Solar eclipse Oct 2022 astrological predictions

Eclipses act as trigger points for events which have personal and global implications. A partial solar eclipse is coming up on 25th Oct 2022 on Diwali Amavasya.  It will be visible in almost all of Europe, north Africa, Middle East and west Asia. It is visible all over Bharat/ India. The areas in the dark yellow colored zone will be more affected by the eclipse compared to the areas in the light yellow colored zone of this map. The light blue sea areas and the white colored land area will not be directly affected by the eclipse energies. The eclipse is visible for about 4hrs, so its effect will gradually fade over 4yrs. 

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eclipse 2A partial solar eclipse is coming up on 25th Oct 2022 on Diwali Amavasya. Eclipses act as trigger points for events which have personal and global implications.

(This map and data is from

First let’s note the configuration of the planets in the skies,

  • Libra – Svati nakshatra with Sun Moon Venus and Ketu who is doing the eclipse. Sun is completely debilitated in Svati, so is anyways not going to give auspicious results. The Amavasya Moon has almost zero strength, he is just a degree away from the Sun. Venus the sign lord being here would have helped ease the energies of the eclipse but he is completely burnt out, combust within a degree of the Sun. And all three are within 15deg of Ketu. In short, all four graha are supremely uncomfortable in Svati.
  • Virgo – Chitra nakshatra with Mercury. He is within 15deg from the Sun/ Moon energies in the neighbouring Svati so is associated with the eclipse energy.
  • Aries – Bharani nakshatra with Rahu participating in the eclipse. Rahu indicates the direction of desire and also the possible source of fascination, danger, deceit, illusion, smoke and mirrors.
  • Capricorn – Dhanishta nakshatra with a powerful Saturn who is aspecting the eclipse in Libra with his 10th aspect. 
  • Pisces – Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra with a retrograde Jupiter, he is not directly involved.
  • Gemini – Mruga nakshatra with a slowly moving Mars, he too is not directly involved. But Mars is aspecting Saturn from 16th Oct till 13th Nov. This is a very typical combination which is extremely suffocating for Saturn at the moment. This will act as a dangerous trigger in the overt and covert war that is raging in the world at present.

The eclipse is occurring in the Svati – Bharani nakshatra axis in the Libra – Aries signs. Whatever these signs/ nakshatra indicate in your life, they will trigger some significant change. Here are some possible generic astrological predictions. 

Svati nakshatra is ruled by the devata Marut is linked to Rahu and will host 4 planets during the eclipse. A huge burst of energy will be channeled through the Svati filter. The eclipse energies will cause severe turbulence as most of us will lose track of our purpose and our path. Imbalance will be evident everywhere. ‘Breaking up’ of various types is expected. This can be breakups in relationships in personal lives or breaking up of nations at the global levels. Whatever level this energy operates, it will be a cruel, ruthless and a destructive process. There will be a coldness, a lack of heat, all over, this can be expressed as oncoming physical cold weather or coldness in human relationships or a dip in the economy. Thought processes will be scattered, no point of focus, hazed out intellect. We all will try to put off taking decisive action. Diplomacy, socialisation and other hallmarks of a civilised society will vanish, crass and crude behaviour will predominate. Selfishness, greed, deceit and betrayals are possible. People will forget their strengths, their potential and not be able to actively use their resources. Their minds will be closed to new ideas and be unable to accept the other’s view points. Everyone will talk too much but there will be no cohesion in their words. Restlessness will be very high and there will be difficulty in concentrating on the important stuff. Long term planning will be marked by its absence. It will be easy to whip passions and create mass movements which will cause damage in the long term.

Bharani nakshatra is ruled by the devata Yam and linked to Venus. Only one graha, Rahu will be present here during the eclipse. So there will be a subtle desire to end things. But this ‘end’ will not be random event but a karmic end as per the law of balance. A phase of destruction coupled with a promise of reconstruction in the future. Extreme events accompanied by chaos and confusion are expected. Detailed planning is under process either in secret or on the subconscious levels now before the actual events become evident after the eclipse. But these actions will be taken without regard to the long term consequences. Recklessness and an explosive desire to break the society, established norms, culture, rules etc and act against common sense is going to be on a high.

I have already written detailed posts on the predictions for this year and the current situation with Jupiter retrograde, Saturn in Dhanishta, Venus combust, the upcoming Mars retrograde and now this eclipse. Rahu and Ketu both are subconscious urges, it is not easy to pinpoint their activities.

Some general predictions. As is common with every eclipse, weather disruptions will be evident. Heavy winds, more so as Svati is involved, cyclones, flooding etc will occur in hill and coastal areas. Electrical grid failures and power shortages are possible. Accidents and fires in the shipping/ aerospace industry or gas related industries or caused by water and liquids are possible. Agriculture will suffer.  Economy will see wild fluctuations. People with susceptible horoscopes should avoid going swimming etc as drowning type of deaths are possible. Diseases linked to Vaat and Kapha, ie the respiratory system are possible so if you are suffering from such a chronic condition be careful for a month or so after the eclipse. For the nations who will face the eclipse energies, the time will be especially turbulent. All the nations whose national capital will experience the eclipse will face political instability. Most nations in Europe and Central Asia will face political instability, and the extent of turbulence will depend on their ‘birth horoscopes’.  Eg for Russia the national capital and half the area is under the darker yellow belt but its ‘birth horoscope’ is quite strong. For Ukraine its birth chart is not as powerful, so it will suffer more. The Ukraine Russia war is obviously going to intensify. Ukraine will suffer more. Any strategy conceived during this period will not be of any help in ending the war. The sea areas at the north are in the darker yellow color so I anticipate something here that will reduce their use to use. Eg formation of more ice in these waters which stops the shipping routes. Or perhaps mines placed in the sea routes.

The planets involved are the usual four Sun, Moon, Rahu, Ketu and the additional Venus and Mercury, a total of six planetary energies. This eclipse is especially turbulent for the birth Moon signs/Janma rashi, Aries Gemini Cancer Virgo Libra Scorpio and Pisces. 

  • Aries are going to face issues from practically every aspect of life, but personal health, finances and relationships will be more stressful. Do some mantra/dana to help yourself in this time.
  • Taurus can get some opportunities to gain, use them well. Your enemies, diseases and debts will be under control but pay attention to your physical health as long as Venus is combust.
  • Gemini should keep their ego under control. Else this will impact your finances and love relationships. Children can suffer or cause you suffering, so pay attention to their issues.
  • Cancer will face unanticipated expenditure and financial losses. Your family members, mother, home or property can be a source of stress. 
  • Leos can use their personal courage and boldness to seize opportunities which come their way. Be ready for some unpleasant encounters in the near future. Teammates will cause stress in office.
  • Virgo will face opposition in everything it takes up. Unwonted criticism and gossip can cause you harm. Family members will be irritating and you might have unanticipated expenses.
  • Libra is going to face tough times in all aspects of life. 4 planets here, including Venus, who are all uncomfortable together and aspected by Saturn. Do some pujas and invoke the protection of your owner Venus and his friend Saturn to help you. 
  • Scorpio will face problems but you will not be able to pinpoint the sources nor arrive at a solid solution. Rest will be disturbed and your mind will not be able to concentrate. There will be losses which will drain your vitality.
  • Sagittarius can get unexpected gains from earlier investments. This eclipse can give you some positive results if you remain alert and act in time.
  • Capricorn will be able to positively use these energies. There will be some opportunities in the professional field but evaluate them carefully before committing yourself. But the father’s health may cause concern.
  • Aquarius may get some positive support from their elders/seniors in their endeavours. Doing pujas of the Kuldevata will be helpful in making full use of the eclipse energy.
  • Pisces will see sudden changes in their lives which will cause stress. If you have any underlying health condition then be alert in this time. Avoid unnecessary risks. Occult and unknown forces are at work in your life.

If you wish to see the result counted from your ascendant signs/ Lagna rashi then the effects will be more on the physical levels with lesser emotional involvement.

Eclipses give spiritual gains and can also be channelised to give material stuff. They act as trigger points as the subjective forces of Rahu and Ketu obscure the internal divinity ie the Sun or the nourishing divinity ie the Moon and release unbalanced karma on significant levels. After an eclipse some of us will experience unexpected losses and some will get unexpected gains depending on the individual charts. Positive effects are more likely if your birth horoscope is powerful enough to absorb this energy burst. If you live in a region where the eclipse is visible it is advisable to perform some sort of mantra or daan during the duration of the eclipse so that negative effects are reduced and positivity is generated in life. 

Dangerous trigger Partial Solar eclipse 30 Apr 2022

A quick post.

We will be experiencing the first eclipse of this year on 30th April 2022. It will be visible only in some parts of South America, Antarctica, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. The effect of the eclipse is generally limited to areas where it is visible. For the rest of the world it has negligible effects. But this time it will be affecting the oceans so will have significant effect on the weather patterns generated from here. Also considering the current precarious situation of the world, analysing the eclipse will be helpful. The eclipse duration is for about 4hrs so its effects will fade after about 4yrs.

  • First location to see the partial eclipse start – 30 Apr, 18:45 UTC
  • Maximum Eclipse – 30 Apr, 20:41
  • Last location to see the partial eclipse end – 30 Apr, 22:37 UTC
  • (This map is from

Let’s look at the chart drawn for the maximum eclipse point time. There are some interesting combinations here which should be analysed. I am just outlining the basic theme, pointing out the combinations, students of Jyotish can fill in the details with their own analysis.


Primarily the eclipse is being caused by Rahu in Aries. He is in the Krutika nakshatra, a fiery lunar mansion ruled by the deity Agni and linked to the Sun. It is a solar eclipse so is obviously it is occurring during an Amavasya. Both Sun and Moon are in Bharani nakshatra. These three graha are strongly influenced by Saturn via his 3rd aspect. The additional aspects of the planets, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are more effective than their regular 7th aspect. Saturn aspecting the Sun and the Moon is a severe constriction on everyone of us. But far more dangerous is Rahu aspected by Saturn, this is called Shapit dosh (post here) and has the capacity to cause pain, struggle and sorrow on both the objective and subjective levels.

Mercury in Taurus is not involved in the eclipse energy as such, but he has broken the hemming of the Kaal sarpa. This energy was active intermittently since Dec 2021 and it getting broken is a positive.

Ketu in Libra – post on the Rahu Ketu transit into Aries Libra here.

Saturn and Mars in Aquarius – Saturn has just entered Aquarius on 29th and is now in a planetary war with Mars. Obviously Saturn has lost the Graha yuddha at the moment and will be required to follow Mars in most matters. He is even more uncomfortable as Aquarius is his own sign and he is being constrained by Mars from acting as he wishes. Saturn with Mars is a very dangerous combination capable of spoiling each others results and the significations of the house they occupy (post here).And he is aspecting Rahu. As per our texts and what has been seen in the past, whenever Saturn, Mars and Rahu get together in some way or the other, there is a heavy loss of human life all over.

Venus and Jupiter are in Pisces and they are also engaged in a fierce graha yuddha because they are on the same degree! But Jupiter is very slightly ahead so has won for the moment. Both are Gurus but engage in a philosophical sort of enmity so both so close together are extremely uncomfortable. Added to the fact that Pisces belongs to Jupiter and it is the sign of exaltation for Venus. Both are here, want to relax, get expansive, at home etc but are constrained by the other’s presence. So both are not going to give very happy results at this time. Venus and Jupiter otherwise also when together give subtly traumatic results (post here).The Devguru and the Daityaguru are the two benevolent planets who are ready to help us even in the direst of circumstances, but here they are both caught in a paap-kartari yog with double strength natural malefics hemming them in.

Eclipses act as trigger points as the subjective forces of Rahu and Ketu obscure the internal divinity Sun or the nourishing divinity Moon. This event releases unbalanced karma on significant levels. After an eclipse some of us will experience unexpected losses and some get some unexpected gains depending on the individual charts.

As a result of this partial solar eclipse, we can expect misdirected fiery energy at all levels. The military, police and other enforcement agencies will be ruthless and relentless about their objectives. Invasions which are already underway will intensify. Invasions which were being planned will be put into motion. Diplomacy, rest, socialising, friendship etc will be on the backseat. Civil unrest, violence and terrorist activity will see an increase. These will be put down equally firmly. Tempers will be high and anger will be misdirected.

There will be changes in the weather patterns. It will get windy now so expect cyclones in coastal areas, these will bring rain, flooding and possible destruction. And the heavy winds inside the land masses will be hot and dry, this may lead to fires and heat related accidents. Volcanic activity or earthquakes are also possible. Hills will see storms and rains which may cause floods in the downstream or plains.

Global economy will remain shaky. We are in a transition period now, the current system is changing and dramatically so, Saturn in Aquarius is ensuring this. It will take a decade or so to settle, meanwhile, be ready for pain as such transitions are never easy. This eclipse will be a trigger for some smaller nations to experience severe issues and seek help from others, this can lead to their losing their economic sovereignty. And the Ukraine Russia war is not going to stop so soon, it will continue and lead to economic instability in Europe and USA. Russia will remain in a better shape.

On the health front, COVID 19 is on the wane, however there will be increase in cases in the next few months. People will generally fall ill but recover with regular medicines. This will be serious only for those who have not taken adequate steps for improving their immunity or those who remain careless about their health. Those who have a combination of Rahu, Mars and Saturn in their birth charts or are near their allotted longevity should avoid taking unnecessary risks with their lives. Those who are in Mahadasha or Antardashas of any of these three graha should also exercise due caution.

Some will experience an intense desire to get rid of all bindings, naturally there will be physical deaths too. Overall the combinations point to cruelty and cold bloodedness. On the personal level, be careful while driving and avoid risky endeavours as minor to major injuries are possible.

Not all nations will be affected by this eclipse. Only those who will experience the eclipse and the people living there will see the full effects of the eclipse. But because the energies are so severe, every nation will feel the effects to some extent. Every nation has a ‘birth chart’, ie the chart drawn at the time/date linked to some significant event considered to be the formation of the nation and the place will be the national capital. So those nations who have Aries or Libra as ascendants will see some disruptive activity triggered by this eclipse. Also for all nations whichever house Aquarius falls in will see dangerous developments during this time.

For our Bharat, we will see some extreme weather and natural disasters but more troubling will be the secret enemies within who will cause problems. Our nation has Taurus ascendant and Moon in Cancer. Saturn entering the 8th from Cancer, ie ashtam Shani and this eclipse trigger within a day of each other can bring hidden enemies to the forefront. We all follow the news and the present unfolding events, so it should not come as a surprise if internal unrest, riots and political upheavals increase in certain states. Our borders might see some action. COVID 19 will be seen again in some states but mostly people should recover. I am counting on Saturn as yogkarak for Taurus ascendant to bring some positivity after the initial turbulence.

If you live in a location where this eclipse is visible then you can make use of the energies to give a boost to your spiritual practice. It is advisable to perform some sadhana, ie Dhyan, or read some spiritual book, eg Bhagwat Gita, Upanishads etc or recite a mantra of your choice, eg Mahamrutyunjai mantra during the duration of the eclipse.

As always, the energy remedy for every problem in life on the energy front, is either Mantra or Daan. You reinforce your energy by doing Mantra or give away the unbalanced energy by doing Daan.

I have written several posts on eclipses and how to analyse their effects in birth and transit charts. (refer the index page for more posts).