Sun, planet of soul and self-expression, travels through Ardra within the sign of Gemini from June 22nd to July 7th.
This asterism’s ruler is Rudra, the Storm God, an incarnation of Shiva, and its symbol is the Teardrop, showing a cathartic moment where stress or sentiment overwhelms you, before you emerge feeling lighter and easier, like the Sun coming out after a thunderstorm.
The horoscope for the Sun’s entry into this nakshatra is used to predict the monsoon season, and you may occasionally feel inwardly flooded, or at least pulled between great extremes of emotion. Ardra’s nature is sharply different to the traditional light, bubbly Gemini qualities, and takes you into deeper territory where your intuition comes into play and you detach yourself from past memories and sentiment.
The Sun also shows you fighting a heroic battle, and in Ardra sees obstacles to overcome which make demands on your time and energy. The Shakti, or special power of this nakshatra is also for ‘Effort’, and you are stepping your workload up in pursuit of a big ambition.
You shine light on areas of life which were hidden or dormant, and may face a challenge which requires strong nerve and detachment. Get the benefit of being a cool head in a crisis, either at home or at work, and step up to perform difficult tasks other people would rather not face.
You also have great insight into people from a therapeutic point of view. At the same time, guard against being triggered by small stimulus or setback, and having a reaction out of all proportion to the moment.
The Sun receives the influence of fiery Mars up to June 28th, which gives you extra energy and a direct and competitive style.