Namaste, 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.
ऊँ शनैश्चराय नमः
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 Marga14th 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.
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 the nervous system 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 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.
PhaldeepikaChapter-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 the 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.
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 the 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 the 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 examples. 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.
What Does Saturn In The First House of Navamsa Lagna Mean?
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 the Shani Dev mantra daily after taking bath in the morning, fasting 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 very useful & easy to follow.