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Lunar Eclipse 2022

DateNovember 3, 2022

Eclipses, solar or lunar, are important phenomena in Astrology. They are caused by Rahu and Ketu, which are considered malefic planets. But it does not mean that they cause only bad things to happen in our life. Sometimes, they can also trigger good events.

Lunar Eclipse 2022

A lunar eclipse takes place when the Earth’s shadow blocks the sunlight from casting a reflection on the Moon. This happens on a Full Moon night. When the Sun, Moon, and Earth are in perfect alignment, a full lunar eclipse occurs. But, if they are not perfectly aligned, a partial eclipse may occur.

Lunar eclipses are not as frequent as Solar eclipses. In 2022, there are two Solar and two Lunar eclipses.

Lunar Eclipse 2022

Lunar Eclipse 2022 Dates

The Lunar eclipse 2022 dates are given below. However, both Lunar eclipses will not be visible from India. The first lunar eclipse in 2022 was on May 15, 2022. It was a total Lunar eclipse.

First Lunar eclipse 2022 date: May 15 and May 16, 2022
Lunar eclipse 2022 time: 08:59 AM to 10:23 AM

The eclipse was visible from West and South Asia, West and South Europe, most of North America, Africa, South America, and Antarctica. It was also seen from the Indian Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. No Sutak was there for the eclipse in India.

Second lunar eclipse in 2022 – November 8, 2022
Lunar eclipse 2022 dates: November 8, 2022
Lunar eclipse 2022 time: 05:32 PM to 06:18 PM

The eclipse was visible from East and North Europe, most of South America, South America, Africa, Asia, Antarctica, and Australia. The eclipse can also be seen from the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Arctic Ocean. Sutak will be from 9:21 AM to 6:18 PM in India. It will be a total Lunar eclipse.

Lunar Eclipses in Astrology

A Lunar Eclipse is less intense than a Solar eclipse. It’s a time to let go of the past, or old habits, fears, feelings, or situations. It helps you to move forward. Both Solar and Lunar Eclipses can lead to major personal growth.

Lunar eclipses make us aware of the influence of others. We begin to see people in a different light, causing a shift in our perspective. What we see may not be pleasing. But it enables us to let go of anything that is not serving our soul. In other words, it is a time to purge or release something from our lives and say goodbye to it.

Effects of Lunar Eclipse 2022 on each zodiac sign
Here is a brief write-up of how the Lunar eclipse 2022 will affect the 12 zodiac signs. The predictions present the effects of both the 2022 lunar eclipses.

Aries
Aries natives will struggle with health issues. Financial prospects are strong, but avoid making any expenditures on the Lunar eclipse days in 2022.
Taurus
Taurus natives may face disturbances in their marital life on the Lunar eclipse days. Try to be more caring and attentive towards your spouse or partner on these days.
Gemini
For Gemini natives, the Lunar eclipse 2022 may be good. There may be some respite to financial issues. Hard work can protect you from many problems.
Cancer
You may become more spiritual during the Lunar eclipse in 2022. Some minor health issues above the stomach region are likely. Chanting Lord Shiva’s name for relief.
Leo
After the eclipse, you may experience business prosperity. To benefit further, donate wheat during the Lunar eclipse 2022.
Virgo
For those who had to deal with fatigue and mental stress, there may be some relief, and your mind may stabilize. Chant the name of Lord Vishnu, as it will benefit you.
Libra
Libras may see some fluctuations on the career front. Health problems are also likely. Chant the Sri Suktam to gain relief.
Scorpio
You may suffer more due to the Lunar eclipse. There may be problems in the marital, health, and financial sphere for you. Recite the Hanuman Bahuk.
Sagittarius
Control your rage and temper during the eclipse. Then, there will be no danger from your enemies after the eclipse period.
Capricorn
There could be health issues for you due to the Lunar eclipse. Family life may be good, though. Some gains may come your way.
Aquarius
Problems in financial borrowing and lending may occur. To avoid such things, chant the Vishnu Mantra on the eclipse day. Try to be closer to your family.
Pisces
Pisces natives may gain from land deals. If you want to buy land, the Lunar eclipse time is ideal for it. Donating gram flour can benefit you.

Sutak Kaal Period

In Hinduism, Lunar Eclipses’ Sutak Kaal is not the time to do holy and auspicious things. Some may need to take special care. Sutak time for Lunar Eclipse 2022 begins roughly 9 hours before the eclipse. However, it has no scientific relevance. But some regulations are called for. Pregnant women need to take precautions.

Story behind Eclipses

In Vedic astrology, eclipses are caused by the shadow planets of astrology, Rahu and Ketu.
A demon called Swarbhanu disguised himself as a God and drank a few drops of Amrit, which Lord Vishnu, as Mohini, was offering the Gods. But Lord Surya and Lord Chandra revealed his identity to Lord Vishnu.

Vishnu cut the head and the body of the demon with his discus into two parts, which became Rahu and Ketu. But the demon didn’t die due to the Amrit he had drunk. Out of enmity, Rahu and Ketu supposedly take revenge by causing Solar and Lunar eclipses every year. They are believed to swallow the Sun during the eclipse.

Lunar Eclipse 2022: Dos and Don’ts

There are many dos and don’ts about eclipses. Every eclipse has a “Sutak Kaal,” when the eclipse is at its maximum. At this time, it is said that one should avoid doing certain things and also do some rituals to protect themselves from the negative energies of the eclipses.

Here are some dos and don’ts for the Lunar Eclipse 2022:

  • One can see the Lunar Eclipse 2022 with the naked eye or with a telescope.
  • Once the eclipse is over, take a bath and donate an amount to charity.
  • Sacred activities like Pooja, visiting temples, etc., are not allowed when the Lunar Eclipse starts. But one can chant Mantras or meditate until it ends.
  • Try to remain at home during the Lunar eclipse to avoid harmful radiation.
  • The Lunar Eclipse supposedly emits negative energy in the form of UV rays. So, avoid making or eating food during the eclipse, as it could affect the food and also the person who eats it.

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