Welcome to the start of an incredible new journey, with Mars' first week in your relationship sector kicking off some game changing months that won't run their course until July. Normally spending just 6 weeks in your relationship sector, Mars returns to shake things up, evoke your passions and your fighting spirit and get you engaged, making it hard to sweep things under the carpet. Yet here for nearly 8 months, Mars will stay on to finish what he started and after only returning on Sunday, Monday is literally the first full day of an incredible relationship journey. This brings a need to start the way you intend to go on, with communication and being mindful of a need for personal and relationship and authenticity absolutely essential. Settling for the status quo is no longer an option.
After Mercury's departure from your relationship sector last Thursday and Mars' from your romantic sector over the weekend, things have scaled back on both fronts, but their legacy will live on for as long as you choose to continue what they started. After just over 2 months in your relationship sector Mercury, planet of communication has left you with the resources needed to keep the communication lines open, with the relationship journey itself continuing. At the same time holding onto the romantic passions Mars left you with is also important, for here you're not only on your own but the spirit of romance now has to compete with a life that is becoming busier by the day. From the get go, make a commitment this week to finding and maintaining a balance between work and play.
Where things had been going off the boil or starting to look fairly ordinary on the romantic and relationship fronts, the love gods have stepped up the pace considerably this week, with some big changes on both fronts. At the same time that Mercury is spending his first full week in your relationship sector, on a short mission to ensure the communication lines are open, Mars' return to your romantic sector over the weekend has opened the floodgates to a whole lot of romantic passion. While you will always find the Sun in your relationship sector and the focus on your relationships at this time of year, Mars is not only bucking the trend by his return to your romantic sector, but not due to leave until July 2014 he's not only here to spice up a few weeks but completely change things up.
When Mercury, planet of communication left your romantic sector last week he left you with all the resources needed to continue to give your heart a voice and to keep heart and mind on the same page, but this shifted the focus to a more background one. Yes, Saturn will remain in your romantic sector, but is now acting more as the fun or love police, making sure that you never again hide behind your excuses. While the Sun won't return to your relationship sector until the end of next week and Mercury won't return until Christmas Eve, already the focus that has shifted off your romantic situation has been directed towards your relationships. Where you're still establishing what you want from your relationships, support is kicking in to help you to start walking the talk.
Because the Moon only left your relationship sector on Sunday, wrapping up his last visit for the year and because there are new doors due to open in the New Year, there is a need to hold onto the message behind any emotional and intuitive responses, while letting the rest go. You can't afford to let this spoil or dampen the spirit of romance in play this week, but this has left you with some valuable relationship insights that you're able to do something with in the New Year. In the meantime Mercury's return to your romantic sector last week has brought a new sense of urgency, for while romantic forces will normally run through the holiday period the message from the love gods is that they'll be gone by Christmas. Give your heart a voice and put heart and mind on the same page.
The timing of the Moon's visit to your relationship sector in the early days of the week couldn't be better or more important. As the Moon's last visit for the year and the first since the tide turned and your relationship focus shifted to the future, this was always going to provide the emotional and intuitive responses needed to start the process of moving on. However it comes just as the force fuelling relationship tensions is gone and in what is one of the best supported times of the year on the communication front. This is a chance for a fresh start, with the early days of the week in particular especially auspicious for both communication and relationship matters, but also for putting the past behind you and moving on. At the same time a new sense of romantic confidence is emerging.
Because the Moon only left your romantic sector a few hours before the new week began, there is both a chance and a need to hold onto the romantic sentiment evoked over the weekend, even if it means filing this away for now. As the Moon's last visit to your romantic sector for the year, but with the love gods bringing new opportunities in the New Year, this is a chance to start looking to the future. This comes just as Mars' return to your sign has put some pressure on your relationships, with a call for personal authenticity asking the same from your relationships. The Moon's return to your relationship sector midweek may create some personal and/or relationship tension but this comes just as the love gods are preparing for a turnaround, with a chance to start breaking free from the past.
Starting the weekend with the Moon in your romantic sector is always going to be the way to go, bringing the spirit of romance and a lot of romantic sentiment into play. But as the Moon's last visit for the year and the first since the tide turned on the romantic front, this will bring a boost in confidence in what the future holds, even though you might have to wait until the New Year to fully capitalise on this. While the Moon will leave your romantic sector midweek he'll make it to your relationship sector in time to spend the weekend here. Making his last visit for the year and coming full circle from last month's Full Moon, the emotional and intuitive responses the Moon triggers are more about staying in the moment rather than where you've been or where you're going.
From the get go there is a sense of magic in the air this week, with a combination of romantic, social and serendipitous forces coming into play and the fact that professional forces have finally let go their vice like grip on you. With his push to get your professional year up to speed over Mars has shifted his focus onto a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where he'll spend the majority of the next 8 months. As well as triggering the laws of synchronicity, Mars is giving you the courage and the confidence to challenge your excuses and take some bold leaps of faith, with a chance this week to put that to the test. On Wednesday, just as Uranus moves into his final 7 days in retrograde motion the Moon will return bringing both romantic sentiment and some clear messages into play.
During Venus' early weeks in your sign the Moon moved through your romantic sector, providing the romantic sentiment needed to start defining and updating your romantic desires and expectations. However, when the Moon returns on Friday, setting the scene for a romantically charged weekend, the last thing he'll expect is to find Venus still here, providing your first real sense that something is going on. While the Moon visits your romantic sector every 4 weeks, with Venus usually spending just under 4 weeks in your sign, a repeat is never on the cards. In your sign since the 5th November Venus is now well into overtime and not due to leave until March there is evidence that the queen of the love gods is serious about not just triggering romantic desires but staying on to see them through.
There is a need to keep your rose coloured glasses on this week when it comes to the spirit of romance and especially when it comes to an ongoing nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. It's over the weekend that this will be especially important, for it's the spirit of romance and a reminder of what you might be missing out on that is the perfect scene setter for a Full Moon in your romantic sector early next week. While the Moon will return to your romantic sector over the weekend to start bringing lunar forces into play, this won't happen until very late in the weekend and is more something that will have an impact in the early days of next week. This week it's more about setting the mood, with Venus' romantic nostalgia the perfect prequel for what next week's Full Moon can trigger.
There is a collective sigh amongst the love gods this week, with the personal and/or relationship tensions of recent months finally over, just as your romantic confidence is on the rebound. With this is a sense that you've made it and that the challenges of the past really are behind you, but there is also a caution against forgetting them. It was only on Sunday that Mars left your relationship sector, yet less than 24 hours later, as you move into the new week you're likely to already sense the difference. There is a need to let go of any tensions this created, but to hold onto the wakeup calls, for this has left you with an authentic guide to what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. You've come too far to ever sweep things under the carpet again.