While April will always see the focus shift to income matters, the last few years have been a bit of a letdown. Not only did you have to wait for the Sun's return on the 20th April but with Venus arriving late, Mars not returning at all and pressure from Saturn in your financial sector, it would have been hard to make much, if any progress. This year the money gods are determined not to have a repeat of not only last year but the year before, with Venus having returned last month and Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returning on the 1st April. This will be Mars' first visit to your income sector since 2013 and without Saturn demanding that you also focus on financial and money matters, in the face of financial tension and challenges there is a very real chance of shattering some glass ceilings. While Venus will leave on the 12th April this won't be before fuelling a sense of entitlement and triggering the laws of attraction, with Mercury and his smart head for money returning just 3 days later, on the 15th April. With Mercury and Mars staying for the rest of the month, by the time the Sun returns to begin this year's annual update it will be to reveal a very different landscape. While April is destined to be one of the most potentially lucrative months of the year, more important than any immediate gains and income opportunities is what this sets the scene for. It's the glass ceilings you're able to break through this month that will set the scene for even more growth once lucky Jupiter returns to your work sector midyear, kicking off your most expansive and opportune year for work opportunities in over a decade. You'll have a chance to focus on money matters during the Moon's monthly visit to your financial sector from the 6th April to the 8th April and as the last visit before returning as a Full Moon next month it will be important to pay attention.
Every year has a pattern that roughly follows the passage of the Sun through each of the 12 signs and through each of the 12 houses in your chart. As the Sun moves through your income sector from the 21st May to the 22nd June and through your financial sector from the 23rd November to the 22 December each year, April is not usually a particularly active month for the money gods. That all changed when Saturn returned to your financial sector on Christmas Eve, just days after last year's annual update ended and it's here he'll remain until taking a short break between June and September. For now, in his first full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector, Saturn is settling in for what is your most important financial review in 30 years, one that will last until he retrogrades back out on the 15th June. So far Saturn has had nothing but support and apart from a need to look back honestly and to take responsibility for the past, there have been no real challenges and while there may be some financial tension at times this month, it's for all the right reasons. For while the most lucrative months of any year don't normally kick off until May Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction has decided that money matters are getting too much attention, with her return to your income sector on the 12th April kicking things off 6 weeks earlier this year. While Venus returns to your income sector once a year either before, during or after the Sun's visit, it's been 28 years since she's returned to find Saturn on the other side of the sky, with their opposition on the 15th/16th April creating some financial tension. However, this is more likely to transform into motivation, especially with a total lunar eclipse in your work sector 10 days earlier and Ceres in her early days in your career sector by then.
While Pluto, in your financial sector from 2008 to 2024, will always ensure that you don't drop the ball, that you've always got your money hat on and that things don't stagnate, there comes a point in each year when you need to go into review mode. During the 16 years that Pluto, planet of change and revolution will spend in your financial sector he'll spend from April to September in retrograde motion, going back over ground already covered and giving you a chance to do the same, processing and making sense of recent months and absorbing the learning experiences. While Pluto will turn retrograde on the 15th April and as you move into the new month he's already slowed down to a crawl, you're not quite ready to go into review mode, at least not in the early days of the month. Money matters should already be taking more of a backseat than they are, but keeping things in the spotlight and top of mind is Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system, who until leaving your financial sector on the 4th April is continuing to update your financial needs and priorities. Ceres is less focused on money matters themselves, any financial housekeeping or mundane matters and is more focused on your relationship with money and how well it's serving your interests. Money is simply a means to an end so the things that Ceres is focused on may not even involve money matters, yet are ultimately working to reshape your definition of financial success. You may have begun a family, might be saving up for a trip or want to tighten your belt so you survive on less. It's those things where money is a factor that you'll feel Ceres' influence, for she's advocating for your needs and helping you to create financial priorities that you're able to follow after she's gone, especially as she's returning for a double dip visit in August. Once Ceres leaves and especially once Pluto turns retrograde on the 15th April then the focus will shift to the rear view mirror as your annual financial review begins.
Money matters take a surprising turn this month and not only for the better, but in a way that is likely to see some challenging months make sense, revealing that they really were blessings in disguise. A lot of the financial tension of recent months eased back when Mercury left your financial sector on the 13th March, ending the last of a series of oppositions with lucky Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your income sector. This brought your annual financial update and review to an end where, since early December the Sun, Mars, Venus and finally Mars all moved through your financial sector, all moved into opposition with Jupiter and all contributed to getting everything out in the open. With Jupiter in retrograde motion not a lot has been happening on the income front or so it seems, with all that pressure setting the scene for a turnaround, which happens this month and not just on the income front. Mercury's departure from your financial sector last month should have brought all the planetary activity there to an end, but on the 4th April Ceres will return for the first time in 4 years and due to spend 31 of the next 52 weeks here, she's here to help redefine your definition of success. However, because she'll hang around the early degrees of your financial sector for the next 4 months she'll never move into opposition with Jupiter, so this won't see a repeat of the financial challenges and tensions of the past, but there will be a chance to review your relationship with money. The real turnaround comes when Jupiter turns direct in your income sector on the 9th April. This is when the tide turns and the march into the most lucrative months of what was always destined to be a lucrative year ends. The timing couldn't be better, for with the Sun in your career sector this comes just as you're likely to be hitting your professional stride.
Things settle down on the financial front this month and for all the right reasons. The solar spotlight will always fall on your financial situation and money matters in February/March each year, with the Sun's annual visit a chance to get everything out in the open, with a chance to take care of any financial housekeeping. This year things kick off earlier than usual with Mars' return in early January and since then he, Venus, the Sun and finally Mercury moved through, each contributing to fuelling your financial desires, passions and fighting spirit, while leaving you with a smart head for money and the means to take your power back. As each planet moved through they aligned with Neptune and Chiron, the planets charged with keeping things on track, with the last few months a chance to review your short and long term objectives. Mercury only left on the 31st March, less than 24 hours before moving into the new month, with his smart head for money still evident, allowing you to begin the month with your head in the game, a clear financial game plan and the means and knowhow needed to walk the talk. However, this is the point where things settle back to a new normal, where it's now more about staying on track. This is a chance to let money matters settle before the money gods shift their focus onto income matters midyear, kicking off your luckiest and most lucrative income year in over a decade. This makes the Moon's two visits to your financial sector especially important, with the first visit from the 1st April to the 3rd April a chance to complete what last month's Full Moon started. The Moon will return again from the 28th April to the 1st May, in each case giving you a nose for money during what is a game changing professional month, especially for career matters. In the meantime, the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 15th April to the 17th April will be a chance to tie up any loose ends.
The focus is always on financial and money matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your financial sector. This is a given and that will never not be the case, however each year has its variations and that depends on the planets travelling with the Sun and this year they're firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit and providing a lot more motivation than in previous years. Last year Venus didn't return to update your financial desires and expectations until after your annual financial review was over and Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos didn't visit at all, yet as you move into April Venus has already been and gone and Mars is literally preparing to leave. Mars will leave your financial sector on the 1st April, but not before having spent 6 weeks fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit. This creates a shift in focus from Day 1 for the 1st April just happens to be Mercury's first full day in your financial sector, with his smart head for money and the Sun's objectivity bringing things to a more practical, end game phase, where it's more about bringing things together, for once Mercury leaves on the 15th April and the Sun on the 20th April your annual financial review will be over. With so much focus on money matters the money gods assigned to income matters will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to compete and that's exactly what they do, not just with a total lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 5th April, but with a professional comeback happening around the same time. It was Mercury's departure from your work sector last month that should have brought all the planetary activity here to an end, but Ceres' return on the 4th April and Venus' return to your career sector on the 12th April is set to see a professional resurgence, which Easter's lunar eclipse in your income sector will play a part in.
While the solar spotlight will always fall on financial and money matters in April, it's not usually until later in the year and for the last few years this is likely to have been something you'd rather forget. Last year there was no planetary activity in your financial sector until the Sun returned and began your annual financial reality checks, Venus didn't return until after this was over and Mars didn't return at all. A no show from the money gods was made worse by the fact that not just last year but the last two years this annual financial review has had to contend with Saturn in opposition, not only bringing money matters to a head but creating financial tensions as well. It's no wonder then that there may have been some apprehension as Venus returned to your financial sector last month, something that you've since had a chance to allay. With Saturn no longer on the other side of the sky and Venus having returned well before your annual financial review began, this was a chance for the planet of money, desire and attraction and your ruling planet to restore your financial confidence and to fuel your financial desires and expectations. There will be further boosts throughout the month, starting with Mars' return on the 1st April and the opportunity this will create to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit. By the time Venus leaves on the 12th April your financial review still hasn't begun, leaving with a new sense of what's possible, with Mercury's return on the 15th April bringing the smart head for money needed to start turning financial desires and passions into a game plan. By the time the Sun returns on the 20th April to begin your annual financial review you'll have things well in hand, this time with the accent on 'your hands'. With Saturn gone, your financial confidence, desires, passions and fighting spirit fuelled before this even begins, this is one year when things will be done on your terms, ready to take your power back.
April is not usually a month that is particularly active for money matters and in fact you'd need to go back to 2013 to find any planetary activity in either money house, yet you've got a very active month on your hands. Everything changed when Saturn not only returned to your income sector on Christmas Eve but became part of a team that has created some phenomenal potential on the income, work and career fronts, giving you the power to move mountains if you have to. However, with Saturn in his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector and Jupiter in retrograde motion in your career sector since early December, you haven't yet had a chance to gain much from this, with a need to trust that you're setting the scene for a turnaround. Things get a little tricky for Saturn this month, but in the right way, at the right time and because of the right planet. Since returning to your income sector Saturn has had nothing but support, especially from Jupiter in your career sector and the planets moving through your work sector and while that's good news, especially long term, he's a planet that brings the best out of you when you have to rise to the challenge. The Sun's return to your financial sector in May each year was always going to set the scene for an opposition, one that created just enough financial tension to keep you on your toes, but Venus beats the gun this month, becoming the first planet to move into opposition with Saturn in your income sector in 28 years. It begins with Venus' return to your financial sector on the 12th April, who returning 6 weeks before your annual financial review begins has no interest in financial housekeeping and is instead here to fuel your financial desires and expectations. Venus will move into opposition with Saturn on the 15th/16th April, creating some financial tension but with it a huge amount of motivation. As the planet of money, desire and attraction Venus is committed to win/win situations, not only looking to advance money matters and boost your financial confidence, but to get the best of the income breakthroughs Saturn is here to create. So while there may be some financial tension midmonth, it's the kind of pressure that could result in the shattering of some glass ceilings.
Things quieten down considerably on the income front this month, bringing a chance to move into review mode and to process what has been an active and defining few months and the timing couldn't be better. While December/January are always the most active months of the year for income matters, with the Sun's annual visit always throwing the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options at that time of year, things kicked off much earlier, when Mars returned in late October. Since then the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus have all moved through, all aligning and interacting with Pluto, here in your income sector from 2008 to 2024. Pluto, planet of change and revolution is the planet that will keep things on track and the momentum going between one annual update and the next. Things should have eased back when the last of the faster moving planets left, something that happened in late January, but that hasn't been your reality. That's because you've had a surprise visitor, a planet that isn't part of the annual review and has probably contributed more to your income potential than you yet realise. That planet is in fact a dwarf planet, as Pluto is, with Ceres' return in early January your first opportunity in 4 years to update your income expectations, needs and priorities, getting past the money to a sense of what's of real value. By the time Ceres leaves on the 4th April you should have a clear sense of how high the goalposts are set and what you're prepared to sacrifice in return. Ceres will leave and let things settle, returning for a double dip visit in August, by which time your biggest professional year in over a decade will be underway. In the meantime, Ceres is still here as Venus and Mars get things moving on the work front and by the time Pluto turns retrograde on the 15th April, with your income expectations cemented and new doors continuing to open on the work front, this is when the doors will open to second chances and untapped potential.
Just when you thought you knew all that there was to know and that the money gods had played all their cards, along comes a month that is likely to completely surprise you and not just financially. It was Mercury's departure from your income sector last month that not only brought your annual update and what should have been all the planetary activity for the year to a close, but took the pressure off Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your financial sector. This brought an end to some challenging financial months, with constant financial tension that hung in the air gone. The price you had to pay for that was that you no longer have an advocate for income matters and based on past experience, you would have to wait another year to receive any more help. Except that won't be your reality and the price you pay for this won't be a return of the financial tensions of recent months, creating a situation where you're going to get your chance to have your cake and eat it too. The shift happens fairly abruptly over Easter, when on the 4th April Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system returns to your income sector for the first time in 4 years, returning just hours before a total lunar eclipse in your career sector is set to bring dormant professional forces back into life. With Ceres spending 31 of the next 52 weeks here and Venus returning to your work sector on the 12th April, all of a sudden you're back in the game on the income, work and career fronts. Ceres is going to retrograde back out in August and will spend the next 4 months hanging around in the early degrees of your income sector, which means she won't move into opposition with Jupiter in your financial sector, so this won't come with the financial tensions of recent months, just all the benefits. At the same time, Jupiter's direct turn on the 9th April will see your financial fortunes in general take a turn for the better, which just goes to prove that things really can and do change.
A very active push from the money gods to get income matters up to speed, on the right track and to a point where they've gained sustained momentum has literally just ended as you move into the new month, with Mercury having left just hours earlier on the 31st March. By the time you move into April Mercury has been gone for less than 24 hours and with his smart head for money and all the momentum of previous months, this is a chance to draw a line in the sand and make a commitment to keeping the momentum going. February and March are always the most active months of any year for income matters, for this is when the Sun moves through, throwing the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options. This year things kicked off early with Mars' return in early January, with his first visit since 2013 a chance to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings standing in your way. Since then the Sun, Venus and finally Mercury all moved through, all contributing to getting as many options on the table as possible, firing up your fighting spirit and fuelling your desires and sense of entitlement. Even if you had no ongoing support, income opportunities would continue to unfold purely because of what has been invested over recent months, but even more so when you have Neptune and Chiron staying behind, not just for this month or year, but for several more years. Often it's after the planets move through that the real opportunities are realised and one particular trigger is likely to be the Moon's first visit since this active phase ran its course. The Moon will move through your income sector from the 15th April to the 17th April, giving you a smart head for money and untapped income potential a nudge. While you'll need to wait until next month for things to start moving professionally and especially on the work front, income potential for the rest of the year is all lined up and ready to go, just waiting for the right trigger. It's in the early and later days of the month that, with the Moon beginning and ending the month in your financial sector, you'll have a chance to tap into your financial instincts and take care of any financial housekeeping.
The solar spotlight is always on income matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your income sector and while this year is no different, there are three very big points of difference that make this anything but just another run around the block. The first point of difference is that the financial tensions and pressure this operated under last year when Mars, during his epic 8 month visit to your financial sector, moved into opposition with every planet moving through your income sector. The second point of difference is that where last year Venus didn't return until after your annual update was over and therefore had little influence and Mars didn't return at all, Venus has already been and gone and Mars will leave on the 1st April, with his first visit since 2013 having already fired up your fighting spirit and put any glass ceilings in jeopardy. The third point of difference is the professional conditions, with the professional gods not only supporting income forces, but creating some real opportunities. While the Sun, in your income sector until the 20th April and Mercury, here with his smart head for money until the 15th April both return each year, it's been 12 years since you've had lucky Jupiter in your work sector at the same time and 28 years since you've had Saturn in your career sector at the same time. While it might not feel like it at the moment, with both Jupiter and Saturn in retrograde motion, making professional matters appear stalled or stuck, the scene is being set for a major turnaround or breakthrough on the income, work and career fronts. Both work and income matters are likely to start moving once Jupiter turns direct in your work sector on the 9th April, right in the heart of some of the best income conditions of the year. There is one small hurdle in that the Sun will be challenged by a total lunar eclipse in your financial sector on the 5th April, which has the potential to create some financial tension. However, what this will do is take financial tensions that last year were spread over several months and deliver it in one hit which, because you've got so much professional support could be the trigger that an eventual breakthrough needs.