Be prepared for a week long case of Mondayitis, using this as a chance to redefine your priorities. The breakneck pace of recent weeks couldn't continue, so the stars had to step in and put a stop to it, but as you give yourself permission to ease back and pace yourself more, chances are you'll be surprised by how much traction you've actually gained.
Thanks to the Moon's visit to your career sector over the weekend, his last for the year, you're able to draw on the professional instincts and the valuable clues, hunches and insights this left you with, both in terms of managing the final weeks of this professional year and lining up for your new professional year, aware that there is no real gap between the two.
As the Moon makes his last visit to your career sector for the year this gives you a chance to both reflect on the journey so far as you start to bring your professional year home, but also to start looking ahead. While your 2014 professional year is set to be a flow on from your 2013 professional year, as the journey continues your expectations must grow and develop.
An alliance between Mercury in your work sector and Uranus in your career sector makes this an especially auspicious day for professional matters, especially as these two planets communicate really well together. Expect the unexpected, from Eureka moments to unexpected opportunities or developments that require a split second decision.
Until the Sun returns to your work sector at the end of next week it's too early to get specific, with the holiday period likely to be the ideal time to get your head around your options, keeping an open mind. Your heart and a need for more passion is set to play a much bigger role over the coming months, making it important not to jump the gun.
While the Moon will return to your work sector early in the New Year, just days before new doors open on the work front, his visit over the weekend has already left you with the clues and insights needed to start tying up loose ends from this year and to start lining up at the right doors before they open.
No matter how many days your professional year has to run or if you're working through the holiday period, the focus on the work, income and career fronts is shifting to the long term, both in summing up the year that's been and looking ahead to 2014. There really is no divide between the two, with the journey continuing.
While a slower pace is required on the work front, with a need to work smarter and to leave the superhero clock in the wardrobe, this shouldn't be impacting your confidence. In fact, an alliance between income and work forces today should reveal how well placed you are, with a sense that slow and steady really will win the race.
Mars' departure from your career sector over the weekend has left you with your professional passions and fighting spirit engaged and your fighting and competitive spirit recharged, but there is no longer anything constantly refuelling this. Hold onto what is now a scarce commodity, channelling into the things that will keep you motivated and on track.
Mars' return to your career sector over the weekend has been a game changer, for just as your professional year was looking like it was winding down it has suddenly roared back into life again. This is no flash in the pan and with Mars not leaving until July there is a need to work smarter and to pace yourself from the get go.
The Moon's last visit to your income sector for the year was always going to be important, giving you a nose for money as you both narrow in on any remaining opportunities this year but also as you line up for your new professional year. Yet coming at an especially auspicious time for work and career matters, this brings a surge in confidence and entitlement as well.
While you will always have your professional hat on at this time of year, with the Sun always in your career sector in the lead up to Christmas, for the first time since 1993 the push to bring professional matters home will be over by Christmas. This is creating more urgency, but the payoff is a chance to take your professional hat off and rest on your laurels over the holiday period.