With the Sun's departure from your financial sector last month this has put income and financial matters on a more level footing, despite the fact that you now have no planetary support on either front. Yet that doesn't matter. After a huge amount of focus on your financial situation and money matters and from Mars' return to your financial sector in early January to the Sun's departure late last month, you've been left with a keen sense of where things stand, what motivates you, what you have to work with and what you need to work on, along with the smart head for money needed to keep money matters on track. You don't need any more investment by the money gods or any more focus on money matters, for you're more than aware of where things stand and keeping money matters on track won't be a problem. Without so much focus on money matters this frees you up to pay more attention to income matters and while you don't have any planetary activity in your income sector, you have a money god working in disguise. Until she leaves your career sector on the 8th December Venus will be wearing her money hat, working to boost your professional confidence and attract opportunities. However, Venus is a money god at heart and will be working to lead things in to the most lucrative direction, aware of the huge amount of untapped income potential you've accumulated during the course of this professional year. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 11th December to the 13th December will bring a nose for money into play, just as things are coming together professionally. Moving through your financial sector from the 24th December to 26th December might mean keeping your money hat on over Christmas, but this is more a chance to work on your financial resolutions for the New Year.
It is a given, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of December in your financial sector, that the focus is going to be on money matters at this time of year. While you might put this down to the fact that this is naturally a more expensive time of year, the solar spotlight really is on money matters, making it hard to ignore financial realities or stick your head in the sand. Now two years into a three year financial boot camp, this is also a chance to check in on how much you have grown, learned and evolved over the course of this financial year. With Mercury leaving your financial sector on the 3rd December it is important to have your head in the game from the get go, though the urgency that usually surrounds finalising your financial game plan is missing. This is less because the Sun won't leave until the 21st December and more that with Mercury returning for a double dip visit in the New Year, it will be in the early days of January not the early days of December that the conditions will be more suited. This gives you a chance to move forward with a draft financial game plan, knowing you can return to the drawing board to tweak things in the New Year. While the focus is on your financial situation and money matters as a whole this month, income matters will get their chance during a Full Moon in your income sector on the 14th December and throughout the Moon's time here, from the 13th December to the 15th December. With lucky Jupiter in your work sector, Venus in her early and Mars in his later days of your career sector by then, whatever this triggers will have the full support of the professional gods. These will be some auspicious days across the income, work and career fronts.
Even if you moved into each New Year with a total commitment to staying on top of your financial situation and money matters and never deviated from that throughout the year, Christmas and the New Year will always bring financial reality checks. The Sun's return to your financial sector from the 21st December to the 20th January, will once again ensure the solar spotlight is on money matters over the Christmas/New Year period, something that will happen at this time every year. However, this year you have a jump start and you got that jump start back in late September, when Mars returned to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit. While Mars has moved on, Venus who returned just days later is still here and in the early days of the month, weeks before your annual financial review begins, she will be busy fuelling your financial confidence, desires and expectations, until leaving on the 8th December. Yet the real game changer this year, apart from a motivated start, is Mercury's return to your financial sector on the 3rd December. Returning 17 days ahead of the Sun for what should be a 15 day visit that brings the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game, Mercury should be gone by the time your annual review begins. Instead Mercury will turn retrograde on the 19th December, spending the rest of this year and early days of 2017 retracing his steps. This buys you time back at the drawing board, adds 20/20 hindsight to his smart head for money and means that apart from a few days in early January, he's here until February. While the spotlight will always fall on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year, you're never as prepared as you are this year, to take charge.
December is not a month that there is usually any focus on money matters, especially not from the get go. The Sun doesn't return to your financial sector until the 20th January and the earliest Mercury and his smart head for money can return is early January, so you will never find either here at this time of year. Venus can return in December, her return on the 8th December is at the outer extremes of what's possible. For that reason alone, getting such a massive jump on your annual financial review is a real advantage. However, for the first time since 1999 Mars is here as you move into December and has been firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit since early November, giving you a massive jump on your financial situation and money matters. Mars gives you the courage and confidence for the bold financial moves that allows you to start taking your power back, firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit. While Mars will leave your financial sector on the 19th December, with Venus not only returning on the 8th December but staying on over Christmas and into the New Year, she'll keep your financial passions and fighting spirit fuelled. Venus will also add her own bit, fuelling your financial confidence, desires and expectations, while allowing money matters to flow more smoothly. With your annual financial review and any need to take care of any financial housekeeping not starting until the 20th January, this gives you time to focus on the financial and money matters that excites you. The Moons visit from the 4th December to the 6th December and again from the 31st December to the 2nd January, will allow you to get your bearings early in the month and then move into 2017 with your financial instincts, passions, desires and expectations fuelled. While income forces aren't so obvious, you will find that as things come together on the work front the money is likely to follow.
While income matters have been in safe hands and will continue to be in safe hands until the North Node leaves your income sector in May 2017, your financial situation and money matters have had a roller coaster ride this year. Not only under pressure from a huge parade of powerful forces through your income sector, forces that have left behind a huge amount of untapped potential, but with both planets in your financial sector in retrograde motion since June, money matters as a whole have been a poor second cousin to dominant income forces. While the money gods aren't out for revenge and they don't want to see financial growth come at the expense of income growth, finally you reach a month where there is room for both. The financial tide started to turn with Neptune's direct turn in your financial sector on the 20th November, but it's not until Chiron's direct turn on the 1st December that the past is ready to let you go, including the scars from all those financial tensions and challenges. With the Sun not returning to your financial sector until February and with planets still extremely slow after their direct turns, while money matters are moving in to the right direction and there will be a new sense of confidence in the future, the last thing you're expecting is for money matters to take off. Yet that's exactly what you'll get, thanks to Mars' return to your financial sector on the 19th December. From the moment he returns to the moment he leaves at the end of January, Mars will not only fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit, but your confidence as well. Mars returns in time to take ownership of your 2016 financial year and your 2017 financial year before it even begins.
Ever since Jupiter returned to your income sector in September, to kick off your biggest and most potentially lucrative income year in over a decade, he has been aware of Uranus, over on the other side of the sky in your financial sector. While out of each other's way this hasn't created any problems until now, they have kept an eye on each other and on a balance between money coming in and money going out. Jupiter is the planet of luck and expansion but he's a planet that can create a sense of hubris, inflating our confidence and belief in our abilities beyond what we're capable of. The downside to Jupiter in your income sector, is that he can create such a belief in your ability to smash through glass ceilings that you end up spending money you don't yet have. Uranus is the defence to ensure that doesn't happen as they move closer towards an eventual opposition, with financial tensions and pressure keeping you on your toes. This can dilute your income confidence, at a time when you really do have luck on your side, but it will also keep you on your toes. At the same time, with Uranus in retrograde motion in your financial sector until the 29th December, pressure from Jupiter is keeping you on your toes at a time when money matters could become stuck or stalled. Jupiter and Uranus will finally move into opposition from the 22nd December to the 31st December, so right over Christmas, but while this doesn't sound like good news, with both sides so well supported, this creates the potential for a major breakthrough, just days before moving into the New Year. Jupiter and income forces are being supported by Mars and Venus in your work sector, at a point in the year where neither should be here. At the same time Uranus and money matters are supported by Saturn, one of the most powerful planets in the solar system. This will be an especially empowered find for financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts. Any financial tension will not only come with support, but a reminder that it's all about a balance between money coming in and money going out.
On paper you have a very low key month for both income and money matters, with no planetary activity in either and just the Moon's monthly visits to give the money gods a voice. However, it is never just about what's on paper and on the income front in particular, there is a huge amount of untapped potential that is only now getting the professional leverage it needs. When the Sun left your income sector on the 22nd November, this not only left you with a clear sense of your income situation, matters and options, but the momentum from everything invested since Mars first returned in early January. You have not only been left with enough momentum and untapped income potential to keep you going for years, but the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game. Until now there has been plenty of income potential but not too much professional leverage. While that has started the change, thanks to Neptune's direct turn in your work sector on the 20th November, just two days before the Sun left your income sector and Chiron's direct turn on the 1st December will release the final handbrake on job matters, it is Mars' return on the 19th December that is the real game changer. Mars not only kicks off his own mission to get things moving on the job front, a mission that will run from the 19th December to the 28th January, but will kick in an increasingly active period that will extend out through the first four months of 2017. This makes the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 24th December to the 26th December an important chance to listen to what your nose for money is telling you, even if that means keeping your money hat on over Christmas. Money matters as a whole get less focus, making it important to trust your financial instincts and pay attention to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses to money matters, when the Moon moves through your financial sector from the 11th December to the 13th December.
That the focus is going to be on income matters at this time of year is a given, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your income sector. However, it is not a given that you will have as much leverage or as much history as you do this year. Normally the Sun's return to your income sector on the 22nd November would have brought the first chance all year to put the spotlight on income matters, but you've not only had Saturn here all year, but a parade of planets move through. Included in that parade of planets was Mars, who from his return in early March to his eventual departure in late September spent more time taking a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings than in any other year in two decades, especially those in your own mind. With Venus having returned just days later to capitalise on all the warrior planet of the cosmos had achieved, their legacy not only lives on this month, but is coming to a conclusion. Until Mercury leaves your income sector on the 3rd December he brings the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game and make smart choices, decisions and plans. While the Sun will continue to shine the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options until leaving on the 21st December, his final weeks will be more about tying up loose ends. It is during this time that the Moon, moving through your financial sector from the 13th December to the 15th December, will create a Full Moon on the 14th December. This is a Full Moon that can bring both income and financial matters to fruition, to a head, turning and/or tipping point. Yet while the Sun will leave your income sector on the 21st December that doesn't mean you will get to keep either your money or work hats off over Christmas, with a major alliance between income and work forces running from the 20th December to the 29th December. However, this is more a chance to consider your options, as both sides reveal just how staggering they are.
While the Sun's return to your income sector on the 21st December is an annual event, always putting the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options over Christmas, New Year and into the first three weeks of January each year, that is about the only similarity with most years. With Pluto in your income sector from 2008 to 2024 there hasn't been a moment of the last eight years when you haven't had your money hat on and there won't be for another eight years, for the most part this is in a low profile way. Often, it's not until the Sun returns that you even start to think more objectively about income matters and even then, always returning just before Christmas it isn't usually until over the New Year or into the early weeks of January that this is taken too seriously. This year the money gods are playing things a little differently and instead of kicking things off in late December they began three months earlier, in late September. That's when Mars returns to fuel your passions and fighting spirit, while giving you the confidence to fight for what you deserve. While Mars left in early November, when Venus returned just days later she was able to pick up from where he left off. Venus is still in your income sector as you move into December and with Mercury returning on the 3rd December you soon have the smart head for money needed to capitalise on the huge amount of both tapped and untapped potential accumulated by then. With so much untapped potential it is not surprising that Mercury, who will normally move through in just 15 days, instead decides to stay on. Mercury's retrograde turn on the 19th December is a U turn that will see him retrace his steps, adding 20/20 hindsight to his smart head for money while opening the doors to the past, second chances and untapped potential. While you've had an early start, Mercury will stay on until February to exploit as much income potential as possible.
December is not usually a month where the money gods show up, though occasionally you might see Venus in your income sector in the later part of the month. With the Sun not returning to your income sector until the 20th January, the early months of each year are usually the most lucrative, not the final months. Yet even if that were the case this year, with lucky Jupiter in your career sector and a Full Moon in your work sector on the 14th December, there will be plenty of professional leverage for untapped income potential. However, while you'll still benefit from that leverage the money gods aren't leaving it up to the professional gods alone and have instead decided to send in their A team. The solar spotlight won't shift onto your income situation, matters and options until January and that won't change, but the real game changer was Mars' return to your income sector last month. The last time you moved into December, a month that may sometimes see income opportunities open up at the very end of the month, with Mars on board was in 1999, but he's been here since the 9th November, taking a sledgehammer to glass ceilings. Mars is a planet that fires up your passions and fighting spirit, while giving you the courage to fight for what you deserve. Not due to leave until the 19th December, Mars on his own brings the promise of a lucrative end to this professional year. However, Mars won't have to do it alone, with Venus returning on the 8th December to kick off the most lucrative weeks of 2016, weeks that will extend out for the rest of this year and into the early days of 2017. By the time the Sun returns next week, he won't know where to look there will be so much income potential and considering that you'll also be moving into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your career sector, it is no wonder the money gods have got in early.
After a fairly bruising financial year, less because of any challenges you may have faced and more because of the constant need to juggle money coming in and money going out, you're more than ready for the settled skies that greet you at the start of the month. At this stage, with money matters now on a steady course and the tide turning on the income front, settling for the status quo would have been enough. With the North Node in your financial sector until May 2017, once money matters as a whole are on track it will take very little to keep them on track and after such a push throughout the year, you are now in maintenance mode and it will stay that way until mid 2017. It is income opportunities that have suffered this year, mainly because they have been sidelined by more dominant financial forces, but also because with both planets in your income sector in retrograde motion since June, even without competition they weren't going anywhere anyhow. That started to change with Neptune's direct turn in your income sector on the 20th November, just two days before the Sun's departure from your career sector. While this saw the tide turn, with Chiron still in retrograde motion the handbrake was still on and it is his direct turn on the 1st December that finally takes the brakes off income matters, allowing them to finally move forward for the first time since earlier in the year. However, with the Sun not returning to your income sector until the 19th February, this gives you nearly three months before you gain any real traction, right? Wrong. Things will change dramatically with Mars' return to your income sector on the 19th December asking, why wait until February? Returning armed with a sledgehammer, Mars is ready to smash his way through glass ceilings, especially those in your own mind and get stalled income matters moving. Even if he doesn't succeed this side of Christmas, as he's not leaving until the 28th January and Venus is returning on the 3rd January, what he doesn't achieve this month he'll be determined to achieve next month. This is just a small taste of what the money gods have planned for the early months of 2017.
When Jupiter returned to your financial sector in early September it was to kick off your biggest, most empowered and potentially lucky financial year in over a decade, yet from the moment he arrived the protest flags were flying. Flying those protest flags is Uranus, in your income sector since 2010 and not in the mood to have the focus taken off him and income matters. There has been some open hostility between the two since then, Jupiter determined to bring financial growth and Uranus, in retrograde motion in your income sector determined to see you focus more on untapped income potential. That fight got a bit uglier when both sides pulled in some heavy duty support, support that is still building. Yet while Jupiter and Uranus have been eying each other up from opposite sides of the sky, they won't move into opposition until the 22nd December to the 31st December, right over Christmas and the holiday period, when financial tensions are usually running high anyway. However, with a fortuitous twist of faith, support that has been coming from Saturn in your career sector also peaks this month, from the 20th December to the 29th December. These are once in a life time events. The last time that Uranus, moving through your income sector, was opposed by Jupiter, in your financial sector was in 1934, while the last time that Saturn and Uranus came together like this between your career and income sectors was in 1927. Both are massive forces, bringing financial tensions to a head at the same time that there is support for a major breakthrough. With Uranus turning direct in your income sector on the 29th December, that breakthrough is likely to be game changing. In the final days of the year this is going to completely change your sense of what's possible across the income, financial and professional fronts, with a bit of financial tension a small price to pay. At the same time, any financial tension is simply powerful forces on both sides trying to find a balance between money coming in and money going out.