Saturn in the 5th house
First identify the 1st house. Count clockwise from the 1st house which will have the word ASC or LAGNA (LAG) in it. Count to the 5th house. If in the 5th house you have Saturn you should read this article. If after years of marriage you are not yet blessed with a child the you should read this article to reach a conclusion. Should you wait endlessly or just adopt a child. Saturn in the 5th house is a confirmation.
In case you have good children despite having Saturn in the 5th house then understand that in your horoscope other combinations of planets are protecting you from the harmful effect of Saturn in the 5th house. However to be on the safer side consider sponsoring a child in an well deserving and struggling orphanage. This is like insurance.
Saturn is a separatist planet and Saturn in the 5th house may mean separation from children too.
If Saturn is exalted then the bad effects of Saturn in the 5th house will be less experienced by you. However if there are other reasons for affliction of the 5th house matters then the exaltation may not contribute much. When in doubt always read the Saptamsa Chart.
If Saturn in the 5th house is made more beneficial by the connnection of good planets then you do not have to worry at all.
In case you have other bad planets like Rahu, Kuja, Sun, Ketu along with Saturn in the 5th house then consider that your 5th house is badly afflicted and you need to see an expert Astrologer.
This should be done prior to marriage because you may select a person who will support you with the luck of children instead of adding more problems in the area of children.
Horoscope matching should be considered seriously if you have a badly afflicted Saturn in the 5th house.
Remember that the quality of marriage and children is 50% indicated in your horoscope and the other 50% will be known only after you have selected your life partner.
What does the 5th house signify?
Above so many other things the 5th house is mainly related to children. The 5th house relates to accumulated merits of the past life which usually expresses as gifts in this life. The best gift is the gift of child.
From 5th house where does Saturn look?
Saturn in the 5th afflicts the 5th house in most cases.
Saturn looks at the 7th house (the house of marriage). It is also the house of union. Through fruitful union one is blessed with a child. Saturn looks at the 3rd house from wherever Saturn is in a chart and the 3rd house aspect of Saturn is considered very inauspicious. The purpose of marriage is children. So Saturn blocks the process of the purpose of union.
Saturn looks directly at the 11th house from the 5th house. The 11th house is the house of fulfillment of desires. So if a person desires a child, Saturn tries to block that desire.
Saturn has the 10th house aspect (glance too). So Saturn in the 5th house looks at the 2nd house which is the house of family and deals with the expansion of the family.
So whenever Saturn sits in the 5th house (children), Saturn afflicts the 7th of union, the 11th house of desires and 2nd house of family.
In the above chart, you notice that the Lagna is Mesha. So that is house number 1. Count clockwise. The 5th house has Saturn. Saturn looks directly at the 7th house from the sign Saturn occupies. (All planets have this glance). Saturn has special glances (aspect) and they are house number 3 and 10. So Saturn looks at the 7th house of union by the 3rd house view or glance or aspect. Saturn looks at the 2nd house of family by the 10th house glance (aspect). At one shot, Saturn has afflicted all important houses.
So you can easily guess the harm that can come whenever Saturn occupies the 5th house.
The importance of Saptamsa Chart:
Whenever you are in doubt with what is really happening because Saturn is in the 5th house, the best way to clear your doubt is check the Saptamsa Chart.
If a malefic planet occupies the 5th house or the 9th house in the Saptamsa Chart then the affliction increases.
If the lord of lagna of the Saptamsa Chart is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house then the chances for a child decreases.
If the beeja sphuta (sperm point) or the kshetra sphuta fall in the 6th, 8th or 12th house of a saptamsa chart then the chances for a child decreases further.
Saturn in the 5th house
Whenever a house is mentioned in a reading of a horoscope remember that the house positions are to be studied only from the Bhava Chart and not from the Rasi Chart.
In case Saturn is in the 5th place both in the Rasi Chart and Bhava Chart then it is stronger in giving the results.
The main reason for giving importance to the Rasi position is for use of ARUDA Lagna and other reference points which are referred from the Rasi Chart.
However the Bhava Chart reigns supreme because it is very sensitive to time of birth. If Saturn is in the border of the 4th house and 5th house or the 5th house and the 6th house then the expected results of Saturn being in the 5th house will be weak. This is based on the principle that any planet in Bhava Sandhi (junction of 2 houses) is not strong in giving the expected result.
The 5th house is primarily the house of children and children is an important aspect of family life and all the more in countries like India. In some countries because the married couple want to enjoy life, they avoid children because they feel that children are the cause of worry. Such people will go bad regions in their next life, because they extract happiness from the society without returning back the favor. If their parents thought like them, they would not be alive to enjoy life, is it not?
So in India, children are a must from several point of view. A child continues their blood, genes or whatever you wish to call it. The property of the person will be lost to some outsider in case of childlessness. His/her child will take over the assets and in such cases there is so much happiness as much as there is sorrow if one thinks of the property going to an outsider.
Moreover in India it is believed that a childless couple will go to inferior regions in the next life. This rule does not apply to the ascetics and yogis as they have given up everything, whereas a normal householder who is childless is just enjoying the world and that is considered a sin. For such people, I normally recommend “….. please take care of an orphan child in a well deserving orphanage for a minimum period of 8 years. You should fully sponsor the child as much as the child is your own…..”. By such methods the couple will not incur the sin of being childless.
Childless couples should not only resort to poojas and prayers, they should consult experts in infertility as God works through human beings (doctors in this case).
They should use knowledge to their advantage. The right kind of knowledge is ruled by Jupiter. If Jupiter is well placed in transit and associated with house of children etc then during that year by the right kind of knowledge one can beget a child.
Bhrigu Sutras says:
What you should check out before finally concluding:
My personal opinion is that Saturn is the hindrance planet, the block and the restriction planet. Saturn is the planet for renunciation and hence works against children.
The dignity of Saturn is very important. If Saturn is dignified and associated or aspected by benefic planet especially by Jupiter then it means that after the blocks are removed a child birth is possible. Blocks can be removed either by the use of medicine, surgery, pooja, the blessings of Saints, blessing of God due to prayers, and because the person adopted/sponsored a child in an orphanage.
If Jupiter is also afflicted, then in such cases the chances of remaining childless increases.
Check if in the Sarvashtakavarga Chart the 5th house has the lowest score or a low score. Also check the 9th house because 9th house is the house that is 5th from the 5th (Bhavat Bhavam).
Check the Saptamsa Chart.
Check the Beeja Sphuta Point (Sperm Point) and the Kshetra Sphuta (Egg Point) in the concerned charts.
Check for further afflictions on the 5th house and the 5th house lord.
The position of the 5th house lord in the 6th house or the 8th house or the 12th house may indicate sorrow through children.
Use the knowledge of Science too.
If the affliction of the 5th house is high in both the man and wife’s chart then the possibility of children is zero.
The common message:
The common message from most of the classical books of Vedic Astrology is that there is some major problem in the area of children. This is understood after reading books like Brihat Jataka, Phaladeepika, Saravali and other books.
In case the couple is childless for a long time and they have tried medical assistance, prayers and poojas and nothing else has worked, Saturn in the 5th house should be taken as the final word– “There will be no Children” and such people should adopt a child and forget the whole issue once and for all instead of going on and on with it thinking that in the next year they will beget a child.