Lunar eclipse midnight 5th – 6th June 2020

There was a question so a quick post on this upcoming Lunar eclipse. The details for this eclipse in India are,

  • First Contact – 23:16, 5th Jun
  • Maximum – 00:54 6th Jun
  • Last Contact – 02:32 6th Jun
  • Duration – 03 Hours 15 Mins
  • Magnitude – 0.56

It is a penumbral eclipse so its not really very visible to the eyes. Just a very faint shadowing of the Moon. Thus this eclipse has no significance for rituals etc. (Specific rituals are to be performed only when the eclipse is visible, ie for an Umbral eclipse) This eclipse will be affect the Earth as per this image. The pink colored land masses and the dark blue colored oceans will see the effect of the eclipse.

Lunar eclipse midnight 5th - 6th  June 2020

Now even though it has no significance for doing the usual pujas /mantra etc, it is still an astrological phenomenon. And right now we are in the most confusing month of the year, June. The confusion has started since the major planets went retrograde in mid May 2020. Jupiter, Saturn and Venus are retrograde as of now and Venus has gone combust too (read my previous posts on these topics).

On this day 5th– 6th June, Moon is in Jeyshtha nakshatra in Scorpio. The Sun is in Rohini nakshtra in Taurus. Sun has combusted Venus right now and in his own sign so his energies are slightly different. Plus he is being aspected by Mars, adding to his fire. So people who have their ascendant lords Sun, Moon or Venus should be more careful at least a week before and after this eclipse event. Or even if your Birth Moon falls in their signs, you will feel the effects on your emotional levels as your astral body is going to be affected. Especially so if your birth Moon or your ascendant degree falls exactly in either of these two nakshatras. In fact, people with Ashleysha or Revati nakshatra also can expect some sudden changes in life (refer the Nav-tara post for this logic.) If you have Rahu/ Ketu in a prominent position in your horoscope, ie conjunct the ascendant lord or the birth Moon or influencing several planets then you should take care of these aspects of your life. Avoid rash behaviour, try to keep yourself calm. A lot of energy is being poured in the Taurus-Scorpio axis. If you remain passive you will be swept away with it. But if you work with it, take some efforts now, you will rise. This blast of energy can be channelised to create gains out of adversity. So do some spiritual practice during the duration of the eclipse.

The lunar eclipse is in the lunar mansion Jeyshtha, it is ruled by Indra and connected to Mercury. So to begin with, divine blessings are going to be reduced. There is reduced ‘protection’ for everyone. Prosperity will be affected, superficial show-off will increase. Misunderstandings and mindless self-destructive behaviour can increase. Complaints will increase, also over-emphasis on the negative, as people refuse to look at positive sides of things. Rains will be heavy and in some areas will cause damage to agriculture. There will be cyclones and floods in the coastal areas. People in authority will not able to function properly. But this is a very good period for spiritual or occult activities. Try to put your energies into healthy competition rather than blaming fate. Try to avoid negative feelings like jealousy, vindictiveness, mean-mindedness etc. Pay attention to your personal heath and finances. Avoid arguments, over-confidence, immoral activities, over-spending, etc, double-check everything and do not leave any loose ends.  think before you act. You have to work, so try to find the best direction for your talents.

A significant event will be the true Rahu and Ketu changing their direction, briefly stationary and going direct on 7th June in preparation of the major Solar eclipse on 21st June. They will remain in the forward motion till 22nd June. Rahu and Ketu go direct around major eclipses. But in the current world scenario they are going to cause even more upheavals. A pyramiding of energies more prone to give inauspicious effects on the physical levels.

Especially for India/ Bharat, the ascendant lord is Venus, he is combust and thus participating in this eclipse, so the government and the authorities will be more confused as a whole. The corona COVID 19 is going on. Though in India/ Bharat we are in a much better shape, still we must take care of our personal health. (Viruses are Ketu’s agents and we are going to face a humongous Solar eclipse on 21st June.) Next, there will be some civil unrest driven by fanatic thought processes. Suicide bombing or some such incidents are possible. There will be confusion on all levels, rumours, allegations and attempts to misguide are possible. Our neighbouring nations are going to go through a bad phase, some might see signs of breaking up. Economy will continue to be affected. Money, liquidity, treasuries and wealth generation is Venus’s domain, he is combust and retrograde. (Also he has no role in the Nav-nayak system for this current year.) Recovery will begin slowly after Sept and will be evident only after Dec 2020. However regional instability will affect the Indian economy too and this will continue for another 2 years. I am expecting one, or more likely, two major earthquakes Cyclones, heavy rains and floods are going to make their presence felt.

As I always say, energy is energy, all depends on you how to use it. If you let this current eclipse energies drive you, it will cause a lot of trouble in your life. So the correct option is to actively make use of them. During the eclipse time period, do some spiritual practice, recite the mantra of Rahu, Ketu, Sun, Moon or Venus 108 times, or recite a mantra of your favourite deity 108 times. However inauspicious or unfavourable the energy may be, if you can intelligently divert it, you can actually find opportunities in these distressing times. You have to try, to make the effort, use your intention and work. Remember that the overarching theme for these 2.5yrs is set by Saturn in Capricorn, there is no alternative to discipline and work. Work hard now so that you can enjoy your gains 3-4yrs later.

 

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