Mercury, planet of thought and commerce, is in the Gandanta zone between fire and water signs and nakshatras from November 24th to 29th.

This double-junction area translates to a ‘knot-end’ and stretches from the final pada of Scorpio-Jyeshta through the first of Sagittarius-Mula, which of all gandanta zones is particularly edgy and volatile energy.

A strong unstable and karmic intervention makes it hard to commit and see the future, and contractual or media-related business especially may be taken out of your hands. You try to anticipate every angle, but a question arises that finds you unprepared and you have to think again.

Your communication changes from purely instinct and emotion-based in Jyeshta, to open and fiery in philosophical Mula. A new mental atmosphere takes time to think clearly in, and you can expect other people to produce some strange ideas and attitudes too.

An agreement which you thought settled is thrown up in the air when a partner or collaborator pulls out. Adapt quickly if a friend is out of touch, or you are not on the same page together – or else you have to work extra hard to bring different opinions together.

Mercury in the fire element from November 27th has a positive prophetic quality that sees you backing yourself in times of doubt, and Mula’s intellectual purist side find you more concerned with finding truth than getting credit for your ideas.

The final three days of this transit also take in the influence of broadminded Jupiter, which gives you optimism and a spirit of mental adventure. As long as you don’t become reckless or over-ambitious, you can navigate a tricky period, and people are likely to trust what you say.

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