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An increased number of people are enquiring about their career and love life ahead of 2021, since both these were impacted the most in the pandemic that ruled 2020.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Astrologers rake in moolah as New Year approaches

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:08 PM IST
With the new year around the corner, people are approaching astrologers to know what’s in store for them in 2021, after having braced one pandemic year.
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At a time when careers, businesses, and relationships have a hit a blow due to Covid-19 lockdown , tarot readers and astrologers are receiving a higher number of queries.(PHOTO: iStock)
At a time when careers, businesses, and relationships have a hit a blow due to Covid-19 lockdown , tarot readers and astrologers are receiving a higher number of queries.(PHOTO: iStock)

Astro queries rise amid Covid-19 lockdown: Overtime for astrologers and tarot readers

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 12:00 PM IST
To deal with the unusual times like these, many people are seeking advice and answers to their financial and other queries form practitioners of occult sciences such as astrologers, and even tarot card readers.
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Rationalists in the city have challenged astrologers to predict the results of elections for a cash prize of Rs 21 lakh .(HT File Photo)
Rationalists in the city have challenged astrologers to predict the results of elections for a cash prize of Rs 21 lakh .(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Predict results and win Rs 21 lakh, rationalists challenge astrologers

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 07:10 AM IST
According to Avinash Patil, executive president, MANS, this has been done to expose astrologers who are misleading people.
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The astrologers claim they review the solar and lunar phases of their clients and calculate their positive and negative impacts before forecasting the outcome of their efforts in the upcoming elections .(HT)
The astrologers claim they review the solar and lunar phases of their clients and calculate their positive and negative impacts before forecasting the outcome of their efforts in the upcoming elections .(HT)

Politicians in Bihar rush to astrologers, fortune tellers ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019

By Reena Sopam | Hindustan Times, Patna, Patna:
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 08:22 AM IST
“Most of my clients these days are politicians who want things to go in their favour in the coming elections and for that they request us to perform rituals that will eventually help them in fulfilling their poll dreams,” said Baidyanath Jha Shastri, a Patna based astrologer.
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Visitors enjoy rides at the Meghi Mela on the eve of Makar Sankranti at Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, India on Sunday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)
Visitors enjoy rides at the Meghi Mela on the eve of Makar Sankranti at Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, India on Sunday.(Sanjeev Kumar/HT)

This Makar Sankranti is rare in many ways: Astrologers

By Rajesh Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Prayagraj, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Makar Sankranti denotes the entry of the sun into the zodiac sign of Makara (Capricorn) from Dhanu (Sagittarius). Astrologers are seeing this shift in planets as one of the rarest happenings in the universe.
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The woman, who lives with her husband and daughter, said she started visiting the astrologer’s Rohini ashram in 2008 for the treatment of her daughter, who had pain in her legs since her birth.(Picture for representation)
The woman, who lives with her husband and daughter, said she started visiting the astrologer’s Rohini ashram in 2008 for the treatment of her daughter, who had pain in her legs since her birth.(Picture for representation)

Astrologer, aides accused of raping disciple at Delhi ashrams

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2018 08:29 AM IST
Delhi Police filed a rape case against an astrologer, his son and two others on the complaint of a woman, who accused them of sexually abusing her several times in the last six years. The woman also accused them of molesting her teenage daughter at ashrams in Rohini and Hauz Khas.
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