September 2018 Monthly Horoscope

Important predictions for 12 Zodiac signs! Read September 2018 monthly horoscope predictions and know what eminent changes will occur in your life this month. Also know, whether your objectives will get fulfilled this time or not.


September month has begun, and just like every time, you would be curious about how this month will be for your life. Will there be new surprises for you this time? Will there be any life - transforming changes in your job, business, education, family, health, love or marriage? To satisfy such queries, we have again brought monthly horoscope predictions for all 12 Zodiac signs.

Based on planetary transits and Nakshatras, natives of Aries, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces would gain several benefits and immense success this month. They would perform well in every domain to attain their objectives. For the natives of remaining Zodiac signs, this month would be good, despite certain challenges. Furthermore, September is also significant from religious and astrological viewpoint. A series of festivals can also be seen from this month till November. At the same time, today on September 1, 2018, Venus planet is transiting into Libra. To know more about the astrological influence of this celestial phenomenon on your lives, read Venus transit in Libra

Important Fasts, Festivals and Astrological Events in September


Now, take a look at following monthly horoscope predictions for the month of September:


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ARIES


This month looks auspicious for your life and you are likely to succeed in all your endeavors. The influence of Mars will give you confidence to achieve success in all walks of life. You will also enjoy a lot of respect and adulation from peers and family. However...Read More

TAURUS


This month would be average from work and business point of view. As planet Saturn directs in Sagittarius Zodiac sign, therefore, don’t expect any significant career or professional progress in this period. However, through hard work and determination, you can still do well and achieve your desired goals. You might also make...Read More

GEMINI


You are a wise and intelligent person. Due to your high intellect, you will be able to succeed in most of your endeavors. But anger and over-excitement might prove to be detrimental for your progress. Also, be careful of your relatives, and do not engage them in any financial or work related task; otherwise...Read More


CANCER


You might experience some mental stress or disturbance during middle of the month. You might also feel restless and worried. At the same time, you may face some roadblocks while trying to accomplish any task. Lethargy and tiredness will also affect your work. However...Read More

LEO


You are a bold and courageous person, and responsible enough to perform a task to completion. But beware as any work done in hurry might lead to failure and disappointment. However, despite adverse situations, you would earn good money with your efforts and sincerity. Furthermore...Read More

VIRGO


By performing positive religious acts, you will get better business opportunities and your career will progress to new heights. Also, coming in contact with positive and respected persons of the society, you will attract good luck in life. At the same time...Read More


LIBRA


The month is particularly good in terms of social status and respect. Substantial economic gains might also occur. If you are planning to buy or sell a property, you would get successful. You can also expect a promotion at workplace or good profits in business. You may come in contact with an influential person and build...Read More

SCORPIO


You might experience ups and downs in business or career this month. Any work initiated in haste or without any proper planning might fail badly. High temperament or anger might also affect your professional life. Hence, try to...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


You might experience unexpected challenges or roadblocks. You may also feel mentally stressed, but any work done with hard work and conviction will eventually lead you to success. However, you marriage life or any prospect of foreign travel may get impacted negatively. You might also experience...Read More

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CAPRICORN


You will feel quite satisfied with your work or professional domain. Every work done with a lot of hard work and sincerity will reap you rewards. In addition to getting respect and personal satisfaction, you will also get ample opportunities for growth and success at work. Furthermore...Read More

AQUARIUS


You are a person with a serious and analytical bent of mind, and are far-sighted too. You perform all your tasks with proper planning and deliberation. However, you might face a few health challenges this month that can affect your work or career. Any work already in progress might get impacted. Hence...Read More

PISCES


The month will bring you a lot of joy, happiness and financial prosperity. Any plans to acquire immovable property will also yield excellent results. You will get great strides in profession or business, especially during second half of this month...Read More

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Venus Transit in Libra Tomorrow, Know Its Influence

Important astrology predictions for 12 Zodiac signs! Venus will transit in Libra on September 1, 2018. Read here to know its astrological significance and influence on your life.


In Astrology, Venus planet signifies all worldly pleasures including art, love, beauty and materialistic comforts. Its strong presence in a person's Birth Chart brings comforts in their life, vehicle, foreign tour and happiness in marriage. Venus is also the main factor for life partner, therefore, it influences their marital life.

On September 1, 2018, Venus will transit in Libra at 11:46 PM in the night. It will remain in this sign till 08:58 PM in the night on January 1, 2019. This transit will be highly significant and fortunate for some of the natives, while may create problems for others. Take a look at how Venus transit will influence the lives of the natives of all 12 Zodiac signs:


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ARIES


Venus transit would lead to an increase in your professional status, though you are advised...Read More

TAURUS


It would be a period, when you need to pay attention to your health, or it may decline a bit. Furthermore...Read More

GEMINI


This transit period would lead to a victory over your opponents. You may also get opportunities to...Read More

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CANCER


Your domestic life would be filled with love, affection, peace and prosperity. You might also consider...Read More

LEO


Your calibre, courage and determination would increase. You would also gain an upper hand over your enemies. Additionally...Read More

VIRGO


There are chances that an auspicious activity can take place in your family. Moreover...Read More

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LIBRA


Your health is bound to improve, however you need to avoid an excess of everything that might affect...Read More

SCORPIO


You would perform exceedingly well and your career would see a rise in foreign land. You would also...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


This transit period would enrich your life with prosperity and monetary gains, and you would also...Read More

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CAPRICORN


You would work hard, but may not find your efforts satisfactory. You might think about...Read More

AQUARIUS


Long journeys would bear fruit, and you would earn name and fame. Your status would also...Read More

PISCES


This transit period would lead to an increase in sensuous activities, and you would...Read More

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Kajari Teej Today, Know Its Significance and Puja Vidhi

Know the auspicious effects of Gau Pujan today! Kajari Teej festival will be celebrated today, i.e. on August 29, 2018. Read here to know the importance of this propitious occasion, fasting rituals and Puja Vidhi.


In Hinduism, married women take certain fasts (Vrat) every year for the long-life of their husbands as well as for the happiness and prosperity in their families. Fasts such as Karwa Chauth, Hartalika Teej, Hariyali Teej, Vat Savitri Vrat and Kajari Teej are among the most important fasts for women.


According to Hindu Panchang, fast for Kajari Teej is performed on Tritiya (third day) of Krishna Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. However, as per Gregorian Calendar, this festival falls in the month of July or August. This year, the festival is occuring today on August 29, and will be celebrated by women across the country with devotion and enthusiasm. However, it is mainly celebrated in Hindu states of the country including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. This festival is also known by the name of Kajali Teej. Goddess Neemdi or Neemdi Mata is worshipped on this day. Married women fast on this occasion for longevity of their husbands. Additionally, unmarried girls also fast on this day to get blessed with a right and suitable husband.

Vrat Rituals on Kajari Teej


  • Like Karva Chauth, this fast is also performed without drinking water (Nirjala Vrat). Although, pregnant women may have fruits on this day.
  • Usually the fast is opened by looking at the Moon as per rituals. But, if it is not visible in the sky, a woman can open her fast by looking to the sky around 11:30 PM, and offering Argh to the Moon God.
  • Once the fasting rituals (Udyapan) for Kajari Teej are performed, if proper Nirjala fast is not possible by a woman in the coming years, she can have fruits.

To know more about this festival, read: Kajari Teej Vrat Puja Vidhi

Rituals for offering Argh to Moon God


  • It is a tradition to offer Argh to Moon God on Kajari Teej. At night, women should sprinkle some water while looking to the sky, and offer vermillion (Roli) and Akshat (rice) to the God. After this, they should offer food as Bhoga to Moon God.
  • Offer Argh to Moon God while holding a Silver ring and few Wheat grains in your hand. Then, circumambulate (Parikrama) 4 times on the same place in a clockwise direction.


Kajari Teej and Importance of Worshipping Cows


In Hindu religion, Cow has been given the status of a mother, and is considered the holiest being in the world as per Vedas and Puranas. It is also believed that all the deities reside in Gau Mata (Cow). She is also known as Kamadhenu (a bovine Goddess, also known as the mother of fulfilment), who when worshipped brings happiness, peace and prosperity in the house. Gau Mata is especially worshipped on the occasion of Kajari Teej. The food is consumed only after feeding small round Chapatis made from flour dough along with Ghee and Gur (Jaggery) to the Cow.

Traditions related to Kajari Teej


  • Several dishes are prepared on this auspicious occasion using barley, wheat, gram (Chana) and rice-mixture called Sattu along with Ghee and Meva.
  • Beautifully adorned swings are thrown on trees in the fields or gardens, and women gathers and celebrate this festive occasion by dancing to the tunes of folk-songs.
  • The tradition of singing folk songs while riding on a boat on this day is performed by the people of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Just like Hariyali and Hartalika Teej, married women celebrate the propitious festival of Kajari Teej with lots of zeal and happiness. The fast performed on this day is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

We, at AstroSage, wishes our readers a very prospering and blissful Kajari Teej.
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Weekly Horoscope (27 August - 2 September 2018)

4 Zodiac Signs will get blissfully lucky this week! Read weekly horoscope and know how different aspects of your life will flourish in this period.


This week of August month may bring lots of promising prospects for the natives of Gemini, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius Zodiac sign. With the influence of planetary transits and Nakshatras, these natives are highly likely to gain special benefits in the end of August and early September. As a result, important changes will be seen in the areas of career, business, education, health, family and marriage.

Additionally, this week is also significant from astrological and religious point of view. On August 29, Kajari Teej will be celebrated. Also, on September 1, 2018, Venus transit in Libra will occur. Here, conjunction of Venus would also take place with Jupiter. Due to this celestial phenomenon, fluctuations in stock market may occur after a steep hike in share prices. Furthermore, on September 2, 2018, Mercury planet transit in Leo would take place, here it will conjunct with Planet Sun. Mercury here will also be aspected by Mars planet, as a result of this, prices of Banking stocks may rise high. On the same day, Krishna Janmastami will also be celebrated. To know more about this festival, read Krishna Janmashtami Muhurat and Puja Vidhi

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


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ARIES


Fluctuations in your income and expenses may be seen. Furthermore, your...Read More

TAURUS


You will remain busy with your work, therefore, you would spend less time with you family. As a result...Read More

GEMINI


You may go on a long tour, which will not only be financially fruitful but, would...Read More

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CANCER


Long - distance trip is a possibility, which would bring...Read More

LEO


This week, neither hurt anyone nor turn your back on your responsibilities or...Read More

VIRGO


You would work hard and your time at work would be productively and mentally...Read More


LIBRA


You will have to maintain balance between your personal and professional life, as...Read More

SCORPIO


Whether it is growth in your working domain, or love and peace in your family life, you would...Read More

SAGITTARIUS


Though family life seems peaceful but, chances of...Read More


CAPRICORN


If you want to be happy, then you would have to end your inner turmoils and...Read More

AQUARIUS


In this duration, you would feel happy about getting your long-held tasks finished...Read More

PISCES


This week your expenses may increase. So, make your money investment decisions wisely, or you may...Read More

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Raksha Bandhan Today

Know the auspicious muhurat for tying Rakhi. Read the religious and social significance of Rakshabandhan and mythological stories related to it.


हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए क्लिक करें!

India is the country of religions, festivals and pilgrimages. Every year, several fasts and festivals are celebrated by Indian people. Among them, Raksha Bandhan is one of the most important festivals. It represents the immense affection of brothers and sisters towards each other. Every sister and brother awaits for this festival very eagerly, as sisters tie a thread or bracelet, called Rakhi, around the wrist of their brothers. In affirmation, brothers also vow to protect and care for their sisters. As per Hindu Calendar, every year Raksha Bandhan occurs on Purnima of Shravan month.

Raksha Bandhan Muhurat 2018
Rakhi Ceremony MuhuratFrom 05:55:48 AM to 17:27:57 PM
Duration11 Hours 32 Minutes
Rakhi Aprahan MuhuratFrom 13:40:16 PM to 16:15:05 PM

Note: This muhurat is applicable for New Delhi. To know muhurat timings in your city, read Raksha Bandhan Muhurat

Rakhi Ceremony Muhurat and Puja Vidhi


On this auspicious occasion, sisters tie the sacred knot called Rakhi around their brothers’ wrists. It is highly significant to perform this propitious ceremony in a Shubh Muhurat. Following are the rituals that are performed during Rakhi ceremony:

  • Prepare your Rakhi plate. Keep Roli, Kumkum, Akshat and Rakhi on it.
  • Make your brother sit on a seat (Aasan), and apply Tilak on his forehead. Then, tie Rakhi on his right wrist.
  • Feed him sweets, then perform an Aarti of your brother.
  • After that, brothers should present a gift or money to their sisters. It is also the obligation and duty of brothers to take a vow to protect their sisters and honor their virtue.


Importance of Raksha Bandhan and Mythological Stories


Raksha Bandhan has been celebrated since ancient ages in India. From Mahabharata Era to the history of Medieval India, there are several stories mentioned about Raksha Bandhan. Some of them are mentioned below:

Story of Draupadi and Shri Krishna: There was a unique story in Mahabharata Era about Raksha Bandhan. When Lord Krishna killed Shishupal, his finger got hurt. Everyone was looking for a cloth to stop the bleeding. At that time, Draupadi tore a part of her Sari and wrapped it around Lord Krishna’s finger. It was the day of Purnima during the month of Shravana. Being grateful towards her, Shri Krishna made a promise that he will protect her. That is why, he came to her rescue during Draupadi’s Cheer-Haran by Dushasana.

Story of Sikandar and Puru: The wife of Emperor Sikandar, made his enemy Puru, or King Porus, her half-brother. She asked him to promise her not to kill her husband. Then, during the war, King Porus spared Sikander’s life. Not only this, when Porus tried to attack him, he remembered his promise to his half-sister, and didn’t attack him, and became a prisoner. Seeing the nobility of King Porus, Sikander gave King Porus his country back.

So, from the above two stories, we can see the purity and significance of this auspicious festival. Not only the above stories, but there are several stories in Indian history that have mentioned various examples of sacrifice and love done by brothers and sisters for each other.

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What is Shani Sade Sati: Significance & Remedies

Read effects and fid accurate measures! Find out what is Shani Sade Sati and Dhaiya and how it impacts human life, as well as measures related to it.


हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए क्लिक करें!

People get fearful when they hear about Sade Sati of Shani and Dhaiya. Due to Saturn being tagged as a cruel planet in Vedic astrology, people have a belief that it brings pain, but it is not the case. Lord Shani is hailed as the Punisher or Penitent, which is why he is also called as the Justice-loving Judge in Kaliyug. He churns out the fruit of every action, good or bad, done by a native in this world. Shani has no claim to position, status and prestige, as it doesn’t matter to him. He punishes every person equally and gives out justice.

Saturn is pleased when a person asks for forgiveness for his crimes and becomes determined to do good deeds. At the same time, Saturn is very cruel when it comes to punishing a man for his sins. Because when Shani punishes, he deprives one of wealth, honor, prestige and all amenities.

Shani Sade Sati


Sade Sati means seven and a half years. All Navagrahas transit in 12 zodiac signs. The journey period of planets in a zodiac sign is different. Among them, Saturn's duration is the highest, because it transits for about two and a half years in a zodiac sign. When it makes a transit from birth moon sign from twelfth house, rising phase of Shani Sade Sati begins. When it transits over the birth moon sign, peak phase of Shani Sade Sati remains. Now, when it enters in the second house from moon sign, setting phase of Shani Sade Sati begins. When it gets out from this house, Shani Sade Sati ends.

As Shani remains in a zodiac sign for about 2.5 years, so its journey in these three houses adds up to 7.5 years. That is why it is called Sade Sati. apart from that, when Shani enters in fourth and eighth house from birth moon sign, it is called Dhaiya or CHoti Sade Sati. its duration is 2.5 years. 


Remedies for Shani Sade Sati


The simplest way to avoid the inauspicious effects of Shani Sade Sati is by performing auspicious deeds and repenting for all bad deeds ever done. Apart from this, religious and Vedic remedies can also be carried out to avoid such malefic effects.

  • To appease Lord Shani, worship him on Saturday. Along with that, offer food made in Sarso or Mustard oil to poor, needy, labour and dog.
  • Use mustard oil, black salt, surma, camphor (kapoor), kajal made by camphor, black sesame, black urad, iron nails, perfumes etc. when worshipping Shani Dev and donate them as well.
  • To get the blessings of Shani Dev, it is beneficial to read Shani Chalisa, Hanuman Chalisa or Dashrath Krit Shani Stotra on every Saturday.
  • Pour mustard oil in an iron vessel, see your reflection in it and donate the vessel. It is called Chaya Patra Daan.
  • Donation of items related to Saturn planet should be done in Saturn's Hora and Saturn's nakshatras (Pushya, Anuradha, Uttara Bhadrapada) on Saturday at noon or in the evening.
  • Respect your maternal uncle and the elderly people. Always keep your employees or servants happy.
  • Chant the Shani Beej Mantra for getting rid of Shani Dosha. Mantra - “ॐ प्रां प्रीं प्रौं सः शनैश्चराय नमः / oṃ prāṃ prīṃ prauṃ saḥ śanaiścarāya namaḥ”.
  • To please Saturn, you can also chant this mantra - "ॐ शं शनैश्चराय नमः/oṃ śaṃ śanaiścarāya namaḥ”.
In Vedic astrology, Saturn has been called a cruel planet, but it is your friend, not your enemy. He rolls out the fruits of every deed in a justified manner. Hereby, if you want to avoid its malefic effects, do good deeds and think positively. 

We hope that you like this article based on Shani Sade Sati. AstroSage wishes you a good and bright future!
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Onam Festival Tomorrow, Know Its Significance

Know muhurat rituals and history of Onam! Celebrate Onam festival and know the significance, rituals and story of this great Hindu festival.


According to Hindu Calendar, the festival of Onam will be celebrated tomorrow, i.e. on 25th August, 2018. It is the biggest Hindu festival celebrated in the memory of the great King, Mahabali, in Kerala. The festival is celebrated in the city of Kochi, Trivandrum, Kottayam and Thrissur with great pomp and show. The carnival lasts for four to ten days, and it is generally the time when, people show a perfect blend of ritual, culture and tradition.

Onam/Thiruvonam Puja Muhurat


Onam/Thiruvonam 2018 Muhurat
Muhurat BeginsFrom 06:48 AM on August 24, 2018
Muhurat EndsTill 09:49 AM on August 25, 2018

Note: This muhurat is applicable for New Delhi only. To know the muhurat timings for your city, read Onam Muhurat

Celebrations of Onam


Onam is one of the biggest festival in Kerala where people of all ages participate with great fervor and excitement. The festival is celebrated in the month of August - September, as per Malayalam Calendar, which is also named as Kollavarsham. This festival is celebrated in Chingam month of Kollavarsham.

The festival of Onam lasts nearly for 10 days and it is celebrated to pay tribute to the great King, Mahabali, who was known for his valour. On account of his good deeds, God blessed him with a boon of visiting his people every year to see the welfare of his kin. On this day, people exchange Onam wishes and make each other feel happy with Onam blessings.
  • During this festival, people put on new clothes on this day, which is known as Onakkodi.
  • People also indulge in a handful of activities and dances performed during the festival of Thiruvonam, which is known as Onakkalikal. Myriad of competitions are also organized on this occasion, such as food-eating competitions, Uriyady, Ox races (Maramadimatsaram), Onam Pookalam competitions, etc.
  • There are many Hindu Keralite who install an image of Thrikkakara Appan or Onatthappan in their homes.
  • During the festival, Hindu temples are decorated with lamps, Diyas and candles. A Palmyra tree is set up in front of temples in Kerala. It is decorated and then, lit with a torch and burned to ashes, signifying the sacrifice of King Mahabali.
  • Onam festival is also related to creativity as potters and weavers go for an extra mile to fulfil the increased demands of the products, especially in regions of North Kerala such as Kannur and Kasargod. Handloom fairs are a great attraction of the spirit of Onam festivities during these days.


History of Onam


According to legends, Kerala was ruled by a very powerful King, Mahabali. It is said that when King Mahabali was the ruler of Kerala, there was nobody in the region who was sad or unhappy. Every single man was happy and full of peace and they respected their King to the utmost valour. King Mahabali was not only loved by his people but respected by people of other region as well. King Mahabali was also known by two other names - Maveli and Onathappan.

King Mahabali ruled over all 3 Lokas - Deva Loka (Heaven), Bhu Loka (Earth), and Patal Loka (Nether World). Even after belonging from a demon clan, his generous nature was something that people loved the most about him. He defeated devtas to win the heaven. So, they requested Lord Vishnu to help them get back their kingdom. In order to help them, Lord Vishnu took Vamana Avatar, the form of a dwarf Brahmin.

As we all know that offering donations to Brahmins is considered auspicious. Therefore, when Vamana visited the King, the Brahmin requested 3 steps of land from him. King agreed to this. Then, Vamana grew bigger in size, and covered heaven with his first foot, earth with his second foot, and as there was no area left so, the King offered his head to him. Brahmin pushed him down to the Patal Loka with his third step.

Lord Vishnu was pleased with his act of generosity and asked him for a wish. The King requested the God if he can meet his people once a year. The wish was granted. Hence, every year on this day of Onam or Thiruvonam, King Mahabali visits his people.

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