August 16, 2017: Kaumari Devi Puja
August 17, 2017: Simha Sankranthi, Magha Karthe
August 18, 2017: Aja Ekadasi
Sani Bhagavan, on July 15, 2007 makes a shift from Karkataka Rasi to Simha Rasi. This shift is of prominence, particularly to the natives of Makara Rasi who will be under the influence of Astama Sani. The natives will be under the grip of Astama Sani for nearly 27 months starting from July 15, 2007 to September 19, 2009. With Ketu already in Simha Rasi, the impact with the duo become more powerful. Natives will have to face several hurdles because of Sani being in the enemy house, and more importantly because his association with Ketu.
According to the gochara, Astama Sani will cause unexpected financial losses, hurdles in every aspects, unnecessary troubles with in laws and health problems. Those in service are advised to be very cautious as some of the natives may be trapped by Governmental agencies for unlawful deeds. They may not expect any sort of co-operation from their colleagues. Hard workers might not get due recognition despite having put in lots of effort for towards work. People in Business and allied professions should be very cautious in their trade and practices. Speculative trade is highly cautioned as money loss is indicated.
Couples might have difference of opinion on one or the other issue and to make things worse, they may even go to the extent of separation. Control of anger and maintaining cordial relations - both at domestic and social front would ease things a bit. Undertaking a pilgrimage, visit to a local temple would bring peace of mind.
Starting August 2008, even though Sani Bhagavan in the eighth house, mixed results would be experienced because of the movement of Rahu in Janma Rasi and Ketu in Seventh house, Guru in vyaya stana. However, the natives may get some relief due to change of planets from August 2008 onwards.
Natives are advised to perform tailabishekam to Lord Sani Bhagavan on Saturdays – particularly Saturdays the fall before the Amavasya (New Moon) days. Performing tailabishekam pleases Lord Sani. Performing Suryanamaskarams to Lord Sri Suryanarayana (Sun God) to minimize the negative effects. Those who can afford to perform Lakshmi Ganapati homam would get great relief. Regular prayer to Swetarka Ganapati will ward off negative effects.
Recite the following sloka regularly:
"Surya putro Dheergadeho
Visalaksha Shiwah priya
Peedanam Dahahutu Me Sani"