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Aries - March 21 - April 20
On the health front, you need to be alert this week. This is a time when you may encounter some health challenges. Don’t try to avoid them rather deal with them well. Managing your stress level is important. Get enough rest and heal both physically and emotionally. On the career front, good time is indicated. You will experience happiness and satisfaction concerning work. Your near and dear ones will be happy to see your progress. Promotion, success in a project will be yours. Those awaiting interview results will get good news and will get their desired job. On the personal front, you may have to face some issues in love relationships. At such a time, don’t get stressed. Give yourself and your partner some space to deal with the problem.
Lucky number 11
Lucky colour Beige
Lucky day Sunday
Taurus - April 20 - May 21
This week you may work yourself into exhaustion. Stress may take a toll on your body. There are things you need to do to rebuild yourself. Keep calm and take adequate sleep and rest. You need to prioritise your activities so that you can balance your work and health. On the career front, you may have a difficult time. Your feelings or ego might get quite bruised with something that happens to your work. You need to follow a different approach now and take some assistance in this regard. Those looking for employment should probably look in a different way or a different field. On the relationship front, you need to be open to the other person for the relationship to work. Don’t avoid any issues in your relations and because it will only make things worse.
Lucky number 11
Lucky colour Mauve
Lucky day Monday
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
Moderation and balance is the key to good health. Ensure that you are eating well, sleeping well and exercising the right amount. You need to take all this into account to stay in shape. You will be enthusiastic about your work this week. Your confidence levels will be high and you are ready to take on new projects. However, you also tend to be impulsive. Don’t rush into things and take into account what consequences of your actions can be in the future. On the personal front, you will rejoice in friendship and harmonious relationships. You are open to helping others which in turn means others are helping you. Some of you will be celebrating some special occasions with your loved ones.
Lucky number 18
Lucky colour Silver
Lucky day Wednesday
Cancer - June 21 - Jul 23
Take rest from difficult times such as health worries and stress. It is good that you develop your mental strength. Practice meditation in a calm atmosphere and do some spiritual thinking. This is a time to count your blessings and take things easy. Professionally, your life is full of hope and good things. Things are going extremely well. If you are currently not happy, then, new opportunities will come knocking at your door. A deeper understanding of yourself and others with mental stability will help you ease out any difficulty at the workplace. You may not be at a very comfortable position in your relationship at this point. It may be that either you or your beloved is having a tough time. You need to give your support.
Lucky number 17
Lucky colour Green
Lucky day Saturday
Leo - Jul 23 - Aug 23
This week your health will be good. Those facing physical problems should pay attention to diet, exercise and take rest to bring about balance. You might feel disengaged or demotivated in general and tend to cut yourself out from the world. This may not be the right thing to do. On the career front, things are likely to go well. Those facing challenges should follow a compassionate approach towards work. You may experience a sense of calm and emotional connectedness with others. Trust your intuition to bring about balance. This is a make or break period in your relationship. Evaluate everything and be true to yourself and your needs. Be very clear about what you want from life and your relationship and take steps to make it happen.
Lucky number 12
Lucky colour Peach
Lucky day Tuesday
Virgo - Aug 23 - Sep 23
This week a health problem or some illness may pull you down, but don’t lose heart. You need to take a spiritual leap and heal yourself with meditation and positive thinking. Undoubtedly, this will do wonders for you. Take care of yourself and allow yourself to get in touch with your inner strength to heal faster. Stay positive in terms of work. You will have to make this line your ally in difficult times. You may worry and be full of anxiety with something concerning your work. Understand that this is not going to help, rather leave your anxiety and focus on what you can control. On the relationship front, be resilient in your relationship with others. There will be challenges but if you give space to yourself and your partner, any differences can be resolved.
Lucky number 3
Lucky colour Pink
Lucky day Sunday
Libra - Sep 23 - Oct 23
Your energy and vitality will be high this week. Though this is a positive sign and you’ll be quite active, make sure to take out time for adequate rest as well. You can take care of yourself and when faced with health challenges, with a positive mindset you will not only face them but will be able to overcome them. At your workplace, you may find yourself engaging in a conflict or disagreeing with others. This might be due to your behaviour. Trying to accomplish your personal goals with disregard to its consequences on others, you might think to be a winner but still, end up being a loser. On the personal front, maybe you or your partner is working very hard in your jobs but this might be interfering with your relationship. The workload is not letting you take out time for each other.
Lucky number 14
Lucky colour Green
Lucky day Thursday
Scorpio - Oct 23 - Nov 22
Anxiety, stress and worry will affect your life this week. Health challenges are likely to come your way. Make sure you are treating yourself well. A balanced diet, exercise and fluid intake will help you. More than this, meditation and breathing exercises are particularly useful to you. Work-wise, you will have a pleasant time. Things are going well and you are happy with your work. You may be bonding with colleagues at work and enjoying social get together with them. The work environment is also constructive. Money inflow is good. On the personal front, if you are in a committed relationship, then the bond with your lover would get stronger than before. You are tolerant of others, forgiving of their imperfections. In doing so, you create a safe and trusting environment.
Lucky number 6
Lucky colour Purple
Lucky day Friday
Sagittarius - Nov 22 - Dec 22
This week there will be an abundance of opportunities to entertain yourself and spend quality time. This will be reflected in your health. The charm and attraction in your persona will be magnetic and others will feel positive vibes in your company. Family plays a major role in your success, whether it is personal or professional. On the career front, something good is likely to happen. The dilemma you had been facing last few days will get over now and you can look forward to a bright future. Your colleague or friend is quite supportive of you. If you are in the line of promotion, it may come to you soon. On the personal front, love and romance are in the air. Those seeking love will meet the partner of their liking in this week.
Lucky number 15
Lucky colour Sky Blue
Lucky day Thursday
Capricorn - Dec 22 - Jan 20
This week you will enjoy the warmth of relations and healthy lifestyle. You will feel sound — physically, emotionally and spiritually. Things are at their right place. Those with heart and BP problems will recover fast with proper medical attention and will power. Career-wise, the week promises monetary gains. Those in business could earn good money. The income may come from more than one source. Business expansion plans are successfully started. You may meet an influential person who may prove beneficial in terms of your career. On the personal front, you are a positive and caring person. You work for the benefit of others. This will work very well in terms of your relations too. Love demands your attention which probably you won’t be able to pay much.
Lucky number 19
Lucky colour White
Lucky day Tuesday
Aquarius - Jan 20 - Feb 18
This week is not so lucky in health matters. You may suffer a seasonal ailment. Drink plenty of water, and consume green salads. You are advised to avoid tea and coffee, or any kind of addiction this week. Avoid black colour too, and wear more yellow and pastel colours in your clothes. On the work front, your wish could be accomplished in this week. Those who are searching for a job, may get a call from the company they have been aspiring for. Your family and friends will support you and boost up your morale. In the matters of heart, you need to be little soft and considerate in relations else you might end up spoiling them. Avoid conflicts and confrontations, which are likely to occur in this week.
Lucky number 8
Lucky colour Magenta
Lucky day Friday
Pisces - Feb 18 - March 20
You will feel creative, enthusiastic and full of energy this week. Health remains good and you take charge of your near and dear ones. Your theory of ‘Prevention is better than cure’ will work well and you bear the fruits of your determination. On the work front, your creativity will be reflected in your work. With unbounded energy and stamina, you will finish all pending tasks. You are a workaholic and would attain the favour of your seniors. You may leave your colleagues and rivals surprised and overwhelmed. In the matters of heart, you are lucky, as this week your search for the right partner will come to an end. There will be true bonding between you and your partner. The support for each other will strengthen and increase your work efficiency.
Lucky number 13
Lucky colour Brown
Lucky day Saturday
Nearly 30 Covid vaccine candidates in pre-clinical and clinical stages are under development by pharmaceutical industry and academia in India. While three of them are in advanced stage of Phase I/II/III trials and 4 are in advanced pre-clinical development stage, union health minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, told the Parliament on Friday. Vardhan informed the House that the government has extended its support for the development of vaccine associated research resources, establishment of clinical trial sites and...
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