This is always an important month for your relationships, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of February in your relationship sector. This year we have a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary, with some unexpected romantic influences thrown in for good measure. On the relationship front, the ordinary is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of February in your relationship sector and until leaving on 19th February will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships. Also in that category is having Mercury, planet of communication here until 4th February. It is not until after the Sun leaves that things move into the extraordinary realm or at least they will do. With Venus having left last month, the Sun and Mercury's departure should end all planetary activity on the relationship front for the year. However, even though that is the case, nothing will feel finished because the relationship gods are just getting started. Even Mercury, when he leaves in the early days of the month is not finished, returning in early March for a double dip visit. While it is not rare for Mercury to retrograde back in after leaving with a second chance to give your relationships a voice, what is rare is to have a month gap. Yet Mercury's return early next month will be a case of perfect timing, with Mars and Saturn both returning to your relationship sector next month and in the case of the latter, for the first time in three decades. What is an ordinary relationship update is in fact the stepping stone to major developments on the relationship front. In the meantime, with Mars in your romantic sector until 17th February and Venus, the planet of love returning to an adventurous part of your chart on 8th February, they will overlap to create a mix of romance, passion and adventure. Valentine's Day is right in the middle of this hot spot.