Note: There is Astronomical difference between Vedic (Sidereal) and Western (Tropical) Sun signs. In Vedic Astrology the Zodiac is aligned with 27 constellations (Nakshatras), hence. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, aligns with the first constellation Aswini. In Western Astrology, whenever Sun crosses the Earth’s equator, which is taken as the beginning point of the Zodiac, i.e., Aries. The difference in the point of orientation of both the Sun signs is called Ayanamsa. The below given analysis is based on Vedic Sun signs.

The Vedic Sun Sign describes your Public Self, the Moon Sign (Janma Rashi) describes your Emotional Personality (the way you interact with others, not necessarily how you are inside) and the Rising Sign (Lagna) describes your true Inner Self (how you are inside and how you face the world unconsciously)

Please note the recorded world population in 2018 is over 7.6 billion people. There are 12 Sun Signs, that means over 630 million people are born in each Sun sign. Plainly all born in same Sun sign cannot have the same characteristics and destiny. Sometimes the below reading may suit your Moon Sign or even Rising Sign. Best thing to do would be to read all the three (Sun, Moon and Rising sign) Signs and check which readings suits you more.

1. Aries (Mesha Rasi): (14 April – 15 May)
Starting name Syllable as: Chu, ChAE, chO, lA, lee, Lu, lAE, lO, Aa

Past life karmic payment might create some mental chaos but as the time flows, mind may regain some hope due to help granted by the spiritual oriented friend. Just think the Nature is giving you the unique opportunity to look back into your past, learn lessons and sow the positive seeds of life for better bright future. Mind could still be dwelling on making some changes at professional front. Beware, emotional imbalance could prompt to manipulate things around 20-21 May. Understandable, you wish to do the things but past karma tends to undo your hard work. Try to see the things with positive perspective and the light at end of the tunnel would be seen. Avoid aggression and stock market investments

2. Taurus (Vrishabha Rasi): (15 May – 15 June)
Starting name Syllable as: ee, uu, Ai, O, vaa, vee, vu, ve, vO

Everything could be happening very quickly. Relationships and Profession could be the focus of the fortnight. Just remember impulsiveness could get you in trouble. Avoid reacting so quickly, give yourself time, think it over and then respond with cool mind. Spiritual alliances would renew your energy and vitality as you need to regain self confidence. Don’t become victim of dissatisfaction and frustration. This is your own karma playing up. Meditation is the formula for regaining self-confidence for harnessing the enormous power of the mind to create our own destiny. From 15 May 2018, stock market could fluctuate, don’t invest any further money in this for a time being.

3. Gemini (Mithun Rasi): (15 June – 16 July)
Starting name Syllable as: kA, ki, kU, gHa, ṅA, cha, kAE, Ko, hA

You may be yearning to establish some loving relationship but it won’t happen without challenges. The possible reason is your immaturity at inner level may have caused some humiliation to others. The good thing is that your spiritual association can be helpful provided you learn the art of consulting your higher consciousness impartially. At least make a start. Initially you may find it boring but remember a cow keeps gazing the same grass every day and yet never get bored. This life is a bridge to cross the ocean of illusion and you are trying to build house on it. No bridge is meant to be made into a house. The time is now to make an attempt to cross this illusion by offering compassionate and loving hand to one and all. Emotional lowest point is 21 May. Avoid investing money in new ventures.

4. Cancer (Karakata Rashi): (16 July – 17 August)
Starting name Syllable as: hee, hU, hAE, hO, ḍA, ḍee, ḍU, ḍAE, ḍO

You are one of the most compassionate, loving, caring and nurturing person on earth. But your spouse possibly has different opinion. You touch the extreme when it comes to friendship, love and any commitment. But no appreciation comes your way. Your sensitive nature is killing you from inside and no solution seems to be in sight. Your purity of heart is the testimony of your good self. You are standing in midway. Neither you can fall to the animal nature, nor can you climb to your innate divine nature. Trust the God within; communicate with Him on daily basis, and rest assured the nature will give you helping hand soon. Frustrating point is 21 May and amazing improvements starts from 28 May.

5. Leo (Simha Rasi): (17 August – 17 September)
Starting name Syllable as: mA, mee, mU, mAE, mO, ṭA, ṭee, ṭU, ṭAE

Your spouse seems to be reviewing the entire situation with a positive note Take your home as a miniature universe and make that your focal point. Love alone has the capacity to completely transform you; even death does not have the power to transform you. There are always conflicts with relationships in the world. A couple though traditionally married and living together with all the amenities of life, claim to love each other, yet remain frustrated. Why, because there is no understanding between them. Why blame the stars? In the push and pull of daily life make an attempt to understand each other and then adjustment would come automatically. From 15 May exciting contact with the near and dear one cannot be ruled out. Avoid impulsive nature on 21 May. Love life may seem to standstill for a while, maintain calmness.

6. Virgo (Kanya Rasi): (17 September- 17 October)
Starting name Syllable as: ṭO, paa, pi, pU, ṣA, ṇa, ṭhA, pAE, pO

You like to give acute attention to details. Your observation is so strong that you tend to notice the little details. In the process you overlook the larger picture. The time has come now when you need to grow up and transform your this habit. May be learning the art of observing your own thoughts impartially would help thousand fold. Friends and children may frustrate you further this fortnight. Determination is the power that sees us through all frustrations and obstacles. It helps in building the willpower that is the very basis of success within and without. On 16 May observe silence as much as possible. Finance could slow down for a while, avoid wastage. Do not invest in share market.

7. Libra (Tula Rasi): (17 October -16 November)
Starting name Syllable as: rA, ri, rU, rAE, rO, ta, tee, tU, tAE

Your time is just consumed in making business plans to make further money. But no plan is in fact taking shape as desired. From 15 May, time for making money may slow down; and around 21 May the mental condition may bubble up with frustration and impulsiveness. Don’t spoil your charming personality rather build it up further by taking up Yoga in daily schedule. Time for inner journey has started. The first real step of development in life is to know you, not to talk about knowing others. This journey would help to function well in your life, understand your habit patterns, and learn to live happily in the world. To learn that, you need to study your own self of three levels: action, speech, and mind.

8. Scoprio (Vrischik Rasi): (16 November – 16 December)
Starting name Syllable as: tO, nA, nee, nU, nAE, nO, ya, yEE, yU

You are not the one who could be pushed for something. Your nature seems to be full of mysteries. At present sense of making significant changes in life are on rise. From 15 May, your partner may offer you a better plan but delay in executing it cannot be ruled out. From 16 May, the sense of security at professional front grows. The point of emotional a dilemma hits on 21 May. The entire cosmic play of planets may result in demand for self control. Inner conflict is the mother of all problems, don’t stumble. From 28 May, your mind comes back on track. You have to light your own lamp; Learn to work with yourself.

9. Sagittarius (Dhanu Rasi): (16 December – 14 January)
Starting name Syllable as: yAE, yO, bhA, bhee, bhU, dhA, phA, ḍha, bhAE

Lately your life has been full of adventure. You may have the strong link to humanitarian causes. Though you may struggle in finance for some time but your awareness in charity and protecting the environment would give name and fame, provide you do something for the society. Strictly avoid investing in stock market. 21 May could be lowest day emotionally but keeping cool and calm would indeed help. Slowly you should prepare yourself for the advanced level of controlling self. You would regain confidence by 28 May. Keep an eye on your children, if any. Some unexpected action from them could disturb you.

10. Capricorn (Makara Rasi): (14 January – 13 February)
Starting name Syllable as: bhO, jA, jee, khee, khU, khAE, khO, gA, gee

Your sense of humour can make people roll on the floor laughing. And your serious nature which is full of hard work and ambition can motivate many. From 15 May, some positive changes in professional front are possible but some not without some unknown delay. For you the end result is more important and God willing, all will flow well in time to come. Just avoid extra hard work and do not spoil your health. If possible do not run after the status symbol, just keep your mind calm; meditation would help. From 28 May give direction to your mind towards new ventured and openings

11. Aquarius (Kumbha Rasi): (13 February – 14 March)
Starting name Syllable as: GU, gAE, gO, SA, see, su, sAE, sO, DA

Your concern to uplift the society is commendable. But your expectation from outside resources may frustrate you. Domestic front takes sudden positive turn from 16 May. Though you are very good in putting the pieces of a puzzle together, but be aware, do not take risk with overseas investments and stock market for the time being. From 18 May, relationship area takes a step further, now the onus is on you to decide what you wish to do. Whatever you do, it would be better to get endorsement first from the inner voice, which can be heard in the silence of mind.

12. Pisces (Meena Rasi): (14 March – 14 April)
Starting name Syllable as: di, du, thA, jhA, trA, dAE, dO, chA, chee

You are a peace loving person; your accommodating & adjusting nature is par excellence. On 18 May you will feel elevated in love, would start planning a bright future, but all at sudden on 21 May you may feel directionless. This is because you are living your life with feeling only and the world sometime does not respect the feeling of other person. Some arrogant nature from close friends cannot be ruled out. Don’t let your feeling for them doom, as it’s the passing clouds only. Control your mind; means knowing the way in which to direct your mind. Control does not mean preventing the mind from functioning, but being aware of the mind and having a choice about the way it is directed.

Ravinder Grover