Mercury, planet of communication, enters the nakshatra of Dhanishtha across the zodiacal signs of Capricorn and Aquarius from February 16th to 23rd 2024.
This nakshatra is famous for its association with music, as represented by Shiva’s flute, and its symbol The Drum shows percussion and rhythm. Dhanishtha’s Shakti, or special power, ‘To Create Wealth and Fame’, sits well with Mercury’s flair for business, and this is a promising time to close a deal.
You can use this transit for music, performance, and also any activity that has the promise of bringing wealth and investment. Analyse details of your operation and create prosperity and reward in anything you do – keep the inspiration from this time even after it is over.
Mercury is adept at speaking, singing and using your voice, or perhaps studying and understanding music from the academic side. A meditative experience may be accompanied by mood music, and a public performance also has the promise of fulfilment, where you can hold the attention of a room.
Dhanishtha’s rulers are the Ashta (eight) Vasus – the wealth-givers in Vedic mythology – and making a donation now favours both you and your chosen charity. Focusing on your ideas, career and ambitions may have more promise than your relationship prospects, and you lay the foundations for your future success.
From February 20th, Mercury is pinned between dynamic Mars and desire-driven Rahu, and unusual thoughts and inspiration may arise, as well as pressure to deliver on ideas and answers. Make sure your imagination doesn’t carry you away, especially if you have important written work to complete, and you keep a realistic grasp of the facts.