A bet­ter year ahead

The In­dian almanac shows that bet­ter times are in store for 2014.

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ASTRO­LOG­I­CALLY, we can look for­ward to 2014 to be a bet­ter year than the cur­rent one (2013). Eco­nom­i­cally, the new year of­fers en­hanced hope, cheer, and pros­per­ity for many. Over­all, the plan­e­tary po­si­tions are ex­pected to be more pos­i­tive from May on­wards, and we will see gen­eral fi­nan­cial im­prove­ment world­wide.

How­ever, we need to ex­er­cise ex­tra care from Fe­bru­ary to March be­cause chal­lenges like calami­ties are fore­casted ow­ing to the con­junc­tions of Saturn, Mars and Rahu (means dragon head in Hindu astrol­ogy, and is equiv­a­lent to a planet). The com­bi­na­tion is viewed as in­aus­pi­cious.

Af­ter May, the real es­tate and tex­tile sec­tors will ex­pe­ri­ence a boom, and the price of gold and sil­ver will also rise.

I met my Vasthu Sas­tra and astrol­ogy mas­ter Yu­varaj Sowma in Chen­nai, In­dia, ear­lier this month to jointly an­a­lyse what the fu­ture holds for the var­i­ous zo­diac signs us­ing the In­dian almanac.

The In­dian cal­en­dar is based on moon signs, or rasi, as they are called in In­dian astrol­ogy.

Read­ers should note that Western astrol­ogy is based on sun signs. If your Western as­tro­log­i­cal star sign is, for in­stance, Aries, your star sign in the In­dian sys­tem might not nec­es­sar­ily be the same.

Consult an as­trologer to de­ter­mine your moon sign as it is too com­pli­cated to ex­plain how to do that here.

And don’t be dis­heart­ened if your fore­cast in­di­cates an un­favourable pe­riod ahead. You can avert the worst by per­form­ing prayers and spir­i­tual ac­tiv­i­ties in ac­cor­dance with your faith, and per­form­ing good deeds and acts of char­ity to mit­i­gate neg­a­tive plan­e­tary forces.

It will be a pos­i­tive year for those born un­der the signs of Pisces (Meena) and Virgo (Kanya), and they will en­joy great progress in the new year.

Mixed re­sults are ex­pected for those who be­long to Taurus (Vr­ishabha), Gemini (Mithuna), Can­cer (Kataka), Capricorn (Makara) and Aquarius (Kumbha).

Those born un­der the signs of Aries (Me­sham), Leo (Simha), Scorpio (Vrichika), Sagittarius (Dhanus) and Scorpio (Thula) will have to be care­ful due to Saturn’s neg­a­tive in­flu­ence on their birth charts in 2014.

Aries (Me­sham)

Those born un­der this sign need to ex­er­cise ex­tra care in mak­ing de­ci­sions in­volv­ing all as­pects of life be­cause in spite of your ef­forts, you may find it dif­fi­cult to reach your ob­jec­tives eas­ily. Health will be be­low av­er­age and it would be best to ad­here to a good diet and ex­er­cise reg­u­larly.

Watch your ex­pen­di­ture and plan your fi­nances care­fully.

En­hance your com­pas­sion by spend­ing more time on spir­i­tual work.

Over­all, the first half of the year is favourable for ca­reer and busi­ness, and chal­lenges are ex­pected af­ter June.

Taurus (Rishabam)

The first six months will be highly favourable for mat­ters in­volv­ing fi­nances, re­la­tion­ship and travel. You may see a windfall and will have the op­por­tu­nity to in­vest in prop­erty.

You will see things chang­ing more fre­quently than usual, and mixed re­sults are in­di­cated af­ter June.

Dur­ing the test­ing pe­riod in the sec­ond half, be brave and it is best you go on a pil­grim­age to cope with the ob­sta­cles.

Take ex­tra care of your health and ex­er­cise reg­u­larly to keep fit.

Gemini (Mithu­nam)

Mixed re­sults and changes are ex­pected, and there may be slow growth in ca­reer, busi­ness and ac­qui­si­tion of as­sets in the first six months.

You may come to learn the true na­ture of the peo­ple around you, and you need to ex­er­cise pa­tience.

Take care of your health, and any warn­ing signs should not be ig­nored.

An im­proved pe­riod is in­di­cated from July on­wards, and past con­flicts will be re­solved.

If you are sin­gle, you will find a bet­ter match af­ter June, and you are likely to get mar­ried by end of 2014.

Those in busi­ness will shine in the later part of the year, and will re­ceive new con­tracts and projects.

Can­cer (Kataka)

The tran­si­tion of ma­jor plan­ets in your horo­scope will af­fect your health, wealth and ca­reer.

Only a welld­is­ci­plined life can help you face the test­ing times, and you should con­trol your emo­tions.

Health will be av­er­age, and you should spend more time in spir­i­tual prac­tices and med­i­ta­tion.

You should avoid get­ting into mar­riage and re­la­tion­ships, and don’t change jobs.

Han­dle each and ev­ery prob­lem slowly, and do not make any hasty de­ci­sions.

Avoid bor­row­ing and con­flict sit­u­a­tions. Stress and chal­lenges will ease af­ter June.

Leo (Simha)

A pros­per­ous year is in store and you will be suc­cess­ful in your ca­reer and per­sonal life.

Change may bring re­al­i­sa­tion through rec­on­cil­i­a­tion of your past ac­tiv­i­ties. Your health will be ex­cel­lent un­til June, though you should ex­er­cise and watch what you eat.

If are not mar­ried, you will find your life part­ner, and if you are mar­ried, you will have a chance to go on your dream hol­i­day.

Sud­den in­crease in fi­nan­cial wealth and pro­mo­tions are in­di­cated, and you should con­vert the cash into fixed as­sets.

From July on­wards, ex­er­cise care in all your un­der­tak­ings.

Virgo (Kanya)

This will be a fluc­tu­at­ing year, and you may be able to ful­fill your de­sires af­ter stren­u­ous ef­forts.

You need to be strong as prob­lems in your per­sonal life may im­pact your ca­reer.

Friends will be of great sup­port, while you need to watch your health.

The last quar­ter of the year will be favourable and you will see all con­flicts re­solved, with you en­joy­ing a hap­pier life.

If you are sin­gle, you will find your match in the sec­ond half of the year.

Work pres­sure will con­tinue and you need to re­main calm and han­dle the sit­u­a­tion bravely.

Libra (Thula)

This year may of­fer nor­mal re­sults in fi­nance and ca­reer, which you may not be sat­is­fied with.

Be strong be­cause in spite of the weak pe­riod in the first half of 2014, you will give your best and do rea­son­ably well.

Take care of your health and avoid sit­u­a­tions that cause men­tal stress.

You will en­joy ex­cel­lent fam­ily ties and en­hance the bond by spend­ing more en­ergy and time with the fam­ily.

You will feel that you are los­ing your luck from July, but you will sur­vive this test­ing pe­riod if you watch your ex­pen­di­ture.

Scorpio (Vrichika)

You need to be more at­ten­tive and proac­tive to avoid set­backs be­cause chal­leng­ing times are ex­pected.

Nor­mal growth is fore­casted and you should pay at­ten­tion to your health.

Spend more time with your spouse to strengthen your re­la­tion­ship and love.

If you are mar­ried, you will be blessed with a child in the later part of the year.

Im­prove­ment in all as­pects of life will be seen af­ter July, and those in busi­ness will en­joy im­proved prof­its.

Sagittarius (Dhanus)

Your hon­est and sin­cere ef­forts may yield more than you an­tic­i­pate.

Your ca­reer, re­la­tion­ship and fi­nance will im­prove.

Show your ap­pre­ci­a­tion to your el­ders and the di­vine for the good times.

You will en­joy more pos­i­tive en­er­gies and peace of mind.

If you are work­ing, pro­mo­tions and salary hikes are most likely, and those in busi­ness will en­joy a windfall.

You may have to face some head­winds in Novem­ber. If you are care­ful with your ex­pen­di­ture, you will pull through.

Capricorn (Makara)

Dy­namic re­sults are in­di­cated in your life and your con­ser­va­tive think­ing will save you from ma­jor calami­ties.

Trou­bles cre­ated by rel­a­tives and neigh­bours may worry you for time to time.

You need to watch your health and diet in the first six months, and ex­er­cise a lot.

Al­lo­cate qual­ity time with your spouse to en­joy an en­hanced re­la­tion­ship and at­tain hap­pi­ness. De­spite work pres­sure, you will emerge stronger and en­joy a pro­mo­tion and salary hike. You will be able to set­tle your debts and en­joy fi­nan­cial free­dom.

Aquarius (Kumbha)

You should cul­ti­vate pos­i­tive think­ing to make your life com­fort­able.

Ex­er­cise to reg­u­larly en­joy ex­cel­lent health through­out the year.

Mat­ters re­lated to re­la­tion­ships will im­prove, and mar­riage is in­di­cated if you are sin­gle. The sec­ond half of 2014 will be rough and you should ex­er­cise cau­tion in all your un­der­tak­ings.

Pre­pare your­self to face ob­sta­cles, and one way of do­ing so is to im­prove your spir­i­tual prac­tices to gain strength and con­fi­dence.

Keep a watch on un­nec­es­sary ex­penses and avoid bor­row­ing.

Pisces (Meena)

Main­tain your con­fi­dence and de­ter­mi­na­tion lev­els to ac­com­plish your ob­jec­tives.

Visit a doc­tor if you ex­pe­ri­ence any aches and pains, which may be an in­di­ca­tion of health prob­lems. The sec­ond half of 2014 will be more favourable than the first, and all your past is­sues will be re­solved.

Do not switch jobs be­cause pro­mo­tions are likely to take place in your cur­rent job.

If you are in busi­ness, it is a good time to sign new con­tacts and ex­pand your ven­tures.

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