Mercury, planet of thought and speech, is in Punarvasu, across the signs of Gemini and Cancer, from July 12th until 18th.

Punarvasu’s symbol of a Quiver of Arrows is associated with a long-distance vision, and now Mercury sends your thought-arrows towards their target. The Quiver is also symbolic of replenishment and home, so your mental focus is on providing security and peace, where you rest up and prepare for the future.

This brings out your writing and communication skills and gift for sharing knowledge, all with a long-term ambition, as you prepare to teach and perhaps become a guru figure in your own right. This asterism is ruled by Aditi, the boundless Vedic sky goddess, so as well as your search for business deals and abundance, you look within for security and self-sufficiency.

The Shakti, or special power, of Punarvasu is also ‘To Acquire Wealth’, and Mercury the planet of commerce, sees you making contacts and showing generosity, with the promise of an excellent return. You can either use this transit to chase a distant horizon, or else be satisfied with very little, remaining amiable and open, even when you may view ideas in a different light to others.

There is a philosophical quality to your thinking, where seeing the big picture gives you extra energy and enthusiasm for your work. In addition to your everyday speech and writing, your imaginative gift may be inspired to try fiction or poetry with an artistic or escapist quality.

Mercury moves closely alongside the all-powerful Sun during this transit, peaking on July 14th, and you may have to work harder on this date to make your voice and opinions heard.

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