Feb 252013
 

One of the major flaw and/or drawback, in analyzing a horoscope, is using generalized concepts for concluding the results.  And, the commonly spread inauspicious planetary combinations and/or dispositions are mostly ill-treated as well as misunderstood.  Some of these are related with Nodes i.e. union of planets with Rahu and Ketu.  In this article, I will be taking the Saturn + Rahu union and will try to explain a bit about it for the benefit of the reader.

The most common myth about this union (Saturn + Rahu) is that this union destroys the house occupied by it; and that the best placement for this union is in third or sixth house.  Actually, this issue also came up in recent past, when I was doing the analysis for some person; and he was quite worried about the union of Saturn + Rahu in the horoscope.  And, this also prompted me to write this article.

First of all, one must avoid generalizing things and try to consider every planet as per its nature for the specific Ascendant/Lagna.  Planets and their union delineate results as per their nature, strength and potency.  If, both Saturn and Rahu are auspiciously disposed; the union is supposed to give auspicious and good results for the horoscope. And, in order to accurately ascertain the auspiciousness and potency of a planet we have to see its lordship and placement in Lagna/Ascendant as well as in Navamsha Chart.

Rahu is a shadowy planet; and primarily gives results as per the lord of the zodiac sign occupied by it.  And, in general, it (Rahu) is considered similar to Saturn.  Therefore, while analyzing the union of Rahu with Saturn; the main focus should be on the nature of Saturn for the specific horoscope.  Like, if the union is taking place in Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn or Aquarius Ascendant; the chances of it being auspicious are more prominent, specifically if Saturn is well placed, safe from combustion and not occupying the zodiac signs of Sun, Moon and Mars.

Following example charts may be useful for more clarity on this.

Kenneth Cranham birth chart - vedic astrologyIn this vedic astrology birth chart, Saturn rules over sixth and seventh houses; and, therefore, it is not an auspicious planet for the nativity.  Saturn is also not friendly with Ascendant lord Sun.  The union of Rahu with Saturn is in the eleventh house, wherein Rahu is occupying the zodiac sign of Mercury.  Despite the negative nature of Saturn for Leo Ascendant; Saturn’s placement in the zodiac sign of friendly planet Mercury proved auspicious for the attributes of eleventh house i.e. finance.  Being placed in the zodiac sign of Mercury, Rahu is also working in support of Saturn.  This union of Rahu + Saturn is also receiving aspects from Mercury and Mars (Yogakaraka planet for Leo Ascendant).  In the Navamsha division, Rahu is exalted, while the Saturn is occupying its own zodiac sign (Aquarius);  and this is further adding to the strength and potency of both these planets.  Unlike the commonly followed observation about the union of Rahu + Saturn (that this union destroys the house occupied by it) – this union has blessed the native with good financial success in his profession.  The chart belongs to famous Scottish Actor Kenneth Cranham.

John Paul vedic astrology birth chartThis example horoscope belongs to famous American drummer, musician and songwriter John Paul Densmore . As we can see, the Ascendant is Libra (ruled by Venus); and the Saturn + Rahu union is taking place in the ninth house of his Lagna Chart.  Tenth house lord Moon has also joined the union; and, the planets Mars, Mercury and Venus are casting their aspect on this union of Rahu with Saturn and Moon.  Therefore, against the commonly prevailed and generalized concept of the Rahu + Saturn union; the native has very reasonable success in his professional career, specifically when he was running under Saturn’s Mahadasa.

Kate Hudson Vedic Astrology Birth ChartThis vedic astrology birth chart belongs to famous American celebrity Kate Hudson.  The Ascendant is ruled by the Moon; and Saturn is having union with Rahu in the second house of her Lagna Chart.  The nature and role of Saturn is not considered positive for Cancer Ascendant; and therefore, the union of Rahu + Saturn in second house is not much desirable.  The lord of second house Sun is, however, exalted and strong placed in tenth house.  While determining the damage, caused by inauspicious planetary placement in a specific house; the strength and disposition of the lord of that very house should also be given due consideration.  As in this case, the union of Rahu + Saturn is not auspicious for the second house, specifically when there are no auspicious planetary influences on this union.  However, due to strength of second house lord (wherein the union is taking place) as well as other supportive planetary dispositions, the harm is diluted.  But, still, the overall significations of second house are weak and vulnerable; due to which, the native (Kate Hudson) faced problems in her family life.

SandraThis example horoscope belongs to Sandra Rohzon, an American Astrologer.  Saturn rules over first and second houses of her vedic birth chart; and, the union of Saturn with Rahu is taking place in the sixth house.  The planets Sun, Mars and Mercury are having their aspect on this union; of which, the aspects of Sun and Mars are not supportive.   Her son was physically challenged; and, she faced problems on both family and financial fronts.  And, against the common perception of the union (Rahu + Saturn) being good in the sixth house; it was the placement and the planetary influences on the union which proved correct.

I hope the avid readers are benefited by this article.

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  46 Responses to “Saturn + Rahu union – Boon or Bane | Vedic Astrology”

  1. will the combo be gd or bad in 12th house of virgo lagna……..

    • well the chances of it giving good results may be less. Some positive results can be expected in foreign journey, vocations related to entertainment or hospitality sector and even some financial gains; required, the Sun is well placed, the combo is safe from aspect or union of Mars, Moon or Sun and Jupiter is in fourth house. The disposition of relevant planets mentioned above should also be safe in Navamsha Chart for these positive aspects.

    • Raj ji, How is the combination of Saturn+Rahu in 10th house in transit? In lagna chart, Saturn is in 7th house in exchange with moon in lagna. Rahu in 10th, Jup in 4th and rashi/lagna is makar.

  2. Sir,my DOB is 29-5-1995.Time:6 32 AM.Place:Mumbai.I would like to know about my education?how is is overall?that much i want to know.Good or BAD?

  3. Sir my DOB is 15 june 1979, Could you please let me know about Shani + Rahu in second House?
    I don’t have kids …..

  4. what if saturn and rahu are in 12th house ruled by saturn and also ascendant(which has mars and venus) is also ruled by saturn,if i want to become an actor or any health related profession

  5. Respected Sharma sir!!

    A very very good article I came to read after long time.

    It would be very nice if you write some same type detailed articles with examples on “SHANI -MANGAL YUTI ” (specially in LAGNA in different signs) in lagna kundli.

    Its very rare to find good articles on the abovesaid yuti specially in Lagna.

  6. Sir,
    Please explain if saturn & rahu is in the fourth house for capricon rashi

  7. Sir, What will be the effect of Saturn + Rahu in Leo ascendant. with tenth house is with Mars + Venus and sun being in 11 with mercury.

  8. Dear Sir

    A friend of mine has kanya ascendant with rahu and shani in 12th house leo. Sun sitting in gemini with mercury. Moon (rohini nakshatra) with mars and venus in taurus. Guru in chandra bhava (11th). what can you tell about the persons personality? thanks

  9. Dear Sharmaji, Thank-you for the very interesting article. My daughter has a very interesting Rahu/Saturn relationship and while the lord of Rahu placement, Saturn is combust it is in a friendly house with mercury (exaltation) but retrograde. The combination is aspected by yoga-karaka mars/jupiter. Wondering how this would fare for the strength of Saturn and how it would be considered for her Rahu in 6th house conjunct Jupiter in deblitation. Please note that Saturn is with a vargottam rahu and retrograde mercury in the Navamsha. I eagerly await your views as. Please find below her details of birth:

    Bate of birth: 21 September 2009
    Place: Hyderabad
    time: 05:27

    thanking you,
    Punam.

  10. Dear Sharmaji, very interesting article! I have query regarding combination of Ve-Mo-Ra in 12th house. How this combination fares? good or bad?

  11. Dear Sir,

    When this saturn is ruling the 7th and 8th house, and this yoga is present in 12th house…does it make the person prone to being possessed?

    One good thing is that it is ocurring in gemini, mercury being in 11th house, but saturn lords the 8th house…even though it is a viprit raj yog.
    jupiter is exalted in lagna and moon mars ketu in 6th house.

    • Hello S

      I don’t believe in black magic or posession like things; therefore, no comments on this. The Saturn +Rahu union in twelfth house of a Lagna Chart may generate sleeping issues and bad dreams due to which one may think of being possessed. I do not go by the principles of vipareet raj yoga; and analyse the planets and their influence on the basis of their placement. Sometimes, there may be a coincidence of some good placement of a planet which may generate good results and the credit can be given to some other planet forming a vipareet rajyoga. As per my understanding, the placement of Saturn with Rahu in twelfth house of Cancer Ascendant (Karka Lagna) is not an auspicious and supportive planetary disposition and capable of generating many issues depending upon its disposition in Navamsha as well as operative dasa. For details, you may take paid consultancy.

  12. Dear Sharmaji,

    If Rahu & Shani both are “Retrograde” and are in 9th house in Tula (Kumbha Lagna).
    Do you think that this combination is auspicious/beneficial ?

    Thanks
    Anand

    • Hello Anand

      Appropriate conclusion about the potency of the union (Rahu + Saturn) forming in ninth house of Kumbha Lagna can be had with complete birth details. Apparently, the union looks auspicious.

      • Dear Sharmaji,

        Here are the birth details –

        DOB – 08/06/2013
        Time – 00.20AM
        Place of birth – Fremantle, Australia
        Lagna – Kumbha

        Please give views on Rahu Shani (Retro) union in 9th house

        Thanks
        Anand

        • Except Rahu’s union with the Moon and Mars in Navamsha Chart; the other aspects are supportive for the union of Saturn with Rahu. Therefore, the overall results of the union (Rahu + Saturn) are moderate in support; wherein, Saturn will be able to give good results, while Rahu’s results may be disturbed on temporary basis. For further details, you may consult via contact@horoscopeastrologer.com under paid consultancy.

  13. Hi Sir

    My newly born son has following

    1st house (Capricorn) – Nothing
    6th House (Gemini) – Jupiter
    8th House (Leo) – Mars
    9th House ( Virgo) – Sun
    10th house (LIBRA) – Rahu, Saturn, Mercury and Moon.
    11ths House (Scorpio) – Venus

    How is this placement ?

    Please reply.

    Mihir
    Australia

    • Hello Mihir

      Without complete details, it won’t be appropriate to comment on overall planetary disposition of the horoscope. And, you may take paid consultancy for the same (contact@horoscopeastrologer.com).

      As regard to the union of Rahu with Saturn, Mercury and Moon in tenth house of his Lagna Chart- it looks quite promising required these planets are well disposed in his Navamsha chart too and operating dasa should also be supportive.

      Best

  14. DOB:22nd March 1980
    Place of Birth :ProddUtur,Kadapa
    Time:6 AM
    My wish is to become the most powerful leader and revolutionary leader. Please let me know if i can lead in the coming days.
    sun—Lagna
    Venus—second,Moon—-third, saturn,mars,jupiter and rahu—6 th house and ketu and mercury—12th house.
    Please suggest.

  15. Hello Sir,
    DOB- July 2nd 1979 mumbai india at 10.05 am. The horoscope has saturn plus rahu in ascendant ( leo ascendant) with kanya(moon sign). Is it a troublesome combination for entire life?
    Doing ok professionally, but personal problems look never ending. I will appreciate your answer.
    Thank you.

  16. Dear Raj Shekhar Sharma Ji,

    I read your article and need a little better interpretation if possible, as a number of aspects seem to be at play in my horoscope. Hence seek your views on the same. I have a Libra ascendant and Moon sign and my lord of the ascendant – Venus is well placed in the 10th house (of profession), yet I have changed numerous professions and feel that there probably would be more to come.

    The Saturn and Rahu union happens in the 11th house. The lord of that house is again very well placed in my 10th house of career. So there are negative aspects being off set by positive aspects, yet I feel there is some elements of life which is still missing. I am still single and somehow am unable to get married. Even if talks proceed and something seems to be maturing, somewhere down the line it collapses.

    My birth details are as follows

    Dob: 31/07/1979
    Tob: 10 :55 AM
    Pob – Calcutta

    Regards,
    Rohit Golani

  17. Please find the details below :

    Date – 10 feb 2013, 15:46, patna

    Shani and rahu are in 4th house, please tell me the ill effect.

  18. Sir I am totally destroyed. Where I was having everything in life in mumbai and today I am in Amritsar with poverty. I was thrown out of family and business by my family please help my details as follows.
    rahu and shani in 12th house in leo. And sun,mangal ketu in 6th house in khumbh
    and moon in 10th house in meen and jupiter in 11th house in gemeni and Venus in 5th house in capricon.

    please advice soon thanks.

  19. Well written article. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it and best part was the examples. I have a request and query. Query is saturn+rahu in sixth house for simha lagna and 12th house has ketu+jupiter(exalted). What would be the effect of such combination during saade sati. Request is anything similar can cover the combination and yogas for marriage (love and effect of rahu). Thanks in advance.

  20. Hello Sir,

    I am Nithya. Now I am 9 months pregnant(35 weeks pregnant). I am having diabetes. So my doctor planned to deliver a child after 37 weeks thru C-section. Doctor asked me to choose date between April 4th to April 10th,2014 and time between early morning 5 AM to 11 PM.

    I wish to deliver my baby at auspicious time with god’s blessings.Can you please help me to fix date and time for caesarean.

    Thank you Sir.

    My name: NithiyaKalyani
    DOB : 03/10/1981
    time: 7.10 AM
    place of birth: Madurai, Tamilnadu

    my husband name: K.Thamotharan
    DOB: 31/07/1979
    time: 11.45 PM
    place of birth: Uthangarai

    Thanks,
    Nithya

  21. RSS,

    Good post. Keep it up.

  22. Hi,

    I found this article really interesting. Wanted to know the effect of Saturn+Rahu+Mars conjunction in 4th house for cancer ascendant.
    DOB: 10 Feb 2014
    Time:16:30

  23. Thanks for the article. My Shani Mahadasha is going on and Rahu antardasha is coming next year. My Shani and Rahu both are in 11th house from Lagna in Leo. I am Libra ascendant. Please tell me how this period is going to be for me.

  24. in my lagna chart saturn+rahu are placed in the 10th house.

  25. in my lagan chart saturn+rahu in leo sign in 10 house

  26. I have Sat (R) and rahu in the 8th house of Pisces. Any good from this or main lesson I need to learn? Jupiter is in the 1st house. Thanks!!

  27. My daughter DOB 17th March 2:06PM at Sur, Oman (Muscat), As per her horoscope is cancer Ascedent and fourth house contains union of Rahu+Mars+Saturn, Moon in 3rd House, Kethu in 10th House. I am very mnuch worry for her health due she had CH. Kindly inform me.

  28. Dear sharmajee ,
    my Dob is 2nd Dec 1978 ,9.20 pm Razole, Andrea Pradesh. For me Asc is Cancer and jupiter is in Asc. Rahu + Saturn in Second house. Rahu maha dasha started from 26/08/14. Plz tell me how this Dasha will be for me in all aspects.

    srinivas

  29. I have Saturn and Rahu conjunction in the 8th house. I have Gemini ascendant hence rahu and saturn sitting in Saturns own rashi of Capricorn.. Please advise me about the possible results of such a conjunction. Saturn is also sitting in its own rashi of Capricorn in my navamnsa chart..

  30. Raj ji, I am a tula ascendent and How is the combination of Saturn+Rahu in 4th house in birth horoscope in sign of Capricorn? Jupiter and Ketu in10th house

  31. Dear Sir.
    I feel need bit more elaboration and guidance from you to the given combination of Saturn-Rahu I got in Pisces in my horoscope.
    My Dob- 6 Feb 1968. Time 2:55 am. Place Baramula (j&k).
    I shall be gr8ful to you if you cud guide me with respect to my horoscope.
    Career wise I been facing intermittent termoil .Mainly been cheated and deceived of my earnings.
    2ndly been facing huge debacle in my married life because of my very strong unnecessarily enmity with in laws who are constantly after my life besides the fact destroying the life of their own daughter.
    Kindly extend me up guidance.

    Looking forward for u r response.
    Many thanks
    Ashwani bhat

  32. i have rahu, saturn and sun in my 10th house
    is this conjunction malefic?

  33. I have saturn conjunct Rahu in 11th House Leo, Jupiter there too, for libra Lagna, when will this give good results and what kind of results?

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