With Venus, planet of love having left your romantic sector last week and the Sun not returning until early next week, there is a chance to let things settle. Mercury, planet of communication is not only spending his only full week on his own, but his last full week in direct motion. Slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn next week and knowing that a solar eclipse next month will bring the element of fate into play, this is a chance to listen and find your heart's voice. In the meantime, the Moon makes an important visit to your relationship sector, the last before Venus returns early next month. Returning on Wednesday and leaving on Friday, pay attention to the emotional responses triggered, without over thinking things. The Moon can push buttons, but this is the start of the healing process and to lay some old ghosts to rest before Venus returns.
Just having the Moon return to your romantic sector on Monday gets the week off to an auspicious start, but this will add fuel to an already raging bonfire. Over a month before the Sun is due to turn the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and all things romantic, the Moon returns to find Venus, planet of love already here. As she spends her first full week in your romantic sector, Venus will know exactly what to do with these romantically charged lunar vibes. Especially as the Moon returns just as Venus aligns with her sister planet Ceres, for the first time in your romantic sector since 1999. Together for four weeks Venus, planet of love and Ceres, queen of nurturing are here to ensure you not only know what you want from formidable love, but how to make it happen. In the meantime, the tide has turned on the relationship front, with massive support from the communication gods.
Venus' departure from your communication sector last week wrapped up her mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice. Yet with Mercury, planet of communication not only staying on, but slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn next week, there is ongoing support to keep the communication lines open. With your most important relationship year in over a decade just months away, this is the push to take communication seriously. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your romantic sector on Wednesday is both an ordinary and extraordinary event. Ordinary because romantically charged lunar vibes kick in for a few days every four weeks. Extraordinary because, as the last visit before Venus, planet of love returns, the love gods will be using this to alert you to what's coming.
Both romantic and relationship matters take a turn for the better this week and the common denominator is the Sun. During the last full week of your birthday month, the Sun is supporting Jupiter, in his first full week in direct motion in your romantic sector. This has shifted your heart's focus from the past and onto the future and with Jupiter leaving in November, the love gods are working to give you the confidence to make these final months count. At the same time, the Sun has now moved out of opposition with both planets in your relationship sector, with relationship tension over recent weeks dialling back. With Venus, planet of love spending her first full week in your communication sector and the Moon returning on Monday, there is even the potential for a breakthrough. Things are looking good this week across the communication, romantic and relationship fronts.
With the Moon leaving Leo in the early hours of the week, the pressure this had put on Mars and your relationships over the weekend will be dropping back. Since turning retrograde in your relationship sector, Mars has now faced an opposition with Mercury and then the Moon, which is it for now. Mars is retrograding back towards the lunar nodes, which are policing a balance between your personal and relationship needs, but you should be aware of them by now. Earlier in the month Mars and Mercury were in opposition, but having Mercury in Leo is now turning into an advantage. Instead of moving on, the planet of communication is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn next week. By the end of next week, Mercury will be in retrograde in Leo and Mars in your relationship sector, allowing you to get serious about giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
As she spends her first full week in Virgo Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships has the kind of challenges that she knows she can handle, but her problem is you. Venus returns to Virgo once a year to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations, this time for a new solar year still over a month away. Venus' first job is to assess what's possible, based on the cosmic conditions you have to work with. The problem is that Venus has returned to find powerful conditions on the romantic and relationship fronts, that the doors are open to the past and second chances and that even the communication gods have come through for you. The challenge Venus faces is getting you to believe in the romantic and relationship desires and expectations she's fuelling, for chances are they are off the chart. Venus doesn't peddle false hope, so dare to trust your heart.
As she spends her first full week in a nostalgic part of your chart Venus, planet of love can't quite believe her luck. Venus returns once a year, taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane as she brings an old cycle home and prepares to return to Libra. Often this is done in conjunction with the wind down of your old solar year and the housekeeping required. This year Venus has returned six weeks ahead of the Sun and will have been and gone by the time he returns, discounting a need for reality checks. Venus is able to don her rose coloured glasses all the way. Yet what makes this year so game changing is that Venus has returned to find Mars not only in your romantic sector, but in retrograde motion. Venus is able to fuel a sense of romantic nostalgia, while Mars holds the doors open to the past and second chances. This extends to your relationships as well, with a chance to lay some old relationship ghosts to rest.
As she spends her first full week in a social and serendipitous part of your chart Venus is having a positive impact on both romantic and relationship matters. Venus, planet of love has returned to trigger the laws of attraction and synchronicity, increasing the chances of serendipitous moments and/or encounters. It is the Moon's return on Monday that will make the early days of the week especially serendipitous. With your instincts sharp, you're better able to pick up on the hunches, signs and clues that have the power to put you in the right place at the right time. At the same time, this puts Venus at an auspicious angle to forces on both the communication and relationship fronts. This doesn't just create an auspicious start to the week when it comes to communication, friendship and relationship building, but this will continue throughout the week. Even on the romantic front, the doors are open to the past and second chances.
While Venus, planet of love left an adventurous part of your chart over the weekend, both the spirit of romance and adventure are in safe hands. And with Chiron already in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and Eris turning retrograde here over the weekend, a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia is also in safe hands, as it deepens. It is a partnership between planets in your romantic sector and an adventurous part of your chart that is continuing what Venus began. By the end of the week both planets in your romantic sector will be in retrograde motion, while Mercury is already slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn in an adventurous part of your chart next week. By the end of next week, a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia will only deepen. While this is opening the doors to the past and second chances, this is also starting to become a healing experience.
Just having Venus, planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart is bringing the spirit of romance and adventure together. But to start the week with Venus aligned with planets in your romantic sector, at a time of year when there is rarely anything happening, takes this to a whole new level. With forces on both the romantic and adventurous front also aligned with Saturn and Pluto, in retrograde motion in Capricorn, this is boosting your confidence and adding fuel to an already potent mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia. What will add even more fuel, is the adventurous lunar vibes that kick in, during the early part of the week. In the meantime, the Sun's last full week in your relationship sector will continue to shine the solar spotlight on your relationships. As last week's relationship tensions dial back, you're left with a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
This is a halfway week between Venus, planet of love's departure from your relationship sector last week and the Sun's return next week. Venus' time here was focused on knowing what you want from your relationships, leaving you with the desire for something more. The Sun's return next week will not only bring the reality checks, but in the lead up to next month's solar eclipse, a chance to turn desires into reality. Bridging the gap between the two is Mercury, planet of communication. Slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn next week, Mercury is making this week all about having the communication lines open. It helps that the Moon's departure from your relationship sector in the early hours of the week will give you something to work with. Begin the week determined to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice. Next week will bring a chance to the give the past and unsaid words a voice.
Venus' first full week in your relationship sector is an ordinary event that is set to have extraordinary consequences. Ordinary because the planet of love and guardian of your relationships returns once a year, updating your relationship desires and expectations and helping to attract what you want and need from your relationships. Yet everything about Venus' time here this year is extraordinary. The week begins with Venus aligned with Ceres, queen of nurturing for the first time here since 1999. There is also a ton of support from the planets in your communication sector, at a time of year when there is hardly any planetary activity. This makes the timing of the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Monday extraordinary. At the same time, even your relationships will benefit from the Sun's last full week in your romantic sector and romantic confidence returning.