by Lina Elisabeth Preston 4 min read

On June 1st, the planetary energies shift as Mars moves from Pisces into Aries, and Uranus enters Taurus.

Many planets are in Taurus in June, and the new moon in Taurus on June 6th highlights a unique astrological configuration with 6 planets in Taurus.

We also see a highly unusual situation for Scorpio, which is aspected by every possible planet.

A Concentration of Planets in Taurus

With so many planets in Taurus this month, the energy of this sign is very strong.

Taurus is an Earth sign; people with planets in this sign tend to be practical, determined, and stable. Ruled by Venus, it is a creative sign that enjoys art and the pleasures of the earth.

Venus Travels Close to the Sun in Taurus

Venus is comfortable in Taurus, but it is difficult to see Venus in the sky now due to its closeness to the Sun. Energetically, the Sun is dominating Venus due to his heat and brightness. Venus remains very close to the Sun for the entire month.

We might want to address relationships, diplomacy, values, and finances when Venus transits Taurus. However, because Venus is so close to the Sun, issues around power may prevent us from seeing these matters clearly. 

Venus moves to Gemini on June 12th, and the Sun follows on June 14th. 

Planetary War Between Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus

Meanwhile, Jupiter and Mercury are fighting a planetary war in Taurus on June 3rd. This means the planets are on the same degree, creating tensions between the two planetary energies.

Jupiter stays in Taurus for a year, while Mercury’s transit in Taurus only lasts a few weeks. Read more about Jupiter’s transit in Taurus here.

Jupiter and Mercury in Taurus are practical, intelligent, and knowledgeable. However, Mercury is more focused on business and communication, while ethics, morals, and legal issues are central for Jupiter. 

Uranus Enters a 7-Year Stay in Taurus

The eccentric and rebellious planet Uranus moves into Taurus on June 1st.
Uranus can revolutionize art, business, and productivity through fast-growing technical innovation. 

On the same day that Uranus moves into Taurus, Mars (a planet of technical skill) moves into his sign of strength, Aries. This will contribute to setting the tone of technical innovation during this long-lasting Uranus transit. 

Taurus rules voice and speech. We already see the voice used in new technologies, including instant translation and AI. Recently a friend of mine told me she could speak Arabic and showed me a video clip of her speaking in Arabic. She was using an app to translate her in her own voice! We can expect more technological breakthroughs in this area during Uranus' transit of Taurus.

Uranus’ behavior can be unpredictable and surprising. The influence of Uranus may seem threatening to Taurus, who desires stability.

This is a long-lasting transit; Uranus will stay in Taurus for seven years.

Saturn is Powerful This Month

Saturn, the number one planet of karma, is especially powerful right now. 
Not only is Saturn in his own sign, but he is also almost standing still. Saturn is about to go retrograde which is a time when he slows down remarkably.  He moves less than a degree this month and is powerful and intense. He is retrograde between June 29th and November 14th.

If you have planets between near 25 degrees Aquarius, especially the Moon, you will certainly feel the pressure of Saturn.

Saturn is aspecting Aries, Scorpio, and Leo.

Scorpio Under Pressure

Scorpio, the sign opposite Taurus, is activated because it directly receives many of the planetary influences. In fact, during the new Moon in Taurus on June 6th, all possible planets are aspecting Scorpio. This is highly unusual.

Scorpio is a receptive and perceptive water sign. It is a sign of transformation, death, and change. 

With six of the planets aspecting Scorpio from Taurus, Scorpio is influenced by both the planets and Taurus itself. Saturn’s aspect from Aquarius is also significant. And Rahu is also aspecting Scorpio from Pisces.

Scorpio has been under the influence of Saturn and Rahu for some time. When Scorpio receives the energy from a fiery Mars after June 1st, Scorpio’s water may begin to boil. 

Due to Mars’ ability to aspect the eighth house from itself, Mars in Aries aspects Scorpio, also a sign ruled by Mars. Mars is strong and powerful in his sign Aries, where he will be from June 1st to July 13th. His energy is forceful – he will make things happen.

Unfortunately, Mars's energy can express anger and violence. Mars can shake things up like no other, causing accidents, violence, and fires.

Uranus in Taurus also aspects Scorpio after June 1st. In addition to the tension that already exists, Uranus can be disruptive. Tensions may suddenly erupt, and the energy is explosive.

Fixed Energy

We must recognize that Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, and Leo are fixed signs. With so much energy in these three signs, we will experience this energy. Saturn in Aquarius aspects Scorpio and Leo.

What does that mean? Fixed signs want to maintain and preserve. They have endurance and focus. Fixed signs are also stubborn. There is an unwillingness to compromise and a challenge to let go.

Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Gemini 

Venus will move into Gemini on July 12th, and the Sun and Mercury will move into Gemini on July 14th. 

Gemini is a mutable sign. Mutable signs are flexible and adaptable and can adapt to changes in the world around them.

Saturn, Rahu, Mars, and Jupiter are the planets aspecting Scorpio after July 14th. The malefic planets are strong, but Jupiter's benefic energy is the saving grace at this time. 

“Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human but also human to other forms of life.”
- Dalai Lama XIV

June 2024 Dates to Remember

  • June 1 - July 13: Mars transits Aries
  • June 1-2: Mars Gandanta
  • June 1: Uranus enters Taurus
  • June 1: Sun/Venus conjunction in Taurus at 17 degrees
  • June 3: Mercury/Jupiter planetary war in Taurus at 7 degrees
  • June 6: New Moon- Sun, Moon, Venus in Taurus at 22° 
  • June 12 - July 6: Venus in Gemini
  • June 14 - June 29: Mercury in Gemini
  • June 14 - July 15: Sun in Gemini
  • June 21: Full Moon in Sagittarius 7 degrees
  • June 29 - July 19: Mercury in Cancer
  • June 29 - November 14: Saturn retrograde in Aquarius

 

Blessings,
Lina

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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