Your Love & Romance Horoscopes for May 17th


On the same day that Venus, planet of love is spending her first full day in retrograde motion in your communication sector, support from Saturn in your relationship sector locks into place. With both Venus and Saturn in retrograde motion, this opens the door to second chances on both the relationship and communication fronts and especially where they come together.


Mars, planet of passion is facing his final hurdle and the last obstacles he has to face before being able to fully flex his muscles and really get the romantic passions flowing. It’s an opposition with Chiron, planet of healing that might be pushing some buttons, but with this comes a chance to finally lay some old ghosts to rest.


On her very first full day in retrograde motion in your sign Venus, planet of love reaches out to Saturn, already in retrograde motion in your romantic sector. Support between the two planets controlling things on the romantic front locks into place, allowing you to draw on past experiences as a trip down memory lane takes on an even more romantic feel.


With Pluto, the only planet currently controlling things on the relationship front already in retrograde motion and Venus, the only planet controlling things on the romantic front spending her first full day in retrograde motion, it’s now all about the past. The door is not only open to second chances, but to revise or relabel past experiences.


The Moon’s monthly visit to an adventurous part of your chart is smiling kindly on forces in your romantic sector, reminding you that love is not only a journey, but it’s more about what’s learned along the way than getting to your destination. Embrace love with a spirit of adventure and get excited about your options.


Where things stand on the relationship front, what kind of pressure you’re experiencing and your reactions to things is going to tell a lot about the state of your relationships and the hold the past still has on you. You’ll either feel this intensively, not at all or anything in between, giving you a chance to see where things really stand.


Uranus, planet of surprise and synchronicity is now the only planet active in your relationship sector and it will be that way until early 2013. With the Moon not only back in your relationship sector but aligned with Uranus, it’s those hunches and gut reactions that have the power to create the right moment or to put you in the right place at the right time.


Mercury, planet of communication is spending his first, last and only full week in your relationship sector and due to leave in a week from today there’s a new sense of urgency when it comes to making sure that the communication lines are open. You’re in some defining days on the relationship front, with a need to make every opportunity to connect count.


Having the Moon in your romantic sector as Venus, planet of love spends her first full day in retrograde motion in your relationship sector is a huge advantage, giving you an intuitive read on just how much the tides have turned. It’s by listening to your heart and your intuition that you’ll begin this new journey on the right foot.


When Jupiter, planet of luck returned to your romantic sector in June 2011 he had just over a year to bring your love game up to speed, to convince you of what’s possible and to get you to invest in all that you can. That year comes to an end in just under 4 weeks time, with an urgent need to put in what you most want to get back.


As Venus, planet of love spends her first full day in retrograde motion in your romantic sector a sense of romantic nostalgia is likely to be strong and as she’s still at a standstill, a sense that time is standing still. You’re still halfway between the past and the future, with a need to give your heart a chance to adjust to this change in focus.


Since turning direct in your relationship sector last month Mars, planet of passion has been building up speed and momentum, but he always knew there was one more hurdle to cross and one more period of relationship pressure to navigate. You’re crossing that hurdle right now and if there is some relationship pressure, embrace it because it has the power to create a real breakthrough.