Mercury, planet of the mind and communication, is in Shatabhishak from March 16th until 26th, the nakshatra contained entirely within the zodiacal sign of Aquarius.

Shatabhishak translates to ‘a hundred medicines (or doctors)’ and its Shakti, or special gift, is for Healing. Your mind now turns to all these issues, in whatever form wellness or centring takes for you.

Mercury is curious and intelligent and you may be gathering information or reading up on a particular form of medicine, mind-food or activity that simply makes you feel better. You can also heal others or else do positive things for someone who is sick, using modern or innovative methods.

Shatabhishak’s symbol is an invisible container or shoreline which suggests infinity, separating the land from the sea or the earth from the sky, so there is a definite mystical quality here. This asterism is ruled by Varuna, God of the Seas, which brings contact with actual water or immersion in the inner meditative ocean.

You are pondering high-concept ideas, technology and occult divination – perhaps star-gazing or astrology, and reading, writing and communicating on all these areas plays to your skills.

Still, make sure you don’t become so detached and inward-looking that you ignore your social skills – Shatabhishak has a reputation for blunt speech, which can come between you and friends and co-workers.

A good idea now needs diplomatic handling, and though you are decisive, do remember to weigh your words carefully. Mercury is flanked on either side by the benevolent planets Venus and Jupiter through this whole transit, which gives your words extra tact and sweetness.

You can mediate a dispute and get your way by negotiation and sheer good fortune, so set your sights high and expect the best.

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