(Interpretations based on the Systemsʻ Approach to Vedic Astrology)
Where the Vedic Astrology Planets are this Week
Sun transits Gemini, from 02:05 to 08:45°. This connects leaders and governments with business and communications. (Presidents Biden and Putin Hold Discussions in Geneva.) Sun is under the fifth aspect of Jupiter until June 27. Taurus, Cancer and Capricorn rising sign persons, companies and countries (including USA) should be careful and patient.
Moon is waxing and transits Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Moon, in Scorpio, is debilitated from the night of June 21 until the night of June 23. Be careful with your emotional state and be vigilant around volatile persons and situations.
Mars transits its debilitation sign, Cancer, from 09:19 to 13:39°. Mars is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak (in debilitation) until July 20. Be patient with the military, police, athletes, surgeons, executive decisions, and property matters. We may be vulnerable to fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc., especially June 20 – July 6, when Mars is under the ninth aspect of Ketu.
Mercury transits Taurus, from 23:07 to 22:02°. Mercury is outside the orb of influence of other planets. This should be favorable for business, technology and communications. Mercury is retrograde until June 22. The retrograde motion of Mercury is adverse primarily only for Aries, Libra and Aquarius rising sign persons – but only when Mercury is within five degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart.
Jupiter transits Aquarius from 08:00 to 8:00° (stationary). Jupiter is under the eighth aspect of Mars until June 23. This connects law, banking, religion and education with sports, police, military, and property matters. Taurus, Virgo, and Scorpio rising sign persons, companies and countries (including India) should be careful and patient.
Venus transits out of Gemini and into Cancer, June 22 at 3:51 a.m. CDT. Venus is outside the orb of influence of other planets, but is weak in degrees until June 26. Be patient with the women in your life, along with design, fashion, medicine, luxuries, advertising, photography, entertainment and the fine, healing and performing arts.
Saturn transits its own sign, Capricorn, from 18:52 to 18:34°. Saturn is in retrograde motion until October 10. The retrograde motion of Saturn is adverse primarily only for Cancer, Virgo and Pisces rising sign persons – but only when Saturn is within five degrees of their rising sign degree (in any house) or another planet by aspect or conjunction, in either the birth chart or transit chart.
Saturn remains within three degrees of the ninth aspect of Rahu until September 19. There may be continued issues for the masses, the elderly, the poor and needy, working-class persons, agriculture and manufacturing (including the oil, gas, and minerals industries). Be especially vigilant during July and August when Saturn is even closer — within two degrees of Rahu.
Rahu and Ketu transit Taurus and Scorpio, respectively, from 16:29 to 16:32°. Rahu and Ketu remain stationary in the 16° range until July 12th. This is not ideal worldwide. Persons, companies and countries (such as India and Israel) with a rising sign between 15 and 17 degrees — or with any planets in even signs (Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces) in these same degrees, should exercise a great deal of care and patience.
Notes: There are two major factors contributing to recent disturbances worldwide. These include the stationary position of Rahu and Ketu in the 16-degree range (April 26 to July 12), and the close influence of Rahu on Saturn (March 15 – September 19). These prolonged influences are difficult for most everyone, everywhere.
Be especially vigilant during July and August, when Saturn is two degrees or less from the ninth aspect of Rahu. (There may be more problems with Covid-19 and/or other issues for the masses.)
We may also be vulnerable to serious military and property issues June 20 – July 6, when Mars is under the close ninth aspect of Ketu.
It is likely that by the end of September the world will be able to breathe a collective sigh of relief – other transits notwithstanding.
The Impact of the Transit Planets for each “Rising Sign” (not “Sun Sign”)
Aries: Focus on property, vehicles, fixed assets and home life. Get extra rest through July 20 as Mars, ruling your chart, is in its debilitation sign and co-dependent on the volatility of its dispositor, Moon. Connect children, education, investments, and partnerships with independent and entrepreneurial ventures. Be vigilant with what you say and with what you eat. Jupiter brings good fortune with income and friendships – associated with work. Gain from teaching, publishing and advisory roles through Sept. 14.
Taurus: Focus on property, vehicles and fixed assets, but also be patient with these to manage setback, expenses, and separations and to avoid accidents. Pets, children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits remain forefront until July 6. Work on writing, business, technology and intellectual property. Be vigilant with what you say and eat to avoid conflicts and health issues. There may be expenses with entrepreneurial ventures. Focus on research and knowledge until September 14. Teach, publish and advise. Be patient to manage setbacks and to avoid accidents at work.
Gemini: Take a leadership position and expect a lift with entrepreneurial ventures – connected with partnerships and joint ventures. Pets, children, education and investments remain forefront. Gain from your own and family money. Be patient with property, vehicles and home life; these are vulnerable to expenses and separations through July 6. Some weakness remains with income and friendships through July 20. Relationships remain vulnerable until next April, but a marriage or windfall is also possible.
Cancer: Be patient for a few days with property, vehicles and home life and then expect a lift. Gain from your own self-efforts, along with writing, business, technology, communications and intellectual property. Be patient with authority figures – there may be losses, expenses or separations through mid-July. Retreats and foreign lands are favorable. Career opportunities are forefront through July 20. Connect teaching, publishing and advisory roles with research and knowledge through Sept. 14. Be vigilant, however, to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues.
Leo: Focus on writing, literature, business, technology, communications and intellectual property through July 6. Expect gains, income and friendships associated with women and the arts this week, and with large, spiritual, medical or government organizations through mid-July. Take care of father figures and property through July 19. These may be vulnerable to expenses and separations. Connect children, education, and investments with partnerships – but also protect these from debts, disputes, health or legal issues through Sept. 14.
Virgo: Focus on father figures and consider a long-distance journey before July 6. Take a leadership position at work and connect with law, women, medicine, finances, luxuries, entertainment, foreign lands, and/or the fine, healing or performing arts. Gain from research, competition, your executive skills and Vedic sciences. Make sure property, vehicles and fixed assets are protected against fire, debts, theft, disputes, cheating, accidents, or legal issues through September 14.
Libra: Spend a few more days with father/religious figures. Be patient with expenses, sleep patterns and separations through July 6. On the other hand, expect good fortune through mid-July with income, friendships and authority figures — connected with spiritual pursuits or a long-distance journey. Partnerships and joint ventures are forefront at work. Make executive and property decisions. Connect independent projects with children, education, investments, property, home life and spiritual pursuits through Sept. 14.
Scorpio: Be patient for a few days with expenses, separations, sleep patterns and foreign lands. Expect gains and income with partnerships and joint ventures through July 6. Connect your career with research, language, mystical sciences and ancient knowledge. There may be a windfall at work, but be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents through mid-July. Take care of father figures through July 19. Focus on property, vehicles, and home life through Sept. 14. Work out of your home on independent projects – involving agriculture, manufacturing, and being of service to others.
Sagittarius: Connect income and friendships with partnerships. Be patient with your career through July 6 to manage debts, disputes, health or legal issues. Expect good fortune with marriage, joint ventures and foreign lands through mid-July. Protect your pets, children, property, and investments through July 19. Focus on communications and entrepreneurial projects through Sept. 14. These should contribute to your wealth, status and family life.
Capricorn: Be patient with your career for a few days to manage debts and disputes — and then expect a lift. There may be good fortune with your children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits through July 6. Focus on writing, business, technology and communications. Connect property, vehicles and home life with partnerships or joint ventures through July 19. There may be visits to ashrams, institutions, or long-distance places – along with expenses and separations through Sept. 14.
Aquarius: Spend a few days on the fine arts, performing arts, and healing arts. Be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents with property, vehicles and home life through July 6. Connect partnerships and joint ventures with children, education and investments through mid-July. Be vigilant with communications and entrepreneurial ventures through July 19. Income and friendships are forefront through Sept. 14. Teach, publish and advise. Be patient, however, to manage expenses and separations involving retreats, institutions or foreign lands.
Pisces: Spend a few more days beautifying your living quarters – but be patient with setbacks and to avoid accidents at home or with vehicles. Connect partnerships with entrepreneurial ventures and work on writing, finances, business, technology, communications, and intellectual property through July 6. Protect property through mid-July. Focus on your pets, children, education, investments and spiritual pursuits through July 19. Connect your career with ashrams, institutions or foreign lands through Sept. 14. Be patient, however, to manage expenses and separations in your professional life.
Quote of the Week:
“Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is Now and always Now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” ― Eckhart Tolle
About the Author: David Hawthorne