Saturn and Karma!! Interlocked?

Many people confuse their karma with the movement of their stars and planets which leads to one misconception that both karma and Saturn are relatable. Are they? We’ll try to figure out what actually Saturn is and what actually karma is and what impact they have on one’s life?

On the first hand, Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest planet in our solar system.

However, in the astrological view, Saturn is termed as “SHANI” the teacher, he is the Lord of Karma and wherever he is placed in your nativity here presents the lesson you need to learn in this life. He teaches us by placing the roadblocks in front of us. Similarly, Saturn knows the right path for you and it will make you choose that path. That is why you will often find people say- Sade Sati (Shani) changed my life and my perceptions towards life.


Saturn passes through approximately one zodiac sign every two years. It takes about 28 years for Saturn to pass through all twelve of the signs. Also, people sometimes get afraid of being heard that the place of Saturn in their horoscope has been shifted, Why? What is to be afraid of just a planet? Well according to our Hindu mythology, there are many stories about Saturn, but I found out an interesting one:

Saturn was the son of the universal soul SUN and the shadow of his wife. Yes, you read it right !! Shadow of Sun’s wife. Sun’s wife was unable to bear the fire of the Sun and so she had gone to live with her parents to take a break from her marital duties. To ensure that Sun doesn’t notice her absence she left her shadow in her house.


Sun and the Shadow are popularly known as “Chhaya” ended up making love and Saturn was born. Sun later found out about it and because he is always righteous in his actions felt betrayed and didn’t accept Saturn.

Saturn had to leave and for obvious reasons developed hated for his father. So, it means if there is karma associated with you either good or bad weather you have directly brought that karma into effect. If the karma is good you will get good results if it is bad you will get bad results.

On the other hand, Karma is the Sanskrit word that means action. You reap what you sow. Natural consequences arise from any kind of action. By performing pious activities, one accrues good karmic credits and attains a higher birth in which one can enjoy without any difficulties.

However, when one’s pious credits are exhausted; one falls again to earth, just as one must return from holidays to the regular routine of work when one’s well-earned funds are exhausted.

On the other hand, Karma is the Sanskrit word that means action. You reap what you sow. Natural consequences arise from any kind of action. By performing pious activities, one accrues good karmic credits and attains a higher birth in which one can enjoy without any difficulties.

However, when one’s pious credits are exhausted; one falls again to earth, just as one must return from holidays to the regular routine of work when one’s well-earned funds are exhausted.

The Bhagavad-Gita categorizes karma into three forms:

(1) Karma– those which elevate,

(2) Vi-Karma– those which degrade and

(3) A-Karma– those which create neither good nor bad reactions and thus lead to liberation.

The cosmic Lord of the Rings around the Saturn tends to be “cruel” to be kind. Nicknamed “Father Karma”, Saturn breaks you down and then makes you lift the heavyweights. As karma reflects humanity, If your karma is good but the place of Saturn is not right in your horoscope you might get some bad moments.

Saturn -The planet of discipline, justice, and hard work can have both auspicious and inauspicious effects on one’s life. Click here to know how it affects your existence based on your Kundli.  

Saturn has different effects on people with different zodiacal signs also; Let us discover some of these:


The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Aries can find themselves in leadership roles. It can make you more aware than others of right or wrong in a societal way. Responsibility will be a major concern in your actions. Demands from people around you will dominate your consciousness. 

You have learned neutrality, to overcome any insensitivity toward other people that you may have had in your youth. Thus, you could be a stellar athlete and a daredevil. You may be the first one to dive in, kick start a project, or start a new trend. The trouble is your staying power is not quite as strong.

The Negative Aspect

Saturn in Aries can also create difficulty for the person to stay motivated, which can lead to distraction and hopelessness. You will probably find it extraordinarily difficult to place yourself ahead of others.

It shows the dominating nature in career, misuse of one’s will, domineering, uncooperative, self-centred, selfish, impatient, impulsive, fear of self-assertion, and lack of courage. Guilt and anxiety might haunt you over issues that others, without this influence, might not consider significant.


   The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Taurus shave a tendency to base their self-esteem on their finances. They use time and resources wisely. Ambition is locked in and comes to nothing unless the person subjects his life to powerful self-discipline. Even successful people are notoriously unhappy.

The Negative Aspect

Saturn in Taurus can also lead to possessiveness, dependency, egoistic nature and materialistic life. In Taurus, Saturn shows misuse of one’s resources, wasteful, greedy, miserly, materialistic, stubborn, narrow-minded, fear of poverty, hoarding.


     The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Gemini are considered to be strong, positive, and intellectual. They have a bit of impulsiveness with an irritable nature. It will make you feel ill at ease while you go about day-to-day life. You may come across as cold and reserved.

This can turn some people off. You can use this to your advantage by listening to people. That way you don’t have to do too much talking, yet people will love you for listening! They are great in expressing their views through writing; they also have a growth in teaching under the influence of Saturn.

      The Negative Aspect

People with Saturn in Gemini tends to rely on their brain allot, they start becoming more and more intellectual rather than believing the fact which is going on. Saturn in Gemini shows misuse of one’s power of communication and influence, fear of expressing oneself, feelings of intellectual inferiority, shyness. 


  The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Cancer tend to have strong connections to their families and their homes. They tend to be highly intuitive about human needs. They have great remembrance ability. Your care-taking instincts could lead you to a career in the culinary world, hospitality or nursing.

 The Negative Aspect

Addiction of anything leads to some bad anyhow, same with the people fall in this category as Saturn in cancer leads to the person being more and more sensitive. They also emotionally block out people from there lives. Saturnine Cancer shows insecure, hypersensitive, overly-dependent, self-protective, withdrawn, fear of abandonment, fear of intimacy, fear of expressing one’s feelings or emotional needs, blocks to giving and receiving love. 


      The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Leo are natural leaders. They are usually unruffled, punctual and disciplined. Because they can be egocentric or self-centred they are often a meticulously fabulous entertainer. You might be recognized as the“party poper” or a bad date since people, in this case, are more spontaneous. Creativity is your calling card and you could find a career in the arts or theatre, or by making beautiful objects by hand.

  The Negative Aspect

Not all people are great leaders; some confuse it with ruling other people also. Same is in the case of Leo when Saturn struck in. Saturn in Leo shows improper use of one’s will or authority, rigid, lack of confidence and self-esteem, fear of expressing oneself (including creatively), fear of, giving love. 


The Positive Aspect

Saturn is most comfortable in this zodiac sign. When Saturn happens to be in Virgo, you may very well be a workaholic. You may forget that you are working only to make a living.  However, you may fall into the trap of living to work! Strong sense of responsibility in your attitude to work and life will be there. 

They are perfectionists if they’re focused and clear about what they are doing. All things natural appeal to you: organic foods, cruelty-free and sustainable products, holistic healing. However, you could open up a business based around any of the aforementioned or even train as a therapist, masseur, acupuncturist or herbalist.

   The Negative Aspect

When Saturn in Virgo happens, the Virgo people usually become distant when they start living their lives not being a neutral person. Saturn in Virgo overly critical or analytical, worrying, self-deprecating, repressed fear of illness, compulsions, and feelings of inferiority. 


The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Libra are champions of justice. With Saturn in Libra, you can find yourself working to mediate the problems that arise between friends and co-workers. Be aware that your sense of responsibility makes you a very good partner.

Your partner benefits from your attitude. Advertise yourself as someone who might not get into relationships easily but when you do, they last forever. As a matter of fact, you could be drawn to the law, fashion or sales as a career since you’re equally concerned with justice and beauty.

The Negative Aspect

They usually experience anger or intolerant behavior which leads them to be distant from their loved ones. Your Saturn in Libra could bring about the hard truths about what it really takes to co-exist harmoniously with another. Saturn is sacrificing in relationships; too much dependence on others, clinging, and lack of identity, fear of relationships, rejection, and being hurt.


 The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Scorpio are the one who is the transceivers of the dead and the diseased. They have many positive aspects, for example, intense focus, truly ambitious. Secretiveness can be a trap for you. Your career may involve medicine or helping people through a personal crisis.

       The Negative Aspect

Living in the illusionary world can lead to misguiding. Secretive nature can become harmful too. Saturn in Scorpio can be a powerful influence. This influence will always make you restrict transformations, change, and growth.

You will find it very difficult to accept changes in your life. Any change will be stressful for you, bringing in anxiety and worry. Saturn in Scorpio misuses of one’s power, controlling, manipulative, ruthless, unforgiving, fear of intimacy, and lack of trust.


The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Sagittarius people have committed learner, explorer, and travelers. The Sagittarian is a good organizer and promoter. They have a restless thirst for knowledge, and generous nature too, they start developing a rational behavior. Your career could involve traveling, teaching or publishing.

The Negative Aspect

Saturn in Sagittarius often leads to interest in religion or philosophy. However, once you step out of facts, this interest can wind up in rigid or moralistic thinking. People become more close-minded and mean. Saturn in Sagittarius is intolerant, over-zealousness, self-righteousness, blind faith, fear of travel and exploration, a lack of faith or guiding philosophy. 


The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Capricorn are almost hard workers, desirous for status and respect. They are true manifesters of their lofty ambitions for the benefit of others. These people are responsibility holders. You could even open up shop on your own venture.

The Negative Aspect

Smart work is easier than hard work. Although, Capricorns are hard workers but sometimes under the influence of Saturn have difficulty “letting go” and just have some chill time. Defensiveness and self-consciousness start to develop. Saturn in Capricorn misuse of one’s power and influence, motivated by greed and power, dictatorial, rigid, fear of failure, lack of ambition, fear of authority.


The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Aquarius have a common-sense attitude. They appreciate, value others, they have the ability to forgive and are patient. They have a disciplined mind that follows quirky threads of inspiration.

When you learn to identify and overcome your fear of failure, you will discover that this fear has been the only thing holding you back from defining and working towards your dreams.

The Negative Aspect

They are intolerant for people who do things impractically, clingy, stressed and loss of magical balance is there under the influence of Saturn. You may find socializing tiresome and prefer to stay alone which could cause a feeling of loneliness and separateness. Saturn in Aquarius leads to intolerance, cold, emotional insensitivity, fear of joining in, lonely, or isolated.


The Positive Aspect

People with Saturn in Pisces are born healer, compassionate, sympathetic and sensitive to other people. They have an art of quelling old feelings of sorrow.

While self-control seems to be the most attractive route for you, you might find that sharing your feelings, even in little ways, will help you overcome many of the vague feelings of guilt, self-doubt, and anxiety that prevent you from enjoying life in a free and natural manner. The arts: especially music and poetry will call your name.

The Negative Aspect 

Being more sensitive and sympathetic can lead to difficulties also. For example, your sensitivity might lead to feelings of moodiness or indecision. Further, they easily sacrifice there needs in order to fulfill it for others by these people to become depressing at the end.

As a matter of fact, Saturn in Pisces is hypersensitive, overly emotional, anxious, moody, depressed, negative fear of feelings, repressed feelings, fear of the subconscious and the supernatural, fear of losing one’s mind, lack of faith and spiritual orientation.

So, the antecedent was the facts of how your zodiac/stars react under the influence of Saturn.

Below is also a handy guide to learn how to work with Saturn’s energy:

Planetary Statistics:

  • ChangesZodiac Signs: Every 2.5-3 years
  • ZodiacSign It Rules: Capricorn
  • Day of the Week: Saturday

Saturn governs the following aspects:

  • Maturity
  • Structure
  • Discipline& work ethic
  • Time
  • Karma
  • Government, banks, corporations
  • Prestige, status, authority

For more clearance to our main concern about the reliability of Saturn and Karma, we spoke to the Astrologer Ms Dimple Saini From @astrotalk, she’s good in Vedic astrology, tarot reading, Lal Kitab astrology, according to her “Both Saturn and Karma are relatable, as if a person has all the bad habits in him then he has already ruined his karma. As a result of which his planet Saturn will lead him to a miserable life, likewise, if a person has good habits and is working hard, he is added a fruitful life to him along with the goodness of Saturn“. Get your Karma report today and get to know about your past, present and future. Also get an insight about your predictions 2020.

Supporting the same statement of Ms. Dimple Saini another Astrologer Acharya Mridul Mishra from @astrotalk expert in Vedic astrology, numerology, Gemology said “Saturn is said to be the Lord of Karma, By rights, Karma is said to have taken the place of Saturn. They both are linked to each other in every possible way”.

However, on the contrary another Astrologer Acharya Kuldip Awasthi from@astrotalk, good in Vedic Astrology stated that “I can’t predict someone’s Shani (Saturn) until I look into his natal/birth charts” he further added ” karma and Saturn are both non-relatable as karma is what a human is doing and Saturn is a planet who keeps on changing its place“.


The planet Saturn will always push and test us to our limits, it rules over time. It has the power to reward like no other planet. There’s a spiritual energy that requires us to go within, to meditate, to slow down, to listen and witness. It’s here to help us understand that life’s lessons are not meant as punishments, but as learning. This means connecting with your inner teacher and guide, Becoming a Master of your body, emotions and your mind, so you can become strong and at peace.

When Saturn aspects the Moon it can create conditions where we feel unloved and neglected, we feel that things are not going in the way we wanted them and that’s when we connect it with Karma. Saturn is already a Karma driven planet. Retrograde periods are always going back to ensure that your karma has a clean chit.

So, basically Saturn retrograde is the time for you to make those corrections so you can dive into the mountains of Karmic miracles that the universe has in store for you. As no human is perfect, we are allowed to make mistakes. In this lifetime, you succeed when you own them, make corrections, learn from mistakes and move forward.

There are five perspectives of Saturn retrograde that will improve one’s Karma, Let’s have a look:

  • Discipline
  • Time Out: Think about whatever you have done.
  • Reflect, Renew, Re-correct, Renew, Repeat.
  • Embrace the Past.
  • Sow good Karmic seeds.

We hope that you all must be a having a newer and brighter version to the planet Saturn and Karma now. Also, let us know your perspective on their relatability in the answer section.

“Faraway, to an infinite world I escape. I am clear and calm, I am unafraid.Sunless days, in my shelter milky way. In Saturn’s ring I feel no pain.” ~Paula Cole

“There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life—happiness, freedom and peace of mind, are always attained by giving them to someone else.”~ Peyton Conw

These were the major details about Karma and Saturn and you may also like to read about Feng Shui to Enhance your Finance and Peace.

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Posted On - February 25, 2019 | Posted By - Admin | Read By -


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