Even though the Sun returned to your romantic sector last week and Jupiter the week before, it's only now with the weekend's New Moon still in play, as you move into the new week, that you're able to appreciate just how much things have shifted. However, this is less to do with the development of romantic forces, which would have slowly built anyway and more to do with Mars' departure from your relationship sector last week, bringing his longest and most challenging visit in 3 decades to an end. You can't have Mars spend that long let loose on your relationships not to have things shook up but also out in the open, but now you're in the rebuilding phase and more dominant romantic forces are finally getting their presence felt. A corner has been turned, with a chance for new beginnings.
Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos' return to your relationship sector over the weekend has been a game changer, returning just 5 days after Saturn turned direct to take advantage of the fact that the tide has turned. This puts you at the start of a major relationship comeback, with the potential for a breakthrough and to take all you've learned from the past and apply to the future and the journey ahead. With Mars firing up your passions and fighting spirit and Saturn not only giving you the power to move mountains if you have to, but with a review phase having just ended the wisdom to know what you're fighting for, your relationships are now your No. 1 priority. This comes with support from Venus, planet of love to ensure the communication lines are open.
Mars' departure from your romantic sector over the weekend wasn't the end of the story, but it was the end of a massive push to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, having spent the majority of the last 8 months training you to become your own romantic warrior, fighting for what you want from love. With Ceres staying on another week to help define what you're fighting for and more than enough ongoing momentum to ensure the romantic flame doesn't burn down, it's now becoming more about the journey. It's the Moon's return to your romantic sector over the weekend, the first since Mars left and last before Ceres leaves next week that will give you a chance to take a deeper look at where you've been and where to from here. It's all about knowing what you're fighting for.
Despite the fact as you move into the new week there is even more personal and/or relationship tension to deal with, this will come with a sense that you have not only reached the final hurdle but of some tempting opportunities on the other side. It was over the weekend that Mars' return to your romantic sector changed everything and with the tide already turning on the romantic front and something special developing, this was always going to give any remaining relationship issues the hurry up. However, it's an opposition between Venus, planet of love and Pluto, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector on Monday that will bring any remaining issues to a head, in what really is the final showdown. From this point on things only get better on the romantic and relationship fronts.
While there has been a sense of nostalgia in one form or another all year and this began to take on a more romantic form earlier in the month, this is set to deepen this week and especially by the weekend. While you will move into the new week with Venus and Mercury both in a nostalgic part of your chart, giving you a chance to get your head and heart around where you've been, Mercury's departure on Friday and return to your sign leaves the way clear for this to become a purely romantic experience. It's by the weekend that Venus, planet of love will get a chance to focus exclusively on what she's here to do, which is to take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. As major new doors open your heart needs to hold onto the past for a little longer.
Time is a great healer and with this we tend to forget or fail to appreciate the cycles that every year must go through and for you, part of that cycle is that in August/September each year your relationships will be put to the test. This is normal, natural and part of the annual pattern, for as the planets return to your sign during and around your birthday month, this puts them in opposition with the long term forces in play on the relationship front, providing some valuable, but very normal wakeup calls on both fronts. It's the Moon's return to your sign midweek, for the last time before your birthday month begins that brings a practice run and a chance to get a sense of what issues might arise and how you get a jump on this. It's all about having the communication lines open.
As Uranus spends his first full week in retrograde motion in your relationship sector you have a chance to look back, just as the relationship tensions that had been in play all year have dialled back dramatically. It was Mars' departure from your sign over the weekend that took the pressure off Uranus and your relationships, just as the doors were opening to the past, second chances and the kind of hindsight that allows you to put things in perspective. While a need to retain a balance between remaining true to yourself and keeping your relationships real and authentic will continue, the focus has shifted from pressure to make that happen to support to turn this into an ongoing and long term journey. There is no doubt that a corner has been turned, while benefiting from the experience.
Everything changes for you this week thanks to Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos' return to your sign over the weekend and especially so on the romantic front. As well as firing up your passions in general and bringing a new sense of energy and vibrancy into play, this puts Mars at a very special angle to Neptune and Chiron, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. Over the coming weeks that bond will grow stronger, allowing Mars to tap into and reanimate old romantic passions, at a time when the doors are open to second chances. This comes as Venus, planet of love is bringing a desire for more romantic adventure and to move out of a romantic rut, along with a reminder that it's all about the journey. The days of sleeping your way through life are over.
Uranus' retrograde turn in your romantic sector last week, something that happens to the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected at this time every year and will do until he leaves in 2019, won't be slipping quietly into the shadows. With support from the Sun, Jupiter and the weekend's New Moon in an adventurous part of your chart, there is a new sense of adventure creeping into your life and into your love life especially. This comes just as all the relationship focus for the year ended last week, though not before leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. All the love gods that were assigned to relationship duties are now redeployed to romantic duties, just as the doors open to second chances.
The Moon's visit to your relationship sector last week, the last before Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication not only leave but wrap up all the planetary activity for the year, has managed to get most things out in the open. With Mercury due to leave your relationship sector on Friday, but Venus staying on for another 12 days, where there is some urgency this week is in making sure the communication lines are open. The Moon only left your relationship sector on Sunday and with any remaining relationship tensions likely to come to a head on Monday, pushing buttons and evoking some strong emotional responses, there should be plenty that needs expressing. By the weekend Venus will have your relationships to herself, which is when the real rebuilding will take place.
Because the Moon only returned to your relationship sector a few hours before Sunday's New Moon this is something that is still unfolding and will continue to unfold into the early days of the week. This is the Moon's first visit to your relationship sector since the Sun and Jupiter returned, with a chance to draw a new line in the sand and commit to the remarkable journey that is still in its early weeks. While the Sun is only here for a month and is more focused on the here and now, lucky Jupiter is here until August 2015, putting you in the early days of your most important relationship year in over a decade. Mercury, planet of communication's return on Friday will bring a chance to make communication a priority, with the early days of the week more about committing to this new journey.
The Moon only left your romantic sector on Sunday and having aligned with both Venus and Mercury over the weekend, you're moving into the new week with a clear sense of what your heart is telling you, heart and mind on the same page and a new sense of romantic resolve and urgency. For while the Moon visits your romantic sector each month and since as far back as April 2013 this has provided an insight into the planetary activity unfolding, by this time next month this will all be over. With Mercury leaving your romantic sector on Friday and Venus 12 days later, it is now about tying up loose ends and putting your romantic intentions on the right path. In the meantime, pay attention to any relationship issues that surface midweek, refusing to sweep things under the carpet.