Mercury, planet of intelligence and communication, is in Uttara Ashada from December 27th 2021 to January 5th 2022, the nakshatra that spans the zodiacal signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn.
This auspicious asterism emphasises diplomacy and moderation, and its Shakti for ‘Uncontested Victory’ favours using careful negotiation in all situations. Uttara’s fixed quality brings hard-earned rewards and a lasting legacy, and its mythical rulers are the ten Vishwadevas, which bring a positive and spiritual quality into focus.
You make friends and alliances easily and win respect for your tact and diplomacy. Mercury favours reaching out to people and asking the right questions, and your point comes across both written down and vocally, after you have made all the good arguments.
You are lively and curious, but don’t mind a patient build-up when there’s the prospect of ultimate success. Uttara Ashada is of the Kshatriya, or warrior caste, and you meet with success when channelling your mental powers to promote a cause.
Letters, articles and debate give your campaign energy and publicity, and you can make a real difference to an important issue. You are also on hand to offer good advice to a friend in need. Initiating new plans and desires is a feature of Uttara Ashada, and its symbol, the elephant’s Tusk, has a link to Ganesha, where chanting a mantra for the Remover of Obstacles gets any work, plan or journey off to a good start.
Mercury is in Capricorn alongside sober Saturn from December 30th, when your communication gets more serious and structured – stay ambitious and hardworking, and the rewards will come.