What is Ashtama Shani?
Reckoned from Moon sign, when Saturn transits into 8
house it isknown as Ashtama Shani during which time Saturn and Moon will be in(6/8) Shashtaashtaka position. Ashtama sthana (8
house) in Astrologyis known as Randhra bhava a defective or a malefic house. It also occursonce in 30 years and at the most three times during the life time of anindividual.
What is Ardhaashtama Shani?
Reckoned form Moon sign, when Saturn transits into 4
house it isknown as Ardhaashtama Shani. 4
house is referred to in astrology asthe house of general happiness. It also occurs once in 30 years and at themost three times during the life time of an individual.
What is Kantaka Shani?
Transit of Saturn in 4
house reckoned from Moon sign isknown as Kantaka Shani. Kantaka is a Sanskrit word meaning a thorn,the one that gives obstacles or impediments, a trouble maker.
How to interpret transit of Saturn (Shani Gochaara)?
Several interpretations are prevailing in astrological system for thetransit or Gochaara of Saturn especially the Sade-Sathi.Having learnt
from the above that Saturn’s sojourn viz. Sade
-Sathioccurs at the most three times during the life time of an individual, firstround it is known as Mangu Shani, 2
round it is known as Pongu Shaniand 3
round it is known as Marana Shani. While the first and lastrounds are said to produce adverse results, 2
round is generally said toproduce soft and favourable results. Out of three legs of 2½ years eachduring Sade-Sathi, transit of Saturn in the Moon sign (Janma Raasi)ie.2
leg is said to be more malefic producing adverse results thancompared to the other two. During that time natal Moon will be underan eclipse from Saturn.