You begin the month with Venus, the planet of love in her final days in your relationship sector, finally wrapping up a visit that began back in August. That is saying something, for a planet that will normally move through in just 24 days. What Venus is wrapping up in the early days of the month, before leaving on 3rd December, is her second visit. Venus did leave in September, however, a retrograde turn brought her back for a double dip visit and with it, an opportunity for a do over. Venus only turned direct on 16th November, so is still travelling fairly slowly over the same ground for the third time.
Over recent months the Sun, Mercury and even Ceres have all moved through your relationship sector, all playing their part in getting to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. With no more planets in your relationship sector once Venus leaves, none until the second half of 2019 and no real focus on your relationships until a pair of Full Moons in March and April, her final days couldn't be more important. Fortunately, the Moon will move through from 2nd December to 4th December and will be here when Venus leaves on 3rd December.
The Moon will not only amplify your emotional responses but Venus' voice as well. It is from this point that you are on your own, but with a wealth of experiences and resources to continue the journey. The Moon will come full circle, returning to your relationship sector from 29th December to 31st December, in order to check in on things. Just as important, especially because of the timing, is the Moon's visit to your romantic sector from 25th December to 27th December. This brings the potential for a romantically charged Christmas.
While you start the month with things looking very low key on the relationship front, even if it stayed that way you still begin the month with a huge amount of momentum. Jupiter only left your relationship sector on 9th November and the Sun on 22nd November, leaving behind a huge amount of momentum, momentum that has been building since Jupiter's return in October 2017. With Mercury having left at the end of October and Venus at the start of November, what you have at the start of the month is Ceres on her own, with her focus more on taking the experiences of the last 14 months and using them to redefine your relationship needs and priorities.
However, within the first 48 hours of the month, the relationship gods make it clear that they are far from finished, with two rare events in the early days of the month changing everything. It begins with Mercury, the planet of communication's return to your relationship sector on 2nd December. Over a month after leaving, Mercury retrogrades back in with a second chance to once again give your relationships a voice. In retrograde motion until 7th December, this includes an opportunity to give the past and unsaid words a voice.
It is what happens next that turns this into something even more special. For less than 24 hours after Mercury retrogrades back into your relationship sector Venus, who had retrograded back out on 1st November, will return on 3rd December for her own double dip visit. Mercury will leave on 13th December, so is only back for 11 days, providing a rare opportunity to come back to ensure the communication lines are open. Venus however, is here until 8th January and will see out the year giving your relationships a rare opportunity for a do over.
The focus is always on your relationships at this time of year, but not to the degree that it is this year. Yet while your relationships will have your attention all month, it is important to give matters of the heart their voice in the early days of the month. So much so that the love gods are insisting on this, reminding you that relationship matters can wait. The reason for the urgency is that when Venus finally leaves your romantic sector on 3rd December, she will bring all planetary activity on the romantic front to a close. With the Moon here from 2nd December to 4th December, these romantically charged lunar vibes are the perfect platform for Venus' final days.
Yet by the time the Moon leaves on 4th December, your relationships will then have a chance to claim your full attention. However, the Moon will come full circle from 29th December to 31st December, bringing romantically charged lunar vibes into play in the lead up to the New Year. Meanwhile, while the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your relationship sector, this year you have lucky Jupiter as well. Jupiter returned last month, with December the first full month of a major relationship journey, one that will take until December to fully play out.
You start the month with Mercury, the planet of communication here as well, but he will retrograde back out on 2nd December. Until he does, this is a rare opportunity to give the past and unsaid words a voice. Mercury is only gone for 11 days, returning on 13th December and then staying on until the New Year. This means that while the Sun will leave on 22nd December, Jupiter will continue to have support. A New Moon on 7th December is a valuable chance for new beginnings, at a time when you are starting out on a major new relationship journey.
Just when it was looking like romantic matters were running their course or you had missed the boat, the love gods bring an opportunity for a do over. By the time Jupiter left your romantic sector on 9th November and the Sun on 22nd November, Venus and Mercury had both been and gone, supposedly bringing all focus on matters of the heart to an end. Ceres' return on 12th November and position here until January means that was never going to be the case, but as a dwarf planet and focused more on defining your needs and priorities, this was more a chance to regroup and after a long journey, reflect on how your romantic priorities may have changed.
Yet the love gods aren't finished yet, with the most romantically charged weeks of 2018 still in front of you. It begins with Mercury's return on 2nd December, retrograding back in, over a month after leaving. Mercury is only back for 11 days, with a second chance to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. In retrograde motion until 7th December, the doors will be open to the past and second chances for just five days. However, the real magic begins when Venus returns for a double dip visit on 3rd December. Not leaving until 8th January, Venus will spend the rest of the year here, including the holiday period.
Meanwhile, while the Sun will return to your relationship sector on 22nd December, there is a surprising lack of urgency. Apart from putting the solar spotlight on your relationships, the Sun is happy to wait until the New Year, when a solar eclipse will get the year off to an empowered start on the relationship front. Relationship matters will continue to unfold throughout 2019, while Venus will be making the most of her rare double dip visit and an opportunity for a do over.
The solar spotlight is always on matters of the heart at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of December in your romantic sector. However, nothing about this month and what lies ahead could be considered the norm. For you not only move into the final month of 2018 with the Sun in your romantic sector but with lucky Jupiter as well. This is the first full month of Jupiter's 13 month visit and not due to leave until December 2019, this is still very early days. So much so, that while you begin the month with Mercury already here Venus, the planet of love won't return until the New Year.
Mercury returned at the end of October, before Jupiter arrived and for what he thought at the time was an ordinary update. No wonder Mercury has refused to leave, taking his job of giving your heart a voice and putting heart and mind on the same page seriously. Mercury turned retrograde last month and on 2nd December will retrograde back out. During the early hours of the month, Mercury's focus will be on the past, with an opportunity to reflect. By the time Mercury returns on 13th December, he will be back in direct motion and not leaving until early January, will be here to escort Jupiter into the New Year.
It is while Mercury is gone that a New Moon on 7th December will create the potential for new beginnings, but also a chance to commit to your luckiest year for love and matters of the heart in over a decade, which is now stretching out in front of you. The Moon is in your romantic sector from 6th December to 9th December, with these romantically charged lunar vibes coming into direct contact with lucky Jupiter for the second time since he returned last month. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your relationship sector from 11th December to 14th December will be a valuable chance to check in on your relationships.
This should have been a fairly quiet month on the relationship front. For while dreamy Neptune turned direct here last month and Chiron, the planet of healing will turn direct on 9th December, both are still barely moving. Since Chiron's return in 2010 and Neptune's in 2012, December has been more a chance to get your bearings and to slowly turn your attention onto the future, ahead of the Sun's return in February. Instead, you have Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos firing things up all month. Mars returned on 16th November, while Neptune was still in retrograde motion and will leave on New Year's Day.
It is the norm for Mars to meet up with Neptune and Chiron once every other year, but with Chiron leaving in February and then not returning for another five decades, this is a chance to take the healing process seriously. Once Chiron turns direct on 9th December all the focus is on the future, with his final days in retrograde motion the time to finally lay old relationship ghosts to rest. With Mercury retrograding back into communication sector on 2nd December and Venus returning for a double dip visit on 3rd December, they will be on hand to give your relationships a voice.
Mercury is in retrograde motion until 7th December and with Chiron turning direct on 9th December, the planets of communication and healing are able to get together for one last push to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. Venus, the planet of love will stay on until the New Year, spending the rest of the year and Mars' time here giving your relationships a voice. The Sun might not get as much attention as he normally gets when he returns to your romantic sector on 22nd December, but with a solar eclipse here in the New Year, he's happy to let relationship matters go first.
On the romantic and relationship fronts there is a low key vibe, with a sense on one hand that you're preparing for something, while on the other hand, you're finalising something. That is definitely the case, with the preparation taking place on the relationship front and the finalising on the romantic front. Mars finally left your romantic sector on 16th November, exactly six months after returning for what should have been a six week visit. While his departure brought all planetary activity on the romantic front to a close until the Sun returns in January until Venus, the planet of love leaves Libra on 3rd December, you are still absorbing as much romantic influence as possible.
The relationship gods are likely to be patient while that happens for, after all, they have all the time in the world or definitely the whole of December. For while Venus is wrapping up a massive romantic chapter and working to help you absorb all you can before she moves on, relationship matters are quietly waiting. What they are waiting for is Mars' return to your relationship sector on New Year's Day and Uranus' direct turn here just days later. In his last full month in retrograde motion, Uranus is more focused on looking back and not in the way he has done over the last eight years.
Since first returning to your relationship sector in 2010, Uranus has spent from July to December in retrograde motion. Yet when Uranus turns direct in January he will not only move forward but will move out of your relationship sector, not to return for another eight decades. With Mars returning to move things forward in the New Year, the whole of December is a valuable chance to simply look back. What you have this month is extraordinary support from the communication gods, including support to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
There is no doubt that Uranus' departure from your relationship sector last month has created a void, but it is a void that is not nearly as deep as it might have been and has something special to fill it. After six months in your relationship sector, Uranus' first visit in eight decades has been put on hold, but only until he returns in early March. Once Uranus returns to your relationship sector in March, he will remain here until 2026, which is when the real journey begins. Just before Uranus left, Juno retrograded back in and will remain in retrograde motion until 24th December.
Juno is not a major player and even less so in retrograde motion. However, she is the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships, with a chance to remain committed to the journey that has already begun. This will ensure that relationship matters never actually go off the boil. However, they go off the boil enough to allow you to make the most of what is destined to be a romantically charged month, in a rare and unexpected way. It was last month, during dreamy Neptune's final weeks in retrograde motion in your romantic sector that Mars returned, for the first time in 22 months.
Mars returned to your romantic sector on 16th November and won't leave until New Year's Day, but this is just part of the reason why December is likely to be the most romantically charged month of 2018. The second reason is Venus, the planet of love who retrograded back out of Scorpio on 1st November. Now back in direct motion, just over a month after leaving, Venus will return on 3rd December. With Venus not leaving until 8th January, you will end the year with Mars in your romantic sector and Venus in Scorpio. It is over the Christmas, New Year and the holiday period that the planets of love and passion will really come into their own.
While the focus is on matters of the heart rather than your relationships this month, it is via an unusual mix of romantic confidence, nostalgia and anticipation. While Venus, the planet of love turned direct last month, she will return to a nostalgic part of your chart on 3rd December, where she will spend the rest of the year. Not due to return to Sagittarius until 8th January, while the planet of love will end the year in a nostalgic part of your chart, she is looking to the future and she knows something you don't.
With Uranus spending his last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, not just for this year but for another eight decades, his romantic nostalgia is definitely focused on the past. Between them, Venus and Uranus, the planets that together rule through the laws of attraction and synchronicity, are taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. Yet on both fronts, no matter how potent a sense of romantic nostalgia becomes, a sense of anticipation is likely to be just as strong.
For while you have Venus, the planet of love returning to Sagittarius on 8th January, it is a week earlier that everything will change. While Uranus won't turn direct until 11th January, Mars' return to your romantic sector on New Year's Day will change everything. A combination of Mars returning to your romantic sector on New Year's Day, Uranus turning direct here just 10 days later and Venus, the planet of love returning to Sagittarius on 8th January, will usher in major new romantic beginnings in the New Year. This month's nostalgic trip down love's memory lane is in part a chance to dance with some old ghosts before new doors open.
December is usually a quiet time on both the romantic and relationship fronts and because that is always the case, you won't be prepared for the sense of romantic and relationship confidence that greets you from the get go. However, you were starting to get a sense of this last month. After six months in your romantic sector, Uranus retrograded back out last month, putting his first visit in eight decades on hold. However, this was only ever a practice run, ahead of his return in early March, after which he is here until 2026. The Moon's return from 18th December to 21st December will be a chance to check in.
At the same time, while there is no planetary activity on the relationship front, you have something even better. The North Node is spending its first full month in your relationship sector in 17 years and along with its partner the South Node in Capricorn, this is now policing a balance between your personal and relationship needs. However, the North Node is a lucky and auspicious force, with its focus always on the future and for the next 18 months will give your relationships a clear path forward. And if you veer off track, it will gently guide you back on track again.
This is also the reason for a total solar eclipse in your relationship sector next year. The downside is a balance between your personal and relationship needs is being policed and when things get out of balance, there could be some relationship tension. However, this is like static when a radio station is off tune, allowing you to easily get back on track. This will be evident when the Moon moves through your relationship sector from 23rd December to 25th December, creating a Full Moon on 23rd December. With Mars spending the whole of December in your communication sector, this is also an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
While this is a fairly low key month for both romantic and relationship matters, it is the fact that it is, that makes this extraordinary, especially on the relationship front. It was only last month that the North Node left your relationship sector and the South Node left Aquarius, where for the past 18 months they had been policing a balance between your personal and relationship needs. With Mars in Aquarius during their final six months, in the period from May to November this has been impossible to ignore or avoid.
Yet while their departure last month has taken the pressure off you and your relationships, it has left you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. The Moon made its first visit since the lunar nodes left late last month, so you have already had a chance to process this. With Uranus spending his last full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector, he will use this time to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. This makes this month more about having the communication lines open.
This is especially so when the Moon returns to your relationship sector from 25th December to 27th December. While there is nothing to create personal and/or relationship tension, this could impact on any still sensitive triggers. In the meantime, the Moon will make its last visit to your romantic sector for the year from 21st December to 23rd December. With the holiday period approaching, these romantically charged lunar vibes will not only create some of the most romantically charged days of the month, but a chance to start winding down from this professional year.
December is not usually known for its romantic inclinations or for any focus on your relationships for that matter. And while the latter is still the case this month, apart from the Moon's two visits to your relationship sector, there is something special developing on the romantic front. As the North Node spends its first full month in your romantic sector in 17 years, December was always destined to have a strong romantic undercurrent. This is especially so when the Moon not only moves through your romantic sector from 23rd December to 25th December, but creates a Full Moon on 23rd December.
Think of this as a Christmas present from the love gods. However, you also get an early Christmas present in the early days of the month when Venus, the planet of love returns to an adventurous part of your chart on 3rd December. Venus left over a month earlier, but when she left on 1st November it was by retrograding back out and not by moving forward. Back in direct motion, Venus returns for a rare double dip visit on 3rd December and will spend the rest of the year here.
This will put the planet of love at a friendly aspect to the North Node, something that will grow tighter the further into the month we go, bringing the spirit of romance and adventure together in a potentially fateful way. The North Node brings the element of fate and destiny into play, which Venus not only knows how to exploit but also brings the laws of attraction into play. You will start the month with the Moon in your relationship sector, but leaving on 2nd December, will be gone by the time Venus returns to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together. Coming full circle from 27th December to 29th December, your relationships will benefit from the significant romantic forces developing by then.