FESTIVE SPIRIT/ZODIAC M16
The upcoming festive season will bring luck and love. You
will be going out of your way to share your good fortune
with those around with thoughtful gifts. It also brings with
it a realization of finding time from the routine to chase
your personal dreams. Work-wise, the New Year brings
upon you the beginning of many new contracts and big
deals, strengthening orders and business from old clients.
Travel proves lucrative. Diamonds and emeralds are what
you invest in, also indulging yourself with a gadget or two.
Lucky color: Wear yellow to enhance communication
Lucky Stone: Buying emeralds proves lucky
Buying silk sarees, gold bangles and bathing with abun-
dant use of ubtans (herbal powders), oils and perfumes
will make you feel positive.
Lucky colour: Wear a dash of gold
Lucky stone: Wear gold anklets
Monisha Dudaney guides you through
the stars this festive season.
nights. Card games, music and boogeying the night away
may leave you exhausted, so make sure you get enough
sleep and proper meals as well. Those in business do the
mahurat pooja in their office premises to ring in new busi-
ness and transactions. Travel to meet extended family is
Lucky colour: Wear rust for increasing the depth of your
Lucky stone: Onyx is a good omen
May 21 to June 20
A financial windfall will welcome this festive season. This
Diwali, you will make changes you desire, especially to do
with your equation with money. The festival of lights will
have you jumping with ideas. Family will be supportive.
Travel for many of you will mean going back home.
Lucky color: Wear orange to bring in success and
Lucky stone: Corals add colour to your festive plans
September 23 to October 22
Many of you begin your festival with a visit to the temple.
Cleaning clutter, painting the house, giving away old
clothes and making space for Lakshmi to come in will be
your priority. Taking time off to spend on a holiday/family
celebration may cause undue stress, but is all worth it.
November 22 to December 21
This Diwali, you are ready to move on. Some of you have
moved into a new home/new city and find yourself fired
with enthusiasm. Bringing in the new and celebrating the
old, you invite friends and family. You spend lavishly on the
right gifts for juniors, associates and the help you deal
with. Diets will get broken, so will good intentions as you
indulge in sweets and calorie-laden items.
Lucky color: Pink and brown brocade bring in prosperity
Lucky stone: Pink quartz worn with silver keeps love on your
June 21 to July 22
This year, Diwali promises to be all about giving!
Choosing gifts, handpicking diyas, candles and everything to do with the festival, you will be in a happy
mood! Shopping for new clothes and jewellery will
occupy much of October. Your home will play host to
many a lavish spread. Travel will be spontaneous. A
home renovation is on the cards.
Lucky color: Wear bright pink to attract love and compliments
Lucky stone: Turquoise protects you from evil eye
December 22 to January 19
This year you focus on keeping your thoughts positive, sharing joy with loved ones and giving away
money to them. Changing the habits of a lifetime,
you make promises as you stand in front of the gods,
giving away the fear and insecurity and bringing in
strength. Clarity in communication and spending
quality time will make the festival special.
Abundance comes in all forms, especially as you
trade the markets. Buying silver and gold is not
merely a token of luck, but also a worthy investment.
Travel to a quiet exotic locale will be the perfect way
to round off a noisy yet happy Diwali!
Lucky color: Wear pink and red for positivity
Lucky stone: Amethysts set with rubies enhance an
July 23 to August 22
Ask for all you want this Diwali, and the goddess will
get it for you. You are changing inside and as you do
away with fear and move towards clarity, light and
love. You are happy spending time with close friends
and family. Rituals and tradition being important to
you, you buy gold/silver on Dhanteras and perform a
lavish Lakshmi puja. Rows of oil lamps, rangolis and
color greet your guests. Some of you participate in
bazaars, exhibitions and events with a cause to help
the underprivileged. You prefer to give money allowing loved ones to choose their gifts. Travel to meet
siblings across the world proves warm and happy.
Lucky color: Wear blue to add focus to your plans
Lucky stone: Pink quartz adds colour and clarity to
August 23 to September 22
A chance to reconnect with family is what this Diwali
brings for you. This brings out the best in you, making you find your own space. You spend time thinking of special gifts and notes allowing yourself to be
nostalgic. The five days will be hectic filled with
laughter and rituals during the day and revelry in the
Enjoying the festivities, you throw yourself wholeheartedly into every chore — be it cleaning or even
painting lamps. Staying calm as you reflect back on
the year that went by, you will find yourself being
grateful and happy. You will find yourself learning to
let bygones be bygones. Buying gifts may keep you
on your toes. Performing the poojas, lighting oil
lamps and allowing yourself to soak in the festive air
will keep you calm and happy.
Lucky color: Wear white and gold for a mix of love and
Lucky stone: Try rubies and emeralds to draw success
February 19 to March 20
Love, luck and money come your way. You are ready
to put your feet up and allow get pampered. There is
much laughter and happiness shared with family.
The best part is selecting gifts. You celebrate with
exotic yet healthy food, easy days and early nights
and celebrating without the fireworks make you
happy. Using the occasion to touch base with friends
across the world, you let the phone/email and even
surprise visits do all the talking.
Lucky color: Wear green for peace and harmony
Lucky stone: Malachite in gold keeps you happy