August 3 - August 9, 2020
For the first time since June, we have not only a planetary shift this week but two and they will both have romantic implications. The week begins with Mercury in the final days of an over two month visit to your romantic sector but under pressure, he is being made to make them count. Normally here for just 14 to 15 days, that pressure is a push to make the most of a chance to give your heart a voice and to put heart and mind on the same page. Mercury's departure on Wednesday will see any pressure dial back but not before delivering some valuable wakeup calls, especially when it comes to challenging old excuses. It is over the weekend that you will have a chance to benefit from this when after held back by a retrograde phase Venus, the planet of love finally returns to your romantic sector over the weekend. That Mercury was under pressure during his final days here was a chance to raise the bar before the most romantically charged weeks of 2020 begin. Venus is here now for the rest of the month.