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Planetary Tips

June 1st to June 30th 2017

by Vachaspati Christina Collins

Before we begin, note I am using my location in Lafayette, Colorado, USA for calculation because I get so many emails from Colorado students/clients asking when the full moon, or eclipse will occur. If you do not live in the Mountain time zone MDT, please access for the equivalent time in your location.

We begin June with the Sun in Taurus, in Rohini the Nakshatra ruled by the Moon. The Moon will spend a couple of days transiting with Rahu, improving by Friday as it joins Jupiter in Virgo, still Retrograde (where planets are very powerful) and in Hasta nakshatra, a star also belonging to the Moon. Nakshatra, star lord, personal star, asterism, lunar mansion are all synonyms and mean the same thing. Venus has reached a degree of motion which is improved, as she transits with best friend Mercury in Aries. Neither planet finds happiness transiting in Aries. This causes an energy of wanting things very quickly, and by things, I mean that Venus is the karaka (significator) for Love and Money, and with the parivartana yoga (exchange of houses) between Mercury and Mars this energy is increased. Mars is in Gemini, the house of Mercury (the planet ruling the intellect) and Mercury is in the house of Mars (Aries) this exchange of lordship will make even Kapha people feel Pitta and overheated. This exchange also affects the Sun, as its dispositor, Venus is affected by this exchange. And, of course, the Taurus Sun, ruled by Venus is in itself focused on love and money.

Mars is in the difficult 3rd degree of Gemini (I have seen many disaster mundane charts, especially plane accidents occur with this Mars. This degree of Mars in Gemini also appeared prominent in cases of polio and post-polio syndrome in a large research I conducted in the past. So do your best to be patient, with others and with yourself. Do things to balance pitta like eating juicy fruits, dates, and rose preserves or rosewater. Stretch or do yoga before performing more vigorous activities. At least for the first 2 days of the month with Rahu and the Moon transiting in fire sign Leo!

We still have an opposition of Mars and Saturn (in mutual aspect) and it will be about a week before this improves – especially challenging for the Sagittarius sign (Moon, Sun or Rising) among us. Note that Mars is receiving the aspect of Ketu from Aquarius and is in very close degree to the nodes. We can see high winds, explosions, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes under these conditions.

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart One

June 2 Mercury will become sandi and weak at 29’00 – this is very close to the degree of Saturn as it retrogrades back towards 29 of Scorpio. Some support comes from the fact that Jupiter is aspecting both the Sun and the Moon which is healing in itself. (Jupiter is in the 1st from the Chandra Lagan (Moon rising sign) and this is said to “heal” a chart)

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Two

June 3 Mercury moves to Taurus (as dispositor of Moon and Jupiter, the Gaja Keseri yoga is weak while Mercury is sandi (zero degrees)

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Three

June 4 The Gaja Keseri (elephant/Lion) yoga of Moon conjunct Jupiter in a kendra strengths as the dispositor of both, Mercury gains a degree of arc.

June 5 Mars leaves its own star Mrigashira for Rahu Ruled Ardra, one of the most challenging nakshatras in the zodiac. This gives a challenging slant to the planetary war between the two enemies Mars and Saturn who are still within the 8 to 10 degree orb of influence. Mars is in Rahu’s star and Saturn is in Ketu’s star. Mars aspects both Saturn and Jupiter, Rahu, in Leo, the sign of the Sun, aspects Saturn and Venus (the dispositor of the transiting Taurus Sun), and Ketu in Dhanishta, the star of Mars aspects Mars and the Moon (who is in Swati, Rahu’s star). Add to this the fact that Sun and Moon transit in a 6/8 axis from each other – this could be a very challenging day. Don’t make important decisions, or sign important documents. If you have Virgo rising or Virgo Moon, then Mars, Saturn and Rahu are aspecting your 4th house of Vehicles. This occurs on a Monday, so allow extra time for driving to work and look out for the other driver.

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Four

June 7 Saturn turns sandi at 00’59 Rx Sagittarius as it moves back towards Scorpio. Saturn will once again aspect Rahu when it finally moves back to Scorpio.

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Five

June 9 Full moon, Sun in Taurus and Moon in Scorpio. This is a special full moon called Vesak (pronounced Wesak) and is celebrated as Buddha’s birthday. Also known as Full Moon Micro Moon - Apogee, when the Moon appears farthest from the earth. The Moon will look 12 to 14 percent bigger in two weeks at the Super New Moon (Perigee)

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Six

June 9 Shortly after the Vesak full Moon, Jupiter will resume direct motion. This will remove some of the “stuck” feelings we have regarding a slow down with things Jupiter signifies. Marriage, children, money, spiritual knowledge, expansion and happiness. Jupiter is still receiving the aspect of Saturn (restriction), but Saturn is now unstable as it retrogrades without a degree of arc. Towards sunset (in Colorado) the Moon will move into Sagittarius conjunct Saturn in Sadi Sati (the 7 year influence of Saturn to the Moon) for a couple of days we will also have Chandra Mangala (Moon/Mars) yoga and this will continue for approximately 4/5 days. While Moon is in Sagittarius and Capricorn. The effect lessens in Capricorn as the Moon will no longer also receive an aspect from Rahu.

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Seven

June 13 Sun becomes sandi at 29’00 (the last degree of the sign) the 13th and 14th are not good days for travel.

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Eight

June 14 the Sun changes signs to Gemini. Everywhere there will be a zero degree Sun/Saturn opposition. (they are great enemies) and the Moon (in Boulder county) will be zero degrees as will the rising sign. So, that is Zero degrees (called sandi or “in the gap between signs”) for Rising sign, Sun, Moon, Saturn, and the Moon is closely conjunct Ketu by degree. The luminaries (Sun and Moon) are both in Air signs. Additionally, Ketu aspects the sun and in a day or so the degree will be exact as the Sun moves into 1 degree of Gemini. I would suggest staying grounded and avoid flying. Also, avoid expenditures or big purchases this day and the 15th as well. (Secata yoga of Jupiter and Moon, where they are in 6/8 axis. (the houses of enemies and misery)

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Nine

June 17,18 and 19 Moon will be in Pisces, opposite its ruler Jupiter. The best of these is the 17th as Mercury (the dispositor of Jupiter) will be transiting from Taurus to Mercury and weak until the 19th

June 18 Mercury moves to the last degree of Taurus at 29

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Ten

June 19 Mercury moves to Gemini and its own sign. Because the Sun is in Gemini, this will be positive as the dispositor of the Sun will be in Bhadra Yoga. (Mercury in its own sign in an angle from the Moon, and the Sun, becoming ever more positive as Mercury moves out of combustion (within 8 degrees of the Sun).

June 20 Summer Solstice – early in the day, Saturn will be RX at 00’00 then it moves back to Scorpio at 29’29. This is a difficult transit, when a planet, especially a malefic like Saturn retrogrades back into the sign that it has already exited. The greater difficulty is when it leaves for the last time and enters Sagittarius. Because it will be leaving Scorpio and will not return for 30 years. August 9, 2044 will be the next entry of Saturn into Scorpio.

June 23 New Moon in Gemini. Also of note, because of the elliptical orbit of earth, this is known as the “micro” Moon when the Moon is far away from earth apogee, and will look very tiny. The New Moon puts Moon in a weakened state (combust the Sun) and this new moon will join Mercury and Mars, all four in the difficult Ardra Nakshatra. Moon gains strength once it transits 4 or 5 houses after the Sun.

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Eleven

June 28 Venus becomes unstable at 29’00 Aries as it moves towards its own sign of Taurus.

June 29 Venus moves to Taurus. It will strength on June 30th when it reaches 1 degree.

Planetary Tips June 2017 Chart Twelve

Christina Collins Biography

Christina CollinsChristina Collins, Jyotish Visharada, CVA, Jyotish Kovid, ICAS and CVA, Jyotish Vachaspati, ICAS, Jyotish Medha Pragya, ICAS and Jyotish Mahasagara from Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation 2013, is a third generation Astrologer specializing in the Vedic system. She received her honorary titles from the late Dr. B.V. Raman, former President of the ICAS (Indian Council for Astrological Sciences) in New Delhi and Bangalore, India, from CVA (Council for Vedic Astrology, USA), from the ICAS in Bangalore, from the Raman and Rajeshwari Foundation in 2013 and the Jyotish Navaratna from ACVA (American College for Vedic Astrology) in 2014.

From1997 to 2012, she was the first and sole American woman to be honored by the highly held title of Jyotish Vachaspati (Jyotish - the light bearer and Vachaspati - the one who speaks the truth and whose predictions come true. (In
Sanskrit, Vac = speech and Brihaspati is a name of Jupiter the planet of wisdom and truth. Her most recent honor from India, the Jyotish Medha Pragya title, means that consciousness has merged with Jyotish.

As a founding member, she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Vedic Astrology (ACVA online), and was former Editor of the ACVA News. President of Celestial Resource (The Timing Coach) she serves corporate and private clients from students to celebrities. For the Jyotish Star you can reach her in Boulder CO at, and for consultations:

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