Kantak Sani & Sade Sati
However, the transits are not as bad for all the natives, since it depends on how badly Saturn is afflicting the horoscope. If Saturn happens to be a yogakaraka in the horoscope and involved in good yogas then the transits are not as bad and vice versa. This is also dependant on the Astakavarga strength of a sign. If in the sarvastakavarga, the number of dots are lesser than optimum and/ or in Saturn's astakavarga the dots are lesser than 4, the period becomes a tough nut to crack. Along with this, one must check out, whether it is a bad transit from all the three points, namely Moon, Lagna and the Arudha Lagna. If it happens to be bad transit from all these three points, then the time become too tiresome for the native from almost all areas in his life. It is also required to check the astakavarga of all planets, whether Saturn has contributed to any dots in the transiting sign in the those planet's astakavarga. If not, then the affairs ruled by the planet under consideration suffers due to such transit.
The transit of Saturn in the 12th,1st & 2nd houses from the Janma Rasi (Natal Moon sign) is called Sade-Sati or the seven and half year period. Each house is transited by Saturn for about 2½ years each.
The transit of Saturn in the twelfth house from Moon sign initiates the Sade-sati when the domestic affairs go awry. There maybe turmoil in married life, differences with parents and children, change of residence and many domestic problems. Worship Sri Kali Ma in addition to the Graha Mantra of Saturn.
Graha Mantra of Saturn
ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रौं शनैश्चाराय नमः
om prām prīm praum śanaiścārāya namah
The transit of Saturn in the Janma Rasi causes bad company, failure in undertakings, and many personal problems like loss of reputation, danger from accidents etc. Worship Sri Hanuman in addition to the Beeja Mantra of Saturn.
Ekadashakshari Hanuman Mantra
ॐ हं रुद्राय हनुमते नमः
om ham rudrāya hanumate namah
Beeja Mantra of Saturn
शं शनैश्चाराय नमः
śam śanaiścārāya namah
The transit of Saturn in the second house from Moon results in many enemies and financial losses, loss of livelihood and danger from Government action. Worship Sri Krishna as well as Saturn.
Whenever Saturn Transits on the 1st, 4th, 8th or 10th from the Chandra, Lagna or Arudha Lagna (AL), such transit is called Kantaka Sani. Kantaka literally means thorn and as the name suggests the native's life become so terrible that it is compared to a condition whereby a person limps when a thorne is stuck in his foot. During this period, the career is hamphered and finances dwindle. When it happens with respect to the AL, the career and finances are greatly affected, when it happens with respect to Lagna, the person makes wrong decisions and suffer due to that and when it happens from Moon, the person suffers physically and emotionally.
The remedy to Kantak Sani is to chant the 3rd anuvaka of the Chamaka Prasna of Yajurveda, 11 times, in the morning at the brahma muhurtha. If this is done sincerely then the effect of Kantaka Sani on the native is minimal.
3rd Anuvaka of Chamaka Prasna
शं च मे मयश्च मे प्रियं च मेऽनुकामश्च मे
कामश्च मे सौमनसश्च मे भद्रं च मे श्रेयश्च मे
वस्यश्च मे यशश्च मे भगश्च मे द्रविणं च मे
यन्ता च मे धर्ता च मे क्शेमश्च मे धृतिश्च मे
विश्वं च मे महश्च मे संविच्च मे ज्ञात्रं च मे
सूश्च मे प्रसूश्च मे सीरं च मे लयश्च म ऋतं च मे
ऽमृतं च मेऽयक्श्मं च मेऽनामयच्च मे जीवातुश्च मे
दीर्घायुत्वं च मेऽनमित्रं च मेऽभयं च मे सुगं च मे
शयनं च मे सूषा च मे सुदिनं च मे॥ ३॥
śam ca me mayaśca me priyam ca me'nukāmaśca me
kāmaśca me saumanasaśca me bhadram ca me śreyaśca me
vasyaśca me yaśaśca me bhagaśca me dravinam ca me
yantā ca me dhartā ca me kśemaśca me dhritiśca me
viśvam ca me mahaśca me samvicca me jñātram ca me
sūśca me prasūśca me sīram ca me layaśca ma rtam ca me
amrtam ca me'yakśmam ca me'nāmayacca me jīvātuśca me
dīrghāyutvam ca me'namitram ca me'bhayam ca me sugam ca me
śayanam ca me sūshā ca me sudinam ca me ..3..