Eclipses are important phenomenon in Vedic astrology due to their long lasting and profound effects
on human existence. We have a solar eclipse on June 21, 2020.
Date – June 21,2020
Sutak Begins – 10 PM, Jun 20
Sutak Ends – 01:49 PM Jun 21
Eclipse Start Time – 10:17 AM
Maximum Eclipse Time – 12:02 PM
Eclipse End Time – 2:02 PM
Favorable activities– meditation, prayers, mantras, japa, spirituality
Unfavorable activities-Marriage, Moving to new home, Financial transactions, New Investments,
Opening new business ventures etc.
Who are most impacted by this eclipse?
Though the eclipse has its effect on every person but people with certain planetary combination will
be impacted the most. People with major planets in Mrigashira and ardra such as persons having
sun, moon and ascendant in Gemini. Even if you have major planets in opposite house of Sagittarius,
then also you can see great impact on the overall events. Additionally. If you are undergoing the
mahadasha of planets placed in Gemini or Sagittarius, then also you can witness greater impact of
the eclipse. People having Rahu and Ketu in Gemini Sagittarius axis should be extra cautious as it is
return of nodes.
Rituals and remedies for solar eclipse
1.Take bath before and after the eclipse. Though it is highly advisable to take the bath after the
eclipse but if you are unable to do it then sprinkle gangajal on all members.
2.Do not eat anything when the eclipse is going on. After the eclipse is over, you should try to cook
fresh food for yourself.
3.Chant the mantra ‘Aum Namah Shivaya’ during the eclipse. This is a very powerful mantra of Lord
Shiva which can save you from any type of ill-effects.
4.You can also listen to sri-rudram, the most important hymn in praise of Shiva.
5.Goddess Parvati is also associated with mrigashira nakshatra. Chanting the mantra “Sarva Mangala
Maangalye, Shive Sarvaartha Saadhike | Sharanye Tryambake Gaurii, Naaraayanii Namostute” can be very beneficial.
6.There is also ages old tradition to give donations during the eclipse time. It is a very powerful
remedy as giving away can help you attain blessings of many people.
7.Meditation and pursuing other spiritual activities can help you solve your inner conflicts and
remain calm even amidst these turbulent energies.