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I have decided to write an in-depth article on Saturn in the First House as per Vedic Astrology. Usually, we see a lot of random predictions on the internet with no logic or no sources of those predictions on Saturn.
What is the use of such random predictions with no source?
I always believe in delivering quality knowledge, which should benefit the entire Astrology community for the upcoming generations.
So in this article, we will be going through the detailed in-depth analysis of Saturn in the first house, through some handpicked Classical texts such as Brihat Hora Shastra(Brihat Jatak), Saravali, Chamatkar Chintamani, Phaldeepika & Bhrigu Sutram.
So without any further Ado, let us start the first article of the Saturn series.
What are the effects of Saturn in the first house as per Vedic Astrology?
As per Vedic Astrology, the first house rules over Thanu(Body), Shape of the body, Health(Swasthyam), Strength(Balam), success, fame & overall happiness as said in Prasna Marga 14th Chapter- Stanza-3.
So now the question is what are the characteristics of the planet Saturn?
Let us see below what Varahamihira Acharya said in the Hora Shastra 2nd Chapter- 11th Sloka about the Characteristics of Saturn.
1) मन्दोऽलसः – (Manda-Saturn), (Alasa- Lazy).
2) कपिलदृक् -(Kapila-Yellowish), (Drik- Eyes).
3) कृशदीर्घ – (Krisha- Lean),(Deerga-Long).
4) गात्रः -(Gaatram- Body).
5) स्थूलद्विजः (Stoola- Big),(Dwija- Teeth).
6) परुषरोम -(Parusha- Rough), (Romah-Hair).
7) कचोऽनिलात्मा -(Kacham-Hair on the head), (Anilatma- Vaata temperament).
8) Snaayu– Nerves.
Now we got to learn the nature of Saturn is lazy, who is having yellowish eyes, one with the Lean & Tall body, Long teeth, Rough hairs, Vaata Temperament(Windy) & it rules over nerves in the body. So all these qualities will be there if Saturn occupies the first house.
But always note that there will be mixed results if
- Any other planets occupy or aspects the first house.
- Lagna lord has the conjunction or aspects of other planets.
Coming back to the point, take a look at the verses from the Hora Shastra -18th Chapter- 9th Sloka where it explains what happens when Saturn is placed in the first house.
The above sloka from Hora Shastra says when Saturn is placed in the first house, one who is poor, diseased, with high sexual urge, stays unclean & dirty, suffered many health issues in the childhood & one with an indistinct speech.
But in the same 18th Chapter- 9th sloka itself, it again says as below.
Varahamihira Acharya then says “Guru Swarksho Ucchasthe Nri Pathi Sadrisho” which means If the Lagna becomes Dhanu(Sagittarius), Meen(Pisces), Makar(Capricorn), Kumbh(Aquarius) or Thula(Libra) & Saturn occupies any of them, then he will become equal to the king & will become the protector of the villages or town(“Nri Pathi Sadrisho Graama Purapa”).
Then he said “Suvidvaam Charvaango Dinakara Samonyatra kathitha”.
Which means he will have good knowledge & will be learned, with a beautiful organ (body). If Saturn occupies in the Lagna other than these said houses, then the results will be similar as said for the planet Sun.
Views from other Classical texts on Saturn in the first house.
Now let us learn what other classical texts have to say about Saturn’s placement in the first house.
Bhrigu Sutram on Saturn in the First House
Now let us learn what Sage Bhrigu says about Saturn in the first house. Sage Bhrigu has given a brief explanation in the first seven sutras of the 7th Chapter. Those 7 Sutras from the Bhrigu Sutram are given below in order.
Bhrigu Sutram Chapter 7- Sutra -1 says “VataPittaDeha” which literally means one who is troubled from Vata & Pitta temperament & so this will result in Rheumatic(Vata) & diseases related to Bile(Pitta).
In Hora Shastra, it said Saturn here increases diseases related to Vaata(Wind) but here Sage Bhrigu says troubles from Vata & Pitta.
Bhrigu Sutram Chapter 7 Sutra-2 says “Ucche Paragraamadipaha” which says if Saturn is Exalted & placed in the first house then the native will rule over a village or town & will have authoritative power in hand. Then next it says “Dhana Dhaanya Samridhi” which means he will also be financially sound & will benefit from the agricultural business.
Bhrigu Sutram Chapter 7 Sutra-3 says “Swakshe Pitru Dhanavaan” which means if Saturn is placed in his own house(Swakshetra) which is Capricorn(Makar Rashi) & Aquarius(Kumbh Rashi), then the father of the person will be rich.
Bhrigu Sutram Chapter 7, 4th & 5th Sutra says “VahaneShaka Karma Shetre” “MahaRaajaYoga”
Meaning: Saturn when placed in the first house which should be the sign of the 4th or the 10th lord, then the person will be very fortunate(BahuBaagyam) & will enjoy the benefits of MahaRaja Yoga(King size life).
Let me break it down & explain this in detail.
1) Sage Bhrigu says if Saturn is placed in the first house which is the sign ruled by the 4th lord. So in this case, it is the sign Sagittarius & Gemini. For Sagittarius Lagna(Dhanu Rashi) Jupiter is the 1st & the 4th lord as shown in the (FIG-1), same in the case for Gemini Ascendant (Mithun Lagna), Mercury is the lord of the first & the 4th house as shown in the (FIG-2)
So in short Sage Bhrigu says if Lagna becomes Sagittarius or Gemini & if Saturn is placed in Lagna, then it will give rise to MahaRaja Yoga.
2) Similarly, Sage Bhrigu says Saturn should be positioned in Lagna(First house) & the Lagna lord should own the 10th house.
So here there are only two houses that can be, one is the sign Pisces(Meen Rashi) & the other is the sign Virgo(Kanya Rashi).
So in short Sage Bhrigu says if the Lagna becomes Virgo(Kanya Rashi) or Pisces(Meen Rashi) & if Saturn is placed in there, then also it will give rise to MahaRaja Yoga as shown below in the (FIG-3 & FIG4)
Bhrigu Sutram Chapter 7 Sutra-6 says “ChandraMasa Dristhe Bhikshukee Vrithaha”
Meaning: The 6th Sutra says if Saturn is placed in the first house & if the Moon aspects Saturn, then the native will live a life of poverty & by begging.
But in the Sutra-7 says Subha Dristhe Nivrithi, which means if the negative results will get canceled if the Saturn is aspected by benefic planets such as Jupiter or Venus. Always note that if any malefic planet is aspected by a strong benefic planet, then its negative results will get nullified.
Phaldeepika on Saturn in the First House.
Phaldeepika Chapter-8th-23rd Sloka says if Saturn is in the first house exalted(Uccha in Tula Rashi) or is in Swakshetra(in his own signs Capricorn & Aquarius) then the person will live like a king or will have the authority of a village or town.
If Saturn is placed in any other signs, then the person will be always unhappy in childhood & will be very poor & lazy.
Saravali on Saturn in the First house.
Saravali says same effects as said in the book Phaldeepika .
Chamatkar Chintamani on Saturn in the First House.
Chamatkar Chintamani says the person will have many properties, will be very lucky, greedy, will be sad, narrow-minded & will win over his enemies.
Saturn in the first house for 12 Rashi in Vedic Astrology.
We earlier learned from Classical texts the results of Saturn when placed in the first house as Exalted, Swakshetra(In his own house) & when Saturn is placed in the house of a bitter enemy.
Saturn is the Karka lord of the 8th house (Longevity, Ayur Karaka, Death) & so Saturn does not go well with the Lagna Karaka Sun.
Now let us learn about the results of Saturn when occupies the First house in 12 different Rashi.
Saturn in the First house for Mesh Lagna [Aries Ascendant]
For Mesh Lagna Saturn with the ruler of Karma Staana(10th), Laabha Staana(11) & Saturn is the also the Bhadhaka Planet. Bhadhaka Planet as Saturn in Mesh Rashi says about the pending Karma left behind from previous births. So in this birth, it will have to be cleared when Saturn gets placed in Mesh Rashi.
Saturn is not at all comfortable being placed in the house of a bitter enemy Mars & Mesh Rashi is also the exalted sign of another bitter enemy planet the SUN. Sun & Saturn placement in a horoscope never goes well.
Saturn in Mesh Lagna is considered to be in Neecha Avastha(Debilitated State) unless it has given Neccha Banga, which will give rise to Neecha Banga Rajayoga.
As we discussed if Saturn for Mesh Lagna will be:
- In Neecha Avastha(Debilitated)
- A Bhadhaka Planet
- In the house of a bitter enemy planet.
Does that mean Saturn for Mesh Lagna is of no use & does only harm?
Not at all, If the Saturn is getting the aspect of strong benefic planets such as Venus,& Jupiter or if Saturn is in the state of Vargothama, the above-said situation will completely change. I would humbly request all Astrology students to vary the position of Saturn before getting into the conclusion.
Saturn in the First house for Vrishabha Lagna [Taurus Ascendant]
For Vrishabha Lagna Saturn will be the Yoga Karaka Planet as it will be the ruler of 9th(Trikona) & the 10houses(Kendra). The result will be more pronounced if Yoga Karaka Saturn is placed in Taurus with the Lagna lord Venus. This will be said as a very good disposition of Saturn as per the Classical Texts.
As Lagna being a Sthira Rashi(Fixed sign), unfortunately, Saturn will be the Bhadhaka Planet for Vrishabh Lagna. Any affliction to Saturn can completely turn everything down to negative results. If Saturn becomes Afflicted then, relationship with father, Spiritual Guru, teachers will be very bad & luck will not be in his or her favor.
Saturn as the 9th lord in Lagna will get benefits from father, will help in Spiritual journey & Luck will be in favor.
In the Maha Dasa & Bhukti of Saturn, the native will earn very well & will be respected.
Always note that Saturn should be totally free from all afflictions by the malefic planets to get the exact positive results said above.
Saturn in the First House for Mithun Lagna[Gemini Ascendant]
Saturn will be the lord of the 8th(Capricorn-Makar Rashi) & 9th houses(Aquarius-Kumbh Rashi) which is also known as the Bagya Staana(House of Luck) for Mithun Lagna. Lagna lord Mercury goes very well with Saturn & placement of Saturn in Mithun Rashi should be considered as a friendly disposition.
As we learned earlier in Bhrigu Sutram part, Saturn in the first house for Mithun(Gemini) Lagna will give rise to Maharaja Yoga as shown in the Fig-2 example.
Saturn is the significator of the 8th house & being the 8th lord it will take away the positive results as said for the 9th house for Mithun Lagna. But if Saturn is placed in Mithun Rashi without any malefic aspect or conjunction of malefic planets & gets the aspect of benefic planets then Saturn will give positive results.
My Views: In my past experience with horoscopes, I have not seen any positive results when Saturn is placed in Mithun Lagna. They were usually very dull in nature, very weak by health, very less communicative skills, Alcohol tendencies, dizziness due to excess intake of psychiatric medicines, Lazy, less interest in Spirituality in early years & become highly spiritual in old age. But most of the horoscope was of much badly afflicted Saturn & found only a few with the horoscope of well-placed Saturn. These are my personal observations.
Saturn in the First House for Karka Lagna [Cancer Ascendant].
For Karka Lagna(Cancer Ascendant), Saturn will be the lords of 7th & 8th houses. Saturn is the bitter enemy of the Lagna lord Moon & placement of Saturn in the watery sign will be considered to bring inauspicious results.
Since Saturn is the 8th lord, health will be a serious concern in the Sade Sati period, Maha Dasha & Antar Dasha, it will give diseases to Kapha & Vaatha. This is not a favourable disposition unless there is an aspect or conjunction of benefic planets.
My Views: Saturn in Karka Lagna gives fear of drowning, Brain disorders Mental diseases, lack of proper sleep, always disturbed, troubles from relatives & bad relation with Mother or she may suffer from diseases. Unless there is an aspect of strong benefic planets, Saturn negative effects cannot be controlled.
Saturn in the First House for Simha Lagna [Leo Ascendant].
For Simha Lagna(Leo Ascendant) Saturn will be the lord of 6th & 7th houses. Saturn is the bitter enemy of the Lagna lord Sun & placement of Saturn in here should be considered to bring negative results.
With the lordship of the 6th house, Saturn will be the creator of diseases, legal issues, enmity, etc. Apart from that Saturn is also the lord of the 7th house which makes him a Maraka planet for Simha Lagna Natives.
Simha Rashi is a fiery sign & the windy planet Saturn is not at all comfortable in here.
Saturn in the First House for Kanya Lagna [Virgo Ascendant].
For Kanya Lagna, Saturn will be the lord of the Putra Staana(Progeny) & Shatru Staana(6th house). As said for Mithun Lagna, Saturn in the house of mercury is not considered to bring auspicious unless it is aspected by benefic planets. Being the 5th lord Saturn in Kanya Lagna there will be very late birth of children, the person will look to settle abroad & in far away from the birthplace.
Saturn as the 5th &6th Lord will give strained relationships & find their love very late in life. There will more chances of late marriage as Saturn aspects the 7th house from the Lagna.
My view: Saturn in the house of Mercury gives difficulty in childbirth. This is more seen when Saturn occupies in the 5th house of mercury or Mercury occupies in the 5th house of Saturn.
Saturn in the First House for Thula Lagna [Libra Ascendant].
For Thula Lagna, Saturn will have the lordship of 4th(Kendra) & 5th(Trikona) houses, which will make him a Yogakarka Planet. Saturn should be considered to bring auspicious results for the native born in Thula Lagna[Libra Ascendant].
Apart from that Saturn is exalted in Thula Lagna & so will give rise to Sasa Maha Yoga which will give great results in Saturn Maha Dasa period. Sasha Maha Yoga is one of the most powerful yoga in Pancha Maha Purusha Yoga & it is considered to bring highly auspicious results.
Earlier we learned the views of Shri Varahamihira & Sage Brighu said about Saturn when it is placed in Thula Rashi. I completely agree with their views & I have seen many horoscopes doing very well in their life.
For Thula Lagna, Saturn is the 4th house & it is exalted, so the native will enjoy Vahana Bagya(Luck of vehicles), Land, benefits from relatives, mother, benefits from agriculture & animals. Venus the significator should be strong &also be free from all afflictions to enjoy good vehicles. Same in the case Mars who is the Karaka for Land should be strong & placed well in the horoscope to enjoy benefits from lands & agriculture.
MyView: Always note that Saturn should be free from all malefic aspects & conjunction. The results of Sasa Maha Yoga will be more pronounced if the depositor Venus is also planet well in the horoscope.
Saturn in the First House for Vrischika Lagna [Scorpio Ascendant].
For Vrischka Lagna Saturn will be the lord of 3rd & 4th houses. This is not at all a comfortable placement for Saturn in the house of a bitter enemy Mars.
VarahaMihira Acharya has stated Vrischik Rashi as SwayamGritha Anartha Rashi which means the native will end up in trouble whatever he does. He has also stated that Saturn in the Vrischik Rashi gives imprisonment.
My View: If Saturn is placed in Vrishchik Rashi with no aspect from benefic planets, then native will have very difficulty in achievement anything in life, delayed marriage, low paid jobs with no stability & will struggle to meet his day to day expenses.
The person will hold many secrets & will have revenge nature that will affect many through his actions. The placement of the depositor Lagna lord Mars will decide the results of Saturn in the first house. If Mars is debilitated the native will have a questionable character.
Saturn in the First House for Dhanu Lagna [Sagittarius Ascendant].
Saturn will be the ruler of the 2nd & the 3rd houses. As we learned earlier in Bhrigu Sutram, which states Saturn in Dhanu Lagna will give to Maha Rajayoga.
Saturn is a friend of the Lagna lord Jupiter & will not cause much harm if Saturn is placement without any malefic aspect or conjunction.
My View: Sagittarius is the sign known for fights or war. People born in Dhanu Lagna are very bold in nature, they always have a fighting spirit & they will fight for Dharma & justice.
If there is an aspect of Mars on Saturn, then the person will be very calm in nature but will be extremely short tempered & turn in violence in no time. If the Saturn is aspected by the Lagna lord Jupiter, then it will drive the person deeper into spirituality or occult sciences.
Saturn in the First House for Makar Lagna [Capricorn Ascendant].
Saturn will be the lord of Lagna & 2nd houses for Makar Lagna born natives. Saturn placement as the Lagna lord in Lagna itself is considered highly auspicious.
Saturn as the lord of the 2nd house is placed in Lagna, which says the native will be a hard worker & a self-made person.
As per the classical texts, we learned earlier says the native will live a King size life, will be wealthy & prosperous.
My view: The placement of Saturn as the Lagna lord in Lagna is considered highly beneficial. But Saturn is a malefic planet & its placement in Capricorn(Makar Rasi) without any aspect or conjunctions from benefic planets will make the native egoistic, will be cruel & will not have much mercy on other living beings.
Saturn in the First House for Kumbh Lagna [Aquarius Ascendant].
For Kumbh Lagna, Saturn will be the lord of 12th & Lagna houses. The sign Aquarius is the Moolatrikona sign of Saturn. Bhrigu Sutram, Hora Shastra & Phaladeepika has stated positive results on the placement of Saturn in Kumbh Rashi.
But in any case, if Saturn is occupied with weak malefic planets, then it can make life extremely miserable. Saturn will act more like the 12th lord which will result in huge expenditure, loss of landed properties, vehicles, accidents, unexpected loss of money.
My view: Kumbh Lagna born natives will have some Karmic debt related to financing, women & poverty. These are my personal observations from my past years’ experiences. They usually will be going through the very tough experience in the Saturn Maha Dasha period due to the lordship of the 12th house.
Saturn in the First House for Meen Lagna [Pisces Ascendant].
Saturn will be the Lagna & will be the lord of the 12th house. All the classical texts as we learned earlier, have stated extremely positive results when the Saturn is placed in the house of Jupiter.
But Saturn having the Lordship of the 12th house will give more heights to the natives who are much involved in Spiritual activities.
The results will be completely depending on the placement of its depositor Lagna Lord Jupiter. If the Lagna lord Jupiter is weak then Saturn will show more of its negative sign of the 12th house.
What are the effects when Saturn Transits in the First House?
Transits or gochar is mainly taken from the moon sign. But while doing horoscope analysis we consider the transit of planets over the natal Lagna also. But when Saturn transits the first house of the moon sign, it is said as the person is going through the Sade Sati Period.
Usually, this period is considered to bring major health issues, loss of wealth, operations, accidents, etc. But the results completely depends on how the Saturn is placed in one’s horoscope & the score of Saturn in Ashtavarga chart.
Gochar & Vedha are one of the important factors to find the positive & negative results of transits. The Vedha sign of Saturn when it transits moon sign is the same moon sign itself. Means if any planet joins Saturn in moon sign, then the evil effects of Saturn will get nullified & will start to get good results, instead of bad effects.
Now let us go through some example. In Fig A-1, the moon sign is Capricorn(Makar Rashi) & Saturn is transiting over it. Now as explained above, if any other planet joins Saturn in the first house the evil results are gets canceled & good results start to overflow. Now if you see Venus joins Saturn in the Fig A-1 chart, so negative results will get nullified until Venus stays in the sign Capricorn.
Basically, the Navamsa chart is used to understand the exact strength & weakness of a particular planet & to know about one’s life after marriage. So if Saturn is in the first house of Navamsa Lagna, then we can say there will be good stability in life after marriage.
But it gives positive results only if Saturn is placed in the house of benefic planets (Jupiter, Venus & Mercury) or it occupies its own house(Capricorn & Aquarius) in Navamsa Chart without the aspect & conjunction of any malefic planet.
Remedies for Saturn in the First house.
To achieve something in life, you should be able to come out of your comfort zone. That is what Shani Dev teaches us to do hard work & success will follow you. When he is afflicted in horoscope, it makes the person Lazy.
Determination & hard work is always the key to success & there is no short cut to it. If you are ready to change & follow these steps, then I am pretty sure nothing can stop you from being successful in life.
People with the weak & afflicted Saturn in the first house always lack vitality. They will have a very low oxygen level in the body due to lack of proper nutrition, proper rest & exercise.
Try to wake up at 5 am or at least before the sunrise. Get started with some cardio exercise & then shift to basic yogic exercises such as Pranayama or you can find a certified guru to learn meditation.
Meditation will help you create drastic changes in your life by balancing all the 5 elements in your body. If Saturn is weak in one’s horoscope, then more importance should be given to the basic Chakras especially on Mooladhara chakra while doing meditation.
Nowadays there are many spiritual & yogic organizations that are doing a great job in spreading the right knowledge & helping people make great changes in their life. I would personally suggest to check out the Sahaj Marg Raja Yoga Meditation, as they have many branches which are working for free across the world.
Chanting Shani Dev mantra daily after taking bath in the morning, fasting on every Saturdays will help improve the overall strength in one’s horoscope. Now check out the Shani Dev mantra in the youtube video below which I personally found it very useful & easy to follow.
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