The transition between a year that has been focused purely on your relationships and one that is already shifting to become more about matters of the heart shifts into high gear this week, with the love gods pulling off the gloves. As lucky Jupiter spends just his first full week in your romantic sector he's being supported by the Sun's return on Wednesday, shining the solar spotlight on your heart, romantic needs and all things romantic, revealing how much your luck has just changed. Yet if the love gods controlling all things romantic think they'll get your full attention, they'll need to think again, with Mars' final days in your relationship sector unlikely to go down quietly. Due to leave to your relationship sector on Sunday Mars will be fighting until the end to get your attention.
From slow beginnings this week represents a major relationship turning point, one that might start slowly but by the end of the week will gather some unexpected momentum. On Monday Saturn, on a long term mission to bring relationship strength, endurance and growth through learning turns direct, ending a retrograde phase that began in March. This has brought your relationships to a standstill, allowing you to process what you've learned over recent months, especially when it comes to knowing what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. While this will shift the focus to the future there will be no hurry or urgency. That will change when Mars returns to your relationship sector over the weekend, making it important to have the communication lines open from the get go.
There is a new sense of urgency on the romantic front and within matters of the heart this week, even more so because things are starting to stir on the professional front, with signs that dormant work forces are waking up. This is going to add to the urgency that is already in the air with Mars having moved into his final week in your romantic sector over the weekend. Mars returned to your romantic sector in early December for what should have been a 6 week visit aimed at firing up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, yet by the time he leaves on Saturday he'll have racked up his longest visit in 32 years. Not willing to go down without a fight, Mars will be using his final days inspiring you to continue the cause after he's gone, working to turn you into a romantic warrior.
For months now on both the romantic and relationship fronts the focus has been on the past, with Saturn in retrograde motion in your romantic sector since early March, Pluto in retrograde motion in your relationship sector since April and Venus taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane since last month. However, all that started to change over the weekend, on the romantic front anyway and this is something that will continue this week, escalating by the time you reach the weekend. It began with Venus' return to your sign over the weekend, opening the door to a new cycle of love and continues with Saturn's direct turn in your romantic sector on Monday. This is the point where your romantic focus shifts to the future, but it's over the weekend that things really take off.
A sense of romantic nostalgia has settled like a fog since the weekend and it will stay that way for several weeks, despite the fact that with Jupiter having returned to your sign last week and the Sun on Wednesday, the doors are opening to your most powerful and empowering new solar year in over a decade. It was over the weekend that Venus returned to a nostalgic part of your chart, where the Sun and Mercury are also located, taking care of the more practical job of wrapping up your old solar year. Venus has a very different mandate and not due to leave this nostalgic part of your chart until mid August, well into your birthday month, a sense of romantic nostalgia is set to linger longer. Yet this is all preparation for moving on, with a chance to dance with some old ghosts first.
At a time when on both the romantic and relationship fronts there is a lot of focus on the past and that will remain the case for several months, the driving force on both fronts does a U turn this week, making it all about moving on. That force is communication and it's your relationships in particular that have been relying on this, with a chance over recent weeks to talk through and discuss the past, as well as a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. While the doors will remain open to the past on the relationship front until November and on the romantic front until September, communication and words are now more about moving on. This comes as Venus spends her week in a social and serendipitous part of your chart she's triggering the laws of attraction and synchronicity.
Where the Moon's visit to your relationship sector last week may have pushed some buttons and evoked some emotional responses, as the last visit while your relationship focus was on the road ahead, this has left you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. It's this information that you're able to take with you as Uranus turns retrograde in your relationship sector on Tuesday, beginning a retrograde phase that won't run its course until December, opening the door to the past, second chances and to learning what you can from where you've been. If you've asked 'if I knew then what I know now, would I have done things differently' you're about to get a chance to find out. With relationship tensions defusing you're able to gain some perspective.
The Moon's monthly visits to your relationship sector will always push some buttons, evoke some emotional responses and some personal and/or relationship tension and not just because of what this triggers on the relationship front. This will always put the Moon in opposition with Saturn in your sign, so will push some personal buttons as well and as is the case when they clash on Monday, the emotional responses this triggers is as much about relationship matters as it is about your own needs being expressed. This come just as Saturn's direct turn in your sign on Monday shifts your focus to the future and rather than bring up old issues, this could bring a defiant sense that it's time to move on. There's a reminder from the love gods this week that it's all about the journey.
While Venus' departure from your relationship sector over the weekend has left you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, it's also left you with no more planetary activity for the rest of the year, leaving the responsibility for keeping your relationships on track up to you. It's now that the love gods not only shift their focus onto fuelling your romantic passions but are even opening the door to second chances on the romantic front. The Moon's visit to your relationship sector midweek will provide a catch up, but by then romantic forces will be making up for lost time. On Tuesday Uranus turns retrograde in your romantic sector, opening the door to second chances and a chance to retrace your steps, with support from serendipitous forces.
There is a changing of the guard on the relationship front this week and like any crossover, the early days of the week in particular has the old and the new guard in transition and both here at the same time. This handover will take until Wednesday to complete, with the Sun's final days in your relationship sector, where it's all about having your eyes open and taking responsibility overlapping Venus' early days, which is more about listening to your heart. While Venus deals with what could be, giving you something to strive and aim for, the Sun deals with 'what is', making sure you have your eyes open and you're not sweeping things under the carpet. The bridge between the two is Mercury, here to ensure the communication lines are open and to give your heart a voice.
In the face of some of the most powerful relationship forces in over a decade, the Moon's return to your romantic sector midweek could seem inconsequential and easily dismissed. For with lucky Jupiter having returned to your relationship sector last week and the Sun returning on Wednesday, right in the heart of the first full week of this major new relationship chapter, one that will take until October 2015 to play out, the Moon's romantic sentiment could be overlooked. Yet with Venus having not only left your romantic sector over the weekend but wrapped up all the planetary activity for the year, this is one chance to tap into and embrace the spirit of romance, something your relationships will ultimately benefit from. You've reached the start of a massive new relationship chapter.
A changing of the guard on the romantic front is a chance to look at things from different perspectives, as well as making sure the romantic flame remains lit. It was Venus' return to your romantic sector over the weekend, just 3 days after Jupiter's yearlong visit ended last week that puts her here during the Sun's final days and when you have your eyes open, feet on the ground and thanks to Mercury, matters of the heart and a chance to give your heart a voice. Venus is the planet that has returned to bring things home, knowing that by this time next week you'll be on your own. Yet while you work to future proof all things romantic, there is also a chance, in the early days of the week, to future proof your relationships, with help to ensure the communication lines are open.