Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Rahu - Ketu Movement 2017 ...........

Rahu (the dragon's head) & Ketu (the dragon's tail) would bring in some changes in our lives now. Rahu & Ketu remain 180° apart. Their movement on August 21 from Leo & Aquarius to Cancer & Capricorn respectively, would bring in unexpected & dramatic changes in our personal life as well as world events. This change comes in every 18 years and we would be revisiting the part of life as it was during 1999 & 2000. This was the time when Rahu & Ketu had last transited the sign of Cancer & Capricorn. During this period, the world experienced the great Dotcom Bust as the technology & financial markets had crashed. India saw a proxy war as Kargil was attacked by terrorists / mercenaries that were allegedly from Pakistan. The country also witnessed the high drama of Indian hostages at Kandahar, Afghanistan.
All these events had one thing in common. It's the very nature of Rahu & Ketu in Cancer / Capricorn axis that brings nearly 180° change. The very circumstances around us become different without any change in our own work, nature & abilities. This usually creates opportunities & changes we are not ready for & couldn't have planned for or insured in the normal circumstances.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Hindu Festivals/ Rituals in August 2017

August 3 – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadashi
August 4 – Varalakshmi Vritham
August 5 – Pradosh Fasting – Shani Pradosh as it is Saturday
August 7 – Shravan Purnima – Full moon day
August 7 – Raksha Bandhan
August 7 – Nariyali Purnima
August 7 – Rig Upakarma
August 7 – Avani Avittam
August 7 – Hayagriva Jayanti
August 8 – Yajur Upakarma
August 8 – Gayatri Japam
August 8 – Bhadrapad Month begins in North India
August 9 – Ashunya Shayan Vrat
August 10 – Kajari Teej
August 11 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
August 13 – Hal Sashti
August 14 – Sri Krishna Jayanti in South and Western parts of India
August 15 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami in North India
August 15 – Dahi Handi and Gopala Kala
August 16 – Goga Navami
August 17 – Chinga Masam begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar
August 17 – Aavani Month begins in Tamil Calendar
August 18 – Bhadra Month begins in Bengali Calendar
August 18 – Ekadasi Fasting
August 19 – Pradosh Fasting
August 21 - Pithori Amavas
August 21 – Amavasya - No moon day
August 21 – Pola in Maharashtra
August 22 – Bhadrapad month begins in Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat
August 23 - Sam Shravani
August 24 – Haritalika Teej – Swarna Gouri Vrat
August 25 – Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
August 26 – Rishi Panchami
August 26 – Sam Panchami
August 27 – Muruga Sashti Fasting
August 28 – Mukabharan Saptami
August 29 – 16-day Mahalakshmi Vrat begins in North India
August 29 – Radha Ashtami - Mahananda Navami
August 30 – Gauri Puja in Maharashtra

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Purnima dates and time in 2017

Based on Hindu calendar and Indian Standard Time.
Purnima, or Poornima, is the full moon day in traditional Hindu calendar.
The day is considered highly auspicious by Hindus and some communities fast or keep Vrat (Purnima fasting) from sunrise to sunset on the day.

July 9, 2017, Sunday

August 7, 2017, Monday.

September 6, 2017, Wednesday

October 5, 2017, Thursday

November 4, 2017, Saturday

December 3, 2017, Sunday

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Planetary Movements - 2017

Saturn Transit:  Saturn is a slow-moving but powerful planet. Its change of sign shakes things up in life! Saturn changes sign after every 2.5 years and takes around 30 years to travel through the zodiac. This year, Saturn would move to Sagittarius on 26th January 2017 from when it begins its 2.5 years journey in the sign. Saturn is moving into the sign of Jupiter.
Saturn transit in 2017 would incline people towards spirituality and religion. A lot depends on how it is placed in your horoscope. Its malefic presence could cause turbulence in life while if positively placed, it might bring your life back on track like a guiding spirit.

Jupiter Transit: Jupiter is in Virgo and would move to Libra, the sign of balance on 12th September 2017. Jupiter would also be retrograde from 6th February 2017 to 9th June 2017. While Jupiter is a benefic planet, the results of its transit may differ from person to person depending upon its placement in your birth chart. Jupiter transit in 2017Pla is favorable for progress in career. It would also boost performance & growth in studies and business.  Jupiter is likely to bless people with more wisdom and judgment to strike a balance in life and take projects from the ground up. Jupiter in Libra can show you the right path but what that path is depends upon the placement of planets in your horoscope.

Rahu Transit: Rahu would transit into Cancer on 21st August 2017. Since it is transiting in retrograde motion, it would move back from Leo to Cancer.  Rahu transit in 2017 is likely to play with your emotional stability. Too much thinking, irresolution, indecisiveness and negativity might persist this year after transit. Rahu transit in 2017 is favorable for those planning to go abroad. The period after transit is also good to indulge in your hobbies.

Ketu Transit: Rahu and Ketu move together, always across from each other. At the same time, as Rahu, Ketu would also move from Aquarius to Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. Ketu transit in 2017 is likely to trigger a lot of changes in your life. You might feel like bringing change to your workplace or the way you work. Ketu transit in 2017 would also promote movement and wandering.

Mars Transit: From 31st May to 17th September. This period would be marked by loss of energy, courage, and risk-taking attitude. You might feel lethargic and overly cautious.

Mercury Transit: Would retrograde quite a few times, during which you might feel a sense of double-mindedness in everything. Your decision-making ability could suffer. You may change courses or get distracted in studies too.

Venus Transit: would turn retrograde from 4th March to 15th April. This retrograde motion could cause problems in married life, extra marital affairs, and roadblocks in getting married for singles. Venus in fact would also be combust this year, from 29th November into the next year. This could affect your ability to make an impression on others. Loss of confidence & attraction is possible. This is not a good period for married couples either.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Saturn : Surprises & Regains about to begin

Saturn is the judge and the lord of karma, whatever we do in our life, past or present is sorted out by the karma – ruler Saturn. It is going into a retrograde motion will sort the Karma of each. Therefore, Saturn retrograde can be seen as a double dose of Karma. Karma is a form of energy, which is real, and it is very closely bounded to Saturn.

The combination of past, present and future is always knitted only by our doings, and karma is the main results of our deeds. If you have been good in the past, then at a predetermined time, a good event will cherish your life and will reward you. With the onset of Saturn retrograde motion, the Karma will show how responsible you were in the past.

The retrograde Saturn on 6-04-2017 will start a journey from the deep despair to the euphoric heights and this karmic rollercoaster ride is starting in a very bad place with the presence of Venus square Saturn.  This will be the most challenging of all planetary aspects. The matter will become worse, the sadness will haunt every day, losses and pains can’t be neglected because both planets are in retrograde motion and both with unfortunate stars.

Saturn Retrograde Meaning

The retrograde phase of Saturn and its effects depends on the position of Saturn in your birth chart. If the placement of Saturn is not favorable then it may bring delays and difficulties in your life and relationship. Perhaps you’ll fail to earn a proper living to support your parents and your parents. Saturn aspect by position will show the areas of life, the changing personality traits, behaviors that’ll require extra development. You’ll have to learn some lessons or will have to pay extra effort to pay back your karmic debt. It is good if you learn the lessons to help you further in the difficult phase of life.
A healthy Saturn in your horoscope compels one to work hard and get the fruits of the work soon. The aim is to be physically strong enough so that your hardships of life may vanish soon to prepare you for the responsibility for yourself and the family members.

Effect of Saturn Retrograde in general

Saturn retrograde shows depression, anxiety, sadness, loneliness, tiredness and lack of motivation. People with ill-placed Saturn shows disrespect to the parents, authority, and figures that may hold you back. Saturn is associated with Karma so you have to reap what you have sowed. Dishonesty and betrayal is hatred for Saturn. If you’re a victim of conspiracy, betrayal, then it’s the better time to hope for the justice. If you have done good but no reward in favor, then it is a good time as you’ll be rewarded by the planet of justice. However, it also depends on the placement of Saturn in your birth chart and transition of Saturn and its effect on your horoscope.

Whatever be the effect of Saturn retrograde –Be ready for your past deeds.

Saturn Retrograde Dates

Saturn entered the Sign of Sagittarius on 26th January, 2017. Now, the Saturn Retrograde will begin on 6th April and will last till 20th June, 2017.
Saturn – the strictly no-nonsense and ego-deflating planet, which entered Jupiter's mansion – Sagittarius with its minimal luggage on 26th January, 2017, has now decided to pack its bags again to head towards the mysterious Scorpio, for a brief 'investigation'.

We are now nearing that phase when Saturn will be travelling in a retrograde motion. During the year 2017, Saturn will be passing in a retrograde motion for about 142 days, that is around 4 months and 22 days. Saturn Retrograde in Sagittarius will in operation from 6th April, 2017 to 20th June, 2017 and after this the mighty taskmaster will be entering the Sign of Scorpio, but continue to transit in a retrograde motion till 25th August, 2017. Its unusual stay in Scorpio will finally come to an end on 26th October, 2017 after which the Saturn Transit in Sagittarius will begin afresh.

What To Expect? 

The Saturn retrograde may bring some unexpected changes and there may be unprecedented developments. If you are planning to begin some new and important tasks or projects, then consider all the options well as Saturn may try to test your determination and sense of purpose. Saturn will remind you of the tasks that you had started working on in the recent past, but left them halfway due to a lack of focus or interest. The retrograde transit of Saturn will bring a buoquet of positive as well as negative results.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Jupiter Retrograde in Virgo 2017


Starts on: 6th February, 2017

Ends on: 9th June, 2017

It's the time to re-assess the ratio between our efforts and fortune.
Jupiter will be turning Retrograde in Virgo Sign from 6th February 2017 until 9th June 2017. The planet Jupiter is the ruler of wisdom, generosity, kindness and during the retrogression phase, it gives mixed results. The Jupiter Retrograde can create adverse effects in the fields of education, finance, philosophy and spirituality. Moreover, there may be blocks in fortune and our intuition may not work as effectively as it would during a normal phase. You will also have to keep a control on your expenses.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Various episodes of Budh Aditya Yoga in 2017

Budh Aditya Yoga is a life-modifying and destiny-changing Yoga that is formed when Sun and Mercury come together in a Horoscope. Sun is the source of life energy and Mercury the planet of intellect is known to infuse this life-giving energy in the brains of the native resulting into a yoga that makes the native an intellectual, socially well known, prosperous and praiseworthy person.
This is one of rare Yogas formed in a minor segment of the population only bestowing huge benefits. Thus the combination of these two planets – Sun and Mercury is extremely lucky and brings status, financial well being, power and respect in the society to the native.

Famous personalities like American President Abrahm Lincoln, Bollywood Legend Amitabh Bachchan and late Indian President Adbul Kalam have one thing in common. They have enjoyed the results of Budh Aditya Yoga forming in their birth chart that has given them such a charismatic persona, intellect, name and fame in their life time.


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Mars & Venus Conjunction 2017

Mars & Venus are the two radically different planets. When they sit together, it creates a very charged up scene in the sphere of passion. Mars is about action, raw energy and aggression. It believes in getting things done and embodies the virtue of intensity & passion to the core. Venus, on the other hand is soft passion, accommodation in love & marriage and charm to achieve success. When these two come together in a chart, it increases the intensity - be it in love & relationships or in karma & work.

Mars & Venus have beeen in a close transit from November 2016 and continue till the next 11 months, the results would be in form of a rise in passionate love & high professional ambitions & success at the same time.
This is a sticky transit as its effects would be felt in varying degrees over the next 11 months till 5th October 2017. During this period, the emotions usually run high and the passion overtakes along with feeling happier to be achieving it rather than staying passive about it. Passion Karma runs high during thistime. A person is likely to achieve the desired - be it on the professional front or in relationships. This transit is known to provide a lucky window to approach & complete your financial projects with much rigor and passion. The results are generally achieved if done at the right time when Mars Venus Combine is operative.
This transit gives an ability & courage to make things work in your favour - both at work and in love & relationships. The precise cycle of effects would start peaking in Feb-March 2017, which would be the time when one should expect much progress at work, courage in public life & ability to stand up against the world.
After the rise, the matters would slowly die down during May & August 2017 but the same above mentioned cycle would come back from August 2017 reaching a crescendo in early October 2017.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

What are the Water signs in Astrology?:

Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Why are they called Water signs?:

There are four triplicities in Astrology that are grouped by their element. The other triplicities are earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo), fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and air signs(Libra, Aquarius, Gemini).What are the general characteristics of the Water signs?:

Water signs are attuned to waves of emotion, and often seem to have a built-in sonar for reading a mood. This gives them a special sensitivity in relationships, knowing when to show warmth and when to hold back. At their best, they are a healing force that brings people together -- at their worst, they are psychic vampires, able to manipulate and drain the life force of those closest to them.Water signs are tuned into the many shades of meaning in relationships, and at times can absorb "vibes" from others. They have to work harder than other elements to maintain their personal boundaries.
How are the three Water signs different?:
Within their triplicity, the water signs each belong to another group known in astrology as qualities. For the water signs, Cancer is a Cardinal sign, Scorpio is a Fixed sign, and Pisces is a Mutable sign. In basic terms, Cancer leads and initiates, Scorpio goes deep with a fixed focus and Pisces is changeable, hard to pin down.
Water and Earth:
Water signs can soften Earth and take them into the deeper emotional layers of intimacy. This brings touchy and feely together for a satisfying physical relationship in romance. Earth can help Water with the practical challenges of life, and encourage them to bring their gifts into the real world through some tangible effort.Water and Fire:
Water and Fire can be one steamy combination under the right circumstances. Water can add emotional nuance to Fire's instinctual responses, and help Fire learn things like tact, compassion and how to nurture. Fire can blaze a trail for Water out of the swampy abyss of inaction. Their vitality and enthusiasm lifts Water up, so they can find their way. Like with any element, there's a danger here of mutual harm if things are not in balance. Fire can dry up Water, and make them feel brittle and undernourished. Water can smother Fire, put out the flames of inspiration, which usually sends them right out the door.Water and Air:
Water can help the Air sign make the deeper emotional connection. Water inspires Air to create a stronger personal base for what they're saying, by meaning what they say. Air signs help Water put their feelings into words, and understand the patterns at play in their lives. Air encourages the insights of Water, and can be a motivating force for creative expression.Water and Water:
Here is a pair that can dive together into the deep end, for better and worse. They'll understand the need of the other for "me" time to process all they've experienced. But two Water signs can easily merge and lose their sense of boundaries. This might not always be a bad thing, but at times it might feel like two people at the mercy of the emotional highs and lows of life. With balancing elements, this can be an incredibly close bond, to the point of being telepathic.
The Water Element in Astrology:
Those with planets in Water signs are often assessing a situation by its undercurrents. It can give them an air of being aloof or even shy at first, but they're the warmest of souls when you've won their trust. Going forward in a relationship or situation often means being sure of their emotional ground, a kind of decision-making process that is baffling to others. Their perceptions border on psychic, but these insights get clouded by the intensity of feelings, or are altered by the vivid imagination.The nuances of feeling experienced by Water signs can lead them into the arts. Some find release from their own personal dramas when they're able to express them as universal. As writers, musicians and actors, they help others make sense of the human experience. But this also happens in everyday life, since Water signs soften the edges of the mundane by padding it with emotional meaning.Water is a formless element on its own, and that's why those with this sign are so quickly shaped by their relationships to others. They need time alone to remember where they end and others begin. And to let what's been stirred up by life find its way to a quiet calm again. These are people who need people, but also need the restoring space of solitude.

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Chinese Year of the Rooster 2017

2017 is the year of the Rooster, starting from January 28th, and ending on February 15th, 2018.

The Rooster is tenth in the Chinese Zodiac. Each year is related to an animal sign according to a 12-year cycle. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

People born in a year of the Rooster are called "Roosters" in China.

It is theorized that a person's characteristics are decided by their birth year's zodiac sign and element. So there are five types of Roosters, each with different characteristics:

Type of Rooster Year of Birth Characteristics
Wood Rooster           1945, 2005 Energetic, overconfident, tender, and unstable
Fire Rooster           1957, 2017 Trustworthy, with a strong sense of timekeeping and responsibility at work
Earth Rooster           1909, 1969 Lovely, generous, trustworthy, and popular with their friends
Gold Rooster           1921, 1981 Determined, brave, perseverant, and hardworking
Water Rooster           1933, 1993 Smart, quick-witted, tenderhearted, and compassionate

The Luckiest Things for Roosters
Lucky numbers: 5, 7, and 8
Lucky days: the 4th and 26th of any Chinese lunar month
Lucky colors: gold, brown, and yellow
Lucky flowers: gladiola, cockscomb
Lucky directions: south, southeast
Lucky months: the 2nd, 5th, and 11th Chinese lunar months.
Things That Roosters Should Avoid
Unlucky color: red
Unlucky numbers: 1, 3, and 9
Unlucky direction: east
Unlucky months: the 3rd, 9th, and 12th Chinese lunar months

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