Sep - 23th Oct
As much as having the Moon in your relationship sector during Venus and Mercury's early days in Libra saw them clash yesterday, the timing couldn't be better. The Moon is still here but they are no longer putting pressure on each other, allowing you to get your best sense all year of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. As the planet of communication, this gives Mercury a head start when it comes to getting the communication lines open while giving Venus, the planet of love a jump on her mission to update your relationship expectations.
Any planet returning to Libra will clash with planets in your relationship sector and as there has been continuous planetary activity there for nine decades, this is the norm. The biggest danger for Venus and Mercury, in their early days in Libra, is discounting any tension as the normal speedbumps they will experience in any year. For in reality this would be easy to do, with this nothing more than a reminder to balance your personal and relationship needs. However, with the planets of love, communication and healing involved there is a chance to use this as an opportunity to lay some old ghosts to rest.
It was just hours after yesterday's Full Moon peaks so therefore right in the fog of war that first Mercury and then just a few hours later Venus, quietly slipped into Libra. As the fog of war clears and with Venus and Mercury spending their first 24 hours together aligned, there will all of a sudden be a new sense of clarity, with heart and mind on the same page. Venus and Mercury have returned eight days before your birthday month and new solar year begins, giving you a head start.