Total lunar eclipse 16 May 2022 astrological results

The first lunar eclipse of this year is a total lunar eclipse on 16th May 2022. It is the second eclipse of this 2022, following the partial solar eclipse of 30th Apr 2022 (post here). The results will also be somewhat on the same lines, but now hitting on the keywords of the Moon. This map below from timeanddate.com shows the areas which will experience the eclipse. The event will last for an approx 5hrs so its effects will fade in about 5 weeks.

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First, the astrological configuration of the graha in the skies.

During this eclipse, all the nations in South America will witness totality and it will have a significant effect on them. Also some parts of Antarctica, Mexico, USA and Canada will experience totality. All those nations whose national capital will experience the totality will be more affected by the eclipse energies. It is advisable that people living here perform some mantra etc to channelise the energy, else it will swamp them.

Nations experiencing the some part of the total and the partial Umbral eclipse phases will also be affected by the energies. The intensity of disruption will depend on if their ‘birth charts’ are weak at this point of time. This includes western part of the African continent and the western tip of Asia which includes the European nations. The people living in these areas should try to channelise the energy of the eclipse so that it helps them in some way.

The eclipse is occurring above the oceans. Practically the whole of Atlantic ocean, the eastern half of the Pacific and a huge chunk of the South Ocean will be affected. A lunar eclipse and affecting such huge tracts of water is bound to cause significant disruption. The global weather patterns which originate from these oceans will be affected and this will have long term repercussions all over the globe.

For the other nations/ people who are going to experience just the penumbral eclipse or will not experience the eclipse at all, its effect will be negligible.

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The eclipse is occurring in Krutika nakshatra. Even if Rahu and Sun are in different signs they are in the same lunar mansion. Mercury is retrograde and combust too. He is in Krutika thus closely involved with the eclipse energies. Ketu and Moon, though in different signs, are still in the same Vishakha nakshatra. 

Saturn and Mars in the same sign but thankfully now they are so far apart, one at the very start of Aquarius and one on the verge of leaving it. They have minimal influence on each other per se. But Saturn will continue to feel the effect losing the graha yuddha to Mars. Saturn continues to aspect Aries with his 3rd aspect thus also influencing Rahu in it. Mars is aspecting Sun and Mercury with his 4th aspect.

Jupiter and Venus are not directly connected to the eclipse, but Jupiter is aspecting Moon with his 9th aspect which is good. But they have their own war going on the sidelines, with its own repercussions. They are close enough to influence each other. Exalted Venus has won the graha yuddha and Jupiter will have to follow his lead for the time being.

The eclipse is releasing its energies in the Krutika-Vishakha axis so let’s briefly analyse these two lunar mansions to gain some insight into the subtle aspects of this eclipse. 

  • Krutika is connected to the Sun, ruled by Agni and is very fiery by nature. Expect increase in harshness and a ruthless desire to conquer everything. Arguments, conflicts, wars etc at different levels will continue tinged by ego, ambition, pride, politics etc. Actions requiring courage, ability, initiative etc will be taken but at their core will be a knot of selfishness. Military activity will increase, police and other enforcement agencies will also remain on high alert.
  • Vishakha is connected to Jupiter and ruled by Agni and Indra. Personal goals will become all important as everyone is willing to go to any extent to achieve their desires, selfishness increases. Peace of mind, pleasantness and relaxation will reduce as negative emotions, internal emptiness, restlessness and frustration increases. Immoral and unethical behaviour increases. Challenges will also increase. However most of us will have sufficient resources to tide over. Agriculture will be affected by untimely rain and violent winds. Expect an increase in consumption of intoxicating substances. Troublemakers will try to disrupt the society. Secret dangerous activities will cause problems.  

I have already written detailed posts on the results expected in this Vedic year, Shri Shubhakruti. Result of Saturn’s transit in Aquarius. Saturn’s transit in Dhanishtha nakshatra. Rahu Ketu transit into Aries/Libra. Jupiter’s transit into Pisces. A post on Apr-Jul 2022 and several on the past eclipses etc. (do use the index page.) This year 2022-23 is a very happening one with lots of activities and changes expected during this time. Eclipses act as trigger points for events which have personal and global implications. 

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Some general predictions. As with every eclipse, first and foremost there will be disruptions in the weather. Heavy winds, rain, cyclones, flooding and turbulence especially for the nations who will witness totality (map above). Weather will be affected on a global level. On the political front, Canada and USA (capital cities of both nations will see the total eclipse) will face political/ economic crises. All the South American nations are also going to feel the energy hit, their governments should be ready for turmoil. African nations, especially those on the west coast will see tension, local skirmishes, civil unrest and terrorist activity. European nations will continue to feel unsafe. The lack of food, energy etc will now start showing its impact, the local population here will get restless and civil disruptions are expected. The Ukraine Russia war continues and it will trigger several critical events in this decade. Russia has a better birth chart and a current transit chart, so will have the upper hand. Overall, secretive actions and clandestine activities will increase everywhere. We might see deaths of a few prominent national leaders/ famous individuals during this time. Few unsavoury secrets of celebrities will be out in the open. Industrial, mining and agriculture related mishaps are possible. In our homes, electrical equipment can malfunction. Karma will come calling for some at the individual levels too. Deaths are possible by drowning or by blood related diseases, sharp wounds and connected to the fluids in the body. Emotionally charged but essentially hollow rhetoric will cause more damage to everyone at some level or the other. 

For Bharat, both coasts will see cyclones, the east coast will suffer more. Central areas will be hot and windy. Monsoon will arrive earlier than expected. The rain will be overall sufficient but will be accompanied by high winds, thus cause damage to agriculture. Landslides and flooding is possible. Civil disturbances, internal traitors etc will continue their anti national activities. But overall, despite everything, the nation will progress. 

On personal levels, if you are born with Cancer, Leo, Aries, Libra, Taurus or Scorpio Moon signs or even as ascendant signs then you will be more influenced by the eclipse. In case you are undergoing a Vimshottari Mahadasha or Antardasha of the planets involved, ie Moon, Sun, Rahu, Ketu or even Mercury you will see more eclipse triggered action in your life. In case your birth Moon nakshatra is Punarvasu, Vishakha or Poorvabhadrapada then too you can expect some significant change in your life during these coming 5 weeks. 

Eclipses give spiritual gains and can also be channelised to give material stuff. They are energy released by a combination of Rahu Ketu and Sun Moon. Sun and Moon are the energies of the Sahasrara and Ajnya chakras while Rahu and Ketu are the energies of desire/ non desire which push your perfect energy geometry out of shape. So if you perform some spiritual activity during eclipses, you can create or trigger events connected to the houses of your individual charts where the eclipse is occurring. ie for the present eclipse, it would be Taurus – Scorpio axis and the Krutika – Vishakha nakshatra axis. Whatever these signs/ nakshatra indicate in your life will see some significant change.

Positive effects are more likely if your own horoscope is powerful enough to absorb this energy burst. In any case, it is advisable to perform some sort of puja, mantra jaap, daan, spiritual practice etc during the duration of the eclipse so that negative effects are reduced and positivity is generated in life.

The Rahu Ketu axis

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)

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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