The first Solar Eclipse of the year comes to us on June 10th, 2021 in the form of the new moon. New moon eclipses are known for bringing sudden new beginnings and unexpected news. This annular solar eclipse also puts on a rare and dazzling show in the eastern sky, as the sun will form a glowing “ring of fire” around the moon. This powerful lunar reset is heralding some major changes and opportunities in our lives.
In this article, I will share with you what to expect from the first Solar eclipse 2021 and what you can do to soften its effect on your life.
Solar Eclipse 2021
Solar eclipse 2021 will be visible from parts of northeast Canada, Greenland, the Arctic ocean (passing over the North Pole), and the Russian Far East. The partial eclipse will appear from a region thousands of kilometers wide, which includes northern and eastern North America, most of Europe, and northern Asia.
Eclipsing is expected to begin at about 5:24 am EST when the Moon passes in front of the Sun’s glowing face. The moment of greatest coverage will peak at about 5:32 am EST.
Unlike a total eclipse, the Moon will only blot out the central portion of the Sun, leaving a fiery halo lighting up its edges.
The whole affair is expected to last more than an hour and it will wrap up by 6:30 am EST.
How Will the Solar Eclipse 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 keep track 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.
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.
During the Solar eclipse (as well as a few days before and after the eclipse), the key characteristics of the Sun will suffer: self-confidence, identity, self-expression, leadership, personal strength. Many people will feel doubts about their own value and the significance of their efforts, frustration, and dissatisfaction. Others, on the contrary, may feel the overactivity of their ego and will have a tendency to overestimate their capabilities.
The sun represents human vitality, health, joy, and optimism. Therefore, during the eclipse, you may feel weak and discouraged, digestive problems may arise. In order 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.
The nakshatra of the eclipse is Mrigashira. Mrigashira nakshatra is associated with movement and search. This nakshatra will tempt us to choose a new direction and abandon old goals. Try not to get involved in such thoughts and doubts. The eclipse in Mrigashira nakshatra can create obstacles and difficulties in movement, so it is better to refrain from traveling for 10 days before and after the eclipse.
Dos For This Eclipse
Vedic astrologers suggest to fast 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.
- 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.
The Bottom Line
Vedic astrologers recommend not to look 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.