Mercury, planet of speech and communication, is in Purva Ashada, the nakshatra within the sign of Sagittarius from December 18th until 27th 2021.
Purva Ashada translates to The Unconquered, and is associated with invincibility, while its Shakti or unique power, is for ‘Invigoration’, so this transit brings a new approach into your ideas, speech and writing. Making a lasting statement of your beliefs, or gathering new information that broadens your understanding of the world.
There is also a practical side to this period which sees you succeeding in work and business, doing deals and being an effective salesperson. Purva Ashada is a good debater too, which suits Mercury perfectly, so you may get into arguments and discussions, or share big ideas among your close circle.
You can also campaign very effectively, writing letters or speaking up in support of a cause. This asterism’s symbol is a Sieve or Winnowing Fan, which is used to separate wheat from the chaff, so you are sorting out your personal code and deciding what ideas work and what needs refining.
The risk however, is that every question becomes a matter of opinion rather than fact, so you have to master the details. The presiding devata here is Lord Jal, the embodiment of water, and this element may also play a role in your affairs at this time, as you either travel by sea or learn about sailing or diving, or simply swim and bathe.
You can ‘water’ your plans symbolically, while and Purva Ashada’s power for renewal sees new shoots coming up when you focus on the right areas. Mercury is flanked on either side by the tough influence of Mars in Scorpio and Saturn in Capricorn through this transit, so you need all your powers of persuasion to get your ideas pushed through.