Venus, planet of love is on the move this week and following hard on the heels of the Sun this turns the focus fairly dramatically onto communication and this couldn't be more important. The biggest danger right now is failing to appreciate how important this is and with some challenges in the early part of the week you might even decide the whole communication thing, especially on the relationship front, is in the 'too hard' basket. Yes the Sun, who returned to your communication sector over the weekend and Venus, who returns on Tuesday, will both come under pressure and especially from the weekend's Full Moon, but what this is doing is raising the bar from the get go. At a point in the year where the relationship gods aren't active there mightn't seem much point or need for open and authentic communication lines, yet that will change in the second half of the year.
When the Moon left your relationship sector over the weekend this left you with a long line of strong emotional responses that you're only just starting to process as you moved into the new weeks, something that happens each month. Yet when the Moon left your relationship sector on Sunday, apparently leaving you and your relationships on your own until next month's visit, this was in fact not your reality. With Mars retrograding back into your relationship sector this weekend, the emotional responses triggered over the weekend gave the relationship gods a means of passing on information on how to prepare for the second chances ahead. While you wait for Mars' return on Saturday the love gods will be doing their most to keep the spirit of romance alive, with a new sense of optimism in the air since the tide turned earlier in the month.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your relationship sector is bound to see your emotional responses running high, but nothing can prepare you for the buttons being pushed or the personal and/or relationship tensions being fuelled. While this may seem to have come from out of nowhere, it was the Sun's return to your sign over the weekend and the Full Moon in your relationship sector on Sunday, something that is still playing out in the early part of the week, that has all of a sudden put your own and your relationship needs into competition. With Mars leaving your relationship sector on Saturday the relationship gods think this week should be all about your relationships, but the Sun has returned to ask 'what about you'? Venus' involvement from Tuesday will keep tensions in play for longer, but will ultimately fast track an appreciation that this is simply about balance.
While this is a week where you'll need to have your work hat on from the get go, with the Moon having only just left your romantic sector on Sunday, romantically charged lunar vibes in effect over the weekend have made it clear that life can't be all work and no play. In normal circumstances, during what is always the least romantically active point in the year, the Moon would have been a lone voice and easily forgotten, until returning next month to try again. However, the Moon has left you with a sense of anticipation that suggests that any romantic drought caused by Mars' departure from your romantic sector in early March is about to end. You've been left with the romantic feelings that will ensure you're paying attention when Mars retrogrades back into your romantic sector over the weekend, opening the door to the past and second chances for the first time since 1999.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your romantic sector is always going to be an advantage, but this week it's not only the strong emotional responses that are likely to take you by surprise but a sense of being challenged or even some real tension or roadblocks to deal with. Since returning to your romantic sector in early March Mars has had a dream run and even in retrograde motion his romantic passions and fighting spirit have met with nothing but support, as he holds the doors open to the past and second chances and an opportunity to refuel old romantic passions. However, due to retrograde back out over the weekend first the Sun on Monday and then Venus, planet of love from Tuesday have moved into position over on the other side of the sky, ready to challenge your excuses and ensure that in these final days you're held to account.
If there was ever any doubt that a corner had been turned on the relationship front it was elevated over the weekend or at least there was hope for the first time in a very long time, as you began to see the overall pattern and tapestry. With Jupiter in your sign you're in the middle of a personal period of growth and as you come into your own this was always going to put pressure on your relationships, for as you grow and evolve your relationships must either grow with you or fall away. It was the Moon's visit to your communication sector over the weekend, the last before Mars retrogrades back in this weekend that not only revealed the barriers of the past were gone, but just how easy it has become to connect. As you wait for Mars' return and a chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice, romantically charged lunar vibes midweek are the perfect distraction
Sometimes the most important things in life come at a cost otherwise they lose their value and that's the case with not only the Moon's position in your communication sector as you move into the week, but the Full Moon that began over the weekend and is still in effect. A Full Moon, because it is caused by an opposition between the Sun and Moon, will also create some pressure and some strong emotional responses and in your communication sector this is the push that can give the past and unsaid words a voice, clearing the air and refusing to let you push things down. With Mars in his final days in retrograde motion in your communication sector your relationships benefit from the potential for a breakthrough this creates, while keeping safe from any fall out. While the pressure is likely to remain high well into the week this extends the potential for breakthroughs.
While the Sun's departure from your relationship sector over the weekend brought your annual relationship review to a close, the relationship gods aren't ready to leave you and your relationships on your own. Monday is Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships last full day in your relationship sector and before leaving on Tuesday she's determined to not only give your relationships as much support as possible, but to fuel your confidence, desires and expectations, getting you to believe in what's possible. By the time Venus leaves your relationship sector on Tuesday you should have a good sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Yet only turning direct on Monday Mercury is far from finished and having spent the last three weeks giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice this is when the rebuilding begins.
While personal and/or relationship tensions are likely to be running high in the early part of the week, despite appearances this is a good thing. It was the Sun's return to your relationship sector over the weekend that has kicked off your annual relationship review, but also kicked off a maelstrom of emotional and intuitive responses and buttons being pushed, due to the Moon's return to your sign and the Full Moon this created. At some point during the Sun's month long visit to your relationship sector a Full Moon in your sign will bring a reminder that it's not all about your relationship needs, that your needs also count. However, in your face from the get go and further fuelled in the early days of the week this lays down the battle lines from the get go. This is a crash course in what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
The Sun's departure from your romantic sector over the weekend may have taken the solar spotlight off matters of the heart and all things romantic, but with Venus not leaving until Tuesday the spirit of romance is still burning strong and probably even stronger. With life becoming a lot busier from this week, in her final hours Venus will be working to not only ensure the early part of the week is as romantically charged as possible, but she leaves you with the means to maintain a balance between work and play. Last year the Sun's departure from your romantic sector brought all planetary activity here to an end, with the romantic drought this created not broken until last month. With Mercury turning direct in your romantic sector on Monday but not due to leave until mid June, the love gods are staying on to keep the romantic flame burning.
While the Sun's return to your romantic sector over the weekend has broken the romantic drought and Venus, planet of love's return on Tuesday ushers in the most romantically charged weeks of 2016, they both meet with some teething problems that could create a false impression. From the get go romantic forces are likely to be challenged, first by the weekend's Full Moon and then by oppositions with Mars. With no planetary activity in your romantic sector since June 2015 the love gods have to first break the ice and break through the resistance that has built up over time, with romantic forces meeting with resistance from forces afraid that this might rock the boat. With no romantic influence for nearly a year this is simply a few teething issues as your life is suddenly forced to accommodate something that hasn't had a presence until now.
When Jupiter turned direct in your relationship sector on the 10th May what made the turnaround so effortless and confidence inspiring was the support from communication forces and while that support starts to ease back this week, the right amount stays on. The Sun's departure from your communication sector over the weekend is followed by Venus' departure on Tuesday, making Monday all about making the final days of the planet of love and guardian of your relationships' involvement count. However, while Venus has been on a mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice, she leaves you and your relationships in safe hands. Turning direct in your communication sector on Monday Mercury, planet of communication will end his mission to give the past and unsaid words a voice but continue his mission to give your relationships a voice right through to mid June.