The focus will always be on your relationships at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your relationship sector. This year three things set this apart from other years and all of them for the better. The first is not just the sheer amount of planets you have moving through your relationship sector, but how close they are to each other, working as a team. As well as the Sun, Mercury and Venus, who return to your relationship sector at this time each year, you have Mars making his first visit in two years and Juno, queen of commitment and especially commitment to your relationships making her first visit in four years. This is a short window, with Mars only here until 18th August, Venus leaving on 21st August, the Sun on 23rd August, Juno on 24th August and Mercury, who returns after retrograding back out last month only here from 12th August to 29th August. Once Mercury leaves there will be no more planetary activity on the relationship front until next year and minus two of the planets here this year. The second thing that sets this apart is a lack of pressure. Apart from a Full Moon in Aquarius on 16th August, there are no planets on the other side of the sky, as was the case last year and will be the case next year. The third thing that sets this year apart is the level of support. There is always going to be support from the communication gods with Eris and Chiron, the planet of healing both spending their first full month in retrograde motion in your communication sector. Any planet moving through your relationship sector will move into a friendly aspect to both, as well as a friendly aspect to Ceres and Jupiter in your friendship sector. This creates some auspicious conditions across the communication, friendship and relationship building fronts for the entire time that there is planetary activity here. After months of planetary activity on the romantic front in the first half of the year, it is now your relationships turn but it has to be seized now.