The heart of today’s powerful sky configurations is known in astronomical terms as the Inferior Conjunction of the sun and Venus. Astrologically, this important union activating 4 degrees of Scorpio at 7:17am focuses attention on the wide variety of Venusian themes — such as love ties and romantic sentiments, feelings and emotions, the fine and graphic arts, feminine interests, realms of nature and botany, social activities and money-making ventures. The eminent astrologers of the 20th century Dr. Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar referred to this stellar merger as a New Venus. Surrounding this line-up in the solar system of the Earth, Venus retrograde and the sun are a halo of other, quasi-significant alignments — including investment-promoting Vesta forming a supportive, 60-degree tie to Neptune (8:36am), the monthly lunar rendezvous with peace-and-harmony advocate Juno in Taurus (12:11pm), and a rousing, 72-degree contact between Mars and Uranus (7:16pm). Be aware of a 4 hour void lunar twilight zone in Taurus that starts at 7:50am and concludes at 12:42pm when the moon enters airy Gemini. Complete old business matters on a high note as the lunar void cycle holds sway.
[Note to readers: All times are now 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.]
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