Mercury, planet of thought and business, is in the nakshatra of Uttara Phalguni spanning the signs of Leo and Virgo from August 24th to September 2nd.
Uttara shares the symbol of a Hammock with its previous asterism, Purva Phalguni, though Mercury here is more concerned with being of service to other people. Both nakshatras are ruled by Aryaman and Bagha which reveals the honest but leisurely style you bring to thinking and communication, with a focus on enjoyment.
Uttara’s Shakti, or unique gift, is ‘prosperity through partnership’, so you have potential to strike useful commercial relationships and put your talents together in a joint endeavour. An alliance may start as purely friendship, but you spot the chance to work with a partner and support each other’s interests.
Even a percentage of overall profit can be more beneficial than working solo, if you end up with a slice of a larger pie. Either way, your relationships work, you are curious about people, and enjoy an exchange of ideas and a lively social scene.
You are of most help when raising funds and awareness for a cause close to your heart, and bring the most from this nakshatra’s potential. Fight your desire simply to be laid-back and fun-loving, and wake up to the promise that working alongside someone brings.
Be mindful that you can also be naive when there is a hidden or complex agenda on the table, even though your essential honesty wins through in the end. By August 27th, Mercury joins romantic Venus in Virgo, which gives you diplomatic skills and the ability to smooth over a dispute closer to home.
Trust yourself to say the right thing and selling a proposition – or selling yourself – is the easiest and most natural thing.