Understanding Shani Dev

Shani or Saturn is one of the most feared planets in the Horoscope. Typically most people in power are feared, but the ones who do not succumb to sycophancy are feared even more. Shani is one such entity. He creates extreme circumstances in people lives where they are tried incessantly and they either collapse or transform . His brother Yama, also the son of Surya is responsible for judgment in the afterlife and Shani for judgment in this life. If one were to draw parallels between the judiciary and the role and traits of Shani, it may help in the understanding and overcoming issues related to Shani in one’s own chart and life. The judiciary always moves at a pace that is trying for everyone. They hold the power to curb freedom, give punishment and also reverse fortunes. They also have the authority to pardon past mistakes in light of good behavior. They have to always be approached with humility. Shani too has to be approached without pride. Shani is said to be really harsh on those who are arrogant.  It is said that Lord Hanuman has been given a boon by Shani that he will not trouble the devotees of Lord Hanuman. You may recall the piece I had written about Lord Hanuman in which I had pointed out how humility and devotion to consciousness were the most...

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