EYE ON THE SKY: LUNAR ECLIPSE for OCT 28-29th (revised)
There is a partial lunar eclipse during the October Blood Moon running from 5:50 pm to 6:26 pm East Coast Time in New York. It will be completely visible in Europe Asia and Africa and will be seen for a short time near Sunset as it rises over the East Coast. You can view times in your local area at https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2023-october-28 to see when the exact maximum eclipse will occur where you live. They are not considered auspicious to watch if you live in areas where they are visible and better to be in meditation.
This is eclipse and will impact Libra and Aries rising the most with the exact degree at 12 degrees Aries so if you have key planets like the Sun, Moon, Rahu/Ketu, or the ascendant around these degrees it will impact you and particularly if you are also would have to run 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 meditation can be deeper. Outwardly the emotions and mind get a bit frazzled so never a good time to make major decisions during an eclipse. When I watch Lunar Eclipses, I tend to have wild and irrational fears running through my head. The rule is never to act on anything or fear anything during an eclipse. Still, an eclipse can bring to light hidden unconscious patterns and if you have revelations, consider them after the eclipse.
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 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 the eclipse is much more powerful. This is the ancient saying. Mantras are said to be 1000 times more powerful during the 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 have an aha experience after the eclipse and it seems very valid, then it is 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 during the eclipse time you have an empty stomach, and on an empty stomach chanting and mantras are done for maximum results. It is not good to eat food that was cooked during an eclipse so not a good day to take take-out from food cooked during the eclipse.
Eclipse is a very auspicious time for sadhus; it is not a bad time. It is a bad time for enjoyment and pleasure. 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 an activity, our mind is always focused on 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 the activity, the mind is mostly focused on the frontal part of the body. For relaxing, we take our minds to the background. You will see that suddenly there is something different happening. This is necessary, from time to time. (SSRS)
So depending on what part of the world you are in, enjoy the eclipse with deep meditation and chanting, and remember most of the noise and garbage going through your mind is Maya or illusion. Sometimes after an eclipse, you will get a glimpse into some deep subconscious pattern that you have and the eclipse can reveal and help you dive deeper and heal.
The lunar eclipse is on a Saturday with the Moon opposing Mars and Mercury in Libra and they are conjunct one day later on Sunday, Oct 29th. This energy can amplify arguments and disputes which could turn into accidents if you are running the wrong dasha or have key planetary signatures at 12-13 degrees Aries or Libra.
The eclipse is on the Aries/Taurus axis highlighting challenges in relationships and unexpected explosions and outbursts from partners who may be suddenly surprised when the eclipse reveals the truth. The eclipse is in the constellation of Ashwini ruled by Ketu may also bring in major healing events that need to happen or be completed.
Lunar eclipses have an impact for at least two weeks but luckily we will not have planets going over the eclipse point because most of the planets are in Libra.
If you are in Europe or Asia, many of you will get to sleep during the eclipse but if you wake up, sit up, and do some meditation your experiences will be more profound than normal.
In terms of Mundane Astrology, with the eclipse more visible in Europe and Asia, it will have more an an impact there and on the East Coast of the US where is visible for a very short time.