On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the annual new moon rises in heartfelt Cancer, the zodiac’s sign of home, family and nurturing. This new moon is also a total solar eclipse, which will bring monumental change to the way you bond and seek shelter. Take some time to bless your home. But be prepared: Strong emotions can also surface under this potent eclipse! The cycles of the moon have some powerful impacts on the human body.
Things not to do before an eclipse
It is believed that one should not eat food cooked even nine hours before the eclipse.
If possible, one should avoid travelling during the eclipse.
Those who believe in astrology, they avoid going ahead with any important deals during the Grahan time.
No meals should be offered to God during this time.
Pregnant women are advised to stay inside the houses to avoid any ill-effects on the baby.
Avoid drinking water.
Do not involve in sexual activities
Avoid giving oil massages
Rituals to follow
One should take a ritualistic bath in the beginning of the eclipse.
It is best advised to pray during the Grahan time or do Japa.
Take bath after the eclipse.
You can protect the food by putting Tulsi in it. The healing benefits of Tulsi makes the food consumable.
You must offer water to the souls of the deceased.
It is advisable to make some donations on this day.
Recital of mantras is an important activity you can do during the eclipse.
You must take a ritualistic bath in the morning.
The idols of Vishnu and Shiva should be bathed on this day.