Mercury, planet of intelligence and communication, is in Swati within the sign of Libra from November 6th.
Swati is ruled by Vayu, the Wind God, which has a connection with intelligence, knowledge and the voice, and it rewards studying, teaching and the spreading of knowledge – all perfect for Mercury’s uses.
The Shakti, or special gift, here is the ‘power to disperse like the wind’, which can mean your mental seeds being scattered and growing, or else a rather chaotic way of thinking. You are versatile and changeable and take on new information easily, but it’s good to focus on one particular thing and not be drawn into different areas that make you lose your thread.
Swati is associated with classic Libran qualities: intellect, justice and forgiveness, and you may have been through a struggle or disagreement with someone, only to now decide you are staying with the relationship and letting it grow.
There is a natural connection with Ma Saraswati, devata of wisdom here too, so you express yourself in style whether in a creative work or simply keeping in touch from day to day. You bring tact and balance to every situation and know whether to remain in an alliance or collaboration, or to go it alone.
This nakshatra brings an underlying leadership quality too and despite listening to everyone first, it may come as some relief to make a final executive decision. Mercury travels closely with dynamic Mars through this phase, peaking on November 12th, where your mentality is more impulsive and you may expect a robust exchange of view.
This combination lets you complain and campaign constructively, and it comes into its own when you channel your drive into a cherished cause.