Today is Saturns Day, Lord Shani Maharaja, it should be understood that some people in India do not even say his name Saturn, instead he is simply called,”The BIG Lord.”
The Big Lord is the great delivery Deva of (karma) our actions, the rectifier or karma. There comes a time in our life when Lord Shani keeps score and he needs to even the checks and balances. Lord Saturn can make a Beggar a king and a King a beggar, so it is not all that bad. He can bestow and he can take. It all depends on your past karma’s, (what actions you did in your old car (body). Our karma’s are a mystery and we can only know a portion at a time. It is best to always keep in mind, if you do good you will get good and if you do bad you will get bad. Always be compassionate with yourself and others. There but for the Grace of God go I.
Saturn is retrograde in a tough tangled karmic knot area of the Zodia between Sagittarius and Scorpio. Deep, Deep roots are being dug up and our nose is being shoved into the good and the bad. Either way Saturn is work.
Kali has come with her rinse and spin cycle to dig up those karma’s (actions) that we have forgotten about. As I write about this I have come to the realization now after all these years how it actually works and what it feels like. My very own Saturn sits in the Nakshatra of Mula, although we are all different, I seem to have been given experiences and a memory of of how this actually feels by watching world events anybody into their 50’s and 60’s has gained some experience of watching a few Saturns’s transits of their moon.
This Saturns transit of the moon is most feared, it is called Sadi Sate (7and half years of Saturn transiting our moon. It happens every 30 years and you are lucky if you live to see your 3rd. I have been through 2 and actually they have been times of great growth and change for me. If you are willing to let go of the old and allow the new it can be easier. If you struggle with change oh yikes hang on… let go and learn to surf, you must go with the flow.
Yes, this can be an intense time Saturn in Mula in retrograde, so if you are feeling agitated, if your blood pressure is boiling, it may be the delays and the karmic squeeze reaching into your deep roots and you just may want to explode. This is the karmic rinse and spin cycle.
Listen to or sing the Hanuman Chalisa, or do a Hanuman mantra, feed the poor, feed yourself, help yourself, help someone else.
Saturns colour is blue, blue Safire. You can also, wear an iron horseshoe ring but warning this is not for everyone. I went to the Saturn temple in Shingnapur not far from Shirdhi in Maharastra on my first trip to India. I felt like I won a prize when I found a Sadhu selling these iron horseshoe Saturn rings. After only a few hours of wearing my new found ring, I felt depressed and knew to take it off right away and I have never been able to wear it ever again. Babu Kishan wears it happily now, he can handle Saturn I can not. It is important when doing any remedy to use your intuition and if it does not feel right don’t do it, unless you absolutely 100% trust the person who gave you the remedy.
I only trust myself.
Legend of Shanidev from the temple in Shingnapur Maharastra
“Suryadev (son of Brahma) and Sandna (the daugther of Daksha Prajapati) were Shri Shaneshwar's parents.
Sandna and Suryadev had two sons Dakshinadhipati Yama and Shri Shaneshwar and four daughters Tapti, Bhadra, Kalindi and Savitri.
Sandna finding it unbearable to live with the harsh glare of Surya's light, created her own replica and named her as Sanvarna and asked her to behave as Surya's wife and perform all the duties and savour the privileges of a wife. She made her promise that under no condition would she reveal to Suryadev that she was not Sandna and promised to help her when needed.
Sandna went back to her father Daksha. When Daksha saw that his daughter coming back, he advised her that she better live with her husband only. The dejected Sandna did not follow her father's advise and instead transformed herself into a mare and resided in the Himalayas and started penance.
Savarna performed the role of dutiful wife. She also gave birth to five sons and two daughters from Surya. Surya did not have any doubts about Sanvarna.
One day Shanidev was very hungry and he asked his mother to give him something to eat. She asked him to wait till she had made her first offering to God. But Shanidev insisted on serving him first and in anger kicked his mother Sanvarna. She in return cursed him that his leg would break.
Shanidev reported the matter to his father Surya. Surya said," a mother would never curse a son like this." Surya observed Sanvarna closely and found that she was not Sandna. Surya was enraged and asked her who she was. Sanvarna confessed that she was a 'shadow' of Sandna. and that Sandna had gone to the Himalaya for penance.
Surya told Shanidev that Sanvarna was like his mother and her curse would not go in vain. It is therefore that Shanidev has one lame leg.”