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The Week Ahead - Astro Focus

THIS week the Sun moves from the sign of Taurus to the sign of Gemini. This is a good month to focus on the different types of communications that you use everyday. Are your methods appropriate or is it time to start using some updated ones? Gemini also rules sibling relationships.

At the end of the week, Uranus, which rules individuality, technology, and sudden events, goes retrograde, or seems to reverse its direction. This is a significant period when there is a strong emphasis on the energy of that planet. Uranus went Direct (in its usual direction) at the end of October 1999. This means that you are likely to revisit any situations or projects that you were involved in at that time.

Uranus brings a breath of fresh air into parts of our life that have gotten stale or routine. This is usually for the better in the long run, although we don't enjoy having our lives disrupted by Uranus. The best thing to do during a time of strong Uranian energy is to let go of control. Each sign has Uranus going Retrograde in a different house, which means that each sign will experience the Uranian jolt in a different area of life.

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Queries Answered

What is meant by a Bhava Chart, and how much importance is to be given to it?

- M. Nadiger, Bangalore

A Rasi Chart is based on the Signs of the Zodiac, with the Lagna placed in one of them. Now the Lagna could be placed in any of the degrees of the sign it takes in the Rasi Chart. A Bhava Chart is derived from the Lagna's placement more precisely worked out, in degrees and minutes in that particular sign, which is called the First House. We also use the 10th Bhava. Because of this difference, in the Rasi Chart a planet may be in the 9th, but in the Bhava Chart he may be in the 8th or 10th. There are also some cases in which no difference in the placement of planets in the Rasi and Bhava Charts. By experience, astrologers learn to synchronize the reading of the Charts, especially when there are differences between them.

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Good dates: May 21 upto 8-00 p.m. (though not fit for travel); May 24 and May 25.

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