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  • Writer's picturePamela McDonough

Top Five Things You Need to Know About Eclipses!

Updated: Nov 30, 2020

The full Moon on November 29-30 is a Lunar Eclipse!

Here is all the info you need to know:

1.The illumination from the Sun and Moon are critical for clarity of thought, so if possible it is ideal to wait until after the eclipse is over to make important, life altering decisions!

2.Eclipse times are NOT good times to place yourself in risky or unsafe situations.This includes but is not limited to: base jumping, bull riding, free diving, etc., unless of course you are a professional. You get my drift?

3.Best to avoid elective surgeries (such as for cosmetic purposes) on or around eclipses if possible.Of course, if you need to have a surgery for health reasons, please do not delay! A wise astrologer once told me “it is never the wrong time to do the RIGHT THING!” and I have always passed this sage advice on to my clients!

4.Solar and Lunar eclipses are fantastic times for spiritual practice, and that is about it! It is said that any mantras that are chanted during an eclipse is multiplied three-fold.

5.Vedic astrological principles suggest that one never view an eclipse.This is true regardless of whether you are protecting yourself from looking directly at the Sun with a specially designed eclipse viewer or not.

Here's why: Within the system of Ayurveda, the eyes are considered one of the five sense organs (ears, skin, eyes, tongue, nose) that connect to the five elements (ether, air, fire, water, earth). The eyes are associated with the fire element. Taking in an eclipse through the eyes can impact the fire element in the body and it is also representative of ingesting the negative energies of the eclipse through the visual field.

It is ideal if you can remain indoors during most of the eclipse or at least during the peak time of the eclipse (especially if the eclipse is visible in your part of the world.

Since the Moon is our mind, emotions and intuition it is a great time for introspection. If it makes sense for you, hold off on major life changing decisions until a few days after the eclipse.

Please do check out my new crystal grids - these are powerful tools for introspection and doing work around new and full Moons and eclipse times!

If you are Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn rising this eclipse may be particularly significant for you. Don't miss your horoscope with all the details.

Be sure to read your forecast for the details of the houses here.

Take Me to My Lunar Eclipse Horoscope

Lunar Eclipse Intention

“May any and all important messages come to light once the eclipse has passed so that I can understand, learn and release any karmic patterns that no longer serve me or others. "

Eclipse Ritual Timing The entire eclipse is visible from North America. Portions of the eclipse will be visible in South America, Australia, and eastern Asia.

The Moon will enter the penumbra November 29 at 11:32PM PST and leave the penumbra at 3:53AM PST on November 30. Time of maximum eclipse is 1:42:53AM PST.

Anytime during the hours of 11:32PM PST and 3:53AM PST will be powerful for spiritual practice.

Sidereal Forecasts! This is just a reminder for those who are new to my new and full Moon forecasts and other articles -- my forecasts are created using the sidereal zodiac calculations. Your rising sign, and other planets in your birth chart will usually (but not 100% of the time) shift signs from your tropically calculated horoscope.

Super excited about sharing my new book with all of you!

For anyone who wants to learn about Vedic astrology without having to dive directly into the deep end of the pool! I wanted to write a super comprehensive yet approachable book for those getting started on their journey into Jyotish or for those who are familiar with Western astrology and want to explore the Vedic system.

Vedic Astrology for Beginners is available now on now. Really grateful for everyone who has already ordered and reviewed.

I cannot thank you enough for your support! Please do let me know your thoughts once you have had a chance to read it. Pamela

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