Venus, planet of love and values, is in Mrigashira, the nakshatra spanning the signs of Taurus and Gemini from April 26th to May 8th 2023.
Mrigashira’s symbol, the mythical Deer, is depicted being pursued across the skies by Brahma the Creator, and this transit sees you driven by desire and the thrill of the chase.
Even in this nakshatra’s earthy Taurus portion, Venus gives your romantic life a restless streak where you pursue goals for their own sake without thinking of your overall direction.
This asterism is ruled by the Moon, the fastest moving heavenly body, which represents your inner life and ever-changing mood, so both yours and your partner’s affections may be fickle and ever-changing.
Mrigashira’s nature, likewise, is soft and timid, but you still sense unexplored possibilities and are reluctant to commit when there is bigger promise around the corner. Or you seek a romantic conquest and simply love to flirt, but your sense now of the hunt is difficult to satisfy, and you unconsciously invite others to chase after you.
This nakshatra’s Shakti, or special power, is to ‘Give Fulfilment’, which finds ultimate success and satisfaction when you settle down and love the one you are with. In your work life and creativity too, you may start a job or artistic project motivated by a certain goal or vision, only for your focus to wane when other ideas arise.
This transit overlaps with Mercury, planet of the mind, being retrograde, which may see a face from the past returning into your life. You can handle any unexpected reunion, and may even start a chase after an old friend who brings back good memories.