While the financial tensions that began to play out last month will not only follow you into May but may appear to get worse before they get better, the worst is not only over within the first week of the month but will be nowhere near what you feared. While the Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of May in your income sector, throwing the solar spotlight on your options, choices and what you have to work with and with Venus and Mars here too and Mercury returning on the 2nd May, this is the biggest push your income situation will receive all year. While Venus will leave your income sector on the 10th May, the same day that a solar eclipse brings the chance for some major developments, Mercury will leave on the 16th May and the Sun on the 21st May, Mars will stay on until the 31st May, giving you plenty of time to drive any advantage home. The problem is that for the first time in 28 years the planets have returned to your income sector to find a major financial review taking place and as income and financial forces move into opposition, this is creating financial tension. However, it's an opposition between Mars and Saturn, on the 1st May that like a red rag to a bull is more likely to evoke your fighting spirit, ready to turn pressure into motivation. Meanwhile, Mercury's short visit to your income sector, from the 2nd May to the 16th May will give you the smart head for money needed to pick your battles wisely and ensure no stone is left unturned. By the end of the month you need to ensure that you've put everything you have into ensuring you've done all you can, with no room for regret or for wishing you'd tried harder.
On his own in your income sector since August 2012 Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion has been working behind the scenes, setting up the stage for when the cavalry returns and he has the support to bring home everything he's been working towards since he returned last June. Until now you've been playing a waiting game and while you've had plenty of potential and the most powerful of all the money gods on your side, it was always intended to be a case of everything coming together at the end. While Jupiter won't leave your income sector until later next month, in his last full month, even if the cavalry wasn't arriving this would have been a time to start paying attention. But the cavalry does return and it begins with Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction's return on the 10th May, creating a full circle moment. It was Venus' 4 month visit to your income sector last year that got this final chapter off the ground, so when she returns it's as much about helping Jupiter to bring things home as it is about finishing what she started. Mercury's return on the 16th May will give you the smart head for money needed to get down into the details, while the Sun's return on the 21st May will throw the solar spotlight on your options and Mars' return on the 31st May will see your passions and fighting spirit kick in. All except Mars will leave next month, with the warrior planet of the cosmos staying on until mid July to exhaust every possibility. But Venus' return on the 10th May is when things start to come together on the income front, with a lunar eclipse in your financial sector on the 25th May keeping you on your toes.
May should be a fairly quiet month on the money front, with Pluto spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector and the Sun and the planets that travel with him not usually returning until June. This should be a month of working behind the scenes, working with Pluto to take care of any financial housekeeping, ahead of next month's annual push to explore your income options. However, it seems the money gods didn't get that memo or it could be that because the income opportunities kicking in next month are the biggest and best in over a decade, that an advance crew was needed. While the planetary activity in your income sector is subtle it is there and it's likely to make a profound impact, especially when it comes to preparing for lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector next month. The force I'm talking about is Ceres, fellow dwarf planet to Pluto and stationed in your two money houses this puts them in opposition, keeping each other on their toes. While Pluto is spending 16 years revamping your financial attitudes, Ceres is spending just 2 ½ months in your income sector, helping to redefine your priorities and expectations as well as a chance to start standing your ground and believing in yourself. It's Mercury's return to your income sector on the 31st May, in the very closing hours of the month and Venus' early next month that sets the wheels in motion and starts bringing actual results, but it's now that the behind the scenes work is being done. Pluto and Ceres will move into opposition on the 7th/10th May, creating some financial tension but also a chance to tap into a new sense of resolve on both the financial and income fronts.
With no planetary activity in either of your money houses until Venus returns to your income sector later next month, kicking off the most lucrative months of 2013, months that won't run their course until October, this is a month for working behind the scenes. However, because this is the last full month for a while where this will be the case and especially as this is only the second year since 1995 that you haven't had continuous planetary activity in your financial sector all year, there is a need to avoid over playing things. With the real income opportunities of 2013 not kicking off until later next month there's nothing to be gained from trying to breakthrough glass ceilings on your own. However you can prepare, firstly and especially in the early days of the month by ensuring your professional game is up to speed. At the same time the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 16th May to the 18th May will give you both a nose for money and with clues on what next month's opportunities might hold, a chance to start lining up at the right doors before they open. While the most active income months of the year are still in front of you all the planetary activity in your financial sector for the year is behind you, with your financial objectives, ideas, passions, desires and expectations already banked. So when the Moon makes his two visits to your financial sector this month, the first from the 2nd May to the 4th May and the second from the 29th May to the 31st May, it's more a case of using the financial instincts this will trigger to reconnect with the intentions developed in the early months of the year.
When Mercury left your financial sector on the 14th April, as well as leaving you with a smart head for money he brought the most active and defining months of your financial year to an end. Yet chances are there are still a lot of loose ends and a lot of things still up in the air. That's because while the Sun, Mars, Venus and finally Mercury moved through your financial sector over recent months, bringing your short and long term financial objectives together, it got everything out in the open. It's not until the Moon makes his first visit after a particularly active phase that you have a chance to process and file everything away, summing things up in a way that allows you to bank everything to date and draw a new line in the sand. As you move into the new month you're still waiting for that visit, which is why things may still feel up in the air and is why the Moon's visit from the 4th May to the 6th May is especially important. As the Moon's first visit since Mercury left and an active phase ran its course, as your financial instincts kick in a lot of things are likely to fall into place. By the time the Moon returns on the 31st May you should have a much clearer sense of what you're dealing with and it will be more a case of staying on track. While Neptune and Chiron are keeping your financial sector active for years, with no planetary activity in your income sector the Moon's visit from the 18th May to the 21st May is especially important. This will come in the Sun's final days in your career sector and with Mars' professional passions and fighting spirit in full flight, this is when a nose for money is going to come in handy.
The main focus this month is on your financial situation and money matters as a whole, with a need to move into the new month with almost tunnel vision, with both your money and thinking hats on, especially in the early days. For as you move into the new month Mercury is in his final days in your financial sector and while he'll leave you with a smart head for money, when he leaves on the 2nd May this will wrap up the most active and defining weeks of your financial year. It's the choices, decisions and plans committed to in the early days of the month that will define your financial reality for the rest of the year, providing the framework that everything else will be constructed around. While Uranus is keeping the financial momentum going for the year, not leaving until 2019, it's when the faster moving planets move through that money matters are thrust to the fore, getting everything out in the open and up to speed. That phase began with Mars' return to your financial sector on the 16th March and ends with Mercury's departure on the 2nd May, which is why your full attention is required in the early days of the month. Yet while things will go off the boil they'll continue to simmer away, making it important to remain on your toes, but at the same time remembering that Uranus and the laws of attraction are in charge. The Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 6th May to the 8th May will give you a chance to get your bearings. Meanwhile, the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 21st May to the 23rd May will give you a nose for money at what will by then be a critical point on the professional front, with the Sun returning to your career sector on the same day.
May is always a month when there is a lot of focus on your financial situation and money matters, with the Sun always performing his annual financial review in the first 3 weeks of May each year. This is when the Sun takes your blinkers off and makes it impossible to stick your head in the sand, forcing you to face financial realities. Yet as you can't change what you can't see, this is also a chance to take your power back. This year the Sun has company, for you'll move into the month with Venus and Mars here, evoking your financial desires, passions and fighting spirit, with Mercury returning on the 2nd May to provide the smart head for money needed to pick your battles wisely, create a financial game plan and get down into the details. In any other year this would be an empowering financial month with no obstacles, but for the first time in 28 years the planets have returned to your financial sector to find Saturn in your income sector, where he's refusing to let financial realities get in the way of a major resolve to stand your ground when it comes to your earnings and a belief in yourself. This is creating financial tension, but with most things out in the open by the time you move into the new month and any remaining financial tension not only easing back after the first month but turning into a new sense of resolve, this is already likely to be working in your favour. The 10th May is the day for drawing a line in the sand, for this is not only the same day that Venus leaves, leaving you with some clear financial desires and expectations, but the day that a solar eclipse brings the potential for new beginnings and new opportunities. Everything from that point is more about tying up loose ends.
Where it may have felt that until now you've been merely treading water, this is the month when you'll finally start to take a more proactive approach to money matters, finding out for yourself whether luck and the money gods really are on your side. For while you've had Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion in your financial sector since last June, on his own since last August and with no active support to bring things home, since then you've not only been working behind the scenes but taking care of any financial housekeeping. You can't seize financial opportunities if you're going to build your financial future on shaking ground or unstable foundations, so if you've been dealing with financial challenges it's likely to have been more a case of stripping things back to bare basics in order to begin the rebuild. Jupiter will spend 12 months in your financial sector every 12 years and it's always towards the end that everything starts to come together and the real advantages start to reveal themselves. While Jupiter won't leave your financial sector until later next month, that final phase begins with Venus' return to your financial sector on the 10th May. Venus not only returns to help Jupiter bring things home, but as it was her financial desires and expectations that set the ball rolling during her 4 month visit, from April to August 2012, she's back to finish what she started. With Mercury returning to your financial sector on the 16th May, the Sun on the 21st May, Mars on the 31st May and a lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 25th May, from slow beginnings this will slowly turn into a game changing month.
With Pluto spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector this should not only be a month for working behind the scenes, but where you've sole financial focus is on income matters, with June the month the money gods usually get around to focusing on money matters as a whole. That is still the case, but there is something developing on the financial front that is likely to see you as focused on money matters as you are on income matters. In retrograde motion in your income sector Pluto, planet of change and revolution is giving you a chance to spend time looking in the rear view mirror, recognising missed opportunities in the past or through hindsight where you're able to change your approach. As this is also the most important month of the year for work matters, new doors are opening on the work front as the doors to second chances open on the income front. Yet in a month where this should be your exclusive focus when it comes to your money game, there is something building behind the scenes on the financial front, ahead of Jupiter's return to your financial sector next month and the start of your most powerful and defining financial year in over a decade. This will create some financial tension, as it will put your income and financial sectors in opposition for the majority of the next 13 months, but with lucky Jupiter the driving force, this will be more about making sure you're not asleep at the wheel. This month there is a subtle force in play that is giving you a chance to redefine your financial priorities, allowing you to get past the money to what you really want and need.
With no planetary activity in either of your money houses until Venus returns to your financial sector later next month it's more a case of keeping your current momentum going, with the Moon's visits to both the key to remaining on track. This month the Moon's one visit to your financial sector and two visits to your income sector are especially important for different reasons and as these will be the most important days of the month for money matters, the money gods will require your full attention during that time. The Moon will make his one visit to your financial sector for the month from the 16th May to the 18th May, sharpening your financial instincts and giving you a read on what's happening behind the scenes. As one of the Moon's last visits before Venus returns later next month, kicking off the most active financial months of the year, this gives you a chance to look to the future and the new goals and financial objectives you'll soon have a chance to develop. In the meantime, the Moon's two visits to your income sector will be more about tapping into the income objectives and resolves banked in the early months of the year, in what is a defining month on the work front. In both visits the Moon will give you a nose for money, but with each coming at a different stage in an evolving situation on the work front, the message is likely to be different. The Moon's first visit to your income sector, from the 2nd May to the 4th May will be his last while lucky Jupiter is on his own in your work sector and just days before things are due to move, this will give you a nose for money as you start to line up for things to shift on the work front. By the time the Moon returns from the 29th May to the 31st May the Sun, Mercury and Venus will be in your work sector and with Mars just hours away it will be game on.
With no planetary activity in your financial sector the money gods' main focus is on income matters and that will remain the case, not only this year but for many years to come. While you will have a chance to take care of any financial housekeeping and update your financial plans, desires, passions and objectives in the second half of the year, apart from the Moon's monthly visit to your financial sector from the 18th May to the 21st May, the money gods are leaving you to manage things in your own way. It's a very different story on the income front, however with some work/life balance pressures, professional pressures in general and a waiting game on the work front, a sense that things are still up in the air on the income front could be unsettling. This makes the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 4th May to the 6th May especially important, for as well as giving you a nose for money, as the first visit since Mercury left and the push to get things up to speed ended, this is when most of the pieces will fall into place. This will also come just as pressure on Saturn and your career sector is easing back and as you're starting to get a better sense of your priorities on the work front. By the time the Moon comes full circle, returning to your income sector from the 31st May to the 2nd June, everything will have changed and this time a nose for money will kick in to reveal that the career pressure earlier in the month has eased right back and that new doors are already opening on the work front.
After an active push to get your income situation moving, which began with Mars' return to your income sector on the 16th March, as you move into the new month you're now down to tying up loose ends, with the final push all about working with Mercury's smart head for money to get down to the nitty gritty details. Mercury will leave your income sector on the 2nd May and that's when the annual push you receive at this time each year will run its course, yet with Uranus not only remaining here all year but for several years to come, a push start is all you need, with more than enough momentum to keep things going. In the early hours of the month it's all about continuing to work with Mercury's intellectual savvy and smart head for money to get your head around your options, develop a game plan and the right mental attitude. With the Moon moving through your income sector from the 6th May to the 8th May, just days after Mercury leaves, this will give you a chance to put a nose and a smart head for money on the same page. This is what you need to hold onto moving forward, knowing that while this puts you in the driver's seat and at the wheel, with full control of all the controls, that you can't control the road itself. If the road veers left then you have no option but to steer that way, so while you have the controls it's really Uranus, planet of surprise and synchronicity that is dictating the road layout ahead. This is then about driving to the conditions, trusting that no matter what direction things seem to be taking you in or how bumpy the road gets, that the money gods will eventually get you to the right destination. In the meantime, you'll have a chance to get your overall financial bearings during the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 21st to the 23rd May.