Venus and Mercury only returned to your relationship sector over the weekend but already the planets of love and communication are facing a headwind. It began with the Moon's return to Aries in their early hours here and by midweek, both will be in opposition with Chiron. Yet despite a bumpy start, this couldn't be a better start for you and your relationships. As both planets oppose Chiron, in retrograde motion in Aries, this will not only see your personal and relationship needs clash, but could uncover unhealed wounds. Chiron is the planet of healing and forced out in the open by the planets of love and communication, this is a chance to start this new focus on your relationships in the right way. By the weekend you will be on the other side of this but with a new appreciation of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
The only planets not to face the full weight of the weekend's Full Moon were Venus and Mercury, with the planets of love and Mercury having left your romantic sector before they could clash with the Moon. However, they were still here as the Full Moon clashed with the Sun and Mars, who are already using any wakeup calls to fire up your romantic passions and fighting spirit. The Sun will keep the solar spotlight on matters of the heart for the rest of this week, before leaving next Monday, but Mars will stay in full battle mode until early next month. It is the desires and expectations Venus and Mercury left you with that are now the blueprints for matters of the heart moving forward. It is midweek that Mars will team up with Pluto in an adventurous, with the planets of war and revolution coming together to declare war on a romantic rut or just old excuses in general. The genie has been let out of the bottle.
While until late last month you had the asteroid Pallas in your romantic sector for 10 months, this was more preparation for the real thing. What you have this week is the real thing, thanks to Venus and Mercury's return over the weekend. To start with, the planets of love and communication are battling a headwind, as first the Moon and from Tuesday, Chiron push back. Yet what you have is Venus and Mercury pushing their way into a scene that, until now, has mostly had you focused on being a team player and doing what you can to fit in. Venus and Mercury have returned to put the ball back in your court and especially when it comes to following your heart. That might go against the grain, especially if you have fallen into the 'people pleaser' role. This new romantic surge is all about you and even taken out of the romantic context, is a chance to follow your heart.
There is something special developing on the relationship front this week, with the right conditions coming into play at the right time. Saturn's direct turn in your relationship sector on Wednesday is not just the biggest event this week but is one of the major events of 2019. After five months in retrograde motion, with the hard taskmaster of the cosmos demanding that you confront the past, the tide is getting ready to turn and the timing couldn't be better. By the time Saturn turns direct, Jupiter is just 11 weeks away from kicking off one of the most powerful relationship years ever seen. With the Sun spending his last full week in your communication sector, Mars teaming up with Pluto to smash through communication barriers and the Moon in your friendship sector midweek, the support is phenomenal. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this is a major turning point.
Starting the week with adventurous lunar vibes in play is always an advantage but this is one time when the positive implications will spread far and wide. At a friendly aspect to Jupiter, just as he is about to move into his final 11 weeks in your romantic sector, this is the boost in confidence you need. In terms of urgency there isn't any, for while the planet of luck and expansion is in his final months it is not until Venus, the planet of love returns in early November that the urgency will kick in. Where you are now is in preparation for that, in that matters of the heart are now starting to move forward and after a month in direct motion, you are starting to escape the suction from the past. As the spirit of romance and adventure merge at the start of the week, this is the right boost at the right time. You have reached a point in the year where there are no more roadblocks, with complacency now your biggest enemy.
The weekend saw your relationships hit by a double whammy, with a Full Moon just as Mars and Neptune clashed. Relationship tension may have been building all last week, as first the Sun moved into opposition with Neptune, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and then both the Full Moon and Mars over the weekend. This was a clash between your personal and relationship needs that happens at some point during your birthday month each year but not usually with Mars here as well. Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication left Virgo over the weekend, just a few hours after the Full Moon and with a vantage point that changes everything. They both left before the Moon, moving through your relationship sector could oppose them, as it did every other planet in Virgo. This created some distance and as relationship tensions drop back dramatically, you are left with a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
Starting the week with the Moon in your relationship sector will always fuel strong emotional responses but this time, this will also amplify a complicated mix of forces. Even though the Moon won't leave your relationship sector until Tuesday, it is no longer putting pressure on Venus and Mercury in their first week in Libra, by the time you start the week. Yet relationship tension might not drop, with both moving into an opposition with Chiron, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector midweek. This could see a flare up of tension and strong emotional responses, as your personal and relationship needs clash head on. However, look beneath the surface and you will find something special. The Moon starts the week at a friendly aspect to Jupiter in your communication sector, drawing in communication support from the get go. At the same time as the planets of love, communication and healing Venus, Mercury and Chiron are focused on win/win.
The Moon may have left your romantic sector by the time you move into the new week, but the implications from the weekend's Full Moon here will cast a positive shadow over the whole week. Even just starting the week with ordinary romantically charged lunar vibes having just run their course will the put a romantic veil over things from the get go. However, the weekend's Full Moon has unleashed things that are still running course, including feelings or yearnings that have been locked away in your heart, only to be exposed. It was the Full Moon's close proximity to dreamy Neptune and a friendly aspect to the North Node in an adventurous part of your chart that has breathed new life into old romantic dreams. With Neptune in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, this has also exposed the doors open to the past and second chances, leaving no room for excuses.
Starting the week with the Moon in your romantic sector is a good way to start any week but this time around the timing couldn't be better. Chiron, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector is under pressure this week and while a romantically charged lunar vibes are giving him a boost, whenever there is pressure this can dent your confidence. However, the Moon's intuitive edge allows you to see any wakeup calls for what they are. For the planets putting pressure on Chiron are Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication. As Chiron is the planet of healing, while this might expose some old ghosts or wounds, once out in the open they are surrounded by support. Having romantically charged lunar vibes in play at the time might amplify any buttons being pushed but also expose the loving and healing energy being unleashed and the chance this brings to lay some old ghosts to rest.
The Moon makes what should be just a routine monthly visit to your romantic sector this week. It is the timing that sets the Moon's return to your romantic sector on Tuesday and position here during the middle part of the week apart. As well as forming a friendly aspect to Mars, just as a passion for adventure is reaching new heights, the Moon will also form a friendly aspect to Saturn, whose direct turn on Wednesday brings you to a personal turning point. This is also a chance for the Moon to check in with Uranus, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, for the first time since getting support from a parade of planets moving through an adventurous part of your chart. As well as adding fuel to a mix of nostalgia, romance, passion and adventure, this is likely to be a boost in personal confidence as well. In addition, with things heating up professionally this has the added bonus of bringing a timely reminder that life can't be all work and no play.
In the absence of any planetary activity in your romantic or relationship sectors, a lot more focus is on both the Moon and Venus, the planet of love this week. Fortunately, both come through for you this week, with matters of the heart and all things romantic getting the biggest boost. It was Venus, the planet of love's return to an adventurous part of your chart over the weekend that will always bring the spirit of romance and adventure together. Here for less than four weeks but with the Sun returning next week and Mercury in his first full week here as well, Venus is encouraging you to jump in the deep end. This will get a boost when the Moon not only returns to your romantic sector later in the week but in time to spend the first half of the weekend here. By the time you reach the weekend there will mix of romance and adventure in the air.
After the weekend's Full Moon not only brought any personal and/or relationship tensions to a head but capped off a week where tension between your personal and relationship needs had been building, from day one the conditions this week couldn't be more different. There is an 'after the storm' feeling from the get go, with relationship tensions dropping back, but with everything now out in the open. There will always be a Full Moon in Pisces at some point during the Sun's month long visit to your relationship sector, so at this time every year. However, the Sun's opposition with Neptune in Pisces last week and then Mars' over the weekend, exacerbated the impact from the Full Moon. On the other side there is already a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you, with the Moon's return to your communication sector on Wednesday adding to the rebuilding.