Transit Updates for June 2018
Mars in Capricorn
There is also a tight conjunction of Exalted Mars and Ketu occurring in Capricorn right now and into the next few weeks. Mars and Ketu will be in exact degrees on June 13th. There is a lot of heat and power in earthy Capricorn right now. Volcanoes are likely.
Mars is the warrior planet and Ketu brings restructuring. Expect sudden changes and unexpected events. Explosive actions, emotions and choices can happen. Stay grounded, be methodical and avoid rash decisions and choices. Notice if you are pushing or forcing outcomes. Slow and steady wins the race- and prevents burns. Channel this powerful energy into positive, life supportive change. Align your action steps with your dharmic path and that which sustains and supports.
Mars is in its sign of exaltation now. Normally a two month transit, Mars will be in this earthy sign for six months! (May to November) During this transit he will move through Capricorn with the restructuring planet Ketu, retrograde on June 26th, then go direct on August 27th, to finish out the journey on November 5th.
Mars is powerful and transformational in this transit and will be especially influential for those who are heavily influenced by Mars natally.
As the warrior planet, Mars is an effective action taker and doer. This transit will bring a surge of power and energy- for better or worse! Be mindful of your actions, choices and decisions. Acknowledge your anger, power and force. Are you using this in a life supportive way? Mars is the karma yogi and can support you in carrying out your dharmic path. Align with his support to get positive results.
The negative side of Mars is warlike and combative. He can be aggressive and forceful, making rash decisions with unfortunate side effects. Watch the rajasic tendency over the coming months. Avoid spicey foods, excess caffeine and stimulants. Try not to overwork or get lost in your goals. Align with your deeper intentions and don't lose sight of the bigger picture.
This cycle is excellent for clarifying goals and desires, taking bold action and stepping into your power and purpose. Put action behind your dharmic desires. Move into right relationship with your path and focus your direction. Be clear and direct. Aim higher and ask for more. Just don't forget to readjust along the way if necessary!
The conjunction of Mars and Ketu will bring restructuring to the tenacity of Mars over the coming months. Watch for sudden outbursts of anger, destructive tendencies and getting lost in the moment. Taking time for rest and rejuvenation will be essential. Workaholic tendencies will need to be tempered with unplugging, meditation, rest and relaxation. Unleash your adventurous nature and try not to get stuck or stagnant in your approach. If you aren't getting the results you want, readjust and try something new.
On a global level, let's hope that the juvenile warlike behavior being displayed in our leadership, doesn't turn into rash behavior that brings dire consequences. Anything we can do to voice our desires for peace should be expressed loudly and clearly!
Mercury in Cancer
Mercury has moved out of its own sign of Gemini and into sidereal Cancer, joining Rahu and Venus here. Ketu and exalted Mars give their gaze. Mercury represents the mind or mental body as well as all things communications, creativity and commerce. Mercury in Cancer (which is ruled by the Moon) causes some tension between mind and emotions. Can you decipher what is thought and what is feeling?
As Mercury touches the shadow node Rahu in the coming months, the mind intensifies. Ketu and exalted Mars add extra intensity and sudden shifts, actions and choices.
The Mental body may not be clear and could feel shadowed, overwhelmed and disconnected during this transit. Watch for intensified mental body illusions, uncertainty, cravings and strong desires. Temper sudden changes with grounded, sound choices and decisions. The imaginal may feel out of control. Emotional body waves may strengthen. Stay grounded in the body as much as possible. Use breath and movement to get out of the mind. Meditate and spend time in nature. Green and water will go along way to soothe the mind. Keep the mind cool.
In this cycle, seek deeper nourishment and honor your needs for comfort, safety and stability. Home, heart, mother, land and property matters may fluctuate and force your attention. Work on your trust issues and strengthen the connection with your heart. Get out of the mind and into the wisdom of your emotional body.
Mercury Transits are usually less than a month, however this transit is extra long due to Mercury's retrograde motion. Just as Mercury touches the edge of Cancer at 29 degrees on July 25th, he will retrograde back through Cancer until August 18th. Mercury will then be direct, finishing up this transit in Cancer on September 2nd.
Notice where Cancer lives in your Jyotish chart. What house is this? These are the themes Mercury will highlight for you in the coming two months. Remember that Rahu intensifies whatever he touches. The mind will need your gentleness in the coming days. Focus on finding the Middle Way and release cravings and desires.
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