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Astrologers Help Indian Businesses

BBC News reports that astrologers in India offer a range of services beyond just picking the best date to get married or find the perfect spouse.

Indian astrologyAstrologer Abhishek Dhawan who is based in Delhi has many business clients who want him to predict the best time to release their products. Abhishek has been studying a number of factors and charts to try to help them using the position of the stars and the planets as a guide to help businesses maximise their profits.

Here is a short excerpt of the article:

Go online and you will find astrologers telling you which shares to buy, while others will help you predict which way the rupee is going to move or the price of gold. Not everyone is a believer though.SEBI, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, the organisation that regulates the country's stock market, has warned investors "not to be guided by astrological predictions on share prices and market movements". But many here are ignoring that advice.


And that is good news for the likes of Abhishek Dhawan. His company, ask.ganesha.com, has seen the number of business clients double in the past year.Many other online astrology companies have recorded similar growth. He tells me: "If the forces of nature are with you, you will have a better life - if they are against you then it will be a struggle." When I ask Abhishek what his success rate is, he answers immediately. "Eighty per cent - this is like a science and when we make mistakes it is because people do not provide us with the correct information."


So how widespread is the use of astrology in the financial sector? Ramjit Ray runs a corporate communications company in Calcutta and helps some of India's largest companies market their products. "Many companies will consult an astrologer before they name a brand," he says. "They will want to know how many letters it should have and whether the name is going to bring them luck or not."Even when we are doing a large event, sometimes we will have to consult an astrologer before deciding where we place a stage."


Ramjit, who is in his early 40s, is an example of the new successful young Indian businessman. So what does he make of the use of astrology in the modern world of Indian business? "It is an important part of our lives," he tells me unhesitatingly. "And it is based on a logic which is related to the way that we live our lives through our religion."

If you are interested in learning more about how astrology can be used to make business decisions, please email me.

Ask Madam Lichtenstein - What Does Saturn in the 10th House Mean?

Tarot reader 1Herndon, VA: I've got Saturn in Taurus in the tenth house -- any suggestions on what career would be good for me to get into? It's trine Venus in Capricorn. Thanks for the insights.

Charlene Lichtenstein: You would have to see what ultimately interests you but I would think that you could be successful in finance, teaching or a corporate job where you have to navigate politics.

Saturn indicates that it will be a long and difficult road to success but you can go the distance, learn from hard experience and be highly successful in anything that you put your mind to.

Horoscope for the Month of May 2014 and Week of April 28, 2014

Kurt cobainLet the welcomed warm weather wash all over us this May but be prepared for a surprising scorcher as vast Jupiter in Cancer squares sparky Uranus in Aries. Pack the sun screen ... or is it the cooking oil?

(Kurt Cobain had Jupiter in Cancer)

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Any home based project or festivity will be much bigger, bolder and unwieldy than you expect. That is partially because you have such big plans, Aries. My advice is to tailor your expectations, time, ability and money. Once you have everything in a manageable size, go for the gusto and party until the cows come home. Or at least until your guest go home.

TAURUS   (APRIL 21 - MAY 21)
You have big ideas, Taurus. Give some of them room to grow and roam. This week you may get unexpected help from an unexpected source that upends your landscape and creates new paths for your big move. Weigh all advice and be choosy about which one you follow. Use a trusted source. Get out of your comfort zone but be sure there are guard rails..

GEMINI   (MAY 22 - JUNE 21)
Friends stress your budget and why not? You are ready to enjoy life and to splurge on every little thing. (No names please!) But all these little things quickly add up to big things soon enough. Then the bills come due. Don’t be feckless and reckless with your dough, Gemini. Save a little something for a rainy day. And don’t pack a pricey umbrella “just in case”!

CANCER   (JUNE 22 - JULY 23)
Prepare yourself for the public spotlight now. You are the center of attention, even if you don’t seek it or want it. The fates bring influential people to your door. So embrace your destiny and prepare your message. You can impress the powers-that-be with your knowledge and abilities. Changes are a foot for you professionally. And the first step is a doozy, Cancer.

LEO   (JULY 24 - AUGUST 23)
Any local effort will take on global proportions now. Your quiet energies and diligent deeds suddenly are the topic of conversation all over town and beyond. That is because, unbeknownst to you, there are people ready to post your ideas globally where they take root and grow. Enjoy the fame, Leo, before the tabloids get a hold of you. Then uh oh.

Mixing friendships with intimate relationships are not a great idea, Virgo, especially at this time. That is because things can very quickly get out of hand, get complicated and get a bit messy. Oh dear. So keep your hands to yourself while you go about your usual business. Enjoy pals as pals and lovers as lovers. Confusing? You bet.

Your career suddenly takes off and you may find yourself spending more and more time around the office. This is great for your upward mobility but may place stress in other areas of your life. Be sure that you are able to balance business relationships with your personal relationships. One type of the other may tip your scales over, Libra. Whoops!

Cool down and get mellow Scorpio. You have too much on your plate. All of your list of “to dos” can be put aside for a while as you decompress and vacation. If time and money are tight, find ways to relax closer to home. That could mean taking in a few movies or eating out. Anything that gets you on a slow simmer rather than a full boil will be delicious.

Your dance card is filling up and over flowing with lots of tantalizing invitations. Everyone wants you on their A list, Sagittarius. Which ones will you choose? Think carefully - Anything fun or creative has dramatic consequences. Did I say consequences? I meant results. But you have to know what you really want. Do you know what your really want?

Don’t be surprised if your home life takes a sudden turn that completely change certain relationships. Maybe you will join households. Or maybe not. Maybe you will decide to totally renovate. Or move. Whatever new twists and turns occur now, know that the fates do what needs to be done. Start checking the real estate listings for your next big move, Capricorn.

Know that any careless remark, or offhand compliment or a quiet musing will permeate your office and take control of your day to day business. This is great if you are a calculating Aquarian who knows how to manipulate people to do their bidding. But it is also a warning to not be too clever or too sure that you can control your message now. Think it now. Say it in June. 

There are lots of opportunities to party hearty and many pals that get you access to glittering events for the up and comers. But all these fun times will cost much more than you could ever imagine, Pisces. It all seems so delightful, how can you possibly ask about the price? My advice - Let the good time roll but watch out for the bouncing check.

Lucky Numbers for the Week of April 25, 2014

Lottery ads tell us you only need a dollar and a dream. But it is also helpful to have a list of lucky numbers to help spur the good fortune ... or fortunes. So with that in mind, here are some lucky numbers that can be used in any helpful way. I gazed into a pool of water, Nostradamus-like, and contemplated the cosmos. Then I mixed the tarot cards and allowed the spirits to guide me to the cards that represent the lucky numbers for this week. Nothing is guaranteed but who knows ....?

I choose eight numbers because 8 is the number of wealth.

Here are the lucky numbers for the week of April 25-May 1, 2014:

5, 13, 19, 30, 34, 56, 67, 73

There are many ways to delve into your own consciousness to find luck and intuition. Try reading Dream Power/Improve Your Luck (Super Strength Series) and see if your dreams give you any clues and premonitions. Here's a guide to the best books available this month

Alex and Ani Spiritual Jewelry

Alex and Ani believes in the power of positive energy, a core company principle. Their mission is to share the benefits of positive energy through the unique beauty and symbolism of their jewelry.

Alex and ani copyAmong its offerings is the Buddha Charm Bangle, which promises the wearer "limitless power, limitless good karma and limitless wisdom." For "divine direction and soulful enlightenment" it’s the Saint Anthony Charm Bangle and for "union of masculine and feminine energy," the Star of David Charm Bangle. These items range in price from $24-$28 and promise to "capture energy."

To achieve this effect,CEO Carolyn Rafaelian collaborates "with physicists all over the world" and says the items "hold vibration of pure energy, healing love." She says her priests and shaman bless each piece and that they are "protected from radio frequency, from radioactivity." Carolyn consults with "three or four scholars" to make sure she has the "right design" for every item, however she does not claim that wearing one of her items "will make you a better person," just that it "inspires you to put good energy out in the world. And if you put out good energy, good things will come back to you." Accordingly, Alex and Ani lets nonprofits use its stores for fundraisers, and "has given away $9.4 million since 2011."

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