Monday, August 27, 2018

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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Sunday, August 26, 2018

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.

AstroSage wishes our readers a very happy and blissful Raksha Bandhan.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

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!

Friday, August 24, 2018

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.

Know More About Indian Festivals, Read: Hindu Festivals 2018 and Muhurat

AstroSage team hopes that you like this article on Onam, and wishes you a very happy and blissful Onam!

Monday, August 20, 2018

Weekly Horoscope (20 - 26 August 2018)

These 3 Zodiac Signs will be blissfully happy! Read weekly horoscope and know how different aspects of your life will flourish this week.

This week of August will be especially blissful for the natives of Taurus, Virgo and Pisces Zodiac sign. With the influence of planetary transits and Nakshatras, these natives will gain monetary benefits, go on trips and will attain happiness in their lives.

Furthermore, the week is also significant from religious point of view. On August 22, it will be Shravana Putrada EkadashiOnam on August 25 and Raksha Bandhan on August 26. Also, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is occurring on August 24 and August 25 this week. As per Hinduism and Vedic Astrology, this Yoga is considered very auspicious for a person. Every task performed in this Yoga proves to be successful and in the most splendid way. Additionally, after fluctuations in the prices of Gold and Silver, there prices may reach sky high.

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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Friday, August 17, 2018

Sun Transits to Leo Today, Know Its Astrological Significance

Which 5 Zodiac signs will get lucky with Sun transit? Today on August 17, 2018, Sun is transiting in Leo sign. Read here to know the astrological significance of this planet’s transit on your job, business, education and other domains.

In Vedic Astrology, Sun is the significator of soul, father, ancestors, prestige and status. The good position of Sun in a person’s Kundli (birth chart) leads him/her to high government services, respect and fame. But, if Sun is debilitated in one’s Kundali, it causes Pitra Dosha. So to avoid that, one should offer Argh and water as well as worship the Sun God on regular basis. This also increases one’s self-confidence.

Today on Friday, August 17, 2018, Sun has transited in Leo at 07:02 AM in the morning, and will remain in this sign till 7:02 AM on Friday, September 17, 2018. This transit period will be highly beneficial for the natives of Aries, Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio. At the same time, the position of Sun in Leo will elevate the prices of gold, silver, cotton, sugar, oil and red colored goods.

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

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

72nd Independence Day Celebrations Today

Know how will be upcoming days for India! Today, India is celebrating its 72nd years of independence. On this occasion, know how will be the future of India according to its birth chart.

The country is celebrating its 72nd anniversary of independence today. Its picture has transformed completely since 1947. In these 7 decades, Indians have worked hard to lead India to the heights of eminence. One can see huge development in the field of Medical Science, technology, Finance, Economy, Defence, Business, Agriculture, etc. but challenges are still there and India is ready to take them head-on.

हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

Not only Government, but people of India should also make effort for improvement in terms of illiteracy, unemployment, health facilities, financial inequality, discrimination and various other national issues. This should be the motto of this year’s Independence Day. Now take a look at how will be the upcoming days for India according to its horoscope.

India got its freedom on August 15, 1947 at 12:00 AM midnight. As per astrology, independent India outset at this time, and therefore, according to this time, its Birth Chart is as follows:

India's Birth Chart

According to this birth chart, Lagna (ascendant) of India is Taurus and it is residing in Rahu Ascendant House. Mars is posited in 2nd House. Planets such as Venus, Mercury, Sun, Moon and Saturn are situated in 3rd House. At the same time, Jupiter is in 6th House and Ketu in the 7th House. Lagna for Navmansh Kundli is Pisces, which is in the 11th position from Taurus in Lagna Kundli. The status of both the Kundli (horoscopes) reflects auspicious and progressive results in all situations. From the beginning of year 1947, India has passed through the Mahadashas of Saturn, Mercury, Ketu, Venus and Sun. Now, from August 11, 2018, India is going through Moon and Jupiter Mahadasha.
  • As per birth chart of India, Moon is posited in 3rd House in Cancer. At the same time, Jupiter (being the ruling planet of 8th and 11th House) is residing in 6th House in Libra sign.
  • From 3rd House, one can finds details about transport communication, telecommunication, share market, writing and similar things of India. 8th House tells about the natural disasters and problems that may occur in future in India. 11th House informs about parliament, assembly and nations’ law and order.
  • Furthermore, 6th House informs about the possible infectious diseases in the country, military ammunitions, labor class, foreign support, mortgages, etc. Moon, which is the lord of 3rd House is residing in it. This situation reflects India’s aggressive personality and self-confidence globally. However, Jupiter’s situation in the 6th House indicates toward natural calamities and instability, and further toward debt situation of India, which may decrease initially, but later may increase.
According to the 72nd anniversary of free India, Cancer Lagna has risen on August 15, 2018. This year, Lagna ruling planet, i.e. Moon is posited in the 3rd House with its friendly planet as well as with its enemy planet, Venus. Muntha is in 10th House, and the ruling planet of Muntha is situated in 7th House in its exalted sign. However, the planet is bothered by Ketu. Additionally, Sun, Mercury, Rahu, Mars, etc have their hidden aspect on Muntha, while Jupiter has direct aspect on Muntha. Now, with the help of this year’s horoscope of India, let’s take a look at the bigger picture of India in the coming future.

India and Its Neighbouring Countries at a Glance

As per India’s yearly horoscope, China will try to bother India again. It will try to obstruct India’s economy, and with the help of other countries including Pakistan, China will also try to politically restrain our country. However, India will remain prepared for facing the challenges that China will reflect on the country, and will also try to overcome China and Pakistan diplomatically.

Inflation, Corruption and the Common Man

Agitated by inflation, corruption, new rules and regulation, and the overbearing attitude of government officials, the common man may act aggressively or may show protest on the streets. However, the government will try to strengthen its administrative system, along with its working situation. As a result, government schemes would be fully implemented, which will benefit the citizens of the country.

Political Instability and Struggle

As Kaal-Sarp Yoga is in India’s Kundali till September 19, 2018, therefore one would see political instability in the country. Social conditions are also likely to be unstable in this period. There may also be the loss of life or property in some states of India due to natural calamities.

Let's take an oath on the occasion of 72nd anniversary of India’s independence! We should vow to keep our country clean and maintain its unity, integrity and mutual goodwill. AstroSage wishes our readers a happy Independence Day!