While, with Jupiter in retrograde motion in your romantic sector since early December you've become accustomed to a sense of romantic nostalgia and a focus on the past, this is only going to intensify over the coming weeks. However, until she returns to a nostalgic part of your chart next week Venus, planet of love is on a mission to make the most of her last full week in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, where for the last time this year she'll have both the laws of attraction and synchronicity to work with. As much as there is a tendency and a draw towards the past and this is something that Venus and the love gods will fully embrace from next week, for now they're keeping one eye, not on the future but on the present, asking that you stay in the moment as much as possible.
You've not only reached a point in the year where the Moon has now made its first visits to both your romantic and relationship sectors for the year, giving you an intuitive read on where things stand and what the love gods are up to on both fronts, but where you have the perfect resources to make the most of that information and insight. With Venus spending her last full week in a competitive part of your chart, you're able to take that information and turn it into a new sense of resolve and knowing what you want from love and your relationships this gives you goals and objectives to aim for. Yet there is a sense of adventure in the air, especially in the early days of the week that brings a timely reminder that it's all about the journey. Bring the two together and anything is possible.
While the Moon won't follow you into the week, having spent the weekend in your relationship sector, this allows you to move forward with a much clearer sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. As the Moon's first visit to your relationship sector for the year, since Saturn returned and a major relationship review ran its course, this leaves you with the means to draw a new line in the sand, while bringing you to the point where the real journey begins. The timing couldn't be better for with Venus, planet of love spending her last full week in an adventurous part of your chart, her main agenda this week is to bring home, on both the romantic and relationship fronts, a reminder that it's all about the journey. This is not a rerun of previous years.
While the Moon's visit to your romantic sector last week made it clear that keeping the spirit of romance alive is now your responsibility, there's still plenty of relationship support. This week the focus is firmly on your relationships, with the love gods putting all their resources into making the Sun's final days in your relationship sector count. It's the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Monday that will ensure your emotional responses are engaged and staying on until just a few hours after the Sun's departure on Tuesday, this will ensure you're paying attention. During the course of the week your relationships will come under different influences, with your annual relationship review ending just a day before Mercury's retrograde phase opens the door to second chances.
While the love gods looking after romantic and relationship matters aren't competing for your attention it is clear that you've reached a pivotal point on both fronts. It was the Moon's visit to your romantic sector over the weekend, the first for the year and since Saturn returned, that leaves you with a sense of romance and of a need to take responsibility, as you move into one of the most important weeks of the year for relationship matters. Don't be alarmed when the weekend romantic vibe is replaced by some personal and/or relationship tension as you move into the new week, for it's simply Venus advocating on your behalf. Just days before Wednesday's New Moon in your relationship sector and before the doors open to second chances this will ensure you're not asleep at the wheel.
While Mars is stirring up passions and fighting spirit on the relationship front, until Venus returns next week you're not ready to fully commit to this. It's the Moon's return to your romantic sector on Monday that will unleash your heart's emotional responses, just as the Sun's last full day may be causing you to look at things too objectively. You need the Sun's reality checks, but due to leave on Tuesday he's also charged with making sure you're not asleep at the wheel, hiding behind your excuses or deluding yourself. It's the Moon's return that will not only bring some much needed romantic sentiment into play, but staying on after the Sun leaves will bring a reminder that 'what is' is just half the story. This will give you an intuitive read of your heart as the real journey begins.
As you move into the new week the Moon's first visit to your communication sector for the year is just wrapping up and with something special developing on the relationship front, but this week and even more so next month, this is a chance to have not only cleared the air but make a fresh start, committing to keeping the communication lines open. While this will remain important it needs to take a back seat to developments on the romantic front this week, where things are a lot more urgent. As Venus spends her last full week in your romantic sector a lot of shifts will take place, including the Sun's return on Tuesday, a New Moon on Wednesday and Mercury's retrograde turn here on Thursday. Over the course of 3 days new and old doors will open, bringing a sense that anything is possible.
While the early days of the week in particular are important days for ensuring the communication lines are open, something that your relationships can't help but benefit from, it's the spirit of romance and the passions, dreams and fantasies unleashed that will make it hard to hold onto the reality checks. While it's on Monday and Tuesday that an alignment between fiery Mars and dreamy Neptune peaks in your romantic sector, in reality this will colour the whole week, not only bringing your romantic passions, dreams and fighting spirit together but a sense that anything is possible. With Venus, planet of love not returning until next week, the love gods are unleashing the kind of romantic excitement you haven't seen since early 2013 and it needs to be embraced, without over thinking things.
While it's the romantic matters that are set to get a massive boost over the coming months and especially when Venus and Mars return to your romantic sector next month, there's a chance this week to give your relationships some indirect support. As Venus spends her last full week in your communication sector having the communication lines open was always going to be important, especially when it comes to giving your heart a voice and wearing your heart on your sleeve. But a combination of a New Moon in your communication sector on Wednesday and Mercury's retrograde turn here on Thursday also opens the door to new beginnings and a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. At the same time something subtle is happening on the romantic front, with firm bottom lines taking hold.
Having moved into the New Year with the Moon in your romantic sector and a Full Moon in your relationship sector earlier in the week, less than 3 weeks into the year and already you've got a clear sense of where things stand on both fronts. With no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors and Venus, planet of love having left your sign in the early days of the month, you're already an old soul when it comes to knowing what you want from love and your relationships and what they want from you in return. Missing are the love gods breathing down your neck and after last year's relationship challenges, what you're left with is a clear sense of what you want from love and your relationships, a clear path ahead and lots of wisdom and hindsight to draw on.
While there may be some personal and/or relationship tension early in the week this is not only nothing to fear but something to be embraced, especially when you understand where it's coming from. As she moves through your sign Venus is focused on your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, but from your perspective, asking what you want, not what's required of you in return. This is something Venus does every year, but for the first time in 12 years she not only has Jupiter on the other side of the sky in your relationship sector, where he's advocating your relationship needs, they will move into opposition in the early days of the week. This is simply your personal and relationship needs butting heads, with a chance to find a more authentic balance.
As she spends her last full week in a nostalgic part of your chart Venus will be asking that you embrace and fully immerse yourself in this nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. While there may be some competition from busy work forces in the early days of the week and finding time to escape into your memories and daydreams might be easier said than done, you've got some very staunch support. On Monday and Tuesday, just when a dreamy sense of romantic nostalgia is coming under pressure from work forces, an alignment between Mars and dreamy Neptune in your sign will give you the confidence to fight back. Due to return to your sign next week, where she'll take your heart on new adventures Venus is determined to make the most of the final week of the nostalgic trip down love's memory lane.