Both Lord Surya's sons Yama and Sani rules our lives, whether we are alive or dead. Yama takes over the death and Sani rules the living one.
YAMA is assisted by CHITRAGUPTA who is assigned with the tasks of keeping every records of human beings on the earth, and upon death, deciding to have REINCARNATED as a SUPERIOR or INFERIOR organism, depending on their actions while alive on earth (KARMA).
Yama, is known as the Lord of Justice and is referred to as DHARMA.
Sani gives the results of one's deeds, while alive, through appropriate punishments and rewards. And Yama grants the results of one's deeds, but, only after dead!
Yama is the Guardian of the Direction and represents SOUTH. It is said that he is the wisest of the devas.
AGNI, who is the conductor of the dead, has close relationship with Yama. In other words, Agni is Yama's priest serving as the burner of the dead.
SANI rules the MASSES. Without the planet's blessings, a mass following is difficult to come by. EXALTED SANI or strongest Sani awards one with such a leadership position entailing fame and recognition among the masses. A lot of politicians or crowd-pullers have strong Sani in their horoscopes.
A DEBILITATED SANI or weakest Sani, on the other hand, makes one weak. It is said to have poor comitment and perservarance towards duties and suffers in the process of completing one's karmic obligation.
SANI is known as NEEDHIMAN (JUDGE). He only troubles the person during his/her DASHA for the wrong doings. Even in SANI DASHA, if a person is RIGHTEOUS & DEVOTED, he/she would be sure to come out of this period without any ill-effects.
According to VEDIC ASTROLOGY, Sani is considered to be the STRONGEST DISCIPLINARY TEACHER.
A favourably placed SANI in one's astrological chart, indicates a STRONG CAREER too. Sani rules MAKARAM & KUMBHAM. It exalts in THULAM & it debilitates in MESHAM.
MERCURY, VENUS, RAHU & KETU are considered FRIENDLY towards Sani, while SUN, MOON AND MARS are ENEMIES. JUPITER maintains NEUTRAL.
Sani rules 3 NAKSHATRAS, i.e. POOSAM, ANUSHAM & UTHIRATHAATHI.
Lord Sani is known more for his blessings than his ill-effects. No other planet is comparable with Lord Sani. He showers his blessings at the end of his Dasha. Have you heard of the saying that says, "The end of one's depression is JOY!" That is exactly how Sani operates. It gives you the joy at the end after testing your patience "cukup-cukup". He corrects our immoral acts by creating frustrations and delays. In the end, he makes one conscious enough to understand his/her mistakes!
Sani matures our SOULS, makes us understand the TRUTH of life, and finally we become a WISER person. Ask any persons who have come out from their ASTHAMA SANI or 7 HALF YEARS SANI periods. They would be transformed FROM the futility of their actions done out of ignorance in the past TO wiser persons at present.
Sani's influence is NOT ARBITRARY; rather it is the RESULTS OF ONE'S OWN KARMA!
Professional Vedic Astrologer