Mercury, planet of thought and communication, is in Shravana within the sign of Capricorn from February 19th to March 1st.

Shravana is an auspicious nakshatra associated with wisdom and learning, and its symbol, an Ear, relates to an oral tradition and spoken, spiritual knowledge. Mercury has an affinity here and this is a good transit for a course of education or self-taught program which broadens your horizons.

A teaching role is a perfect way to share knowledge and show off your skills and learning to others. Become well-versed in your subject, and pay attention to overheard intelligence and scraps of information picked up in your daily business.

You have a serious mentality and choose your words carefully for their power to affirm and create – a period of quiet reflection can be important too, where you listen to your inner voice and tune out small-talk and gossip.

Shravana is in the moveable class of nakshatras, so you may travel in pursuit of knowledge and have the ability to study language and culture while you are away. Ruled by Vishnu, the Preserver, this nakshatra brings an interest in a spiritual or historic tradition which needs to be maintained, and you are in it for the long term.

Shravana also has a natural association with Saraswati, devata of wisdom, whose mantra enlivens your intelligence and natural connection to new ideas. Mercury is placed between benevolent Venus and Jupiter in signs on either side through this transit, which gives you the ability to speak sweetly and sway people with persuasion.

Resist the urge to argue and force your opinions through, and appreciate the diplomatic approach in a tricky negotiation will leave you with more friends.

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