Eclipse in 2021: Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2021

Indian Astrology | 08-Jun-2021

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Eclipses occur four to six times per year, they tend to activate the hidden potentialities and force us to take immediate action. Ready or not, it’s definitely the time for change!

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This article includes a complete list of all solar and lunar eclipses going to occur in 2021. Every information regarding the date, time, duration and visibility of various eclipses of 2021 have been enumerated here. A detailed astrological and religious view of these astronomical events along with necessary remedies has been explained in detail. Know what special precautions are needed to be taken during the Sutak Kaal.

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Eclipses in 2021

In the year 2021, two Lunar and two Solar Eclipses will occur respectively. However, not all will be visible in India and hence Sutak Kaal will be operative for those seen in the country leaving aside those which are not visible in India. Before moving forward it is vital to have detailed information about this phenomenon.

Lunar Eclipse 2021

In pure scientific terms, a lunar eclipse may be described as the phenomenon when the Earth moves in between the Moon and Sun and obstructs the sunlight reflected by the lunar surface. However, in astrology, lunar eclipse exerts deep influence on our zodiac signs.

This astronomical event of lunar eclipse activates the North and South nodes popularly known as Rahu and Ketu in our birth charts, as the moon passes across an elliptical rotating around the zodiac at a constant rate. The placement of these two nodes in our birth chart symbolizes our past and future.

Solar Eclipse 2021

A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon comes between the Earth and the Sun during its rotations. In such a case, the Sun gets either partially or fully covered. The sudden darkness engulfs the Earth and the phenomenon is commonly known as Solar Eclipse, it takes place on the day of Amavasya since the Moon remain invisible from the Earth.

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Effects of Solar and Lunar eclipses

We generally prefer to stay in our comfort zones avoiding any painful or restless situation. Solar and lunar eclipses are dramatic events that serve as a turning point in one’s life. They give us a cosmic kick off the fence putting us into action.

If you’ve been looking around for a clear sign, an eclipse will speed up the process of finding those clues.

Eclipses are the agents of change. They occur four to six times a year and turn lives upside-down. Eclipses help break stereotypes and shift dynamics. However, astrologers advice waiting for a week or so before taking any major decision so that eclipse energy settles down properly.

Solar eclipse: Time to start fresh

Solar eclipse occurs at amavasya or new moon day. During a solar eclipse, the moon comes directly between the Earth and Sun (the conjunction of the Sun and the moon). This brief time of conjunction blocks out the Sun’s light and we temporarily loose our sense of reality.

In astrology, a solar eclipse could mark a bold beginning, showing us a new path that we hadn’t ever imagined for ourselves. It is surprising to know that a solar eclipse has a broader vision in store for us. We as humans focus on what’s in front of us that certainly limit our perspectives, and may cause us to miss out unseen opportunities. Solar eclipses snatch away the known one temporarily, forcing us to consider unexplored options. These cosmic power outages provide for immense growth during their occurrences. This is when we should leap into new and unexplored leaving behind the familiar one.

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Lunar eclipses: go with the flow

Lunar eclipses occur at full moons. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon is almost in its full state and enters the shadow of the Earth. During a Lunar eclipse, the Earth remains exactly between the Sun and the moon (luminaries are in opposite directions). A brief spell of intense hues of reds, browns and greys adorning the sky. 

According to astrology, lunar eclipses give us a glimpse into our inner side. It is a time of introspection, we all consider us good and kind souls but lunar eclipses help us to discover our true selves. Sometimes it is shocking to know how many negative emotions are hidden inside us and this is the time to ponder over them.

Understanding the fact that we have strong negative emotions of fear, anger, jealousy and rage is the first step towards curbing them. If we stop judging and accept the bright and dark side with equal ease then lunar eclipses can prove to be potent moments of self-discovery.

Why our ancestors feared eclipses

Since ancient days, Eclipses have earned bad names. These were both revered and feared. Our ancestors were baffled by the Sun’s “disappearance” from the sky during a solar eclipse, so many mythical stories sprung up describing angry gods eating the Sun! Because eclipses have strong relation with climate catastrophes like earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis, many cultures believed that eclipses are the anger of the gods. During lunar eclipses, people were known to act lunatic. The complete lunar eclipses are sometimes called Blood Moons because of the reddish-orange glow of the Moon during the eclipse.

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Lunar, Solar eclipses 2021 time, date

Total Lunar Eclipse on May 26, 2021 

The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 will occur on May 26 and will be visible in Eastern Asia, Australia, Pacific and America. It will also be visible from some parts of the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Indian oceans. The eclipse can’t be seen in India. This year’s first total lunar eclipse will start at 2:17 am as per Indian Standard Timing (IST) and be visible until 7:19 pm.

Annular Solar Eclipse on June 10, 2021 

The first solar eclipse of the year will take place after around 14 days of the lunar eclipse. On June 10, just like the lunar eclipse, it will not be fully visible in India. The event will begin at 01:42 PM and will last until 06:41 PM. The eclipse can be seen from parts of Russia, Greenland, and northern Canada.

Partial Lunar Eclipse on November 19, 2021 

The second lunar eclipse of the year will take place on November 19, 2021. People in Americas, Northern-Europe, East-Asia, Australia and Pacific will be able to see the second lunar eclipse of 2021. A partial lunar eclipse happens when the Earth moves between the sun and moon, but all three of them do not appear in a straight line and only a small part of the moon is covered by the Earth’s shadow. The event will start at 11:32 AM (IST) and will last until 17:33 am.

Total Solar Eclipse on December 4, 2021

The fourth eclipse of the year will occur on December 4. This will again will not be visible in India, and it will only be witnessed in South America, the Pacific, the Atlantic, parts of the Indian Ocean and Antarctica. The total eclipse occurs when the Moon completely blocks the Sun and casts a shadow over Earth.

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Rituals for the eclipses: Renew and release 

Rituals for new and full moons are gaining popularity these days. At an eclipse, rituals help to save chaos set with dedicated intentions. Themes for solar eclipse could include, gather courage to start a fresh, embrace changes and take risk even if you don’t dare to.

Rules to be followed during eclipses

  • When an eclipse starts, it is advisable to chant holy mantras after taking bath.
  • One should not eat anything during the whole duration of the eclipse. 
  • Do charities as per your convenience. It is believed that charity done during an eclipse can give 10 lakh times benefits of what an ordinary charity does.
  • Gayatri mantra can be recited and feeding fodder to cows is also recommended.