Solar Eclipse 2021 During Pregnancy: This year’s first solar eclipse will be observed today on June 10. The solar eclipse will be annular in nature and skygazers are going to get the opportunity to observe the “ring of fire” during the phenomenon. During the eclipse, the Sun and the Moon are positioned in a way to form a ring of fire. As the Moon doesn’t cover the Sun completely, the Sun’s edges are illuminated. There are many traditional beliefs linked with Surya Grahan, the foremost being that Pregnant women should not step out during Surya Grahan. As per astrological scholars, a Solar eclipse can impact pregnancy. During this time, evil forces are aggressive and can harm expecting mothers and their little ones growing inside them.Also Read - Can Stress During Pregnancy Lead to Complications? Doctor Talks

How can Solar Eclipse Affect Expecting Mothers?

As per Hindu Mythology, the eclipse is inauspicious for pregnant women. A common theory says pregnant women need to be extra careful during this time for their baby’s safety. It is said that expecting mothers should not step out of their houses as it can lead to premature delivery or birth abnormalities. Also Read - Surya Grahan 2022: Precautions Every Pregnant Women Must Take During Solar Eclipse

Precautions For Pregnant Women to Take During Surya Grahan:

  • As Surya Grahan radiates negative energies, expecting mothers should chant mantras to protect their unborn child. They should cover their windows with curtains so that sun rays don’t enter the room.
  • Pregnant women should shower before and after Surya Grahan.
  • Pregnant women should avoid consuming food, or cooking.
  • Pregnant women should avoid using sharp objects.
  • Do not consume water during the Surya Grahan period.
  • Pregnant women should avoid sleeping during this time.
  • Astrologers say that pregnant women should only sit on a bed with Durva Grass.
  • Pregnant women should not wear metals including saree pins, hairpin, tightening pins and jewelry, etc.

Impact of Surya Grahanon Pregnant Women:

Eclipsed Sun should not be viewed with the naked eye, even for a very short time. It will cause permanent damage to the eyes leading to blindness even when the moon covers most portion of the Sun. Also Read - What to Avoid During Pregnancy? Expert Shares a Comprehensive Guide

A safe technique to observe the solar eclipse is either by using a proper filter like aluminized Mylar, black polymer, welding glass of shade number 14, or by making a projection of the sun’s image on a whiteboard by telescope.

(Disclaimer: These views are based on astrology. There is no scientific evidence that proves that eclipse can be harmful to pregnant women. We don’t believe blindly in these reports.)