Venus, planet of relating and luxury, is in the nakshatra of Hasta in the sign of Virgo from November 12th to 24th.
This nakshatra is symbolised by the Hand and is known for taking and receiving, and all activities associated with handicraft. You may encounter people who are open-handed in their affections, or else you test the waters yourself in a situation before declaring your position.
Don’t over-think your relating or play romantic games – it’s better to be transparent at this point, even if you think you are not getting the same in return. Venus likes to be on good terms with everyone, so consider making peace and shaking hands after a disagreement.
This is a good time for crafts, handiwork, and skills with an earthy Venusian flavour, so take the chance to show off your creative touch and prove what you can do. You have a visionary quality which at times is hard to express, but channelling your ideas through art produces great work, and is also highly therapeutic.
Venus coming closer to mystical Ketu up to November 24th also brings romantic confusion, or else a relationship with somebody who needs your help. Pay attention to any sudden flash of insight into your partner, but pay attention to the facts and check your intuition against somebody else whose opinion you trust.
Achieving your goals comes through effort and repetition, though Hasta’s Shakti or unique power, for Manifestation, means you can literally put into your hands that which you dream or desire. Think big in whatever business you are in.