What 2015 has in store for you

The year 2015 totals up to 8 (2+0+1+5). The number 8 is represented by Saturn that has a strong effect on the first two months of the year, namely the Capricorn and Aquarius zo diac signs. This is the only planet that rules for two months continuously . The Libra pe riod is also influenced by 8 (Saturn) jointly with 6 (Venus). Those born in this period, along with on the 8th, 17th and 26th, are influenced by number 8. It’s believed that Saturn (Shani) brings about delays and misfortunes, but this is not always the case.

Saturn is regarded as the Lord of Judgment. Saturn teaches us that life is not always a bed of roses. And when Saturn gives, it can give in abundance. Num ber 8 is also quite spiritual, which is why most renowned saints have been born on the 8th, 17th or 26th.

The year 2015 could be extreme for those born on a No 4 (Uranus) or dates which add up to 4 or 8, like 4th, 8th, 13th, 17th, 22nd, 26th or 31st. Those born under the numbers 1 (Sun), 3 (Jupiter), 5 (Mercury) and 6 (Venus) can expect a smoother sailing this year.

To appease Saturn, hard work and good deeds are the best ways.

Apart from this, using one’s lucky numbers, colours and a fortunate name can avoid problems connected to this number.

There are two circles in the figure 8, one on top while the other is at the bottom. Peo ple affected by this number usually tend to get caught in either the upper or the lower cir cle, denoting either a powerful life or one filled with mishaps. There is hardly ever a middle path.

We get 8 if the year is written as 2015, so if we write ’15 instead of 2015 it adds up to 6, denoting Venus (harmony).

2015 FOR INDIA

India adds up to the number 12 that denotes sacrifice. If it was officially named Bharat, it would add up to the peaceful and prosperous number 15. While there would be a few hurdles in the first half of the year 2015, as Saturn first takes trials, on August 15 India will enter its 69th year of Independence, which promises better times, as 69 = 6 (Venus).

USE SHADES OF BLUE IN 2015

Black represents Saturn, and wearing black can make us invite Saturn. After consulting with us, none of the IPL teams sport black, which is considered as inauspicious in many communities, and is also the colour of mourning. Many years ago, I had warned Sahara Shri Subroto Roy against this, as he overdid black and got his staff to wear black uniforms, too. Last year, his IPL team Pune Warriors that wore black also had to shut shop.

2015SRK’s KKR was at the bottom of all the first four IPL seasons, until they changed their uniform to purple at our suggestion. They’ve won two trophies in three years soon after the change. The New Zealand ODI Team has been struggling, and has been wearing black for ages. To reduce the influence of Saturn in 2015, we should use all shades of blue that represents Venus.

THE OTHER SIDE OF SATURN

There is, however, one extreme side of Saturn (Shani) that can take one to great heights as well, so number 8s can rejoice, too. Incidentally, Dr Manmohan Singh and PM Narendra Modi are both number 8s, whose names add up to auspicious numbers. The best numbers for num ber 8 are 1 (Sun), 3 (Jupiter), 5 (Mercury) and 6 (Venus). Dr Manmohan Singh adds up to 1 and Narendra Modi to 5. Blockbuster Kick adds up to 8 and gave Salman fans a reason to celebrate. The extreme side of Saturn or number 8 can be gauged by the following incidents.Navjot Singh Sidhu was involved in a road rage incident in his 26th (8) year, and jailed when he was 44. Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan was ousted in his 53rd year, Sharad Pawar slapped in his 71st. SRK broke his shoulder, his film Bil 53rd year, Sharad Pawar slapped in his 71st. SRK broke his shoulder, his film Bil lu and KKR did miserably in his 44th year, Akshay Kumar also struggled for a hit in his 44th year. At the same time, however, AR Rahman brought home an Oscar in his 44th year, and Gary Kirsten picked up the World Cup for India in his 44th year. Saturn also doesn’t encourage shortcuts, so speculative industries like stock markets or gambling of any kind usually don’t favour number 8s. Stock markets may feel jittery, especially till 1508. Along with taking trials, it also blesses one with will-power and determination. Industries that demand patience, like invest ments in landproperty , farming, mining, agriculture, research, sci ence, spirituality , yoga, alternate sciences and accountancy may do better in 2015 than last year.