Sun, planet of the self and spirituality, is in the nakshatra of Chitra, half in the sign of Virgo and half in zodiacal Libra from October 10th to 23rd.
Chitra’s Shakti, or unique gift, is the ‘power to collect merit’, so you are invested in good works and business which produces a life-supporting effect. You are excellent at presenting and come across well to anyone who can help you, and are ambitious enough to raise your sights to achieve something truly impressive.
This nakshatra also gives you the power of communication where you have tact, diplomacy and know exactly how to behave in any situation. Chitra means ‘the brilliant’ and its symbol is a shining jewel, so as its star is bright in the night sky, the Sun is in the daytime.
Wherever it is placed, the Sun sheds light and illuminates an aspect of your life which may have been obscured, so be on the lookout for an unexpected opportunity, especially around the arts and self-expression. You are on an heroic quest which revolves around creating and beautifying, either your image or your surroundings, which may all benefit from a change.
Chitra is ruled by Vishwakarma the celestial architect, and brings a talent and appreciation for fine work and craftsmanship, and you have a good eye especially when handling bright or colourful materials.
The first half of this transit – up to October 18th – sees the Sun influenced by pushy Mars, which gives you energy and a competitive spirit; after this date, Saturn planet of boundaries, casts its glance and you may have to work harder to express yourself and deal with the oversight and intervention of a boss or authority figure. Pace yourself and stay disciplined and organized as you chase up your long-term ambitions.