Eclipse - Vedic Astrology
On July 2, 2019 there will be a Total Solar Eclipse forming from 9:55-2:50pm PT, followed by a Partial Lunar Eclipse on July 16, 2019, taking place at 11:43am-5:17 pm PT.
What is the view on Eclipse by Vedic Astrology?
An ancient Indian Legend say that an eclipse occurs when the shadowy demon (shadow planets) Rahu and Ketu gets his revenge on the Sun and the Moon, stealing their energy and light. (see the legend below)
Eclipse is considered inauspicious event, an unsettle time that bring change and transformation. It is not time to start new adventures, start new project, relations, jobs or any important thing in the material world.
Eclipse is a good time to stay in, meditate and to turn inward.
The part of the world that has the shadow (where the Eclipse is visible) is mostly affected. Changes from Political,natural and weather events can be quite unsettling.
Vedic Astrologer Komilla Sutton explain that “July continues to the volatile theme as it brings two eclipses, Sun Rahu conjunction with Saturn Ketu opposition, Mercury retrograde and in a militant mood as it wars with Mars and Venus. We are exhausted by the June struggles and need to be strong to cope with the continued pressure.”
The full eclipse will last 4 seconds, and the effect of this eclipse will last for 4 years.
“2 July – Solar Eclipse is at 16º25 Gemini, Ardra nakshatra. Gemini can overthink issues and is indecisive being pulled in different directions. Ardra can be self-destructive and has anger issues. The solar eclipse can make a small problem appear huge, so it is crucial that you do not allow energies to take control and spoil life for you. Exercise restraint, and it will be rewarding.
The total eclipse is visible in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay and Ecuador. These countries will be dealing with changes, political volatility, extreme weather, and more. The rest of the world is dealing with the eclipse as a silent factor; therefore, unsettled energy can come as a surprise, or unplanned events can happen. (like the extreme weather in France for example).
On a personal level, all of us will feel the impact of the eclipse. We need to keep 2 July simple – do not add on pressures through overdoing your activities.
If your birthday is near 2 July, then you can expect changes. Those with Sun Moon and Ascendant in Gemini are going through some significant changes, some planned, others unexpected.
RAHU AND KETU LEGEND
There were constant wars between the Devas (Gods) and the Asuras (Demons).
The Devas sought Vishnu's help, who advised them to treat the Asuras in a diplomatic manner.
The Devas formed an alliance with the Asuras to jointly churn the ocean for the nectar of immortality (Amṛta) and to share it among themselves.
The Devas appealed to Vishnu, who took the form of Mohini, as a beautiful and enchanting damsel, distracted the Asuras; then, she took the amṛta and distributed it among the Devas, who drank it.
An Asura disguised himself as a deva and drank some nectar. Due to their luminous nature, the Sun god Surya and the moon god Chandra noticed this disguise. They informed Mohini who, before the nectar could pass the Asura's throat, cut off his head, but, since he had already drank the nectar, he did not die. From that day, his head was called Rahu and his body Ketu, which both later became planets.
RAHU and KETU, even to this day, hold the grudge against surya (Sun) and chandra (Moon), and cause solar and lunar eclipse to affect them.