DURING THE MONTH OF JANUARY, 2018....
By rasi (moon sign), I am not referring to your sun sign, i.e. sun's position in your natal chart. Sun remains in the same sign for nearly 30 days. For example people born between 15.01.2014 to 12.02.2014 belong to the sun sign Capricorn. (makara rasi). This method is followed in Kerala, in some parts of Tamil Nadu and Malabar as well as in portions of North East India. According to Western astrology which does not consider precession of equinox (ayanamsha) people born between 22.12.2013 to 20.01.2014 belong to sun sign Capricorn. In Hindu astrology the transit effects are considered from the sign occupied by moon (nirayana position) at the time of birth, called rasi.
On this page, the predictions are interpreted based on the cannons of Hindu astrology. I would not say, Vedic astrology as in times of the vedas, ancient being Rigveda, astrology was used as calendar to perform specific religious duties and was not used for elections or predictive purposes. However, we can find references to muhurta and predictive nature of astrology in grahya sutras and puranas. English notations are used as the site has numerous readers in Latin America and Western Europe.
During the month of Jan.2018, ravi (Sun) transits in dhanur rasi (Sagittarius) till 14.01.2018; thereafter he transits in his enemy sign makara (Capricorn). Kuja (Mars) is in tula rasi (Libra) at the beginning of the month and enters his own sign vrischika (Scorpio) on 18th of the month. Budha (Mercury) is in vrischika (Scorpio) till 6th of January; From 7th to 27th, budha stays in dhanur rasi (Sagittarius) and from 28th he moves into makara rasi (Capricorn). Budha is combust from 28th of the month. Shukra (Venus) is in dhanur rasi (Sagittarius) till 13th of the month and from 14th he transits in makara rasi (Capricorn). Shukra is combust in the entire month. Shani (Saturn) continues his transit in dhanur rasi (Sagittarius) and is combust till 7th of the month. Guru (Jupiter), Rahu and ketu continue their transits in tula (Libra), kataka (Cancer) and makara rasis (Capricorn). Total lunar eclipse on 31.01.2018 (16:21 to 21:39 IST) occurs in Cancer in pushya and aslesha stars and this eclipse is visible in India.
It is obvious, you should not to look at the eclipse directly with naked eyes, you are off guard when the bight light will flash into your retina, causing damage. Suppose you know the exact end time and you watch is not deceptive, you just can have a direct look. Well, nothing happens - I have done that in my college days. The eclipses are used to measure the bent of space (gravitational pull), density of constituent gasses on the planets, surface temperature, speed and vacillation. Infringement of light occurs when a light source is obstructed - the resulting light is broken into various light rays of different frequencies, that was the hot topic in 70s. Not much research is done in this field.
Food for thought - "Convulsive thresholds were measured in 26 psychiatric patients who were receiving electroconvulsive treatment and in 8 rats subjected to electroconvulsive shocks, during the recent total solar eclipse day (February 16th, 1980) and on control days. Our results showed that there was a significant reduction in the convulsive thresholds of both humans and rats at the time of solar eclipse, probably occurring due to the observed geomagnetic field variation of 19 Gammas". [M.S.Keshavan, B.N.Gangadhar, R.U.Gautam, V.B.Ajit & R.L.Kapur; Neuroscience Letters Volume 22, Issue 2, 10 March 1981]. "Both the quantitative and qualitative variations in the airspora were observed during different phases of the eclipse. The number of fungal colonies were higher during the pre- and post-eclipse phase. There was a decrease at contact phase, total/partial or diamond ring eclipse phase. Thus, very minor changes were observed during the eclipse period. Bacterial colonies were higher at the post-eclipse phase. Most of the fungal species are organic matter decomposers, while some of them are known to cause allergies in humans and also cause plant diseases. Aspergillus species were dominant. Both A. fumigatus (causing allergy and asthma) and A. flavus (producing aflatoxin) were the dominant species and they showed a definite trend in their occurrence". [Microorganisms collected during a solar eclipse in India - Jayashree Deshpande & Laxman V. Gangawane; Aerobiologia December 1997].
There are fasting and religious rituals associated with eclipses. It is advised to be on empty stomach, you will stop eating and drinking (the beverages and juices, water exempted) 3 hours before start of eclipse. Some people start fasting for 9 hours or 12 hours before eclipse. Three hours is reasonable considering present day life style. As the food prepared earlier to eclipse is discarded, you should ensure that your fridge is empty. After eclipse you will have a full bath - head to toes and put light in pooja room. When the eclipse is in progress water also is not taken. Little children, patients and old persons are exempted due to inability. Liberated scientifically advanced souls claim immunity! After the eclipse the house and house hold articles as well as clothes that were on the body are washed. If the eclipse has occurred in your rasi or in 6th, 8th or 12th from your rasi or in your star, then you should recite mantras (any simple mantra will do) for ravi or chandra, depending on whether it is Solar or Lunar eclipse. You may also recite mantra for your favorite God (Istadaiva) or use any mantra, instead. Eclipses have effect on your mind and moods than physical body - suppose you eat, drink and dance, you may not find any noticeable effect, immediately. The effects of eclipses are very short lived, that will not override the influences of your natal chart. We can also use this time for mantra siddhi (perfection), take a mantra and recite during eclipse. If you want to test the effect of of eclipse of mind, just keep quite and observe your thoughts - you will have sound proof. In my younger days, I used to take advantage of eclipses to recite mantras.
Reputed pulmonologists at Buffalo Hospital told that the young boy needs to take medications on daily basis and additional ones when he has spasms. Parents were about to start the treatment but the wise old grandfather prevailed. The refrigerator was shut down, the boy ate and drank only fresh things. He would not eat outside. Now, the boy is great singer, he can sing continuously for an hour. Of course, refrigerators preserve food efficiently but we know not of harmful side effects, due to temperature variance. Research into this area may harm refrigerator manufacturers. Research on effects of eclipses on humans will saffronise the country and will render greatest harm to our secular credentials! Consider recitation of your favorite mantra during eclipse - it is a worthy try. ...............As Jesus said this, He called out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." [Luke 8:8].
Mesha (Aries): Sun is adverse in 9th for the first half of the month. Favorable sun in 10th is under check and also he is transiting in the enemy sign during the second half of the month. Mars is adverse in the entire month. He is in adverse 7th till 17th of January and thereafter in adverse 8th but in own sign. Mercury is benefic in the 8th till 6th of the month. From 7th to 27th Mercury is adverse in 9th; Benefic Mercury in 10th is under check. Jupiter transits in benefic 7th in the entire month. Venus is benefic in 9th till 13th of the month. There after Venus is adverse in 10th. Saturn, Rahu and Ketu transit in adverse 9th, 4th and 10th respectively.
There will be strained relationship with elders and also subordinates due to adverse sun and Saturn. Anti-religious feelings run high. You may not listen the advise of others. Due to benefic position of Venus in 9th, there is no harm, the situation is under control. Second half is better than the first half. You are more argumentative from 7th to 27th of the month. Futile talks should be avoided. Entire month has some professional frustrations running in the background due to adverse ketu in 10th. During the second half of the month, the expected professional goals are not met and your professional life seems to be go in reverse. Marital life is not up tot he mark in the first half. There is strained relationship with partners and associates in business till 16th of the month. You are prone to cuts and wounds. However, due to benefic position of Jupiter with a bit of caution such events can be avoided and marital life can be improved. In the second half of the month, you are likely to get some inheritance but there will be bitter incidents that are associated with this. Or the whole amount of inheritance may be spent on useless causes. Suppose you get such amounts during the first week of the month, it will be put to good use, thanks to Mercury. Transit of Jupiter in benefic 7th will reduce the possibility and intensity of cuts, wounds and marital discord. This also brings success in many areas of life. Many people of Aries get married during the transit of Jupiter in Virgo. There will be misunderstandings with mother and close relatives. Most of the electronic gadgets will break down. You should be careful in handling electronic gadgets and sharp shining objects as the eclipse occurs in 4th from your moon sign. Students are more in confused state, they require clarity in their studies.
Sun is adverse in the entire month. He transits in adverse 8th till 14th of
January and thereafter in adverse 9th. Benefic Mars in 6th is under check
and from 17th Mars transits in adverse 7th but in own sign. Mercury is
adverse in 7th for the first week. From 7th to 27th of January, Mercury
transits in benefic 9th. Again, Mercury is adverse in 9th for the last four
days of the month. Jupiter transits in adverse 6th in the entire month.
Venus transits in benefic 8th till 13th and theater in 9th. Saturn is
adverse in 8th and so is Ketu in 9th. Rahu is favorable in 3rd but is under
Sun is adverse in the entire month. During the first half, he is adverse in
7th and from 15th Sun transits in adverse 8th in enemy sign. Mars is adverse
in 5th till 16th of January and thereafter Mars transits in benefic 6th in
own sign. Mercury is benefic in 6th till 6th of the month. He is bad in 7th
from 7th to 27th of January. From 28th, Mercury transits in favorable 8th.
Venus is adverse in 7th till 13th January and after that benefic Venus
yields to vedha. Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are adverse in 7th, 2nd and 8th
Sun transits in favorable 6th in the first half of the month. Sun is adverse
in his enemy sign in 7th in the later part of the month. Mars is adverse in
the entire month - he is in adverse 4th till 17th and thereafter in adverse
5th in own sign. For the first six days Mercury is bad in 5th. From 7th to
27th of the month Mercury is transits in 6th, a good placement. Again for
the last four days, Mercury is bad in 7th. Jupiter and Venus are adverse in
the entire month. Jupiter is in 4th while Venus is in 6th at the beginning
of the month and in 7th (from 14th of January). Saturn is benefic in 6th
while Rahu and Ketu are adverse over your rasi and in the 7th from rasi.
Leo): Sun transits in adverse 5th during first half of the month. From 15th
of January, favorable Sun in 6th is under check. Benefic Mars in 3rd is
under check till 16th of January. Mars is malefic in 4th in own sign for the
rest of the month. Mercury benefic in 4th is under check during first six
days of the month. Mercury transits in adverse 5th from 7th to 27th of the
month. Mercury is benefic in 6th for last four days of the month. Jupiter
transits in adverse 3rd. Venus is beneficial in 5th till 13th of the month
and thereafter Venus transits in adverse 6th. Saturn and Rahu are
adverse in 5th and 12th respectively. Ketu is favorable in 6th for the
Kanya (Virgo): Sun is adverse in the entire month. He is adverse in 4th along with Saturn during the first half of the month. Sun transits in adverse 5th fro 15th of the month. Mars is adverse in 2nd ill 16th and thereafter he is benefic in 3rd, his own sign. Mercury is bad in 3rd for the first six days of the month. However, Mercury transits in benefic 4th from 7th to 27th of January. Unfortunately, from 17th of the month benefic Mercury is under check. Mercury is adverse in 5th for the last four days. Jupiter is favorable in 2nd for the entire month. Venus is benefic for the entire month in 4th (till 13th of January) and thereafter in 5th. Saturn is adverse in 4th and so is Ketu in 5th. Rahu transits in benefic 11th.
This month brings you wealth in great magnitude and rampant happiness due to affluence. There will also be heavy expenditure due to payment of long time dues and visits from friends and relatives during first half of the month. No matter whatever the need, there will not be any financial problem - Venus and Jupiter are firmly on your side. Well, we should not forget Saturn in the 4th (ardastama shani) who causes property problems, misunderstandings with close relatives and various unhappiness. This contra influence is over powered by benefic influence of other planets. Mother's ill health causes concern, there will be property related problems and delays as Saturn and Sun are bad in the 4th house. There may be some problem with the Civic authorities and government during the first half. With some difficulties and delay, it is possible to progress in property matters due to benefic Venus and Mercury. At times the issues may be in suspended animation as benefic Mercury is under check. There is always some undercurrent of dissatisfaction with children due to Ketu in adverse 5th. When Sun conjoins Ketu in the later part of the month, this feeling shoots up. As Venus is beneficial in 5th, this sort of misgivings are easily overlooked. That means not all is bad with children. You should be careful in investments matters due to malefic presence in 5th and also lunar eclipse taking place in 11th from your rasi. Lunar eclipse on 31st in 11th from your rasi will predispose you to temptations and consequent deception in financial transactions.
Tula (Libra): Sun is benefic in 3rd till 13th of the month. After that, Sun is adverse in 4th. Mars is adverse in the entire month. He is adverse over your rasi till 16th. Thereafter Mars is adverse in 2nd but in own sign. Mercury transits in beneficial 2nd for the first six days of the month. Mercury is adverse in 3rd from 7th to 27th of the month. Benefic Mercury in 4th is yields to vedha. Jupiter over your rasi transits in adverse position. Transit of Venus is of no use - in benefic 3rd, he is under check. From 14th of January, he is under check in benefic 4th placement. Saturn is benefic in 3rd for the entire month. Rahu and Ketu transit in adverse 10th and 4th respectively.
This month is more concerned with travels, new acquaintances and expansion of business contacts. You are full of enthusiasm and courage. A good time to expand your influences and open branches. Bitter enemies Sun and Saturn in 3rd brings some conflicts between old and new during the first half of the month. The plans may not launch as per your expectations. Friends are there to help you out and also expand their support whole heartedly for all your missions. You may take up some hiking, trekking or cycling and spend extra hours. No harm but ensure you are within your limits, you may have muscular pain. There is some element of false prestige - that you may fail, that you may be laughed at. Do not bother what people may say about you. There is always some fear whether you are able to hold your head high. Finances should be managed properly. There is good amount of income during first week of the month. You should be wise to manage the rest of the days properly. From 17th, you may over spend in agriculture, sporting activities and traveling. This is not waste of money but over investment will cause imbalances in monthly finances. You may be over critical of others and may damage relationship with old friends and well wishers from 7th to 27th of the month. You should ensure good relationship with old guards too. Property transactions will not be successful as Venus and Mercury are not on your side. Students should put extra hours during the second half of the month. You should be careful in professional matters - you may loose patience and damage your relationship. The lunar eclipse on 31st occurs in the 10th from your rasi. Strained relationship with relatives and minor domestic worries.
Vrischika (Scorpio): Sun transits in adverse 2nd from your moon sigh till 14th of January. Thereafter benefic Sun in 3rd yields to vedha. Mars is adverse is adverse over your rasi till 16th of January. From 17th, Mars transits over your rasi in adverse position but in own sign. Mercury is adverse over your rasi for first six days of the month. From 7th to 27th of January, Mercury is favorable in 2nd. But he is adverse in 3rd for the last four days. Jupiter is adverse in 12th for the entire month. Venus transits in benefic 2nd till 13th of January. Thereafter benefic Venus in 3rd yields to vedha. Saturn is bad in 2nd house for the whole month. Rahu is adverse in 9th while ketu transits in benefic 3rd.
This month presents a rosy picture of finances and relationships. You are daring and formidable. Well, not always but by and large. In the first half of the month, there will be windfall in finances and also lot of expenditure due to adverse Sun and Mars. However, benefic Venus will give you ample support. In the second half of the month, there will be good income surpassing expenditure from various sources, thanks to Mercury. Expected help and support from brothers, sisters and friends does not take shape. Favorable Sun and Venus are under check. This will reduce the adverse effect of Saturn on your finances. Due to compulsions you have to work hard and this may lead to muscular pains. No harm but do not be carried away with false prestige. There will some misunderstandings with elders and your parents or higher officers in the background due to adverse rahu. Students in advanced studies have certain setbacks.
Sun is adverse in the entire month. He transits over your moon sign till
14th of the month and thereafter he is adverse in 2nd. Mars is favorable in
11th till 16th of the month and thereafter he is adverse in 12th but in own
sign. Mercury is adverse in the entire month except last four days. Mercury
is adverse in 12th for first six days and over your moon sign from 7th to
27th of January. Mercury is beneficial in 2nd during last four days. Jupiter
though in benefic placement in 11th from rasi, is under check. Benefic Venus
over your rasi is under check till 13th. Venus is benefic in 2nd from 14th
of January. Saturn, Rahu and Ketu are adverse over your rasi, in the 8th and
in 2nd respectively. Eclipse occurs in the worst 8th from your rasi.
Sun is adverse in the 12th during the first half of the month. Sun is also
bad over your moon sign from 15th. Mars is adverse in 10th till 16th of the
month and from 17th of January, he is beneficial in 11th in own sign.
Benefic Mercury in 11th is under vedha during first six days of the month.
For the remaining period Mercury is adverse in 12th and over your rasi.
Jupiter is adverse in 10th and Saturn in 12th. Venus transits in benefic
12th till 13th of January and thereafter on your moon sign, a favorable
transit. Rahu and Ketu are adverse in 7th and over your rasi respectively.
(Aquarius): Sun is favorable in 11th during the first half of the
month. Thereafter he is adverse in 12th from your rasi. Mars is adverse in
the entire month. He is adverse in 9th till 16th of January. Thereafter
malefic Mars transits in 10th, in own sign. Mercury is beneficial in 10th
for the first six days. Benefic Mercury in 11th from 7th January to 27th
January is under check. Mercury is adverse in 12th for last four days.
Benefic Jupiter in 9th is under check for the entire month, except for few
days (7th to 11th), 15th and 16th January. Benefic Venus in 11th is under
check till 13th. After that Venus is benefic in 12th for the remaining days.
Saturn transits in benefic 11th for the full month. Rahu is favorable in 6th
but is under check for the first four days and from 17th January. Ketu is
placed in adverse 12th. Eclipse on 31st takes place in 6th from your rasi.
(Pisces): Sun is favorable in the entire month. He transits in 10th till
14th January. After this, he is favorable in 11th but is under check. Mars
is very bad in the 8th till 16th of the month. Thereafter he is bad but in
own sign in 9th. Mercury is adverse in 9th for the first six days. He
transits in favorable 10th from 7th to 27th of the month. From 28th, Mercury
is beneficial in 11th. Jupiter is adverse in 8th in the entire month. Venus
transits in adverse 10th till 13th of the month. Thereafter he is beneficial
in 11th. All through the month, Saturn s adverse in 10th, Rahu in 5th while
benefic ketu in 11th yields to vedha.
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