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Jamadi-us-Saani 20,1435 AH
 
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Fajar: 4.53 am 
Zohar: 12.25 pm 
Asar: 4.39 pm 
Maghrib: 6.39 pm  
Isha: 7.50 pm
Sunset today 6.34 pm
sunrise tomorrow 5.56 am
Moonrise —
Moonset today 11.05 am

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April
21
Monday, 2014
Sri Vijaya:
Uttarayana
Thithi:
Chaitra Bahula Saptami till 2.28 am (on Tuesday)
Star:
Purvashadha till 6.06 pm
Varjaya:
Sesha Varjyam up to 6.03 am & 1.36 am to 3.06 am (on Tuesday)
Durmuhurtam:
12.40 pm to 1.30 pm & 3.10 pm to 4 pm
Rahukalam:
7.30 am to 9 am
Sunset today:
6.34 pm
Sunrise tomorrow:
5.56 am
Aries
Co-workers will be clear on their motives and actions. Associates as well as friends have valuable business ideas to pass on to you. Good day to plan a special trip with your sweetheart.
Taurus
A dialogue with a family member settles a touchy situation that existed between you two. Don’t get involved in disagreements with your partner today.
Gemini
You should slow down a bit to avoid making unnecessary mistakes. Do not sign any documents or launch anything new today. You need to socialise more.
Cancer
Your income will rise from unexpected sources. Your positive outlook and energy will lead you in the right direction at workplace.
Leo
It is time to refresh a close friendship by reminding yourself of the happy moments. Apply yourself at work. You are determined to complete the changes you have initiated at home.
Virgo
Don’t be judgmental. Today, try to spend some time with a calm person in a quiet, place. It’s important to know what you want instead of putting in all your efforts to satisfy someone else.
Libra
Don’t miss an opportunity to explore new ways to enjoy yourself. Personal matters can become public today. Earn more respect by handling your responsibilities graciously.
Scorpio
Adjust your expectations to ensure that you do not blow off a potential new partner. Don’t be bullied if you feel manipulated by a strong-willed person.
Sagittarius
Your tendency to repeat old patterns will affect your personal life today. New and strange experiences can be expected. Let go of your inhibitions.
Capricorn
Today, stay with familiar faces in familiar places to maintain a comfort level. If you stray into new territory, the thrills can leave you feeling lost.
Aquarius
Operating outside of your normal routine and taking a risk is certainly more exciting. Complications are likely to arise when you’re part of a group today. Plenty of excitement on the cards today.
Pisces
Romantic feelings that arrive like a bolt of lightning can pass as quickly as a summer storm. The day tends to turn up your emotional temperature, inciting you to take risks or provoking you to run away from it all.
Jonathan Cainer
There’s a rare ‘Grand Cross Formation’ happening now. It involves Uranus making a right angle to Pluto — which, in turn, forms a right angle to Jupiter which, in turn, once more, forms a right angle to Mars, which makes yet another right angle with Pluto! Plot this out on a circle (representing the zodiac) and you can see why we call it a cross formation. And though the fact that this is happening at Easter is entirely coincidental, the symbolism of a cross as a sign of immense challenge followed by the potential for glorious rebirth is definitely appropriate.
Apr 20 2014 - Apr 26 2014
Aries
Shall we not bother with this week’s prediction? Shall we instead give you a forecast for some other week in the future? I can happily offer you a reading for next year if you prefer. But why should you prefer this? Are you so concerned about the future that you are starting to see the present as almost irrelevant? Under the influence of the rare Grand Cross formation involving Mars, your ruler, it’s time to stop worrying about where you may end up. Start thinking instead about where you actually are right now. In your love life: Don’t dwell on what’s making you feel upset. Look at what makes you feel good. That will bring good things to you!
Taurus
Are you a miracle worker - or a mere mortal? This is a trick question. There is only one right answer to it. You are both. There is no ‘either/or’ about it. There are limits to your powers, yet those limits do not necessarily lie in quite the places you might imagine. You can’t achieve as much as you might wish you could, but you can do much more than you think this week. Recognise this, then look again at the situation you feel so daunted by. It may seem to be much bigger than you, but you are bigger than it is. In your love life: You’re learning how to handle your own feelings... and someone else’s feelings too. That can only be good for you.
Gemini
You are not going round in circles. Nor are you wasting your time. You are not going through the motions. You are not merely acting out some hollow pretence. You are bringing about real, lasting change. You are making headway in a difficult area. Sometimes, you are taking two steps forward only to take one step back. That said, tangible, measurable, important progress is occurring. Trust that and try to keep your shoulder to the wheel over these next few testing days. You will yet make good progress this week. In your love life: Things have been out of balance and unfair for too long. Now it’s time to get someone to see what’s not right.
Cancer
People need hooks to hang things on. Excuses. Reasons. Starting points. ‘There’s no bread so we must go shopping.’ ‘It is so-and-so’s birthday, we must have a party.’ ‘This time is special. That need is pressing... therefore... etc...’ We must not knock the flimsy justifications that keep us all going. We can question them, but we must remember, as we do, that no logic is flawless and no explanation is ever complete. If there is even half a point in doing what’s on this week’s agenda. That will be justification enough. In your love life: You think you want something to stop? Perhaps it hasn’t yet properly started. Once it does, you may actually like it!
Leo
When you first learned to ride a bicycle, did your parents bolt stabilising wheels to the back? Was there a moment when they took them off and you had to find equilibrium all on your own? Or perhaps you were in a swimming pool and you suddenly realised that you were managing to keep afloat without the aid of an armband. Somewhere in your past, there is just such a moment of triumph that you can now refer back to. Be inspired by what happened then. It is about to happen again. You will find your level this week. In your love life: You have an idea about what should be happening. That idea stops you from appreciating how good things actually are.
Virgo
Seemingly, there are always wiser ways. Smarter options. Things you could or should have done instead. Especially when certain critical characters are around. We all know folk like this. Even if they are very sensible, they are not very sensitive. Their comments undermine our confidence. We would be better off if they kept quiet. The same, if those voices do not belong to others but to parts of our own personality. We are quite capable of giving ourselves a hard time without help from others. Trust yourself this week. In your love life: Don’t worry about something that isn’t happening... and doesn’t have to happen. Fill your life with love, not fear.
Libra
What matters is not so much what you have got, as what you feel inspired to do with it. With a little creativity, you can replace the need to spend a lot of money or to waste a lot of time. Your imagination is your most precious asset. You may need to apply that imagination to a practical situation. It might not be quite enough just to have a good idea. But if you can now have the idea, you will be well on your way. Next, you will simply require an opportunity to implement it. That is coming this week, sooner than you think. In your love life: Things may be stressful but your outlook is hopeful. You’ve got the power to change whatever you don’t like!
Scorpio
There is a story in the Bible about David and Goliath. It is a nice, inspirational tale, describing how the little guy can stand up against the big guy — and win! Such situations, though, are much easier to read about than to live out. Strangely, enough, somewhere in your world now, there is someone who sees you as a Goliath. You may not feel like one but from their perspective, that is how you appear. It may be worth trying to see things the way they see them, before they try to cut you down to size this week. In your love life: Be gentle on yourself and someone else. Lose your sense of frustration; find your sense of faith. All will come clear.
Sagittarius
Since when have the inhabitants of this planet ever been straightforward with one another or even with themselves? Don’t we all use euphemisms as a matter of course; put on airs and graces without even thinking twice and disguise our true needs and feelings wherever possible? This week brings a reason to look again at a recent conversation or exchange. Read between the lines and you may yet uncover a message that radically alters your understanding of a crucial matter and puts you in a much stronger position. In your love life: If there are things you can’t alter in someone’s behaviour, change what you can in yourself and all will be well.
Capricorn
Scooters, roller blades, skateboards and cycles. What do they all have in common? They only take you along if you put in the energy. You’ve got to kick, to push, to drive yourself along. Nothing happens if you stand still. Everything happens if you make an effort to set the wheels spinning. Think of this week as that kind of a vehicle. It’s an opportunity. It’s a chance. It’s a nothing if you’re just going to sit back and wait for events to occur. It’s a very big something if you’re going to invest your energy into it. In your love life: It’s time to let go of a resentment. No matter how justified it is. So much will change for the better when you move on.
Aquarius
We interrupt this forecast to bring you an urgent message from Apathy International. ‘... ... ...’ I’m sorry. Apparently, they just couldn’t be bothered to complete the message. I am not seriously suggesting that you take a leaf out of their book this week, but I would urge you to remember that there are times when nothing is the very best thing you can possibly do. We live in a world full of incorrigible interventionists. We can none of us resist the urge to tweak, twiddle, flick or fiddle. Don’t make a problem worse than it needs to be. In your love life: To have a happy love life, you don’t have to act like someone’s servant. There can be freedom and joy for you soon.
Pisces
There is something you have got a weakness for. Some experience, activity or potential source of pleasure. The very mention of it is enough to pique your interest and get you excited. Is this also enough to colour your judgement and cause you to make unwise choices? That largely depends on how well you know yourself. It depends too, to some extent, on how self-critical you are. Rather than trying to fight yourself (an exercise in which there can hardly be a winner), try giving yourself more supportive advice. In your love life: Be kind to someone, even if they don’t deserve it. This will make you happier — and make you powerfully attractive too!