Rahu, the shadow planet of desire and ambition, enters the first pada of Krittika nakshatra on April 12th 2022.
This pada is in the final degrees of Aries, a shift of signs for Rahu, and a change of tone after eighteen months in earthy Taurus. You move into fierier and more impulsive territory, where you are more open to experiment and innovate.
Pada one of Krittika relates to Sagittarius Navamsha, the sub-chart of relationship and good fortune, which adds an extra Jupiter-ruled sense of adventure to Aries’s leadership and drive.
You think about the bigger picture in all your plans and this transit potentially rewards you for education and travel, especially if you are having a studying experience. Exotic and unusual subject-matter appeals strongly, and you may become an advocate for a certain way of thinking and teaching.
Krittika’s symbol of a Razor Blade, shows you cutting through worn-out old conditions and taking a chance on a new lead or introduction, which benefits from an injection of enthusiasm. Jupiter’s influence on this pada may also see you taking up with a new guru or spiritual path, which should be in a ground-breaking subject and has the potential to be successful and lucrative.
Krittika’s Shakti, or special power is ‘To Burn’, so you light a purging fire underneath your experiments and leave behind mental debris and clutter. Rahu is joined by the all-powerful Sun in this transit, which gives you extra soul-power, energy and the sense of being the centre of attention.
Rahu is also involved in the first Solar Eclipse in Aries on April 30th which sees you drawing a line under the past and making a decisive new start.