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Aries (Mesha):
Lagnadhipati Mars in the 5th is
not favorable for school going children as the
latter could lose interest in studies. The sub-
jects also would develop a tendency to go on
a spending spree to make merry. Of the four
planets placed in the 7th, Saturn, Mercury, Rahu and Sun, the lat-
ter makes you a comfortable partner be it in marriage or business.
Mercury transiting in the 7th in Libra is a source of strength for writ-
ers, journalists and others engaged in literary activity. Meanwhile,
exalted Saturn in the 7th commanding Digbala and powered with
Sasa Yoga confers on you high position, general prosperity and a
host of other benefits.
Taurus (Vrushabha):
Sun-Saturn-Rahu com-
bination is powerful in the 6th Upachaya House
and is capable of protecting you from all evil influ-
ences and giving you a whip hand over your en-
emies and rivals. Mars strong in the 4th may help
you acquire lands and vehicles, but turn relatives
against you. Slow moving Jupiter in the 2nd in Gemini assures a
steady income and closeness to spouse and children. Venus in the
7th, a position unfavorable for your spouse, will move into the 8th in
Sagittarius on October 30.
Gemini (Mithuna):
Lagnadhipati Mercury, now
retrograde, and also conjunct with Sun, Saturn
and Rahu in the 5th House in Libra is favor-
able for studies. He also brings success and
recognition to artistes like singers and dancers.
Besides, Sun being the lord of the 4th quadrant
and Mercury the lord of the 5th trine, together in
one House produces the effects of a Rajayoga. Exalted Saturn in the
5th trine is also very favorable. These positions bring you success
and achievements and Rahu adds strength to the planets producing
beneficial results.
Cancer (Kataka):
The current line up of planets,
both slow moving and rapid moving is favorable.
Mars in the 2nd as the lord of the 9th brings you
wealth and promotes peace and harmony in the
family, Jupiter in the 12th as the lord of the 6th
gives you worldly wisdom and material success, exalted Saturn, Mer-
cury and debilitated Sun together in the 4th confers on you a position
of power and authority, home comforts, comfortable travel and suc-
cess in educational pursuits.
Leo (Simha):
Lagnadhipati Sun, exalted Saturn
and Rahu are very powerful in the 3rd Upachaya
House and they assure you of success in all un-
dertakings while protecting you from all evil influ-
ences. Retrograde Mercury in the 3rd also gives
you mindfulness and a keen perception. Mars in
the Lagna makes you bold and energetic. You will develop a strong
pull towards sports and entertainment with Venus now in the 4th
moving into your 5th House in Sagittarius on October 10.
Virgo (Kanya):
Your Lagnadhipati Mercury now
fortified with additional strength gained from the
retrograde movement in the 2nd holds out im-
mense gains for businessmen in general and
for commission agents, forwarding agents and
middlemen in particular. Exalted Saturn in the
2nd is favorable for the subjects engaged agricul-
tural and mining activity. Venus will become more favorable when he
moves into the 4th on October 30. Mars in the 12th is a warning for
you to steer clear of disputes, conflicts and clashes.
Libra (Thula):
Sun-Mercury-Saturn-Rahu combi-
nation is a multi-source of strength for you. Saturn
in exaltation produces the effects of Sasa Maha
Yoga. Mercury and Saturn again as the lords of
the 5th and 9th trines respectively give rise to the
effects of a Rajayoga. Meanwhile, Sun in fall and
Saturn in exaltation in the same sign generate the effects of a Neech-
abhanga Rajayoga. Rahu receiving the special aspect of Jupiter en-
hances the beneficial results produced by Sun, Saturn and Mercury.
You will enjoy the benefits of these favorable positions in full measure
if you are also running favorable Dasas.
Scorpio (Vrushika):
Mars in the 10th in friendly
Leo commanding Digbala is a very strong posi-
tion that makes you ambitious and assures you of
career and business success. Managers, execu-
tives and others holding decision making posi-
tions are among the main beneficiaries. Exalted
Saturn in the 12th produces the effects of Vimala Yoga and Mercury
in the 12th as the lord of the 8th the effects of Harsha Yoga. Both yo-
gas give rise to similar benefits such as worldly wisdom, mindfulness
and a strong propensity towards righteous conduct.
Sagittarius (Dhanu):
Lagnadhipati Jupiter is in
the 7th House casting his direct beneficial aspect
over the Lagna while friendly Mars is in the 9th
trine as the lord of the 5th trine and Sun and Mer-
cury are conjunct in the 11th as the lords of the
9th and 10th respectively producing the effects
of Rajayogas. Besides, Saturn and Rahu are very strong in the 11th.
All in all, the planetary line up is very favorable and it assures the
subjects of success in all their undertakings.
Capricorn (Makara):
Of the four planets, Sun,
Mercury Rahu and Saturn transiting your 10th,
Sun is fortified with Digbala in this House, Saturn
in exaltation produces the effects of Sasa Yoga,
Mercury as the lord of the 9th trine gives rise to
the effects of a Rajayoga and Rahu receiving the
special aspect of Jupiter heightens the beneficial results generated
by other planets. The cumulative effect of these planetary positions
confers great success on the subjects in general and holders and
seekers of political office and those holding leadership positions in
particular.
Aquarius (Kumbha):
Lagnadhipati Saturn is in
exaltation conjunct with 7th lord Sun, 5th lord
Mercury and Rahu in the 9th Bhagyasthana as-
suring you of happiness and gains from spouse
and children, possible gains from foreign sources,
a position of authority and power and general
prosperity. Venus due to move into the 11th on October will bring
an increased income and gains from friends. However, Mars due to
transit the 7th until November 26 can cause disputes and conflicts
with the spouse marring the marital happiness.
Pisces (Pisces):
Exalted Saturn continues transit
in the 8th producing the effects of Sarala Yoga.
Meanwhile, both Saturn in the 8th as the lord of
the 12th and Sun in the 8th as lord of the 6th pro-
duce the effects of Harsha Yoga. These positions
give you a host of benefits including longevity, a whip hand over en-
emies and rivals, a sense of frugality and a strong inclination to lead
a righteous life. Mars in the 6th gives you financial stability and the
ability to overcome obstacles.
What the stars foretell for your Lagna
(For the 4th quarter of October 2013)
By Sudarshi
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“Landmines are an ongoing reminder of Sri Lanka’s
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more work to be done to make these areas completely safe.
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Germany’s support for mine action in Sri Lanka was carried
out through FSD which has been operating in Sri Lanka since
2002 with operations in the North and the East. Germany has
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