In Vedic Astrology, Shani means that which moves “slowly slowly” (shanaiye shanaiye). Saturn moves slowly and steadily. It takes about two and a half years for Saturn to cross a zodiac sign.
Saturn is considered a malefic planet, but when placed in favorable sign and house, it can bestow great fame and wealth. In unfavorable conditions, this planet gives sorrow, poverty, loss, accidents, misery and hurdles in life.