The detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Retrograde Saturn Part 1 (Revised Edition 2021)’.
Retrograde Saturn in 3rd House in Scorpio
When retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio, Virgo rises in the ascendant. Saturn rules the fifth and sixth house. In general, it is partly benefic and partly malefic here, though the benefic part is higher, 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 Scorpio is benefic in many 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 Scorpio can bless the native with good results related to 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.
Such retrograde Saturn can render creativity and/or spiritual growth to the native. It can also render various types of good results to the native, related to or through his children. For example, the native may not witness any complications during the birth processes of his children. He 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.
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, suppose retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio. Benefic Mercury is placed in the ninth house in Taurus with Sun, benefic Rahu is placed in the second house in Libra, benefic Venus is placed in the eighth house in Aries with Ketu, Moon is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, and Mars is placed in the seventh house in Pisces. In this case, the native may become a singer, and he may witness good amount of success, money, fame and recognition.
If benefic retrograde Jupiter is placed in the first house in Virgo, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess remarkable singing abilities, and he may come across a lot of success, money, fame and recognition as a singer. He may deliver several hit songs, and he may receive many awards. He may also be very good at playing musical instruments. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, he may become one of the most successful singers of his time, and his net worth may be in billions. He may be added to the hall of fame for singers.
On the other hand, malefic retrograde Saturn in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio can trouble the native with problems related to love life, children, siblings, colleagues, health, profession, finances, reputation, authority, recognition and several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope and running times.
Saturn rules the fifth and sixth house, and it is placed in the third house. If such retrograde Saturn is influenced by malefic planets, and/or an overall malefic horoscope, the native may witness various types of problems related to or through children. 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. In an extreme case, she may die while giving birth to a child, and even the child may die with her.
The native may also witness delays, financial losses, setbacks, failures, job loss, bad reputation and several other problems related to or through his/her profession. Taking an example for a female native, suppose retrograde Saturn is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Scorpio with malefic Mars. Malefic debilitated Sun is placed in the second house in Libra with malefic Rahu, Ketu is placed in the eighth house in Aries, benefic exalted Mercury forms Bhadra Yoga in the first house in Virgo, and Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Leo. Grahan Yoga is formed in the second house. In this case, the native may keep changing jobs till her age of 35/40, though she may earn well. She may witness 1 or 2 miscarriages, before she may deliver an alive child.
If Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Aquarius, and debilitated Moon is placed in the third house in Scorpio with Saturn and Mars, the equation may become more troublesome. In this case, the native may keep changing jobs throughout her life, though she may earn well. She may also remain jobless for periods of more than 3 months, many times in her life. She may witness 2 or 3 miscarriages, though she may give birth to alive children also. She may suffer from heart related problems after her age of 35/40, and she may die between her age of 55 and 65, due to a heart attack.