When Saturn conjoint or aspecting Rahu, commonly called the Shapit (cursed) dosh .

Rahu and Saturn are both slow moving planets so once they get conjunct or Saturn aspects Rahu, this could last for 1.5yrs. A child born at this time will have this shapit, ‘cursed’ negative composition  or dosha in his birth chart, causing typical events in his life. Most Important Saturn aspects the 3rd 7th 10th house from his settlement. So if calculated properly about 25% people will be born with Saturn with or aspecting Rahu. (This is also a condition for Pitru dosh, bad luck from the ancestors.)

 Hence, we can say -the conjunction of Rahu and Saturn in any of the houses in a horoscope forms the Shani Rahu Shrapit Dosha. Because of this dosha, the individual finds it difficult to enjoy life’s luxuries and comforts. There is a belief that this dosha takes place because of bad karma (misdeeds or actions) of previous births and it is advisable to take remedies on time , otherwise the curse continues for the generations. Although the combination of Rahu and Saturn can make an individual achiever in the field of technology, at the same time, it may extend bad luck to the native due to which he/she may not be able to enjoy success. With the presence of Shrapit Dosha individuals  nullify the positive effects of the other auspicious planetary aspects in one’s kundli.

 Effects  OF Shrapit Dosha

 Most important Rahu and Saturn are forces of struggle, pain, sorrow, so when they come together, these negative results are magnified and touch the ebb. It is actually a deep negative karma transferred from several lives, now out for resolution. If the Rahu in the astral and Saturn at the very Mooladhar chakra have the potential to cause in-auspicious havoc in the chart. Rahu-Saturn combination will adversely affect other auspicious combinations of the chart so this dosha needs to be analysed carefully pointwise. Combined with each other , they give delayed or denied marriage, no comfort in marriage, falling out with the spouse, divorces, death of spouse, no peace in married life. There after;  delayed or denied children, miscarriages, abortions, deaths of children, denial of male children, abnormal or unhealthy children somehow your next generation is affected. A vitiated family life, arguments in the house, negative energy, psychic attacks, ghosts in the house, financial troubles, there is no comfort/happiness in the house. Personal health is not good and lingering diseases exist. Education, career, business etc can get affected. Even if there are luxuries available, you will not be allowed to enjoy them. Overall Saturn influencing Rahu affects the overall auspiciousness of life.

 So, we can say that the shrapit dosha is all about an internal fight between the power of Illusion created by the cosmos around you and the aspiration of the soul to complete its karmic tasks and get free from this Illusion. You always have a choice in this. If you fall for the Illusion it is nothing but trouble throughout and more entanglements. If you are able to complete your karma then its freedom. Hence, it is a cursed combination. Mainly all depends on the power of the ascendant lord plus the birth Moon in navigating this combination.  
In astrological calculations, Rahu is like Saturn and Ketu is like Mars. But this is not really correct as they work on the subjective levels. Saturn and Mars are more on the objective planes of existence. If you have any tukk, aspect or conjunction between typical forces like this, ie Rahu/Ketu with Mars or Saturn in your chart you are going to come across some  typical turmoil in your routine.

Lagna Chart Showing Shrapit Dosh

Low energy Shrapit Dosh – If you see patterns like this in the chart, the dosha is of a low intensity and can be handled by performing remedial exercises. Hence we can say , More the patterns the more its intensity reduces in real life.

 **Saturn is a yogkarak for Libra and Taurus ascendants, so these two ascendants do not  have much influence on the dosha.

** Rahu and Saturn aspected by beneficent, who are themselves powerful. Mainly if a powerful Jupiter aspects Saturn by his 5th or 9th aspect, ie Saturn does not aspect him in return, then this Dosh reaches its lowest level to affect an individual.

** Saturn not aspecting any other planet in the astrological layover chart.

** A strong ascendant lord and a strong Moon in the birth chart, can reduce the intensity of turmoil created because of this Saturn’s influence on Rahu. Ascendant lord is connected to the person himself & Moon to the astral self – if we find these two are very powerful, most of the life’s problems can be resolved.

-High energy Shrapit Dosh – These higher intense patterns in the chart are tough to manage by remedies , but for sure with conscious efforts we are able to reduce and manage the situation & turmoil created by these dosha’s energies .

 **Rahu and Saturn aspected by malefics, mainly when if Mars aspects them somehow in the chart

** When Saturn is aspecting other planets, influencing their power.

** The ascendant lord and the birth Moon being unable to give good results, where the functional malefics, are placed in the 3rd 6th 8th 12th houses, or eclipsed & combinations. Then the personality, the environment and the mental/ emotional strength are troubled, adding to the problem. The coping process is troubled.

.  Shrapit Dosha Remedies

** Shani Rahu Shrapit Dosh Nivaran Puja – This can be done by an astrologer only

** Recite beej mantras of Saturn and Rahu 108 times daily morning after you freshen up and take bath

– Beej mantra for Saturn is – Om Praang Preeng Praung Sah Shanishcharaya Namah.

– Beej mantra for Rahu is – Om Bhraang Bhreeng Bhraung Sah Rahvey Namah

** Serve & feed rice balls made of cooked rice and ghee to fish and cows every saturday.

** Offer raw milk with water and black lentils to a Shiva Lingam every Monday helps in turning the dosha strength.

 **  Some charity, to the really deserving poor people, is also helpful (giving stuff to undeserving people does not work).

To analyse them together you have to check out the following about Saturn in the birth chart.

**No remedy can completely averse the problems caused by your birth chart energies (prarabdha karma). Reduce it yes, completely eliminate, is not possible.**