As per Vedic astrology 11th house is the highest of the Trishadaya houses, meaning here lies the maximum amount of greed, desires, temptations and wish for materialistic gains. What happens when the disciplinarian and delayer Saturn sits here? Common sense says it should delay fulfilment of your desires and gains; it should cut you off from your network circle and elder siblings. But no, it does not work that way. It actually is a very positive placement for Saturn, actually one of the best placements. Why is it so?
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Let me tell you all a story from Ramayana which shows how important and beneficial Saturn’s 11th house placement is. The story goes like this: Ravan, who was a great astrologer himself, had chosen a time for the birth of his son Indrajeet when all the planets including Saturn were supposed to be placed in the 11th house and that would have made Indrajeet an invincible warrior in any battle. However, Saturn disobeyed Ravan’s order and at the last moment put one step in the 12th house and this etched Indrajeet’s defeat and death in the hands of Lakshman. Now you know how powerful Saturn is in the 11th house.
In the natural zodiac, 11th house is occupied by Aquarius, Saturn’s Mooltrikon or power sign. 11th house is second from your Karma house, so it is the place where you get the fruits of your hard work and right karma. 11th house is also an Upachhya house, meaning the results of this house gets better with time. Saturn’s own energy gels really well with the energy of the 11th house and that is why the good results of Saturn manifests at it best here. We need to remember that in addition to teaching lessons for detachment, Saturn also denotes materialistic gain and it helps to achieve this when it sits in the 11th house. Do not forget that with the right placement Saturn gives immense wealth and rise to power in his Mahadasha and even during Sadesati. The famous examples are Amitabh Bachhan and Indira Gandhi. Our current Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been in the peak of power during his Sade Sati.
Anyway, coming back to Saturn in the 11th house, if you have this placement, you are lucky because you are born to reap the maximum benefits of you hard work and toil. What matters here is the sign of the 11th house and if there is any malefic conjunction or aspect on Saturn. A clean Saturn placed alone in the own sign or in the exalted sign or in friendly signs is wonderful for materialistic growth. This position is particularly good of you have Aries or Pisces and Sagittarius ascendant. You will also get very good results if your ascendant is Cancer, Leo or Scorpio. There will be medium results for Taurus and Aquarius ascendant. For Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn ascendant we need to see if Saturn is getting any further support from any other planet to manifest its potentials related to 11th house. Normally success and gain for Gemini, Virgo, Libra and Capricorn comes after initial struggle.
If you have Saturn in the 11th house, you need the support of your friends’ circle. Friends are a very important part of your existence and you are very loyal to them as well. You gain from the friends’ circle as well. However, this Saturn also makes you a bit cautious about opening up fully to them. It is like you want to be part of a group, and yet somewhat detached from them. You will create your own identity even when in a group. You are a great team player with this position. You can manage a large team of people whose work would eventually contribute to your own success.
11th house is the house of income. Saturn here ensures steady income for you. Initially the gain may be less but is you have Saturn’s virtues in you like, hard work, patience and discipline, you will eventually earn a lot adding to your savings. You will also earn from multiple sources.
Saturn here denotes some kind of karmic relation with your elder siblings. They can either be the promoter of your growth or you may have cold relation with them. This depends on the sign placement and aspects on the Saturn.
When Saturn in the 11th house is negatively aspected by other planets or not placed in the favourable signs, it gives a tendency to develop antisocial behaviour for one’s own gain. The line between ethical and unethical gets blurry.
Now coming to the aspects of Saturn from 11th house.
Saturn’s aspect on your ascendant from the 11th house shows that you are an extremely hard working, focused and down-to-earth person. No matter how much money you may have, it does not reflect in your lifestyle and in your persona. However, there is an inherent need in you to have a lot of money and wealth to feel secure in life. You are likely to have a tall, lean structure. There can be nutrient deficiency in your body. You may also have knee related issues. Health may cause issues often.
From 11th house Saturn aspects your 5th house. You are extremely organised in planning. Your creativity also has a sense of structure and organisation and it is not the free flowing type. Your study area may be related to technology, science and mathematics. You are studious and dedicated towards studies. There can be delay or pause in your studies as well. As a parent, you have plans well laid for you children. You love them a lot, but there may be less display of it. There may be delay in getting children.
Lastly, Saturn aspects your 8th house. Well, this gives mixed results. It shows that you can endure the ups and downs of your life and any sudden events much better than others. It gives you great resilience to rise again from any situation. You may benefit from your spouse’s wealth. You may have some karmic obligation towards your in-laws, either you will gain from them or they will gain from you.