Dos and Don’ts during an Eclipse
IT IS VERY INAUSPICIOUS TO SPECTATE AN ECLIPSE.
NOT ONLY WILL PHYSICAL HEALTH BE AFFECTED NEGATIVELY, BUT MIND, INTELLIGENCE, AND DESTINY MAY SUFFER AS WELL.
Sun and Moon eclipses are singular days in both Western and Indian Astrology. The most common understanding is that everything is inauspicious at this time and one should be extremely careful. This is only partly true. We need to be aware of this crucial moment and know what to expect at these days. Moreover eclipses can give us the benefits of a deep makeover and reevaluation of our life.
Here are the eclipses we are facing:
February 11: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse
February 26: Annular solar eclipse
August 7: partial lunar eclipse
August 21: Total Solar Eclipse
What happens during an eclipse from the Vedic point of view? Vedas consider the cosmos, including the planets, to be filled with innumerable forms of living beings (The Sun and Moon are called planets in the Vedic astrology). The physical bodies of these planets as we see them are abodes, dwelling places for immortal soul of the personality of this planet. The physical body of a planet might live billion times longer than us, but eventually they do not escape the destiny of all material creation – the demolition. The Sun and Moon have the same atma (soul) as all living beings (humans, animals, plants, and minerals). Vedas even give the size of an individual atma: 1/10,000 of the cross section of a human hair. The personalities of the planets are much more potent than ours, however, so we barely can withstand their influence.
Surya and Chandra are the names for the Sun and Moon individuality. As individuality these planets have their attributes, which interact with the similar ones of us. During the eclipse, when a planet is shadowed, her weak, not the best features are manifested.
During eclipse (in smaller degree at full moon) we may experience fear, worry, irresponsible car driving, tendency to complain and whine, sensitivity and hyper reaction to “injustice”. We should be aware of our own emotions and those of the others and realize that the behavior of others might not be what they really mean. The situations we encounter around the eclipse time tempt us to react negatively, create a conflict, or argue. Those temptations will decline as soon as we go over that time. Sun eclipse can interfere in our interrelation with authorities. Be extremely careful.
The eclipses are considered to have a negative influence on all beings. That doesn’t mean that we become innocent victims of “bad” Sun and Moon. This is our karma, the result of our past deeds, which get activated during these events. Saints, who produce no karma, live beyond planetary influences.
The negative influence starts 7-10 days before, is the strongest at the moment of the eclipse and gradually fades after it. The best position is to be a witness, not a participant of all the unusual things that might happen at this time. It is recommended not to start anything new around the eclipses time unless this action has been very carefully planned long before and is not a spontaneous movement of the moment. If you all of the sudden are suggested to start a new career, or you self just get an idea of a project, this is not supposed to be auspicious. This time is meant for contemplation or for realization of projects you are already involved with. Of course, it is better not to conceive a new life during this inauspicious period (See Vedas on conception of righteous children).
There is a powerful practice in Zoroastrian tradition. (Zoroastrianism can be traced back to the period before the migrations led to the Indians and Iranians becoming distinct nations. Zoroastrianism consequently shares elements with the Vedas, being influenced by later Iranian tradition).
This practice can help us to pay out our karmic debts and start over with our life. An eclipse can be considered to be a door that breaks our bond with the past. It happens exactly at the minute of eclipse, thus it is very important to find out the moment it happens in the place you live at your local time. For more details view source of the article Here.