A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun, which causes a conjunction between the Sun and the Moon. During this time, the Moon ‘blocks out’ the sunlight, casting a shadow onto the Earth’s surface. A Solar eclipse is a brief event, hardly lasting for about 7-9 minutes, and casting a shadow about 250 kms wide.
There are 3 types of solar eclipses. The first is a Total Solar Eclipse, which occurs only when the Sun, Moon and Earth are all in a straight line. During this eclipse, the Sun is only visible from a small area on the Earth.
The second type is a Partial Solar Eclipse, which occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are not in an exact straight line. This results in the Sun appearing to have a shadow across part of its surface.
The third type is an Annular Solar Eclipse, which creates a dark ring around the Moon. It occurs when the Moon is further away from the Earth, such that it appears smaller and does not completely block out the sun.
According to Vedic Astrology, eclipses are believed to be a bad time to start or end a project, a relationship, job, or any other important thing in your life. This is because Vedic astrologers believe that auspicious beginnings should be blessed with light, which ideally should be the light of a healthy Sun.
In India, there is a legend associated with the solar eclipse. According to that, a Solar eclipse occurs when the shadowy demon Rahu Ketu gets his revenge on the Sun and the Moon by ‘consuming’ them and stealing their luminous rays, resulting in darkness.
In the year 2018, three Partial Solar Eclipses occurred. The first one occurred on 15th February, the second one on 13th July, and the third and final Solar Eclipse of the year occurred on 11th August. The next tentative Solar Eclipse, which is believed to also be a Partial Solar Eclipse will occur on 5th January 2019, at around 23:30 hours, Universal Time. A Total Solar Eclipse is predicted to occur on 2nd July 2019 and an Annular Solar Eclipse expected to occur on 26th December in 2019.
Many consider a solar eclipse to have negative effects as it induces strong urges in individuals to act impulsively. This can often result in people jumping to conclusions, or making irrational decisions, or even being inconsiderate to others’ feelings and reactions. Some astrologers suggest avoiding a period of about 3 days before and after the eclipse (or Grahan) for starting any new project. If one manages to control their temper and think rationally, there is no reason to believe that a solar eclipse will only prove to be a negative event in one’s life. If you believe the event to be negative, you can use this time to stay indoors and meditate. In fact, those practicing occults believe that a solar eclipse provides an especially rich opportunity to connect with spirits because the ‘veils’ are thin during this time.
While many believe solar eclipses to be an inauspicious time, others consider it to be the exact opposite. Many consider a solar eclipse to signify hope and new beginnings. During this time, a person’s energy is strengthened and can reveal his/her hidden potentials. Often, a solar eclipse is considered to bring good news and opportunities if it occurs in significant places in the horoscope of a person, or a country. The conjuncture between the Sun and the Moon can inspire people to solve their problems with confidence and authority. Some astrologers believe that this cosmic power outage can also encourage growth in your life.
|First Solar Eclipse Start||Sunday, January 6, 2019 05:04 AM|
|First Solar Eclipse End||Sunday, January 6, 2019 09:19 AM|
|Second Solar Eclipse Start||Tuesday, July 2, 2019 11:31 PM|
|Second Solar Eclipse End||Wednesday, July 3, 2019 02:15 AM|
|Third Solar Eclipse Start||Thursday, December 26, 2019 08:17 AM|
|Third Solar Eclipse End||Thursday, December 26, 2019 10:57 AM|