Mercury, planet of the mind and speech, is in Shatabhishak from March 3rd to 10th, the nakshatra within the zodiacal sign of Aquarius that translates to ‘a hundred medicines’ (or doctors).
Shatabhishak’s Shakti, or special gift, is for Healing, and your mind turns now to wellness, in whatever form it takes for you, where Mercury makes you curious and intelligent about new developments. You can gather information or read around a particular form of medicine, mind-food or positive-thinking program, and have an excellent bond with knowledge.
This asterism’s rulership by Varuna, God of the Seas, is good for immersion in the inner meditative ocean, or else brings you into contact with actual physical water, which you can to hydrate and heal.
Being close to a river, sea or coastline also has a calming and inspiring effect, and Shatabhishak’s symbol of an invisible container or shoreline represents infinity, separating the land from the sea, or earth from the sky.
You can tap into an inner mystical quality and ponder esoteric ideas and technology, and this is may also be a good time to consult and astrologer or study the divinatory arts for yourself. Still, try to stay in touch with people and your basic social skills – Shatabhishak has a reputation for blunt speech which can make tension between you and friends.
Though you are smart and decisive, any modern, progressive ideas need careful handling where you weigh your words and don’t cause unnecessary shocks. Mercury comes together in this nakshatra with sober Saturn, planet of work and success, which gives you the power to concentrate and persevere, especially if you are delivering to a deadline.
Spell your words out clearly on March 3rd especially, and don’t leave any room for hints or suggestions which may be misunderstood.