Before going over the powerful alignments occurring today, please remember that Mercury is still chugging along in retreat for another 10 days. Mercury in reverse is not bad, but does represent a valuable time-period to review and reflect on your various communication and transportation issues, contracts, business, literary and educational endeavors.
Today's vibrations are potent and yet also uneven because a void lunar cycle in Pisces continues until 5:03PM PDT when the lunar orb enters fiery Aries. Therefore, for the first two important aspects, be aware that the uncertainty wave happening with any void Moon is flourishing in abundance.
Nevertheless, the good news is that the Sun and Venus reach what is known as their Superior Conjunction - activating 24 degrees of Leo (5:09AM PDT). Romantic, social, artistic and monetary matters take on a new glow - despite the presence of the void Moon. Venus now shifts from being in evening-star formation (setting after the Sun) to being a morning star (rising before the Sun each day for the next 9+ months).
Mercury also unites with Venus (4:22PM PDT) - adding more pizzazz and intensity to the Sun-Venus merger. Later on - once the Moon is in Aries - there is an Inferior Conjunction of Sun and Mercury (energizing 24 degrees of Leo at 6:05PM PDT). The word inferior in this context simply means that Mercury is in between the Sun and Earth, and not located on the far side of the Sun. Mercury and the Sun together give life to cosmic seed-ideas - which can then be impregnated in human minds eager to manifest new enterprises on our planet in the months and years ahead.
Today also features a tense Vesta square to Jupiter (6:10AM PDT), Mercury making a frictional, 45-degree tie to Mars (2:23PM PDT), the Moon uniting with productivity-enhancer Ceres (3:39PM PDT), the Sun forming a mind-expanding and enlightening parallel to Jupiter (7:03PM PDT), and Mars making an abrasive, 45-degree link to Venus (9:27PM PDT). All of this reveals that when the universe wants to make our lives extremely complicated, it knows exactly how to orchestrate that reality.