The Sun, the day-star and planet of Self, is in Purva Ashada from December 29th 2022 to January 11th 2023, the nakshatra which translates to ‘The Unconquered’.
This planet represents a heroic quest, where you show courage and overcome obstacles on your path to wisdom. Purva’s energy gives a feeling of and a desire for, invincibility, despite frequent challenges and battles, and its Shakti or unique power, is for Invigoration and Renewal.
With this, and the solar energy shining a light on hidden aspects of your life, you overcome opposition and revitalize your confidence and store of personal charisma. You may encounter drawn-out scrutiny or pressure from authority, so think carefully before launching a retaliatory strike, and if you do have to act first, make sure you are well-prepared.
Though any discussion or argument has the potential to get heated, this nakshatra is known to be a good debater, so airing your differences openly may be a better way to keep the peace. Purva’s symbol of a Sieve or Winnowing fan, shows separation and purification, so you may decide to insist on the highest first in any situation, even though this road takes longer.
This asterism is ruled by Apas, the personification of water, which may play a role in your affairs, as you spend time near the sea, possibly travelling by ship, or simply swimming or enjoying your conquest with a celebratory drink.
In line with the theme of Invigoration, you can also symbolically ‘water’ your plans and ambitions, and decide which parts of your life to improve on and invest in.
Sun receives the influence of pushy Mars retrograde through this whole transit, reaching a peak on December 31st, which plays up your competitive instincts and the theme of resisting a challenge.