Mercury, planet of communication and intellect, enters Ashwini in the sign of Aries on April 16th to 23rd 2021.
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. A period of uncertainty ends and you rush to get on with making business and connections now rather than simply reflect – or else you are up against a deadline to complete your media work.
Sending the right message entails risk and you can be brave and speak out against a popular opinion or belief without waiting for approval. You can use impulsive speech to your advantage, make an instant call and know intuitively what to do, even when you have to risk an argument to get it done.
This nakshatra is lorded by the Ashwini Kumaras, the divine healers, so there is an association with medicine and taking care of people, which for Mercury may involve studying or learning more about your craft.
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.
A home truth may come out and you say something for effect or to be deliberately provocative – tread carefully, and use the softening effect of Venus also in Aries to take the edge off your attitude.
Influential characters appreciate straightforward talk, as long as you keep it civilized – personal charm carries you a long way, and friends like being around your positive, can-do mentality.