. [Shani in Bhava-8] Preincarnationally planned Focus upon the Conditions of dematerialization, disaster, emergencies, sudden unexpected changes of identity. The understanding of cycles of death and rebirth that is taught during childhood often does not function successfully in adulthood. One has been taught to eschew rejuvenation and rebirth. One must restructure the life-force by learning to detect the true nature of healing in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected definition of response to traumatic change. Being stuck in trauma transforms into healing empowerment when the lesson is learned. Often a significant struggle for reproductive vitality.

  9. [Shani in Bhava-9] Preincarnationally planned Focus upon philosophy, ideology, doctrine, catechesis, credenda. The orthodoxy taught during childhood often does not function successfully in adulthood. One has been taught to eschew higher philosophy in favor of a rigid catechism. One must restructure the belief convictions by learning to detect the true nature of wisdom in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected definition of adherence to a creed. Fear of great truths turns to mature wisdom when the lesson is learned. Often a significant struggle for higher education and world travel.

  10. [Shani in Bhava-10] Preincarnationally planned Focus upon public duties and social responsibilities. One must uphold the social order.

  11. [Shani in Bhava-11] Preincarnationally planned Focus upon economic systems and social-participation networks. It is a hard-working and slow but ultimately gainful placement. The understanding of economic gainfulness that was provided in childhood is often too rigid, too primitive and focused on individual effort rather than pragmatic understanding of the complex functionings of the total system. One must endure the rules and regulations of the associative and distributive orderings of the economies of goods, services, information, and ideas.

  12. [ Shani in Bhava-12 = Preincarnationally planned Focus upon the subconscious, the private world, meditation cave, the bedroom. The understanding of prayer and the invisible that is taught during childhood often does not function successfully in adulthood. One has been taught to eschew spiritual sanctuary in favor of public piety. One must restructure the personality by learning to detect the true nature of private spiritual guidance in contradistinction to the conventional, socially expected definition of prayer. Resistance to interiority turns to sanctity when the lesson is learned. Often a significant struggle for spiritual guidance.

SHANI Matches Fear in the Environment of His bhava

None of the fears that we may encounter in life are essentially ours. These fears are temporary attachments and these fears can easily be detached from clinging to us by identifying the fear and "unmatching" the source of the fear.

Understanding the role of Shani in each bhava provides a scientific method to identify and remove pre-incarnationally planned fears!

  1. [Shani in Bhava-1] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-1 features the experience of matching the fear of the animal body, of competition, fear of survival , fear of running. Also fears belonging to the subconscious imagination of the family-lineage (12th-from-2nd).Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  2. [Shani in bhava-2] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-2 features the experience of matching the fear s belonging to the family of origin , fear of the lineage, fear of language, fear of collected wealth, fear of treasures, fear of food, fear of talking. Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  3. [Shani in Bhava-3] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-3 features the experience of matching the fear of the siblings , the thought-group, the ensemble, fear of thinking, fear of hands-arms, fear of lungs, fear of gesturing, fear of breathing. Shani's instruction in upachaya sthāna are particularly objective and clear;"stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  4. [Shani in Bhava-4] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-4 features the experience of matching the fears belonging to the mother , fear of the parents, fear of the school, fear of the village, intimidated by the old folks of the settlement, fear of the land, fear of the sea, fear of sitting, fear of stasis. Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  5. [Shani in Bhava-5] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-5 features the experience of matching the fear of the king, the drama, fear of romance, fear belonging to the children , fear of heartbeat, fear of confidence, fear of The mother's family (2nd-from-4th), fears belonging to the father's father (9th-from-9th). Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  6. [Shani in Bhava-6] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-6 features the experience of matching the fear of the physicians, fear of disease, of the accusers, fear of the criminals, fear of the exploiters, fear of war, fear of the servants, fear of fighting , fear of conflict, fears belonging to themother's siblings. Shani's instruction in upachaya sthāna are particularly objective and clear = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  7. [ Shani in Bhava-7] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-7 features the experience of matching matches the fears belonging to the partner , fear of the contract, fear of trust, fear of faith, fear of negotiation, fear of balance, fears belonging to the mother's mother. Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  8. [Shani in Bhava-8] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-8 features the experience of matching the fear of the unknown, of death conditions, fears belonging to the mate's family , fear of the mate's financial wealth, fear of transformation, fear of secrets, fear of disasters, fear of new identity.; Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  9. [Shani in Bhava-9] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-9 features the experience of matching the fears of the father-figures , fear of doctrine, fear of universities, fear of world culture, of philosophy, fear of wisdom-knowing. Indicates a narrowly localized, deep-but-not-broad scope of belief. Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  10. [Shani in Bhava-10] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-10 features the experience of matching the fear of the government, fear of the law, of the social order, of the elite, fear of making decisions, fears belonging to the father's family. Indicates a resistance to accepting social leadership responsibilities. Shani's instruction in upachaya sthāna are particularly objective and clear = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  11. [Shani in Bhava-11] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-11 features the experience of matching the fear of the material economy, of the friends, of the masses, fear of gainfulness, fear of achievement, fears belonging to thefather's siblings (3rd from 9th) fear of the mate of the eldest child (7th-from-5th) fear of step-children (8th-from-5th). Shani's instruction in upachaya sthāna are particularly objective and clear;"stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.

  12. [ Shani in Bhava-12] Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-12 features the experience of matching The fear s belonging to the ancestors , of the distant lands, of the dream-world, fear of clairsentience, fear of prayer, fear of interiority, fear of sleeping, fear of the wealth of friends (2nd-from-11th) fear of enemies of the marriage (6th-from-7th) fear of The father's mother (4th-from-9th). Shani's instruction = "stop matching that which is not lawful to you" (stop matching the fears of others) and proceed with care.



The Authentic Life: Zen Wisdom for Living Free from Complacency and Fear by Ezra Bayda, p72

" Most of us, most of the time, are content to blindly skate on the thin ice, taking our life for granted. We choose patterns or strategies of behavior to try to control our world - in part, to help us avoid the anxious quiver in our being. We all have strategies that we're familiar with, such as trying harder or seeking diversions.

We use these to skate along, hoping to avoid having to feel the fears that we don't want to address - such as the fears of loss of control, of failure, of being unworthy, of being alone, and so on. Rarely do we question our strategies; usually we just follow them blindly.

But in following them we limit ourselves and define our own boundaries, and our life narrows down into a sense of vague dissatisfaction.

We have to start from the premise that we don't really know ourselves very well. Knowing ourselves involves clarifying all the ways we're run by the self-centered mind.

This means we have to uncover our most basic identities and beliefs, observe our typical strategies of behavior, and perhaps most important of all, become very familiar with our fears."

What doesn't help

Shani and Fear

Shani and Choices

Shani and Healing

Two Possible Results

Responsibility or Fear?

Shani rhetoric of Fear and Absolute Necessity

Complaint Department

Catching Negative Subconscious Projections in real-Time

Shani Gochara via 12 Bhava via 12 Rashi

QUOTATION from Pema Chödrön,

No Time to Lose: A Timely Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva , p112

" None of us wants to be miserable; we all want to be happy.

  • But we can't achieve this if we stay stuck in biased, naarrow-minded thinking.

No matter how much we long for joy, it will elude us if we continue buying into concepts of right and wrong, good and bad, acceptance and rejection.

What ultimately frees us from these constricting patterns is to stop reifying our experience and to connect with the ineffable, groundless nature of all phenomena."

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso, A Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings By and About the Dalai Lama (1997).

" Progress comes by maintaining constant effort in daily practice."

"Why does the mind habitually deny or resist the Now?

Because it cannot function and remain in control without time, which is past and future, so it perceives the timeless Now as threatening.

Time and mind are in fact inseparable."

~~A New Earth 1948- philosopher Eckhart Tolle

QUOTATION from Czeslaw Milosz, " Notebook" , in the volume Second Space

" I should be dead already,

but there is work to do."

" Terrors overwhelm me;

my dignity is driven away as by the wind,

my safety vanishes like a cloud."


Book of Job = Iyyov, 30:15


Delphinium Staphysagria

= an effective homeopathic remedy for ailments caused by repressed anger and indignation * Shani

N.B. Professor Shani's purple color. Photo from ecomusee-sainte-baume.asso.fr

QUOTATION from P'taah

" But you see, there is nothing about you that you can get rid of.

The energy that you expend to ‘get rid of' something actually draws it to you.

  • That is what occurs when you are afraid of something.

  • There is so much energy expended in the fear that the universe says, oh, good…this is lots of energy here…we'll push some more this way.

You see how it works?" [end quote]


~~ from the English Burial Service.

[Originates in phrasing from Genesis 3: 19 of the King James translated Bible]

" In the sweat of thy face

shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground;

for out of it wast thou taken:

for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return"

" Your problem is that you are too busy holding onto your unworthiness."

~~ QUOTATION Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass

" Pain itself destroys pain.

Suffering itself frees man from suffering."

~~QUOTATION The Mirror 1895-1986 theosophy Jiddu Krishnamurti

Use it up ~ Wear it out

~ Make it do ~ or Do without [American proverb]

shani_hubble_1998.jpgthe pre-incarnationally planned Clean-Up Planei

" Professor Shani's extreme strength will give long life as well as miseries " ~~ BPHS Sarga-27

Regulated Systems

(1) Makara = Hierarchical, Vertical Systems (2) Kumbha = Lateral, distributive Systems

Discipline, continence; Brahmacharya;

Difficulties, damage, Doubt, distance, denial, delay

Delayed not denied;

elegant not erased;

frustration not failure

the Weight of Ignorance

the Discipline of Penance

the Structure of the Universe

the Power of No

Resistance * Persistence * Insistence * Cease and Desist

Shani restricts and delays, but He rarely denies

Shani karaka for all things "duroshya" (slow) produces comfortable results with maturity and Time

The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of the suffering.

~~ Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass

Professor Shani's voice in the inner narrative

Master of // the Power of No //

Professor Stoic Shani attempts to direct inner focus and attention toward the prevention of irregular movements.

Shanicarya is loudly and repeatedly, often punitively, insistent in His announcement that due to a scarcity of resources There is No Permission to Act Now.

QUOTATION Hora Sara, sarga-2, shloka-39

Sanaischara, sauri, Kala, and Chayasuta -

these are other names by which Shani is called.

QUOTATION BPHS Sarga-3,Shloka-2 9

Saturn has an emaciated and long physique, has tawny eyes,

is windy in temperament, has big teeth,

is indolent and lame, and has coarse hair. "

Shani engraving 1782

Illustration from Sonnerat's 'Voyage aux Indes Orientales et a la Chine, fait par ordre du roi, depuis 1774 jusqu'en 1781'

('Voyage to the East Indies and China, made by order of the king, from 1774 to 1781').

" Time is what keeps the light from reaching us.

There is no greater obstacle to God than time."

~~A New Earth 1948- philosopher Eckhart Tolle


O Maitreya!

Contemplate of Shani with the lustre, like that of Indraneela,

with four arms,

carrying Shoola, bow, arrow and Vara,

mounted on a donkey.

" Adversities, captivity, difficulties, austere, enjoyment denied, barriers, bondage, deterrence, black, blue, grey, dangers, destruction, dejection, depression, discipline, destroyer of illusion, dreadful, terms, endless, helplessness, frustration, introverted, humiliation, martyrs, inactive, lack of desire, low class ways/people, mental trouble, misery, misfortunes, monks, sannyas , old persons, death, bones, persistent, patience, philosophers, profound poverty, sorrows, power for austerity, profession in general, seriousness, slow, gradual, naature, surrender, thin, lean, unattractive to worldly people, undesirable things, worker-class " (from Das )

Topics of Shani

  • Duties, responsibilities, obligations, laws, conformity

  • limits, terms, bookends, brackets

  • Fear, anxiety, punishment

  • bitter tastes,

  • dry things, stiff things, cold things, old things, hard things

  • imprisonment, restrictions

  • enslavement, manual labor, lower castes, service workers, Everyman

  • poverty, scarcity, insufficiency, deficiency

  • suffering due to dry, hard, cold, rigid, or morbid conditions

  • starvation,

  • seizure, freezing, stoppage, cessation

  • exhaustion, annihilation

  • Third World

  • stone, skeleton, bones,

  • short stature

  • Depressed, anxious, fearful

  • epileptic, naeuralgic diseases, fainting

  • diseases of aging and of the bones

  • Hierarchical Organizations

  • Labor Organizations (Union)

  • Elders, traditions, legacies, folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms, the Past [Anukula]

  • bigotry, prejudice;

  • dirtiness, filth

  • separation and delay

  • structure, steadiness [Anukula]

  • service ethic (seva), public service,

  • humility, selflessness, chastity, obedience [Anukula]

  • work ethic, determination, commitment, perseverance [Anukula]

  • stasis, stagnation, resistance

  • blunt-minded, overly simplistic, even stupid

  • chronic disappointment

  • lonely, alienated, ostracized

  • negative attitude, worst-case thinker

  • matters of government,

  • Hard Work!


Suggestions toward an easier, more neutral Shani experience


QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso

Kindness, clarity, and Insight, p 50-51.

"Effort is crucial in the beginning for generating a strong will.

We all have the Buddha nature and thus already have within us the substances through which, when we meet with the proper conditions, we can turn into a fully enlightened being having all beneficial attributes and devoid of all faults.

  • The very root of failure in our lives is to think, oh, how useless and powerless I am!"

It is important to have a strong force of mind thinking, ican do it," this not being mixed with pride or any other afflictive emotion.

  • Moderate effort over a long period of time is important, no matter what you are trying to do.

One brings failure on oneself by working extremely hard at the beginning, attempting to do too much, and then giving it all up after a short time.

  • A constant stream of moderate effort is needed.

Similarly, when meditating, you need to be skillful by having frequent, short sessions; it is more important that the session be of good quality than that it be long."


Nepal Himalaya : Annapurna II, annapurna IV, annapurna III + Gangapurna

When will Shani stop abusing me?

  • Shani's pressures will still feel like outside judgments not inside decisions until your age 36.
  • Age less than 36, shani's pressure toward uniformity and lawfulness feels externally imposed, breeds timidity and resentment, and may result in (perceived) outside strictures
  • After the 36th solar return, professor Shani's broadcasting station is perceived as an interior voice of orderliness and acceptance of the laws of time, space, and social hierarchy. One's choice to conform or not conform sounds more self-chosen.

Shani-related matters will begin to improve after Professor Shani's age of maturity pakvata = age 36.

  • However, the completion of two Saturn Returns, three Rahu Returns, and five Jupiter Returns is generally required to burn off sufficient ignorance so that one can stop making the same mistake.

  • In general, shani loses most of His apparently abusive behaviors by the age of 60. Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya after age 60 can evoke a Wisdom even greater than Brihaspati.

Presuming adequate natural intelligence, after age 60, one has experienced so many iterations of the classic repeating obstacle-limitation-deprivation-punishments which Shani imposes that one does get a sense of the overall structure of one's pre-incarnationally planned dilemma.

  • It becomes increasingly obvious that there are no victims.

One is indeed soliciting the painful situations, albeit usually with no consciousness of doing so in the moment.

  • After the age of 90 Professor Shani's classroom possesses almost no virulent power -- except to make a person acutely aware of the imminence of separation from the weight [Shani] of the flesh-shell (normally apprehended as a blessing).

If God brings you to it, she will bring you through it.

" The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes,

but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker." ~~Helen Keller (1880-1968)


Regulation, austerity and restriction, Endurance, Patience, resignation, acceptance, naeutrality, scientific Method, testing and provings, things that withstand the Test of Time, large complex regulated systems, Law and Policy, Government, Crowd Control, public Service, bureaucracy, distribution systems management, leadership; orderly social reform movements, conservatism, large gatherings such as mela, marketplaces and fayres * especially Kumbha; concerns of the common people, work and workers, trade unions, material survival, imposition of order and conformity to law, scarcity and fear, rough and vulgar, hunger, punishment, and death. Blackish-blue and very dark purple things.

The Shani Narrative

Shani represents the pre-incarnationally planned voice of negativity, austerity, resistance, and fear within the inner narrative. a yusha-karaka Shani generates an internal dialog about age, aging, bitterness, brittleness, harshness, dryness, coldness, stiffness, structure, respect, reputation, public dignity, private grief, and the sadness but inevitable passing of Time. Shani is the voice of obligation, imperative, naecessity, rules, requirements, systems, government, punishment, and material"reality" .

The inner narrative itself is composed of numerous voices represented by the nine Jyotisha graha, the conversations between those graha as indicated by their mutual drishti.

The origins of this inner narrative may be found in parallel lives; However, it is just as easy to see the origins of the narrative in the micro-replay of all the major [akashic memory patterning] during childhood. For example in childhood Surya will show the father, chandra the mother, budha the siblings, Kuja the brothers and uncles, shukra the sisters and aunts, Guru the teachers and priests, and Shani the overall structure of the family, government, and community.

Incomplete understanding due to fear

  • Shani = at the time of birth, the native holds a incomplete understanding (ignorance) of a specific condition of human life.

  • Elderly Shani indicates maturation = the adult path toward conscious correction of the at-birth ignorance.

Rashi of Shani: defining the environment that is most demanding and difficult for No-Go Shani
Shani is the agent of"no-change" , conformity, uniformity, non-movement, non-innovation, freeze-up, seize-up, stop. Professor Shani's rashi shows the type of environment in which Shani must lawfully be situated; Yet, the people, places, and things in this environment are anathema to Him, and He must always resist them.


Professor Shani's rashi shows // where one is stuck // within the Learning Pathway (as if mired in mud) within the pre-incarnationally planned curriculum. It is a study course that you need to repeat. This course has theory,"problem sets " for practice in applying principles to abstract problems, laboratory experiments using real substances, research papers presenting what others think about the topic, projects demonstrating your ability to put theory into practice, and final examinations.

Professor Shani's rashi shows the difficult environment with its features and actors, who create the venue in which Shani expresses fear, anxiety, and punishment, along with stepwise earning of the privilege to advance in hierarchies and imposition of lawful social order.

" First is ignorance - not knowing the truth and not realizing that we do not know.

Second is materialism - the belief that there is nothing but the physical.

As spiritual beings, we long for the Divine, but we lose contact with this source of truth if we trust only our senses.

There is also hopelessness , which robs us of our joy and movement toward the light."

The Devil from Joan Bunning's Learn the Tarot


Correction of past perceptual errors / misinterpretations

[sometimes interpreted as payment of old debt]

  • Taskmaster Professor Shani's primary corrective methods = austerity, naegation, refusal, denial of resources, withholding of approval, censure, punishment, forced repetition and (when fortunately place) intensive study of the law.

  • Neutral Professor Shani's ultimate target is forgiveness. The fast route toward transformation of ignorance into wisdom is always the path of forgiveness. However, absent the will to forgive, shani the lord of Time is perfectly happy to rake the native over the coals of ignorance for as long as it takes!

How to appease Shani

  • Shani is not concerned with matters of divine law, personal intelligence, happiness, or higher truth.

  • Shani wants lawfulness, social-material stability, and a reliable, predictable, safe, uniform routine.

Scarcity -thinking Shani rewards safety , austerity, minimalism, conservatism, and adherence to human social law.

  • The keys to pleasing Shani are: careful attention to detail and complete neutrality while accepting responsibility for the situation one has created in order to pay off the past-life debt.

  • Successful completion of Shani-regulated duty requires an attitude of responsibility without guilt

Human Behavior


Shani regulates the repayment of debt which originated in actions which caused harm to others in parallel lives .

In the present lifetime, these account-balancing actions recur"on the flip side" . The native is now positioned to be inconvenienced, punished, slowed, frustrated, and possibly more severely harmed.

(In general, shani does not cause bodily harm. Hurting the body is more properly the job of Mangala the Aggressor.)

Professor Shani's portfolio in the various rashi produces laborious, slothful, incorrigible, repetitive, change-resistant, and persistently frustrating situations .

Lawful Shani being the [akashic memory patterning] planet, most of the Saturn ine behaviors have a negative, dark, rather sour and bitter quality.

Cold, dry, unyielding Shani = human behaviors which are fundamentally stubborn, persistent, punitive and slow .

However, on the plus side, shani trusts in the Law and calmly supports its application to all situations of Life.

  • Shani does not waste energy in His own or friendly signs. Indeed, when well placed, scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya = a paragon of austerity, elegant simplicity, and skillful conservation of material resources. Social-regulator Shani promotes a culture of equitable distribution of resources and Safety Above All .

    Otherwise Professor Shani's slow stubborn style of repeating the same act of ignorance again and again = quite frustrating.

Professor Shani's Friends and Enemies

  • Professor Shani's friends = Budha the Accountant, Shukra the Balancer

  • Enemies of Dark, Harsh, frozen Shani = Surya the Brilliant Light, Chandra the Gentle Nurturer, Kuja the Vital Birther

  • Neutral = Brihaspati the Wise Teacher

Shani-Kronos = Time - Kala

Shani represents those tasks, duties, relationships, experiences, and perceptions which we must perform over and over.... and over and over... until Ignorance has been converted into Wisdom . Shani activates Chronicity, obligatory repetition, naatural laws, time, routine, drill.

  • Shani rewards attention to detail. Shani rewards punctuality, regularity, discipline, modesty, conformity, stability, predictability, and safety. Shani punishes innovation, recklessness, illicit and adventurous behaviors, curiosity, creativity, and fun.

After determining Professor Shani's character by rashi, drishti, and bhava, consider making a commitment to Shani. For example, shani in 7 requires a commitment to exceptionally regular practice in marriage.

A conventional approach to religion is required by Shani in 9.

In 2, He demands (what seems like) nearly infinite repetition of difficult family matters and financial disappointment, until a sufficient humility is in place; However, as with all bhava once the native admits the severe karmic ignorance of Shani and asks for help, the ignorance is already well on its way to becoming wisdom. Admitting one's ignorance is often the most difficult step.

If Professor Shani's demands are met, He will reward regular practice with dignified social reputation (10) and material accomplishment (11).

Ideal conditions for Shani

According to BPHS Chap 47: 53-56 , shani performs best under these conditions:.

" If Shani is

In BPHS 47, it is predicted that a Shani placement which includes these beneficial traits will produce in the Shani Mahadasha

  • " recognition by Government, opulence and glory, naame and fame, success in the educational sphere,

  • acquisition of conveyances and ornaments etc., gain of treasury , favours from Government,

  • attainment of a high position, like Commander of an Army, acquisition of a kingdom, benevolence of goddess Lakshmi,

  • gain of property and birth of children."

~~ Waste Land 1888-1965 publisher T.S. Eliot

-- from the poem, "East Coker"

" I said to my soul,

be still,

and wait without hope" .

" The wise do not seek to hasten the ripening of that which is not yet ripe,

but rather they wisely await its ripening."

~~ Digha Nikaya ii 333

Makara - Draco ++ Kumbha - Ghata = two rashi of Shani.

  • Kumbha rules the lunar side of Professor Shani's terrain. Kumbha governs the bottom of the ida nadi or the central lunar channel which rules on the left side of the sushumna. (Or, it can be seen to form a caduceus-type snake-wrap around the central core, crossing at chakra points. There are several viable models.)

  • Makara governs the solar side of Professor Shani's terrain. Makara rules bottom of the pingala nadi or central solar channel in the subtle yogic body, the solar side of muladhara chakra.

  • Kumbha is thus a more reflective and intuitive sign than Makara. When Shani occupies svakshetra of Kumbha, He will be intellectualized toward highly conceptual thought, predisposed toward mathematics and philosophy where the lunar trait of calm reflective thought is well developed. Kumbha is the place where Shani meets Chandra - a very abstract, visionary zone of large concepts and their development into interconnected networks. Kumbha's work starts with intuitive insight and moves into rational articulation via symbol sets - e.g., mathematics, music, and esoteric philosophies such as alchemy. Compared to Makara is more cool, more meditative, more concerned with inner process, more emotionally-oriented and much less status-conscious.

Planets in Kumbha acquire the cold, dry, pessimistic, somber, materialistic, and structural influence of Shani.

But when considering the difference between Professor Shani's character in his two adjacent rashi of Makara and Kumbha, it's important to note the lunar psychic quality of Kumbha to understand the distinctions between these two rashi. Frawley's explanation of why Kuja is exalted in Makara, for example, is quite sensible.


Resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.

~~ Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass

Saravali, sarga-7-13

" Saturn in Karaka for lead, zinc, black metals, inferior grains, dead relatives, fools, servants, mean women,

salable goods, servants, poor people and self restraint.

(Apart from meaning self restraint also means investing with sacred thread which is in vogue to give "second birth" to Brahmins) ."


H. H. Dalai Lama , Kindness, clarity, and Insight

" Countless rebirths lie ahead, both good and bad.

  • The effects of karma (actions) are inevitable,

  • and in previous lifetimes we have accumulated negative karma

  • which will inevitably have its fruition in this or future lives.

Just as someone witnessed by police in a criminal act will eventually be caught and punished,

so we too must face the consequences of faulty actions we have committed in the past, there is no way to be at ease;

  • those actions are irreversible; we must eventually undergo their effects."

mineral-Body Parts

  • bones

  • skin, naerves

  • sinews

  • ankles, calves, knees

  • digestive system (internal skin of the digestive organs)

Survival! Retribution! Payout! Cleanup!

Shani confers psychic "serious " energy !

Your mother was right: When you grow up, you have to clean up after yourself. No one else will clean up for you.

  • Professor Shani shows the destiny to complete unfinished business from parallel lives * specifically the unfinished cycles of action-reaction caused by ignorant actions which harmed others in the ancient, subconsciously remembered past.

  • Professor Shani is the regulator. In the Jyotisha charts Professor Shani's classroom shows the quantity and quality of actions completed and the roster of complementary, equal actions which are required in the forthcoming lifescripts.

  • This requirement to complete every dual-obverse action is carried forward, in the kindergarten-simple karmic accounting system. If one part of a two-part relationship has been completed, then the other half must also be completed. If one has been a master, one must also be a slave. If one has been a parent, one must also be a child. If one has been a teacher, one must also be a student. If one has been a husband, one must also be a wife. If one has been a physician, one must also be a patient.

  • The human incarnation is circumstantially required to re-encounter the people, the scene, the forces, that constituted the first half, then re-engage with those players to complete the second half.

Separation and Delay

Social Justice

Uttama or svakshetra Shani in a dushthamsha can give extraordinary service results.

Dignified Shani in a dusthamsha generally seeks public service engagement, typically through employment in large institutions or social systems.

  • the native is deeply attuned to the plight of the common man, and works diligently in well-structured development of human health and welfare services.

  • There is always a strong component of manual labor with Shani.

  • When dignified His labor does not decrease, but the scope of His service affects many people, the public .

In Sahajasthāna] bhava-3:

Service offering tends to contribute communications skills in public administration , with the native diligently improving the customer service messaging and responsiveness of organizations involved in social aid, social coordination, or public discourse of the narrative type. (Discourses are public = Shani but not specifically argumentative, but rather literary text weavings, conversational and witty.)

Shani-3 undertakes the obligation to impose lawful communications. When Professor Shani's classroom is located in bhava-3, one may experience some mental depression. Professor Shani creates a practice environment which may signal negative thinking and ever-present fear of punitive group interaction. Yet, awell supported Shani-3 may be tasked to attend bureaucratic planning meetings and shapes advertising programs which attend to the requirements of the commoners.

Professor Shani in bhava-4

Professor Shani in Aristhāna] bhava-6

  • Service offering tends to contribute public medicine and public advocacy skills. Beneficiaries of Professor Shani's labor are poor and sick people, but anyone suffering severe imbalance-seeking-a-remedy such as criminals, police, crime victims, is helped by the native with dignified Shani in bhava-6. Papagraha in dushthamsha typically give beneficial results. Superb for national health service, low-income clinical medicine, police work.

Professor Shani in randhrasthāna] bhava-8

  • Service offering tends to contribute damage-control skills that attempt to curtail or resist [Shani] sudden, unexpected changes (Mangala/Ketu) such as emergency preparedness and response to sudden disintegration of public order or abandonment by normal government.

  • Covert but highly structured intelligence gathering, typically in employ of a large but secret or semi-secret public organization .

  • Administers confidential social justice policy and programs, handles undocumented exchanges. Privy to secret plans. Follows rules of alternative governance which may not be understood by the general populace but which are very influential in world affairs (if uttama) or national level of government (if svakshetra). Native's official title may be a decoy; one's actual public responsibilities are masked.

In dharmasthana-9 = life principles, public guidance

  • POTUS-39 Talking Peace 1924- Jimmy Carter [ideological-optimistic Arcturus-1] [Visaka-Chandra-yuti-Shani-Svati] [12, clandestine duties] Icon of social justice for common folk, JEC won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his work for fair elections in emerging democracies [Shani Tula fairness].

In vyayasthāna] bhava-12:

Professor Shani in dushthamsha is working diligently behind the scenes.

Invisible yet substantial efforts. Employment in national or international security, espionage , prison systems, safe-house systems, and other protective enclosures. Works for public protection, but generally, the public is not apprised of one's purpose. Chandra-yuti-Shani may work diligently to ensure that the nation remains a sanctuary of peace and unmolested living. May serve in prison administration.


Shani is in many ways the most important planet in the chart of any person born on Earth, because Shani shows the way we serve others. Seva, or conscious service, is a guaranteed way to burn off the effects of past-life errors. Shani shows how, when, and why we can consciously serve.

Shani reveals what type of experience, what facet of the human condition, is most difficult for the native to understand and accept in this life. Shani shows the location of the person's greatest ignorance, fear, and bondage to material reality. Of these the most key for service is fear.

Shani represents the harm we have inadvertently caused others in parallel lives . (Even if one willfully harmed another in a parallel life , we can call it inadvertent because it was done in ignorance of the Preincarnationally planned Law.)

When we have harmed another then the karmic machine is set in operation. Shani will ensure that we enter a future lifetime positioned to receive precisely that harm we once delivered to another. By and large the harming agent is precisely the person we hurt in that parallel life .

People reincarnate in karmic groups over and over, specifically to facilitate this karmic payback. Although being in a dysfunctional family, marriage, or workgroup doesn't feel very pleasant, it's actually how we liberate each other.

The nature of one's conscious service offering is known through Shani and his relationship to all the other Graha.

Benefits through Things = Old, rigid, parched, stony, cold, arid

Shani may give comfortable and pleasing results through things that are old, exhausted of value, arid, working-class, mass-produced, inexpensive, simple, and commonplace.

  • CNN buffalo lands 1938- Ted Turner built his enormously profitable communications empire largely during his Shani Mahadasha, through shrewd acquisition of cracked old cinematic films that were believed to have no modern value. Shani is yogakaraka for his Vrishabha-Kṛttikā lagna, and Shani enjoys parivartamsha with Guru vriddhi-pati-11 profits.

  • In Budha Mahadasha, turner's empire expanded through shrewd buying of huge tracts of supposed wastelands, which turned out to be both valuable and productive ranching and environmental properties (when correctly managed, budha). Budha occupies 4th-from-4th lands, supported by Shukra deal-making and Surya bandesha-4 ownership.

Beneficial Results from a so-called Malicious Planet

For Tula indriya-lagna, Professor Shani becomes the Yogakaraka bandesha-4 +Vidyapthi-5

  • in which capacity He brings gifts of education, cultural rootedness, children, and creative genius. Whatever polarizing catalysis Shani may bring in His karaka roles, shani bhukti will also provide the gifts of bandesha-4 +Vidyapthi-5.

For Urisha indriya-lagna, professor Shani becomes the Yogakaraka Dharmesha-9 +karmesha-10

  • While not as strong as the bandesha-4 +Vidyapthi-5, shani for Urisha indriya-lagna is still an exceptionally beneficial provider of wisdom and social dignity. Shani bhukti will elevate the native socially, bringing respectable roles such as professor and organizational executive.

One blessed with a Tula-Vrishabha combination = Tula indriya-lagna with Chandra in Vrishabha, or Urisha indriya-lagna with Chandra-Tula = a good deal of power during Shani bhukti.

  • Although Professor Shani's methods always involve hard work and substantial responsibilities, shani can bring the great fortune of children, home, religion, and good reputation into the native 's life.

  • Shani Mahadasha will be very strong and productive, However, the native will be amazed at how much work is involved to realize all of these lovely benefits!

The Shani Finger

Professor Shani in the radix and varga charts corresponds to the Shani finger on the human hand. Saturn's finger is the second-from-index finger - normally the longest finger, mid-way between the thumb and the final finger.

When the hand features a long, sturdy Shani finger, the Jyotisha charts will always contain a strong and effective Shani. Shani may have weight in sign or kendra, or receive powerful aspects. The more distinguished is the Shani finger, the more urgent and capable is the person's will toward Seva, or conscious service.

Abbreviated Shani finger suggests the person is not yet conscious enough to work for the happiness of others as a key to their own liberation. Such a person is often in terrible bondage to their own need and unable to hear the constant messages from beyond the material world which can guide us away from suffering.

  • those messages all point toward compassionate service as the soul's highest calling.

Enlightenment must come little by little

- otherwise it would overwhelm.

~~ Idries Shah

Better, more conscious choices

There is more liberation potential in those recurring karmic scenes during your Shani Mahadasha, bhukti, or transit than in any other transaction. If you have Professor Shani in kendra, where He commands your body, home, marriage, or career you know these ego-challenges are brutal but very purifying.

Professor Shani's classroom has some fixed rules. If you are conscious enough to accept the discipline in exchange for a clear mind, here is a general idea of what Shani requires

  • Think responsibility at every level. Shani rewards * neutral responsibility * - not martyrdom or victim state but adult responsibility. Neutral responsibility is calm, experienced mature judgment and response, free of guilt or grief.

  • Be very, very careful. Shani requires neurotic attention to detail . Take responsibility for the whole enchilada in your projects/home/marriage etc. - from tiny details up to broad strategy. Shani is a perfectionist.

  • Clean out cellars. Shani rewards cleanliness. Because Shani works under the ground, His effects are found in astral memories that are feeding on stuck emotions and negative expectations

    and physically in objects that are lurking or lingering in the dark. Check material spheres for evidence of reactive behavior, obsession /compulsion /ritualism, emphasis of form over content, letter of law over spirit of law etc. Diligent work to clean up stored anger, bitterness, grief, victim-attachments will prevent undesirable effects on the material plane.

  • Think locally. Pull in your aura. Professor Shani is a narrow traditionalist . He's concerned with material structure which sustains survival, period. Leave the expansive globalist philosophy for another bhukti - like Guru or Chandra. Professor Shani goes beyond conventional. Shani is a survivalist.

  • Be skillful. Shani rewards time, effort, craft, and professional judgment. If you can do a good job in the service of others with the intelligence and skills you have developed in this lifetime, shani will reward your industry and dedication to social good. If you are flaky, idealistic, trusting in a general sort of way, waiting for an angel to rescue you... guess what. Whack.

  • g et serious.. . but not too serious ! Shani is a functional-structuralist. If you look at the structure of the universe you'll see that neutral responsibility is the point on the serious-joy continuum. A little paranoia is probably a good thing during Professor Shani's periods, but only because one of the few benefits of clinical paranoia is a heightened awareness of detail!

  • Welcome austerity. Professor Shani is a minimalist. Doing better with less, living simply so that others may simply live, etc. Ignore the self-indulgence messages that blast us from modern media. (Remember you can indulge with impunity under Guru and other permissive bhava-pati.) Shani punishes excess and rewards elegance. Tidy up. Streamline. Jettison. Less is more... or anyway, less is survival.

  • Do service. Professor Shani , ruler of slavery, rewards neutral service. Shani activates poverty, ignorance, filth, darkness, coldness, all those boulders blocking our path to the pure warm light of divine bliss. Follow your inclination to help those suffering poverty or ignorance. But be careful. Shani requires compassion and NOT sympathy. Remember Shani is neutral, naeutral, naeutral. Professor Shani rewards sound judgment but He punishes judgmentalism, throwing the first stone etc. Shani rewards skillful neutral compassion but He punishes messy emotional sympathy.

  • Stick to the basics, particularly when serving others. Recite Chapter 48 of the UN charter: right to food, clothing and shelter -and only do things that you know will work. Save speculation and visionary thinking for future bhukti of Budha or Chandra

  • Concentrate. Professor Shani Lord of Time, will not tolerate frivolous waste of any kind, especially waste of time! Shani rewards focus, rigorous attention to matters of rule and principle, and dedication to task.

These are general rules of course but you get the idea: simple, naeutral, aware. Apply these rules to your life practice when Shani becomes strong.

Shani is strongest during the times when He is bhukti-pati and simultaneously He is also transiting the rashi zone of major planets or kendras in the nativity.

For example, if Shani would be casting a gochara drishti on your Moon (or maximum effect Sade-Sati ) during a Moon/Shani bhukti , the emotions get VERY serious.

Expect some serious depression to the point of self-loathing, and [isn't it lovely] it lasts for several years. Probably you'll need deep healing, so go get it.

By contrast,

  • if Shani is only transiting His own svabhava-11 ruling gains

  • And there are no major planets in lagna, 5th, or 8th houses (which receive drishti during Professor Shani's travel through bhava-11),

  • then expect to be relatively poor and lonely for awhile. Austerity is the conscious principle to apply. Apply it. But fear no serious consequences , really, except less moolah and fewer parties for awhile, you'll be quite OK.

Ignorance, survival, and the Seven Deadly Sins

Professor Shani's job is to correct decisions made in parallel lives . These past errors of judgment and their unfortunate social results are listed in detail in each soul's Akashic Record .

Saturn governs " sin" - from the Latin sine meaning lacking ignorance. Sin is another word for ignorance. Sin and the karmic obligation to correct sin results from ignorance of the Golden Rule. Knowledge and conscious practice corrects sin, and gets Shani off your back.

The most popular ways to break the Golden Rule are well-known in the west as the Seven Deadly Sins. (If you grew up Catholic you got this list with your mother's milk or at least with your catechism.) These essential perfections of human ignorance are all rooted in selfishness: survival thinking, scarcity thinking, and fear.

  1. Pride

  2. Envy

  3. Gluttony

  4. Lust

  5. Anger

  6. Greed

  7. Sloth

Luckily there are also seven virtues which, conscientiously applied, will fix most Saturn-caused problems. In other words, if an action is motivated by these generous, charitable, and compassionate attitudes that act will carry out the Golden Rule. The resulting positive social effect will be recorded in the credit column of the Akashic record. [akashic memory patterning] is ridiculously simple.

  1. Prudence

  2. Temperance

  3. Justice

  4. Fortitude

  5. Charity

  6. Hope

  7. Faith

If this list is too long or ponderous or you just can't remember the catechism, the seven virtues easily boil down to * Compassion] . Think first about the effect your thought or action will have on others. Saturn's job is to force this pause in thinking. Saturn's role is to make relationships, jobs, families, wealth, health all difficult enough that we must stop and think .

  • Hey, how did I get into this trouble?

  • of course the first instinct is to blame others - our family, our government, the system .

  • But in the spirit of neutral awareness, it is possible to skip blaming and move to the next step in liberation:

  • How can I get out of it without hurting others and setting up a karmic boomerang?

  • The answer will be via neutrality and intelligence

  • Ensure that present actions and thoughts are motivated by only by Compassion

  • Vigilantly resist guilt and blame

  • Skillfully apply your conscious knowledge to negotiate the situation

  • [akashic memory patterning] is resolved when there is no residual ego-attachment - neither praise nor blame

  • If you still feel that things should have been done differently, there is some hidden guilt or blame that needs attention

  • Saturn is should energy

  • The good news = through meditation and self-awareness you can catch it before it catches you!

  • Be proactive - Meditate.

Saturn is definitely the Bad Boy of the Seven Planets because He is the agent for the toughest [akashic memory patterning] - the painful payback. Yet, without the payback, we can't correct the moral errors of parallel lives . Professor Shani's job is to force us to chip away at our karmic backlog. We all have a certain amount of debt to repay.

Shani_slowTraffic.gif When and How Shani Acts

Depending on Professor Shani's angularity in the charts, shani may force a person to deal with their debt constantly.

Shani can be very oppressive, relentlessly creating difficult situations for the soul to struggle with. Shani activates poverty, fear, sickness, ignorance - all the fun stuff. A tough Shani position makes a person quite the expert in the dark truths of the human condition.

But even in nativities wherein Shani = a semi-beneficial agent bringing dignity, such Vrishabha or Tula, Lord Shanaicarya will come down hard bearing heavy responsibilities as the price for that dignity. during His planetary periods. Saturn mahadasha lasts 19 years, and Saturn bhukti (sub-periods) within each mahadasha can last from one to three years.

During periods of Professor Shani's classroom, it's best to just bite the bullet . Shani is a VERY HARD WORKING fellow. When and where He's in charge, He expects you to be hard-working, modest in comportment, and socially lawful too.

Accept responsibility. (Not guilt! Just responsibility.) NEUTRAL non-guilty responsibility. For your role in creating the difficulties you will inevitably face, release any claim to blame others, and set to work applying your intelligence to the solution. This neutral style of problem solving which fully defines the grievance but is not psycho-emotionally attached to perpetuating it, is exactly what Shani wants. Follow the rules and Shani will give you excellent results.

You'll see the full results of Professor Shani's problem-solving and guilt-releasing on your death bed. That's where the rubber meets the road, spiritually speaking. It's a good idea to tidy up as much psychic debris as possible during this blessed lifetime. That's what we're here for.

It's incredibly hard to obtain one of these human bodies. Esoterically it is said that only one in 10,000 candidates will actually receive a human body. Those 10,000 candidate spirits are morally eligible to get a highly desirable earth body, but there is a tremendous shortage and the queue is amazingly huge. Be grateful - if you're reading this with your water-bubble eyes, you got one of those incredible earth bodies! Use it to advantage. Make every thought and action conform to the Golden Rule.

If others hurt you through their ignorance when they ignore the Rule, appreciate that the Rule itself will catch them. You personally do not need to waste your own energy to blame the Rule-breakers. You have bigger fish to fry. They'll pay back at their own pace. Meanwhile, allow Shani to help you remove the boulders blocking your path to God by accepting that the terrible suffering we face here on earth - physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual - is a spiritual privilege in a hideous package. Professor Shani's [akashic memory patterning] always has an educational message about neutral responsibility; releasing guilt, grief, and blame;


In order to move ahead on the path to God, the soul requires self-awareness, then awareness of the identity of self with the divine. If these big stupid boulders of ignorance - survival mentality, scarcity thinking, me first = screw you, and general fear-driven decision making continue to dominate the soul's consciousness, that soul will receive only short-term benefits of possible affluence or political power. At the time of death, that soul who has awakened to the true beauty of karmic law will be awed and impressed - but not afraid - of the greater structure of the universe which can be perceived after Death.

QUOTATION from ~~ B.V. Raman. (1992.) A Catechism of Astrology , 4th ed. p. 37

Q 42. Is a natural malefic, like Saturn, evil or good when exalted or in own house?


Even a natural malefic becomes benefic in his own or exaltation house.

  • Though Saturn in 4 is bad for mother, happiness, education etc., naormally, if he is exalted or in his own place he is not bad.

    • But to become fully benefic he must combine with, say Venus or be aspected by Jupiter.

    A malefic can become a Yogakaraka but cannot become a full benefic . This is the result in practical experience.

    • For instance, such a man with Saturn in 4 may pass and get degrees but may not have a brilliant academic career without any failures at all.

    For Aries Lagna, Saturn in Taurus, the house immediately after debilitation and the house of his very intimate friend will give position and income as ruler of 10 and 11 in 2, more especially if that lord Venus is strong or if there is also the aspect of Jupiter.

But as a natural malefic, He will certainly cause some wasteful expenditure and some trouble in the family like loss of children."


~~ B.V. Raman , A Catechism of Astrology . p. 48

Drishti of Shani - esp. Vrishabha and Tula indriya-lagna

Q. 59 Saturn is a malefic planet, he becomes a benefic by owning kendras. If so, are his aspects also benefic? Is the term aspected by benefics'' occurring in the texts applicable to Saturn and such evil planets ?


Saturn is always an evil planet but may be malefic or benefic by ownership.

We classify planets into four kinds :

  1. subha and subha phalada = good and favourable

  2. subha and papa phalada = good and unfavourable

  3. papa and subha phalada = evil and favourable

  4. papa and papa phalada = evil and unfavourable.

Whenever you find aspected by benefics we have to take good or subha planets .

In the expression benefic aspects it means only aspects by natural benefics such as Jupiter and Venus.

Physical Diseases of Shani

Stoic Shani activates obstacles which block flow. Health is a condition of free, balanced energy flow. So virtually any type of physical blockage is within the purview of Professor Shani's classroom. Such blockage does have psycho-emotional roots; however, during Shani bhukti, the physical symptoms are acute, and they normally require direct treatment on the physical level.

Shani prefers long-term wasting, drying and hardening effects such as arthritis and osteoporosis - but He can certainly induce a crisis through blockage, if He is virulent enough.

Professor Shani's classroom is associated with rigidity, dryness, cold, and exhaustion. professor Shani's two mortal enemies are

  • Kuja, ruler of blood, muscular flesh and kinetic energy

  • Surya, lord of heat, moral confidence, and divine energy.

Professor Shani's classroom contains elements of repression, constriction, scarcity, bones, teeth and fixed structure, and fear . Physical diseases of fearful holding onto the past, like tumors; malnutrition and exhaustion; pain in the teeth and bones, and any illnesses that result from constricted circulation such as atrophy, frostbite and gangrene, are within the disease portfolio of Shani.

Impact in the Professor Shani's region of lowest ([Mūla] dhara) chakra, such as colo-rectal disease, anal disease, and intestinal blockages. Shani (and also Aśleṣa - Naga ) rules excessive containment, squeezing or pinching, such as being squeezed by snakes, straps, or bindings - from the inside or outside.

Heart attacks which result from congestion of the arteries; compressed nerves such as pinched disk of the spine; stress fractures and bone breakage; circulatory

Diseases of poverty and aging, such as effects of malnutrition; arthritis, rheumatism, and osteoporosis, are also within Professor Shani's classroom.

Potential Healings

Remedies such as homeopathic Arnica, which specifically increases blood circulation to compressed tissues (cures bruising) may be useful in acute injury or worsening of chronic conditions during Shani bhukti.

Ayurvedic quality food oils (olive and sesame) can help counteract Professor Shani's natural drying effects on the body. Massage and hatha yoga will help. Being nice to yourself will help.

Compassionate neutrality in every part of life (especially neutrality to Professor Shani's specialties of old age, disease-discomfort, and death) will help.

Shani_slowSpeedBump.gif What doesn't help,

as a rule, it does not do any good to try to combat Professor Shani's effects with the behaviors of His enemies Mangala and Ravi.

  • Motivating Mangala activates vigorous, warlike exercise and aggressive competition. Except possibly in the bhukti of Mars, extremely athletic activity is not a good idea - and will probably lead to breakage in weak body structures. Moderate activity is good.

  • Surya involves high heat. Although a nice session of warm hatha yoga or a big cup of spicy ginger tea in the winter can be very healing, be careful of counteracting Shani bhukti's constrictions with too much heat. Avoid high excitement in the physical realm by staying out of extremely hot climates (unless you are native there and know the right pace of life). Similarly avoid excitement in the realms of rational discourse by staying away from politics, moral and cultural conflict, and social change in general.

  • During periods of Shani it is better to stay with the predictable. Remaining with one's own people, in one's familiar climate, and one's customary moral principles, will be easiest. Avoid challenging taboos.

Gently breaking up overly rigorous, survival-driven or conformity-driven routines of all kinds may assist resolution of health homework-problems - especially those that are due to long-term, embedded, sedentary habits.

Perhaps surprisingly, Ailments of Shani respond best to the energy of His planetary friend Shukra. Thus, sensual pleasures and bodily indulgences are beneficial aids to Professor Shani's constrictive, drying, aging, permission-denying, rule-bound structure.

Delicious foods prepared with healing pure oils and indulgent spices are very useful for Shani conditions! A glass or two of dark wine; a soak in warm healing waters; allowing you (O responsible one) to be taken care of by another for an hour or so... are all marvelously effective antidotes which Shani ACCEPTS because ... Professor Shani likes His mitra-graha Shukra!

Mental Diseases of Shani


Fear embedded in childhood memories tend to ossify in the subconscious. These ancient, but subconsciously masked, fears manifest unconsciously - but tangibly - as anxiety.

Anxiety gives Shani-type symptoms like constriction of blood vessels (pin-dot pupils) cardiac seizure, and other types of constricted pranic flow.


Saturn's essence is fear. Phobia - from Phobos the ancient Greek god of Fear - is irrational fear.

  • Combined with Rahu, shani can generate some intense irrational fears stemming from very real past-life experiences. They are only irrational in terms of the current lifetime, which may provide no viable explanation for the person's strange and compulsive fearful reactions.

  • Such psycho behavior often makes perfect sense in terms of parallel lives , however - so if you see Survivalist Shani in combination with Rahu in an evil sign (such as Scorpionis) and no help from benefics, then it's off to parallel life regression therapy (or guided vajrayana meditations) for you!

Rules, rules, rules Hard/unskilled labor, servitude, agricultural work, poverty, hard luck, scarcity, stamina, detachment, humiliation, ego-membrane destruction, pogrom, conservation, purification, relentlessness, imprisonment, punishment, death sentence, stability, conformity, rules.
Shani reduces and retards but rarely destroys matters of His occupied house
  • Professor Shani will normally protect matters of the bhava which Shani occupies. Professor Shani's classroom slows progress in those areas for sure; things happen slowly in Saturn's occupied house. But, matters of the occupied house are, it's important to note, generally made very detailed and labor-intensive rather than destroyed.

  • Saturn-caused suffering mainly occurs in the houses He rules and aspects .

  • of course, the distance between Professor Shani's natal bhava and the two bhava that He rules makes all the difference. If the distance is favorable - say, 4, 5, 9, 10, or 11 houses apart - Professor Survivalist Shani 's classroom will give measurable results. They may take awhile to manifest as the person develops mastery over the subject of the occupied and ruled houses, but there will definitely be material results. If the house at stake is putra bhava, for example, we expect children late in life - manifested only after masterful awareness of human limitation is gained.

  • By contrast Shani occupying a bhava situated in 6/8 or 2/12 angle to the bhava He rules can activated polarizing catalysis to the point of denying any results whatsoever. The virtue here will be neutral acceptance.

  • There is also an Anglicized Jyotisha guideline that "a bad planet in a bad house gives good results " .

  • In this case the person with Professor Shani's classroom located in a dushthamsha has very low expectations so their ego-membrane does not interfere with the work at hand. They apply a simple straightforward craft in their humble contribution to society.

The results are usually favorable for wealth and health -- as Ben Franklin suggests! So even the most downtrodden Shani in those scary dushthana's Ari -bhava-6, Randhra -bhava-8, or Vyava Bhava -12 might produce clarity and structure in the mental and physical results stemming from Saturn's pragmatic, unsentimental realism -- especially if Professor Shani's dispositor is well placed.

Shani can in special circumstances give incredibly comfortable results . However, all the other planets would need to support Him. The only way for Shani to become a bona fide benefic is for him to occupy His own or exaltation sign (, in Makara, Kumbha, or Thula) *and* occupy a kendra *AND* receive the drishti of Guru.

  • Exempli gratia, Vṛścika in lagna-1, with Professor Shani's classroom located in Kumbha in bandhu bhava while Tula-Guru sends a drishti from vyaya bhava. One may have an eccentric, poor, and visionary mother who provides an excellent social foundation for him in terms of education, emotional security, and class manners (portfolio of the 4th house).

  • Exempli gratia., professor Shani's classroom rises in Libra and Guru sends a drishti from Mithuna in dharma bhava. This is a most excellent leadership situation. Rising exalted Shani gives panch-maha-purusha yoga -- a great person is born . With the Guru aspect, this great person gets top-level spiritual guidance. Results will be excellent.

Generally Shani denies results when He rules a dusthamsha; but delays results when he rules better houses.

Shani is not a denying force for Tula indriya-lagna and Urisha indriya-lagna, where He is yoga-karaka.

~~ Paula Poundstone (comedienne)

" The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling."

Saturn's drishti - 3rd, 7th, and 10th from His occupied house

Shani_CautionSlowDown.gifThe more serious limiting and destructive force comes from Professor Shani's drishti , or aspect, onto the houses which lie 3, 7, and 10 away from it. Professor Shani's drishti can destroy the power of even the most flamboyant house.

  • Yet Shani grants an essential strength, without which few adults will survive. Realism. Shani gives knowledge and acceptance of the dark side of human nature. Shani expects no help from those quarters he damages.

  • Shani is pragmatic, realistic, hard-boiled, sensible, dry-witted, cautious. Shani expects to find weak links in every chain, and He does. His presence grants success in ventures where His mature, curmudgeonly, realistic, and unsurprised mentality is needed.

  • graha drishti cast upon houses 3rd and 10th from Shani is FULL;

    drishti cast upon house 7th-from-Shani is 75%.

  • A man with Shani occupying the radix 7th may find that although his spouse is a difficult rather intractable partner, she is not impossible. Once married, he will try to stay married. However, his relationship to his father [Professor Shani's 3rd aspect] and mother [Professor Shani's 10th aspect] has been harmed long before marriage.

  • He has negative marriage-modeling in his mind; this can be challenging to correct in adulthood. He is physically uncomfortable in his body [Professor Shani's 7th aspect] and may need to keep moving to avoid his (largely emotional) pain. Because it negatively affects both of one's parents And one's own body, professor Shani's classroom located in yuvati-bhava-7 is a tough row to hoe, but it indicates fidelity and longevity in marriage.

Effects of Professor Shani's 3-7-10 drishti

Shani is all about Negative expectations (including Fear ). Native carries in preconceptions from parallel lives and is again reinforced in childhood, to expect poor results in the matters of the houses which Shani aspects.

The 3rd aspect produces the most negative expectation of all. If you understand nothing else about your radix chart, pay attention to Professor Shani's position and aspects.

Shani is the very definition of structured resistance

the acceptance and release work you have set for yourself in the current life. Professor Shani's impoverishing, restricting, damaging impact can be very significantly improved through Reflective Awareness . Every human carries inherited negative expectations. Take a Skillful Pause.

  • Question the negative training of one's upbringing. Subconsciously driven negative expectations are extremely powerful, which is why Professor Shani's restrictive, drying power is traditionally feared.

  • As F.D.R . famously said, we have nothing to fear but fear itself. Consciously re-setting your Psychic Permission Levels while working respectfully with inherited restrictions , can advance you step-wise into a much easier, brighter future.

Saturn does better in svakshetra (own houses)

[Shani in karma-bhava]

[Shani in Labha Bhava]

Although not as favorable as occupation of karma-bhava, shani in labha sthāna also gives comfortable results .

Professor Shani's classroom located in labha bhava = Shani drishti upon radical Mesha indriya-lagna, upon 5th-from-lagna, and upon 8th-from-lagna. No help from children or spouse's family. From labhasthāna-11, professor Shani's 3rd aspect to the lagna gives limits on physical vitality which translates to self-discipline and awareness of the Rules from the very earliest days of life.

  • Professor Shani's classroom when in bhava-11 forces a person to go over and over the same details, developing expertise. In the house of associations, naetworks, connections, the market, shani gives hard-won expertise in judging associates. The native can create a slow but steady wealth-gain after many early mistakes.

  • From labha bhava, professor Shani's classroom imposes a separative effect on speculation [7th aspect] and legacies [10thaspect] shows a lack of lucky cintamani * mani * money , and reinforces his [akashic memory patterning] of needing to make his own wealth through present-life diligence. He is preoccupied with networking through friendly associations. Feels a great loyalty to his congregation, political party, lobby, or interest group - but is rarely acknowledged or rewarded by them.

  • Because pragmatic and realistic Shani from 10th will aspect 12 = meditation-imagination, and from 11th will aspect 8 = occult mysteries, folks with natal Saturn in 10th or 11th rashi generally have little interest in psychic secrets or the grand cosmic perspective. They are practical, market-driven people grounded firmly into the material plane.


Any Shani drishti to lagna or Moon can give short stature, physically or psychologically. If Shani aspects both lagna and Moon the person is thin-hipped, lacks fertility. However, by carefully following social protocol [Shani] the native develops a marketplace reputation as conservative and reliable.

As always, check Moon and the individual condition of randhra and vyaya bhava before concluding the extent of Professor Shani's spiritual and emotional repression.

Saturn in Bandhu bhava -4

Similar to Shani yuti or drishti Chandra ...Professor Shani's classroom located in bhava-4 may indicate homework-problems related to scarcity, rigidity, or insufficiency in the relationship with the mother or heavy sobriety in the family home.

However, mother may enjoy a long life unless Professor Shani's classroom also afflicts the Moon or there is some other uncomfortable influence on bhava-4 or Moon.

  • Generally, the mother or the parents as a team have restricted availability to nurture or care for shelter protect and the child feels pressured to conform to a strict set of rules. However, in reality mom is generally accessible and supportive so long as the native follows the prescribed timing rules. The maturing child will learn to work within the material and social limitations of the home culture.

  • Often Professor Shani's classroom in bhava-4 indicates a hardworking or over-committed mother with little time to spare. In modern times the mother may have only partial custody of the child. But also the mother may have social limitations which separate her from the child. The child can experience health problem based in the emotional issues with the mother because Professor Shani's classroom will cast drishti into bhava-6 imbalance-seeking-a-remedy Childhood issues with scarcity and insufficiency may continue into adulthood as somewhat rigid familiar routines for establishing security.

  • Saturn's aspect from the 4th rashi to karma-bhava = generally favorable because it increases the native 's sense of duty, self-restraint, and compassion for the common people.

  • Because He aspects the lagna from bandhu bhava , Saturn will stunt body growth somewhat and make the person always work hard for their achievements. All of these drishti effects of course are rooted in being deprived of mothering, but in and of themselves these aspects do no serious harm. Saturn in the 4th house makes a person sober, hard-working, materialistic, and self-reliant. Often also very patriotic. In modern culture those are high virtues!

SHANI = Natural Maraka

  • ayusha-karaka, Lord of Time

All questions of fleshly longevity must take into account the character of ayushkaraka Shani,"Lord of Age" (ayu).

  • Shani in 8 = long life, because Shani resists change (8) especially the catastrophic change of rebirth (8).

Saturn is a natural maraka or killer planet. Saturn plays some role, major or minor, in every death.

We know to examine the 8th and 12th rashi - especially the 22nd decanate, which is the middle third section of randhra bhava - to find the circumstances of death.

  • [Randhra bhava is 8th-from-lagna and Vyaya bhava is 8th-from-4th, showing circumstances of end of matters .]

Parashara says that the 8th and 12th from Saturn should also be assessed.

  • ... both the 8th and 12th from Shani stand for consideration .. in respect of ... death. ~~ BPHS Sarga-7, shloka-39-43


B.V. Raman , aCatechism of Astrology, p. 33

" Q. 40: Bhavartha Ratnakara says that if malefics occupy kendras, good results will happen.

Tamil authors say that Saturn in Lagna is bad.

How do you explain these contradictory statements?


It is true that malefics in kendra are good and it is also equally true that malefics in kendra are bad.

  • Malefics in kendras are bad for the Bhavas and useful for themselves only.

Saturn will be able to do good in everything that pertains to Saturn as a Karaka or as a Bhava lord or as a planet .

This will be experienced in his bhukti and Dashas,

  • while the house where he is posited will be spoiled

  • and everything connected with the Bhava on which he stands, will be unfavourable.

  • If he is in 1 , the person's health will be weak, there will be impediments to success , etc. and these will be experienced throughout life." [end quote]

Shani in kendra = "Good in everything that pertains to Saturn"

  • useful for regularity, repetition and routine, chronicity, time

  • useful for deprivation, goal achievement by extremely gradual steps

  • of the Tortoise and the Hare, shani is the Tortoise (Surya is the Hare)

  • useful for discipline, rigor, stiffness, austerity, harsh conditions

  • useful for slow but steady habits; pragmatic and common-sense attitude

  • useful for public policy, lawfulness, common law,"the letter of the law"

  • useful for safety and conformity, common-ness and vulgarity

  • useful for orderliness, simplicity, elegance, minimalism, skeleton

  • useful for neutrality, acceptance, patience, maturity, things which improve with age

  • useful for building with wood, stone, bones, and dense, dry materials

  • useful for cold temperatures and dark opaque colors, especially dark blue and dark purple (colors of the cold night sky)

  • useful for carefulness and attention to detail

  • useful for hard work, persistence, heavy labor, long hours

  • useful for government, institutions, large corporations, bureaucracies, naetworks, labor unions, stratified organizations

  • useful for predictability, reliability, respect, reputation

  • useful for resistance to change, retardation, conservation, and delay

  • useful for obligation, duty, the burden of responsibility, and sobriety

Professional Insensitivity - Demanding, critical Leadership

Similarly the professional behavior: it can be a significant learning challenge (until later middle age, when Shani gives fruits of maturity) for Shani-rising people to understand how they affect others through leadership and a tendency to enforce Draconian consequences .

Professor Shani's drishti from bhava-1 or bhava-4 upon karma-bhava tends to place heavy leadership responsibilities upon the native .

The most common pattern is to acquire responsibility which outweighs one's authority, so that the burden of the personal task list (Shani-1) tends to take all the fun out of high-visibility leadership roles. (Shani = enemy of Surya karaka for delights and fun.)

Naturally, an empathetic Moon, awise Guru, or a gabby Budha can improve this taciturn situation greatly.

Shani in domains 1, 5, 7, and 10: Survival and Fear in Marriage

Typically, this native experiences some considerable handicap in perceiving the spouse's feelings. One relates to the marriage partnership almost entirely on the basis of material responsibility. The spouse remains an outsider and, increasingly, awork-task or time burden.

  • This alienation and objectification of the spouse is due to the karmic memory of isolation and rejection stored deep in the native 's subconscious. This memory insists that others are fundamentally untrustworthy.

  • Unless the spouse also has drishti to the marriage house, the spouse may feel rejected, unrecognized, unappreciated, and probably exploited. Marital dissatisfaction is likely to arise despite the fact that Shani native is a hard worker, efficient householder, and solid financial provider who typically earns well through sheer persistence.

  • (If Budha is favorable that will be persistence plus intelligence, but persistence is always the keynote of Shani!)

  • It is probably a good thing for one whose nativity shows a strong Shani influence upon the marriage house, to seek a spouse with similar configuration in radix and navamsha. Despite the prognosis for heavy doses of materialism, isolation, and fear in that marriage, the native s will share a neutral and realistic view of time and resource management. They will both be hard workers and appreciate their partner's contribution However, scarce it may be.

Only another Shani native will appreciate the heavy realism and fear of failure and death which motivates the alienation behavior in the spouse. Shani marital coldness is not malicious or exploitive but simply the result of lifelong self-reliance, non-collaboration, fear-driven choices, and an urgent need to control scarce available resources. It is worth repeating that Shani-in-marriage natives are Usually, very capable providers.

Shani and Divorce:

Ceteris paribus, Professor Shani's negative aspect to the marriage house , which occur when Shani occupies houses 1, 5, and 12, does not break up marriages.

  • This drishti can make marriage loveless, unhelpful, or full of grief.

  • But it doesn't cause divorce, per se.

  • Shani occupying bhava-7 obtains dikbala. In the yuvatishthana, shani gives tremendous endurance in loveless marriages to an unsuitable or oppressive spouse. Shani respects tradition above all.

  • Unless Shani is randhresha-8 (as for Mithuna and Karka lagna) Shani is not a divorce causer. Just a misery causer...


Marriage-wise Shani in lagna and Shani-yuti-Chandraare equally difficult.

Ceteris paribus, both the Shani aspect to yuvati bhava and Shani aspect to 7th-from -Chandra profile an emotionally cold, unsuitable first spouse .

In the West where we are generally socialized to quest for satisfaction rather than settle for what nature provides, professor Shani's aspect to the 7th house usually signifies the need for a second marriage, because the first marriage is so unsatisfactory. However, shani does give staying power, and the native who has Shani aspecting either kalatra bhava or 7th-from-Chandra will generally stay in the difficult marriage for many years in order to exhaust all possibilities for agreement. In the end, this harsh drishti forces marital separation and the native feels cut off from social approval as well.

  • Typically, the profile of Shani rising or with yuti Chandra combines heavy labor with emotional stress. It's not an easy life for these folks. Nevertheless, they are responsible and no matter how deep their suffering they will always find the strength to accept responsibility for raising children, caretaking elderly parents, or serving the state. The Shani-afflicted may have lifelong emotional cramping, but they will always be working or ready to work.

  • Saturn gives the [akashic memory patterning] of // carrying others' burdens // of being the result of others' actions, and of remaining in a state of financial, emotional, physical, or intellectual survival throughout life. Shani-afflicted have a deep and often unshakable sense of resource scarcity; yet, thinking they must always be on the run in a state of bare survival, they can rarely save money or build lasting security.

Is there a fix? Sure. release ignorance.

Professor Shani's classroom-of-suffering is caused by Separation from those people, places, and things to which we are most attached in material life.

While humans endure some trauma of constant attachment-separation, attachment-separation in this life, we need not become the victim of it.

By developing a knowledge of life outside the ego-membrane - by learning to think and perceive outside the box of material senses - Professor Shani's classroom-of-suffering can be seen scientifically, as a real but impersonal scientific laboratory for the study and processing of karmic requirements.

Professor Professor Shani's portfolio is to call past-life moral errors to our spiritual attention.

Once recognized, however, these errors can be quickly and permanently corrected through a simple release process.

Standing outside the situation in a neutral, non-judgmental place and accepting moral responsibility (not guilt !) for the situation, humans can easily appreciate our own brilliant creativity in creating the [akashic memory patterning], and as soon as we own it we can choose to release it. Making amends to the persons involved may be helpful, but the essential chemical in the release process is simply gratitude.

Steps to release the fear, resistance, repression, and bondage imposed by dutiful Shani

  • Assume a neutral, non-judgmental state of mind

  • Accept responsibility for making changes to one's own mind and actions

  • Take the step up in moral consciousness that will ensure one does not erroneously mistreat oneself or others again

  • voila! ignorance transformed into wisdom - and [akashic memory patterning] dissolved

(It's easier than you might think.)

Tarot= Emperor, Justice, knight of Pentacles

If you read Tarot, you might enjoy contemplating the essentially Saturnine features of the Emperor and Justice. Bunning says, both cards stand for universal order; the Emperor in its underlying structure, Justice, in the action of [akashic memory patterning] - cause and effect.

Also consider the Knight of Pentacles. Note how in Joan Bunning's description, the Knight can either use or be used by Saturn's thorough ... or obsessive ... drive.

-- Learning the Tarot, Joan Bunning

~~ Mahabharata Udyoga Parva 34.15

One who plucks unripe fruits from a tree doesn't enjoy its taste, but succeeds in destroying its seed.

Shani Mahadasha

Slow Down, Go Slower, stop pushing, that's still too fast

Q: Letter to a client experiencing the frustration of needing to accept 19 years disciplined apprenticeship in your craft - , the Shani Mahadasha. Fortunately, this person's Shani is comfortably located in D-1 Varuna Nakshatra, in Kumbha - Ghata , in The tenth house of leadership and public responsibility. But 19 years is a long time to be working on the basics! Even more socially frustrating when Shani Mahadasha occurs in mid-life...


Luckily, due to the mulatrikona alignment of Shani in Varuna Nakshatra which can expose one's spiritual development in parallel lives , one may be capable of consciously accepting austerities. In fact, one may relish tapasya for the fruits that it brings.

Therefore, there is no need for one to undergo the scorched earth experience of severe oppression of the presonal uniqueness that must often be endured under the regime of Professor Shani. Naturally, shanicarya forbids fast progress.

Rather, one may experience the normal effect of Shani Mahadasha, including the preception of extremely slow progress/ Even the best-laid plans, aconstant polishing of public presentation, and ruthless elimination of selfishness from all relationships - especially one's relationship to the public at large - all of these polarities become teaching classrooms for Professor Shani. And all of the lessons may seem glacially slow.

Although Shani normally is a significant agent of polarizing catalysis , one's personal Shani classroom is capable of high learning.

  • Shri Shani occupies the character-building tenth amsha. Karma-bhava indicates capacity to hold positions of public responsibility which lawfully maintain the social order

  • Shri Shani occupies svakshetra Kumbha (Aquarius)

  • Shri Shani intakes a tolerant, understanding, wise drishti from Professor Guru (Jupiter)

  • Shri Shani occupies a Vargottamsha. All these improvements add up to a hierarchical, duty-oriented, respected leadership portfolio within a structured organization, such as a government or corporate order.

Professor Shani is Himself casting slow-down, cautious, ponderous drishti into dramatic Surya and into protective, comforting Chandra. Matters of artistic self-expression [Surya] and emotional soothing [Chandra] may be expected to proceed cautiously for nineteen years.

A key learning objective of Shani Mahadasha therefore, is to accept that the rules of the organization may inherently limit the brilliance of one's expression of unique individual intelligence.

Essential Polarization promotes Decision-Making

Here in the School of Earth, aprimary learning goal is to explore and ultimately master what it means to be Human.

The Shani-Surya polarity is intended to create tension between Self and Society. As one lives through repeating iterations of this tension, one can mature into the higher understanding that humans create social orders [with some help from the Guides]. However, humans are also endowed at birth with Divine intelligence, that drives the human's power to make choices [intellect].

Professor Shani creates material-social restrictions on lawful behavior which narrow the permissible range of Surya's creative genius.

By working through this puzzle of how to live in the freedom of divine light while day-to-day conforming to the social order, one learns mastery of self-discipline. The fruit of these 19 years, if consciously undertaken, can be the production of elegant, minimalistic, exquisitely streamlined Zen-like comprehension of the nature of the human's Divine core.

Learning Purpose of Extreme Polarity

Realize that Surya-Shani is an energy polarity which is designed to provoke catalysis. The purpose of catalysis is to give birth to authentic, conscious decision-making.

By tamasic contrast, the purpose is not to say oh, this is far too difficult for me, it is easier to stay in a half-aware sleep state, or to medicate myself into somnolence.

Neither is the purpose to thrust one's head inro the sands of ignorance, naor to bemoan one's fate as a victim of terrible social oppression, naor dance in a circle 108 times chanting the name of a deity as a method for "avoiding" the lesson.

The School of Earth has a selective admissions. Gaining entrance to this potent school is a rare and wonderful tribute to the learning passion of the student. When key lessons occur in the lifetime curriculum, do not run away from that wisdom which one has pre-incarnationally intended to learn.

The purpose is to learn about the ways in which self-determining humans can survive within the strictures of orderly groups.

Technique for Managing the Intense Shani-Surya Polarity

Set the energy in the room. Honor the spirits who control the physical environments. Acknowledge the custodian spirits who run the school, and who supervise each classroom.

Take a posture of maturity, naeutrality, and attention to the function of laws and policies. Attend to behavioral expectations of the social order, the culture, the present organization, and the laws of nature.

Think Long-Term

Remain as detached as possible from the instinct to judge the results of one's efforts. Under Shani's regime, what may appear as a short-term failure from a creative perspective [Surya] or an emotional perspective [Chandra] may indeed result in a long-term success,

The end result of Shani Mahadasha would likely be mastery of public behavior in leadership roles [Shani-10] In the short-term, one may experience delay [not denial] of personal or sentimental gratification.

The current bhukti of Mangala is undeniably a difficult passage. Mangala urges to push ahead vigorously. Shani resists forward movement with rigid pushback. Beware of pent-up frustration which can spew criticism of self and others, or passive-aggressive expressions of anger.

Shani encourages objectivity. For most people, the combination of Shani dasha with Sade-Sati is emotionally devastating. However this remarkable time in ne's life is planned, and catastrophic response is not necessary. One may feel stretched beyond all previous limits, with escalated caretaking duties from Sade-Sati added to heavy institutional responsibilities.

As you say: Jes keepin' on keepin' on!

When gochara Shani crosses the indriya-lagna:

The earthen body and social personality may feel oppressed by a major workload. Professor Shani often uses teaching techniques of [temporary] loneliness and separations. Co-workers and family members may complain that one is difficult to live with and work with. If this type of report is received, consider the subconscious low-permission state, manifesting as dysfunctional perfectionism and survival struggle.

Personal Boundaries and Expectations of Others in the group

The survival experience may be physical, emotional, mental, financial, or social, according to Shani's location and Shani's interaction with other graha. Be sure to check His navamsha position for deeper insight into the heaviest burdens of leadership within pre-incarnationally planned social structures.

It would be recommended to apply strict boundaries and practice saying "no" to any additional workload. This too is a key learning moment in regard to how humans adjust their personal willpower in order to meet social expectations. The lesson is learned when a firm and clearly reasoned decision is achieved.

Maturity, naeutrality, and objectivity can produce the high-functioning filter through which one may view and comprehend the systematic energy transfers between Self and Groupr.

Regarding the fearful situation of Sade-Sati occurring within Shani Mahadasha -- especially right at the beginning in the Shani/Shani bhukti

if Sade-Sati does coincide with Shani Mahadasha

then those 2.3 years of the most emotionally demanding core of seven-and-a-half can be very intense.

Liabilities of an Early-in-Life Shani Mahadasha

Intimidation, resentment, and Oppressive Behavioral Regulation

Another complication is when Shani Mahadasha occurs before Shani matures, age 36. A child, teenager, or first-stage adult may be unable to access the discernment that is necessary to appreciate that Shani is not trying to hurt anyone.

He is not intending to punish. He is a very, very great teacher. From the viewpoint of the deathbed, one may fully realize that His Lessons are the most valuable of all.

It can be helpful to have a more senior family member or guide to remind the youth that the End Result will be excellent.

Without the extra complications of a Sade Sati or being younger than 36, professor Shani's process is acceptably slow and steady. Shani uses social pressure as a tool for polishing and purification. One learns to identify predictable social obstacles and patiently work with Shani-type people who are notably stubborn, fearful, and change-resistant.

Gochara Shani turns the page in the textbook

Each time gochara Shani advances to the next rashi as a Visiting Professor, then the next set of pre-incarnationally crafted obstacles can be expected to arise. Shani advances each +/- 2.3 years, or approximately 6-7 times during the Shani Mahadasha.

  • For example, gochara Shani is now transiting one's dhanasthana, while gochara Shani casts drishti into both Simha Chandra and Meena Budha . This learning classroom produces conditions of financial pressure, along with polarizing catalysis of all types connected to the mouth [eating, speaking, voice, song, oral traditions, teeth, jaw, tongue, eyes, hair, face, genetics, family-of-origin, historical records, collections, libraries, and more].
  • Professor Shani's drishti to the conceptual [but often unclear] Meena-Budha requires steady attention to detail, and full social consideration of the audience before speaking.

It will be necessary to pay careful attention to Obstacles regarding Mouth, speech, sound values.

Professor Shani slows everything, resists everything. Shani-Kumbha is a regulator in the field of electro-magnetic communication devices. The tasks was described as delivery of online instruction.

For some people, the technology is ready to go and they just start speaking. In this Shani-environment task, however, expect the Professor to require that in matters of electronic recordings, one must personally and correctly set up the equipment, ensure the connections, manage the frequencies. It's about mastery.

Shani exposes psychic resistance -- which can be eliminated by consciously working the custodial spirits in the room -- but also He demands that one accept more personal oversight of the technology.

Shani's byline = if you want it done right, do it yourself.

Shani-10 elevates a capable commander tohigher and higher levels of organizational leadership, in order to reach a specific demographic audience. Shani demands hierarchical awareness of both the medium and the message.

Each obstacle contains a precious lesson WRT the polarities of Shani-vs-Surya, or Shani-vs-Chandra. One is being guided at all times [Shani rules times]. Shani often indicates the structure of a situation via pushback and resistance, so that one learns what the rule is by learning what the rule is not. These are NOT failures or mistakes. They are experiental learnings.

The purification process allows one to eliminate crude selfishness, to be replaced with an elegantly refined understanding of the hot creative fires burning within cold stone structures. Where precisely is the boundary between hot-bright and cold-dark? Professor Shani demonstrates its position.

Trust the pace of progress under Shani to be perfectly timed and entirely appropriate to the learning pathways set forth in the pre-incarnational plan.

Learn the rules carefully

so that when the appropriate time arrive,

one knows how to break the rules correctly

War on * doubt*!

According to Sogyal Rinpoche, the single greatest threat to human peace of mind is -- not hatred, anger, or guilt -- but rather * doubt**.

You do have the intelligence (abundant bhava-5) and the self-discipline (Shani in lagna) to make a practice of becoming aware of the presence of doubt and negative expectations in the three areas which Shani influences most strongly:

  1. daily communications (inside your head, and outside with the work-group);

  2. marriage partnership (inside your head, and outside with the partner);

  3. profession (inside your head, and outside with your public).

Note that Professor Shani's negative projections upon the work-group (3) can make the Shani-lagna native quite critical, dissatisfied, and unpleasant to work with.

Shani will damage marriage trust through chronic self-doubt projected upon the partner.

Professor Shani's drishti upon bhava-10 is the least harmful because bhava-10 does involve the management of scarce available resources and distrust of egoism.

However, the native is unhappy with their own career because of the self-criticism and negative expectations projected upon the boss.

Persistent negativity in career duties will blockone's superiors from guiding the path for the native to acquire increasing public responsibility.


Common Snapping Turtle


Catching subconscious negative projections of doubt and pessimism in the act

It is ENTHSIASTICALLY recommended to try to catch negative electro-magnetic initiating thoughts in the act .

  • If habitual, fear-driven thoughts of failure, ignominy, and zero-option despair (Professor Shani's specialties!) are caught and identified at the mental level, then they can be dealt with quickly.

  • They might not be able to be completely extinguished because they are the result of [akashic memory] .

  • They will have to be understood and accepted before they can be eradicated.

Nevertheless, if the native is able to capture and work on negative thoughts at the level of direct mental perception, one may be spared much unhappiness.

If the negative thoughts are not recognized at the mental level, then the information will try to gain the native 's attention at the next grosser particulate level of the astral plane.

The astral plane contains a huge"ocean of emotion" .

One the astral plane, the negative thoughts will manifest in a roller-coaster of that surges from wild fantasies of total redemptive love to blackest despair of abandonment and total rejection unto death.

The astral plane is not governed by time, so one might experience violent fluctuations of feelings - from bright to black and pure merging love to total isolated death - in a matter of minutes.

Avoid emotional suffering by capturing the originating thoughts

To avoid this type of violent emotional fluctuation one need only approach the task directly on the mental plane.

  • In the worst case, the negative thought projections would not be recognized on either the mental or the emotional planes.

  • Then, the information must migrate down to the physical level. This is a painful option of physical brutality and disease.

  • one may get into a shocking accident or develop a serious disease.

Perhaps only then will the native recognize how one became trapped in a web of tightly interwoven thoughts and expectations, which proceeded without interruption, to their logical and destined conclusion.

Burning the Seeds of Preincarnationally planned Fruit [Shani]

Preincarnationally planned action * the seeds of the action are sown on the causal plane.

Those seeds give fruit On the mental, emotional, and physical levels.

Mental, emotional, and physical sorrow can be avoided by addressing the [akashic memory patterning] on the higher levels of awareness. This requires examining one's beliefs and expectations.

As one believes, so one will manifest.

  • of course, the whole process of seed-eradicating can be eliminated in one fell swoop by simply projecting the full consciousness upon the spiritual plane - and keeping it there!

  • One who has the blessed privilege to gaze directly on the level of pure truth, and the intent to remain engaged there without ever getting sucked down into lower levels of painful intrigue, is spared of karmic trickle-down forever!

For average folks, attacking the root cause on the mental plane seems a much more feasible strategy.

" The light of the body is the eye:

Therefore, when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of lighi

but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.

Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness."

~~ Gospel of Luke , 11:34-35

Suggestions toward an easier, more neutral Shani experience: Patience, compassion, time

Q: Respected Madam, naamaskar.

I have observed the common effects on people during the period of Shani in strength.

1)There develops complete darkness, one doesn't understand how to move forward (COMPLETE BLACKOUT).

How does one mitigate the clouded darkness, one is tempted to make mistakes and repent later, the periods most of times are very long, and an impatient person can suffer very badly during the darker times. Kindly Guide,

Not many of us would understand in spiritual context the hidden benefits. PATIENCE IS THE ONLY REMEDY........I feel.

Best Regards Jai Ganesha.



very good question! Those who are under influence of Shani, for a short time (transit or bhukti) or a long time (a natal placement) will surely recognize your concerns.


Patience, as you note, is a key to surviving periods of survivalist Shani. Shani is a primary agent of [akashic memory patterning]. [akashic memory patterning] means action, adoing, an event which is obliged or required to occur. It often seems that others (those who are represented by Shani in the nativity) are doing bad things. Or that others are rigid and unforgiving. Or that others are bitter, materialistic, fearful, or cold.

In this perceptual condition, where it seems that others are creating the homework-problem, you are very right that patience with difficult persons in one's life will yield fine fruits of mature wisdom and acceptance. Professor Shani's greatest gift is indeed acceptance of all that is difficult in this life.

Compassion and Patience toward Others

Often the accuracy of one's perception is improved during Shani bhukti, especially in later life.

If one is eligible, through credit obtained via compassionate acts toward others, to understand that it is not indeed others who cause the problem (e.g., it is not the government or the company or the economy or the boss ).

If one is blessed (perhaps only intermittently) with the awareness that it is indeed one's own negative expectations, due to trauma in the present or parallel lives , which is causing a scripted repetition of a fundamentally fear-driven negative belief -- then, one can be patient with oneself. In being patient with oneself, the highest value may be appreciation of the power of time.

The slow and inevitable qualities of material-world Time as apprehended by Humans can be a frustrating experience.

Yet via to the relentless march of [akashic memory patterning] which regulates the conversion of ignorance into wisdom, time does heal all -- eventually.

Intention to Endure,


Intention to Release the Suffering

Other intentional attitudes or beliefs which have great utility in dealing with the pressures of a sustained Shani impact on a day-to-day basis may include

  • a scientific neutrality (detailed but non-judgmental observations)
  • compassion for those who suffer from fear
  • and in particular, compassion for those who harm others as a reaction to one's own own fear.

Reflection on the massive and often controlling role played by Fear in the human mind will help ease one's own suffering.

Minister Professor Shani's Portfolio of Fears

  • Fear of Beginnings
  • Fear of Endings
  • Fear of Movement [Mangala]
  • Fear of Passion [Rahu]
  • Fear of Abandonment [Ketu]

Fear of Movement = the leading mandate in Professor Shani's ministerial portfolio.

Fear of death, fear of pain , fear of abandonment, fear of entrapment, fear of falling, fear of disgrace ... The list of human fears goes on!

Skillful application of Mindstream Narrative management tools can very much assist one who is experiencing the effects of Shani.

Acquire the necessary toolkit. It is internal and not external.

It is good to be aware of Professor Shani's motive (to correct past-life moral errors) and his methods (infliction of fear-driven survival anxiety).

No one is to blame.

Vajrayana Buddhist practice of Tong-Len

Tong-Len = breathing in the suffering of oneself and others, breathing out the healing of oneself and others

Tong-Len can be very helpful in getting through moments of the most severe grief and terror.

Compassion for Self

Ultimately, compassion for one's own self is required. Jyotisha can be a helpful tool for self-understanding and self-neutrality.

Naturally, each person born on Earth has some position of Shani present in the Jyotishavidya nativity

, and this Shani will have numerous characteristics.

Shani rewards patience, perseverance, scientific neutrality, careful and detailed observations -- in short, Shani rewards study.

Shanaiscarya is the very karaka of the Student!

Comprehension of Suffering withNon-Reaction to Suffering

Compassion is essentially one's ability to comprehend the human suffering of another person without instinctively reacting to their pain. Compassion motivates competent, skillful action, in a positive, educated, and pro-active context. However, compassion excludes reactive responses such as punishment or incompetent trying to help .

Often, the most compassionate response to something or someone is simply to leave it alone.

Non-interference Non-interference, discipline, careful attention to detail, and neutrality are Professor Shani's hallmarks. These observant but non-reactive behaviors tend to give comfortable results during sustained Shani bhukti.

Isolation, separation, fear and grief

Socio-emotionally, shani bhukti tend to contain scripted events of isolation, alienation, separation, humiliation, and grief. Shani is noted emotionally for feelings of intolerance, conservatism (esp. fear-driven reactionary conservatism or fundamentalism) and resistance to change. Shani bhukti are distinguished by acute experience of scarcity, fear of death-annihilation, coldness, labor, and fear. Did I mention fear? All the diverse elements of the Shani Script are rooted in fear.

Fear, and Fear of Fear

The easiest route to resolution would be to deal directly with the fear. However, for most people, the biggest fear is fear itself -- fear is a tough thing to approach directly!

Therefore, it is recommended to choose some safe and gentle ways to beat around the bush with fear - don't attack it directly unless one is under supervision of a reputable tantrik guru. First develop compassion toward the fear.

Compassion toward oneself, who is the fearful one.

On the minus side,

  • fearful and conventional Shani-Kronos brings to His residence bhava behaviors which are experienced as restrictive. Characteristics of the environments and agents in domains 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, and 12 may be stubborn, persistent, fearful, conservative and slow.

On the plus side,

  • in kendra (1, 4, 7, 10) lawful Shani may be experienced as structurally supportive, like strong bones. Shani imposes routines, conventional behavior patterns, predictable environments, and realistic expectations . In kendra, professor Shani's influence is overall favorable due to the value of regularity in those environments.

Shani casts graha drishti

  • upon 3rd, 7th, and 10th from the bhava in which He resides

"The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering." ~~ Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass

Working the System

  • Wherever the orderly lawful regulated Scarcity-imposing Shanaicarya resides within the bhava-rashi structure, one works the social system as one finds it.

  • Whether the structure of social rewards and punishments is flawed or not, one diligently protects the status quo.

  • Shani does not make changes to the system in the house where Shani is placed. In fact, shani specifically resists all threat of impending change.

  • Shani will defend the existing laws and folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of the house, and work hard to keep the system of His bhava in order.

One is rarely"inspired" or socially praised by one's work in the Shani-occupied bhava. Rather, the Shani-related work provides routine and structure.

One has the sense of fulfilling social obligation , and earning one's wages through honest labor. Shani is not glamorous or fun. He needs endless repetition and He staunchly resists any type of Change!

The natural enemies of slow and step-wise Shani =

  1. Surya the champion of soul transformation through Intelligence

  2. Rahu the demonic agent of transformation through barrier-bending, taboo-twisting and the chaos of raging desires.

If Shani is forced to share a bhava with Surya or Rahu, shani will lose the comfort of a predictable routine and the native 's life will be deeply unsettled. Nevertheless, one may become a force


Shani brings psychological perfectionism.

  • Upon the bhava of His residence, shanaicarya enforces a karmic emphasis on material accomplishment and completion according to fixed protocol, .

  • One must work on the task until it is completely perfect. No fun allowed.

  • (See Shani and Bulimia = the dysfunctional mandate to make a perfect Body.)

Shani and the Power of Time

Shani bhukti can provide comfortable and pleasing results if one maintains an attitude of self-compassion, respect and appreciation for the power of Time, awillingness to listen to the advice of Elders-Survivors, and most of all a practical, hard-working, common-sense view of the material components of human existence. Humans are part material and part ephemeral; part animal and part divine. Shani activates our material nature.

As the Christian Bible says, Give to Caesar what is Caesar's, and to the Lord what is the Lord's . In other words, shani bhukti require pragmatic attention to the earthly details of survival: food, clothing, shelter, basic social dignity, and respect for the power of Time. With these basic tools it is possible to craft a reasonable defense against the material, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual crises of sustained onslaughts of Shani.

  • Lower Shani, Higher Shani -- higher is easier!

At the lower levels of awareness, professor Shani's script generates judgmentalism, anxiety and worry. At the higher levels, shani indicates discipline, trained skill, and moral accountability to the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of one's people. Should one notice a sinking of consciousness into the lower realms of anxiety and worry, it may be useful to consider that choosing to experience Shani at the higher levels is simply much easier.

Rather than worry about all the bad things that are happening or could happen, asmart Shani person looks at one's skills and abilities, looks at the task at hand, and estimates what can be done - and not done. That which can be done, will be done. That which cannot be done .... cannot be done!

" Lord, help me:

To change the things I can

To accept the things I can't

And the wisdom to know the difference.


Serenity Prayer - Chandra Serena

The famous Serenity Prayer of the Alcoholics Anonymous movement (and of many before them)

might offer a useful instruction

for one in the grips of hard-working, survival-driven Shani:

Shani Jayanthi

email from a kind and thoughtful reader

Namaste Barbara,

Hope this email finds you in much better health than the last time and I pray that you recover swiftly. I remembered you for a particular reason. You mentioned the cause of your distress to be Saturn. I am from India and here we celebrate a festival names Shani Jayanti or Saturn's birthday.

Incidentally, this year Shani Jayanti falls on Saturday, June 8, which is also Amavasya or lunar eclipse. How remarkable it is that Shani Jayanti is falling on a Saturday, dated on Saturn's number 8 and in a lunar eclipse! More remarkably, the moon on that day will be in Saturn's favorite rasi Vrishabh and Rohini nakshatra! The wonders of astrology never seem to cease!

In India, shani Jayanti is celebrated with people going to Shani temple where they offer mustard and til oil on his idol. There is an interesting place in India named Shani Shingnapur in a remote village. It is a 10-12 hour journey by road from where I live. There is an interesting story behind this place which you can read here - https://www.shanidev.com/

The statue of Shani was said to have appeared by itself here and people will come to this place in lakhs on Shani Jayanti to offer oil and take darshan. Such is the fear of Shani here that this village has no doors because thieves fear to commit any crime here because they fear punishment from Shani!If you have any one here in India, you could ask him/her to donate oil to this statue here on your behalf. I am sure it will be of great benefit to you. Or maybe you could go through the website itself and contact someone in the temple to do it on your behalf. You could also visit a shani temple if there is any where you stay and offer oil. Anyway, iwill be sure to separately offer oil on your behalf on June 8 and pray to Shani for your speedy recovery.

Do get well soon!

Regards, sanjit


. .. but you must understand that I had to move thousands of miles distant from my family in order to work... and I could not reveal the true situation to my colleagues ... as a matter of family honor, ifelt forced to pay for my sister's wedding... I simply had no choice.

A: Yes the Shani rhetoric is well known

  • no choice,

  • had to,
  • was forced to,
  • under duress,
  • pressured to,
  • unavoidable,
  • unable to , etc.

Professor Shani's broadcasts use the guilt-and-grief words: should, ought to, have to, must. Implicit in the claim of absolute necessity is the Shani subtext"or you will die" .

Shani uses a lexicon of false necessity, of absolute consequences.

Shani speaks through the reptile brain in crisis as this ancient recording device (Brain) perceives a threat to real-time survival based on memories of similar threats in the past .

This perceived threat is Shani's unique delusion.

From a non-Shani perspective it is possible to see that one in fact did not have to relocate thousands of miles from one's dependents.

There was a choice as there always is.

Yet Shani effectively camouflaged that always-existing choice behind a veil of fear. Likely the specific fear was a Fear of Social Judgment, which parlays into a Fear of Being Driven from the Village with Burning Torches and then Starving to Death in the Wilderness -- or some similar scenario remembered vaguely by the always=vague terrors of the Shani Brain.

Albeit rarely the other choice is flesh-dematerialization.

Indeed, you made a choice. Was the choice pro-active or reactive? Was it conscious or unconscious? Was it framed in terms of freedom or necessity? You did not from a broader perspective have to" but reactive, unconscious, naecessity-driven Shani undoubtedly made it seem as if there was no choice.

There was indeed a choice.

Did anyone put a gun to your head? If so there was a genuine real-life crisis of survival, and since the only other choice was death we humans who are DEEPLY programmed to survive at all costs would perceive"no choice" . In cases of direct physical threat to suvival Professor Shani's judgment is highly accurate.

Usually however, professor Shani's fear-driven inner dialog claims that external forces" govt, the economy, social criticism et-cetera have vastly more power than any puny individual intelligence [Surya].

But this Shani-talk is spiritually false. All power comes from the Light Within. Yet, anti-spiritual materialist Shani "the voice of social control" continues to broadcast His survival propaganda.

Some years ago I knew a woman who was living in a miserable state of mind, on the verge of suicide. She suffered from horrible self-blaming and vicious depressions – all in response to her self-perceived and self-defined FAILURE to give birth to her second child. She got stuck in a Shani-loop of blaming the system" and refusing to accept personal responsibility for her own self-invalidation.

She had desperately wanted a second child, and was in a non-married relationship when she conceived. Her amour would not abandon his highly placed wife and marital estate in order to marry the outside lover.

This woman searched her soul and decided that she had to" abort the much-wanted child because the social indignity [Shani] of being an unwed mother would crush" her parents. Shani-logic made it all sound like there was no possibility of choice since this was a matter of survival"… Yet from a non-Shani perspective it is easy to see that she certainly could have kept her child.

A few non-fear, non-Shani options include: She could have left the country, taken her children abroad, worked a hard job to make ends meet; it would have been tough but she certainly could have done it. Unfortunately being in the thrall of Shani, she felt fear of self-determination (5), so she took steps to annihilate any incipient consciousness of free choice. The agony of her guilt was massive, endless, and ultimately drove her into alcoholism and very sadly emotional abuse of the first child. All because of her self-fulfilling negative conviction that she had no choice".

Professor Shani's "necessity narrative" can be very convincing, particularly if Shani has a relationship to bhava-2 or bhava-4 signifying family, or Shani impacts Chandra (emotional security) or Shani is temporarily oppressing an important lagna, such as during Sade-Sati or Shani ashtamsha.

Nevertheless one who is aware of Professor Shani's unique delusions and who is willing to take a"second opinion" from a non-survival, non-materialistic, non-society, pro-creative, pro-intelligence perspective may be able to reduce Professor Shani's most extreme reactivity to a more moderate attitude of neutrality. That horrible oppressive feeling of absolute necessity need not be the determining experience of Shani. Maturity asserts that there is indeed always another choice, even if the alternative is to simply do nothing.

Complaint Department

" Sister Mary Katherine entered the Monastery of Silence.

The Priest said, sister, this is a silent monastery. You are welcome to stay here as long as you like, but you may not speak until I direct you to do so .

Sister Mary Katherine lived in the monastery for 5 years before the Priest said to her, sister Mary Katherine, you have been here for 5 years. You can speak two words.

Sister Mary Katherine said, Hard bed.

I'm sorry to hear that, the Priest said, we will get you a better bed.

After another 5 years, sister Mary Katherine was called by the Priest. You may say another two words, sister Mary Katherine.

Cold food, said Sister Mary Katherine.

The Priest assured her that the food would be better in the future.

On her 15th anniversary at the monastery, the Priest again called Sister Mary Katherine into his office. You may say two words today.

I quit, said Sister Mary Katherine.

It's probably best, said the Priest. You've done nothing but bitch since you got here." [end quote]

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso. The Dalai Lama's Book of Wisdom.

Two Possible Results

" When unfortunate things happen in our lives there are two possible results.

One possibility is mental unrest , anxiety, fear, doubt, frustration and eventually depression,

  • and, in the worst case, even suicide.

  • That's one way.

The other possibility is that because of that tragic experience you become more realistic,

  • you become closer to reality.

With the power of investigation, the tragic experience may make you stronger and increase your self-confidence and self-reliance.

  • The unfortunate event can be source of inner strength."

[end quote]

QUOTATION from Matthew 22:15-22 - New International Version

" Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words.

They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians.

Rabbi, they said, we know that you are a man of integrity

and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth.

You aren't swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are.

Tell us then, what is your opinion?

Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?

But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said,

You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me?

Show me the coin used for paying the tax.

They brought him a denarius, 20 and he asked them,

Whose image is this?

And whose inscription?

Caesar's, they replied.

Then he said to them,

So give back to Caesar what is Caesar's, and give to God what is God's.

When they heard this, they were amazed.

So they left him and went away." [end quote]


QUOTATION from H. H. Dalai Lama , The Dalai Lama's Book of Awakening

" [An] important factor is your determination.

You should not imagine that all these developments can take place within a few days or a few years;

  • they may even take several eons,

  • so determination is evidently vital.

If you consider yourself a Buddhist and want to really practice Buddha Dharma,

then right from the start you must make up your mind to do so until the end,

regardless of whether it takes millions or billions of eons.

  • After all, what is the meaning of our life? In itself, there is no intrinsic meaning.

However, if we use life in a positive way,

  • then even the days and the months and the eons can become meaningful.

On the other hand, if you just fritter your life away aimlessly then even one day feels too long.

You will find that once you have a firm determination and a clear objective, then time is not important." [end quote]

Inner development comes step by step .

14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso,

A Policy of Kindness: An Anthology of Writings By and About the Dalai Lamar.

" You may think, today my inner calmness, my mental peace, is very small, but still, if you compare, if you look five, ten, or fifteen years back, and think What was my way of thinking then? How much inner peace did I have then and what is it today?

  • Comparing it with what it was then, you can realize that there is some progress, there is some value.

This is how you should compare: not with today's feeling and yesterday's feeling, last week, last month, or not even last year, but five years ago. Then you can realize what improvement has occurred internally.

  • Progress comes by maintaining constant effort in daily practice ." [end quote]

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso, How to See Yourself As You Really Are , trans. ed. Jeffrey Hopkins:

" Laziness comes in many forms, all of which result in procrastination, putting off practice to another time.

  • Sometimes laziness is a matter of being distracted from meditation by morally neutral activities, like sewing or considering how to drive from one place to another; this type of laziness can be especially pernicious because these thoughts and activities are not usually recognized as problems.

At other times, laziness manifests as distraction to thinking about nonvirtuous activities, such as an object of lust or how to pay an enemy back.

Another type of laziness is the sense that you are inadequate to the task of meditation, feeling inferior and discouraged: How could someone like me ever achieve this!

In this case you are failing to recognize the great potential of the human mind and the power of gradual training. All of these forms of laziness involve being unenthusiastic about meditation. How can they be overcome?

Contemplation of the advantages of attaining mental and physical flexibility will generate enthusiasm for meditation and counteract laziness.

Once you have developed the meditative joy and bliss of mental and physical flexibility, you will be able to stay in meditation for as long as you want.

At that time your mind will be completely trained so you can direct it to any virtuous activity; all dysfunctions of body and mind will have been cleared away." [end quote]

Don't Give Up!

QUOTATION from Tenzing Gyatso. How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life . (2003). Jeffrey Hopkins (Trans., Ed.)

" ...Do not be discouraged.

It would be very foolish to give up now.

On those occasions when you feel most hopeless, you must make a powerful effort.

  • We are so accustomed to faulty states of mind that it is difficult to change with just a little practice.

Just a drop of something sweet cannot change a taste that is powerfully bitter.

  • We must persist in the face of failure.

In difficult personal circumstances the best recourse is to try to remain as honest and sincere as possible.

  • Otherwise, by responding harshly or selfishly, you simply make matters worse.

This is especially apparent in painful family situations.

  • You should realize that difficult present circumstances are entirely due to your own past undisciplined actions, so when you experience a difficult period, do your best to avoid behavior that will add to your burden later on.

It is important to diminish undisciplined states of mind, but it is even more important to meet adversity with a positive attitude.

  • Keep this in mind:

  • By greeting trouble with optimism and hope, you are undermining worse troubles down the line.

Beyond that, imagine that you are easing the burden of everyone suffering problems of that kind.

This practice -- imagining that by accepting your pain you are using up the negative karma of everyone destined to feel such pain -- is very helpful."

[end quote]


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