The last Solar Eclipse of 2022 is happening on October 25th in the form of the new moon. New moon eclipses are known for bringing sudden new beginnings and unexpected news. This Solar Eclipse is going to unravel our deepest and most psychological issues that have been buried underneath for a very long time. In this article, I will share with you what to expect from the last Solar Eclipse in 2022 and what to do to soften its impact on your life.
The Last Solar Eclipse of 2022
The October 25th event will be a partial Solar Eclipse when the Moon moves between the Sun and Earth, casting a shadow on Earth and partially blocking the Sun’s light in some areas.
The eclipse will be visible from the eastern part of Greenland, Iceland, most of Europe (except Portugal and the western and southern parts of Spain), northeast Africa, and western and central Asia. The greatest eclipse occurs at local sunset over the West Siberian Plain, near the city of Nizhnevertovsk (Russia).
The eclipse begins at 3.58 a.m. EST (08:58 UTC), the greatest point of the eclipse occurs at 6 a.m. EST (11:00 UTC), and it will end at 8:02 a.m. EST (13:02 UTC).
How Will the Solar Eclipse of 2022 Affect Us?
According to Vedic astrology, a Solar eclipse always occurs at the new moon, when the lunar node of Rahu (or Ketu) is located close to the Sun (up to 12 degrees). Thus, when a Solar eclipse occurs, Rahu passes between the Sun and the Moon. It is because of the influence of Rahu that Vedic astrologers do not recommend looking at the Solar eclipse. The fact is that Rahu, mixing with the energy of the Sun, affects our subconscious and imprints negative thoughtforms in it, under the influence of which we may unconsciously become involved in a chain of adverse events.
In addition, it is important to know that at the moment of the eclipse, our thoughts and desires are tracked. The most negative of our thoughts and the most selfish of our desires are transmitted to the cosmos and very quickly grasped by Rahu. Thus, in the future, these thoughts and desires will be materialized, and we will bear karmic responsibility for this. Therefore, at the moment of the eclipse, it is important to be mindful of our thoughts, desires, and actions. It is best to focus on spiritual practices, reading sacred texts, chanting mantras, and praying.
The part of the Earth where the eclipse is visible falls under the influence of Rahu. This means that in these territories, unfavorable events may occur, and the karmic lessons that Rahu brings will be activated.
The Sun represents the vital energy – prana. It controls immunity, intelligence, activity, and digestion. In physiology, the Sun represents the structure of the thalamus and the nucleus of each cell.
The Sun also represents human vitality, health, joy, and optimism. Therefore, during the eclipse, you may feel weak and discouraged, and digestive problems may arise. To minimize the negative impact of the eclipse, it is best to avoid things that consume a lot of energy. Try to spend this day in solitude, away from crowded places.
During an eclipse, Rahu overrides all the benevolent qualities of the Sun. Therefore, during the eclipse (as well as a few days before and after the eclipse), people may experience a decline in strength, poor health, bad digestion, and problems with the cardiovascular system. Rahu tends to obscure consciousness, so people can find themselves in mental states that are not typical for them: there may be more stress, distraction, unfounded experiences, anxiety, negative thoughts, and conflicts.
The Last Solar Eclipse of 2022 is going to unravel our deepest and psychological issues that have been buried for a very long time. The intensity of emotions will be at an all-time high. Because of this, violent events can result globally throughout the months of October and November. There will be a feeling of insecurity, and because of this, people can take actions that will not only cause others harm but will cause themselves harm as well.
Solar Eclipse in Swati Nakshatra
According to Vedic astrology, the last Solar Eclipse of 2022 will occur in the lunar mansion of Swati Nakshatra.
Swati is a Rahu ruled nakshatra. It carries the iconography of a sword that indicates sharpness and swiftness as well as conflict and even violence. Under the influence of this nakshatra, people will want to fight for their rights and independence, even if it takes a violent fight. This nakshatra is a reminder that the only constant is change. And now, collectively, we are approaching a point where big change for each of us personally, as well as for the whole world, will begin. Be prepared to see people getting more angry and violent after the eclipse. Some big changes are coming.
Solar Eclipse in Libra
According to Vedic astrology, the last Solar Eclipse of 2022 occurs in Libra.
Libra is the weakest position for the Sun. The Sun is the highest point of manifestation of our individuality – Self. Libra is located in the 7th house where the differences between people are being erased. Where there is no “I”, but there is “we”. Therefore, the Sun “feels uncomfortable” here. And this is going to be projected into our lives.
Libra is one of the most impersonal constellations, focused not on personal gain but simply on obtaining benefits as such. In addition, in Vedic astrology, Libra is considered a constellation of reformers, rebels, and revolutionaries. This eclipse will provoke the desire for big changes. However, due to the impersonal character of Libra, people will not want to change themselves but others.
This eclipse, in general, will make us think more about others rather than ourselves. Personal motives will fade, and we may experience a lack of motivation. Therefore, if you want to still be productive during this time, try to focus more on how your work/business benefits others rather than yourself. Any selfless effort will make you feel more energetic and motivated to make this world a better place.
People will feel a big need for peace and harmony during this time. Feelings of legality and justice are coming to the fore. During this period, we will want to be treated fairly, and we ourselves will want to treat others the same way. It will be hard to tolerate any arrogance, lies, or selfishness during this time. Therefore, any of these qualities may provoke aggression and even violence as a response.
Dos For This Eclipse
Vedic astrologers suggest fasting at least 12 hours before the Solar eclipse. There is an exception for people with health problems, elderly people, and kids – these categories of people may not fast but should at least refrain from food during the exact eclipse time.
The period of 12 hours before the solar eclipse is considered an inauspicious time before the eclipse. Therefore, refraining from eating anything during this time is considered to be beneficial.
Any charity and donations during the eclipse time are considered to be auspicious and help to purify your karma.
#4: Yoga & Meditation
Practicing yoga or/and meditation during the eclipse period will help you to develop mental strength and soften the influence of the negative effect of the eclipse.
Mantra for Solar Eclipse:
Tanno Adityah Pracodayat
Tannah Suryah Pracodayat
Tamorim Sarva papaghnam
Don’ts For This Solar Eclipse
- Don’t look at the eclipse!!!
- Avoid traveling, and if possible, do not leave your home during the eclipse period.
- Avoid eating and cooking any meal until the eclipse ends. Do not eat food that is exposed to the eclipse, cook fresh food after the eclipse.
- Avoid combing your hair, brushing your teeth, washing clothes, etc.
- Sleeping should also be avoided during the eclipse.
- Don’t plan anything important on the day of the eclipse.
- If possible, try to avoid any meetings on this day.
- Avoid taking risky steps, being exposed to the excitement, making large spontaneous purchases or investments, taking loans.
- Don’t initiate a divorce, legal proceedings, or disputes over the property during the eclipse period.
- Avoid talking badly or gossiping about someone.
- Avoid any kind of violence: verbal, psychological, or physical.
- Avoid having sex.
The Bottom Line
Vedic astrologers recommend not looking at the solar eclipse. At this time, it is better to be at home, close the windows and curtains. Do not consume any food or drink during the eclipse. After the eclipse, it is advisable to take a shower or bath, or at least rinse your hands and wash your face. Be careful with your desires during the eclipse period. During this period, any spontaneous actions can create problems. Maintain your awareness and try to keep your focus on spirituality during the eclipse. This will help you to get into resonance with the cosmic energies and align yourself with the higher forces of the universe. Remember that spirituality is the best protection against any temptations of the ego and negative astrological events.