Venus, planet of love and luxury moves into Uttara Ashada, the nakshatra spanning the signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn, from December 26th to January 6th.
Uttara’s nature is elegant, learned and diplomatic, with the promise of winning popularity and many friends, and is ruled by the Ten Vishwadevas, the embodiments of virtue and fine quality. Venus sits comfortably here and gives you a sure touch in company, with an ability to reach out to different people on the way to success.
Uttara’s nature is fixed and favours taking matters slowly and thoroughly, where you make contacts for the long term – still, it’s important to see your plans through and not take on too much at once. This asterism is of the Kshatriya, or warrior caste and its Shakti for Unchallenged Victory, sees a successful romantic conquest or seduction plan.
This may play out through the intervention of fate, where a person or relationship seems meant for you, and you feel you belong together – pay attention, read the signals, and it works out easily with the right partner.
As well as victory in love, you are an effective negotiator and create peace and harmony in the workplace or any situation between people. The art now is to win without having to fight a battle.
Uttara’s symbol of the elephant’s Tusk shows penetration and insight into a situation – this asterism is linked with Ganesha, and using his mantra helps removes an obstacle to getting closer to someone.
Venus is also with Mercury, planet of the mind, going retrograde in this nakshatra from December 29th, and may see a delay or last-minute switch with your shared plans.
You have the charm and persuasion to work around any change of heart, and everything plays into your eventual success.