Mercury, planet of communication and commerce, is in the nakshatra of Krittika across the signs of Aries and Taurus from April 29th to May 6th 2021.

Krittika’s Shakti, or special power is ‘To Burn’, and while this may show sharp, stinging words, burning is also a way of purification where you get important matters off your chest. This is an assertive, rajasic nakshatra, and you may be writing a strong letter and campaigning, or speaking up publicly for yourself or a cause you believe in.

A fiery statement or argument sees provocative words, but also brings an issue out into the open where you see exactly what needs to be done and move on more freely. Krittika’s symbol is a Flame or a Razor, is ruled by Agni, the Sacred Fire, and its energy gives you passion and spontaneity.

You subject your plans and ambitions to fiery scrutiny and only the viable and profitable avenues remain. Scalpel-like discrimination sees you diving into research and development where you cut away pointless or irrelevant information and get to the heart of the matter. Insight comes to you out of the air, and trusting your intuition gives you a real advantage in business, or in psychology and divination.

From a physical standpoint, Krittika rules digestive fire which consumes nutrients in the body, but Mercury is more concerned with absorbing mental knowledge and experience, backed up perhaps with an energetic reading program.

The first two days of this transit, up to May 1st, sees Mercury exchanging signs with Mars in Gemini, which strengthens your impulsive side and favours speaking up for yourself smartly. Choose your moment to argue, of course, and appreciate you can also channel this time window into excellent writing and study.

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