august 19 - AUGUST 25, 2018
Sunday brings some relief, as Mercury starts to move in direct motion. This is a good sign for you, in general. Slowly but surely, you shall see progress on the career front. Routine activities may be troublesome, at times, but you shall finally manage to handle them appropriately. If you are an entrepreneur, pull up your socks and get ready for an eventful time, as you shall be really busy, negotiating deals with a handful of new, valuable clients. Mid-week, when Moon is in Sagittarius, you are bound to feel cheerful and optimistic. Retrograde Saturn, however, will ensure that you remain grounded. Nonetheless, financial stability shall give you another reason to smile.
Over last Sunday, crafty Mercury became direct in motion. This will be a relieving change. Planets may clear way for a notable monetary gain. Progressive forces shall also work effectively, helping you find positive momentum. However, two major planets are still in retrogression – in your 9th House – and this may keep you troubled or stuck – in some way or other. You need to make sustained efforts and wait patiently, till tide turns in your favour. Nonetheless, you will be able to communicate better, and things shall certainly improve, assures Ganesha. Single ones are likely to fall for a person in their neighborhood. Luck favours you here – and you may succeed in getting a positive response. Strong Venus will also support you in creative activities like dance, music, drama, painting etc.
In marriage, your partner may not be in a good mood this week, and it will be your responsibility to lift their spirits. Mercury, the ruler of your Sign is now direct in motion and this denotes a progressive period for you at the career front. But it may not be a path of roses, as two major planets which are now retrograde shall throw a spanner in your works. The times call for more efforts on your part. Stand tall and fight all the little battles, wisely. However, there will be happiness in the form of money which will come easy. It will not only fill your pockets but also your heart with the courage to fight all odds. And as you turn into a soldier fighting at all fronts, make sure digestive system doesn’t collapse. Eat healthy, fibrous foods and don’t miss your morning walks; this will improve your health, in general.
Mercury is now direct in motion and it will bring about positive developments in your business. If you have been contemplating about spreading your wings or launching a new service/product, this seems to be the ideal time. Retrogression of Mars and Saturn may be something you should be a little wary about but methodical planning and the will to move ahead will help you stay on track. While the bigger picture seems rosy, there may glitches while carrying out daily activities. In business, this might affect the date of delivery of an order; so be alert. Students may have a tough time focusing on their studies in school but the Crabs pursuing higher education have nothing to worry about. Just like the previous week, you are advised to be very careful about your health.
The urge to dive into the sea of physical pleasures is likely to dominate your mind if you are single. Your partner, too, shall reciprocate your feelings. Venus, the planet associated with love, is in your support. However, you will keep feeling that something is amiss, and may not be able to enjoy the moments thoroughly. Mercury is now moving direct, giving your career and life in general, a much needed push. On the other hand, the retrogression of Mars and Saturn might throw obstacles on your path to progress. But there’s one thing that can help you beat the challenges- a meticulously designed plan. A plan will keep you from diverting from your aim. You might experience discomfort at work, as you feel burdened by looming deadlines.
Over the last Sunday, ruler of your Sign Mercury became direct in motion. Mercury, besides being the ruler of your Sign, also astrologically holds the important folio of your 10th House – of Karma. So, this is a surely a good cosmic indication. Expect work and career matters to get a positive momentum. Progress comes, though you may still be troubled over a fading work relationship. Keep a watch on your temperament, as Mars and Saturn are still retrograde in the same Sign. You may be liable to act impatiently. Well, don’t, says Ganesha. If you get irritated and lose your cool, you will make matters tougher for you. Owing to uncertain career prospects, singles may have no time for love or partying.
Last weekend, the trickster Mercury turned direct in motion. This paves way for progressive forces to work effectively – in your favour. However, the combined influence of retrograde Saturn and Mars (in your 4th House) may continue to trouble you, especially on the home front. Watch your relations with your mom, mother-like figures, maternal relatives etc. Someone’s caustic remarks may hurt your heart – but it would be better to NOT react with equal ferocity. There will be challenges at work too, so it would be best to stay prepared to put in extra effort. You may incur a major expense, related to household matters. Well, whatever it is, try your best to manage well, and certainly don’t get into blame games. While married ones may feel bad on the harsh remarks by their spouse, the singles may be too immersed in work to think about love and romance. On the last day of the week, Sun shifts into Virgo, your 12th House. You may spend after enhancing your looks.
With Moon in Sagittarius, when the week begins, you will be optimistic and free-spirited. Travel may be in your mind too. Saturn, however, will keep you grounded, by making you aware of your limitations. Exalted Mars wants you to throw caution to wind, and go ahead all guns blazing, but Mars has different plans. Find balance and certainly weigh your options, before taking any action. Last Sunday, crafty Mercury became direct in motion. This will ease the cosmic pressure, and you will see a surge in the pace of action and progress. Sun in now in its own Sign Leo - your 10th House. This is also a positive indication. You will feel confident and raring to go – at work or business. However, there may be pressure to increase output, as a deadline may be approaching. Good news for love birds, waiting to get hitched.
An issue from your past may dampen your mood, making you gloomy or broody. However, you will manage to keep a cheerful façade for the world – and this will, slowly but surely, put to you back in an optimistic mood. Obviously, the life has to go on, says Ganesha. Two planets are still in retrogression in your 2nd House. Family disputes, inheritance related matters, law-suits or financial road-blocks are likely. But, remember, the only hurdle that is truly insurmountable is the one that you have in your mind. Rest all – you can conquer. Just let this pass, and till then, keep huge doses of patience and tolerance in your armour. Work continues unabated – in fact, it keeps you quite busy. Owing to this, you may hardly have time and inclination for love or partying. Take care of your health – and personal security – but do go out and mingle, as this will lighten you up.
Mercury’s direct motion rings in better times for you. You have worked hard and this is the time to relish the fruits of your hard work. The stars are in your favour and you shall make great progress; you need to ensure that you don’t get distracted. Motivate yourself to do better and nothing can stop you then. The planetary alignment also promises a great time for you at home. You will thoroughly enjoy the company of your loved ones and may also plan an outing with them over the weekend. They too are going to reciprocate by showering love and laughter. A good time with family never fails to rejuvenate anyone, does it? There is only one thing Ganesha wishes to warn you about and that is your health.
With differences cropping up in your long-term relationship, you might feel a little low at the beginning of the week. Understanding your partner will be of utmost importance because your relationship is important to you and you don’t want any cracks to develop and widen. Mercury is now in direct motion, helping you move ahead in your career. However, around midweek, you might be surprised by an unexpected expense, which demands for you to take out an amount from your savings. No need to panic but as you know this in advance, plan accordingly. Despite all this, you shall enjoy a stable financial position. While expenses arise, there will also be small profits to lift your spirits. Health may be a cause of concern, as an illness may catch you unawares.
Crafty Mercury became direct in motion, over last Sunday. This will open the roads for progressive forces to work effectively - in your favour. You will feel better, and would be more expressive and communicative of your feelings and desires. Professionals, freelancers and business-persons – all will benefit from this cosmic movement. Attribute the positive momentum to well-placed Venus too, says Ganesha. However, don’t forget that Saturn and Mars are still brewing trouble – in major zones of your life. Don’t let the success or appreciation, you receive now, to go to your head, or it may cause rifts in your relationships. Be polite and amiable, in all your dealings – and keep a sane head, even when you drive or walk along the road. Over Friday, the astral shadow clears up further, as Sun moves to Mercury-ruled Virgo – your 7th House.