The focus shifts even more to matters of the heart this week as the Sun not only spends his last full week in your romantic sector but Mercury is first, last and only full week. After being stuck in position due to a retrograde period for months, Mercury is finally moving and will race through your romantic sector in just 15 days. Having returned last week and due to leave next week, Mercury is on a mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. After Venus wrapped up a four month visit to your communication sector over the weekend the time she has already spent giving your heart and your relationships a voice is giving Mercury a head start. While Mercury will leave your romantic sector next Thursday and the Sun later next week this is still preparation for Venus, the planet of love's return early next month. While August is the most romantically charged month of 2020 so far, September is set to be the most romantically charged.
For the first time since May Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication but also the two fastest planets in the solar system are moving on. However, while this saw Mercury finally wrap up an extended visit to your communication sector that began in May, Venus' return over the weekend will ensure that communication remains an important theme. Yet while as the planet of communication Mercury was focused on communication across the board, as the planet of love Venus' focus is more on giving your heart and your relationships a voice. And the timing couldn't be better, with the Sun and Mercury's return to your romantic sector next week beginning the first planetary activity on the romantic front this year. Venus is not only giving your heart a voice before the most romantically charged months of 2020 begin but with no planetary activity on the relationship front, will continue to give your relationships a voice.
Back in early April Venus, the planet of love returned for what should have been a 24 day visit to Gemini, with a chance to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. Venus usually returns with the Sun and this is part of the general launch of your new solar year that happens during your birthday month. However, Venus' early return and the retrograde turn that followed kept the planet of love here for over four months. Venus finally left over the weekend but with a much clearer sense this year of what you want from love and your relationships. Regardless of your starting point and where you stand now with Juno in your romantic sector, the Sun and Mercury returning next month and the South Node in your relationship sector until 2022, you have the means to turn desires into reality. This week there is a lot of focus on communication and this is something your relationships will benefit from.
When Venus, the planet of love returned to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart in early April she should have been just 24 days away from returning to Cancer. Instead, a retrograde turn meant that a 24 day nostalgic trip down love's memory lane turned into a four month journey, giving you more than enough time to dance with old ghosts to rest. Venus final left and returned to Cancer over the weekend, beginning a new Venus cycle and weeks after your birthday month ended finally giving you a chance to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. Venus has returned to find all three planets in your relationship sector still in retrograde motion but after their clash with the Sun and Mercury, in their final days in Cancer, a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Venus is here now for the rest of the month and with new romantic and relationship developments next month brings a chance to look to the future.
At the halfway point of your birthday month, it should be all about looking to the future and while that is the case when it comes to the more objective aspects of this new solar year it is a different story for matters of the heart. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus, the planet of love won't return to Leo until early next month, two weeks after your birthday month ends and the more mundane job of getting your new solar year off the ground is over. Instead, Venus is spending her first full week in a nostalgic part of your chart, where for the next four weeks she will take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. Venus returned to find the South Node and its constant focus on the past in your romantic sector, while you are still looking back on last week's Full Moon in your relationship sector. Venus has returned to find that on both the romantic and relationship fronts there is already a lot of focus on the past and old doors are already open.
Both romantic and relationship matters get a boost this week and the timing couldn't be better. The pressure that had been on all three planets in your romantic sector is gone, while the Moon's return to an adventurous part of your chart on Monday will help to restore your romantic confidence. It is not just that the Moon will form a friendly aspect to all three planets in your romantic sector and this will bring the spirit of romance and adventure together that makes this significant but the timing. The Moon is here until midweek, leaving just as lucky Jupiter moves into his final month in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, giving you the confidence to make the most of the doors open to the past and second chances. Meanwhile, Venus' return to your friendship sector over the weekend is good news for your relationships and for matters of the heart. As well as promoting friendship and relationship building, this will bring the laws of attraction and synchronicity into play.
While the Moon is just leaving your relationship sector as the week begins it will set the tone for the rest of the week and in the best possible way. While this is more the tail end of a visit over the weekend brushing the early hours of this week, the Moon is spending its final hours at a friendly aspect to the South Node in your communication sector just as Mercury, the planet of communication is spending his first, last and only full week in your friendship sector. What makes the timing of the Moon's visit auspicious is not just that the Sun and Mercury are on hand to help with friendship and relationship building and to ensure the communication lines are open but that it comes just as you are starting to appreciate that this is a journey. The Moon leaves on Monday, six weeks to the day since Mars returned for what should have been a six week visit to your relationship sector. Instead, this is the same day that Mars moves into his final month in direct motion, with a retrograde turn keeping him here for the rest of the year.
While the Moon left your romantic sector a few hours before Venus, the planet of love returned to an adventurous part of your chart over the weekend, it helped to set the scene for the next four weeks. The last thing that the Moon did before leaving was align with dreamy Neptune, with the impact from these nostalgic and reflective lunar vibes still strong when Venus returned to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together. This was also a taste of things to come, with Venus at a friendly aspect to Ceres in your romantic sector by as soon as the end of this week. With both planets in your romantic sector in retrograde motion, romance, adventure and nostalgia is here to stay. By the end of the week this will also spread to your relationships, with Uranus' retrograde turn in your relationship sector over the weekend opening the doors to the past and second chances there as well.
While the Moon will leave your romantic sector in the early hours of the week and this more the tail end of a visit that began over the weekend, this will have an impact over the coming week. Mainly because of timing, with these romantically charged lunar vibes helping to illuminate a growing reality. That growing reality is that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is here to stay, for by rights he should be leaving your romantic sector with the Moon. It was six weeks earlier that Mars returned for what should have been a six week visit but instead, as the Moon leaves the warrior planet is slowing down as he moves into his final month in direct motion. It is a retrograde turn next month that will keep Mars here for the rest of the year and as if to embrace that, support from the Sun in an adventurous part of your chart is bringing a mix of romance, passion and adventure together. After Venus left your relationship sector over the weekend this allows you to focus even more on matters of the heart.
The Moon will visit both your romantic and relationship sectors this week and in both cases, this will be a taste of things to come. It begins with the Moon's return to your romantic sector on Monday. Since Uranus returned last year and until he leaves in 2026 the Moon will return every four weeks to engage with the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected, creating the potential for serendipitous moments and/or encounters. This time the Moon returns to find Uranus at a standstill ahead of his retrograde turn over the weekend, with romantically charged lunar vibes picking up on the doors preparing to open to the past and second chances. With Uranus then spending the rest of the year in retrograde motion, this is a taste of things to come. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your relationship sector over the weekend is an ordinary chance to check in, with the first planetary activity on the relationship front this year starting next month, this too is a taste of things to come.
By the time Mercury left your work sector last week, he had been there for over two months but it will be a different story here in your relationship sector. Mercury not only returned to your relationship sector last Wednesday but returned just minutes after the Moon left Aquarius, wrapping up a Full Moon that put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test. As the planet of communication, Mercury's return to your relationship sector last week couldn't have come with better timing. However, here for just 15 days and leaving next Thursday, this is Mercury's first, last and only full week in your relationship sector and unlike the months you had to get your head in the game on the job front, when it comes to having the communication lines open on the relationship front it has to happen now. Meanwhile, while Venus left your romantic sector over the weekend when the Moon returns midweek it will be clear that not just the spirit of romance but the spirit of romance and adventure are still in safe hands.
This is one time when the old adage of 'better late than never' has huge implications on the romantic front this week. While Venus, the planet of love was held back by a retrograde phase and her return to your romantic sector was delayed by months, she was never going to not return. More apt would be to say 'better late than on time', for had Venus returned when she normally does, she would be long gone by now. Instead, Venus returned over the weekend and the most romantically charged four weeks of 2020 now stretch out in front of you. Even last weekend's Full Moon, which stressed tested how well you knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off and work/life balance reminders late last week work to your advantage. The Moon will join forces with Venus later in the week to create a romantically charged weekend. Meanwhile, with the Sun and Mercury returning to your relationship sector next week, there is a chance this week to get the communication lines open.