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
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.

AstroSage wishes you a bright future and hopes that above information will be quite useful to you.
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Guru Purnima Tomorrow, Chandra Grahan Follows Behind

Perform Puja rituals before Sutak period of Grahan! Know Guru Purnima Muhurat on July 27, 2018 and its religious significance for people.

Festival of Guru Purnima is celebrated on Purnima of Ashadh month. On this day, worshipping teachers (Guru) and God is of prime importance. According to English Calendar, this festival occurs in the month of July or August. This year, the festivities of the day will be tomorrow on July 27, 2018. On the same day, second Lunar Eclipse (Chandra Grahan) of the year will also occur. Therefore, it will be important to perform Puja and other rituals of Guru Purnima before Sutak Kaal (inauspicious period) of Chandra Grahan begins.

Note: Sutak Kaal of Chandra Grahan will begin from 12:27 PM at noon on July 27. Perform any auspicious ritual and other activities before this period.

In Hinduism, a Guru holds the highest position. It is Gurus only who guide students onto the path of righteousness and bright future. So, to pay adoration to them and seek their blessings, Guru Purnima is celebrated. It is also believed that the composer of Mahabharata, Rishi Ved Vyasa was born on this day, therefore, this day is also known as Vyasa Purnima. Sage Vyasa is worshipped on this day and in his memory, everyone pays homage to their Gurus and adored deities.

Guru Purnima Puja Vidhi

To pay reverence to your Guru on this auspicious occasion of Guru Purnima, one should perform following things:

  • On the day of Guru Purnima, wake up early in the morning and take a bath.
  • Approach your Guru after putting on clean and tidy clothes.
  • Offer a dignified seat to your adored Guru and worship him/her with flowers, fruits, etc.
  • Offer Dakshina (as a token of respect) to your Guru and seek their blessings.
  • On this day, also respect other elders such as your father, mother, siblings, etc who have taught you good things in life.
  • Learn lessons of life (Guru Mantra) from your teachers. Also, worship your adored God (Isht Dev) on this day.

Significance of Guru Purnima

In Vedas, Guru is placed superior to the trinity Gods (Tridev), i.e. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It is because Guru is the one who makes you aware of your capabilities, enlightens you and guide you to the path of success. In ancient period, students who studied in Gurukul used to celebrate this day and worship their Gurus with great enthusiasm and fervour. Circumambulation of Govardhan mountain on the occasion of Guru Purnima also holds great significance. Furthermore, bathing in holy rivers, deities worship in temples and holy feasts are also organized on this day. Additionally, teachers are honoured by their students in schools and other educational institutions.

Tradition of Guru-Shishya (teacher-student) has been going on for centuries in Hindu religion and Indian culture. And that is why, to express one’s feeling of respect towards their Guru, this day of Guru Purnima is celebrated.

We, at AstroSage, wish all our readers a happy and blissful Guru Purnima!
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Mercury Retrograde in Cancer Tomorrow, Read Horoscope Predictions

Know benefits and losses as per Zodiac signs! Read horoscope predictions of Mercury retrograde in Cancer on Thursday, July 26, 2018 and know what will be its impact on your life!

In Vedic astrology, Mercury is considered the significator of intellect, logic, strength, mathematics, research, statistics and travelling. Generally, the retrograde of a planet is not considered auspicious, but it is not necessary that every planet undergoing this phenomenon would always offer inauspicious results. Sometimes, it can prove to be highly beneficial.

Mercury will retrograde on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in the morning at 10:32 AM in Cancer, and will remain in this stage until 9:55 AM on Sunday, August 19, 2018. Phenomenon of Mercury retrograde will provide mixed results to natives of 12 signs. Mercury, the significator of intelligence and business, undergoing retrograde in a Kundli can offer varieties of power. 

Let's know the effects of Mercury retrograde in Cancer on different Zodiac signs:

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With retrograde of Mercury, you’ll have to make more efforts to maintain peace and harmony in your domestic life. At the same time, one has to give in 100% so as to attain desired results. Some problems may arise in the beginning of construction of a new house or building. Do not take any decision without thinking otherwise you may have to repent.

Remedy: Donate fruits to Brahmins on Wednesday.


During this retrograde of Mercury, there may be some difference in your way of speaking, so speak carefully. Constant efforts have to be made to earn good income. There will be high chances of short-timed trips. You will earn maximum profit with your efforts. Your interest in philosophical and spiritual subjects will increase. Students will have to work hard to get good results in exams.

Remedy: Serve a Cow.


There will be lack of humility in your language and behaviour. You may have to make more efforts to win heart of others with your speaking skills. Your courage will increase but you will have to work very hard to complete any task. There may be a possibility of dispute with neighbors, so try to maintain a good behavior with everyone.

Remedy: Worship Lord Vishnu and offer him Sandalwood.


Mercury is in retrograde motion in your Zodiac sign, so this time may be a little challenging for you. Your sufferings from any health disorder might increase, hereby take special care. There is a possibility of some challenges occurring in personal and professional life. Benefits from foreign relations might get affected. In this period, you will gain comfort and luxurious amenities.

Remedy: Donate Camphor on Wednesday.


During Mercury retrograde, it is likely that your spendings and expenditure might increase. A member of the household might possibly go abroad. There may occur dispute over some matter in this period, so try to avoid such situation. If married, your child will be supportive of you. You’ll gain money and honor. You may have to go on a long distance journey due to your work.

Remedy: Worship Lord Vishnu using Ghee and Camphor.


Depression and frustration may increase in your nature, so stay patient. You will be more active in the work related to society. There may be a small fuss with your lover and friends. This retrograde is likely to be normal for students. They will have to work hard to attain success. During this time, there are strong possibilities of obtaining monetary benefits.

Remedy: Chant “Shri Vishnu Sahasranama” everyday.


Happiness and mutual understanding will increase in your marital life. You will feel comfortable and peaceful in your personal and professional life. Benefits from foreign relations may get affected. You may feel something lacking in your way of speaking. Your respect in society will increase, although there may be some delay in success.

Remedy: Gift something to your aunt (Chachi) and sister.


In this period, Scorpio natives are likely to get money through lottery. You will achieve fame in your workplace through hard work and efforts. You will show interest in learning occult sciences. Students who want to go abroad for higher education may have to wait for some time. Sources of income will increase. You may have to struggle in life during this period.

Remedy: Donate green vegetables on Wednesday.


There will be a possibility of disputes in marital life, so be patient. It would be better to behave well with your spouse. You may get interested in knowing more about astrology or other mystical teachings. Under any circumstances, choose your words carefully when speaking. In this period, you are very likely to come across some unanticipated profit. Your father may suffer from some financial loss.

Remedy: Feed green fodder and Jaggery to a Cow.


Do not take any decision in matters related to property, otherwise disputes may arise. In terms of health, Mercury retrograde might increase stress, so take special care of your health. Natives working professionally might face delay in attaining success in their working domain. Avoid discussions or disputes with anyone in the meantime or there may be a negative impact on your image. Avoid arguments with your spouse about anything.

Remedy: Take blessings of transgenders.


Money matters may cause stress in this period. There is a possibility of an increase in your expenses. If there is a case in court, there might be a delay in its decision. Your health might get worse, so take special care. Students will have to make more efforts to succeed in competitive examinations. Try to control your anger during this period.

Remedy: Donate clarified Butter or Ghee on Wednesday.


Interest in religious and spiritual work will increase. You will dominate opponents and defeat them. You will show more interest in learning about topics such as meditation, mantras, commerce and mathematics. At the same time, students will have to work harder to achieve success in their field. Life partner may achieve some achievement.

Remedy: Worship Lord Ganesha and offer him Modak (sweets) and Durva (green grass).

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Weekly Horoscope (23 - 29 July 2018)

Important job - business predictions of the week! Know what promising prospects will be there for you in your area of expertise, and how will you flourish in other aspects of your life this week.

Last week of July is quite important from both astrological and religious point of view. Second Lunar Eclipse of the year on July 27 as well as Mercury retrograde on July 26 will occur in this period. From astrological point of view, these two celestial events will highly influence the lives of the natives of all 12 Zodiac signs. Furthermore, Ashadi Ekadashi today and Guru Purnima on July 27 will also be celebrated with zeal and happiness. At the same time, month of Sawan for performing Sawan Somwar Vrat is also beginning from July 28.

Apart from these big events, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga will also occur on July 23, July 27 and July 28 this week. This Yoga is considered as an auspicious opportunity for a person to fulfill all his/her desires in the most splendid way.

First day of the week, i.e. today, is starting with virtuous Devshayani Ekadashi (also known as Ashadhi Ekadashi). Read here to know Puja Vidhi, Muhurat and religious importance of Devshayani Ekadashi

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Devshayani Ekadashi Tomorrow, Know Puja Vidhi & Muhurat

Chaturmas will begin soon, avoid these tasks! Read the importance of Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat, its puja vidhi and muhurat.

हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें

According to Hindu Panchang, Ekadashi of Shukla Paksha in Ashadh month is called Devshayani Ekadashi. It is also known as Ashadhi, Padmanabh and Hari Shayani Ekadashi. As per English Calendar, this Ekadashi usually comes in the month of June or July every year. In this year 2018, Devshayani Ekadashi will be celebrated on 23 July, Monday. 

According to religious beliefs, Lord Vishnu goes into sleep from this day onwards, and after a period of about four months, when Sun enters into Libra, he wakes up. This day is called Devutthana Ekadashi. The period which lasted for 4 months is called Chaturmas in Hinduism. It has been said in Padma Purana that a person who wishes for salvation should perform the vrat of Devshayani and Devutthana Ekadashi.

Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat
Parna MuhuratFrom 05:37:42 to 08:21:37 on 24th July
Duration 2 hours 43 minutes

Note: Above mentioned time is accurate for Delhi. know Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat Muhurat for your city.

Chaturmas Begins Tomorrow

Lord Vishnu sleeps on Ekadashi of Ashadh Shukla Paksha and wakes up from his sleep on Ekadashi of Kartik Shukla Paksha. This period of four months when Lord Vishnu sleeps is called Chaturmas. It is believed that in this period when God sleeps, many auspicious activities such as marriage, entering a new house (Griha Pravesh) and mundan rites must not be carried out, as one fails to attain God's blessings. At the same time, the effects of Sun and Moon is reduced due to heavy rain and clouds during these months.

Importance of Devshayani Ekadashi Vrat 

Brahma Vaivarta Purana mentions the significance of this Ekadashi. It is said that by performing this vrat, all desires of a native gets fulfilled, alongside all sins being destroyed. With the influence of this fast, a native gets salvation and spiritual freedom. Therefore, worshipping Lord Vishnu holds a special significance on this day.

Do’s & Don’ts During Chaturmas

In Hinduism, there are certain activities apart from auspicious tasks that you must avoid during the period of Chaturmas. Read about them:

  • Do not eat jaggery for good voice and melodious tone.
  • Donate oil to attain longevity for your son and grandson.
  • Consume milk in order to increase your family clan.
  • Sleep on the floor instead on the bed.
  • Do not eat honey, radish, pointed gourd (parwal) and eggplant.

We hope that you will surely like this article based on Devshayani Ekadashi. Best wishes to all readers on behalf of AstroSage!
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Weekly Horoscope (16 - 22 July 2018)

Special surprises await for these 4 Zodiac signs! Know what promising prospects will be there for you in job or business. Also read about how your love life will be this week.

This week will be fruitful for the natives of Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Several opportunities and gains are likely in this period. Furthermore, success at work, long-distance tours and happiness in family life is also predicted for the people of these signs. Natives of other Zodiac signs will have monetary gains as usual and may also face good and bad situations in this period.

Business sector might also see some transformations with Sun transit in Cancer today. Here, Sun conjunction with Mercury and Rahu will influence the lives of the people in several ways. Additionally, these planets will be completely aspected by Mars. As a result, the prices of Gold and Silver will rise. Food commodities like wheat, gram (Chana), arhar dal and rice will see a sudden increase in their values after recession.

Other than this, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is occurring on July 18 and 21 this week. This Yoga is an auspicious opportunity for any person to fulfill his/her desires in the most splendid possible way.

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Sun Transit in Cancer Tomorrow, Know Its Astrological Influence

6 Zodiac signs will become highly blissful! Tomorrow on July 16, 2018, Sun will transit in Cancer sign. Read here to know the astrological significance of this transit on your job, business, education and other domains.

In Vedic Astrology, Sun is the significator of success, respect and high government services. It will transit in Cancer on Monday at 10:42 PM at night and will remain in this sign till 07:02 AM on Friday, August 17, 2018. In this transit period, Sun will influence the lives of people of all 12 signs in several ways which might be fruitful or vice versa. However, natives of Taurus, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces will get benefited more with this planetary movement. As Sun is the main factor for high government jobs, it will remain favourable for people working in public sector.

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