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Astroved.

com Ashwini (000' - 1320' Aries)

Nakshatra

General Characteristics: Good looking, gentle and pleasant manners, intelligent, talented at work intelligent; skilled in work Symbol: A horse's head Animal Symbol: A male horse Ruling Planet: Kethu Nature: Devas (god-like) Presiding deity - Ashwini Kumaras, the golden armored, horse headed twins, of ancient Vedic lore, who performed many miracles in the form of physicians, to the celestial gods. Favorable: A competent worker who performs above average on the job, intelligent, self sufficient, natural healer, helps others, good dressing sense, wealthy, attractive, powerful, intuitive, idealistic, spiritually inclined, adventurous, independent, strong, powerful, charming, and playful in nature, nurturer, traveler, and loves family. Unfavorable: Hasty behavior, impulsiveness, desire to pursue new experiences in life; which leaving things unfinished, aggressive, stubborn, prefers doing things in their own way, easily gets disappointed, when things do not work as planned, dissatisfied, arrogant, lack of mental quietude, over passionate.

Bharani (Cherishing, supporting, & nurturing) (1320' - 2640' Aries) General Characteristics: Successful at work, capable, truthful, and free from diseases & grief. Symbol: A Yoni, the organ of female reproduction Animal Symbol: The Elephant Ruling Planet: Venus Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Yama - the god of death Strengths: Clever and able to achieve tasks faster, enjoys new experiences, spontaneous, dutiful, loyal to the family and friends, courageous attitude, good health/longevity, talented in career, satisfied, leader - does well in public life, creative, artistic, and materialistic. Weakness: Over burdened, restless, amoral, unpredictable character, too clever, stubborn, childlike, vulnerable, vigor, expects discipline, irritable, impatient, potential to burnout, sexually indulgent, vane, moralist, judgment

Krittika (2640' Aries to 10 Taurus) General Characteristics: Determined to achieve greatness, sharp, striking and penetrating by nature. Symbol: Axe, sharp edge, or flame, razor Animal Symbol: Female Sheep Ruling Planet: Sun Nature: Demon-like (Rakshasa) Presiding deity: Agni - the god of fire Strengths: Famous within their group, handsome in appearance, self motivated, a determined achiever, materialistic and acquires many possessions, bright, strong appetites to food, goal oriented, dignified, takes pride in what they do, good leader, honors commitments, confident, courageous, straight forward, peaceful nature, ambitious. Weakness: Unstable mind, wavering thoughts, hesitant, stubborn, dissatisfied, impatient, responds too strongly to challenges, sets goals or expectations too high, worsens out health condition by constant activities, nervous, excitable, aggressive, passive-aggressive, fighting nature, greedy, motivated by desire, child-like in nature. Rohini (The red one) (10 Taurus to 2320' Taurus)

General Characteristics: Emphasis on spiritual liberation, truthful, not envious, hygienic, polite in talks, unwavering views and thoughts, good looking Symbol: An ox cart/chariot Animal Symbol: A male serpent - spiritual power and wisdom Ruling Planet: The Moon Nature: Humanity (Manushya) Presiding deity: Brahma the creator of the universe Strengths: Lovely appearance, charming, good communicator and listener, attractive, inner strength, effects others, strong social life, gentle mannered, comforting, truthful, morally oriented, talks soothingly, sharp, balanced at mind, fixed in purpose, well educated, financially strong, dutiful to the family, responsible, helpful, gifted at arts, healthy, friendly, non-envious. Weakness: Indulgent, materialistic, takes advantage of others through manipulation and deception, sexually or sensually indulgent, critical of others, possessive, jealous, overly sensitive, variable in nature, addictive, indecisive.

Mrigashira (Face of the deer) (2320 Taurus to 640' Gemini) General Characteristics: Spiritual intelligence and research abilities, self motivated, spiritual liberation, lack firm or fixed views, capable yet timid, good at talks, active habits. Symbol: Antelope's head Animal Symbol: Female serpent - sensual seductive nature Ruling Planet: Mars Nature: Devas (god-like) Presiding deity: Soma, the moon god Strengths: Strong individuality, sharp and intelligent, natural leader, action oriented, witty, curious, seeks new knowledge, perceptive and sensitive, likes good clothing and accessories, gains many pleasures in life, enjoys singing, writing, talking, and speaking, creative, articulate in a number of subjects - enjoys debates and arguments, enthusiastic, youthful, clever, curious, hopeful, rapid learning ability, friendly, funny, has a number of friends and romantic interests, sensual, hard workers, affluent. Weakness: Impulsive, flirtatious, fickle, needs constant attention, multiple partnerships, craves sensation, not committed, burns out from seeking too much excitement, gets turned off easily, scattered, critical, bitter in conversing, helpless, suspicious, unbalanced, sensitive to criticism. Arudra (The moist one) (640 to 2000' Gemini) General Characteristics: Deep and passionate thinker, motivated by desire. Translation: The moist one Symbol: The human head Animal Symbol: Female Dog Ruling Planet: Rahu Nature: Humanity (Manushya) Presiding deity: Rudra, the god of storm and destruction Strengths: Curious at mind, hunger for knowledge, quick in action, good memory power, prefers physical work to mental work tends to get government support easily, great communicator, truthful, compassionate towards those in pain, might get rid of bad habits at one point of time. Weakness: Arrogant, abuses power, lust for material attainments, ungrateful, mischievous, reckless, anti-social, causes trouble to others, self-serving, dishonest, stubborn, critical, impolite, untruthful, poor at financial planning, excessive indulgences, causes pain or agony to others, violent, complaining. Punarvasu (Being good again and again) (20 Gemini to 320' Cancer) General Characteristics: Intellectual and spiritual in wisdom, material prosperity, good natured, quiet, patient, devout, lives in comfort. Symbol: Bow and a quiver of arrows

Animal Symbol: Female Cat; sensitive and need for independence Ruling Planet: Jupiter Nature: Devas (god-like) Presiding deity: Aditi; the Goddess of harvest Strengths: Caring, loving, nurturing, easily contented, friendly, good natured, simplicity in life, lives for the moment, generous, sharing in nature, religious inclinations, interested in spiritual writings and philosophies, potential in the communications field - can be good writers and inspiring speakers, profound imagination, purifies self to make spiritual progress, ability to connect with others, successful projects. Weakness: Simple approach to life leading to lack of intelligence, lack of material drive due to focus on spirituality, lack of foresight leads to complications; including frequent moving, unstable relationships, and multiple jobs/careers, fickle at nature, indecisive, frequently falls ill, critical, over intellectualized life, gets bored too easily in life.

Pushya (To provide nourishment) (320' to 1640' Cancer) General Characteristics: In control of passions, liked by all, knowledge in various subjects, rich and fond of doing charitable acts. Symbol: The udder of a cow, Flower, a circle, an arrow Animal Symbol: A shove Ruling Planet: Saturn Nature: Devas (god-like) Presiding deity: Brihaspati, the planet Jupiter, lord of sacred speech and prayer Strengths: Hard working, creative, tolerant of pain, intelligent, learned, liked by many, spiritual, intuitive by wisdom, helpful in nature, good advisors and public servants, independent, interested in education and humanitarian causes, philanthropic, socially adept, make people feel wanted, selfless, good at finances, respected, moderate, possesses spiritual practices, passionate and defensive about things they believe in. Weakness: Stubborn, selfish, arrogant, very talkative, dogmatic, fundamentalist, overly sensitive, doubtful of self worthiness, devotion can seldom turn to victimization, get easily deceived by believing in the wrong people, insecure feeling.

Aslesha (The entwiner) (1640' to 3000' Cancer) General Characteristics: Motivated by dharma; represents the kundalini or serpent fire located at the base of the spine. Symbol: coiled snake, circle, or wheel Animal Symbol: Male Cat Ruling Planet: Mercury Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Ahi - the naga or serpent of wisdom Strengths: Philosophical, intelligent, versatile, clever, independent, has a number of different jobs, entertainer, learned, leadership qualities, can accomplish much if motivated, wealthy, mystical, puts great energy into things that interest them, seductive in nature, benefits from spiritual work. Weakness:Mentally unstable, worrisome, depressed in nature, deceitful, non caring attitude, impolite, tactless, unpopular, lacks social skills, rule breaker, hoarding mentality, possessive, secretive, talkative, lacks appreciation, scattered and unproductive, reckless, disconnected, temperamental, bluffs to serve their needs, spiteful, introspective, reclusive, ungrateful, and blunt. Magha (The Mighty One) (000 to 1320' Leo) General Characteristics: Has numerous servants, spiritually inclined to worship God and ancestors, engaged often at work

Symbol: Palanquin; the royal seat upon which the king is carried through his towns, royal throne room Animal Symbol: Male rat Ruling Planet: Ketu Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Pitras - Fathers of Humanity; guardian angels who gives protection in the event of calamities. Strengths: Clear, intelligent, has many admirers, positive, conservative, balanced, respectful to others, kind, helps others, love life and parties will be to the maximum, dependable, likes to be honored for accomplishments, respectful of traditions, enjoys ceremonies, follows chains of command, does well when praised, likes to be served and given attention. Weekness: Arrogant, short tempered, prejudiced, jealous, resentful, has a strong dislike for those who dislike them; or to those who treat them with disrespect, discontented when fails to meet goals, too high standards, susceptible to flattery, cruel to those who don't show them respect, racial superiority, susceptible to physical problems.

Purva Phalguni (The Former Red One or A Fig Tree) (1320' to 2630' Leo) General Characteristics: Polite in speech, generous in nature, a habit of wandering, Symbol: Swinging hammock - rest and restoration, front legs of a bed, or a post. Animal Symbol: Female Rat Ruling Planet: Venus Nature: Humanity (Manushya) Presiding deity: Bhaga; the god of good fortune and prosperity. Strengths: Creative, intelligent, active, charming, sincere, leadership qualities, carefree in nature, physical approaches to healing, open minded, sweet at speech, generous, demands fame and attention, faithful to issues; and those they believe them, mystical nature, spokesperson, aristocratic, cultured, refined, gifted in fine arts, youthful, enthusiastic, loving, good at relationships. Weakness: Vanity, indulgent, impulsive at mind, immoral in nature, selfish, reckless, spend thrift - accumulates debt, addictive personality, hates being uncomfortable, needs stimulation, spiteful, lack of planning, and unmotivated. Uttara Phalguni (The latter red one or a fig tree) (2640' Leo to 1000' Virgo) General Characteristics: Emphasis on healing others, earns money by their learning, liked by all, live a life in comfort and luxury. Symbol: A bed or 2 rear legs of a cot. Animal Symbol: Male Cow (bull) Ruling Planet: Sun Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Aryaman; The God of leadership, honor, nobility and society. Strengths: Popular, hard worker, ambitious, benefits from those in power, good communicator, successful, friendly, reliable, focused, happy in nature, loves luxury and comfort, material desires are fulfilled, capacity for enjoying life, liberal; yet has fixed principles, balanced leader, happy, socially adept, generally fortunate, generous, kind, compassionate, courage, endurance, spiritual and mental advancements. Weakness: Immoral, over-giving, egotistical, restless, inconsiderate of others feelings, obstinate, aloof, bossy, vain, arrogant, takes too much for themselves, stubborn, critical, resentful, a social climber, could be sad or angry under a happy smile, and lack of self confidence.

Hasta (THE HAND) (1000' TO 2320' VIRGO) General Characteristics: : Purity at thought and deed; as well as self-control, active, and full of resources. Symbol: A hand - open hand blessing humanity. Animal Symbol: Female Buffalo

Ruling Planet: Moon Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Savitar; the Sun God who imparts creativity and transforms energy. Strengths: Creative, pleasant, humorous, skilled at arts, charming, practical, attractive, wealth will be acquired late in life, many relationships, generous, unattached, intelligent, persuasive, cordial, weighs their words to avoid expressing anger, self-motivated, in control, focused on acquisition, good at defending and promoting their own interests, understands the value of social rituals and courtesies, skilled in providing service, insensitive, takes advantage of opportunities in new areas or in foreign lands, competent, determined, industrious worker, easily changes. Weakness: Likes competition and conflicts, restless - wants spiritual experiences, changeable, con artist, self interest, emotionally unsettled, lower self opinion, blatant, mistrustful, overindulgence in pleasuring themselves, nasty, mechanical in dealing with those who provide them no advantage, abuse of drugs, controlling, alcohol, and/or food to cope, critical when under stress, suppressed, health issues.

Chitra (The brilliant) (2320 Virgo to 640' Libra) General Characteristics: Attractive, sociable, intelligent, and natural leaders. Symbol: A bright jewel or pearl; reflecting the spirit within us, or a shining light. Animal Symbol: Female tiger Ruling Planet: Mars Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Lord Tvashtar or Vishvakarma; the celestial architect of the universe. Strengths: Attractive, artistic, great lovers, independent, natural leader who wants to make an impact on their lives, sociable, perceptive, high-spirited, elegant, conversant, dignified, judicious, good business skills, happy, well dressed and well groomed, well read, drawn to philosophy and social thought, performs well outside their native or in foreign countries, handy, incline toward more physical expressions of art such as sculpture, printmaking, competent designer. Weakness: Superiority complex, arrogant, easily bored, self centered, attracted to exciting; yet neglig

Swati (The priest, the sword) (640 to 2020' Libra) General Characteristics: Sweet, soft spoken, righteous, compassionate, mild, quiet natured, controls passions and desires, skilled in trade, merciful, charitable. Symbol: Coral; strong intuitive and psychic properties - A young sprout quivering in the wind. Animal Symbol: Male Buffalo Ruling Planet: Rahu Nature: Devas (god-like) Presiding deity: Vayu the demigod of wind, air, and breath. Strengths: Tender, moral, good at business; clever in trade and commerce, truth-seeking, studious, meek, truthful, humanitarian; cares about others, leaps before acting, accurate, reduces things to their simplest components, uncorrupted, friendly, positive outlook, disciplined, seeks harmony, generous, active in spiritual organizations or humanitarian causes, likes to be around religious or well integrated people, interested in scientific or philosophical thought, independent, traveler, influential communication. Weakness: Do not know their limitations resulting in loss of money, status, and respect, creates debt due to spending nature, discontented due to patronizing goals, restless, critical, fault finding, not concerned with family, shy, monastic, self isolating, secretive, hides their passions and sexual urges, gives too much away, absurd but creative thinker, vulnerable to the whims of others, short tempered.

Vishakha (Entry to the heaven) (2000 Libra to 320' Scorpio) General Characteristics: Energy strength and potential power, bright in appearance, distinct in speaking, skilled at making money. Symbol: A large tree with spreading branches giving protection to others, potters wheel, a decorated gateway used for marriage ceremonies. Animal Symbol: Male Tiger Ruling Planet: Jupiter Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Lord Indra; the god of transformation, and Lord Agni; the god of fire. Strengths: Intelligence of the highest order, bright appearance, attracts others, clever, has respect for intelligent and spiritual people, enterprising, self-satisfied, determined, gets things done by a good approach, humanitarian, politically inclined, can appear soft; but is very powerful behind, excellent communicator, persuasive speech, leadership qualities, truthful, sexually alluring, a good mate for marriage, benefits through marriage; traveling and through change, mathematically skilled, courageous, powerful achiever. Weakness: Overly talkative, negative, militant, creates quarrels between people, restless, envious of other's success, feels isolated, critical of others, fault finding in nature, infidelity, too much ambition - manipulates others to meet their own needs, socially isolated, not flexible to advice, offensive, stingy, not easy to like, greedy, deceitful, aggressive, authoritarian, quick to take offense, argumentative, jealous, frustration and anger when goals are obstructed, suspicious, possessive, envious, feels suppressed and taken advantage of by others, too many interests, not satisfied by accomplishments, restlessness; resulting even in change partners. Anuradha (A small flash of lightening, a tiny spark, success) (320 to 1640' Scorpio) General Characteristics: Rich, lives in foreign countries, cannot withstand hunger, moves from place to place. Symbol: Lotus flower -an ability and perseverance to blossom in the midst of life's trials and tribulations, a row or furrow. Animal Symbol: Female Deer or Hare Ruling Planet: Saturn Nature: Devas (god-like) Presiding deity: Mitra; the God of friendship and partnership, who promotes co-operation among humanity. Strengths: Wise, spirited, fun-loving, attractive, vigorous, familiar to all, spiritual seeker, interested in ancient knowledge, hard working, capable of predicting, devoted, brave, enjoys travel, healthy, accommodates many people, enjoys social life and organizations, benefits more if they live away from their place of birth, ability to attract and maintain friendships, co-operates with others, ability to lead and form alliances. Weakness: Feels guilty for unwanted things, guarded, cut off, deceitful, held back by others, cannot cope up with hunger or thirst, emotionally needy, rebellious, adheres to bad advice and suffers consequences, jealous and controlling of others, unaware of their bad effects on others, may be discontented due to a lack of maternal nurturing, tempered, moves frequently due to dissatisfaction, tries too hard for spiritual progress.

Jyeshtha (Elder sister, the middle finger or the holy river Ganges, The Eldest) (1640' to 3000' Scorpio) General Characteristics: Brilliant and analytical abilities, few friends, cheerful and virtuous. Symbol: earring or circular protective talisman that may represent Vishnu's disc. Animal Symbol: Male Deer or Hare Ruling Planet: Mercury Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Lord Indra; The king of Gods.

Strengths: Most successful in their family, builds friendship; and a good support network, generous, self-reliant, eventually wealthy, takes charge of the family, passionate, responses to love, reputable, receives fame and honors, takes control, gets things done when they want to, virtuous, satisfied, talented at music, capacity for inventive design, creatively genius, interested in the occult, can accomplish anything they set their minds to, persevere to make a difference. Weakness: Short tempered, affected by family problems, too intense in nature, self-important, egotism, hides their feelings and intentions, peaceful demeanor; covers impatience and immorality, manipulative, controls freak, makes other dependent on them to gain control, possessive, dramatizes illness and troubles to gain sympathy, possesses many illnesses, many job changes, troubles in early life, tormented, hypocritical and secretive behavior. Mula (The root) (000 to 1320' Sagittarius) General Characteristics: Possess a deep philosophical nature, and an inquisitive mind that enjoys exploring the roots of any subject. Overconfident, rich, happy, not inclined to injure others, firm and fixed opinions, lives in luxury. Symbol: Tied bunch of roots or a lion's tail. Animal Symbol: Male Dog Ruling Planet: Ketu Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Nirriti; the Goddess of destruction; who lives in the kingdom of the dead; goddess of dissolution. Strengths: Proud, good-looking, skillful at persuading or manipulating people to serve their needs, good politicians, careful, clever, able to live a comfortable life, good fortune, determined to succeed, learned, speaking skills, spiritual advisor, generous, successful, determined, fortune in foreign lands, likes to live well, peace loving, adventurous, brave, explorer, faces adversity with composure. Weakness: Insecure, others do not trust them, too goal-focused, does not genuinely care about others, arrogant, self-destructive, stubborn, sabotages their own achievements, has many affairs and/or marriages that doesnt work out, low tolerance for boredom, create own insecurities, indecisive, fickle at relationships, arrogant, selfish, lust and anger, low boredom threshold, takes lot and gives very little back. Purvashada (The undefeated) (1320' to 2640' Sagittarius) General Characteristics: An agreeable spouse, proud in nature, a strong attachment to friends. Symbol: A fan or a winnowing basket (used to separate grain from its husk), a bed or an elephant tusk. Animal Symbol: Male monkey Ruling Planet: Venus Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Apas - representing the cosmic waters deified as God. Strengths: Artistic, good-looking, influential - influences many, well-liked, polite, faithful to friends, intelligent, makes a good manager; but prefers to be in service, valuable employee, simple life, supportive, courageous, humble, influential, wealth, loves good meals, has a enjoyable relationship with spouse, capable of having many children, truth-seeking, changeable. Weakness: Egotistical, inflexible, superiority complex, others regard them as crude or immature, angry, not flexible for advices, will have low-paying; hardworking jobs, incompetent manager, bouts of loud and disturbing behavior, weak at education or preparation, dictatorial, obstinate, leave behind partners when they cannot keep up with their ability to change, settles for less. Uttarashada (Later victory) (2640' Sagittarius to 1000' Capricorn) General Characteristics: A quest for the spiritually unknown, total involvement in any task and penetrates deeply into some aspect of knowledge. Obedient, trained in the rules of virtue, grateful, many friends, returns favors, liked by all. Symbol: Elephant's tusk; the planks of a bed - a bed. Ruling Planet: Sun Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Vishvadevas; the sons of the Lord Dharma.

Strengths: Virtuous, intelligent, fun-loving, leadership qualities; good politicians, well-liked, devoted to friends - can relate to others, grateful, idealistic with high goals, kind, modest, has some knowledge that sets them apart, interested in learning and advocating topics that concern them, enjoys reading to gain knowledge, benefits through travels, tolerant, wants a fair play and justice, sympathetic ear, devoted to companions, good manners, leadership skills, appreciative of others. Weakness: Multiple marriages or marriage like relationships, overly anxious, takes on too many people's problems and gets stressed out, obstinate, self centered, self indulgent, too long in a destructive relationship, changes the living place many times, early adversity in life, constantly active, apathetic, fails to finish what they start.

Shravana (To hear) (1000' to 2320' Capricorn) General Characteristics: Prosperous, learned, liberal-minded spouse, riches, and wide-famed. Symbol: An ear, three footprints in an uneven row, a trident. Animal Symbol: Female Monkey Ruling Planet: Moon Nature: Devas (god like) Presiding deity: Lord Vishnu; preserver of the universe. Strengths: Cordial in business; intelligent; success in foreign lands; lives a prosperous; balanced and modest life; ethical; studies scriptures and ancient knowledge; kind; drawn to working for social and humanitarian causes - good writers and teachers; helps others transform their lives; has a good marriage and a helpful partner; good speech; fame in the world; wealth; creative; quick learner; kind; charitable; knowledge to transcend the material world. Weakness: Generous nature; which can even lead to debts and poverty, very open-minded, an unyielding nature, extreme views concerning ethics, develops opposition or even adversaries, hypersensitive, enemies will result due to jealousy, gossips. Dhanishtha (Complete wealth) (2320' Capricorn to 640' Aquarius) General Characteristics: A liberal, rich person, brave and fond of music. Symbol: Musical drum. Animal Symbol: Female lion Ruling Planet: Mars Nature: Rakshasa (demonic) Presiding deity: The eight Vasus - the solar gods of energy and light. Strengths: Insightful, perceptive, earns a good living, charitable, brave, performs well in foreign countries, lives on both spiritual and material levels, liberal, compassionate, bold, good conversationalist, enjoys music and dance, good organizational abilities, ambitious, concerned with accomplishments and developing their careers, likes old and mystifying articles, skilled at astrology. Weakness: Aggressive, ruthless, inconsiderate, worried, can hurt others, makes up stories, lies, withholds information, doesnt like to be told what to do, argumentative, too talkative, select incompatible companions, lusts after material, careless, sexual difficulties, delayed/denied marriage, wants everything for themselves, covetous of other's success, self absorbed, narcissistic.

Shatabhisha (The hundred healers) (640' to 2000' Aquarius) General Characteristics: Harsh at speech but truthful, suffer grief but conquer enemies, thoughtlessly engage in works, independent ways. Symbol: An ox cart, a circle or round charm. Animal Symbol: Female Horse Ruling Planet: Rahu Nature: Rakshasa (demonic) Presiding deity: Lord Varna - the God of rain and cosmic waters.

Strengths: Truthful; sharp minds; perceptive; emotionally controlled; interested in getting to the bottom of things; prosperous; economical; clever; able to defend themselves; enterprising; interested in astrology and other mysterious subjects; likes to solve puzzles; provides good service; finds happiness within themselves; strong principles; charitable; writing skills; good memory; daring; bold; artistic nature; defeats enemies. Weakness: Lonesomeness, melancholic, lacks self confidence, restricted, quiet; but will blurt things out in an unrefined manner, con artist, unstable, argumentative, uncommunicative, hides their true intentions, miser, dependent on others to meet their needs, problems in relationship, feels intensely restrained or mentally anguished, problematic relationships with children and siblings, secretive - keeps weaknesses to themselves, lack self confidence, stubborn. Purva Bhadrapada (Beautiful west, Former beautiful foot or Ray of Light) (2000 Aquarius to 320' Pisces) General Characteristics: Scholarly intelligent, skilled at making money. Symbol: A sword, two font legs of a bed or a funeral cot or a two faced man. Animal Symbol: Male lion Ruling Planet: Jupiter Nature: Humanity (Manushya) Presiding deity: Aja Ekapada - unicorn. Strengths: Unique; eccentric; devoted to those who impress them; scholarly; witty; good logical skill; prosperity through cleverness; mystical beings; good at reading people; gets money from the government or from wealthy or executive people; economical; acts happy; lives a long life; could marry into a wealthy family or be born into one; spiritual depth; a warrior; intuition; passionate; good speakers; skilled at earning an income; visionary idealistic; universal goals; march to their own beat; fights injustice; campaigner; good writers; imaginative; self reliant; strong. Weakness: Pessimistic, a worrier, a bit odd, gloomy, angry, impulsive, has many serious conversations, changes residence many times, poor planner, dominated by their spouse, penny pincher but still a poor financial planner, anxious, poor at health, over serious, high-strung, not generous, wavering mind. Uttara Bhadrapada (The beautiful left foot or Ray of Light) (320' to 1640' Pisces) General Characteristics: Happy people, able speakers, conquer enemies, virtuous in nature. Symbol: Two back legs of a bed. Animal Symbol: Female cow Ruling Planet: Saturn Nature: Humanity (Manushya) Presiding deity: Ahirbudhnya - the serpent of the deep sea - fertility, kundalini and need for seclusion. Strengths: Attractive, good problem-solving ability, inspiring speaker, disciplined, kind, compassionate, sticks to principles, contented, generous, submissive; yet financially successful, tends to make money on their own, economical, charitable, humanitarian, merciful, smart, benefits from children or beginners, drawn to the unknown, virtuous, happy, wise, loves family, self sacrificing benefits from gifts and inheritance, overcomes enemies, satisfied, service oriented, controls anger, marital happiness, balanced, nourishes others, good advisor. Weakness: Withdrawn, unenthusiastic, develops a set of long-term enemies or gets into disputes that take a long time to resolve, thinks too much about their own outcomes, self-centered, financially focused, gossiping in nature, lazy, addict, irresponsible, highly emotional. Revati (The wealthy) (1640' to 3000' Pisces) General Characteristics: Perfect limbs, genial manners, deep learning, riches, no desire to covet others property. Symbol: A drum. Animal Symbol: Female elephant Ruling Planet: Ketu Nature: Devas (god like) Presiding deity: Pushan - the nurturer protector of flocks and herds, is invoked for safe travel. Strengths: Creative thinker, independent, lucky, liked by all, supportive and gets supported, gifted at arts, nurturer,

promoted quickly, brave, skilled in pleasing, sociable, good counselor, proud, stately presence, sparkling personality, loves/protects animals and pets, longevity, well groomed, good hygiene, might be born into a wealthy family, interested in ancient cultures, selflessness, compassionate, and caring. Weakness: Spiteful especially when hurt or jealous, overindulgent, takes on too many problems from other people; resulting in poor health, amoral attitudes, doubt ridden, low fertility, gives too much; and resentful when not returned, feels inadequate, lack of self-esteem, over sensitive, stubborn, volatile, co dependent, easily disillusioned, lacks self confidence, victims, feels unloved, and insecure.

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Ashwini 0-00' - 13-30' Aries General Characteristics: Good looking appearance, gentle personable manners, intelligent, skilled in work. Translation: Possessing horses, the horsewoman. Symbol: A horse's head. Animal symbol: A male horse. Ruling planet: Ketu Nature: Deva (god-like). Presiding deity: Ashvini Kumaras, the golden armored horse headed twins of ancient Vedic lore who performed many miracles as physicians of the celestial gods. Favorable: Competent worker who performs above average on the job, intelligent, self sufficient, natural healer, helps others, moderate habits, dresses well, good finances, attractive, powerful, intuitive, idealistic, spiritually inclined, adventurous, independent, strong, powerful, charming, playful nature, nurturer, traveler, loves family. Unfavorable: Hastiness in action compromises efficiency, impulsiveness, desire to pursue new experiences in life causes a weakness in finishing things, aggressive, stubborn, wants to do things their own way, disappointed when things do not go as planned, dissatisfied, arrogant, lack of mental quietude, over passionate.

Career Interests: Psychologist, therapists, physicians, healers, mystics, military personnel, police, criminal court, merchant, salespeople, musician, horse trainer, jockey.

Bharani 13-20' - 26-40' Aries General Characteristics: Success in work, capable, truthful, and free from diseases and grief. Translation: Cherishing, supporting and nurturing. Symbol: A Yoni, the organ of female reproduction. Animal symbol: The Elephant. Ruling planet: Venus. Nature: Manushya (human). Presiding deity: Yama - the god of death. Favorable: Clever and able to do tasks fast, desires new experiences, spontaneous, dutiful, loyal to family and friends, courageous attitude, good health/longevity, talented in career, satisfied, leader - does well in public life, creative, artistic and materialistic. Unfavorable: Over burdened, has too much to do, restless, amoral, fickle, too clever, resists control and restraint, stubborn, childlike, vulnerable, vigor bothers others, don't pace themselves, needs discipline, irritable, impatient, potential to burnout, sexually indulgent, vane, moralist, judgmental. Career interests: Publishers, writers, film and music, occultist, psychics, hypnotists, astrologers, psychologists, entrepreneurs, business people, financial consultants, lawyers, builders, children & childbirth, hospitality industry - caterers, cooks and hotel staff. Kritika 26-40' Aries to 10-00' Taurus General Characteristics: Determined and tenacious will to achieve greatness, sharp, cutting and penetrating by nature. Translation: The cutter. Symbol: Axe, sharp edge, or flame, razor. Animal symbol: Female sheep. Ruling planet: Sun

Nature: Rakshasa (demon). Presiding deity: Agni - the god of fire. Favorable: Famous within their group, handsome appearance, self motivated, determined achiever, materialistic - acquires many possessions, bright, strong appetites - likes food, goal oriented, goes for what they want, dignified, takes pride in what they do, good leader, honors commitments, confident, courageous, straightforward, peaceful nature and ambitious. Unfavorable: Unstable mind, changeable, vacillating, stubborn, dissatisfied, impatient, responds too strongly to challenges, sets goals or expectations too high, burns out their health by constant activity, nervous, excitable, aggressive, passive-aggressive, fighting nature, difficulties with food and eating, gluttonous, motivated by desire, child-like nature. Career Interests: Spiritual teachers, advisors, musicians, dancers, singers, modeling, fashion designers, military careers, inventors, discoverers, excavators, heads of state or organizations, fire & police department personnel, barbers, butchers & tailors, weapon makers, potters, blacksmiths, carpenters, building contractor, magicians, metaphysicians and astronomers. Rohini 10-00' to 23-20' Taurus. General Characteristics: Emphasis on spiritual liberation, truthful, not covetous, clean in habits, sweet of speech, firm of views and good looking. Translation: The red one. Symbol: An ox cart/chariot. Animal symbol: A male serpent - spiritual power and wisdom. Ruling planet: Moon. Nature: Manushya (human). Presiding deity: Brahma - creator of the universe. Favorable: Lovely appearance, charismatic, good communicator and listener, attractive, inner strength, affects others, strong public life, gentle manner, comforting, truthful, moral orientation, smooth talker, sharp, balanced mind, fixed in purpose, well educated, does well financially, dutiful to the family, responsible, helps others, gifted in the arts, healthy, non-envious. Unfavorable: Indulgent, materialistic, takes advantage of others through manipulation and deception, sexually or sensually indulgent, critical of others, possessive of individuals or ideology, jealous, overly sensitive, changeable, addictive and indecisive. Career Interests: Politics, authority positions, agriculture, real estate, restaurant and hotel business, fashion designers, models and musicians.

Mrigcira 23-20 Taurus to 6-40' Gemini General Characteristics: Spiritual intelligence and research abilities, primary motivation spiritual liberation, lack firm or fixed views, capable yet timid, good speech and active habits. Translation: Having the face of a deer. Symbol: Antelope's head Animal symbol: Female serpent - sensual seductive nature. Ruling Planet: Mars. Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Soma the moon god. Favorable: Strong individuality, sharp intelligence, natural leader, action oriented, witty, curious, seeks new knowledge, perceptive and sensitive, likes good clothing and accessories, gains many pleasures in life, enjoys singing, writing, talking, and speaking, creative, articulate in a number of subjects - enjoys debates and arguments, enthusiastic, youthful, clever, curious, hopeful, rapid learning ability, focus is more mental than physical, friendly, fun, have a number of friends and romantic interests, sensual, hard workers, affluent. Unfavorable: Impulsive, flirtatious, fickle, needs constant attention, multiple partnerships, craves sensation, not committed, burns out from seeking too much excitement, bores easily, scattered, critical, biting conversation, helpless, suspicious, unbalanced, sensitive to criticism. Career Interests: Writers, poets, astrologers, mystics, researchers, teachers, engineers, teachers, engineers, gemologists, acting, music, real estate, sales, travel agents, textiles & garments, foresters, veterinarians, pet shop owner, animal trainer, administrators. Ardra 6-40 to 20-00' Gemini General Characteristics: Emphasis on the mind or thinking capacity - deep feeling along with passionate thinking - motivated by desire. Translation: The moist one Symbol: The human head. Animal Symbol: Female dog. Ruling Planet: Rahu. Nature: Manushya (human). Presiding deity: Rudra the god of the storm and destruction.

Favorable: Curious mind, hunger for knowledge, quick in action, good memory, prefers physical work or work involving the body, good at getting support from the government or authorities, great communicator, truthful, have a transformative point in life at which point they drop many of their bad traits, compassionate towards those in pain. Unfavorable: Arrogant, abuses power, lusts after material attainments, ungrateful, mischievous, reckless, physically oriented jobs, anti-social, mean streak causes pain to others, self-serving, dishonest, stubborn, critical, impolite, untruthful, poor financial planning, excessive indulgences, cause pain or agony to others, violent, complaining. Career Interests: Writers, teachers, hospice, social services, sales, pr, politics, humanitarian projects, athlete, butcher, drug dealer, chemotherapist, those who deal with dead things such as junk, canned, frozen food. Punarvasu 20-00' Gemini to 3-20' Cancer General Characteristics: Intellectual and spiritual wisdom, material prosperity, good natured, quiet, patient, devout, lives in comfort. Translation: Good again Symbol: Bow and a quiver of arrows. Animal Symbol: Female cat - sensitivity and need for independence. Ruling Planet: Jupiter. Nature: Deva (god-like). Presiding deity: Aditi tends the ground on which healthy seeds can bear fruit, earth Goddess. Favorable: Caring, loving, nurturing, easily contented, friendly good natured, simplistic life, lives in the moment, generous, shares with others, religious inclinations, interested in spiritual writings and philosophies, potential in the communications field - can be good writers and inspiring speakers, profound imagination, purifies self to make spiritual progress, ability to connect with others, successful projects. Unfavorable: Simplistic approach to life interpreted as a lack of intelligence, lack of material drive due to focus on spirituality, lack of foresight gets them into complications including frequent moving, unstable relationships, and multiple jobs/careers, fickle nature, indecisive, frequently ill, critical, over intellectualize life, gets bored too easily in life. Career Interests: Acting, drama, entertainment, politics, writers, publishers, spiritual teachers, mystics, philosophers, innovators, psychologists, gurus, artisans and trade people involved in the construction and maintenance of dwellings, architects, civil engineers, scientists. Pushya 3-20' to 16-40' Cancer

General Characteristics: In control of passions, well liked, learned in various subjects, rich and fond of doing charitable acts. Translation: To provide nourishment Symbol: The udder of a cow, Flower, a circle, an arrow Animal symbol: A ram. Ruling planet: Saturn. Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Brihaspati, the planet Jupiter, lord of sacred speech and prayer. Favorable: Hard working, creative, tolerant of pain, intelligent, learned, liked by many, spiritual, intuitive wisdom, helps others, make good advisors and public servants, independent, interested in education and humanitarian causes, philanthropic, socially adept, make people feel wanted, selfless, good finances, respected, moderate, have spiritual practice, passionate and defensive about the things they believe in. Unfavorable: Stubborn, selfish, arrogant, overly talkative, dogmatic, fundamentalist, overly sensitive, doubtful of their worth due to what others say about them, devotion can turn to victimization, get defrauded by believing in the wrong people, insecurities inhibit growth. Career Interests: Government, politics, geologist, aquatic biologist, military police, musicians, artists, rulers, ministers, managing directors, Food merchants, clergy, priests. Health Issues: Skin problems, eczema, stomach, ulcers, nausea, breast caner, tuberculosis, chest problems.

Ashlesha 16-40' to 30-00' Cancer General Characteristics: Motivated by dharma, represents the kundalini or serpent fire located at the base of the spine. Translation: The entwiner - to embrace. Symbol: coiled snake, circle, or wheel. Animal Symbol: Male cat. Ruling Planet: Mercury Nature: Rakshasa (demon).

Presiding deity: Ahi - the naga or serpent of wisdom Favorable: Philosophical, intelligent, versatile, clever, independent, has a number of different jobs, entertainer, learned, leadership qualities, can accomplish much when motivated, good income, mystical, puts great energy into things that interest them, seductive nature, benefit from spiritual work. Unfavorable: Mental instability, worrisome, depressed nature, deceitful, non caring attitude, impolite, tactless, unpopular, lacks social skills, rule breakers, hoarding mentality, possessive, secretive, talkative, lacks appreciation, scattered and unproductive, reckless, disconnected, temperamental, lie to serve their needs, vindictive, introspective, reclusive, ungrateful, blunt. Career Interests: Politician, lawyer, writer, teacher, astrologer, mystic, snake charmer, zoo keeper, prostitute, pimp, chemical engineers, druggist, junkie, reptile keeper, zoologists, selfserving robbers, greedy politicians and business people, those that gain via sex Magha 0-00' to 13-20' Leo General Characteristics: Has numerous servants, inclination to worship gods and ancestors, engagement in important work. Translation: The mighty one Symbol: Palanquin the royal seat upon which the king was carried through his towns, royal throne room. Animal Symbol: Male rat Ruling Planet: Ketu Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Pitris - Fathers of Humanity guardian angels that give protection in the event of calamities. Favorable: Clear, intelligent, many admirers, positive, conservative, balanced, respectful to others, kind, helps others, love life and parties, dependable, likes to be honored for accomplishments, respectful of traditions, enjoys ceremonies, follows chains of command, does well when praised, likes to be served and given attention. Unfavorable: Arrogant, hot tempered, prejudiced, jealousy, severe nature, resentful, has a strong dislike for those who dislike them or who treat them with disrespect, discontented when fail to meet goals, too high standards, susceptible to flattery, cruel to those who don't show them respect, racial superiority, sensuality can create problems. Career Interests: Politician, lawyer, heads of corporations, actors, musicians, archaeologists, historians, lawyers, judges, birth registry officials, self-employed, managers

Health Issues: Heart problems, stomach, ulcers, skin problems around mouth. Poorva Phalguni 13-20' to 26-30' Leo General Characteristics : Sweet speech, generosity, a habit of wandering, government service. Translation: The Former Red One or A Fig Tree Symbol: Swinging hammock - rest and restoration, front legs of a bed, or a post. Animal Symbol: Female Rat Ruling Planet: Venus Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Bhagya - the god of good fortune and prosperity. Favorable: Creative, intelligent,active, charming, sincere, leadership skills, carefree, focus is on the body, physical approaches to healing, open minded, sweet speech, generous, wants fame and attention, faithful to issues and those they believe in, mystical nature, spokesperson, aristocratic, cultured, refined, gifted in the fine arts, youthful, exuberant, loving, good relationships. Unfavorable: Vanity, indulgent, impulsive mind, severe, promiscuous nature, narcissism, reckless, focused on getting what they want, spends carelessly - creates debt, addictive personality, hates being uncomfortable, needs stimulation, becomes depressed if do not get what they want, vindictive, lack of planning, unmotivated. Famous Purva Phalguni: Dustin Hoffman, JFK, Candice Bergen, Ted Kennedy, John Travolta, Robert Redford, Shirley McClaine, Marquis de Sade, Madonna. Career Interests: Actors, musicians, models, business managers, retail sales, radio, television, photography, cosmetics, jewelry, wedding planners, government service, politicians, teachers, professors, sex and marital therapists, Professions associate with rest and relaxation - theater, cinema, & classical music. Professions connected with marriage - wedding planner. Uttra Phalguni 26-40' Leo to 10-00' Virgo General Characteristics: Emphasis on healing others. Earn money by their learning, liked by all, live a life in comfort and luxury. Translation: The latter red one or a fig tree Symbol: A bed or 2 rear legs of a cot.

Animal Symbol: Male Cow (bull) Ruling Planet: Sun Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Aryaman rules leadership, honor, nobility and rules society. Favorable: Popular, hard worker, ambitious, benefits from those in power, good communicator, successful, friendly, reliable, focused, happy nature, loves luxury and comfort, material desires are fulfilled, capacity for enjoying life, liberal yet has fixed principles, balanced leader, happy, socially adept, generally fortunate, generous, kind, compassionate, courage, endurance, spiritual and mental advancements. Unfavorable: Promiscuous, over-giving, egotistical, restless, inconsiderate of others feelings, obstinate, disdainful, bossy, vain, arrogant, takes too much for themselves, stubborn, critical, resentful, a social climber, may be sad or angry under a happy smile, lack belief in their own power. Career Interests: Social worker, philanthropist, writers, actors, media personalities, healing arts, state health employees, astrologers, astronomers, mathematicians, business minded people, sales. Hasta 10-00' to 23-20' Virgo General Characteristics: Purity of thought and deed as well as self-control, active habits, full of resources. Translation: The hand Symbol: A hand - open hand blessing humanity. Animal symbol: Female buffalo Ruling planet: Moon Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Savitar - the sun god who imparts creative and transforming energy. Favorable: Creative, pleasant, humorous, skilled in the arts, charming, practical, attractive, wealth late in life, many relationships, generous, unattached, intelligent, persuasive, cordial, weighs their words to avoid expressing anger, self-motivated, in control, focused on acquisition, good at defending and promoting their own interests, understands the value of social rituals and courtesies, skilled in providing service, thick-skinned, takes advantage of opportunities in new areas or in foreign lands, dexterous, determined, industrious worker, easily changes. Unfavorable: Likes competition and conflicts, restless - want spiritual experiences, changeable,

con artist, self interest, emotionally unsettled, need to control lower self, unabashed, mistrustful, overindulgence in pleasuring themselves, nasty, mechanical in dealing with those who provide them no advantage, abuse of drugs, controlling, alcohol, and/or food to cope, critical when under stress, suppressed, health issues. Famous Hasta: Rudolph Valentino, Jimmy Carter, Frederic Chopin, Burt Reynolds, Bob Newhart, Richard Burton, Swami Vivekananda, Nicole Simpson, Robert Duvall. Career Interests: Painters, artists, craftsmen, scholars, teachers, writers, sales, communications, pr, hospital and volunteer work, healers, travel industry, conference planners, astrologers, palm readers, advisers, ministers, authors, counselors, educators, priests, thieves, rouges. Chitra 23-20 Virgo to 6-40' Libra General Characteristics: Attractive, sociable, intelligent, and natural leaders. Translation: The brilliant. Symbol: A bright jewel or pearl reflecting the spirit within us, or a shining light. Animal symbol: Female tiger. Ruling planet: Mars. Nature: Rakshasa (demon). Presiding deity: Tvashtar or Vishvakarma - the celestial architect of the universe. Favorable: Attractive, artistic, great lovers, independent, natural leader who wants to make an impact on life, sociable, perceptive, high-spirited, elegant, conversant, dignified, judicious, business skills, happy, well dressed and well groomed, well read, drawn to philosophy and social thought, does well outside their place of birth or in foreign countries, handy, incline toward more physical expressions of art such as sculpture, printmaking, competent designer. Unfavorable: Smug, conceited, easily bored, self centered, attracted to exciting yet negligent mates, quarrelsome, critical, too quick to challenge someone's point of view, corrupt, amoral, may not focus enough on saving money. Career Interests: Interior design, architects, jewelers, lawyers, judges, priests, religious people, learned in the Vedas, publications, radio, TV, film, armed forces, police detective, painter, photographer, designer, musician, writer, herbalist. Swati 6-40 to 20-20' Libra General Characteristics: Sweet, soft spoken, virtuous, compassionate, mild, quiet nature, controls passions and desires, skilled in trade, merciful, charitable. Symbol: Coral - strong intuitive and psychic properties - A young sprout quivering in the wind. Translation: The priest, the sword

Symbol: A bright jewel or pearl reflecting the spirit within us, or a shining light. Animal symbol: Male Buffalo Ruling planet: Rahu Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Vayu the demigod of wind, air, breath, and prana. Favorable: Tender, moral, able in business - clever in trade and commerce, truth-seeking, studious, meek, truthful, humanitarian - cares about others, thinks before acting, accurate, reduces things to their simplest components, uncorrupted, friendly, positive outlook, disciplined, seeks harmony, generous, active in spiritual organizations or humanitarian causes, likes to be around religious or well integrated people, interested in scientific or philosophical thought, independent, traveler, persuasive communication. Unfavorable: Do not know their limitations resulting in loss of money, status, and respect, creates debt due to high expenses, discontented due to lofty goals, restless, critical, fault finding, not concerned with family, shy, monastic, self isolating, secretive, hides their passions and sexual urges, gives too much away, absurd creative thinking, vulnerable to the whims of others, hot tempered. Career Interests: Business skill, sales, Yoga teachers, priests, legal profession, judges, transportation, travel industry, stock brokers, traders in drugs and alcohol, merchants, independent business person, ascetic - engaged in devotional practice. Vishaka 20-00 Libra to 3-20' Scorpio General Characteristics: Energy, strength and potential power, bright in appearance, distinct in speaking, skilled at making money. Symbol: A large tree with spreading branches giving protection to others, potters wheel, a decorated gateway used for marriage ceremonies. Translation: Enter the heavens Animal symbol: Male Tiger Ruling planet: Jupiter Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Indra - the god of transformation and Agni the god of fire.

Favorable: Intelligence of the highest order, bright appearance, attracts others, clever, has respect for intelligent and spiritual people, enterprising, self-satisfied, determined, gets things done, humanitarian, politically inclined, can appear soft but is very powerful underneath, excellent communicator, persuasive speech, leadership qualities, truthful, sexually alluring, a good mate in marriage, benefits through marriage, traveling and through change, mathematical talent, courageous, powerful achiever. Unfavorable: Overly talkative, negative, militant, creates quarrels between people, restless, covetous of other's success, feels isolated, critical of others, fault finding, infidelity, too much ambition - spread too thin, manipulate others to meet their own needs, socially isolated, not open to advice, offensive, stingy, not easy to like, greedy, deceitful, aggressive, domineering, quick to take offense, argumentative, jealous, frustration and anger when goals impeded, suspicious, possessive, envious, feels suppressed and taken advantage of by others, too many interests, not satisfied by accomplishments, restlessness - change partners Career Interests: Researchers, scientists, military leaders, writers, public speakers, politicians, lawyers, ambassador, dictator, leader, conqueror. Anuradha 3-20 to 16-40' Scorpio General Characteristics: Rich, live in foreign countries, unable to bear hunger, move from place to place. Translation: A small flash of lightening, a tiny spark, success Symbol: Lotus flower - ability and perseverance to blossom in the midst of life's trials and tribulations, a row or furrow. Animal symbol: Female deer or hare. Ruling planet: Saturn. Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Mitra - the God of friendship and partnership who promotes cooperation among humanity. Favorable: Wise, spirited, fun-loving, attractive, vigorous, well-liked, spiritual seeker, interested in ancient knowledge, hard working, capacity for astrology, devoted, brave, enjoys travel, healthy, accommodates many people, enjoys social life and organizations, benefits more if they live away from their place of birth, ability to attract and maintain friendships, cooperates with others, ability to lead and form alliances. Unfavorable: Has remorse, guarded, cut off, deceitful, held back by others, can not cope with hunger or thirst, emotionally needy, rebellious, adheres to bad advice and suffers consequences, jealous and controlling of others, unaware of their effect on others which results in problems,

may be melancholic due to a lack of maternal nurturing, anger issues, moves frequently due to dissatisfaction, tries too hard in terms of spiritual progress. Career Interests: Business management, organizational skills, travel industry, conference planners, dentists, plumbers, criminal lawyers, actors, musicians, mining engineers. Jyestha 16-40' to 30-00' Scorpio General Characteristics: Mental brilliance and analytical ability, few friends, cheerful and virtuous. Translation: Elder sister, the middle finger or the holy river Ganges, The Eldest (last of the best). Symbol: earring or circular protective talisman that may represent Vishnu's disc. Animal Symbol: Male deer or hare. Ruling Planet: Mercury. Nature: Rakshasa (demon). Presiding deity: Indra - King of the Gods. Favorable: Most successful of their family, keeps friends and builds a good support network, generous, self-reliant, eventually wealthy, takes charge of the family, passionate response to love, reputable, receives fame and honors, takes control, gets things done when they want to, virtuous, satisfied, talented at music, capacity for inventive design, creative genius, interested in the occult, can accomplish anything they set their minds to, want to make a difference. Unfavorable: Angry, has family problems, too intense for others, self-important, egotism, hides their feelings and intentions, peaceful demeanor covers impatience and immorality, conniving, control freak, makes other dependent on them to gain control, possessive, dramatizes illness and troubles to gain sympathy, has many illnesses, many job changes, early troubles in life, tormented, hypocritical and secretive behavior. Career Interests: Self employed, management, military leaders, musicians, dancers, modeling, police detectives, engineers, intellectuals, philosophers, U.N personnel, shaman. Moola 0-00 to 13-20' Sagittarius General Characteristics: Possess a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind that enjoys exploring the roots of any subject. Haughty, rich, happy, not inclined to injure others, Firm and fixed opinions, live in luxury. Translation: The root

Symbol: Tied bunch of roots or a lions tail. Animal Symbol: Male dog Ruling Planet: Ketu. Nature: Rakshasa (demon). Presiding deity: Nirriti - goddess of destruction who lives in the kingdom of the dead - goddess of dissolution. Favorable: Proud, good-looking, skillful in persuading or manipulating people to serve their needs, politician, careful, clever, able to live a comfortable life, good fortune, determined to succeed, learned, public speaking skills, spiritual advisor, generous, successful, determined, fortune in foreign lands, likes to live well, peace loving, adventurous, brave, explorer, face adversity with composure. Unfavorable: Insecure, others do not trust them, too goal-focused, does not genuinely care about others, arrogant, self-destructive, headstrong, sabotages their own achievements, has many affairs and/or marriages that don't work out, low tolerance for boredom, create own insecurities, indecisive, fickle in relationships, arrogance, selfishness, lust and anger, low boredom threshold, takes and give little back, accommodating to other people to get what they want. Career Interests: Public Speakers, writers, philosophers, spiritual teachers, lawyers, politicians, doctors, pharmacists, business and sales, healers, florist, ministers, officers, investigators, researcher, contrarians, debators, orators, politicians. Poorvashadha 13-20' to 26-40' Sagittarius General Characteristics: Agreeable spouse, a proud nature, strong attachment to friends. Translation: The undefeated or unsubdued. Symbol: A fan or a winnowing basket (used to separate grain from its husk), a bed or an elephant tusk. Animal symbol: Male monkey Ruling planet: Venus Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Apas - representing the cosmic waters deified as God. Favorable: Artistic, good-looking, influential - influences many, well-liked, polite, faithful to friends, intelligent, good manager but prefers to be in service, valuable employee, simple life,

supportive, courageous, humble, influential, wealth, loves good meals, has a enjoyable relationship with spouse, capable of having many children, truth-seeking, changeable. Unfavorable: Egotistical, inflexible, superiority complex, others regard them as crude or immature, angry, not open to advice, have low-paying and hardworking jobs, incompetent manager, bouts of loud and disturbing behavior, lacking in education or preparation, dictatorial, obstinate, leave behind partners when they can not keep up with their ability to change, settles for less. Career Interests: Writers, teacher, debaters, shipping, industry, boating, politicians, lawyers, travel industry, foreign traders, actors, film, public speaking, professions associated with water: sailing, shipping, navy, water utilities, people who process raw materials, manufacturers or refiners. Uttarashadha 26-40' Sagittarius to 10-00' Capricorn General Characteristics: A quest for the spiritual unknown, total involvement in any task and penetrate deeply into some aspect of knowledge. Obedient, learned in the rules of virtue, grateful, many friends, return favors, liked. Translation: Later victory. Symbol: Elephant's tusk, the planks of a bed - a bed. Animal symbol: Male Mongoose. Ruling Planet: Sun Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Vishvadevas the sons of the God dharma. Favorable: Virtuous, intelligent, fun-loving, leadership qualities - good politicians, well-liked, devoted to friends - can relate to others, grateful, idealistic with high goals, kind, modest, has some knowledge that sets them apart, interested in learning and advocating topics that concern them, enjoys reading to gain knowledge, benefits through travels, tolerant, wants fair play and justice, sympathetic ear, devoted to companions, good manners, leadership skills, appreciative of others. Unfavorable: Multiple marriages or marriage like relationships, overly anxious, takes on too many people's problems and gets stressed out, obstinate, self centered, self indulgent, too long in a destructive relationship, changes residence many times, early adversity in life, constantly active, apathetic, fails to complete what they start. Career Interests: Pioneer, researchers, scientists, military work, hunters, boxers or fighters for a cause, government jobs, social work, hunting professions, wrestler, horse owners, doctors. Shravana 10-00' to 23-20' Capricorn

General Characteristics: Prosperous, learned, liberal-minded spouse, riches, wide-fame. Translation: To hear. Symbol: An ear, three footprints in an uneven row, a trident. Animal symbol: Female monkey Ruling planet: Moon. Nature: Deva (god like) Presiding deity: Vishnu preserver of the universe. Favorable: Cordial in business, intelligent, success in foreign lands, lives a prosperous, balanced and modest life, ethical, studies scriptures and ancient knowledge, kind, drawn to working for social and humanitarian causes - good writers and teachers, helps others transform their lives, has a good marriage and a helpful partner, good speech, fame in the world, wealth, creative, quick learner, kind, charitable, knowledge to transcend the material world. Unfavorable: Giving nature can lead to debts and poverty, overly open-minded, unyielding nature, extreme views concerning ethics develop opposition or even adversaries, hypersensitive, enemies due to issues with jealousy, gossips. Career Interests: Teachers, speech therapists, linguists, astrologers, religious scholars, politicians, business skill, geologist, researchers, travel, preservers of sacred traditions, university, classical studies, gossip columnist, news broadcasters, recording industry, story tellers. Dhanishta 23-20' Capricorn to 6-40' Aquarius General Characteristics: A liberal, rich person, brave and fond of music. Translation: Complete wealth. Symbol: Musical drum. Animal Symbol: Female lion. Ruling Planet: Mars Nature: Rakshasic (demonic). Presiding deity: The eight Vasus - the solar gods of energy and light. Favorable: Insightful, perceptive, earns a good living, charitable giving, brave, does well in foreign countries, lives on both spiritual and material levels, liberal, compassionate, bold, good

conversationalist, enjoys music and dance, good organizational abilities, ambitious, concerned with accomplishments and developing their careers, likes old and mystifying things, skilled in astrology. Unfavorable: Aggressive, ruthless, inconsiderate, worried, can hurt others, makes up stories, lies, withholds information, don't like to be told what to do, argumentative, too talkative, select incompatible companions, lusts after material, careless, sexual difficulties, delayed/denied marriage, wants everything for themselves, covetous of other's success, self absorbed, narcissistic. Career Interests: Musicians, poets, doctors & surgeons, real estate, property management, engineering, mining, scientists, research work, charitable organizations, surgery, drummers, military bands, reciters of rhythmical incantations - prayers, poetry. Shatbhisha 6-40' to 20-00' Aquarius General Characteristics: harsh in their speech but truthful, suffer grief but conquer enemies, thoughtlessly engage in works, independent ways. Translation: The hundred healers. Symbol: An ox cart, a circle or round charm. Animal symbol: Female horse. Ruling planet: Rahu Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Varuna - the God of rain and cosmic waters. Favorable: Truthful, sharp minds, perceptive, emotionally controlled, interested in getting to the bottom of things, prosperous, economical, clever, able to defend themselves, enterprising, interested in astrology and other mysterious subjects, likes to solve puzzles, provides good service, finds happiness within themselves, strong principles, charitable, writing skills, good memory, daring, bold, artistic nature, defeats enemies. Unfavorable: Lonesomeness, melancholic, lacks self confidence, restricted, life is duty, quiet yet will blurt things out in an unrefined manner, con artist, unstable, argumentative, uncommunicative, hides their true intentions, miser, dependent on others to meet their needs, problems in relationships, feels intensely restrained or mentally anguished, problematic relationships with children and siblings, secretive - keep weaknesses to themselves, lack self confidence, stubborn. Career Interests: Astrologers, astronomers, physicians, healers, writers, research work, clerical work, secretaries, engineers, electricians, organizational development, Aircraft industry, rocket scientist, planetariums. Advanced medical treatment of difficult to cure illness - AIDS researcher, chemotherapist, killers, hunters, electricians, nuclear scientist.

Poorva Bhadrpada 20-00 Aquarius to 3-20' Pisces General Characteristics: Scholarly intelligent, skilled at making money. Translation: Beautiful west, Former beautiful foot or Ray of Light Symbol: A sword, two font legs of a bed or a funeral cot or a two faced man. Animal symbol: Male lion Ruling planet: Jupiter Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Aja Ekapada - Unicorn. Favorable: Unique, eccentric, devoted to those who impress them, scholarly, witty, good logical skill, prosperity through cleverness, mystical beings, good at reading people, gets money from the government or from wealthy or executive people, economical, acts happy, lives a long life, could marry into a wealthy family or be born into one, spiritual depth, a warrior, intuition, passionate, good speakers, skilled at earning an income, visionary idealistic, universal goals, march to their own beat, fights injustice, campaigner, good writers, imaginative, self reliant, strong. Unfavorable: Cynical, a worrier, a bit odd, gloomy, angry, impulsive, has many serious conversations, changes residence many times, poor planner, dominated by their spouse, penny pincher but still a poor financial planner, anxious, poor health, over serious, high-strung, cynical, not generous, wavering mind. Career Interests: Astrologers, priests, ascetics, research skills, statisticians, occultists, black magicians, administrative planners, business skills, mortician, murderer, radical, fanatic, terrorist. UttaraBhadrapada 3-20' to 16-40' Pisces General Characteristics: Happy people able speakers, children, grandchildren, conquer enemies, virtuous. Translation: The beautiful left foot or ray of light. Symbol: Two back legs of a bed. Animal symbol: Female cow. Ruling Planet: Saturn Nature: Manushya (human)

Presiding deity: Ahirbudhnya - the serpent of the deep sea - fertility, kundalini and need for seclusion. Favorable: Attractive, good problem-solving ability, inspiring speaker, disciplined, kind, compassionate, has principles, contented, generous, submissive yet financially successful, tends to make money on their own, economical, charitable, humanitarian, merciful, smart, benefits from children or beginners, drawn to the unknown, virtuous, happy, wise, loves family, self sacrificing benefits from gifts and inheritance, overcomes enemies, satisfied, service oriented, controls anger, marital happiness, balanced, nourishes others, good advisor. Unfavorable: withdrawn, unenthusiastic, develops a set of long-term enemies or gets into disputes that take a long time to resolve, thinks too much about their own outcomes, selfcentered financial focus, gossip, lazy, addict, irresponsible, highly emotional. Career Interests: Charitable work, non-profit organizations, import and exports, travel industry, religious work, priests, saints, astrologers, mystical work, writers, philosophers, teachers. Revti 16-40' to 30-00' Pisces General Characteristics: Perfect limbs, genial manners, deep learning, riches, no desire to covet the property of others. Translation: The wealthy Symbol: A drum. Animal symbol: Female elephant Ruling planet: Ketu Nature: Deva (god like) Presiding deity: Pushan - the nurturer protector of flocks and herds is invoked for safe travel. Favorable: Creative thinker, independent, lucky, liked, supportive and gets supported, gifted in the arts, nurturer, promoted quickly, brave, skilled in pleasing, sociable, good counselor, proud, stately presence, sparkling personality, loves/protects animals and pets, longevity, well groomed, good hygiene, might be born into a wealthy family, interested in ancient cultures, selflessness, compassionate, caring. Unfavorable: Spiteful especially when hurt or jealous, overindulgent, takes on too many problems from other people which may affect their health, amoral attitudes, doubt ridden, low fertility, gives too much and resentful when not returned, feels inadequate, lack of self-esteem, overly sensitive, stubborn, volatile, codependent, easily disillusioned, lack self confidence, victims, feel unloved, insecure. Career Interests: Film actors, comedians, politicians, humanitarian projects, charitable work, urban planners, government positions, psychics, mystical or religious work, journalists, editors,

publishers, travel agents, flight attendants, clock/watch/calendar maker, road worker, planner, maintenance crew, travelers.

SIGNS

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What is Moon Sign or Rashi? In Vedic Astrology the placement of the Moon in a particular sign in the birth chart represents the Moon sign for the native. Note the number in which the MOON is placed in your natal horoscope (Janampatri) and read the corresponding prediction for the 12 Moon signs given along side. The given horoscope shows Moon sign Leo, because Moon is placed with the number 5. Click here to generate FREE Janampatri and Moon sign.

Moon in Aries (Aswini, Bharani, Kritika 1st quarter) Name starts with phonetic ( Chu , Hey, Cho, La, Li, Lu, Ley, Lo, Ae): You posses a fiery temperament and are born leaders. Deep and mushy emotions are not your cup of tea. You do a quick double trot away from possessive lovers. Often you come across as selfish. Your forte is business and you can excel in it but do try and understand the importance of team work. When the moon passes through your sign in transit strife and confrontations can be expected. Moon in Taurus (Kritika last 3 quarters, Rohini, Mrigasira 1st half) Name starts with phonetic (Ee, U, Aye, Oh, Va, Ve, Vo, Vay, Vo): Taurean moonies follow a live and let live policy. Not the adventurous kind, you prefer to follow a routine and can get terribly distressed if for some reason that routine is broken. Artistically inclined, you appreciate art, music, dance and theatre. You enjoy good food and love having guests over. Your over cautiousness with money can attract the title of stingy. In matters of the heart you can be oppressively possessive. Health problems arise due to over indulgence of food. When moon transits Taurus, care should be taken with finances and theft. Moon in Gemini (Mrigasira last half, Ardra, Punarvasu first 3 quarters) Name starts with phonetic (Ka, Ke, Koo, Gha, Jna, Cha, Kay, ko, Haa): Gemini is symbolized by twins that explain your duality and ability to do two things at a time. You possess the sharpest brain amongst the twelve signs. You flint from one thing to another at super sonic speed and this could be your strength as well as your weakness. You need to learn to listen more than talking. You are very easily bored and easily leave one task unfinished to start another. You make excellent parents. When moon transits your sign, you need to be careful of what you say and avoid physical and nervous stress. Moon in Cancer (Punarvasu last quarter, Pushya, Aslesha) Name starts with phonetic (He, Hoo, Hey, Ho, Daa, Dee, Doo, Day, Do): Moon in cancer is in its best positions and that's what we call exalted. Though you are extremely emotional and sensitive, you are very caring, family oriented and helpful. On the flip side you could be clingy, possessive and prone to self pity. You try to avoid confrontations at all costs and are likely to retreat into your crabby shell and sulk. You hate being corrected. The effects of the

waning and waxing moon can make you quite moody and unpredictable at times. When the moon is passing through cancer it suggests quality time with family and also to guard against depression. Moon in Leo (Magha, Poorvaphalguni, Uttaraphalguni 1st quarter) Name starts with phonetic (Ma, Me, Moo, May, Moo, Ta, Tee, Too, Tay ): Leonine moons are as fearless as the lion that depicts them. You also have an over abundance of energy that you have no qualms about loaning to others who need a push in life. Absolute extroverts, you love being the center of attraction. You thrive on romance and are always surrounded by admirers. Learn to be humble and less self centerd. As parents, do not push your children too hard. When moon transits Leo try and control all forms of flamboyancy. Moon in Virgo (Uttaraphalguni last 3 quarters, Hastha, Chitra 1st half) Name starts with phonetic (Too, Pa, Pee, Pu, Sha, Na, Tha, Pay, Poe): Virgo moons are very difficult to please .they set very high standards for themselves as well as the people close to them. You are fanatical about cleanliness and your home and office will be spotlessly clean and tidy. Very practical, every thing you do is orderly with no room for error. You manage money wonderfully. You excel at everything you attempt. You posses great reserves of diplomacy and tact. Most writers have moon in Virgo. You lack self confidence. You need to loosen up with children- they will be messy. when moon passes through Virgo , health needs to be taken care but gain of new contacts is possible.

Moon in Libra (Chitra last half, Swati, Visakha first 3 quarters) Name starts with phonetic (Ra, Ree, Ru, Ray, Tha, Thee, Thoo, They): Artistically inclined, beauty and harmony are important to you. You keep beautiful homes, and love art, music, theatre and dance. You are understanding and people come to you to solve their problems. You have the ability to see an argument from all angles, no wonder your sign is depicted with a judge's scale .You fall in love easily. You need to face reality and avoid escapism. If you are mentally unhappy it will reflect on your physical health. When in transit the moon passes through Libra, its time to focus on relationships. Moon in Scorpio (Vishakha last quarter, Anuradha, Jyestha) Name starts with phonetic (Tho, Na, Nee, Noo, Ney, No, Yaa, Yee, Yoo): Moon in Scorpio is at its nadir- lowest point. This tends to accentuate its negative properties. You people are very secretive and difficult to decipher. You are over protective of your loved ones but they find it stifling because of your possessiveness and jealousy. You are easily hurt and are not very forgiving to those who have hurt you. You have a tendency to harbor grudges for ever. Steer clear of addictions as you have a tendency to use them as tools of escapism. You do best in felids where your natural intuitive skills can be used.(healing, medicine , etc.) when the moon passes through the Scorpio, destructive attitude comes to fore. Moon in Sagittarius (Moola, Poorvashada, Uttarashada 1st quarter) Name starts with phonetic (Yey, Yo, Ba, Bee, Bu, Dha, Pha, Dha, Bay): You are smart, intelligent, fun loving and have mastered the art of putting your foot in your

mouth. You hold a very high opinion of yourself and could not care less about what others think of you. Your general carelessness translates into money matters and this needs to be taken stock of. You do well in any field as far as it is intellectually challenging. You love to be in love but if a relationship proves wrong you do not bide your time being miserable, but move on. You make the best parents in the world. When moon passes through Sagittarius, plans tend to get disrupted. Moon in Capricorn (Uttarashada last 3 quarters, Sravana, Dhanishta 1st half) Name starts with phonetic (Bo, Ja, Je, Ju, Jay, Jo, gha, Ga, Gee): Single minded devotion to work symbolizes those with their moon in Capricorn. Successfinancial and business is very important to you than any relationship. You are capable of making any sacrifice for material gains. Women of this sign tend to marry solely for money. You do possess a lighter side, but for all practical purposes you prefer to wear a no nonsense mask. You need to be careful of allergies and skin problems. When moon transits Capricorn, Money matters need to be attended to. Moon in Aquarius (Dhanishta last, Satabhisha, Porvabhadra 1 st 3 quarters) Name starts with phonetic (Goo, Gay, Sa, See, So, Say, Da): The thinkers of the zodiac, original ideas are as much as a part of your mental faculty as water in a well. You need to realize what is plausible and what is far stretched. You possess a strong streak of independence and hate being tied down. You attract friends from all spheres of life. Your reactions can be unpredictable and confusing hence portraying you as an enigma. You have creativity in abundance and can do well in related fields. Health wise, eyes and lower body demand attention. When moon passes through your sign, opportunities and ideas come knocking. Moon in Pisces (Poorvabhadra last quarter, Uttarabhadra, Revathi) Name starts with phonetic (Dee, Du, Tam, De, Do, Cha, Che): Highly romantic and sensitive, you need a person you can lean on and who can push you in all your endeavors. Very low on confidence, you constantly seek support. You are compassionate and considerate of others and have greatly evolved intuitive skills. You avoid confrontation like a plague and will even resort to lying as long as you don't have to face a conflict. Procrastination is your middle name and you will try any trick in the trade to put off things as you lack the necessary drive. When the moon passes through Pisces one tends to get emotional and depressive.

SIGNS (astroved.com)

Aries
Aries - Mesha Symbol - A Ram Ruling Planet - Mars Birthstars - Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika Favorable traits of Aries include the ability to be self-assertive, full of initiative, courageous, hardy, ambitious, and adventurous. Unfavorable traits of Aries include the ability to be selfish, aggressive, compulsive, impatient, uncooperative, unwilling to accept mistakes, egotistical, overly critical, and too private. Aries are very capable of getting things done. The focus of an Aries personality is on one's self and one's independence. They like to take leadership positions where they can be the dominant figure, direct others to action, and gain recognition. They have the ability to surmount all kinds of problems due to their valor, boldness, intelligence, and strength. They have abundant physical vitality and they like to exercise and compete in sports. This vitality should not be suppressed as it can lead to aggression, anger, and hostility. Aries are travelers and like to move about , which may lead to frequent trips and changes in residence. Due to their independent spirit it is often difficult for them to work in a team. They may encounter trouble in marriage due to egotism. They do not like to be advised, give priority to theirown opinions, and can be uncompromising. They like to act quickly and can be hasty to put new ideas and decisions into practice. They must learn to cultivate patience and think more before they act. They respect privacy so much it is often difficult to know what is on their minds - they don't like to share information with others. Professions which are best suited to Aries include: military officers, martial artists, real estate, defense department worker, policeperson, surgeon, butcher, barber, tailor, thief, baker, cook, carpenter, physician, watchmaker, boxer, advocate, munitions maker, mechanic, wrestler, detective, and chemist. Famous People: Martin Luther King, Charles Manson, Robert Kennedy, Swami Muktananda, Liza Minnelli, Alexander the Great

Taurus
Taurus - Vrishabha Symbol - A Bull Ruling Planet - Venus Birthstars - Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashira Favorable traits of Taurus include the ability to be productive, materialistic, ascetic, pleasing, earthy, organized, patient, loyal, cheerful, affectionate, and strong willed. Unfavorable traits of Taurus include the ability to be stubborn, unforgiving, greedy, inflexible, proud, lazy, hedonistic, overly materialistic, and possessive. Taurus are very stable, organized people with an extreme interest in material possessions. This sign is ruled by Venus, so these people love beauty and the arts. They have a strong desire for money, luxury materials, food, and properties due to their sensual nature. They have a friendly, intelligent, compassionate personality and can be very generous to others. They have the steadiness and energy to be successful in life and accomplish their desires. They make very good friends and they like platonic relationships and permanence in relationship. They are usually steady in relationship, however their tempers are difficult to control once they are set off. They hold on to the past and do not always forgive. They are extremely productive, however they can be stubborn when it comes to their own point of view. Professions which are best suited to Taurus include: corporate executive, treasurer, banker, stockbroker, gambling manager, and salesperson. Famous People: Sri Krishna, Queen Victoria, Bagwan Rajaneesh, Drew Barrymore, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mick Jagger, Wilt Chamberlain

Gemini
Gemini - Mithuna Symbol - A set of Twins or Couple Ruling Planet - Mercury Birthstars - Mrigashira, Ardra, Punarvasu Favorable traits of Gemini include the ability to be versatile, analytical, quick minded, innovative, diversified, flexible, an impressive conversationalist, and socially adept. Unfavorable traits of Gemini include the ability to be restless, scattered, over talkative, insensitive, indecisive, demanding, irresponsible, promiscuous, and inclined not to complete tasks. Gemini are adept at fast thinking and communicating effectively. They like to be stimulated intellectually and are often found in environments where there is much change. Often they try to do too much and can be found at simultaneous occupations. They are usually capable of meeting the demands of their hectic lifestyles as they love variety, testing out new ideas, and they do not like to be bored. Their tasks may need to be controlled by others to ensure completion, due to a dissipated interest. As they are in constant need for stimulation, they may have many relationships and move many times. They do not like rules and restrictions to be placed on them. They like to be entertained, have fun, and they enjoy full social lives. They may have an inability to concentrate and their minds may waver as they have so much going on at once. This can result in their taking a long time to make a decision. They often require instant gratification, and thus have limited patience, which may result in their giving up too easily. Professions which are best suited to Gemini include: authors, teachers, preachers, writers, speakers, researcher, linguist, journalist, and translator. Famous People: Albert Einstein, Robert Deniro, Ram Dass, Leonard Nimoy, Cher, Orson Welles, Pope John Paul

Cancer
Cancer - Karka Symbol - A Crab Ruling Planet - Moon Birthstars - Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha Favorable traits of Cancer include the ability to be supportive, protective, loyal, emotionally involved, loving, healers, and a good family person/friend. Unfavorable traits of Cancer include the ability to be secretive, critical, emotionally needy, over attached, moody, discrediting, and hypersensitive. Cancer are focused on their feelings and relationships. As the Moon represents the mind and emotions, Cancers often are moody and hypersensitive. They are good natured and nurture the people in their lives, enjoying family, friends, and home. They enjoy entertaining others. Although they can be extremely adaptive, due to their sensitivity, they are often introverted, nervous, irritable, impatient, insecure, and shy. Their personalities are extremely changeable. They may have difficulty in marriage and often marry later in life. They often choose to have few children. Often they depend on others to make them feel cared for and safe. They like to live near water and they enjoy water sports. They are interested in foreign travel. They are communicators and are often found in service-oriented positions dealing with the general public. They have leadership qualities - as they are so service oriented they have a natural tendency to attract followers and loyal people around them. Professions which are best suited to Cancer include: psychotherapist, hotel manager, resteraunt, nursing, historian, journalist, speaker, teacher, preacher, and archeologist. Famous People: Marilyn Monroe, Prince Charles, Al Gore, Muhammed Ali, Sri Aurobindo, Jack Nicholson, John Travolta, Tina Turner, Meryl Streep

Leo
Leo - Simha Lagna Symbol - A Lion Ruling Planet - Sun Birthstars - Magha, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni Favorable traits of Leo include the ability to be ambitious, pleasant, shrewd, commanding, forceful, self-confident, patient, decisive, faithful, truthful, dignified, and organized. Unfavorable traits of Leo include the ability to be overbearing, demanding, egotistical, unable to hassle the details, unaccepting of failure, a workaholic, vain, and opinionated. Leos like to be in command and like to feel that the world revolves around them. They are often in positions of leadership, where they are in control of their lives and the lives of others. They have strong,large bodies and achieve much in their lives due to their intense physical power, which often intimidates others. They are athletic and like to be competitive. They work hard and tirelessly to meet their lofty, idealistic goals. Due to their effort they are often very successful materially. They are good directors and ideas people who delegate and leave the details for others to work out. They are patient, forgiving, generous, honorable, sincere, brave, friendly to others, and kind hearted. They appreciate nature and beauty. They greatly dislike serving under anyone, however will come forward to help those in need, even if this puts them at personal risk. They love to hear others praise them, which leaves them susceptible to flattery. They are very affectionate to those they care for. They may have a tendency to become suddenly enraged and talk to themselves aloud, however these episodes cool down as quickly as they arise. They may have early troubles in marriage as well as challenges with children. They like to make their own decisions - they often act after having patiently considered the advice of others. Professions which are best suited to Leo include: chairperson, manager, CEO, director, registrar, office head, controller, superintendent, sales manager, government official, and movie producer. Famous People: Paramhansa Yogananda, Madonna, Uma Thurman, James Taylor, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Nixon, Tom Hanks, Mozart

Virgo
Virgo - Kanya Symbol - A Young Girl in a Boat Ruling Planet - Mercury Birthstars - Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra Favorable traits of Virgo include the ability to be service oriented, pleasant, organized, spiritual, devoted, analytical, neat, sensitive, and reserved. Unfavorable traits of Virgo include the ability to be narrow in focus, worrisome, critical, lonely, lacking in emotion, too introverted, cold, and shallow. Virgo's focus is on service and perfection through purification. They love beauty and the arts. They are interested in seeking purity and perfection through cleanliness, good health, proper diet, and exercise. They are creative, philosophical, sensitive, honest, cordial, and reserved. They are intelligent, methodical, and conscientious workers, capable in their careers and businesses. As they are perfectionists they are very neat and pay attention to detail. Being perfectionists may also make them less forgiving and more critical of both themselves and others. They have a positive outlook and they like family life. They like fashion and are usually well dressed. They are well liked by others, however as they are reserved it is often difficult to know what is on their minds. At times their reserved natures maybe interpreted as a lack of warmth by others. As they are detail oriented, they may tend to be overly analytical and worrisome which can bring delays in their undertakings and affect their health adversely. They may have marital difficulties,and tend to choose a more spiritual mate. They have few children if any. Professions which are best suited to Virgo include: auditor, inspector, editor, secretary, organizer, and proof reader. Famous People: Bill Clinton, John Lennon, Shirley McClaine, John F. Kennedy, Julie Andrews, Jacques Cousteau, Tiger Woods, Sally Field, Cat Stevens

Libra
Libra - Tula Symbol - Balance Scales Ruling Planet - Venus Birthstars - Chitra, Swati, Vishakha Favorable traits of Libra include the ability to be balanced, friendly, graceful, pleasant, insightful regarding issues, positive, helpful, diplomatic, and adaptive to others. Unfavorable traits of Libra include the ability to be indecisive, overly sensitive to criticism, narcissistic, too compromising, false in dealing with others, and dual in nature. Libra likes to maintain harmony, seek fairness, and lead a balanced life. They are deeply interested in justice and they want to serve others to create a better society. They are mild, soft spoken people, who have a pleasant attitude and a balanced mind. Even when they lose their temper they fall quickly back to the middle. They do not like to argue at all. Due to the influence of Venus, they enjoy luxuries, are sensual, and are patrons of the arts. They are often interested in photography, gardening, drawing, painting, dance, drama, and the cinema. Their "pleasure seeking" tendencies may lead to narcissism, overindulgence in relationships, laziness, and drug/alcohol abuse. Often their sexuality gets sublimated by their professional interests. They do not like to be alone and may adjust their personalities to fit those around them. They are focused on relationship and are liked by others. They may have trouble in early marriage. They use discretion and like to weigh the consequences before making a decision, which may lead to an inability to make timely decisions. They can be philosophical, care sincerely for others, and be compassionate and generous to those less fortunate in life. Professions which are best suited to Libra include: tradesperson, lawyer, liason officer, psychologist, musician, painter, engineer, salesperson, receptionist, ambassador, and statesperson. Famous People: Mahatma Gandhi, Adolph Hitler, Sigmund Freud, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Steinman, Jimmy Carter, Joseph Stalin, Johnny Carson, Jackie Onassis, Ramana Maharshi, Napoleon, Diane Keaton.

Scorpio
Scorpio - Vrishika Symbol - A Scorpion Ruling Planet - Mars Birthstars - Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshtha Favorable traits of Scorpio include the ability to be intuitive, intelligent, imaginative, quick, and a hard worker. Unfavorable traits of Scorpio include the ability to be unyielding, secretive, sarcastic, over critical, unable to complete things till the last moment, rebellious, greedy, hoarders, and a cutthroat. The sign of Scorpio creates an interest in that which is secret and unknown. It is often hard to know people of this sign, they are hard to read and they hide their true intentions, which makes them seem mysterious. They are intelligent, imaginative, intellectually brilliant people who can be demanding and intense towards those around them. They are capable of both great acts as well as lowly, cruel acts - it is often difficult for them to control their emotions. They often lean towards personal gain and can be ruthless and relentless in obtaining their goals, which they usually achieve through tireless work. They especially like to be involved in business and deal making. They may have problematic relationships due to their temperament. They like to seek pleasure which can result in alcohol and drug abuse. Their interest in that which is secretive can create spiritual inclinations, which are fostered by their deep intuitive capabilities. They show hastiness, self-confidence, courage, and independence, which creates a tendency to rule over others. They are very giving to those they care about. In financial matters they usually suffer ups and downs. Professions which are best suited to Scorpio include: broker, insurance agent, deal maker, chemist, medicine, secret police, investigator, surgeon, army/military personnel, and researcher. Famous People: Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Herman Hesse, Winoma Ryder, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marlon Brando, Nietzche, Elvis Presley.

Sagitarrius
Sagitarrius - Dhanus Symbol - An Archer who is Half Man and Half Horse Ruling Planet - Jupiter Birthstars - Mula, Purvashada, Uttarashada Favorable traits of Sagittarius include the ability to be idealistic, just, independent, selfconfident, truthful, enthusiastic, concerned with the needs of others, and happy with their lives. Unfavorable traits of Sagittarius include the ability to be pompous, boring, impractical, fanatical, unable to listen to others in control, needful of change, and overbearing. Sagitarrius are idealistic people whom are interested in fairness and justice. These people are liberal, philosophical, charitable, optimistic, and they usually have religious and spiritual pursuits. They aim at high targets and they usually have the ability to pursue higher degrees, grasp matters quickly, teach and council others. They are enthusiastic about life, and enjoy sports, travel, and learning. They are highly interested in meeting foreigners, and often live abroad or marry foreigners. They are usually more successful in places far from their birth. At times others may be envious of them, but they have the ability not to care about what others think of them and in general they live very fulfilling lives. They aretruthful, honest, and frank - at times to the point of being too openly honest. They like to associate themselves with people of their level, which can make them pompous. They are independent and often immatureearly in life, however as they mature there is more of an interest in family life and achieving peace and harmony. Due to their independent nature they possibly may be arrogant, greedy, and bossy. Professions which are best suited to Sagittarius include: professors, scientists, judges, doctors, philosopher, lawyer, bank employees, financial dealer, preacher, orator, and editor. Famous People: Mother Teresa, Jimmy Swaggart, Sean Connery, Sophia Loren, Jim Jones, Ted Kennedy, Dustin Hoffman, Priscella Presley.

Capricorn
Capricorn - Makara Symbol - A Being with the Head of a Deer and the Body of a Crocodile Ruling Planet - Saturn Birthstars - Uttara Ashada, Shravana, Dhanishtha Favorable traits of Capricorn include the ability to be perservering, loyal, faithful, intellectually talented, conservative, moderate, ambitious, and resolute. Unfavorable traits of Capricorn include the ability to be ruthless, uncaring, ungenerous, obsessive, fixed, pessimistic, afraid of closeness, and negative. Capricorn are interested in serenity and achieving prosperity through endurance. They are often liked by others and can be good, loyal friends and faithful in relationship, however they are very self-focused and put themselves first. They are intellectual, talented, analytical, and can have a more pessimistic, negative attitude towards life. They are often blind to their own faults and think that they are perfect. They are not interested in quarrels and are pleasant conversationalists. They are afraid of the criticism of others and are not interested in negative encounters with others so they usually do not get close. They do not trust and have problems with relationship as they keep their emotions concealed. They usually do not marry early. They do not give up easily and through their patience often attain achievements which would be difficult for others. In some cases they may be quite ruthless in achieving their goals. They like to exercise, be fashionable, and care greatly about their physical appearance. They are conservative in nature and they can work in spite of obstacles for their success. They usually work for a constant and defined income. They have a special ability to manage financial matters. They prefer solitude over noisy environments. Professions which are best suited to Capricorn include: masonry, engineering, tool maker, engineer, detective novelist, philosopher, mathematics teacher, detective, doctor, scientist, and builder. Famous People: C.G. Jung, Jane Fonda, Whoopi Goldberg, Billie Holliday, Rodin, Roseanne, Kirk Douglas.

Aquarius
Aquarius - Kumbha Symbol - A Man Pouring Water From a Pot Ruling Planet - Saturn Birthstars - Dhanishtha, Shatabhisha, Purva Bhadrapada Favorable traits of Aquarius include the ability to be helpful to others, humane, scientific, talented, unserious, able to juggle many sides of life, insightful into others character, and intuitive. Unfavorable traits of Aquarius include the ability to be inflexible, unsure of themselves, unconventional, incapable of following a routine, strong in likes and dislikes, stubborn, a loner, and secretive. Aquarius are idealists and innovators. Often they are intelligent, spiritual people who want to change the world and are extremely dedicated to social and political causes. They are well liked by other people, however others have difficulty in figuring them out as Aquarians can behave quite different under any circumstance. It also can be difficult for others to understand Aquarians' philosophical values. They usually have a positive attitude toward life, loving helping others, music, dance, the outdoors, beautiful places, and travel. They never want to hurt anyone, however ignite their temper and they can be ferocious. They are not susceptible to flattery and they have great memories. They are hard, dedicated workers, who usually like to not be in charge and will persevere in spite of failure. They can be fixed in attitudes and opinions and prefer to earn income from a single source. They are long standing in affection and companionship. They have the ability to bring together persons of difference and may sacrifice their own interests for that purpose. They are interested in innovative projects and they enjoy meeting others whom are committed as they are and with whom they can exchange ideas. Many times they feel insecure in intimate relationships or their relations with the opposite sex, which may create a tendency to lock themselves up in isolation. Frequently they experience health problems due to their high strung nature. Professions which are best suited to Aquarius include: researcher, anthropologist, social worker, surgeon,medicine, astrologer, technologist, civil rights worker and activist. Famous People: Abraham Lincoln, Karl Marx, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. B.V. Raman, Whitney Houston, Sri Ramakrishna, J.P. Morgan, Gayatri Devi Vasudev, Alexander Graham Bell, Alfred Hitchcock, Janice Joplin

Pisces
Pisces - Meena Symbol - Two Fish, Side by Side, Swimming in Opposite Directions Ruling Planet - Jupiter Birthstars - Purva Bhadrapada, Uttara Bhadrapada, Revati Favorable traits of Pisces include the ability to be philosophical, honorable, romantic, intuitive, spiritual in nature, open minded, imaginative, compassionate, intellectual, firm, broad in outlook, helpful, and analytical. Unfavorable traits of Pisces include the ability to be stubborn, obstinate, egocentric, a workaholic, promiscuous, fickle, and unfocused. Pisces are mystical beings who are extremely attracted to spiritual life. Their focus is on belief. They are fond of foreign travel, the arts, and romance. They are very imaginative and relate to the world through their feelings. They are not interested in hurting others. They gravitate towards professions where they can use their intellect and are interested in learning throughout their lives. Often they will pursue different disciplines and have a great passion to teach wha they have learned. They are kind, firm, sympathetic, compassionate beings, who are helpful, giving, and faithful to their friends. Due to their energetic natureand constancy in effort they are capable of progress in their goals and attaining fame. As they are very open minded and giving they often may feel cheated as their friends will not reciprocate as much. Due to their advanced psychic ability, they may have difficulty in making a decision and facing reality, which often makes them difficult to understand and emotionally unbalanced. They make good marital partners, but are often suspicious in relationship. They are not afraid to speak their minds and win others to them via sympathy. Professions which are best suited to Pisces include: artist, poet, musician, painter, beautician, food industry, social work, health worker, and author. Famous People: Michiel Gorbachev, Walt Whitman, Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand, Pete Rose, Bette Midler, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Pryor.

MESHA (Aries)
MESHA (Aries) man has robust movements and loud voice. He is very jovial and seems to be very happy. He is always meticulous in his planning. He will not say, "I do this", but would say, "Let's do this", even without your consent. He is pushful and will make you say 'yes' for his plan! He is fond of eating various hot dishes but eats very little. His dress is up to the mark, keep with the present trend. He unnecessarily frowns his eyes or cranes his neck to give an impression he is interested in your talk. He does not talk about himself and does not indulge in flattery. If somebody has praised you in his presence, he would not tell you immediately but waits till the whole story emerges. You can trust Mesha (Aries) man - he can keep your secrets locked. He has a lot of friends (rather acquaintances) but will not share the secrets. He should consider you a trust worthy person to disclose his secrets. He dislikes to talk about his problems and avoids meeting your eyes, when he talks about his problems but does not go into detail. I know an orthodox Roman Catholic who never confided in the church. The very thought gives him depression. You should listen to him and that's all. He is capable of solving his problems and he does not need your guidance. He only mentioned his problems because the load was very heavy to carry! Being very aggressive and fast, he finishes off the day's work well before closing hours. In his hurry, he does not check minute details. He is very ambitious and plans in greater detail. In the late 70s cassette players were very costly. One mesha decided to purchase a record player with his limited income. In anticipation, he purchased so many cassettes of his favorite singer. My God, when Mesha (Aries) man purchased the record player, he would not let anyone touch it! He has a territorial feeling and dislikes sharing his desk with others. Under any circumstances, you should not ask for his car. A mesha girl in Margao had to give her gold ring to a known friend as this friend wanted to show the pattern to her goldsmith in Panaji. The ring was not returned to mesha girl that evening. She grew panicky and told this to everybody in the office. Of course, the ring was returned next morning. These two friends did not talk to each other then on. Mesha born suddenly jumps to such hasty conclusions. At times he creates awkward situations in the office, unmindful of what others feel. Mesha (Aries) man is medium built and attractive but not imposing. He takes you along with his plans. Mesha is hard to please. He will not praise you very easily. Also, Aries man proposes last when he thinks he may miss the bus. His love is stable and he is a familial man. His sense of beauty is good. Often he selects a beautiful girl with some specialty. He is a sports enthusiast. He would be in the field playing cricket or as a supporter of his team. He could not keep in form for long due to frequent changes in his life style. He is a lover of convention as well. He does not have much analytical power and believes if the topic is vehemently presented with great oratory. He should be careful - he may be tempted this way. Though he is frank and outspoken person, he likes to keep himself abreast with information and is a good receiver of gossip. But he will not spread or originate any gossips. He reads only news section and skips editorial. Mesha (Aries) man is a religious person and would take up vratas with hard rules like fasting. He intends that such vratas should be brief so that they would not hamper on his regular activities. He would select a guide book on the Bhagawad Geeta instead of going through the original. Similarly, he would go for a crash course on religion and yoga conducted by a modern guru. He anticipates appreciations or atleast nods. He always prefers to learn from a guru in human form, physically there to observe and nod in affirmation at his progress. The professions most suitable for mesha born are: teaching, railways, mathematics, chemistry or physics (the exact sciences), policing, fire brigade, military, construction engineering and martial arts. He is equally good in accounting organizations.

Mesha employee over reacts to the situation and is the cause of heart burns to his boss. He is hard working, takes the responsibility. He can not be relied when work load is more. He cracks under pressure unless some cajolery and sycophancy are used. Mesha person changes his stance for a benefit. One mesha boss lashed out at the company in front of his subordinates. The subordinates found a messiah in him who would improve the working conditions. Mesha boss met the MD and conveyed his progressive ideas quite softly and came back with assurance that MD would look into this next year! Since he found that MD may recommend him for next promotion, he changed sides and got away with that! There was one engineer advisor to the government. He was a very learned man, but he would not go into details of the file. When the Minister calls him to explain an intricate point, he would meet the Minister even without throwing a glance at the file! His motto was: 'Convince; if it is not possible, confuse'. Mesha (Aries) man has good understanding with his children though he is very strict. His talent, value will come to light late in life. He is prone to diseases in middle stomach and feet. If the ascendant is very weak, he is prone to the nervous tensions. In such a condition, he becomes jealous and quarrelsome. Negative Aries is over optimistic and gives into chance games, gambling and dubious investments. He looses his temper with his children easily. He allows his relatives to interfere in his family matters, damaging peace and hormone in his household. A negative mesha born is prone to accidents due to rash driving.

VRISHABHA (Taurus)

VRISHABHA (Taurus) man fights back like a bull when provoked. He has lot of patience and such occasions are very rare. He is well dressed and fashionable. An old English professor of this sign suddenly became fashionable, combing his almost bald head, wearing jeans and he started translating Omar Khayam after his retirement. Taurus likes eating well. Vrishabha (Taurus) man is fond of emotional movies and music. He is a great collector of fashionable items and is impulsive in his purchases. He is very possessive and takes care of his belongings. He keeps his desk speck and span. He has artistic talents too. He is very handsome and intelligent in business. He does not take much interest in religious matters. He worships Mahalaxmi, Vishnu and other such Gods for getting material benefits. He is a respecter of tradition and elders. One Taurus man used to give all his income (Rs.150 in 70s was a good amount ) to his mother to maintain the family. His sons and daughters are very lucky as he passes on good wealth to them. He improves upon his ancestral wealth. Till middle ages he has one or the other problem and is very happy after that. Taurus has lot of endurance. One man tried hard to drive younger Taurus brother out of the household in 50s. With a lot of adjustment, the younger Taurus managed to live in the household and won the property. He is inclined to pleasures of life but not at others' cost. He does not rob others' money nor hurt others. Well, money is tempting, really. If others give money, he does not refuse. Some small benefits like a calculator, diary or a small bribe would please him a lot! Suppose he is transferred to other office where his illegal perks are less - he does not resent. A young vrishabha boy wanted to become a skin specialist. The reason he gave was : 'to make money". Now, he is a skin specialist indeed and has earned a lot. For every step in his life he thinks in terms of material benefits. He implements his dreams in a methodical fashion. One of my uncles wrote an estimate for his elder brother's marriage as 2 ruppes-4 annas-10paise in his 5th class grammar book! (I fond this entry when searching for old books in the attic). He has accumulated a lot of wealth.

Vrishabha (Taurus) man is always in search of happiness. He is likely to fall in love early in his life Many come out of it - either successfully or with hurt ego. But some Taurus men become withdrawn like Devadas - ruining complete life. He should be careful about the opposite sex due to his own weaknesses. His drinking habits should always be under control. There lies a danger for Taurus. I have seen only one person who has come out of drugs. Vrishabha (Taurus) man is prone to the diseases that affect blood contents like glucose, albumin etc., Diabetes is his inherited property! Most of the Taurus people suffer either retention of salt, diabetes, or thyroid malfunctioning. He is immune to other infectious diseases. The professions that suite him most are: arts, cinema, banking, textiles, animal husbandry and medicine. As an employer, Taurus man does not hesitate to spend out of his pocket to entertain the staff. Once a project is over, he boots the expenditure of the party. Similarly, if there is a kick-back, he shares with his staff. Live and let live is his policy. As an employee, he is very artistic works slowly to perfection. He has a lot of memory power. You should take care that he would not elope with your secretary! Quite often, you may find him in parks, hotels with your lady staff. Women can not resist his charm and men can not ignore his presence - smart, cool and smiling! He is devoted to his family, otherwise. Yet, the wife should be careful of 'the other woman'. He is generous and helps a person to get rich. If you have 2 lakhs and need one more, he would readily help you out. But, if you want a small loan for fuel, he would not!

Mithuna (Gemini)
You find a perfect Mithuna (Gemini) man in any general knowledge competitions. This man has a tendency to remember to many bits of remotely related facts making his own 'keys' to commit them to memory. He is a walking general knowledge bank. Rarely, we come across a mithuna born having specific knowledge! His knowledge is superficial. He is 'jack of all and master of none'. By firm commitment to learn a particular subject, he can confine his always wavering mind and become a successful man. Even then, within the subject he has selected he often drifts quite often. Mithuna (Gemini) man is a tall and slim man at the beginning. He would put on weight easily towards middle ages and should constantly guard against obesity. He is very active physically compared to his body weight. He is mentally also very active. He is always a dreamer, jumps to conclusions very fast. He has strong will power to make most of his dreams come true. He builds castles in air and is also adoptable if the castles do not come up! He shows lot of interest in human beings and places. He constantly updates his information regarding his officemates, relatives and friends Mithuna (Gemini) man is very diplomatic in nature. He always tries to please all the people. So, finally nobody would know his ideas. He does not disclose either! He is capable of doing too many totally different tasks at the same time. He is an all rounder plays chess (or any such thinkgames), learns music, attends to his heavy work load in office and also pursues his masters degree! He will at times get mixed up. When the pressure is too much, he may crack. He will not be violent howling like a jackal but will suffer inside leading to depression. What hurts him most is - being ignored. He can afford to have competitors, enemies or friends. But he dislikes to be ignored. He has good married life. He has long time commitment in his friendship. He has a large number of acquaintances. Only he has to disclose who is the close friend and who is an acquaintance. He keeps it a secret.

The professions most suited to Gemini are: journalism, publishing, accounting, judiciary, marketing, teaching, social organizations. Wherever he is placed, he easily becomes the official spokesperson. As an employer, he is a time seeker and gets his promotion in time! He manages his reports in such a way. Often, he would lapse into thinking mood and though he is nodding to whatever you say - he would not be listening at all. He is fond of his children but then not all the children. He will not express his love towards his children, but is a good provider. He does not have leadership qualities. At best, he can get the work done mentioning that his boss wants it done this way. You can hear him saying, "Madam said,". He would not say, what he said to Madam. In all the possibility, he would have said, "How right you are, Madam!" He does not want to take the bull by horns. If he disagrees, he would inform politely but repeatedly. In any labor unrest, Gemini plays a role of bring two warring parties together. He can be easily cheated with facts and figures. Just get a couple set of reports, graphs, financial statements, he is ready to invest in real estate on Mars. If he does not take care, his investments will go waste like this. As an employee, he is a whale of knowledge, who can recite all the rules, regulations, old pages from the history to the current affairs like who is who and who is whose man in the set up. He does his work very fast, does various things at the same time. He will not get tired of mental activities. He can sit with you till late evening assisting you. He always enjoys being close to the top brass. He does not have any feeling of dignity; would fix your tea, if you so desire. He would call you up when your holidaying in Hawaii to enquire your well being. He would tell whole office, that boss wanted to know certain happenings in the office through him. Mithuna (Gemini) man will flourish well as along as he is second in command. He is at his best to help someone implement the ideas but if he becomes an absolute boss, he will be a total failure. Either he becomes a 'name sake' king or a 'Tagulak' for his fanciful rule. He is good at making money and also knows the limit. Without the knowledge of his staff, he would be siphoning out the treasure trove o the company! Mithuna (Gemini) man needs to cultivate morality. The negative Gemini is without proper directions in life. In his attempt to be more adoptable, he chases the wild goose, catching none. He needs proper god-fathers or firm supporters as he is easily discouraged. He is workaholic and too much mental work makes him seek early retirement if he does not get along with his superiors. When teamed up with a bad master, he suffers humiliation by others while the boss escapes. A negative Gemini is deceitful person who sets brother against brother. He is prone to both nervous and mental problems. A Gemini suffered mental break down as he could not get through IAS, though he could have got any other high profile job with his qualifications. Gemini born should always be careful to take mental relaxation.

Cancer (Karkataka)
This zodiac sign is also know as "karkataka". He is out form the nursery rhyme 'chubby cheeks, dimple chin'. He has a double chin. He is very imaginative and rarely tries to make his dreams come true. The imagination would be in form of a hypothetical situation. In happy mood, he imagines good situations and enjoys like what he could do with a million rupees if he chances upon a lottery. When in bad mood, he imagines the worst circumstances like being harassed by the employer, suffering dire poverty etc., His mood always changes. He has a vivid imagination and narration skill and so, is a successful story teller. His talent comes to surface in early childhood. A young man was attracted by a beautiful kataka fine arts student. Within 3 months, he realized that it could be difficult to spend rest of his life with her. Even then, infatuated by her beauty, he married her and now repents his choice. The cancer born (particularly girl) should be inculcated with a habit of controlling her moods. Of course, with proper grooming, the problems disappear to considerable extent.

In a cinema hall you come across a cancer (kataka) wiping out his tears. May be he is middle aged, it does not mean he should not cry. Since his childhood, he is ready to cry - whenever and wherever he wants! When he meets his old uncle, there are tears of joy. When his pet dog is sick, tears are ready again! One cancer attended a marriage of his neighbor's daughter. He happened to stand close by the crying ladies when the bride was about to go with her husband. He kept company for the crying ladies! As any one laughs for the company's sake (even without catching the joke), this man gives company to criers (even without knowing them). As he grows older, he resists to cry in public. It is better to cry for other's difficulties than burn ourselves with jealousy of a neighbor. He is full of sympathy for others - he does liberal donations to poor, has good and kind words to them. He does not hurt others. He is the one who prays for the release of captives in a far away land. He is fond of pets, flower plants and cool drinks. He is very shy but likes appreciations. He does not show his collections of poems and paintings easily. It would be a great collection, I promise. There is his first lover (he marries someone else love disappointment is quite common for kataka borns), his trip to beach, a mountain, biography of an ant, aliens landing, blood thirsty hounds, beasts and devils - a strange panorama. He can capture the glittering eyes of an young girl and also wrinkles on the face of an old woman on his canvas. He is very cultured person. He does not have courage but has patience to over come the difficulties. He is god fearing. He does not fancy reading any religious books. Just like his changing interaction with outside world, he easily connects himself with God for few moments. One kataka born would loose his senses when 'Arati' (a ritual at the culmination of Hindu pooja) was conducted in the temple. It was an impressive and beautiful sight to see this non discrepant kataka turn into something else! This man was mentally alright and had no problems in life. Kataka born has intuitive power. One school teacher right after his bath would not in a state to recognize his own people. Then on, or half an hour or so, he would answer the questions by people gathered around. When he regains himself, he would not know what all he said or did! He had a good name for his honesty, simplicity and devotion to duty. He never went to temples nor prayed. He was never interested in astrology, palmistry or in any occult sciences to acquire supernatural powers. He felt mental and physical strains due to these experiences. Then the family forced him to stop. Kataka born is very sensitive in his body and mind. He has delicate health. Though there could not be any serious health problem, he is prone to disorders of lungs and water transmitted diseases. As an employer, he shows good leadership qualities. Since he is timid, he should not be challenged. He is afraid of physical violence. The kataka employee is a good assistant. He is soft spoken and does not cause harm to others. Only you should take care, he is not hurt - so helpless he is! A negative cancer does not agree with any one and is cynic. The married life of kataka born is not so happy, unless there are good influences. The professions that suit kataka born are: judiciary, wet agriculture, mining, factories, teaching, dramatics and fine arts. He shines well as novelist, script writer or poet.

Leo (Simha)

Leo (Simha) man is the an event manager. He likes to be in the center stage. He has attractive physique with broad shoulders. He throws back his head while laughing aloud. When he smiles, he shows off all his teeth. Yes, he has a good dentures. He has a tendency to go bald in mid 40s on the temples and on front side of his head. He has a knack to deal all the people and is a

successful man in bringing peace deals when it needs to rebuke both the parties. He sounds a bit harsh in such dealings. He is ambitious. Leo (Simha) man is not a think tank, but would pick up the words of knowledge and will pass an expert. He is a consignor of arts and crafts. He likes gold ornaments, rather the color of gold! He is very much orthodox but he recognizes the others' view points also until he is respected. Since he has a great control over his mind and body, to express his devotion to God, he would take up many vrata s (penances) involving hard rules like fasting. In any yagna, yaga or rudrabhisheka, you can recognize the simha born with piercing eyes, sharp nose with great precision in his pronunciation leading the purohits. I know one Leo who stood on one leg for a complete day to appease God. He is much impressed by oratory and polite mannerisms. He is not bothered about the meanings of mantras but is fond of pronunciation. He is fond of reading and is a good photographer also. He is a successful high ranking official and not a mass leader. He has an ambition to enter politics, but should be satisfied with an official status. He has good lot of generosity and does not make a show of it. He is not a spend thrift but accounts for all his expenditure. He is very wise in his investments and also has multiple sources of income. The professions most suited for the Leo born are: banking, finance, management, administrative services, photography, and ornament making. His love for his children exceeds his love towards his wife. It does not mean he likes all the children! Leo does not care for money but wants to exercise his authority. Even then, he becomes moderately rich. He takes risks and enjoys chance games, but he is not a gambler. He wants to be ring leader. In 1988, I came across such a ring leader (yes, he was - by his profession also!). When we were discussing astrology, the wild cubs around us made terrific noise. With a monosyllable shout, he made them to shut up! Not only human beings, even the animals seem to obey the orders of a Leo. Leo (Simha) man has a lot of digestion power and is an expert cook. He has tasted many dishes across the world. Also, he can sustain the pangs of hunger for considerable time. He is very calm and cool and is not provoked easily. He reserves energy for pursuing his aim instead of being misled to do many things at the same time. He takes interest in all his friends and remembers them throughout his life. He would not pay much interest to wealth and so he treats all the people same. He enjoys good health. Since he has a dominating personality, it is difficult to live with this person due to his craze for cleanliness. He dislikes slowness but unfortunately his wife would be quite opposite of this. He is over optimistic unlike his wife. The married life would not be up to the mark. There was a Leo, I know of, who was very friendly yet commending. Unfortunately, he did not get his promotion while his junior diplomatic Gemini got. Leo suddenly turned against the administration and created so many problems to his bosses as well as to his subordinates. Finally, he became alright when he got the promotion. The negative simha born is antiestablishment, if he happens to receive harsh instructions from others. In such circumstances, he would become a pain in the next to his employer. At your subordinate, he is intelligent but head long. He will be watching to catch you red-handed doing mistakes. It is better to take him into confidence than ignoring. Leo does not want to ponder a long time on a file but disposes off very quickly. This tendency leads to awkward moments in his professional life. He should avoid 'spot decisions'. He does not want to bow down to anybody, even to God. There is no total submission to God. As such, he would take remedial measures, advice of others even medicine when he falls to the ground, totally defeated. Instead he should learn to heed timely advice of his elders and well wishers. There will be some friction in the office always. He should not stoop of to low level of 'teaching a lesson' to his opponents!

Virgo (Kanya)
You find a Virgo (Kanya) man behind executive desk in any university, a bank or accounts organization. He has diplomatic attitude. He mingles with all yet is push full in is planes. He is extremely intelligent with excellent memory power. He looks younger than his age. You will be pleasantly surprised to know he stood first from kindergarten to his last examination. He has good track record in his job also. He loves arts and literature. His voice is melodious yet distinctly feminine.

I have come across a Virgo (Kanya), a collector of all magazines and news papers. He has great collection dating back to pre independence era - day wise. Virgo man would purchase anything colorful and attractive without thinking twice. He is great asset to any salesman. Similarly, when he is on the other end, he will not leave you until you make a purchase! He has a business talent and the very moment he meets you, he would judge whether you are the perspective buyer or not. In case he decides negative he will not waste words on you.

There as one Virgo (Kanya) lecturer who would mingle with all the ladies and teach them rangoli, sweater patterns and cooking. But, his own house hold found it difficult as he would always be in the kitchen giving instructions to his wife! When he teases you with his well chosen words in his soft voice, you feel the electric shock! Yes, he is in the habit of doing this quite often for he has picked up the news. He is a gossip monger.

He is very understanding, sympathetic and also helpful once he comes to know you. He has sacrificing nature also. He is very much devoted to his wife and children. He would not tease his kith and kin but would defend them against other gossipers. If there is a good news, just put a word to this gentleman and by lunch time even MD would know it! He is too much talkative. At times, he would disclose what he should not have; he would correct himself by telling off tangent lies!

The professions that suit most are: journalism, library science, any science subjects (like physics, chemistry) marketing, administrative services. Whatever the profession he takes, he would acquire great power and status in no time. He has a saving mentality - rather money easily flows towards this man. But, he is always in the habit of taking loans. He is prone to the diseases affecting stomach, skin and nerves. He enjoys perfectly happy married life. He would be selling off his vehicles for a loss to acquire the new brands in the market.

Here is a Kanya born, the eldest son of a second world war veteran. When his father passed away in Ghana, his mother was suffering tuberculosis. He had a troubled childhood. He got ordinary education. He could not settle in his life despite having talent. His younger brother helped this virgo to get a job. He also conducted the elder brother's marriage. Whenever there is a financial requirement, the younger brother stands by even today. This is a negative virgo - who takes a long time to settle down. He has undergone all sorts of modern yoga classes and talks hours on of what he learnt. This man know much but has done little in his life. Virgo thinks in the matters that do not concern him directly but is slow to decide his own!

There is another man who was running many money spinning chit funds company. Due to his mentality of believing everybody, he incurred heavy loss in life. Name any new money spinning business, in his business days there were only 3 possibilities: he was in that, he is in that or he will be in that! A negative virgo lacks prudence in his investments. Finally, the wife told him not to do any business and she would run the family! Now, the wife runs a milk booth with a wet grinding machine. My virgo friend does entertain the clients with his talking skill and in the spare time both husband and wife wash clothes and utensils together. He has a lot of patience and takes efficient care of his children. Despite all these, he enjoys a perfect marital happiness.

He generally worships female somya Goddesses (like Mahalaxmi and Saraswathi). He is not much of spiritual person but recites many slokas and mantras. He has good co-operation from his brothers, friends and neighbors. His teasing and gossiping habits are protective mechanisms, if he does not do these little nasty things, due to over burdened worries, he may suffer a nervous problems.

Libra(Khalnayak)
You find this Libra (Tula) man in any news paper office doing fantastic editorials or in a count room as an advocate of judge. He is medium built and is good looking. He is bestowed with keen observation power. He reads in-between the lines. Of course, he is a fast and voracious reader. He comes up with interesting passages where the author has contradicted himself. As an art critic he is impartial. If Libra (Tula) man is not in judiciary or journalism, suppressed and as he would dig an old rule position of 70s to reject your bill or to impose some recovery! When his talents are not honored, he would be writing anonymous petitions or would give counsel to those who fight the administration, enjoying the fun. He is firm in his mind but does not impose his ideas on others. His health is good by and large, but he is prone to some hereditary diseases like diabetes. The magnetite of the diseases depends on the individual strength of the chart. Though he is impartial, in a long run, after examining all the pros and cons, he would take sides. One judge rose to the level of Governor of a State. Libra (Tula) man is more idealist and his ideals are not practicable by himself! In the matters of religion, he is well read, recites many mantras and slokas but is fond of material comforts. Even if he becomes a sanyasi, he requires all the gala, comforts of the position. He is a peace loving person. He is very cool and composed. But he is moved easily when one says, "I skipped by break-fast". He regards food as a basic need. Immediately, he would give a good treat at a hotel. One chartered account who was buy making money is of this kind. He would not turn away any beggar at any time! Similarly, he can not tolerate if his friend is suffering acute financial hardship. Without being called upon, one Libra prevailed over the situation and stood oral surety for a friend and paid the penalty! He could have evaded as there were not any written guarantee, but Libra always stands for justice. Where there is property deal, this man takes justified stance and does not stop to make a personal gain. He does not take credit for his good deeds. At times, his family members also would not be knowing his generosity. Libra (Tula) man is very courageous. He does not indulge in chance games like cards and racing. Slowly and steadily, he builds his empire. He wants to be a political or a religious leader and he

would be very much successful if the chart is strong. He has intuitive powers. One Libra's daughter was about to be engaged. This Libra was in the habit of doing pooja and reciting gayatri mantra every day. One day while doing pooja, he felt it better to delay the engagement for 2-3 weeks. The boy with whom his daughter would have been engaged was crushed to death in a road accident within 2 weeks. Libra (Tula) man is justice personified. He does his duties as per regulations, whether he is an employer or an employee. Libra is a consignor of fine arts and crafts. He loves music very much. With little effort, he could master drums, flute and violin. He is very much fond of eating various dishes but is not particular of fruits and sweets. His life is full of activity. He is never a lazy person. He would be happy to assume the responsibilities. He has a team spirit and is not fond of being the head. He does not like flattery. The professions that suit the person most are: judiciary, finance departments, fine arts, public welfare departments like hospitals, railways, factories, journalism and accounting. He makes a slow and steady rise to a good position. The draw backs with him are - his over indulgence in any material comfort. If afflicted, he would eat a lot and damage his health. When he has to serve a bad master, he would come up with all the loop holes in the law to help his master and he takes pride in doing this! One such man said, "It was the dharma of Bhishma to serve anybody who would be on the throne." So, he was serving his evil master and called it dharma. He forgot how the Bhishma and his gang perished in Mahabharata war! He is over zealous to healthy habits. What all he learnt in his kindergarten - to drink boiled and cooled water, to wash hands (better 3 times than once, he thinks!) would be practiced throughout his life. Junk food? It is an exception, he enjoys such luxuries but selects the eat-outs with great caution.

Scorpio(Vrischika)
You find Vrischika (Scorpio) man in a sports stadium or in a religious function. He is fond of both. He has good appearance but has a strange habit of throwing his legs side ways or shifting the weight side to side while walking. This won't look awkward His eyes are focused He looks eye to eye, is very courageous and venturesome. Vrischika (Scorpio) man is very religious to the core and does not alter his views. He lacks the talent in arguments and finally winds up saying, "you are good at talking but I am not able to convey my thoughts, though I firmly believe I am right." I know of a lady who is 46 now. She got married at the age of 18 years. She thinks she is a perfect lady and all the arguments in her house are due to her husband only and that she has not done any mistake on a single day even! His wants are very much limited. Vrischika (Scorpio) man does not have greed for money. Though he wants to enjoy the life, he will not go to excesses in eating and drinking. He likes sour, astringent and dry things. He is very emotional, is easily provoked. When he can not continue his arguments, he calls for a dual. Similarly, when Scorpio likes a person he touches him fondly. But he does not like strangers touching him. He shouts at his wife and children unmindful of the circumstances. He cools down quickly, but does not give up the point. For the next half an hour, his family members should listen to his lecture. Scorpio has pictorial memory and has his own way of describing the events. Once he starts describing his dream, you run away - so elaborate, it is! After middle age, he would continue to exert the same demands on his body as he used to do

in his younger days. This results in damage. So, he would suffer the disorders related to sports. One black belt vrischika over did it after his middle age that resulted in severe problems in his spinal cord. Now, his black belt daughter is looking after his sports club. Some times he steps to instruct and suffers severe pain that night. He has stamina, muscular strength sans flexibility. Though he is slim and is good at martial arts, he can not perform yoga due to this. His elbows and joints end with a sharp curve. He likes tension and time bound project. Without tension, he becomes lazy. He works in spurs and not continuously. He would tax his system too much, till it results in some problem like nervous disorders, anxiety, uncontrollable shaking of limbs in his advanced age. He sits in the loo for a long time, rather as a morning ritual! This causes excess pressure on the large intestine and rectum. Instead of sitting there with a news paper till his limbs become numb, he should depend on the natural impulse. Another problem he suffers (in India particularly virschika woman) is that he becomes quite pessimistic when the anger is not let out. In that case also, he would not go for drinks and drugs but lies in bed. Under such circumstances he becomes worrisome. The professions that suit the Vrischika (Scorpio) man are: administrative services, sports, social services organizations and those where mathematical and logical talents are required. He can also take up publication, tourism. He does not have any business sense. He has a lot of vigor and strength to travel around. Scorpio boss is kind hearted but demanding. He is competitive and so sets his staff against one another in a sportive competition. At the time of need, he would come forward to help his subordinates. As an employee, he is trust worthy, hard working and goes into minute details of the problem. He has a lot of initiative and does his home work and finally seek your opinion instead of blinking for your directions. He is either an astrologer/palmist/numerologist or a person who consults them frequently due to his curiosity to know he subject. It is one of the subjects he pursues in his religious field. As the days go on, he looses his interest in futurology and confines himself to spirituality. The negative Scorpio is too adamant and a fundamentalist in his religious views. He finds it difficult to manage with his brothers, friends and neighbors. Due to over tensed nature, he is likely to have nervous problems. He should restrict his sporting activities after middle age than driving his body to its limits. One old man did shirshasana (head down yoga position) and had a massive cardiac attack. The negative Scorpio is too demanding from his children. His married life is quite excellent.

Sagittarius(Dhanu)

Quite frequently you will come across a man tall and moderately built, talking fluently in various languages about philosophy or any such technical subjects. He seems to have profound knowledge who talks with authority. He enjoys the party though he is selective in whatever he eats or drinks. He has a knack to solve the problems quickly and regarding the problems he can not solve, he will not fret - has the courage to live with that! He takes slow and cautious decisions when he thinks his stand may harm others. He puts on a pot belly during his middle ages that refuses to go off despite his regular exercise. He is a sports man - likes sports and also has many past times. Actually, he takes the life itself very sportive. The failures do not deter him. Immediately, he sets to examine the reasons and is back in the arena again! He is well versed in shastras, ancient as well as modern languages but is conventional. He speaks and writes only respectable language and does not indulge in slang. When he speaks, you will have to be equipped with a dictionary, so rich is his language. He is a poet himself and at a drop

of hat can recite many poems. He likes his culture and holds such strange views that may seem to be outdated or flawed in present day world. He adores his culture but does not use much discretion in his beliefs. He loves all the people and likes to buy peace even at his own cost. The more he struggles, has challenges in life, he will flourish more. If there are no challenges he is reduced to an ordinary man. He is very generous and does not make a show of it. When he borrows an idea or mentions a quotation, immediately he would give a word of praise to the author. He is fond of sweets. He likes fresh air, exercises and a lot of traveling, particularly to places associated with health benefits. He is a god-fearing and religious man and any profession of fair play will suit him. Legal profession, sports, publishing and educational professions suit him most. He does not loose temper very easily. As your employer, he is most professional person. He believes in team spirit and has systematic way of doing things. When he conducts an important conversation on phone, he might have already written his part of dialogue. I came across such a Managing Director. He is not oppressive, but gives you full freedom, but you have to reach to target he sets. Suppose something seriously goes wrong, he is ready to forgive and forget. As a subordinate, he is a pillar of your office. He does not meddle in others' affairs. Quite steadily he will move up and there is no wonder, if he sits in your chair later on. He keeps a distance from the gossip mongers and those who have a bad mouth. He is a bit talkative and he can keep only ordinary secrets with him. If a very confidential matter is told to him, he can not resist to mention at least to his identical friends for he wants to study the matter with others' view points! He does a lot of pooja, bhajans and is a member of several clubs of reputation in the city. He is very orthodox but he believes in others' freedom. He is very humble to his praises and meekly refuses to accept. He is lucky in life as most of his problems are easily solved. He is always in a hurry to finish the projects well ahead of time. He is always inclined to study philosophy, occult subjects and also acquires great maturity in these subjects. He is always restless but appears cool and comfortable from out side. His mind is always full of projects and schemes. He thinks and responds to the surroundings. If you ask his opinion about some obscure political event in the nook of Africa, you will discover he has made 'a thinking' about that and you never know whether he is worried about his daughter's delayed marriage or he is 'making a thinking' about unification of Korea. At times he will go back into history to analyze how a culture was formed. Also, he gets appreciations for his timely quotations. When it comes to sports, he refuses to accept the defeat of his side and argues vainly how the opponents chanced upon the victory. He is the supporter of Mohan bagan or his favorite cricket team or a political party through thick and thin. A negative dhanus (Sagittarius) man is a hypocrite. He steals others' ideas, books and boasts that he is a great author. He is always a copy cat and used his intelligence to copy than to make originals. On fellow of this rasi stooped to such a level that he collected money for his father's funeral rites while his father was alive. Another one married the daughter of a colonel posing that he was a highly placed official in Defense Ministry. One man underwent family planning operation for the sake of few rupees before his marriage and as the same was not disclosed before his marriage, it ruined (obviously) his marriage. So fool hardy he was. It should be noted that all these 3 men were very religious, would visit temples regularly, were extremely intelligent and spoke many languages fluently. As he takes very failure as a challenge, he is a great assets to the organization. He will not come up with false prestige issues, but will put up a brave face and works hard to improve. Even if the company is not going on well, he does not quite, but for the sake of good old time, he stick to his company at any cost. For him, the human relationship is more important than salary he may get. Though he seems to be not so intelligent in making money, he surely enjoys a life of comforts. Live and let live is his golden policy.

If he in the retirement age, he would talk pointless about himself. He always recreates a scene from his past and goes on for half an hour with ' Maine bola' (I said). He will be known as 'Maine bola sahib' in the office!

Capricorn(Makara)
When you visit a temple, you wondered who donated to many bells and fluorescent lamps. Also, you wondered how rich he could be to give such a large donation. Meet my friend Capricorn (Makara) - who has done such a great deed! Not only here, even to his old school, also he has given some colorful momentous. He has made sure his name is displayed on them prominently. So, if you want a donation or a personal loan praise the Capricorn for his generosity. He is very calculative and does donations only if it helps to improve his good will. But once you take a loan or help, do not turn against him as he looks quite harmless. Believe me, he is a venomous cobra. He does not tolerate such back biting and if he sets his eyes on you - you are finished. A distant relative of me worked in Police in pre independence era. One dangerous criminal had become a pain to the Police Department and also the criminal had the audacity to challenge the Law to catch him. My relative went in disguise of an insane man, giving up his pooja, trikala sandhya (religious duties), lived literally on morsels, searched and killed him when the criminal resisted to give up. The Capricorn has an 'eagle's eye' for making the profits also. They can easily judge the areas where he can make good profit. In any gathering you can see a man with prominent jaw bones, square, big face and head, medium height. He looks a bit at above torso while down torso he is thin. He makes jokes, is quick to react, talks very suitably in the fathering. He is considerate to seek others' views. If he does not like anything, he will say so - no hide and seek. He knows many things like music arts, literature, philosophy and do not be surprised if he says he is in Army and is also a PhD in literature. He has a strong body. He likes to talk much, but knows with whom he should talk. He moves only in selected circles. It is possible that he does not like to be associated with you in any other forum. So, if you meet him in a library try to meet him again in some literary function but do not go to his house as a Capricorn thinks it is breach of privacy. He talks about many eating joints in the city and also how they cook a dish in Kolkotta or Casa Blanca. He eats a lot and likes to eat more and unfortunately digests very little. That's why, an elderly Capricorn eats very little. The aged Capricorn looks younger than his age. In parties he has another important task to accomplish. He has to talk to good lot of ladies! He is not a womanizer but a devoted husband. He talks to young girls, his cousins, his elderly aunt, his mother's friend and others. There is nothing confidential about it - he wants to know their well being. And going too frequently to loo will prevent him from a prolonged talk! Just like eating, he is a bit greedy to make money. At times he goes off board and behaves very stingy. He may run into problems due to this with the government also. But this happens only at times. Though he is handsome, he looks like a well shaven bear as the hair on his body is rough and coarse. The mustache seems to vibrate like the antenna of a cockroach when he talks. He is methodical, patient and also steady in his life. As such, quite early in his life, he decides to 'be something' and achieves it. He is very religious, but makes a show off in everything he does. Capricorn (Makara) man will not go on his own to help others. Once approached for any help, he will not let you down. Despite his organizing capacity, at least once in his professional life he will suffer most humiliation due to vindictive attitudes of his superiors for no fault of his. Or there could be some dispute with the tax authorities, the government. So, he knows ho much one suffers if a wrong judgment is taken. When he wishes to inflict revengeful acts on others, he will think twice. He takes revenge only in deserving cases and not with all he comes across.

He has great organizing capacity and he heads the engineering sectors, scientific or research facilities or at least a government department. He is hard worker and also is know to take a nap or skip office after hard work. This way he achieves a balance between mind and body. His married life is good, achieves great success in financial matters, will amass a lot of wealth. He is secretive in his plans and actions. He gets good children. He is lucky in investments. A Capricorn generally dies rich. He is a self made man who strikes a balance between philosophy and worldly pleasures. He is not given to emotions easily. Yet, he is a specialist actor, director. If you have a Capricorn boss, you must be extremely careful not to provoke him. Always stand by his side or you can stand neutral. If you stand against him, you are rolled down, mauled, kicked around for rest of your life. But, he takes to this extent rarely. When he picks up a new hobby (say, playing golf) he will let the complete staff know about it and also how well he played opposite the official coach. If you want a pay rise, invite him to your house and let your aged mother or even grandmother welcome your boss. He would prostrate to the elderly lady. While the conversation picks up, she could hint for your pay rise. Your wife, sister or your daughter can also do the same but you should be careful - he should not think that all these were stage managed. He respects womenfolk and is easily defeated by them. If he is the MD of you competitor company you can plant a beautiful woman as his secretary to know how his coming is doing. Don't be surprised if the Capricorn has already done the same to you - as he is famous for meticulous planning and has foresight! Makara born subordinate is a good assistant. He keeps your secrets and also shows you a way to beat your competitors. At the same time, he will take liberty to help poor needy people and you can not refuse his request. He is not a backbiter. Capricorn has a lot of moral courage. He has a lot of physical activity and is very industries like a farmer. He will be most benefited in trades related to earth. He worships too many Gods and is the encyclopedia of temples vratas, traditions. He knows how ancient dishes were prepared and is equally a good cook. He looks after his wife and children very well. But he does not laugh or spend much of his time with family members. Like a bear, he protects his family. If his wife has tooth pain, he rings her up three times a day and tells the whole staff about this. Do sympathies, if he is your boss and I believe the boss in always right! Capricorn sets up family late ( due to delayed marriage), he has still some family duties to perform in old age also. He eats more than he can digest - be it a rasagulla or government funds!

Aquarius(Kumbha)

You can not easily trace an Aquarius (kumbha) person in any public functions. When you visit a library or a forum for certain social cause, you find him at the center of the gathering being appreciated by everybody. He is the person behind the scene. He does not want to waste his precious time in gambling or drinking or partying. If it is an official party where he heads the delegation, he is not at ease, but keeps up the dignity of his employer. Prestige and dignity come first to him. He is of medium built. He sways his head sideways or looks at a remote object while in conversation. He does not have any peculiarities you can find at the first sight "Like a turtle", you would realize later on, "he hides more and more". The way he blinks his eyes, looks somewhere else avoiding a direct eye contact, the way he talks with monosyllables or at most a prompting, 'you think so?' make him a bore in any conversation. He has good patience to listen and read you like a book (he never says this is a bad book or that a good book!). He prompts by asking several questions and even without your knowledge you are dragged into a conversation with him. You find him well mannered and you will like him much But, by that time Aquarian has finished reading your personality and discards you like used book. Such incidents with kumbha born are quite common. Yes, such rude behavior hurts. Of course, you can renew your contacts

and he would not object to that. The sign is known by the picture of a man watering the plants. His idea is to learn or teach. In every aspect of life, he wants to give to society and also learns from the society. He is very curious to learn - you may find him talking technical with road diggers. He reads the newspaper fully, reading in between the lines. He is a good judge of personality but when you ask his opinion about a common friend, at most he would say, 'he is a nice man'. The kumbha born does not expect that everybody should be like him and accepts the mankind as it is. You can find him with a rich farmer or even a poor man discussing something seriously. As he values the brain power, he does not respond to deliberate attempts to switch off the brain like drinks and drugs. That means he needs a dose to get intoxicated. Due to much of brain activity, misunderstandings, misguided adventures particularly in his younger days, lack of confidence or even betrayal by his family members, a failure in business may make him seek a large dose. During his early years, just for the sake of fun he would have done strange things. One rich kumbha born had done begging at a bus station to test his talents in acting! Another had run naked on Madras breach or fun of it! Even after 20 years of close friendship, you would not know him fully. He has such varied experiences in his life. He has excellent memory for people and places. He selects his close people. He has order in life. You should be special person if you are regarded a close friend by an a kumbha born. He is very slow to react, speaks as if he is fishing for words. Sweet speech, good handwriting, well organized office are his specialties. He does not live in this present but will be swinging between future and past. Before he talks anything, he will come up with quotes, anecdotes from scriptures or great novels. Similarly, he can tell you about latest scientific developments. It is said that an Aquarian of ordinary intelligence is ahead of his generation by at least fifty years. Aquarius (kumbha) person is philosophic in nature and has intuition. He will shine in any profession. Judiciary, journalism, humanitarian organizations are best suited for him. He has a lot of team spirit, yet lacks the organizing capacity. He is a loner who wants to go out alone once a while. He does not enjoy pomp and show. Though he looks cool and calm, when overcome by emotions, he would hug his wife or cry in the full public gaze. Quite quickly, he will recover and his face looks glassy, devoid of emotions as earlier! When not evolved properly (either due to misadventure or bad or undesirable sort of company/upbringing), this tendency will turn out to be escapism. When you see a drunken man lying on the road at mid-day, all possibility he is Aquarian. The fellow who has quite the job and is depending on his wife's income is by all means an Aquarian. Young Aquarians should be away from drinks and drugs by a furlong at any stage in his life. He has persistent nature and any hobby/habits will run for ages. Aquarian has a lot of frustration in his life - as he does not disclose his thoughts or plans to any one. This is one of the reason he prefers drinking. ; The acrid smell of liquid keeps him away as he has strong dislike for such smells but enjoys fresh smells in air. Agarabatti (incense sticks) industry is flourishing because of him! He has moderate longevity. An Aquarian has struggle for any achievement - the success and opportunities will not come easily. Yet, he enjoys such struggles. But during old age, he desires to retire, he would like to visit pleasant places, temples. Yet, there will be a greater need for his services in his family or society. He is not financially a successful man. Till the advanced age, financial problems persist. He does not have much drive as he is pessimist. His success in achieved only due to his persistent nature. Aquarian boss is cool and composed, considerate, shoulders responsibility yet he depends on one or two for public relationship. Aquarius subordinate is quite dependable, honest, sincere but a bit dull headed. He refuses to think but does only routine tasks. Aquarius as a friend or as an enemy is dependable. He will never betray your secrets or turn against you for a thousand years.

If you come across an unhappy man in his married life, you bet, he could be Aquarius by 90%. Similarly, if you see a brilliant orator, a sanyani, he is bound to be Aquarius. If his wife responsive, caring, he would have a good married life. Recognition for his deeds come late in life. He does not aspire for any one's recognition lore and so, they will not fall in love with any one. He is a family man and is very possessive. Betrayal by his own men will be punishable. He loves children but he is very strict. He is disliked by his co-workers for his straight forward behavior. He has ability to guide others in difficulty. One Aquarian was ready to do a suicidal jump when he found another man there. The Aquarian persuaded the man to give up such 'evil' idea, pumping a lot of will power, optimism and that man went away happily. Then the Aquarian jumped off the cliff! Aquarian gives hope, life happiness, optimism to others even if he does not find them in his life.

Meena(Pisces)

Meena (Pisces) man wants to enjoy the party but is uncomfortable when more attention is paid to him. He is very moody and is full of imagination. His dreams are simple ones desiring his own well being. He is quite harmless and if hurt by others he would lock himself and cry to his heart's content. One woman was in the habit of going alone to a beach and cry! If he has every thing in life, he would prefer the tragic songs (of course he is a good singer) otherwise, he prefers comedy. But, he is the one who does not read crime section in News Papers. He believes in humanity and argues that only little percentage is 'misguided' and the News Papers over play to make money! Meena (Pisces) man jumps to the conclusions very fast often making mistakes. If he is not given a good friend or secretary, he will not come to any conclusions at all. He experiences a lot of difficulty to start the conversation even with his close friend after a gap of a month. He is very religious, does ; pooja, bhajans and visits temples but he does not like meditation - he is afraid of introspection, meditation and isolation He is orthodox in his thoughts but would like to dress in strange cloths to surprise others. One Sharma sported a religious cap on Ramzan! He is a jack of all and master of none. Yet, with a lot of dedication to a single subject, he could acquire good command. He is timid and does not venture any thing alone. He is very much attached to his wife and children. Given an opportunity he does not mind to date with his secretary just for fun as well as to surprise others. He believes in personal freedom and such things happen only when the other party takes a lead. Suppose his wife turns up late on day from her office, he creates a lot fuss. He will shout at her, demand an apology and finally appeals to her not to do that again, as he intensely loves her with liters of tears in his eyes! He wants his wife to play a role of dominating person and reassure him. Without such reassurances again and again, he can not grow in his life. He depends on very much public opinion. If the teasing due to his adventure with secretary is too much, he takes transfer to some other place to start a new life. Meena (Pisces) man is fond of history and romantic novels. He is not steady with his friends. He is not attached to any one except his family members. One divorcee had expressed with a mutual friend that she would have been happy had she married this Piscean. Meena born though he came to know about this and also he was undergoing some misunderstandings with his wife, stayed within the marriage. He likes cool drinks and lacks self control and is carried by the company he has. He should not be in the company of alcoholics and should never try habit forming drugs. One young married lady had got into the habit of sniffing kerosene and she had to take medical help to quit! Meena (Pisces) man knows many stories from mythology and can talk hours on. He lacks the analytical ability and so such stories may entertain as he is an expert in weaving stories. He can

live with limited income, but if the pay is increased, he would spend it all. Due to this, he is persistently on small loans. He is very law abiding and god fearing. Overall, he lacks self-confidence. In his early days, he used to skip his examinations pretending stomach pain. Unless required, he will not take up responsibilities at all - he is an escapist. Being romantic, well before marriage he would have a fascination for a young girl. One rich boy had taken fascination for a lambadi (nomadic) basket maker. He wanted to run away with this girl but he never ever proposed. His father shifted to a new place. I met this man in his early 50s and he said, "Whenever it rains first time after summer, I remember my first love." As a boss, this man totally depends on you. And before that he has hand picked the trustworthy people. You can not depend on this man when you get a memo from the headquarters, as the chicken-hearted man would be busy saving his skin! As an employee, he can do routine things to perfection but whenever some unforeseen challenge comes, he is baffled to his bones!