The first lunar eclipse of the year falling on the 31st of January has become a matter of curiosity for the astronomers as the Moon on that day will be closest to the earth in its orbit, which is called super-moon, and it will look a bit ‘reddish’ at the time when shadow of earth will fall on it. From the point of view of astrology this eclipse will bring rain , snowfall and very pleasant weather as Moon will be in square with three benefic planets namely Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. The rain in the lunar month of ‘Magha’ will be beneficial for the farmers of India who are waiting for the Rabi crops to be getting mature for harvesting.
The horoscope of the lunar eclipse of 31st of January 2018 shows that it will generally be good for Indian economy. The central government may propose some new measures to increase the FDI (foreign direct investments) in new sectors like Railway, Tourism, hotel , banking etc. Now let us see the horoscope of the lunar eclipse of 31st of January 2018 given below.
31 January 2018, 18:56 hours at Delhi
The horoscope of lunar eclipse is caste for the moment when the luminaries Sun and Moon are at the exact degree opposition. This is the time when the new fortnight begin just after the full Moon. This chart normally gives the trends for the next 15 days, however in case of a long duration eclipse its effect are visible for next few months. At the time of this lunar eclipse the Moon will be visible a bit ‘red’ in its shade which as per the classical text of Hindu astrology is bad for the warriors (Kshatriya’s) on the earth and may produce more violent incident than the normal. Since this eclipse will be visible in the North-America, Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and India so such higher number of violent incident can be expected in next 15 days at these places.
Apart from this there will be snow fall and rain in the Norther hemisphere countries like USA, Canada, Europe and Russia. Immediately after eclipse there will be heavy snowfall in these areas giving chilling weather. In Australia there will be rain in some areas giving relief from hot summer.
Cyclonic Storm Expected in Indian Ocean
The lunar eclipse falling in the watery sign Cancer is getting the aspects from the watery planets Mercury and Venus which shows that there could be more than normal rain at coastal areas due to some cyclonic storm. A low pressure in the Indian ocean may bring heavy rains in the bay of Bengal which will affect the West Bengal and Odisha.
Mars in the watery sign Scorpio shows possible snow falls in the north direction which indicates Himalayan region. In the next 15 days of this eclipse there could be more incidents of snowfall in the Himalayan states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakhand. In the northern plains the light rainfall will reduce the pollution and make the weather very pleasant. The fall in temperature and winter rain in the first week of February will be good for Indian farmers.
The aspect of Mercury , Venus and Sun on the Moon at the time of eclipse shows that coming days will be good for jewellery business, cotton traders, clothes merchant, fisherman and merchant navy peoples.
Disinvestment and privatization will be opposed in India
The concentration of planets in the 6th house of the horoscope of lunar eclipse shows that in next few days there will be strikes by some section of trade unions opposing disinvestment plans of the government in various sectors. Modi government has already announced the disinvestment policy for Indian Airlines and soon it may open some other sectors for privatization which will instigate the trade unions. There will be demand for labour reforms in the country after these strikes and strife by the trade unions. Indian railway and the banking sector will be next inline for privatization.
Bhriat Samhita views on an eclipse in Cancer sign
As per the Bhriat Samhita of Varahmihira an eclipse in Cancer sign can give troubles to Yadava’s (Ahir’s), tribes living in jungles , wrestlers and body builders, Rajasthan ( Matasya) , Haryana (Kuru) , Punjab ( Panchal) and it will increase the prices of cereals. The eclipse falling in the lunar month of ‘Magha’ gives troubles to the people living in Bengal and Odisha. A cyclonic storm may bring heavy rain in the coastal areas of Bangladesh, West Bengal and Odisha in next 15 days.