Mercury, planet of intellect and commerce, is in the nakshatra of Mula within the sign of Sagittarius on December 10th until 18th 2021, the nakshatra associated with the bare essentials and getting under the surface.

Mula’s symbol is a Root, which is reflected by its placement at our Galactic Centre, and this asterism gives a fascination for paring down and getting to the heart of a subject, where following a cause or desire for its own sake outweighs material desire.

The Root symbolism makes this a good time ‘plant’ a new ambition or study, while Mercury is outstanding for networking and doing business deals. You can do deep research and investigation over the holiday period, spending time in seclusion while you come up with a startling new article or theory.

Mercury here allows you to explore your specialized area and become an expert with original insight and research. Mula’s Shakti is also ‘to ruin and break apart’, so you can overcome obstacles and explode myths with your perceptions, and focus only on a subject that stands up to your test.

The ruler of this asterism is Nirrita, who is identified with Alakshmi, the Goddess of material privation; opposite qualities to those of her elder sister Lakshmi Devi, who bestows abundance. So though you are a purist in this transit, it pays to keep one eye on the bottom line.

Mula is said to be unfortunate for borrowing, speculation or gambling, but equally don’t let this influence blind you to a genuine new opportunity.

The first three degrees of this nakshatra are also a continuation of the Gandanta zone, the boundary of zodiac signs and nakshatras, and your plans until December 12th may have an otherworldly or impractical quality – window shop for purchases and consult with a trusted advisor before committing.

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