The Sun, symbol of self and creativity, is in the nakshatra of Krittika spanning the signs of Aries and Taurus from May 11th to 25th.
Krittika is warlike and rajasic, and up to May 14th remains within the Sun’s place of exaltation, so your energy flows and you are energetic and passionate for your beliefs and ambitions. This nakshatra’s symbol is a Flame or a Razor and its ruling deity is Agni, the Fire God, so you use your spark and brightness to achieve your ambitions, and draw attention to yourself and your personal cause.
The transiting Sun shines light which illuminates your working and personal life and brings understanding to a difficult or obscure situation. Sun is also the symbol of leadership and charisma, so your natural authority is enhanced by a flair for politics and getting the best out of your team.
This asterism’s Shakti, or special power is ‘To Burn’, which sees you scorching away negativity and excess in order to purify and sanitize a situation or relationship. Cut your losses at home or at work with a purge or downsizing, and prepare for a fiery scene which clears the air before you move on.
Even here, however, you come out ahead when you have the courage to face things squarely. The Sun represents strength and vitality, and Krittika has an association with food and cooking, and also digestive fire which absorbs nutrients, along with knowledge and experience.
Up to May 15th, the Sun is hemmed between the sweet influences of Mercury and Venus, which gives you charm and a diplomatic touch that helps you get your own way.