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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Annular solar eclipse on January 15, 2010

Impact of Solar eclipse of January 15, 2010 – a very long annular Solar eclipse – a unique eclipse that won’t be exceeded for another 1000 years!

We have a major annular solar eclipse on January 15, 2010. This annular solar eclipse is visible from Central and East Africa, Indian Ocean, and East Asia. It is visible as partial eclipse (regions falling under penumbral shadow) from East Europe, most of Africa, and Asia. It is visible only in the Southern most tip of India – comprising many places in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and is not visible in other places. This eclipse is unique in that its total duration of annualarity is 11 min. 8 secs. Such a long duration of annularity will not be exceeded for over 1000 years (until the annular solar eclipse on 23rd December 3043 AD!).

In fact, if we take the total duration of the eclipse phenomenon, it is between 11:06 hours IST to 15:25 hours IST – a total of more than 4 hours!(Kindly check up the local duration for your respective area from NASA Website or local panchangs for your area).


Obviously, this is a major eclipse and its impact is likely to be felt in a major way in the regions where this phenomenon can be observed.

The eclipse falls in the 2nd degree of sidereal Capricorn. This degree is symbolized as “A Vane with its arrow pointing North.”

This is a sensitive degree that indicates vacillation and uncertainty. The influence of this degree is that many positive undertakings will be tried and then abandoned due to ineptitude/ faulty launch. The eclipse degree is conjunct Venus and sextiles Uranus. This augurs well for enterprising individuals who can make success out of challenging situations and are flexible to alter strategies to suit the confused circumstances. Also, generally those from financial fraternity, IT industry, and women- in general will enjoy better luck due to the influence of this eclipse.

Politically, there is possibility of assassination of some important political functionary in Sri Lanka, possible confusion or civil unrest in Maldives, possible demise of some leading political figure in Tamil Nadu, civil unrest in Southern Tamil Nadu districts of India, religious issues/ regional passions leading to law and order breakdown in South India, danger of a naval disaster in the Indian Ocean and especially Palk Straits region, and problems of civil unrest in Central African countries.


GENERAL SUGGESTIONS FOR EVERYONE LIVING IN REGIONS OF VISIBILITY OF THE ECLIPSE.

1) Avoid eating solid foods after 7 a.m. IST (at least 4 hours before the eclipse duration).

2) Fast during the duration of the eclipse and recite Divine Sthothras or do japas; the merit accrued by such recitals will be manifold. Spiritual people never let go an eclipse period without major occult performances – because the merits get multiplied many times and so attaining siddhis is easier during the eclipse duration.

3) Do not perform abhisheka or other outer forms of poojas during eclipse; only japas and meditation should be performed during eclipse duration.

4) Any activity that requires intense focus of mind can be performed during eclipse and you will see the good results for yourself.

5) Ideally a bath should be taken both at the beginning of the eclipse and at the end of the eclipse duration. If taking two baths like that is not feasible, at least a purificatory bath should be done at the end of the eclipse.

6) Those who have lost parents should perform the tarpana and other rituals in Honour of ancestors at the beginning of the solar eclipse (it should be done at the end of the lunar eclipse; this is for your information and guidance regarding dharma shastraic rules of tarpans during eclipses).

7) If you happen to be living in the region of visibility of the eclipse, you should put tulsi leaves or dharbha grass in all stored food items like pickles, jams, buttermilk, etc. and take those away after the eclipse.

8) Avoid using bed materials during eclipse – because if you do use pillows, etc. made of cloth, you need to wash them after the eclipse; it may not be feasible. This rule does not apply to woolen materials, and resins.

9) The ideal way to spend the time of eclipse is in recital – especially by the side of Holy Rivers in the region – like Cauvery, Aarni, Bhavani, Vaigai, etc. or by the side of temple tanks. Mantras to control poisons, to control elemental forces and evils, etc. will give immediate results during eclipse duration. So, those living in regions of visibility of the eclipse should capitalize on this period to detox their lives by powerful chants. This is an ideal period for mantra-initialization processes.

10) Pregnant women should avoid walking out if the eclipse is visible in their area - this is as per traditional taboos. Though some say that this is a superstition, I guess it is better to be safe rather than being sorry later:)

SPECIAL REMEDIAL PERFORMANCE FOR THOSE NATIVES BORN UNDER THE ABOVE STARS AND LIVING IN AREAS OF VISIBILITY OF THE ECLIPSE

As per dharma shastras, when eclipse falls in the natal star, its trines, or on stars near one’s natal star (the star before or after one’s natal star), eclipse remedies should be performed to counteract the possible negative impact of the eclipse on one’s prospects…. Those born under Krittika, Uttaraphalguni, Uttaraashaada, Sravana, Poorvashaada vedic stars and living in regions of visibility of this eclipse should perform Grahana remedies to counteract the possible malefic influence of this eclipse on their charts.

There are specific hymns to be recited invoking the Grace of the Ashtadig baalakaas Indra, Agni, Yama, Nirruti, Varuna, Vaayu, Kubera, Ishaana, and also the Trimurthis – Brahma, Vishu, and Lord Shiva to remove the eclipse impact if one’s natal star belongs to the list of stars afflicted by the eclipse.

Some pandits who are not knowledgeable of the above hymns will alternatively perform a Sarpa sooktha recital or Mahanyaasa Rudra recital. That is also perfectly acceptable and these remedies also work well.

Try to get in touch with knowledgeable pandits in your area if your area of residence falls in the visibility zone of the eclipse. Or, you may contact us for the performance of the eclipse remedy on your behalf; we will do the needful taking the sankalpa in your name and reciting the appropriate hymns for your benefit. You need to give your name, your nakshatra, rashi, and gothra (if known; if the gothra is not known indicate whether you would like to be called as Vishnu gothra or Shiva gothra based on your preference of Lord Shiva or Lord Vishnu as Favourite God) for this. You may subscribe to that performance (please note that this is necessary only if the eclipse is visible in your region), by clicking the button below:









IMPACT OF THE SOLAR ECLIPSE BASED ON WESTERN ASTROLOGY

Apart from the above dharma shatraic views, Western astrological concepts indicate that the sector of your chart that falls under eclipse can get activated sensitively. This eclipse will show its impact on mundane and international events for the next 4 years while it will show its impact on individual charts over the next 4 months. Let us see the impact of this solar eclipse for different signs/ ascendants…Important: Please note that this is just one of the many factors of influence on charts; so, these influences will happen only in conjunction with other events in your life; also, we have to check the impact of the eclipse with respect to the full chart; for instance, an eclipse falling on the degrees of natal Jupiter can cause significant positive developments, etc.; you need specific astrological analysis with respect to your individual chart if you wish to know the impact particular to your full chart… The following effects are only general.

Aries Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 10th house. There could be significant developments concerning professional matters. If you are careful and thorough, and know how to capitalize on opportunities, there will be abundant scope for career progress under the impact of this eclipse. However, lack of caution can cause problems. Ensure that you share good relationship with your co-workers because that is the key to your progress over the next 4 months.

Taurus Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 9th house. There could be sudden positive developments regarding higher education or foreign travel. Those on the look-out for prestigious foreign assignments can bag good offers due to this influence. This is a good period for Spiritual exploration and for getting initiated into new spiritual practices/ occult experiments. Health of paternal relatives can cause concern.

Gemini Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 8th house. You should be most careful while driving vehicles, while handling ancestral property matters, and while handling finances of others – as problems are likely in these areas of life. Positively, there could be some unexpected good breakthroughs in legal matters. If you are a psychic, you could be blessed with new occult powers after intense practice during the next 4 month-period.

Cancer Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 7th house. You should tread most carefully in relationship matters. Single natives should not be in a hurry to commit themselves to their suitors but do enough background checks to ensure that they are committing themselves to the right person. Married persons should avoid impulsive speech/ actions to avoid problems with spouse. There could also be issues with business partners for cancer natives.

Leo Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 6th house. You should take health concerns seriously and tend to them promptly, to avoid later complications. You should watch what you say and what you do to avoid unnecessary controversies. Watch out for secret enemies in the background who may try to sabotage your progress. Positively, this is a good period for devising strategies to outwit rivals, for filing law suits, and for undergoing alternative treatment to handle existing health issues.

Virgo Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 5th house. Eclipse degree being trine to natal points is generally considered auspicious and can trigger soul-searching thoughts and better insights. But, the flip side is that there could be tricky developments in romantic matters and also, affairs of children should be dealt with more care. Speculative activities should be preferably avoided if you are a greenhorn trader in the markets – because you are under a “make a million or lose a million” aspect for the next 4 months.

Libra Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 4th house. Be most careful in real-estate dealings, purchase/ sale of vehicles, and regarding health of maternal relatives. Students of this sign should devote more time to studies and avoid distractive influences. As the eclipse degree squares your sign, you should be realistic in your goals and aspirations during the next 4 month period.

Scorpio Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 3rd house. You may feel more adventurous than usual…while this can be to your advantage in certain matters, you should avoid the tendency to take rash risks or to lash out at others in an unprovoked manner. Health of younger siblings might come under cloud. Relationship with neighbours can also come under strain for some persons of this sign.

Sagittarius Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 2nd house. Financial matters receive major thrust from this eclipse. There is possibility of windfalls under this influence. However, you should be most careful regarding financial transactions as there is possibility of controversies in financial matters. Avoid standing surety for others for the next 4 months.

Capricorn sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on your sign. This is a period when you can benefit by introspection and soul-searching. Take some time to analyze your real aspirations. This is a time when you should find the REAL YOU and real progress in life will come later when you focus your efforts to achieve your real aspirations. Obviously, such periods can cause some restlessness…it is all for your good!

Aquarius sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 12th house. This is a period when unexpected and unavoidable expenses can come knocking on you. Positively, this can be a period when you will get very good insights in dreams, and also transactions related to overseas trade will progress well. This is also a good period for mystic research for you – if you are so inclined.

Pisces Sun sign, Moon sign, or ascendant: The eclipse falls on the 11th house. The major thrust of this eclipse influence is on “friendships” and gains. There may be new and compatible persons entering your life in the next 4 months’-period while old friends who are not in sync with your wavelength may fall off your social radar. This is a good period for initiating new business ventures. In the family, health of elderly siblings might come under strain.

Blessed be.

Pandit R. DAKSHINAMOORTHI.


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