The eclipse is hitting 18-19 degrees of Scorpio in the constellation of Jyestha. 

You will  have to travel a long way to Antarctica to see the total phase of this total solar eclipse. Parts of southern Africa, including locations in South Africa and Namibia, will see a partial solar eclipse, if the weather permits.  Eclipses have more of an impact where they are visible so Australia and South Africa will be hot spots and it is summer there and the lock-downs and craziness with Covid politics could lead to massive rioting as we move into the Mars/Ketu cojunction into  Dec. 12-18th.

The day of an eclipse or even a few days afterwards do not have to produce dramatic events.  There is often a delay when key planets will transit over the eclipse point.  Mars will oppose the Lunar Eclipse point on Dec. 12th and will be conjunct the solar eclipse point on Dec. 31st so those will be key trigger areas and Mars can bring war and violence– but then again we are in a war between the Globalist and the politicians and the people.

Do  not act on any thoughts that come up during an eclipse, as they are often fear-based and irrational. Best to be in meditation and do sacred chanting – Shiva Rudram may be a particularly powerful experience. I always avoid doing anything important for Muhurtha purposes within 3 days before and after an eclipse. On eclipse days,  I tend to do laundry and clean the house to keep busy if I am not meditating and it is recommended to fast 2 hours before and 3 hours after as food is harder to digest and can lead to indigestion.

Eclipses   reveal deep secrets and bring out deep unconscious patterns that need to be healed and are a good thing and should not be feared. Some people are actually empowered by eclipses if they have Rahu or Ketu in the first house  but still it is thought not to watch them as they may manifest innate or hidden health problems that have the potential to emerge. Still remember that fear is a big illusion. We are taken care of by the Divine and sometimes a little emotional drama is needed to shake things up and move us out of our rut. Eckhart Tolle is fond of telling us that that 98% of the stuff going through our heads is rubbish. On eclipse days, it is more. Relax, rejuvenate and avoid important decisions.

The Sun is the karaka or signifier for health and the eclipse can have an impact on health more than anything. If you have health problems, are Leo rising, or are running a Sun/Ketu  or Ketu /Sun period or Sun/Rahu or Rahu/Sun period and if you have key planets like the Sun, Moon or the Ascendant at 18-20 degrees of Scorpio , then you have to be particularly  cautious not do things that you know are bad for you.  Exercise discipline over the coming days and weeks as the eclipse can have an impact for months.

The eclipse kills digestive fire and makes food difficult to digest and toxic.  Finish large meals 3 hours before the eclipse to allow ample digestion time.   Good to finish any late dinner early by about 5 pm Eastern Time to make sure your food is digested.   Not a good day to cook food the in the evening  before the eclipse.    It is thought that negative energies impact the food and so eating out at restaurants that have cooked during the eclipse is not great.   Probably ok to start cooking a few hours after the eclipse is over but if you can wait to eat at least 2 hours after the eclipse is over or 3 hours, that will be best.   In the US this will not be a problem but in some countries it may.  Water fast is best during the eclipse.

One great saint, Mohanji, recommends the following chanting:

 “Ideal is Ganesha and Guru mantras which works as sheath.  ie Om Ganesha Namaha or Om Guru Om .  One chant can be considered as 1000 chant during eclipse. The effect is 1000 times more. So, during the entire eclipse period, avoid food and water, light a lamp in front of idol or image of guru and Gods and chant continuously, concentrating on your heart center. It will fetch you 1000 times effect per chant.”  

So the secret of eclipses is that they are very powerful spiritually and can create great inner spiritual advancement.

Eclipses are good for meditation and that is the best way to spend time during an eclipse, as the meditations can be deeper. Outwardly the emotions and mind get a bit frazzled so never a good time to make major decisions during an eclipse. I usually do laundry or clean or meditate to pass the time.


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