The mind has a deep connection with the moon and the moon is connected to water and 60-70% of the body is water. Everything is interconnected. When a celestial phenomenon happens, it impacts the body, too. For example, the way you feel early in the morning is different from the way you feel in the afternoon or evening. The morning goes with wake up calls and evening with romantic music and melodies. You can’t play romantic music in the afternoon.
Time has an impact on the mind. Planets have an impact on the mind and the mind-body complex. The reason for not eating during and before an eclipse is because the food increases metabolism in the body. Increased metabolism doesn’t let the mind be calm. If you have food, you would simply fall asleep. We advise this to soothe the system and not excite it during the celestial phenomenon.
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar