May 31, 2023

Monthly Astrological Insights for June 2023

With Pluto retrograde in Capricorn and Saturn turning retrograde in Aquarius (both signs ruled by Saturn) on June 18 the month of June (especially the second half) is likely to be very painful from daily chore point of view and slow going. In addition, as we approach summer solstice (winter solstice in the southern hemisphere) the earth’s speed in its orbit around the Sun reaches its nadir, perhaps further supporting slowing down of activities on the earth. We will probably be entering into a period of summer doldrums sooner as everything around us likely to become stagnant.  We may feel like we are stuck as far as material progress is concerned.

However, for US politics and media industry this is the period of turbulence and turmoil.  Even after the realistic deadline of June 5 for raising the debt ceiling limit, the democrats and republicans may very well continue their stalemate little longer.  At the same time Ukraine-Russia war is likely to gain some momentum with less clarity and more confusion with (as I pointed out several times due to Neptune’s transit in sidereal Pisces) Putin continues to be more frustrated and humiliated as Ukraine keeps on getting upper hand in this war at this time.

Jupiter’s transit in sidereal Aries with Jupiter-Rahu conjunction (intensive until June 9), a possibility of a severe religious or morality crisis is likely with a distinct shift in the world of religions.

On the upside, Mercury picking up the full speed (well above its average speed) the frequency of communication snafus and misunderstanding will be on decline and in general, life is likely to return to normal.

Although Venus is becoming retrograde on July 23, its speed starts slowing down going below its average speed as we begin June.  We may start having a glimpse of what to expect in July through September, especially a very challenging period for women in leadership or entrepreneurial role, marriages (committed as well as not committed), home life, lovers, and entertainment and health care industries.

Finally it may sound repetitious but I cannot emphasize enough the energy of Neptune’s transit in Pisces.  The way we have been used to deal with religions will no longer be our norms.  Our moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective spiritual experiences. One of the prominent fallouts of this energy is that authoritarian regimes continue to lose their hold as they face the forces of our collective spiritual transformation. More on this is detailed below.

Beginning of upheaval in Social Media Industries?

On January 17, Saturn returned to the sidereal Aquarius and will stay in Aquarius until March 29, 2025.

What does Saturn in the sidereal Aquarius mean?

Aquarius being the air (intelligence) and fixed (perseverance) sign, Saturn’s energy will likely be strongly reflected in the scientific research that deal with information technology (Artificial Intelligence) which help us collectively bring us together at a phenomenal rate leading to a new level of understanding of this world as a part of the process of our spiritual growth.

Thus, philanthropists, social reformers, philosophers, scientists, spiritual leaders (not religious leaders) and peace-makers will shape our world with better clarity and purpose.

On the downside, some of the prominent social media, news media and internet related companies (would Fox media network be one of them?) likely to go under and replaced with new companies as a part of Saturn/Pluto’s transformation process.

Those who have Saturn in Aquarius (Saturn return) in their natal charts have already been experiencing Saturn’s energy as their lives get transformed to a new settings due to a drastic change (mostly) at mental and psychological levels. In my opinion, despite a painful period of frustration due to unexpected drastic changes in life, it’s going to be an exciting period for those who have dominant Saturn in their birth chart and have Aries, Taurus, Virgo and Sagittarius as their natal ninefold (Navamansha) ascendant. 

Justice and Morality- Jupiter’s transit in the sidereal zodiac sign Aries (April 21)

On April 21, Jupiter left sidereal Pisces and entered the next zodiac sign, Aries.  Jupiter’s transit from one zodiac sign to the next occurs, on average, once a year. Aries being a fire and cardinal sign ruled by friendly Mars, Jupiter’s energy will be responsible in playing the role of an advisor to the leaders of the worlds in almost every area of life. Therefore, for the entire world, in general, it’s going to be an exciting time filled with justice and morality as Jupiter’s energy makes difference. Aries Jupiter deals with world politics, world leaderships, material expansion, creating new norms in philosophy, judiciary system, social justice, morality, and religion.  

Jupiter stays in Aries until May 1, 2024. While in Aries, being a cardinal and fire sign ruled by Mars, Jupiter has a tendency to enhance power and leadership of those who have well placed and well connected Mars and Jupiter in their birth charts while others likely to experience their power diminish. In general, transit of Jupiter in Aries is positive.  For one thing, some of the factions around the world as well as individuals are likely to gain more power and authority in their respective fields. (It must be noted that despite Jupiter’s positive influence on power and authority, influence of other planets should also be taken into consideration to assess the net effect). In addition, the influence of contemporary lead philosophers and social reformers on society will shape the future direction of our human evolution through the philosophical and social debates.

Since Jupiter will be in conjunction within three degrees with the north lunar node Rahu during May 17 – June 9, 2023 in Aries, the possibilities of a severe religious or morality crisis as well as shift in world power 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 politics and a shift in balance of power will exhibit unprecedented crisis.  The contemporary philosophers, social reformers and all those who have power to influence people with their unique intelligence based talents will enjoy this period to its fullest.

On individual levels, for those who have dominant Jupiter in their birth charts and have Pisces (money), Sagittarius (romance, creativity), Libra (marriage), Virgo (money), Leo(luck), Gemini (friends, recognition and money) as their natal ninefold ascendant are likely to experience a very positive period beginning April 21.

Religious Upheaval, conflict or fake religious leaders?

Rahu-Jupiter conjunction occurs about once every seven years or so.  It’s going to be within three degrees during May 17 – June 9, and as result, may turn out to be very intensive. While Rahu-Jupiter conjunction is likely to temporarily favor orthodox and ultra conservative religious authorities, it also is going to sow seed of self-destruction for those authorities (Guru Chandal Yog).  Some sort of religious upheaval or conflict is likely to surface during this period. For instance, more fake religious leaders are likely to surface during this period taking advantage of vulnerability of people by playing with their emotions and beliefs.

For those who have favorable Rahu-Jupiter aspect in their birth charts are likely to see some positive changes occurring in their lives during this period.  However, for those who have lunar nodes squaring with the Jupiter are likely to face some rough times during this period.

On a collective level, besides its influence on religion as stated above, Rahu-Jupiter conjunction may become responsible in slowing down social progress, humanitarian efforts, and charity work.  The morality, in general, is likely to take a backseat.  

Authoritarian regimes facing more crises and loss of control?

After being retrograde, Neptune returned to Pisces on February 15 and continues to transit through Pisces for the following 14 years (till mid 2036). Neptune being the spiritual planets of our solar system that deal more with heart than mind, it will certainly affect the matters related to Pisces in a significant way. 

Pisces being a water and mutable sign ruled by Jupiter some of its significant characteristics are: Divine, fruitful, fertile, emotional, honest, outspoken, religious, spiritual, nonviolent, polite, modest, moody, affectionate, hermit, psychic, water, compassion, love, heart connection, non-verbal communication and introvert. These qualities complement very well with qualities of Neptune that include: spiritual, intuitive, divine, psychic, magical, highly emotional, moody, clairvoyant, inspiration, imaginative, love, compassionate and mystical. 

As a result, a subtle and slow change in our collective moral and spiritual perceptions is certainly going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before. This era (next 14 years) will be remembered as the period of spiritual inspiration and transformation. Interestingly, this era also complements well with the era of Pluto’s transit in sidereal Capricorn (a sign ruled by spiritual Saturn) that runs in parallel during the same time. The way we have been used to deal with religions will no longer be our norms.  Our moral codes will be greatly influenced by our collective spiritual experiences. And in that sense a subtle but most effective transformation of world morality during this unique era of the next 14 years is likely to take us to a level where the norms solely based on spiritual experiences will dictate and guide our lives with new level of understanding.  

Pisces, being the sign for poets, musicians, singers, monks, religious leaders, spiritual leaders, nurses, nuns, social workers, caregivers, saints, psychics, actors, sailors and ship captains, these respective fields will go through significant transformations. And these transformations will be reflected in the new norms of morality and ethics, expansion of our collective psychic abilities and mystical experiences keeping in line with steady progress in our ability to directly perceive truth. Also, creativity in areas of music will likely complement our spiritual progress. 

In scientific and technological areas, a lot of drastic changes and emerging new ideas coupled with mystical experiences will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  However, it will be the first time the scientific and technological research will be more focused in areas that will bridge the gap between the science and morality. The likely areas of research will be in spiritual healing, and life-force related activities, looking for ways to tap new sources of energy without disturbing global climate (recent news about the possibility of harnessing energy from nuclear fission and minimizing the usage of fossil fuels will very likely be materialized in next 14 years). The return to the holistic and Ayurvedic practices and alternate medicines are also very likely. The availability of inexpensive generic drugs for those who cannot afford the expensive brand name drugs is becoming reality. Thanks to Mark Cuban and Amazon who are already filling up the prescriptions at almost no cost for many.  A new wave of philosophers and philanthropist with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world in next 14 years with a new level of understanding of life.

On the downside, the religious leaders and social reformers may tend to form cults and spread cult like activities, rise in organized religion scandals, deceptive activities under the disguise of promise of spiritual experiences are likely to be on rise in certain parts of the world.  The scandals of the secretive collaboration between the medical doctors and pharmaceutical industries will continue to be exposed.  The increase usage of mind altering drugs, disregard for social and to some extent moral responsibility, rise in mental disorders, and losing the touch with reality are some of the likely symptoms of the negative side of Neptune. One of the prominent fall-outs of the Piscean Neptune will be a significant decline of authoritarian regime’s influence around the world.  Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes will continue to lose their hold as they face the forces of our collective spiritual transformation.

On individual level for those who have water sign (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) as their ascendant in their natal ninefold (Navamansh) chart should get ready for a brand new and long lasting (14 years) cycle of change, especially a very pronounced cycle for those who have Neptune as a dominant planet in their birth charts. The changes that might occur would be very subtle and would deal with new or renewed interest in spirituality, openness, psychic abilities to perceive truth, divine experiences, transformed perceptions and beliefs, and the way of living.  

Russian-Ukraine war and senseless killings

While the intensity of Russian-Ukraine war may seem to be diminishing, this war is very likely to continue on and off for a long time.  In addition to the on the ground fighting, It is likely to continue more intensely in air and cyber-space.  Until the Russian president Putin loses his grip and becomes powerless this war is not going to end and so will be killings of innocent civilians.

President Biden’s challenges in June

For President Biden, June looks to be a real challenging month with very few accomplishments to show for.

Despite being nonstop challenged by his adversaries, he still will slowly (at much slower pace since Pluto turned retrograde on May 2) continue to pave his way by figuring out the political solutions and effectively govern the country.

As for Venus, it’s going to be an unfavorable month for him as he will be faced with political hurdles resulting in a very stressful environment around him.

From the Sun’s energy point of view, until June 15, he may have to deal with stress, disappointment and delays. And afterword, it doesn’t get any better as he is likely experience more disappointment and humiliation.

The energy of Mercury will continue to make him exhausted and frustrated during the first week of June, but afterword until June 24, he may be able to accomplish some of his agenda with notable success. During the last week of June, however, difficulties, delays, struggle with adversaries return.

Thus, in summary, May looks to be a real challenging month with very few accomplishments.


Global Insights……..

The important challenging possibilities for June include: 

May 26 – June 4:  A transformation of political strategy to bring a change in the current political agenda, and foreign policy matters of the USA as the planet Pluto with its tremendous energy has a power of irreversibly transforming the field of politics to a new level or setting with a new set of norms. Expect some serious issues that the Biden administration could get tangled with.

June 1-3:  A short term but very intensive friction between India and Pakistan. Terrorism and violence, especially in Israel-Palestine area will be on rise. Outbreak of an undesirable event and strong occurrences of both natural and man-made calamities are real possibilities.

June 17-22: A period of severe crisis in the United States, in particular, for the Republican Party and republicans.  Also, USA and China may go through a crisis situation during this period.

June 18-22: Religions around the world likely to be challenges in carrying out their activities, more controversies that test traditional moral values are likely to occur, and in general, religious authorities will have difficulty in keeping people happy.

June 25-27: Natural and man-made calamities all around the world.


The important auspicious possibilities for June include:

May 21 – June 12:  An expansion of religious activities with new vigor and energy. Conservatives in the United States will find ways to compromise with liberals on sticky issues. Democrats and Republicans will agree on more matters than the ones they disagree.  This is a good time to get those lingering bills passed in U.S. Congress and Senates.

June 7-22:  An extraordinary time for collective spiritual growth, technological discoveries and inventions.  Expect some new important technological breakthroughs during this month. For the United States, in general, it’s going to be a remarkable and very successful period.

June 15-24: Religions around the world are likely to have positive experiences. People are likely to be convinced with the importance of moral values and will have no difficulty in maintaining their religious faith. 

June 18-29: The technological fields (especially artificial intelligence and internet related fields) are likely to make significant progress via inventions and discoveries. Spiritual and religious activities are likely to impart positive energy and create a very healthy atmosphere around us.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  The United States, Russia, Ukraine and China, the Middle East Region and Europe.

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 more likely to occur -made accidents are more likely to occur during June 1-3, 17-22 and 25-27.

While man-made 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.

Earthquakes: Based on a new Earthquake prediction model (the work has been in progress), the earthquake(s) of magnitude 6.9 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on following dates and Times as well as possible locations: Earthquake Predictions 2023Please note that these hourly predictions refer to the Universal time (GMT).

Planetary Energies for Individuals  

Neptune-Uranus ninefold trine (June 7-22)

Uranus-Neptune trine is going to be very favorable for those who have these planets favorably placed in their natal charts.  Expect some sort of spiritual awakening, monetary gains, promotions and improved prestige in professional and social fields.  The idea that you always wanted to pursue a non-material goal but somehow could never get started….now is the time to follow that dream. You will distinctly notice and feel the positive energy flowing through you during this period.  It’s time to jump in and enjoy this spiritual period.

Mars-Uranus Square (June 25-27)

Typically this square offers very unfavorable results with astonishing speed and without any notice.  For those who have such square in their birth chart, and if they have any one of these planets currently active through their Gochar (transit) charts, they need be extra careful. The best thing to do is to lay low key, not make any new commitment, and avoid taking any sort new risk. Also, experiences like a sudden incident of fire, or an accident, or missing or drowning of a child are the doings of this square. (More )