In Vedic astrology, Saturn is known as Shani, which means losing awareness. As Shani is derived from the word Shanichar, slow mover, it is a planet of judgment. During Saade Sati (7 ½ years) and Ashtama Shani (2 ½ years), Saturn punishes people based on their karma. With a malefic Saturn, a person experiences suffering, delays with a lot of hard work. Blue Sapphire will improve a person's career, fortune, name, and fame, while Lapis Lazuli will increase mental clarity, immunity, and freedom.