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Astrological Predictions for the Year 2009
Contributed by Shri Pundit Parasharji

Pundit Parashar is one of the member of our elite astrologer's panel. He writes weekly horoscope columns in various newspapers across the world and in many leading online websites including this one. He can be reached at (925)-833-7170.

Note: These horoscopes provided here are general purpose only, to get accurate predictions, please combine with your birth chart, moonsign, lagna, mahadasa and other details. For more details or questions about these forecasts please reach him at parashar @ parashar dot com.

ARIES / Mesha (March 21 to April 20):
Jupiter lord of house of luck will continue its transit in tenth though in a weak sign. Jupiter from tenth will aspect house of finances, domestic happiness, properties, friends and house of enemies and diseases. As a result you will be able to meet all you commitments gracefully and may invest in a property; there will be increase in number of friends as well as foes. Jupiter's transit in tenth will definitely bring some changes in career. You may buy a run down business and improve it drastically. People in job will take a big chance and make a risky change which will ultimately prove to be a blessing in disguise quickly. Saturn on the other hand will continue to stay in fifth till Sept 14th before moving into sixth. Such Saturn will because of the ownership of house of career, will keep job and income intact and further cause major improvement in living and working conditions after September. Career change will be associated with change of residence too. You will move to a nice and bigger place. Changes will become clear very early and you will beat all the odds, defeat your competitors easily. Saturn's movement into sixth will also help you win legal battles big or small. Since Venus will be moving in favorable houses for most of the year, money will not be a problem. Avoid stress and eat food on regular intervals and the negative influence of Saturn in the region of stomach will be neutralized.

TAURUS/Vrishabha (April 21 to May 20):
Saturn lord of house of luck will continue its transit in fourth in neutral zone till September 14th before moving into friendly sign Virgo. Saturn from fourth will keep an eye on house of enemies, competitors, career and self. As a result enemies will try their best but will not be able to hurt and you will keep escaping all troubles in career and find solutions on the last minute only and learn to have patience in life. Things will be on the edge at work and if you do not panic and maintain patience rough time will pass quickly. Once Saturn moves into fifth there will be tremendous improvement in career. You will make a smooth transition to a new and exciting career. It will be very slow for people working as brokers till September but will pick up rapidly thereafter. Saturn's aspect on second is a sure sign for sudden and unexpected wealth, so if your pans are right you will be rolling into money after September of 2009. There is a strong chance of money through litigation or other legal channels. This year you will distant yourself from many useless people in life. You will learn a lot from past mistakes and be careful in making friends and business partners. Saturn's transit in Virgo will add new associates who will be instrumental in your success in next few years. Control your impulses and do not fall for any scheme in July or will face quick financial losses as Mars will transit first and second thereafter.

GEMINI / Mithuna (May 21 to June 20):
Jupiter lord of seventh the house of partnerships and tenth the house of career will be weak in eighth throughout 2009 as a result there will be tensions and anxiety about career, business and lack of support from business and life partner. Since Jupiter will continue to aspect eleventh, house of gains and second the house of finances, money should not be a problem. On the positive notes Saturn ruler of house of luck will stay in third till September 14th and move in fourth thereafter as a result Saturn's aspect on house of luck will help escape the disasters just before its about to take place. This will be another favorable year for people connected with sales, communications, internet and high tech industry. This Saturn will help you win all litigations big or small. Pending issues with Government if any will favorably get resolved before September. Saturn's transit in fourth can cause move in direction west and it will be beneficial and permanent. You will travel to distant places for business purpose and an addition in the family also possible this year. There is strong possibility of another business towards the end of 2009. Just act quickly when you come across any opportunity. Rahu's transit in seventh towards the November will cause some frustration in area of relationship or with business partners. There will be lots of fluctuation on financial sides as always.

CANCER / Karka (June 21 to July 22):
Jupiter lord of house of luck will transit seventh though weak in 2009. It will aspect house of gains, lagna and third during its transit. As a result income will not be hurt, you will become more social and earn respect in society and have improved communication skills. Now on January 28th, transiting Mars will conjunct with Jupiter in Capricorn forming Raja Yoga. You will definitely come across a morale boosting opportunity; it will not only make you strong career wise but improve you image socially and move you to a different level. You will continue to receive help from experienced people. Once Saturn moves to Virgo in September, you will free yourself from restrictions and bondages of the past and start totally new chapter in life. Change in career will be associated with change of residence too. Legal matters taking a toll on finances will be solved and victory is assured by this Saturn. You will be taking an important trip towards the end of 2009. As per wisdom the only negative impact of Jupiter could be on personal life so if other factors are not so bad there will be only little complication with partner, life or business during Jupiter's stay in seventh this year. Once Saturn leaves second you will start to feel comfortable money wise, you will have more than your needs and will be able to save some. Do not gamble and avoid making investment where there is slightest risk and you will do fine. Get ready for some great time in life starting September and onwards.

LEO / Simha (July 23 to August 22):
A very weak Jupiter will transit sixth house in 2009 and Saturn will continue to occupy Lagna till September 14th before moving into second house. Mars will transit seventh from March 7th till April 15th before becoming very strong from May 24th and onwards. You are under peak period of Saturn's Sadhe Sati or seven and a half year evil cycle. So there will be uncertainty, more struggle and delay. Business, partnership issues will cause lots of strain on mind till September 14th and hurt you financially thereafter. Mars transits in favorable houses will revive hopes and keep the negative influence of Saturn under check from time to time. It will be a roller coaster ride for most. It will not be a good idea to rely on others and take anybody's words for granted. Have every thing in writing and take advice from experienced and learned people as making the correct decisions on your own will be slightly difficult as such Saturn creates lots of confusion and fears in one's mind. There will be positive changes in career in March and again in May. You may also invest in properties during these periods, just don't stretch your budget and you will be happy. Buying an old vehicle or fixer upper property will not be a good idea. So if you are patient and ready to work hard with associates and subordinate you will pass this rough ride. You will come across many tempting offers in business as well as in personal life. Think rationally, keep emotions aside and you will make the right choices.

VIRGO/Kanya (August 23 to September 22):
Jupiter lord of house of business, partnerships, career etc., though weak will be in fifth which is a very auspicious house in 2009. This Jupiter will improve business and you will be working with or for new partners. Business and projects you will get starting year 2009 will be long lasting and more profitable. You will be working for people who are established and far sighted. Some one with gray hairs will be instrumental in your success this year. Marriage is also in the air for bachelors in 2009. Jupiter's transit in fifth will also help clear any pending issues from government easily. Or you will be working for government directly or indirectly. Saturn's transit in twelfth till September 14th is disturbing for some but once it moves into Virgo, it will bring big boost in life and will make you forget all struggle of the past. People prone to litigations should not let their guard down for a minute otherwise also involvement in legal procedures and unnecessary delay will keep some part of your mind occupied till September. Venus the lord of house of luck will stay very strong this year and transit favorable house. Money wise you will stay comfortable and keep making good progress in career, thanks to Venus. You will come across a great financial opportunity in July. It will be kind of financial windfall. Once Saturn moves in September you will not have to make much effort to achieve your goals. You will beat opponents and competitors with your diplomacy and excellent strategy

LIBRA / Tula (September 23 to October 22):
Raja yoga Karka planet Saturn will continue to occupy house of gains before moving into house of expenses on September 14th. Because of its aspect on first, fifth and eighth house, you will continue to feel strong against all odds, there can be an addition in the family and you will make recover old debts and may even get big chunk of money from an insurance company before September. You may also dispose off some assets for a decent profit and may reinvest in a big property. It will be again better not to buy fixer upper or Saturn's transit in twelfth will drain you out through it. Saturn does not give anything without hard work so all the extra hours you put in will not go waste, investing in land and rental property will be beneficial. Starting any industry or things to with high tech will be good. You will benefit from direction West. Red color planet Mars ruler of house of finances will always try to take you into red, means expenses will not leave you alone in 2009. Weak Jupiter's transit in fourth will not have much good or bad effect. You may loose some ungrateful friends this year that's all. Now Saturn's transit into twelfth after September could be little tricky. You may be spending lots of time away from existing home, expenses on children will triple, you may get some big changes or remodeling done to your home and will go through some legal procedure also. Wearing a Blue sapphire will be beneficial.

SCORPIO/Vrischika (October 23 to November 22):
Jupiter the ruler of house of finances and children will stay very weak during 2009. As a result income will be less than previous years and you will have to work extra hard to maintain what you have. Commitments on children will increase and you may need to spend on their marriage etc. this year. You will come across many tempting opportunity to make extra bucks but you will let them go as you will be scared to twist any fact or figure for financial gains. Spending money on reaching out people or advertising will not be of any help. Now Saturn, the planet of justice and sacrifice will be in tenth till September 14th before moving into house of gains. You will do a lot of good to others without expecting anything in return and be socially very active. Investing in property in early 2009 can bring quick gains once Saturn moves into eleventh. After September running around will increase and every trip you take, it will bring instant gains. You will gain friendship of a very influential person and benefit in many ways. You will buy another vehicle after September and may even win a legal battle. Jupiter in third will bring many but weak proposals for bachelors. You may start working on a book but may not finish. Saturn in tenth will definitely reward you for hard work and you will be selected for a prestigious project among large number of competitors.

SAGITTARIUS / Dhanus (November 23 to December 22):
Jupiter lord of lagna, the house of health, name, fame and fourth house, the house of residence, domestic happiness, and friends will be weak in house of money in 2009. Sun ruler of house of luck will be strong after January 14th till October 14th. Saturn will stay in house of luck, religion till September 14th before moving in house of career. With lord of first weak, it will be hard to get the full credit and no matter how much you help others, they will be still ungrateful. Do not ignore any health issues and take prompt action to take care of them. You will be very cautious when it comes to handling money and will be able to save some by the year end. People will demand help. Have no expectations and do not go out of your way because ultimately they will show their real colors. You will spend money on a property or your upgrade your existing home as you may refrain from taking a risk and increasing liability. Whether you want or not but you will need to purchase another car for a new driver in the family. Saturn in ninth will make you a philosopher. You will reap benefit for your patience once Saturn moves into house of career. A dream job or assignment will become reality and of course it will be associated with large financial gains and benefits. You will three important trips far away from home in 2009. There is a strong chance of money through law suit you initiate this year. You will do well but keep an eye on health.

CAPRICORN / Makara (December 22 to January 19):
Saturn the lord of first and second will stay in eighth, an evil house till September 14th before moving into house of luck. Jupiter the enemy of lagna will transit first in 2009. This year you will be working hard on a project that requires lots of patience and secrecy in earlier stages. Saturn will keep your talents in dark and keep you away from limelight till September. Its aspect on second will keep you financially secure throughout 2009. Do not downsize your social life and avoid working night time as it will start giving adverse effects of Saturn in eighth that is depressions and ill health. Jupiter in first will create uncertainty and lack of confidence in what you do. So think as long you are doing things right, results will come which is a fact as when Saturn moves in house of luck, you will be rolling into wealth and sudden fame is assured at the same time. You will be fully content and will have more than sufficient to do charity and other religious work and thank God for success. There will be an element of surprise in all good or bad news i.e., things will happen so quick that you will have no chance to think or prepare. You will feel exhausted because of extra running around and the medications will not help but relaxing techniques and meditation. Saturn in eighth may give you worries about a child or some one will move far away from family for educational purpose.

AQUARIUS / Kumbha (January 20 to February 18):
Saturn will transit seventh till September 14 and eighth thereafter. Raja Yoga Karka planet Venus will start strong except in August and October. Hard work and patience will lead you towards safer ground. You will come across many temptations to change job or even career in 2009. Diversifying will be a bad idea. Money wise you will be alright never less never too much. If you are ready to put your principles aside, there will be an opportunity to make more and move to different level in August and of course it will require you to travel intensively and stay away from family for long durations. Finding right partners for your ventures will be slow and frustrating. Old ones will express their inability to continue that's why you will be looking for new. Saturn in the seventh can give few health troubles to spouse, living in house NOT facing south and living on ground floor will reduce the problems. This Saturn will give bachelors hard time in finding the right match. In the month of June and July you will visit few beautiful places and enjoy traveling with family. You will upgrade your vehicle also some where in May or June. You will be helping some one with little money on regular basis in 2009. Your relations with siblings will improve and one of them may visit you this summer. Saturn's transit in eighth will not be bad but helpful in research and development of something very useful. It may get you some easy money also.

PISCES / Mina (February 19 to March 20):
Jupiter lord of house of career and health, name, fame, confidence etc, will transit house of gains in 2009. Mars ruler of house of luck will start strong except in March and November of 2009. Saturn will occupy house of enemies till September. As a result old struggle can come to an end. There will be changes at work but to your advantage only. Saturn will wipe out people trying to create hurdles in the past and will reduce number and quality of competitors in big way. Some one religious will guide your path and provide spiritual help. You will earn respect and fame not entirely to your satisfaction. Month of March and October are favorable for all financial matter. Some of you will be moving to your own house for the first time in life this year. Saturn in sixth will give you the feeling of tough competition but they have no chance against your product and expertise. Help will come from those who don't like your immediate enemies. Children will do a lot better and one of them will get admission in a prestigious college. Living close to water will be helpful and will give you peace of mind. You will be in touch with some very influential and rich people. An important person in your life who helped you a lot will move out of state. You will achieve your long cherished professional goals in early part of 2009 and really enjoy this year with family and friends.


yaj jagrato duram udaiti daivam tad u suptasya tatHaivaiti|
duramgamam jyotisam jyotir ekam tan me manaH shivasankalpam astu||
||shri shukla yajurveda vajasaneyi samhita (madhyandina sakha) 34.1||

The divine essence that goes far away, from the waking, and likewise from the sleeping, and that one far-traveling Light of lights, on that-the auspicious will of the divine-may my mind dwell.

.. sarve janA sukhino santu ..
kriShNa! kriShNa!! kriShNa!!!

I bow down to the supreme personality of godhead Lord kriShNa who makes incomplete complete.
Pundit Mahesh Shastri
Seattle, WA, USA
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