Astrology | Miscellanea
Total Solar Eclipse of 8/1/2008
See also Solar Eclipse in Lal Kitab
There is a Total Solar eclipse on August 1, 2008 and a partial Lunar eclipse on August 16/17, 2008. Thus there are two eclipses within 16 days.
Where this solar eclipse will be visible?
Solar eclipse happening in Kark Raashi may have an adverse effect especially for persons and countries whose rising Sign (Lagna) is Kark and if Kark happens to be the 1st, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th or 12th House from Janma Lagna. However, beneficial aspects from natural benefics to the above mentioned houses should help mitigate the negatives to a large extent (either in the natal chart or in transit)
How does it affect the individuals?
Mantra to ward off the adverse effects
This is also to advise you to sit, focus and do the Jap of Mantra initiated to you during the eclipse time as you will be benefited manifolds. It is also advised to put a small piece of "darbha" (Kushaa grass) in all the eatables before the commencement of the eclipse. Pregnant women are advised to remain indoors closing all the doors so that the growing fetus is not afflicted by cosmic rays during eclipse lest the child born does not have any deformity.
Those eligible to do "Pitra Tarpan" have to perform the same as the
eclipse is about to end after having head bath to get the blessings of the
forefathers that will help to get rid of any adverse backlash consequent
to the 'solar eclipse'.
On 1st Aug, Solar eclipse will be taking place in Pushya of Cancer Sign
The astral lords for these being Saturn and Mars and occurring in enemy signs, precautions will be appropriate. For Cancer Raashi people having Shani Mahaa-Dashaa/ Antar and Pratyantar-Dashaa, (particularly for women in the family way) and also Aquarians having Dashaa, Antar and Pratyantar of Mars, (particularly women) need precautions.
It is also felt Lgna lords
of these signs may cause no harm but may lead to Mrityu Tulya Kasht.
All mothers to be [women in their family way] have to take a few precautions at the time of any eclipse; be it lunar or solar.
 Take a piece of Kalaavaa [Maulee, or the red Pooja thread], long
enough to go round the waist. Take this Kalaavaa [Maulee] to a temple,
place it before lord Ganesh and pray that this Kalaavaa be the 'Raksha
Kavach' for the child in her womb. Come back home and the mother to be
should tie this thread round her waist. After the eclipse is over, she
should take it off and leave it at the temple after thanking Lord Ganesh
to have protected her child from all the ill effects of the eclipse.
--They should not eat, or
drink anything, should not sleep during the eclipse period.
Generally the eclipses are not good for a few zodiac signs:--
At the time of eclipse, person who wants,
can do the Poojaa Archanaa of their God. Normally the Poojaa/ Archanaa/ worship of Shree
Hari Vishnu Jee is Good. Chant Mantra -
Benefic for those who have Moon in - Taurus, Virgo, Libra, and Pisces
One should recite the Guru Mantra in this
period as much as he can (Purashcharan). This would prove very much beneficial.
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Created on 05/18/2008 and Updated on 06/21/2012