There is a curious mix of romantic confidence and anticipation in the air this week. Curious, because romantic nostalgia is all about the past, while anticipation is about looking to the future but rather than getting mixed messages, it really is a case of both this week. It was Mars' direct turn in your romantic sector over the weekend that has the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos looking to the future and here now until early January, he is on a mission to make his remaining time here count. However, you not only still have the dwarf planet Eris in retrograde motion in your romantic sector but over the weekend Venus, the planet of love will return to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. Just as Mars gives you a chance to look to the future with confidence, Venus will begin her own nostalgic trip down love's memory lane. Fortunately, it is not a case of 'either/or' with the love gods offering both new opportunities and second chances.