This July will be a little different. In fact, it is going to be a July that comes once in 823 years and bring cheer to those who look forward to weekends. July 2011 will have five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays and numerologists and astrologers say such a July is rare, as rare as once in 823 years.

But, despite being rare, it may not have too much of a numerological significance for people, says numerologist Sanjay Jumani. “It will just be fun to have more weekends as the month will have five Saturdays, five Sundays and of course five Fridays,” he pointed out. Astrologer Ajay Bhambi, too, said it was a mathematical rarity in the calendar but people should not assume there was any astrological significance.

When pointed out that Feng Shui experts predict the month lucky for people to earn money, Jumani said, “In fact this year, as I had predicted, has been expensive right from the beginning. It will be expensive even till the end. There is nothing special to more Sundays, Saturdays and Fridays. Just enjoy the weekends.”

Greenstone Lobo, another astrologer, also agreed that having more weekends does not mean any astrological affect as it is not related to planetary movement. But Lobo said the month will be good for people in India after three months of inflation, social and political upheavals. “Over the last three months venus and mars were in conjunction. This planetary phase has now ended on June 30 last month and hence going to be a very good month after a long gap,” he added, pointing out that weekends would be more enjoyable.
—- Chittaranjan Tembhekar, TNN | Jul 3, 2011, 01.05am IST