Starting the week with the Moon in Aries is creating some strong emotional responses at the start of the week but there will be more overt personal and/or relationship tension at the end of the week and the timing couldn't be better. To begin with, the Moon is exacerbating the impact from Mars' return to Aries and the impact that this will have on Juno in your relationship sector, especially when they clash later in the week. However, you not only have Venus in her final weeks in your communication sector but she will spend the first half of the week at a friendly aspect to Juno. This is the perfect storm, where you have the Moon and Mars stress testing a balance between your personal and relationship needs just as there is the most support when it comes to giving your relationships a voice. This is the third time in as many months that Venus and Juno have come together like this, almost as though they have been practising for this moment in time.
So far this year there has been no planetary activity in either your romantic or relationship sectors, as is the norm in most years. However, with the Sun and Mercury returning to your romantic sector next month and the best support for romantic and relationship matters all located in the second half of the year, there is a lot to look forward to. This makes the Moon's return to Taurus midweek and its first visit in the second half of the year, a chance to push the 'reset' button, especially on your romantic and relationship expectations. In the meantime, with the Sun in his last full week in your communication sector and Mercury, the planet of communication his first week back in direct motion here, there is a chance to move forward with the communication lines open. With no planetary activity on the relationship front having the communication lines open is the next best thing.
It was over the weekend that Venus, the planet of love moved into her final four weeks in Gemini, with her longest visit in eight years now in its final phase. While the Moon will return for its last visit to Gemini before Venus leaves on Thursday, it is during the first half of the week that the spirit of romance is going to get a boost. For the third time in as many months, the week begins with Venus moving into a friendly aspect to Juno in your romantic sector, something that will peak on Tuesday. Because Venus will normally only spend 24 days in Gemini and because Juno returned for what should have been a two month visit to your romantic sector in November, their paths shouldn't have even crossed once let alone three times. Venus is the planet of love and Juno is the queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships, with a chance not just cement your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year but commit to them.
Ever since Pluto returned to your relationship sector in 2008 it has been a given that at some point during your birthday month the Sun would move into opposition, stress testing a balance between your personal and relationship needs. At the same time, while Saturn only retrograded back into your relationship sector at the start of the month, he was here when the Sun moved through Cancer in 2018 and 2019 as well. For the last 12 years and for the last three years in particular, at some point during your birthday month a balance between your personal and relationship needs will be put to the test. The difference this year is that you also have Jupiter in your relationship sector, with the Sun clashing with both him and Pluto midweek. Yet while this might create some personal and/or relationship tension thanks to his direct turn over the weekend Mercury, the planet of communication is on hand to ensure the communication lines are open.
While Saturn's departure from your relationship sector has taken the weight off your relationships and this has ended seven months of planetary activity, the journey continues and he has set homework for you to do. However, with Saturn gone this is giving the love gods a chance to put more focus on matters of the heart and this is something that they will demonstrate at the start of the week. The week not only begins with the Moon in an adventurous part of your chart but making its first visit since Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returned. The Moon will be gone by Tuesday but it is its friendly aspect to the South Node before leaving that will amplify a mix of romance, passion and adventure that is here to stay. With Mars in an adventurous part of your chart for the rest of the year and the South Node in your romantic sector until 2022, this is just a taste of things to come.
The Moon's departure from your relationship sector over the weekend was always going to be a valuable chance to check in but the timing made this auspicious. This was the Moon's first visit since Mars left and since both planets here turned retrograde, revealing that a combative energy is gone, replaced by a quieter and more reflective one. What made the timing auspicious is that it came just as the Sun, moving into his last full week in your friendship sector was forming a friendly aspect to Neptune in your relationship sector. This will peak on Monday before easing back, starting the week off with positive conditions for friendship and relationship building. It is then that the Sun will move on to confront both Jupiter and Pluto, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. This time the Sun isn't playing nice but in a way that is more a case of some timely tough love. With the doors open to the past and second chances on the romantic front, the Sun is challenging old excuses.
Starting the week with the Moon in your relationship sector is going to get your attention from the get go, while also bringing a chance to ensure the communication lines are open. This is the Moon's first visit to your relationship sector since Mars returned two weeks earlier to begin his longest visit in 32 years. With Mars in your relationship sector for the rest of the year and the Moon returning every four weeks, this is the first of many chances to check in over the coming months. The Moon will be gone by Tuesday but as will be the case with every visit this year, will spend its final hours at a friendly aspect to the South Node in your communication sector. This has been a chance to ensure the communication lines are since the South Node's return in May but what makes the timing auspicious is that Mars will be stress testing a balance between your personal and relationship needs by the end of the week. This is a chance to first ensure the communication lines are open.
While the Moon left your romantic sector over the weekend, it wrapped up its first visit since Mars left and since both planets here turned retrograde just as the Sun was moving into a friendly aspect. That friendly aspect between dreamy Neptune, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector and the Sun, in his last full week in an adventurous part of your chart will peak on Monday. This means that you will not only begin the week with the impact from romantically charged lunar vibes late last week but with a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia in the air. With Ceres in her first full week in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, this is giving you the confidence to embrace the doors open to the past and second chances. It is midweek that the Moon's monthly visit to your relationship sector will offer a chance to check in, drawing on the support of the planets in retrograde motion in your communication sector.
Starting the week with the Moon in your romantic sector will always be an advantage but even more so when this is the first visit since Mars began his longest visit in 32 years. Mars has only been here for two weeks but not leaving until January 2021 and the Moon returning every four weeks, this is the first of many times they will come together during the second half of the year. With the Sun returning to an adventurous part of your chart next week and into a friendly aspect to Mars, it is not just the spirit of romance that is bouncing back but the spirit of romance and adventure. The Moon will be gone by Tuesday but this is a chance for your first deep dive into the implications of having Mars here. This includes a healing quality that Mars hasn't encountered before or at least not for several decades. In the meantime, Venus and Juno have come together for the third and last time to create a good week for friendship and relationship building.
The Moon's departure from your communication sector over the weekend is just one of the advantages that is helping to turn some personal and/or relationship tension this week into an opportunity. As the Sun spends his last full week in your relationship sector he will clash with both Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn midweek, before clashing with Saturn before leaving next week. This will stress test any balance issues between your personal and relationship needs while shining the solar spotlight on any issues. As you can't change what you can't see, the Sun's job is to simply expose any issues and make things more transparent. While the Moon's return to your communication sector has already helped to get the communication lines open with Mercury, the planet of communication in his first full week in direct motion in your relationship sector he is able to take it from there. This creates the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough.
With the Sun not only returning to your relationship sector next week to turn the solar spotlight onto your relationships but to bring the first planetary activity this year, starting this week with the Moon in your communication sector is a case of perfect timing. While the Moon will be long gone by the time the Sun returns the planets he is connecting and engaging with on the communication front won't be, getting them up to speed ahead of time. This is the Moon's first visit to your communication sector since Mars began his longest visit in three decades but it also put the Moon here as Chiron, the planet of healing turned retrograde over the weekend. Mars and Chiron will align this week, for the first time in your communication sector in 45 years and it comes just days before the Sun's return to your relationship sector. Meanwhile, the Moon will make its last visit to your romantic sector before Venus leaves midweek.
There are some mixed conditions in play on the romantic front this week but the kind you want to see during the Sun's last full week in your romantic sector. Mercury only turned direct here on Sunday, so is still at a standstill on Monday. Still on a mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, Mercury is now turning his attention away from the past and onto the future, just as the Sun moves into his last full week here. It is midweek that the Sun will encounter some pushback from Pluto and Jupiter on the other side of the sky. While this might create some pressure or roadblocks midweek this is a chance to challenge old excuses, get things moving again after Mercury's retrograde phase and to expose whether roadblocks are real or imagined. With Venus, the planet of love not returning until early next month, this is a chance to reveal what you still need to work on before her return.