Some Indians believe lunar eclipse is bad for new business and launches
- A part of the moon will be under the earth's shadow in the wee hours of Wednesday causing what is called the Lunar Eclipse.
- Some astrology experts in India advise people to avoid important actions during this phase.
- However, views differ from one astrologer to another across regions and countries.
"The partial eclipse will begin from 1:31 am IST. The Moon will be gradually covered by the Earth’s shadow and the maximum partial eclipse will occur at 3:01 am when about a little more than half portion of the Moon will be covered by the Earth’s shadow. The partial eclipse will end at 4:30 am," a notification from the Positional Astonomy Centre said.
The entire duration of the eclipse will be nearly 3 hours. This will be a partial eclipse as opposed to the next one on May 26, 2021, when the moon will be fully covered by earth's shadow-- making it a 'total lunar eclipse'.
Science says that lunar eclipses are completely safe to witness with a naked eye. However, people of faith beg to differ.
Over to astrologers
Astrology and astronomy have been closely linked in India for eons. And according to many experts in the field, the lunar eclipse phase is a time to shut up and sit tight, indoors.
Eclipses generally occur 4 to 6 times in a year. "The influence on events continues much longer - up to 3 months in advance, and also 3 years later. Actually, astrologers advise to avoid a period of about 3 days on either side of the eclipse or grahan for starting any new project," according to Ganesha Speaks, a popular destination for Indians who believe in astrology.
"Good actions done during this period do not yield expected results. Hence it is advisable to avoid all important actions like inaugurations, important business deals etc. during an eclipse period," explains the Spiritual Research Foundation.
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