Raksha Bandhan Astro-advice to brothers And sisters

Rakhi festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Shravana (July-August) as per the Hindu calendar. This year, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrated on August 5.

Raksha-Bandhan: The bond of protection

Raksha Bandhan is a day to celebrate the relationship between a brother and a sister: a bittersweet bond that although comprises countless fights and  arguments, is more remembered for the sacrifices they make for each other, and the love they share. Rakhi is the day to celebrate this beautiful, yet often underrated form of love, between a boy and a girl. This day is an opportunity for siblings to express their feeling to each other and to commemorate the loving memories, loyalty, closeness, trust and friendship they share.

Rakhi also holds an oath of practicing moral, spiritual and cultural values. Rakhi is a moment to express gratitude towards your siblings and make them realise how precious they are to you. Every pair of brother and sister wants to make this moment one to be remembered forever. Here are some Tarot tips that brothers and sisters can use to express their love and make each other feel special.

ARIES
THE STAR
Tarot Advice: Hope, Generosity & Serenity
Aries share a very dynamic relationship with their siblings. Their relationship is often positive and enthusiastic. On this day, you are quite excited and your enthusiasm on this special day is palpable.

To Arian sisters, the Star card energy indicates a highly creative week. How about making a rakhi for your brother, instead of buying one. Your brother would love the gesture. Arian brothers will spend some exciting moments with their family members. You will gorge on your favourite sweets. Although it's time to take a break from work, you will find yourself in a position to churn out work of superlative quality if you are poets, artists, or  metaphysical researchers. Keep your ego under check. Great things are achieved only when you dream big and try to turn those dreams into reality! Try enjoying the day with family.

Gifts for Arian brothers: Arian brothers are very particular about their looks. So, it shouldn't be too difficult to select gifts for them. A smart pair of goggles, cool shirts, trousers, silver bracelets with red stones and a sleek mobile phone are some of the ways of bringing a sweet smile on their face.

Gifts for Arian sisters: Arian sisters will appreciate cool and trendy fashion accessories or handmade crafts with a bunch of red roses. Tickets to the latest film will also cheer her up.

TAURUS
THE HANGED MAN
Tarot Advice: Sacrifice & Patience
The Hanged Man card indicates that Taurian brothers and sisters are trying hard to finish a project, but it might take longer than they first expected. The mood in the Taurian camp will be tense and emotional, especially when concerning loved ones. Keep a lid on your emotions on this special day. Modify your schedule to suit your own needs and don't bother wasting energy by trying to justify your mood swings. There's a bigger picture than the one you see, so don't overreact. You'll sail smoothly through the week if you focus on getting little jobs done.

Gifts for Taurian Brothers: Sisters will have to be very understanding if they have a Bull for a brother, since this is a tough time for the Taurians. Taurus males are fond of imported, branded perfumes and car accessories. An outing in natural, rustic settings will help them enjoy the festival in fullest. Don’t discuss anything related to work or finance this day.

Gift for Taurian sisters: Brothers should know that their Taurian sisters only like branded accessories. They'd love cash gifts also (provided it's a big sum). Youngsters would love especially green or yellow tops, perfumes and  chocolates. Grown ups would prefer jewellery, exotic fruits & vegetables, massage oils, or cookbooks.


GEMINI
MAGICIAN
Tarot Advice: Action, Awareness & Diplomatic attitude
Because of their twin nature, Geminines always enjoy the company with their siblings. Though the childhood is all about picking fights with their siblings, they gradually grow up into those who love to debate and argue with their brothers/sisters. Wit and curiosity make them an enviable and stimulating member of the family. They, as siblings, are rarely boring and a Gemini prompts others around him/her to have an intellectual approach to life.

Magician card energies are advising you to be a little diplomatic during conversations. Try pouring your heart out to a Geminine sibling this festival, he/she would give you a helping hand and a good advice.

Gift for Gemini brothers: A CD of songs by one of his favourite artists or a collection of dance-numbers is the best choice for him.

Gift for Geminine Sisters: A beautiful show-piece carrying some special message or quotations will be a wonderful gift item for your sister. Through these items, let her know how much you care for her. A cool bag will always be a useful item for your sister. Since there can never be enough purses and handbags in her collection, you can help her add one more to her collection. Don't forget to keep some cash in the purse or handbag.


CANCER
TWO of CUPS
Tarot Advice: Sharing, Understanding, Harmony, Cooperation
Cancerians are very protective of their family members, especially siblings. They will not hesitate to retaliate when a loved one is threatened. Since a Cancer's instinct and energy is directed towards family and home, a Cancer  will provide a comfortable, nurturing place for their younger sibling. The best aspect of Cancerians is their unrelenting love for their siblings and their high emotional quotient. Known to be very close to their brothers and sisters, Cancerians also know how to hit their brother or sister where it hurts the most. Be careful! Cancerians are likely to be a little off mood on Rakshabandhan Day, and their candid attitude is likely to bring some uncomfortable time in family.

Gift for Cancer brothers: They are foodies and good food is the surest way to win their hearts and lighten their mood. Set a menu of his choice. They will also love to be gifted perfumes, car accessories and cool T-shirts.

Gift for Cancerous Sisters: As long as she is young, a Cancer sister will always love a stuffed toy as a gift. Raksha Bandhan, however, is the perfect day to take your sister out shopping and letting her shop till she drops or your credit card crosses spending limit, whichever happens first. If married, a Cancer sister would love to have home furnishing items.

LEO
TEN of CUPS
Advice: Joint Venture, Wholesomeness
Leo women, you may face an emotionally difficult time this week. Someone close or in the family will be difficult to deal with. Just give it time, let things run their course and the difficult hour will pass. Leo men, this is the best time to share your secrets with your sister. Ten of cups card is supporting your love energies. You may also try handling sensitive romantic issues today with the help of your sister. But you should watch what you say as even casual remarks can spark unnecessary controversies. Try being a little adventurous today and organise a family trip to celebrate the day.

Gifts for Leo sisters: Since they may be reeling under emotional stress, talking to her will be the key this week. You'll need to talk, listen, and lend a shoulder to her. Plan out something extraordinary to brighten her mood. Be as expressive as you can be and a well picked greeting card can very well do the trick. Gold jewellery, chocolates and clothes are the top few options as gifts.

Gifts for Leo brothers: You are advised to take care of their sentiments. Any gift in colour yellow will be good for them. Gift them music systems, cassettes or CDs of his favourite songs.

VIRGO
FIVE of PENTACLES
Tarot Advice: Avoid criticism & rejection
Best thing about Virgo brothers and sisters is that they have a practical and organised approach to work, fun and responsibilities. You are incredibly compatible when blessed with a Virgo or Capricorn sibling and it is there for everyone around you to see. Both Virgo men and women make a wonderful family member and are known for their abilities to get things done, and keeping lives of everyone around them in order. But Five of Pentacles is showing that during the first week of August, you will be very critical on family and work issues. Your perfectionism and scepticism could lead to conflict in family environment. Don't be too serious and logical on a day as special as Rakhi. You are always first to determine which action to be taken and what is best for everyone.

Gifts for Virgo sisters: Virgo women love nature. Handicrafts items like rugs, ceramic potteries, handmade paintings and gemstone jewellery can be best options for your sister. Don't forget to add a basket of flowers.

Gifts for Virgo brothers: If your brother has an interest in reading, nothing can be a better for him than a book. It could be a short-stories, fiction or non-fiction novels or even a special issue of his favourite magazine. Your brother will be impressed by your choice of a show-pieces.

LIBRA
TEMPERANCE
Tarot advice: Moderation and Balance
Libra brother & sisters share the most agreeable and well-balanced relationships with their siblings belonging to any of the 12 Sun signs. The Libra sibling seeks to spread this evenness over everything and everyone they come in contact with. You actively work against injustice, both personally and professionally. The best aspect of your relationship with your siblings is your incredible sense of diplomacy, kindness and respect for the other.

Temperance energies are asking you to put control on your laziness and eating habits on Rakhi as you may lack self-control for sweets or material goods.

Gift for Libra Sister: They are very fond of diamond jewellery, which will also give them added luck. Surprise them with a combination of gifts. A good book, elegant flowers like orchid, a photo frame, candies and CDs of her favourite songs will also be very well received.

Gift for Libra brothers: Gift diamond-embedded cuff links to your brother.

SCORPIO
EMPRESS
Tarot Advice: Promises & Assurance
It is not unusual for these fiery-tempered siblings to spend long periods without talking to their brother/sister after a fight. Or, they can be a doting sibling. You are very close to your sibling, almost to the point that a large portion of your time and emotions is dedicated to your brothers/sisters. On the other hand, disputes will be both high on intensity and decibel level.  Extremist behaviour is your weakness.

Empress card is advising you to use your emotional and intuitive natures in a controlled manner. Both, a Scorpio brother and a Scorpio sister, can enjoy the bond of Rakhi by consciously trying to steer clear of any misunderstanding. It will also help you to work well with your siblings as long as you learn to channel your energy constructively, which is no easy task for a Scorpio.

Gift for Scorpio brother: Be it formal or casual wear, shirts make up a cool gift item for brothers. Go ahead and please your brother by adding to his wardrobe. A digital camera will help your brother hone his skills as a photographer.

Gift for Scorpio sister: Chocolates are a favourite item of almost all the girls, irrespective of their zodiac sign or age group. But Scorpio girls are particularly drawn to chocolates. Bitter chocolates are their favourite. Soft and stuffed toys are a good medium of expressing your love to your Scorpio sister.

SAGITTARIUS
THE TOWER
Advice: Re-evaluation
Sagittarius siblings are like travelers on a truth-seeking expedition. The are inquisitive and are on a constant quest for knowledge. They enjoy discovering new and exciting things and ideas. They will want to share pleasant conversations that challenges their mind. Sagittarians, however, are extremely impatient and their siblings have to bear the brunt. They lose interest quickly, because they are eager to move ahead to the newer things.

Sagittarius women should watch their health this week. The Tower energies are showing that you are likely to be exhausted due to overwork or confusions in decision making. Stay alert! Get a little organised with your finances. Quite contrary to their nature, Sagittarius brothers would like to stay home. They should avoid surgery and long trips. Except to their sisters, they should avoid lending/borrowing money.

Gifts for Sagittarius brothers: A new wallet or a diary will help your brother in getting things a little organised. They would also love to have romantic and mysterious novels.

Gifts for Sagittarius sisters : Bracelets, rings, ear-rings, chains, buckles or nose-pins, any one of these items would be a good gift for a Sagi sister. While selecting the jewellery, remember to go for the latest designs.

CAPRICORN
FOUR of WANDS
Tarot Advice: Abundance & Family Unity
Capricorn sibling is basically very traditional in nature. They always motivate their siblings to maintain an optimistic outlook towards life. However, Capricorn know how to leave enough room for themselves to pursue their own interests. Though disputes with siblings is not taken lightly, they are loyal, charitable, and a loving and devoted family member. If you have a Capricorn brother or sister, you need to be extra understanding. Their tenacity and excess devotion can make them appear strict and rigid at times, but they will appreciate your openness and honesty. Four of Wands card is giving very soft energies which indicates fun with family.

Gifts for Capricorn brothers: A designer leather belts will make your brother stand out in the crowd. Make sure to go for stylish buckles in the belts.

Gifts for Capricorn sisters: Your sister might have been bored of wearing the same old wrist-watch everywhere. It is time to make her happy by presenting her a new, stylish watch. If she is married, you can also gift her a sarees, sweets, jewellery box and flowers

AQUARIUS
JUSTICE
Tarot Advice: Truth, Balance & Equality
Aquarian siblings, you're a best friend to your sibs, sticking up for them at all times. This combination is nearly magical, and you love bouncing your ideas on another. They are mentally very active and outgoing. Saturn contains a great work ethic, tenacity, and responsibility, and steers the Aquarian to work hard for what they want. This influence makes you very productive and well-respected.  Together, you enjoy following current events and acting on modern, progressive ideas. Justice card is showing his priorities towards family matters these days, favouring a perfect Rakhi celebration  this year.

Gifts for Aquarian brothers: A latest mobile handset, with new features like camera, MP3 ring tones, a pen drive with huge storage capacity is sure to make your brother happy.

Gifts for Aquarian sisters: Gift them chocolates and they will be happy. A gift pack of assorted chocolates are sure to make her smile. If your sister is above 30, you can also gift her DVDs or CDs of old songs and movies.

PISCES
The World
Tarot advice: Value & Fulfilment
Pisces share deep emotional relation with siblings. Nobody messes with the people you love, and you'll fight for them till the end. But your bossy act may make your siblings angry. Pisces siblings tend to feel misunderstood and alienated. You have a deep-seated desire for both security and independence, which is difficult for even you to understand. Your feelings can be easily hurt, which also makes it difficult for you to be around less'sensitive relatives. The World card advises you to maintain boundaries in the relationship.

Gifts for Pisces brothers: They are fond of cotton shirts & trousers. Time pieces, wall hangings, spiritual accessories and books are also good gifts for them.

Gifts for Pisces sisters: A Rakhi card will be a lovely choice for your emotional sister. They appreciate all kinds of gifts. Jewellery box, ornamented handbags, flowers, perfumes, paintings and music systems being among a few options.

Ganesha's Grace,
Divya Chugh
Tarot & Pyramid Vastu Consultant