On August 11th, the Lord of the natural 4th house, Moon, will be in a dusthana house during the partial solar eclipse. A dusthana house in Vedic astrology means a place of suffering and is associated with houses in the chart that creates challenges.
These houses are the 6th, 8th and 12th. When a dusthana lord is in a dusthana house a raja, or royal yoga is formed, called a vipareeta raja yoga and can be good for success but can also bring about challenges in the conveyances of that house depending upon the quality of the house itself. Is the house lord in a strong condition to support the houses it owns? Or is the lord of the house weakened by other factors in the chart?
The eclipse will be in the 12th house of sacrifice, service, expenditures, loss and frustrations which point us towards freedom and moksha. These are Saturn themes about letting go and transitions. When we consider the 12th house and the lessons that we are taught it is worthwhile to go within and see where we can surrender. What do we need to surrender and whom do we need to surrender to?
The 12th house is also a place of temples, ashrams, prisons, and hospitals – places we go to experience healing, remediation, punishment, therapy or escapism in our efforts to shed and transform. It is also a place of our dreams, the astral plane and of shifts from the material to the spiritual. Hence, it’s an appropriate time for the formation of the Kuhu Yoga coming up on August 11th with the planets in transit being in the 9th star constellation of Ashlesha, ruled by Mercury, a very mystical rajasic energy that has the power to inflict poisonous venom, often causing us to stick our ‘fangs’ in the material world where we become addicted to the world and Maya of sensations.
The August partial solar eclipse and Ashlesha energy show us where we hold onto our illusions and what we need to shed and surrender to get out of the ‘glitz and glamour’ and get into the ‘truth’ of who we really are – spiritual beings on the path of moksha. Ashlesha tends to hold emotions in the throat and heart center as ‘venom,’ rather than fully expressing its truth so you may find yourself spewing words that are untruthful or unkind. Be mindful and watch your communications.
Even though there are many considerations when the 4th lord is in the 6th, 8th or 12th house and Kuhu Yoga is formed, as we will see when the Moon will in the 12th house be on August 11th by transit in conjunction with Mercury (Retrograde), Sun, Rahu, and Gulika, marking a time for great challenges because the ascendent will also in this 1st house as a marker that will impact the entire chart in addition to being an indicator for health.
August 11th is a partial solar eclipse and will have a magnified effect for all ascendents. Eclipses have a long-lasting effect so it is best to be practical and disciplined on the days leading up to the eclipse and the days following the eclipse by taking time for extra prayer and meditation during your day.
The great saint, Mohanji, recommends, “Ideal is Ganesha and Guru mantras which works as sheath. One chant can be considered as 1000 chant during eclipse. The effect is 1000 times more. So, during the entire eclipse period, avoid food and water, light a lamp in front of idol or image of guru and Gods and chant continuously, concentrating on your heart center. It will fetch you 1000 times effect per chant.”
An eclipse is fire energy and as it relates to the digestive tract, it is not recommended that you consume heavy meals but instead practice fasting and drinking plenty of fluids to keep the body cool.
Be sure to drink water, cool green tea or coconut water to calm the fire in the body and tissues.
Listening to sacred music and chants before bed will help you get a restful nights sleep if you feel more energized and are battling insomnia.
The Sun, in gandanta, the placement for the karmic knot, is a karaka and significator of health, and will be impacted by this eclipse which can impact your health.
If you are Leo rising, or going through a Sun/Rahu or Rahu/Sun dasha period, it is wise to take precautions to watch your health because these problems may be more likely to manifest now.
Remedies, mantras, and special yagyas can be performed to help minimize the impact of the Kuhu Yoga that will be formed by the planets in transit on August 11th and if you plan and prepare, you can work with these energies to lessen or negate the impacts to health, communications, finances, relationships, education and other karmic effects that directly impact you.
Natives with their natal Moon or transiting Moon in Ashlesha nakshatra are especially vulnerable to Kuhu Yoga and will need special yagyas remedies to help them move through the impact of this ecliptic energy that is likely to grab on, like the snake energy of Ashlesha and hang on for the next coming months and will have a great impact on different areas of life that will cause challenges for the native.
Mercury is the other planet directly impacted in transit and is combust by the Sun which will be challenging for Gemini’s and Virgos as well as for the 3rd and 6th house significations because he’s not able to support his house as Lord.
The Upagraha, Gulika, will also be sharing the 1st house dusthana with Sun, Moon, Mercury (Retrograde), and Rahu by degrees, which will add more negative energy to this partial solar eclipse.
Even though some yogas may not materialize in reality, due to weaknesses in them, partial results may sometimes be experienced.Hence, it is recommended for ALL natives to receive the blessings of the special being offered by the Yagya Center this month.
- The release and untying of the karmic knot in your chart
- Help with health issues and toxic buildup
- Neutralization Ancestral Karmas
- Assistance with communication and business challenges
- Neutralizing challenges in the field of education, career, and success
- Help with relationship challenges
- Help with a loss, letting go and transitions
- Help with gaining clarity and clearing the fog of illusions