Dear Libra, this is your love horoscope for 2017:
The biggest danger you face as you move into the New Year is complacency, assuming that Venus, who leaves on the 3rd January will return again later in the year. After all, she has been here since early December 2016, so you’re right to assume that she’ll return later in the year, right? Wrong. Venus will spend less than 72 hours of 2017 in your romantic sector and like Mars, who left just before Christmas, won’t return until 2018. While the Sun will move through your romantic sector from the 21st January to the 19th February and Mercury from the 7th February to the 26th February, once they are gone all you will have are the Moon’s monthly visits to keep the romantic flame burning. I don’t say to disappoint you, rather to urge you to hold onto the considerable romantic influence you move into the year with. Mars only left on the 19th December 2016 and having spent the previous six weeks fuelling your romantic passions and fighting spirit, it won’t take much to keep that flame fuelled. At the same time, while Venus may leave on the 3rd January and not return until 2018, like a bell that can’t be unrung, starting the year with the planet of love holding your hand, is going to put the year on a romantically charged course from the get go. Your job is to keep that romantic flame burning and to work with the Sun and Mercury in the first two months of the year, to channel this into something concrete. There are two reasons why Venus isn’t spending a lot of time in your romantic sector this year. The first reason is you don’t need her, with the romantic flame you start the year with very easy to maintain. The second reason is that Venus is giving your relationships a lot of attention this year. While Venus will spend less than three days of 2017 in your romantic sector, she will spend over three months in your relationship sector. Normally Venus will spend just 24 days working her magic on your relationships. Instead, Venus will return on the 3rd February and won’t leave until the 3rd April, two months later and even then, will return for a double dip visit from the 28th April the 6th June. Within that period is a month long period, from the 4th March to the 3rd April, when in retrograde motion Venus will hold the doors open to the past and second chances. Even Mars will spice things up with a visit from the 28th January to the 10th March, both working their magic long before your annual relationship review begins on the 20th March. Between her return on the 3rd February to her departure on the 6th June Venus will create some very special relationship building months. This puts the personal and/or relationship tensions that may have come to a head in the final weeks of 2016 into perspective, getting old issues out of the way first.