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indian premier league (IPL) 2018

the table topper (on the 12th May 2018) is SRH with 18 points. CSK are close at their heels at 14 points. KXIP and MI too are also high up in the pecking order.

Which team will win? My unlikely answer is Rajasthan Royals (RR) – who are bringing up the rear with 10 points! Who knows, it could be KXIP too!

Let wait and watch!

update on the 14th May: RR defeats MI on the 13th May and remains in the contention for the playoffs. Now, RR takes on KKR on the 15th May 2018

update on the 16th May: RR loses to KKR. They now face RCB on the 19th May. Of course, it will help if  MI beat KXIP today

update on the 20th May: RR beat RCB on the 19th May to move up to 14 points and to number 4 in the rankings

update: of course, RR lost against KKR in the playoffs and had to settle for the 4th place!


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astrology: in conversation with my conscience

Me (M): Thank you very much Conscience for agreeing to this meeting despite your busy schedule!

Conscience (C):  I am only as busy as you are!

M: My questions, this time, are centred around astrology. I know you always give very honest answers. I’ll begin now!

C: Sure!

M: My first question is –  Does astrology work? Can you please share your experiences?

C: Astrology works! Period. I commenced learning astrology, over 15 years back. My first teacher was Dr A.P. Rao (adjunct faculty at the Hindu University of America). The initial classes were harrowing. I would it very difficult to understand what was being taught – though the teaching was lucid. But astrology gradually grew on me. I remember one of the first tests we were administered. We were given blind Birth Charts, charts with no details or background of the person (native). From the given charts, we were asked to decode the illness of the native. My analysis was that the person was suffering from a mental illness. My analysis took all of five minutes using only the D1, D9 and the D10 charts. I was taken aback with the accuracy of my diagnosis. So was my teacher!  Just this one successful analysis, very early in my long journey with astrology, successfully proved to me that a good diagnosis can be made with birth horoscopes. Subsequently, of course, I have made scores of very accurate astrological predictions. I have no doubt mind that astrology works.

M: Scores of accurate predictions are fine. How about your inaccurate predictions?

C: There have been many. However, very few of those can be termed as a complete washout. In many cases, the timelines did not match – the events took place earlier (up to 3-4 months earlier) or later (up to 9 months later). However, many have been accurate to the last 30 -40 days of the event – even when the prediction was made, say, 24 months earlier. The predicted events did take place. Of course, though astrology is perfect the astrologer is not. I am certainly not perfect. I have learnt a lot from my failed predictions. I have tried to find out why these predictions may have failed. This is not unlike the failed launch of a space rocket. The first SpaceX rocket failed. They dug into the cause of the failure and fixed it. Astrology is indeed rocket science!

M: If astrology cannot give guaranteed predictions, why should anyone consult an astrologer?

C: Good question! Can a medical science professional, say a doctor, guarantee your wellness? Can a doctor ensure that the very first prescription will lead to a guaranteed cure? Can a surgeon guarantee that every surgery performed will lead to the promised cure? Can an automobile technologist guarantee that there would be no failures in a car’s systems even within the first few days or a month of use? Can a rocket scientist guarantee the there would be no launch failures even when all launch parameters are met?  Can a Psephologist (one who predicts election results) assure that the predicted party will win? Can a Stock Broker, who uses advanced statistical methods, predict the trajectory of the price of scrips with absolute certainty? No science, medical or rocket can guarantee success. Similarly, no astrologer can guarantee perfect predictions. Like an engineer, doctor or a scientist, the astrologer uses all the skills at his/her disposal to give an accurate prediction. Guaranteeing success is beyond the capability of the astrologer.

M:  Many astrologers do not use Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Does this not affect the accuracy of their predictions?

C: No! The Rishis knew that there were forces beyond the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury Jupiter and Saturn which were influencing human life. They, therefore, created two mathematical points, Rahu and Ketu to perfectly explain events without the need to use Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.  Uranus is only a higher octave of Mercury, Neptune is similar to Venus and Pluto is a higher octave of Mars.

M: Did you say Earth? Does astrology take into consideration the Earth as a planet? I have not heard of astrologers using the reference of the Earth.

C: The Lagna or the Ascendant indirectly represents the position of the Earth on the Birth Chart. The Lagna changes as the Earth rotates around its axis. The sign rising on the eastern horizon is determined by the rotation of the Earth on its axis. Similarly, the position of the Sun in the Birth Chart also take into account the position of the Earth as the Earth revolves around the Sun. The influence of the Earth is certainly taken into account in every birth chart.

M: One more question. Does the discovery of Chiron not affect how predictions are made?

C: No! Chiron takes about 50 years to cover all the twelve signs. In a birth chart, the Lagna/Ascendant is like the seconds hand of a clock. The Moon is like the minute hand of the clock. The Sun represents the hour hand of the clock. Venus, Mercury and Mars are like additional hour hands – helping locate the exact hour. Jupiter is like a half day hand of the clock (twelve-hour hand of the clock – showing when a half day is complete). Saturn is like a thirty-hour hand – showing changes every 30 hours.  These are very broad timings. Our ancients, in their considered judgement, decided that the hands of a clock which depicted time broader than the sweep of Saturn was not very useful. A clock which shows a broad time beyond Saturn is not very useful. Neither is Chiron which shows broad trends which could happen over many decades.

M: That was useful clarification. Could I ask more questions when I come across them?

C: I’ll be ready when you are!


moon sign predictions for july 2017

Vijayalakshmi is a little-known astrologer who has practised native Indian astrology for over 40 years. She is self-taught. While her predictions are derived from Birth Charts she always adds a dash of intuition to what she notices in the chart. This is then garnished with a remedy to make the prediction complete. She is is more often in temples in the vicinity of her home than at home. She may be contacted at : whenthetimeisripe@outlook.com

The following general predictions for July 2017 is based on your Moon sign. If you do not know your Moon sign, check it here using this calculator from drikpanchang.com: Moon Sign Calculator 

For all Moon Signs:  You may behave irrationally (on matters pertaining to the houses which are represented by Saturn from the Lagna/Ascendant)  on the 7th July 2017 – for some hours. Don’t make important decisions up to a day prior and till two days later – unless irrationality suits you!

Aries Moon Sign

The month begins with Saturn in Jyeshtha Nakshatra in your  8th house. The Lord of the 10th House and the 11th House in the 8th House. Be careful of dealings with the boss or any boss like authority. This is true of not just the workplace!   But if there is a Yin there is also Yang! The same Saturn may give you a windfall – if it is due. Money from insurance, legacy or even gambling or gaming is a possibility. Of course, I am neither recommending that you game or gamble.  Yudhishthira lost his kingdom. Though you may only lose your shirt – at worst.  This month may be very good at your workplace. Conversely, it may not be good for all overseas or spirituality related matter. You will have to work hard in these areas – if these areas are of importance to you.

Taurus Moon Sign

Children, speculation, new learning may all be important to you this month. You may make progress in these areas. However, your relationship with your older sibling/s may not be on an even keel. There may be some difficulties experienced by you in the area of earning or managing your income. If true, this is only a short-term issue. There may be gains in the spiritual or occult areas. You may study or learn Jyotish or similar subjects. You may also make money from these subjects.  The next 50 days will see you being very fastidious and finicky over many matters. You may pore over documents and examine every fine print it.

Gemini Moon Sign

The early part of the month may see gains emanating from a communication that you receive. An elevation in your professional status, gains from the sale of a property or even very good meetings are possible during the early part of the month.  You may spend a lot of time with professional commitments to the detriment of your domestic life. A member of the opposite sex may also play an important role in your professional life this month. Health precautions are a must this month. This, of course, depends on the nature of your health and is valid more for those who currently have some health issues. Though, this need not be anything serious.

Cancer Moon Sign

For the next many months the theme of hidden income may play an important role in your life. Your income may be hidden or from a secret source. If this is not true, you may speak in hidden or coded language or at the very least not communicate completely. If you have any throat ailment, take medical advice. Also, this period and beyond will draw your attention to wealth related matters from a source which was, perhaps, unknown to you so far. You may even receive an income from a distant or overseas location.  You may have a long distance travel which may be linked with your profession or may be connected with a with a learning or knowledge program or an academic course.

Leo Moon Sign

For the next several you may go into hiding – literally or figuratively. If you are spiritually oriented you may retreat into a cave to meditate – at the very least retreat into a mental cave. Your business and/or marriage or partnership has been flagged or highlighted by the planets. If you are attempting to learn something new, you will learn quickly or put in an effort to learn quickly.  This month is particularly good for those connected with Law, Defence and Military matters. Overseas matters are also highlighted this month. You may have an income linked to spirituality or astrology related matters.

Virgo Moon Sign

Career is highlighted in the early part of July. There could some stress on the work front which could be linked with communication at the workplace.  More specifically there could be stress from overseas communication-related matters. Along with workplace communication, there may be romance linked communication this month. You may wish to ensure that this romantic communication does not hinder your business or marriage. If so inclined, your will learn constantly and may focus on home (acquiring a home cannot be ruled out) and vehicles (which too you may acquire if it is on your bucket list). You may be nurturing and may want your family around. Loans, uncles, aunts and Pets also play an important role in the coming months.

Libra Moon Sign

Good investments from a speculative viewpoint, investment or expenses pertaining to a home may be important over the next few months. A monetary transaction with your mother or a mother like person is also highlighted. This may pertain to banking and investment.  This theme may play out for two or three months. Your spouse’s income or wealth may also be linked to this. An income source which is generally not known or an income from hidden matters or occult subjects is also a distinct possibility (remember this is only a Moon sign reading and not a reading from a birth chart  – I cannot be any more accurate with a general reading).  Some of you may gain from long distance travel which may be along with your family.As mentioned in the June reading, the good thing for those born under the Libra Moon sign is that Saade Saati ( the 7.5 years of Saturn’s transit from the 12th house to the natal Moon to getting out of the 2nd house from the natal Moon) will end in October 2017. An overall generally stressful period will come to an end by October as soon as Saturn enters Sagittarius.

Scorpio Moon Sign

You may have short travels this month and for the next few months. You may feel energetic, courageous and may be successful on account of your own efforts. You may be happy with your income and may have a good time with friends. I do not rule out a windfall for you this month or during the next few weeks beyond the end of this month. For some, you may focus on your relationship with your children – which may be under stress. In order to improve your relationship with your children rope in your spouse or take his or help – or so say the planets. If your spouse is busy, rope in your spouse’s subordinate colleague from her/his workplace. Stress at workplace and gains from provident fund/gratuity etc are all possible this month.

Sagittarius Moon Sign

Your third house has been flagged. Your siblings, artistic talent, neighbours or even your writings may be important this month. This may be a theme continuing for the last some months. You may undertake a secret or take up an education course which is not known to even those who you may know well. You may get a higher remuneration from your workplace. Those in the Real Estate, education, vehicles or hotel business may do better than others. If you have heart or knee problems you may need to seek medical attention. You could do even better if you hire competent people or augment your working capital by taking on debt (this is not business advice but is rooted in planetary placements for the next few months).  During the month, if in business, you may take on a business partner – who may also be your spouse. Those employed may get recognition at the workplace.  There may also be a somewhat serious difference of opinion with your business partner or spouse.

Capricorn Moon Sign

Good times ahead. Education and learning for some and long distance travel for some others. You may put in a lot of hard work into whatever be your work. Yantra, Tantra and Mantra will also play an important role in your life for the next four weeks or longer – perhaps until early September. This is a theme which may be a continuation of the theme from the last twelve months or so. Money and family related matter are flagged or highlighted – in most case positively. The Sun in Gemini till about the 17th July will help you overcome impediments along your way. Beyond this date, for about the next 30 days the placement of the Sun may be a challenge for all partnership related matter. Disagreement with partners is not unlikely. You will deploy your skill at the workplace, profitably.

Aquarius Moon Sign

Power, pelf and prestige are all possible in the coming days and for the next three months. Manage it well. This could be a result of your dealings with a distant place. On the flip side, you may not be at your physical best – some medical attention may be necessary but nothing of any serious concern. Home, vehicles, the government, education and your mother will all be important – of course not all these will play out – some of these will certainly. Be careful with verbal communication. This could be a challenging area. So could be the neck in a physical sense. In a figurative sense, your neck could also be on the chopping block – in a manner of speaking. A partner could bail you out if any of this does come to pass. If you are in the business of sports, entertainment or speculation you may do well during the early month. Later, there may be difficulty in partnerships.  The month could very very good in some ways and not so great in other ways.

Pisces Moon Sign

All partnership matters may flourish or may have been flourishing for the last few months. This trend could continue for the next few months. You may be physically stressed this month. The planets suggest that talking it out, singing (if you can) and meditation as good remedies for this stress. If you are a military or marketing strategist, your tactics and plans may work well. You may get assistance from uncles and aunts – if you need it. You may write or speak on mysterious or mystical matters – if you are that type. Art, music and acting may be important this month if you are connected to these fields. You may borrow without anyone’s knowledge or could keep your minor illness a secret.

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moon sign predictions for june 2017

V Vijayalakshmi is a little-known astrologer who has practised native Indian (Vedic) astrology for over 40 years. She is self-taught. While her predictions are derived from Birth Charts she always adds a dash of intuition to what she notices in the chart. This is then garnished with a remedy to make the prediction complete. She is is more often in temples in the vicinity of her home than at home.

The following general predictions for June 2017 is based on your Moon sign. If you do not know your Moon sign, check it here using this calculator from drikpanchang.com: Moon Sign Calculator 

For all Moon Signs:  You may behave irrationally (on matters pertaining to the houses which are represented by Saturn from the Lagna/Ascendant)  on the 10th June 2017 – for some hours. Postpone decision making to two days later – unless irrationality suits you!

Aries Moon Sign

If you are a singer or a speaker you will do well this month. You could earn recognition through your speech. Some of you may even have a throat infection which may require medication.  Your relationship with your spouse or business partner could be in focus during this time – mainly for positive reasons. During the month you will be energetic, adventurous and courageous. Those in the field of Sale and Marketing could do well. Notwithstanding the foregoing, many of you may find the going tough on the professional front as Saturn continues to move backwards. Of course, this is temporary and will ease out in the next 2 months or so. There may be long distance travel too during this period – related to your work. There may be gains from speculation if you are so inclined. The non-speculative types may gain from meditation. Do not get into any attempt to damage your relations with your own family.

Taurus Moon Sign

Till about the 9th June, the Sun moves in your Rashi. There may be a desire and the effort to learn new things. Perhaps the desire and the willingness to do a short course. You may focus on Real Estate too during the month. You may benefit from your mother and/or this may be an emotionally stable period. For those spiritually inclined, this may be a beneficial period. There may be an income from spirituality. Even romance will have a spiritual connection. Those planning to commence a family may be in two minds about it. The stock market, games, children become important after the  5th June. Jupiter turns direct on the 9th June and accentuates all matters which I said becomes important after the 5th June. After about the 17th of June, you need to take care of your eyes/teeth if you have any pre-existing medical conditions. You will be devoted to your family. Saturn is retrograde until September. If you have retrograde Saturn in your Birth Chart you will do well in your profession or your profession will be highlighted. For others, this may be a slightly difficult period which will correct itself by September. Take care of your knee or areas near the knees – there may be some niggles here.

Gemini Moon Sign

The month may begin or the previous month may have ended with a gain to your children – perhaps with them going abroad in some cases. To those of you where this does not apply, there may have been again via a Real Estate transaction – perhaps via the sale of property. The first five/seven days of the month may be very gainful. Those in the education field should do very well this month.  Agriculturists, horticulturist and florists too will thrive this month. You may invest in learning and there will be earnings from this learning. This is also a month where you will grapple with your difficulties and come out on top. If May was a good month, the streak should continue.

Cancer Moon Sign

The sign of Cancer is special. This is since I know more people with their Moon in Cancer than in any other.  All the way till about the 15th June, it is very likely that you will have a rollicking time – perhaps dealing with authority figures in distant or overseas places. You may be making plans to travel overseas or may travel overseas. There will be an income too from an overseas location. Jupiter turns direct on the 9th  of June. This will give a further fillip to your overseas ambition. Jupiter turns direct in Hasta Nakshatra which is ruled by the Moon. Check your Natal Chart (Birth Chart). The House which Moon owns or the house where the Moon is placed (from the Lagna) will be gainfully benefitted. You will also gain from writing or other forms of communication. In some cases, even your children will develop overseas connections. You will crawl out of all difficulties.  Overall a very good month – for most.

Leo Moon Sign

Perhaps you are recovering from a brief illness as the month commences. Also, as the month commences some of you may be grappling with money matters. Some may be a little short of it and some others may have a windfall. There may be many short trips during the months. Some of you may get recognition for the use of skills pertaining to your hands. Meditation, children and/or the study of scriptures is highlighted during the month – for many – remember this is a general Moon sign horoscope. Generally speaking, your Lord of luck is strong during the month and make the best use of it. Those waiting to buy land/building may do well this month.

Virgo Moon Sign

The month may not begin well. It may be a stressful beginning. However, within a week things will look up. You may contemplate some changes in your employment or profession. Either the finances pertaining to your profession may not be satisfactory early in the month or you may have disagreements with your family. Some others may have problems with the teeth – especially if you have a sweet tooth!  Any effort that you make will be rewarded. Those looking to buy a new home or a car may also do so post the 9th June. Self-study assumes importance during this period. You may also feel a sense of better bonding with your mother. You will have an analysing mindset this month with which you can outwit your detractors – unless they too have their Moon in Virgo! Your spouse may travel without you this month. If your spouse is engaged in activities like art, music, acting or similar then your spouse will do well this month. The use of stealth or a cloak and dagger will be the underlining theme of the month.

Libra Moon Sign

The good thing for those born under the Libra Moon sign is that Saade Saati ( the 7.5 years of Saturn’s transit from the 12th house to the natal Moon to getting out of the 2nd house from the natal Moon) will end in October 2017. An overall generally stressful period will come to an end by October as soon as Saturn enters Sagittarius. However, be that as it may,  you will get along with all your partners this month – be it your business partner, a partner in crime or your spouse!  Your wealth will be linked to the wealth of your partner. Treat all your partners well. Those of you who are looking for a spouse will do well to stop looking for her/him online. You may find your spouse when on a long distance journey. If you do, your future spouse may be involved in the legal field. If you are married, your spouse will be off on a long trip this month. There may be financial windfalls, for your mate, from this trip. If you are so inclined, you may have an unexpected windfall this month. You may be involved in spiritual matters and may be intuitive and insightful this month.

Scorpio Moon Sign

This is not the month to step on the gas in many matters. Be careful while driving. Any medication that you may be under must be consumed as per the doctor’s advice. If employed, do not get into any arguments in the workplace this month. Keep a low profile, as far as possible. You may be very diplomatic this month – which is very good in light of what I mentioned in the previous line. You may receive career support from either your spouse or some other partner. There may be profitable business agreements during this month. This is a great time for your children no matter what their age – this is truer after the 10th of the month. This is also a good time for developing your skills or going through sacred texts if you are so inclined. If you are in the process of taking part in competitive exams or are a part of a cricket team (or swimming team for that matter) you will contribute well to the team and your individual performance could be lauded.

Sagittarius Moon Sign

Unless Saturn is retrograde in your Birth Chart, there may be some issues in your earning capacity and the ability to accumulate money. If you are an influential speaker, you may find (unless Saturn is retrograde in your Birth Chart) that this month you speech does not carry the same weight. Of course, this is temporary. You may be lax with your diet this month and may not speak well of others. If you are normally adventuresome, you may find that during that during this month some of your adventurous spirits may be missing. Be nice and cordial to your neighbours and siblings – your tendency may be not to be so!  You may sell or think of selling some of your property or possession this month. If you are an educationalist, you will thrive this month. So will students. If you have any heart issues take care especially till the 9th/10th June.  Your relationship with children will be good. Contracts agreements and/or religious activities are also highlighted. Yes, good health is also highlighted during the month notwithstanding what has been mentioned above.  As the month progresses, activities in your professional sphere will pick up pace.

Capricorn Moon Sign

Guard your health and your reputation as the month commences. Keep guarding it till about mid-September. Since this is only a Moon Sign reading, I am not very sure but you may either have a big ticket investment coming up or you may have some heavy expenditure during the month. Prepare for short and long trips during the month. Some of these trips may be pleasure jaunts with the family. Some others may travel for their education. Your intuition may be strong this month. You may also be motivated to build up your financial assets. Some of you may also be overly aggressive this month or live away from your mother. There may be a change in home or a change in school – if you are a student. Women need to take care of their health this month. There may be a change in employment for some and others may contemplate a change in employment. Give emotional support to your children – should the situation require it.

Aquarius Moon Sign

As Ketu transits via your Rasi you may seek spirituality. Do not be over-reaching in your personal pursuits. Tread carefully. Your travel plans could get truncated or replanned. For those with retrograde Saturn in their birth chart, this could be a very good time for your career or profession. Those who are in the business of trading will see a good turnover of volume. You may acquire new or additional skill this month – more valid to those who are connected with Real Estate. Be careful of any misunderstanding with your mother or a mother like figure.  As in the case of Capricorn, women need to be more careful about their health – follow your doctor’s orders completely, if applicable in your case. If you are in the business or profession of teaching spiritual techniques, entertainment or in some way connected with dealing with anything which is required by children, you will do well.  Some may have a romantic interlude while will thrive in the stock market. Detectives and investigators will do well. So will those who wish to delve in scriptures.

Pisces Moon Sign

I hear wedding bells for the eligible ones. If you do get wed in the coming month/s, your mate may be attractive and supportive. Some of you may develop a monastic tendency. Yes, marriage for some and the monastery for some others! Of course, some others may get the best of both the world by getting married and then travelling to Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal or any other place which is known for its monasteries. Money, monastery and marriage seem to be the theme for you. Education may also be in store for some of you – education in a monastery. You will gain from education this month – whether in a monastery or not. Singers, speakers and educationalists will do well. As will farmers. You will work hard to put your finances in order.  You may splurge on apparel, vehicles and generally think that it is money that makes you happy – which may well be so!  If you are looking to get married, there may be delays. If you are married, your spouse may take off to some location on a work related trip. Be careful about disagreements in the family.  You may be in some way get connected or be involved with the wealth of your spouse. You may take up a distance learning program or even some type of a regular educational course or program. Your business or profession will get a fillip after Saturn turns direct in October.

There are still two days to go in May – if you need to look up your May predictions, click here: Moon Sign Predictions for May 2017