Take everything you have learned, experienced or thought the year had in store for you in the romantic department and throw it away, because this is the week that the love gods have finally shown up, turning the year on its heels. As Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication spend their first full week in your romantic sector they're here to break the romantic drought, ushering in the most potentially romantically charged weeks of 2016. Potentially, because while the love gods have come knocking it is up to you to let them in, but they will be even harder to ignore once the Sun returns to your romantic sector on Friday, shining the solar spotlight on matters of the heart and all things romantic. With the relationship gods preparing for their big entrance in September, the love gods are getting in first and they're ready to make up for lost time.
There is a new sense of anticipation in the air on both the romantic and relationship fronts, but for different reasons. As Mars moves into his final weeks in your relationship sector and recovers from his retrograde phase, support from the communication gods and for friendship and relationship building make this a week where your relationships are fighting back, starting to gain both confidence and momentum. While Ceres' return to Taurus over the weekend means your own needs have all of a sudden become a lot more important and that will have an impact on your relationships, making it more of a two way street, this shouldn't create any personal and/or relationship tension. All this does is give you a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. At the same time there is a sense of romantic confidence growing, with the future feeling bright.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your relationship sector hasn't been the best of experiences over recent months, with the last two visits also occurring in these early days but unlike those last two visits, this time there is no Full Moon and the personal and/or relationship tensions of recent months are finally behind you. While it was Mercury's departure from your sign at the end of last month that took the pressure off your relationships, it wasn't until the Moon returned over the weekend and your emotional responses kicked in that you realised there was nothing pushing back. With a new sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, the communication and relationship gods come together this week to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
While the personal and/or relationship tensions from earlier in the month have receded, don't be surprised or alarmed if the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Monday sees them flare up again and in fact if you don't, there is a chance you may have your head in the sand. The Moon is being purposely provocative, with the build up to Wednesday's Full Moon all about pushing buttons and flushing issues out. This is a Full Moon that will always fall at some point during your birthday month and is the ultimate challenge to test the balance between your personal and relationship needs. This year you have the support of the communication gods in a way that hasn't been there before, creating the potential for a major communication and/or relationship breakthrough. This comes just as your romantic passions are starting to fight back as well.
While Mars won't return to your romantic sector until early next month and Saturn only just moved into his final month in retrograde motion there over the week as Venus, planet of love spends her first full week in Leo the tide is already starting to turn. With a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane having come to an end last week but Saturn remaining in retrograde motion in your romantic sector for another four weeks, you've got the best of both worlds, with the new doors opening but the doors to the past still open as well. With Mars on his way back to your romantic sector and due to return while Venus is still in Leo, the love gods are abuzz and that sense of excitement and anticipation is already sending electric shocks through your heart. Something is waking up that there is no putting back in the box.
With Pluto in retrograde motion in your romantic sector since April there has been a sense of romantic nostalgia in the air for several months now, but this moved to a whole new level when Venus, planet of love returned to a nostalgic part of your chart last week. This brings you to the first full week of a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane that will culminate in Venus' return to Virgo early next month, but in the meantime gives you a chance to embrace a sense of romantic nostalgia and seize the second chances this has opened the door to. The Moon's return to your romantic sector on Monday and the Full Moon this creates on Wednesday could be the event that jump starts everything. At the same time the communication and relationship gods continue to work together, focused on giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
Ceres' departure from your relationship sector over the weekend has left you with a clear and authentic sense of what you want from your relationships, but the journey is far from over and has barely begun. With Uranus in his last full week in direct motion in your relationship sector he's slowing down, preparing for a U turn later next week that will open the door to the past and second chances, something the communication gods are already preparing for. Knowing what you want from your relationships was the first step, communication is the second and soon there will be a chance to start making up for lost time. While the communication and relationship gods will continue to work together for the rest of this year and much of 2017, the Moon's brief visit to your romantic sector from Wednesday to Friday offers a brief romantic interlude.
In a week when the professional gods show up in numbers and life is set to become a lot busier, the love and relationship gods also choose this week to want your attention as well, pulling you in even more directions. Fortunately this is for all the right reasons, with a sense of romantic nostalgia that runs throughout the week especially strong over the weekend, while the relationship and communication gods show up from out of nowhere. It was over a month ago that Mercury's departure from your relationship sector brought your annual relationship review and supposedly all the planetary activity for the year to a close. Yet Ceres' return over the weekend is something different and special, returning to bring the magic back into your relationships, just in time for this week's Full Moon in your communication sector and the breakthrough this offers.
While Ceres' departure from your romantic sector yesterday has left you with a better sense of what you want from love, along with a promise that she'll return in three months' time, her departure seems to have sapped any urgency and replaced it with an almost timeless quality. As Venus, planet of love spends her first full week in an adventurous part of your chart she is actively supporting the romantic forces that have stayed on to keep the spirit of romance alive, but as they slow down this brings the confidence to relax into the journey itself. With Uranus turning retrograde in your romantic sector later next week the love gods are getting ready to open the doors to the past and second chances, slowing things down to a degree that is now more about staying in the moment as a sense of romance and adventure merge.
Before leaving your relationship sector last week Venus left you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships, while Mercury left you with the means to keep the communication lines open, with both being put to the test this week. With the Sun leaving your relationship sector on Friday these final days were always going to be about getting real, with the focus on establishing an authentic starting point, which you can't do if you have your head in the sand. By the time Wednesday's Full Moon brings things to a head you should have a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and with strong support from the communication gods and an opportunity for healing, this creates the potential for a real breakthrough. At the same time, from out of nowhere the spirit of romance is unexpectedly creeping back in.
For the first time this year your relationships are finally getting some attention and it is the kind that you want. As Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication, both spend their first full week in your relationship sector they also begin the week aligned, putting heart and mind on the same page, giving your relationship desires and expectations a voice and a chance to get the communication lines open from the get go. All this is before the Sun even returns to your relationship sector on Friday to begin your annual relationship review, one that will begin with the planets of love and communication already on board. There is even support from the communication gods and from forces that not only make this a special week for friendship and relationship building, but a serendipitous one as well.
While Venus and Mercury both left your romantic sector last week, until the Sun leaves on Friday the love gods are still working to keep the spirit of romance alive, after which you'll be on your own. This creates a new sense of urgency, just as life will be doing everything it can to keep you busy and distracted. As things start to come together across the income, work and career fronts and your professional year moves into a whole new phase, there will be a very real temptation to put matters of the heart and all things romantic off until the weekend, taking a rain check as life becomes busy. However, by the weekend the Sun will be gone from your romantic sector and apart from the Moon's monthly visits you'll be on your own and this romantic chapter over. No matter how busy you are, a balance between work and play is essential.