In Vedic astrology, the Sun is viewed as the father and the Moon as the mother. It is the Moon that gives character to the mind of a person. It imparts feelings and sensitiveness to the individual. While the Sun rules the physical being, the Moon rules the emotional being of the person. Lunar eclipses are extraordinary events. During a lunar eclipse, emotions get amplified, both personally and collectively. As per Vedic experts, the day of the lunar eclipse is a good time to clear one’s karmic ills, pacify ancestors, and do a bit of self-analysis. They recommend performing Tarpanam (ancestral ritual) and meditation on the day of the lunar eclipse and after eclipse hours. Let’s discuss more about Lunar Eclipse 2021/Candra Grahan 2021.

When is Lunar Eclipse/Chandra Grahan 2021?

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 2021  is expected to occur on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. This will be a full moon day in the month of Vaishakha, as per the traditional Hindu calendar. The eclipse is to happen between 2:17 PM and 7:20 PM. However, it will be visible to the naked eye only in the eastern and north-eastern parts of the country.

A Penumbral Lunar Eclipse is different from a total Lunar Eclipse. Here, the Sun, the Earth, and the Moon are not perfectly aligned. So, instead of casting a full shadow, Earth will block some of the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon, with the outer part of its shadow. This is called penumbra and hence the name. Though this makes the eclipse religiously less significant, the movement of the planets on the day will have significant effects on the horoscope of an individual.

The Lunar Eclipse 2021 will happen in the Zodiac sign of Scorpio (Vrishchik). At this time the Sun, Venus, and Rahu will be in Taurus (Vrishabha), Ketu and Moon will be in Scorpio (Vrishchik), Saturn in Capricorn (Makar), and Jupiter in Aquarius (Kumbha). This is a rare alignment of planets as per Vedic astrology. The Moon and Ketu are debilitated in the Scorpio, which is the house of the fiery red planet Mars. Mercury, Venus, and Saturn meanwhile occupy their own signs. This eclipse will have negative impacts on those born in the Scorpio sign (Vrishchik Rashi people). Those with Aries (Mesha) and Virgo (Kanya) signs may incur financial losses. Leo (Simha) and Virgo (Kanya) people will also experience difficulties, while the Libra (Tula) people may face hurdles in business. 

How Lunar Eclipse 2021 may affect all Zodiac Signs?

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Aries (Mesha) – There may be mental tension. You may be worried about financial prospects. They may be health issues for you and your mother. However, there may be unexpected profits and an inflow of money. Projects delayed or put on hold may get completed. Do not be afraid to disclose your love for near and dear ones. Caress your children and hug them, instead of controlling them. 

Taurus (Vrishabha) – There may be financial gains along with personal pains. You may have money to fulfill your material desires, but it may not give you psychological satisfaction. There may be problems with your partner or spouse. There may be arguments and quarrels. You may try to find happiness by throwing away more money. This may cause financial constraints also. Be careful with your words. 

Gemini (Mithuna) – This lunar eclipse 2021 time may be a beneficial period. You may feel confident about your abilities and be satisfied with life. Still, there may be stress. You may have to face unexpected turns of events. Do not let it mess your emotional balance. Stay calm. If possible, meditate. Avoid debates and stress-inducing conversations. 

Cancer (Karkata) – You may become more spiritual. You may start listening to your inner voice more. This will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses. This will make you smarter. There may be good results in business. However, there may be problems also. Mental tension and abdomen problems may happen. There may be accidents and resultant medical issues. 

Leo (Simha) – Keep an eye on finances. Cut down on expenses. Avoid taking risks at work or in business. If not, financial losses are likely. This is a good time for relationships. Spend more time with friends and family. Maintain good communication and straighten out misunderstandings. This will reduce stress and worries. Also, take care of your mother’s health. 

Virgo (Kanya) – You may become popular. You may become the center of attraction everywhere you go. There may be a promotion at work. You may be more valued and respected at the workplace. Luck in the profession and financial gains may be strong. Be patient with those around you. Avoid hasty decisions. 

Libra (Tula) – This lunar eclipse 2021 is a good time for romance. Spend quality time with your partner. If possible take a short trip together. Be careful in money matters. Do not lend or borrow money. Do not make any investments. Be health conscious also. Take care of your health and that of your partner. Get regular medical check-ups.

Scorpio (Vrishchika) – There may be problems with physical and mental health. Differences may crop up in personal life. There may be arguments and quarrels with your life partner. There may be financial losses also. However, you may experience a spiritual awakening. Practice meditation. It may help avoid anxiety and improve quality of life. 

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Sagittarius (Dhanus) – There may be an increase in expense. This may lead to financial losses and a budget deficit. Do not let it affect your behavior. Express your feelings in a good gesture. Avoid arguments. Keep control over your words. There may be some trouble sleeping. Occasional health issues may disturb you. 

Capricorn (Makara) – Good things may happen but at the expense of personal life. You may experience financial gains but may have to spend too much time at work. Unexpected love may turn up, but it may affect the relationship with your partner. You may feel confused and lost. Do not lose patience. Practice meditation. 

Aquarius (Kumbha) – This lunar eclipse 2021 is not a very good time for you. Ensure harmony at the workplace. There may be ups and downs in life. Learn to face them impassively. You may find a new passion that may improve the quality of your life. Avoid traveling. Take good care of your health. 

Pisces (Meena) – Let life move on as it is now. Avoid big changes. Avoid arguments. Maintain good communication. Straighten out misunderstandings. More care may have to be given to the health of the mother and children. 

Dos and Don’ts on Lunar Eclipse Day

  • A debilitated Moon can make you lose your emotional balance. Engaging in self-introspection and spending time on religious activities can help soothe your mind and strike a balance over your emotions.
  • Try not to cook or eat anything during eclipse time. If possible observe fast during the eclipse period.
  • Chant “Om Nama Shivaya” or “Om Namo Narayanaya” during the eclipse time
  • Listen to Vishnu Sahasranamam (1000 names of Vishnu) or Shiva’s Mrityunjaya Mantra
  • Pregnant ladies are advised not to expose themselves to the Moon on this day as
  • Eclipses are considered to be inauspicious events and are viewed as very negative omens for material things.
  • Eclipses can be the worst time to start or make key decisions about projects, relationships, jobs, or any other important thing in the material world.
  • On the other hand, Eclipses are a great time to stay in, meditate, and do your inner work. It is an opportunity to connect with the spirit within.

What are the Benefits of Observing Lunar Eclipse Rituals?

Charitable deeds or spiritual practices performed on this day can bring multifold benefits. Chanting mantras even once during the eclipse can give you multifold benefits. As the Moon’s influence on the earth plane would be high during the lunar eclipse and Moon is the significator of mind and emotions in Vedic astrology, it can affect your mind, thoughts, emotions, and feelings. Hence, chanting mantras and practicing meditation on the lunar eclipse day can bring peace of mind and help you feel relaxed. Also, lunar eclipse 2021 day is ideal for performing Tarpanam to your ancestors for receiving their blessings. Apart from this, one can also be a part of lunar eclipse rituals and mantra chanting to mitigate the adverse effects of the eclipse and gain control over your emotions and mind.

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