There’s no need to bolt out of the starting gate too quickly this morning as Mercury forms a tense, 45-degree tie to Venus (3:45 a.m.) and the void lunar cycle in Scorpio that began yesterday remains in effect until the moon enters fiery Sagittarius (6:34 a.m.). Be a nurturing influence for elders and children in your family circle as the moon makes its monthly union with Ceres (9:03 a.m.). Everything associated with the realms of nature receives a five-star rating. Innovative ideas about investments can be mulled over — thanks to a supportive, 60-degree alliance between Vesta in Aquarius and Uranus in Aries (6:40 p.m.).
The main cosmic headline of the day occurs later on during a union between the sun and Mercury at 6:53 p.m. (energizing 10 degrees of Aquarius). Astronomers designate this event as the Superior Conjunction of the sun and Mercury — where the Earth, the sun, and Mercury are lined up in the solar system, and Mercury is on the far side of the sun. Two eminent astrologers of the 20th century — Dr. Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar — referred to this kind of heavenly event as a Full Mercury, where eager human minds can become more receptive to cosmic seed-ideas, eventually leading to new ways of thinking.
[Note to readers: All times are calculated as Pacific Standard 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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