Current Muhurtas

In any daytime there are certain periods, which have special meaning.

Yama Ghantaka

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Rishi Vasishtha: "Yama Ghantaka should always be avoided in any Muhurta for auspicious (Shubha) activity". It is considered that any activity (especially travelling) started during the period of Yama Ghantaka pushes the one towards to death.

Abhijeet Muhurta

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Abhijit Muhurta is one of the most auspicious and powerful criteria for initiating all types of works.

Brahma Muhurta

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Brahma Muhurta is optimal for waking up as well as any activity connected to spiritual practices (such as Hatha Yoga, Dhyana (meditation), etc), creating, planning, projections etc.

Gulikā Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Gulika Kalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

Rahu Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Rahu Kaalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

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20°00" Libra (Tula) to 3°20" Scorpio (Vrshchika)

The 16th Nakshatra: VISHAKHA.

The four quarters are ruled by:
Mangala (Mars) - the 1st quarter,
Shukra (Venus)
- the 2nd quarter,
Buddha (Mercury) - the 3rd quarter,
and Chandra (Moon) - the 4th quarter.

Other aspects of this Nakshatra:
The Purushartha (life's vector or motivation) is Dharma.
Totem animal is Tiger (male).
Symbols: a
potter's wheel or an archway.
Devata (Deity) - Shakragni (Indra and Agni).
Dosha - Kapha.

This is the 16th Nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 20°00' in Tula to 3°20' in Vrshchika. Hence its first three quarters fall in the sign Tula, while the last quarter falls in the sign Vrshchika. While the Nakshatra Vishakha is ruled by the wise planet Jupiter, Tula is ruled by Venus and Vrshchika is ruled by Mars. Guru (Jupiter) and Mangala (Mars) is a friendly combination, while Guru (Jupiter) and Shukra (Venus) belong to the opposite camps. As a result, while the last quarter of this Nakshatra brings to fore all the bright side of Guru (Jupiter) and Mangala (Mars), people born on in the first three quarters are more interested in the material pleasures.

Vishakha born have a well-proportioned body, but they tend to be obese and put on weight with the passing of age. Females born in this Nakshatra are beautiful and religious in nature. They need to have a well balanced diet and should exercise regularly to keep them fit.

These people are god fearing and like to be guided by truth. For those born in the first three quarters of Vishakha, balance is the nature of life, as they always try to avoid extremes. This is apparent in their religious beliefs as well, with these people neither being too dogmatic nor too advanced when it comes to religion. But those born in Vrshchika are very firm in their belief, rarely changing their views. But generally, a Vishakha born is secular in his or her religious beliefs.

A well placed Chandra (Moon) and Buddha (Mercury) make these people crowd pullers. Good Buddha (Mercury) also bestows them with good oratory skills. Females born in Vishakha have a sweet tongue and quiet diplomatic in their choice of words.

These people do not like the idea of working for others. They are better suited for independent businesses. Consultancy is a good profession for them, as these people possess the required skills for the same. A Vishakha born consultant, born in the Vrshchika will rarely reveal information about his clients to others. For this reason, they are also suited for jobs that involve high levels of responsibility.

These people normally enjoy good health. They are full of vigor and enthusiasm, often working long hours continuously. Because of their addiction to certain kinds of food and the tendency to neglect their health, they may suffer sudden attacks involving the nerves system.

Male Natives

1. Physical Features: His face will be round, bright and physical appearance extremely attractive. We have noticed two types of physical appearance i.e. one with fatty and long structure and the other with very lean and short structure.

2. Character and general events: He will have full of vigor and vitality as also intelligence of the highest order. He is firm believer of god and leads a life of truthful existence. He does not believe in the orthodox principles not the age old tradition. He is fond of adopting modern ideas.

Mostly he lives away from his family. He is ready to give weight to others in excess of what is actually required depending on the weight of the persons to whom he is dealing in. Slavery is suicidal for him. While he is very much religiously active, he does not follow any superstitious religious fanaticism. He treats all religions, castes and creed as one. He is a follower of Gandhian philosophy of 'Ahimsa Paramodharma' (Religion is non-violence or The most preferable and auspicious Dharma is non-violence) and 'Truth is God'. In certain cases I have seen that such type of persons accept Sanyasa (saintism) when they touch 35 years of age. When we sanyasa it does not mean that complete detraction from the 'Grihastashram' (duty towards the family). He will simultaneously look after the family and follow sanyasa.

3. Education, sources of earning/profession: He is a very good orator and has the capacity to attract crowd. He will win several prizes in elocution competition. Hence he is the fittest person to be in the political circle. There is a peculiar spending tendency in him. While on the one side he is very stingy on the spending on the other side he is extravagant in the spending where it is not required.

He is fit for doing an independent business, job involving high responsibility, banking and religious professions, mathematician or a teacher or a printer.

4. Family life: He cannot enjoy love and affection of mother. One of the primary reasons for such lack of care may either due to mother's death or unavoidable circumstances and atmosphere which warrant his mother to be away from the native. There may be several beneficial points of his father with which he can always be proud of. Even then, not much help will be derived from his father also. In other words, we have to come to a conclusion that the native leads more or less a life of an orphan. There may be a lot of difference of opinion between his father and him on several points where an amicable settlement on any matter may not be possible. It is due to these reasons he is right from the childhood a hardworking and self made person.

He loves his wife and children very much. Even so, he has two bad qualities. One is that he is addicted to alcohol and another is that he indulges in too much sex with other ladies. In spite of these weaknesses he will not make this weaknesses as hindrance either in the family or social life.

5. Health: Since has has inherent vigor and vitality given by the god, his health will normally be very good. However, he is prone to paralytic attack. I have in more than 70 percent of Vishakha born people noticed this paralytic attack after the age of 55 years. In the remaining 30 percent cases, I have every doubt that the native could not provide me the correct birth time as otherwise the same symptom of paralytic attack would have in one form or the other present in them. It is also seen that they are prone to asthmatic attack.

Female Natives

Females born in this Nakshatra will enjoy more or less the same results mentioned for the male natives and in addition they will enjoy the following results:

1. Physical features: Her features extremely beautiful. This inherent godly gift of attractive physical features normally attract the men folk and she has to face lot of problems on this account.

2. Character and general events: She has a very sweet tongue. She is expert in the household activities and if employed in the official activities also. Arrogance is very rarely noticed in these females. She does not believe in pomp and show and she is very simple. She does not like to increase her beauty by make up. She is subject to jealousy of other female friends and relatives. She is a firm believer of religious principles and quite often observe fast and perform poojas and visit holy places frequently.

3. Education, sources of earning/profession: She is interested in poetry. If there are other good planetary combinations, particularly when Moon and Venus are together, she may become a famous writer. She will have academic excellence in arts or literature.

4. Family life: She treats her husband as her god. Her religious attitude will confer love and affection from her in-laws. As she looks after the welfare of all family members and even distant relations, she will have power and authority conferred on her. She will have more attachment to her father-in-law. She may frequently be visiting sacred places.

5. Health: She will generally have good health. However, she is prone to kidney trouble, goiter and weakness due to homo-sexuality.

Graha (if translated from Sanskrit) means "the one that controls". The physical bodies of Grahas in our world are planets. But the physical body of each Graha is only a small fraction of the whole concept of the term "Graha" as the planets representing Grahas are only terminals or visual forms.

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