By Sampath S Kalpage
The first Kona Masa in 2016 started after Sun transited its friendly House Pisces on March 14 at 11.17 a.m. Sun will remain in the House of Pisces until April 13 at 7.48 p.m. Jupiter the lord of the Pisces is in the House of Leo (House belongs to Sun) at present. Jupiter's aspect over Sun was over when Sun transited Pisces. The transit of Sun, the most circuital and the influential planet in the zodiac is vital as it was the last planetary transit to occur before the New Year.
As noted in the beginning, this transit has resulted in the first Kona Masa in 2016. Thus, there won't be auspicious times until April 13 2016.
According to Astrology there are four periods in a year in which all auspicious events should be avoided including house construction and marriage. Following periods are considered Kona months in the year 2016.
March 14 2016 to April 13 2016
June 14 2016 to July 16 2016
September 16 2016 to October 17 2016
December 15 2016 to January 14 2017
The period in which Sun moves into Pisces, Gemini, Virgo and Sagittarius can be defined as Kona Masa in brief. As a result, during this period the auspicious rays of Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury are obstructed by the inauspicious rays exerted by Sun. By and large, the power of auspicious planets is deactivated during this period. Therefore starting constructions, housewarming, roof construction and marriages are barred by astrologers during this period. It is also said that there is a strong gravitational force that can negatively influence auspicious events during the period.
Auspicious times should therefore be fixed after April 13 2016. Our readers are cautioned to postpone their most auspicious events until April 14 2016; but auspicious times for minor tasks can be fixed.