That the focus will be on income matters at this time of year is a given, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your income sector, but what isn't a given is just how much support comes with it this year. Until the Sun leaves your income sector on the 21st May the solar spotlight will remain on your income situation, matters and options, while Venus will remain until the 24th May, keeping the laws of attraction in effect until she leaves. While having Mercury on board and his smart head for money in play is undoubtedly an advantage and his first retrograde phase here is even holding the doors open to the past and second chances until the 23rd May, the real game changer is the support and solidarity from the professional gods. While you've had Pluto in your career sector since 2008 and until leaving in 2024 will spend from April to September in retrograde motion, the last time you had lucky Jupiter in your work sector at the same time was 12 years ago. Until Jupiter turns direct on the 10th May the doors will be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts at the same time and even after the tide turns on the work front, the professional and money gods will continue to work together. However, the money gods have a few more wildcards up their sleeves, including a New Moon in your income sector on the 7th May and a rare Mercury eclipse on the 10th May, making it important to let things unfold naturally. While Mars will retrograde back into your financial sector on the 28th May, by then the Sun and Venus will have left your income sector and there'll be no danger of any opposition and while he'll move into opposition with Mercury next month, by then income and financial forces will benefit from the push and wakeup calls this brings.
While you'll be hanging out all month in anticipation for the Sun's return to your income sector on the 21st May and Venus' just three days later on the 24th May, don't be surprised if you change your mind once they arrive. It's not that there are going to be challenges or they're not returning to attract new income opportunities after all that causes what might appear to be a problem and more the financial tension that will appear to come with. Appear is too loose a word, for they are the sole cause of any financial tension, but all is not what it seems and a lot of it comes down to timing. It's the Moon's return to your financial sector on the 22nd May, during the Sun's first full day in your income sector that creates the first of two Full Moons. The Sun's month long visit to your income sector will be book ended by a pair of Full Moons in your financial sector, the first in his early days and again next week, in the final days. What is going to make any financial tension that might ordinarily be a little more extreme is the fact that this comes just as Mars is retrograding back out of your financial sector, moving into opposition with the Sun on the 22nd/23rd May, at the same time as the Full Moon is already bringing financial tensions to a head and with Venus on the 25th May. Yet despite what it seems this is not a problem for either income or financial forces and simply that there is a bit of a traffic jam, with Mars' final days in your financial sector wanting your full attention while the Sun and Venus' early days in your income sector also needs your attention. With the doors opening to new opportunities on the income front and to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the financial front, it won't take much to turn any financial tension this creates into motivation, setting the scene for a breakthrough.
While the Sun, Venus and Mercury's return to your income sector next month will finally give income matters some much needed attention and with the professional gods already setting things in place to ensure they're prepared and ready to run with the new opportunities this is bound to trigger, for now the focus is firmly on financial and money matters. The exception will be during the Moon's monthly visit to your income sector from the 10th May to the 12th May, giving you a nose for money and a chance to start sniffing out a sense of where the money is before new doors open next month. With Pluto in your financial sector from 2008 to 2024, even at the least active point of any year for income and financial matters the money gods will always be up to something in May that means review phase. For the 16 years Pluto, planet of change and revolution will spend in your financial sector he'll spend from April to September in retrograde motion, giving you a chance to review, revise, do a stocktake and take care of any financial housekeeping during what is a fairly quiet point in your financial year. In previous years this has come with more than its fair share of challenges, but not this year. With Pluto on especially good terms with both Jupiter, moving through your home and family sector and the Sun, Mercury and Venus, as they move through a nostalgic part of your chart in the wind down of your old solar year, there is instead a sense of financial confidence. With little urgency and the money gods not asking anything from you other than to pay attention, this is a chance to spend time back at the rear view mirror.
With no planetary activity in either of your two money houses there isn't a lot of focus on money matters this month, which is par for the course, though behind the scenes this is something that both the professional and money gods are working towards. With no planetary activity in your financial sector since Venus left in early March and none due until Mars returns in November, money matters as a whole are entirely in your hands. Income matters are a different story, for while there is no planetary activity in your income sector and there will be none until the Sun, Mercury and Venus return in July, with the Year of the Monkey a potentially lucrative year for Cancereans, when they return they're likely to trigger some unexpected dividends. While these will always be the most lucrative weeks of any year, with lucky Jupiter having just left your income sector last August, the first planets to return during the Year of the Monkey are likely to find that the wheels are already greased and ready to go. This is putting a lot more focus onto making sure the professional wheels are turning freely and with Venus having just left your career sector on the 30th April and Saturn and Mars in retrograde motion in your work sector, forces on both the work and career fronts are preparing for what lies ahead. While Mars will retrograde back out of your work sector on the 28th May he'll return in August, right in the heart of the most lucrative weeks of 2016, while career forces that are still unfolding now will still be in play in July. This makes May a month that is more about keeping your professional hat on, trusting that the money will follow.
Let's face it, having lucky Jupiter in your income sector may feel like more of a cosmic joke than a reality over recent months, with this so called lucky planet not only in retrograde motion but under pressure. Instead of seeing lucky income breaks and growth, recent months have served up more financial tension than anything else or at least that was the case. Between late February and mid April a parade of planets moving through your financial sector all moved into opposition with Jupiter, putting him under pressure and clouding his retrograde phase with financial tension, making it hard to see how this was working to your advantage. However, things began to change just as the last of the faster planets left your financial sector and with financial and money matters now operating in their own lanes, it was only last month that you were finally ready to make the most of the doors open to the past. It was about that time that first Mercury, then the Sun and finally Venus returned to your career sector on the 30th April, giving career matters the support they need. In retrograde motion in your income sector until the 10th May the professional gods knew that they had to get in to help and thanks to Pluto's retrograde turn in your work sector on the 18th April and Mercury's in your career sector on the 29th April, as you move into the new month the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. This not only gives Jupiter the full support of work and career forces in his final days in retrograde motion, but with the doors open to the past on both fronts, improves his chances of being effective. The 10th May marks the point where Jupiter turns retrograde, the tide turns and the most auspicious and potentially lucrative months of the planet of luck and expansion's 13 month visit begins. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 14th May to the 17th May will bring a nose for money just when you need it most.
Because Venus only left your financial sector on the 30th April, less than 24 hours before the month began, you're able to begin the month with your financial confidence, desires and expectations high, your annual financial review over and ready to take your power back. With no planetary activity in your income sector until Venus returns in August, but then your luckiest, most expansive and potentially lucrative year in over a decade beginning in September, the money gods are putting all their focus onto financial matters for now. When Mercury left your financial sector early last month he left you with a smart head for money that you'll retain for as long as you continue to use it, while the Sun's departure on the 20th April brought your annual financial review to an end, leaving you with an authentic new starting point. However, with Uranus not leaving your financial sector until May 2019 the money gods will maintain a skeleton crew, making sure you continue to keep your money hat on and the wheels turning. The difference this month is the intensity in which you focus on money matters, with a hands off approach while continuing to respond to what your financial instincts and Eureka moments are telling you the best. That will be especially so during the Moon's two visits to your financial sector this month, the first from the 4th May to the 6th May and the second from the 31st May to the 2nd June. While there won't be a moment of May or any month of 2016, 2017 or 2018 that you won't have your money hat on to some degree, especially when it comes to financial and money matters, the only chance you'll have to focus on income matters is during the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 17th May to the 19th May. Leaving just two days before the Sun's return to your career sector on the 21st May, this will see a nose for money kick in just as the new doors are getting ready to open on the career front.
Even in a low key year for the money gods, when all you have is the bare minimum of what you can expect, May is always going to be an important month for money matters and one where you need to have your money hat on from the get go. With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your financial sector that's always going to be the case, but what isn't normally the case is the lack of challenges and the amount of support. With Mercury and his smart head for money not only spending the whole month in your financial sector but in retrograde motion until the 23rd May, this gives you access to 20/20 hindsight, time to spend back at the drawing board and with the doors open to the past, second chances and a do over. While a Mercury retrograde phase means you need to avoid rushing into things and must measure twice and cut once, by doing so you'll do better than if the handbrake wasn't on. With Venus in your financial sector until the 24th May she'll be fuelling your financial desires and expectations, something that she only began on the 30th April, with the 1st May her first full day in your financial sector. With a New Moon in your financial sector on the 7th May the money gods are opening the doors to both new beginnings and second chances. However, the wild card is a fairly rare Mercury eclipse on the 10th May, something that can bring money matters to a head in unexpected ways, but always in a way that allows the money gods to play their wildcard, something that might not make sense at the time but will always be to your advantage. The real game changer is the support from Jupiter and Pluto, the planets of luck and change, contributing to a general sense of financial confidence. However, the money gods have another wildcard up their sleeve, with Mars retrograding back into your income sector for a double dip visit on the 28th May, opening the door to second chances where you didn't even realise there were doors.
You have a month of two halves on your hands this month or more accurately a month of two thirds versus one third, with the dynamics changing dramatically three weeks into the month. Until the 21st May, apart from the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 8th May to the 10th May, the focus is firmly on income matters and in a major way. Having turned retrograde in your income sector over Easter this is Saturn's second full month in retrograde motion here and not due to turn direct until August, right in the heart of the most important weeks of 2016 for career matters, on a mission to review the past in minute detail. However, it was on the 18th April that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos also turned retrograde in your income sector, with his first retrograde phase here in 15 years more focused on second chances and ensuring no stone has been left unturned. Saturn and Mars have had nothing both support, especially as the Sun, Venus and Mercury moved into and through your work sector last month and that support between work and income forces will remain strong. The first sign that there may be some challenges ahead is during the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 8th May to the 10th May, with the Moon moving into opposition with both Mars and Saturn, bringing financial tensions to a head. While this might be easy to brush off then, once the Sun returns to your financial sector on the 21st May and Venus on the 24th May that won't be possible. A Full Moon in your income sector on the 22nd May, the Sun's opposition with Mars on the 22nd/23rd May and Venus' on the 25th May will see financial tensions running high in the early days of your annual financial review, in competition for your attention with income forces. However, this is simply an adjustment as you figure out how to balance both. Mars, a planet who normally seeks out this kind of tension, will decide the heat in the kitchen is too much for him and will retrograde back out of your income sector on the 28th May, ironically defusing the financial tension as he leaves. Yet despite how it feels this will raise the bar on both the financial and income fronts to your advantage.
At the same time that the events on the income front are very ordinary, they are also extraordinary. While the most active months of any year for financial and money matters is July and August and for income matters it is December/January, because you have Pluto in your income sector from 2008 to 2024 he's the one money god that will remain on duty all year. This is the bare minimum of what you can expect, with Pluto always on the job in some capacity or another, even if it's just watching from the background. During the 16 years that Pluto will spend in your income sector he'll spend from April to September in retrograde motion, spending that time in review mode as he retraces he steps. In his first full month in retrograde motion Pluto is usually more focused on getting his bearings and helping you adjust to the 20/20 hindsight this gives you access to. While Pluto's retrograde phase will always begin with the Sun in your work sector and the doors will always be open to second chances and untapped potential on the income front, just as the doors are open to new opportunities on the work front, this year the solidarity between the professional and money gods moves to an all time high. Because Pluto only returned to your income sector for the first time in our lifetime in 2008 and lucky Jupiter was last in your career sector in 2004, turning retrograde at the same time lucky Jupiter was in retrograde motion, this is a first time experience. However that's not where the solidarity ended, for on the 29th April Mercury turned retrograde in your work sector, allowing you to move into May with the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. While Jupiter will turn direct on the 10th May and Mercury on the 23rd May, throughout Pluto's months in retrograde motion in your income sector he'll have the full support of the professional gods, something he hasn't had before and won't again, not to this degree. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 24th May to the 27th May will give you a nose for money and a better read on the undercurrents in play. Financial and money matters will get their turn during the Moon's monthly visit to your financial sector from the 10th May to the 12th May.
While there is no planetary activity in either of your two money houses this month, this is not only something that you would expect at this time of year but the Moon's monthly visits will keep you on track and one visit in particular will come with auspicious timing. You will begin the month with the Moon in your income sector and here until the 2nd May this will allow you to start the month with a nose for money. At this stage this is an advantage, especially as it gives you a nose for money from the get go, but not as much as the second visit from the 27th May to the 29th May. For with the Sun returning to your work sector on the 21st May and Venus on the 24th May, the Moon's return just three days later will see a nose for money kick in just as new doors are opening on the work front. However, this won't just be an advantage for the money gods, with the professional gods benefiting from this as well. The Sun and Venus' early days in your work sector are likely to be a little challenging, with work tensions running high as they meet resistance from forces that want you to slow down and pace yourself. With a nose for money kicking in at that critical time, knowing where the money is will make it a lot easier to work smarter. With the Sun not returning to your financial sector until July it's a few months before your annual financial review is due to begin, with the Moon's visit from the 12th May to the 14th May offering an opportunity to get your bearings, sharpen your financial instincts and take care of any financial housekeeping.
After months of competing for your attention and creating tension between them, income and financial forces are now able to operate in their own lanes and will do for several more months. With the last of the faster moving planets having left your income sector last month and the three remaining cosmic forces in this for the long haul, one until May 2017, the other until 2019 and the third until 2026, all the urgency has gone but all the support remains. At the same time Jupiter, on the other side of the sky in your financial sector, is also moving through friendlier waters, with plenty of support during his final days in retrograde motion, during his direct turn on the 10th May and afterwards. With your financial confidence on the rise the financial tensions and challenges of recent months are already turning into financial confidence and a new sense of resolve. The most important part is that income and financial forces can now operate in their own lanes, able to consolidate your income position while reviewing old financial matters and preparing for this month's turnaround. The exception will be during the Moon's monthly visits to your two money houses, for it can't move through either without moving into opposition with the other, but is a valuable chance to ensure you're on your toes. The Moon will move through your financial sector from the 14th May to the 17th May, sharpening your financial instincts during Jupiter's early days in direct motion, with any financial tension this might create just what you need to get any stalled or stuck financial matters moving. Likewise the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 2nd May to the 4th May will give you a nose for money in the early days of the week, as well as just enough financial tension to keep Jupiter on his toes during his final days in direct motion in your financial sector. What is important is the timing of the Moon's second visit to your income sector, from the 29th May to the 31st May. For with Mars retrograding back into your career sector on the 28th May this will see a nose for money kick in just as the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the career front.
Venus only left your income sector on the 30th April, less than 24 hours before the month began, so her essence is not only over everything as you move into the new month, she had just spent 24 days fuelling your desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement as well as triggering the laws of attraction. Even if there were no more planets in your income sector you would still have the Midas touch, with the Moon's return to your income sector from the 4th May to the 6th May bringing the nose for money needed to extract every last possible advantage. However, the money gods haven't left you on your own, with Uranus here until 2019 and Ceres still in the early weeks of a visit that will extend out until July and even then will be back on again from October to February 2017. This is Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system's first visit to your income sector in four years and having spent her early weeks with fellow goddess Venus, her mission to raise the bar on your expectations and attract opportunities is in safe hands. With support from Saturn and Mars in your career sector, your confidence should not only be running high as you move into the month, there is some very real support and opportunities on the income and career fronts. As Saturn and Mars retrograde back through your career sector the money gods will continue to attract new income opportunities. With the Moon returning to your income sector on the 31st May and planetary activity here all month, the rest of this year and for several more years money matters hardly get a look in, which is why the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 17th May to the 19th May is so important. This is your only chance all month to get your bearings, sharpen your financial instincts and take care of any financial housekeeping. While income forces will protest, as they have the whole month and money matters just a few days, they will just have to be patient.