Sun and Mercury  transition the constellation of Ardra which is located at Gemini 6.20-20.00 on June 22th and Western astronomers connect it with the constellation of  Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion, and Sirius, the Dog star.  The Sun stays in a constellation 13 days and will be there until July 5th and Mercury has a short stay there into June 28th. 

Ardra is one of the more difficult constellations in the zodiac that creates  clarity and emotional cleansing that occurs after the storms of the soul recede.  The Sun is a bit unsettled here and connected to Rahu either picks up strong ambition or has strong urges for power or becomes unhappy as everyone else’s life seems better.  Mercury is strong in his own sign of Gemini and is friends with Rahu and because Mercury is still too close to the Sun during the transit at best has trouble finishing tasks, is argumentative as it approaches Mars into June 28th and vacillates and is too restless.  At least both planets are far away from Ketu which wreaked emotional havoc last Sunday and Monday. 

Sun  in Rahu’s constellation channels the energy of Leo and Magha so blind ambition and leadership can be compromised by reckless flailing.  The key to this transit if you are ruled by Leo   is to tone down  being feverishness and acting too rashly.  Saturn aspecting Rahu will bring out the darker side. So continue to slow down and do not let the reckless energy of Mercury/Mars  create accidents, fights or intense anger that leads to an explosive situation.  Cool things down with cold showers, trips to the pool, coconut water and milk and rose pedal jam which all calm the fire element.   Cut down on intense exercise and competition that might increase the fire energy and lead to confrontation and fighting.  Go for a swim in the pool instead and with summer here, that is a natural thing to do.

The primary symbols for Ardra are a human head, representing thinking, and a teardrop, which represents over-coming suffering.  It is an excellent rising nakshatra because it reflects brilliant mental abilities of Einstein.  . Rudra, the lord of the storms,  will probably kick off tornado season with a bang also so listen to the radio more if you live in tornado or hurricane areas. 

Ardra creates emotional storms of a short-duration if we get stuck in the past and its purpose is to shake us out of our rigidity and to change our life to create a better future. It has the Uranus quality.  The storms wash away the dirt and leave us clearer and brighter and shiner and so they have a positive purpose. It ultimately seeks to dismantle whatever level of Maya or illusion we are stuck in.  Ardra can scatter mental energies and and create confusion to the key will be to find the courage to tackle the challenges and come out the other end of the car wash–squeaky clean.

If you are running a Rahu/Mercury  or Rahu/Sun  periods, this transit may impact you most and Leo rising with the 11th house transit through Gemini will fufill its desires if it does not overrun its friends and get too strong in groups.  d.

Always, transits are very specific to charts and larger cycles that are going on so if you are in a storm, it might be time for a reading so consult us at

All thanks to all my Gurus, jyotish Gurus and guides that support me on the path to Self-realization.

Have a great day and month and remember that storms make us stronger if we go within and meditate and help us discover we are the depth of the unbounded ocean and no waves or storms can touch us.

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