Mercury, planet of communication and commerce, is in the nakshatra of Chitra from October 28th to November 6th, where it goes over the area it covered from the middle of September.
Half of Mercury’s recent retrograde phase was in this nakshatra, so you may experience issues from that time once again and bring them to a resolution. Chitra translates to ‘the brilliant’ and is symbolized by a shining jewel, reflecting its brightness in the night sky, and it brings skill with arts, crafts and design.
A chance to buy or sell may arise again, particularly precious stones and metals, and this time you may make the decision to cash in. This asterism is ruled by Vishwakarma the celestial architect, showing a grand and ambitious project where you put the mental energy in at the beginning, then the hands-on work comes later.
Chitra’s Shakti, or unique gift, is the ‘Power to Collect Merit’, so it is vital to pursue positive and life-supporting ambitions which ensure your wishes succeed. You present ideas well, with a stylish and eye-catching way of speaking, and in both the commercial and political worlds, you find exactly the right words to say.
Your earnest manner hides a good sense of humour and you can find somebody to connect with on a natural mental wavelength. You love to flirt and mix with new people too, and you let someone see the chaotic centre that lies underneath your surface calm and composure.
Mercury joins dynamic Mars after November 3rd, where you find an assertive and purposeful way of communicating. Think before you speak, however, and have all the facts at your fingertips before arguing back – this nakshatra works best when you are smart and smooth.