HT City’s resident astrologer, Dr Prem Kumar Sharma tells you what the festival has in store for you this time, and how the Hindu New Year will go.
ARIES (MAR 21 - APR 20)
Your ruling planet, the blistering Mars or Mangal, will have a good effect on your financial prospects. Businessmen need not bother about their ongoing tough luck as their efforts are definitely going to pay off later. Spiritual guidance will be helpful in boosting your morale to take up more challenges. New sources of income will open up soon. Appease Goddess Lakshmi to multiply your prosperity quotient. Golden colour might bring you prosperity, while number 9 will go with your efforts this festive season.
TAURUS (APR 21 - MAY 20)
The ever shiny Venus or Shukra is your ruling planet. This epitomises the burning ray of hope for those expecting an economic improvement. Those suffering from financial hiccups in the past can heave a sigh of relief. Professionals will take all the right decisions to grow in wealth and reputation. Huge investments will not be a very good idea this time. Number 5 enhances your luck and the colour pink may lead you on your way to success. Your wealth and prosperity depends on the blessings of Maa Lakshmi. Pleasing her will give you prosperity.
GEMINI (MAY 21 - JUN 21)
Mercury or Budh empowers you to utilise your intelligence in a constructive way. It is hardly possible for an intellect to remain poor for a long time. You have certain opportunities to make money during this festival. People in hospitality, health and IT sectors will excel in their respective fields soon. You can own something expensive, and realise your long-time dream. Investing wisely will add to your prosperity. Number 7 will turn out to be lucky and the colour maroon colour will keep your luck going. Chant the name of Goddess Lakshmi to usher her blessings.
CANCER (JUNE 22 - JULY 22)
The serene effect of the moon or Chandrama characterises you to be relaxed as it rules you. But it makes you mentally vigilant. This season will not tamper with your money-making desires. Gold might have a special affinity for you and of course, you will be wealthy enough to own it. Business opportunities may help you make good money. If you are miserly, loosen up. You should be aware that giving enhances your chances of getting back. You can use white colour and the number 7 to ring in good luck. You will enjoy prosperity as Goddess Lakshmi is with you.
LEO (JULY 23 - AUG 23)
Your sincere efforts can turn dust into gold as you are ruled by the sizzling sun or Surya. You are capable enough to seize any opportunity you get and adapt to any setback efficiently. You will be gifted with huge opportunities. As far as profits are concerned, you will be spoilt for choice. You are intelligent enough to make a choice for the best alternative. Professionals will create a good position for themselves. Light blue colour will provide you peace, and the number 2 will be lucky. You should not forget, these good things happen by the grace of Goddess Lakshmi.
VIRGO (AUG 24 - SEPT 22)
You are born mentally active and systematic, thanks to your ruling planet, Mercury or Budh. Your characteristics never let you down in terms of financial obstacles. This season gives your long awaited dreams wings. Business partnerships might show you unexpected success. Your earnings may see a hike as a promotion is in the air. Ever-bothering financial worries will take a break. You can trust number 3 to be lucky for you and always go with the colour green for better results. Your religious intensity will please Goddess Lakshmi.
LIBRA (SEP 23 - OCT 22)
The influential evening star, the Venus or Shukra, rules your soul. It helps you maintain a healthy financial status. You can expect much prosperity for the position of your planet. You will be involved in innovations that may lead you to the peak. Patience will bless you with fame and wealth. If there’s been a loss during investment, it will turn profitable. A huge investment in property or something else will be eye-catching this season. The lucky number for you is 8, and the lucky colour is silver. If you are clean hearted, Goddess Lakshmi will ever bless you.
SCORPIO (OCT 23 - NOV 21)
Your ruling planet is the ever hot Mars or Mangal that bestows you with the wealth you strive for. This season will bring you enough wealth as a reward for your hard work. It will definitely work if you remain focussed and keep your priorities straight to achieve your desired goal. It will be a relaxed festival for professionals, with success all around. Your lucky number is 9, and your lucky colour’s saffron. Your latent intensity and strange capability to understand people enables you to become a contender to be blessed with the benevolence of Lakshmi.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV 22 - DEC 21)
The planet Jupiter or Guru controls you. You have the largest heart as does your planet. The sacred law of give and get suggests you will always be at the receiving end for your characteristics. The benevolence you possess will overshadow everything else this season. You can make everything large for yourself, whether it is a thought or an action. Rise in career and prosperity is obvious. Go with the colour green and number 4. Your selflessness is worth pleasing Goddess Lakshmi; that is why you will succeed in whatever you do.
CAPRICORN (DEC 22 - JAN 19)
Saturn, or Shani, is your ruler. It is ornamented with a ring around it that binds wealth and prosperity. The planet is motivating and igniting enough to make you work for your ambitions. It helps you excel in your field. Money is an important aspect in life for you, which makes you work. This festive season, you will not take any wrong steps. Professionals will be able to enjoy a glorious status in the society, enjoying wealth and power. You will fetch luck with the colour red and the number 2. You can do wonders as Goddess Lakshmi is with you.
AQUARIUS (JAN 22 - FEB 18)
Your ruler, Saturn or Shani, favours you, which enables you to design your destiny to acquire everything you desire. Your fathomless wish might see a gradual growth to fulfilment this season. Students opting for higher studies will be placed much beyond their expectations. Profitable offers and growth will make professionals choosy. Business persons will be profited hugely. You may spend money helping your folks. The lucky number for you is 7, and your lucky colour is yellow. Worshipping Maa Lakshmi will let you enjoy her unlimited generosity.
PISCES (FEB 19 - MAR 20)
The planet Jupiter, or Guru, is meant to influence economical issues this festival. And it is the ruler of your fate. So, you are going to enjoy the Midas life this time around. Anything you start will bring profit for you, whether it is a new job, business, service or anything else. Media and social media persons will be earning enough. You might be able to save a huge amount of your income. It is the best time to repay your loans. Try violet colour and the number 6 for good luck. Goddess Lakshmi will take care of your financial issues, and will never let you struggle.