The last few weeks have seen romantic and relationship forces battle for your attention and this week this intensifies. While on face value, with Venus leaving your romantic sector on Friday but relationship forces continuing to unfold until the New Year, it would appear that the spirit of romance is the more urgent, but that's not necessarily the case. With Mercury due to turn direct in your relationship sector over the weekend, his final days in retrograde motion bring a chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice before the doors close to the past. The reality is both need your attention, with Venus' final days in your sign all about cementing your romantic desires and expectations and your commitment to continuing the push the love gods have given things.
As Mars moves into his second week in your romantic sector he's making his presence felt, fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit and in the process boosting your confidence. However, it's not until Venus returns on Friday that you'll get a chance to get to the heart of what you're fighting for, with the most romantically charged weeks of 2015 kicking off on Friday. There are set to be some big developments on the romantic front over the coming weeks and while to start with you might not know what you're fighting for, there's a need to move into the week with a willingness to fight, declaring war on old excuses. In the meantime, the Moon's first visit to your communication sector since Saturn left your relationship sector is a chance to ensure the communication lines are open.
While there is some competition between the love and relationship gods, scratch beneath the surface and you'll find that on the romantic and relationship fronts it's all about communication. At the same time that the Sun is moving towards next week's New Moon in your romantic sector, with the promise of new beginnings Mercury's final days in retrograde motion are all about giving your heart, the past and unsaid words a voice. At the same time with Venus leaving your communication sector on Friday and the Moon returning midweek, for the first time since Saturn's return to your relationship sector there's a push by the relationship gods to get the communication lines open. Together this is a chance to give your heart, relationship, emotional responses, the past and unsaid words a voice.
While there may be some personal and/or relationship tension in the air during the early days of the week, the timing couldn't be better. It's a matter of physics that the Moon's monthly visit to your sign will result in an opposition with Pluto in your relationship sector, so the buttons being pushed in the early days of the week are simply part of the normal pattern of the month. Yet as the Moon's first visit since Pluto turned direct in your relationship sector and since Mars returned to your communication sector, this is a chance to give anything stalled or stuck a push, while creating the potential for a communication breakthrough. While your emotional responses may be blown out of proportion, it comes with a chance to give your own and your relationship needs a voice.
While Venus moves through your sign once a month, bringing you to the start of a new cycle of love and a chance to cement your romantic desires and expectations for the future, it's been 8 years since she spent this long here and 27 years since you had Saturn in your romantic sector at the same time, giving you the power to move mountains if you have to. Yet all good things come to an end and by the time she does eventually leave on Friday, for all the right reasons, you may even be glad to see her go. For having spent nearly 4 months cementing your romantic desires and expectations for the coming year you're more than ready for the real journey to begin. What you will find is you no longer have any excuses to hide behind, with Saturn giving you a new sense of determination.
While on the surface it might seem like another week and another round of personal and/or relationship tensions, these standoffs between your personal and relationship needs are starting to become more constructive. This week any pressure is coming from Mars' opposition with Neptune midweek, two planets that know how to stand their ground. Moving through your sign Mars is here to fire up your personal passions and fighting spirit, while Neptune is defining your relationship dreams and ideals. This will create the kind of wakeup calls on both fronts where settling for mediocracy is being challenged, with Mars wanting more for you and Neptune wanting more for your relationships. This is a chance to clear the air before Venus kicks off some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year.
A week on from last week's lunar eclipse in your relationship sector and with most things out in the open, you're able to get on with the job of giving any personal and/or relationship tensions this fuelled and anything else triggered a voice. With Uranus in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until December but Mercury turning direct in your sign over the weekend, there are just a few days in which you've got full access to the resources needed to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. Yet Mercury's direct turn won't end an association with the past, with Uranus staying on in retrograde motion in your relationship sector as Venus returns to a nostalgic part of your chart on Friday. This begins a month long nostalgic trip down love's memory lane.
Neptune, in your romantic sector until 2026 and spending from June to November of each year in retrograde motion, is receiving far more wakeup calls than she would normally get. This is a time of hibernation for romantic forces, with Neptune taking your heart on a rose coloured and nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, with the wakeup calls this week possibly taking things too far, forcing the normally mild mannered planet of dreams to snap. This week it's an opposition from Mars midweek that could see your fighting spirit kick in. Despite any tension this might create at the time this is the wakeup calls that romantic forces need, reminding you that the doors are open to second chances. This comes just in time for Venus' return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on Friday.
A week on from last Monday's lunar eclipse in your romantic sector and with the Moon's visit to your relationship sector late last week also behind you, the love and relationship gods have had a chance to play their cards, leaving you with a better sense of where things stand on both fronts. While the Moon's visit to your relationship sector late last week may have seen personal and/or relationship tensions rise over the weekend, it's left you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. At the same time it's just as important to hold onto last week's romantic wakeup calls, making the most of Venus' final days in adventurous part of your chart to remember that it's all about the journey, seeing this as simply a starting point.
This week you have a living example that old adages sometimes do ring true, in that two wrongs really will make a right this week. The two wrongs are firstly not only starting the week with the Moon in your relationship sector, but on a wholesale mission to push as many emotional buttons and fuel as many personal and/or relationship tensions as possible. So much so that you have to wonder why this time, when the Moon visits every month without this much drama. The answer comes in the form of the other so called wrong in that Mars is putting pressure on communication at what might seem the worst possible time. Until you step back and realise that what you have are the ingredients for a breakthrough. Your buttons are being pushed because you're just now waking up to your own needs.
This week the focus is all on your relationships and that would have been the case even without the Moon's return to your relationship sector midweek, but even more so because it does. The Moon will return to your relationship sector on Tuesday, 4 months to the day since Venus returned for what should have been a 24 day visit aimed at updating your relationship desires and expectations. Due to leave on Friday the Moon will return in her final days and then wait around for a few hours after she leaves, to ensure that you're emotionally engaged to the very end. This is not only the end of Venus' longest visit in 8 years but of a 15 month push from the relationship gods. By the weekend you'll have a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
With so much focus on your relationships at the moment and even more once Venus returns to your relationship sector on Friday, it's important to make the most of the Moon's position in your romantic sector in the early days of the week. With no planetary activity here it's these monthly visits that are your only chance to tap into the spirit of romance, but more importantly to give your heart a voice. The Moon's job is to give your heart a voice, but it's your job to listen to the message, whether you like what it's telling you or not. With personal and/or relationship tensions kicking in again midweek, but in a chance to clear the air before Venus' return, the spirit of romance can help soften some of the hard edges, reminding you of what you're fighting for.