The week ahead

THIS will be an interesting week, astrologically speaking. In the beginning of the week there will be an opposition, which suggests tension, between Pluto in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini. The ensuing struggle will be between Pluto's need to break down structures, and Jupiter's pursuit of expansion. You are likely to feel pulled in two different directions as you are torn between wanting to give things up and build on them at the same time. The best thing to do is meditate on your life and try to determine what structures are outdated and need to be swept away, and what structures you want to build your future upon. You may not be able to tell which is which this week, but over the next few weeks, as Pluto and Jupiter continue to interact in the sky, all will be made clear.

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Queries Answered

FOR deciding a wedding match, will poruttham based on birth star of bride and groom do, or should other aspects of the horoscopes also match?

Vijayaraghavachari, Chennai 45

It is always advisable to recommend a marital match duly considering the birth stars of the proposed bride and groom, and also the 7th, 8th and 9th Bhavas in both horoscopes. Dasas and Bhukthis in operation for the girl and the boy will also play a role in determining the course of the events in the marriage of the pair. Puthra Bhava (5th House) and the placement of Puthra Karaka Jupiter are also to be examined to see the potential for progeny. When horoscopes are not available, then agreement can be adjudged based on the birth stars or even Nama Nakshatras.

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Good dates

September 3 up to noon (Not fit for travel) and September 4 from 2 p.m.

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