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Monthly Newsletter August 2006

Leo Common Traits

Your Strengths:Unselfish, generous and affectionate, you lions love to shower those around you with gifts and praises. You are generally on the top of every project you undertake.You are loyal to the end.

Your Weaknesses: Narcissists by nature, you revel in your glory and tend to be selfish. You expect everything to revolve around you. You expect too much from the world, needing to be adored and worshipped by all.

Electional Astrology- The Basics Electional astrology is a branch of astrology which helps one to find the right time to do something important in life like getting married, getting into a new job, birth of a child,etc. Electional astrology enables one to elect the time that is right for an individual and in harmony with his/her birthchart. It determines the planetary configuration that is best suited for undertaking important tasks.The techniques used for Horary astrology apply to Electional astrology as well. More importance is given to the position of the Moon and the Ascendant in Electional Astrology. The Ascendant needs to be strong and the waxing period of the Moon needs to be taken.

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Electional Astrology in daily life

Marriage related elections: Engagement, solemnizing of marriage rituals, first entry into husband's house, first sexual union, remarriage, divorces, matching of horoscopes / compatibility in marriage.

Education related elections: Start of education, exams,etc

Agriculture elections: Sowing seeds, tilling, crop gathering, new grains, entering into field, harvesting, irrigation, land, sale-purchase, manufacture, agricultural products, ploughing, seed storing, storing agricultural products, water storing, gardening.

Female based elections: first breast feeding , wearing of new clothes & ornaments, stitching of new clothes, cradling of child, signification of start of puberty, bath after menses, first wearing of bangles, piercing of ears & nose.

Travel related elections: Beneficial time to start travel, return from journey.

Religious elections: Religious discourses, idol installation, idol making, initiation of Mantras, worship of fire.

House related elections: Start of digging, foundation laying, start of construction, fixing of main door, entering into house, repair / white washing.

Medical related elections: Preparation of medicines, administration of medicines, bath after recovery, surgery, treatment, delivery of baby,etc.

Finance related elections: collection, money borrowing, money lending, opening of shop/business, property division, shop opening, making a will, manufacture of different items, etc.

Government matters: Coronation, wearing of crown, oath by head of state, oath taking by ministers, filing nomination paper for elections, joining a service, making war, making a treaty, litigation, etc.

History of Electional Astrology

Electional Astrology is as old as astrology itself.The ancient Hebrew Astrologers were the ones who first framed the rules of Electional Astrology.They found out that by analyzing the planetary aspects of any day certain tasks can be done. The Old Testament of the Bible has reference to Electional Astrology.To quote "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven ... A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace" (Ecclesiastes 3:1 and 3:8).


<< August 9 – Full Moon >><< August 23 – New Moon >>
Event Date Degree& Sign Eastern time Pacific Time
Saturn conjunct Neptune August 1 Saturn Leo; Neptune Pisces 12:22 am 9:22 pm
Mercury enters Leo August 11 00:00 Leo 12:09 am 9:09 pm
Venus enters Leo August 12 00:00 Leo 4:21 pm 1:21 pm
Mars opposite Uranus August 13 Mars Virgo; Uranus Pisces 8:51 am 5:51 am
Mars conjunct Neptune August 20 Mars Virgo; Neptune Aquarius 12:27 pm 9:27 am
Sun enters Virgo August 23 00:00 Virgo 2:22 am 11:22 pm
Pallas Direct August 25 00:49 Capricorn    
Mercury enters Virgo August 27 00:00 Virgo 3:30 pm 12:30 pm
Mars square Pluto August 29 Mars Virgo; Pluto Sagittarius 7:29 pm 4:29 pm
Saturn opposite Neptune
August 31 Saturn Leo; Neptune Aquarius 5:53 am 2:53 am


August 2006

India- simmering discontent among public, some major achievements in science, thrust to economic agenda, diplomatic provocation likely, agricultural prospects brighten up, threat by water/floods.

Pakistan- violence incited, public casualty rises up, economic prospects brighten.

North America- Economy advances, powerful hurricane probable, violent subversive acts.

South America- external trade goes up, violent disturbances.

Russia- serious public tragedy, growth in communication and technology.

West Asia- region exposed to strife, explosive public hazard.

China- way paved for more achievements and progress, financial prospects good, stormy weather prevails, threat to public health probable.

Japan- affirmative action in financial front, legislation reformed, market prospects appear healthy.

 Personal Forecast - (Aug 2006)

Aries- small gains likely, injury probable, hostility with relations, avoid long journeys, selective speculation can help, career interests falter, loss through a rival, handle controversial matters with ease.

Taurus- domestic happiness on the wane, functions at home bring selective joy, expenditure soars, finance needs care, professional competition dies out, expansion of profession, disagreements with authorities, conjugal relations improve.

Gemini- pilgrimage likely, peace and tranquility at home disturbed, reduction of debts, financial management can help, avoid arguments, care needed in social contacts.

Cancer- mental stability fades, aimless travels, fear of humiliation, disharmony at home, enhanced expenditure, unhappy atmosphere prevails at home, distant journeys probable, do not lose control of yourself.

Leo- relations with friend turns sour, money inflow freezes, heavy expenditure, shun speculation, superiors turn against you, obstacles for professional development, services result in transfer, avoid excess comforts.

Virgo- ailments abate, gain of a new friend, expenses outshoot income, avoid illegal activities, services progress well, profits secured, foreign travel on the cards.

Libra- pilgrimage brings happiness, professional gains go down, disturbances in domestic scene, health of spouse affected, financial crunch foreseen, change of portfolio, emotional entanglements probable.

Scorpio- decline in social status, seek solace in pilgrimages, danger lurks in job, take care of family health, love affairs flourish, increased expenditure, avoid confrontation with authorities, long distance travel likely.

Sagittarius- death in family, sensual pleasures abound, health of spouse is cause for concern, minor accidents probable, marriage in the family, avoid extravagance, change in profession, misunderstanding with close friend, difference of opinion at home.

Capricorn- serious illness in family, domestic affairs not satisfactory, loss in financial transactions, avoid speculation, avoid lawsuits, services face transfers, distance travel becomes necessary, disagreements with spouse.

Aquarius- inclination towards spiritual pursuits, watch for tensions at home, personal safety needs care, selective speculation helps, professional activities busy, emanation mental balance.

Pisces- simple ailments bother you, marital relations get disturbed, good inflow of money, avoid speculation, rivals disappear, work atmosphere turns congenial, spiritual bent likely.

Electional Astrology for the Week

Sunday: Coronation, worship, fire related works, weapon making , war, service & employment, travel,transaction of medicine, purchase of cows, bullocks & animals, gold-silver-copper-wood-works,auspicious works, religious discourse, music learning, wearing of new clothes, trade.

Monday: Agriculture, farming, gardening, ornament making & wearing, sale & purchase of cows - buffaloes, gems-pearl & shells, singing & dancing, water related works, movable works, starting of education, female related works.

Tuesday: Killing, arresting, inciting insurgency, cruel works, piercing, army commanding, treaty, backing off agreements, igniting fire, gold related works & collection, metal work, works related to blood.

Wednesday: Fine arts, literature-music- dancing; all type of art, theater, education, writing, meritorious works, marriage, friendship, starting of fast, holy bathing, trade, clever works, ordinary works, metal work, war, argument, physical exercise, collection of articles.

Thursday: Auspicious works, religious works, fast, oblation to the dead,installing of idol, education, knowledge related works, wearing new clothes, starting living in house, trading in medicine, physical works, health related works, development & expanding works, transport, travel.

Friday: Good for starting dance, music, singing painting, luxurious works, wearing new clothes & ornaments, friendship, sex, passion, trade related to food grain & agriculture, farming, selling & purchase of land.

Saturday: Entering into new house, trading with deceit & forgery, dreadful deeds, insurgency, works related to obstruction, trading of arms & ammunition, poisoning, usage of iron & steel, trapping of elephant, stable works, profession related to capturing, collection of houses, learning secret Mantras

Your lucky stone (August - Leo)

Peridot gemstone
Peridot is a green gemstone that's sometimes called the evening emerald. Peridot is a gem-quality transparent variety of olivine, a mineral composed of magnesium-iron silicates. Peridot, as well as being recommended as a cure for insomnia, is said to aid the digestion and placate the nervous system. It acts like a tonic and heals the physical body and can be useful in reducing fever. Mogok district of Burma, Norway, Brazil, China, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Australia, Mexico, and United States.

Properties of Peridot

Color light green, dark green, olive green, yellow
Refractive Index 1.635 - 1.673
Specific Gravity 3.3 - 3.4
Hardness 7

Auspicious Days for August 2006

Date Day Tithi Nakshatra
04-08-06 Friday 06.30 to 10.30 4.30 to 7.00
06-08-06 Sunday 07.00 to 10.30 1.30 to 4.30
11-08-06 Friday 06.30 to 10.30 4.30 to 7.00
13-08-06 Sunday 07.00 to 10.30 1.30 to 4.30
14-08-06 Monday 09.00 to 10.30 4.00 to 7.00
21-08-06 Monday 09.00 to 10.30 4.00 to 7.00
27-08-06 Sunday 07.00 to 10.30 1.30 to 4.30
28-08-06 Monday 09.00 to 10.30 4.00 to 7.00
31-08-06 Thursday 07.30 to 10.30 4.00 to 7.00

Marriage rules for Electional Astrology

1.There should be no squares from the Moon and it should not be void of course. A waxing Moon is better than a waning one.

2. Fixed signs rising are best when a long lasting relationship is needed.

3. A relationship usually works well when the ruler of the Ascendant and Descendant are in good aspect to each other.

4. The luminaries Sun and Moon should be in good aspect to each other.

5. Saturn should not be in an angular house.

6. Uranus should not be in the angular houses, especially the 1st and 7th.

7. The luminaries Sun and Moon, as well as Venus and Jupiter should be above the horizon.

8. Venus ruling female and Mars ruling male should be in harmonious aspect to each other.

9. Moon in Leo brings about better compatibility among the duo involved.

10. A retrograde Venus should be avoided at all costs.

The houses in Electional Astrology

1st house- person making the electional chart, the one who is to do the task.

2nd house- money and possessions.

3rd house- brothers and sisters, cousins, neighbors, short journeys, communications.

4th house-real estate, house, father, property, fixed possessions, the final result of an undertaking.

5th house- children, love affairs, holidays, places of amusement, investment and speculation.

6th house- health problems, servants, employees, pets , food and clothing, uncles and aunts on the father's side, tenants.

7th house- the husband or wife, Defendants in lawsuits, the opponent in contests, business partners, contracts, business speculations, public and open enemies.

8th house- death, wills, inheritances, money of the husband/wife or partner; help received by opponents.

9th house- religion, science, philosophy, the Church and the law, long journeys and voyages, publications and publishing.

10th house- honor, credit, fame, authority, business and occupation, mother.

11th house- friends, acquaintances, hopes, desires and wishes.

12th house- prison, mental hospitals, confinement, limitation, persecution, treachery, secret enemies.

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