Saturn is all about doling out karma and teaching us the lessons we need to learn. Often, these lessons can be painful and arduous to navigate through.
Here is a quote " Saturn is generally considered to be a punisher and the malefic planet, but that is only looking at Saturn in a negative perspective. He is a great teacher. Unless you are given hardships in your life, you are not going to learn. If life is very smooth, [like] a bed of roses, nobody is going to even reflect on what life is. They will lie down on the beach with a beer bottle or something. That's what happens for most of the people who are wealthy. They never even think about it. Saturn gives an opportunity for the soul to evolve.”
“There are two divisions of time that you need to be aware of about Saturn. One is the Saturn Dasa. if you ask, the astrologer will tell you whether you are running Saturn Dasa. which is a long period of being, 19 or 20 years of time. It will be a very, very troublesome period when you will go through life with great difficulties. That's one time. Then everyone also goes through the seven-and-a-half years of Saturn, when Saturn stays for two-and-a-half years in each zodiac.”
That’s a lot of years of hardship and learning. There are some calculators online that can tell you when this may happen, and some are easier to understand than others.
However, there is a happy ending. “Once you are out of that, then you will be prepared for a good life,”