What a difference a few days can make and in this case, those few days were over the weekend. It was just a day after last Friday's Full Moon in your relationship sector that the Moon not only left, but the Sun left Aries as well, defusing any tension. It was only after both were gone that Venus, the planet of love returned to Aries, ready to wave her magic wand over troubled water. With Mercury, the planet of communication in his first full week in Aries and Mars still on a mission to break through communication barriers, a turnaround is already underway. Yet you don't have two back to back Full Moons, both with the same message and then ignore that message. It is having Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication in Aries that allows you to turn that message into something more authentic. And what was that message? It was of a need for balance between your personal and relationship needs.
While you might just catch the tail end of the Moon's influence in your relationship sector on Monday, for the most part, this was a visit that played out over the weekend. The Moon was here when the Sun returned to Taurus over the weekend, with last week's Full Moon narrowly missing falling here. Instead, it is when the Moon comes full circle next month that it will return as a Full Moon. Yet what you have had a glimpse of, in the early days of your birthday month and new solar year, are the lines between your personal and relationship needs. In the meantime Venus, the planet of love's return to a nostalgic part of your chart over the weekend has brought a sense of romantic nostalgia into play. This is always Venus' last stop before returning to Taurus, with a chance first to take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane.
After making an impact as a romantically charged Full Moon last Friday, the Moon has since moved on and on Monday makes a different but important return to your relationship sector. This is the Moon's first visit your relationship sector since Jupiter and Ceres both turned retrograde here and the timing is a mixed blessing. The Moon returns just as Mars, moving through Gemini moves into opposition with Ceres in your relationship sector, creating the potential for some relationship tension. The Moon's emotional responses will exacerbate this, but at the same time get everything out in the open. What Mars is fighting for is your own needs, but in the process, this might clash with your relationship needs. Yet this will also exacerbate the support, both from romantic forces and from Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication.
While the Moon will leave your romantic in the early hours of the week, it was over the weekend that the real impact was made. Those romantically charged lunar vibes brought a chance to push the reset button and here as Venus, the planet of love left an adventurous part of your chart over the weekend, this enhanced a mix of romance and adventure. In a week where things that a more professional turn, both the Moon and Venus as asking you to hold onto the magic they created over the weekend. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your relationship sector midweek comes with perfect timing. This will put the Moon here and your emotional responses engaged as Pluto turns retrograde here less than 24 hours later. With Saturn in his last full week in retrograde motion here, the Moon will ensure you are emotionally engaged as the doors begin opening to the past and second chances.
The Moon's return to your romantic sector on Monday gets the week off to a romantically charged start, but it is the timing that makes this auspicious. After her return to an adventurous part of your chart over the weekend Venus, the planet of love is already on a mission to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together and has already found she has stunning support. Venus returns here once a year, but it has been 12 years since she last returned to find lucky Jupiter in your romantic sector. This is the Moon's first visit since Jupiter's retrograde turn, with the romantically charged lunar vibes in the early part of the week adding fuel to a new cocktail of romance, adventure and nostalgia. The Moon might move on, but the planets of love and luck will keep this alive. It is over the weekend that the Moon will give your relationships some much needed attention.
Venus, the planet of love's departure from your relationship sector over the weekend and Mercury's four days earlier, has brought you to an important turning point. It was over a month ago that the Sun left, taking the solar spotlight off your relationships. Yet held back by a retrograde phase last year Venus was late to arrive, while Mercury's retrograde phase here last month meant he was able to wait for her to catch up. Together, the planets of love and communication have left you with all you need to keep the communication lines open and to hold onto what you want from your relationships. This gives you more time to embrace the Moon's timely return to your romantic sector midweek. Timely because this means there will be romantically charged lunar vibes in play as Pluto turns retrograde here next less than 24 hours later, opening the doors to the past and second chances.
Timing is everything at that is definitely the case with the Moon's return to your communication sector on Monday. Just three days after a Full Moon in Libra confronted the Sun in your relationship sector, creating the potential for relationship tension, the Moon returns with a chance to begin the rebuilding. While the Sun left your relationship sector over the weekend, Venus' return over the weekend is already turning any wakeup calls into an opportunity. As the Moon returns for his first visit to your communication sector since both planets turned retrograde here, this was always going to be an opportunity to give your emotional responses, the past and unsaid words a voice. With Mercury, the planet of communication spending his first full week in your relationship sector, support for rebuilding is coming from all directions. The Moon also has plans for a romantically charged weekend.
The Sun's return to your relationship sector over the weekend and Venus' departure from your romantic sector less than 24 hours later, should have seen the focus shift from one to the other. In reality, there has been a strong relationship presence before the Sun returned and the romantic flame is in no danger of going out any time soon. After Venus left your romantic sector over the weekend and Mercury four days earlier, this has left dreamy Neptune on his own and it will stay that way for the rest of the year. This has seen any urgency drop back, while Neptune's more rose coloured influence has increased. Hold onto this, because this is the perfect counterbalance for the Sun's reality checks on the relationship front. Yet even there, the Sun's first alignment with serendipitous Uranus here in eight decades suggests that magic is at work on the relationship front as well.
There is a lot of intensity at the start of the week, but what you have is energy on the romantic and relationship fronts coming alive. At the start of the week, there could be some relationship tension as Mars, moving through your relationship sector moves into opposition with Ceres, in Sagittarius. If there is any tension it will be in the early part of the week, just as the Moon is moving through Sagittarius, which might exacerbate things. Yet as he makes his first visit to your relationship sector in two years, Mars is using this to get to the heart of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. This is also being balanced and supported by a new romantic surge as Venus, the planet of love spends her first full week in your romantic sector. Venus only returned over the weekend and with Mercury, the planet of communication here as well, they're on hand to support both you and your relationships.
The Sun's first full week in your romantic sector comes with a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary. Ordinary because the Sun's return to your romantic sector over the weekend is something that happens at this time every year. This is when the solar spotlight always falls on matters of the heart and all things romantic. Yet extraordinary because not only did Mars leave just three weeks ago, having already forged trails and pushed through barriers, there is magic in the air. It is in the early part of the week and just days after returning that the Sun will align with Uranus, the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected, for the first time here in eight decades. The Sun can only shine the solar spotlight on what is and what this reveals is that you now have the element of fate and the laws of synchronicity in play. There are also the first signs of new developments on the relationship front.
In their own way, both matters of the heart and your relationships get a boost this week. While there will be no planetary activity on the relationship front until June, this week you have the next best thing. Thanks to Venus' return to your communication sector over the weekend and Mercury's four days earlier, you have the planets of love and communication working as a team. While Mercury's focus is on opening the communication lines across the board, as the planet of love Venus is focused on giving your heart and your relationships a voice. This gives you the best of both worlds, with your relationships benefiting from having Venus and Mercury on board, but without putting too much attention on relationship matters themselves. In the meantime, as he reaches the halfway point in a nearly seven week visit to your romantic sector, his first in two years, Mars has reached a point where he is no longer accepting old excuses.
Venus, the planet of love's departure from Pisces over the weekend came with such perfect timing, that it suggests the love gods really are up to something. Venus was late returning to Pisces this year so therefore late to leave. Normally, over a month after your birthday month ended, Venus should be long gone. As the Sun doesn't return to your romantic sector until June and the faster moving planet usually return at the same time, there is usually a gap of several months before you have a chance to turn Venus' romantic desires and expectations into reality. Instead, Juno returned to your romantic sector just 28 minutes after Venus left Pisces yesterday, with zero chance of her desires and expectations dropping off. While only an asteroid, Juno has teamed up with the North Node to give what until now has been more a potential possibility some real substance.