Vedic Astrology Report for June 2021
By Debra Infante
Mars, planet of action and assertiveness, transits its debilitated sign of Cancer from June 1 until July 20, 2021, and will be influenced by the malefics Saturn and Ketu. On June 10, 2021, we experience a major astrological event with a solar eclipse occurring in the fixed sign of Taurus. Mercury, planet of communications, is retrograde this month until June 22, 2021. Jupiter, the great benefic planet, turns retrograde on June 20, 2021 until October 17, 2021.
Mars transits its debilitated sign of Cancer beginning the evening of June 1, 2021 until July 20, 2021. A debilitated planet is considered weak or it just acts differently or contrary to its natural tendency. Mars rules actions, passions, and energy in life. So if our desires and ambitions are not fulfilled in a timely manner, frustrations arise and we are more prone to arguments or conflicts at this time. We can feel emotional unrest or experience a lack enthusiasm. A strong Mars wants to lead and do things quickly, so with Mars is in its weakest sign, it can bring passive-aggressive energy or it just makes self-assertion difficult.
To help the Mars transit through the water sign of Cancer, do life-affirming activities. Be mindful of how your actions affect others. Use the positive Mars quality of inner courage to overcome spiritual obstacles and challenges. Debilitated planets can also teach us the quality of humility, as we learn to relate without pride or excessive ego. Mars in Cancer periods are good times for doing yoga or taking conflict resolution courses. Place yourself in a loving environment to help stabilize your emotions. Practice ahimsa, the art of non-violence, which generates great respect for all living things.
Ketu, the south node of the Moon, is in Scorpio and will trine Mars in Cancer, with the exact aspect occurring on June 28 at 16 degrees. Ketu acts like Mars, and both are fiery, pitta planets, so try not to over-react and stay calm, as this combination can also be a bit accident-prone. Ketu is “headless” in Vedic mythology, and relies on instinct, plus Ketu is also related to the past. So frictions or conflicts from the past can resurface to be understood and healed. Stay present and centered, and be patient in the midst of any amplified or misdirected energies or words. Relax and heal with massage and Ayurveda treatments or spend quiet time in nature, activities which represent the healing side of the Mars/Ketu combination.
Saturn in Capricorn will oppose Mars in Cancer this month with the exact opposition occurring at 18 degrees on July 1 and 2, 2021. The Saturn/Mars aspect can generate a push/pull energy, so at times you move ahead, and then may experience a setback. You are learning when to move forward and when to retreat and rest. Saturn also asks you to take greater responsibility for your actions. Saturn in its own sign of Capricorn is quite strong, so allow the Saturn influence to increase your endurance and focus to accomplish your goals.
On June 10, 2021 we experience a solar eclipse, the second eclipse of the pair. The first eclipse occurred on May 26, two weeks earlier. This solar eclipse is at 25 degrees in the fixed earth sign of Taurus in the nakshatra of Mrigashira. Mirgashira nakshatra is called the “searching star” and indicates the desire to find fulfillment. Mrigashira can be a changeable and impulsive nakshatra. So be patient and discerning during this eclipse. Don’t make quick judgments that you may later regret. Mrigashira nakshatra is also related to healing ability. So if deep emotions rise during this eclipse period, let the healing process begin. The Mrigashira eclipse can also reveal our interests in agriculture and gardening.
Eclipses are points of change and awakening, and present us opportunities for transformation and rebirth. Eclipses help us to correct our course if need be, to further our personal evolution. It is important not to fear eclipses, but know that they can bring significant change or new direction into one’s life. In Vedic culture, eclipses are days for spiritual life, meditation, introspection, or retreat. Eclipses are generally not good days for mundane or material activities.
Jupiter, the great benefic planet, goes retrograde at 8 degrees Aquarius on June 20, 2021 until October 17, 2021. Jupiter begins its retrograde period in Aquarius, but eventually will retrograde back into Capricorn on September 14, 2021. Jupiter is a planet of spirituality and expansion, so when retrograde, this expansiveness now turns inward, opening us to the possibility of deep inner growth.
Mercury, planet of communications, business, electronics, and the intellect, is retrograde from May 29, 2021 until June 22, 2021. Mercury began its retrograde phase at 0 degrees in its own sign of Gemini, and quickly moves back to the sign of Taurus on June 2, 2021. Mercury retrograde is a great time to reflect, contemplate, and view things from a different perspective. This is a period to re-organize your life, complete creative projects, and clear out clutter. Back up your computer or any electronic devices. Be clear and accurate in all of your communications, and come from your heart.
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 taught Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ from 2002 to 2020. Debra can be reached at (928) 639-0623 or firstname.lastname@example.org for astrological consultations by phone or in person. Or contact her to receive her monthly Vedic astrology article. You can also find her at http://ayurveda-sedona.com/yoga-and-vedic-astrology/about-vedic-astrology/