Mercury, planet of thought and business, is in the nakshatra Swati within Libra from November 11th until 22nd.
This period sees Mercury return through its recent retrograde passage from October 14th to November 3rd, and issues and questions from that period repeat and are readdressed. Delayed news and information gets through and business connected with Swati’s stylish and intellectual approach hopefully will be resolved. If an item you have considered buying reappears at the right price, then you are ready to commit.
Swati is associated with classic Libran qualities: intellect, justice and forgiveness, and you may have been through a struggle or disagreement and now decide on a compromise.
You bring tact and balance to every situation and know whether to remain in an alliance or collaboration, or go it alone. This nakshatra brings an underlying leadership quality too and despite listening to everyone first, it comes as some relief to make a final call. You can complain and campaign constructively for a cause, and this responsible quality makes you popular and easy to work with. This is an excellent time to learn artistic techniques, spiritual knowledge and more advanced mantra-chanting.
Swati’s Shakti, the ‘Power to Disperse like the Wind’, can mean seeds being sewn creatively, or else a rather scatterbrain way of thinking.
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 dissemination of knowledge. There is an obvious 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.
Mercury also exchanges signs with Venus in Virgo until November 17th, which gives you extra powers of creative diplomacy, seduction and the ability to sell yourself.
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