Mercury, planet of communication and intellect, is in Ashwini in the sign of Aries from March 31st to April 8th 2023.
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.
Mercury also receives the glance of Saturn, planet of boundaries and karma, through this transit which calms your impulsive speech and makes you think more long-term.
April 4th especially is good for meeting a deadline, and for making a definitive statement on a subject that you can refer back to afterwards.