After last month's total solar eclipse in your romantic sector you wouldn't think anything could top that, but this is already proving to be a jump start. The Sun left the day after last month's solar eclipse and often that can bring all planetary activity on the romantic front to a close for the year. Instead, with Mars staying on and Venus, planet of love having returned four days later, the best was still to come. Even Mercury, who left your romantic sector in July, will retrograde back for a double dip visit from the 1st September to the 10th September. This might be a brief double dip visit, but the timing couldn't be better. Mercury will retrograde back in, so as well as an opportunity for a do over, the doors will be open to the past and second chances, until he turns direct on the 5th September. Why the timing is so perfect, is that Mars is in your romantic sector until the 5th September. Mercury will turn direct just hours after Mars leaves, keeping the doors to the past and second chances open during Mars' final days. Mercury will leave on the 10th September, but Venus will stay on until the 20th September. Yet any danger of romantic matters going off the boil will be allied when Ceres returns on the 24th September. Between them the love gods are determined to keep the romantic flame burning. With Jupiter in his last full month in your relationship sector for another 11 years, there might be some friendly competition between the love and relationship gods. The Sun's return to your relationship sector on the 23rd September and Mercury's on the 30th September will bring the support to make Jupiter's final weeks count.
That the focus is on romantic matters at this time of year is a given, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of September in your romantic sector. This year there is a whole squad of love gods on the job and as this is the first update since Jupiter left last September, it is no wonder. Mercury got the ball rolling when he returned in late July. This should have been a short 15 day visit aimed at giving your heart a voice and putting heart and mind on the same page. However, instead of moving on Mercury instead turned retrograde and on the 1st September will retrograde back out. However, turning direct just four days later, Mercury will return for a double dip visit from the 10th September, starting over from the beginning again. The Sun will keep the romantic flame burning while Mercury is gone, but the planet of communication will return on the 10th September to find that while he's been gone, Mars has returned. This will be Mars' first visit in two years, returning on the 5th September to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit. Held back from a retrograde phase earlier in the year Venus, planet of love will return on 20th September, just hours before a New Moon here on the same day. By then you will have the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars on board, all the planets that will visit this year. While the Sun will leave on the 23rd September and Mercury on the 30th September Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion, will stay on until next month.
There are two camps in play this month, one surrounding the love gods and the other the relationship gods, with September an important month on both fronts. For September is not only Saturn's first full month in direct motion in your relationship sector, but Jupiter's last full month in your romantic sector for another 11 years. Saturn only turned direct late last month, ending his last retrograde phase in your relationship sector for another 28 years. Having had a chance to revisit the past, this has shifted all the relationship focus onto the future. This has been a major turning point for your relationships, with a huge amount of support from the communication gods. This includes Mars in your communication sector until the 5th September, Venus until the 20th September and even Mercury retrograding back for a double dip visit from the 1st September to the 10th September. With the planets of passion, love and communication on board, this is the kind of support that a relationship turnaround needs. In the meantime, Jupiter might be spending his last full month in your romantic sector, but support for the follow on will start arriving this month. The Sun will return on the 23rd September, Mercury on the 30th September and Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion next month. Jupiter's job in his final month is to bulldoze a path for the other planets to follow. This romantic push will continue through to December.
When you weigh up the developments on the romantic and relationship fronts this month there appears to be no comparison. On one hand you have Juno spending her first full month in direct motion in your relationship sector and Pluto turning retrograde here on the 29th September. In addition you have an absolute bucket load of support from the communication gods. At some point this month the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars will all spend time in your communication sector, with all here for a New Moon on the 20th September. Two planets in your relationship sector and a month full of support from communication forces, makes this a stunning month for communication and relationship matters. When you compare that to what romantic forces have, which is the Moon's move through your romantic sector from the 23rd September to the 25th September, there is no comparison. Except don't discount these romantically charged lunar vibes, for they will punch well above their weight. For by the time the Moon leaves you will be just 16 days away from your luckiest year for love in over a decade. As the Moon's last visit before Jupiter returns to your romantic sector and a romantic chapter that will run until January 2019 begins, this will come with the full weight of the love gods behind it. This makes these the most important days of the year for listening to your heart, with clues to what lies ahead.
This is a big month for matters of the heart, with a major shift in the final week of August. For this was when Saturn not only turned direct in your romantic sector but Venus, planet of love finally returned to Leo. As you move into September Saturn has been in direct motion in your romantic sector and Venus in Leo for a week. This has given both a chance to acclimatise and for you to adjust to the change in romantic focus. You always did have a powerful romantic force in play, but with Saturn in retrograde motion for nearly five months and Venus having spent most of August in a nostalgic part of your chart, this was shrouded in romantic nostalgia. Venus returned to find the Sun already gone from Leo and your birthday month over, but returns to find Mars still here. Until leaving on the 5th September, Mars is helping to fuel your romantic passions. Meanwhile, it is Mercury's return to Leo on 1st September that will give your relationships a major boost. Mercury left last July, before last month's lunar eclipse in your relationship sector. It has taken this long for the planet of communication to retrograde back, but returns for a short double dip visit from the 1st September to the 10th September. With the Moon moving through your relationship sector from the 3rd September to the 5th September the timing couldn't be better, with an unexpected chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. This comes just as the Moon comes full circle from last month's lunar eclipse.
This is a month of two halves as far as romantic matters are concerned, though there is a surprising overlap. Pluto, in your romantic sector from 2008 to 2024, will spend from April to September of each year in retrograde motion. Not due to turn direct until the 29th September, Pluto will keep a sense of romantic nostalgia in play until then. This was compounded when Venus, planet of love returned to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 26th August. This is the point of each year that Venus will take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. Held back by a retrograde phase earlier in the year, this is overlapping some of Pluto's final weeks in retrograde motion. Until Venus returns to Virgo on the 20th September, romantic nostalgia will be doubly strong. However Juno, who is making her first visit to your romantic sector in four years, turned direct in the final days of August, keeping at least some focus on the future. This month will also host a Full Moon in your relationship sector on the 6th September. With both planets in your relationship sector spending their last full month in retrograde motion and with your relationships having had so much support over recent months, this shouldn't create too many problems. This is simply the wakeup calls your relationships get at this time every year.
You have a much more settled month on the romantic and relationship fronts this month, but also a month where there is a lot of support and a lot of confidence. Pay attention to the romantically charged lunar vibes in effect from the 3rd September to the 5th September. For this is when the Moon will come full circle from last month's lunar eclipse in your romantic sector. This was a lunar eclipse that received a lot of support. Coming full circle from last month's lunar eclipse, whatever was triggered then could come to fruition in the early days of this month. Yet with the South Node, the force behind last month's lunar eclipse in your romantic sector until May 2018, every time the Moon returns this could trigger unexpected romantic developments. That includes when the Moon returns again on the 30th September. By the time Venus, planet of love finally returns to Libra next month, you'll get to see what she can do with this. In the meantime, this is a good week for your relationships as well. Uranus and Eris, the two long term residents of your relationship sector, are both in retrograde motion and will remain in retrograde motion for the rest of the year. There is not only a lot of support from the communication gods, but for friendship and relationship building as well. That will continue this month, with the period from the 8th September to the 10th September especially auspicious.
A sense of romantic nostalgia will continue to deepen this month, as both Neptune and Chiron spend their last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. It was support from Venus and Ceres last month that helped to bring a sense of romance, adventure and nostalgia together. Venus, planet of love left an adventurous part of your chart on the 26th August, but Ceres is here until the 24th September. This is keeping the spirit of romance, adventure and nostalgia fuelled. This will be in effect during a Full Moon on the romantic front on the 6th September. The Moon will move through your romantic sector from the 5th September to the 8th September, with romantically charged lunar vibes in effect a day either side. With Neptune and Chiron both in retrograde motion, whatever this Lovers Moon triggers will come at a time when the doors are open to the past and second chances. In the meantime, the only focus on your relationships will come when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from the 10th September to the 12th September. This is the Moon's chance to check in on your relationships and the timing couldn't be better. For this will be the Moon's last visit while Pluto is in retrograde motion in your communication sector. Pluto will be on hand to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
This is one of those months where you need to embrace a gift from the love gods without over thinking things. Romantic matters and matters of the heart in general have had their share of challenges this year, mainly because of a series of oppositions in the first half of the year. Yet the very planets that moved into opposition with both planets in your romantic sector, are now on hand to take advantage of any wakeup calls. Uranus and Eris, the two planets in your romantic sector, are in retrograde motion and it will stay that way for the rest of the year. Your romantic fortunes started to change dramatically when Mars returned to an adventurous part of your chart in late July. Mars spent the whole of August fuelling a passion for adventure, but as he aligned with both planets in your romantic sector, this ballooned out a potent cocktail of nostalgic, romantic, adventurous and passionate forces. Mars will leave on the 5th September but with Venus, planet of love in an adventurous part of your chart until the 20th September, Mars' legacy will move on. Last month's total solar eclipse fell in an adventurous part of your chart as well, so this has energised this. Romantically charged lunar vibes, in effect from the 8th September to the 10th September, will help you to tap into this. Your relationships on the other hand have to settle with the Moon's visit to your relationship sector from the 12th September to the 14th September.
To move into September with planets still in your relationship sector is extraordinary. Even just to have Venus here until the 26th August was extraordinary, leaving over a month after the Sun had moved on. Held up by a retrograde phase earlier in the year, by the time Venus even returned the Sun, Mercury and Mars had all gone. Venus should have been on her own and when she left late last month, this should have brought all planetary activity on the relationship front for the year to a close. However, fate has it that Ceres, queen of nurturing, is making her first visit to your relationship sector in four years and until leaving on the 24th August she will be doing everything she can to keep the magic going. Normally relationship focus is on what you need to give your relationships, but both Venus and Ceres are focused on getting what you need from your relationships. Until she leaves Ceres, queen of nurturing, will be working to make sure your relationships are giving you everything you need. Throughout Ceres' final weeks she has the full support of Neptune and Chiron, in their last full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector. However that support will peak during a Full Moon in your communication sector on the 6th September. With so much water having passed under the bridge by then, this will be a valuable chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. A Full Moon can even help you push through any remaining communication barriers.
August is always the month that the focus is on your relationships and the solar spotlight in particular, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of August in your relationship sector. Yet here we are in September and things are not just still playing out, but you have reached the best relationship weeks of the year. Even Mercury, who left your relationship sector, had a change of mind last month. When Mercury left your relationship sector in late July he didn't think he was needed anymore. With the Sun and Mars here by then, Mercury had done his job of opening the communication lines, so could move on. However, after a lunar eclipse put pressure on your relationships Mercury made a U turn and started heading back. He was on his way back when you had last month's total solar eclipse in your relationship sector, confirming his decision to do a U turn. Mercury will retrograde back in on the 1st September, turn direct on the 5th September and leave on the 10th September. This really is a hit and run, but with Mars leaving on the 5th September and Venus in her early weeks, he returns in time to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. With two eclipses last month there are likely to be plenty of unsaid words. Venus won't leave until the 20th September and with Ceres not only returning on the 24th September but not leaving until June 2018, she'll be here to guide you through the journey and many eclipses that still lay ahead. Venus wasn't here for last month's total solar eclipse, but she will be when the Moon comes full circle, from the 16th September to the 18th September.
What you have is a month that has a mix of the expected and the unexpected. The expected is that the focus is on your relationships, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of September in your relationship sector. While there is a massive amount of support this year, there is nothing but good news on the relationship front. The unexpected is on the romantic front, where things should have well and truly run their course for the year. Even having Venus, planet of love in your romantic sector until the 26th August was not the norm, with the Sun having left five weeks earlier. If the Sun's departure in July didn't bring romantic matters for the year to a close, then Venus' departure late last month definitely should have. By that point the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus had all moved through, which is usually the most you can expect in any year. Every other year even Mars doesn't show up. However you have Ceres, queen of nurturing, making her first visit to your romantic sector in four years and she won't leave until the 24th September, keeping the romantic flame burning. Romantically charged lunar vibes in play from the 14th September to the 16th September will add extra fuel to the romantic flame, just as Ceres moves into her final 10 days. By this time the relationship support will really be kicking in. While the Sun will leave your relationship sector on the 23rd September, Mars is here from the 5th September and Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships from the 20th September. It is just a few hours after Venus returns that you will even have a New Moon in your relationship sector, on the 20th September.