Lunar eclipses are natural phenomena like solar
eclipses. A moon eclipse occurs when the shadow of the earth fall upon
the moon, blocking the sun's rays from falling on the moon. As with a
sun eclipse, exposure to the moon eclipse energies creates an negative energy situation for individuals.
As for sun eclipses, pregnant women should not expose
themselves to the moon eclipse energies, nor should anyone watch such an
event either directly or indirectly (through a water reflection or
opaque film etc.) Where there is a total moon eclipse, even the areas
not directly viewing the eclipse will be affected, so people there
should also follow the remedies and precautions. The eclipse energies
start 45 minutes before the penumbral (light) shadow passes through your
location, and ends 45 minutes after the umbral (dark) shadow passes
through your location.
Key Physical difference between solar and lunar eclipse
Physically, there is a key difference:
In the case of the sun eclipse, the moon passes
between the sun and earth blocking the sun's rays by it's body--casting a
shadow on the earth.In the case of the moon eclipse the shadow of the earth's body blocks out the rays of the sun from reaching the moon--the earth casts a
shadow (new window) on the moon.
Although in both cases there is a planetary or
heavenly body blocking the rays of the sun--relative to the earth where
we are, in the sun eclipse there is a direct obstruction of the sun's
rays by the moon as viewed from earth. From space also this would be
visible, where all three--sun, moon and earth would be simultaneously
visible along with the eclipse shadow.
In the case of the moon eclipse, the earth would shadow the
moon while no physical body would intervene between the earth and moon.
This difference creates negative energies of a different nature during
Ill-effects and Diseases coming from exposure to lunar eclipse radiation
Mental disease, depression, insanity
Fluid imbalance and diseases related to this: -- Blood circulatory problems, disturbed blood pressure, potassium and sodium salts imbalance in the body, kidney disease
Sinus cavity related problems in head and face
Diseases of the throat
GENERAL REMEDIES ON THE ECLIPSE DAY
Follow the food and drink related remedies, as well as the sidhh mantra remedy as given for the solar eclipse.
On the day of the eclipse--The following articles may be placed under a
peepal (Ficus Religiosa) tree to remove negative effects of the lunar
eclipse and any ailments such as those listed that one may already have.
Family members may all touch these items with the strong mental thought
that all negative afflictions are being resolved through this process,
thanking the peepal tree for healing them.
NOTE:These items are NOT to be donated to any person as
this is a 'kasht-nivarana' (elimination of disease) process and may not
be transferred to any person, as doing so will afflict the receiving
person, with corresponding karmic consequences for yourself.
LIST OF ITEMS TO BE PLACED UNDER THE PEEPAL TREE (Ficus Religiosa)- You may place some or all items:
Before the eclipse time rotate a coconut over your head 7 times
clockwise and 7 times anticlockwise as detailed in the solar eclipse
remedies and place under a peepal or any other tree.
White til (white sesame) seeds- removes mental negativities and afflictions
A sacred thread (janeyu)- elevates the effect of the planet Mercury's spiritual energies on the individual enhancing wisdom
Silver, especially silver 'naag-naagin' (male-female snake forms) - purifies the mind, especially toxic passionate energies
Rice- creates abundance energies
Remedies on the day following the Eclipse
On the day following the eclipse, donate these items to a brahmin
pandit, priest, rabbi, and other such persons. This is a good act for
both the giver and the receiver.