While things have settled down on the financial front after Mars' departure from your financial sector in early August, considering the months he'd spent fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit this is exactly what's needed. Any army knows that it can't spend all its time on the battlefield, that they need to take time out to rest, reconsider their strategies and contemplate the next moves and with much of 2016 a battlefield, this is what the seven week period from Mars' departure last month and Venus' return on the 24th September provides you with. You know what you're fighting for, you've most likely made considerable progress and now, when it comes to financial and money matters as a whole, it is more about letting things play out. Yet when Venus returns it will be a very different battle and in fact it's unlikely to be a battle at all. Returning almost a month before the Sun will return next month to begin your annual review, Venus returns to the battlefield, not to fight but to plunder the spoils of war. Working through the laws of attraction and returning to fuel your financial desires and expectations, Venus will take what Mars has already created and turn this into a chance to reap the rewards. Until then the money gods are keeping their focus on income matters, where in the early hours of the month and throughout the majority of the month something curious is developing. The 1st September is Ceres' first full day in retrograde motion in your income sector, yet by either coincidence or divine intervention this is also Mercury's first full day in retrograde motion in your work sector, by which point Pluto will be in his final weeks in retrograde motion in your career sector. Until Mercury turns direct on the 22nd September and Pluto on the 27th September, the doors will not only be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts, this is something that only starts on the 1st September. If that's not coincidence enough, the 1st September is also an auspicious day for new beginnings and opportunities on the work front.
After last month's major financial turnaround, which was quickly followed by Mars and Saturn's first alignment in your financial sector in 28 years and last for another three decades, to say you've had a chance to take your power back is an understatement. After a failed bid to connect earlier in the year, it was clear that the money gods aborted your first Mars/Saturn alignment in your financial sector in three decades because neither planet was ready and therefore you were unlikely to be ready either. With both planets in retrograde motion when they nearly came together back in April the timing wasn't right and since then you've not only had months to review your financial options, but the financial challenges in May and June were an important learning ground. When Mars returned to your financial sector early last month it was to declare that he was ready to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit and this time bring things home, to which Saturn replied he was 'nearly ready'. It was Saturn's direct turn on the 13th August, just 10 days after Mars' return that finally turned the tide and cleared the way for their first alignment here since 1988. While no longer aligned, moving into the month Mars and Saturn are just three degrees apart, with your financial passions and fighting spirit coming with the power to move mountains if you have to and push through any obstacles. With Saturn here until December 2017 and Mars until the 27th September, their focus this month is to clear a path through financial obstacles where opportunities can follow. The Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 8th September to the 11th September will sharpen your financial instincts, evoke some strong emotional responses and in the process get to the heart of what you're fighting for. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 21st September to the 23rd September will be just as useful, giving you a nose for money at a point where massive developments will be taking place on the work front, but also creating just enough financial tension to keep you on your toes.
September is very much a month for getting your ducks in a row, especially when it comes to the potential for a major financial turnaround later in the month. On face value, the events taking place on the financial front this month aren't earth shattering or anything outside the norm. Those events are Pluto's direct turn in your financial sector and Mars' return to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit, neither rare events. During the 16 years Pluto, planet of change and revolution will spend in your financial sector, from 2008 to 2024, he'll spend from April to September of each year in retrograde motion, giving you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board. At the same time, Mars will return every other year, not only firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit but creating a situation where the planets of war and revolution come together to evoke a call for action. The reason why this is likely to be so game changing this year is all because of timing, with Mars returning on the same day that Pluto turns direct and it all takes place on the 27th September. It begins with Pluto's direct turn, which will release the handbrakes, turn the lights to green and shift your focus from the rear view mirror to the road ahead. On his own Pluto and money matters would stay stalled until slowly gaining traction, something that usually occurs by the time the Sun returns in December. However, with Mars returning just hours later and not about to slow down for anything, he'll arrive and collect Pluto, shunting money matters that by rights should take three months to gain momentum, forward in a matter of hours. The planets of war and change and revolution come together and because their brakes have just been released, nothing can slow down the momentum this is set to create. This creates two realities this month, life before the 27th September and life after the 27th September, with the first being all about patience, reflection and learning from the past, preparing for what could be a dramatic financial shift.
After some fairly busy months on the income front in particular, the money gods return to their home bases this month, where they will watch from the sidelines. However, while they won't actively take the field, apart from during the Moon's monthly visits, their fingerprints and influence are over everything and especially on the income front. You'll begin the month with the Moon in your income sector and while this is the tail end of a visit that began last month and will end on the 1st September, this gives you a nose for money from the get go in a stunning month for work developments and a busy month, that is priceless. This is the Moon's first visit since last month's New Moon, with a chance to return to the intentions and resolutions forged over recent months, as well as a chance to tap back into anything already triggered and bring it home or to completion. By the time the Moon returns from the 26th September to the 28th September a lot of water will have passed under the bridge on both the work and career fronts and here the timing is critical. With Mars leaving your work sector on the 27th September this will put the Moon here at the time, giving you a nose for money at a critical point of the month for work matters. The Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 13th September to the 15th September is just as significant, for coming full circle from last month's Full Moon this is often the point where anything triggered then has a chance to come full circle and to fruition. This could see unexpected developments across the income and financial fronts, while at the same time sharpening your financial instincts and providing some valuable clues, hunches and insights.
The only thing that is remotely normal about this month is that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your income sector, shining the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options. It's not that the solar spotlight is trained here that makes this such a big month for income matters, for this will always be the case and more what it reveals, which is income forces that have been building for the last year ready to be brought home. While Venus won't follow you into the month, having left your income sector on the 30th August her desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement will continue to have an influence, especially with lucky Jupiter leaving on the 9th September. This is the point when your most potentially lucrative income year in over a decade runs its course, but what has become obvious by now, is that he's only here to create the means to make it possible. With the Sun not leaving until the 23rd September and Mercury until the 7th September, they will both stay on to extract and explore every last opportunity, but in different ways. From the get go it is clear something is coming together, with a solar eclipse on the 1st September creating an opportunity for major new beginnings and a chance to draw a major new line in the sand just eight days before lucky Jupiter is due to leave your income sector. Yet the 1st September is not only Mercury's first full day in retrograde motion in your income sector, but Ceres' first full day in retrograde motion in your career sector. With Pluto in retrograde motion in your work sector until the 27th September, this creates an unusual situation where as major new income doors open, the doors are also open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. Meanwhile, a lunar eclipse on the 17th February has the potential to bring new opportunities and second chances to a head, turning and/or tipping point across the income and financial fronts.
Two things are happening this month, what you expect to happen and what is really going to happen and they are worlds apart. What you expect to happen is the money matters as a whole will continue to tick over while the Sun's return to your income sector on the 23rd September, an event that happens at this time each year, will open the door to new income opportunities. That will still happen, but the money gods aren't waiting for the Sun to return to your income sector and the opportunities unfolding are unlike anything you have seen in over a decade. When you moved into 2016 Mars was in his final days in your income sector, creating the situation where you began the year with an urge to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings, fuelled with a sense this was going to be a lucrative year. Yet Mars left in the early days of the year and since then all you've had is the Moon's monthly visits and the nose for money this brings. You were given a promise in the early days of the year that so far the money gods haven't delivered on, until now. Things began to shift late last month, thanks to Venus' return to your income sector on the 30th August and still in her first 48 hours when you move into the new month, you'll start the month with high expectations, the laws of attraction in effect and a sense that the money gods are about to finally fulfil their promise. From the get go you're likely to sense that as well as Venus here to attract income opportunities, something big is about to go down and that something is lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector on the 9th September, kicking off your luckiest and most potentially lucrative income year in over a decade. Finally, the promises made in the early days of the year are being fulfilled.
The money gods have each retreated to their own separate corners and for now will stay out of each other's way until later in the month, creating a month where your financial confidence should be high, but where you're also waiting for something. To begin with, apart from the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 6th September to the 8th September, there is no focus on income matters. Yet as a nose for money kicks in this is likely to reveal new income opportunities on your radar and with no planetary activity here until Mars left early last month, that is likely to add fuel to the passions and fighting spirit he left you with. What you're picking up on is new income developments, which will kick off with Venus' return to your income sector on the 24th September. Venus works in two ways, first by fuelling your confidence, desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement and secondly by triggering the laws of attraction, making you feel more deserving at a time when you're more likely to attract money. In your income sector from the 24th September to the 18th October these have the potential to be some of the most lucrative weeks of 2016, more so because of the glass ceilings Mars has either breached or inflicted some serious damage over recent months. Meanwhile, while the money gods won't focus on income matters until later in the month they will remain focused on money matters all month, but in a very different way. Ceres, on a mission to redefine your financial needs and priorities, turned retrograde on the 31st August and in her first full day in retrograde motion as you move into the new month, this is a chance to look back through the rear view mirror and spend time back at the drawing board, before new income opportunities open up later in the month.
There is a very real chance this month to not only smash through any remaining glass ceilings, especially those in your own mind, but to take the whole building holding them up down and this is something that began last month. After a failed attempt to align back in April was aborted because neither one was ready, Mars and Saturn finally aligned in your income sector last month, for the first time here in 28 years and for the last time for another three decades. This saw Mars' passions and fighting spirit and an urge to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings fuse with Saturn's ability to bulldoze his way through any obstacle, giving you the power to move mountains if you have to. This nearly happened back in April, but with Saturn in retrograde motion and the professional conditions not ideal, Mars' retrograde turn and eventual departure in late May put this back on hold. Now, with Mars' longest visit to your income sector in two decades back on and Saturn having turned direct last month, the warrior planet and the old man of the solar system finally connected, coincidently just as the Sun left your career sector. With Mars not leaving your income sector until the 27th September, Saturn here until December 2017 and more support arriving next month, now that any glass ceilings have been breached or at the very least have some serious cracks, you can now exploit them. This creates the potential for September to be a lucrative month, but more important is the breakthrough this creates and the ongoing potential for income growth over the coming months.
A month that could be frustrating and fraught with impatience is instead turned on its heels and it all comes down to timing. During lucky Jupiter's yearlong visit to your career sector he has struck up a strong partnership with Pluto, in retrograde motion in your income sector and even after Jupiter leaves on the 9th September, as professional developments continue to unfold the money was always going to follow. However, with Pluto slowing down ahead of his direct turn on the 27th September and his final weeks in retrograde motion likely to see income matters become stalled or even appear stuck, as well positioned as you are this can always create some frustration and anxiety. Or at least it should have but instead it's unlikely to, for at the critical moment when things take off professionally two professional gods not only peel away, but turn retrograde themselves, riding back to support Pluto and his final weeks in retrograde motion in your income sector. Mercury and Ceres both turned retrograde on the 31st August, with the 1st September their first full day in retrograde motion. This is the same day that a solar eclipse in your career sector creates the potential for a major professional breakthrough, with the professional gods covering the rear and foreground. Until Mercury turns direct on the 22nd September and Pluto on the 27th September, the same day that Mars is due to return to push things forward, the doors will remain open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts.
After some active financial months things go quiet on both the income and financial fronts this month, but in a way that allows you to regroup. You'll move into the month with the Moon in your financial sector and while this monthly visit will end on the 1st September, this will ensure your financial instincts are sharp from the get go. This is the Moon's first visit since the Sun left, wrapping up your annual financial review just a week earlier and coming full circle from last month's New Moon this will see many things come full circle, while giving you a chance to tie up the loose ends on your financial game plan. Likewise, a visit to your income sector from the 13th September to the 15th September has the Moon come full circle from last month's Full Moon. Often it's a case where a Full Moon may trigger developments that only come together when the Moon comes full circle and because of that, it is often the Moon's next visit that triggers the real income potential, rather than the Full Moon itself and that is likely to be the case this year. For this is less that the Moon moves through and more when it moves through, arriving to give you a nose for money and trigger income developments just five days after lucky Jupiter's return to your career sector and just days into your biggest professional year in over a decade. This time the professional gods are ready and with Venus in your career sector as well, working from the inside to attract both professional and income opportunities, these could be some unexpectedly lucrative days. From the 13th September to the 15th September keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground.
The focus is always going to be on financial and money matters at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your financial sector, shining the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters. However that's when any similarities between this and any other year begin and end, for with lucky Jupiter in his final days in your financial sector, the money gods are ready to bring things home. Venus only left your financial sector on the 30th August, allowing you to begin the month with your financial confidence, desires and expectations running high. Yet it's on the 1st September that two very different events take place, one that makes it clear the money gods are taking a divide and conquer approach. For while the 1st September is Mercury's first full day in retrograde motion in your financial sector, with his smart head for money coming with 20/20 hindsight as he opens the doors to the past, second chances and untapped potential, a solar eclipse on the same day opens the door to major new beginnings and opportunities. With Jupiter wrapping up his yearlong visit to your financial sector on the 9th September, he'll be ready to exploit both, asking that you keep your mind and your options open. While there is likely to be financial tension and pressure in the first half of the month, this is likely to come to a head during a lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 17th September, creating the potential to bring both income and financial matters to a head, turning and/or tipping point. Yet on both the income and financial fronts pressure can be used to your advantage and in this case it's more advantage than not, providing both motivation and leverage.
For you this is a month that holds a mix of the expected and the unexpected, but also a degree of financial tension, especially mid month which might come disguised as a challenge but is in reality an opportunity. Until now income forces have had the benefit of the money gods' full attention and in retrograde motion in your income sector Uranus has enjoyed and is riding the coattails of the massive professional opportunities now opening up. In fact, income forces have it so sweet, that you almost need to do nothing other than keep the professional momentum going and follow behind with your bucket, picking up the income opportunities and the untapped potential, in particular, this is likely to attract. Yet in the closing hours of August the money gods not so much started to knock income forces off their perch, but provided the competition that is only going to increase this month. Venus' return to your financial sector on the 30th August brought the first planetary focus onto financial and money matters as a whole since the early days of the year, on a mission to fuel your financial confidence, desires and expectations. Yet while Venus will leave on the 24th September, Jupiter's return on the 9th September not only kicks off a potentially lucky and expansive financial year, but will see competition for income forces stay in effect right through to December 2017. There could be some financial tension and pressure as income and financial forces go head to head mid month, peaking on the 18th/19th September, but this is simply income and financial forces competing for your attention, each benefiting from the healthy competition this creates. Income forces are not about to let financial and money matters become more important than them and financial forces aren't about to be upstaged by income forces and with this rivalry continuing for the next 15 months, you'll get to benefit from this. Not all financial tension and pressure is bad and especially not this kind, able to be used as motivation and leverage, while kissing complacency goodbye.