EYE ON THE SKY: LUNAR ECLIPSE for JAN. 10TH.
There is a penumbral eclipse of the moon starting peaking into 2:11 pm EST. The exact eclipse will occur at 2:11 PM EST / 7:11 PM GMT on January 10, and in Asia and Australia it will occur on Jan. 11. . You can view at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse to see when the exact maximum eclipse will occur where you live. While subtle, this eclipse should be visible as a distinct shading across the Moon and will be visible from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East . They are not auspicious to watch if you live in areas where it is visible and better to be in meditation.
This is a minor eclipse and will impact 25-26 degrees Gemini so if you are Gemini or Sag. rising or have key planets or the ascendant around 24-27 degrees Gemini or Sagittarius they may be impacted but you also would have to running a Moon/Rahu or Rahu/Moon or Sun/Rahu or Rahu/Sun period for it to have a huge impact and mostly it is a lot of emotional noise. People fear eclipses but they are powerfully spiritual for meditation and personal revelations.
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.
Both of my Gurus have advocated meditation during eclipses over the years. One of them recently commented on this one:
“The mind is connected with the moon, the body is connected with the Earth and the Sun is connected with both. The time when all three come in alignment is good for spiritual practices. It is not a good time to eat, or indulge in pleasures. It is a good time to conserve energy. So, from the ancient times it is said that you should not eat during the eclipse, and you should meditate.
Eclipse is a very good time for mantra chanting and meditation. Chanting mantras at the time of eclipse is much more powerful. This is the ancient saying. Mantras are said to be 1000 times more powerful during eclipse.
Subconscious patterns can come up during eclipses that provide deep insights into your life. Mostly you will get a lot of garbage thoughts during eclipses so ignore them but if you an an aha experience after the eclipse and it seems very valid, then it is a time to make changes around those patterns that are not useful.
One or two hours before an eclipse, stop eating so that the food gets digested well and during the eclipse time you have an empty stomach, and on empty stomach chanting and mantras are done for maximum result. It is not good to eat food that was cooked during an eclipse so not a good day to do take-out from food cooked during the eclipse.
Eclipse is a very auspicious time for saadhaks; it is not a bad time. It is a bad time for enjoyment and for pleasures. And when you chant 108 times during this period it is equivalent to 10,000 times or more! So meditation and chanting are highly recommended during this period.
When we are in activity, our mind is always focused in the front of the body. Close your eyes now, you’ll feel your mind is in front because the mind goes through the eyes to look at the world, and through the ears. During activity the mind is mostly focused in the frontal part of the body. For relaxing, we take our mind to the background. You will see suddenly there is something different happening. This is necessary, from time to time. (SSRS)
So eat lightly Friday, meditate, chant, focus on the Divine and all of those qualities will be enlarged by the eclipse today. Can be a very spiritual time. Enjoy the eclipse.
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