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Hijri Calendar
Jamadi-ul-Awwal 7,1436 AH

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Fajar: 5.36 am
Zohar: 12.39 pm
Asar: 4.43 pm
Maghrib: 6.27 pm
Isha: 7.35 pm
Sunset today 6.22 pm
sunrise tomorrow 6.36 am
Moonrise tomorrow 1.14 pm
Moonset today 1.37 am

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February
27
Friday, 2015
Sri Vijaya:
Uttarayana
Thithi:
Phalguna Suddha Navami till 11.18 am
Star:
Mrigasira till 7.46 pm
Varjaya:
4.49 am to 6.32 am [early hours of 28th]
Durmuhurtam:
8.59 am to 9.45 am and 12.52 pm to 1.38 pm
Rahukalam:
10.30 am to 12 pm
Sunset today:
6.22 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
6.36 am
Aries
To break free from monotony, go out and socialise with new people and establish new contacts. Love is on the cards. Health will improve, but you need to pay attention to diet and fitness.
Taurus
Compromise will help ease tensions and improve love life. Certain developments will allow you to take on a leadership role at work today.
Gemini
Loved ones will need your support. Discussions could get intense and if you are unable to convince others, drop the issue for now.
Cancer
Hectic schedule might leave you with no time for your loved ones. Don’t get into any pointless arguments. Work will move at a slow pace today.
Leo
Keep your partner in the loop when it comes to making important decisions. Work will keep you busy, but your efforts will pay off as your ideas will prove to be successful.
Virgo
You might find a new avenue for making money; but research thoroughly before investing. Try and spend quality time with your partner. Be careful with your valuables and documents.
Libra
Minimise your participation in conflicts between loved ones because your role as a mediator might be misunderstood. Brainstorming with close associates will prove to be productive.
Scorpio
On the professional front, people might question your leadership; remain calm. Get an overview of issues before coming to any conclusion.
Sagittarius
A certain issue might take up too much time and energy and you might be tempted to walk away from it. Work will prove to be demanding today.
Capricorn
Brainstorming sessions might be hectic but could lead to interesting insights. Those looking for work could hear of some new developments.
Aquarius
Reaching out and mending fences with a loved one will make you happy. Networking and building on existing contacts will lead to opening up of new avenues.
Pisces
Students could hear of some good news regarding their plans to study abroad. Hectic activity can add to your workload. Be careful about allowing your emotions to cloud your judgement. Don’t give into temptations.
Jonathan Cainer
Venus has spent much of February, catching up with Mars in Pisces. Mars has just slipped ahead into Aries. This week, Venus enters Aries too, and the long-awaited conjunction of these two planets finally takes place. It is too late for Valentine’s Day but it is an encouraging development for those with romantic aspirations. Then, towards the end of the week, there’s a conjunction of the Sun with Neptune. This provides a further encouraging portent for idealists, visionaries and dreamers. If you have had your heart set on something for some while, this may yet be your week.
Feb 22 2015 - Feb 22 2015
Aries
A little oil will soon silence a squeaky hinge. Engines run better when the mechanical parts are well greased. And have you ever wondered why parents are so keen to teach their children to observe social niceties? When we say ‘please’ or ‘thank you’, we make people feel more inclined to co-operate. Friendly facial expressions serve a similar purpose. This week’s conjunction of Mars and Venus will ease your passage and aid your progress by helping you to feel more positivity, and thus to communicate it. In your love life: Those who belong to the sign of the Ram are born with huge potential. Are you using yours? Could you right now?
Taurus
None of us are always at our best. We may function better at particular times of the day or the week. Spending time in the company of one person can raise our game and sharpen our focus. Others put our backs up and awaken a desire to be obstreperous and unhelpful. Different celestial influences can also have a great impact on our moods and attitudes. This week’s cosmic climate is conducive to constructive co-operation and the attainment of excellent results. Prepare to do surprisingly well. In your love life: Are better times always ‘just around the corner’? Decide that you are going to feel okay, regardless of what happens.
Gemini
Mercury’s recent retrograde phase is over — and now the planet that rules your sign regains lost ground. Or should I say, lost space? Whilst there are always hairs that we can split and details that can be debated, the cosmic message is clear this week. You are compensating for setbacks, adjusting for apparent losses and enjoying, once more, a sense of positive progress. Maximise this astrological advantage by refusing to think too hard about what has gone wrong or where you may feel let down. In your love life: You are starting to see the world differently. Your changed priorities will yet bring something little that means a lot.
Cancer
Happy New Year! Do you want your seasonal greeting with noodles and beansprouts? Or sweet and sour sauce? The movements of the Moon define the start of the Chinese Year of the Goat and although I use a somewhat different predictive system on your behalf, we can’t entirely ignore the association. Your sign is, after all, ruled by the Moon. So you are entitled to look at all that’s happening, this week, as a chance to declare one era over and another just begun. You can make a resolution, too. It may well stick. In your love life: You think that ‘doing nothing’ is not an option. But sometimes it is. Like now! Give the dust a chance to settle.
Leo
We all sometimes secretly wish that we were puppeteers. If only we could hold the strings that control the movements of various characters with whom we are involved. What actions might we encourage them to take? What ideas would we get them to change if only we had that power? This week, which brings a gloriously waxing moon, makes you more keenly aware than ever that someone else is entirely autonomous. Don’t bemoan this natural fact, respect it and you may yet see a spontaneous, genuine change in them. In your love life: Here comes your chance to fulfil a desire and satisfy a need. Stay calm and prepare to solve a baffling mystery.
Virgo
How are you enjoying 2015 so far? It is a little too late to think of it as a New Year, yet it still has most of its course to run. And, according to our Chinese, Tibetan and Taiwanese cousins, the New Year starts right here, right now. The end of Mercury’s recent retrograde phase can be construed as conveying a similar message to all born under Virgo. Don’t judge anything or anyone on what has happened so far, just be open to a future full of real reasons to celebrate. The road to that glorious era, for you, begins this week. In your love life: You might not think you have much, but you have what you need and you are about to use it rather brilliantly.
Libra
Has someone slipped an extra shot in your cappuccino? Even Librans who are caffeine-free may start to feel this week, as if they have got slightly more energy than they probably should have. A conjunction of Mars and Venus is a strong suggestion of additional energy and determination. You have no intention of being beaten and, even if recent events have knocked you off course a little, here is where you come bouncing right back. Nor will you turn out to be all smoke but no fire. You have real ability to attain success. In your love life: You can’t leave behind all you would like to consign to the past. But you can kiss goodbye to a fear you have outgrown.
Scorpio
Gregory House was the American TV doctor who could find out what was wrong with almost anyone. His catchphrase was ‘everybody lies’. I’m not trying to suggest that this week you will see proof that he was right but it may just be worth raising an eyebrow of suspicion with regard to something you are being told, no matter how emphatically or insistently. Don’t presume malice. There may be many a noble reason why information is being withheld. But all will benefit once you gently, lovingly, get to the truth. In your love life: Temptation is coming. The question is not, should you fall for it or resist it? It is: do you see what it could lead to?
Sagittarius
Life is getting intense. Well, okay then, more intense. It hasn’t, I agree, been a gentle stroll in the park for quite some while. But then, you like a little action and adventure. Go on, admit it. Only a little, mind. When it all gets too much, you like to be able to seize control. Sometimes, you need to have more than enough of something before you realise that you have had enough of it. That’s all that’s happening this week. The decision that you are reaching now, is intelligent and inspired. Of course, it will work out well for you. In your love life: You tend to cling on to grievances. Now, though, there is good reason to let them go. Forget what you used to feel.
Capricorn
Who is in charge of Earth? Is it governed by some commercial institution like a business or a bank? Or is it more like a charity where earnest philanthropists sit around deciding who can benefit from the next round of blessings and who must wait a while longer? The planets don’t judge us as we lead our lives. Neither do they understand profit or punishment. But wherever they can, whenever they can, they will help us. Have faith in the idea that celestial aid is coming your way this week. Because it is. In your love life: Trouble reading a subtle heavenly sign? Don’t fear; it will be delivered in the most unsubtle and unambiguous way.
Aquarius
The annual New Moon in Aquarius is always the trigger for Chinese New Year. The festivities to usher in the Goat are late because, this year, the New Moon falls at the very last degree of your sign. So consider yourself powerful because your sign is so important to millions of people. And consider yourself blessed because what might almost never have happened, has happened at the last possible moment. And consider all that as an auspicious omen of how things are due to pan out this week for you. In your love life: Do you wonder if, by avoiding an issue, you may be prolonging it? Fear not. Everything is starting to take care of itself.
Pisces
Some astrologers might care to commiserate with you about the departure of Venus and Mars from your sign. But you have benefited from their presence and may yet gain more from processes set in motion, unbeknownst to you, during that fortunate phase. Meanwhile, this week brings a new positive planetary portent. The Sun conjoins your co-ruler Neptune and that is as good as a guarantee of relief and release. Here is where you get to let go of an old gripe or grievance and embrace a rare opportunity. In your love life: Being constantly overwhelmed is something we must learn to enjoy. Remember, the journey is the destination.