Astronomically an eclipse is the interposition of a dark celestial body between the luminous one and the eye or the passing of the luminous body into the shadow of another body. An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer. This alignment of three celestial objects is known as a syzygy. In astronomy, a syzygy is a (usually) straight-line configuration of three or more celestial bodies in a gravitational system.

A solar eclipse always occurs about two weeks before or after a lunar eclipse.

Usually, there are two eclipses in a row, but other times, there are three during the same eclipse season.

Eclipses of the Sun always happen at New Moon and eclipses of the Moon at Full Moon.

Eclipses of the Sun always come from the West and passes over eastern world, while eclipses of the Moon come on from the east and passes westwards.

The astrologers of the old had only eclipses, transits, and New Moon from which they made their predictions and they were able to trace definite connection between the changes taking place in the heavens and the courses of human events. The signification of an eclipse having been determined by sign position usually comes to pass exactly at the time when one of the major planet afterwards makes its transit – more so by conjunction or opposition.

The duration of an eclipse depends on the amount of time of obscuration, which shows as many as years for hours of obscuration in solar eclipse and months in lunar eclipse.

Solar eclipse in fixed sign of Taurus, Leo and Scorpio will last for several years in movable sign of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn have their effects are over in a far brief span of time but in common signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces, 3, 6, 9 and 12 their effects commence soon and continue for long while in force and effect mankind far more powerfully.

Eclipse may operate unfavourable in a horoscope when they fall in conjunction with or opposition to any important points such as Sun, Moon, Malefic planets, Rahu and Ketu and other sensitive points of the natal horoscope. On the other hand, it falls in trines to the Sun, Moon and sensitive points when in conjunction with benefit planets like Jupiter, Venus or Neptune the action is favourable. The permissible orbit is 5°

Transit over eclipse position affecting the significance will have the maximum effect according to the planets concerned. Planets that have become stationary while in the act of transit over the Natal place are of significance and of greater effect than those that are direct as per the area of life as indicated by the planet.

In the sense, Mercury relates to the intellectual life, mental facilities, business, trade journey and general activities. Venus is the significator of domestic and social affairs. Venus also indicates sisters and Mars indicate brothers. Jupiter indicates uncles and Mercury indicates aunts while the Sun denotes the father and the Moon denotes the mother.





A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun.

This partial solar eclipse will be visible from very few locations on land. People in some parts of southern Australia, including those in Adelaide and Melbourne, will see a very small fraction of the eclipse. A majority of this partial eclipse of the Sun will take place over the Pacific and Indian Oceans. The eclipse can also be seen from a very small part of northern Antarctica.

The Punarvasu Nakshatra will be affected along with the Pushya Nakshatra. It is advised that people of these two Nakshatras pray for and to the Deities for their well-being.



A lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are aligned (in syzygy) exactly or very closely so, with the planet in between. Hence, a lunar eclipse can occur only on the night of a full moon. The type and length of an eclipse depend on the Moon’s proximity to either node of its orbit.

Lunar eclipses can be visible from everywhere on the night side of the Earth, if the sky is clear. From some places, the entire eclipse will be visible, while in other areas the Moon will rise or set during the eclipse.

Regions seeing, at least, some parts of the eclipse: Much of Europe, Much of Asia, Australia, Africa, South in North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Starting time in India -27 Jul, 22:44:47

Ending time in India -28 Jul, 04:58:38


The lunar eclipse that is going to take place on the 27th of July 2018 holds a lot of significance as Mars which is retrograde happens to be on the exact degree with the Moon. As this Mars is retrograde the energy of the eclipse will be highly internalized. Also, the planets- Sun, Moon, Rahu, Ketu along with Mars all are very much within a 5* orb and makes them a little too close for comfort. They would show a very strong effect on the signs they own and the signs they occupy.

Mars will also be the first planet to cross the eclipse point; hence its significations will be majorly highlighted under the effect of this eclipse.

Retrograde Mars signifies inner struggle, inherent anger, sexual issues, and desperate need to prove one self.

Mars travelling over the eclipse point intensifies especially in the 10th House of the natural Zodiac i.e. Capricorn.

Mars creates frustrations and delays in our professional life that could lead to unwanted tensions. But, if we take an approach which helps us realize that we should just set out to do our work, leaving the results for a later date, this attitude will definitely help reap benefits later, by bringing new revelations regarding work.

Breakdown in communications and feelings of secrecy maybe heightened. Things that seem to be muddled or hidden due to the eclipse effect will come to light around 20th September, ironically, in the next Full Moon phase.

With the eclipse operating in the movable signs this time, especially the powerful Lunar Eclipse, it may not have a very lasting effect. However, for people with movable Lagnas, that is, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn this eclipse might prove a little challenging but worth its while in the long run.


Predictions for Lagnas /Rising signs


For the Capricorn Lagna- 

Best to avoid emotional entanglements and issues with land or mother. Keep your head low during confrontations with spouse and child, and let it pass like pouring water over a duck’s back and you would have learned a lesson during the eclipse.

For the Aquarius Lagna – The eclipse is the best time to practice meditation, as the subconscious mind is activated and gravitates towards the metaphysical and connects with the Universe. Keeping a lid on your words, especially in the work place will bring in benefits on a later date.

For the Pisces Lagna – It is advisable​ not to anticipate your incomes in advance or to feel under ​the ​weather due to elderly interventions. It is time to embrace what elders have to say​,​ though they may not feel like giving an explanation now. You are sure to benefit from it at a later date. 

For the Aries Lagna – The Aries Lagna are likely to find peace and solitude in work and other places only through meditation. Many issues as regards to ​funding or loans that you may have taken will come to the surface and you may feel a need to break free of the challenges you face at work. Patience and persistence are the Key words for you. You can draw the number 8 to get an equilibrium ​for​ your ​inner self. It helps.

For the Taurus Lagna – The Eclipse occurring in the trine for you gives you a great chance of higher learning. It takes you to a level of learning that is difficult on a normal basis. Try directing this elliptic energy to those levels and see a new change in your outer and inner worlds.

For Gemini Lagna – Watch out for your sexual behaviour for it may create problems later while your intense spiritual practices would be rewarded in unusual ways. Keeping a low profile and non-judgmental view about your contacts will be best for your peace of mind. Let things evolve.

For the Cancer Lagna – It is advisable to let go of​ control​ and try to bring about a coordination in your work place. Things which seems to be ​up in the air and regress​ed, ​​ will find its reasons as time go​es​ by. When feeling tensed and lethargic, do breathing exercises. It will help you restore the mental balance and your energies.

For the Leo Lagna – Eclipse your 6th House gives you time to set discipline and priorities in life as it ​relates to your authority, power, application of intelligence. Don’t let your feelings of frustration with authority and power bog you down. Continue with your good work and as Mars crosses this point of the eclipse in its journey forward, it will bring in the required freedom. Good health habits should be meticulously followed to ensure a carefree period for the next 2 months.

For the Virgo Lagna – If you feel that your contacts seem a little distant​, or that your celebrity status seems to be ebbing, do not fret. Once you realise the reasons when Mars goes direct, you may be thankful. ​P​lease use your contacts well to augment your finances. It is also the time to avoid any confrontations with in-laws or with spouse and siblings. If possible pay heed to their warnings and talks.

For the Libra Lagna –  For the Libra Lagna, it is time to take care of your homeland, family and emotional securities. Some disturbing facts about public life and relations may find its way into your notice. Ignore such issues and they will bring about a revelation on a later date. Get entangled into them and your emotional well-being may be in a sorry state for 2 months. The choice is yours. You may come to certain revelations about your work place within a month. Observe but don’t react. It is difficult but will be helpful in the long run.

For the Scorpio Lagna – Best to use the energies of the eclipse for spiritual attainment and retention of habits which lead to a higher frequency. Using your energy to gossip would lower your vibrations and directing them to a higher level through Sadhana would yield you great results. You might receive the blessings of your elders also in that path.

For the Sagittarius Lagna-  You are likely to see sudden changes in life. It is advised that you keep a check on your family finances and also on the loan that you met out to people. In the coming 2 months, avoid speculative activities and also keep a check on your romantic inclinations.


This partial solar eclipse will be visible from northern and eastern Europe, northern parts of North America, and some northern and western locations in Asia, making it the most watched solar eclipse of 2018, weather permitting, of course.


Here the planet getting effected would be a retrograde Mercury. It will cross the conjunction point of the Sun and Moon (around 24-25 degrees of Cancer) during its direct motion. It is likely to have an affect on the communication and health systems the world over, specially in areas where it is visible. On a personal level, we need to be health conscious and be aware of our speech, especially towards the health. Also, advisable not to be rough with household staff.



  1. Give alms to the poor.
  2. One should take a ritualistic bath in the beginning of the eclipse.
  3. It is best advised to pray during the eclipse time or do Japa as that leads to higher levels of spiritual resonance.
  4. Take bath after the eclipse.
  5. You can protect the food by putting Tulsi or Druva grass on/in it. The healing benefits of Tulsi makes the food consumable and the Druva absorbs the negative energies of the eclipse.
  6. You must offer water to the souls of the deceased.


  1. It is believed that one should not eat food cooked even nine hours before the eclipse.
  2. If possible, one should avoid travelling during the eclipse.
  3. Avoid going ahead with any important deals during the eclipse time.
  4. Pregnant women are advised to stay inside the houses to avoid any ill-effects on the baby.
  5. Avoid drinking water.
  6. Do not involve in sexual activities. It is not good for the lady to conceive during this period.
  7. Avoid giving oil massages.

On a higher note, these eclipses will open channels within with at least two retrograde planets on a given date. Great for inner contemplation on all three counts, especially for those who have a goal set to achieve. Pray during the Eclipse to get your spiritual vibrations to higher vibrations such that the inner voice gets so strong that it overpowers the outer voice. May the Forces be with us.



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