Mercury, planet of communication, enters the nakshatra of Dhanishtha across the zodiacal signs of Capricorn and Aquarius March 1st until 10th.
Dhanishtha is famous for its association with music, represented by Shiva’s flute, and its symbol The Drum shows percussion and rhythm. You can use this signature for music and any activity which needs a strong pulse.
Mercury favours speaking, singing and using your voice, or perhaps studying and understanding music theory in an academic way. A meditative experience that brings great mental peace may have a musical accompaniment, and public performance also has the promise of satisfaction, where you can hold the attention of a room.
Dhanishtha’s Shakti, or special power, is ‘to create wealth and fame’, and with Mercury’s flair for business, this is an auspicious time to close a deal. You analyse details of your operation and create prosperity and reward in anything you do – keep the inspiration from this time even after it is over.
This asterism is ruled by the Ashta (eight) Vasus, which are the wealth-givers in Vedic mythology, and making a charitable donation is favourable for both giver and receiver. Focusing on your ideas, career and ambitions is more positive now than relationship plans, and you lay the foundations for your future success.
Up to March 6th, Mercury is closely aligned with its planetary friend Saturn, which gives you a serious and hardworking mentality, where you deliver on your promises. You use up a lot of mental energy at this time and may only speak out when you are sure you are right.
March 7th – 10th finds you in more outgoing mode, where you are mentally curious and venture an opinion to open up a wider discussion.