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Lunar and Solar Eclipse 2019

We always curious about the eclipses and it holds significant importance in the field of astrology. Eclipse is a celestial movement of planets. In the Hindu religion, eclipse has great importance for centuries. There is a number of mythological facts and beliefs related to solar and lunar eclipse.

According to astrology, solar and lunar eclipse directly influence the lives of people. It also affects the nature and environment.

In 2019, there will be a total of 5 eclipses in the year. There will be three solar eclipses and two lunar eclipses in 2019. The first solar eclipse observes in the month of January on 6th January whereas first lunar eclipse will occur on 21st January. Second lunar eclipse will be seen on 2 July 2019 and Second and last Lunar eclipse will occur on 16 July 2019. Last solar eclipse will be on 26 December.

Solar eclipse 2019

DATE

TIME

6 JANUARY, 2019

05:04:08 – 09:18:46

2 JULY, 2019

23:31:08 – 26:14:46

26 DECEMBER, 2019

08:17:02 – 10:57:09

Note: The last solar eclipse of 2019 will only be seen in India. The above time mentioned is according to the Indian standard time.

Lunar eclipse 2019

DATE

TIME

21 JANUARY

08:07:34 – 13:07:03

16 JULY

25:32:35 – 28:29:50

Note: Second Lunar eclipse which occurs on 16 July will be seen in India. The above time mentioned is according to the Indian standard time.

Effect of Eclipses

Generally, eclipses associated with the beginnings and endings. It affects our life, health, Earth and the environment. It indicates a remarkable change. This change may be far better and might also lead to positive results. In ancient times, people consider eclipse as a bad event which may lead to negative incidents like war etc.

Nowadays, astrologers considered eclipses as an opportunity for development. In the field of astrology, eclipses hold an important place, especially It occurs in significant places in the birth chart of a native or a country.

Duration of the influence of eclipses

Generally, eclipses occur minimum 4 times and maximum 6 times in a year. During the period of eclipse, many people feel anxious. It is said that eclipse effect starts from one week before or after the eclipse. Sometimes, the effect of eclipse continues much longer up to 3 months in advance and also 3 years later. According to astrologers, one should avoid a period of about 3 days on either side of the eclipse for starting any new project.

Types of eclipses

There are two types of Eclipses: one is a Solar eclipse and another is a Lunar eclipse. Let’s know about the effect of these two types of eclipses.

Solar eclipse

If the moon comes in between the Earth and Sun then it will cover the rays of Sun from reaching the Earth. Moon created a shadow on the sun and its seen from Earth. This celestial movement is known as a Solar eclipse.

Lunar eclipse

When Earth comes between the Moon and Sun then it creates an obstruction in the path of Sun whose rays are meant to fall on Moon. This will create a shadow of Earth is formed on Moon. This celestial movement is known as a Lunar eclipse.

Different types of Solar and Lunar eclipses

Celestial bodies cast a shadow over each other in many ways. Eclipses are classified as below:

Full solar eclipse: in this type of eclipse moon covered the shadow of the sun completely. It is called a Full solar eclipse.

Partial solar eclipse: if moon covered some part of sun then it called a Partial solar eclipse.

Annual lunar eclipse: when the shadow of the moon falls on the central part of the sun, leaving the outer edges to form a ring-like structure, this is known as an annual lunar eclipse.

Total lunar eclipse: When the moon is covered completely by the shadow of Earth, the eclipse is known as a Total lunar eclipse.

Partial lunar eclipse: if Earth covered some part of the moon then it called a Partial lunar eclipse.

Penumbral lunar eclipse: a shadow comprises of two parts: umbra and penumbra. Umbra is the darker=r part of the shadow and penumbra is the lighter shadow. If Earth’s penumbral shadow covered the moon then it called Penumbral Lunar eclipse whereas when earth’s umbra shadow covered the moon, it is known as Umbra Lunar eclipse.

Impact of eclipses on world

In astrology terms, eclipse indicates global events or trends of the world. It is said that an eclipse is caused by a shadow passing across the sun or the moon, it generally suggests events and issues related to the affected nations, their rulers and international politics. In which house of the birth chart eclipse will occur it will be affected up to 3 months. When the eclipse falls on the individual's natal sun, moon, ascendant or ruler of ascendant then it will severely affect that person. Eclipses widely affect our life, universe, environment, surroundings or nations.

Mythological importance of Eclipses

Origin of eclipses is connected to the time of Devtas and Asuras. When Samudra Manthan took place, Amrit was obtained from the sea during this manthan. Asura was snatched the Kalash of Amrit from the Devtas and betray them. To help Devtas and save mankind, Lord Vishnu took the form of a Mohini who is a beautiful damsel. Mohini’s immense beauty attract the Asuras and somehow, she managed to take away the Amrit Kalash from them. She cleverly distributing the Amrit to Devtas. A Swarbhanu named asur was observed this and managed to use the trick up his sleeve. He presents himself as Devta and sat with them. When Mohini fed the amrit to him, the Sun and the Moon recognised him and revealed his identity in front of everyone.

After that, Lord Vishnu shows anger on him and cut his body into two halves parta from his Sudarshan chakra. As AsurSwarbhanu already consumed the amrit which nectar of immortality, he did not die but got divided into two parts, one his head called Rahu and another is his torso called Ketu.

Since then, Rahu and Ketu knew as Shadow planets and they became enemies of Sun and Moon. Due to this reason, whenever the Sun and Moon align themselves in a certain fashion, Rahu and Ketu lead to eclipses, taking revenge from both the planets.

Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are responsible for the celestial event which is known as an eclipse. In astrology, Rahu and Ketu are considered as evil natured planets, so they generate negative energy around the surroundings.

What Modern Science says about Eclipse

Eclipse is known as celestial movement or phenomenon in modern science. When the shadow of a planet falls on another planet, this will occur eclipse. There are man types of eclipses like full eclipses and partial eclipses.

When does Solar eclipse happen?

According to astronomy, when the moon comes in between the Sun and the Earth in such a way that all three planets stand in a straight line then it interrupts the rays of Sun from falling on Earth. It creates a shadow on Earth. It is known as a Solar eclipse.

When does Lunar eclipse happen?

As per astronomy, when Earth comes in between Sun and Moon and it obstructs the rays of Sun from falling on Moon then it is called the Lunar eclipse.

Importance of Eclipse in Vedic astrology

According to Vedic astrology, our sorrows and happiness totally depend on the planetary transits, nakshatras and our deeds. There are nine planets who considered the most significant elements in astrology. These nine planets are regarded as significant elements when administering Solar and Lunar eclipses. It is said that eclipse effect can be observed initially before it happens. After the eclipse, its remaining effects can be visible for several days. This celestial phenomenon not only affects human life but also Earth, environment, water and other organisms.

Eclipses/Grahandosha in the birth chart

In Vedic astrology, there is a number of doshas which occurred in the birth chart. These doshas can be Kaalsarp dosha, Pitra dosha, Manglik dosha and Grahan dosha. These doshas will affect the life of an individual negatively. These doshas will give a number of pain and problems in life.

Do’s and Don’ts during Eclipse occur

  • One should follow some rules during, after and before the eclipse. Let’s know about the do’s and don’ts during the eclipse.
  • During the time of the eclipse, you can do meditation. It brings good luck and happiness in your life.
  • When an eclipse occurs, don’t worship of the idols and deities. It .is considered inauspicious on this day.
  • Pregnant women should avoid seeing eclipses. They do not go out from home. The harmful radiations of the eclipse might penetrate the skin of belly covering the foetus of women. It may also harm the health and well-being of the unborn child.
  • Do not eat anything at the time of the eclipse. It might harm your health and makes you ill. And also, don’t cook in the period of eclipse.
  • One should avoid knives and sharp objects during the eclipse.
  • Avoid sleeping during this time.
  • Do not touch Tulsi or any other plant.
  • Always take bath after the eclipse. Sprinkle Gangajal into the house and Puja Ghar to remove all the negativities from home.
  • One should make donations on the day of the eclipse. It is considered auspicious.
  • Recite the mantra of the Sun and Moon or related planet of the eclipse.
  • After the eclipse, light a diya in the temple of the house.

In science, eclipse is considered as a celestial phenomenon but in astrology, it seems to to have a different opinion. Both astronomy and astrology accept that eclipses generate some negative and harmful energies which may affect the humans. Thus, during the time of Eclipse, one should follow the precautions.

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