SPECIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: 21 JUNE 2020 (How will it affect you?)

Eclipses have always intrigued the human race since ages. They indicate some endings and some new beginnings. Eclipses can prove to be turning points in our lives; they bring forth unexpected events. All the same, they open up new opportunities as well — but not before making us realize our past mistakes. Eclipses are great times for retrospection and bringing about changes in our ways of thinking, habits and method of functioning.

Timing:

The annular Solar Eclipse will start at 9:15 am on 21 June 2020 as per Indian Standard Timing (IST).

The first point of actual eclipse will start from 10:17 am. The peak will occur around 12:11 pm and will continue till 02:02 pm. The eclipse will end at 03:04 pm. In India, the path of Annular Solar eclipse will enter near Gharsana at the India-Pakistan border area around 10:12 am.

The Sutak period will begin around 10:14 pm on 20 June 2020 and will continue till 03:04 pm on 21 June 2020.

What’s so special about this Solar Eclipse?

· This Solar eclipse will take place in the dual sign of Gemini (Mithuna rashi) in Mrigshira Nakshatra.

· During the eclipse, Mercury, the lord of Gemini, transits retrograde in its own sign.

· At the time of the Solar eclipse, 4 planets — Sun, Moon, Rahu and Mercury will be close conjunction to each other in Gemini sign and under mutual aspect from Saturn, Ketu and Jupiter.

· 4 planets — Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn — would be retrograde.

· This Solar Eclipse coincides with the Summer Solstice — the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This is occurring precisely 19 years after the last solar eclipse on a solstice on 21 June 2001.

· The first Solar Eclipse of 2020 falls between two Lunar Eclipses within a gap of 30 days!

Whom will this Solar Eclipse affect and how?

This Solar Eclipse will give good results to Aries, Leo, Virgo and Capricorn and average results to Taurus, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius.

The signs Gemini, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces need to be alert as this eclipse does not indicate good outcomes for them. Also those with their Moons in Mrigshira, Ardra, Dhanishtha and Satabhisha Nakshatras and those running Dasha periods (Major or sub periods) of Mars or/and Rahu need to be extra careful.

Predictions for each Sign:

(Please note that these are general predictions; results may vary depending upon the placement and condition of the Planets in your horoscope. You can consider the results both from your Ascendant and Moon sign. Though the results shall be more pronounced when seen from the Ascendant. Also note that the effects of the Solar Eclipse fructify anytime up to 6 months after the eclipse.)

Aries (Mesha)

This Solar Eclipse will bring you good news related to finances. Domestic peace will prevail. Those in job shall receive promotion, better salary and appreciation. Some new projects are likely to start. Influential people shall prove helpful. Keep your communication lines open. Prestige will increase. It is a good time to bond with your siblings and neighbors. Keep away from arguments. Also be vigilant regarding your health. Some past illness may resurface.

Taurus (Vrishabha)

Your finances are likely to be affected. Expenses shall increase. This is not a good time for making any fresh investments. Some problems are likely in family business. This could be cause for mental stress. Be very careful while taking any financial decision. Keep away from speculative activities. Also be vigilant while driving or on the road. Health will also be a cause for concern and attention. You may suffer from some eye related issues. Do not lend nor borrow money. Some good news will raise your spirits. Donate a coconut in a temple after the eclipse.

Gemini (Mithuna)

Since the eclipse is taking place in your sign and your sign lord Mercury is retrograde too — you shall be most affected by this eclipse. It is advisable to finish off important pending work before 21 June. You need to be very careful about your health — both physical and mental. Some of you may suffer from headaches, fever, lack of clarity of mind, insomnia, depression. Be very careful, accidents are likely too. You may also experience obstructions and stagnation in your career and business. Relationships may go for a toss. Avoid unnecessary conflicts and arguments. It is very important for you to keep away from ego and aggressiveness at all costs. Donate black gram (udad dal) and Bengal gram (Chana) after the eclipse. Chanting the Gayatri Mantra will be very effective for you.

Gayatri Mantra:

Cancer (Karka)

A long pending work or proposal stuck with the authorities shall be cleared now. Networking will help you in your career. Be careful while take any decision related to finance, property or vehicles. Loss of money or some asset is likely. Do not invest your money anywhere. Also remain vigilant about your health. You may experience some weakness. Do not worry unnecessarily about the future. Success may be delayed, but not denied. Keep away from legal matters. Be careful while travelling. You may be injured. Some of you may suffer from insomnia. Wearing red will be good for you.

Leo (Simha)

Some long held wish is most likely to be fulfilled. Income and finances shall increase. You shall see progress in your career. A new source of income may open up. Work will progress well and success will be yours. Some of you may purchase property or vehicle. Do not lend money to anyone. Relationships will begin to strengthen and bring you happiness. Maintain cordial relations with your elder siblings. Also do care due care of your health. Yoga and meditation will give the necessary boost to your immunity. Donate rice after the eclipse.

Virgo (Kanya)

This eclipse will bring mixed results for you. You may have to face some challenges in your career. Work load will increase. Some of you may get a good job opportunity. Financial progress is indicated. You shall be under pressure due to overwork or a demanding boss. Office politics is likely to increase stress. Hard work and perseverance will surely result in success. Do not resist any change. Businessmen need to be careful while trusting people. Some of you may get some good news. Take care of your own health as well as of your parents. Donate sugar and curds.

Libra (Tula)

You may face hurdles in many things. This is not a good time to take undue risks. However, investment in property will yield good returns. Do be careful before and while signing documents. Work related issues may trouble you. Those working on some new project shall be successful. Business will earn profits. Poor health and children could be causes for concern and worry. Take due care of the activities and health of your children. Students need to work extra hard and avoid procrastination. Take care of your health. It is a good time to go in for an image makeover. Keep away from arguments.

Scorpio (Vrishchika)

Finance and health are the two areas you need to pay attention to. Guard against viral infections. You may suffer from some problem related to the respiratory or excretory system. Those in research related work will benefit from this eclipse. New business ideas shall find acceptance & encouragement. Keep away from making fresh investments. Do not be lured by promises for future profits. Be cautious in whatever you do. Those in job need to be careful. Tension at work front is likely. Enemies and competitors will keep you on your toes. Some good news will change your mood. Chanting Hanuman Chalisa will be beneficial for you.

Sagittarius (Dhanu)

The obstacles or difficulties you were facing here forth will now gradually end. You shall be appreciated at workplace and will be entrusted with some new project or responsibility. You may have to face some opposition too; but you will tide over it. Improvement in finances is likely. Be attentive to your health. An injury or accident is likely. Spouse’s health too may be a cause for concern. Some of you may pass through phases of loneliness or melancholy. Keep away from negative thoughts. Some new opportunities will come your way after the eclipse.

Capricorn (Makara)

Business will be profitable; though this is not a good time for new dealings. Uncompleted projects may now be restarted. Pending work will be completed. New opportunities will come your way. Be careful while signing documents. Busy work schedule is likely to cause stress. But do not worry, things will soon turn favorable for you. Have patience and be calm. Do not ignore your health — especially in this time of Corona pandemic. Anxiety and stress can have adverse effects on your well-being. Wear a copper bracelet and drink water from a copper vessel.

Aquarius (Kumbha)

Things may not go as planned. Be patient; do not rush in taking decisions. Hasty decisions are likely to backfire. You may face some unpleasantness in your love relationships. Issues related to children may stress you. Finances will not be much of a problem. Businessmen shall earn profits. However avoid taking risks. Health will be good. Unexpected changes in schedule may upset you. Meditation and self-contemplation would be best antidotes for mental stress. Spirituality will provide you the much needed solace and peace. Donate sesame seeds (til).

Pisces (Meena)

You shall benefit from this solar eclipse. You shall receive some good news. Progress is seen in career and business. Your efforts and hard work will be duly rewarded. Pending work shall be completed in time. You shall be successful in your endeavors. This will boost your confidence and benefit you largely. Stay alert relating to matters of house and family. Avoid arguments with family members. You also need to be careful about your health. Keep away from water bodies.

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