That there is still planetary activity in your income sector into June is not uncommon. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your income sector, shining the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options. However, Venus and Mercury will travel with the Sun, but can linger behind. So it is not surprising to move into June and find Mercury still in your income sector. What is unusual is for Venus not to have even arrived yet. The last time you moved into June and Venus wasn't already here or had already been and gone, was in 2009 and eight years ago it was for the same reason. Venus has been held back by a retrograde phase, something that will delay the planet of money's return once every eight years. This is important, for it is Venus who triggers the laws of attraction and attracts the money, which means the most lucrative weeks of 2017 are still in front of you. With planetary activity here since early February, this means you've put in a lot of preparation and groundwork, but have yet to access your full potential. The month begins with Mercury still here, as he has been since the 16th May. Mercury was here in the Sun's early days before retrograding back out and returned during the Sun's final days. Not due to leave until the 7th June, Mercury will also be here when Venus returns on the 6th June. This continues an unbroken chain of planetary activity that began four months earlier. This also means you'll start the month with the smart head for money needed to have your head in the game from the get go and when Venus returns to finally kick off the most potentially lucrative weeks of 2017. Those weeks run from the 6th June to the 5th July.
The focus will always be on income matters at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of June in your income sector. This is when the solar spotlight is always on your income situation, matters and options and where everything is transparent. Yet by the time the Sun returned on the 21st May Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos, had already been here for a month, declaring war on a lot more than glass ceilings. This is Mars' first visit in two years and until leaving on the 5th June will fuel your passions and fighting spirit, urging you to fight for what you deserve across all the currencies in your life. Mars' real target is glass ceilings, especially those in your own mind. However, an opposition with Saturn in your financial sector late last month saw the warrior planet of the cosmos declare war on money matters as well. This may have seen financial tensions come to a head, but as income and money matters clashed this gave both sides the push they needed. Financial tensions might come to a head again with a Full Moon in your financial sector on the 10th June. Once again, this will bring financial and income forces into conflict. This has been the third time in as many years that the Sun has returned to your income sector to find Saturn on the other side of the sky in your financial sector, but is also the last time for another three decades. Both sides will be using this pressure as leverage. There will be a less combative tone when Mars leaves your income sector on the 5th June. Mercury's return on the 7th June brings the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and play a more strategic game. Both the Sun and Mercury will leave on the 21st June, but the most potentially lucrative month of 2017 is July.
At the start of the month it is business as usual, which means the money gods have all their focus on money matters as a whole. Not only that but with Pluto, in your financial sector from 2008 to 2024 in retrograde motion from April to September each year, this is a review phase. The focus is not only on money matters as a whole, but the rear view mirror. That will remain the case for money matters as a whole, but there is a dramatic shift in the dynamics of your financial year when Mars returns to your income sector on the 5th June. The money gods will leave a skeleton crew watching over money matters and the rear view mirror, but this is the point where the main focus shifts to income matters and the road ahead. This is Mars' first visit to your income sector in two years and he'll arrive with a sledgehammer in one hand and a battering ram in the other. From the 5th June to the 20th July Mars will declare war on glass ceilings, especially those in your own mind. Mars will spend his first 16 days on his own, before the Sun and Mercury both return on the 21st June. These will be the only days that Mercury will be here on his own and without the Sun's reality checks. Mars prefers to approach things with hot headed enthusiasm, thinking things through after the fact. Mars has 16 days to fire things up before the Sun's reality checks and Mercury's smart head for money kicks in. A New Moon on the 24th June will create an opportunity for new beginnings and opportunities. However, income matters will continue to develop through to late August, with August likely to be the most lucrative month.
For the first time in 17 years the North Node is spending its first full month in your income sector and the South Node in your financial sector. This is your new reality now for the next 18 months and has been since the lunar nodes returned to your two money houses on the 10th May. While each has a very different influence, as the lunar nodes are always in opposition, there is a constant battle or balancing act between income and money matters. That will continue through to November 2018 and this will also trigger multiple eclipses, so is a big deal. The first of those eclipses will be a Full Moon in your financial sector and total solar eclipse in your income sector in August. The first full month of this new 18 month journey is more about adjusting to a balancing act between money coming in and money going out and the different influences. It's when the Sun, Mercury and Mars all return to your income sector next month that you'll appreciate the North Node's auspicious influence. Apart from Jupiter, the North Node is considered the luckiest influence in our charts and where the North Node is located there is an opportunity for growth. This puts you at the start of what could be a very lucrative 18 month period. However, this has to be balanced with taking care of money matters as a whole. The Moon's visit to your two money houses also becomes more important. Every two weeks that balance will be put to the test, as the Moon visits your income and financial sectors. However, a need for balance is now constant.
Things take on a much easier and also slower tone on the financial front this month. It was the lunar nodes' departure from your two money houses on the 10th May that ended an 18 month policing of a balance between money coming in and money going out. Yet while the lunar nodes returned in November 2015, there had been planetary activity in your income sector since June and in your financial sector for several years. This means that there had been conflict between your income and financial sectors for nearly two years. To have that suddenly just evaporate has changed the dynamics of your financial year. The Moon's return to your income sector from the 1st June to the 3rd June will be the first since the North Node left. As a nose for money kicks in, this will be your first chance to check whether the lucrative sense of direction the North Node left you with is just as strong. There is no reason why it shouldn't be. This will also ensure your nose for money is sharp in Mercury's final days in your work sector and in the lead up to Venus' return on the 6th June. As the planet of money Venus will be keen to capitalise on all that has been invested on the income and job fronts before her return. Here until the 5th July, Venus not only kicks off a good month for both work and job matters, but a potentially lucrative month as well. Without the pressure on money matters, this makes Neptune's retrograde turn in your financial sector on the 16th June a valuable chance to regroup. This is the start of a review phase that will extend through to November.
A truce has been called between income and financial forces. This means that while tension between the two is over for now it will return later in the year. However, for now that is a lifetime away. It was on the 19th/20th May that Venus and Jupiter moved into opposition, creating the last opposition between income and money matters until Jupiter's final weeks in your income sector. That is still three weeks away and by then will be one last chance to give income and money matters a push. For now a truce has been called and that is good news for both Venus and Jupiter, the planets of money and luck. This is also good news for you. It means that financial tensions are dropping back, but also that income and money matters has a chance to make the most of some important days. Until leaving your financial sector on the 6th June Venus will be working to boost your financial confidence, attract opportunities and put money matters on a fruitful path. This comes four months after Venus returned for what should have been a 24 day visit. This calls for a lot of bullish confidence and blind faith in the early part of the month. This comes just as Jupiter is in his final days in retrograde motion in your income sector. Until turning direct on the 10th June, Jupiter will hold the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. Having to come to a standstill in order to turn direct don't worry if income matters appear stalled or stuck. That's a good sign, for it means you're on the brink of a turnaround. Jupiter has a lot of support from the professional gods when he turns direct, ushering in the most lucrative months of his 13 month visit.
To have money matters still playing out as you move into June is not uncommon. While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of May in your financial sector, while his departure will take the solar spotlight off your financial situation and money matters, often Venus or Mercury will stay on in order to tie off loose ends. What is less common is to still be waiting for planets to arrive. Tying up loose ends is one thing, but still waiting to start is something very different. The planet you're still waiting for is Venus and as the planet of money, this means that the best is still to come. The last time you reached June with Venus yet to return was in 2009. Venus moves in eight year cycles and once every eight years she'll arrive this late, always because she's held up by a retrograde phase. Mercury is staying back and considering he'll leave a day after Venus returns, it can be seen that he is waiting for her. It is Mercury's smart head for money that has kept your head in the game for much of the last few months. Mercury is also the only planet that has spent at least some time with every planet that has or will move through your financial sector this year. Venus will return on the 6th June and Mercury will leave on the 7th June, with their visits overlapping by just 15 hours. Ironically the Moon will be in your income sector from the 5th June to the 8th June, ensuring your nose for money is sharp during that critical handover period, but even more importantly will be in opposition. A bit of financial tension will keep you on your toes, as Venus kicks off what will be an auspicious month for money matters.
This month's financial conditions remind me of one of those old 'Spaghetti Westerns', where one gunslinger says to the other gunslinger, 'this town ain't big enough for the both of us'. Except instead of gunslingers you have Mars and Saturn in opposition or at least you had, until the final hours of May. Financial tension will still be easing off in the early days of the month, but at the same time most likely turning into motivation. For the third time in as many years, but for the last time for another three decades, the Sun returned to your financial sector on the 21st May and Mercury will return on the 7th May, to find Saturn in opposition in your income sector. Both will move into opposition with Saturn in their final days and this will see financial tensions rise in the days leading up to their departure on the 21st June. However, the difference is that they are malleable, able to bend to the conditions, see this as a conflict between income and money matters and work out how to use this to your advantage. Mercury's smart head for money and the Sun's transparency will look at both income and money matters objectively and any tension between the two. Not Mars and Saturn. Saturn doesn't move for anyone and anyone who tries to tell Mars what to do will have rebellion on their hands. Saturn is the old man of the solar system and Mars the young buck. Their standoff saw neither yield. This created a lot of financial tension in the final days of May, but moving into June there will be a new sense of confidence and determination on both fronts.
The solar spotlight will move onto your financial situation and money matters in June, with the Sun's return to your financial sector on the 21st June something you can set your calendar to each year. No planet will ever return to the same area of your chart, within the same 24 hour window, making the Sun the one constant force. You know, that come what may, come the 21st June the solar spotlight will turn onto your financial situation and money matters. This is also the summer/winter solstice, so the Sun makes a strong stand. With Mercury also returning on the 21st June this year, a smart head for money will kick in within five hours of the solar spotlight switching on. However, they are not the first to return and this is a game changer. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos will beat both, returning to your financial sector on the 5th June. This gives Mars a 16 day jump, a 16 day period where he's free to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit, fuel as much hot headed enthusiasm as he wants and not have to be worried by reality checks. Mars won't mind being tamed when the Sun and Mercury arrive, for he can fuel a lot in those 16 days. By the time a New Moon on the 24th June brings an opportunity for new opportunities and beginnings, you'll be ready to seize whatever this triggers. With Pluto and Juno both in retrograde motion in your income sector, they won't compete on the same playing field. They will be happy to do their own thing, working with Venus when she returns to your work sector on the 6th June. As Venus attracts new job opportunities, as the planet of money she'll be keen to partner up with Juno and Pluto, who have the keys to untapped income potential.
There is something very special about the lunar nodes' first full month in your two money houses. For while the lunar nodes will always be in opposition with each other, each is part of a triad of support that turns any financial tension into motivation. The South Node, spending its first full month in your income sector in 17 years, has the support of lucky Jupiter in your career sector and a parade of planets moving through your work sector. It was Mars' position there from the South Node's return on the 10th May that has already created a strong bond between income, work and career forces. The South Node will always be in opposition with the North Node in your financial sector, but apart from working to maintain a balance between money coming in and money going out, they have different roles. The North Node is about the future and the South Node the past. So as things continue to come together on the career and job fronts, the South Node has the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. The North Node, on the other hand, is propelling financial and money matters as a whole forward. This is the luckier of the two and brings the promise of financial growth over the next 18 months. The North Node has equally strong support, especially from an array of planets in your home and family sector and from Saturn in a reflective part of your chart. This is helping to fuel your financial confidence and imagination, while creating auspicious conditions for financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts. With no planetary activity in either, June is a month for settling in and adjusting to having the lunar nodes on board.
When the lunar nodes left your two money houses last month the impact on both was very different. With no planetary activity in your financial sector, the North Node's departure on the 10th May left you with a clear and confident sense of financial direction, but brought all focus here to an end. When the North Node arrived in November 2015 Jupiter had been in your financial sector since August and a parade of planets had been preparing for this since June. So when the North Node left last month, this brought nearly two years of focus on money matters to an end. The North Node is second only to Jupiter in terms of luck and growth, so to have had both here for so long and for the North Node to carry that legacy nine months after Jupiter left, has left you with something rich and enduring. You've been left with a clear sense of financial direction and the kind of momentum that will keep money matters moving until the faster planets start returning in August. When the South Node left your income sector on the same day the impact was very different. Where the North Node is about growth, the South Node is about the past, so its departure actually set income matters free. With Neptune and Chiron in your income sector there are also planets here to keep the momentum going. With Mars returning to your work sector on the 5th June and the Sun and Mercury on the 21st June, the first real professional push for the year will arrive to a wealth of untapped income potential. While the money gods have now shifted all their resources onto income matters, the Moon will give you an intuitive read on money matters as a whole in the first and final two days of the month.
To still have Venus in your income sector as you move into June is not the norm and last happened eight years ago, in 2009. In fact, you will experience this every eight years, as part of Venus' repeating eight year pattern. This can only happen if Venus turns retrograde and that can only happen if Venus returns so far ahead of the Sun that she is drawn back. That is exactly what happened when Venus returned in early February for what should have been a 24 day visit. Four months later Venus is finally in her final days, with her extraordinary visit coming to an end. For while this is something Venus will do once every two years, Uranus has only been in your income sector since 2010. This has given Venus an extraordinary amount of time to work with the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected. Uranus works through the laws of synchronicity and Venus through the laws of attraction, with both in effect for much of the last four months. Even during the four weeks Venus took off in April, when the Sun took her seat, the laws of attraction and synchronicity remained in effect. In a case of either good or bad timing, this has come while Jupiter is making his first visit to your financial sector in 12 years. While Venus didn't move into opposition until the 19th/20th May, much of her time here was fraught with financial tension. This made it hard to appreciate how fortunate this time was. Fortunately, Venus will leave behind quite a legacy when she finally leaves your income sector on the 6th June, with income opportunities continuing to develop for months. This takes the pressure off Jupiter in this lead up to this direct turn in your financial sector on the 10th June. This will create a major turning point, one that will shift the balance of power back onto your financial situation and money matters as a whole.