Sun, the day-star and symbol of self, moves from the signs of Cancer to Leo and from the nakshatras Ashlesha to Magha, from August 13th to 20th 2021.
This double transition is the Gandanta ‘knot-end’ transit, which gives a loose and un-anchored energy where planets lose their power to act decisively and you end up with a fated situation beyond your personal control.
The Sun shifts from sensitive, watery Cancer into its home sign of Leo, where it is strong-willed and energetic, but the crossing point may leave you unsupported. The Gandanta zone sees you wanting to be proud and fiery but the conditions are such that you have to wait or prepare the ground before you can act.
The final pada of Ashlesha has a sensitive and emotional quality, and while a situation demands you to take charge, you may not have the necessary confidence or backing from your environment. At these times it’s often better to take a meditative approach, to withdraw a little and project your intention from a deeper level.
Yoga and mantra-chanting are great tools for navigating tricky passages in life and they minimize your exposure to risk. Sun itself enters Leo/Magha on August 17th, where it is joined by Venus and Mars, and also influenced by adventurous Jupiter, so the clear signature here is for openness and flamboyance.
You may feel compelled to act or defend yourself, or make a great romantic play, but better to cover the risk at first and wait until you can harness the power of a strong Sun.