The Sun, planet of pride and identity, is in Shravana in the zodiacal sign of Capricorn from January 23rd to February 5th.
This nakshatra’s symbol is the Ear, which translates to hearing and an oral tradition of wisdom, learning, and spiritual knowledge. The positive side of this transit is where you use positive solar energy to define yourself with speech, and also absorb and share information to discover new ideas. Affirmation also helps you achieve your goals, where the Sun shines a light on a previously obscure or hidden subject and helps you make sense of it.
Shravana’s Shakti, or unique gift, is for Connection so as well as self-determination and an egoic approach, you can join together with kindred spirits and get the most from being in a group. This is a good time for public speaking, persuasion and oratory, and specifically for learning new mantras, particularly when you use this practice in a regular and focused way.
Shravana has a natural affinity with Saraswati, devata of wisdom, and her mantra is a powerful tool for study, memory and forging a bond with the arts and the esoteric. Teaching is also 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 toxic superficial talk. The Sun gives you confidence to rise above the opinions of others and let your own talent and actions determine your level. The auspicious Full Moon on January 28th also sees the Sun coming together with benevolent, expansive Jupiter, which makes a good day for buying and gifting in charity.