Saturn enters Sagittarius on 12th January, turns retrograde in Sagittarius on 7th April and re-enters Scorpio on 12th July 2017, assumes direct motion on 26th August and moves into Sagittarius on 7th October. Saturn moves in retrograde motion, yet again from 18th April 2018 to 6th Sept 2018. Thereafter Saturn continues its direct motion in Sagittarius till 30th April 2019. From 1st may 2019 to 18th Sept 2019, Saturn moves in retrogression and finally transits to its own sign Capricorn on 12th Jan 2020. The slow moving planet finally leaves Scorpio to move into Sagittarius on 12th Jan 2017. He is called Kothanda Sani here.
Saturn signifies a plenty of things, these include detachment, spirituality, slow growth, stagnation, obstacles, hard work, delayed progress, courage, change, reinvention and need for change in the way of life. He is a tough task master. He likes to impose discipline. He is known as karmakaraka. He never disturbs people who do not deviate from their duties. If you are facing problems due to Saturn’s transit in Sagittarius, the sign of super benefic Jupiter, you will like to go for spiritual solution. That’s where the direction Saturn takes one to. Most importantly, respect your elders, be honest and do not cheat/deceive others. His transit in Sagittarius in general will initiate one into spiritual path, or if you are already there, will take you to new heights. He teaches us patience.
Let us see how this transit impacts all of you, vis-à-vis your Janma Rasi.