Your Love & Romance Horoscopes for the Week of May 21st
As Venus, planet of love spends her first full week in retrograde motion in your communication sector she does so with the full support of Saturn, in retrograde motion in your relationship sector. These two planets will continue to work together until they both turn direct, within just 3 days of each other, later next month. Until then the doors are open to second chances on the communication and relationship fronts and especially where the two come together. Yet it’s the Sun and Moon’s return to your communication sector and the solar eclipse this creates on Monday, that also opens the door to new opportunities on the communication front. This will also support your relationships, with a sense that a corner has been turned with communication now everything.
Mars, planet of passion’s opposition with Chiron, planet of healing last week was the last of several challenges over recent weeks and months, but with the final hurdle now behind you there is a new sense of confidence kicking in. Mars won’t leave your romantic sector until early July and with no more roadblocks, he’s about to take things into high gear, with the romantic passions that held you back in the past now let loose. The only thing that can hold you down now or stop you from fully experiencing the romantic breakthroughs now possible, is to be held back by the past. You can’t change the past but you can change how you look back on and label the past. Do so in a way that sets you free to embrace the romantic passions that are begging to be embraced.
As Venus spends her first full week in retrograde motion in your sign it’s with the full support of Saturn, in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. This is Saturn’s last retrograde phase in your romantic sector for another 30 years and Venus will stay in retrograde motion until it’s over, ensuring that a trip down memory lane that may have been challenging is now a lot more enjoyable. Saturn is more focused on learning from and confronting the past while Venus is on the lookout for second chances as she takes a trip down love’s memory lane. Venus will stop this from becoming too serious and Saturn from becoming overly sentimental. Don’t be put off by any relationship pressure, for its providing some wake up calls ahead of a lunar eclipse on the 4th June.
A sense of romantic and relationship nostalgia was already evident with Venus in a nostalgic part of your chart and Pluto in retrograde motion in your relationship sector however this deepens further this week. It was Venus’ retrograde turn last week and her first full week in retrograde motion that puts the only two planets influencing things on the personal front in retrograde motion, with the focus on the past. This also means that Venus has had to postpone her return to your sign, now not returning until August, giving you a chance instead to take some trips down love’s memory lane and exorcise some old ghosts. You can’t change the past, but with some huge romantic developments in the second half of the year, this gives you a chance to revisit the past in a way that sets you free.
Chances are you’ll move into the new week with a sense that the love gods are anything but on your side, with some real pressure. This is coming from the fact that both the Sun and Moon, during their alignment that forms a solar eclipse in a social and serendipitous part of your chart on Monday, will both put direct pressure on the North Node, over in your romantic sector. This comes 2 weeks to the day before a lunar eclipse in your romantic and creative sector on the 4th June, which is destined to be bringing anything building to a head or to a turning or tipping point, as well as bringing you to a romantic crossroads. Any pressure at the start of the week will be temporary, but it’s going to provide a valuable wakeup call when you can least afford to fall asleep at the wheel.
After last week’s opposition between Mars, planet of passion in your sign and Chiron, planet of healing in your relationship sector, there is likely to be a tentative sense of reprieve in the air as you move into the new week. While any relationship pressure is likely to have scaled right back, chances are you still have your guard up, for after all this has waned in the past only to return. This time around the reprieve is as permanent as anything can be, in that if your relationships are never tested they’ll eventually stagnate. But in terms of the pressures faced over recent weeks and months this is over, with a chance now to move on. While the healing process will continue, with the roadblocks behind you there is a return of hope and optimism.
There is a growing sense of confidence on the relationship and romantic fronts and for different reasons. On the relationship front the main thrust to get your relationships up to speed is behind you and after the Moon visited your relationship sector last month, you’ve had a chance to tweak things. Now it’s more about keeping things on track, with a need to continuously reinvent the wheel. With your relationships no longer a major focus, but enough going on for you to keep things in motion, there is a lot more focus and attention on Venus, planet of love. With Venus spending her first full week in an adventurous part of your chart, she’s taking you on a guided tour down love’s memory lane, revealing what you might be missing out on while opening the door to second chances.
After forces on the romantic front faced their final challenge last week, things have eased back and as this is an ongoing journey the urgency shifts to your relationships this week. While you begin the week with the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Jupiter in your relationship sector, making this the most active area of your chart and therefore the most dominant aspect, you will end the week with Jupiter not only on his own, but getting ready to leave in just a few weeks time. The real shift comes on Monday when, within hours of each other, first the Sun and then the Moon leave your relationship sector, neither meeting up with lucky Jupiter again here for another 12 years. With Mercury leaving your relationship sector on Thursday there’s an urgent need to ensure the communication lines are open.
Expect a dramatic turnaround on the relationship front, in what is destined to be a defining and game changing week on the relationship front. This is Venus, planet of love’s first full week in retrograde motion in your relationship sector and as the only planet here, this should make this a very nostalgic week, with the door open to second chances. That is still the case, but this is complimented by the fact that the Sun and Moon not only both return to your relationship sector on Monday but align to form a solar eclipse, which is a supercharged New Moon. Between this New Moon and a second next month everything will change. This opens the door to new beginnings while the door to the past is open, with Mercury’s return on Thursday opening the communication lines.
There is a new sense of urgency on the romantic front this week with the Sun and Moon leaving your romantic sector on Monday, Mercury on Thursday and none meeting up with lucky Jupiter again here for another 12 years. Even Jupiter, in your romantic sector since June 2011, is getting ready to leave on the 12th June, with a real sense that it’s time to wrap things up. As the Sun, Moon and Mercury leave they’ll each leave you with the insight needed to make the coming weeks count, especially when it comes to putting your romantic expectations on the path you want them to continue on. The Moon’s return to your relationship sector on Friday provides some valuable wake up calls, in his last visit before things start to move on the relationship front, in just a few weeks time.
The love gods are out in force this week, making this a one of the most romantically charged weeks of the year to date and the start of what is destined to be a game changing month. As you move into the new week Venus is spending her first full week in retrograde motion in your romantic sector, holding the door open to second chances. Yet it’s on Monday that within hours of each other, that the Sun and Moon not only return to your romantic sector but align to form a solar eclipse. This is a super charged New Moon with the element of fate woven in, opening the door to new beginnings and opportunities. With Mercury returning to your romantic sector on Thursday and Jupiter in just a few weeks time, the doors to both new opportunities and second chances are wide open.
What a difference a week makes. Last week you were facing yet more relationship challenges yet this was also the final hurdle and with no more to cross and all your cards on the table, you should have a clear sense of what you’re fighting for and against. It’s Mars, the warrior planet of the cosmos that now has a clear run, with no more obstacles in his path before leaving your relationship sector on the 4th July. It was a coming together of forces on the communication front over the weekend that helped to not only turn things around, but to get this rebuilding phase up to speed. Pay attention to romantic vibes that are going to come into play just in time for the weekend, as the Moon makes his last visit to your romantic sector before new doors open from early next month.