To begin with, the focus is on communication, as it has been and will continue to be but with the spirit of romance finally getting a look in. Until she left your communication sector last week, Venus had spent just 24 days working to give your heart and your relationships a voice, something she had four months to do last year. However, Venus not only left behind the Sun but Mercury, the planet of communication. With Mercury focused on giving the past and unsaid words a voice but Thursday's eclipsing New Moon offering a chance for new beginnings, you have all your bases covered. It is over the weekend that things take a romantic turn when Mars returns to your romantic sector for the first time in two years. This is the start of the most romantically charged months of 2021, with the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos the perfect planet to get things started and to finally break the romantic drought.
All the focus this week is on communication, something that both your relationships and matters of the heart will benefit from. Even if Venus, the planet of love wasn't spending her first full week in your communication sector this would still be an important week, with Mars on a mission to make his final days here count. Mars has already been in your communication sector for over six weeks but due to leave over the weekend, this is when the gloves finally come off. From the moment Mars returned he has waged war on communication barriers but it is a clash with Pluto over the weekend that will see you start the week with a new sense of determination. Where Mars can take a battering ram to communication barriers, Venus' mission to give your heart and your relationships a voice will ultimately benefit. The Moon's return to your communication sector on Friday will give Mars' final hours a boost, with a real chance to give your emotional responses a voice.
While your birthday month still has another two weeks to run, Venus' departure from Gemini last week wrapped up her mission to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for this new solar year. Venus has given your heart a voice but it was developments during her time here that gives you confidence in the expectations set. It was while Venus was in Gemini that the Moon not only moved through your romantic sector but returned to your relationship sector as an eclipsing Full Moon. This may have put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test but it has left you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, allowing the planet of love's legacy to live on. This week with Mercury, the planet of communication in retrograde motion in Gemini and Mars returning to your communication sector over the weekend, it is all about communication.
To have Venus, the planet of love in her first full week in Cancer has multiple advantages. Last year Venus didn't return to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for your new solar year until August, after your birthday month was already over and the Sun had been and gone. This year, Venus is getting in early and she has managed to return before Mars leaves over the weekend. This is the first time that the planets of love and passion have been in Cancer at the same time since 2009 and this is giving you the confidence to trust your heart. This also put Venus here when Mars moved into opposition with Jupiter in your relationship sector over the weekend, with any tension between your personal and relationship needs just starting to ease on Monday. In the early days of Venus' mission to update your relationship expectations, this can give you a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
As she spends her first full week in a nostalgic part of your chart Venus was always going to create a lot of romantic nostalgia. This is the start of a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane that will end with the planet of love's return to Leo later in the month. Yet while this is something that will happen once a year, Venus has not only returned to find Saturn in retrograde motion in your relationship sector but the asteroid Juno in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. Venus might take your heart on a nostalgic trip down love's memory lane at some point during the middle months of each year but rare are the doors open to the past and second chances on the romantic or relationship fronts at the time. To have them open to both is even rarer and as the planet of love, Venus knows exactly how to take advantage of this. Meanwhile, Mars' return to Leo over the weekend will energise romantic and relationship matters over the coming weeks.
The week gets off to a potentially challenging but also empowering start on the romantic front while there is something special in the air from the start on the friendship and relationship building fronts. The week begins with an opposition between Mars and Pluto, the planets of war and revolution just coming to an end. With Pluto in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, this has been a chance to challenge old excuses but thanks to the Moon, not your romantic confidence. The Moon is not only in an adventurous part of your chart on Monday and Tuesday but a friendly aspect to Pluto will maintain your confidence while starting the week under a mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia. Meanwhile, as Venus moves into her first full week in your friendship sector she has already formed a friendly aspect to Jupiter in your relationship sector. This has brought the planets of love and luck together in a way that is a taste of things to come.
Because the Moon only left your relationship sector on Sunday, you will begin the week feeling more emotionally engaged. It was over the weekend that the Moon formed a friendly aspect to the forces behind a recent lunar eclipse in your communication sector, with a chance to channel the momentum created into giving your emotional responses and relationships a voice. This was a boost for your relationships, getting the week off to a good start. However, the week will end with an even bigger boost and this one a lot more enduring. It is over the weekend that Mars will return to your friendship sector for the first time in two years. Over the next seven weeks, Mars will grow closer to the planets in your communication and relationship sectors, with Venus joining him later in the month. This is the start of a stunning few months across the communication, friendship and relationship fronts.
From the moment Venus returned to an adventurous part of your chart last week it was obvious that her stay here would be different this time around. As the planet of love, Venus returns each year to bring the spirit of romance and adventure together but she got a lot more than she bargained for when she returned last week. Venus returned last week to find Mars already here, bringing the planets of love and passion together here for the first time since 2009. That would have been enough to bring a mix of romance, passion and adventure together, but Venus moved straight into a friendly aspect to Jupiter in your romantic sector on her return. After Mars spent the first half of last week at a friendly aspect to Neptune there, the planets of love, passion, dreams and luck have come together to brew a unique blend of romance, passion and adventure that is here to stay.
Venus' departure from your relationship sector last week may have taken the planet of love out of the game but the expectations she left you with are not only in safe hands but continue to evolve. This is an important week on the relationship front, with the past, present and future starting to overlap. In retrograde motion Mercury, the planet of communication will continue to focus on giving your relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. However, when the Moon returns midweek to begin the lead up to Thursday's eclipsing New Moon it is all about the future. Two weeks on from a lunar eclipse that put a balance between your personal and relationship needs to the test and with a lot of water having passed under the bridge since then, this is a chance to draw a new line in the sand. A New Moon is all about looking to the future but at a time when Mercury is still holding the doors open to the past.
Starting the week with the Moon in your romantic sector was always going to be an advantage but even more so because of the timing. The week begins with a clash between Mars in your relationship sector and Pluto in Capricorn just running its course. It was over the weekend that the planets of war and revolution moved into opposition, stress testing a balance between your personal and relationship needs. With Mars leaving over the weekend and Venus, the planet of love in her first full week in your relationship sector, this is a chance for a deeper dive into what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Romantically charged lunar vibes on Monday and Tuesday will not only take the rough edges off any relationship tension but a friendly aspect to Pluto will give you the confidence to see this as an opportunity rather than a challenge. It has been 12 years since Venus and Mars met up in your relationship sector and they are looking for something to fight for.
Venus' departure from your romantic sector last week has changed the dynamics but in a way that is a natural progression. Unlike the four months that Venus spend here in 2020, this year the planet of love moved through in just 24 days, updating your romantic desires and expectations while giving the spirit of romance a boost. Fortunately, with Mars having recently moved through, Venus didn't have to work as hard this time. Venus left behind the Sun, who will keep the solar spotlight on matters of the heart for another two weeks and Mercury, who in retrograde motion is holding the doors open to the past and second chances. The past, present and future will come together when the Moon not only returns to your romantic sector midweek but to create an eclipsing New Moon here on Thursday. A New Moon is all about new beginnings while Mercury is holding the doors open to the past, with these romantically charged lunar vibes able to take advantage of both.
Venus is not only spending her first full week in your romantic sector but has returned before Mars leaves over the weekend. This is the first time that Venus and Mars, the planets of love and passion and the cosmic lovers of the solar system have been in your romantic sector at the same time since 2009. It also means that when Mars leaves over the weekend, Venus will be there to keep his romantic passions and fighting spirit alive. Last year Venus didn't return to your romantic sector until August and Mars didn't visit at all and with the Sun still two weeks away, this is giving the spirit of romance an early and aggressive push. As Mars moves into his final days the gloves have come off, with his clash with Pluto over the weekend already challenging old excuses. If Mars can push through old excuses, roadblocks and barriers, whether real or imagined then Venus, the planet of love can take it from there.