Welcome to a major transition day for many reasons. As already indicated in this calendar yesterday, the Sun merges with Venus at 2 degrees of Scorpio (12:32AM) while Mercury finally leaves retrograde status by turning direct at 17 degrees of Libra (12:20PM). The previous Sun-Venus conjunction occurred back on January 11 and Venus was in reverse. Today’s alliance is known as the Superior Conjunction of Sun-Venus (from an astronomical viewpoint), and the Earth, Sun, and Venus are lined up in the solar system. One could call this a Full Venus — as it was named by the eminent astrologers Dr. Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar many decades ago. Love vibrations are definitely on the rise and you need to channel them with care and wisdom.
In the meantime, all Mercury themes are enhanced as the Messenger of the Gods planet escapes from retrograde motion and, although virtual motionless all of today, begins picking up some daily speed over the next few days. Mercury connects with communication, learning and primary education, words and language, transportation and travel plans, business and trade, messages and paperwork, health and medical concerns, the five senses, air and breathing, wind and temperature changes, as well as apparent acts of magic, sleight of hand, and theft.
Nevertheless, other astro-factors are trying to intrude their presence into this Saturday’s stellar performance. The Moon in Scorpio is void for a little over 12 hours — from 9:12AM to 9:41PM when the lunar orb enters upbeat, fiery Sagittarius. It is during this uncertainty zone that Mercury makes its shift and as the Moon forms its monthly union with productivity-enhancer and nutrition-monitor Ceres (8:22PM). Later on, once the enthusiastic Sagittarius Moon vibes have taken hold, Venus unites with Pallas (10:37PM) — providing a shining light of problem-resolution during the overnight psychic atmosphere. [Note to readers: All times are calculated for Pacific Daylight Time. Be sure to adjust all times according to your own local time so the alignments noted above will be exact for your location.]