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  • Writer's pictureCarmelina G

Saturn enters Aquarius January 17, 2023

Updated: Apr 3, 2023



Saturn leaves Capricorn and enters sidereal Aquarius on January 17, 2023, until March 29, 2025.


This ends Sade Sati for those with Sagittarius Moon, and marks the start of the peak of Sade Sati for Aquarius moon signs, which is the most challenging period. This also marks the beginning of Sade Sati for those with a sidereal Pisces Moon. During your Sade Sati (the 7 ½ year period of Saturn) pay close attention to Saturn’s lessons, this is an important time of growth and development in your personal life, career, and spiritual life too, (more on Sade Sati soon).


Saturn leaves Capricorn where it’s been causing governmental restrictions, economic issues, and difficult karmas to surface at the global level with the corona virus. It now enters the futuristic sign interested in bettering society and healing humanity.


In Aquarius Saturn is focused on various modes of healing, which is depicted by not only its symbol, which is a man pouring water from a pitcher, but especially by the fixed star found in this portion of the zodiac called Shatabishak, the Vedic star of the 100 healers, the 100 flowers (herbs), and 100 stars. Varuna, the all-seeing deity of the cosmic ocean is found in this portion of the sky.

Water symbolizes healing and regeneration. Intense purification is an important quality of Shatabhishak.

Yet Aquarius is an air sign focused on the intellect and measures of advancing society, rather than degenerating it.


A rise in human rights protests will be seen throughout the globe.


Because Saturn will be in Shatabhishak for most of its transit, we’ll see new healing modalities as the shakti (power) of Shatabhishak is healing and curing on many levels. A focus on space, astrology, even medical or ayurvedic astrology is indicated. New discoveries in astronomy could take place.


Networking, associating ourselves with others, and working in unity are all seen in Aquarius, yet this sign can cause us to be loners, and relentless spiritual seekers.


Shatabishak relates to redemption, judgement, and repentance of “sin”, as Varuna is the lord revered for forgiveness of sin, and the sins of our ancestors.


This Vedic star can cause calamities to occur in our lives that lead us towards seeking divine guidance and liberation. Ruled by Rahu, Shatabishak creates important illusions that we must overcome, otherwise we’ll be devoured by darkness.


Heavy karmas can be seen here, hence every action should be done with careful awareness and intention. Honoring the laws of nature is of upmost importance.

There are some sobering truths in shatabbishak that we must find or accept before even attempting to heal ourselves, mind, body and soul.


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