Combustion means Asta in Sanskrit. The Sanskrit word ‘Asta’ has other meanings as well, such as, perish, set aside, vanish etc. The planet Venus will be in combustion mode from the 24th of October 2018 to the 30th of October 2018, i.e., for 7 days. The phenomenon of Venus combustion is called Shukra Tara Asta in the Indian Astrology. Sanskrit word Shukra means Venus, Shukra also means clear, bright etc. Venus is the brightest planet in the night sky from Earth and visible to the naked eye.
In Astrology, the period of combustion can mean slowing down of the positive effects or energy of the planet. Some attribute this negative aspect when the planet gets closer to the Sun, to a certain degree. The combustion period can mean the period when losses can happen related to the particular planet’s characteristics and strengths. The planet at times becomes malefic at this time and can cause disturbances, jealousy etc. In the period of Venus combustion, certain important events like marriages are avoided. Anything that gets close to the Sun – burns.
Venus is called the Goddess of Love. The planet Venus is for love, attraction, beauty, marriage, relationships, caring, bonding etc. Venus rules Taurus and Libra, and Houses 2nd and 7th.
Venus is the 2nd planet from the Sun. It is the neighbor of Earth. Venus is at times called the sister or twin planet of Earth. Venus is a little smaller in size than Earth. Venus takes almost 225 Earth days to make a revolution around the Sun. Venus is the only planet in the solar system to have little and least elliptic orbit around the Sun.
Fridays are dedicated to Venus. Friday is called Shukrvaar in Hindi, Veirnes in Spanish, Veneris in Latin, Yawm aljumea in Arabic, Kin’yobi in Japanese, Xingqiwu in Chinese, Sheeshee in Hebrew, Pyatnitsa in Russian etc. The gemstone for Venus is Zircon, also diamond. The color associated with Venus is white or light pink.
A Mantra for Shukra is—
Om Shum Shukraaye Namah
ॐ शुं शुक्राय नमः