Solar Eclipse 2024 Date and Time in India

AspectsTotal Solar Eclipse 2024Annular Solar Eclipse 2024
Day and DateMonday, 8th April 2024Wednesday, 2nd October 2024
Zodiac SignUnder PiscesUnder Virgo
NakshatraUnder Revati NakshatraUnder Hasta Nakshatra
Solar Eclipse Time in India21:12 PM to 02:22 AM21:13 PM - 03:17 AM
MonthChaitra MonthAshwina Month
Visibility in IndiaNot visible in IndiaNot visible in India

Power of Astrology with Solar Eclipse 2024

Meet one of the most impactful and important events in astrology: Solar Eclipse 2024. During a solar eclipse, the Moon takes the lead and passes through between the Sun and Earth. All these three planets create a straight line that completely or partially blocks the Sun’s light from the Earth’s perspective. However, the Solar eclipse only happens during the New Moon. This year, only two solar eclipses are bound to happen: one on the April 8 2024 eclipse path and the other on the October 2 2024 eclipse path.

From the astrological point of view, the arrival of solar eclipses marks several shifts in a person’s life, from daily activities to emotions. But what about the other effects of this astronomical event? Here are the complete details about Solar Eclipse 2024, right from the Solar Eclipse timings to its types, definition, and much more.

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Meaning & Significance of Solar Eclipse 2024

Starting with the Solar Eclipse definition, it is an astronomical event that revolves around the position and the placement of the Sun, Moon and the Earth. During a solar eclipse, the Moon completely or partially blocks the surface of the Sun, casting a shadow on the Earth. Now, the positive and negative effects of Solar Eclipse surya grahan can be seen in individuals.

Astrologically, it enhances a person’s awareness levels and encourages him to bring a significant shift in his daily life and schedule. Spiritually, it is the period of new beginnings and growth. During this, the individual closes the old chapters and focuses on the new ones.

Types of Solar Eclipse

The types of solar eclipses totally depend on how much the Moon has blocked the surface of the sun. In this regard, there are four types of solar eclipse in total: Annular, Total, Partial and Annular. Here is the list of all these types, along with their meanings and duration.

  • Total Solar Eclipse/ Khagras Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth and completely blocks its disc. During a total solar eclipse, only the outer layer of the sun called the corona, is visible and can be seen by the naked eye. The complete blockage of the sun darkens the sky and goes completely dark, just like during the dawn.

  • Partial Solar Eclipse / Khandgras Solar Eclipse

As the name suggests, the Moon covers the Sun partially during a Partial solar eclipse. This astronomical event happens only two times a year. But the interesting part here is that all kinds of solar eclipses, whether total or annular, begin and end with a partial social eclipse.

  • Annular Solar Eclipse / Valyakar Solar Eclipse

Also known as the ‘ring of fire’ eclipse, the annular eclipse happens when the Moon covers most of the Sun, leaving a portion forming the appearance of a ‘ring of fire’. During an annular eclipse, the light of the sun goes dim, but the sky does not go completely dark.

  • Hybrid Solar Eclipse

Here comes the rarest type of Solar eclipse that happens only once in a century: Hybrid Solar Eclipse. As the name implies, the Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2024 combines a total solar eclipse and an annular solar eclipse. So, during the annular solar eclipse (Hybrid Solar eclipse), the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth by casting a full or partial shadow.

Astrological Effects of Solar Eclipse 2024

Apart from astronomical and spiritual effects, the astrological effects of a solar eclipse can also deeply influence an individual’s life. Right from shaking their emotional beliefs to raising their awareness, the impact of the Solar eclipse is way too positive for the individual. So, here are the major astrological impacts that individuals may experience during Solar eclipse 2024:

  • Emotional Imbalance

In astrology, the Moon takes control of our emotions and feelings. So, during the solar eclipse, when the Moon takes the lead, it is obvious to expect changes and shifts in emotions. As a result, a wave of several emotions hits a person. Either the person learns to control his emotions, or it goes out of his hands.

  • Increase in Awareness levels

Another astrological effect of a solar eclipse is a change in a person's awareness level. With a sudden increase in his awareness level, the individual learns to make the most out of his awareness and channel it into something productive and fruitful.

  • Shifts in Daily Routine

The next aspect affected by the arrival of the solar eclipse is daily life and routine. Instead of calmness and stable energy, the solar eclipse brings chaos and mess to a person’s daily life. However, at the same time, the person gets inclined towards bringing a change into his daily routine in accordance with his dreams and goals.

Effect of Solar Eclipse on Zodiac Signs 2024

Wondering how the 2024 solar eclipse might affect your zodiac sign? Will it be financial gains or major career changes? Discover the connection between solar eclipse and your zodiac sign. Here are lots of mysteries to uncover- from professional to personal.

  • Aries (March 21- April 19)

The energies of the solar eclipse 2024 will bring new beginnings and growth for Aries. As they start their new journeys, Aries may also learn lessons from the chapters they recently closed. However, doing this would bring lots of drama and emotional turbulence in their nature.

  • Taurus (April 20- May 20)

Instead of socialising and making new connections, the Earth sign, Taurus, will enjoy their personal time and love to live in solitude. Along with this, several personal issues, such as family or love life issues, will be resolved this Solar Eclipse 2024. The overall energies of the 2024 eclipse path for Taurus revolve around introspection, solitude and personal comfort.

  • Gemini (May 21- June 21)

Rather than expanding social circles or connections, Gemini will focus on the factor called loyalty. It is possible that fake or pretentious friendships may disappear, and only the loyal and strong ones stay. But at the same time, Gemini will make some space for new connections and friendships.

  • Cancer (June 22- July 22)

The energies of Surya Grahan 2024 will encourage Cancer to work a little hard towards their career goals and ambitions. Finding new career growth opportunities or taking initiatives for skill enhancement will become common. However, people dealing with their own insecurities and fears will face a hard time.

  • Leo (July 23- August 22)

A wave of new experiences will hit the Fire sign, Leo, during the 2024 eclipse path. For some, it may be a chance to explore a foreign land; for some, it would be meeting new people and making new connections. Whatever the situation will be, Leos will be filled with positive energy and a zeal to explore new things.

  • Virgo (August 23- September 22)

A period of financial abundance and growth awaits the perfectionist zodiac Virgo. Any past investment may serve Virgos with greater returns, or any financial burdens (loans or debts) will finally be resolved. With income gains and no financial burden, Virgos will enjoy financial stability and learn how to balance their expenses and earnings perfectly.

  • Libra (September 23- October 22)

2024 eclipses astrology will encourage Libra to focus on their personal growth and development. So, as a result, the peaceful and harmonious Libra will show an exit door to toxic relationships and welcome only healthy ones. However, this phase will not be as peaceful as it sounds. Libras may struggle a bit, letting go of the old relationships.

  • Scorpio (October 23- November 22)

For Scorpio, the major areas to be affected by this 2024 eclipse path are career, health and well-being. Career achievements will make Scorpios proud and encourage them to grow better in their respective fields. Adapting a proper fitness routine will benefit the Scorpions in this 2024 eclipse path.

  • Sagittarius (November 23- December 21)

For single Sagittarius, the Solar eclipse of 2024 brings exciting love encounters in the form of new connections. Committed Sagittarius may expect a period of stable future with their partner. Thinking about the future, investing together or starting a new family is on the horizon.

  • Capricorn (December 22- January 19)

Solar Eclipse 2024 may bring some ups and downs in Capricorn’s personal life, especially familial bonds. So, arguments and fights with extended or close family members are possible. However, in love relationships, Capricorn may expect a stable future.

  • Aquarius (January 20- February 18)

The energies of the solar eclipse Surya Grahan will fade away all the doubts, confusions and inner conflicts for Aquarius. With this newly found clarity, Aquarius will be able to make smart and rightful decisions. Earlier, when Aquarius dealt with lots of confusing options, now, with the transparency in thoughts, Aquarius will thrive.

  • Pisces (February 19- March 20)

For the Water sign Pisces, the major aspect to be affected during the solar eclipse 2024 is finances. Pisces may get inclined towards generating more sources of income via side hustle. However, the extra income may make you inclined towards charity and donation.

Solar Eclipse 2024 Do’s and Don’ts During Sutak Period

Several negative and evil energies are associated with solar eclipses and impact an individual negatively. Therefore, astrology believes that one must avoid certain things to protect oneself from the adverse effects of Surya Grahan. Here is the list of do’s and don’ts that one must stick to during this solar eclipse 2024.

Do’s

  • Before the solar eclipse, add Tulsi leaves to all the cooked or liquid food to save it from getting spoiled.
  • Once the solar eclipse is over, people must purify their homes and the idols of the gods by sprinkling the holy gangajal. After that, taking a bath and wearing fresh clothes is advised.
  • To get the blessings of Surya Devta and save oneself from the negative effects of Surya Grahan, donating food items (preferably wheat) to the needy is advised. Remember that donation must be made only after the surya grahan is over.
  • Instead of visiting temples, devotees should chant holy scriptures such as Aadtiya Hridya Strotam, Surya Mantra and Bhagavad Gita. This helps in removing the negative energies and forming an environment of positivity in the home.

Don’ts

  • As per the astrological beliefs, one must not cook or consume food during the solar eclipse. There is a high chance that the cooked food will get spoiled and become unhealthy for the person who consumes it.
  • Pregnant women must take special care of their health during the Sutak period. It is advised to stay away from sharp objects such as knives, blades or scissors.
  • Sleeping, taking a bath, or cutting nails or hair is strictly prohibited during the solar eclipse.
  • One must also refrain from starting any auspicious activities, such as marriage, engagement or parties.
  • Performing religious and spiritual activities is also not allowed during the sutak period. So, avoid visiting temples or performing pooja during this time.

Astrological Remedies for Solar Eclipse 2024

The negative energies released on the day of a solar eclipse influence a person’s professional and personal life. As a result, career problems, health issues or financial burdens become a common thing. So, here are a few simple and effective astrological remedies one must perform, especially on the day of the solar eclipse 2024, to stay away from such problems:

  • For debt removal and financial abundance, one must take a red cloth, put either cardamom (elaichi) or cloves (launga) in the cloth and make five knots. After this, place the cloth in the locker or in the temple. This specific astrological remedy brings abundance and removes financial burdens.
  • Feeding cooked white sweet rice to the crows on the day of the solar eclipse benefits a person professionally and leads him to growth and success.
  • People with poor placement of the Sun in their birth charts must donate wheat, red flowers, jaggery and red sandalwood, especially on the day of Solar Eclipse 2024.
  • To get the blessings of Surya Devta (Lord Sun), one must chant Surya Ashtakam or Aaditya Hridya Strotam on Solar Eclipse 2024. As per astrological beliefs, this remedy eliminates grah dosha or health issues from an individual’s life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some popular vedic scriptures, such as Skanda Purana, claim that eating during a solar eclipse invites health issues. Moreover, the purana also mentions that the cooked food becomes impure during this time. This is why eating food during Surya Grahan is strictly prohibited.
As per popular beliefs, surya grahan is considered to bring negative and bad luck in an individual’s life. Moreover, the beliefs also claim that a person born during a solar eclipse may suffer from unnecessary difficulties and setbacks in life.
Yes, as per astrological beliefs, the malefic planets Ketu and Rahu are responsible for Surya Grahan, aka Solar Eclipse. The strong influence of these two malefic planets causes solar eclipses by swallowing the sun and impacts all major aspects of an individual’s life.
There are four different types of solar eclipses in total: total solar eclipse, partial solar eclipse, annular solar eclipse and hybrid solar eclipse.
Apart from psychological effects, solar eclipses also have astrological impact on individuals. It is believed that during a solar eclipse, an individual feels a sudden disruption in his emotions, energy, and daily activities.
The year 2024 will witness two solar eclipses: a total solar eclipse happening on April 8, 2024, and the other one, the Kanknakranti solar eclipse, on October 2, 2024.

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