After the Sun's departure from your relationship sector on Sunday Mercury, planet of communication's departure on Monday brings your annual relationship review to a close, one that in the first three weeks of October will always have the spotlight on your relationships. With a clear and authentic starting point and with Mercury, planet of communication having spent the previous 17 days giving your relationships a voice, this leaves you with an authentic starting point and the means to keep the communication lines open. For this is the first time since Jupiter returned to your relationship sector early last month to begin your most important relationship year in over a decade, where the trainer wheels come off and the real journey begins. The point, where in most years the relationship gods sign out, is the point where their real influence can only now be felt.
The Sun's return to your relationship sector over the weekend may have the solar spotlight on your relationships from the get go, something that will always happen at this time every year, but you don't usually start with as clear and as confident a sense of what you want from your relationships than you do this year. It is the months that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos has already spent firing up a sense of what you're fighting for and the weeks Venus has spent fuelling your desires and expectations, that gives you something to work with from the get go. In a case of perfect timing, Mercury's return to your relationship sector on Monday brings a chance to give your relationships a voice. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, Monday marks the start of a journey towards turning desires into reality.
While your relationships have taken you on quite a journey and that journey will continue, what you have this week is a chance to regroup. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, there is a chance this week to revisit the intentions and expectations you moved into the year with, this time with the gift of hindsight and all the experience gained over the previous nine months. Having moved into the year with Venus in your relationship sector and then to have her return just nine months later is a rare opportunity to revisit those intentions, at a time when the year still has over two months to run. If knowing what you want from your relationships is the first step, then you have a massive head start as you move into what could be some of the most important relationship weeks of the year. In the meantime, the influence of romantic forces deepens.
At the same time that there is something special developing on both the romantic and relationship fronts this week, the approach on both fronts is very different. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships there is a push for change, to shake things up and with the planets of war and revolution firing up your passions and fighting spirit, to start fighting for what you want. While this could develop into a sense of urgency this week, it's more when it comes to starting the battle, with plenty of time and support for the journey ahead. At the same time, while romantic forces aren't as romantically charged as they were last week and there may even be some reality checks, you've reached a point where, in order to turn desires into reality, you've got to first get real.
The year has taken your heart and matters of the heart on an incredible journey so far this year and while, in many respects you're back where you started, you are not the same person that you were nine months ago. While the desires and expectations being evoked now are the same as you experienced in the early weeks of the year and the conditions are also the same, since then Mars has spent months fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit and you've had a world of experience between then and now. There is an opportunity this week for a do over or a reboot, able to revisit the romantic intentions and resolutions you moved into the year with, this time more informed and the year far from over. In the meantime, with relationship developments up ahead, already start working to get the communication lines open.
Across both the romantic and relationship fronts there is a growing sense that things are finally leaning in the right direction, with a confident sense that things are more likely to go right than they are to go wrong and that has nothing to do with any actual experiences. On the romantic front there is a fight going on to bring more romantic confidence into your life, while at the same time there is a call to make your life as love friendly as possible, sensing that this is just the start of a romantic turnaround. At the same time, as the relationship tension of recent months continues to drop off, there is growing support on the communication front, making it easier to not only find your own voice but give your relationships a voice as well. Across the board a corner has been turned.
At the same time that powerful support between communication and relationship forces is already turning any personal and/or relationship tension over recent weeks into an opportunity for a breakthrough, there is a mission to make your life as love friendly as possible. That can only happen when there are romantic opportunities up ahead and while this won't start coming together until early next month, already you are just weeks away from some of the most romantically charged conditions in two years. When you look back at the Full Moon in your relationship sector, the weekend before last, you can appreciate just how much things have turned around and not just on the relationship front. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships and whether there is romance in your life now or not, the wheel of fortune is turning your way.
When the Sun returned to Scorpio over the weekend, opening the door to your birthday month and new solar year, as far as matters of the heart and your relationships were concerned you already knew what you did and didn't want before it even began. You don't usually get that kind of clarity from the get go, giving you a massive head start and knowing what you want from the get go, allows you to point things in the right direction from the start. Yet as much as you might know what you do and don't want from love and your relationships, this is only the starting point, with the real journey now able to begin. There will never be the perfect time to start any new journey, with a need to simply do what you can, with what you've got from where you're at. If you lose sight of what you're aiming for, your heart won't, with a need to let it be your guide.
As you move into the new week it has been just eight days since a Full Moon in your romantic sector brought a surge of both romantic sentiment and romantic nostalgia to a head. This wasn't just any kind of Lovers Moon, but one that also brought the laws of synchronicity into effect, triggering coincidences that are still being felt. Yet already a lot of water has passed under the bridge and as Venus, planet of love spends her first full week in Sagittarius, she is keen to take whatever the Full Moon triggered and run with it, using that as simply a starting point. Having moved into the year with Venus in your sign, she has come full circle with an opportunity for a do over, especially when it comes to re evaluating your romantic desires and expectations. You may have thought you knew what you wanted from love moving into the year, but now you know what you really want.
As she spends her first full week in a nostalgic part of your chart Venus, planet of love is benefiting from the fact that there is already a lot of romantic nostalgia in the air that she is able to tap into, with the feelings this is evoking in your heart likely to be familiar. While this is opening the doors to the past and second chances, Venus' nostalgic trip down love's memory lane has a purpose and that purpose is to reach Capricorn early next month and open the doors to new romantic opportunities. Sometimes you've got to look back before moving on and that is definitely the case now, with a chance to dance with some old ghosts and look at the romantic journey the year has taken you on, knowing that it's not over until it's over. When Venus returns to Capricorn next month it will be her second visit for the year, with a rare opportunity for a do over.
At a point in the year when things are coming together professionally and life is not only getting busier, but where you're needing to take control and to take charge, it could be a challenge then that on the romantic and relationship front you're being asked to relinquish all control. Yet while this may be scary, there is a need to trust that with the laws of attraction and synchronicity in effect, that blind leaps of faith won't lead you astray, especially if you're listening to, trusting and following your heart. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, the early days of the week are especially good for friendship and relationship building and the whole week is right for serendipitous moments and/or encounters. It's when you let fate take the wheel that the real magic can happen.
Following the weekend's romantically charged lunar influences you're able to move into the week with your heart freshly energised and the spirit of romance alive, strong and vibrant. However, with a limited shelf life and nothing to keep these romantic influences alive, you can either let them suffer a natural death or choose to nurture and keep them alive. While you've had a new delivery of romantic energy and influence, what you do with that is now your choice. Things aren't so black and white for the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Tuesday, with strong emotional responses over the coming days a chance to get your bearings and test the waters. While you have spent months developing a sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, the real journey has only just begun.