Venus, planet of love and luxury, enters Shatabhishak on February 26th until March 9th, the nakshatra contained within the sign of Aquarius.
Varuna, God of the Oceans is the presiding devata here, which brings contact with water, long-distance travel overseas or immersion in the inner pool of meditation. Shatabhishak has a reputation for seeking solitude and a strong mystical quality, and your partner may be otherworldly or else they introduce you to elements of mystery and divination.
Venus’s sociable influence sees you balancing your desire to reflect on bigger questions, and you can make a special effort to get out and connect more – make sure you don’t become so detached and inward-looking that lose touch with your circle. Shatabhishak also has a reputation for direct speech, though diplomatic Venus takes the edge off and allows you to say the right thing at the right time.
The Shakti, or special power, of this nakshatra is for Healing and its name translates to ‘a hundred physicians’, so either you are involved in actual medicine or enjoy a particular special person or thing that has a beneficial effect. Or perhaps Venus’s creative quality sees you with a talent for healing arts, particularly diet or massage, but in any case something with sensual, tactile quality suits the nature of the time.
You can also heal your heart and find love and understanding, when you have someone on your level who truly understands. Venus is with the Sun in this sign and nakshatra until March 5th, a combination which sheds light on hidden aspects of your relationship.
Make sure that you don’t become overshadowed by a powerful personality, however, and that your romantic and personal needs are fulfilled.