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Ganesha Speaks: Connect with your spiritual self

Published Aug 17, 2014, 5:29 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 11:45 am IST
Western Tropical Planetary Positions
Picture used for representational purpose. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Picture used for representational purpose. (Photo: PTI/File)
August 18, 2014 — Jupiter Venus conjunction in Leo
This conjunction indicates a stronger desire to connect with the opposite sex. However, this may not necessarily be about lust. And although the feelings may not be all divine, chances of pure love and affection cannot be ruled out. Those involved in sports should also take maximum advantage of this favourable transit, because the Sun is also going to remain in Leo, the sign of aggression and stamina for the next five days. 
It is also a good time to do some creative activity as Venus is the significator of arts, and it conjuncts with the benign Jupiter that is all set to help you channelise and expand your creative energy to the right direction. Leisure trips  during this period will be full of joy. 
August 25, 2014 — Saturn Mars conjunction in Scorpio
This planetary event creates a point of energy conflict in the sign of Scorpio, which is ruled by Mars. The effects of this conjunction will be experienced more intensely during the next week, even though the foundation for the same shall start building up from this week itself. Things that you may have determined to finish may lose their momentum. 
Although, there may be a lot of vigour and push to finish the desired tasks, owing to some or the other reason things may slow down somewhat. This may irritate many of you, especially if you have other things going on in your life. Health needs careful monitoring surgeries are likely under the influence of this planetary transit. 
Career and Business
Those in jobs will be busy working on big plans this week. But, planetary positions during the week indicate that it would be better to consider all the ground realities before taking things forward in any professional project.
Business looks set to progress well, especially if you have plans with a proper financial backing. This is also a good time to approach financiers or venture capitalists.
Love and Dating
Jupiter and Venus conjunction in Leo shall prove to be quite lucky for those involved in serious relationships. If you have been dating more than one person, this is the ideal time to take a consolidated decision about who would be your perfect match. It is also a  good time to propose. You will be ready to confide in and shall share your feelings candidly with the person you love the most. It is also a good time to take your boyfriend or girlfriend out to a concert or for a weekend getaway.
Relationships and Sex
Most relationships shall remain in good stead this week, largely because Venus, Mercury, Jupiter etc. are positioned quite well. Saturn and Mars in Scorpio are indicative of some tension though, which might come from your in-laws’ side. Sexual desires shall be burning in your heart, but you may have to take out some time from your busy routine. You probably wouldn’t want to indulge in new experiments in sex, though. This is an opportune week, especially for couples who are planning to have a baby. 
Marriage and Children
The week looks set to be good for married couples. If your married life has been on the rocks, this week you may get a chance of reconciliation, if that is what you want. Also, you shall be paying full attention to your kids and their demands. It’s also the time to either gift something to your partner and children, or make them feel loved. But stick to your financial limits and don’t go overboard.
Personal Life
During this week you may find yourself getting confused or being torn between various choices. On one hand, material pleasures/ leisure activities and love shall draw your attention while on the other, you shall start taking a keen interest in spirituality. 
However, this process of connecting with your “higher self” may take more time than expected. Plus, for this you will need to withdraw yourself from whatever may have been bothering you. Identify how many problems are solely yours. This will help you filter out many issues. This thinking pattern shall help you reach the path of spirituality.
Wealth, Property, Money and Finance
Finance wise, the week shall be quite stable and encouraging. Many of you may have enough disposable capital at hand, unless you overspend.