The focus is on Venus, planet of love this week, as she makes one of her most important shifts of the year. Moving into the new week Venus is in her final days in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where she's working with the laws of attraction and synchronicity to create those serendipitous moments or encounters you don't see coming, yet need to be seized. It's on Wednesday that Venus' return to a reflective and nostalgic part of your chart marks the start of the 24 day wind down of your current Venus cycle, during which time she'll take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, revisiting old memories and dancing with some old ghost. This is a process that is all about recapturing the past or laying any old ghosts to rest as you prepare to move on.
Venus is making her second shift of the year, something that last year took her months to accomplish, which means she'll be returning to your sign much earlier this year. Last year Venus didn't return until May, yet this year she's due to return on the 13th March, which is just one of the reasons you're likely to be feeling more romantically confident, the other being that lucky Jupiter is on his way to your romantic sector and will return midyear. This makes Venus' final days in a competitive part of your chart, where she's encouraging you to set your romantic goals for the coming year, an exercise in blind faith. You've reached a point where you should know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, but matters of the heart may still be a bit of a mystery.
It's in Venus, planet of love's final days in an adventurous part of your chart, before leaving on Wednesday that she's working with both romantic and relationship forces, with her message to each the same, that it's all about the journey. This comes in a year where while a natural current is keeping all things romantic on a course that requires little input, other than to go with the flow, but where on the relationship front there's a need to show up and take responsibility. On both fronts it's all about the journey, something that needs to be remembered after Venus returns to a more competitive part of your chart on Wednesday. At a point in the year where professional matters are starting to pick up, this will provide the determination to fight to keep the spirit of romance alive.
The Sun's departure from your relationship sector last week and especially with the Moon returning in the final days of your annual relationship review, this brings you to a week where the focus is still on your relationships, but in a very different way to where things stood at the start of last week. Between Mars' return to your relationship sector on the 26th October to the Sun's departure last week, the relationship gods have done everything they could to get your attention, from the Sun's reality checks, to Mercury's efforts to ensure the communication lines are open, Venus' to establish where your heart stands and Mars' to fire up your passions and fighting spirit. This brings you to a point where you should know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
While your relationships will remain supported and with the Sun spending just his first full week in your relationship sector and Mercury just his first full week in retrograde motion here this is still a work in progress, on Wednesday you'll lose a vital member of the team. Having returned on the 4th January Venus, planet of love will leave your relationship sector on Wednesday and not due to return until 2016, her short 24 day visit is in its urgent phase as you move into the new week. Because your annual relationship review will continue, the doors are open to new and second chances and there's even a second New Moon ahead, Venus' final days are more about establishing what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. After Venus leaves the real journey begins.
On both the romantic and relationship fronts there is a shift in focus this week or at least in the dynamics in play, while the love gods on both sides are just as determined to ensure nothing goes off the boil. While the Sun's departure from your romantic sector last week did bring the more urgent focus you will always move into the New Year with to an end, this is where the real journey begins. In the meantime, thanks to both Mars' alignment with Neptune in your relationship sector early last week and the Moon's visit later in the week, relationship matters have made their way to your attention, with a much better sense of what you're fighting for. On Wednesday your relationships get another boost, with Venus' return kicking off some of the best relationship weeks of the year.
You've reached a good week for romantic and relationship matters. With the Sun spending his first full week in your romantic sector, Mercury his first in retrograde motion but Venus leaving on Wednesday, there's a mix of urgency and patience. While Venus is in a hurry to get you to listen to your heart before she leaves, with Mercury holding the door open to second chances that's the only place there is any urgency. At the same time moving into the new week with the Moon in your relationship sector can sometimes be a challenge, but as the Moon stirs your emotional responses this is likely to come with a boost in confidence. Not only is there support from Saturn in your communication sector, but as the last visit before Venus and Mars return this comes with a sense that help is on the way.
While the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Tuesday will temporarily put the focus back onto your relationships, in the same way that happened as you moved into the New Year the main focus this week, as it was last week and will be for weeks to come, is on romance. In your romantic sector since returning on the 12th January Mars had an interesting week last week, starting the week aligned with Neptune, planet of dreams and fantasies and ending the week with the Moon triggering a lot of romantic sentiment. By the time you move into the new week your romantic passions and fighting spirit will be engaged, you'll be feeling confident and by the time Venus returns to your romantic sector on Wednesday, you'll be ready to embrace some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year.
The love gods are in competition in the early days of the week, which may require some juggling. You'll move into the week with the Moon in your romantic sector. As the first visit for the year and last before Venus and Mars return next month this will fuel both romantic sentiment and confidence. This comes just as Venus' final days in your communication sector is making it all about giving your heart a voice and wearing your heart on your sleeve. This comes just as the Sun, spending his first full week in your communication sector is giving you a chance to keep it real and Mercury, in his first full week in retrograde motion brings a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. Your relationships will benefit, especially when the Moon returns to your relationship sector on Thursday.
The Moon will visit your romantic and relationship sectors this week, engaging your emotional responses on both fronts and giving you a chance to get your bearings, with timing everything. The Moon will return to your romantic sector on Tuesday and having been here as you moved into the New Year, coming full circle this is a chance to revisit the romantic intentions and resolutions you moved into the year with. This is crucial, for back then Venus was in your sign, whereas by the time the Moon returns she will be in her last full day of a mission to boost your confidence. The timing is perfect for the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Saturday, returning during Venus' first weekend in your communication sector where she's able to give your emotional responses a voice.
All the focus this week is on Venus, planet of love, both in her final days in your sign and after she leaves. Last week began with Venus in opposition with Jupiter in your relationship sector, where in a year where relationship matters are a lot more dominant than romantic matters, she challenged this, advocating for your relationship and your romantic needs. Until she leaves your sign on Wednesday Venus will be fighting to keep the spirit of romance alive, but thanks to the Moon there'll be no drop off after she's gone. The Moon's return to your romantic sector on Thursday, just a day after Venus' departure from your sign will ensure the romantic flame continues to burn and with more relationship demands ahead, a chance to escape into the spirit of romance for a few extra days.
You have reached a week of two halves, a week that begins with your heart firmly focused on the past, but ends not only with your heart focused on the future but with a very romantically charged weekend on your hands. This is all to do with Venus' return to your sign on Wednesday, which marks the point where one Venus cycle of love ends and another begins. Before then you're in the final days of a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane where Venus is your tour guide, with a need to embrace the romantic nostalgia and memories this is evoking. This is a chance to revisit the past before moving on. Venus' return to your sign brings the start of a new journey and for new romantic memories, with the Moon's return to your romantic sector during Venus' first weekend a good place to start.