The Fourth Sade-Sati: Is it my end?
There is a misconception that a person cannot see four periods of Sade-Sati (Saturn’s seven and a half period)
Will I die in my fourth Sade-Sati? 🪐
The short answer is NO. A big NO. To understand this further, first we should familiarise ourselves with the very concept of Sade-Sati.
What is Sade-Sati, Saturn’s seven and a half period? 🪐
Sade-Sati is Saturn’s seven-and-a-half year period. Saturn takes 30 years to move around the zodiac. There are twelve rasis or signs in a horoscope. Thus, Saturn stays in a rasi (sign) for approximately two and a half years. The sign in which our natal moon is situated is very important. Moon is the karaka (significator) of mind. The seven-and-a-half-year period of Saturn is calculated as follows-
1. Two and a half years when Saturn transits the sign before the sign having natal Moon in it.
2. Two and a half years when Saturn transits over the sign having natal Moon
3. Two and a half years when Saturn transits the sign after the sign having natal Moon in it.
The period can be more than seven-and-a-half years. Saturn enters vakragamanam or retrograde motion that increases this period. Generally, we face Sade-Sati period every thirty years from the time of start of first sade sati.
There would be very few among us who would have the great fortune to witness a FOURTH sade-sati. But three Sade-Satis are common to a long-lived person. Saturn has a cycle of 30 years around the zodiac. Assuming, first sade-sati starts immediately at birth, it would end at about 7-8 years of age. The second sade-sati begins at the age of about 30 years. The third begins at 60 years and the fourth sade-sati begins at the age of 90 years. If first sade-sati falls in early childhood, it is very much possible to see the fourth sade-sati in a life time. For such persons, at about age of 97-98 years, the fourth sade-sati ends. Thus, the conclusion that someone cannot cross fourth sade-sati is WRONG.
Is there a correlation between sade-sati and death? 🪐
Period of sade-sati has no direct correlation with death. Sade-sati is a misunderstood concept. People generally consider it is 'bad' or a ‘negative’ period. But it is not true. Saturn is not a bad planet.
The seven-and-a-half year period of Shani (Saturn) is about purification through self-realisations. The period burns our karmas in a manner no other planetary period does. It is the period of hard work, discipline and austerity. Moving closer towards self-realisation should be our goal during this period. This is a period in which we can achieve the toughest life-targets. The dense energies from Saturn impacting the mind is a boon and not a curse.
Saturn is a divine planet. It would amount to demeaning Saturn if we associate death with it. There is no publicly available research to establish correlation between sade-sati and death. In my humble opinion, we need to first research this correlation. Only after we discover significant statistical correlation, that we can comment on this.
Only the most fortunate can see fourth Sade-Sati 🪐
A person reaching beyond the age of 90-100 years is a high form of fortune in itself. It is a blessing from the almighty that the person has reached such an age. There would have been a purpose for that person for sure. And the atma or the consciousness must be using the body and mind for that purpose. In Astro-Spirituality, we do not believe in the concept of deha-atma-buddhi. This concept treats the body, mind and soul as one. The soul is neither the body nor the mind. It is a pure witness that sees the body and mind being subjected to planetary influences.
The consciousness never dies or takes birth. We are all eternal 🪐
Sade-Sati or no sade sati, the concept of death itself is misunderstood. Astro-Spirituality believes only on rational and logical thoughts mentioned in our ancient scriptures. These thoughts are eternal. They are relevant even today since thousands of years.
In reality, there is no concept of death. The consciousness has been there since time immemorial. And it will be there till the time the Universe exists. Only the body will keep changing.
Bhagavad Gita sums it up through this beautiful sloka-
देहिनोऽस्मिन्यथा देहे कौमारं यौवनं जरा |
तथा देहान्तरप्राप्तिर्धीरस्तत्र न मुह्यति || (Chapter-2, Sloka-13)
Dehinoasminyatha dehe kaumaryam yauvanam jara
Tathaa dehantarpraptirdhirastatra na muhyati
The soul embodied in this body passes from childhood to youth to old age. Similarly, at the time of death, the soul passes into another body. The wise does not get deluded or perturbed by this.
So, let's all celebrate life without worrying about death. We are eternal beings in different bodies at different times. Let us celebrate life in this body by listening to the divine Navagraha graha mantra mala-
🙏 Om Tat Sat 🙏
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