by Lina Elisabeth Preston 3 min read

The energies from the malefic planets are difficult this month. Mars/Rahu and Saturn/Ketu are strongly influencing one another and their energies are incompatible. A benefic Venus in the sign of Taurus offers relief.

An Agitated Mercury

Mercury is transiting the sign of Gemini between June 1st - June 21st. Even though Mercury is travelling through his own sign he is not comfortable now. He is extremely agitated because he joins the fiery planet Mars and a volatile Rahu. Mercury is a sensitive planet and is easily influenced by his surroundings. On June 15th the Sun also moves into Gemini. The planets in Gemini are opposed by the close Ketu/Saturn conjunction in Sagittarius.

Mercury, the planet who governs trade and communication, is closely involved in the planetary war between Mars/Rahu opposite Saturn/Ketu. The trade war taking place between the United States and China, and possibly Mexico, is effecting an entire world. There are also conflicts involving the advanced use of computer technology. Social media is currently under some pressure. We can clearly see the impact of a Mercury under stress.

Conflicting Energies

The challenging planetary combination will reach its peak on June 14th with Mars/ Rahu conjunction at 24 degrees Gemini opposed by Saturn/Ketu conjunction at 24 degrees Sagittarius. Mercury will travel on the same degree as Rahu on June 16th and on the same degree as Mars on the 17th. The energy is  volatile, turbulent and potentially violent. The time between June 10th and June 20th is challenging. The full Moon takes place on June 17th in Sagittarius. The close conjunction between Saturn and Ketu indicates karmic situations and a deep change.

Benefic Venus

Relief comes from Venus shining brightly in Taurus almost the entire month. Venus rules this sign and is not involved in the difficult planetary configuration.

Furthermore, Venus receives an aspect from Jupiter in Scorpio. These two benefic planets are not involved with the challenges of the malefic planets and will guide us from the sidelines. Venus and Jupiter can both offer guidance but the two planets have different agendas. Venus guides us through upliftment, creativity and joy, Jupiter guides us through his wisdom and knowledge.  

Mars leaves Gemini and moves into Cancer on June 23rd. Mars is debilitated in Cancer but will no longer be involved in the challenging planetary combination. Mars will instead be receiving a favorable aspect from Jupiter.

How Does This Impact You?

How the planets will influence us as individuals this month depends on the personal chart. Which houses in your chart are governed by Gemini and Sagittarius? These houses reveal areas that you are working on now. Your planetary period also matters.

The Mercury ruled signs Gemini and Virgo feel the agitation. The signs ruled by Saturn and Mars will experience stress as well. These signs are Capricorn, Aquarius, Aries and Scorpio. However, Scorpio has protection of Jupiter transiting Scorpio.

During this time it is important to watch how you communicate, to avoid arguments, and to be mindful if you need to travel.

Some of us may be very busy and working hard during this time. Just remember to balance work and service with times of relaxation and rest.

Dates to Remember

  • June 1st - June 21st   Mercury in Gemini
  • June 3rd   New Moon in Taurus,
  • June 4th      Venus in Taurus
  • June 4th - 5th   Moon transits Gemini
  • June 14th    Mars / Rahu conjunction 24 degrees Gemini
  • June 14th    Saturn / Ketu conjunction 24 degrees Sagittarius
  • June 15th    Sun in Gemini
  • June 16th    Mercury / Rahu conjunction  24 degrees Gemini
  • June 17th     Mercury / Mars  conjunction 26 degree Gemini
  • June 16th     Moon Gandanta between Scorpio and Sagittarius
  • June 17th    Full Moon 2 degrees Sagittarius
  • June 17th - June 19th    Moon transits Sagittarius, Moon is  with Saturn, Ketu, and PlutoR
  • June 18th    Mercury / Mars conjunction 27 degrees Gemini
  • June 19th    Mercury opposition Pluto R  28 degrees Gemini / Sagittarius
  • June 20th    Mars opposition Pluto R  28’
  • June 21st    August 26th Mercury in Cancer
  • June 23rd    Mars in Cancer
  • June 23rd    Venus / Jupiter R opposition  23 degrees Taurus / Scorpio
  • June 29th - July 23rd    Venus in Gemini


Blessings and Peace,

Lina Elisabeth Preston
Lina Elisabeth Preston

Lina Elisabeth Preston has been doing astrological consultations for 20 years. She is a certified Jyotish Visharada and member and practitioner with the Council of Vedic Astrology. Lina also works with vedic gemstones. A long time meditator and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Lina lives with her husband Binay at Ananda Village, a spiritual community in Northern California. Lina and Binay founded their business Northern Lights in 1990.

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