You have reached an important month for both romantic and relationship matters. Mind you, in saying that every month this year has been an important month for relationship matters and every month since May has been an important month for romantic matters. Yet by early next month just one will emerge dominant, with the other running its course. It is romantic forces that will continue, with August's total solar eclipse in your romantic sector anything but a one off event. The force behind that solar eclipse and the other eclipses you will have here in 2018 is still just as potent and will be until leaving in 2018. That force is the North Node, giving matters of the heart a sense of direction and bringing the element of fate into play. In late September Ceres, queen of nurturing arrived and she will remain here until June 2018, making sure you seize all the romantic potential this is creating. They will align in the final days of the month into the early days of December, creating some fateful and romantically charged days. By then Mars will be in his final days in your relationship sector, finally bringing a massive, defining and at times challenging relationship journey to a close. While Jupiter wrapped up his 13 month visit last month and the Sun left 12 days later, Venus and Mars stayed on to secure every possible advantage. Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships will leave on the 8th November, but not before leaving you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and of what you're fighting for. Mars will continue that fight until he leaves on the 9th December.
It was late last month that Mars' departure from your romantic sector brought all planetary activity on the romantic front to a close. But not before he and the planets that moved through before him had done their best to give matters of the heart as much support as possible. Venus and Mars even aligned here last month, with the planets of love and passion having the last say in defining what you want from love moving forward. But as they say, as one door closes another opens, even though there is still plenty of romantic sentiment and momentum. It is not that the spirit of romance has gone anywhere, just that you no longer have any planets fuelling this. The focus has instead shifted to your relationships, where there is a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary. The ordinary is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of November in your relationship sector, shining the solar spotlight on your relationships. Starting the month with Mercury, planet of communication on board is typical for this time of year as well. However, it has been over a decade since lucky Jupiter was here, in what is the first full month of his 13 month journey. This is the start of a major new relationship journey and your most important relationship year in over a decade. Before leaving on the 6th November, Mercury will do all he can to ensure the communication lines are open, while until leaving on the 22nd November the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships. The real magic begins when Venus returns on the 8th November, with the planets of love and luck meeting up here for the first time in over a decade.
To have planetary activity on the romantic front has been the norm ever since Jupiter returned in September 2016, but this month the dynamics are very different. Jupiter left last month and as the planet of luck, this brought to a close what should have been your luckiest year for love and matters of the heart in over a decade. A lot of this comes together in the final weeks and sometimes it is not until after Jupiter leaves and the groundwork has been completed, that the real magic happens. This is likely to be the case this time around and this is all because of Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion. Regardless of whether Venus and Mars returned during Jupiter's final months or after he left, these were always going to be the most romantically charged weeks of Jupiter's rein. Had Venus not turned retrograde earlier in the year she would have moved through while Jupiter was still here and the most romantically charged weeks of the year would be behind you. The fact that Jupiter had just left when Venus and Mars returned has actually worked to your advantage. For with both Jupiter and the Sun, in his final weeks under pressure, this was a chance to clear any obstacles out of the way. Venus will continue to work her magic until she leaves on the 8th November, while Mars will continue to support your inner romantic warrior for another month. In the meantime, Mercury's return to your relationship sector on the 6th November and the Sun's on the 22nd November bring you to the most important point of an already important relationship year.
The focus will always shift onto matters of the heart at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of November in your romantic sector. Yet what the solar spotlight reveals is what really matters and determines what kind of experience this will be. For you, the experience this year is not just one of the best possible, but the very best. For as Jupiter spends his first full month in your romantic sector in over a decade, this is also the first full month of your luckiest year for love since 2005/2006. By the time you even move into the new month Jupiter has already aligned with both the Sun and Mercury, giving you a taste of things to come. Until he leaves on the 6th November Mercury is on a mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, while the Sun will continue to shine the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart until leaving on the 22nd November. Meanwhile, a New Moon on the 19th November will bring a chance for new beginnings and to commit to the journey ahead. However, the real magic begins when Venus returns on the 8th November. Not due to leave until the 1st December Venus and Jupiter, the planets of love and luck will see out the month together. With Mars returning next month and Jupiter here until November 2018, this is just the start of an exciting new journey. This is also a chance to get this established before next month's major relationship developments kick in.
There are two important camps in play this month, one surrounding what is happening on the romantic front and the other, what is happening on the relationship front. On the relationship front the focus is on making the most of the fact that you have Venus and the Mars in you're communication sector. For with Venus leaving on the 8th November and Mars early next month, this won't always be an option. Yet Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion are the perfect planets to give the last push to ensure the communication lines are open. For while the relationship forces in play are subtle, they are keeping your relationships on track, with having the communication lines open essential. Less subtle is what is happening on the romantic front, with developments here best described as the beginning of the end. It was in December 2014 that Saturn returned for a three year visit to your romantic sector, with the hard taskmaster of the cosmos demanding that you take heart and mind on the same page seriously and take responsibility. Due to leave on the 20th December, this is Saturn's last full month and not due to return for another 28 years this is the point where things get serious. Saturn can be the hard taskmaster of the cosmos but he is surrounded by support, especially from Uranus, in an adventurous part of your chart. That support will peak from the 5th November to the 15th November. This is also the point where more direct support will start arriving, with Mercury returning to your romantic sector on the 6th November, the Sun on the 22nd November and Venus, planet of love on the 1st December.
There is every reason for confidence and a sense of anticipation on the romantic and relationship fronts, with something special but different happening on both fronts. On the romantic front this is purely a sense of anticipation, with the real developments happening next month. On the relationship front there should be real evidence that a corner has been turned. This began last month just as Mars and Venus, in their final days in Virgo were putting pressure on your relationships. All was not what it seemed, for the planets of love and passion both spent a lot of time at the start of the year fuelling your relationship dreams and passions. These were more wakeup calls to those dreams, passions and intentions you began the year with. But they came just as Jupiter and the Sun and Mercury returned to your communication sector. That communication support will continue with Venus, planet of love's return to your communication sector on the 8th November. With Neptune turning direct in your relationship sector on the 23rd November and Chiron early next month, this is the start of a powerful 18 month partnership between communication and relationship forces. Meanwhile, pay attention to the romantically charged lunar vibes that move through your romantic sector from the 21st November to the 24th November. For it is then that there will be clues to next month's major romantic developments. For it is a month later, on the 20th December that the three most powerful romantic years in our lifetime will begin.
Things become a lot more settled on the relationship front this month, to the point where there is something special developing. That is despite the fact that Venus and Mars are still in Libra and there are still some oppositions to go. This time is different, for when Venus moves into opposition with Eris on the 2nd November and Uranus on the 4th November, it will be in her capacity as the planet of love and guardian of your relationships. The clashes between the Sun and Jupiter as they moved through Libra were by forces with their own agendas. It was your needs in competition with your relationship needs, with both sides not giving an inch. While you have learned from this, Venus' opposition with both planets in your relationship sector is the game changer. Venus might be moving through Libra and is therefore looking out for your interests, but as the planet of love and guardian of your relationships she is also looking out for your relationship interests as well. Finally, you're able to see both sides of the fence to find the balance you need. With Mercury, planet of communication not only returning to your communication sector on the 6th November but staying for over two months, this is when the rebuilding phase begins. Uranus, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector until January, will move into an exact alignment with Saturn in your communication sector from the 5th November to the 15th November. Ahead lies nothing but support between communication and relationship forces, turning the challenges of the past into an opportunity for something authentic.
Despite the fact that you are not only at the start of your birthday month and new solar year, but a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion, the most defining feature about this month is a sense of romantic nostalgia. Especially in the early part of the month, when you not only have Neptune and Chiron in retrograde motion in your romantic sector but Venus, planet of love in her final days in a nostalgic part of your chart. Even when Venus brings her nostalgic trip down love's memory lane to an end and returns to your sign on the 8th November, a sense of romantic nostalgia will remain. This will continue even after Neptune turns direct in your romantic sector on the 23rd November, with Chiron remaining in retrograde motion here until early next month. And you need that extra time, for it is only now that you are finding the confidence to make the most of the doors open to the past and second chances. In Neptune's final weeks in retrograde motion, this dreamy planet is even offering an opportunity for a do over. In the meantime, you have an important Full Moon in your relationship sector on 4th November. You will always have a Full Moon here at some point during your birthday month, with the Moon moving through your relationship sector and into opposition with the Sun. Halfway between the Sun's last visit and the next, this can bring any relationship tensions to a head but is the wakeup calls both you and your relationship need. With major relationship developments next year, some of the most important in a lifetime, pay attention to anything this Full Moon might trigger.
Things take a turn for the better on the romantic front this month, even though the forces in play are the same. What has changed is the environment around them and in particular the roadblocks and pressure. Uranus and Eris have been in retrograde motion in your romantic sector since August and will remain in retrograde motion until January, holding the doors open to the past and second chances for the rest of the year. That has been the case for months now, but this month the conditions are a lot more favourable. The difference is that you no longer have Jupiter or the Sun in opposition. There is still some pressure, but this time it is the right kind of pressure. Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion are over on the other side of the sky in a social and serendipitous part of your chart and they will both move into opposition this month. Yet the impact couldn't be more different. The Sun and Jupiter had their own agenda and romantic forces were in their way. When Venus moves into opposition with Eris on the 2nd November and Uranus on the 4th November, the fact that the doors are open to the past and second chances on the romantic front is something the planet of love will want to embrace. Eris, Uranus and romantic forces aren't in her way. Instead, Venus will be pressuring them to make the most of the doors open to the past and second chances. It's once Venus leaves and returns to a nostalgic part of your chart on the 8th November that the real magic will happen. For this is when Venus will join them in the pursuit of second chances as she begins her own nostalgic trip down love's memory lane.
While this is not an overtly active month on either the romantic or relationship front, dig a little deeper and you'll find that a lot is going on, especially on the romantic front. That won't be the case to start with, but that will change when the Moon moves through your romantic sector from the 3rd November to the 5th November. With Venus, planet of love returning to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on the 8th November, if for no other reason, these romantically charged lunar vibes are the perfect stepping stone to her serendipitous weeks. However, they will be a lot more than a stepping stone, creating a Full Moon here on the 4th November. This is a Lovers Moon, the most romantically charged Full Moon of the year. Whether this has an immediate impact or not, there is something about this Full Moon that you need to pay attention to, for this is a taste of things to come. For while there is not a lot happening on the romantic front now and these will be the most romantically charged days of the month, there is a huge amount happening next year. Things will start moving on the romantic front as early as next March, but it is next May that once in a lifetime developments open up. If there is anything that the love gods need you to do now in order to prepare for what lies ahead, they will deliver that information through the Full Moon on the 4th May. This makes it important to listen to both what you do and don't want to here. It is just four days later that Venus will bring the laws of attraction and synchronicity into play.
Apart from reaching a good month for friendship and relationship building and a month where you will find it much easier to keep the communication lines open, this is not an overtly active month on the romantic or relationship fronts. Yet while not wildly waving the banner on either front, this should be a good month on the romantic and relationship fronts. The North Node, the force behind August's total solar eclipse and the other eclipses that will fall in here in 2018, is quietly keeping your relationships on track. He's doing that with the help of Ceres, dwarf planet and the queen of nurturing, who until she leaves in June is quietly getting to the heart of what you want and need from your relationships. What makes this such a good month for friendship and relationship building, is the growing support they will encounter from the planets in your friendship sector. At the same time support continues from both planets in your communication sector, where conditions are a lot easier this month. You have no planets in your romantic sector, so the Moon's move through from the 5th November to the 7th November was always going to be important. Even more so because of the timing. These romantically charged lunar vibes were always going to make these some of the most romantically charged days of the month, but they fall during Venus, planet of love's final days in an adventurous part of your chart. Since Mars' return last month, the planets of love and passion have worked to bring the spirit of romance, passion and adventure together. Venus will leave on the 8th November, after which Mars will need to fly the flag. To have romantically charged lunar vibes in play during her final days will give Venus' mission a boost.
It was Mars' departure from your relationship sector on the 23rd October that brought all planetary activity on the relationship front for the year to a close. While there may have been some personal and/or relationship tension in his final days, this was the warrior planet of the cosmos' attempt to flush out any remaining old relationship ghosts and demons. In the process, after three months of planetary activity that saw the Sun, Mercury, Venus and finally Mars move through, this has left you with an authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. What will give your relationships a boost, is a Full Moon in your communication sector on the 4th November. This will be the Moon's first visit to your communication sector since Mars left your communication sector, so was always going to be an important chance to give anything still lingering a voice. The 4th November and a day either side will bring the potential for a breakthrough. While all the planetary activity in your romantic sector for the year ran its course in late September, the spirit of romance gets a boost in a roundabout way this month. It will however kick off with a bang and all because of timing. Venus, planet of love's return to an adventurous part of your chart from the 8th November to the 1st December was always going to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together. However, with the Moon moving through your romantic sector from the 7th November to the 10th November, romantically charged lunar vibes will be in play as Venus returns and during her early days. This will be anything but subtle.