What are the ill effects of an exalted Saturn?
Good question. Saturn is in itself – a very hard planet – hard in the sense – there is no mercy shown. He is the Judge – and Judge is not to be blamed for your misdoings – his job is simply to be fair and provide justice.
In Libra – Saturn is more relaxed. So Saturn in fifth house – will not delay a woman’s progeny – rather provide her with a child and make her more responsible for his or her upbringing! So you see – here the delay is replaced with responsibility – so the ill effects of an exalted Saturn is more and more responsibility in relation to the house it signify.
Bad Saturn is delays. Good Saturn is more responsibilities. So much that the native feels burdened! A woman had Saturn in 5th (Libra) – and she had Jupiter in 7th (Sagittarius) – so then what happened? She married at the age of 28 – she became pregnant at the age of 30 – and just after delivery of her first baby boy – she was forced to leave her house within 4 months! Later she was legally divorced – now tell me – isn’t the 5th house Saturn in Libra – made her a SINGLE-MOM! And only a Single-Mom knows how challenging is the responsibility on her shoulders! So basically person feels burdened – no mother would feel her child’s responsibility as a burden – but still as a human being – one does feel burdened!
So Saturn in Libra – is like a strict military officer at his favorite place! So he is not going to punish you or being too harsh as he would be when outside at some other place – but he is going to impart all his qualities upon you – he is disciplined – he will make you disciplined, he knows what is responsibility and so now he will make you realize what is responsibility! So you see – he is practical by nature so he will now make you practical by nature. So being in LIBRA – Saturn bestows all of his qualities that Saturn considers to be necessary for the souls/individual’s growth!
So if the person is ignorant (weak Jupiter) he may consider these qualities that Saturn wants you to experience – as evil or bad.
But someone who is living with consciousness – he or she would ‘evolve’ through the process of Saturn’s rigorous ‘sessions/phases’ – leading to a much matured person than he or she was!
Maturity is when you learn to live in the moment! A man of awareness lives his life moment-to-moment. He is not thinking of his PAST, and he is not worried about the FUTURE, he is simply happy to be – in this NOW moment!
Ignorant men cannot understand what is good and what is bad for them and so they end up labeling anything that brings them pain as ill-effect or evil – and they miss – they simply miss to realize that the pain, the hardship is not to cause them pain, but to bring them much closer to their ‘self’ consciousness!
But people are ignorant and so they simply don’t get it – they are lost due to their own ignorance!
Now the woman who was divorced had to bear the responsibility of bringing up her son – all by her own efforts – but slowly she reached to a stage where she became an independent woman! So you see – on the outer circumference – an ignorant person may label the affect of Saturn in Libra as ill-effect – but a conscious man – is perfectly aware that – this is the way of Saturn to help the native to ‘evolve’ and transform into a much better person – a much matured person. Libra Saturn is favorable to the native and so such a Saturn raise you to new heights – in life!
If the same Saturn had been of Aries in 5th – this woman would not have become pregnant so quickly and now instead of responsibility – this Aries Saturn frustrates her – because she rarely is able to conceive a child – so here the story changes 360 degree! Here Saturn has no interest to raise you in life – but rather is simply interested to give you more hardships and pain!
So Libra Saturn is in reality not a negative placement. You have to see where Jupiter is placed – where Rahu is placed – where Mars is placed – because these 3 planets rules the stars of Libra! The best place for Saturn is in the star of Jupiter (Vishakha) – here Saturn truly exalts and is so much happy that generally the native with Saturn in Vishaka is more luckier than guys with Saturn in Chitra or Swati!
Compared to all 3 stars or nakshatras – Saturn in Swati – gives a bit tough time then otherwise!
Ill-effect is felt – is experienced by those who rebel against Saturn – what is Saturn – Saturn is TRUTH. Judge favors only the TRUTH. And so if you are not following the TRUTH – if you are not being TRUTHFUL to yourself and others – then Libra Saturn also cannot help you.
Why people suffer at the hands of SATURN? And the answer is found in the quote of the divine spiritual master Sri Nisargdatta Maharaj:-
TRUTH liberates you. SATURN liberates you! But since people are not willing to follow the TRUTH – they suffer. And what is suffering? Suffering is mental – and not physical! Your mind suffers – but because you have become the mind – you too suffer!
“The nature of the MIND is to wander. YOU are NOT the mind.” – Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi
But people simply follow their mind. They become the slave of their mind and then what else can you expect than to suffer!
The message of Libra Saturn – is to become ‘real’ – is to help you realize – what needs to be dropped – and what needs to be embraced! Here Saturn cares for the native – he wants the native to find balance – balance is the word – the more he or she finds balance in life – the more is the happiness in life!
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Let the light shine—Let the light within show us the way!
Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.