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Hindu Astrologers Wary of Weddings

August 09, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Hindu astrologers are saying the next few months will be an inauspicious time for marriage.

"Jupiter and Venus are the main stars that give power at the time of marriage, and these stars are in a bad position," Sabi Singh, an astrologer based in Orlando, Fla., said in an interview. Astrologers cite Jupiter's entry into the sign of Leo and the nearness of Venus to the sun in their warnings that weddings should not take place until at least January and possibly not until May.

Astrology wields heavy influence in the Hindu tradition. Based on ancient scriptures spoken by Lord Vishnu, the god that maintains all of creation, Vedic astrology posits that a person's fate and character are largely determined by the position of the sun, moon and stars at birth.

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