At a time when Mercury, planet of communication's return to your relationship sector is starting to show teeth, with some personal and/or relationship tensions coming to a head, moving into the new week with the Moon in your communication sector is a real advantage. However, this is more a case of having the trainer wheels on when you really don't need them, for while the Moon is able to give your emotional responses a voice, you already have the means and the support to turn this into an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. As the planet of communication Mercury isn't bringing a rerun of past challenges and is simply pushing some buttons, making sure the communication lines are open, putting old intentions to the test and forging new intentions.
Mars' departure from your relationship sector over the weekend hasn't taken the focus off your relationships but has changed the dynamics. While there is no longer the urgency or warrior energy fuelling things, you've been left with a sense of determination and of what you're fighting for. Where the Moon's visit to your sign late last week and the pressure this put on your relationships in Mars' final days, this has managed to get most things out in the open. It's now though that the real journey begins, with the process of defining what you want from your relationships and what they need from you still a work in progress. However, what this has done is taken away the full attention your relationships required, allowing you to focus more on the spirit of romance and matters of the heart.
As you move into the week you're likely to be hit by a wall of relationship intensity and possibly even some personal and/or relationship tension that is likely to take you by surprise. Monday is not only Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos' first full day in your relationship sector. But it's the first full day of the year to date that there has been any kind of planetary interest in your relationships, getting your attention from the get go. What makes this so intense is that the Moon has chosen this moment to return to your sign, making it clear to relationship forces from the get go that your own needs won't be pushed aside. This comes at a time when the spirit of romance is also fighting for your attention, with the love gods mounting a bit of a rebellion.
While Mars' departure from your romantic sector over the weekend has taken away some of the urgency, he's left behind not only the romantic passions and fighting spirit that will keep you motivated, but the support to continue what is a work in progress. Mars' job was only ever to evoke your heart's fighting spirit, waking you up to what's possible and to what you might be missing out on. Yet with Saturn staying behind to help you walk the talk and Ceres, goddess of the solar system continuing to redefine what you need from love, all Mars did was provide the motivation. In the meantime, Pluto's last full week in retrograde motion in your relationship sector coincides with the Sun's last full week in your communication sector, with a chance to give past and unsaid words a voice.
There is something very different in the air this week and it's waking you up in a way that has not only happened so far this year but for the last 2 years. As you move into the new week Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is in his first full day in your romantic sector and from the get go he's out to get your attention. Not only is this the first planetary support the spirit of romance and matters of the heart have received all year, it's come almost 2 months before you can normally expect any kind of support from the love gods. While Mars, making his first visit since 2012 will only spend 6 weeks firing up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, it's what this sets the scene for and follows on from where he leaves off that is destined to be game or even life changing.
While Venus is set to experience one more challenge this week, even this is more likely to work to your advantage. Moving through your sign until the end of the month, Venus is on a mission to redefine your romantic and relationship desires and expectations and this week she'll form special relationships with powerful planets on both fronts. You'll move into the week with Venus and Pluto, in his last full day in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, in a special alliance, bringing a sense of romance, adventure and nostalgia together. It's midweek that Venus will move into opposition with Chiron in your relationship sector. This may once more bring any personal and/or relationship tensions to a head, but in what is the last time, in a potentially healing and cathartic way.
With Venus, planet of love in a nostalgic part of your chart and Uranus in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, on both the romantic and relationship fronts the focus is very much on the past, with some wakeup calls on both fronts this week, but in a way that is more about waking you up to what you might be missing out on. While Venus continues to take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane, she's also looking to the future with her return to your sign at the end of the month when this nostalgic interlude will end. On the relationship front the focus will remain on the past until the closing weeks of the year, with just enough pressure from Mercury, planet of communication to force old issues to the surface, where you're able to give them a voice.
It was the Moon's visit to your relationship sector late last week and opposition with Mars in his final days in your sign that is likely to have brought some emotionally charged personal and/or relationship tensions to a head. But as you move into the new week it's important to hold onto the message this left. The Moon left your relationship sector and Mars left your sign less than 24 hours before this new week begins, but the pertinent fact is that they've gone and any wakeup calls are in the past, albeit a very recent past that you're now able to process. This was an emotional response to relationship matters going head to head with a need to ensure your own needs are being met. This leaves you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
While there is likely to be some personal and/or relationship tension and some emotionally charged feelings on the relationship front as you move into the new week and especially as they're likely to be out of proportion, this is your first clue that something has shifted. Yes, moving into the new week with the Moon in your relationship sector will always push some buttons and create some tension, but not to the degree it is this time around. That's because Monday is Mars' first full day in your sign and while the Moon's messages are likely to be the same as they are during his returns every month, what has changed is that this time your own needs are ready to stand their ground and fight back. This is a chance to redefine what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
With the Moon having left your romantic sector late last week, literally just hours before you move into the new week, it's important to hold onto the spirit of romance this has left you with, tucking it away somewhere safe so that when life gets busy and a little too realistic, you can tap back into it. This was the Moon's only visit to your romantic sector while Venus, planet of love is in an adventurous part of your chart and it is this and her alliance with Pluto, planet of change and revolution, in the early days of the week, that is sparking a sense of rebellion. It's midweek that your relationships will claim your attention, with the Moon's monthly visit to your relationship sector making your emotional responses the conduit of any important messages and wakeup calls.
With so much focus on your relationships, not only at the moment but for the next 13 months and none in your romantic sector until 2015, the Moon's monthly visits have become a lot more important. However, even bearing that in mind, moving into the new week with the Moon in your romantic sector is likely to see the romantic sentiment and spirit of romance this triggers coming with quite a punch and a sense of rebellion. In what could be considered either good or bad timing the Moon has returned just as a powerful new chapter for friendship building and being a team player begins. It's over the weekend that the Moon will turn his attention to your relationships, but in the early days of the week the spirit of romance is fighting back, especially from a life that is all work and no play.
While it's been a tough few weeks for your relationships, which is always the case at some point during the Sun's month long visit to your relationship sector, at this time each year, you're not only through the worst now, there is a chance for the rebuilding to begin. As the Sun spends his last full week in your relationship sector all his challenges and any personal and/or relationship tensions he was going to bring already delivered, the focus is on looking honestly and objectively at your relationship needs moving forward. Venus, moving behind the Sun isn't quite out of the woods yet, but while she might bring some more personal and/or relationship tensions to a head midweek, this is more likely to be healing and cathartic, work to balance your personal and relationship needs.