Mercury, planet of communication and intellect, enters Ashwini in the sign of Aries on April 8th 2022.
Ashwini stands for courage and energy, and its symbol of the Horse shows speed and power, while its Shakti, or special power, is for Quick Action. After a period of uncertainty ends, you rush to get on with making business and connections, inspired by a new idea, or else pushed by a writing deadline.
Sending the right message brings its own risk, and you can be brave and speak out against a popular opinion or belief without waiting for approval. Groupthink and safe options have no appeal for you now. Use impulsive speech to your advantage, make an instant call and you know intuitively how to get business done, even at the risk of an argument.
Ashwini is also known for fine personal qualities: Sattvic and Earthy in nature, this nakshatra is usually wise and measured and despite your fiery talk, you have diplomatic skills to balance all options. Influential characters appreciate your straightforward talk, as long as you keep it civilized – personal charm carries you a long way and friends like being around your can-do mentality.
This nakshatra is lorded by the Ashvini Kumaras, the divine healers, so this transit also has an association with medicine and taking care of people, which for Mercury may involve studying or learning more about your craft.
Use your negotiating skills up to April 13th, as Mercury is trapped between the harsh influences of Sun and Rahu, leaving you with a tricky balance to strike.
Keep your head if somebody tries to provoke you, and don’t be drawn into a needless argument. An answer appears in the second half of this transit, and you won’t have to choose between two extremes.