To start with it is business as usual, which means the money gods are nowhere to be seen, but something about the fact that Mercury is still in your career sector suggests something is about to change. Mercury returned in early December for what should have been a 15 day visit to help bring one professional year to a close and get another off the ground. Since then the Sun has been and gone, Mercury is still here and apart from the Moon's monthly visits to your income sector, the money gods have been a no show. That's not surprising, for the Sun doesn't return to your income sector until April each year. Yet Mercury stays on, waiting. All that patience finally pays off in Mercury's final days, with Ceres' return to your income sector on the 5th January coming just in time to make his final days count. Though it's also the case that as new doors open on the income front, there is a chance to catch hold of all that professional leverage. Yet the real opportunity comes from the fact that just as you're finalising where to from here professionally, new income opportunities open up. Even if you don't have time to access any of them, this is a chance to steer this new professional year in a lucrative direction. The Moon will move through your income sector from the 3rd February to the 5th February, sharpening your nose for money at just the right time. While Ceres' return to your income sector will put income matters back on the radar, it is more what she opens the door to over the coming months. Money matters don't have as much attention this month, but then they don't need it. The Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 16th February to the 19th February should be enough to take care of any financial housekeeping.
Things settle down to an even pace on the financial front this month, for the first time in 11 months. Since Mars' return to your financial sector in early March 2016, things have been on a roller coaster ride. Not because there were necessarily challenges, but a parade of planets moving through, all took money matters in a different direction. Until Mars left in late December, fired things up, left and then returned and fired things up again. By the time the Sun returned to your financial sector in late November it had already been quite a ride. With Venus been and gone, then Mercury left in early December it was then a case of bringing closure to defining the financial year. Yet when the Sun left just before Christmas and Saturn, back on his own moved into his final year of a three year financial boot camp, things will have felt anything but settled. It was Mercury's return in early January that gave you eight days back at the drawing board, but it was the Moon's visit late last month that finally brought all the pieces together. With Saturn not leaving until December and on his own until Mercury returns in November, finally after nearly a year you're able find an approach and stick to it. There will be no more interference and no more alternative points of view to consider. You've got a financial game plan and resolutions and now it's a case of sticking to it. The Moon's return to your financial sector from the 19th February to the 21st February will be a chance check that you're on track. Your financial instincts will alert you to anything that needs your attention. In the meantime the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 5th February to the 7th February will give you a nose for money, just as things are coming together on the career front.
The Sun may have left your financial sector last month, bringing your annual financial review to a close, but Mercury is still here as you move into the new month, still giving you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game. Yet the fact that you're still working on your financial game plan and resolutions for the coming year, is astonishing. While the Sun didn't return to your financial sector until just before Christmas, to shine the solar spotlight on your financial situation, matters and options, Mercury was already here and a lot of water had already passed under the bridge. Mercury returned in early December for what should have been a 15 day visit aimed at getting your head in the game and giving you the smart head for money needed to make smart financial choices, decisions and plans. Over two months later and Mercury is still here, thanks to a retrograde phase. Now, as you move into February you've not only got a smart head for money and a wealth of experience, but also 20/20 hindsight. Mercury will finally leave on the 7th February, making the first week of February the most important for having your head in the game. This is when you're able to finalise your financial game plan and resolutions for this new financial year. Of course the journey will continue and the game plan and approach will have to be adjusted along the way. This is where the Moon's monthly visits come in. The Moon's first visit after Mercury's departure will run from the 21st February to the 24th February, with a chance to listen to what your financial instincts are telling you. This is when you're able to make any running repairs. In the meantime the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 7th February to the 9th February will sharpen your nose for money, but may also trigger some surprise income developments.
It is a given that you will have your money hat on at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of February in your financial sector. This is the time of year when the solar spotlight is always trained on the financial situation, matters and options. This is when the reality checks come and is often when you get to count the cost of Christmas and all of last year's financial choices. The Sun tells it like it is, but any reality checks and wakeup calls come with a chance to get back on track. A lot of water has already passed under the bridge, with the Sun also highlighting the financial passions, desires and expectations you moved into the year with. The Sun will keep the spotlight on your financial situation and money matters until leaving on the 19th February, but it is Mercury's return on the 7th February that finally brings a chance to get your head in the game. With Mercury's smart head for money in effect until he leaves on the 26th February, these 19 days are when you're able to create your financial game plan and resolutions for the coming year. Forget New Year's Eve and any financial resolutions you made back then, your real financial game plan will come together from the 7th February to the 26th February. In the meantime, the Moon makes what could be a game changing visit to your income sector from the 9th February to the 12th February. That fact alone will sharpen your nose for money just as things as settling on the job front and new developments are unfolding on the career front. Yet coming to a head as a Full Moon on the 11th February, this has the potential to create a breakthrough. Yet the Moon doesn't stop there, for this is no ordinary Full Moon. As lunar eclipse fate is involved, which could lead to unexpected income opportunities or a breakthrough.
There are two things that you can count on for sure. The first is that until Neptune leaves your financial sector in 2026 you will have your money hat on 24/7, so there isn't a month where your focus isn't on money matters. The second thing you can count on for sure, is that the Sun will always return to your financial sector in February, turning the solar spotlight on your financial situation, matters and options. Anything over and above that is at the whim of other cosmic forces. This year the money gods haven't waited for the Sun and in fact they didn't even wait for 2016 to finish. It was Mars' return just before Christmas and the alignment with Neptune over the New Year that allows you to start 2017 with your financial passions and dreams fuelled. It was just days later that Venus returned together keeping your financial dreams, professional desires and expectations fuelled through much of January. Mars only left in late January, so his financial passions and fighting spirit are still very much alive. It is Venus and Neptune, the planets of money and dreams that are in charge as you move into February. Missing from any of this is reality checks or any forces that will help you to turn this into anything tangible. This is how the money gods are playing things this year, spending months fuelling your financial confidence, passions and dreams before even looking at the 'when, where and how'. Venus will leave on the 4th February and that's when a massive confidence boosting period will come to an end. Until the Sun returns on the 19th February there is a chance to let things settle. This is when the reality checks begin. You can't turn desires into reality without getting real and the Sun is all about getting real. Mercury's return on the 26th February will finally give you the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game, work on your financial game plan and resolutions. It is just a day later that a solar eclipse on the 27th February brings a chance to finally draw a line in the sand, capturing everything that has transpired over the previous two months and a bit. A chance for new beginnings comes with an opportunity to take everything you've been working on, everything you've grown to believe possible and to walk the talk.
Like boxers that return to their respective corners of the ring before once more meeting in the middle to fight it out, income and financial forces are doing the same this month. Don't be alarmed, both sides are more than capable of taking care of themselves and like any boxing match, they're being paid well. If this does create any financial tension it will be in the later days of the month and into the early days of March and will come with the potential for a real breakthrough. Jupiter's retrograde turn in your income sector on the 6th February sees income forces retreat into their corner, with a very specific mandate. With the Sun in your work sector until the 19th February and Mercury tying up loose ends on the job front until the 26th February, this is an important month for work and job matters. To have Jupiter in retrograde motion in your income sector at this time is holding the doors open to the past, second chances and any untapped potential. Not due to turn direct until June, this will continue on for months. Had it not been for a line up of planets in your financial sector, Jupiter's retrograde phase would have been uneventful and with no wakeup calls likely to be a lot less profitable as well. Things got more crowded in the financial corner when Mars returned to your financial sector late last month, where he'll continue to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit until the 10th March. Venus will return on the 4th February, much earlier than she normally does. The Sun won't return until later next month, so this is before any reality checks are required. What you don't know at this point is Venus won't want to leave. Normally moving through in just 24 days, Venus will continue to fuel your financial confidence, desires and expectations and attract income opportunities right through to early April. Even then she'll return a few weeks later. This is the start of some stunning months on the financial front, when it comes to bold moves. This is especially so when it comes to financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts. Income and financial forces will clash in the final days of the month, but any financial tension that this creates will very quickly turn into motivation.
February is usually a quiet point of the year for both income and money matters as a whole. The last planet has usually left your income sector by late December or by early January at the latest. That this wasn't the case of recent years due to exceptional circumstances, circumstances that will continue to bear fruit throughout the coming year. When the Sun left your income sector in late September that brought all planetary activity to an end and it will stay that way until massive new opportunities open up later in the year. However there is so much untapped potential, that the Moon's monthly visits are enough to keep you on track and on the trail. The Moon's visit this month will run from the 16th February and to the 19th February. The timing is significant, for it will ensure your nose for money is sharp when the Sun returns to your work sector on the 19th February. The Sun doesn't return to your financial sector until April, so it is even less likely to have money matters in play at this time of year. That changes with Ceres' return to your financial sector on the 5th February. Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system left your financial sector last October, with a promise that she would return, a promise that she finally honours. Instead of starting over from where she left off, this is a complete do over for a planet that will have a major influence on the rest of your financial year. Not due to leave until the end of April, Ceres returns to a familiar mission and that is defining your real financial needs and priorities. Ceres' focus is not on the 'when, where and how' or even the 'what'. Her focus is more on the 'why'. Why do you want or need a certain amount of money, what lies behind the money, if you took money out of the equation what do you really crave? Those are the questions Ceres will help you ask and answer. And with Mars returning to your financial sector next month, the timing couldn't be better.
After months of busy planetary comings and goings, that began in early March 2016 and only finally ended with Mercury's departure from your income sector last month, you have finally reached a level playing field. For the first time in seven months Saturn is finally on his own and apart from the Moon's monthly visits, will remain on his own in your income sector until November, a month before he is finally due to leave. Saturn is your rock, the planet that gives you the power to move mountains if you have to and the strength and tenacity to stay committed. While the last 11 months have involved a lot of ups and downs, they have brought you to a point where you know what you have to work with, you know what the prize is and what is required of you. All that is left now is to stay on track, stay committed and let things play out. Fortunately this comes just as there are some stunning developments on the work front this month. From Saturn's return to your income sector December 2014 it took two years to come together with Uranus in your work sector, but now they're as tight as two planets could be. As Venus and Mars return to shake things up on the work front, you can be sure that the money will follow. The Moon's return to your income sector from the 19th February to the 21st February will give you a nose for money just as things are coming together on the work front in a way that could take you by surprise. Right through to November Saturn's influence in your income sector is rock solid, steady and the one thing that you can totally count on. Money matters are being left to fend for themselves, making the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 5th February to the 7th February especially important.
While the Sun will always leave your income sector in late January, it is not uncommon to still have either Venus or Mercury here, staying on in order to tie up loose ends and squeeze out every possible advantage. This will almost always be because they arrived late so are therefore staying on late. So it's not surprising to find Mercury here until the 7th February, still giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game. Yet what is surprising is just how long he has been here for, having returned in early November for what should have been a 15 day visit. Yet a retrograde phase and even an eight day sabbatical means this smart and intellectually savvy planet is still there, giving you an extraordinary amount of time, knowledge and hindsight to draw on. Of course, with Pluto in your income sector until 2024 income matters will never go off the boil, but until the 7th February Mercury is giving you an extraordinary amount of time to iron out your choices, decisions, plans and resolutions for the coming year. Once Mercury is gone it will be up to the Moon and its nose for money to check on things. That first visit after Mercury's departure will run from 21st February to the 24th February. Money matters on the other hand have no planetary support, with the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 7th February to the 9th February your only chance. As your financial instincts kick in and the Moon fuels your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses, this will give you all the information you need. Coming full circle from last month's Full Moon, this may see money matters still unfolding or up in the air, fall into place.
It is a given that the focus will be on income matters at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of February in your income sector. Yet while this is when the solar spotlight will always fall on your income situation, matters and options, often this is your first chance to look at income matters for nearly a year, so you're often just starting up. This year the situation is very different, in that you're now finalising everything. Mars return to your income sector in early November and Venus' in early December meant that things kick off incredibly early. With the Sun not returning to the 20th January, Venus stretched the limits to how far ahead of the Sun she could get to the very limit. Mars left just before Christmas and Venus in the early days of the New Year. This meant instead of waiting until later in January, you began the year with war already declared on glass ceilings, the laws of attraction already in effect and income matters already a work in progress. From Venus' departure on the 3rd January to the Sun's return on the 20th January, your biggest challenge was staying motivated. By the time the Sun returned, the solar spotlight revealed everything already laid out, but also the fact that for the first time in 12 years you have lucky Jupiter in your career sector. Until the Sun leaves on the 19th February he will continue to explore and expose all your income options. From the 7th February to the 26th February Mercury will finally return with the smart head for money needed to tie up loose ends. Both he and the Sun will feel the full brunt of a lunar eclipse in your financial sector on the 11th February. While this may see financial tensions rise, this is the push that both income and financial matters need. This could bring things to a head, turning and/or tipping point across both fronts.
You have experienced some missed fortunes on the income front over recent years or at least that's been the case from your perspective. As far as income forces themselves are concerned, they have continued to work behind the scenes. The problem was, over the last two years this has been overshadowed by powerful financial forces, which draw all the attention and sucked all the oxygen out of the room. However, that began to change when Jupiter left your financial sector last September and the last of his entourage left in early October. This is the point where your income sector becomes the power base for the money gods. With Neptune not leaving your income sector until 2026, all that the last few years have done is make this dreamy planet even more motivated. It was a real boost then when Mars returned to your income sector just before Christmas and Venus in early January. They have been able take any frustration and all that untapped potential and run with it. Mars left late last month but Venus won't leave until the 4th February, allowing you to move into the month with a clear sense of what you're fighting for, your confidence high and the laws of attraction in effect. There is a chance to let things settle until the Sun returns to your income sector on the 19th February and Mercury on the 26th February. This is when you'll gain the transparency and the smart head for money to start tying up loose ends. Venus and Mars may have provided the motivation, may have smashed through glass ceilings and attracted opportunities, but the Sun and Mercury are able to close the deal. Expect that this is still work in progress, with Venus returning for a double dip visit in April to ensure no stones have been left unturned. All those income opportunities that have been held back for the last two years are finally making up for lost time.
It should be business as usual this month. Knowing that business as usual means that you not only have Uranus in your income sector, but working with Saturn in your career sector he's looking to make up for lost time. In your income sector from 2010 to 2019 Uranus is the planet responsible for keeping the wheels turning and the money flowing, usually when and where you least expect it. Uranus only turned direct in late December and with the Sun not returning until around the 22nd March each year, there is plenty of time for income matters to slowly come up to speed, right? You should already know the answer to that, with Mars' return to your income sector in late January already firing up your passions and fighting spirit, already fired up and ready to take down any glass ceilings in your way. It is while Mars is yielding his sledgehammer in one hand and a battering ram in another, ready to take glass ceilings down with brute force that Venus returns with a more effective method. Venus works through the laws of attraction and a sense of entitlement. Mars won't leave until the 10th March and Venus, who normally moves through in just 24 days is here until April. Even then she'll return a few weeks later, not finally leaving until June. Together not only creates the most lucrative conditions of 2017 but of Uranus' entire time here, from 2010 to 2019. A supportive alliance with Saturn in your career sector, two years in the making finally came together over Christmas and the New Year and is now locked into place. While the income opportunities burst open and massive new potential is being unlocked this month, Jupiter's retrograde turn in your financial sector on the 6th February means money matters are taking a back seat, moving into review mode. Income and financial forces will move into opposition in the later part of February and the early part of March, but on the income front in particular it won't take much to turn this into motivation. A bit of pressure could be the push that a breakthrough needs.