Up in the Air – Solar eclipses of 2020
The solar eclipses in 2020 continue to take place around the solstices; the first eclipse on June 21, 2020 will be on day of the midsummer’s festival in June a few hours after the actual summer solstice. Continue reading “Up in the Air – Solar eclipses of 2020”
Hong Kong Protests and Eclipse update
The past few days Hong Kong has been in the news for its youth taking to the streets against a bill that the government wants to pass into legislation to extradite criminals to China. Continue reading “Hong Kong Protests and Eclipse update”
We have three solar eclipses in 2019 on the Sagittarius/ Gemini axis and all dual signs will be affected by the sign aspect. The first one is early in the New Year and other two follow the summer and winter solstices. The interesting thing to note that Saturn will be involved in all the three eclipses as it will be transiting all year in the sign of Sagittarius in the asterism of Purvashada. Continue reading “Up in the Air – the Solar Eclipses of 2019”
There are three solar eclipses this year. All of the solar eclipses are partial and their magnitude is much smaller than the August eclipse we saw last year. However the tango of Mars and Ketu in Capricorn in the summer months when Mars is mostly retrograde during the two eclipses, with the planets hemmed between the nodes in a Kala amrita yoga will create friction and there is a greater need for caution. Jupiter in Libra is blessing for Aries and Libra and to an extent to Aquarius and Gemini ascendants until it transits into Scorpio in October.
Continue reading “Eye on the Sky – Solar eclipses of 2018 and the summer of discontent”
United Kingdom – Fortunate or Eclipsed?
The appropriate proverb for the situtation in the UK is the translation of the Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times”. There are a lot of challenges ahead of us with respect to deadlines, expenses and a potential for serious conflict with our neighbours. Some soul searching is necessary. Continue reading “UK – Fortunate or Eclipsed”
The total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017 will be visible in North America, It is dubbed as the “Great American Eclipse” and it will be the first one visible there since 1979. Continue reading “Great American Eclipse”
Published in Jyotish Digest, Sagittarius Publications, April 2011
Solar Eclipse and the fate of Egypt
The unrest in North Africa seems to be triggered by the partial solar eclipse that took place on Jan 4th of this year in Sagittarius Rasi and in Purvashada Nakshatra. The path of the eclipse from the NASA website is reproduced below. Continue reading “Solar Eclipse of 2011 and fate of Egypt”
Solar eclipse and fate of Republic of Turkey
Published in Jyotish Digest, Sagittarius Publication in September 2010
The eclipse in July 2010 was a total solar eclipse with Surya in Gemini in Punarvasu Nakshatra. We can also say that this eclipse was in Ardra as Ketu at the time of the eclipse was still in Ardra Nakshatra.
We learnt that “if the eclipse is visible at the time of rising or setting, the region would face 1) financial downturn due to poor agriculture; 2) danger or ill-health to the political leaders and government. Further, if the eclipse occurs during the uttaryana, then the brahmana and kshatriya will suffer. Continue reading “Solar eclipse and fate of Turkey”