First Solar Eclipse of 2019, Know its Effects and Remedies

First Solar Eclipse of 2019 will bring back luck to these four zodiac signs. Read predictions for 12 zodiac signs and find out the time of eclipse, sutak period and precautions to be taken. 

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On January 6, 2019, the first solar eclipse will occur. This is a partial eclipse which will not be seen in India. Therefore, the sutak period does not apply for this eclipse in this region. Religiously, this eclipse if not of much importance. The areas where it can be seen are - Middle-East China, Japan, North-East Korea, North-East Russia, Middle-East Mongolia, Pacific Ocean, and West coasts of Alaska. Sutak applies only to these regions.

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Solar Eclipse (6 January 2019)
TimeTypeVisibility
Sunday Morning 05:04:08 to 09:18:46  (Indian time zone) PartialMiddle-East China, Japan, North-East Korea, North-East Russia, Middle-East Mongolia, Pacific Ocean, and West coasts of Alaska.

Note: This eclipse is not visible in India. Sutak does not apply.

Astrological Significance


As per Hindu Panchang, this Solar Eclipse will take place on Paush Amavasya, which begins on Saturday and continues till Sunday. During the day time, between 05:04:08 and 09:18:46, this eclipse can be seen in selected regions across the globe. The first Eclipse of the year will be a Solar Eclipse which will take place in Sagittarius sign and Poorvashada Nakshatra. The natives of this sign and people born under this Nakshatra will be especially affected by the changes the Eclipse brings. This Solar Eclipse may not prove to be very auspicious for them. The ruling planet of Poorvashada Nakshatra is Venus which governs art, prosperity, luxury, beauty, medicine, engineering, electronics, sensuality etc. People working in fields governed by Planet Venus will experience changes owing to this Eclipse.

Impact of this Solar Eclipse on your Zodiac Sign


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  • Aries: Professionally the situation will improve for you. You will succeed in your endeavors.
  • Taurus: There are indications for financial gains for you. Also, your reputation in society will be better.
  • Gemini: You may need to stay apart from your family owing to your responsibilities at work.
  • Cancer: You will be stressed and this will affect your personal as well as professional life. Don’t drive recklessly, especially during the period of Eclipse.
  • Leo: An argument may take place in your family. Keep your cool and check your choice of words before you speak.
  • Virgo: Your siblings will support you in every sphere of your life. You may go on a short journey or trip.
  • Libra: The Eclipse will bring with it instability and impatience. Your family life will not remain pleasant.
  • Scorpio: Students will find it a hard time to concentrate. Misunderstanding can steal the joy of your love life.
  • Sagittarius: Working professionals will get to taste sweet success and will be happy for the same.
  • Capricorn: Your married life may undergo some problems. Hereby, it is advised to try to resolve the issues as soon as possible.
  • Aquarius: Monetary loss along with the feeling of being insulted wll snatch away mental peace from you. You need to gather your soul and look for some motivation.
  • Pisces: Stress and anxiety will increase the trouble. Long distance journey will prove to be disturbing or unsuccessful.

Sutak Period


Since this Eclipse will not be visible in India, the religious implications or Sutaka does not apply. However, for your understanding, we are stating the major points you must know about Sutak Kaal.

  • You are not supposed to touch the idols of God, or worship them. Eating and drinking is also prohibited during Sutak.
  • Chanting religious slokas yields better results during this time.
  • Diseased, helpless or aged people, along with pregnant ladies are free from the boundation of Sutak.
  • If you can’t control your hunger, take only fruits, milk, juice etc. during this period.

Do’s & Don’ts during the Eclipse


It is believed that negativity spreads around when an Eclipse takes place. Mythologically, Rahu eats Sun for a while leading to an Eclipse. Though, scientifically, it’s just the overlapping shadows which cause an Eclipse. It is an accepted norm that one must not perform certain rites during Eclipse since the planet Sun, which is the source of energy is suffering. Let’s know what are the don’ts one must adhere to.

  • Put Tulsi leaf in edible products made from milk.
  • If possible, avoid eating anything during this time.
  • Pray as much as you can. It yields superior results. However, no rituals are to be performed. It is only chanting of holy mantras that is permitted. Particularly, chanting of Surya mantra at this time is considered beneficial.
  • Expecting mothers must not cut, peel, stitch or tear something while the Sutak is in effect. Using needles, scissors or knife is also not advised.

Points to Remember After the Eclipse


  • If an Eclipse is visible in the region you live in, you must take a bath immediately after the Eclipse is over.
  • Also, the idols of God are washed with holy water (gangajal).
  • Purify your home, surroundings, temples etc.
  • Do charity.

This year, after the partial Solar Eclipse in January, two more Solar Eclipses will be falling.

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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.

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Chandra Grahan Today, Read Horoscope Predictions

Rare Eclipse after 104 years, 3 Zodiac signs will get lucky! Chandra Grahan, or Lunar Eclipse, will occur today during midnight. Read here to know its timings, Sutak Kaal and predictions for 12 Zodiac signs.


Second Lunar Eclipse of Year 2018 is occuring today, i.e on Friday, during midnight (27-28 July). The unique thing about this celestial event is that it will be the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century, as it is occurring after 104 years. It will be a total Lunar Eclipse, which will be visible in Europe, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific/Atlantic/Indian Ocean and throughout Asia including India.
Festival of Guru Purnima is also being celebrated today. Due to Sutak Kaal (inauspicious period) of Chandra Grahan, it is advised to perform all religious rituals and Pooja of Guru Purnima before 12:27 PM in the afternoon. The reason being that it is considered taboo to worship idols or touch them after Sutak period of an Eclipse takes place.

Chandra Grahan - July 27 - July 28, 2018
TimingsTypeVisibility
23:56:26 to 03:48:59 (as per IST)Total Lunar EclipseIndia and throughout Asia, Australia, South America and European Countries

Note: Sutal Kaal of this Lunar eclipse will start from 12:27 PM at noon on July 27, 2018 and will end with the conclusion of the Eclipse.

Astrological Effects of Chandra Grahan


This Eclipse of Moon will have a profound influence on human life around the world. As this eclipse is occurring in the month of Ashadh, therefore, as a result, water level of rivers and ponds will reduce. Drought and Famine may also take place in some of the areas. Regions such as Kandahar in Afghanistan, Kashmir in India, and other territories and countries including China may see major political changes. Life and monetary loss due to natural disasters may also occur.

Beginning in the end phase of Uttarashada Nakshatra, this Chandra Grahan will conclude during Shravana Nakshatra. Since, the Sign or Nakshatra in which an eclipse occurs, it highly influences the life of its natives. So, to avoid its malefic effects, hawan, charity, donation and chanting of mantras are performed in Hindu religion. This time it will occur in Capricorn sign and therefore, the natives of this sign may face some kind of pain or problem. It will be beneficial for the natives of this sign to chant mantra as well as perform charity related to Moon - Rahu and Capricorn’s ruling Planet, Saturn during Lunar Eclipse.

Chandra Grahan on Friday: With its occurence on Friday, the prices of silver and pearls will rise. At the same time, white clothes, sugar, ghee, gram (Chana), and cotton prices will also increase.

Grahan Nakshatra Phal: As the eclipse is taking place in Uttarashada and Shravana Nakshatra, therefore it may cause problems to Brahmins, devotees of Gods and people who do Wrestling (Kushti).

Grahan Yoga Phal: With this eclipse occuring in “Priti Yoga”, disputes among friends and relatives, lack of coordination in Cabinet, etc, might occur.

Horoscope Predictions for Chandra Grahan

  • Aries: Family happiness may dampen and problems may arise. Work hard to achieve success. You may feel insecure about something. You may also feel some physical discomfort.
  • Taurus: You may feel more concerned about something. Your children may have to face some problems as well. Obstacles in love relationships are likely. Avoid meaningless disputes.
  • Gemini: Beware of your adversaries as they might create problems for you. Financial situation will remain as usual. Monetary gains are predicted, but expenses may also increase.
  • Cancer: You may face some challenges in your married life. Difference of opinion may occur with your spouse about something. Discord with business partner may also occur.
  • Leo: Monetary loss as well as physical discomfort are predicted. You may feel tired due to unnecessary journey.
  • Virgo: Expenses will be more than income. Delay in work will increase your restlessness. You will have to work extra hard for attaining success.
  • Libra: You will become proficient in your work and would gain some kind of benefits as well. Your prestige will grow at work and so would your authority. Success is also presaged in this period.
  • Scorpio: You will progress in your job or business domain. Monetary gains will lead to financial stability. You will spend a great time with your family and friends. Business expansion is also likely.
  • Sagittarius: Money loss is presaged. You may have to stay away from your home due to travelling. Pay attention to your health as overthinking or over-concern may lead to mental stress.
  • Capricorn: Drive carefully or you may get hurt. Some health issue may cause you physical pain. Avoid unnecessary stress and instead of overthinking, busy yourself with work.
  • Aquarius: Money loss is predicted. Unnecessary stress will increase mental tension, therefore avoid overthinking. There may occur differences of thoughts with family members.
  • Pisces: Small trips are likely. These are good times for your siblings. You will gain various types of materialistic comforts. Your courage and determination will also increase.

Chandra Grahan Sutak Kaal


Since this Lunar Eclipse will be visible in India, therefore its Sutak (inauspicious period) and religious significance will be considered here. The Sutak Kaal will begin from 12:27 PM in the afternoon today (July 27) and end at 03:48 AM at night (July 28) with the completion of the Lunar Eclipse. 

Today is also the auspicious festival of Guru Purnima. Students and devotees must perform all the rituals or Puja related to Guru Purnima before 12:27 PM (Sutak Kaal of Chandra Grahan). Furthermore -
  • Worshipping idols or touching them, eating and drinking is prohibited and considered inauspicious during Sutak period.
  • It is highly beneficial to chant mantra during Sutak and Chandra Grahan period.
  • Performing Havan after eclipse using Ghee and Kheer (Rice pudding) is beneficial and it also prevents long-term diseases. If Moon is debilitated in your Kundali, then chant “ॐ Chandraya Namah”.
  • 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 Chandra Grahan


It is believed that negative energies, which influence humans negatively, become stronger during an eclipse. This is the reason why, according to religious beliefs, it is important to follow certain do’s and don’ts, so as to avoid the evil effects of Lunar Eclipse.
  • Put some Basil leaves in cooked meal, and in milk and curd before eclipse begins. This negates the effect of Grahan on edible materials.
  • Eat your food before Eclipse and do not eat anything during Eclipse.
  • Do not perform Puja or touch idols of deities, Tulsi and Shami plant.
  • Pregnant women should avoid activities related to cutting, sewing and peeling.
  • Avoid using a knife, scissor or needle.
  • Chant Chandra Mantra and ruminate the name of God in this period.

Things to Do after Chandra Grahan

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


Chandra Grahan affects the natives of every Zodiac sign, but its influence remains for 108 days on pregnant women and their unborn babies. Therefore, they need to be more careful and take necessary precautions during this period. It is believed that if a pregnant woman watches an eclipse, it may mark a negative influence on her unborn child and affect them physically or mentally. However, modern science does not validate it.

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Surya Grahan Tomorrow, Know Its Effects

4 Zodiac signs will get ample opportunities! Know the time and type of solar eclipse occurring tomorrow, i.e. on July 13, 2018, as well as the effect of this eclipse on all zodiac signs.


The second partial Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse of 2018 is going to occur on July 13. The duration of this eclipse will be approximately of 2 hours and 25 minutes. Since this solar eclipse will not be visible in India, its Sutak (inauspicious time period) and religious significance will not be recognized here. Also, what’s special is that there will be two eclipses occurring in the month of July. The first Solar Eclipse of this month will occur tomorrow, followed by Full Moon Eclipse or Chandra Grahan taking place on July 27. After that, the other Solar Eclipse will take place on August 11.

Solar Eclipse- 13 July 2018
Time DurationVisibility
From morning 07:18:23 AM to 09:43:44 AM2 hours and 25 minutesSouth Australia, Pacific, Indian Ocean

Solar Eclipse tomorrow, i.e. 13th July 2018, is taking place during Punarvasu Nakshatra in Gemini Zodiac sign. This eclipse can prove to be troublesome for natives associated with this Nakshatra. On the other hand, Zodiac signs such as Aries, Leo, Scorpio and Pisces will attain benefic results from this eclipse.


Aries: There are possibilities of financial gains and success in job and business.

Taurus: Expenditure in comparison to income will increase, you may suffer from health problems.

Gemini: Drive the vehicle carefully and focus on health.

Cancer: There can be disputes with relatives. Avoid speaking harsh words.


Leo: You might go on a short-distance journey and there is a possibility of success in other activities.

Virgo: Mother's health may decline. Family problems may also increase.

Libra: Some misunderstandings may lead to differences in love life. You’ll be financially benefited.

Scorpio: You’ll obtain good results in job and business. Also, you’ll be satisfied and happy with the success. 

Sagittarius: There may be disputes related to life partner and business partner due to some misunderstandings. 

Capricorn: You may feel frustrated due to loss of money and honor.

Aquarius: Long journeys might prove to be painful and intriguing.

Pisces: There will be new means of income and benefits will be gained from all sides.


Sutak Period for Eclipse


As this partial Solar Eclipse will not be visible in India, its Sutak (inauspicious time period) and religious significance will not be recognized here. But in countries and places where this solar eclipse will be visible, sutak period will begin from 12 hours earlier.

Solar Eclipse: Do’s & Don’ts


It is believed that negative forces prevail in the environment at the time of eclipse, which lays a bad effect on human community. Therefore, according to religious beliefs, in order to avoid the evil effects of eclipse, some actions must be taken along with refraining from certain activities.
  • Before solar eclipse occurs, put basil leaves (tulsi) in milk, curd and cooked food. By doing this, there will be no effect of eclipse on these substances.
  • Eat your food before the eclipse and refrain from eating anything during the eclipse.
  • Do not touch the idol of God, Tulsi and Shami plant during the time of eclipse.
  • Pregnant women must avoid any activity which includes cutting, scratching, and sewing during eclipse. Do not use knives, scissors and needles.
  • Meditate and worship the God while chanting Surya Mantra during the eclipse.

Remedies To Do After Solar Eclipse Ends


  • Take a bath at the end of the eclipse and bathe the idols of God.
  • Sprinkle Ganga water on Tulsi and Shami plant.
  • Give donations to the poor after eclipse.

According to modern science, eclipse is a celestial phenomenon. However, it has special significance in Hindu religion. As eclipse affects the human community in various manners and its effects can be seen in the country and the world. So, during the eclipse we must take care of the above things to avoid its bad effects.

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Partial Solar Eclipse today at midnight, Know its Effects

Remedies to avoid malefic effects of Solar Eclipse! The first partial Solar Eclipse of 2018 will occur in middle of the night between February 15 and 16. Indians will miss the opportunity to watch this celestial phenomenon as Eclipse will only be visible in certain parts of Southern Hemisphere. This eclipse of Sun have always has a strong influence on humans and the environment where its visibility has occurred.

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Solar Eclipse Timings and Visibility Zone


Date Time Type Visibility Zone
February 15 - 16 From 00:25:51 till 04:17:08 in morning Partial Eclipse South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctica

Note: Solar Eclipse is not visible in India and will occur in middle of the night between February 15 and 16.

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Astrological Influence of Solar Eclipse


According to Vedic Astrology, this Solar Eclipse will appear in Shatabhisha Nakshatra and Aquarius sign. Since Shatabhisha is the Nakshatra of Rahu, so this eclipse may cause problems for the people associated with it. Solar Eclipse will also affect the people of the countries where its visibility will occur. However, Indians will remain immune to its effect as it is not visible in India.

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Sutak Kaal - Inauspicious Time Period of Solar Eclipse


A certain time period that occur during an Eclipse is considered inauspicious and is called as Sutak Kaal. During this period, the atmosphere of the Earth is filled with negative energies and certain measures are followed to avoid the malefic effects of this kaal.
This time the Solar Eclipse is not visible in India, so its influence will not be effective here. However, the places where it will be seen, the Sutak Kaal will be applicable. The inauspicious period, or Sutak, of Solar Eclipse is not applicable on elder people, childrens and sick people.

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Things to Follow during Solar Eclipse

  • Take a bath before eclipse, perform Havan (Yagya), prayers and rituals in middle (during Grahan) and donate charity in the end.
  • Avoid touching idols of Gods and Goddesses, and Basil plant.
  • Take a bath when Solar Eclipse ends. Then, bathe the idols of deities in holy water and worship them.
  • Eat fresh food after Sutak Kaal ends.
  • Do not waste the food prepared before Sutak Kaal. You can put Basil leaves in it to make it clean and pure.
  • During the Eclipse period, pregnant ladies must not go outside. Also, do not use needles, scissors, knives, etc for cutting or peeling any item.
  • Chant this mantra during Solar Eclipse:

"ॐ आदित्याय विदमहे दिवाकराय धीमहि तन्नो सूर्य: प्रचोदयात् ”

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