ARIES March 21 to April 19
At work, you open doors for innovation
and exploration, moving towards success.
You are able to motivate others. You’ll also
be motivated to take on new projects but
you need to create a work-play balance. If
in medicine and teaching, you find yourself
enrolling in a course to brush up your
skills. If in export, you may travel. You may
also plan a work-meets-pleasure trip.
Finances are steady and you allow yourself spending power.
Love life is charismatic. Wear red for positive energy TAURUS April 20 to May 20
At work, you strive to move up the ladder and find your niche even as you multi-task. Seniors and peers are supportive. You
also participate in negotiations and seminars which bring visibility and opportunities. If involved in media, travel for awards
and presentations is likely.
Health may need some care; a nutritious
diet and exercise will work wonders.
Investing in saving schemes is good.
Love life is a dream. Those single may
meet someone worthwhile on travels. Wear orange for communication GEMINI May 21 to June 20
Soul search to examine your career from
every angle and you may discover some
new moves that make work more interesting. Loans and licenses you await, will
come through. Work dinners, networking
meetings and building social contacts will
be enjoyable. Those in entertainment may
be required to be patient and calm in the
pursuit of goals.
Travel for work will be frequent, result
oriented and enjoyable.
If single, you bond with someone at a
whole new level. Wear blue for serenity CANCER June 21 to July 22
If you’ve been uncertain at work or slow
in developing new skills, do what it takes
to shine. Consider your own goals before
you place your plan in front of seniors.
Making time to personally address paperwork and important communication will
be wise. Those working in the writing,
entertainment and publishing may travel.
Investments may take time to pay off.
Love life is a breeze. Wear cream for smooth times LEO July 23 to August 22
You get the desired breakthrough, that
important meeting, or a financier. You
spur professional opportunities with new
connections. Teamwork, networking and
originality will be keys to advancement.
Some of you plan to study to perfect your
art. Travel overseas for it will be an intriguing and knowledgeable experience.
Finances are on an upswing.
If single, your sweetheart may surprise
you with a trip. Wear yellow for focus VIRGO August 23 to September 22
Handling tricky situations and overtly
emotional people, is essential to your professional well-being. Being persistent, yet
not pushy may be the mantra. Long work
hours may be imperative, but you enjoy it
as you find success. If involved in jewelry
and design, hectic meetings could mean
expansion and growth.
Seminars overseas may add to your
knowledge and give you that much-needed
Finances are exciting.
If single, you enjoy the attentions of
many interesting people. Wear silver for good luck LIBRA September 23 to October 22
This is a month of ambition and perseverance despite hurdles. At work, your
inspiration needs to be grounded in facts.
If involved in art and crafts, you find success. If you’ve thought about running your
own business, this is the best time to look
at it and gather supportive partners. But
no matter how on top of things you are,
you can count on some surprises.
Finances are smooth sailing.
Love life is a breeze. Wear green for success
SCORPIO October 23 to November 22
You make heads turn with strategy,
ideas. Whether in your current profile or
making transitions, you maybe challenged to move outside your comfort
zone. Learning new skills or, perhaps,
even taking off on a new career path
maybe something you are keen to do. If
involved in teaching, counseling, training,
astrology, astronomy, you may find yourself drawn to unusual projects.
Finances are comfortable as money
owed to you returns.
If single, you draw closer to someone at
work. Wear brown to stay grounded SAGITTARIUS November 23 to December 21
At work, you will make your way into
new projects that fire your imagination
and help you demonstrate your produc-
tivity. Colleagues may need calm and
mature handling. If involved in construc-
tion/project management/technology and
equipment, projects in the pipeline will
finally materialize and involve travel.
Money matters may look positive.
Your love life is a charm. Wear purple for passion CAPRICORN December 22 to January 19
The month is filled with momentum.
Your views and ideas will be approved. If
looking to take on a new project/work,
good news is on the way for many.
You may also be travelling, increasing
your network and spending time with people who expand your thinking.
If in design/jewelry/garments, your may
plan on expansion.
Finances maybe topsy-turvy but nothing
to rock you.
Family may need your reassuring touch
and companionship. Wear lemon to shine AQUARIUS January 20 to February 18
This is the best time to take risks as luck
is on your side.At work, you are moving
towards new projects with a new style of
working. For those planning to try something new, you will receive support if in the
field of finance and investments.
Finances are steady and a cash windfall
may come your way.
A holiday that some of you are planning
to an exotic location, may be finalized.
Love life is romantic and cozy. Wear maroon for happiness PISCES February 19 to March 20
At work, you push yourself to win over
clients, execute orders, and meet targets
and timelines. You enjoy your role as seniors add more responsibility and teams
under your helm. If involved in marketing
and sales, you find rewards.
You may find yourself invsting money in
quick return schemes. Your hunches will
The health of a parent may need your
attention. Wear aquamarine for focus and clarity
A meager 3.8 percent — roughly a
10th of the normal divorce rate in
America which ranges between 30 percent to 50 percent depending upon
which data sources you rely on and
how you interpret them. While the success of marriage in any society should
not be measured by divorce rate or lack
thereof, the divorce rate for eHarmony
customers offers a significant insight
on what works and what doesn’t when
it comes to a long-term relationship.
Wonder how eHarmony does it? It
has an exhaustive questionnaire with
up to 200 to 300 questions, based on
psychological and clinical research and
data, which the user needs to fill out.
Based on the information provided, it’s
complex algorithm matches users based on compatibility rather than what
the user thinks she or he prefers.
Sounds awfully familiar doesn’t it?
The lengthy questionnaire based on
empirical data and psychological
research interpreted by complex software technology can also be called: a
checklist albeit one that accounts for
the main subject’s individuality and
sensibilities. It is not your uncle/aunty’s
checklist but it seems to be equally
functional. At the same time it offers
neutrality unlike uncle/aunty, who
have the vested interest of earning the
title of the matchmaker, especially
YOUR matchmaker. Because you
know, if it were not for him or her, you
would have ended up a spinster for rest
of your life!
The past two decades have taught me
that whether one gets to know one’s
partner through a friend or an aunt or
complex lines of code or pure serendipity, it still is a starting point. While how
you got to the starting point matters,
how long and how strong you run that
marathon is still going to be up to you.
Unlike that bio data your uncle/aunty
hands out to every possible prospect’s
uncle/aunty or your self-made online
profile that boasts your ultra-athletic
globetrotting socially responsible
romantic persona, the key is to remain
true to yourself and to your partner.
I intend to give that advice to my children at the right age so when someone
asks them, ‘Is yours a love or digitally
initiated empirically aided algorithmic
compatibility matched marriage?’ they
won’t be annoyed. n
Shachi Patel is an engineer by
training and a program manager by
profession. A lifelong volunteer, she
was one of the original voices on San
Francisco Bay Area’s first South Asian
radio station. She explores the
outdoors with her family and writes
from her abode in Silicon Valley.
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