Anuradha Sharda Vedic Astrologer & Tarot Coach India


Lunar Eclipse on the 20th of January

Places it will be seen
What it entails
Dos and don’ts


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 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.

The time after the eclipses help us to understand and discover facts which were hidden due to the effect of the Rahu/Ketu conjunction with the luminaries. The facts relate to the house the eclipse falls in.
As per the classics, if the eclipse happens in a Nakshatra, that Nakshatra should be avoided for doing an good work for 6 months.
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.

When the Eclipse Happens Worldwide — Timeline
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.
Europe, Asia, Africa, America, North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Artic Ocean are the areas where this eclipse can be seen.


The total duration of the eclipse is 5 hours, 12 minutes.
The total duration of the partial phases is 2 hours, 15 minutes.
The duration of the full eclipse is 1 hour, 2 minutes.

Cancer is the sign which represents emotions, security and happiness. It also represents the bed pleasures or conjugal bliss. Cancer is also represented by the crab – its symbol. The crab is a very sensitive animal. They live in all the world’s oceans, in fresh water, and on land, are generally covered with a thick exoskeleton and have a single pair of claws.
Crabs (and other crustaceans) cannot grow in a linear fashion like most animals. Because they have a hard-outer shell (the exoskeleton) that does not grow, they must shed their shells, a process called molting. Just as we outgrow our clothing, crabs outgrow their shells. The crabs undergo a lot of change in their evolution. They undergo a lot of moulting. This indicates a series and continuous change in life for a good growth for this sign.
They have a great sense of timing, specially the female crabs. Patience and sense of time are the key words for the sign of Cancer.
Crabs move side ways which proves that they are good at sidestepping or taking unusual path for get work done.
Crabs are mostly active animals with complex behaviour patterns. They can communicate by drumming or waving their pincers. Crabs tend to be aggressive towards one another, and males often fight to gain access to females. On rocky seashores, where nearly all caves and crevices are occupied, crabs may also fight over hiding holes.
Crabs are omnivores and are known to work together to provide food and protection for their family, and during mating season to find a comfortable spot for the female to release her eggs.

As per Uttarakalamrita, Moon represents the mind, mother, emotions, debts, other people’s money, masses, queen, pearl, white things, heart, blood and flesh, impartial outlook, abilities, sense of humour, nourishment, agility of the mind, imaginations, eating, aquatic animals, clothes etc.
As per Uttarakalamrita, Rahu represents faulty logic, harsh speech, acquiring a kingdom, going to a different country, falsehood, unclean, depending on low castes, wandering in difficult places, serpents, interpretation of dreams, maternal grandfather, travels, wickedness, snakes, Persian or foreign language, cataract, old age, Interpretation of dreams, great valour, reptiles and strong at sunset.
Taking all these together, we now move on for analysis of the Lagna,


Aries | Lunar Eclipse

For the Aries Lagna, the Eclipse happens in the 4th House of safety and security of home and hearth. It also represents the mother and our emotional well-being. Moon the signification of mind with the Shadowy planet after the eclipse will let go of many hallucinations. A person should be open and this is the time to face your fears about security of home and let things evolve.


Taurus | Lunar Eclipse

For the Taurus Lagna, the eclipse is happening in the 3rd House of siblings, short travels, courage and sub conscious mind. This period will reveal a new side or rather an intuitive side of you. You should be careful of the dreams that see and what is revealed in them. Also, be on check for any legal issues regarding break up of property. Read the fine print before signing anything.


Gemini | Lunar Eclipse

For the Gemini Lagna, the Eclipse happens in the 2nd House. It relates to your home and family. Educational issues too can be involved. It is also the house of wealth. It is the time to be cautious about the ventures you plan to move into or have moved in to gain wealth. You may have had unrealistic ideas about them which would now open up before you. Please pay close attention to your family members. For the students it is advised to not leave studies for the last moment of exams or you may be inviting unnecessary panic and last minute stress and load your way.


Cancer | Lunar Eclipse

For the Cancer Lagna, this Eclipse happens on your Lagna. This is a time for movement on a higher level – provided you do your meditation regularly and on time. This will help you remove the cobwebs off your mind and keep you in good mental health. The Moon Rahu combination in the Cancer sign can bring in mental turmoil and the best remedy for it is meditation seconded by donation. Health of mother should also be taken care of.


Leo | Lunar Eclipse

For the Leo Lagna, this eclipse takes place in your 12th House, bringing into focus unnecessary expenses and much travels. Loss of money or hospitalization and the reasons thereof would come to be known after the eclipse. It is also a time when you need to get your spiritual goals defined and work towards them as Rahu offers the last 3 months for the next 19 years to get your Karmic alignment right. If one is involved in an extramarital relationship, this may cost as Rahu advents into Gemini.


Virgo | Lunar Eclipse

For the Virgo Lagna, this eclipse takes place in the 11th House of spouse and child, contacts, innovations and discoveries. Discoveries as we know, are sudden occurrences and are very much related to Rahu. When we meditate and direct our energies to certain aspects of our lives, we activate those areas of our lives. This eclipse, if one meditates properly, would have access to many discoveries of the self and an inside view of relationships that you may have been finding difficult to sustain.


Libra | Luner Eclipse

For the Libra Lagna, the eclipse occurs in the 10th House. Issues relating your work and ethics practiced at your work will be at the topmost priority on your list. It is likely that you would come across certain issues from the past about your work and their happening would be revealed to you. A senior person could be involved in a decision-making process of your career which may/may not to your benefit depending on the placement of Moon in your personal chart. You need to keep your mind calm and then form the required plan to act for your benefit. The skills that you have acquired are your asset and speak volumes about you.


Scorpio | Luner Eclipse

For the Scorpio Lagna, the 9th House shows the effect of the eclipse. You may find yourself disagreeing with elders or questioning their motives, especially ladies. It is time that you moved in having a good look at your own mind to understand what is forcing you to confront traditional issues or the elders. You may not be too prone to listening to others either, especially relating to your work and income and it could cost you some money. Worshipping the Goddess in this case will bring in the desired stability in the mind.


Sagittarius |Luner Eclipse

For the Sagittarius Lagna, the 8th House is the house of activity of the Eclipse. This is the house of scandals and suddenness. Rahu being the Karaka of suddenness aggravates the factor along with the 8th Lord. This is the time to have a strict check on your mind. See to it that it is away from depressive and negative thoughts by proper meditation and awareness of breath. Do not lend money to anyone, especially relatives.


Capricon | Luner Eclipse

For the Capricorn Lagna, it is time for you to pay attention to your business and work. Maintain a good profile publicly and stay away from controversies as they may bring forth a bad name or scandal. It is also a time for you look into your relationship issues and undergo a self-evaluation process to understand yourself and what is expected of you in this relationship.


Aquarius | Luner Eclipse

For the Aquarius Lagna, this eclipse brings into forefront issues relating to your court cases, if any and your health issues. It is advised that you do not let the emotional issues get the better of you and hamper your work or play havoc with your health. This time gives you the perfect opportunity to hide your feelings and understand the happenings in your life from an objective point of view. This will help you advance in your career.


Pisces | Luner Eclipes

For the Pisces Lagna, it is an opportune moment for you to do your prayers and mantras with concentrated efforts for it to bear good results for you. Trust your instincts and do not fall for hallucinations. It is a good time for you induce an out of box thought process of a questioning ability in your children and students need to pay attention to the seemingly small and irrelevant stuff. It will help you gain grounds in future.


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Thursday – 17/01/19
Friday – 18/01/19

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