Weekly Horoscope (24 - 30 September 2018)

7 days would bring special surprises for 5 signs! Read weekly horoscope to know what promising prospects will be there in job, business, health, education, love and family life this week.


Last week of September month has begun. This week will be highly beneficial for the natives of Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo and Sagittarius. All their desires would be fulfilled in this 7 days duration, and they would also feel elated. Natives of the other signs will also experience better results alongside ups and downs in their lives.

From today, i.e. September 24, Pitru Paksha (Shradh) are commencing, and would conclude on October 8. Also, from today onwards Mercury planet will enter Hasta Nakshatra. As a result, the prices of wheat, gram (Chana) and Gold-Silver would decline. On September 27, Planet Sun will also enter Hasta, and conjunct here with Mercury. This will lead to the steep rise in the prices of wheat, Jaggery (Gur) and Cotton, and Share markets would also see an upsurge.

Now, take a look at below predictions for all 12 signs to know what surprises might be there in store for you this week:


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ARIES


Increase in expenses is presaged, therefore, invest your money wisely. Balance your...Read More

TAURUS


Some of your desires would come true, which will make you happy. But, health...Read More

GEMINI


Your father’s health may decline but, at the same time, they may…Read More

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CANCER


You may have to face several hardships this week. Your health may suffer, at the same time…Read More

LEO


You would get full support from your siblings, and would feel mentally...Read More

VIRGO


This week seems quite promising for the natives of Virgo. Presence of Mercury planet...Read More


LIBRA


Pay attention to your family life. Your parents’ health may get affected in this period. At the same time...Read More

SCORPIO


You should concentrate on your siblings’ health as they may face some...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


Situations at workplace will be in your favour, and you may also get a promotion. Additionally...Read More


CAPRICORN


This week, you would focus more on your family life. However, your concentration would…Read More

AQUARIUS


You would get relieved from chronic diseases but, at the same time, some new...Read More

PISCES


You would work hard in your working domain as the time demands for it, otherwise...Read More

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Pitru Paksha Begins Tomorrow, Know Shradh Dates

Read importance of Pind Daan and Puja vidhi. Pitru Paksha are beginning from 24 September. Find out the rituals followed to provide salvation to ancestors.


In Hinduism, parents and ancestors are regarded as deities, and they are worshipped on an equivalent level. Shradh refers to the reverence expressed towards the ancestors. In scriptures, Pitru Paksha holds great importance for devoting peace and moksha to the soul of ancestors and forefathers. Although, Tarpan is done on Amavasya of every month, but the duration of Pitru Paksha is entirely devoted towards these rituals.


The sixteen days period starting from Purnima of Bhadrapada and ending on Amavasya of Ashwin Krishna Paksha, is called Pitru Paksha. In this period, we give donations, perform charity, havana and worship God, so that the souls of their forefathers and ancestors rest in peace.

Please note: This year, Pitru Paksha will begin from 24 September and end on 8 October 2018. It is believed that one should worship their ancestors wholeheartedly during these 16 days. By doing this, the ancestors attain peace and salvation and bless the native with a long and flourishing life.

Importance of Pind Daan and Puja Vidhi


According to the Brahma Vaivarta Purana, a grandson or nephew seems eligible to perform the rituals of Pind Daan, in case the departed have no son.
  • Pind Daan, Tarpan, and Brahman Bhoj holds immense importance in this ritual. Pind Daan is highly significant to carry out, as without performing it, souls of the ancestors cannot attain moksha or salvation. To commence, take a bath early, wear the sacred thread or Janeu on the right shoulder and offer Pind prepared with cow’s milk, honey, sugar and rice to your ancestors.
  • Offer a mixture of water, barley, black sesame seeds and Kusha to your ancestors. It is believed that by offering this, the thirst of forefathers and ancestors gets quenched.
  • Ideally, this ritual must be performed at Prayag or Gaya. In case it is not possible, you can perform it at your home.
  • It is also believed that your ancestors can knock on your door in any form during this period. Hence, do not turn away anyone from your home.
  • Follow the code of Brahmacharya during the period of Pitru Paksha and avoid consuming meat or alcohol.

Importance of 10 Kinds of Donations on Pitru Paksha


By doing 10 types of donations during Pitru Paksha, the ancestors gains absolute peace. One should donate cow, land, clothes, black sesame seeds, gold, ghee or clarified butter, jaggery, rice, silver and salt, etc. In addition, mute animals should also be fed during this period.

When and How to Do Shradh


According to the traditions and puja vidhi, Shradh of the departed kin should be done on the date of his death. If a person dies on Saptami, his Shradh must be done on the same day. In addition, there are some special beliefs which are as follows:
  • Shradh of father is carried out on the eighth day (Ashtami), and shradh of mother is done on the ninth day (Navami).
  • Shradh of a family member who met with an untimely death due to an accident or suicide must be done on the fourteenth day or Chaturdashi.
  • Shradh of saints and monks must be done on Twelfth day or Dwadashi.
  • In case you don’t remember the date of death of any departed ancestor, their shradh must be done on Amavasya. This day is known as Sarva Pitra Shradh.
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Anant Chaturdashi Tomorrow, Know Its Puja Muhurat

Worship Lord Vishnu’s Anant Roop and get blessed! Anant Chaturdashi will be celebrated on September 23, 2018. Read here to know the significance of this propitious festival, and also know its Vrat Puja Vidhi.


Anant Chaturdashi, which is also known by the name of Anant Chaudas, is a Hindu festival, and is celebrated with lots of zeal and happiness. It occurs on the 14th day of the brighter fortnight (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

This year, it will be celebrated tomorrow on Sunday, September 23. On this auspicious day, Anant Roop of Lord Vishnu is venerated. The idol of Lord Ganesha (established during Ganesh Chaturthi) is also immersed in water, i.e. 10 days later on the day of Chaturdashi. (Please not that Ganesh Sthapana is also done for 3, 5 or 7 days.) This festival of Anant Chaturdashi is celebrated with lots of enthusiasm in Central and North India.

Anant Chaturdashi Puja Muhurat
Puja Timings (September 23-24)From 06:09:42 AM to 31:19:37 PM (07:19:37 AM on September 24, 2018)
Duration25 Hours 09 Minutes

Note: Above Muhurat timings are for New Delhi only. To know the timings in your city, read Anant Chaturdashi Puja Muhurat

Importance of Anant Chaturdashi


In Hinduism, fasts and festivals are of great importance and celebrated every year. Among them, Anant Chaturdashi is a significant festival. On this occasion, Anant Roop of Lord Vishnu is worshipped. This Puja takes place in the noon time. In early morning, a vow is taken for the fast and urn installation is also done. (Kalash Sthapana). The significance of this fast and Puja are mentioned in Agni Purana. At the same time, binding of Anant Sutra after worshipping the God is of similar importance on this occasion. This Sutra is made from cotton or silk thread, and is tied on the hand after Puja. As per beliefs, Lord Anant protects people and provides them with worldly splendour, after binding Anant Sutra. Sacred fast is also performed for getting blessed with a child and for prosperity on this day. People also listen to the religious tales of Lord Vishnu.

Religious Story of Anant Chaturdashi


It is believed that the fast and festival of Anant Chaturdashi began in Mahabharata Era. When Pandavas got defeated and were living in the woods, at that time, Lord Krishna had described them about the importance of Anant Chaturdashi Vrat. It is said that in beginning of creation, Lord Vishnu took 14 incarnations (Roop) to protect and preserve 14 worlds (Loka). As a result, the God appeared infinite. That is why, fast on Anant Chaturdashi is taken to appease Lord Vishnu and seek his divine blessings. The fast is also considered to give infinite (Anant) blissful results.

AstroSage wishes you a very happy Anant Chaturdashi, and sincerely hopes that Lord Vishnu endows you with his sacred blessings!
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Mercury Transit in Virgo Tomorrow, Know Its Influence

Natives of 6 Zodiac signs will get big surprises! Read predictions for Mercury transit in Virgo sign and know how it will influence your life.


The time duration of Mercury transit is 14 days. Its transit gives auspicious results in the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, tenth and eleventh house from ascendant house in a birth chart. Being the significator of wisdom, speech and intellectual, Planet Mercury will transit in Virgo sign on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. It will transit in this sign at 04:23 AM and will remain here till 12:51 PM on Saturday, October 6, 2018.

It will conjunct here with Planet Sun, and both these planets will be aspected by Saturn. Due to this astrological comparison, the prices of Wheat, Sugar and Banking shares would see a steep rise. Now, take a look at below astrological predictions to know what this transit has in store for the natives of all 12 signs.


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ARIES


This transit period would lead to monetary gains as well as you would enjoy good food, and may...Read More

TAURUS


With this transit, your mental stress and worries might increase. Additionally, you may face...Read More

GEMINI


During this transit period, your luck would completely transform. There is probability of accumulation of...Read More

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CANCER


During this period, you would experience unknown fears. Your courage and valour...Read More

LEO


You would gain wealth and acquire jewellery during this transit period. You would also...Read More

VIRGO


Mercury transit in your own sign might develop a habit of backstabbing others in you. As a result...Read More

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LIBRA


This transit of Mercury may lead to wealth losses and unhappiness. Mental stress...Read More

SCORPIO


Your health would remain good, and happiness would prevail in your life. You would also...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


You would be endowed with a promotion at workplace or might acquire a new post. Additionally...Read More


CAPRICORN


With this transit, you might face hurdles in accomplishing your goals and undertakings...Read More

AQUARIUS


This transit would lead to monetary gains. Your children would also...Read More

PISCES


You would find yourself devoid of energy and might face health issues. Conflicts with...Read More

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Weekly Horoscope (17 - 23 September 2018)

Important predictions this week! Read weekly horoscope to know how will you prosper in the area of job, business, love, family, health and education in this week.


Again, we have brought significant astrological predictions for the natives of all 12 signs. This week would be highly profitable for the people of Cancer, Virgo, Libra and Aquarius. They would remain happy personally as well as financially in this duration. If we ignore small problems, then the natives of other remaining signs would also find this 7 days period beneficial for them. At the same time, Sun will transit in Virgo sign from Leo on September 17. Furthermore, on September 19, Planet Mercury will transit in Virgo. With these celestial movements, the prices of sugar, oil, silver and banking shares may increase.

Additionally, on September 17, it will be the birthday of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. How will be the upcoming years for him? Will he be able to win the 2019 elections? To know more about this, take a look at Narendra Modi Kundali

Now, take a look at below predictions for all 12 signs to know what surprises might be there in store for you this week:


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ARIES


You may go on a long trip this week but, be prepared before you go to avoid...Read More

TAURUS


You may feel mentally stressed about trivial matters. This would also affect your...Read More

GEMINI


You may face some challenges this week. Your health may also decline due to…Read More


CANCER


Happiness may grace your family life with its presence. This will…Read More

LEO


Tensions in family life may upset you. Chances of disputes with...Read More

VIRGO


You would influence others and would get your work done with...Read More

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LIBRA


This week, you would make decisions that would benefit you in the long run. At the same time...Read More

SCORPIO


You need to focus on your family life, as some tensions or disputes may...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


You would feel mentally stressed about something, or may feel upset for no reason. You may also...Read More


CAPRICORN


You may face problems regarding your financial situation, as sudden expenses…Read More

AQUARIUS


You would gain monetary benefits in this 7 days duration. But, at the same time, there may occur...Read More

PISCES


This week, you need to focus and make efforts to give your best at work. However...Read More

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Sun Transits to Virgo Tomorrow, Read Astrological Predictions

5 Zodiac signs will be blessed by Sun God! Planet Sun will transit in Virgo tomorrow. Read here to know how this celestial phenomenon will prove to be for various aspects of your life.


King of Navagraha (nine planets), Sun is transiting towards next Zodiac sign. On Monday, September 17, 2018, the planet will transit in Virgo at 07:02 AM. It will remain in this sign till 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This transit of Planet Sun will astrologically influence the natives of all Zodiac signs. As per Vedic Astrology, this planet is the significator of soul, father, ancestors, prestige and high government services. Therefore, the transit of Sun will affect the family life, job, career and professional life of each native.

Now, read here to know in detail about the effects of this Sun transit on your life:


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ARIES


This planetary movement would prove to be beneficial for you. Your opponents would...Read More

TAURUS


In this period, some confusions might hamper your decision-making skills. Furthermore...Read More

GEMINI


This transit might lead to increase in mental stress as well as health declination for...Read More

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CANCER


This period indicates strong health and excellent immunity. This means that you’ll...Read More

LEO


During this period, your speech might become harsh, and may harm the feelings of...Read More

VIRGO


There might be wealth losses during this period. Slight decline in name & fame...Read More

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LIBRA


During this period, you may travel abroad, which means that you may have to stay away from...Read More

SCORPIO


This period indicates several gains for you as your income may increase; due to which...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


During this period, you’ll gain authority and position at work. Some benefits through...Read More

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CAPRICORN


It is predicted that you might have to face a decline in your social image. Sudden...Read More

AQUARIUS


There are possibilities of facing trivial issues due to your own Karmas. It is presaged that...Read More

PISCES


This duration of Sun transit indicates conflicts and tiffs in your marital life. Your spouse will become...Read More

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Ganesh Chaturthi Today, Know Muhurat to Worship God

Know Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Vidhi as per your Sign! Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated today, on September 13, 2018. Read here to know the significance of this auspicious festival and its Puja Vidhi.


Also known as Vighnaharta and Mangal Karta (benefactor), Shree Ganesh birth anniversary known as Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated today with lots of zeal and happiness. In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is the first to be worshipped among all the deities. No work goes uninterrupted without worshipping the God. Therefore, Ganesh ji is worshipped before initiating any auspicious task such as marriage, Griha Pravesh, etc.


According to Panchang or Hindu Calendar, this auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi occurs on fourth day (Chaturthi) of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month. It is believed that Shree Ganesh was born on this day. This festival is also known by the name of Vinayak Chaturthi, Kalank Chaturthi and Danda Chauth.

Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurat 2018
Date/DayMuhurat TimeDuration
September 13, 2018 Thursday11:02:34 AM - 13:31:28 PM2 Hours 28 Minutes

Note: Muhurat time mentioned above is valid for New Delhi only. To know the timings of Muhurat in your city, read Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Muhurat and Rituals

Moon Sighting Prohibition Time
September 12, 201816:08:43 PM - 20:32:00 PM
September 13, 201809:31:59 AM - 21:11:00 PM


Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat Rituals


  • After bathing in the morning, take Copper or clay - made idol of Ganesh ji and worship the Siddhivinayak Roop (form) of the God.
  • Fill a vessel with water and bind its mouth with a new cloth. Then, place Ganpati above it.
  • Offer Vermilion, Durva (grass) and 21 Laddoos as Bhoga to the God. Then, share this Prasad of Laddoos among poor or Brahmins.

Remedies to Appease Lord Ganesha as per Zodiac Sign


Aries and Scorpio
Natives of these two signs should establish Vermillion (Sindoori) colored Ganesh Murti (idol) in their homes and adorn his idol with Red and Vermillion clothes. Also offer red roses, and Boondi Laddoos and Pomegranate as Prasad to Lord Ganesha.
Remedy: Chant “ऊँ Gan Ganpataye Namah” daily while offering 11 Durva grass to Ganpati ji.

Taurus and Libra
Dress up the idol of Lord Ganesha in white clothes and offer Modak as Bhoga.
Remedy: Recite Ganesh Chalisa and offer white flowers and Ittar (perfume) to the God.

Gemini and Virgo
Natives of these signs should adorn Ganesh Murti with green clothes. Offer Paan, green Cardamom, Durva grass, green Moong Dal and dry Meva.
Remedy: Reciting Ganesh Atharvashirsha is highly beneficial.

Cancer
Natives should vesture Ganpati Murti in pink clothes. Offer rice pudding as Bhoga and rose flowers to the God.
Remedy: Chanting Ganesh Gayatri Mantra is favourable.

Leo
Dress Ganesh ji in red colored clothes. Offer Jaggery (Gur) or sweets made from Jaggery as well as oleander flowers (Kaner ke Phool) to the God.
Remedy: Recite Ganpati Stotra daily.

Capricorn and Aquarius
The natives of these two signs should adorn the idol of Ganesh ji in blue colored clothes. Also, offer sweets made from Mawa, white flowers, Vermilion (Sindoor) mixed in Jasmine oil to the God.
Remedy: Chant Beej Mantra of Lord Ganesha.

Sagittarius and Pisces
Dress up Ganesh Murti in yellow clothes, and offer yellow colored flowers, sweets, Besan Laddoos and Banana as Bhoga.
Remedy: Chant Beej Mantra of Lord Ganesha.


Why Chandra Darshan is prohibited during Ganesh Chaturthi?


It is believed that a person should not see Moon during Ganesh Chaturthi. The reason being that Chandra Darshan may cause Mithya Kalank to a person, i.e. she/he may charged with false allegations without any reason. As per religious texts, Lord Krishna also became the victim of falsehood (Mithya) due to Chandra Darshan. But what is the reason behind this belief?

On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, there is an ancient story about Chandra Darshan. According to this myth, Lord Ganesha cursed Chandra on the day of Chaturthi, and this is the reason why seeing Moon on this day is prohibited. If anyone sees Moon by mistake, then there is a description of Chandra Darshan Dosh Nivaran Mantra in Vedic scriptures. One can chant this Mantra 28, 54 or 108 times to avoid the harmful effects of Chandra Darshan. Additionally, reading the 57th chapter of 10th part (Skanda) of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta also results in eliminating Chandra Darshan Dosha.

Chandra Darshan Dosh Nivaran Mantra


Simha Prasenam Vadhita, Simho Jambavata Hatah।
Sukumarak Ma Rodistava, Hrosh Isyamantakah।।

Renowned astrologers and wise scholars believed that worshipping Lord Ganesha is highly felicitous for a person. And, if you are affected by the malefic effects of Planet Saturn, or Shani Dasha is creating obstacles for you, enemies are distressing you, or if there are chances of an accident, etc, then ruminating the name of Shree Ganesh devotedly will eliminate all the pains and problems in your life.

AstroSage hopes that the information provided above will be very useful for you. We wish our readers a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!
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