Saturn transits Thula (Libra) to Vrischika (Scorpio) on December 16, 2014 at about 02:44PM according to the Vakya Panchangam. The Sani Sthalam at Thirunallaar follows this panchang.There are different dates of this transit specified by various almanacs.According to the Thirukanidha Panchangam it is 1st November, 2nd November by Lahiri and KP and 16th December according to the Vakya Panchangam. We need to understand that the effects of this transit are not concentrated on a single day and last two and a half years which is the period that Saturn occupies in each house before its next transit. In fact, some experts opine that the effects of the transit are apparent even six months before the transit happens.
What does this transit mean and which Rashis are affected?
The placement of Saturn or Shani has various kinds of effects on the rashi's. Saturns sight is directly on 3rd House Makara, 7th House Vrishabha and 10th House Simha. The following list will throw light on what each of these Rashi's can expect from this transit.
Mesha - Need extreme caution. Ashtama shani starts
Vrishabha - Need to be cautious and not not get involved in unnecessary issues
Mithuna- Very favorable
Kataka - Normal.Arthashtama shani ends
Simha - Need extreme caution.Arthashama Shani starts
Kanni- Very favorable. 7 1/2 Shani ends
Vrischika - Need extreme caution
Dhanus - Need to be cautious and not not get involved in unnecessary issues.7 1/2 Shani starts
Makara - Very favorable
Kumbha - Need to be cautious and not not get involved in unnecessary issues
Meena - Normal.Ashtama Sani ends
In case this transit seems unfavourable, the following remedies are suggested by experts
1.Puja at the following temples
2.Observe fast on Saturdays at least for one meal.
3.Consume only vegetarian food on Saturdays
4.Light a lamp for Lord Shani on Saturdays