The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Saturn Part 1 (Revised Edition 2021)’.
Retrograde Saturn in 3rd House in Sagittarius
When retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius, Libra rises in the ascendant. Saturn rules the fourth and fifth house. In general, it is benefic here, in most cases. The concept of various planets exhibiting tendencies to be benefic or malefic on the basis of the houses they rule in a horoscope has been explained in the book ‘Gemstones: Magic or Science?’.
Retrograde Saturn in the third house of horoscope in Sagittarius is benefic in most cases, though it may turn malefic in some cases. It may happen when such Saturn is influenced by one or more malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope. The concept of a benefic planet turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets has been explained in the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh’.
When benefic in nature, retrograde Saturn in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius can bless the native with good results related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, love life, children, creativity, spiritual growth, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition, fame and several other good results, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
The native may also witness various types of benefits through or due to his mother and/or children. Considering mother, his mother may be a rich woman, a celebrity, an officer in government or a powerful politician. The native may enjoy many benefits because of her money, influence and/or status. She may help the native in various spheres of his life. Considering children, the native may have children who may be physically, intellectually, emotionally, creatively and/or spiritually better or much better than average. Such children may achieve a lot in many spheres of their lives, and they may bring good name and many other good results to the native. Such retrograde Saturn can render creativity and/or spiritual growth to the native.
Looking at profession, such retrograde Saturn can help the native achieve success as a researcher, analyst, lawyer, astrologer, religious guru, teacher, preacher, consultant, police officer, army, air force, naval, revenue, administrative, foreign services officer, judge, doctor, scientist, engineer, politician, professional dealing in real estate industry, iron, steel, automobile, IT, health, pharma, fitness, media, finance, education, coaching, movie, television, music, sports, travel, food, hotel, airline, telecom, internet industry or some other type of professional, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Such retrograde Saturn can help the native achieve success through a creative field as an actor, singer, musician, writer, dancer, sportsman, artist, architect, designer, developer or some other likewise professional. Taking an example for a female native, suppose benefic retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius. Benefic Moon is placed in the first house in Libra, benefic exalted Mars forms Ruchaka Yoga in the fourth house in Capricorn, benefic exalted Sun is placed in the seventh house in Aries with Jupiter, and Venus is placed in the eighth house in Taurus with Mercury. In this case, the native may become an actor, and she may witness very good amount of success, money, fame and recognition.
If benefic Rahu is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius, and Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Leo, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable acting talent, and she may come across a lot of success, money, fame and recognition as a lead movie actor. She may perform very well in the genres of drama, romance, action and tragedy, and she may excel in intense type of roles. She may deliver many hit movies, and she may receive several awards. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, she may become one of the most successful female actors of her time.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Saturn in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius can trouble the native with problems related to mother, education, wealth, properties, vehicles, love life, children, siblings, colleagues, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Saturn rules the fourth and fifth house, and it is placed in the third house. If such Saturn is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his profession. The native may also witness various types of problems related to or through his mother. For example, he may not have a good equation with his mother, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may suffer from a long-lasting illness, she may be an alcoholic and/or a drug addict, she may be a criminal, and/or she may die before native’s age of 20, depending on native’s overall horoscope and running times.
The native may witness problems related to or through children, and such problems may aggravate if the native is female. She may witness delay in childbirth, medical complications, miscarriages, abortions, and/or birth of dead children. She may give birth to children who may be physically and/or mentally troubled. Taking an example, suppose retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Sagittarius with malefic Jupiter and retrograde Mercury. Venus is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn with malefic Ketu, and malefic Rahu is placed in the tenth house in Cancer with debilitated Mars. Angarak Yoga is formed in the tenth house. In this case, the native may witness 1 or 2 miscarriages before she may deliver an alive child. She may keep changing jobs till her age of 30/35, though she may earn well.
If Moon is placed in the sixth house in Pisces, and Sun is placed in the third house in Sagittarius with Jupiter, Mercury and Saturn, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may earn well from her profession, but she may witness financial losses, job loss, and/or bad reputation from time to time. She may get involved in a scandal, and she may face a court case. Her mother may die before native’s age of 30 or 25. The native may witness 1 or 2 failed marriages and she may settle in her second or third marriage. She may witness 2 or 3 miscarriages, and/or abortions, though she may give birth to alive children also.