Mars, planet of energy and competition, is in the nakshatra of Chitra, across the signs of Virgo and Libra from September 23rd until October 13th 2023.
Chitra translates to ‘The Brilliant’ and its symbol of a shining jewel speaks to the star’s brightness in the sky, which sees you drawn to precious materials and colourful people. You have natural skill, handicraft, and the ability to work smart as well as hard.
The initial Virgo part of Chitra gives you brains and a strategic approach, while the Libra section sees you working and fighting with diplomacy and persuasion. You are an effective campaigner too, and taking up a crusade brings others along with you to the benefit of all concerned.
Mars has an affinity for building and engineering, and this nakshatra’s rulership by Vishwakarma, the celestial architect, sees you channelling your energy into an ambitious creative program. You have vision and physical stamina, and can execute a big project according to a carefully thought-out scheme.
People appreciate there is substance behind your obvious style, and presenting yourself well gets you noticed in smart circles. Chitra’s Shakti, the ‘Power to Collect Merit’, makes it vital to stay within the lines in your dealings, and fighting fair makes a positive outcome with the minimum of fallout.
Mars comes together closely with otherworldly Ketu in Libra from October 3rd to 13th, which affects your focus and concentration. Keep your eyes on the job at hand, and be careful especially when driving and exercising.
You have energy and desire, but need to act to a plan at this point and not simply chase a goal for the sake of keeping busy.