Monday, November 6, 2017

Saturn Transit - 3 years

Saturn moved its house once again on 26th October 2017. This is the last but the most important change of 2017, as Saturn moves from Scorpio to Sagittarius, where it will be transiting for about 2 years & 3 months (till 24th January 2020) bringing major changes in our lives that are currently not imagined or planned. Sagittarius is a strange sign for Saturn as it is an aggressive sign full of fire, openness & impatience. All these traits are just the opposite of the true nature of Saturn, which would ensure that changes in life would come in due to changed circumstances and mostly out of reactions rather than planned or pleasant coincidences of life!
Saturn behaves like a teacher who is strict in maintaining discipline – who punishes as well as rewards the students as per their performances, deeds and behavior. Like a judge he is also known to give justice according to deeds of the persons. Saturn has an eye on the deeds and conduct of every person and he waits for a particular period to give the results of the same. These periods are popularly known as the period of Saturn like Major period of Saturn (Shani Mahadasha), Minor period of Saturn (Shani Antardasha), Seven and a half year period of Saturn (Sadhe Sati) and Two and a half period of Saturn (Kantak Shani). No one can escape, how great he may be, during these periods if he had performed bad karmas in life. These periods offer an opportunity to the native to balance his sins to make him more pure and pious.

Scorpio, Sagittarius and Capricorn would experience tough time as these natives are undergoing one of the phases of Saturn Sadhe Sati.

Those who are born with Sagittarius as their Moon Sign will get the worst results as they will be facing second phase of Sadhe sati.

Moon sign born Taurus, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces will feel bad effect of this Saturn transit.

Moon Sign born Cancer, Libra and Aquarius will have good results of this transit.

Moon sign born Leo and Aries will have neutral effect of transit.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Adhi Yoga - September 2017 to January 2018

Adhi Yoga will be caused by combination of the three beautiful planets Jupiter, Venus & Mercury. They can be either in combination or individually or in a chain. It started building up from 15th September and would operate till 13th January 2018. 'Adhi' in Vedic terminology means beginning.

This beautiful combination with Venus, Mercury & Jupiter marks a phase of luck & happiness for you in the year 2017 running into early 2018. Adhi Yoga gives a rare ability of inspiring respect & admiration from others and a rise in benign & humanitarian nature due to the involvement of Jupiter. The coming 4 to 5 months will see much rise in activity level at work, position & gains, as Adhi Yoga kicks in. This planetary combination is known to bring untold riches, rise in power & status and one does well in his profession, embarking higher roles & responsibilities during Adhi Yoga lucky period.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Pitru Paksha Shradh Dates in 2017

Shradh 2017 - 6th to 20th September 2017

Shradh is important for the peace of our ancestors. Shradh marks an important time for performing the ritual of Tarpan. Performing Tarpan in Shradh is a way of remembering, thanksgiving and honoring the ancestors for whatever they have given to the present generations. It is a way of telling them that they are still an important part of the family and they still reside in our memories. Period of Shradh is also known as Pitru Paksha. Pitru Dosha arises if one does not perform the rituals of Tarpan in Shraddh.

Every year, an important period of 16 days (Pitru Paksha or Shraadh) is dedicated to the ancestors or forefathers. Pitru Paksha is considered perfect for performing Tarpan rituals. It is believed that the rituals performed during Shradh produces best results for pleasing the ancestors.

Pitru Paksha or Shraadh is considered as an inauspicious period for starting of any new venture and shopping of new clothes or any household item.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Ganesh Chaturthi - 25 August 2017

Lord Ganesh or Ganesha is an important deity in Hindu mythology. Lord Ganesh is in a human form but with the head of an elephant and he is worshipped before important auspicious events in every Hindu home.
Legend has it that Goddess Parvathi moulded Ganesh from the Sandal paste she had for taking bath.
Then she left him in the doorstep to guard her when she is taking bath. Lord Shiva who did not know of this episode cut off the head of Ganesh on seeing him in the doorstep. When he came to know about the truth, he cut the elephant's head and gave his son.

Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of the birth of Lord Vinayaka or Ganesh who is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi.
On the day of the Ganesh festival sweets like laddoos and modaks are offered to the Lord as these are his favorite food and then distributed to the people. After a final offering of coconuts, flowers and camphor, the Ganesh idols are worshipped and taken through the streets in a procession and immersed in nearby lakes or rivers or sea or water-bodies.
According to the popular belief, Lord Ganesh descends on the earth on Ganesh Chaturthi to stay with his devotees for the course of ten days and clear all their obstacles in life .
Worship of Lord Ganesha has attained lot of significance as a remedy for various astrological problems. Lord Ganesha becomes an effective remedy related to Moon, Mercury, Mars and Ketu. Tuesday and Wednesday are said to be very favorable days for worshipping Lord Ganesha and for performing related remedies.
Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated for 10 days in which life-like model of lord Ganesha is made and placed at home or in outdoor tents, i.e. Sarvajanik mandals where people pay their homage to the Lord. Vedic hymns and Ganapati atharva shirsha Upanishad and Ganesha stotra from Narada Purana are chanted. On the last day, the image is taken through the street to a river or a water body that symbolizes misfortunes of all man.

Chant this mantra to Lord Ganesha to seek His divine blessings -
वक्रतुंड महाकाय सूर्यकोटी समप्रभ ।
निर्विध्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा ।।

vakratunda mahakaya surya koti samaprabha |
nirvighnam kurume deva sarva karyeshu sarvada ||

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.

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