Monthly Astrological Insights for June 2020
Date Posted: May 31, 2020
month of June is likely to experience a variety of planetary impulses
activating forces of nature worldwide in a significant way. Some of those
impulses are likely to stem from a strong annular solar eclipse of June 21
and four to five retrograde planets (Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and
Neptune after June 23). Especially the stationery Pluto will play a
significant role in activating the energy force lasting it for a long time.
the retrograde planets, Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are certainly
important for the month of June as they all will be imparting their impulses,
requiring us to stop going forward with our ambitious agenda of acquiring
material success and taking a pause to look inward and perhaps reflect on
life in a meaningful way. While the retrograde Pluto, Saturn and to some
extent Jupiter would possibly be responsible for the beginning of spiritual
and wisdom oriented transformation, the retrograde sidereal Taurus Venus
would remind us that the journey of material happiness doesn’t go in a
straight line and it has its own challenges.
And these challenges become the basis for our next step of collective
The manifestation of the Pluto's
ingress in Capricorn and the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in
sidereal Capricorn will continue to be reflected in painful, fearful and
destructive world events (especially the Covid-19 outbreak, natural as well as
man-made calamities, unfortunate deaths, violence, senseless killings, etc.,). The posting of
March 17, 2020 on Coronavirus outbreak underscores the Pluto's Capricorn
The physical, social, political and
economical turmoil, especially in the United States will
likely to continue during the entire month, especially due to the
president Trump's governing style in uncertain political, economical and
As I have alluded a few silver linings
(drastic reduction in air pollution worldwide, improving the air quality,
and perhaps favorably influencing the climate change fallouts) in the midst
of this crisis in my last postings and a wake up call triggered by the
Covid-19 crisis for us to reflect on where we are in our journey of human
evolution, it seems to me that since the Pluto's ingress in Capricorn
(February 13) the glimpse that it had provided us over last two and half months
of what to come when Pluto returns to Capricorn by the end of 2020 (after being retrograde and
returning to Sagittarius July 3 through December 26, 2020) to stay in
Capricorn for next 19-20 years.
One thing is certain. As a
result of Covid-19 experience and the wake up call it triggered, going
forward, our life styles are very likely to be transformed and (hopefully)
more aligned with "Nature". The fact that people still reluctant to
engage in going back to normal life even after the Covid-19 related
restrictions are relaxed, suggests that people's perception about the
"norms" of healthy and happy living might have been
transformed. Only the time will tell how far this transformation
process will continue.
of the key observations that can be made as reported in credible news
sources since the Covid-19 outbreak (and especially during May), is that
people are seriously contemplating about the way they want to leave.
Lot of them who go to work every day and deal with traffic hassles
and long commuting times, would now prefer and more likely to look for ways
to move to a less congested areas and work at least partially from home. And
companies or organizations they work for would also be looking at the
solutions to make that happen.
As a result, less pollution, less consumption of fossil fuels,
drastic reduction in commuting times would likely to result a much healthier
environment and more productive life style.
The likely tradeoff here would be the healthy life style versus
settling for remote communication (online meetings, online communications,
online work) replacing the environment of directly working with people in
offices, and also missing the advantages of having direct experience of
being there face to face which can sometimes be more valuable and
observation that can be made is: the impact of Coronavirus outbreak that
forced us to stay isolated to avoid loss of human lives which clearly
resulted in having adequate time for family members to get closer and spend
time together and know each other better.
Before, typically the family members were busy working and wouldn’t
have enough time to share with each other.
From the psychological impact standpoint, in my opinion, this is a
huge transformation! And
it would likely to result in a society with a sense of more security, being well
and real happy, as it would be reflected in reduced crimes, reduced stress
and health issues (which usually stem from stressful and disturbed mind) and
having opportunities to truly connect with not only just family members but
others outside family such as friends and acquaintances.
perhaps, this is the true message of the Capricorn Pluto to us of becoming
far more spiritually inclined through connecting with each other by putting
less emphasis on material needs that we were accustomed to but still
meeting adequate enough material needs.
A weak lunar Eclipse (June 5,
weak lunar eclipse occurs on June 5 during the hours of 18:00 - 20:30 GMT.
It's not a strong eclipse, and it will be visible in
Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa,
and Australia. Since it's a weaker type eclipse I
don't expect it to influence the world events in a significantly negative
An annular Solar Eclipse (June 21,
An annular solar eclipse occurs on June 21, approximately
around 6:42 GMT and lasting for about 10 minutes with maximum eclipse
duration under a minute. The central path of this eclipse passes through
Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, south of Pakistan and northern
India, and China. A partial eclipse will be visible in north and
east Africa, south-east of Europe, most of Asia, and north of Australia.
This eclipse is important since the Sun
and Moon will be within 2 degrees from Rahu, the Northern or ascending node
in the sidereal zodiac sign Gemini. Consequently this eclipse, according to
Vedic astrology, is likely to be unfavorable for those who have sidereal Gemini
rising or Gemini as moon sign.
For those who have the lunar nodes in conjunction with
either Sun or Moon in their natal charts should watch-out. Take an extra precaution and avoid any sort of outdoor activity
requiring you to get out of house during the time of eclipse.
On world scene, Africa, most of Asia might experience undesirable
happenings in the following next six to eight weeks.
Retrograde Mercury (June 18 - July 12)
18, the planet Mercury
becomes retrograde in
It will stay retrograde in Gemini
all the time while it's retrograde. Typically retrograde
Mercury means anxieties, communication breakdowns, unexpected delays,
frustrations, missing deadlines, unforeseen obstacles and disappointment in
daily chores. Retrograde Mercury in Gemini means
more frustrating periods for leaders communicators, authors, editors, small
business people, people that deal with any kind of communication business. This is the time not to start
a new project or venture, but rather reflect on what's been done so far.
Also, this is the best time to cleanup that closet and do other chores that you
have been postponing due to lack of time.
In addition, if you have dominating Mercury in your birth chart and if
is currently your operating planet, then you are more
likely to experience the pronounced effects of retrograde Mercury during this
period with respect to matters signified by the house it's currently transiting through in your
Jupiter's brief entry
in sidereal Capricorn on Mar 29, 20 (Mar 29 - July 1)
March 29, 2020, Jupiter entered Capricorn, it becomes retrograde in
Capricorn on May 11 and with its retrograde motion returns to Sagittarius
on July 1, 2020. Thereafter, it stays in Sagittarius until November 20,
2020. While in Capricorn, being a cardinal and earth sign ruled by Saturn,
Jupiter in Capricorn (despite debilitated in Capricorn) has a tendency to enhance material prosperity of
those who have well placed and well connected Saturn and Jupiter in their
birth charts while others likely to experience their prosperity diminish.
However, given the Pluto's presence in Capricorn, the rate of destruction of
material wealth far outweighs the material prosperity of Capricorn Jupiter.
During this period of March 20 - July 1, 2020, the influence of
contemporary philosophers on society will shape the future direction of
our social evolution through the philosophical and metaphysical debates.
Jupiter will be in conjunction with Pluto during March 27 - April 15, 2020
in Capricorn, the possibility of a severe religious or morality crisis as
well as financial crisis are very likely. Certainly, the way we have
the religious and morality based norms today will be challenged by the new
forces of human evolution. And the world financial markets will exhibit
unprecedented volatility. The contemporary philosophers, reformers,
industrialists, scientists, and all those who have power to influence
people with their unique intelligence based talents will enjoy this period
to its fullest.
Retrograde Venus (May
13 - June 25)
On May 13, 2020 Venus becomes
retrograde and remains in sidereal Taurus till it becomes direct on June
25. Venus stays in Taurus all the time while retrograde. Venus
becomes retrograde about once every 19 months, and stays retrograde for
about six weeks. On the 1st of August Venus enters
sidereal Gemini. Venus transits through Taurus from March 28 through August
general, a retrograde Venus in Taurus (a sign ruled by Venus)
means a very challenging period for women, marriages, home life, lovers,
entertainment industries. During the retrograde period, expect the divorce rates to peak, fighting between spouses
to intensify, and delays, frustrations, and misunderstandings to take a
center-stage in domestic matters. Taurus being the earth sign (money
matters, hard work) the retrograde Venus in Taurus also means challenges for
entrepreneurs, blue class workers, small businesses (especially owned by
women), restaurant and hotel owners; and also precious stones and jewelry
If you have a dominating Venus in your birth chart, and if
your current planetary cycle influences your life via Venus then you are
more likely to experience the effects of the retrograde Venus during May 13
- June 15. The entertainers like actors, actresses, musicians, comedians, movie
directors and producers, entrepreneurs, blue class workers, small
businesses (especially owned by women), restaurant and hotel owners; and
precious stones and jewelry business owners may find themselves in a miserable situation during the retrograde Venus
period especially if they are currently being influenced by Venus through
their current progressive cycles.
Retrograde Jupiter (May
15 - September 13)
Jupiter becomes retrograde in
sidereal Capricorn on May 15 and with its retrograde motion returns to Sagittarius
on July 1, 2020. It remains retrograde in
Sagittarius until September 13.
While in Capricorn, being a cardinal and earth sign ruled by Saturn,
Jupiter in Capricorn (despite debilitated in Capricorn) has a tendency to enhance material prosperity.
But during its retrograde period in Capricorn and
given the Pluto's presence in Capricorn, the rate of destruction of
material wealth is likely to be more significant.
For those who have
a well placed Jupiter in their birth charts and if Jupiter's period is currently in
operation, such people are likely to feel the deceleration in their progress.
Remember it's only temporary! Need to put more energy in to whatever you
do to achieve what you need to achieve.
the world scene, particularly in religious world, "confusion"
will dominate and things are likely to move at much slower rate. The world economy may experience a slower growth.
Retrograde Saturn (May 11 -
Saturn became retrograde on May 11 in sidereal Capricorn, and is going to stay retrograde till
September 29 in Capricorn. For those who have a well placed Saturn in their birth charts and
if Saturn's period is currently in operation, then they are likely to experience
slow progress. Best way to deal with retrograde Saturn is to put more energy in
to whatever you do to work towards your goal.
the world scene, generally, the projects that deal with expansion are likely to
either stay on hold or experience sluggish progress. In religious world,
things are likely to move at frustratingly slow rate. In the political arena what may seem like progress
will turn out to be a disaster.
About President Donald Trump and
operating Gochar planets (the planets that presently active for
him) for June continue to be Saturn and Venus. And they will continue to be
operating planets for him for several more
years. In addition, Neptune continues to be the operating planet till
the retrograde Saturn will be in the sidereal Capricorn, in the eighth house of his Gochar (transit)
chart. In his
ninefold Gochar (transit) chart, Saturn will be in the 10th house until June 23
and then in the ninth house for the rest of the month. The retrograde Venus
(which becomes direct on June 25) will be in sidereal Taurus (the 12th house of his Gochar
Chart) for the entire month too.
From Dasa standpoint, Saturn
continues to be unfavorable, being in the eighth house of his
Gochar (transit) and in the 10th house and (after June 23) the ninth of
his of his ninefold Gochar (transit) chart. As a result,
President Trump remains to be self-destructive and continues to face challenges in dealing with his friends and adversaries
alike. In addition to be
frustrated and depressed, he is likely to be in the company of wrong people. In light of
the on going Coronavirus crisis, he will
continue to misbehave driving his own agenda with no evidence or proof and have friction with his cabinet members, members of the Coronavirus
task force and political
adversaries. Furthermore, he will be dealing with his self-created feud with
congress men and women and others. Overall chaos, fear, confusion and disappointment
will continue to dominate to describe his political experiences.
The manifestation of the
12th house resident transiting Venus
is likely to be
for him when it comes to dealing with women and his personal finances.
The 9th house resident Aquarius Neptune and the 12th house (and in the first
house after June 23) resident ninefold
Neptune in his Gochar (transit) charts will continue to
create deceptive atmosphere around him (either created by himself, such as by
taking hydroxychloroquine, or by some of the
people surrounding him)
The most serious
challenge that has been going on since March is due to the opposition of transiting Pluto
to his natal Saturn. During June it is likely to become more
intensive than the previous month for him
(due to Pluto turning retrograde
in the 8th house of his Gochar (transit) chart). From governing the country standpoint,
he would likely to be overwhelmed by
defeat and humiliation due to his eccentric behavior.
Thus, during June, the
will continue to present very intensive and painful time for him.
opposition of the transiting Pluto to his natal Saturn will certainly
continue to create
explosive political climate, governing failures, mishandling of coronavirus
crisis, and therefore, resulting in
another trying and frustrating month.
when one looks at the close conjunction of Sun and Rahu, and Rahu and Uranus
in the 10th house of his natal chart, and Moon in very close conjunction
with the lunar node Ketu in the 4th house of his natal chart, it's not surprising why he operates the way he does. It seems to
me that he is totally
driven by the country's (USA) destiny (at least at this point in history)
which is very closely tied with his own due to the Rahu-Uranus conjunction in
the 10th house of his natal chart.
the reflection of what collectively the country (USA) as a whole is going
through at this point in time. Perhaps, it's a part of painful process of
transformation and discovery of the next phase of its evolution. If the
country's destiny is at the crossroad of "CHANGE" at
this point in history, that will certainly be reflected in political events of
seems more and more likely that the Coronavirus outbreak and its ultimate toll on Americans
finally may bring that "CHANGE".
important challenging planetary configurations
for June include
(June 30 - July 5) ninefold opposition; Uranus-Saturn (May
24 - June 1) and Pluto-Neptune (June 8 - July 8) ninefold quincunxes; Rahu/Ketu-Mars (June 25-27) square and
Neptune-Saturn (June 10-21), Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (June 14-20) ninefold squares;
and Neptune-Mars (June 12-14) conjunction.
The manifestation of the Uranus-Saturn
(June 30 - July 5) ninefold opposition may be reflected in
social or political turmoil in the United States of America, Russia or China as well as tensions rising among
(May 24 - June 1) ninefold quincunx may become responsible for social or political turmoil in the USA, Russia and/or China, as well as
increased tensions among these nations.
The Pluto-Neptune (June 8 - July
8) ninefold quincunx may mean an outbreak of violence and terrorist activities
in Middle east, especially in Syria, Iraq, Israel and Palestine region. Also,
the occurrences of natural as well as man-made calamities are more likely during
this period. Some of the east-European
countries, Russia, and China may experience political as well as social turmoil.
The Rahu/Ketu-Mars (June 25-27) square
may become responsible for both natural and
man-made calamities worldwide causing destruction and loss of lives during these
The manifestation of the Neptune-Saturn (June
10-21) ninefold square maybe reflected in politically
and economically difficult period for China and Russia.
The Uranus-Rahu/Ketu (June 14-20) ninefold
squares may mean likelihood of either sudden
explosion of covid-19 related cases and deaths or terrorist activities
the United States. President Trump and his administration may want to take extra precaution in
dealing with foreign matters during this period. Also during the same period,
violence may flare up in Middle-East (Afghanistan,
Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Israel and
The Neptune-Mars (June 12-14)
conjunction may become responsible for rise in covert activities. China and Russia are likely to experience some very drastic changes
in their political arena which will influence the psyche of those nations at a
important auspicious planetary configuration
for June include Rahu-Jupiter (May 19 - June 13)
and Pluto-Saturn (May 26 - June 21) ninefold sextiles; and Pluto-Jupiter
(June 19 - July 9) conjunction.
The Rahu-Jupiter (May
19 - June 13) ninefold sextile is likely
to be responsible for religions around the
world enjoying positive experiences. People will likely to be
convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining
their religious faith.
of the Pluto-Saturn (May 26 -
June 21) ninefold sextile may be reflected in
European and Russian economy, progress in technical
fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.
(June 19 - July 9) conjunction may mean religious and academic and to
some extent social fields are likely to see positive changes coming in their
respective fields. Initial
reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic,
but the majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very
likely to enjoy it.
The countries that
are more likely to be affected during this month are: United States, China,
Russia, Europe and Middle East (Syria, Iraq, Iran,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
and Palestine-Israel regions).
Natural and Man-made Calamities........
The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes,
heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as man made accidents are likely
to occur through the entire month, more specifically during June
8-21 and 25-30.
on the Earthquake
prediction model V, the earthquake(s) of magnitude 7 or higher, if
occur, are likely to occur on
10-12, 16, 18, 28-30. Please
note that these dates refer to the Universal time (GMT). For your convenience,
the earthquake predictions for the entire year 2020 are provided at Earthquake
calamities may manifest themselves in terrorism, unrest, violence, accidents,
and air crashes, the natural calamities are likely to include extreme weather
conditions such as severe cold winters, and equally intensive droughts,
hurricanes or typhoons, thunderstorms, earthquakes and fires