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Venus Jupiter Conjunction August 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 24, 2014

On August 18, Venus and Jupiter will be conjunct. They will come close to the exact longitudinal degree early morning on August 18. Both Jupiter and Venus are pretty bright planets and thus it will be a great planetary spectacle in the early morning sky during this while.  This conjunction is happening in the Cancer sign and Pushya Nakshatra at Cancer 13°, hence very close the middle of the sign and will be thus visible in the sky. Since they will be rising in the sky before sunrise, it it a possibility to photograph the event too. I will certainly try. Venus is a fast moving planet. It zips through the sky moving from one sign in the horoscope toContinue reading

Monthly Predictions August 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 20, 2014

August month’s predictions are based on the moon sign, i.e. janma rashi in your horoscope, based on the Vedic niryana system. Please do not substitute your Sun sign or a western astrology moon sign here. If you do not know your janma rashi, please refer to the kundali applet on this page. There are important long term transits going on now – Jupiter is in Cancer and is combust (powerless, lost in the rays of sun) till August 7th. Rahu/Ketu remain in Virgo/Taurus respectively. Saturn remains in the sign of Libra through the month. It came out of retrogression in the month of July. Sadhe-sati is on for Virgo, Libra and Scorpio rashis, with Saturn being in 2nd, 1st andContinue reading

Astrology and Stamps

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 19, 2014

When I was a kid, my hobby was collecting stamps. I started at the age of 10 and till the time I went to college, I kept buying all sorts of stamps – Indian, foreign… all shapes and sizes. At one time, I had a full book of over a thousand stamps. I was quite proud of the collection that contained some of the very first stamps of India, those issued on the day of Indian independence, Republic Day etc. Then one day, someone stole the entire collection. Not one stamp, not a page, but the entire collection. I was distraught but could not do much. We could never figure out who stole the stamp book. We have our suspects,Continue reading

Stock Market and Astrological Aspects

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 16, 2014

Hello Readers, These are my very preliminary and basic notes on how stock markets are predicted using Vedic Astrology. These are derived from the bible of Mundane Astrology that is Brihat Samhita. Brihat Samhita describes the matter/material associated with planets and then the movement of planets through various signs and nakshatras affects the demand and supply and price movement in commodities and stock market. There are not a lot of learning matter available for Vedic Astrology and I am in process of getting a book called Vyapar Ratna which is supposed to contain specifics on movement in commodities markets. Some information is also derived from Muhurta Chintamani that talks about when we can/should spend/invest/loan money. I apologize that there areContinue reading

Basics of Planetary Transits (Example Sun)

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 13, 2014

I was not able to finish the post on weekly predictions due to various reasons. As it is a habit to come up with an article at the end of the week, I am sharing the notes on transits that I refer to most often. I am aware that these notes are not very useful to many of the readers who come to this site for quick information, but this may be seen as my attempt to make my notes public and help someone out there with the jyotish knowledge. Yesterday was Guru Poornima and I would like to thank teachers like Shri Suresh Chandra Mishra, Shri Jagannath Bhasin and Shri L.R. Chawdhri who have taught me planetary transits throughContinue reading

Remedies for Manglik Dosha

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 09, 2014

This post is a compendium of remedies advised for manglik dosha elsewhere in the website. There are tons of questions around this hence the need to consolidate it in one place and add my thoughts and analysis around it. Recap: Manglik Dosha is caused due to position of Mars (mangal) in certain houses in the horoscope that is said to have an impact on married life and family before and after the marriage. This dosha needs to be negated with matching the horoscope with someone of similar nature in a hope that two negatives come together and make it a positive life. I have explained it in another post on dosha samyam here - Horoscope Incompatibility & Remedies that weContinue reading

11th House in Horoscope

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 05, 2014

There was a question on 11th house and what is signifies. The question was very specific as to why 11th house in a horoscope is considered inauspicious. Eleventh house is indeed considered to be Labhsthana and its karakatva is indicated by income that we earn through our primary means of livelihood. Tenth house in a horoscope is the place that shows us what we are at our place of work and eleventh being second to 10th indicates the money that comes through it. Naturally, a strong 11th house is very important in the chart as in this material world, making good money through our primary means of employment is as important as the job itself. Among the subjects that weContinue reading

Horoscope Compatibility Using Name

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 03, 2014

चालू नाम से कुंडली मिलान, कितना सही? There is a practice in India to take the name of bride and groom and use that information for matching of the horoscope. What people do is that they take the first letter of the name, try to derive a nakshatra and then match horoscope. This practice is still used in a lot of places because the accurate information on date/place/time of birth is not available to do a proper kundali matching. In Hindi, this is called चालू नाम से कुंडली मिलान. However, what happens in present time is a what is called अपभ्रंश, which is killing a perfectly good system by ignoramuses by bringing in distortions and impurities. This would have workedContinue reading

Jupiter Combust in Transit: July 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Jul 01, 2014

The people or persons who have Moon in their janma kundali in the sign of Gemini, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces will feel the good effects of the Jupiter transit through July 2015. Jupiter is transiting through Cancer now and is in its exaltation sign is good for the all the folks for whom the Jupiter transit is favourable as Jupiter gives beneficial results to its fullest extent. During this transit, Jupiter reaches its highest exaltation point around 11th of July, when it reaches the longitudinal 5°. However, there is an important combustion effect taking place around this time. Sun moves into Cancer around 16th of July and by the definition of combustion for Jupiter (conjunct with Sun and withinContinue reading

Rahu/Ketu Transit 2014

By Kshitij Sharma, Jun 29, 2014

Find out how Rahu/Ketu transit of 2014 in Virgo and Pisces respectively will affect you according to the janma rashi. If I take the latitude and longitude of Bangalore, Rahu/Ketu will enter the signs around midnight of July 12/13 2014 and will stay in these signs for approximately one and a half year till 9 January 2016. Rahu and Ketu are mathematical entities exactly 180° apart. Therefore, when Rahu enters Virgo, Ketu enters Pisces. Both the transits have different effect on the individual as per his/her janma rashi as derived from the natal horoscope. While Rahu and Ketu are exactly 180° apart, it does not mean that an adverse transit of Rahu is beneficial transit for Ketu and vice-versa. TheContinue reading