The Sun, planet of pride and identity, is in Shravana in the zodiacal sign of Capricorn from January 24th to February 6th.
Shravana’s symbol of the Ear translates to listening and an oral tradition of wisdom, learning, and spiritual knowledge. You can use this solar energy to define yourself with speech, and also to absorb and share information to discover new ideas.
This nakshatra’s Shakti, or unique gift, is for ‘Connection’ so as well as self-determination and an ego-based approach, you can align with a kindred spirit or get the most from being in a bigger group. Use this transit for public speaking, persuasion and oratory, and specifically for learning new mantras, particularly when you use them in a regular and focused way.
Affirmations are a powerful and practical way to reach your goals, where the Sun shines a light on a previously obscure or hidden subject and helps you make sense of it. Shravana has a natural affinity with Saraswati, devata of wisdom, and her energy is also a powerful tool for study, memory and forging a bond with the arts.
Teaching is a good way to reinforce your understanding, so you get a full appreciation of your own worth through giving and receiving information. A period of silence can be important too, where you listen to your inner voice and tune out negative messages and potentially toxic or undermining gossip.
The Sun gives you confidence to rise above the opinions of others, and let your own talent and actions determine your level. This transit coincides with Mercury retrograde in Capricorn up to February 4th, so you may be unearthing a second look at a subject and thinking of a practical way to use it.