April 2022

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

Learn to respect those who care for you. It is only in their absence that you will learn their value. But why wait for such irreversible drastic circumstances? Love and respect them today to avoid painful regret later. Nobody is perfect, not even you. So why hold grudges? Forgive and love.

Taurus (Apr 21 – May 21)

How you respond in a situation, is in your hands. How circumstances around you change, is beyond your control. Instead of fretting and fuming about the lack of control, learn to accept the power of the unexpected. Do your best for whatever is in your hands and leave the rest.

Gemini (May 22 – Jun 21)

Life is very fickle. We never know what is in store for us the next second. Sometimes do what you ‘want to do’ instead of only doing things which are on your ‘should do’ list. Do things which give you happiness. You might not get a second chance. Seize the moment!

Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 23)

What are you waiting for? Simply pack your bags and take off for a hitherto unexplored place and come back richer from the experience. Travelling is a fabulous teacher. Don’t miss out on any opportunity to travel and learn. Not everyone can travel; if you have an opportunity, don’t miss it.

Leo (Jul 24 – Aug 23)

Don’t be afraid to ask questions to yourself. Self-introspection is the first step towards self-improvement. Look within to identify your weaknesses and then find ways of overcoming them. ‘Instrospect daily, negate ruthlessly, substitute wisely, grow steadily’ is what Swami Chinmayananda advised.

Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 23)

It is good to look up to successful people and learn from them. But idolising is a risky affair as they too are human and hence, vulnerable to follies. If our idol falls, we could be dejected. Observe and learn, but don't get too involved.

Libra (Sep 24 – Oct 23)

Refuse to be miserable! Don’t give in to the thoughts that drag you down. Instead, make a concerted effort to be in the company of good and happy, be it people or thoughts. Read good books, download apps that share good thoughts daily, go out with friends…

Scorpio (Oct 24 – Nov 23)

The one thing worse than going slow is standing still. Stagnation is death; movement is life. Movement shows growth and life. Every step you take is a step closer to your goal. Sometimes we are ready to give up because the pace isn’t what we’d like it to be. Keep going, no matter how slow.

Sagittarius (Nov 24 – Dec 21)

The biggest lie we can tell ourselves is ‘I will be happy when I get what I want.' One can be as happy or sad as one decides to be. Choose to be happy today, here and now. Don’t hinge your happiness on objects and beings. That is a recipe for disaster.

Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 20)

The easiest way to be happy is to make people around us happy. It could be in very small ways. Find those little moments and spread cheer around. Grab every opportunity to be happy and make others happy.

Aquarius (Jan 21 – Feb 19)

Seize the moment. A moment lost is lost forever and nothing in the world can bring it back. Every minute of unhappiness is 60 seconds of happiness lost. Make the most of every moment you have. If tomorrow never comes, at least you have lived well today!

Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)

Work on developing the ability to not only control resentment, but also the ability to chuck it out of your mind. The ability to drop resentment is a sign of great inner strength and will hold you in good stead, as you traverse the path towards your goal.

Chinmaya Udghosh