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Hijri Calendar
Shawwal 1,1435 AH

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Fajar: 4.48 am
Zohar: 12.32 pm
Asar: 4.52 pm
Maghrib: 6.56 pm
Isha: 8.09 pm
Sunset today 6.51 pm
sunrise tomorrow 5.55 am
Moonrise tomorrow 7.40 am
Moonset today 8.19 pm

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July
29
Tuesday, 2014
Sri Vijaya:
Dakshinayana
Thithi:
Sravana Suddha Vidiya till 9.02 am
Star:
Makha till 12.04 am [Early hours of 30th]
Varjaya:
10.34 am to 12.22 pm
Durmuhurtam:
8.30 am to 9.21 am and 11.16 pm to 11.59 pm
Rahukalam:
3 pm to 4.30 pm
Sunset today:
6.51 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
5.55 am
Aries
Don’t worry, a difficult professional decision will help you find the solution to a big problem. Also, today, because of your workload you might not be able to give time to your family.
Taurus
You need to concentrate on your future goals. Be careful as a colleague might try to take credit for a job that you have done. Romance is on the cards for you.
Gemini
Keep a check on your finances. Work pressure might stress you out but you need to make time for family. Be prepared to welcome a change at work.
Cancer
A long-pending work will get over soon. Professionally, it is a good time for you, but you need to loosen up and have a good time with friends.
Leo
An evening out with someone special will keep you excited. Suddenly, you might find yourself surrounded by a lot of deadlines at work. It is best to plan your schedule in advance.
Virgo
Team assignments at work will keep you busy. But in the end, you will realise that you have been neglecting your family. Don’t let your professional life swallow your personal life.
Libra
A change in your schedule will make you happy. Today, your boss will appreciate your decision-making skills. Have a balance — remember to incorporate the right inputs into your ideas.
Scorpio
You might get to travel for work soon. Try and build a better rapport with your colleagues. Pay attention to your health.
Sagittarius
You might get a little irritated because of your busy schedule. You might also meet your relatives after a long time. You need to work harder to get success.
Capricorn
Keep calm even if things don’t work out for you professionally. This is a good time for students who are trying for higher studies abroad.
Aquarius
It is not a good day to sign any new contract. Your innovative ideas will be appreciated at work. You will be looking forward to an evening out with your partner.
Pisces
Pending tasks at work will keep you busy. But, remember to have a good time with friends as well. Even though you will be tired, you will be in the mood for an adventurous trip with friends.
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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