At the same time that after years of input from both the love and relationship gods they are leaving you to manage things on your own, things take a romantic twist this week and it's going to impact on the rest of the year. This won't change the fact that there will be no planetary activity in your romantic sector until midyear or that relationship developments won't take their next step until late August, but a cosmic shift this week changes the underlying influences, making your life more love friendly and the airwaves more romantically charged. What I'm talking about is Tuesday's New Moon and the fact that this ushers in the Year of the Monkey, a year that for Aries is especially conducive to love, matters of the heart and all things romantic. This is also a chance to bring the fun back into your life.
As Venus, planet of love spends her last full week in an adventurous part of your chart she's working with some powerful romantic forces to not only make her final days count, but to influence the journey ahead. Before leaving next Wednesday Venus is working to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together, but she's looking at the year as a whole and doesn't want things to die off once she's gone. Last year Venus spent less than 76 hours here and with lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector she's got the kind of ally that will ensure the spirit of romance and adventure will live on long after she's gone. This comes during what is a good week for friendship and relationship building, especially during the middle days of the week. On both the romantic and relationship fronts there's a lot to get excited about.
There is not only a sense of adventure in the air this week, but in the early days of the week a New Moon in an adventurous part of your chart brings an opportunity for new beginnings. This comes at a point in the year where both the love and relationship gods, having given both romantic and relationship matters a push start have now eased back, focused on the journey itself. With 2016 your most important relationship year in decades and your luckiest year for love in over a decade beginning in September, the love and relationship gods are looking to the long term, with a chance in the early days of the week to not only commit to the journey ahead, but to draw a new line in the sand. Whatever it's taken to get to this point, it's now all about the future and moving on.
With Venus in her last full week in your relationship sector and Mercury leaving at the end of the week, your annual relationship update is coming to an end, but in a way that has already given you more support than you've had in many years. Venus, who spent less than 76 hours in your relationship sector last year, won't leave until next Wednesday and as the planet of love and guardian of your relationships she's working to leave you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships. Until leaving on Sunday Mercury, who returned in early December for what should have been a 15 day visit aimed at giving your relationships a voice, will be doing all he can to ensure the communication lines are open. Even romantic matters take a back seat, with this week all about your relationships.
While romantic forces don't want to be sidelined, chances are they'll voluntarily take a step back, knowing that while they have all year to get your attention this week belongs to your relationships. That was always going to be the case as you get ready for Mercury's return to your relationship sector over the weekend and Venus' return next week, but it's the early days of the week that are the most important. Moving into the week with the Sun and Moon in your relationship sector means just one thing, that there is a New Moon building. While you won't have a chance to give your relationships a voice until Mercury returns later in the week and Venus won't return to inject her magic into your relationships until next week, Tuesday's New Moon offers a chance to make an early commitment to your relationships and the journey ahead.
While the love and relationship gods will all be working to get your attention this week, for the most part they shouldn't get in each other's way, with specific times in the week where you're able to favour one over the other. It's the Moon's return to your relationship sector midweek that puts the focus on your relationships, with its last visit before the Sun returns to begin your annual relationship review a chance to listen to the emotional responses this evokes and even any buttons this might push. Already the relationship gods are working to establish a sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you before your annual review even starts. The Moon will be gone by the weekend, which is just as well, for the weekend belongs to romantic forces and to the spirit of romance.
Starting the week with the Moon in your romantic sector is always going to give matters of the heart a head start, but even more so when this is the build up to Tuesday's New Moon. While the Sun has been shining the solar spotlight on matters of the heart and all things romantic for several weeks now, with the most romantically charged weeks of 2016 not kicking off until next week, this New Moon could be a little premature. However the timing is perfect, for while you're still waiting for all the romantic resources to come together you can't commit to anything specific, forcing you to make this more about committing to matters of the heart in general and the journey ahead. It's from Friday onwards that your relationships need some attention, with an opportunity for a communication breakthrough.
Last week saw the spirit of romance take a turn for the better, but by the time the Moon returns to your romantic sector midweek there'll be an undeniable sense of anticipation, making it clear that something is shifting. While the Sun won't return to your romantic sector until next Friday, the Moon's return midweek will bring a chance for a practice run. What you have is a strengthening of the forces in play behind the scenes, those that create the backdrop to romantic developments over the coming months and as that happens your romantic confidence is set to increase. What the Moon's return to your romantic sector midweek will do is stir your heart's emotional responses and a lot of romantic sentiment, which in turn will amplify a sense of romantic confidence that is taking shape behind the scenes.
A quiet and growing sense of romantic confidence doesn't require anything from you other than to be believed in and trusted and with the most romantically charged months of 2016 not kicking off until next week, some patience. You'll get a taste of things to come when the Moon returns to your romantic sector on Friday, just in time to contribute to a romantically charged weekend. Yet this is more a teaser, triggering your heart's emotional responses and a sense of romantic sentiment that can't be ignored. Yet with the process of making your life as love friendly as possible only just beginning, this is more a taste of things to come and what you can prepare for. It's your relationships that get a boost in the early days of the weekend, with a New Moon in your communication sector bringing a chance for a communication breakthrough.
As Venus, planet of love spends her last full week in your sign she's getting to the business end of defining your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. Having spent less than 76 hours in your sign last year, but not due to leave until next Wednesday and then return for another visit later in the year, Venus is spending a lot more time this year, getting a clear sense of what you want from love and your relationships. Where last year you had to make it up as you went, there is a chance this year to take the time to look at your romantic and relationship needs, taking the time to listen to what your heart is telling you. It's over the weekend and into the early days of next week that a sense of romance will descend, with the majority of this week more about having the communication lines open.
While Tuesday's New Moon brings you to a point in your birthday month where it's all about the future, new beginnings and committing to this new solar year, this comes just as Venus' last full week in a nostalgic part of your chart sees a sense of romantic nostalgia deepen. With a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane coming to an end and your heart trying to hold onto a sense of romantic nostalgia, it might be time to commit to this new solar year but your heart is far from ready to move on. This comes at a point where you haven't got your head in the game either, so while this opens the door to your new solar year the gods know that it's too early to commit to anything. However, with Venus returning to your sign next week it won't be long before you're ready to let the past go. Until then dance with as many old ghosts as possible.
From the get go it's clear that this is an important week for friendship and relationship building, especially when you look at the forces in play. Due to leave your friendship sector over the weekend Mercury, planet of communication is not only reaching out to relationship forces, but forces that bring the elements of luck and fate together. This comes when the doors are open to both new beginnings and second chances, but also as you become aware of just how important it is to have the communication lines open. It's the Moon's return to your sign midweek that might put some pressure on your relationships, but with support from the planet of communication himself there is an opportunity to turn this into an opportunity for a breakthrough. Having the communication lines open is everything.