Venus, planet of relationship and values, enters Jyeshtha from October 17th, the last nakshatra in the zodiacal sign of Scorpio.
Jyeshtha is ‘the elder’, and its ruling devata is Indra, King of the Gods, so you focus on taking charge of your love life and relations with a larger group of people. You are the voice of experience in a romantic situation and at a time when interactions are intense and emotional, this is a great opportunity to get beneath the surface.
A private friendship might moves on to a new level, or you have to decide between two different partners. Jyeshtha’s symbol is a Talisman or Umbrella so there’s also a sense of giving protection, for yourself and people closest to you.
Venus is adept at diplomacy so you may speak up on behalf of a cause, or look into insurance or a fall-back position that provides security. This asterism is associated with Alakshmi, the elder sister of Lakshmi Devi, which signifies privation or hardship, so making new business relationships or giving somebody an opportunity creates goodwill.
Yet Jyeshtha’s Shakti, or special power, is for Courage in Battle, so you can press an argument that has lain beneath the surface, and get the issues out in the open. Then afterwards, use Venus’s influence to win the peace. Venus through this transit moves with Ketu, the shadow planet of sacrifice and spirituality, so a character with an artistic or unconventional side may appeal to you.
Be careful of seeing wonderful qualities in a potential partner which come purely from your imagination, however, and try to see the real person underneath. Wait until after the Full Moon on October 21st before giving your commitment.