Vedic Astrology for June: Cultivate Compassion, Beware of Aggression, Communicate Mindfully
At the beginning of June we find Venus in Cancer (since May 30, 2015) joining the planet Jupiter, exalted in Cancer. Venus stays in Cancer until July 5. With Venus in the water sign of Cancer we want security, safety, and nurturing from loved ones. This is also a time we feel more openings to give extra support and care to family members. Now with Venus traveling with benefic Jupiter we feel even more generous, kind and giving to others and our world. This is a great time to cultivate compassion and see the goodness in all things. Love can bring optimistic feelings, and romance may blossom. We also enjoy social contacts and events. Venus will conjunct Jupiter exactly at 27 degrees Cancer on June 30 and July 1.
Mars will be traveling extremely close with the Sun (called combustion) for the entire month of June, beginning in the sign of Taurus, and then mid-month shifting into Gemini. This combustion of Mars during the month of June means that things related to Mars may suffer. The integrity of Mars is compromised and we might feel more agitated or confrontational as Mars rules assertiveness and aggression. The combination of Sun and Mars can sometimes result in extreme imbalance in our energy output. Our vitality and enthusiasm may suffer. So remember to take time out when you need to and rest. Be patient, mindful and take time to think things through before making decisions is recommended. This is a perfect opportunity to develop more personal courage, discipline, and neutrality in our lives. Don’t let outer drama affect your inner peace. Some remedies for Mars are practicing yoga and meditation, and working with the manipura (solar plexus) chakra. The deity for Mars is Hanuman, so chanting the Hanuman Chalisa is also helpful.
Mars and the Sun will be exactly conjunct several times, starting at 27 degrees Taurus on June 12, then at 28 degrees Taurus on June 13, and 29 degrees Taurus on June 14. Then on June 15, the Sun first moves into Gemini, followed by Mars on the same day, and later that day they will exactly conjunct at 0 degrees Gemini. We need to be a little more centered, compassionate, and humble around the dates listed above, as we may feel out of balance energetically. This is time to practice peace-making, and to learn positive ways to express ourselves and be less reactive. If your Ascendant is ruled by Mars (Aries or Scorpio) or Mars is your yogakaraka planet (for Cancer and Leo Ascendants), you may feel this combustion of Mars more intensely. As the Sun and Mars move into Gemini on June 15, they lose the opposition of Saturn which was problematic since May. So we may feel less tension or restriction mid-month.
And of course Mercury is still retrograde the beginning of the month (since May 18) until June 11 when it goes direct. Once Mercury goes direct, it’s a good time to resolve any miscommunications, apologize, or forgive as you’ll have better clarity in order to express yourself, and you may experience new understandings in the process. Now with Mercury direct we can move forward to make any needed changes for greater success in the future.
Note: Vedic astrology, the astrology from India, uses the sidereal zodiac, the zodiac of the fixed stars, which is based on a more accurate astronomical view of the planets in the sky.
Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has been teaching Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ since 2002. Debra, can be reached at (928) 639-0623 for astrological consultations, by phone or in person. You can also find her at https://ayurveda-sedona.com/yoga-and-vedic-astrology/about-vedic-astrology/