The first lunar eclipse of 2018 on 31st January was seen in India, Europe, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, North America, northern part of South America and North-Eastern Africa. Super imposed with the effect of super moon, blue moon and blood moon, this eclipse is considered more effective and deadly.

Total lunar eclipse happens making the night turn dark; it is believed to mark great change or evil. It is said to lead to mental and emotional anxieties, chaos, mob fighting, natural calamities and death of a politician or celebrity. The effect of a total lunar eclipse is more prevalent a fortnight before and after its occurring.

But, in reality, eclipses are not always bad. Instead, they help you reach where you need to be.

First Lunar Eclipse of Vikram Samvat 2074

This is the first lunar eclipse of Vikram Samvat 2074, starting in Pushya constellation and ending in Ashlesha constellation.

Lunar Eclipse starts- 5:58 PM
Lunar Eclipse ends- 8:41:10 PM
Duration of Partial Phase- 03:22:43
Duration of Penumbral Phase- 05:17:11
Sutak begins- 07:07:21 PM
Sutak ends- 08:41:10 PM

Effects of this Lunar Eclipse on different signs

According to astrological beliefs, lunar eclipse has its own effects. It is more of a cancer lunar eclipse, which will show its effects on people belonging to the Cancer zodiac sign more.

  • The cancer moon will affect emotions, nature, caring attitude and security needs of all Cancerians.
  • The minor planet Ceres will affect family bond, female reproductive system and relationships.
  • Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Rahu and Ketu will influence Capricorn and Cancer zodiac sign. They may experience sleepless nights.
  • Cancerians should be cautious of their money, health and relationship.
  • February may be a difficult time for people belonging to Aries, Gemini, Cancer and Sagittarius zodiac signs.
  • It is a sign of good days for Librans, Virgos, Pisceans and Scorpions.
  • The eclipse may stir up things on physical, emotional and spiritual level.
  • It will create the right environment to work on creative projects and also strengthen intuitive powers.
  • If not used properly, this creative energy can cause frustration, tiredness or anxiety.
How to utilise lunar energy in the best way?

It is important to understand the signs of a lunar eclipse and bring balance to your life. The following can help:

  • Express your creativity in some creative projects or work
  • Release energy through exercise
  • Get rest
  • Stay calm and happy by practicing self-love ad self-care
  • Try to be positive
  • Use crystals to handle any frustrated energy, under expert guidance. White, blue, pink and purple crystals work really well for balancing lunar energy.
The year 2018 brings two total lunar eclipses, which is quite rare, indicating a bigger shift in the world. It is likely to affect all in different ways. For personalised advice based on your birth chart and the changes that this lunar eclipse has caused, talk to astrology expert Pt. Pawan Kaushik on +91-9990176000