Venus Transiting in Cancer Today, Know Its Impact

The conjunction of Venus with Mars, Mercury and Sun in Cancer will form auspicious Yogas. Discover what changes are foreordained for your zodiac sign due to this transit. 

Out of all the planets residing in the Solar system, astrology hails Venus as the most auspicious planet after Jupiter. Amongst the Navagrahas, it shines the most and is easily visible from the Earth. The planet is also known as the evening (sandhya) and morning (bhor) star. Astrologers as well as scientists believe that the rays of this particular planet and a change in its state or location have a definite impact in the lives of natives. 

Impact Of Venus in One’s Kundali 

Vedic astrology states that Venus is quite a significant planet. It has governance over love, marriage, prosperity, inadvertence, cosmetics, luxury, culture, literature, progeny, females and many more. The negative placement of Venus in one’s Kundli creates hurdles in attaining a female partner (for males), vehicle and financial happiness. Some people give a feminine status to this planet, but the domain of astrology states that for male natives, it acts as a feminine planet and vice versa. Since, Venus, also is known to possess many royal characteristics, is the significator of splendour and fame in a native’s life. Pink and Bright White are the colours associated with this planet. Coming back to its impacts, its exalted or powerful position in one’s birth chart helps him/her to attain the comforts of vehicle, luxuries and marital bliss. At the same time, its weakened or debilitated state brings a dearth of the above mentioned comforts in a person’s life.

What Causes Venus To Remain Weak in a Native’s Kundli? 

Beliefs state a native remains deprived of all luxuries and comforts when his/her significator Venus adorns a debilitated state in his/her birth chart. Let us list out the reasons which are responsible for the weak placement of this particular planet.

  • The dirty or impure condition of the south-east direction in one ‘s home or workplace can make Venus debilitated in an Individual’s Kundli.
  • If the native suffers from any dental disorder, then there are high chances of Venus remaining weak in his/her birth chart.
  • When a native establishes improper relations with another woman or an underaged girl, the planet Venus also generates adverse outcomes. 
  • When Venus is in conjunction with Rahu in a native’s Kundli, then the concerned individual becomes deprived of the pleasures of vehicle and wife. 
  • The negative effects brought forward by Venus are also created by the debilitated status of Saturn in a native’s birth chart. 
  • The weak status of Venus also produces conflicts in marriage.
  • Venus can also turn weak due to native’s inability to maintain physical hygiene and also by wearing old, tattered and dirty clothes.
  • When the environment of the house is not pure and unclean, the planet starts to produce unfavourable outcomes.
  • The negative impacts of Venus come into light due to the grubby state of one’s bedroom and kitchen.
  • Natives witness delay in receiving the affirmative outcomes of Venus due to the excessive usage of black or other dark colours. 
  • Venus brings forth unfavorable outcomes when a native creates family clashes or beats his/her children. It also has an adverse effect on the wealth and property of a person. 

Which Diseases are Caused by a Debilitated Venus ? 

It is believed that the weak placement of Venus not only creates hurdles for a native to attain the material pleasures and comforts, but also makes him/her prone to many ailments. So, the health conditions which can be created an inauspicious Venus are mentioned below. 

  • A native remains at the risk of developing cheek, chin and nerve disorders, when the south-east direction of his/her house is not designed according to the Vastu. 
  • Diseases associated with seminal fluid are experienced by the natives due to the weak state of Venus.
  • A native can suffer from STDs due to the debilitated state of Venus. Apart from this, a person loses his/her sensual appetite before time due to the same status adorned by the same planet. 
  • If a native has been experiencing constant pain in the thumb or it has become ineffective without the occurrence of any significant disease, then the primary reason behind this is powerless state of Venus. 
  • This planet also engenders skin diseases. 
  • Venus also effectuates intestinal disorders.
  • The induction of sexually transmitted diseases are initiated by the negative impacts of Venus only.
  • Disorders related to legs or pain are the primary examples of Venus’ debilitated status. 

Transit Time of Venus 

Thus, to obtain materialistic happiness and comforts, it is mandatory for the planet Venus to remain in a positive state. Apart from this, its residency in various houses of a zodiac sign also procures crucial results for a native. Of all the planets, Mercury and Saturn are friendly to Venus, whereas Sun and Moon are called his enemies. With this, Venus spends about 23 days in a zodiac sign and moves ahead in other signs. Now the same planet, also the significator of love, beauty and art, is making a transit once again. On 23 July 2019 i.e. Tuesday, at 12:35 noon, the planet will move out from Gemini and enter Cancer. Its position will remain intact until Friday 16 August 2019, at 20:23.

With the assistance of this blog, we will provide you details about the effects of this transit of Venus on your horoscope. But, before moving further, let us catch a glimpse of the changes the transit has in store for the entire nation. 

How Auspicious is this Transit ? 

On 23 July 2019, the transit of Venus is taking place in Cancer zodiac sign, where it will get conjuncted with Sun, Mercury and Mars. Because of these conjunctions occuring, Chaturgrahi Yoga will get formed. Additionally, the planet will also be under the special affliction of Jupiter during the time when retrograde Mercury will remain posited in the Punarvasu Nakshatra. This, this transit of Venus can be considered very special. 

The Effect Of This Transit On The Nation

Venus is transiting in the zodiac sign of Moon i.e. Cancer, where it will get conjuncted with Sun, Mars and Mercury and form a Shadashtak Yoga along with Saturn. Because of all these alterations, the entire country may witness the loss of livelihood because of the occurrence of natural disasters. Also, due to the effect of this transit, the North-eastern states of the country will encounter troubles because of excessive rainfall. On the other hand, some other states may have to undergo drought problems on account of low or minimal precipitation.

This transit is likely to bring economic sustenance for the country. At the same time, numerous internal problems will also crop because of which the ruling party will undergo a sufficient amount of pressure. However, the position of various planets and Nakshatras states that Guru or Jupiter’s positive aspect will keep the general public satisfied. Apart from this, benefits can also be gained from the neighboring countries, which will improve the international relations.

Religious Inclination will Increase 

The conjunction of inimical planets during this transitory duration will make the folks of this country to develop an inclination towards religious and spiritual deeds. Most of the natives will be seen actively participating is such activities. 

Effect of this Transit on Retail Market

The transit of Venus in Cancer will cause a stir in the Share Market, especially in the retail section. During this while, the prices of Gold, Silver, Jaggery and Khand (desi sugar) will fall down. In the meantime, the rates of Grains, Pulses, Oilseeds and Ghee are likely to go up. 

Let us have a detailed look at the impact of this trasnit on all the 12 zodiac signs. 

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There will be some positive changes in your family life, as Venus makes its transit in your fourth house, also known as the House of Happiness. If there was some situation of dispute with a family member, then it will improve now and happiness will prevail in your home. Working professionals will make the most use of their creativity at work and also receive…..Read More 


Several small trips can be on your itinerary for the week, as Venus transits in your third house. You may meet up with some creative people on the trip, and experience new adventures as a result. You may fall in love with a person, if he/she is of the opposite gender. Some Taurus natives can even tie the knot with their lovers during this time. Socially, the transit will be….Read More 


Venus will transit in your sign's second house. This house corresponds to Taurus, according to Kalpurush Kundli, and determines one’s speech and wealth. This transit will bring a sweetness and affability in your speech which will attract people towards you. You may take part in a family function and will enjoy yourself there. Your finances will be strong too and if you have a property in a….Read More 


Lord Shukra will be blessing Cancer natives as Venus makes its transit in your zodiac sign, which means the planet will be posited in your first house, i.e., ascendant house. This house is used to determine the nature and body of the native. As the significator of materialistic pleasures and amenities transits in your sign, it will bless you with benefits. Natives in love will receive favorable results, and you can….Read More 

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The giver of materialistic pleasures, Venus, will be transiting in your twelfth house of expenditure. As a result, this transit will bring an increase in your expenses with it. Therefore, you need to create a good budget plan so as to properly manage the money you are spending. Some Leo natives can even go on a foreign trip in this duration. Your wish of….Read More 


The transit of Venus in your income house, i.e., your eleventh house, will bring about an increase in your income and a female friend of yours may prove to be helpful in this endeavour. Luck will be in your favor and many things or tasks that were going wrong will get resolved now. One of your heartiest desires may also get fulfilled in this duration. Your married life will be….Read More 


Libra natives need to be careful and cautious while Venus makes its transit in their tenth house, which is our House of Work or Karma Bhava. A dispute with someone at work is probable, therefore it is advised that you stay away from arguments, and speak as little as possible because saying too much can often be harmful. Your family life will remain normal and a lady of your…Read More 


This Venus transit in your ninth house brings mixed results for Scorpio natives. You will get closer to your spouse and your married life will be better. Natives doing business in partnership will get profits from abroad and your partner will be honest towards you. You may have to go on a tiring trip far away concerning your business or some work, but finally, its results will be….Read More 

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As Venus transits in your eighth house, some Sagittarius natives may face physical problems, therefore take care of yourself. You will be more interested in amorous activities which will also be the cause of some mental tensions in your life. Therefore, stay as busy as you can as loneliness will trouble you. Getting into an argument with someone is….Read More 


Venus will be transiting in your house of marriage and partnership, which is your seventh house. With this transit, your love life will get recuperated and you will get to spend some quality time with your spouse. In this duration, your life partner will understand your feelings without you needing to say anything. This Venus transit will bring an increase the….Read More 


Venus will be transiting in your sixth house, as a result of which you will receive your desired results, according to your hard work. Trust your hard work and passion and keep moving forward. Avoid getting into an argument with any female at work because this will only besmirch your name and image in front of others. Be cautious while….Read More 


Venus will be transiting in your fifth house, which is the house of your progeny. With this transit, your hidden talent will come in front of others as well and you will be interested in learning new things. This planetary movement will prove to be quite beneficial for student natives born under this sign as well. They will be able to easily understand even those….Read More 

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Mangala Gauri Fast – Significance & Puja Vidhi

Learn about Mangla Gauri Vrat and the correct way of worshipping Goddess Parvati to attain her blessings. Commemorate the fast on every Tuesday of Sawan and achieve marital bliss, get married to the man of your dreams, or get rid of your Mangal Dosh and any obstacles in your marriage.

Before we begin talking about the Mangala Gauri Fast, let us first discern which fast we are precisely discussing here. India has many variations in celebration of festivals and commemoration of rituals throughout our diverse country. Therefore, while the Gauri Vrat celebrations in Gujarat happen in a certain way, that method is entirely different from the festivities of Mangla Gauri Vrat in North and Central India.

हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें…

Different Ways Of Gauri Vrat Throughout India

Gauri Vrat in Gujarat

The commemoration of this fast in Gujarat goes on for five days. It begins from the Ekadashi tithi (eleventh day) of Shukla Paksha in Ashadha and ends five days later, on the Purnima (full moon). This year, in 2019, the Ekadashi was on 12 July 2019 while Purnima fell on 16 July 2019. This fast is observed by unmarried women for 5 or 7 years consecutively, for the attainment of a husband like Lord Shiva. It is said that Goddess Parvati performed laborius austerity to achieve Bholenath as her husband. In the same vein, young women who wish to marry an incredible person like him need to do the same through this fast. Mythology suggests that once they get married, the ladies should then start observing the Jaya Parvati Vrat which they keep for three days, for the boon of marital bliss.

Mangla Gauri Vrat in North and Central India

The Mangala Gowri Vrat is observed by women, married and unmarried alike, every Tuesday during Sawan. This fast is kept especially by unmarried women who are facing obstacles in getting married. On fasting on the Tuesdays of Shravan month, it is believed that they can get married to the man of their dreams. Along the same lines, married women observe this fast for a happy and prosperous married life. Just like the Sawan Somvar fasts, this vrat is also kept every week to appease Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, during their favorite month of Sawan.

Significance of Mangla Gauri Vrat

Unmarried women observe the Mangla Gauri vrat for several reasons. Fasting on the Tuesdays of Sawan month, to appease Goddess Parvati so that she eradicates each and every obstacle, contributing to delay in their marriage. Also, it is believed that on keeping this fast one can get a husband like Lord Shiva. The same thinking follows the story which says that Goddess Parvati got married to Bholenath after performing many harsh austerities. This vrat is also very significant for the attainment of marital bliss or getting the boon of a son. Married women also pray for the longevity of their husband/son by fasting on this day. They can also ask for other luxuries. Mythology also suggests that observing the Mangala Gauri vrat eliminates the Manglik Dosha from one’s Kundli.

Mangla Gauri Vrat 2019

The Mangala Gauri vrat is observed on every Tuesday of Shravan month. Since Tuesday is known as Mangalwar in Hindi, therefore the name ‘Mangala’ and Gauri is another name for Goddess Parvati. Hence, the name: Mangala Gowri. This year, 2019, the fast will be observed on the following days:

First Mangla Gauri Fast
Second Mangla Gauri Fast
Third Mangla Gauri Fast
Fourth Mangla Gauri Fast

Mangala Gowri Pooja Vidhi

There is a special significance of cosmetics used by married women (suhagan) as well as 16 things, during the Mangala Gowri Pooja. Let us begin with the samagri required during the ritual. Every Tuesday of Sawan, you will need to follow specific procedures for worshipping Goddess Gaura, and you will need the following items or samagri for the same:

A stool or altar
White and red cloth
Diya (lamp) made of wheat dough with wicks in four directions
Four wicks made of 16 cotton strands each
Pious clay to make an idol of Goddess Parvati
For Abhishek: water, milk, Panchamrit (milk, curd, honey, ghee, sugar blend)
Clothes for Goddess Gauri, Janeu for Lord Ganesha
Sacred red thread, roli or vermillion, rice, colours, gulal, turmeric, henna, kohl
16 types of flowers, garlands, leaves, and fruits
16 ladoos made of wheat, betel leaves, betel nuts, clove, cardamom
Seven types of grains
16 Panchmeva (5 types of dry fruits)
16 betel leaves, betel nut, cloves
Suhag Pitara (including vermilion, nosepin, kohl, henna, turmeric, comb, oil, mirror, 16 bangles, toe rings, anklets, nail polish, lipstick, hairpins, and so forth)

  1. Wake up early in the morning in Brahma Muhurta and wear clean, new clothes after taking a bath.
  2. Sit facing the East direction and set the altar. On half of the altar, place the white cloth and put nine small heaps of rice over it. On the other half, place the red fabric and spread 16 little heaps of wheat over it. 
  3. Now place some rice separately on the platform, and set the idol of Lord Ganesha over it, on a betel leaf, after drawing a Swastika on the leaflet. In the same way, place some wheat as well and put the Kalash over them. Put five betel leaves in the pot and place a coconut over it. Finally, place the diya (lamp) of wheat dough on the altar and light the four wicks of 16 strands.
  4. Begin by worshipping Lord Ganesha, who should always be venerated first, before beginning any auspicious homage. Offer Janeu (symbolic of clothes) and roli-rice and vermilion. Similarly, venerate the Kalash and diya. Next, worship the nine heaps of rice as the Navagraha (nine planets) and the 16 heaps of wheat as the sixteen incarnations of the Goddess.

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  1. In a tray, take the clean and pious clay, and make an idol of Goddess Gauri with it. Now chant the following mantra, with a pure heart filled with devotion and resolve the fast:

मम पुत्रापौत्रासौभाग्यवृद्धये श्रीमंगलागौरी प्रीत्यर्थं पंचवर्षपर्यन्तं मंगलागौरी व्रतमहं करिष्ये।

Mama putrāpautrāsaubhāgyavṛddhaye śrīmaṃgalāgaurī prītyarthaṃ paṃcavarṣaparyantaṃ maṃgalāgaurī vratamahaṃ kariṣye

  1. Place the idol on the altar with utmost devotion and perform its Abhishek with the Panchamrit, milk and pure water, and then dress the Goddess with the clothes.
  2. Carry out the shodashopachara veneration of Goddess Gaura with roli-rice and offer her the 16 cosmetics of suhagan (married women) while chanting the following mantra:

कुंकुमागुरुलिप्तांगा सर्वाभरणभूषिताम्।
नीलकण्ठप्रियां गौरीं वन्देहं मंगलाह्वयाम्।।

kuṃkumāguruliptāṃgā sarvābharaṇabhūṣitām।
nīlakaṇṭhapriyāṃ gaurīṃ vandehaṃ maṃgalāhvayām।।

  1. Next, offer her the 16 flowers, garlands, fruits, leaves, ladoos made of wheat, betel leaves, betel nut, cloves, cardamom, and Panchmeva (5 types of dry fruits).
  2. Now read the complete Mangla Gauri vrat Katha (story) and do the aarti, thereafter. On every Wednesday, after concluding the fast, do the Gauri Visarjan with a pure heart, full of devotion in a lake, pond, or river.
  3. Complete the fast with udyapan as per your resolution/vow. After completing the Mangala Gowri Pooja as mentioned above, do the Havan on the last Tuesday of your resolution time with your entire family. Afterwards, offer bhojan (food) to 16 married women, following the proper rituals, under the guidance of a learned priest. 

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Mangla Gauri Vrat Katha Summary

The story goes; there was a merchant named Dharampal. He was wealthy, was married to a beautiful woman, and they had all the comforts and luxury. However, the only thing missing in their life was a child. Therefore, they prayed to the Lord and received the boon of a son, yet, they soon came to know that the child will live for a very short duration and may die as soon as he reaches his 16th year. By God’s grace, their son was married before his sixteenth birthday to a girl, whose mother always kept the Mangala Gauri Vrat. While keeping this fast, the mother asked for the boon that her daughter will never become a widow. As a result, after marriage, instead of dying at 16 years of age, Dharampal’s son lived a happy and hearty life for 100 years. Thus, the Hindu scriptures state that one should observe the Mangala Gauri fast devotedly. Doing so brings marital happiness, the boon of sons and grandsons, longevity of husband/son, and fulfilment of all wishes in the lives of the natives.

We hope that this blog on Mangla Gauri vrat proves to be helpful for you! May Goddess Parvati shower you with her blessings this Sawan!

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Weekly Horoscope (22 to 28 July, 2019)

On Sawan’s first Somvar, read this week’s horoscope. Check out the astrological forecast of the week beginning from 22-28 July, 2019 and navigate the changes that will take place in your professional, business, academic, love, marital and domestic life. 

AstroSage is back with the accurate predictions for your upcoming days of the week. We cover minute details for all the 12 zodiac signs, which will definitely help you to keep track of various occurrences ushering in your life. Light will also be shed on the special events of the week. With the assistance provided by this horoscope, you can read specific details about your romantic life, marital life, profession, family, economic, physical and domestic life for free. Additionally, specified remedies are also curated for every zodiac sign, which will help to keep persistent problems of life at bay. 

Attain Lord Shiva’s Blessings In The Beginning Of The Week

The importance of this week increases to a great extent as the first Sawan Somvar Vrat will be observed by the devotees at its very beginning. Along with this, this week will also be quite celebratory for the adherents of Lord Shiva and the natives of many zodiac signs. Talking about the positions of various planets and Nakshatrsa, the week’s time will bring forth many favourable changes for the folks belonging to Aquarius, Pisces, Aries and Taurus zodiac signs. Hence, they can make the most of this time. However, those individuals who belong to the other signs are advised to remain careful as they are likely to come across some challenges and difficulties.

This Week’s Hindu Panchang and Astrological Facts 

As per the Hindu Panchang, the fourth week of July will begin with Krishna Paksha’s Panchami Tithi and end with Krishna Paksha’s Ekadashi Tithi. Meanwhile, the planet Moon or Chandra Dev will start moving in a transitory motion via Pisces zodiac sign and enter the sign Taurus. Apart from this, the first fast of the Sawan month will be observed on Monday, 22 July 2019 and on Sunday, 28 July 2019, Kamika Ekadashi will be celebrated. There is a special significance of fasting and making donations during these days. According to the religious scriptures, on Kamika Ekadashi, also known as Pavitra (holy) Ekadashi, devotees worship Upendra, a divine form of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that by fasting on this Ekadashi, one gets salvation from the sins of his/her previous birth. Thus, the outcomes of Pavitra Ekadashi are equally effective for both Heaven and Earth. 

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First Sawan Somwar- How Auspicious Is It?

Sawan, which is also the fifth month of the Hindu Calendar, began on 17 July, 2019. On 22 July, 2019, the devotees of Lord Shiva will observe the first Sawan Somwar fast all over the nation. The day Monday and the month of Shravan, both are very dear to Mahadev. It has been believed that the blessings attained after worshiping Lord Shiva throughout the year can be obtained only by performing his Jalabhishek during the Mondays of the Sawan month. Talking about the first Sawan Somvar, many auspicious yogas are getting formed on this day, which are increasing its importance to a great extent. Coincidentally, the first Monday of Sawan is beginning in Shravana Nakshatra, which is widely hailed for its auspicious nature. At the same time, another auspicious yoga called Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is also getting formed on Monday. As the name suggests, this yoga offers all kinds of achievements (siddhi) to the natives. In layman’s language, it can be said that any endeavour undertaken on this day gets fruits of success. Apart from this, Priti Yoga forming on this Monday will increase your love and devotion towards Lord Shiva and help you to receive his grace in return. 

Planetary Transits Taking Place This Week

After taking a detailed look at the positions of planets and Nakshatras, it can be stated that the upcoming week is expected to remain very significant for married and unmarried female natives. They are advised to observe Lord Shiva’s fast in order to attain his grace and kindness. When the week commences, the planet Moon will remain posited in the Aquarius sign and move through Pisces, Aries, and Taurus with the week approaching further. Its impact will also be seen in various Nakshatras. Additionally, Venus taking residence in the Gemini sign will make its transit in Cancer. In this sign only, it will get conjuncted with Mercury, Sun and Mars. 

Share Market Predictions 

After taking a look at the share market predictions for the fourth week of July, it can be said that on Monday, 22 July 2019, it’s state may remain in good spirits. Afterwards, on Tuesday, 23 July 2019, the condition will remain mediocre. However, on 24 July 2019, there are signs of recession taking place, which will directly impact the market condition on 25 July, 2019. With this, a state of downturn can prevail over the Market until the end of the week. During this week’s time, Government sectors, Energy, F.M.C.G., Sugar industry, Entertainment industry, Vehicle, Banking, Investment and some technical sectors are likely to remain under pressure. Other than this, the status of Real estate, Chemicals, Cement, Pharmaceuticals and Service sectors will remain flourishing, which is why traders are advised to invest in these fields. 

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Celebrity Birthdays

The much talked-about personalities who will celebrate their birthdays this week are: politician Ajit Panwar, whose birthday falls on 22 July 2019, famous singer and musician Himesh Reshammiya, who will blow candles on 23 July 2019. Apart from them, the talented retro actor, Manoj Kumar, actress Mugdha Godse and the versatile actor and Rajnikanth’s son in law, Dhanush will also celebrate their birthdays on 24, 26 and 28 July, 2019 respectively. Catch a glimpse of their upcoming future by going through their birth charts available on AstroSage. May they have a successful year ahead. 

Let us take a look at the astrological forecasts of this week.

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During the last week of July, the luminary planet Moon will reside in your eleventh, twelfth, first and second house. Also, the transit of Venus will also take place in the fourth house of Aries natives. The eleventh house of one’s Kundli specifically pertains to his/her ambitions, success in tasks and recognition at the workplace. At the beginning of the week, Moon and Venus’ placement in the vivid…..Read More

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During this week, Moon will remain posited in the tenth, eleventh, twelfth and first house of your kundli. In addition to this, the transit of Venus will also take place in your third house. The tenth house in the kundli or birth chart is the significator of professional success and good fortune. The transits of these auspicious planets will impact your life and its various aspects. Let us begin with the status of your professional….Read More

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The ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth houses of Gemini natives will host the transit of Moon during the last week of July 2019. Supplementarily, the transit of Venus will also occur in the second house of your Kundli. As the week commences, the presence of the Moon will be witnessed in your ninth house. The significator of love i.e. Venus and the governor of the mind i.e Moon will determine the week for….Read More

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The planet Moon’s transit will be hosted by the eighth, ninth, tenth and eleventh house of your zodiac sign. Apart from this, the transit of the evening star, the planet Venus will take place in your ascendant or lagna house. Both Venus and Moon will work together to bring changes in various aspects of your life. During this week’s time, financial resources must be spent carefully, as there are chances of you….Read More

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The concluding week of July 2019 will witness the transit of Moon taking place in your seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth house. Additionally, the significator of luxury and comfort, planet Venus will also remain posited in your twelfth house. The combined effect of both of these planets will govern your life. Talking about your professional life, you will reap the benefits of your….Read More

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During this week’s time, Moon’s transit will take place in your sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth house. Subsequently, the bright planet Venus will also remain posited in your eleventh house. Each aspect of your life will be governed by the transits of these two planets only. At the beginning of the week, your children may have to face some difficulties as soon as Chandra Dev enters the….Read More

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The transit of Jupiter’s disciple i.e. the planet Moon will take place in your fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth house. Conjointly, the planet Venus will also be entering the tenth house of your sign. You will get blessed with a baby as soon as the Moon takes residency in the fifth bhava. The week will begin on a splendid note for you as your children will see the face of professional success. This will contribute to your….Read More

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The fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh house of your Kundli will be occupied by the Moon during this week’s time. Also, Venus will transit in your ninth house, which denotes good luck and fortune. A happy and peaceful environment will prevail at home while the luminary planet takes residency in the fourth bhava of Scorpio natives. The bond of harmony will be witnessed amongst the…Read More

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Sawan Somvar Tomorrow! Read its Importance and Facts

The first Sawan Somvar fast will be observed tomorrow. Worship Lord Shiva the right way to get desirable results. Also, know the Tithis of all the Mondays falling in the month of Sawan and important facts associated with them.

As per Hinduism, along with the month of Shravan, the time of Pradosh and Shivratri is also considered auspicious to worship Lord Shiva. According to the Hindu Panchang, the month of Shravan is also known as Sawan, during which the importance of revering Lord Shiva and observing fasts on Monday increases to a great extent. Devotees of Shiva who fasts on Sawan Somvar obtain auspicious results. After fasting for the whole day, natives break the fast after performing the Puja. The rites and rituals associated with Sawan Vrat are similar to the other fasts kept on Monday. During this year, the first Monday/Somvar of Sawan will fall on 22 July, 2019. 

Sawan Somvar Vrat Will Give Desirable Results 

The Hindu Panchang states that Shravan is the fifth month of the year which falls during the month of July or August according to the English Calendar. The month holds immense importance because the entire month is devoted to Lord Shiva. Thus, it becomes very dear to the Mahadev. Beliefs state that when Lord Vishnu goes for a long sleep to Kshirsagar on Devshayni Ekadashi, Lord Shiva takes the responsibility of the entire Universe on his shoulders. Apart from this, it is also said that if a devotee performs Lord Shankar's reverence along with Lord Parvati in the month of Sawan, then he/she receives all kinds of desirable results by the grace of the Lord. Along with this, the person also attains liberation from his/her problems.

Date for Sawan Somvar in 2019 

First Sawan Somvar Vrat 
22 July, 2019
Second Sawan Somvar Vrat
29 July, 2019
Third Sawan Somvar Vrat
5 August, 2019
Fourth Sawan Somvar Vrat
12 August, 2019

Benefits of Observing the Sawan Somvar Fast 

Experts in the field of astrology believe that if there are problems in your marriage, your financial condition is weak or there are health problems, then fasting on all the Mondays of Sawan Month helps you appease Lord Shiva and eliminate all these obstacles. In the Vedas, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are acknowledged as men and nature respectively. Therefore, it is believed that nature spreads its unique shadows on the Earth. This sight pleases the Lord immediately and he decides to fulfil all the desires and prayers of his devotees during this time. 

Important Things to Keep in Mind During Sawan Somvar 

  • Hindu Mythology states that Lord Shani or Saturn is the beloved disciple of Mahadev. Thus by observing this fast, you can not only appease Bholenath and Goddess Parvati, but also Shani Dev. 
  • Since the Moon takes abode in Shiv ji’s matted hair and Monday is also known to be governed by the planet Moon, the Sawan Somvar fast helps the devotees to gain blessings not only from Shiva but also from Lord Moon. if there are any malefic effects of the Moon present in your Kundli, the same will get eliminated with the observation of this fast. 
  • If a Grahan or Sarp Dosha gets formed in a natives’s Kundli, then the successful observation of Sawan Somvar fasts pleases Lord Shiva and eliminates all such Doshas.
  • Apart from this, it is extremely beneficial to worship Lord Shiva in the month of Sawan in order to get rid of various kinds of Doshas present in one’s Kundli and also to suppress all the sins of the individual’s life.
  • It has been observed that if the festival of Nag Panchami falls on Sawan Somvar, its importance increases and it is considered an auspicious combination. By worshiping serpents on this day, Lord Shiva blesses the devotees.

Purpose of Sawan Somvar Fast

During the occasion of Sawan Somvar, Lord Shiva remains in a delightful mood after witnessing the peculiar yet beautiful harmony of nature. If we take a look at the appearance of Mahadev, then it can be seen the he adorns the poisonous Vasuki Nag around his neck and the Moon (Lord Chandra) resides on his head. Apart from this, the river Ganga or Goddess Ganga emerges out of his matted hair. His vahan or mount is a bull, who is also known as Nandi. Meanwhile, his consort and better half, Goddess Parvati rides on a lion. Talking about his sons, Ganesh and Kartikeya, their mount is a mouse and peacock respectively. If you pay attention here, then it can be derived that all creatures share an inimical bond with each other, but all of them live together in harmony in the Lord’s residence, Kailash Parvat. Hence, it is believed that Lord Shankar conveys his word to us through them and says that we need to maintain the right balance prevalent in nature. Thus, when nature spreads its unique shade during the month of Shravan, an aesthetic incarnation of it comes to the forefront. Similarly, every human being should also make efforts to maintain the right balance in nature. By doing this, Lord Shankar gets pleased and showers his blessings upon the natives.

Sawan Somvar Fast and Puja Rituals

As we have mentioned above, the fasting rituals of Sawan Somvar are very much similar to the usual fasts kept on Monday, but its significance is much greater than the other vrats or fasts. The rites and ceremonies to be performed during this fast are jotted down below. 

  • Wake up early in the morning before sunrise and purify yourself after taking a bath and wearing new clothes.
  • After this, perform the Abhishek of Lord Shiva with milk, curd, Ganga jal, sugarcane juice, mustard oil etc.
  • Apply white sandalwood on Mahadev and offer him datura, cannabis, Bel leaves etc.
  • Light a pure ghee or oil lamp in front of him.
  • After this, read or listen to Savan Somvar vrat katha and chant the Shiv Chalisa while performing the Aarti. 
  • Offer Prasad to him.
  • On the day when the fast is being observed, the Lord must be worshipped during the morning and evening hours.
  • Break the fast only after worshiping Lord Shiva in the evening and keep in mind that only one meal should be consumed in the entire day. 

Sawan Somvar in Mythology 

Quite dear to Lord Shiva, the month of Shravan has many legends associated with it. In such an instance, it has been mentioned that Goddess Parvati observed a difficult fast continuously for a month, so as to gain the honor of being Lord Shiva’s wife. Bholenath was pleased with her devotion and dedication, appeared in front of her and gave her the boon of being his consort. This explains the reason why girls and women are advised to fast and worship Shiva on this day, as it ends all marital problems prevailing in life.

According to another myth, on this very day, Lord Shiva decided to visit his in-laws on the Earth. Once he arrived there, he was welcomed in a very grand manner after performing a Jalabahishek. Thus, it is believed that natives who worship Bholenath while observing the fast of Sawan Somvar attain the grace of Lord Shiva. Quite a few beliefs state that the Lord himself arrives on the Earth during the month of Shravan to bless his devotees. Taking all these trivia into account, it is very important to keep fasts on Mondays during this month.

We wish to shed some light on Sawan Somvar with this article. May you get the blessings from Mahadev during the month of Shravan and get rid of all your problems. 

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Sawan Month Begins Today, Know Shiva Puja Rituals

Appease Lord Shiva as per your zodiac sign and attain desirable outcomes. The month of Shravan begins from today, i.e. 17 July 2019. Know why this month is dear to Lord Shiva and its significance.

Today, i.e. 17 July 2019, the month of Sawan has begun. With this, festivals and fasts also start to arrive. In Hinduism, the Shravan month holds high importance, especially for worshipping Lord Shiva, because it is believed that this month is dedicated to the Lord himself. According to the Hindu Panchang, the fifth month from the Chaitra month every year is called Shravan month. On the other hand, in the English Calendar, the month of Sawan comes in July or August. Also, it is seen that the Shravan month begins in the rainy season every year. This is the time of the year when nature blesses the Earth with its beauty and greenery. Bathing and doing the Rudrabhishek during the Sawan month is considered significant.

Sawan Somvar Vrat Dates

First Sawan Somvar Fast
July 22, 2019
Second Sawan Somvar Fast
July 29, 2019
Third Sawan Somvar Fast
August 5, 2019
Fourth Sawan Somvar Fast
August 12, 2019

Rare Coincidence During Sawan 2019

Several auspicious yogas are forming during this time in the Sawan month. According to the Hindu Panchang, below are the details:

  • The yoga of Shravan Krishna Panchami Tithi on the first Monday
  • The yoga of Trayodashi Pradosh Vrat & Sarvarth Amrit Siddhi Yog on the second Monday
  • The yoga of Nag Panchami on the third Monday
  • The yoga of Trayodashi Tithi on the fourth Monday

These auspicious combinations add to the significance of the month.

Sawan Somvar Vrat & Puja Rituals

The month of Sawan isn’t less than a festival for the devotees of Lord Shiva. They worship the Mahadev every Monday in this sacred month and fast on that day to attain his blessings. A flock of devotees line up at the Jyotirlingas, Shivalayas and temples to get a glimpse of their loving Bholenath and worship him with utter devotion. This is why these places are beautifully decorated. Now, let’s read the puja and vrat rituals to be performed during the Shiv Puja and Sawan month:

  • When Sawan month begins, wake up early in the morning, take a shower and put on fresh clothes.
  • Clean the altar and the area around it.
  • After this, if there’s a temple around your house, visit it and do the abhishek of Lord Shiva with milk and water.
  • After this, apply a sandalwood tilak on the idol of Lord Shiva and Shivling, chant the mantra “ऊं नम: शिवाय / ūṃ nama: śivāya” and offer him supari or betel, panchamrit, coconut, bel leaves, dhatura, flowers, fruits etc.
  • Then, light a diya using Ghee or Oil.
  • After this, sit with closed eyes and folded hands in front of the Lord and conclude for the fast.
  • Then, Katha or story and Shiv Chalisa must be recited, and Mangal Aarti must be done.
  • Worship the Shivling on the day of fast.
  • After getting over with your puja in the evening, conclude your fast and consume Sattvic food.

Shravan Month Dearest To Bholenath

According to the beliefs in Hinduism, Sawan Somvar Vrat observed and donations made during the month of Sawan appease Lord Shiva. Many mythological stories are heard in this context. According to one of them, it is said that Maa Parvati observed a difficult fast without any food or water in the month of Sawan to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Her efforts made the Lord happy, and he married her. Hence, it is believed that any unmarried girl who observes the Sawan Somvar fast throughout the month gets blessed with a husband like Lord Shiva.

Another mythological story states that in this month itself, Lord Shiva appeared on the Earth and decided to visit his in-laws, where he was welcomed in a grand style with Jalabhishek etc. Hence, from that day itself, it is believed that the Lord himself comes on the Earth and visits his in-laws. In this duration, his devotees worship the Lord and can attain his blessings.

Importance of Sawan Somvar Vrat 

It is mentioned in the scriptures that whosoever worships Lord Shiva with utter devotion and passion in the month of Sawan attains his blessings. It is also believed that married women fasting in this month can make their marital life prosperous, whereas unmarried girls can attain a desirable match. Also, devotees worshipping and fasting in this month get blessed with longevity.
Kanwar and Jhanda Yatra Begins With Sawan Month

With the commencement of the Sawan month, the devotees of Lord Shiva embark on a religious journey called Kanwar & Jhanda Yatra. On this occasion, devotees, also called as kanwarias, fill their Kanwar, a small vessel, with water from the banks of Narmada and use it to perform the ceremony of Jalabhishek on Shivling in Shiva’s temple. In this month, the Kanwarias can be seen hailing the Lord while walking down the road with their kanwars. Similarly, in the Sharda Mandir Madan Mahal, the tradition of offering flags on the day of Sawan Somvar is followed. For this, long branches of Bamboo are painted and decorated, the flag is tied to one end of the pole and then offered to the temple.

We hope that the grace and blessings of Lord Bholenath in this holy month of Sawan remain on you. Infinite luck to all readers by AstroSage!

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