It is not what is happening this month that is significant but what is not happening. It was Venus, the planet of love's departure from your relationship sector late last month that finally brought all planetary activity on the relationship front to a close, a stretch that began in September 2019. That Venus was the last planet to move through was a chance to give your heart the last say in what was a long journey to get to the core of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This also brought to an end months of conflict between the planets moving through your relationship sector and Mars and Eris, the warrior prince and princess of the cosmos in Aries.
This has been a prolonged stress testing of a balance between your personal and relationship needs, with Venus' departure taking the pressure off both you and your relationships. Yet this is what has contributed to a strong sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you that you can take with you into the future. What is already turning things around is that the month not only begins with the Moon in your communication sector but this is the back end of an eclipsing Full Moon in the closing hours of November. This has been the push needed to ensure the communication lines are open.
Meanwhile, with no more planetary activity in your romantic or relationship sectors, the Moon's monthly visits bring a chance to check in. The Moon will make its last visit to your romantic sector for the year from 5th December to 7th December and while these could be the most romantically charged days of the month they are also a taste of things to come. The Moon will come full circle from this visit on New Year's Day, getting 2021 off to a romantically charged start. Meanwhile, the Moon will make both its first visit to your relationship sector since Venus left and the last for the year from 9th December to 11th December, with a chance to check in.
While the Sun left your relationship sector last month, as he does at the same time every year, held back by retrograde phases Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication are still here and that is a real bonus. While it is not usual to begin December with Venus or Mercury still here, because this can only happen if they have been held back by a retrograde phase and because Venus only retrogrades every other year and rarely here, it is a rare chance to begin the last month of the year on the right foot.
Here the 'right foot' means that you not only have Venus giving your heart a voice and Mercury on hand to ensure the communication lines are open but you have heart and mind on the same page. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, Venus is giving you a chance to look at relationship matters from your heart's perspective and Mercury in a more objective way. Because the Sun has already moved through any issues are out in the open. Mercury will leave your relationship sector on 2nd December but the communication lines will get a boost from a Full Moon in your communication sector on 30th December.
With Mercury gone from your relationship sector by then and no Full Moons in your communication sector in 2021, this will be a chance to give the communication lines a push in the closing days of the year and the Moon will, in fact, end the year here. However, this is not the Moon's only visit, moving through from 2nd December to 5th December. The Moon will return just a few hours after Mercury, the planet of communication leaves your relationship sector on 2nd December, with a real push to ensure the communication lines remain open. Venus, on the other hand, won't leave your relationship sector until 16th December, continuing to support your relationships until then.
The solar spotlight is always on your relationships at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of December in your relationship sector. This year the relationship gods are throwing in everything but the kitchen sink to give your relationships the kind of boost not normally seen, making this anything but an ordinary annual update. This was evident from the moment the Sun returned last month, returning to find that the lunar nodes have been policing a balance been your personal and relationship needs for months. As well as making this a priority from the get go, this also set the scene for a pair of eclipses.
The first is just playing out at the start of the month, with a lunar eclipse in Gemini on 30th November not fully running its course until the Moon leaves on 2nd December. This was a supercharged version of the Full Moon that will always fall in Gemini at some point during the Sun's month long visit to your relationship sector and is designed to stress test a balance between your personal and relationship needs. However, with the lunar nodes, the North Node in Gemini and the South Node in your relationship sector already doing this, this was both a more potent Full Moon but with a familiar message.
It is just a few hours before the Moon leaves Gemini on 2nd December that Mercury, the planet of communication will return to your relationship sector, jumping straight in to turn this into an opportunity for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. Mercury will still be here when the Moon not only moves through your relationship sector from 13th December to 14th December but to create a total solar eclipse here on 14th December. This creates the potential for major new beginnings or to draw a new line in the sand. While the Sun and Mercury will both leave your relationship sector on 21st December the icing on the cake is Venus, the planet of love's return on 16th December. Venus will spend Christmas, New Year and the holiday period in your relationship sector.
December is always an important month on the relationship front, with the Sun always turning the solar spotlight onto your relationship sector just days before Christmas and then spending the rest of the year and the first three weeks of January in your relationship sector. However, while that is still the case this is no ordinary year with the month starting with Saturn in the final weeks of a three year visit to your relationship sector and Jupiter of a 12 month visit. This puts Jupiter and Saturn, the two most powerful planets in the solar system in Capricorn, your opposing sign and this has put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test.
However, before Saturn leaves on 17th December and Jupiter on 20th December they are working to create an authentic new starting point. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, by the time you reach 20th December you will know what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and you will be ready to take your power back. This will also create a new line in the sand, with the Sun and Mercury, the planet of communication returning the next day to begin what is the more annual and mundane focus on your relationships. Returning just after Jupiter and Saturn leave makes this the point where the rebuilding can begin.
However, it is not all about your relationships with Mercury in your romantic sector until 2nd December and Venus, the planet of love until 16th December. This is late in the year to have both still here but held back by retrograde phases at different points in the year, this is something that you get to benefit from now. This will soften the hard edge that might be on your relationships. The Moon will move through your romantic sector from 11th December to 13th December with these romantically charged lunar vibes the perfect way to celebrate and embrace the planet of love's final days here.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your romantic sector, the solar spotlight is always on matters of the heart and all things romantic at this time of year. However, as the Sun will always leave on the December solstice and will be gone by Christmas, there is usually more urgency than you are likely to find this year. That is because both the love and relationship gods have some wildcards up their sleeves or Christmas gifts. To begin with it is business as usual, which means that with the Sun not returning to your relationship sector until later next month the focus is on matters of the heart. The difference this year is that even though Venus and Mercury are yet to return, the Sun doesn't begin the month on his own here.
While the South Node has been in your romantic sector since May, it wasn't until the Sun returned last month that the real implications came into play or at least they will. It is when the Sun, Moon and South Node converge between 13th December and 15th December that this will create a total solar eclipse, the first in your romantic sector in 17 years. The Moon will leave six days before the Sun and Mercury, who will return on 2nd December will leave on 21st December. However, the gift from the love gods is that Venus, the planet of love will not only return to your romantic sector on 16th December but will spend Christmas, New Year and the holiday period here.
Meanwhile, it is just before Christmas that the relationship gods also deliver their gift in the form of Saturn's return to your relationship sector on 17th December followed by Jupiter's return on 20th December. It has been six decades since Saturn and Jupiter have been in your relationship sector at the same time but aligned from 20th December to 24th December is a once in a lifetime event. To have Jupiter, the planet of luck in your relationship sector and Venus, the planet of love in your romantic sector over the Christmas, New Year and the holiday period and then leading you into 2021 bodes well for the future on both fronts.
This is a tale of two months as far as romantic matters are concerned, with the old making way for the new. You have had Saturn in your romantic sector since 2017 and Jupiter since December 2019 and along with Pluto, they have been playing a long game as well as playing 'good cop, bad cop'. Saturn is the 'bad cop', not so much creating challenges but helping you to learn from those you come up against, making it impossible to ignore them or stick your head in the sand. Jupiter has been the 'good cop', creating romantic opportunities and the promise of turning adversity into opportunity. While their exact alignment will happen hours after they leave, they are effectively aligned from 15th December to 17th December, when Saturn leaves.
This is when Saturn and Jupiter will reach the same degree, the closest the two most powerful planets in the solar system have been in your romantic sector in six decades or for decades to come. Saturn will leave on 17th December and Jupiter on 20th December, ending fairly abruptly their rein and hold on 2020. It is the very next day that the Sun and Mercury, the planet of communication will return to your romantic sector, immediately taking over but in a way that creates an opportunity for a fresh start. This is the point that everything until now has led up to and everything from now will lead on from.
Venus, the planet of love won't visit your romantic sector at all in 2020 but she will return twice and spend months here in 2021, so she is watching with interest and will use this as her starting point when she returns next month. Meanwhile, dreamy Neptune is spending his first full month in direct motion in your relationship sector while the dwarf planet Ceres is back at his side, working as a team to update your relationship dreams, needs and priorities. This time looking to the future. With the faster moving planets not returning until February, here you can take a wait and see approach as romantic matters dominate this month.
Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos' longest visit to your relationship sector in 32 years is finally coming to an end but his first full month is also likely to be his easiest. It wasn't until Venus left Libra last month that continuous planetary activity ended and as the last planet to clash with Mars, her departure finally took the pressure off you and your relationships. However, as the planet of love and your ruling planet, Venus was the perfect planet to stress test a balance between your personal and relationship needs for the last time. This has left you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and with Mars leaving early next month, something to fight for.
Also making things easy for Mars and for you in his final month in your relationship sector is the huge amount of communication support. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your communication sector but Mercury, the planet of communication's return on 2nd December will allow them to work as a team until they both leave on 21st December. The Moon will provide an additional boost as it not only moves through your communication sector from 13th December to 15th December but will create a total solar eclipse here on 14th December. This will have enough power to push through communication barriers.
The icing on the cake is Venus' return on 16th December, with the planet of love spending Christmas, New Year and the holiday period giving your heart and your relationships a voice. Mars has also stayed on long enough to witness and for your relationships to benefit from the huge romantic surge that begins with Saturn's return to your romantic sector on 17th December. While Saturn will remain here now until 2023 it is Jupiter's return on 20th December that will begin your luckiest year for love, matters of the heart and all things romantic in over a decade. If the focus in 2020 has been on your relationships in 2021 it will be on matters of the heart.
There is a sense of anticipation or that you are waiting for something on both the romantic and relationship fronts but also that whatever you are preparing for there is a massive amount of support. What you are waiting for is Mars' return to your relationship sector early next month, followed by Uranus' direct turn here a week later. Uranus has been in retrograde motion since August but as you wait for new beginnings and for your relationships to come out of hibernation in the New Year, there is a huge amount of focus on first ensuring the communication lines are open.
While Saturn will leave your communication sector on 17th December and Jupiter on 20th December, the Sun and Mercury, the planet of communication will return the next day. The communication gods are swapping crews to ensure continuity with both the Sun and Mercury still here when Mars returns to your relationship sector on 7th January while on hand during Uranus' final weeks in retrograde motion to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. This will be especially so over Christmas, New Year and the holiday period, a time when traditionally there can be a lot more pressure on relationships.
Meanwhile, while you are waiting for the Sun's return to your romantic sector in February to get things moving on the romantic front, Neptune has some special support as he spends his first full month in direct motion in your romantic sector. Held back by a retrograde phase earlier in the year Venus has been late to return to Scorpio this year and is not only still here as you move into December but will be here until 16th December. While having the planet of love in Scorpio and the planet of dreams in your romantic sector is creating something positive now and their friendly aspect can boost your romantic confidence, both are also looking to the future. Forget New Year's resolutions, the love gods are working on a wish list instead.
Mars' longest visit to your romantic sector in 32 years is finally coming to an end but not leaving until 7th January, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos is on a mission to make his last full month here count. Mars returned in June for what should have been a six week visit but instead a two month retrograde phase, which only ended last month, has kept him here. Because Mars will end 2020 and begin 2021 here he is putting his stamp on both years and while he will only spend the first seven days of next year here, he is fighting to set things on the right course from the get go.
This makes this as much about looking to the future as it is about seizing every romantic opportunity now. Mars has declared war on romantic ruts and he is not leaving without a fight. Mars will get a boost from the Moon, when it not only makes its last visit to your romantic sector for the year from 22nd December to 24th December but the last before he leaves. By the time the Moon comes full circle in January Mars will be gone but it will be months if not years before the influence of his longest visit in 32 years will be forgotten. No matter where your love life stands now, settling for less will not be an option moving forward.
Mars will not only be here all month but over the Christmas, New Year and the holiday period and he will be working to make his final days here count. Fortunately, Mars won't be on his own with Venus' return to Sagittarius on 16th November putting the planet of love in your sign over the holiday period as well. Venus is then in Sagittarius until 9th January, two days after Mars leaves your romantic sector. This will allow the planets of love and passion to work in tandem to make the final weeks of 2020 some of the most romantically charged. The romantically charged lunar vibes from 22nd December to 24th December will get the holiday period off to a romantically charged start.
The last full month of any year is going to be busy and even more so with Jupiter and Saturn both leaving Capricorn this month. As if biding their time, the love gods are holding back, focused instead of on preparing for a new burst in activity on the romantic front in the early days of 2021. Until then, there is more focus on the past and this will increase in the lead up to Christmas. Uranus, in the first full year of a seven year visit to your romantic sector won't turn direct until 14th January, so will spend the whole of December and the first two weeks of 2021 in retrograde motion.
A sense of romantic nostalgia will deepen when Venus leaves a social and serendipitous part of your chart and returns to a nostalgic part on 16th December. It is here that Venus will spend Christmas, New Year and the holiday period and this will allow her to take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane during Uranus' final weeks in retrograde motion, making the most of the doors open to the past and second chances. Venus hasn't spent any time in Capricorn this year but by returning to a nostalgic part of your chart she is preparing to return in the New Year, just two days before Uranus' direct turn. However, by then there is likely to also be a growing sense of excitement and anticipation, with Mars finally returning to your romantic sector on 7th January.
Held back by a retrograde phase, Mars will be eager to make up for lost time and it is his return to your romantic sector on 7th January, Venus' return to Capricorn on 9th January and Uranus' direct turn on 14th January that will create a surge in new activity on the romantic front in the early weeks of 2021. This is what you are preparing for this month, for it is not just January that gets off to a good start but the whole of next year is destined to be a special one for matters of the heart. Meanwhile, the Moon will make its last visit to your romantic sector for the year from 24th December. This bodes well for a romantically charged Christmas and a taste of things to come.
Starting the month with the Moon in your romantic sector is always an advantage, getting the month off to a romantically charged start. As it only takes the Moon four weeks to come full circle this also means that there will be time for it to return for a second visit from 27th December to 29th December. It is the first visit that not only gets the month off to a romantically charged start but with the eclipsing Full Moon this created on 30th November still running its course. The Moon won't leave until 2nd December, with a chance for these romantically charged lunar vibes to have an impact on the coming month.
The Moon will always return to your relationship sector just a few days after leaving your romantic sector and while that means it will return on New Year's Day, its last visit for 2020 will run from 5th December to 7th December. With no planetary activity in your relationship sector this is always a valuable chance to check in but also to make the most of still having Mars in your communication sector. While Mars will finally leave in early January, wrapping up his longest visit in 32 years, he will still be here when the Moon returns in the New Year, giving you a chance to begin 2021 with a chance to give your emotional responses and relationships a voice from the get go.
For now, the Moon's first visit to your relationship sector since Mars' direct turn in your communication sector is the first chance in over two months to focus more on the future than on giving the past and unsaid words a voice. Meanwhile, Venus' return to a social and serendipitous part of your chart on 16th December will keep the planet of love here over the Christmas, New Year and the holiday period, increasing the potential for serendipitous moments and/or encounters.
Barring extraordinary circumstances, which is not the case in 2020, you will always end the year with no planetary activity in your romantic or relationship sectors but with a lot having already been banked. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus, the planet of love has been running behind schedule and didn't leave your romantic sector until September and your relationship sector until October. In contrast, Venus will leave your romantic sector in June and your relationship sector in August in 2021. This means that you move into the final month of 2021 with romantic and relationship matters having more recently received an update.
However, the love and relationship gods do have a few secret weapons up their sleeves, over and above the Moon's last visit to each for the year that can provide some additional support. For your relationships, it is having Uranus in his last full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector and the promise of Mars' return in the New Year. This is something that the Moon will be able to draw on when it makes its last visit to your relationship sector for the year from 7th December to 9th December. It is the Moon's friendly aspect to Uranus and other support that will make it easier to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
Meanwhile, the Moon will visit your romantic sector twice this month, with its last visit for the year running from 24th December to 27th December. That's right, there will be romantically charged lunar vibes in play over Christmas this year. However, it is the Moon's first visit for the month that is even more exciting. Moving through from 2nd December to 5th December, the Moon will form a friendly aspect to Venus, who is in an adventurous part of your chart until 16th December. Venus, the planet of love is already working to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together, with romantically charged lunar vibes adding extra fuel to this.