Monthly Astrological Insights for June 2024

Date Posted: May 31, 2024

As outlined in 2024 annual predictions and covered in last month’s astrological insights, June begins with perhaps the most significant celestial event of the year if not the decade as Uranus ingress into sidereal Taurus. Perhaps interestingly the Uranus ingress is reflected in the historic event of the former US president Donald Trump found guilty of falsifying business record in historic hush money trial. After entering Taurus on May 31, Uranus stays in Taurus till Dec 16, 2024. However, with its retrograde motion Uranus returns to Aries. Then after transiting through Aries until March 16, 2024, Uranus finally reenters Taurus and will stay in Taurus for next seven years or so.  

Uranus being the planet of a sudden and uninvited change will certainly affect the matters related to Taurus in a big way. Taurus being the earth and fixed sign, the energy of extremely independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and capricious Uranus will be reflected in drastic changes in the material world (banking, stock brokers, financial institutes, the US Federal reserve and reserve banks all over the world) in next seven years.  World Financial markets would likely to be extremely volatile possibly dipping into a short term but severe depression. But the good news is we may not experience this severity at least until May of 2025, as it will be offset by Jupiter’s materially favorable transit through Taurus.

The timing of Uranus’s transit coincides with the next US presidential election, potentially leading to the election of a female president. However, the brief return of Uranus to Aries from December 16, 2024, to March 16, 2025, may introduce political chaos and instability, delaying the inauguration process and potentially impacting the outcome.

As we move into June, another significant planetary event is the ingress of Mars into sidereal Aries, a fire and cardinal sign ruled by Mars. Individuals with a predominant Mars influence in their birth charts, especially if it’s currently active through their transit charts, may experience a highly eventful month with notable activities. This is particularly relevant for politicians, leaders, engineers, designers, construction workers, military personnel, managers, and similar professions, who may feel the effects more strongly.

Collectively, Mars in Aries suggests potential for political tensions to escalate among leading nations, and there’s a heightened risk of wealth destruction, primarily stemming from fire-related man-made or natural disasters. The conflicts in Ukraine and between Israel and Hamas are likely to intensify during this transit. Furthermore, the United Kingdom could feature prominently in international news coverage throughout Mars’s transit in Aries.

Finally in the first couple of weeks of June, five planets: Uranus, Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and Sun converge in sidereal Taurus.  While the interplay of these planets may yield mixed results, the energies of Uranus and Jupiter will be particularly prominent, heralding a tumultuous couple of weeks filled with surprises.

Uranus Ingress Sidereal Taurus

A Period of Material World Transformation and Female Dominance

After entering sidereal Taurus on May 31, Uranus stays in Taurus till Dec 16, 2024. However, with its retrograde motion Uranus returns to sidereal Aries. Then after transiting through Aries until March 16, 2024, Uranus finally reenters Taurus and will stay in Taurus for next seven years or so.  

Uranus being the planet of a sudden and uninvited change will certainly affect the matters related to Taurus in a big way. Taurus being the earth and fixed sign, the energy of extremely independent, ambitious, energetic, impulsive and capricious Uranus will be reflected in drastic changes in the material world (banking, stock brokers, financial institutes, the US Federal reserve and reserve banks all over the world) in next seven years.  World Financial markets would likely to be extremely volatile possibly dipping into a short term but severe depression. But the good news is we may not experience this severity at least until May of 2025, as it will be offset by Jupiter’s materially favorable transit through Taurus.

Business leaders, the wealthy, real estate magnates, and influential figures in the entertainment industry will feel the impact of Uranus’s transit most significantly. The period will witness innovations and breakthroughs in science and technology, driving rapid advancements and discoveries. A new wave of spiritually inclined leaders in politics and corporations will emerge, integrating compassion and human values into their approach.

In scientific and technological world expect a lot of positive changes as the emerging new ideas will find their way into innovations and discoveries.  The scientific and technological growth will continue to rise at a phenomenal rate.  A new wave of spiritually inclined world political and corporation leaders with their human and compassion laced perspectives will certainly transform our world in next 6-7 years to a new world that balances the material world with spiritual or non-material world.

The challenging aspect of the Uranus’s transit in Taurus is the painful transformation of the material world. The material norms that we are used to would likely to be altered and transformed to a set of new norms that will certainly reflect the direction of our spiritual growth and human evolution in line with and as outlined in past annual predictions by the energies of Capricorn Pluto and Piscean Neptune.

Other manifestations of Uranus’s transit in the earth sign Taurus are: economic wars that include cyber wars, currency manipulation, economic persecutions, agriculture wars, real estate meltdowns and intolerable and tragic situations for those who are economically deprived. In addition, natural calamities, especially wildfires, abnormal weather patterns, earthquakes of significant magnitude, unbearable summer and winter months, etc., will continue to occur more frequently. 

Another important aspect of Uranus’s transit in Taurus is the prominence of female dominance in leadership roles. Taurus being the female sign, more females will be replacing their male counterparts for leadership positions in both political and financial world. 

The timing of Uranus’s transit coincides with the next US presidential election, potentially leading to the election of a female president. However, the brief return of Uranus to Aries from December 16, 2024, to March 16, 2025, may introduce political chaos and instability, delaying the inauguration process and potentially impacting the outcome.

For those who have a reasonably well placed Uranus in their birth charts and have Pisces, Sagittarius, Leo or Cancer as a ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant will likely to experience a very positive period, especially during the time Uranus is active in their transit charts.

Jupiter ingress Sidereal Taurus, a year of material expansion!

On April 30, 2024, Jupiter concluded its transit through sidereal Aries and transitioned into the subsequent zodiac sign, Taurus. Typically occurring approximately once a year, Jupiter’s shift from one zodiac sign to another marks a significant astrological event. Taurus, being a fixed earth sign governed by Venus, signifies stability and material abundance. Jupiter’s presence in Taurus has a propensity to amplify the material prosperity, particularly for individuals with well-positioned and interconnected Venus and Jupiter placements in their birth charts. It’s essential to consider the interplay of all planetary influences in an individual’s chart to comprehensively assess the overall interpretation.

At a collective level, Jupiter’s ingress into Taurus heralds a period where the influence of entrepreneurs and financial institutions such as banks and brokerage houses will significantly shape the trajectory of global economic and societal evolution. This influence extends beyond mere material expansion, fostering philosophical and spiritual discourse that underpins societal progress. Overall, the transit of Jupiter in Taurus bodes well for global economic growth and prosperity, indicating positive shifts on the horizon.

On an individual level, those with prominent Jupiter placements in their birth charts, particularly if Taurus, Aries, Capricorn, Scorpio, Virgo, or Cancer feature prominently as their natal ninefold (Navamansa) ascendant signs, are likely to experience a highly auspicious twelve-month period commencing May 1. This period holds promise for significant personal growth, material gain, and overall well-being, aligning with the favorable astrological energies associated with Jupiter’s transit in Taurus.

Neptune in sidereal Pisces

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 has certainly been going to be manifested in the way we never experienced before. This era (next 13 years or so) 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 13 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 13 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. A new wave of philosophers and philanthropist with their new perspectives on living, in general, will certainly transform our world in next 13 years with a new level of understanding of life.

However with Rahu’s (the north lunar node) transit in sidereal Pisces, for next 15 months, the Neptune’s positive energy is going to be countered by Rahu and gets stalled as new challenges emerge that must be dealt.  In that sense, for a short term Neptune’s downside is likely to become more significant than normal. As a result, 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.  However, with Rahu’s transit in Pisces, Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes may temporarily get upper hand for next 15 months or so as Rahu’s energy counters Neptune’s energy creating a favorable period for authoritarian regime.

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 (13 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 and Israel-Hamas war and senseless killings

With the approval of over sixty billion dollars in aid from the United States, Ukraine is poised to gain an upper hand in its conflict against Russia. The intensity of the Russian-Ukraine war has remained constant for the past six months, resulting in significant human casualties and economic devastation. However, with this influx of aid, Ukraine is expected not only to halt further territorial losses but also to reclaim some of its lost ground.

Nevertheless, the influence of Rahu’s transit in Pisces, which began approximately seven months ago, challenges Pisces Neptune suggesting that Russian President Putin may retain some advantage in the war for the next nine months. He is anticipated to manage internal dissent within Russia regarding the conflict while maintaining his position. However, until Putin’s influence weakens and he loses control, the war and civilian casualties are unlikely to cease.

Turning to the Israel-Hamas conflict, although it may be losing momentum, violence persists, particularly in Gaza where shortages of essential supplies exacerbate the humanitarian crisis. Regardless of short-term developments, this enduring conflict is expected to persist unless there is a profound spiritual awakening in the region that transcends religious divisions.

President Biden’s challenges in June

For President Biden, June may turn out to be a disastrous month for him to successfully navigate through the political landscape.

During June with Saturn’s major and intermediate cycles and Moon’s sub-cycle, the planets that fall in the constellations ruled by Saturn and Moon become active. They are: Pluto, Venus, Sun and Saturn.

The transiting Pluto has been in the 4th house and the transiting ninefold Pluto in the 6th house. The 6th house being a favorable house for the transiting ninefold Pluto, the political environment looks to be positive for him. His popularity is likely to be on rise. Success and recognition will follow and in general he is likely to feel pretty good about his future prospects.

As for Venus, until June 14, he is likely to enjoy a better period, especially with his family, and after that for the rest of the month his favorable period continues bringing him recognition.

From the Sun’s energy standpoint, however, until June 14, he will continue to be frustrated and becomes more argumentative with people around him. He might be dealing with health issues. After that he is likely to face unexpected and very challenging political opposition and he might find it very stressful and difficult to deal with it.

The energy of Saturn brings confusion when he has to deal with both the domestic and international matters. His adversaries will likely to successfully resist him and his agenda highlighting some of his political failures. In addition, Neptune’s influence continues to introduce an element of deception and confusion, necessitating discernment.

In summary, June may turn out to be a disastrous month for him to successfully navigate through the political landscape.

Global Insights……..

The important challenging planetary configurations for June include:  Saturn-Rahu (June 5-12) ninefold quincunx; Pluto-Mars (June 10-12) square and Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (June 17 – July 6) ninefold squares.

The energy of the Saturn-Rahu (June 5-12) ninefold quincunx could potentially become responsible for a social or political unrest in Russia or China.  Also, in the United State for the Republican Party and republicans it may prove to be prudent to stay on guard during this period.

During June 10-12, the energy of the Pluto-Mars square may become a cause for both natural and man-made calamities all around the world, especially in Ukraine and Middle-East regions.

The manifestation of the energy of Pluto-Rahu/Ketu (June 17 – July 6) ninefold squares maybe reflected in a new wave of renewed violence in Ukraine, Israel and Palestinians, as well as outbreak of terrorism around the world.

 The important auspicious planetary configurations for June include: Pluto-Jupiter (June 1-6) trine and Neptune-Rahu (May 25 – June 2) ninefold trine; Pluto-Saturn (May 24 – June 3) and Pluto-Uranus (June 12-20) ninefold sextiles.

The energy of the Pluto-Jupiter (June 1-6) trine May become responsible for some significant changes occurring in religious and academic and to some extent social fields. Initial reaction to the change might appear to be a bit confusing and perhaps chaotic, but a majority of us are going to embrace this new wave of change and are very likely to enjoy it.

During May 25 – June 2, the Neptune-Rahu ninefold trine may contribute to a better period for conservatives than that for liberals.  China and Russia may see some positive developments occurring in the social and economic fields.

The energy of the Pluto-Saturn (May 24 – June 3) ninefold sextile may help expand European and Russian economies. This period is also good for progress in technical fields (new innovations and discoveries) and religious reconciliation.

The manifestation energy of the Pluto-Uranus (June 12-20) ninefold sextile is likely to be reflected in extraordinary time for technological discoveries and inventions. Significant technological breakthroughs are likely to take place during this period. For the United States, in general, this period is going to be remarkable and very successful.

The countries that are more likely to be affected during this month are:  Ukraine, Russia, China, United States and Middle-East–especially Iran, Iraq and the Palestinian-Israel region.

Natural and Man-made Calamities……..

The natural calamities like extreme weather conditions, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, snow storms, air crashes as well as manmade accidents are likely to occur almost through the entire month, more specifically, during June 5-12, 17-30.

Earthquakes: Based on a new Earthquake prediction model (the work is still in progress), the earthquake(s) of magnitude 6.9 or higher, if occur, are likely to occur on following dates and Times and possible locations: Earthquake Predictions 2024.  Please note that these hourly predictions refer to the Universal time (GMT).

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