Mercury, planet of intellect and communication, crosses the Gandanta zone between fire and water signs and nakshatras from April 15th to 18th.
This junction area which translates to a ‘knot-end’ stretches from the final portion of Pisces-Revati through the first of Aries-Ashwini, and has a quality of instability and karmic experience.
It’s hard to commit and see the future, and for a planet like Mercury whose role is decision-making, conditions are uncertain and there are still many ‘don’t knows’.
Events may not work out as advertised when you look into the fine print, or else you can’t benefit straight away from good information. On the plus side, Mercury moves out of debilitation in Pisces, where it is harder to grasp details, into a positive and confident place where you can speak your truth. You go from being all imagination and emotion in Revati, where you rely on empathy and insight, to fiery, impulsive Ashwini where your speech is bold and immediate.
Still use your intuition but in a different way, where Mercury in fire has a positive prophetic quality that sees you backing yourself in times of doubt. Ashwini’s special gift is for Quick Action, so an instant call would usually work in your favour, but make sure you have all the details covered.
Friends may be acting strangely too, or someone pulls out of an agreement which you believed was water-tight. Take your time, and if a project or ambition is all you think it is, then waiting a few days plays in your favour.
Mercury joins Venus, planet of diplomacy, in Aries after April 16th, and finds you with balance and charm, and knowing exactly what to say.