This is a continuation of my series on the “power levels” of the nodes. Readers interested in the attributed values governing the appearance of this graph are encouraged to read earlier posts in this series.
The blue line represents the cumulative energy that Rahu carries on behalf of planets for whom it can act as a proxy during the period; the red line represents that of Ketu. The vertical scale reflects magnitude of effect only, with no distinction between benefic vs malefic influence. Eventually, this “nodal weather report” may evolve into something more nuanced.
Compared to May, when nodal “power levels” averaged 15 points with peaks of 23, June’s power levels are considerably higher, averaging 22 points with peaks of 35. This is a consequence of the Sun, Mars, and Mercury spending a good portion of the month in sidereal Gemini with Rahu, while Saturn remains in Sagittarius with Ketu.
Rahu remains in Mercury’s sign Gemini (2 points) and Jupiter’s nakshatra Punarvasu (1 point). Mercury transits Gemini from June 2-20, adding 8 points for association with Rahu during that period. Mars is also in Gemini from June 1-22, adding another 8 points for association with Rahu. And Sun is in Gemini from June 16-30, contributing 8 points for association with Rahu. Meanwhile, Saturn is in Sagittarius all month, adding four points for its aspect upon Rahu. The Moon transits Gemini June 4-6, adding another 8 points for association, and transits Sagittarius June 17-19, adding 4 points for aspect upon Rahu.
Ketu remains in Jupiter’s sign Sagittarius (2 points) and Venus nakshatra Uttara Ashadha (1 point). While the Sun, Mars and Mercury spend a portion of their time in Gemini, they aspect Ketu and thus each contribute 4 points to its power level. Meanwhile, Saturn remains in Sagittarius throughout June, thus contributing 8 points to Ketu via association. When the Moon transits Gemini it contributes 4 points by aspect on Ketu, and when passing through Sagittarius adds 8 points for association.
As a general observation, we can say the nodes exert significant collective influence a couple of days on either side of June 5th, and then two weeks later a powerful influence a day or two on either side of June 18th. The effects of this slow nodal transit and its accumulated power may be felt most keenly by anyone with their ascendant, luminaries or key planets in the area of 24-25 degrees sidereal Gemini or Sagittarius.
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