How to calculate my Sani Dasa

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How to calculate my Sani Dasa
The cycle of Saturn is highly influential in Vedic astrology. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

Hindu followers of Vedic Astrology, also known as Jyotish, predict an individual's path in life by studying the cycles of nine planets, or 27 Nakshatras. This is known as the Dasa system. The Sani Dasa is a period of time when Saturn influences your finances, career and health. Calculating your Sani Dasa is important because Saturn is seen as a malevolent, negative planet. Once you have calculated your Sani Dasa, you can remedy its impact on your life by engaging in acts of devotion or charity. You will need to have an understanding of the stars and moon and good mathematical skills in order to calculate your Sani Dasa.

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Things you need

  • Internet access
  • Place, date and time of birth
  • Nakshatra chart
  • Information on Vedic astrology
  • Calculator

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Find out the exact location, date and time of your birth. Use an online database to find the latitudinal and longitudinal co-ordinates of your birthplace. Put this information into an online Vedic astrological calculator. Choose a reliable calculator that asks for specific details about your birth. Those that offer a free computerised calculation based on general information are useful for purely entertainment purposes. Do not rely on them to provide a comprehensive appraisal of planetary dynamics.

  2. 2

    Print out your Vedic birth chart from your chosen online calculator. Find the Moon's longitude at the time of your birth by locating it on the chart. Use the Moon's position and the Nakshatra tables to find its star cycle and ruling body. As an example, if the Moon's position is 290 degrees in Capricorn, it is in the Shravana Nakshatra, which is ruled by Saturn.

  3. 3

    Follow the formula set out in the Vedic astrology software or books to calculate the start time and length of your Sani Dasa. This will be unique to your birth date so accuracy is very important. Consult a Vedic astrologer for specific remedies to counter the negative aspects of your Sani Dasa.

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