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Shawal 3,1435 AH
 
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Fajar: 4.48 am
Zohar: 12.32 pm 
Asar: 4.52 pm
Maghrib: 6.56 pm
Isha: 8.10 pm
Sunset today 6.50 pm
sunrise tomorrow 5.55 am
Moonrise tomorrow 9.15 am
Moonset today 9.34 pm

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July
31
Thursday, 2014
Sri Vijaya:
Dakshinayana
Thithi:
Sravana Suddha Chaviti till 1.44 pm
Star:
Uttara till 5.44 am (early hours of August 1)
Varjaya:
11.01 am to 12.48 pm
Durmuhurtam:
10.13 am to 11.05 am and then from 3.22 pm to 4.14 pm
Rahukalam:
1.30 pm to 3 pm
Sunset today:
6.50 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
5.55 am
Aries
Love or money could become issues today. If you are dealing with professional situations or people, do what’s expected of you. You’re in for a day full of unexpected developments.
Taurus
It may seem difficult to make decisions right now, but what is said and done today marks the beginning of a positive outcome. Be diplomatic today.
Gemini
You crave for some peace and quiet to sort out your thoughts. Take the advice of elders and look at life through their experiences.
Cancer
Most of you will find happiness in romance. You are in high spirits now and are looking at making further improvements in life.
Leo
Avoid taking chances or speculating, especially with your finances. Take care with how you state your views as well. It will be important to meet your partner halfway right now.
Virgo
Those of you who are looking for jobs abroad, are likely to get some good responses. News of a newborn baby in the family will bring joy and happiness. A good day for investments.
Libra
It’s a great time to work towards a resolution. You may experience a delay or an obstacle within a partnership. This may be a business partner or loved one. Emotional issues need to be addressed.
Scorpio
Today, you will be in a mood to listen to and try out new ideas. On the work front, you will be ready to take up challenging projects.
Sagittarius
You will have the support of your family in whatever decision you take today. You are also in a mood to make compromises to keep everyone happy.
Capricorn
You will meet new and interesting people through social events. If you’re in a relationship, then give your loved one your full attention.
Aquarius
It’s time for some reflection. You will desire to indulge in creative or spiritual interests. Today is not a day to be the mover and shaker. But if you’re forced to work, be attentive.
Pisces
At work, you may feel a lot of anger. This will also create anxiety. But the sensible way to handle a difficult situation is always with a cool head. Try to find remedies to problems instead of losing your temper.
Jonathan Cainer
Under this week’s Dark of The Moon, Mars slips into Scorpio. That’s good news for all born under the sign of the Scorpion or, as many modern astrologers prefer to call it, the sign of the Eagle. Many ancient texts suggest an association between this sector of the sky and that most noble bird. But it’s not just keen-eyed, high-flying, deeply principled Scorpios who benefit from this celestial development. To some extent, we all become more observant, aspirational and idealistic. This is a good week for anyone now dedicating their life to a worthwhile cause or purpose.
Jul 27 2014 - Aug 02 2014
Aries
Never underestimate the impact that you have on the people around you. You may sometimes think you are being ignored but you make a powerful impression. Some people are shy of you because they feel secretly attracted. Others fear that your razor-sharp insights will reveal aspects of themselves that they would prefer to keep hidden. And some very brave souls are wise enough to see that, for all your strength, you too need help from time to time. The New Moon suggests that a wonderful exchange will soon occur. In your love life: Remember your strengths. You needn’t be proud but you do deserve to be confident as you consider a key decision.
Taurus
Paracetamol? It’s in the second drawer down. Bicarbonate of soda? I think there’s some in the bathroom. Try some fresh fruit juice. That helps with just about everything. It seems you are in a delicate state. If a problem is not physical, it may be psychological. Perhaps an oppressive person or factor is making you feel troubled and trapped. But if you are looking closely at all the factors that are unacceptable, you are already on the road to recovery. It means you are getting ready to make a very healthy decision. In your love life: Opportunity does not always knock. Sometimes, it just marches in. There is a chance to gain the love you seek.
Gemini
You are in the process of receiving a profound education. Each day, you’re finding out more about a particular matter. You think you know someone? You’re constantly learning more about what this individual is really like. Is that bad? Only if you want to remain in a state of comfortable assumption. There’s nothing wrong with the reality — other than that it doesn’t exactly match your fantasy about it! The more you tune in to the truth this week, though, the better off you will be — financially as well as emotionally. In your love life: Stop wasting energy on a problem that belongs to the past. You have so much more to do with your precious time.
Cancer
The beating of a butterfly’s wing in one part of the world can, in theory, create air currents that cause a hurricane on some other part of the Earth. Under the right circumstances, that is. This is a very famous assertion often quoted by great experts. But they haven’t got a clue whether it’s actually true. How are you supposed to test a hypothesis like that? We might say much the same about the links we begin to see between various events in your life. Don’t be too quick to take responsibility for something that is not your fault. In your love life: There’s a point you are keen to communicate. Now is the time, but you will have to be subtle and sensitive.
Leo
We have all the time in the world. Our spirits are eternal. We come from, and will one day return to, the infinite. That’s why we get ourselves into such a tizz. It is only here, during this brief visit to the mortal realm, that we can have a real experience of stress and deadline-related anxiety. That’s what we queued up in Heaven for a chance to experience down here on Earth. Isn’t it? Well, perhaps not. But if you are looking for some true peace now, you had best summon plenty of patience and forgiveness this week. In your love life: A situation has become complicated. There is too much emotion involved. Try thinking less about what you feel.
Virgo
With five-star food, presentation is everything. The garnish, the sauce, the positioning on the plate. But if you are starving, all you want to know is that you have something to eat. Never mind what it looks like or what it is served upon. To what extent now, are you meeting a real need? To what extent are you participating in a ritual and attempting to meet a somewhat artificial expectation? There’s nothing wrong with showing some finesse but it is more important to remember why something is happening in the first place. In your love life: Are you caught up in a cycle of repetition? It may be time to experiment with something different. Summon courage.
Libra
Once upon a time, we had law courts and judges. A person was always innocent until proven guilty. These days? The cops catch a suspect and announce it to the press. We all feel instantly sure that the case is closed. After all, the police never make mistakes, do they? There’s now a very tempting, very easy, black and white way to view a situation. Why shouldn’t we just agree with what everyone else thinks? Deep down within, you know the answer to that. You also know that you must do what is right this week. In your love life: When things are looking good, does a new problem creep into your life? This ‘difficulty’ is a distraction you can ignore.
Scorpio
What happens when you have too much choice? The tendency is to become entrenched in the familiar. Rather than be overwhelmed by options and alternatives, we cling to what we already know. The downside of this is that we sometimes overlook a new possibility. Much the same principle applies to uncertainty. We don’t like not knowing, so we seize whatever we feel sure of, even if it keeps a new discovery at bay. Under this week’s opposition of Venus and Pluto, if you want to be happier, you need to be more open-minded. In your love life: Someone is trying to tell you something that you are not ready to hear. Tell them to wait. Relax.
Sagittarius
Even the least powerful amongst us have the ability to make a few of somebody else’s dreams come true. There’s always something we can do for those around us. Always something we can give. Always something we can share. Why should we do all that when we can’t even meet our own needs? Because of the ancient ‘law of attraction’. Somehow, indirectly, but inevitably, we get back what we give out. There’s something you want now. The way to get it, at least in part, is to help someone else get what they want. In your love life: You will soon discover magic in a situation you had been inclined to dismiss; a deep, meaningful connection is coming.
Capricorn
The Himalayan caves are full of them. Renunciative hermits who dress in sackcloth, live on wild berries and spend thirty years at a time practising difficult yoga positions in total silence. Easy! A piece of cake! Beds of nails? No bother! Comfortable, by comparison to the beds that people like you and I end up making for ourselves and then become obliged to lie in. Nothing in this world is harder than to care about someone or something when the feeling hurts. But then, this week, nothing may prove more rewarding, either. In your love life: Celestial influences speak of a journey, a process of transition, that you are undergoing. Don’t feel too hemmed in.
Aquarius
All roads,’ they say, ‘lead to Rome.’ Not so! The Italians may make great pasta, but it hardly puts them at the centre of the universe. How strange that we allow these and similarly nonsensical assertions to pass unchallenged. We believe ourselves to be pivotal to some key situation when, actually, we are peripheral to it. We imagine that if something is predestined, it will happen no matter what we do or don’t do. If you want to go to a particular place now, there is a road that will take you there. Prioritise that this week. In your love life: Conventional wisdom is not always so wise. Don’t base your most important choices on some unchallenged norm.
Pisces
We all want to be virtuous. Or, at least, we do as long as it doesn’t involve us in too much struggle and sacrifice. Come to think of it, we would not object to a little recognition and appreciation. What is the point of being righteous if nobody notices? How best then to tackle the dilemma before you now? If you want a round of applause this week, you will just do what looks good in the eyes of most observers. Inwardly, though, you know that a very different set of standards needs to be applied for very different reasons. In your love life: If you express your emotional needs reasonably now, you can expect to be offered several helping hands.

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