International Astrology Day, 2017

Askmonk celebrated International Astrology Day on 20th March, as it marks the beginning of the new year for the astrologers and astrology enthusiasts. It is the first full day of the astrological sign of Aries and thus marks the beginning of the tropical Zodiac.

This year starts on 21st March with Aries sign and ends on 20th March with Pisces sign.


Askmonk appreciates the experts who guide us towards the right path. Listen to interesting insights from some of Askmonk’s certified astrologers sharing their views on the essence of astrology and wishing all of you wonderful people out there:

Happy International Astrology Day! 🙂

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Essence of Astrology

– Team Askmonk

Astrology on the go!


How astrology helped Sanjeev regain health!

Here’s the story of Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, a 35 year old project manager working at an MNC. Learn about his experience with astrology and how it helped him improving his health and securing the job he was passionate about. This is the part of our International Astrology Day initiative to bring to you the best of experiences of Astrology as a support system. Check out his story in his own words!

Hi I’m Sanjeev. I was a product manager in a leading IT firm. However, my career wasn’t growing as per my expectations and I felt under-utilised as well. Also, my poor health took a toll on my career. I frequently fell sick and I had to meet doctors regularly. Citing health concerns, I had to resign from the job. My life was going through a very bad phase!

I gave many interviews but despite having proficient managerial skills I was unable to convert them into employment. The stress due to unemployment and poor health brought in a lot of frustration and caused anxiety and other medical issues. My family members were concerned about my health and I couldn’t do anything about it. I took consultation from various astrologers but the element of dissatisfaction was always there.

Finding reliable astrologer was one such hassle I faced every time. It was also very inconvenient for me to go through series of appointments prior to fixing a meeting with an astrologer. This process was very expensive and extremely tedious.

One day I was browsing through astrology apps on google and came across Askmonk. I posted my query there and within no time I got a descriptive answer with simple and easy solutions. I followed the remedies and within 45 days, and mark my words in 45 days, my health started to improve and I got multiple job offers with handsome packages. I was stunned to witness this incredibly accurate outcome and the way these radical solutions worked for me!

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I really appreciate Askmonk app and the way they have bridged the communication between a user and astrologer is really commendable. The astrologers on their panel are passionate about astrology and their explanations are very subtle. In my view everyone is stuck in one way or the other in their lives and Askmonk is the solution for them making quality astrology super simple from top-notch astrologers in a seamless manner. 

I would recommend Askmonk as the one stop solution for best astrological solutions that you can get on your fingertips. Wishing you great success 🙂

– Kanishk Rai

Askmonk – Astrology on the go!

(This is based on an individual’s experience as shared with the Askmonk Team. Vedic astrology is one of the oldest support system’s from India and people have benefited from this science and its proper and radicalised use!)

How astrology helped Anurag get a job!

Here’s the story of Mr. Anurag Mathews, a 28 years old techie working for an MNC. Learn about his experience with astrology and how it helped him shape up his future by landing him in a secure job. This is the part of our International Astrology Day initiative to bring to you the best of experiences of Astrology as a support system. Check out his story in his own words!

Hi! I’m Anurag. I completed my MCA from Vellore Institute of Technology in 2014. I had the right domain knowledge and the apt technical skill set in place but was still struggling to get a job matching my profile. I gave interviews everywhere from startups to MNCs but it never clicked. There were moments when I was one of the final few candidates, but I was not able to grab the opportunity. I also appeared for various government and bank exams, but I couldn’t clear it. It was affecting both personal and professional life.

To know why I was going through such a rough phase I took advice from my family members, friends, and career counselors. That process led to more confusion and created a dilemma on what to do and what not. Within two years, pessimism overshadowed optimism and failure led to depression. I went for astrology and took consultation from astrologers both online and offline. I faced a lot of hassles from finding a good astrologer to scheduling appointments to fixing up a phone call and moreover, all of this was both costly and time-consuming.

One day I stumbled upon Askmonk – an easy, fast and affordable astrology app. At Askmonk I was able to consult seamlessly with a bunch of amazing astro counselors on their panel who gave me extensive explanation, recommended easy & radical remedies and guided me through my rough phase.

After putting in my complete effort towards the job interviews and following the remedies advised with full faith, I finally landed a job in a reputed MNC. It still is one of the most euphoric moments of my life! 🙂

Astrology has acted as a roadmap to guide me in taking the right direction. All one need to do is follow them wisely and with belief. Proper consultation along with effective remedy does make a difference in one’s life.


In my opinion, Askmonk came as a blessing in disguise. This surely worked for me and I would love to recommend Askmonk to anyone who is confused or stuck somewhere. In our busy schedule, Askmonk has come up with a unique platform to make things both simple and easy.

No need to look around for reliable experts and fix appointments anymore! All you need to do is Askmonk! 🙂

– Kanishk Rai

Askmonk – Astrology on the go!

(This is based on an individual’s experience as shared with the Askmonk Team. Vedic astrology is one of the oldest support system’s from India and people have benefited from this science and its proper and radicalised use!)

The viability of Astrology as a business?

Why Astrology?”

This is one question that I get almost always, whenever I climb a stage to pitch or meet someone interesting from the tech space or investors.

So, here’s an explanation of my thoughts on astrology and why I chose to back it up!

Human beings are curious animal. We all want to know about our future. We want to know whether or not we would fair good in a job, whether our marriages would last, whether our investments would be fruitful and so on and so forth. Also, it is a very private affair and most of us don’t really want to show it in public because of the stigma of being labeled as a follower of blind faith or voodoo or something. I don’t really want to get into a debate on Astrology classified as science or pseudo-science or not even a science. That’s a never ending debate and it’s better left avoided.

The point is, nobody wants to get left behind in this super fast and competitive world. No one wants to have doubts and unanswered questions, especially when it has prospects of a better future. It is the fear of missing out (FOMO) that everybody is on a lookout for instant solutions, easy remedies and speedy rewards. Everyone wants to know the genesis for their miseries/downfalls and take right steps to come up as a winner. They want to take informed decisions today for a better tomorrow, and astrology is “The Thing” for that.



Deep dive into Astrology: The conceptual angle.

Astrology is derived from the word “astrologia” meaning “the Science of the Stars”. Astrology consists of a bunch of distinctive systems that are laid upon the fundamental idea of a relationship between happenings in our world and certain kind of astro-phenomena or influence of the stars on us. So, the basic principle that astrology acknowledges is that celestial/heavenly bodies have effects on every earthling. The celestial bodies help provide us with the ability to both organize knowledge and understand the world around us. Their location, as it pertains to one’s birth date, place and time, has a significant impact on one’s life.

It’s a 4000 years old science and is also stated as the “Mother of all sciences”.

Astrology goes way beyond the sun sign columns published in newspapers categorizing close to 7.4 Billion people into just 12 standard categories, while each and every soul is unique and has specific traits! The effect of stars and heavenly bodies is specific to every individual. Astrology is the correlation between stars and their effect on life forms derived through statistical positioning and calculating their effective movements to come up with a holistic chart called kundali decoding the possibilities and evaluating prospects for future.


Astrology as business

Astrology has seen tremendous growth in recent years and is only growing with advent of scientific tools and better understanding of people. Online Astrology is also one of the fastest growing markets (especially in India) growing close to 100% YoY and is expected to grow to 3 billion dollars by 2020 in India alone! 

People, especially youth, are realizing that astrology can come in handy and can really help them shape their future in an organized and informed manner. On the other hand more and more educated and passionate people are taking up astrology as a profession and guiding people through practical, modern and radical consultations.



Today, people more than ever need this age old support system which is solely made in India, in their lives because of the change in socio-economic conditions of our society and increasing uncertainties around the world!

In the coming years, it will expand to new horizons and adapt according to the new challenges of the 21st century.

It’s not too far into the future where astrology is as easy as getting a recharge on your phone! 🙂


– Vaibhav

AskmonkAstrology on the go!

(Cross posted on Entrepreneur:

Jantar Mantar -The Historic Astro Marvel of India!

Located in the heart of Jaipur, the pink city of India, Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II and completed on 1734. Jantar derives from Yantra which means instrument while Mantra means calculation.

Etymologically, Jantar Mantar means instrument for calculations.

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However, there is more astronomical and astrological significance to it. Jantar Mantar monument is equipped with architectural instruments for measuring astronomical observations and to calculate exact time hence making it more accurate than any other observatory out there!

Maharaja Jai SIngh II was very fond of maths, architecture and a savant astronomer. He built five observatories in New Delhi, Mathura, Jaipur, Ujjain and Varanasi. Jaipur has the largest observatory which also has the world’s largest sundial, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments, where each instrument deduces certain astronomical implication. Each instrument is made of marbles, stones and brass.

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Other than records of astrology stored in the enormous reserves of the pristine Vedic books, Jantar Mantar is an existing proof of 4000 years old science of Vedic Astrology.

For people fascinated with the zodiac signs, there is an arcane astronomical instrument installed in Jantar Mantar known as Rashivalya Yantra. It is a collection of 12 instruments depicting the zodiac signs at different places indicating each one’s unique traits. Each zodiac instrument is determined by their celestial latitude and longitude.

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The largest instrument in Jantar Mantar is Vrihat Samrat Yantra, also the world’s largest sundial. The height of Samrat Yantra is 27 meters and the base length is 45 meters. As in the past, it was not possible to find exact time thus, the only way to get exact time was to increase the dimension of the scale, which led to the cosmic size of Samrat Yantra. It can give Jaipur’s local time to an accuracy of 2 seconds.

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There is mini version of Vrihat Samrat Yantra known as Laghu Samrat Yantra. The upper edge of the yantra makes an angle of 27 degrees with the horizontal wall which denotes the latitude of Jaipur. The scales are made of marble. It can give Jaipur’s local time to an accuracy of 20 seconds.

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The amazing thing about this medieval marvel is the integration of astronomy and astrology. Till date no one can refute the preciseness of these instruments!

One must visit Jantar Mantar to explore how people used to calculate time when there were neither wristwatch nor home clock. Jantar Mantar is a must visit for the amateurs and aficionado of astronomy. It is definitely a place to explore!

Cheers,                                                                                                                                                                   Askmonk – Astrology on the go!

Lunar Calendar 2017

Happy new year 2017

This is Askmonk’s Lunar calendar 2017. If you’r an astrologer you might want to use the phases of Moon and if you’r not just learn about the phases of Moon 🙂

Lunar calendar plays an important role from determining the date of festivals such as Holi, Diwali etc. to the Super Moon phenomenon.


The Times of India, Coverage!

We were recently covered on The Times of India and The Economic Times with some of the best and most promising startups in our space. This just marks the beginning of a long way of changing how people seek astrology, online 🙂 #occultDisruption #askmonk


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