Shani Sade Sati takes the seven and half years. During this phase victim is observed to loose self-confidence, are extremely disturbed and are under stress. Be in ShaniMahadasha, ShaniDasha or Shanidhaiya etc. People are scared of the name Shani and fear is developed that Shani will do harm to them. But the fact is, if the karmas are good, good deeds along good intentions, and discipline is observed then things start getting streamlined. In the phase of Shani Sade Sati or AntarDasha or Mahadasha one should check his deeds, his thoughts and his actions , rudeness, selfish ness, self-centred attitude, cheating, disruption , detachment are all the ill effects of this phase . All these could be balanced with the help of right guidance, right actions so to maintain balance between all the aspects of life.
Most of the problems in this phase are a result of bad decisions taken during this phase. Bad choices made, wrong financial decision taken, too much expectations from a dead project, relationship or situation leading to excessive mental, physical and emotional loss. The need is to realize the situation from a different perspective with a practical angel involved to it. It is the gurus or astrologers duty to make the native understand the gravity of the situation be it a little harsh to accept. In most of the time be a little harsh or straight forward because at times keeping in mind the benefit of the native it is recommended to give them a bitter or harsh truth. It is imperative for an astrologer to be fair and unbiased. However, how much the harsh truth is,the intent should be to safe guard the interests of the Jataka or native. Then the remedies are followed by effective pooja so to negate the effect of the bad karmas or negative energy. Patience, Trust in guru and lord in required to come out of this phase.