EYE ON THE SKY: JUNE 19-28TH
The next few weeks are a bit rocky out there. Most people will blame it on Mercury Retrograde but it is much more. Let’s take a look:
SUN CONJUNCT RAHU: EXACT JUNE 20TH ORB OF INFLUENCE UNTIL JUNE 23RD:
Sun is moving toward a conjunction with Rahu which is exact in the True node system on June 20th. This is what will create an eclipse with the Moon also moving toward the new moon point into 2:41 am Eastern time on Sunday, June 21st. Sun/Rahu connections lead to strong ambitions to be seen in the world and to be recognized and to be a powerful person. Still the emotions that can come out are selfishness, rigidity of beliefs and fears of failure. The key is to acknowledge your successes and not reach too high for the moon here. The conjunction can bring up rebellious and revolutionary energies and lets hope we do not get any more rioting and violence in the world. It can stir up an interest in foreign philosophies or religions. For some it can bring about depression as the eclipse energy takes away the Sun’s normal self-confidence so make sure to pat yourself on the back and not get too caught up in beating yourself up when things do not work out.
MARS SQUARE RAHU/ ECLIPSE POINT: JUNE 26TH orb of influence JUNE 23-30TH.
If we get no increase in conflict in the Koreas or India/China over th weekend, the trigger could come into June 26-27th when Mars squares Rahu and the eclipse point. Mars/Rahu connections can increase energy to get great actions but often the action gets obsessive and out of control. Have to watch out for accident if you run around too much and do not focus and for those with High Blood Pressure it can increase with this aspect so slow it down. On the positive side, it can increase enthusiasm.
NEPTUNE STATIONARY RETROGRADE: JUNE 23RD AT 12:31 AM EDT 26.49 AQUARIUS:
Neptune turned retrograde on June 23rd and stays retrograde until early Dec.. Retrograde Neptune increases psychic energy. As Lynn Koiner notes: “Similar to the natal retrograde Neptune, the transiting retrograde causes sensitivity and receptivity to be much more acute. Due to this heightened receptivity, we are allowed to see far more than is possible when Neptune is direct. This is possibly a result of augmented intuitive or inner vision that bestows a different and more insightful perspective on matters.”
Planets that are stationary are very powerful and exert much more force a few weeks before and after around their station. Neptune will have that impact the week of June 21-28th, It is going stationary around 26 degrees Aquarius so if you have any key planets or your ascendant there or at 24-28 degrees Leo or 24-28 26 degrees Taurus or 24-28 degrees Scorpio, you may feel a stronger impact.
Neptune causes life to become confusing and unclear and people believe what is not true. It is a planet of deception. It can have an eg0-deying influence which can make you feel discouraged, undeserving and futile.
Neptune is considered a malefic as it dissolves what Saturn is trying to create in reality. Hence it may lead to addictive behavior rather than being responsible. At its worse it can create an addictive crash leaving you lost, confused or defeated. At its best it can expand your connection with the infinite and create spiritual art. Be carefully with addictive habits the next few weeks. Fantasies may take you off the path of getting to your goal and rob you of your energy like the Sirens tempting Odysseus. Good time for a spiritual or meditation retreat with this energy so high.
Whatever house Neptune is transiting in Aquarius now may impact that area of your life. So if you are Capricorn rising and thus Neptune is going through your 2nd house, you would be impacted by speculative gambling around money or be impacted by addictive food or drink habits.
VENUS DIRECT ON JUNE 25TH: Planets going stationary direct are very powerful a few days before and after and so Venus is very powerful to do good June 23-27th and it a force of peace and strong in Taurus. Let’s hope if there are any conflicts from the eclipse that Venus will keep us sane and help to resolve them. Libra and Taurus rising may feel particularly powerful and expansive as Venus returns direct and suddenly relationship doubts and problems are replaced by clear solutions.
SATURN SEXTILE MARS JUNE 28TH; ORB OF INFLUENCE : JUNE 24-JULY 3RD
Saturn throws a full 60 degree aspect onto Mars into Sunday, June 28th. The bright side of this aspect is that you may be more disciplined and be able to work hard and stay focused and get a lot done if you let go of your ego. Still it can put the breaks on Mars’ active nature and it can be frustrating if delays come up and prevent you from going full force. Make sure you release any anger with exercise and movement so that it does not bottle up and explode. Wondering if this aspect can also delay war tensions as doubt and fear about the opponent may come up so maybe another bright spot for delaying. Still I have seen Mars/Saturn aspects lead to strikes and rebellion by the people and we do not need anymore mob action or violence which sometimes can result. Mars in Pisces ruled by Jupiter may allow calmer minds to prevail.
Special thanks to all my Jyotish teacher including Komilla Sutton for their support over the years.
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