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Hijri Calendar
Shaban 4,1436 AH

Prayers
Fajar: 4.35 am
Zohar: 12.23 pm
Asar: 4.45 pm
Maghrib: 6.48 pm
Isha: 8.04 pm
Sunset today 6.34 pm
sunrise tomorrow 5.55 am
Moonrise tomorrow 9.23 am
Moonset today 10.30 pm

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May
22
Friday, 2015
Sri Vijaya:
Uttarayana
Thithi:
Jyestha Suddha Panchami full day
Star:
Punarvasu till 10.17 pm
Varjaya:
From 9.44 am to 11.24 am
Durmuhurtam:
From 8.21 am to 9.12 am and then from 12.38 pm to 1.30 pm
Rahukalam:
10.30 am to 12 pm
Sunset today:
6.34 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
5.55 am
Aries
A distinguished person will assist you in your ongoing business ventures. Don’t spend your time day dreaming. Try and pay more attention to your health even when there is a lot of work pressure.
Taurus
Don’t get involved in office politics. You should take charge of all your financial deals and never leave anything to chance
Gemini
Your colleagues might try to force their decisions on you today but you must be assertive and stand your ground. Travel is on the cards
Cancer
Learn to say no if you are not comfortable with something. Those who are planning to make a switch in jobs need to wait a little longer for the right opportunity
Leo
You need to make alternative arrangements to shoulder high expenses. Life could seem meaningless in the absence of a romantic partner. You will succeed in your business ventures today
Virgo
You are likely to help your near and dear ones navigate through rough patches of their lives Some of you may receive unexpected gifts from relatives. You could meet a romantic partner today
Libra
Better focus will help you in making decisions. Inviting an old friend to a party could renew your friendship.Your wait for the right professional opportunity is likely to end today
Scorpio
Encourage your children to engage themselves in household activities in their spare time. You are likely to earn profits from earlier investments
Sagittarius
Financial gains through speculation is on the cards for some of you. Children are likely to make you proud through their achievements
Capricorn
Company of a spiritual leader will bring a radical change in your thoughts. You will be highly benefited by interacting with strangers
Aquarius
It’s high time you control unnecessary expenses in order to save money. Your innovative ideas will help you succeed in most of your important business ventures
Pisces
Things are likely to change for better at work. Financial gains through property investments are on the cards. Your creative streak will help you do well in life. Challenging opportunities await you at work
Jonathan Cainer
The New Moon holds forth a beckoning finger. If it could speak we would hear it whisper, ‘Humans, why get so caught up in your dramas and your futile efforts to gain power over a cosmos that’s already doing all that it can to support you?’ It wants to show us the distant stars and urge us to lift our own sights and standards. But if the Moon can speak, we can’t hear it. A New Moon is both silent and invisible. Its absence lets us see those more distant beacons. Let them kindle hope in you now.
May 17 2015 - May 17 2015
Aries
Can you think on your feet? Are you smart and fast enough to adapt to changing situations as they arise? Well, usually you can. Of that there can be no doubt. But aren't things a little different now? Might you be entering a set of circumstances for which it would have been more prudent to have become better prepared? Then again, a challenge is only a challenge if you don’t know until you rise to it, whether you have any chance of being successful. Just trust this is the only kind of challenge that you face this week. In your love life: Events will soon bring a series of revelations and some surprisingly positive changes to your situation.
Taurus
The New Moon in your sign heralds an annual festival to which all Taureans are invited to participate. This is a celebration of renewal and reinvention, a time to put down the past and to pick up a happier plan for the future. A time for letting go and moving on. While all that sounds inspiring, we should note that sometimes, the most positive changes that we ever have to make come about only when we are finally ready to see the truth where we have been deceiving ourselves. Even so, what’s changing now is something to celebrate. In your love life: If what you see is inspiring, trust it. If it is not, change it. Whatever you do, don’t ignore it
Gemini
Don’t be assertive. Don’t set deadlines. Don’t try to get to grips with a problem and show it who is boss. Well, when I say, ‘don’t’, I mean don’t do any more than you have to — and certainly not any more than you are already doing. You’ve already got more than enough potential for conflict in your life this week, and you look set to handle it extremely well. But you really must pace yourself. And remember that life is not all about attaining victories and proving points. There must be some fun, too. And there can be for you, soon. In your love life: A degree of tension adds interest. But don’t let a small, ultimately trivial issue turn into a big silly dispute.
Cancer
We can choose our friends but we don’t get any choice over our family. Or so they say. But some of us make clear distinctions about which of our friends and relations we want to have any involvement with. And few of us can remember a particular moment when we actively, consciously, decided that person X or person Y is going to be our best buddy from this day forth. The New Moon now speaks of an important close personal relationship coming under some pressure. But it is, nonetheless, part of a very positive process. In your love life: Feel infringed upon? All you want is a compromise acceptable to both. Don’t you think they want that too?
Leo
We often find our greatest strengths in our moments of weakness. It happens when we have to face a fear or adjust to some new reality which we might once have envisaged only as part of some dark fantasy. We say to ourselves, ‘I’ll never be able to cope with this.’ Yet it turns out that we handle it surprisingly well. I’m not suggesting that the cosmos will soon oblige you to rise to any such arduous challenge. It’s more that this week’s New Moon may help you see the true benefit of having conquered a demon, long ago. In your love life: You may face passing challenges, but this is no time to let doubt blow out the candle of faith.
Virgo
What would you like to worry about this week? Which problem do you feel most deserves all your anxious energy? Actually, there is no problem, real or imaginary, anywhere in this entire universe that genuinely deserves that. And you, most definitely don’t deserve to have to experience yourself experiencing it! When you get upset, the whole world quakes in its boots. Even your own boots aren’t quite big enough to cope with all that unnecessary quaking. What you see as hopeless now, is actually, surprisingly, hopeful. In your love life: Try to look beyond the mundane day-to-day practicalities. You have a true passion to declare. Honour it.
Libra
What can you see out of the corner of your eye? What are you almost but not quite noticing? Well, you aren’t sure, are you? That’s the thing about events and situations on the periphery of our vision. We just can’t quite pull them into focus. And, of course, whenever something seemingly lurks in the distance like that, it is tempting to read sinister symbolism into it. But what is just out of your sight now, is constructive and benign. Trust what you can’t see but can more or less get a sense of. It will yet bring you delight. In your love life: You need more information — even if it brings risk. Take that risk. You need clarity. And most of the news will be good.
Scorpio
So, whose fault is it? Your own? Or someone else’s? Be careful where you point that finger of blame. What good can come of aiming it at yourself? And even if it is the fault of another, who let them get into a position from which they could be responsible for all that? If, this week, you get caught up in accusation and counter-accusation, you will go nowhere other than around in ever-decreasing circles. Look at building bridges and forgiving, if not forgetting. Then the New Moon’s magic will work in your favour. In your love life: One part of you feels inclined to be kind; another thinks this is foolish. True fools are the folk with hard hearts.
Sagittarius
The more you think about it, the more there is, it seems, to be thought about. Yet no amount of thought is going to bring clarity. Nor is any action, no matter how decisive, going to bring resolution. A situation is unsettled. It raises a point of great vexation. So what are you supposed to do? Ignore it? Actually, yes. More or less. Keep an eye on what’s happening, by all means, but don’t identify too closely or emotionally with the developing drama. In time, it will sort itself out more satisfactorily than you expect. In your love life: The cosmos wants you to remember that life is not about power or money — it is about enthusiasm and gratitude.
Capricorn
When motorists are in a hurry, they may often overtake slower vehicles. But what if they speed so fast that they miss their turn off? It is always, ultimately, more important to know where you are going and why, than to indulge a constant, restless, hunger for progress. That is an especially important point to remember, straight after a taxing, trying encounter or experience. You have built up a head of steam. You have used this to set a process in motion. This week, you need to give it time to work and give yourself time to relax. In your love life: Make an effort; if you see encouraging signals, carry on. Just focus on a plan that stands a chance of working.
Aquarius
Are Aquarians as aloof and unemotional as the textbooks tell us? You will benefit enormously if you can manage to show some detachment. That will help steer you away from getting caught up in a draining drama, or worrying unduly lest a conflict escalates. This is not a situation that is likely to improve through provocation or intervention. I, as you may know, often say that Aquarians are actually sensitive and passionate. If it helps you to keep trouble to a minimum, I am happy to be proved wrong this week. In your love life: The journey counts as much as the destination. No need to be pedantic now, but there is a reason to be perspicacious.
Pisces
When bad things happen, good things happen too. And vice versa. That’s the way of the world. We can choose to focus on the less desirable developments and wonder what we have done to deserve them. Or we can be so heartened by what’s pleasing that we forget those niggling disappointments. Your cosmic climate, this week, brings a bag of mixed blessings. The heavens may not mind which you choose to make the most of, but you will see a big difference if you let yourself be guided by your heart. In your love life: Sometimes your head is in one place and your heart in another. In your heart, at least, you are in the right place.