There are some big changes on the relationship front this week after Mars' retrograde turn in your relationship sector over the weekend. This begins the whole reason for Mars' extended stay in your relationship sector, his longest in over 3 decades, beginning an 11 week retrograde phase that gives you a chance to retrace your steps, access second chances and confront the past. While Mars is likely to stir up old issues, that won't be until next month and will be more a by product of his main intention. Mars is on a mission to stir up your old passions and from Monday, his first full day in retrograde motion, he's using hindsight and old memories to get your attention. Meanwhile Venus' return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on Thursday will bring some magic into play.
Avoid pushing things on the relationship front and even if it feels like things have become stuck or stalled, be content to stay in the moment as some major shifts take place. For just as Ceres is spending her first full week in retrograde motion in your relationship sector Saturn turns retrograde here on Monday, putting all the planets assigned to guiding your relationships in retrograde motion. This is the start of a major review phase, but also a chance to recapture something missing and to learn from the past. For the first time since Saturn returned in October 2012 there is a chance to fully immerse yourself in the past and while you will eventually need to deal with old issues, you have both time and the love gods on your side. In the meantime, stay in the moment as much as possible.
As we move into the new week we're right in the middle of some major shifts, which are set to have a big influence on all things romantic. It began with Mars' retrograde turn in your romantic sector over the weekend and with Monday his first full day in retrograde motion there is both a need and a chance to stay in the moment as a veil of romantic nostalgia envelopes things. This is the start of an 11 week retrograde phase that will see the warrior planet of the cosmos open the door to second chances, recognising in hindsight what you might be missing out on and what's worth fighting for. Meanwhile Venus, planet of love's return to an adventurous part of your chart on Thursday brings a reminder that it's all about the journey and a desire to move out of a romantic rut.
Venus, planet of love's epic 4 month visit to your relationship sector finally comes to an end on Thursday, with her longest visit in your lifetime leaving you in no doubt about what you want and need from your relationships. That doesn't mean that you're there yet or that there isn't more work to be done, for Venus' job wasn't to make things happen, just to leave you with a sense of what's possible. It's Pluto, planet of change and revolution who is staying behind to begin the next phase, that of making the changes needed to walk the talk. In the meantime, Saturn's retrograde turn in your romantic sector on Monday comes just as Ceres, goddess of the solar system is spending her first full week in retrograde motion here, opening the door to a lot of romantic nostalgia.
After turning direct in your relationship sector over the weekend and with his retrograde phase behind him, Mercury is once again back on track, looking to the future but not before having given you a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. Still in his early days in direct motion as you move into the new week don't expect too much forward momentum in the early days, but get ready for things to move dramatically when Venus, planet of love finally returns to your relationship sector on Thursday. After being held up for so long Venus has a lot of making up for lost time and with the Sun been and gone and Mercury having invested so much into ensuring the communication lines are open, this is when you need to be ready to give your relationships everything you've got.
After the weekend's New Moon in your relationship sector a line in the sand has been drawn and while the mission to bring your relationships up to speed will remain a work in progress until at least early May, going backwards is no longer an option. However with the Sun not leaving your relationship sector until the 21st March Mercury, planet of communication not returning until the 18th March and Venus, planet of love still another month away, there is little, if any urgency. Where things are more urgent, especially in the early days of the week, is on the romantic front, with Venus wrapping up her longest visit to your romantic sector in over 200 years on Thursday. This is less about making things happen and more about working with Venus to confirm what you want from love moving forward.
As you move into the new week there is a new sense of romantic anticipation in the air and a sense that the tide has turned, even though you may have to wait a few days before you get to fully embrace this. In the meantime, the Moon has some clear ideas on how you should spend that time, with his return to your relationship sector on Monday a case of perfect timing. As the Moon's first visit since the South Node returned and last visit before returning later in the month as a New Moon, this is a chance to both address any relationship housekeeping and to get a sense of the changes afoot. This also means the Moon will be gone by the time Venus, planet of love returns to your romantic sector on Thursday, kicking off a very romantically charged month, one that has been a long time coming.
Hold onto the romantic spirit and sentiment in the air as you move into the new week, with the fallout from the weekend's New Moon in your romantic sector bringing a new sense of confidence, but a lack of urgency. This is still early days when it comes to a romantic comeback and with the Sun remaining in your romantic sector until the 21st March, Mercury not returning until the 18th March and Venus still another month away, this is just the start of the most romantically charged months of the year. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Wednesday, just as Venus is spending her last full day in your communication sector is a chance to ensure the communication lines are open, with your relationships having a voice and a powerful ally in the middle days of the week.
While the Moon will visit both your romantic and relationship sectors this week, his agenda is very different and not just because of the different dynamics in play. When the Moon returns to your romantic sector on Monday this is a chance to look to the future, getting an intuitive read on the shifts that have taken place over the last few weeks. This is the Moon's last visit to your romantic sector before returning as a New Moon later in the month, leaving you with clues and a lot of hope in what the future holds. In contrast the Moon's return to relationship sector over the weekend is more a chance to look to the past, tie up loose ends and get an understanding of where you've been. Auspiciously, this comes just as Venus is spending her first weekend in your communication sector.
There are some big changes on both the romantic and relationship fronts this week, with the Moon playing an important role in supporting both, though at different times. It was a New Moon in your communication sector over the weekend, just as Jupiter was spending his last full week in retrograde motion in your relationship sector that has given you a chance to ensure the communication lines are open, with Jupiter holding the door open to second chances and the Sun and Moon to new beginnings. You should have no problem keeping the communication lines open after the Moon leaves on Monday and right through Jupiter's direct turn on Thursday. The Moon's return to your romantic sector on Wednesday puts romantic sentiment into play during Venus' final hours in your sign and as she leaves.
There is a mix of anticipation and excitement in the air as you move into the new week, with an epic and at times never ending trip down love's memory lane finally coming to an end. After returning to a nostalgic part of your chart for what should have been a 4 week mission to bring your old Venus cycle to an end and to prepare for her return to your sign Venus, planet of love has been reluctant to leave, until now. Finally, after the longest wait she's ever put you through Venus will return to your sign on Thursday, with a lot of making up for lost time to do. This creates an opportunity for a fresh start and new beginnings on the romantic front, with the Moon's return to your romantic sector on Friday set to make Venus' first weekend in your sign as romantically charged as possible.
You have a rather special and unique week on your hands, one where everything changes, yet at the same time nothing changes. It's on Thursday that Jupiter's 4 month retrograde phase in your romantic sector finally comes to an end, ending a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane that began last November. Thursday is also the same day that Venus is on the move, ending her 4 month extended visit to a social and serendipitous part of your chart, one that is surprisingly in sync with Jupiter's mission. For as long as Jupiter has been in retrograde motion Venus has been keeping the laws of attraction and synchronicity in play and as his nostalgic trip down love's memory lane ends, hers begins. Venus' return to a nostalgic part of your chart will see her take over from where Jupiter leaves off.