An important week on both the romantic and relationship fronts has a strong connection with Mars, who gives both a boost, but in very different ways. From his position in your friendship sector, Mars has given Venus a huge amount of support from the moment she returned to your relationship sector last week. As Mars retrogrades back out on Monday, the support for friendship and relationship building from the get go will give this new relationship journey a boost. At the same time, this will take Mars out of opposition with romantic forces. Where the weekend's solar eclipse has given matters of the heart a tailwind, by Mars getting out of the way the roadblocks of the past are gone. With the Sun in his last full week in your romantic sector and Mercury in retrograde motion until the weekend, the doors are open to new beginnings, the past and second chances.
When it comes to matters of the heart, this is a transition week, with a chance to let Venus' romantic desires and expectations settle, before the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart next week. This makes starting the week with the Moon in your romantic sector a real advantage. This is the Moon's first visit since Venus left last week and last before the Sun returns next week, with a chance to get a better read on what you want from love, before the focus shifts to turning desires into reality. In the meantime, Monday marks the start of a 10 day alignment between Jupiter in your relationship sector and Neptune in your friendship sector. The Moon's return on Thursday will create an emotional gateway into what is an auspicious week for friendship and relationship building.
From out of nowhere, things have suddenly become a lot more romantically charged and you have Venus, planet of love to thank for that. With the Sun still over a month away from your romantic sector, this is early in the year for romantic developments. Yet as Venus spends her first full week in your romantic sector, this is the start of something special over the coming months. Venus will normally spend 24 days in your romantic sector each year, but as well as spending over a month, she will retrograde back in for another month long visit, before the year is out. The Moon's return to your romantic sector will bring the romantically charged lunar vibes into play that can help get this romantically charged week and journey off to an exciting start. Your relationships will get their turn, when the Moon returns to your relationship sector over the weekend.
Monday marks the start of two powerful alignments, both big enough to rank as some of the major events of 2018, with one focused on matters of the heart and the other on your relationships. The shortest is a 10 day alignment between Jupiter in your romantic sector and Neptune in an adventurous part of your chart. This is the third time the planets of luck and dreams have come together like this since last December, but for the last time here in our lifetime. The second, also starting on Monday, is a month long alignment between Uranus in your friendship sector and Saturn in your relationship sector, for the first time here in our lifetime. With Mars retrograding back into your relationship sector on Wednesday and both Uranus and Saturn already in retrograde motion, an auspicious time for friendship and relationship building comes with full access to the past.
Mars' departure from your relationship sector on Monday would normally mean you won't see the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos here until 2020. Instead, retrograding back out means that after turning direct later in the month, Mars will be gone for just 29 days, before returning to start over again. In the meantime, Mars' departure will have immediate benefits. This will take the pressure off both you and your relationships, while giving Venus time to work her magic. For as she spends her first full week in your communication sector Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships is here to give your heart and your relationships a voice. As the pressure drops back, the rebuilding can begin and it is all about communication. The Moon's return to your communication sector on Tuesday will add even more support from the communication gods.
There is good news on both the romantic and relationship fronts, with some heavy duty support from the big boys of the solar system and it all kicks in within the early hours of the week. Monday is the day that three separate, auspicious but independent developments all come together at the same time, in a way that is good news for both romantic and relationship matters. Monday marks the start of a 10 day alignment between Jupiter in your communication sector and Neptune, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector. Monday is also the day that Mars makes a rare double dip visit to your romantic sector, retrograding back in nearly three months after leaving. Monday is also the start of an even rarer, month long alignment between Uranus in an adventurous part of your chart and Saturn in your romantic sector. With both in retrograde motion, there is a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia in the air from the get go.
As she spends her first full week in Libra Venus, planet of love gets the best possible start. While Mars will retrograde back out of your romantic sector on Monday, it is the six days they have spent together that has allowed Venus to take his romantic passions and fighting spirit on board. Because Mars will retrograde back out of your romantic sector instead of moving on, he'll return 29 days later. Mars steps back and lets Venus take the lead. Not only will Mars return for a double dip visit next month, spending another two months in your romantic sector before leaving in November, this is also the first of two visits Venus is making to Libra this year. With Venus' second visit wrapping up in November as well, the planets of love and passion will have a lot to do with each other over the coming months. As Mars leaves and Venus takes the wheel, this will shift your heart's focus away from the past.
Just as you were adjusting to having Uranus in your relationship sector, for the first time in eight decades, his retrograde turn last week has taken this to a whole new level. As Uranus spends his first full week in retrograde motion, support from the communication gods reaches an insane level. Monday marks the start of a month long alignment between Uranus in your relationship sector and Saturn in your communication sector. With both in retrograde motion, this is the kind of support for giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice, not seen before. This moves to a whole new level when Mars retrogrades back into your communication sector on Monday, with the warrior planet of the cosmos able to push through old barriers, with perfect timing. Monday also marks the start of a 10 day alignment that gives romantic matters a boost. Here the focus is also on the past and second chances.
As she spends her first full week in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, Venus has some special help, with the middle days of the week set to be especially serendipitous. Venus returns to this social and serendipitous part of your chart once a year and when she does, the laws of attraction and synchronicity come together. Venus is here for over a month, with the planet of love working to put you in the right place at the right time the entire time she is here. The Moon, on the other hand, returns every four weeks, with social and serendipitous lunar vibes making you more alert to the signs and clues that can put you in the right place at the right time. The Moon's return on Tuesday and alignment with Venus Wednesday, brings the two most serendipitous forces together, creating the potential for serendipitous moments and/or encounters.
There is something special happening on the romantic front this week and so big that it might take weeks to fully appreciate what is happening. Fortunately, unlike most cosmic alignments, which last for a few days at most, what is impacting matters of the heart and all things romantic so positively, is in play for a month. What I am talking about is the month long alignment between Uranus in your romantic sector and Saturn in Capricorn, which begins on Monday. Uranus only turned retrograde last week, with his first full week in retrograde motion here in eight decades getting off to an auspicious start. Starting the week with adventurous lunar vibes in play and with Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos retrograding back into Capricorn on Monday, will add to a mix of romance, adventure, passion and nostalgia in the air.
As Mars retrogrades back out of Aquarius on Monday, this will have an almost immediate impact on both you and your relationships and the timing couldn't be better. Mars will return in 29 days' time, so having the warrior planet of the cosmos gone won't cost you anything, but it will take the pressure off both you and your relationships. This comes in the wake of the weekend's solar eclipse in your relationship sector, with Mars' departure giving whatever this triggered the freedom to run its course. A New Moon, whether an eclipsing New Moon or not, is a time of new beginnings and with the Sun in his last full week in your relationship sector, you finally get a chance to move relationship matters forward. Mars gets out of the way, just in time. Yet with Mercury in retrograde motion until Sunday, the doors are still open to the past and especially to giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
Starting the week with the Moon in your relationship sector can be a mixed blessing. Yet the Moon finds itself in the right place at the right time, with even any buttons this might push coming with auspicious timing. It is the Moon's opposition with Neptune, in Pisces on Monday that might create some relationship tension, but again the timing couldn't be better. For not only is Uranus spending his first full week in retrograde motion in your communication sector in eight decades, there is support for friendship and relationship building. This is the Moon's first visit to your relationship sector since Venus left last week and last before the Sun returns next week, with a valuable chance to regroup. It is the Moon's emotional responses that allow you to take an even deeper look at your relationship desires, needs and priorities, before the Sun's reality checks begin.