Love Life & Relationships
Across the romantic and relationship fronts there is no major or unexpected planetary activity. Even Mars, who returns to your romantic and relationship sectors once every 22 months will visit neither this year. This will create windows of planetary activity on both fronts that will overlap and because they will give the love and relationship gods limited time to work in, they will be working to make it count. The dwarf planet Ceres will visit both your romantic and relationship sectors this year and as her focus is more on understanding your needs and priorities, she will be taking advantage of this relatively quiet year on both fronts. While there will be no planetary activity on the romantic front until May and none on the relationship front until August, a pair of Full Moons will give both a voice in the early months of the year.
The first is a Full Moon in your romantic sector on 18th January and the second a Full Moon in your relationship sector on 18th March. Both fall before Venus, the planet of love will return to Pisces from 6th April to 3rd May, giving matters of the heart and your relationships an important boost. Held back by a retrograde phase Venus won’t return to Pisces until after your birthday month is over, so will be playing catch up when it comes to updating your romantic and relationship desires and expectations for your new solar year. It is just after Venus leaves that Ceres will return for her first visit to your romantic sector in four years, spending from 15th May to 24th July helping you to update your heart’s needs and priorities.
Fortunately, with the Sun in your romantic sector from 21st June to 23rd July, Mercury from 5th July to 20th July and Venus, the planet of love from 18th July to 12th August this will be in the heart of the most romantically charged months of the year. It is while Venus is still in your romantic sector that Mercury will make an early return to your relationship sector from 4th August to 26th August. So early that a retrograde turn will bring the planet of love back for a second visit from 24th September to 11th October. As he does at this time every year, the Sun will turn the solar spotlight onto your relationships from 23rd August to 23rd September while Venus will return to work her magic from 5th September to 29th September. Ceres will return to update your relationship needs and priorities from 29th September to 19th December.