Things take a serious turn for the better on the romantic front this month with Venus, the planet of love, being the perfect example of 'better late than never'. In fact, it is Venus' late return to your romantic sector on 4th February, weeks after the Sun wrapped up his month long visit, that makes her timing so perfect. It is less that Venus will extend the romantic influence out to early March and more that she will be here when Mars returns to an adventurous part of your chart on Valentine's Day. As the planets of love and passion, whenever Venus and Mars get to work together this is exciting and especially here. Venus has returned to kick off some of the most romantically charged weeks of the year, while Mars will add to this, creating a potent mix of romantic, adventurous and passionate forces. This will remain in play for the rest of the month. Venus will connect with some powerful forces in play on the romantic front, including her first alignment with the South Node, the force behind last month's solar eclipse, for the first time in 17 years. With Venus not leaving until early March, February is destined to be a romantically charged month. This is also a good month for your relationships. The Sun, as he does at this time every year, will turn the solar spotlight onto your relationships from 19th February. However, Mercury will return on 10th February for what should be a two week visit. Instead, the planet of communication will be here for over two months, thanks to a retrograde phase next month. What begins as an ordinary month on both the romantic and relationship fronts, will soon reveal itself to be a gem of a month on both fronts.