Monday, July 20, 2009

Total Solar Eclipse on Wed, July 22 2009 - Stay Indoors or Not..

According to the Lunar Calendar, some years there are double months as a way to adjust the lunar years. This year, we encounter a double 5th lunar month ending on July 21, July 22 being the beginning of the 6th lunar month.

A newsletter I received today from this site indicated that the 6th month is seen as a month related to some negativity, eg., fear, helplessness, emotional tiredness and even an inclination to inflict hurt or pain. All these negative feelings could result in one being more defensive than usual and have more temper flares. People might tend to argue or quarrel. There will be more displays of rage, both verbal and even physical.

It goes on to say that for people who are residing or traveling to countries that have lax laws towards possessing weapons, it would be best to avoid getting into any arguments or disputes. An appropriate way to describe this month's situation: The sound of a balloon bursting will cause a fight in a tense room.

In addition, most of us will have weaker concentration than usual. We will tend to overlook details or forget things. It will be more challenging to pick up new skills during this month. It also means that if there is an argument, you might not want to try to reason things out. as it will not work during this month. It might be better to take a step back and allow things to cool down before trying to convince the other party.

What a coincidence that the beginning of all this coincides with the upcoming total solar eclipse, Wed, July 22.

According to NASA -- On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, a total eclipse of the Sun is visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow begins in India and crosses through Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. After leaving mainland Asia, the path crosses Japan's Ryukyu Islands and curves southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reaches 6 min 39 s. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean.

On the same note, another article, Another eclipse by The Star's Senior News Editor, T. Selva, stated that a dark red shadow will creep across the sun and this can be observed in Malaysia from 9.07am to 9.48am on July 22.

Astrologically, this eerie dark light is viewed as inauspicious and it will cause some form of discomfort. Any eclipse signals a time to be wary and this is especially true if the sun is involved because all living beings are dependent on the sun for light.

Here is something else which most of us or non-believers of fengshui might scoff at. Fengshui master, Joey Yap, advocates that being under the eclipse for just one minute will bring one one whole year of bad luck. Of course, the choice is yours to either believe it and stay out of the way of the eclipse or risk the consequences.

Alright, enough of that eclipse talk. Anyone going for seconds to the Manchester United game tonight? Yep, I know people who are fans enough to be there again after watching the game yesterday. Good things come in twos?


  1. Gosh! Doesn't look like a good month to go traveling, and I'm traveling to Guilin!

    OK, will make sure that I stay calm and patient and not try to argue with others no matter how unreasonable they are! LOL!

  2. Huh! Perhaps you shouldn't travel Foong! :)

  3. It always amazes me that the moon or even other planets can inflict emotional pain to living creatures.

  4. Foong, good move - to stay calm and be patient. I'm sure you'll have a great visit to Guilin. Even the name implies lots of scenic places and memorable adventure. Bon voyage!

    Tekkaus, LOL! I'm sure Foong will be alright.

    Ai Shiang, indeed. There must be some truth in all these alignments and such. Even Buddhist scriptures talk about it.