Sade sati is a transition phenomenon of Saturn. When Saturn or Shani transit through twelfth, first and second house from the natal moon of birth chart, the period is termed as sade sati. Saturn takes two and half years to transit from one house to another house so the transit of Saturn or Shani through these three house takes seven and half year which is a literal meaning of shani sade sati.
Description of Sade Sati
Our lives on the mortal land are highly impacted by the movements of heavenly bodies in universe as we all are the natives of earth which is surrounded by many happenings around reflecting different energies upon being in the centre. These universal bodies like planets carry out some certain movements or revolutions for some fixed spans of time which bring changes on the lives moving upon the land in different estimated ways. For further explicit expression in the language of astrology, different planets leaves different impacts on different horoscopes on account of their different arrangements above in the sky.
Sade sati is one of those significant movements of one of the malefic and strongest planet that is Saturn, leaving various effects on people according to their birth chart. The journey of the planet Saturn in the solar system plays a major role here as on account of those celestial movements it also plays some actions in the horoscope chart as through traveling from one house to another taking different time spans. These different arrangements of planet Saturn in various houses of horoscope chart desert variant shades in different aspects of our lives.
Like wise every planet, Saturn also revolves around the king of Solar System, the Sun, which makes it revolve its impact throughout different zodiacs or horoscope signs while leaving its footprints behind. The planet completes its one revolution in its orbit by taking the time of 29 years and 5 months on account of its being the slowest planet, to reach the same point from where it started while covering all the sides of Sun. Throughout this universal long journey of Saturn, its shadow also travels throughout 12 zodiac signs and in his path it stays at 12 turns of horoscope signs for some specific periods. Altogether it stays in each zodiac for 2 years and 5months giving equal time at each turn. This is the longest staying planet which further enhances its impotence in the astrology and so on in our lives and in turn for the same reason, it is believed to produce delays in the path of the person.
Sade Sati expresses staying of planet Saturn in three houses or zodiacs for whole 7 years and 5months, leaving a major impacts for this period on the person which are perceived to be degrading effects. This dark shading of horoscope starts with the entrance of Saturn in the 12th house, in the sign just previous to the moon sign, followed by its residing in the moon sign or 1st house which ends with its stay in the sign next to the moon sign as giving equal time at each house which comes out as 7.5years as total, further expressing the name of the period as Sadhe Saati. As Saturn takes almost 30 years to complete its cycle of all zodiacs, it also explains its arrival in the moon sign after every 30 years which further articulates its presence in a normal life span for 2 or 3 times.
There are some other similar aspects of the planet also as it leaves similar impacts when it enters the fourth and eighth house but they are comparatively less effective. The residing of Saturn in each sign is known as Panoti, Dhayia or Adhayaia among the masses. The Dhayia of 12th, 1st and 2nd house is most prominently known among the folks since ages and has a dominating role in astrology.
These different shades of Saturn's effect have been perceived as destructing impacts of the most malefic planet on the lives of the mortals as they are believed to bring downgrading in all aspects of life but it's the human nature to pick out the negative side of the coin while closing eyes towards the positive reflections. Like wise every revolving body in the sky, planet Saturn also bestow different colors comprising some lighter, some darker shades which have been veiled by the cloth of myth that the planet Saturn and it's periods of different arrangements on sky and land only bring hurdles resulting in losses in every direction. But through the right vision and in right articulation, these movements bring extreme changes in the life of mortals in different directions.