Friday, Oct 31, 2014 | Last Update : 11:01 AM IST
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Hijri Calendar
Muharram 6,1436 AH

Prayers
Fajar: 5.13 am
Zohar: 12.10 pm
Asar: 4.10 pm
Maghrib: 5.52 pm
Isha: 7 pm
Sunset today 5.45 pm
sunrise tomorrow 6.15 am
Moonrise tomorrow 12.40 pm
 

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October
31
Friday, 2014
Sri Vijaya:
Dakshinayana
Thithi:
Kartika Suddha Asthami till 7.12 pm
Star:
Sravanam till 12.51 am [early hours of 1st]
Varjaya:
Sesha Varjyam up to 7.32 am and4.36 am to 6.05 am [early hours of 1st]
Durmuhurtam:
8.34 am to 9.19 am and 12.22 pm to 1.07 pm
Rahukalam:
10.30 am to 12 pm
Sunset today:
5.45 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
6.15 am
Aries
At work, you will perform better than your competitors. Your relatives will help you during times of emergency. Towards the evening, you must go out for dinner with your partner.
Taurus
Misunderstandings with your spouse will stress you out. Your younger siblings might get into trouble. For some, matrimonial alliances could materialise today.
Gemini
You will spend a lot of money for domestic purposes. Health of your children could be a cause for worry. Some of you might have to travel extensively for work.
Cancer
You need to pay more attention to official matters. A family function is likely to be finalised. Some of you could receive long pending arrears.
Leo
It’s a favourable day for those in creative professions. Your spouse and children will understand your work pressure and co-operate. And, your official tour will proceed smoothly.
Virgo
You will be given more responsibilities at work. This will benefit you in the future. Don’t let others ruin your plans or bog you down with problems. Also, don’t keep high expectations from them.
Libra
It’s not the right time to enter into a business partnership. At home, you will have to be attentive to emotional needs of your family, particularly the younger members.
Scorpio
Some of you will get to stay back at home today and relax. Spend time talking to your children and understanding their future plans.
Sagittarius
You will be determined to make changes at work. It is a good time to go on a family outing. But choose a place your family hasn’t visited before.
Capricorn
Refrain from lending money, even to your closest friend or a family member. Some of you could get transferred to another city for work.
Aquarius
You may either miss a flight or train or be late for an important business meeting today. But apologise sincerely to your business associates for turning up late and be punctual from next time.
Pisces
You might have to change your travel plans at the last moment to attend something urgent at home. Some of you need to iron out differences with your partner at the earliest or they could escalate.
Jonathan Cainer
This week brings the end of Mercury’s recent retrograde phase and, with it, an opportunity for us to expand the body of astrological knowledge. Some of my colleagues would say the moment the communication planet changes direction, delays and difficulties clear up. Others say we may have to wait till around November 10 when Mercury returns to the position it occupied before it ‘lost ground.’ If you’ve spent most of October waiting for something to happen (or to change), let me know when you experience a return to normal. I’ll monitor the feedback and let this inform future predictions.
Oct 26 2014 - Nov 01 2014
Aries
Many books offer to test your personality or measure your IQ. None, though, offer the opportunity to assess your sanity. Why might this be? Because such publications would not sell? Or because there is no reliable way to make such a judgement subjectively? Someone else has to decide. And that raises a big question. How sane is the shrink? One person’s sanity is another’s madness — and vice versa. So who can say what’s crazy this week? Don’t let your fear — or someone else’s negativity — cause you to doubt yourself. In your love life: Be brave. Seize each moment afresh. If you awaken that spirit, you will invite great progress.
Taurus
Is the universe sending you signs and signals? Are you being encouraged to read between the lines if you want to make full sense of a situation? Should you be suspicious of the obvious and responsive only to the hidden, the cryptic and the arcane? Not if you value your peace of mind! We all have natural common sense and we have it for a very good reason. It is what we need to survive! Fear erodes it, worry undermines it, doubt confuses it. But deep within, this week, you know how to nurture, trust it and keep life simple. In your love life: Only one thing really matters. You know that. You should know too that what’s good far outweighs what’s bad.
Gemini
The question is not, ‘What will happen?’ It is, ‘What will not happen?’ You are far more interested in avoiding something than encountering it. You are hoping that a showdown will not take place or that a key development will not occur. This is not because you are afraid. This week, you want to protect a particular person from the consequences of their own silliness. You cannot prevent certain things from happening, but you can decide that you don’t need to worry and you can encourage others not to worry either. In your love life: No matter how clever your line of logic might be — it won’t prove as reliable as your heart. Follow your heart.
Cancer
They say that before you call someone a fool, you should walk a mile in their shoes. But what if their shoes are too big or too small? Then you will surely feel like a fool for trying to walk so far in them. Even so, you won’t be a fool. Nobody is as wise as the person who makes a genuine effort to understand their colleagues, companions and contemporaries. It is, of course, much easier and seemingly more satisfying to find fault with someone than to find a reason to forgive them. But that’s not the right path for you to tread this week. In your love life: Don’t be harsh on yourself. Find out why a silly situation has come about. With understanding will come liberation.
Leo
To fight your way through the jungle of confusion you need the scythe of discrimination. You are receiving mixed messages. You are seeing contradictory signals. You are being told one thing by one person, and another by someone else. Information overload is beginning to cause your brain to short-circuit. You just can’t be sure what to prioritise and what to ignore for the time being. Take time out. Sit quietly for a while. An hour or two of peaceful contemplation will bring forth all the clarity you need this week. In your love life: Don’t rise to the bait. Respect your own highest standards, even if others seem to be getting away with dirty tricks.
Virgo
Sports commentators have to sound excited. It’s their job. They can’t just yawn and say, ‘Oh, it’s the blue team playing against the red team, just like they did last year and the year before. One of them is sure to win and why should anyone care which it turns out to be?’ They have to make it sound fresh, thrilling and important. There’s nothing wrong with talking up an ordinary event in an effort to make it seem more magical. This week, though, a minor difficulty is being painted as a major problem. Keep some perspective. In your love life: Challenges get uncomfortable when the difficulty touches on our own life. Don’t be over-emotional now; just be smart.
Libra
In a relatively recent scientific study, decisions made on a ‘gut instinct’ were compared to choices made after much fact-finding and careful discussion. Can you guess which type of choice proved more successful? Here’s a clue. Trust your instinct. Now you could argue that that instinct is a very strange thing to be attempting to measure, and heaven knows how you can do it with any degree of objectivity or accuracy. But that would just be wasting valuable time and energy. Really, go with what you feel this week. In your love life: If you don’t like yourself? You need to start working on that relationship. It’s powerful and is not going away.
Scorpio
When things have sentimental value to us, we need to be careful. We may do too much to attain them or pay too much to preserve them or compromise, more than we should — because of them. You are feeling inclined to forgive a certain someone for something. Or perhaps it is not so much a person as an unsatisfactory situation that you feel prepared to overlook or make excuses for. Yet at what cost to your own health and wellbeing is all this? This week, it’s time to have a bit more sentimental respect... for yourself! In your love life: The cosmos is on your side. It wants you to feel more loved and more solvent, too. It won’t rest until that happens.
Sagittarius
Sometimes, you find it hard to know what you really feel because you are so keenly sensitive to the needs and feelings of others. Their emotions become your emotions. You end up worrying about the things that are making them anxious and you care so much about doing the right thing for those you love, that you hardly notice what’s happening inside your own heart. There comes a point, though, where you have to stop, look within yourself and assess what really matters to you. That point comes this week. In your love life: Something has changed. As you rediscover old confidence, you can approach a challenge in a happier spirit.
Capricorn
Really, you just have to keep on going. There’s no magic secret, no special key, no complicated formula. Do exactly what you have been doing for some while — and what you believe to be the best possible thing that you can be doing. Keep on doing it, even if it doesn’t seem to be getting you very far. Think of yourself as someone who is digging a tunnel or chipping away at a giant piece of rock. Of course, you are meeting resistance. But if you are sincere and persistent, you will yet make your breakthrough this week. In your love life: For some while, you have been edging closer to a moment of truth. It has all but arrived. Be excited.
Aquarius
Are you in trouble? Not really. But you’re dealing with an issue that could prove troublesome. You’ve always believed that prevention is better than cure... so you figure if you’re careful now, you can head off a problem at the pass. But if you’re too careful, you may create the very difficulty you are trying to avoid. Relax. Keep one wary eye out, by all means, but don’t live and breathe an anxiety or a cause for concern. If you haven’t got a determined ability to rise above a source of worry this week, you truly are in trouble! In your love life: The best adventures are never-ending quests. It is not a satisfying answer you seek now; it is a satisfying question.
Pisces
Youth, they say, is wasted on the young. Why do they say that? And who are the ‘they’ who say it? The young folk don’t say it, that’s for sure. So I guess it must be the old folk. How can we trust them? Their perspective is biased and their memory may well be faulty. So from this we could conclude that age is wasted on the old. But maturity is wasted on nobody. Wisdom never goes amiss. The ability to be philosophical is invariably precious. Prioritise understanding over passion this week — and you will naturally stay young at heart. In your love life: Ever dreamed of more control — to turn difficulties down and turn the ease up as you wish? You have that power now.