Annular Solar Eclipse on 21st June 2020 in Mrigashira nakshatra
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
When the Sun, Moon and Earth are in one line, there is a strong cosmic power that creates different energy pattern; and this celestial phenomenon is called “Eclipse”. This elevated spiritual energy sets off special events within and around us. There would be immense healing powers around us during this time. It is purely spiritual energy asking us to go inwards and fulfill your wishes.
The horoscope of eclipse is studied or analyzed mainly for collective destiny like, for the Country, State and dynasty and also considered very importantly for predicting upcoming natural calamities as there will be huge energy shifts in the universe.
As explained above, it is the time of transformation, new event and new journey in our life. And we all are aware that the state between destruction and beginning of something new is always been challenging. Hence, we have to build up ourselves very strong so that handling this chaos would be very smooth and pleasant.
The eclipse energy mostly prevails for a week before, or after the eclipse, the influence on events continues much longer.
Planets involved in the current eclipse are the luminaries like, Sun (soul, Father, Gurus, power, wealth, authority, health, etc) and the Moon (mind, Mother, nourishment, emotions, relationships etc).
The other major planets like Mercury (analytics, decisions, communication), the nodes Rahu (desires, imaginations, past karmas etc) and Ketu (detachments, separations and very spiritual, inner depth unseen powers etc) are under the eclipse axis and will be affected. As a result, there will be variations related to those mentioned planets’ significations. Many individuals may feel anxious, restless and reluctant with no reason during the eclipse period. The eclipse also brings benefits depending on your personal chart.
Timings of Partial Solar Eclipse in Bengaluru
Date - 21st June 2020, Sunday
Eclipse Start Time - 10:13 AM Maximum (Punya Kala) Eclipse Time - 11:52 AM Eclipse End Time - 01:32 PM
On 20th June 2020, finish your dinner before 9:35 PM and DO NOT consume anything until Grahana gets over the next day (1:32 PM). Avoid refrigerated cooked food after the eclipse for better health. Protect liquid food (especially milk, buttermilk, curd etc.) with Tulsi or Darbha grass (Kusha) before the eclipse effect starts.
Suggestions: Avoid all major events, Avoid all major events and materialistic pursuits like traveling, functions, new projects etc during eclipse period. Try to keep yourself calm and just ignore all negative stuff such as breaking of relationships, misunderstandings, conspiracies etc. It is not a good time to eat, or indulge in pleasures.
Since, the planet Sun is covered during eclipse, the materialistic gain, activities will be covered but the spiritual activities will have more benefits.
Therefore, it said to be not a favorable time for enjoyment and for pleasures but very good time for mantra chanting and meditation. It is a very auspicious time for Saadhaks. And when you chant mantras 108 times during this period it is equivalent to chanting 10,000 times or more! So, meditation and chanting are highly recommended during this period. Hence, from the ancient times it is said that you should not eat during the eclipse (it has a scientific meaning too) and chanting mantras in an empty stomach gives more quick result especially in eclipse time. Scientifically, it is proven that an eclipse can inflict havoc on the digestive system therefore people choose to avoid meals and practice fasting during a total solar eclipse.
Simple remedies: One must take shower at the beginning of the eclipse as it is considered very auspicious and then performing Japa (mantra chanting), Dhyana (meditation), Tarpana (oblations to ancestors) and Daana (Charity) at the peak time (middle time of the eclipse) and taking bath again at the end of eclipse completes the rituals and remedy as well. Feeding the cow is very auspicious and removes all the doshas. One can even give food or money to the needy.
Items for Daana (Charity): Donation done during eclipse times is extremely powerful. Grains like Rice, Wheat, Urad Daal or food cooked from the above items or anything you feel like offering. You can even offer Til/Gingelly oil to temple. People who would like to give Daana can place the offering in front of God and pray for your prosperity and good health. Daana items are also offered to Brahmin. (Purohits in temple).
Chanting/at least listening to Ganesha Atharvasheersha, Shri Rudram ( Specially Rudra Chamakam), Vishnusahasranamas, Lalitha sahasranamas, Guru mantras, Mrutyunjaya, Narayana and Goddess and other maha mantras/sthothrams are the best remedies. This holistic activities help to release the negative, unsettled eclipse energy and definitely guide/help us to balance our mind, body and soul. A balanced soul is supreme (mentioned in Bhagavadgeeta) and so let us all engross these energized, beautiful eclipse energies and balance our life.
Sarve Janaha Sukhino Bhavantu||