New Year planetary changes and you
When the cuckoo starts its annual singing on the branches of cadju
fruit trees, and the smell of Kevum and Kokis and other sweetmeats begin
to emerge from the kitchens, the message of Sinhala and Hindu Aluth
Avurudu (Sinhala and Hindu New Year) begins to spread all over Sri
However, whether this wonderful period will stretch throughout the
year or shower bad spells on the country and its citizens is a question.
Hence, astrological forecasts play a significant role during this
Three leading astrologers Piyasena Rathuwithana, Albert Sudasinghe
and Manjula Pieris give their respective forecasts according to the
planetary changes that occur in the coming year, and the effects on the
country and the Sunday Observer readers. The forecast for each
individual Lagna (Zodiac signs) is given by Piyasena Rathuwithana.
The New Year dawns at 12.29 pm, an hour of Shani (Saturn) on Saturday
(April 14). Thathkala Lagna at this hour is Kataka (Cancer). Vakra Shani
travels in the Lagna Rashi.
Planet Ravi (Sun) transits into Mesha Lagna at the malefic period.
The Lagna Lord Chandra (Moon) in the malefic position in the eighth
house of the Thathkala Kendraya.
So both the Lagna (star sign) and the Lagna Lord are compressed.
Hence the time of the dawn of the New Year does not seem favourable on
There will be bloodshed and accidents due to weapons, fire and
carelessness. The leaders should act wisely without making hasty
decisions. The planetary positions of this time is equal to the time of
the Uprising in 1971 and the Black July in 1983. This malefic effects
will continue until July 15.
Shani (Saturn) moves to Sinha (Leo) on July 15. Sinha is also a
malefic place for Shani. But is not harmful as if it is in the Kataka
Lagna. Until Shani moves completely from both Kataka and Sinha, the
country will experience bad effects.
However since the Guru (Jupiter) comes to the eleventh house of the
horoscope of the country on November 22, we can experience an economical
exhilaration as the prices of the essential goods would go down and new
ventures for businesses and job opportunities would come up.
Countries along the Equator might experience bad effects. However the
Ravi (Sun) will be in a very powerful position as it moves to its best
Rashi Mesha on April 14. This would help the government to destroy
enmity and hatred.
Pix : Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
The government would face a barrage of enemy attacks, which would
cause a great headache. Also there will be many accidents and blood shed
throughout. The leaders should take precautions and think twice before
making important decisions.
By the middle of the year, the enemy sources will retreat and the
government will return with full power. Guru (Jupiter) will move to the
eleventh house on November 22. And this will help the country to
strengthen the economy more effectively. Chances are that exploration of
oil in Sri Lanka will succeed.
People should live an exemplary life, as the planetary changes seem
to be giving extremely bad effects for many Lagnas (star signs). Helping
the under privileged with clothes and food or in any other way, and
assisting students of any age for their education, releasing cattle
compelled to be killed, releasing caged birds or any other animals and
looking after senior citizens, helping the hospitalised patients and
nursing the sick will give a lot of good consequences which would help
to diminish the bad spell of the planetary changes.
There's another ritual practised in ancient times to lessen the
adverse Saturn effect. On Saturdays, one should fast until 10.00 am
while giving away the portion of food to birds (especially crows), fish
or any other animal. Watch them enjoying the meal with a contended mind.
This will also help to eradicate the mental stress caused by the
problems that arise due to the bad planetary influences.
If you learn to help others as much as possible and create a
harmonious environment around your while forgiving people for the sins
committed against you without always seeking revenge, you will have
peace of mind and a better quality of life. This will also help you to
evade the bad planetary changes which will be showered upon you.
This is a Sarvajith year which comes under Vishnu Vinshathiya.
Sarvajith year is a very auspicious period with agricultural and
economical development in a country. We can expect adequate rainfall
throughout. But the Sanvathsarika Kendra (yearly planetary position) of
the world seems to have some malefic condition which leads to adverse
consequences within the first 10 months after April.
Natural disasters like weather and climate changes, devastating
earthquakes and cyclones are expected especially in the Asian region.
Also unidentified germs tend to intrude the earth causing many
Since Kuja (Mars), Rahu and Chandra (Moon) are together in the 8th
house global terrorism tend to raise its ugly head with barbarious deeds
such as using poisonous gases for killing innocents. Accidents for
aircraft and watercraft are also indicated.
However since Ravi (Sun) is in the 10th house, all the governments
and States in the world tend to get together to smash terrorism away
from the earth.
Though fire and bomb scaers will prevail throughout, this is a good
time for children's education. The government will be powerful since
Ravi is in the 10th house.
After January, 2008, new explorations of oil mines are indicated. To
evade the malefic influences of the planetary change, always be truthful
and try your best to be patient when dealing with everybody - family and
office staff, while travelling or even at the market.
Bodhi Poojas and Deva Poojas done according to your religion would
give you immense satisfaction and help to eradicate the mental
frustration during this period.
You will start the new year with benevolent feelings with super
self-dignity and lots of aesthetic interests. You tend to spend lavishly
since your personal economical state will rise.
The first 6 months indicate an upliftment in your career, and you
will tend to focus on other chances of drawing a better income or better
job opportunities. But if the Chandra (Moon) is in the 10th or 5th of
your birth chart, then you might experience a distracted period in your
career after July.
Kethu travels in the 5th house, so you tend to concentrate a lot on
your studies though there can be a slight disturbance as well. You will
shower more duties on your children.
Slight adverse effects are indicated in your marriage. You tend to
get a lot of mental disturbances due to illicit love affairs and
unfaithful friends. But as the month of November passes by your
homefront and love affairs will be more fruitful and pleasant.
Take more care of your health, especially after July as stomach
related problems like urine infections and constipation are indicated.
Those who are greedy for toxicants would experience extreme bad health
problems during this period.
Lucky numbers - 1 and 9
Lucky colour - Red
Setbacks in life with criticism and offences which might make you
come in contact with the police or courts indicated. There'll be adverse
changes in property matters.
Sometimes you tend to sell a property you had inherited from your
paternal side. You will have to spend a lot on some kind of renovation.
Obstacles in the working place indicated. Not a favourable period to
fight for your rights, and lie low when dealing with superiors and
co-workers. But good for foreign careers.
Threats from your close relatives indicated. Be careful when dealing
with strangers and even close acquaintances as you can be subjected to
jealousy and envy. Extreme patience is needed to maintain peace and
happiness in married life.
Good for education. If you are under a major period or sub period of
Buda (Mercurry), Guru (Jupiter) or Sikuru (Venus), you can expect better
results in education.
Guard against your health as you tend to get illnesses connected with
consumption of toxicants.
Lucky numbers - 6 and 3
Lucky colour - light green
You will enjoy associating with the cream of society. And will also
get full backing from the State. But criticism from society will be
encountered. You will also be shouldering many responsibilities. Less
physical and mental happiness is indicated.
Favourable year for gaining money. You tend to earn from writing
books and other aesthetic fields. Think of a part-time career in
addition to your main career as it tend to be successful. Tend to spend
on children's education and health ailments of your spouse.
From May to September is the best period for education. Good period
for those who are in journalism, and for poets and writers.
Your health is in moderate condition. Worries connected with an
ailment of your paternal relative or elder brother or elder sister is
indicated. If Chandra (Moon) is in your second house you will definitely
have to worry over the bad health condition of somebody whom you esteem
Lucky number - 9
Lucky colour - green
Shani (Saturn) travels along Kataka (Cancer) within the first six
months. A period with mental distress and disturbances is encountered.
But a benevolent period is also indicated due to some other planetary
position in the world chart. Hence you might feel you are living among
both with friends and enemies. Good for career, business and gains.
But you tend to spend off your deposits. You have to spend for
educational matters both your children and you.
Once Guru (Jupiter) moves to the 6th house in November you tend to
pay interest in court cases or legal matters. As Rahu and Kuja (Mars)
move to the 8th house your health might be at slight risk.
If your Chandra (Moon) is in the 1, 2 or 6 in your birth chart you
will have to face many obstacles and adverse effects throughout the
year. Ignore getting involved in conspiracies as you tend to earn a bad
name from them. Always be patient and farsighted when taking a decision.
Lucky numbers - 5 and 6
Lucky colour - yellow
Since slow motional Guru (Jupiter), Shani (Saturn) and Rahu are
travelling in your chart you will be facing a lot of adverse effects,
but you can overcome all this if you act wisely and patiently.
Since the 11th house is powerful your money gains will be in moderate
conditions. But better if you can avoid getting involved in borrowing
and lending money.
Career positions seem to be in moderate condition. You might think of
starting your own business or career rather than working for somebody
else. Good for those who are involved in businesses connected with
cultivation and mining.
Rahu in the 7th house would give malefic consequences in married
life, homefront and love affairs due to unreasonable suspicions between
spouses and lovers.
End of the year would be favourable for education. Foreign training
or additional education is indicated.
Guard against illnesses since it will take a long time to get cured.
Lucky number - 1
Lucky colour - Red
Slow motional Guru (Jupiter) and Shani (Saturn) will travel in your
chart throughout the year while Rahu is in the 6th house. You can
experience a mixture of both good and bad results in the new year.
Good for gains. But since Shani (Saturn) moves to the 11th house,
after July you tend to spend on unnecessary things. So, always remember
to think twice before pulling your notes from your purse.
You will shoulder responsibilities in your career which indicates a
lot of favourable signs. However due to this planetary position, less
leisure is indicated. Especial benefits can be seen in the careers
attached to the government sector.
You tend to get into arguments and disturbances over your parental
inheritance with your siblings. Through whatever the luxuries you get,
some sort of deep mental worry would disturb your inner peace.
You have to be careful not from the distant enemies, but from your
closer ones who tend to be your friends. Not a favourable period for
love affairs as there will be a lot of obstacles from outsiders.
Moderate conditions are indicated for those who are studying. If Chandra
(Moon) is in 11, 12 or 4 you have to guard against your health.
Lucky No - 5
Lucky colour - Yellow
Ravi (Sun) is in a very powerful position and Shani (Saturn) is in
the 10th house. Favourable signs are shown in every aspect. Your
personality will start to shine.
Your deposits and investments will rise. You tend to renovate old
things or places. Slight obstacles in career indicated. Since Rahu
travels in the 5th house, unfavourable for education. Slight health
ailments indicated. Good for foreign tours.
Excellent period for marriages. Proposed marriages seem more strong
than love affairs during this period.
But if Chandra (Moon) is in your 10 or 3 house the good results would
diminish to a certain percentage.
Lucky number - 2
Lucky colour - Pink
Quite favourable signs are indicated during the first half of the
year. You can triumph many obstacles that come your way.
Although you cannot expect an upliftment in the economical status,
you will experience a vast development in your mindpower and religious
involvements. Less expenditure is indicated.
Favourable sign for education for all walks and age of Scorpios.
Especially this is a good year for journalists, poets and writers.
Rahu travels in the 4th house throughout the year.
A long journey, most probably a pilgrimage is shown. Moderate health
condition. Since Rahu and Kuja (Mars) are together in an adverse
position, guard against injurious situations.
But if Chandra (Moon) is in 2nd or 9th house good consequences tend
to be decreased.
Lucky number - 1
Lucky colour - yellow
Shani (Saturn) moves to 8th house and creates an Ashtama Erashtakaya.
Lagna Lord travels in the 12th house. Unfavourable signs are indicated.
High expenditure is shown. You will have to look after your elder
sibling (brother or sister) during this period.
Favourable for education. Better prospects for love affairs and
marriages. Moderate health. If you are under the major period or
sub-period of Chandra (Moon), you tend to face a lot of obstacles.
Lucky number - 5
Lucky colour - yellow
Lagna Lord is in the 7th house and Guru (Jupiter) is in the 11th
house. Mix results are indicated with busy schedules. But you will be
assisted by many around you.
Better prospects in the economy is stated. But expenditure is also
However your parental inheritance will be a great help to you
throughout. Favourable for education. Good for love affairs, but be
careful from those who pretend that they are in love.
Moderate health. Ailments like constipation and urine infections are
shown. If Chandra (Moon) is in the 7th or 12th house you tend to face
Lucky number - 4
Lucky colour - blue
Slight unfavourable signs are indicated. You tend to fight for your
rights. Good for gains and deposits.
Moderate health. Always try to treat and cure even the slightest
ailment you get as it can turn to worse during this period. Over-work
and not taking meals at proper time would trouble your health.
You might have to put extra endeavour to gain success in education.
Good for love affairs and marriages. Do not over estimate yourself as it
would be unfavourable in your love matters.
If Chandra (Moon) is in the 6th or 11th house good consequences tend
Lucky number - 3
Lucky colour - light red
Lagna Lord is in the 9th house. Rahu in the 11th house. Shani
(Saturn) in the 5th place. Prospects are indicated in your career if you
work for it. Less additional income indicated. You tend to spend
lavishly on long tours and fame, but it will be of little use.
Less attention to education is shown. No deterioration in health is
indicated. But there can be minor accidents and injuries. Hence
especially be careful while driving.
No obstacles shown in matrimonial matters. If you are under the major
period or sub-period of Buda (Mercury) and Sikuru (Venus) your love life
will be success.
But if Chandra (Moon) is either in 5th or 10th house you tend to face
Lucky number -9
Lucky colour - green
Happy New Year!