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Saturn Moves To Sagittarius
and The Mutual Aspect Of
Saturn and Jupiter

By Vachaspati Christina Collins

Saturn has now moved to Sagittarius, and will stay direct until April 26th when it retrogrades in Sagittarius staying in Mula, Ketu’s nakshatra. Then, on June 21st it will retrograde back into Scorpio, and into Jyestha the Star of Mercury. Saturn is the Planet of Focus and can be scientific in nature. Transiting over the two stars of Ketu and Mercury will produce a good environment for astrologers (who are ruled by Mercury) for research in Astrology. You very often see a connection between Mercury and Ketu in the natal charts of astrologers.

Sagittarius Sun, Moon and Rising – will be especially affected by this transit. It will also affect the oil commodity and its revenue. Saturn is the karaka (planetary indicator) for oil, and when it retrogrades in a water sign, especially Scorpio where it aspects Leo (gold) you will see the resulting increase in production and value in the financial markets. These same may dip with Saturn in Sagittarius.

Another thing to note, is with Saturn’s movement into Sagittarius, individuals with planets (lagna, moon or sun) in Capricorn will now be in sade sati (the 7 and ˝ year transit of Saturn through the 12th house, 1st house and 2nd house of the Chandra lagna (moon rising sign). And, now that our dear “baby boomers” are gaining in age, we look to our children’s charts. For if you have a child with a Capricorn Sun or Capricorn Moon, that generally means that the father or mother’s life can be affected by the transit to the child’s chart. Most often this manifests as change in health or career.

Sade Sati is not “bad” in all cases, it depends completely on the entire chart of the individual, and also the annual chart (Varshaphal) should be considered. Key as well is to look at the binashtakavarga bindus for the Moon and Saturn, and see which has the most strength.

Further, when considering Saturn’s transit, we also need to observe the planets and signs Saturn will aspect by its special set of aspects to houses 3 and 10. (all planets aspect by position and opposition or 1 and 7). So for Sagittarius that will be the signs Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini and Virgo.

Next, we add the transit of Jupiter in Virgo to determine which house or houses the both Saturn and Jupiter mutually aspect. When Saturn is in Scorpio and Jupiter (who aspects houses 5 and 9) is in Virgo they mutually aspect Taurus and Capricorn. Now that Saturn is in Sag., they mutually aspect the sign Virgo. So, drum roll – the main house in any chart to deeply consider is the Virgo house and whatever house number that is for you as an individual. No matter who you are, now is a good time for a check-up with your healthcare practioner or physician. And schedule a consultation with your astrologer for an in depth look at your chart and divisional charts to see how this new transit will affect you or your loved ones personally.

As a consulting astrologer, I am finding that not only the people who annually ask for consults in January to get a view of the coming year (no matter what their rising sign is) are joined by many, many people who have planets in Sagittarius. Jupiter expands and Saturn restricts, so the Jupiter ruled people, especially those with Sag. placements or Pisces placements are feeling constriction, often over health issues, and increasingly over relationships where they feel their “freedom” is being restricted in some way. (so, hang in there, it will change in a couple of months when Saturn retrogrades back to Scorpio).

When you are examining this new condition, don’t forget to also check the navamsa and other divisional charts for the transit effects.

Saturn’s Aspect from Sagittarius and Jupiter’s aspect from Virgo mutually aspect these Houses until April:

AriesHouse 6
TaurusHouse 5
GeminiHouse 4
CancerHouse 3
LeoHouse 2
VirgoHouse 1
LibraHouse 12
ScorpioHouse 11
SagittariusHouse 10
CapricornHouse 9
AquariusHouse 8
PiscesHouse 7

Note also that the USA charts most commonly used have either Scorpio or Sagittarius rising. We can watch the country chart for the effects as well. I use the Kelleher Sagittarius rising chart. Sag. is the sign of “freedom” with Saturn sitting there, “freedom” will feel restricted in any country with a Sagittarius Moon or rising sign. So we will wait and see what happens in the spring with it retrogrades back to Scorpio.

Finally, examine the USA New Moon Chart. With the current tone of the country, I would really pay attention to this one. The houses in play with the mutual aspect of Jupiter and Saturn is house 6 (enemies) from the Aries rising, and house 7 (partnership) from the Sun and Moon in Pisces. Given the ascendant lord Mars in war with Saturn in Scorpio in the 8th we watched this play out in the election which took place before Saturn moved to Sagittarius. We can hope the return of Venus to exaltation will bring a soothing effect as Venus also will aspect the Virgo house for many months to come. (Venus leaves Pisces on May 30th).

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Christina Collins Biography

Christina CollinsChristina Collins, Jyotish Visharada, CVA, Jyotish Kovid, ICAS and CVA, Jyotish Vachaspati, ICAS, Jyotish Medha Pragya, ICAS and Jyotish Mahasagara from Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation 2013, is a third generation Astrologer specializing in the Vedic system. She received her honorary titles from the late Dr. B.V. Raman, former President of the ICAS (Indian Council for Astrological Sciences) in New Delhi and Bangalore, India, from CVA (Council for Vedic Astrology, USA), from the ICAS in Bangalore, from the Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation in 2013 and the Jyotish Navaratna from ACVA (American College for Vedic Astrology) in 2014.

From1997 to 2012, she was the first and sole American woman to be honored by the highly held title of Jyotish Vachaspati (Jyotish - the light bearer and Vachaspati - the one who speaks the truth and whose predictions come true. (In
Sanskrit, Vac = speech and Brihaspati is a name of Jupiter the planet of wisdom and truth. Her most recent honor from India, the Jyotish Medha Pragya title, means that consciousness has merged with Jyotish.

As a founding member, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA online), and was former Editor of the ACVA News. President of Celestial Resource (The Timing Coach) she serves corporate and private clients from students to celebrities. For the Jyotish Star you can reach her in Boulder CO at, and for consultations:

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