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Shawal 26,1435 AH
 
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Fajar: 4.58 am 
Zohar: 12.29 pm
Asar: 4.43 pm
Maghrib: 6.34 pm
Isha: 7.53 pm
Sunset today 6.37 pm
sunrise tomorrow 6.01 am
Moonrise tomorrow 4 am
Moonset today 5 pm

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August
23
Saturday, 2014
Sri Vijaya:
Dakshinayana
Thithi:
Sravana Bahula Trayodasi till 2.49 pm
Star:
Pushyami till 12 midnight
Varjaya:
Sesha Varjyam till 7.50 am
Durmuhurtam:
6.04 am to 7.44 am
Rahukalam:
9 am to 10.30 am
Sunset today:
6.37 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
6.01 am
Aries
You will rely on intuition to take important decisions today. Don’t take too much physical strain. A failure can make you self-conscious but try to learn from your mistakes and move on.
Taurus
You should try for an outing today. Try and take care of your elderly family members since they may be in need of your help.
Gemini
You will spend time with your business partner to decide on possible investment options. Accept the truth about a situation and move on with your life.
Cancer
Spending extra time at work may take a toll on your health unless you deal with the extra stress. Introspect about changes you need to make in your life.
Leo
You need to take some time out for yourself today. Avoid participating in strenuous activities since they could lead to minor accidents. Travel is on the cards for some of you.
Virgo
You will feel a little lethargic today but keep working since the day is good for expanding business operations. You might be attending a reunion with your friends.
Libra
You will enjoy spending time with your partner today. Try to not use a joint fund for speculative purposes. You need to take care of household chores despite having pending assignments at work.
Scorpio
An influential friend could help you make contacts at a social event. Don’t end a relationship hastily without putting some thought into it.
Sagittarius
It’s a good day to work on your creative pursuits. You will have a relaxing day at work, but sort out finer details of the projects you are working on.
Capricorn
You will start the day by completing minor tasks first. And once they are done, you can focus all your attention on a long-term creative project.
Aquarius
You will invest in essential household products today. Take time out to work for a social cause which appeals to you. Romance is on the cards for some of you.
Pisces
You will spend time learning a new skill today. In order to have a peaceful time at home, you might have to go out of your way to resolve issues between your relatives. It’s a good day to go shopping with your family.
Jonathan Cainer
Many shop assistants conclude their transactions by saying, ‘Have a nice day.’ Normally, that is more of a pleasantry than a prediction but the annual conjunction of Venus and Jupiter takes place this week and that’s an auspicious event. This year, both planets are bright and they align unusually close to each other. The celestial spectacle happens just before dawn, but it is worth getting out of bed for. Even those who don’t rise early to view it may discover that this week brings us all a better chance of having a genuinely nice day. Have a nice week!
Aug 17 2014 - Aug 23 2014
Aries
How many miracles do you need? Just the one. How big a miracle do you need it to be? Not very big at all. You are not looking for a miracle. You just need a set of serendipitous circumstances. Unbelievable things are now starting to seem entirely credible. Impossible challenges are arising and you will soon find amazing ways to take them in your stride. Whatever is required, no matter how far-fetched it seems, you have the wherewithal to get it. It is not a miracle that you need, just belief in your own resourcefulness. In your love life: Life is now set to bring you something so much more precious than mere emotional reaction. It brings a true understanding.
Taurus
Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.’ For the second week running, I am starting your week with a quote from Kahlil Gibran. So would you rather be proud or generous? Both have their challenges. The great poet, though, does not say all that there is to be said in this one aphorism. When you give more than you can, you get more than you need. When you take less than you need, you get into trouble! Your big cosmic opportunity now involves the need to develop more trust. In your love life: Accept what you’re now being given and trust that it is ultimately going to bring you what you need.
Gemini
What have you got to lose? What can a particular person or situation take away from you? Why do you need to worry? Why do you feel so defensive? Are you really protecting a vulnerable factor or are you creating that very state of vulnerability by imagining that you are in a weaker position than you actually are? What about marching forward with confidence instead? What about daring to do the one thing you feel you couldn’t possibly risk doing? Chew over the bravest possible proposition! Then, act on it. In your love life: You are about to be blessed with rare insight, a glimpse of how others really see you. Learn from it; value it.
Cancer
You have been through more than enough. You have been put to the test and led to the end of your tether. It is going to take you a while to recover. And, because you now feel that you have so little to spare, the smallest drain on your resources is going to seem like an enormous imposition. Try to shrug off that sense of exhaustion and exasperation. Like someone who has had a shock and is suddenly flushed with adrenaline, you are experiencing a delayed and unnecessary reaction. Trouble is behind you, not ahead. In your love life: Have you rushed to a judgement? Go beyond a superficial view of a particular situation in your emotional life now.
Leo
Why are there so many billions of people on the planet? That’s surely a little excessive. You couldn’t possibly get around to meeting them all, even if you tried. But perhaps we are here, in such vast numbers, so that we never run out of others on whom to pin blame. There will always be a fool who should have known better or an idiot who has made it all go wrong. It is tempting now to hold someone else responsible for a silly situation. But you need a solution, not a scapegoat, this week. In your love life: Some things ‘just aren’t fair’. Positive and negative experiences come in waves. Accept with grace. Change will come.
Virgo
Leopards,’ they say, ‘don’t change their spots.’ But are you now dealing with a leopard? You can remember when someone behaved badly or a situation became uncomfortable. You cringe at the memory and think you’d be a fool to forget this. So don’t forget. But do forgive. Sometimes, people really do change. Even if they don’t, you have to ask how much point there is in hanging on to an old resentment or fear. Will dropping it make a difference to anyone else? Maybe not. But it could heal a hurt in you! In your love life: There is something you seem to be looking for in your emotional life now. Deep down you already know where it is.
Libra
You can go wherever you want to; your shadow will follow you. You won’t ever get away from it. Unless, that is, you put yourself somewhere so totally dark that you simply can’t see it because it has merged right in with the general lack of light. That’s hardly a smart move. Better, by far, to make allowance for the fact that things have a downside as well as an upside - and there is not very much you can do about that. Jupiter’s conjunction to Venus is a suggestion of great power at your disposal. Use it wisely. In your love life: ‘You can’t change the past’, they say. But you can change the way you think about it. You will see what I mean in soon.
Scorpio
Imagine two people who are both trapped in a maze, each wandering around it for ages without finding the exit. Now, what would happen if one of them stands on the shoulders of the other? They would be able to see above the walls and this would swiftly let them escape. Perspective is precious. We should always seek to attain it before we attain anything else, for if we do not have this in our lives, we have nothing. You may require the help of someone else in order to find the clarity you require this week. In your love life: Don’t let anyone make you feel as if your best is not good enough. You are on the threshold of a great success.
Sagittarius
Our sense of smell is strange. When we first detect an odour or aroma, it almost overpowers us. Within minutes, if we remain exposed to it, we hardly notice it any more. To some extent, we have the ability to filter out information from our other senses, too. But only to some extent. There’s something now that you would far prefer not to notice. But you can’t entirely ignore it and, ultimately, that’s just as well. It won’t go away if you pay it no attention, yet if you now open your eyes and face a difficult issue bravely, you can clear it up. In your love life: Your adaptability is a key asset now. You need to approach a situation from a different angle. Triumph will come.
Capricorn
How do normal people lead their lives? You often wonder this because, although there are many things that you are not especially sure of, one thing you can say is that little that is ‘normal’ about you. After they made you, they broke the mould assuming that is, that they used a mould in the first place. Not surprisingly, given that you have turned out to be such an exceptional character, you are surrounded by other eccentrics. An arrangement that wouldn’t work well for most people suits you (and those around you) well, this week. In your love life: Surrounded by craziness? Trust your patience and good humour. Something very sane and wonderful is coming.
Aquarius
The world is full of blithering idiots. Twits. Nincompoops. Jumped-up arrogant fools with plenty of attitude but precious little by way of experience or intelligence. I know, I know, I am supposed to be giving you a prediction, not just stating the obvious. Well then, here’s your forecast. You need to overcome your exasperation and resist the temptation to lay blame, no matter how justified this may be. Then you can rise above whatever is bothering you and start to achieve something very constructive. In your love life: Some things are impossible. But not what you have in mind. This apparent miracle really is attainable if you have faith.
Pisces
We may all be created equal, but we are most certainly not all the same. Most people are aware of superficial differences, cultural or social factors that seemingly separate different ‘types’. These are trivial. The deep distinctions between members of the human race are the rhythms they respond to. The patterns that play themselves out in their lives. Some of us, for example, can take years before we instigate major change. Others can redesign their entire plan for life in a matter of days. Release your inner genius this week. In your love life: ‘Rules,’ they say, ‘were made to be broken.’ Does that entitle you to make your own rules? It may prove helpful.

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