EYE ON THE SKY: LUNAR ECLIPSE for Nov. 30th
There is a penumbral eclipse of the moon on Nov. 30th early in the morning. It is a lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 14 degrees Taurus in the constellation of Rohini happens. It is a Penumbra eclipse that will be visible in much of Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America. It beings Nov. 30 at 7:32 am GMT/ ie 1:32 CST and peaks into 9:42 GMT or 3:43/ CST and ends at 11:53 am GMT/ 5:53 CST. So it is mostly happening in the US while we are sleeping. If you are up to it during it, good to meditate and fast and often eclipses can reveal deep unconscious patterns and insights but mostly a lot of garbage thoughts that you have to ignore and not act on. Eclipses will impact you more if your have your own natal moon or rising sign close to 11-17 Taurus or Scorpio or if you have key planets there and if you are running a Moon/Rahu or Rahu/Moon period Moon/ Ketu period or Ketu/Moon period or a Taurus period in Chara dasha. Most people fear eclipses but most of the time there is no exact hit or major event unless the dasha and exact conjunction impact you at the same time. There are mantras and pujas to do if that is the case.
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 Sunday night , 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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