August 16, 2017: Kaumari Devi Puja
August 17, 2017: Simha Sankranthi, Magha Karthe
August 18, 2017: Aja Ekadasi
The commencement of new Solar year ie., Mesha Sankranti in the midst of Amavasyas is quite rare. In the past, such phenomena happened on April 14, 1999 and April 12, 1972. Vikrutinama commences on the Star of Revati 3rd pada falling in Meena Rasi. Let us see the influence of mercury at the commencement of Vikrutinama Samvastaram.
The day is Wednesday that is ruled by Mercury, Star Revati is ruled by Mercury and Kala Hora is ruled by Mercury. It is important to note that the Mercury is exalted in navamsa. Areas signified by Mercury will show notable development, especially in the fields of communication, education, air and space. Better scenarios will prevail in the trade and commerce related sectors. Mercury as the 'Minister' of the year, will cause immense rain, progress in agriculture but fear from fire. Ketu position in the star Punarvasu, aspected by Jupiter and Saturn, strongly indicates limelight falling on spiritual matters. An important spiritual figure will emerge as an apostel.
Atmakaraka Jupiter has occupied in the sign of Kumba Rasi, in its own constellation. Jupiter in the ninth lord, positioned in the 11th house indicating renaissance in the religious world. Both Asura Guru ie., Venus and Deva Guru ie., Jupiter being placed in their respective stars in a divine indicator During the transit of Sun in Aries, two New Moons will fall in Aries. Hence, significant changes will happen in the countries ruled by Aries and also Libra. Especially, England, Germany, Poland, Palestine, Israel Syria, Lithuania and Libra ruled countries like Argentina, Austria, Burma, Canada, China, Japan, Siberia and Tibet. The notable events will happen in the lives of individuals belonging to the following birth stars viz., Aswini 1st pada, Krutika, Punarvasu, Aslesha, Hasta, Swati, Moola, Uttarashada, Poorvabhadra and Revati of Savya group and Mrugasira 4 pada, Poorva Phalguni, Anuradha and Dhanista in apasavya group.