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Mundane Astrology: Eclipses in 2016

By Kshitij Sharma, November 15, 2015

There are 5 eclipses that occur during the calendar year 2016. These are:

  • Solar Eclipse – March 9th 2016. This is visible in India.
  • Lunar Eclipse – March 23rd 2016, which is visible in India
  • Lunar Eclipse – August 18th, 2016, which is not visible in India
  • Solar Eclipse – September 1st 2016, partly visible in India
  • Lunar Eclipse – September 16th 2016, visible in India

March 09 2016: Total Solar Eclipse – Visible in large part of India

  • Astronomical Indicators
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Rashi/Navamsha: Aquarius Rashi, Taurus Navamsha
    • Nakshatra: Purva Bhadrapad
    • Planets Aspecting the Eclipse: Venus & Mercury are in the same house as the luminaries. Jupiter has 7th house aspect on this eclipse and Mars has 4th house aspect on the eclipse.

What does this Eclipse Signify?

Since this eclipse has the almost complete aspect of Jupiter on Sun and Moon, the malefic affects of this eclipse will largely be mitigated. The eclipse will still cause bearish tone in the market.

March 23 2016: Total Lunar eclipse – Visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Moon: Virgo Rashi, Uttara Phalguni nakshatra
    • Sun: Pisces Rashi, Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra
    • Mercury in same house as Sun, hence aspects both Moon & Sun. Mercury aspects Moon through its 7th dristi.
    • Rahu close by, but not in the same sign. So this eclipse will not have a lot of adverse effect.
    • Although unrelated to eclipse, it is observed that Mars & Saturn are conjunct at this time.

What will this Lunar Eclipse Signify?

Since Rahu/Ketu axis is not in the same sign, the eclipse will not have a lot of malefic aspect. Still, this will worsen the malefic results caused by the close association of Saturn and Mars.

August 18 2016: Partial Lunar eclipse – Not Visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
    • Descriptive Link:
    • Regions seeing at least some parts of the eclipse: This eclipse grazes the northern boundary of the Earth’s penumbral shadow and will be visually imperceptible. It will be visible from Australia and the Americas.
  • This eclipse is not being described in detail since this will not be easily visible.

September 1 2016: Annular solar eclipse – Not visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Rashi & Nakshatra: Leo Rashi, Purva Phalguni Nakshatra
    • Planets having Drishti on the Eclipse: Saturn aspects the eclipse through its exact 10th drishti.
    • Leo/Purva Phalguni folks should be careful.

What does this solar eclipse signify?

This eclipse will have a lot of malefic aspects, since Saturn’s drishti is almost 100%. This will cause durbhiksha yoga on the areas where this eclipse is visible. See below for the overall effects.

September 16 2016: Total lunar eclipse – Visible in India

  • Astronomical Indicators
  • Astrological Indicators
    • Moon – Aquarius, Purva Bhadra Nakshatra
    • Sun – Leo, Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra
    • Retrograde Mercury in the same house as Sun, aspecting Moon. Saturn aspects Sun.

What does this Eclipse Signify?

Both the Sept 1st and Sept 16th eclipses signify durbhiksha yoga. Additionally, as per Brihat Samhita, Mercury’s drishti signifies increase in elible oil prices throughout region where the eclipse is visible. It will also cause major problems to the government of the day. Durbhiksha yoga indicates famines, lack of water and other problems to the farmers. Mineral resources, which are input to manufacturing units, become scanty. These two eclipses will indeed cause much distress for common man and panic in the stock market.

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