Sun, planet of self and spirituality, is in the nakshatra of Chitra, half in the sign of Virgo and half in zodiacal Libra from October 10th to 24th.
Chitra’s Shakti is the ‘power to collect merit’, so you are invested in good works and business which produces a life-supporting effect. You have a flair for presenting and come across well to anyone who can help you, and are ambitious enough to raise your sights to something impressive.
This nakshatra also gives you the power of communication where you have tact, diplomacy and know exactly how to behave in any situation. As the Sun is the day-star, Chitra is among the brightest stars in the night sky, whose name means ‘the brilliant’ and its symbol is a shining jewel.
Wherever it is placed, the Sun illuminates an aspect of your life which may have been obscured, so be on the lookout for unexpected opportunity. Chitra is ruled by Vishwakarma the celestial architect, and brings a talent and appreciation for arts and crafts, where you have a good eye when working with bright or colourful materials.
You are on a heroic quest which revolves around creating and beautifying your image and surroundings, which may all benefit from a rethink. You take pride in your work, and the first half of this transit especially – up to October 16th – finds you working hard and getting the benefits of a practical daily routine.
The Sun comes closely together with dynamic Mars at this time, when you have an extra edge at work and know exactly what you want. In the second half of this transit, it’s important to keep your nerve and confidence, and weigh up your own interests versus taking responsibility for a group.