Sun, planet of light and self-expression, is in Uttara Ashada between January 11th and 24th, the nakshatra spanning the signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn.
Uttara’s nature is polished, educated and diplomatic, and its Shakti, or unique gift, for ‘Unchallenged Victory’, sees you putting work in at the start of an enterprise which promises ultimate success.
This nakshatra also carries the prospect of popularity and many friends, and is ruled by the Ten Vishwadevas, the embodiments of merit and fine quality, so you can join or form a team and make a win-win deal.
The Sun’s transit with its planetary enemy Saturn up to January 17th, however, is a challenge to the solar power to shine light wherever it gazes. Your efforts go unnoticed for a short while, and it’s an extra effort to maintain your faith and sense of adventure, and still enjoy the process in the moment.
You may feel uncertain of your direction and go through a phase of needing to prove yourself to an authority figure, in a competitive field. Your talents are best used by doubling-down and planning a truly ambitious long-term project, where you welcome responsibility and end up in your own leadership role.
Uttara’s symbol of the elephant’s Tusk is associated with Ganesha, devata of success, and chanting his mantra at the start of any auspicious activity removes obstacles from your path. The key also lies in picking a target which you align with at a soul level, which makes your progress seem easy, almost fated.
Once achieved, people want to see you succeed. This gives you value for your efforts, and embodies the true meaning of Uttara, where final victory arrives uncontested.