The Sun, planet of ego and self-expression, is in Uttara Ashada between January 10th and 23rd, the nakshatra that spans the signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn.

Uttara’s nature is polished, educated and diplomatic, and its Shakti, or unique gift, is for ‘Unchallenged Victory’, so putting work in at the start of an enterprise promises ultimate success. There is a big focus on this nakshatra currently, with the generational Jupiter-Saturn combination also here, along with Mercury, planet of the mind, moving through. The Sun acts as a catalyst, bringing these different energies together and shining a light on their different qualities.

You may be involved with an ambition that takes on a wider significance, and whose impact lasts beyond the immediate time-frame. Think big. The New Moon on January 13th also falls in Uttara Ashada, which brings a small awakening and a time when a project starts gathering momentum. The Sun is a giver of light and confidence, and your journey here gives you new belief in your talents and insight into a hidden or unexplored area of your life and work.

Make sure you don’t overwork yourself, especially towards the end of this transit: you can put energy into your creativity and find a sense of adventure, so enjoy the process and stay in the moment. Uttara also carries the promise of popularity and many friends, and is ruled by the Ten Vishwadevas, the embodiments of merit and fine quality.

Follwing the right path makes people want to see you succeed, which allows victory to come to you unchallenged in the end. Uttara’s symbol of the elephant’s Tusk has an association with Ganesha, and chanting his mantras helps to remove obstacles from your path.

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