All the focus this week is on communication, something that your relationships will benefit from and especially after the Moon's visit to your relationship sector last week. The week begins with Mercury, the planet of communication in his last full day in your communication sector, with his departure on Tuesday ending a short 15 day visit aimed at getting the communication lines open across the board. This is something that Venus will benefit from with the focus shifting more to the planet of love's mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice once Mercury is gone. With Venus not leaving until Sunday, this is something that she will continue to take advantage of all week. Even when Venus leaves, with the Sun staying on and the dwarf planet Ceres returning on Saturday, communication will remain the main focus. This is a chance to give your relationships as much support as possible before things take a romantic turn next month.
It was last week's Full Moon in your relationship sector that put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test, something that is still having an impact this week. Any financial tension this may have created or issues this may have raised are behind you but until Mercury, the planet of communication leaves Taurus on Tuesday, he is on a mission to ensure the communication lines are open. At the same time, in the final days of her mission to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year, Venus is using the experience to get a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. While Mercury will leave Taurus on Tuesday and that should end all communication support, with Mars still in the early weeks of a seven week visit to your communication sector that is not the case. Meanwhile, until leaving Taurus on Sunday, Venus will also be working to keep the spirit of romance alive.
There is something special on both the romantic and relationship fronts this week but also a lot of shifts and changes. Before leaving your relationship sector over the weekend, as will be the case when it returns every four weeks, this put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test. The Moon is gone but there might still be some raw emotional responses, which Mercury's return to Gemini on Tuesday can give a voice to. The planet of communication is now back in your sign for the next two months, with a lot of focus during that time on giving your relationships a voice. Meanwhile, while Venus will also return to Gemini this week, it won't be until Sunday. Until then, the planet of love is making the most of her final days in a nostalgic part of your chart and of the nostalgic trip down love's memory lane that she is taking your heart on.
Starting the week with the Moon in your relationship sector will prove to be an advantage, even though a clash with Mars over the weekend may have put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test. This was the Moon's first clash with Mars since he returned to Cancer and was the first sign that the bar is being raised on your own needs. By the time you begin the week you will have a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. It is the Moon's alignment with Pluto, just before it leaves that will give you a window into the implications from his retrograde turn last week. This also comes just as support between Pluto and Venus, the planet of love in her final days in your friendship sector is building. This will peak on Thursday and Friday, creating positive conditions for friendship and relationship building just as the doors have opened to the past and second chances.
The Moon might return to your relationship sector every four weeks, but its return in the early hours of the week couldn't be more timely or auspicious. The Moon's return each month is always a valuable chance to become more emotionally engaged but since Jupiter and Saturn returned in December, this has also been a chance to get a read on the planets guiding you into this major new period of relationship growth. This comes as both planets and therefore your relationships near an important turning point. The Moon's alignment with Saturn on Tuesday will be the last before he turns retrograde later in the month, revealing where there is a need to slow down and pay more attention. Yet an alignment with Jupiter just before leaving on Wednesday is the last before he leaves next week, urging you to both look and move towards the future, with blind faith if need be. This is a chance to get a read on the two very different but interrelated forces in play.
At different points of the week, the Moon will draw your attention to both romantic and relationship matters though also to the contrast in terms of a focus on the past compared to a focus on the future. It is on the romantic front that there is a sense of nostalgia, with the Moon just leaving your romantic sector as the week begins, wrapping up its first visit since Pluto's retrograde turn here last week. However, even once these romantically charged lunar vibes have run their course, a friendly aspect between Pluto and Venus, before leaving an adventurous part of your chart on Sunday, is keeping a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia alive. Meanwhile, the Moon will return to your relationship sector on Wednesday and as it does every four weeks, this will be a chance to become more emotionally engaged. However, with lucky Jupiter returning next week this is also a taste of things to come.
The Moon will visit your romantic and relationship fronts this week and in both cases with good timing and with significant implications. It is during the early hours of the week that the Moon will return to your romantic sector, with these romantically charged lunar vibes a chance to check in with Saturn and Jupiter, the planets that have been driving matters of the heart this year. This is when you will pick up on a coming change that can now be felt. This is the Moon's last visit before Saturn's retrograde turn later in the month but also before Jupiter leaves next week, with a chance to make these final days count. Meanwhile, while the Moon won't return to your relationship sector until Friday it will be here when the dwarf planet Ceres leaves on Saturday. This is a chance to ensure you are emotionally engaged as Ceres ends her mission to update your relationship needs and priorities, something that can continue even after she leaves.
To begin with, the main focus is on your relationships and rightfully so at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your relationship sector. Even more so with Mercury leaving on Tuesday and Venus on Sunday. It is on Monday, that all the focus is on working with Mercury, making the most of the planet of communication's last full day in your relationship sector. It is once Mercury leaves that the focus will shift more to making the most of Venus' final days here and of her focus on updating your relationship wish list. However, Venus is on especially good terms with Pluto, in his first full week in retrograde motion in your communication sector, with a chance to ensure the communication lines remain open. The outlier this week is the romantically charged lunar vibes that will run from Wednesday to Friday. With lucky Jupiter returning to your romantic sector next week, this is a taste of things to come.
Whether it is starting the week with the Moon returning for its last visit to your communication sector before Jupiter leaves next week or Mercury, the planet of communication returning to your relationship sector on Tuesday, there is a lot of focus on communication this week. That was always going to be the case but Mercury's return to your relationship sector will ensure that your relationships are the first to benefit from this. Mercury will return just as the Moon aligns with Saturn, for the last time before he turns retrograde in your communication sector later in the month and this couldn't be more significant. Mercury will also be in retrograde motion by the end of the month and the two will work as a team over the coming months, with the Moon highlighting that connection from the start. Meanwhile, while Venus won't return to your relationship sector until Sunday, this will bring the planet of love on board. This comes just as you are starting to get a better feel for your heart's needs and priorities.
There is not so much a shift in focus from romantic to relationship matters this week and more a redistribution of forces that will create a better balance between the two. The week begins with Mars on his own in your relationship sector but the Sun, Mercury and Venus all in your romantic sector. While Mercury's departure on Tuesday and Venus' on Sunday will take them out of the game, with the Sun staying on and the dwarf planet Ceres returning on Saturday, the spirit of romance is in safe hands. While that doesn't increase the number of planets in your relationship sector, the Moon's return from Wednesday to Friday will give your relationships a voice and a window into more support on the way. While the Moon is just passing through, this is not only the first visit since Mars' return to your relationship sector but the last before lucky Jupiter's return to your communication sector next week.
There are changes afoot on the romantic front this week, with what began with Mars' return in March now beginning a second wave. Mars left the week before last but not before spending seven weeks fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit as he declared war on any romantic rut, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined. Last week was a chance to let things settle but just 11 days separate Mars' departure and Mercury's return on Tuesday. As the planet of communication, Mercury has a different focus and while he returns to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page, he will benefit from the head start Mars has already created. However, things will take a truly romantic turn when Venus, the planet of love returns to your romantic sector on Sunday. Unlike the four months that Venus spent here last year she is only here for 24 days this year and she will be working to make every moment count.
Both romantic and relationship matters get a boost this week, despite the fact that there is no planetary activity on the relationship front. It is more the indirect support that your relationships are getting from the planets in your communication sector that they are benefiting from. This week there is just enough urgency to seize the opportunity that having Mercury, the planet of communication in your communication sector until Tuesday and Venus, the planet of love until Sunday. Where Mercury's focus is on getting the communication lines open across the board, Venus is more focused on giving your heart and your relationships a voice. Meanwhile, as Mars spends his second week in your romantic sector, your romantic confidence will get a boost from a friendly aspect from the Moon as it moves through Pisces from Wednesday to Friday. With Jupiter returning to Pisces next week, this is just a taste of things to come.