The Moon and Venus' departure from your relationship sector in the early hours of last week, brought all the planetary focus on your relationships for the year to a close. However, not before one last push to expose any remaining balance issues between your personal and relationship needs. Before leaving, both the Moon and Venus put pressure on Uranus, in retrograde motion in Aries, creating the potential for not only some relationship tensions, but for old triggers. A week on and things have settled back, leaving you with a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. You have reached a point in the year when, apart from the Moon's last visits to your romantic and relationship sectors for the year, everything is now out in the open. On both fronts, your heart knows the way forward.
Venus and Mercury's return to your relationship sector has been a game changer, with the relationship gods opening the doors to the past and second chances and to an opportunity for a do over. Both returned over a month after leaving, but with a different time frame and agenda. Mercury, the planet of communication retrograded back in with a chance to give your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. Yet already back in direct motion and leaving on Thursday, Mercury's second shot at getting the communication lines open is a fairly short lived one. Venus, the planet of love, on the other hand, is back now until early January and will spend the rest of 2018 giving your relationship her full support. On top of the two months she had already spent here before retrograding back out, Venus returns to spend the rest of this year weaving her magic. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, you will end 2018 knowing what you want from your relationships.
With Mercury having retrograded out of your relationship sector at the start of the month, the Sun and Jupiter were able to spend the whole of last week on their own. While this took the planet of communication out of the picture, his departure meant that you were no longer tied to the past, allowing you to embrace last week's New Moon. This also gave you a chance to work with the Sun and Jupiter to look to the future and to the big picture. The Sun's last full week in your relationship sector should be the point when all focus on your relationships is coming to an end, but instead this has barely begun. With Jupiter here until December 2019 and Venus, the planet of love not even returning until January, the relationship gods are still warming up. Mercury's return on Thursday will bring the planet of communication back into the game, this time in direct motion and looking to the future as well.
To still have Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication in your romantic sector at this time of year is an advantage, even more so when both are making double dip visits. Yet, apart from returning within 24 hours of each other and both returning just over a month after leaving, Venus and Mercury are back for different reasons and with different impacts. Mercury retrograded back in, with a chance to give your heart, the past and unsaid words a voice. Back in direct motion and leaving on Thursday, this is a short visit by Mercury, with a chance to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. Venus, the planet of love, on the other hand, is here now for the rest of the year and having already spent two months here before leaving, she knows exactly what to do with this opportunity for a do over. With those two months spent with lucky Jupiter, Venus is working to make the final weeks of 2018 the most romantically charged.
Both romantic and relationship sectors get a boost this week, with attention from the love and relationship gods. For romantic matters, this is all encompassing, with the Sun's last full week in your romantic sector always putting the solar spotlight on matters of the heart and all things romantic at this time of year. Yet this is one year when the focus will not shift off matters of the heart when the Sun leaves next week, with lucky Jupiter bringing you to just the first full month of your luckiest year for love in over a decade. Mercury's return on Thursday, after retrograding back out 11 days earlier, will bring a chance to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your relationship sector midweek is both its last visit for the year and first since Mars left last month. While romantic matters are just beginning their journey, the Moon brings a chance to reflex back on a relationship journey.
Starting the week with the Moon in your romantic sector is always an advantage, especially with the Sun returning next week. The romantically charged lunar vibes at the start of the week are a chance to tap into the spirit of romance, before the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and all things romantic next week. However, the Moon returns to highlight the fact that when it comes to matters of the heart, there is already a strong sense of resolve. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Friday will put the focus on your relationships over the weekend. Yet here, the Moon also highlights an already vibrant scene. Before the Moon even returns to fuel your emotional responses, there is strong support between communication and relationship forces and for friendship and relationship building in general. This is the week when you're finally able to put old relationship ghosts behind you.
When Venus, the planet of love left Libra at the start of last week, she left you with everything you needed, while taking away everything you no longer needed. In particular, Venus took with her the relationship tensions that may have come to a head over recent weeks, while leaving behind a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. For Uranus, in his last full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector for another eight decades, an opposition with Venus in her final hours was the last chance to flush out any remaining issues. Yet Venus leaves you with not only a clearer sense of what you want from your relationships, but from matters of the heart as well. There is a chance to put this to the test when the Moon returns to your romantic sector midweek. This is the Moon's last visit for 2018 and the first since Mars left your romantic sector, with a chance to tap back into his romantic passions and fighting spirit.
When Venus, the planet of love returned for her double dip visit to Scorpio last week, it was to find that a lot had changed since she left just over a month earlier. In particular, Venus returned to find Mars in your romantic sector and dreamy Neptune back in direct motion there. Venus had already spent two months in Scorpio before retrograding back into a nostalgic part of your chart for a month, which coincided with Neptune's final weeks in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. Yet Venus returns to Scorpio ready to make the most of an opportunity for a do over, but also to move on. Chiron's direct turn in your romantic sector over the weekend means you have now severed all links to the past. Mars and Neptune also aligned over the weekend, bringing your romantic dreams, passions and fighting spirit together. You have never been more ready to make the most of Venus' rare opportunity for a do over.
While Venus, the planet of love is no longer in retrograde motion, back in a nostalgic part of your chart her focus is still on the past and that will remain the case for the rest of the year and the timing couldn't be better. While this means that Venus won't return to Sagittarius until early next month, even there the timing couldn't be more auspicious or more suspiciously timed. Suspicious in that this seems to be more than chance, with Venus and Uranus working in unison. Venus has returned to a nostalgic part of your chart just as Uranus is spending his last full month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector for another eight decades. As well as fuelling a sense of romantic nostalgia, Venus is here to exploit the doors open to the past and second chances. Venus won't return to Sagittarius to focus on the future until next month, just a day after Uranus' direct turn will shift all the romantic focus away from the past.
The week begins with a six day alignment of communication, friendship and relationship building forces just running its course, yet with the same forces regrouping in different ways. The North Node might be spending its first full month in your relationship sector in decades, but it comes just as there is phenomenal support on the communication and friendship fronts. With Venus, the planet of love back in your friendship sector for the rest of the year, she is on hand to support your relationships, just as Mars is doing the same on the communication front. Yet they are just part of a team that until the weekend was focused on giving the past and unsaid words a voice, with the focus now shifting to moving things forward on all three fronts. While there might be some relationship tensions at the start of the week the timing couldn't be better. This is a chance to flush out any issues, just as there is a real opportunity for a breakthrough.
At a point in the year when all the planetary activity on the romantic and relationship fronts has run its course, but the Moon is yet to make its last visits for the year to both, it is all about following your heart. With the Moon not due to return to your romantic sector until next week, for both its last visit for the year and coming full circle from last month's Full Moon, this is something still unfolding. It was Venus, the planet of love's departure from an adventurous part of your chart last week that has not only left you with a reminder that it is all about the journey, but a mix of romance and adventure to tap into. In the meantime, on the relationship front it is all about having the communication lines open and for now, this means a chance to give the past and unsaid words a voice. This comes in the final weeks of a year that has been all about knowing what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
When Venus, the planet of love returned to an adventurous part of your chart last week, it was not just a surprise for you to see her back, but she received quite a surprise herself. By the time Venus retrograded back out of an adventurous part of your chart last month she had already been here for two months. While Venus was responsible for bringing a sense of romance, adventure and nostalgia into play, at no time was there any outside romantic influences. Yet Venus returned last week to find that in her absence, the North Node had returned to your romantic sector, for the first time in 17 years. Here now for the next 18 months, Venus in an adventurous part of your chart for the rest of the year and Mars, the planet of passion in Pisces, something exciting is building. Support between all three has brought romantic, adventurous and passionate forces together and will keep them together until the New Year.