Solar Eclipse (Surya Grahan) 2023
The upcoming solar eclipse in 2023 marks the end of this year’s celestial events, creating a spectacular show in the night sky. This event is significant in astrology, spirituality, and science, and it’s promised to be a diverse display visible in various parts of the world. Unfortunately, People in the Indian subcontinent won’t be able to witness it.
Here are some places where you can catch the grand finale of the solar eclipse this year: America, Samoa, the Barony, Cambodia, China, Timor, Fiji, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, the Southern Indian Ocean, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Southern Pacific Ocean.
The solar eclipse begins at 8:34 PM and wraps up at 2:26 AM the next night, following Indian Standard Time.
How does it affect your zodiac sign? Well, if you’re a Leo, Capricorn, or Aquarius, the solar eclipse suggests being cautious. Leos, in particular, should be prudent, avoiding conflicts and staying alert in their communication and travel. Financial matters need careful handling to dodge potential pitfalls.
Good news for India – the solar eclipse on October 14 won’t be visible, so no need to worry about any inauspicious effects.
For expectant mothers, take some precautions. Steer clear of sharp objects, needles, or knives, avoid bathing during the eclipse, and resist the urge to stare directly at it. Instead, find a spiritual focus by reciting mantras.
What to do and what to avoid during the solar eclipse:
Do engage in self-purification before the eclipse, worship your deities, and perform acts of kindness. After the eclipse, symbolically purify your home with Ganges water.
On the flip side, traditional beliefs suggest avoiding food and water during the eclipse to keep your digestive system healthy. Don’t start new projects during this time, as they might not go well. Skip activities like nail-cutting, hair-combing, and dental hygiene, and they are considered unlucky during an eclipse. Some even say it’s best to avoid sleep during this celestial event.