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Beware: There Will Be a Major Eclipse on Holi 2024, Avoid Playing Holi by Mistake!

Holi and first eclipse of year 2024
March 19, 2024

We are all awaiting Holi, the festival of colors. The excitement that comes with this beautiful festival is on another level but this year, Holi will not be the same as always. There is going to be a lunar eclipse on the day of Holi this year and on top of it, there is a Rahu connection as well. Let’s dive in deeper to know what it holds for all of us. 

The Lunar Eclipse

The first lunar eclipse of the year 2024 will be on 25th March i.e. the day of Holi. The Sun-Rahu conjunction in Pisces is creating Grahan Yoga and this association is alarming. The eclipse will start at 10:23 am and end at 03:02 pm.

Planetary transitions on Holi

Saturn will transit on 18th March which is a major change in terms of planetary position. It is a major planet which moves slowly and stays in a zodiac sign for a considerably long time, leaving a deep impact. Sun changes its position every month and will move into Pisces. Rahu is already in this location and this will create a Sun Rahu conjunction. Every time Rahu is in the same house as Sun or Moon, it creates a grahan yoga. 

Impact of this eclipse and Sun Rahu conjunction on different zodiac signs


The impact of this celestial event will be positive for Arians. They will recover from an ongoing financial crisis or make some gains. Their health will improve along with the confidence. You will receive appreciation and recognition. Don’t shy away from sharing your accomplishments. 


Taurians will also experience a positive change in their family atmosphere. There will be happiness and contentment. Spending time with parents will be on you to do list. Tale a break, you deseeve it. To relax and reenergize yourself, pamper yourself. 


Save yourself from any sort of injury. Mental stress is visible. Try to avoid any negative interactions and arguments. Your peace of mind should be a priority for you. Be a little cautious with your decisions about professional life. There could be a new job awaiting you but make your priorities clear before joining.


Good news from children is anticipated. Students preparing for government jobs might clear the exam. Family time will be important to you during this phase. Your position at work will also improve. There could be an increment or promotion if you have given your 100% throughout the year. 


Financial loss, dispute in family and social position will be affected as a result of this eclipse. You need to be careful with your health as well and take your medication on time. Inspiration may feel to be missing from your life at the moment. You might want to step out of your comfort zone and take some risks. Give your mind a fresh perspective by taking a vacation or spending time with friends. This will give you more clarity about what matters more to you in this life. 


You might get a chance to go on a short trip. Financial gain is likely. Make your investment plans so that you don’t feel wrecked in times of adversity. Ups and Downs are normal in human life. We should prepare for all sorts of events. If you need to take advice about financial decision making, consult your parents and elders.


For you, the situation is likely to stay normal with no major changes happening. Keep doing the good work and maintain harmony in all your relations. The key to remaining happy is to listen to your heart and not question its intuitions. A lot of proposals can come to you in terms of business opportunities. Go where your heart goes. During this time you might want to spend some quality time with your partner, so go ahead and make beautiful memories. 


You need to protect yourself and your family from health issues or grief. Chant mantras, keep a positive mindset and follow a good routine to let this phase pass with ease. You might want to change your lifestyle a little bit. Fixed patterns don’t encourage you, so this change could help. Focus on your goals while you do so, else you will be frustrated when seeing no productivity out of your actions.  


You may make a big purchase or hear some positive news. Time is generally good for you, make the most of it. Romance is in the air. A new relationship can start. Don’t sit back at home in the meantime, instead go out, explore yourself and maybe you will find more than what you are looking for. 


Happiness and love galore will be the two words for Capricorn. Your hard work will result in rewards. Your instinct of an adventurer is trying to expose itself in ways you can’t think. Give yourself a breathing space and follow your heart. In the urge to make a living, don’t forget to live.


The time is going to be challenging for people of the moon sign Aquarius, particularly in matters involving employment or business. Saturn is already affecting you with Sadesati. There is a probability of financial loss. Expenses will rise and health will also be disturbed. Chances of a break in career are also there. Be careful with your words and avoid conflicts at the workplace as well as home. If you are a student, be extra alert with your studies. Enemies will appear to be getting stronger since your position is weak. 


There will not be much change in your life. Stay relaxed. Enjoy the festivity and keep the spirits high. However, you should not ease out on working on the goals you had set for yourself. If the mountain looks too high to climb, aim for the hill. Attainable targets will keep you motivated. This is the time when you should also work on your financial health.

Remedies and Precautions

  • During the Lunar Eclipse, it is recommended to recite the Guru Mantra or the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra.
  • Consider keeping a basil leaf in your mouth throughout the eclipse for added spiritual benefits.
  • Following the eclipse, ensure to cleanse and purify your home.
  • After the eclipse concludes, consider making charitable donations associated with the Moon’s energies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where will this eclipse be visible?

Ans: The countries where it will be seen include America, Australia, Eastern Asia, Western Africa and Europe.

  • How long will this eclipse last?

Ans: The eclipse will start at 10:23 am and end at 15:02 pm as per Indian time.

  • Do we need to follow Sutak?

Ans: This eclipse will not be visible in India and thus the rules associated with Sutak do not apply. 

  • Which zodiac signs will be benefited by this and which need to be careful?

Ans: Aquarians of all zodiac signs need to be careful. Though, the impact on individuals depends on personal horoscopes as well and to predict the outcome for an individual, their chart needs to be properly analyzed, some effect can be experienced by the people as per their zodiac signs.

  • Can we play Holi during the eclipse?

Ans: Since the Sutak doesn’t apply, there is no harm in carrying out day to day work as usual or celebrating the festival. 

  • Are the remedies to be done by people of a particular sign only?

Ans: Everyone can perform the remedies and take note of the precautions irrespective of their zodiac signs. Impact if positive will be amplified and if negative, will be nullified by performing the remedies.

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