Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Partial Lunar Eclipse Tonight, Read Predictions

After 149 Years, Lunar Eclipse occurring on Guru Purnima! Know its effects on all the signs. Find out the time, Sutak period and effects of Lunar Eclipse taking place during midnight on 16-17 July.

From an astrological point of view, Lunar Eclipse is an important event, and people seem to act curiously regarding its influence and effects on the world. According to astronomy, when the Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon, it casts a shadow on the Moon, hereby creating an eclipse. On the other hand, mythology says that when Rahu and Ketu swallow the Moon, the phenomenon is said to be a Lunar Eclipse. However, an interesting story related to Samudra Manthan or Churning of the Ocean also exists in the books. Lunar Eclipse, like Solar Eclipse, occurs every year and its numbers vary accordingly. Talking about the year 2019, there were two occurrences of the Lunar Eclipse visible, in which the first Full Lunar Eclipse occurred on 21 January, while the second Partial Lunar Eclipse will take place during midnight on 16-17 July. As the first occurrence on 21 January wasn’t visible to Indians, hence, this event holds high importance, as it will be visible in India, and the period of Sutak will be effective.

हिन्दी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें…

The festival of Guru Purnima is celebrated today. It is important to note that any auspicious task or puja performed on the day of Guru Purnima must be conducted before the Sutak period begins, i.e. before 03:54 PM. it is observed that worshipping and touching the idols of the Gods and Goddesses after the Sutak Period has begun is prohibited.

Lunar Eclipse 16-17 July 2019
From 25:32:35 to 28:29:50 (IST, From 01:32:35 to 04:29:50)
Partial Lunar Eclipse
India and other Asian countries, South America, Europe, Africa, Australia

Sutak Kaal During Lunar Eclipse

This Lunar Eclipse will be visible in India, which is why its Sutak period and religious importance will be valid. The Sutak will begin from 03:54 PM on 16 July until 04:29:50 AM in the morning on 17 July, when the Grahan ends. As Guru Purnima is falling on 16 July as well, hence any religious function or ceremony must be conducted before 03:54 PM afternoon on the very day.

Astrological Importance of Lunar Eclipse

The effects of this Partial Lunar Eclipse will be seen on the lives of the natives. As this eclipse is occurring during the month of Ashadh, the water levels of rivers and ponds will decrease. Along with that, the chances of drought and famine in several states of the country will increase. Also, there is a possibility of the populace and monetary resources due to political disturbance or natural calamities taking place in the Indian states adjoined with Kashmir and China.

This Lunar Eclipse will occur during Uttarashada Nakshatra and impact the lives of Sagittarius and Capricorn natives. It means that natives born under these zodiac signs and nakshatra will majorly feel the impact. To pacify the malefic effects, one can follow the remedies, conduct puja and rituals, chant mantras or donate etc. Also, these natives are advised to chant the mantras of Moon-Rahu, Saturn and Jupiter and donate related items.

  • Share Market & Lunar Eclipse

With Lunar Eclipse taking place on Tuesday, there will be fluctuations in the prices of Silver and Pearl. On the other hand, a decrease in the prices of white-coloured items such as rice, ghee and oil and oily items will be seen. Apart from this, inflation in the prices of grains and pulses is expected.

  • Predictions As Per Nakshatra

As this eclipse is taking place during Uttarashada Nakshatra governed by the Sun, hence natives under the influence of the Sun may have to suffer during this period. Along with that, Sagittarians and Capricorns must remain alert in this duration as well. On an overall note, this eclipse will affect all 12 signs on the whole.

Let's read the predictions for every zodiac sign:

  1. Aries: In this duration, there will be a decrease in the familial prosperity and issues can arise.
  2. Taurus: You may remain stressed due to one thing or the other, which will directly affect your familial life.
  3. Gemini: You will have to remain attentive of your opponents in this course.
  4. Cancer: You may have to face marital challenges in this duration.
  5. Leo: There are chances of monetary loss, and you may suffer from physical pains and discomfort.
  6. Virgo: Expenses will exceed your income, which can be a reason for your troubles.
  7. Libra: You will work proficiently and attain gains. Therefore, this eclipse will prove to be beneficial for you.
  8. Scorpio: You will attain progress in job and business, thereby leading to financial stability due to monetary loss.
  9. Sagittarius: There are chances of loss as the eclipse is taking place in your sign itself. You may have to travel for work, but if possible, it would be better for you to postpone it.
  10. Capricorn: Lunar Eclipse is taking place in your sign; therefore, you must drive carefully, as injuries are likely.
  11. Aquarius: You may incur monetary loss during this period. Overthinking will lead to mental stress.
  12. Pisces: You may have to go on small-distance journeys. Time will be favourable for siblings, and relationship with them will improve.

Do’s & Don’ts During The Sutak Period

According to the experts, it is believed that any auspicious task mustn’t be performed during the period of Sutak. The second lunar eclipse of this year is forming a rare yoga. Before, this yog was created around 149 years ago, i.e. during the year 1870 on 12 July. In the year 1870, Lunar Eclipse occurred on the day of Guru Purnima, and Ketu, along with the Moon, was posited in the Sagittarius sign. Whereas, Sun, along with Rahu, was posited in the Gemini sign. In the year 2019, planetary positions seem to be identical. Let us read about the do's and don’ts to be kept in mind during the Sutak Kaal.

  • During the Sutak and Eclipse period, it is prohibited to worship or touch the idol of any god or goddess and eat or drink.
  • Avoid touching the Tulsi plant.
  • It is beneficial to chant certain mantras during the Sutak Kaal and eclipse period.
  • Pregnant women must refrain from activities such as cutting, peeling or knitting.
  • Several people believe that the rules for Sutak period aren’t applicable on the helpless, pregnant women, elderly, children and sick people.

Do’s & Don’ts During The Eclipse

Experts say that negative energies become prevalent and strong within the environment during the course of an eclipse, whose impact can be seen on mankind. Thus, several remedies and suggestions are offered in religious scriptures to get rid of or pacify the malefic effects of an eclipse. Below are some mentioned:

  • Before the eclipse begins, put Tulsi leaves in milk-curd and prepared food. It is believed that by doing so, the effects of the eclipse on these food items end.
  • Consume food before the eclipse, and fast during the period.
  • Avoid touching the Tusli and Shami plant and idols of goddesses and gods.
  • Pregnant women mustn't use any sharp object: such as a knife, scissors, needles etc.
  • Chant the Chandra Mantra and worship the Lord.

Things To Do After Eclipse Ends

  • After the eclipse ends, take a bath and purify the idols of gods and goddesses with Gangajal.
  • Also, purify the Tulsi and Shami plant with Gangajal.
  • Organize a hawan and donate to the poor.

All zodiac signs get affected by the occurrence of an eclipse, but it is said that a pregnant woman and her unborn child undergoes its effects for about 108 days. Therefore, women who are pregnant must remain cautious in this duration. It is believed that the unborn child of a pregnant woman can suffer mentally or physically in case she sees the eclipse with her naked eyes. However, modern science disregards such facts.

We hope you liked this article based on Partial Lunar Eclipse. AstroSage wishes you a prosperous future!

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