During the nearly 8 months that Mars will spend in your relationship sector the Moon will move into opposition every 4 weeks, with this first standoff more about defining the parameters of your personal and relationship needs. Once you have that sorted you'll have a better sense of what you're working towards.
Last week Mercury left your relationship sector and Mars left your romantic sector, yet while there is on going support for your relationships, romantically you're on your own. Holding onto the romantic passions and fighting spirit Mars left you with is crucial if you're going to keep the flame burning.
Pay close attention to any situations today where you're put in a situation where you have a choice to remain a team player and go with the popular consensus or do what you want to do, especially if your own heart has a different opinion. This isn't about standing your ground and there is no wrong or right decision, for it's less about what you do or don't decide and more about the message behind any strong reactions and is a sign that your own needs are starting to fight back.
As Venus, planet of love moves into her final 10 days in direct motion in your relationship sector she's slowing down, asking that you don't rush relationship matters and instead let things take their own time and course. At the same time Venus is asking that you stay in the moment, with the little things meaning the most.
As the Sun moves into his final 10 days in your romantic sector there is a new sense of urgency setting in, especially as all the planetary activity for the year will be over by Christmas and there'll be no top up until later next year. Listening to your heart and paying attention to the spirit of romance isn't something you can afford to put off.
Anything that has seen you hold onto past relationship challenges or ghosts has been released over the last 5 days, bringing you to a point where it's clear that it's time to bury any old ghosts and move on. You can't change the past and you don't need to carry old baggage with you, with a chance now to set yourself free.
The Moon's last visit to your relationship sector for the year is also his last before Uranus turns direct here next week, giving you an intuitive sense that the tide is about to turn. Yet it's before it does and while the doors are still open to second chances that you're able to take care of any housekeeping, with a chance to turn some old ghosts before moving on.
The real message from the love gods at the moment is that it's all about the journey, but also that on both the romantic and relationship fronts this is a work in progress and not some mythical switch that if you could just find it you could flip. It starts with knowing what you want, having the confidence to trust your heart and the willingness to walk the talk.
The Moon's last visit to your romantic sector for the year is also his last while Uranus is in retrograde motion and before the tide turns next week. As you're hit by a surge in romantic sentiment and your heart's emotional responses, this will come with the message that it's not too late to start making up for lost time.
With Mars still in his first week of an epic 8 month visit to your career sector, but Jupiter due to spend his first Christmas in your relationship sector since 2002 and Venus, planet of love making her longest visit to your sign in over 200 years, having the right work/life balance is something you can no longer afford to pay lip service to.
With 2014 destined to be such a big and auspicious relationship year, the Moon's last visit to your communication sector for the year was always going to be important, but even more so with the doors open to second chances. Sometimes, before you can make a fresh start you've got to clear the air, either giving the past a voice or letting the things you've been holding onto go.
The real benefit of Mars' departure from your relationship sector over the weekend is only just starting to be felt and while in the early days you were simply grateful for a lack of tension and pressure, you're starting to appreciate the damper this put on romantic forces. It's time now to recapture the romantic spirit, with the doors now open to second chances.