You have reached an important and integral phase of a journey towards taking your power back financially, a journey that began over 2 years ago. It's was just last month that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos left your financial sector, but not before leaving you with your financial passions and fighting spirit engaged, but the real sense of what you're fighting for still continuing. While you have had Saturn, hard task master of the cosmos in your financial sector since October 2012 and this has brought its own set of challenges, it has also been empowering. For the majority of that time you've been learning through the School of Hard Knocks and it's been about what Saturn demands of you, in terms of what you have to deal with, face and take responsibility for, but since early August you've had Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system here as well and her focus is on establishing what your needs and priorities are. Ceres and Saturn will finally align on the 3rd October to the 8th October and that's when the two come together, bringing the clearest sense yet of what you're fighting for, at a time when you have the power to move mountains if you have to. What is stunning about this, is that this alignment ends 16 days before the Sun and Venus not only return to your financial sector on the 24th October to begin your annual financial update, but when a solar eclipse on the same day will create an opportunity to draw a major new line in the sand. With Saturn leaving your financial sector on Christmas Eve you're now in the final phase of a journey that began 2 years ago and it's time now to bring things home and tie up loose ends.
There is not usually a lot of focus on income or money matters at this time of year, with the money gods usually taking a break. The most active point of any year for income matters will always be in May/June each year and for financial and money matters as a whole in November/December each year, when the Sun brings his annual updates. However, the money gods were called back to duty last month when Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returned to your financial sector on the 14th September, over 2 months before the Sun is due to return to begin your annual financial update. Mars is still here and not leaving until the 26th October the warrior planet of the cosmos will spend the majority of the month firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit. However, don't be surprised if, even after he leaves, you still don't know exactly what you're fighting for, forcing you to take a broad approach to throwing yourself at anything that moves. It's only after Mars leaves that something extraordinary will start developing. For one thing, the Moon's return to your financial sector on the 26th October, just hours before Mars leaves, ensures that there'll be no sudden drop off, while also creating an empowering day for money matters, with your financial instincts, passions and fighting spirit on the same page. Yet while the Moon will leave your financial sector on the 28th October, this won't leave you on your own, in the same way that the Moon will return just hours before Mars leaves Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system will do the same. Ceres' return on the 28th October will be her first visit to your financial sector since 2010, but before leaving on the 9th January she'll not only work to redefine your financial priorities and a sense of what you're fighting for, but will witness the birth of your most powerful financial update in 3 decades.
With Pluto not only having just turned direct in your financial sector on the 22nd September, but still recovering from a very challenging retrograde phase, one that only got easier in the final weeks, what you need is a chance to get your bearings during his first full month in direct motion. With the Sun not returning to your financial sector until just before Christmas each year, you should have this month, all of November and most of December to slowly find your feet, turn your financial focus onto the future and look to the new changes you can implement. While the money gods realise that this is important, instead of a few months to let things slowly get back up to speed again they're giving you a few weeks. Pluto, in your financial sector from 2008 to 2024, went through the most challenging 16 months of that time between April 2013 and August 2014, when a caravan of income forces put pressure on Pluto and his ongoing financial review, at the same time that there were extreme pressures from almost all directions. To say that you've been through financial tension and pressure would be an understatement, but Pluto's direct turn was a chance to put that behind you, while learning from the lessons and experience gained. As the planet of change and revolution Pluto is here to change things up, but with most of the lessons learned it's time to look to the future and how you can apply that experience. Things get a major boost when Mars returns to your financial sector on the 26th October, putting the planets of war and revolution together. With Pluto hungry for change by that point and Mars firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit, this is when you'll start fighting back, turning the challenges of the past into motivation and a new sense of determination.
When Venus left your income sector in early September this should have brought all the planetary activity for the year to a close, but that's not the case and instead of moving into what are usually the most barren months of the year, with nothing but untapped potential to focus on, you're moving into some of the most lucrative. This is all thanks to lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector in July and position here until next August, with other forces in play at the time keeping things in motion until October 2015. It's not only that the next 12 months are destined to be some of the most lucrative in over a decade that brings a new sense of financial confidence, even if at times you've got to fake it till you make it, but the extraordinary support from professional forces. On his own Jupiter can only go so far, for in order to access lucky income opportunities you've got to have something happening on the professional front and that's where two extraordinary planets come in, Uranus in your career sector and Mars in your work sector. There shouldn't be any planetary activity in your work sector at this time of year, with the Sun's return in November each year normally when the pace picks up. Instead Mars returned last month, for the first time since 2012 and not leaving until the 26th October you're right in the heart of the busiest weeks, not just of this year but of the last two years. A total lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 8th October, right in the heart of what will be some of the most auspicious days of the year for income, work and career matters, will provide a major push on all three fronts. What you might lose sight of this month is that you have lucky income forces on your side and there may be a lot of work and effort being put in, with nothing to show yet when it comes to the money. With this is a need to trust that if you put in the time and effort, the money will follow.
As things settle back to normal on the financial front this month, it's important not to write the last few months off as simply challenging, without recognising the real benefits and untapped potential this has left you with. With continuous planetary activity in your financial sector since 2003 until Neptune leaves in 2026, there isn't an area of your chart that has been active for that long or will remain active as long as this will, making financial and money matters a constant area of focus. Over the last two months and more specifically from Mercury's return to your income sector on the 16th August to Venus' departure on the 30th September, less than 24 hours before moving into October, the money gods have not only been focused on income matters, but this saw them in direct competition with financial forces, creating financial tension. That left with Venus, however what you can't lose sight of was that as well as a chance to raise the bar on the income and financial fronts, this has left you with a lot of untapped income potential, while with Neptune and Chiron spending their last full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector, a chance to return to the drawing board. For the majority of the month you can let both income and financial matters settle, remaining patient when it comes to untapped income potential. What you're waiting for is the right conditions and that is dependent on what's happening on the work front. Pluto's direct turn in your work sector last month, right in the heart of the most active months of the year for income matters forged their fortunes and put any untapped income potential in Pluto's hands. While you'll slowly gain momentum on the work front, it's Mars' return to your work sector on the 26th October that will finally give untapped income potential a proper vehicle.
While there are certain things about this month that are very typical of what you can expect at this time every year. It's a fact that the Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of October in your income sector and it's a fact that at some point during the Sun's month long visit you'll have a Full Moon in your financial sector, bringing financial and income matters to a head, turning and/or tipping point. These are both facts that you'll experience, not only this month but every other October in your lifetime, it's the degree to which they happen that is not the norm. For starters planetary activity in your income sector should have only kicked off when Mercury returned on the 2nd September and as he left late last month, all you should have is the memory of the smart head for money this left you with. However, while your annual update began last month, what is unfolding on the income front this month has been unfolding since last November and is part of something much bigger. Even Mercury, sensing how important things are on the income front this month will do a U turn, returning in retrograde motion on the 11th October for a double dip visit. With the Sun shining the solar spotlight on your income options until leaving on the 24th October and Venus keeping the laws of attraction in effect until she leaves on the same day, this is the month where everything should start coming together. Not to be outdone this month's Full Moon in your financial sector is anything but the norm, with a total lunar eclipse on the 8th October likely to act as a major trigger for both income and financial matters.
While the solar spotlight will always fall on your income situation and matters towards the end of October each year, when the Sun returns for his annual update, this month is no exception, for the past 2 years things have never gone off the boil. It was Saturn's return to your income sector in October 2012 that has seen the last 2 years take you on an incredible journey, testing your value system, priorities and at times your resolve, all in an effort to not only see you take your power back, but to realise that the power lies in your hands. Saturn doesn't pass out free lunches and he doesn't allow short cuts, making you do things the hard way, and due to leave on Christmas Eve you've come to a point where it's now time to start tying up loose ends and bringing things home and this is where your annual update comes in. While this won't kick off officially until the Sun and Venus both return to your income sector on the 24th October, with a solar eclipse on the same day creating an opportunity for new beginnings and to draw a new line in the sand, this is something you already have your head around as you move into the new month. Mercury returned late last month so from the get go you've got this smart head for money to work with, however he doesn't appear to be in too much of a hurry. Knowing that things won't come together until the 24th October Mercury will turn retrograde on the 5th October and retrograde back out on the 11th October, returning next month to play a part in securing the small details. In the meantime, this creates a window of opportunity where, from the 5th October to the 11th October, the doors are open to the past and second chances on the income and work fronts at the same time.
There shouldn't be any planetary activity in your income sector this early in the year, but in saying that you shouldn't have the extraordinary professional conditions either, but you do. In fact, nothing about a partnership between income, work and career forces is the norm, with a need to move into the new month with your mind and your options open, daring to believe that anything is possible, erring on the side of confidence and optimism, with blind faith if need be. With lucky Jupiter in your career sector until next August and a total lunar eclipse in your work sector on the 8th October, this was already slated to be an extraordinary professional month, one that the professional gods have been working towards for some time, but what wasn't expected was that income opportunities would come along this soon. The Sun doesn't return to your income sector until late November each year, immediately after leaving your sign and wrapping up your birthday month. However, Mars doesn't abide by the same rules and when he returned to your income sector on the 14th September, for the first time since 2012, he's managed to get a 2 month head start and it's his interaction with both work and career forces this month, peaking around the time of the lunar eclipse on the 8th October that provides a chance to finally break through any glass ceilings in your way. Even after Mars leaves your income sector on the 26th October there will be ongoing support, not just for the next few months but right through to early 2018.
Things got better for you financially when Venus left your financial sector in early September, for this is when the pressure came off Pluto, in retrograde motion in your income sector at the time, bringing a challenging but ultimately empowering 16 month period to an end. While the financial tension and pressure this created at the time blinded you to the opportunities unfolding, it was when Mercury returned to your career sector on the 16th August and until Venus left on the 30th September that your confidence started to rebound, realising how much untapped potential the money gods had left you with. While a major financial review is over, the money gods have already turned their attention to income matters and with Pluto spending his first full month in direct motion in your income sector, what you have is a chance to slowly regain some momentum, shifting your focus to the future and the road ahead. With the Sun not returning to your income sector until the 22nd December you should have a couple of months to slowly find your feet and regain your stride, but the money gods are giving you just a few weeks. Everything is due to change when Mars returns to your income sector on the 26th October, teaming up with his best mate Pluto for the first time in nearly 2 years. It's when the planets of war and revolution get together that any thoughts of a slow regaining of speed and momentum will go out the window and these revolutionary comrades from way back get together to dynamite any glass ceilings standing in your way. This is only the fourth time that Mars and Pluto will meet up in your income sector in your lifetime and with Mars here until early December, get ready to hear the sound of shattering glass as glass ceilings shatter.
While things take a back seat financially this month it's more a case of the money gods having found their stride and are happy to let things coast. This is not usually an active time of the year for the money gods, with Venus' departure from your financial sector on the 6th September bringing your annual financial update to an end and the next income update not usually coming until the early weeks of the New Year. However, the normal pattern was thrown out the window when lucky Jupiter returned to your financial sector on the 14th July, where he'll remain until August 2015. What you have this month is Jupiter's first full month on his own and with Mars kicking the next income push off in early December, instead of early next year, this doesn't give you long to get your financial bearings and to focus on the big picture. With your annual financial review over this brings you to a point where, in any other year this would have been the end of the story and the end of the money gods' involvement, but is instead a new starting point. Jupiter is here to expand your opportunities and realities, with a chance to focus on the big picture and the big financial goals for the coming year, but in a way where you're able to take your time. Jupiter is on especially good terms with Uranus in your home and family sector and when a lunar eclipse there on the 8th October brings things to a head, turning and/or tipping point, lucky financial forces will be on board, making this an auspicious time for financial matters on the home, family and/or property fronts. Yet even while there is little urgency and if this does nothing but awaken a bold and bullish new sense of optimism and determination, then it will have done its job. The message from the money gods is that you're now in this for the long haul, as they are as well.
Things settle back to normal, especially on the income front this month, in a way that is likely to evoke a sigh of relief. While there have been money gods on duty in your income sector since 2003 and there will be until Neptune leaves your income sector in 2026, making this the longest running and most continuously active part of your chart, things will always go off the boil a little during the middle months of each year. It's when the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through your financial sector and into opposition with forces on the income front that this creates financial tension and pressure, but also the wakeup calls to ensure that income matters don't go off the boil and also to raise the bar financially. This began with Mercury's return to your financial sector on the 16th August and only ended when Venus left on the 30th September, less than 24 hours before you moved into the new month. While there may still be some residual financial tension in the air, this is more likely to be the memories of tension and pressure than any actual pressure, for the planets that caused it have moved on. With your annual financial review over, the money gods have turned their focus back onto income matters and it will stay that way until mid 2015. However, with a major and auspicious year for financial matters beginning next August, there's a need to hold onto and take on board the message and wakeup calls this left you with. With Neptune and Chiron both turning direct in your income sector next month, their last full month in retrograde motion is a chance to regroup and spend time back at the drawing board. It's the timing of the Moon's visit to your income sector that smacks of divine intervention, for moving through your income sector from the 4th October to the 7th October, this gives you a nose for money as Mercury turns retrograde in your career sector on the 5th October, opening the door to a rare 6 day period where the doors will be open to second chances on the income and professional fronts at the same time.
The focus will always be on financial matters at this time of year, regardless of what has gone before this and what will come after, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of October in your financial sector. This is when the solar spotlight falls on your financial situation and money matters, but this year it's revealing a major work in progress that began last October and a situation where you're a lot further advanced than you thought you were. With Mercury having left your financial sector late last month and the Sun and Venus leaving on the 24th October, it seems that you're finally ready to tie up loose ends. However, a lot of water will pass under the bridge before then, including Mercury's return on the 11th October, in retrograde motion for a double dip visit. The return of Mercury's smart head for money and with 20/20 hindsight this will give you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board, making this the month when you're finally able to get your head around financial matters, tying up loose ends and get things to where you want them to be. Another given, is that at some point during the Sun's month long visit to your financial sector you will have a Full Moon in your income sector, bringing things on both the income and financial fronts to a head, turning and/or tipping point. However, nothing about the Full Moon on the 8th October is typical, starting with the fact that this will be a total lunar eclipse, with the power to bring major changes or shifts, through to the support from work and career forces. The fact that this falls in the middle of some of the most auspicious days of the year for work and career matters brings you to the point where everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from.