Surya Grahan Today, Read Horoscope Predictions

Special Benefits for 4 Zodiac Signs! Surya Grahan (Solar Eclipse) will occur today in the afternoon. Read here to know its timings, Sutak Kaal and predictions for the natives of all 12 signs.


The third and last Solar Eclipse of the year is occurring today on August 11, 2018. It will be a partial Solar Eclipse, and will be visible in North East Europe, North America, North West Asia and other countries. Sutak Kaal and religious significance of the eclipse will be valid in these regions.

Surya Grahan (August 11, 2018)
TimeTypeVisibility
From 1:32:08 PM till 5:00:40 PM (as per IST)Partial Solar EclipseNortheast Europe, North West Asia, North America, Atlantic and Arctic regions

Note: This partial Solar Eclipse will not be visible in India and therefore, its Sutak timings and religious significance will not be considered here.


Astrological Impact of Surya Grahan


This Solar Eclipse is occurring in Ashlesha Nakshatra and Cancer. Ashlesha is the Nakshatra of Mercury and Cancer is ruled by Moon. Therefore, the people associated with both these Nakshatra and Sign may face the malefic effects of Surya Grahan. With the eclipse occuring during Ashlesha, lawyers, politicians, teachers, astrologers, Chemical Engineers, chemists and businesspersons may face its adverse effects. As Cancer is a water sign and ruled by Moon, therefore, the native of this sign may also face mental and water related problems.

Horoscope Predictions for Surya Grahan


  • Aries: There is a possibility of success in certain aspects such as job and business. New sources of income will be achieved. Progress in career is also predicted. You will feel elated as well.
  • Taurus: Your social status will grow along with monetary gains. You will feel happy with support from your loved ones and friends. You will also feel happy with success in every activity.
  • Gemini: You may have to go away from your family due to some work or other reasons. You may feel mentally stress due to increase in your problems. Additionally, less income and more expenses would also create problems for you. You may suffer from health issues as well.
  • Cancer: Increase in stress may affect your personal and professional life. Drive carefully and not speedily. Do not ignore your health.
  • Leo: Due to some reason, you may engage in a dispute or argument with your family members. You are advised to be patient in such situations and talk in a controlled manner. Financial situation will remain as usual.
  • Virgo: Siblings will support you in every situation. Short trips are likely. Courage and strength will increase in you. Your interests in business will lead you to success.
  • Libra: Instability and restlessness may affect your life for a while. Problems in family life may occur. Your mother’s health may also decline.
  • Scorpio: Students may feel lack of concentration while studying. Misunderstandings may lead to problems in relationship with your beloved. There may occur differences of thoughts between you and your children, and their health may also get affected. Your income and growth may pace slowly in this period.
  • Sagittarius: You will get success in every task related to job and business. This will make you elated and happy. You will prosper in your domain. You will also dominate your opponents.
  • Capricorn: You may have to face some problems in your marital life. There are chances of arguments with your spouse. Misunderstandings may also lead to disputes with your business partner. Your spouse may have to struggle to get success in their working domain.
  • Aquarius: Sudden money losses and disgrace to your honor may disappoint you. Face or skin related problems may also occur. Constant problems may cause difficulties for you.
  • Pisces: Increase in stress may affect your health. Long journeys may prove troublesome for you. Certain issues at home may lead to difference of thoughts between you and your father. You may have to struggle for getting success and respect.


Surya Grahan Sutak Kaal


As we have already discussed that this partial Solar Eclipse will not be visible in India, therefore, its Sutak timings and religious significance will not be considered here. However, following activities are prohibited in Sutak period:
  • Worshipping idols or touching them, eating and drinking is prohibited and considered inauspicious during Sutak and Eclipse period.
  • It is highly beneficial to chant mantra during Sutak and Surya Grahan period.
  • These traditional rules of Sutak period are not applicable on helpless and sick people, elders, children and pregnant women.
  • Do not eat food. Only if it is necessary, then take milk, fruit, juice or Sattvic meal. Also avoid preparing food in this period.

Do’s and Don’ts during Surya Grahan


It is believed that negative energies become stronger during an eclipse, which affect humans negatively. Therefore as per religious beliefs, it is important to follow certain things during Solar Eclipse to avoid its malefic effects.
  • Put some Basil leaves in cooked meal, and in milk and curd before eclipse begins. This negates the effect of Surya Grahan on edible items.
  • Eat your food before and not during the eclipse.
  • Do not perform Puja or touch idols of deities, Tulsi and Shami plant.
  • Pregnant women should avoid activities such as cutting, sewing and peeling.
  • Avoid using a knife, scissor or needle.
  • Chant Surya Mantra and ruminate the name of God during this period.

Things to Do after Surya Grahan


  • Take a bath after Eclipse and also bathe the idols of the deities.
  • Sprinkle Gangajal over Tulsi and Shami plant.
  • Donate things to the poor and needy after Grahan.

This will be the last Solar Eclipse of the year. Next Year in 2019, again you will see 3 Solar Eclipses. Among them, first will be seen on January 6, 2019. Surya Grahan is a celestial phenomenon with special astrological significance. Its influence on human life and around the world is seen for quite some time.

AstroSage wishes you a very bright future.

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