There are two very different themes in play this week, not at different times but at the same time. It's the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Monday and position here in the early days of the week that might push some buttons, with this last visit for the year a chance to get everything out in the open. Yet this is as much about any relationship wakeup calls as it is about waking up to your own needs, especially within your relationships. Yet a very different energy is also in play as lucky Jupiter not only spends his first full day in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, but is on especially good terms with the planets in an adventurous part of your chart. Yet it's this mix of reality checks and nostalgic escapism that creates a better overall perspective on both fronts.
Due to leave your relationship sector on Christmas Eve Saturn's last full week is all about approaching your relationships with honesty, conviction and total ownership. If the last few years and even more so the last few months have left you with anything it's a sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, with Saturn asking for a commitment to your relationships, the future and the road ahead. Yet while the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Thursday will evoke the relationship responses that will draw your attention to the things that matter, it's the spirit of romance that needs to be held onto, especially in the early days of the week. As a relationship era comes to an end there are clues to the love gods' next big project.
While the big focus now is on your relationships, the Moon's visit to your romantic sector in the early days of the week, the last for the year, is a chance to tap into the spirit of romance and gain some perspective. With the Sun moving into his final week in your relationship sector on Monday and Mercury leaving on Wednesday the early days in the week in particular are all about getting relationship issues out in the open, working with the love gods to ensure the communication lines are open. As this coincides with the Moon's last visit to your romantic sector for the year this will ensure things aren't as black and white as the Sun can often make them out to be, with your relationships benefiting from the romantic boost and the chance to listen to your heart this brings.
You have reached an absolutely vital week on both the romantic and relationship fronts, unfortunately during what could be one very busy week. The love gods insist that you make time for matters of the heart, during what is a big week on both fronts. For while Saturn is spending his last full week in your romantic sector, with no more planetary activity here once he leaves on Christmas Eve, with Venus spending her first full week in your relationship sector, Mercury returning on Wednesday and the Sun next Monday, relationship matters are still starting to come together. By Christmas the love gods will have shifted all their focus off matters of the heart and onto your relationships. Before that happens Saturn needs you to make a commitment to the spirit of romance and the journey ahead.
With Venus having left your romantic sector last week, Mercury on Wednesday and the Sun next Monday there should be more urgency than there is, for in any other year this would have indicated that all the love gods will end all their romantic focus before Christmas. It's as if the love gods know something, which they do, for what is no ordinary year and what would normally be all the support the love gods will give matters of the heart each year, is in fact just a stepping stone to something much bigger. Yet with Ceres staying on until the New Year and Saturn returning on Christmas Eve, the love gods are preparing to take matters of the heart to a place they've rarely been before. The Moon's return to your romantic sector over the weekend will help you to get into the romantic spirit.
While the Moon's last visit to your sign for the year may have pushed some buttons and created some personal and/or relationship tension over the weekend, even before the Moon leaves on Monday you're able to appreciate the wakeup calls this has brought and the motivation. With Mars returning to your relationship sector in the New Year this is a chance to identify what you're fighting for, but also gives you a chance to put this on hold. That's because the love gods are happy to leave relationship matters until the New Year, especially with Venus spending her first full week in your romantic sector and Mercury returning on Wednesday. So long as you don't stick your head in the sand over relationship matters it's the spirit of romance that needs your attention and focus this week.
While the Moon's return to your sign in the early days of the week might push some buttons and create some personal and/or relationship tension, even that is likely to work in your favour in a week where the love gods seem very happy indeed. At the same time that Mars, now in his second week in your romantic sector, is firing up your romantic passions and fighting spirit, something special is developing on the relationship and communication fronts, with an alliance between the two. On Monday, just as the Sun moves into his final 7 days in your communication sector and Uranus into his final 7 days in retrograde motion in your relationship sector the Moon will return to your sign. This might push some buttons it comes at the perfect time for communication and/or a relationship breakthrough.
As she spends her first full week in your communication sector Venus is working with a planet that will always have your back. Pluto, your ruling planet has been in your communication sector since 2008, so regardless of what's happening on the romantic or relationship fronts at the time communication is always going to be important. While it's Venus' alignment with Pluto over the weekend that provides the best opportunity to give your heart a voice and especially for a communication breakthrough, there's no need to wait until then. It's Mercury, planet of communication's return to your communication sector that makes this even easier, with your relationships the real winners as the love gods put all their support into ensuring the communication lines are open.
When Venus left your sign last week she left you with clear romantic and relationship desires and expectations for both your new solar year and for 2015, but this has also changed the dynamics, with things feeling a lot more nostalgic this week. Uranus, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector since July, has kept a sense of romantic nostalgia in effect for months now, but while Venus was in your sign she balanced this out by also keeping your heart interested in the future and what lies ahead. With Venus gone, the spirit of romance shifts back to a nostalgic focus, but this won't be for long. Due to turn direct next Monday Uranus' last week in retrograde motion is a chance to make the most of the old doors that are still open. From next the romantic focus will shift to the road ahead.
As she spends her first full week in your romantic sector Venus is not only looking to the future, she's giving matters of the heart and your romantic desires and expectations for the coming year a jump on more practical expectations. It's the Sun's return to your sign next Monday that will kick off your birthday month and new solar year and matters of the heart will then become just part of a package encompassing your expectations across the board. Until then Venus is focused purely on your romantic expectations and with help from Pluto this will create a sense of romantic rebellion. This is being fuelled by the adventurous lunar vibes in play as you move into the new week, providing the support needed to challenge your excuses and move out of a romantic rut.
At the same time that lucky Jupiter is spending his first full week in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, Uranus moves into his final week in retrograde motion in your communication sector on Monday, making this the first and only week you've ever experienced this phenomenon and the last you ever will again. While Jupiter will spend 4 months in retrograde motion in your relationship sector once every 12 years, this is the first time Uranus has been in your communication sector at the same time since 1935 and by the time Jupiter returns in another 12 years Uranus will be gone, making this week utterly unique. For one week only Jupiter and Uranus are working together, holding the doors open to second chances on the relationship and communication fronts at the same time.
As the Moon leaves your relationship sector on Monday this will end any personal and/or relationship tensions that came to a head over the weekend it also brings to an end a chance to get right inside your relationship needs and issues, something that is vital information considering where you're going. Last week played host to the Moon's last visits to both your romantic and relationship sectors for the year and while it's your relationships that will have your attention as you move into the new week, as the days pass you'll be able to reflect back on both. While tapping back into the spirit of romance is important, with 2015 destined to be a hugely important and opportune year for relationship matters, paying attention to the emotional responses you move into the week with is essential.