I am thinking of fasting on saturdays, but I want to be careful about doing it. If you know the astrological effects of fasting, let me know.
In vedic philosophy there are 4 pillars of the value system:
- Satya: always tell the truth
- Saucha: cleanliness, purity of body, thoughts, speech and actions
- Ahimsa: no-violence
- Tapas: austerities
Fasting would be very auspicious for the fourth pillar "Tapas". It helps control your mind and gives your courage and will. This is true regardless of your birth chart.