Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships' departure from Aries over the weekend brought you to a point in the year where, with your romantic and relationship desires and expectations banked, the real journey can begin. This is something that will usually happened in tandem with your birthday month, with the Sun looking to your new solar year in order to make new intentions and resolutions and Venus doing the same, but is focused on matters of the heart and your relationships. Staying on for 10 days after your birthday month ended gave Venus additional time to give your heart a voice, something you're now able to benefit from. With the romantic pathways running smoothly and almost effortlessly over the coming year and some stunning relationship developments, there is every reason for confidence as you move forward.
While Venus, planet of love's departure from a nostalgic part of your chart and return to your sign over the weekend should have seen a period of romantic nostalgia come to an end, the reality is that it is not only still in effect but is likely to deepen this week. The past is making one last effort to hold onto you, sensing that you're getting ready to let it go. While Venus' nostalgic trip down love's memory lane ended over the weekend with Jupiter moving into his final week in retrograde motion in your romantic sector on Tuesday, the door remains open to the past and second chances for a few more days. With lucky Jupiter turning direct in your romantic sector next week while you have Venus, planet of love in your sign, the future and the love gods will join forces to completely turn things around. Until then there's still a chance to dance with some old ghosts.
With Mars and Saturn both in retrograde motion in your relationship sector your relationship focus has been on the past for several weeks now, but it was Venus' return to a nostalgic part of your chart over the weekend that has brought a sense of romantic nostalgia into play as well. With the love and relationship gods all focused on the past and the doors open to second chances, this is turning back the clock but in different ways. Where Mars and Saturn are focused on old relationship issues, dealing with the past and making up for lost time Venus, planet of love is taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. This is something that often happens in conjunction with the wind down of your old solar year, making this a time for personal reflection as well. The past, old memories and ghosts are coming alive.
You have reached the first, last and only full week of an incredible 11 day period where the doors are open to the past and second chances across the communication, relationship and friendship fronts. Friendship and relationship building becoming stronger but also more focused on the past and second chances, just as there is a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. This 11 day period began with Mercury, planet of communication's retrograde turn in your friendship sector last Friday and will end when Jupiter turns direct in your communication sector next Tuesday, but in essence this is a crossover period. Jupiter has been in retrograde motion in your communication sector since early January and Pluto will remain in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until September, but for this short period of time the two overlap and your relationships benefit.
This isn't a time of year when either the love or relationship gods are particularly active, with the Sun and faster moving planets moving through your romantic sector in the later months of each year and through your relationship sector in the early months. While it's been clear for some time that this is not the case on the romantic front, with something exceptional developing, this week your relationships also get a look in, albeit for just a few hours. As you move into the new week Mars is completing his first two weeks in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and while he holds the doors open to second chances Saturn is there, giving your heart and the spirit of romance the power to move mountains. On Monday you're also able to catch the tail end of the Moon's visit to your relationship sector, one that over the weekend has given your relationships a voice.
Where the Moon's visit to your romantic sector last week, the first before Pluto turned retrograde a week earlier, was a chance to tap into a sense of romantic nostalgia, make matters of the heart a priority and take a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, the focus this week shifts back to your relationships. For the first time since Ceres' departure from your relationship sector in mid April saw the last of the faster planets move on, leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, the Moon returns to check on things. Returning on Monday and leaving on Wednesday it's during the early days of the week that the Moon is likely to evoke any strong emotional responses and may even create some personal and/or relationship tension. However, any buttons this might push are simply the reminders that you and your relationships need.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your romantic sector is a great way to start the week and despite the fact that it leaves in the early hours of the week, this is a bell that can't be unrung. What you're able to catch hold of in the early hours of the week is the tail end of a visit that dominated the weekend, making sure you're starting the week with the spirit of romance in play and listening to your heart. This is a reminder of the romantic intentions developed in the early months of the year. Just two days later the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Wednesday will put the focus back onto your relationships and the timing couldn't be better. The Moon will return just as an alliance between communication and relationship forces peaks, able to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice.
Just as you reach one of the most important relationship weeks of the year the Moon decides that this is the time to check up on things romantically, adding some romantically charged lunar vibes into the mix. With Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships spending her first full week in your relationship sector and Mercury, planet of communication his first full week in retrograde motion here you not only have heart and mind engaged, but a chance to look to the future as you work to give the past and unsaid words a voice. While Mercury has opened the door to the past and second chances, especially when it comes to giving the past and unsaid words a voice, Saturday's New Moon brings an opportunity for new beginnings and a fresh start. By the weekend there will be a sense that fate is at work.
While the Moon will leave your communication sector in the early hours of the week, it has never been more important to grab hold onto the Moon's tail, using this as a starting point when it comes to giving your relationships a voice. With the Sun now just weeks away from your relationship sector, with no planetary activity in your communication sector and some potentially tough relationship wakeup calls ahead, this is your last chance before then to ensure the communication lines are open. Just because the Moon moves on doesn't mean you have to stop trying, seeing this as a starting point and a chance to get the ball rolling. The Moon's return to your romantic sector from Wednesday to Friday will be a chance to tap into the spirit of romance, while its return to your relationship sector on Saturday will be a chance to line up for the Sun's return.
As she spends her first full week in your romantic sector Venus, planet of love finds herself at the right place at the right time. Not only is the spirit of romance well established, with Mercury in his first full week in retrograde motion here and the Sun preparing for the weekend's New Moon, the doors are open to both second chances and new beginnings. Mercury will not only keep the doors open to the past and second chances for the next three weeks, but an alignment with the Sun next week is set to bring the element of fate into play while bringing the past, future and present together. With the planet of love on board this was always going to be the start of the most romantically charged weeks of 2016, with the love gods cooking up something special this year. Move forward with confidence and total trust in the love gods.
For the most part the love gods will keep a low profile this week, but there is likely to be a sense of anticipation as they increase their effects to make your life as love friendly as possible. The love gods are up to something and with Venus, planet of love on the job there is a new flurry of anticipation. You'll get a better read on what you're lining up for when the Moon returns to your romantic sector over the weekend, for the last time before both the Sun and Venus return less than two weeks later. At this stage all you're doing is preparing for what is coming and this runs the risk of sensing what's ahead but then contrasting this feeling to where things are now and coming up short. The love gods aren't focused on where things are now but what lies ahead, making your life as love friendly as possible before the most romantically charged months of 2016 begin.
Until Jupiter leaves your relationship sector in September the Moon's monthly visits to your sign will always create some personal and/or relationship tension, as it brings your own and your relationship needs into conflict. However, while that's likely to happen in the early days of the week, the timing couldn't be better. The Moon will move into opposition with Jupiter on Tuesday, making this the day that personal and/or relationship tensions are likely to peak, the same day that the planet of luck and expansion moves into his final week in retrograde motion and support from communication forces kicks in. With Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships in her first full week in your communication sector and Mercury, planet of communication in his first full week in retrograde motion here, this creates the potential for a breakthrough.