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Eclipses in 2015: Mundane Astrology

By Kshitij Sharma, November 15, 2014

There are 4 eclipses that occur during the calendar year 2015. These are:

  • Solar Eclipse – March 20th 2015, coinciding with the Hindu New Year. This is not visible in India.
  • Lunar Eclipse – April 4th 2015, which is visible in India
  • Solar Eclipse – September 13th 2015, not visible in India
  • Lunar Eclipse – September 28th 2015, visible in India

One of the lunar eclipse will be visible properly and the other one will be visible just when the Earth’s penumbra touches the Moon and Moon sets immediately after. Hence, the astrological effects of the second lunar eclipse will be muted down. The eclipses indicate that the Governments at state and centre will be under undue pressure in this year.

March 20 2015: Total Solar Eclipse – Not visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
    • Regions seeing at least a partial eclipse: Europe, North/East Asia, North/West Africa, West in North America, Atlantic, Arctic.
    • Maximum Eclipse (place and time) : 9.40 AM UTC. 6W40, 64N43
    • Total duration of the eclipse: 4 hours 10mins.
    • Descriptive Link:
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Rashi/Navamsha: Meena Rashi, Simha Navamsha
    • Nakshatra: Uttara Bhadrapad
    • Planets Aspecting the Eclipse: Mars is in the same house as the luminaries. No other planet has an aspect/drishti on the eclipse

What does this Eclipse Signify?

This eclipse signifies that there will be a lot of activity in armed struggle, rioting and terrorist attacks around the world, especially in the areas where major part of eclipse is visible. This will not be a good time for despotic rulers. This eclipse will affect the common man in a negative way where there will be more struggle in day to day life. There will be a danger of earthquakes within the seas causing tsunamis –or– there will be a danger of cyclones and excessive rainfall. It will be hard time for scholars and artists in these areas.

Since this eclipse is mainly visible in Europe, fervent economic activity can be expected in the continent of Europe. On the financial astrology front, this eclipse may bring stocks for shipping & petro-chemical companies in focus and under pressure. Crude will be out of favour in commodities market but there will be a rising trend in gold.

April 4 2015: Total lunar eclipse – Visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Moon: Virgo Rashi, Hasta nakshatra
    • Sun: Pisces Rashi, Revati Nakshatra
    • Jupiter aspects Sun, but not Moon
    • Mercury in same house as Sun, hence aspects both Moon & Sun. Mercury aspects Moon through its 7th dristi.
    • Although unrelated to eclipse, it is observed that Mars is aspecting Saturn at this time.

What will this Lunar Eclipse Signify?

This eclipse will signify ill health to the ruler of the countries/areas that fall under the effect of the eclipse, i.e. where the eclipse is visible. This will also give rise to seditious activities within the country. The government of the day will have tough time sending its message to the people. Expect strikes, civil unrest to take place throughout the areas. The authority of the government itself will come into question. This eclipse will cause lot of grief to rationalists in the area who will be baffled by the attitude of the government.

The eclipse will cause lack or rain. A tough summer can be predicted for Indian subcontinent.

On the commodities front, this eclipse indicates inflationary trends in food grains, construction, iron & steel.

September 13: Partial solar eclipse – Not visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Rashi & Nakshatra: Leo Rashi, Purva Phalguni Nakshatra
    • Planets having Drishti on the Eclipse: Jupiter in same house as Sun/Moon & Saturn aspects the eclipse through its 10th drishti
    • Rahu close by, but not in the same sign. So this eclipse will not have a lot of adverse effect.
    • Leo/Purva Phalguni folks should be careful.

What does this eclipse signify?

The effects of this eclipse will largely go unnoticed as the overall foot print of the eclipse is very small. Also, it is visible in remote parts, e.g. Antarctica where there is not much economical and political activity. Still, this eclipse will cause problems to the rulers & government in the area. This will cause problems to ministers, advisors to the government, educated class, literati, etc..

Had there not been an aspect from Jupiter, this eclipse could have cause durbhiksha yoga, but as the effect of Jupiter is beneficial, this will not cause much problems. This eclipse will not cause inflationary trends, but may have an opposite effect.

September 28: Total lunar eclipse – Visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
    • Descriptive Link:
    • Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, Much of North America, Much of South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Arctic, Antarctica. This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Bangalore.
    • Max eclipse: at 8.17 PM in Bangalore, when the moon has already set.
    • Duration of the eclipse: 5 hours and 9 minutes
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Moon – Pisces, Hasta nakshatra
    • Sun – Virgo, Revati Nakshatra
    • Retrograde Mercury in the same house as Sun, aspecting Moon.
    • This is the second eclipse in Kanya/Meena rashi in the year.

What does this Eclipse Signify?

The overall effects of this eclipse is very similar to that of 4th April Lunar eclipse. One of the key differences is that since this eclipse is in watery sign, there is a danger of excess rains, cyclones and even tsunamis in this area. For all other political and economic effects, see the description of the eclipse before.

This eclipse is not fully visible in India, but just a partial eclipse will be seen in western parts of the country. Hence, this eclipse will limited impact on this country.


  • Comment by imtiyaz ahmed on March 13, 2015 at 5:41 pm

    Effect on my janamkundli?27/4/1970.time8:15am.mumbai

  • Comment by Raj on April 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    Can the disastrous earthquake in Nepal on 25th April 2015, be linked to the above mentioned eclipses ? I think eclipses are followed by earthquakes…

  • Comment by sriram balaraman on August 1, 2015 at 12:32 am

    seems to be a typo, nakshatras are swapped, moon in pisces, revathi and sun in virgo, hasta nakshatra

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