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On May 29, 2021, there will be the closest visible conjunction of Mercury and Venus until November 5, 2033. No matter where you live, you can watch for the planetary pair low in the Western sky at dusk.

Look for Venus, the brighter of the two, to be visible to the naked eye 30 to 40 minutes after sunset. You will most likely need a telescope or some form of optical aid to see the planets together. Because Mercury is exhibiting a thin waning crescent phase right now it appears much dimmer now than at the beginning of the month.

Although the exact moment of the conjunction will occur on May 29, the planets will be close to each other on both the 28 and the 29, so you can try to see them on both dates. The easiest way to locate the planets is by using the stargazing app Star Walk 2. Tap on the magnifier icon in the lower-left corner of the screen, type Venus or mercury and tap the corresponding search result. You will then see the exact location of the planet in the night sky. Point your phone to the sky and follow the white arrow to find your chosen planet.

Happy hunting!

After the conjunction, Venus will continue to climb up the sky, while Mercury will sink towards the horizon and eventually leave the evening sky.


Mercury conjunct Venus transit is the right time to tell someone you love them. You are in touch with what you love about a person and can more easily express this than at other times. You might also show your appreciation for someone through a gift or some other display of love.

There is just as much chance that you could be on the receiving end of someone’s else’s love or appreciation. You could receive a compliment, letter, invitation, gift or even some money. Any artistic and creative skills should be enhanced, and you would enjoy making something with your hands or voice, such as poetry, music, and crafts.

Trading and negotiating are favored because of your smooth communication style and eye for a bargain. You can find peaceful settlements to disputes and be confident about signing contracts.

Making new friends is possible now because of increased social interaction and your mesmerizing voice. This is a good time to ask for a favor or to ask someone out on a date. Dating itself is also a good idea, or you could renew old friendships and improve troubled ones.