Total solar eclipse 4 Dec 2021

A total or annular solar eclipse is coming up on 4th Dec 2021. This map shows the areas affected.

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

  • The white colored land areas and light blue colored sea areas will not witness the eclipse.
  • The light grey to dark blue colored seas will see a partial eclipse. The orange tips of Africa, New Zealand and Australia will see a partial eclipse, ie the solar disc will be shadowed to some extent. Progressively darker shades will mean more of the disc being obscured. Entire Antarctica will see the eclipse. Totality will be visible in the South Seas and a sizeable chunk of Antarctica.

People, if any, in these areas will have to take precautions regarding the eclipse. But this time the eclipse will influence limited human inhabitations. However it affecting Antarctica, ie the South pole and oceans around it will cause disturbances in the ocean, wind and weather patterns which originate from this area. Totality is lasting for just over 1hr, so its effect on the global levels will last for about 1-2yrs and gradually fade over 3-4yrs . 

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

(This data from timeanddate.com)

The astrological configuration.

  • Sun Moon and Mercury in Jeyshtha nakshatra in Scorpio. 
  • Ketu in Anuradha nakshatra, Scorpio.
  • Mars in Vishakha nakshatra, at 29deg 20min at the end of Libra. He is within 15deg of Ketu so is involved in the eclipse energy.
  • Rahu in Krutika nakshatra, in Taurus.
  • Venus in Uttarashadha, Sagittarius. Jupiter in Dhanishtha, Aquarius. Saturn in Shravan, Capricorn. These three are not involved in the eclipse.

Planets involved – Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, Rahu, Ketu. Ketu is doing the eclipse this time.

Nakshtra involved are Jeyshtha, Anuradha, Vishakha and Krutika. 

Analysis of the eclipse in brief. 

This eclipse follows the long lunar eclipse of 19th Nov 2021 so it will influence, exaggerate the effects triggered by this eclipse energy. Very few humans and nations are directly involved now but the effect on South Pole means that there will be critical impact on the earth as a whole. Environment, weather etc are going to be more affected.

Krutika Nakshatra lies partially in Aries 1/4th and in Taurus 3/4th. The Nakshatra devata is Agni. Rahu in Krutika is a sensitive position and he will try to create violent and destructive situations. Misuse of creativity and increase in ego. An increased desire to solve issues by fighting. A need to provoke, defend and offend. Misguided behaviour with reduced regard for diplomacy, social harmony, rest, etc. Body parts connected to Krutika are face and neck, so ailments connected to these areas can be triggered.

Vishakha nakshatra lies partially in Libra 3/4th and in Scorpio 1/4th. It is linked to Jupiter and ruled by Indra Agni. Mars is in Vishakha during the eclipse. Political and military posturing will increase and there is a possibility of outright war. Aggressive and misguided decisions will be taken by self centric and ambitious political leaders. Violence, impulsiveness and ruin is expected in some areas of life. Body parts are kidneys, adrenals and the lower abdomen, diseases related to these areas are possible. 

One day after the eclipse, Mars will be joining Ketu, Sun, Moon, Mercury in Scorpio, which is a potentially dangerous situation. Some things will be trigged in everyone’s lives which may have a long term and destructive impact.

Anuradha nakshatra lies completely within the Scorpio sign. During the eclipse Ketu will be in Anuradha. Illusions are Rahu which mesmerise everyone and Ketu is the reality which is ignored. What is really happening at the Rahu’s end has to seen from Ketu’s position in Anuradha. It is ruled by Mitra and linked to Saturn. Saturnine energies magnified by the limitless Ketu is past Karma due in a big way. This can create confrontations, threatening situations, loss of livelihood, sudden deaths, communal violence, fanaticism, a sense of rebellion, everyone wanting to break free from whatever is binding them. Several will leave their physical bindings too. Body parts linked to Anuradha are reproductive organs, hips, lower abdomen. Drain on stored ‘reserves’, ie health, spiritual or financial etc. Actions may be required for self-preservation. ‘Sensitivity’ will increase, mental issues are possible. He is in a Pushkar navamsha, so as long as the energies of the eclipse remain active, he will deny support. Especially intense effects are possible from mid-Dec 2021 to mid-Feb 2022, positive or negative will be determined by the individual charts.

Jeyshtha nakshatra is ruled by Indra and linked to the planet Mercury. This is the main background energy filter as Sun and Moon are present here. It is a no Moon, Amavasya day. This eclipse indicates a loss of protection in several ways, including by taking unacceptable risks. Failure in governance due to inability to exercise or misuse of authority. Carefully built images of prominent people will crack. Astral and unseen forces will try to overpower and the general public may see adverse times. The weaker sections of the society will suffer more. Secret health issues can erupt unexpectedly. Negative emotions like loneliness, jealousy, pettiness, vengeance, age, tiredness will take its toll. Finances will remain affected. The energy of this eclipse can be used for occult activities, deep spiritual practices, exercising one’s authority especially the planning part etc.

On the global levels, there will be aggression, political turmoil, military activity and unrest. Health will be affected. Travel and other restrictions on life will increase. Weather will be unpredictable. Rain, hail and snow will be unpredictable and unprecedented. Winds, flow of air, will be affected, it will be cold. Winter crops may be spoilt. The world and the earth itself will suffer in subtle ways as a tendency for self-destruction is triggered.

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

Brief predictions for your birth Moon sign or the ascendant sign. Readings from the birth Moon give the emotional context. Reading from the ascendant sign gives the physical context. This eclipse will affect Taurus and Scorpio the most. Whatever these signs mean for you in your chart, expect karmic events to occur which will affect you for the next 1yr or so. The immediate effects last for about 2 weeks before and after the eclipse. 

  • For Aries, Taurus in the 2nd house, a negative effect on the finances and health of family members. Scorpio is the 8th sign, so take adequate precautions, avoid risky behaviour. Sudden health issues can erupt. 
  • For both Taurus and Scorpio, all the effects described above will be seen. For Scorpios, Saturn being favourable has helped.
  • Gemini needs to take due care. Service requirements, profession, etc will be difficult, rest will be denied, tiredness and loneliness will predominate. 
  • Cancer and Leo both feel the effects of all eclipse acutely as their owners Moon and Sun are directly involved in it. For Cancer, expected gains will be stuck for some time. Your children can be a source of concern. Avoid speculation and investing in risky ventures. And for Leo, if your birth chart is good then you can use this energy in your profession. Avoid selfishness and ego in your professional ventures and they can be successful now, Saturn is helping you.
  • Virgo can use this energy fruitfully if the birth chart is strong. Doing some pujas of your family deities before taking up anything new in this time will help
  • For Libra, Mars in the last degree can cause unexpected problems but will also help resolve them. Avoid risks and pay attention to your budget, health and rest. 
  • Sagittarius’s sleep and rest will be affected, disturbing dreams or astral events are possible. Keep a track of your dreams and in case there is anything take corrective action.
  • Capricorns can use this energy to gain if their birth chart is strong. Similarly Aquarius can also keep themselves on a generally average track. As usual Pisces will have the best time of the lot as Saturn is currently favourable for them. (Right now the strongest graha in the skies is Saturn, so if your Saturn is auspicious either in the birth chart or in transit, you will be in a better position to tide through.)

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

This coming time has the following additional influences operating adding to to the eclipse effects.

  • Venus going retrograde from 19th Dec – 29th Jan
  • Mercury going combust 3rd Dec – 7th Jan
  • Kaal sarpa operating in its full and partial modes.

(I have written several posts on analysing eclipses and on the past eclipses. Do use the index)

 

Lunar eclipse Nov 2021 nakshatra level analysis

A partial Lunar Eclipse is coming up on 19th Nov 2021. 

  • Penumbral Eclipse begins 19 Nov 06:02:09 UTC
  • Partial Eclipse begins 07:18:42 UTC
  • Maximum Eclipse 09:02:55 UTC
  • Partial Eclipse ends 10:47:04 UTC
  • Penumbral Eclipse ends 19 Nov 12:03:40 UTC
  • Total eclipse duration of the eclipse is 6 hours, 2 minutes.
  • Duration of the partial eclipse is 3 hours, 28 minutes.

Map (from timeanddate.com)

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

  • The white colored areas will not witness the eclipse.
  • The light purple colored areas in the map will see only the penumbral eclipse, this does not carry the real power of the eclipse. People living here are not required to follow the rules regarding the eclipse. The shadowing of the Moon will not be visible here.
  • The dark purple colored areas will see the actual umbral eclipse which is the real thing. People living in these areas will have to take all precautions regarding the eclipse.

For India / Bharat, The effects of the lunar eclipse last for as many weeks as many hours it was visible in an area. So for us, the effect will be very less on the national level and on the regional level it will subside in 1-2 weeks.

  • the umbral eclipse (dark purple colored at the eastern tip) is only visible in the eastern most tip, ie the eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh and eastern tip of Assam will briefly see the partial lunar eclipse. People living here will have to take the precautions for this brief time.

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

Now for the astrological configuration.

  • Moon is transiting in Kruttika nakshatra in Taurus and will be under the influence of Rahu.
  • Sun in Vishakha and Ketu in Anuradha in Scorpio.
  • Mercury in Vishakha in Libra, he is combust.
  • Saturn in Shravan nakshatra in Capricorn. 
  • Jupiter in Dhanishtha nakshatra, Capricorn aspecting Taurus with his 5th aspect. This influence is not very strong as Jupiter is almost out of Capricorn and Moon is just entering Taurus. But Jupiter is still technically debilitated.
  • Venus in Poorvashadha nakshatra in Sagittarius.
  • Mars in Swati nakshatra, Libra. He too is combust, he will come out of combustion on 20th Nov.
  • The planets involved are obviously Moon, Rahu, Sun, Ketu. But we will also consider the additional influence of Mercury and Mars because of their combust state. 

Nakshatra involved are,

  • Krutika,
  • Vishakha
  • Anuradha.

Moon with Rahu is called a Shakti yog as described by Rishi Jaimini. This happens every month for 2.25days in transit. If you observe yourself and your surroundings on these days you can sense the effect of this yog in transit too. The upcoming eclipse will to some extent express this Shakti yog energy. Moon is in his highest degree of exaltation and its a Pourima, full Moon, he has maximum paksha bala too! This is a rare opportunity for people who are going to experience this eclipse. Do use the eclipse energy in some productive way.

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

Analysis of the Nakshatra involved

Krutika Nakshatra lies partially in Aries 1/4th and in Taurus 3/4th. The Nakshatra devata is Agni. Rahu in Krutika is a typical position and we are seeing his effects. Now we have to factor in the Moon and his eclipse. Destruction of life in several ways as the nourishing energy fails, overall vitality will reduce. Creativity will be used for destruction. Misguided violence in several forms, ie harshness, ego, pride, short temper, accidents, rash behaviour, etc, there will be an increased desire to solve issues by fighting. Desire to show off physical or military abilities. There will be a requirement to defend oneself in different ways, eg maybe someone attacks, insults or someone tries to snatch your things by force. Possibility of being misguided in love, one to one, or personal relationships is high. Diplomacy, social harmony, rest, etc will all be pushed into the background. Any relationships broken during this time will not be easy to repair. Spoilage of useful things will increase. Body parts connected to Krutika are face and neck, so ailments connected to these areas can be triggered.

Vishakha nakshatra lies partially in Libra 3/4th and in Scorpio 1/4th. It is linked to Jupiter and ruled by Indra Agni. Sun and Mercury are in Vishakha during the eclipse. Political and military posturing will increase, but there will be an inability take proper decisions. Self centric and ambitious political leaders will prefer to divine and rule. Some critical secrets will come out in the open. But mostly people will try to hide their real motives and try underhand means to gain what they want. Violence, impulsiveness and ruin will be expected in some areas of life. A turbulent, self destructive streak will run high during this time. Again diplomacy, social interactions, rest etc will not be allowed. Body parts are kidneys, adrenals and the lower abdomen, diseases related to these areas are possible.

Anuradha nakshatra lies completely within the Scorpio sign. During the eclipse Ketu will be in Anuradha. Illusions are Rahu which mesmerise everyone and Ketu is the reality which is ignored. What is really happening at the Rahu’s end has to seen from Ketu’s position in Anuradha. It is ruled by Mitra and linked to Saturn. Saturnine energies magnified by the limitless Ketu means past Karma due in a big way. This can create confrontations, threatening situations, loss of livelihood, sudden deaths, communal violence, fanaticism, a sense of rebellion, everyone wanting to break free from whatever is binding them. Several will leave their physical bindings too. Body parts linked to Anuradha are reproductive organs, hips, lower abdomen, which can cause trouble. Drain on ‘reserves’, ie health, spiritual or financial or any other type of stored reserves. Actions may be required for self-preservation. ‘Sensitivity’ will increase, so mental issues are possible. He is in a Pushkar navamsha, so as long as the energies of the eclipse remain active, he will deny support. Especially intense effects are possible from mid-Dec 2021 to mid-Feb 2022, positive or negative will be determined by the individual charts.

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

Effects on the nations.

The intensity of the effect will depend on for how long the nations saw the eclipse over their territory. If the national capital is involved then the effect will be more intense and affect the entire nation. This is a long eclipse, so its effect on the global levels will persist for about 6-7 months in some way or the other. To begin with there will be a decrease in temperatures, winters this year will be colder than expected. Rainfall, hail and snowfall will be more than the norm and cause destruction. Military posturing will increase. Governments will take strict actions and decisions. Advice given will be more on the lines of what the people in power want to hear rather than the genuine thing. 

We can get more information per the Navnayak scheme of things for this year, Shri Plava naam samvatsara. Of the 9 posts possible, 7 are directly affected. Mars is King, Commander, Flowing things, Clouds. Jupiter is Food grains. Moon is Essences causing positivity. In addition the eclipse itself is in Taurus, ruled by Venus – Essences which cause negativity. So temporarily all these will be afflicted. Only Saturn – agriculture is apparently out of the eclipse energies in this scheme. (Edit:But he is in a Navamsha owned by Taurus, so involved in a subtle way)

Effects on the individuals – These effects will be evident on you only if you are living in areas where this eclipse is visible. Significant effects will be seen on individuals with

  • Birth Moon conjunct Ketu or Rahu.
  • Birth Moon or even ascendant degree in Kruttika, Uttaraphalguni or Uttarashada nakshatra.
  • Birth Moon or ascendant sign in Vishakha, Punarvasu and Poorvabhadrapada.
  • Taurus or Scorpio as birth Moon sign or Ascendant.
  • Cancer and Leo birth Moon or ascendants should always be careful during all eclipses, karmic overload is possible.
  • If you are going through dasha periods of Moon, Sun, Rahu, Ketu these are common for all eclipses. But in addition, this time also Jupiter’s dasha periods.

Pregnant women must be careful. Best option is for this time duration, to sit in front of the puja ghar, household gods, altar etc and read something spiritual. Do not do any work or any other activity, just sit comfortably, read the texts or mentally recite some mantra or stotra, hymns etc.

Positive results can be expected for the following signs, if you do pujas during the eclipse and have a supportive birth/ transit chart.

  • Pisces birth Moon are again in the best position to gain from this eclipse, its occurring in the 3rd house from the birth Moon.
  • Sagittarius birth Moons are in the last phase of their sade-sati so it is hard for them. This eclipse in the 6th house can grant some positivity.
  • Cancer birth Moons will see some positivity as the eclipse in the 11th can help.
  • Capricorn and Virgo birth Moons can gain if you do pujas during the eclipse.

Eclipses are a burst of energy. So if you can channelise it you can gain else you will be swept away in its flow. So its always recommended that you do some sort of mantra, jaap, puja etc spiritual activity during the eclipse. Rahu and Ketu are astral forces and the Sun and the Moon are your highest chakras, Sahsarara and Ajnya. Some spiritual practice during the eclipse can grant both spiritual and material benefits. This time can grant some important insights, solutions if you remain focussed on your objective. You can use this time to get rid of old negative habits and start on a new leaf. Rahu will try to emotionally mess things up, but if the Mind can remain focussed on its purpose then this lunar eclipse energy can be harnessed for the greater good.

www.psychologicallyastrology.com

Lunar eclipse 26 May 2021

For the total Lunar eclipse on 26th May 2021, ie today, 

  • Penumbral eclipse starts – 8:47 UTC
  • Partial eclipse starts – 9:44  UTC
  • Full eclipse begins – 11:11 UTC
  • Maximum eclipse – 11:25 UTC
  • Partial eclipse ends – 12:52 UTC
  • Penumbral eclipse ends – 13:49 UTC

Planetary configuration is

  • Moon and Ketu are in Anuradha nakshatra, Scorpio sign. The nodes are in the forward motion/ stationary.
  • Sun and Rahu are in close proximity in Taurus Rohini nakshatra. 
  • Venus is in Taurus in Mruga nakshatra.
  • Mars and Mercury in Gemini.
  • Saturn is retrograde in Capricorn.
  • Jupiter in Aquarius.
  • The main eclipse event is in Anuradha nakshatra, Scorpio sign.

(This a good site for actual astronomical details.)

Only those areas where the umbral eclipse is visible, ie the total or partial eclipse, are going to be affected. Those areas where the penumbral eclipse is visible will not experience anything significant. The energies of the event will not be influencing those areas of the world where it is not visible. I have written a few posts on analysing eclipses in your birth chart and in transits (do use the index page or the search bar). 

www

For India

The North East states, some parts of West Bengal and Odisha states will briefly experience the partial eclipse. From local sunset till 7:19pm local time. So if you are living in these parts of India you have to be alert for this brief time frame. Especially pregnant women should take care. Best option is that for this time duration, they just sit in front of their puja ghar, household gods, altar etc and read something spiritual. Do not do any work or any other activity, just sit comfortably and read the texts or mentally recite some mantra or stotra, hymns etc. 

The effects of the lunar eclipse on these areas will fade in 1-2 weeks. During this time we can expect heavy rains, cyclones (eg Yaas), local flooding in rivers etc. Farmers may suffer because of this unseasonal intense rain. Mars is the Meghadhipati and Arghyadhipati, ie in charge of water for this current year. People should be careful about water, ie not go swimming in unknown areas, be careful about waterborne diseases etc for this time. There may be border tensions for 1-2 weeks after the eclipse. For India, this is not a major issue as only the partial eclipse is going to be very briefly visible. 

On a personal level, if you live in areas where the eclipse is visible, expect some changes if – 

  • You are undergoing Saturn mahadasha
  • Or undergoing Saturn Antardasha in some other planet’s Mahadasha
  • You have your birth Moon nakshatra as Pushya, Anuradha or Uttarabhadrapada, these three are connected to Saturn.
  • If you have Scorpio or Taurus as your birth Moon sign or ascendant sign.
  • You have your Rahu or more specifically Ketu conjunct other planets in your birth horoscope.

Eclipses are a burst of energy. So if you can channelise it you can gain else you will be swept away in its flow. So its always recommended that you do some sort of mantra, jaap, puja etc spiritual activity during the eclipse. Rahu and Ketu are astral forces and the Sun and the Moon are your highest chakras, Sahsarara and Ajnya. Some spiritual practice during the eclipse can grant both spiritual and material benefits. The time frame is very limited from sun-set to 7:19pm and only in few states of India.

ww

On the global scale

Areas in China, south east Asia, eastern parts of Russia, Australia, Antarctica, Canada, USA, South America and everything between are going to experience the partial or total eclipse. Wherever the capital cities of the nations are affected the effects on that nation will be more intense. The entire Pacific Ocean will witness totality, some parts of the Atlantic and Indian oceans will also experience a total or at least a partial eclipse. The weather patters which originate in the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic oceans will be disrupted for 3-4 months. Nations are affected by the eclipse may see severe cyclones, cloud bursts, heavy and erratic rainfall. There will be some confusion in these nations for 3-4 months. Over-confidence will be a folly yet some will commit it. 

Scorpio is a mysterious, secretive sign ruled by Mars. Vindictive, revengeful and relentless. It is in charge of catastrophic changes resulting in complete change of identity. It is considered to be watery, sensitive, occult, explorative, hard-working, controlling etc. The word ‘Anuradha’ can mean several things, ie an inferior gift, subordinate wealth, nearing success, related to gifts,  methodically striving for, subsequent favour, connected to the accomplishment of one’s wishes etc. This nakshatra is ruled by the deity Mitra and connected to Saturn. (Ketu is in Anuradha till Sept 2021. Saturn has the world very firmly in his grip in more ways than one.) 

The eclipse may affect the ability to focus clearly on your goals. You might work hard but not get the desired gains. There may be a tendency to go to any extent to gain your objectives which can become dangerous. Misuse of secrets, knowledge and power is possible. You might meet new people who seem friendly but do not trust them till you are certain. Avoid arguments with your teammates, friends and family for some time. You might break up with some of your allies. Aggression and a disregard for friendships can be the motif of this eclipse as Anuradha’s nakshatra devata ‘Mitra’ literally means ‘friend’. People who do physical work for a living will be affected more. Nations who will experience the eclipse will also show these same results at the overall national level. So in addition to the posturing, escalation of border tensions, displays of military strength etc expect secret warfare, bio-warfare, spying ie the insidious types of warfare to increase. A desire to control others by any means possible will be dominant.

This lunar eclipse of 26th May 2021 will last for about 3hrs for the umbral phase and 4hrs if you count the penumbral phases too. We consider 1hr to be equivalent to 1 month. So its effects on the global levels will last for 3-4 months at the maximum. 

www