According to Vedic astrology, the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21st will happen on a day of rare planetary alignment. On this day, is not advisable to start any new ventures or money-making initiatives, as it the day for clearing your karmic baggage, pacifying your ancestors and self-introspection. In mundane astrology, the eclipse is considered as a negative omen and there will be an unfavorable impact on the countries in which the eclipse is visible. Vedic Rishis have recommended remedies to be performed on the day of eclipse and after eclipse hours, which will have an impact on both a personal as well as country level.
On Aug. 17th (IST) Sun will enter its own house Leo. The upcoming solar eclipse affecting both the Luminaries (Sun and Moon) will happen in Leo, the house of Sun. The Sun in Vedic astrology signifies the soul of a person, power, authority and advanced creative thinking.
During the eclipse, the soul karaka (Sun) is afflicted by Rahu during his prime and strong time. On a mundane level, epidemics, non-cooperation from neighboring countries, law and order issues, negative influence on world leaders leading to wrong decisions and an overall negative impact affecting people at large may be experienced.
On a personal level, you should be careful while dealing with government and people with power. Your intuition and inner guidance may fail you. You should also take care of your health, especially the heart (as signified by the Sun). It is the time for you to remember and honor your ancestors by performing Tarpanam.
The Sun and Moon will be the star Magha ruled by Ketu. Five of the planets, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, including the Sun and the Moon, will be between Rahu and Ketu. Meanwhile, Venus and Mars will be sharing the sign Cancer with Rahu. This is a rare alignment of planets during this eclipse. The constellation in which the eclipse occurs and its related stars are affected the most. Moreover, due to this uncommon planetary placement during the occurrence of the solar eclipse, Vedic experts recommend people born under the following stars to be cautious and perform remedial rituals.
AstroVed will perform Tarpanam ritual on your behalf on the eclipse day and other remedial rituals on the following day to mitigate the negative effects of the eclipse. Apart from the below pacifying ceremonies, we recommend participating in Ganesha birthday ceremonies as the Sun and the Moon will be in the Ketu star during eclipse. Ganesha, the overlord of Ketu can help lessen the negative impact of the eclipse.
Group Tarpanam Ritual on Aug. 21, 2017 (PT) – The presiding deity of Magha star is Pitras (Ancestors). Performing Tarpanam ritual on this day when eclipse occurs in this constellation can help you pacify ancestors and gain their favorable blessing
Group Navagraha Homa (9-Planet Blessing Fire Lab) on Aug. 22, 2017 (PT) – Performing the 9-Planet fire lab after the eclipse day can invoke the blessings of the planets due to their uncommon placements during the eclipse time
Archana to 9 Planets at Powerful Energy Vortex on Aug. 22, 2017 (PT) – Performing a sacred light and sound ceremony to the 9 planets after the eclipse time can help you connect with their positive energies
Food feeding for the poor and needy on Aug. 22, 2017 (PT) – Feeding the poor and needy can help you receive the blessings of the divine
In Mundane astrology, eclipse is considered as an omen and have unfavorable effects on the countries in which the eclipse is visible. Vedic Rishis have recommended remedies to be performed on the day and after eclipse hours which has greater impact on both personal as well as country level. AstroVed will be performing Tarpanam ritual on your behalf on the eclipse day and other remedial rituals on the following day to mitigate the negative effects of the eclipse.
The ritual is the carbonization of thoughts. Carbon is our information bearing atoms. The carbon residue (ash) given out as Prasad is to be placed on the third eye area of the participants and carries the blessings of the archetypes invoked.
Please Note: It is considered inauspicious to have the Prasad of the remedial ritual performed on account of Solar eclipse. So, we will not be shipping any Prasad from the ritual.