Where Venus, planet of love's departure from your sign last week left you with the romantic expectations that will define the coming year, with Jupiter still in your romantic sector it might feel like all you're sitting on are pipe dreams, with a need for patience. In the meantime, there's a chance to take care of some housekeeping, especially when it comes to ensuring the communication lines are open on the relationship front. It's a total lunar eclipse in your relationship sector over Easter that is likely to bring any personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, with the Moon's visit to your communication sector midweek a chance to get in first, clear the air and before it even arrives, set the scene for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
As she spends her first full week in your sign Venus is on a mission to redefine your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, this time without the challenges of the past. It's been 3 years since Venus has returned to your sign to find that Saturn isn't in opposition and without the personal and/or relationship tension this has created over previous years, this is a chance to take a bold new approach to a sense of what's possible. Returning long before your new solar year begins this is a chance for your heart to get in first, getting a sense of what you want from love and your relationships before focusing on the more practical aspects. However, it won't hurt to make communication a priority from the get go, just in case there are still some old triggers.
If there is a sense of anticipation in the air it will need to remain a mystery until later next week, but there is a need to trust that the love gods are up to something. In the meantime as Venus, planet of love spends her first full week in a nostalgic part of your chart there's a need to settle in and enjoy the nostalgic trip down love's memory lane she's taking you on. With Saturn in retrograde motion in your relationship sector this is putting a lot of focus on the past, with a chance to appreciate in hindsight what's important and real. Yet not all the love gods are focused on the road behind, with the North Node not only keeping an eye out for romantic opportunities ahead but those that are likely to come to a head during a total lunar eclipse in your romantic sector over Easter.
All eyes are on the two goddesses of the solar system this week, as Venus spends her first full week in a social and serendipitous part of your chart and Ceres her last full week in your relationship sector. Working with the laws of attraction and synchronicity Venus is likely to attract some serendipitous moments or encounters, especially in the early days of the week when, with the Moon moving through, you're more in tune to the message being delivered through your hunches and intuition. This is when you're likely to find yourself in the right place at the right time. In the meantime, Ceres' last full week in your relationship sector is all about having confidence in a growing sense of what you do and don't need from your relationships, without over thinking things 'when, where and how'.
While things start to move professionally, in previous times this could have created the potential to see life become all work and no play. You don't usually have planetary activity in your romantic sector at this time of year and after Mercury's departure from your relationship sector mid month there should be nothing to stop the professional gods from completely taking over. Except that this year you've got your secret weapon and for the first time in 27 years you've not only got Saturn in your romantic sector, where he's acting as the Fun Police, but in retrograde motion is holding the doors open to second chances and an opportunity to learn from the past. A little smart time management is all that's required in order to have it all, learning from the past as much as possible.
The love gods are fighting for your attention as you reach an important week for romantic and relationship matters. For at the same time that Mercury is spending his last full week in your relationship sector, Ceres is spending her last full week in your romantic sector, each believing their agenda is the more urgent, yet both leaving planets behind to continue what they started. However, you should have no trouble keeping both happy, especially as this will benefit you in the long run. It's during his last full week in your relationship sector that Mercury is committed to ensuring the communication lines are open, making this the most important investment you can make in your relationships. In the meantime, Ceres' only focus is on leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from love.
Venus' departure from your relationship sector last week has left you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and with Mars spending his last full week here, there's an urgent need now to walk the talk. Yet with the Sun having only just returned over the weekend and still in his first week in your relationship sector you're only now getting a sense of clarity, revealing that things are never as black and white as you think they are. With Mercury not returning until next week, the real message from the relationship gods this week is that it's all about the journey. Knowing what you want from your relationships was just the first step, but with your eyes open and head out of the sand and the willingness to fight to make it happen, this is when the real journey begins.
As Mercury spends his last full week in your romantic sector Venus is spending her first full week in your relationship sector, with the start of one era overlapping the end of another. The love gods will always focus on romantic matters before moving onto relationship matters, but Mercury running late and Venus returning early creates a situation where they overlap. Venus and your relationships will benefit from Mercury's ability is able to give your heart a voice and ensure the communication lines are open. At the same time Venus, who out of habit is likely to be ready for the personal and/or relationship tensions she's come to expect, only to find that this year they're not here, brings a boost in relationship confidence that will help boost your romantic confidence as well.
While Venus left your romantic sector last week with the Sun spending his first full week and Mars his last, the love gods have far from run out of influence and are just getting started. With Mars staying on to not only fuel your romantic passions and fighting spirit but to hold onto the romantic desires and expectations Venus left you with, the motivation is still there as the Sun's reality checks kick in. The Sun will always throw the solar spotlight on your romantic situation and matters of the heart at this time of year, but it's been a few years since the landscape this reveals has looked so promising. Not only has it been 2 years since you've had Mars here fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit, but for the first time in 3 years the roadblocks of the past are gone.
Any week that begins with the Moon in your romantic sector is a good one, but especially when this is also Venus' first full week here and even more when they align on Monday. There is something about an event happening at the very start of a week that puts a stamp over the whole week, with the love gods sending a clear message from the get go on what kind of week to expect and to be ready to embrace. While the Moon will spend the early days of the week in your romantic sector it's an alignment with Venus on Monday that puts your heart and emotional responses on the same page, while adding emotional fuel to the romantic desires and expectations being evoked. If that doesn't wake you nothing will, ensuring you're paying attention during Venus' first full week in your romantic sector.
While there is a sense of anticipation in the air or even impatience on both the romantic and relationship fronts, a low key week on both fronts is just what you need. It was Mercury's departure from your sign last week that took the pressure off Jupiter in your relationship sector and slowing down as he moves into his final weeks in retrograde motion, this could see you miss the intensity of recent months. Yet this is a chance to take care of any housekeeping, making the most of the old doors still open and the access you have to 20/20 hindsight. With Venus spending her first full week in a more domesticated part of your chart she's focused on making your life as love friendly as possible, knowing that the most romantically charged months of the year will kick off next month.
As she spends her first full week in your communication sector Venus has the right kind of company at the right time. You'll move into the week with the Moon not only in your communication sector but aligned with Venus on Monday, providing the means to give both your heart and emotional responses a voice. Your biggest danger right now is underestimating just how important it is to have the communication lines open, especially on the relationship front and just how significant it is that you have Venus and the Moon leading the show. This allows you to bypass issues or the things you think are important and get right to the heart of what your heart and emotional responses really need to express. With some major relationship developments ahead this is more important than you realise.