In this article I am going to discuss an easy way to Judge SadeSati for a person.This method was taught to us by our teachers at BVB and is mentioned in the book Transit by Col A.K Gour.
Basic Ashtakvarga Knowledge is essential to understand this article.
No wonder I am writing this article on a Saturday. This method involves the use of Ashtakavarga. We need both Sarvastakvarga(SAV) and Bhinnashtakavarga(BAV) charts.
What is SadeSati?
Sadesati is a period of 7.5 years of Saturn Transit over 12th,1st and 2nd Houses from one’s natal Moon.
Saturn takes two and a half years to transit one sign. So when Saturn comes to 12th House from one’s Natal Moon, Sadesati starts. Saturn spends 2.5 years in each house which brings us to a total of 7.5 years.
Now since Saturn is a slow moving planet and is a karaka for miseries and delays its interaction with ones natal moon which represents mind, brings about mental agony and depression. Which leads to depression, frustration during this period. Now this mental agony is always due to something not happening right for you in some physical domain in your chart. The source for that reason lies in the dasha and transit influence of Saturn.
Not all SadeSatis are bad, for this you have to check Ascendant rising and Saturn and Moon’s placement and strength in a chart and also the Dasha running. But since in this article I am gong to explain to check it in a short way I will straight away move to Ashtakvarga.
Check The Ashtakvarga points in 12th,1st,2nd Houses from moon in SAV and BAV of Moon and Saturn.
For eg: If someone’s Moon is in Scorpio, then check SAV points in Libra Scorpio and Sagittarius. If the SAV points are less then 23(28 is neutral) then the Saturn transit over that rashi is going to be bad.
Now check Moon’s BAV for that rashi. If there are less then 3 points(4 is neutral) especially if there are 0,1,2 points the period is going to be troublesome.
Similiarly check Saturns BAV as well.
Let us understand this with an example:
Presently Saturn is transiting in Scorpio. It is in second house from this person’s natal Moon. Therefore he started Sadesati when Saturn was in Virgo. His Sadesati will end when Saturn will Transit to Sagittarius in Jan2017.
Now lets understand how his Sadesati will be from Ashtakvarga method.
Tula/Libra is rising with Moon(kemdruma) in it.
Dasha running durin 7.5 years of SadeSati: SatMer, SatKe, SatVen, SatSun,SatMoon.
When Saturn was in Virgo and Scorpio, these period were terrible for him. He was depressed mentally and low on confidence.
Now let us check SAV Chart:
Points in 12th House from Natal Moon: 17
Points in 1st House from Natal Moon: 31
Points in 2nd House from Natal Moon: 22
BAV Chart of Moon and Saturn:
Points in 12th House from Natal Moon: 3
Points in 1st House from Natal Moon: 5
Points in 2nd House from Natal Moon: 1
Points in 12th House from Natal Moon: 1
Points in 1st House from Natal Moon: 3
Points in 2nd House from Natal Moon: 2
Clearly All 3 SAV and BAV charts show weak points in 12th and 2nd houses from Moon and this was the toughest period for the native.
Similarly we can check all sadesati periods from this technique and give a snapshot prediction. But start with Promise, Dasha and then only come to TRANSIT.