The first Solar Eclipse of the year comes to us on April 30th, 2022, in the form of the new moon. New moon eclipses bring unexpected news and sudden new beginnings. This powerful energy reset is heralding significant changes and opportunities in our lives. In this article, I will share what to expect from the first Solar eclipse in 2022 and what you can do to soften its effect on your life.
Solar Eclipse 2022
The solar eclipse 2022 will be visible from the South Pacific Ocean and South America’s western and southern parts: Southern Peru, Chile, Uruguay, southern Bolivia, Argentina, western Paraguay, and a small part of Brazil.
Eclipsing is expected to begin at about 2:45 p.m. EST when the Moon passes in front of the Sun’s glowing face. The moment of greatest coverage will peak at about 4:41 p.m. EST. The Eclipse will wrap up by 6:37 p.m. EST.
How Will the Solar Eclipse Affect Us?
According to Jyotish (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 selfish desires are transmitted to the cosmos and very quickly grasped by Rahu. Thus, these thoughts and desires will be materialized in the future, and we will bear karmic responsibility for this. Therefore, it is crucial to keep track of our thoughts, desires, and actions at the moment of the eclipse. It is best to focus on spiritual practices, studying 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 unfavorable events may occur in these territories, 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 the 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, and personal strength. Many people will have 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, 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.
Eclipse in Bharani Nakshatra
The Solar Eclipse 2022 will occur in the lunar mansion of Bharani nakshatra. This nakshatra is a Venus-ruled nakshatra that has a terrible character and brings unfavorable effects. It represents the phase of transformation and destruction (refers to Lord Shiva). Therefore, we have to be extra focused on completing our projects and tasks since, during this time, we can be easily destructed.
Bharani nakshatra also intensifies our karmas. During the time of the eclipse, our karmas are going to ripen with speed and rapidity, forcing significant changes upon us in swift succession. The influence of Bharani nakshatra may make us feel subdued and slightly introverted.
Bharani also has a reputation for severity and ferocity. It doesn’t bring diplomatic skills. Instead, it makes people violent and physically aggressive. Therefore, make sure you watch your temper during this time. It also makes sense to stay away from any crowded places if possible.
Bharani will force us to review and transform our old belief systems and ways of thinking. The death of old paradigms will eventually give birth to a new philosophy and bring us healing and personal growth opportunities.
The influence of Bharani nakshatra may cause muscular spasms, injuries to the face and neck, a weakness of the body’s connective tissue, and fevers.
Dos For Solar Eclipse 2022
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 beneficial.
Any charity and donations during the eclipse time are considered auspicious and help purify your karma.
#4: Yoga & Meditation
Practicing yoga or/and meditation during the eclipse period will help you 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, and 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 with windows and curtains being closed. 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 time, any spontaneous actions can create problems. Maintain your awareness and try to keep your focus on spirituality during the eclipse. This will help you 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.