KAKINADA: From January 2018 to January 2019, the world will witness as many as five eclipses, three lunar and two solar. The solar eclipses will not be visible in India but their impact would be felt on local, national and international affairs, say astrologers. "The ruling parties in the states and Centre may face serious reversals due to these eclipses as the movement of Mars is strong during the eclipse days. This may even lead to major global tensions and the outbreak of a war on a global scale", said astrologist and former president of Drikh Siddantha Almanac Wri-ters Association Srinivasa Gargeya.
He said, "People should seek suitable astrological remedies and take precautions to minimise the impact of the eclipses." According to him, the first lunar eclipse will occur on January 31, 2018 in Pushyami star in Karakataka Rasi (Cancer zodiac) with Rahu and on the auspicious day of Magha pournima. The duration of the eclipse will be 76 minutes. The impact of the eclipses will be felt for six months up to July 31, 2018.
The second lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018, in Capricorn (Makara Rasi) in Uttarashada and Sravanam star with Kethu Graha and it will last for 103 minutes. The third lunar eclipse will be impacted by Rahu and will occur on January 21, 2019. The first solar eclipse will occur on July 13, 2018 of Nija Jyeshta Masa and second on August 11, and will have a lunar eclipse between them.
Mr Gargeya said that three eclipses would occur within one month and this will adversely impact those in the government. He said that for the first time, Mars will sit on Makara Rasi for 189 days when otherwise Mars moves to another zodiac after 45 days. The first and second lunar eclipses would be visible in India but the third lunar eclipse and the two solar eclipses would not be visible in India. The first solar eclipse will be visible in Australia while the second solar eclipse will be visible in North Korea, South Korea, China and other South East Asian countries. Mr Gargeya said that earthquakes may also occur in the country as well as elsewhere in the world due to the impact of the eclipses.