Saturn is the most dreaded planet in astrology and His name itself brings shivers among people. When Saturn visits unfavourable houses in your horoscope such as Sade Sati and Shani kantak, He brings hardships on all fronts. Saturn is a much-misunderstood planet. His transits may bring hardships in family and material life, but they would be very uplifting if you align yourself to His lessons. Here are things you can do to weather difficult Shani periods:
Saturn is a planet of ground reality. He shows you a side of people and situations that you don’t want to see because of your personal definitions and conditioning. Saturn creates lessons where even your close family members behave in ways that you cannot imagine. Saturn makes you face circumstances that you never thought you would have to and He will make you do things you never did before.
The more you try to run away, the harder the lessons become until you end up with your back to the wall, forced to face reality. If you resist, your intuition and decision making power is disrupted. He rules your Ajna(Third eye) chakra and any non-alignment with His lessons, blocks your Ajna chakra and leads to headaches, bone and leg pains, eye problems, sleep disorders and sinus issues.
Know that Saturn’s lessons are all about acceptance. Accept everything about your current life without resistance. It shows you that Life that you see is actually a reflection of your inner consciousness. Defining it, rejecting it or running after it, will only put into illusions and distractions. Accept all that is and duality will dissolve and and your higher intuition will awaken.
How do you forgive people and make peace with situations that you thought unimaginable? Try empathy. Imagine yourself in the shoes of others and try to understand why they behave that way. The reason could stem from their background, their fears, weakness or their perception of the situation. So release all feelings of hurt and forgive from your heart. Ultimately everything is happening so that you realise your own divinity.
Dissolve the Ego
During Saturn transits, your ego perceives situations from the standpoint of “I” and shows you anger, rage, intolerance, fear, hurt, grief, betrayal and fears of survival. This Ego can make you stubborn, unforgiving, punishing and sharp tongued.
Saturn works on your third eye and literally aims at breaking your Ego, the identity that you hold, separating yourself from others. The more egoistic/stubborn/strong headed/perfectionist you are, the bigger will be Saturn’s blow to shatter your Ego.
Now is the only moment
Saturn rides on a Crow, a bird that symbolises ancestors. He means to show you that the only moment is Now and past is gone. In the Now you are pure and free from any reference or perspective. In the Now, you See the past and future on one plain and see the reality and take the right decisions.
Things to do
Trust.. Accept.. Surrender. Saturn phase is an opportunity for you to reflect on life from a higher perspective beyond the limitations of the “I”. Release the Ego that makes you compare with others, that makes you go into past and future and that makes you dependent on external people or situations.
Pray to Hanuman and Katyayani Durga, chant Shani mantras, practice Ajna chakra meditation and wear Rudraksha 14 mukhi and 17 mukhi and Gemstone Blue Sapphire for blessings of Saturn.