Solar and Lunar eclipses are caused when the light of Sun is restricted in reaching either Earth or Moon. The mathematics of eclipses is presented in this article about how eclipses happen and what Rahu and Ketu have to do with the orbit of Moon around the Earth intersecting with Earth’s orbit around Sun. In short, during eclipses, both the nodes are conjunct with both the luminaries. During Solar eclipse, Sun and Moon are conjunct to a degree along with Rahu or Ketu. The closeness of the nodes with the luminaries causes problems in the life of the individual born around an eclipse.
In my observation, a good chart, even with raja yogas, panchamahapurusha yogas is destroyed if born during an eclipse. The effect is seen in a general reduction of the quality of care coming from mother and father and may extend to negatively affect on other planets that are caught up in the eclipse axis. This post is not concerned with rituals to be undertaken during eclipses and the effect on the individuals with various rashi/nakshatra. This post is also not about the mundane astrological effects of the eclipses. This post is only about the effect of a grahan yoga on a horoscope.
Solar Eclipse 2020: Eclipse Vedic Astrology The Sun, in Vedic Astrology, represents one’s soul, mind and father. It is the elementary source of life. This planet rules over the zodiac sign Leo and East direction and represents the gemstone Ruby. It remains debilitated in Libra and exalted in Aries. The Solar Eclipse can help you to regroup and focus, for a while, on an area in your life that may need extra attention or change. While your attention is focused on a particular area of your life, the eclipse in relation to your natal chart is almost like a 'self-help' tool that can help develop the strengths of your personality. Eclipse dates, 2021 (take notice the day before and after a solar eclipse): Please visit the NASA Eclipse Web Site for more details about the path and duration of each eclipse. Annular Solar Eclipse: 10 June 2021 Total Solar Eclipse: 3 December 2021; The day before a Full Moon is considered inauspicious. According to Vedic astrology, the occurrence of an eclipse in any particular sign, star, and association of planets plays a vital role in revealing global events. It can be said that eclipses reveal events, and planetary transits trigger those events.
Rahu and Ketu
These are shadowy planets with shadowy qualities. Rahu is more feared generally because of being considered a cheater in our mythology. Rahu is treacherous and deceitful and cannot be trusted. There is always double-dealing involved. Rahu is also ambitious and is capable of getting what is required by hook or by crook.
Ketu is opposite of Rahu in terms of ambition. It is complete lack of attraction and signifies aversion. Ketu, therefore, signifies sanyasayoga as it takes the individual away from worldly desires. In the horoscope, Ketu has the effect of burning away of the interest and desires associated with the house where it is located.
Sun and Moon
As the two important planets in the horoscope, Sun and Moon signify the soul and mind. They are the significators of father and mother respectively who provide right environment and nourishment when we are growing up.
Mesha monthly horoscope. The relationship between Rahu/Ketu and Sun/Moon
Moon is more afraid of Rahu than Ketu. Association of Moon with Rahu causes diseases of hallucinations and schizophrenia as it has the property of deceit and making up things that do not exist. Ketu with Moon is detachment from worldly affairs. It can cause depression, which can be managed better than the diseases of the mind. The quality of relationship with mother goes down quite a lot. Ketu makes the person grow apart from mother, but at least there will be formal relations and a modicum of decency is maintained.
Sun does well with Rahu. Rahu accentuates the qualities of Sun (although in a negative way) and creates more egotistical behaviour. It is a good yoga for success in administration and politics. Ketu with Sun is problematic as Sun does not know how not to shine. Father doesn’t know how to connect with the person and help in progress.
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Effects of Eclipses
With the above knowledge, let’s look at the effects when an individual is born during the eclipse. In a given chart, it will be important to note:
- Type of Eclipse: During Solar eclipse, Moon is conjunct Sun and is “burnt” in a way. Moon becomes malefic due to extreme closeness to Sun, as during amavasya day. Lunar eclipses are better that way for Moon.
- Which shadowy planet is with Sun and Moon: Rahu with Moon will cause more problems. Ketu with Sun will cause more problems.
- Planets caught in this axis: Note down the planets in the axis. Their natural karakatva and house lordships should be noted down.
- House lordships of Sun and Moon: While natural karakatva of Sun and Moon are well known, their house lordships will also be important.
- The axis of operation of the nodes, e.g., 1/7, 2/8 should be taken into account.
Solar Eclipse December 2020 Vedic Astrology
It should be obvious that the negative effects will start with parents. The extent of effect and type of effect will be governed by above points. Let’s take an example:
An Example Of Eclipse Birth Horoscope
In this horoscope of a child born during a lunar eclipse, Moon is lord of Lagna and Sun is lord of the 2nd house. Therefore, apart from mother and father, a negative effect to self/health, family and to the ability to save money should be predicted. Mercury is on the axis and is very close to Ketu, in its debilitation sign. Sun is also about 4° away from Ketu and since Sun represents the 2nd house in this horoscope, both the karakas of early education and speech are negatively affected. This is exactly what is happening unfortunately with this child. Moon is close to Rahu and is negatively affecting mind and learning abilities. Jupiter is in the lagna, seemingly in exaltation, but the exaltation is diminished due to retrogression. It will not be able to give positivity to the chart. Also, The debilitation of Mercury is also not likely to be cancelled because it’s lord is deemed to be getting uchcha-bhanga.
There are some good points in the chart. Mars’ location in 10th house is indicative or Ruchaka Yoga. 10th and 11th lord together in 10th indicates dhana yoga. Ashtakavarga scores reinforce this point as 11th house score is higher than the 10th house and both of these scores are higher than 12th house score. Therefore, within the limitations of the horoscope, this child should do well. If the parents take him to a good doctor and involve in speech therapy, there will be an improvement in his condition. Rahu, a malefic is sitting in the 3rd house in a friendly sign. Therefore, there are some positives in the chart indeed.
General remedies include strengthening of Sun and Moon, along with the lagna lord. Also, Rahu/Ketu shanti path is required. Mantras are more important than gemstones especially because there are more number of planets involved. Also, if the problem is understood during childhood, there there is very little scope for the kid to wear so many gemstones together. Hence, mantras are more practical.
In this above case, the same remedies for strengthening Sun and Moon were suggested. Since Jupiter as 9th house is in Lagna and is aspecting Mercury and Ketu closely, it was suggested to increase the powers of Jupiter to control the malefic aspect of Ketu. It was advised that religious setting be maintained at home and that a child get a religious guru. Mercury needs to be strengthened through eating and donating whole mung. The parents could donate school items to young students.
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Where is that Solar Eclipse in my Chart?
Solar Eclipse Horoscope
The Solar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth line up in such a way that the Moon obscures the Sun from the Earth. This can only occur during a New Moon phase. The human response to the Solar Eclipse is both physical and psychological. It is not uncommon for the individual to develop an awareness of change shortly before, during and after an eclipse. Solar Eclipses focus the spotlight onto the Self. Perhaps because we live within a social realm, we tend to forget the importance of the 'self' prior to the development of relationships. Quite often, people want to know, 'How can I get him/her to like me?' The more valid question is, 'Do I like who I am?' Solar Eclipses tend to get us to focus more on the 'ME!' and do I like Me as I am today. A Solar Eclipse can also spur on the beginning of a new phase in one's life.
The Solar Eclipse can help you to regroup and focus, for a while, on an area in your life that may need extra attention or change. While your attention is focused on a particular area of your life, the eclipse in relation to your natal chart is almost like a 'self-help' tool that can help develop the strengths of your personality. The Solar Eclipse may inspire, motivate or pressure you, depending on the nature of your needs during the transit. The interpretations below are brief and may only cover a small portion of the possibilities. You should also consider the Lunar Eclipse that occurs in the sequence with the Solar Eclipse.
|The Solar Eclipse Occurrence||Solar Eclipse Influences|
|The focus is on personal development. Self-recognition is essential to self-esteem and growth. Acknowledgement of a weakness is as important to development as the recognition of strengths. No person can exist without some form of weakness. Some people experience identity crises or ruminate on self-doubts as part of the growth process. The Eclipse's influence is one in which the individual realizes that personal potentials can be developed and expresses them more fully. Self-knowledge, self-confidence, and self-enrichment lead to an expansion of personal horizons for those who respond positively to Solar Eclipse energies. A negative reaction blocks growth potentials and gives rise to arrogance and self-gratification. People that are too satisfied with the 'self' as they are, fail to recognize what they have become.|
|The focus is on financial perspectives. The ego drives one to seek financial and material status. Excessive ego may prompt a person's attempt to increase income by expanding resources while another person may try to amass assets for savings or other security means. Acquiring large debts while purchasing material objects can satisfy the ego; or displays of financial generosity might give another person a sense of pride. The results of the Solar Eclipse period within the second house might range from proportional prosperity to economic ruin. However, security and growth is not merely financial activity; the focus deals with the development of material values and obligatory attitudes that promote inner growth as well as material and psychological security.|
|The focus is on intellectual and communicative needs. Self-satisfaction is likely to be achieved through learning and teaching - not always in the areas of teaching in the professional sense, but teaching by outwardly articulating ideas and knowledge in conversation or in written form. Intellectual pursuit might take on various forms, and the effort is rewarded with a increased aware of the personal environment|
|The focus is on the incentive to establish the type of home life feels comfortable and reflects security. Improvement are likely to be expressed by improving the tangible features of home or by improving family relationships (or both). A Solar Eclipse may be the impetus to move to another location. Parents, family dynamics, and lifestyle are important issues at this time. Change and adjustment is often necessary in order to satisfy the emotional needs of the individual.|
|The focus is on the need to risk expressing oneself creatively and affectionately. The fifth house, ruled by the Sun, represents the soul and life essence; the areas in a person's life that brings them joy. The individual emphasizes activities and relationships that allow enjoyment and create happy feelings as a means to develop self-esteem. A parent often finds that during the eclipse period that bonding with children cultivates inner growth and ego satisfaction for the children and the parent. A balance of give and take is essential. Too much of one or the other tends to block potential growth.|
|The focus is on personal health, employment environments and job relationships. A positive response to the Solar Eclipse typically results in better health and nutritional practices. The satisfaction that a person feels in a healthy work situation is also essential. Reducing work-related health hazards, whether physical or psychological, can positively affect one's overall productivity. Finding positive ways to improve cooperation between co-workers can also have a lasting impact on one's health.|
|The focus is on one to one human interaction at a personal level and a business level. A sense of incompleteness encourages individuals to seek an equivalent in order to enhance self-esteem. The meaningful alliances are generally expressed as marital or business partnerships. The Solar Eclipse in the seventh house strengthens relationships that are solid and satisfying while disbanding relationships that are unbalanced or unrewarding. Harmony and balance are important to emotional growth. Self-worth can be realized through one's ability to assist another person to meet his/her needs.|
|The focus is on sharing material, physical, and/or inner spheres. Activation of the material assets that may be shared with the marriage partner or business associates. Activation of the physical sensory may arouse aggressive sexual urges. The psychological or inner response accentuates spiritual evolution and psychic development. The individual's motivation may depend upon his/her own level of growth attained to this stage of life.|
|The focus is on the development of abstract or intangible thought. Questions of morality, ethics, religious practices, and philosophical issues are addressed in an attempt to develop a personal guide; a foundation and a sense of structure for living life. During Solar Eclipse's influence, higher education, cultural expansion, and travel experiences play a part in the individual's exploration for wisdom and truth.|
|The focus is on career advancement and social reputation. A sense of pressure may be experienced for developing public recognition that induces the determination to advance one's goals. The individual may look for tangible evidence (pay increase, promotion, public publicity, etc.) that his/her efforts are being rewarded and as a display of success.|
|The focus is on society and the human race. Group interests and organizational involvement become more significant in one's life. It is typically through eleventh house relationships and experiences that charitable viewpoints develop. One's own sense of worth is advanced when selfless humanitarian acts become a common practice or accepted as a natural decree of the universe.|
|The focus is on psychological development and spiritual growth. Outward expressions of psychic and spiritual activity impact the inner person. One grows increasingly aware of the interdependency that must exist between the physical and spiritual natures. Psychological fears and repressed desires can manifest as can as untrustworthy and deceptive tendencies during the influence of the Solar Eclipse. The secretive side of one's nature becomes more apparent or active for better or for worse. In the case of the latter, positive growth depends upon taking appropriate corrective actions.|
All planetary information on Lunar Living is based on Tropical computations (aka Western Astrology).