While Venus, the planet of love left Aries last week, the fact that she was there this late in the year has been a huge advantage. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus was late to arrive and therefore late to leave. Venus only returned a day after your birthday month ended, which meant she was never involved in the more mundane aspects of getting a new solar year off the ground. Venus was able to wait until after that was over, giving her a chance, after the fact to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year. The Moon moved through your romantic sector during Venus' final days and returned to your relationship sector just hours before she left, providing some last minute information. Now, with Venus gone it becomes more about the journey. You know what you want from love and your relationships and it is all about having the confidence to turn desires into reality.
While your birthday month will end when the Sun leaves Taurus on Tuesday, this is the point that Venus, the planet of love has been waiting for since she returned last week. With the more urgent job of bringing your birthday month and the launch of this new solar year to a close, Venus was happy to stand back. Venus has returned to update your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for the coming year and with your birthday month over, this is when this can become more of a priority. The Moon returned to your relationship sector late last week and having come full circle from two Full Moons, this is already giving Venus something to work with. Venus wasn't involved in the Full Moon in your relationship sector in March or April, but benefits from the chance this brought to thrash out what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
There is a lot to be excited about this week, with timing playing a critical and exciting role on the romantic and relationship fronts. You begin the week with the Moon in your relationship sector but for once, this is unlikely to create any relationship tension. There is a five day window between Mars' departure from Gemini last week and the Sun and Mercury's return on Tuesday and the Moon manages to pass through your relationship sector during that gap, avoiding an opposition. The Moon leaves just three minutes before your birthday month begins. It also means that Mercury, the planet of communication will arrive after the fact, to give emotional responses a voice. In the meantime, in her first full week in a nostalgic part of your chart Venus, the planet of love will be spreading around a mix of fairy dust and romantic nostalgia.
While the Moon left your romantic sector a few hours after the weekend's romantically charged Full Moon, the genie can't be put back in the bottle and it is all because of timing. This Lovers Moon fell during Mars' first weekend in Cancer and also at a friendly aspect to dreamy Neptune, in an adventurous part of your chart. The Moon may have moved on but Mars and Neptune, the planets of passion and dreams have not and will continue to fuel a mix of romance, passion and adventure this created. Yet, while Mars' first full week in Cancer will have positive implications on the romantic front, this will add to the pressure already on your relationships. This will be put to the test when the Moon moves through your relationship sector and into opposition with Mars midweek. However, in a year when a balance between your personal and relationship needs is being policed, having Mars in Cancer helps balance the scales more evenly.
Starting the week with the Moon in your romantic sector is the first of two positive impacts this week. The Moon manages to slip through during the one five day gap where there is no planetary activity on the other side of the sky and therefore in opposition. Instead, the Moon's second visit since Jupiter turned retrograde here and the first since Venus left an adventurous part of your chart last week, should be a pleasant mix of romance, adventure and nostalgia. By the time the Moon leaves on Tuesday, there should be a new sense of romantic confidence. It is later in the week that the Moon will return for a timely visit to your relationship sector. With no planets in opposition here either, as the Moon moves through this will instead be a valuable chance to check in. The Moon returns just as Pallas moves into her last full week in retrograde motion in your communication sector on Friday, seizing a chance to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
Even though nothing has changed on the relationship front, conditions supporting your relationships have come together at the right time. On his own since Venus and Mercury left your relationship sector last month, dreamy Neptune was destined to remain in the background, quietly keeping your relationships on track. Yet it was late last week that everything began to change. It began with Mars' return to your friendship sector, just as Neptune moved into a positive aspect to the North Node there. This has created positive conditions for friendship and relationship building that will continue all week and in fact for the rest of this month and into June. It was the weekend's Full Moon that added to this support, by giving the communication lines some real momentum. In the meantime, romantically charged lunar vibes midweek will come with a sense of romantic nostalgia that wasn't there during other visits this year.
Venus' departure from your relationship sector last week has finally brought the annual reassessment of your relationship needs and expectations to an end. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus was late to return and therefore late to leave and having returned a day after the Sun left, was the perfect planet to bring things home. As the planet of love and your ruling planet and after two Full Moons over recent months brought your personal and relationship needs into conflict, she was the perfect planet to bring everything together. By the time Venus left last week you had the best sense you were going to get of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Yet the journey continues and starting the week with the Moon in your communication sector, this brings a reminder of the communication support you have. It is at the other end of the week that the Moon's return to your romantic sector promises a romantically charged weekend.
Both romantic and relationship matters were impacted by the weekend's Full Moon, though in different ways. As the Sun and Mercury prepare to leave your relationship sector on Tuesday and Venus, the planet of love spends her first full week here, they all came under pressure from the Moon. This may have created some relationship tension, which is already easing back. Yet by exposing any balance issues between your personal and relationship needs, this leaves you with a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. Until Mercury leaves on Tuesday, as the planet of communication he is working to ensure the communication lines are open. The Moon's return to your communication sector in the Sun and Mercury's final hours will boost that communication support. That same Full Moon has added fuel to a mix of romance, passion and adventure, which is here to stay.
Last week saw Venus, the planet of love leave your romantic sector and Mars leave your relationship sector, yet in both cases this is not the end of the story. Venus leaves behind Chiron, the planet of money and Eris, dwarf planet and warrior princess of the cosmos, who will continue to fight for what you want from love. Venus was the last of a long line of planets that moved through your romantic sector since Mars' return on New Year's Day and it is now more about the journey. In the meantime, while Mars left your relationship sector empty when he left last Thursday, the Sun and Mercury return on Tuesday to take over from where he leaves off. The Sun returns at this time every year, but as the solar spotlight moves onto your relationships, it will be to reveal how much progress has already been made. With a balance between your personal and relationship needs being policed this year and Mercury, the planet of communication only here for 15 days, he will get to work from the get go.
Thanks to Venus' return to your romantic sector last Wednesday, when the Sun and Mercury leave on Tuesday she is there to carry on from where they leave off. However, Venus will be doing far more than simply carrying the torch for the Sun and Mercury and will instead see their time here as more about getting you to the starting line. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus was late to return and is therefore late to leave. It is after the Sun and Mercury leave that Venus can begin to work her magic. It was over the weekend that Venus aligned with Uranus here, for the first time in eight decades. This has brought the laws of attraction and synchronicity together, with both romantic and serendipitous conditions in play. In the meantime, as Mars spends his first full week in your relationship sector, he is here to help you fight for what you want from your relationships.
When Mars left your romantic sector last week he may have left it empty, but not for long. Just five days separate Mars' departure last Thursday and the Sun and Mercury's return on Tuesday. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus is still trailing behind but her return next month means she is saving the best until last. The Sun returns to your romantic sector at this time every year, turning the solar spotlight onto matters of the heart and all things romantic. While the Sun is here for a month Mercury, who returns within hours of the Sun is only here for 15 days, so is travelling twice as fast. As the planet of communication, Mercury will waste no time getting his mission to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page off the ground. Because Mars only left last week, you begin this next phase already knowing what you're fighting for.
As Mars, the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos spends his first full week in your romantic sector, he is already emboldened, full of confidence and ready to come out fighting. Mars only returned on Thursday, with his first visit since 2017 a chance to fuel your romantic passions and fighting spirit, but also begin the lead up to a total solar eclipse here in July. Yet the few days that Mars has been here have already been extraordinary. It was an adventurous Full Moon over the weekend and support from dreamy Neptune in Pisces that has helped to fuel a sense of romance, passion and adventure and this is here to stay. For the first time in 19 years Mars has returned to find the North Node, the force behind July's total solar eclipse already here and with a pathway already mapped out. From the get go you're ready to fight for what you want from love.