Don't be fooled by a low key start to the year for money matters, for you are poised for a good year on both the income and financial fronts. After so much has been invested professionally over the last few years and with a surge in the final months of 2016, while your 2017 professional year gets off to a low key start there is plenty of sustainability. To begin with, that professional momentum will keep untapped income opportunities flowing until the next big developments, in early March. In the meantime, while a major period of financial growth doesn't kick off until later in the year, there is every reason for an overall sense of financial confidence. The message from the money gods from the get go is that on both the income and financial fronts, while there is every reason for confidence, it is more a case of steady as she goes. This makes the Moon's first visits to your two money houses for the year especially important. The Moon's first visit to your income sector for the year will run from the 7th January to the 9th January, giving you a nose for money while the Sun, in your career sector, is busy putting this new professional year on track. It is that nose for money and an intuitive sense of direction that is all you need for now. In the meantime, the Moon's first visit to your financial sector for the year, running from the 20th January to the 22nd January, will bring a valuable chance to sharpen your financial instincts and get an intuitive read on money matters. The Moon spent Christmas in your financial sector and this will bring a chance to revisit some of the feelings and even resolutions that came to a head then.
For the third time in as many years but also for the last time for another three decades, you've moved into the New Year with Saturn, hard taskmaster of the cosmos in your financial sector. Yet now in the third and final year of a three year financial boot camp, if you were going to have challenges you will know about them by now. Not due to leave until the 20th December, Saturn has the majority of 2017 to help you take your power back and get money matters to where you want or need them to be. Yet most of this is likely to be revising what you already know. While the Sun left your financial sector just before Christmas, chances are you've moved into the New Year not quite ready to finalise your financial game plan for the coming year and may even be frustrated that you can't. This block hasn't come from you but the money gods, for with Mercury retrograding back in for a short double dip visit from the 5th January to the 13th January, this will offer a brief chance to return to the drawing board. In retrograde motion until the 8th January, for just three days Mercury's smart head for money will come with 20/20 hindsight and this is what you've been waiting for. This finally gives you a chance to learn everything you can from the last two years, ready now to make a financial game plan that better reflects where you are now and how to make Saturn's final months count. Even if you did move into the year with a financial game plan, there will be a chance to revamp that game plan, during Mercury's double dip visit. By the time the Moon moves through from the 22nd January to the 25th January, you'll be ready to commit to your financial game plan for the coming year. In the meantime, coming full circle from last month's Full Moon, the Moon will move through your income sector from the 9th January to the 11th January, just as your new professional year is taking off.
The spotlight is always going to be on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year, always has and always will, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your financial sector. With Venus and Mars having both moved through in the later part of 2016, much of the motivation and momentum for this financial year has already been created and the early weeks of 2017 are more about tying up loose ends. However, this is something that can't be rushed and moving into the year with Mercury in retrograde motion, you may even find that the brakes have been put on money matters. That will change when Mercury retrogrades back out on the 5th January, returning just eight days later to start over again. When Mercury returns on the 13th January he will no longer be in retrograde motion and having already spent over a month here, he'll return with a smart head for money, 20/20 hindsight and an opportunity for a do over. With the Sun leaving on the 20th January but Mercury staying on until the 7th February, this will give you time after your annual financial review is over and to finalise your financial game plan for 2017. Taking care of the details and tying up loose ends can happen in the final 10 days of January and the first week of February, not only allowing you to keep your mind and your options open until then, but asking you to. Mercury will return on the same day as a Full Moon in your income sector on the 13th January, with a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight kicking in just as this brings financial tensions to a head, but also brings both income and money matters to a head, turning and/or tipping point.
Moving into the year with both the Moon and Venus in your financial sector gives you the benefit of having your money hat on from the get go and will also ensure your financial instincts, desires and expectations are on the same page. This allows you to know what you want from the get go and thanks to Mars' departure just before Christmas, there should be a high degree of financial confidence and the determination to fight for what you want. However, this is likely to give the impression that this is a financially charged year, but it's not. The Moon will leave your financial sector on the 2nd January and Venus on the 3rd January, leaving it empty until the Sun returns to begin your annual financial review on the 20th January. Even then, with the Sun spending just four weeks here and Mercury returning next week to tie up loose ends, this is more a case of the money gods coming along to give your financial year a push start, but not staying on. Mars, who left on the 19th December won't return until late 2018 and Venus, who will spend less than 72 hours in your financial sector this year, won't return until early 2018, yet both will have a huge influence on this financial year. It is the financial confidence, passions and desires that you start the year with that will determine everything, setting the benchmark for the rest of the year to follow. The Moon will return from the 27th January to the 30th January, this time triggering a New Moon on the 28th January. This is the point where you're finally able to commit to a financial game plan. In the meantime, the Moon's first visit to your income sector for the year will give you a nose for money from the 13th January to the 15th January, just as your professional year is starting to take off.
It is no exaggeration to say that your financial years gets off to a dream start. This is meant in the literal sense, for you will not only move into the year with Mars and Neptune in your financial sector, but with the planets of passion and dreams aligned from New Year's Eve until the 2nd January. If that's not a dream start I don't know what is, allowing you to start the year with your financial dreams on fire and your confidence high. This will be no false start either, for with Venus returning on the 3rd January but not leaving until the 3rd February, she'll be on hand to fuel your financial desires, dreams and passions throughout January. Until Mars leaves on the 28th January, he will continue to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit, turning the challenges of the past few years into motivation. With continued support throughout the year, there is every reason to expect that a dream start will continue to unfold into what should be a good year for money matters. Rather than put the challenges of the past behind you, you're now able to use the skills, experience, financial savvy and motivation this has left you with. The Moon will move through your financial sector from the 2nd January to the 5th January and again from the 30th January to the 1st February. The fact that Venus will return during the Moon's first visit and will still be here by the time it comes full circle, is a sign that she is reluctant to leave. Income matters will get their turn when the Moon moves through your income sector from the 15th January to the 17th January, sharpening your nose for money during the Sun's final days in your work sector.
After the financial tensions and pressures that came to a head in the final weeks of 2016, you can be forgiven for not feeling too confident as you move into this new financial year. Yet the fog of war began to clear just before New Year, just as the financial tide turned and you were finally able to put all your focus onto the future. While income and financial forces will continue to battle for your attention and you will need to continue to maintain a balance between money coming in and money going out, they are now on the same page. Yet while your confidence may have been shaken last month, there is not only every reason to move into the New Year with confidence, but a huge amount. For the first time in 12 years you've moved into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your income sector and with your financial situation and money matters completely turning around, you haven't just moved into a good year for money matters and income growth, you have moved into an exceptional year. It won't be long before you're able to look back on December and bless the wakeup calls this brought, sensing that without it the turnarounds and breakthroughs you're experiencing now, might never have happened. By the time Mars returns to your financial sector on the 28th January to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit, you'll be ready for everything that he and Venus, who returns early next month, will bring. The Moon's first visit to your financial sector for the year, from the 5th January to the 7th January, will bring a chance to sharpen your financial instincts and get your bearings. Meanwhile, the Moon's first visit to your income sector for the year will bring a chance to sharpen your nose for money from the 18th January to the 20th January, ahead of the Sun's return to your work sector on the 20th January.
January is likely to be a fairly low key month for both financial and income matters, but then that is normally the case. It was the Moon's last visits to your two money houses in December that gave you a chance to wrap up both income and money matters in the closing weeks of 2016. At the same time, their return this month will bring a chance to do the same, this time with an eye to looking to how this applies to this financial year. It is the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 20th January to the 22nd January that will be especially important. With Venus in your work sector from the 3rd January until early next month and Mars here until the 28th January, the Moon will give you a nose for money at a critical point of the month for job matters, with your new professional year already off to a flying start. While Venus will be wearing her professional hat, on a mission to boost your job confidence and attract work opportunities, she is a money god at heart. Having the Moon sharpen your nose for money while Venus is on board, could also trigger income and job developments. Meanwhile, the Moon's first visit to your financial sector for the year will bring a chance to sharpen your financial instincts and get your overall financial bearings, from the 7th January to the 9th January. With no planetary activity in either of your two money houses until Mars returns to your financial sector in early March, the Moon's monthly visits are crucial for staying on track. This makes the period from the 7th January to the 9th January and again from the 20th January to the 22nd January, the most important for having your money hat on, your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground.
It is hard to imagine a more empowered start to your financial year than not only having Saturn in your income sector, but in his third and final year is ready now to bring things home. It was an alliance with Uranus in your work sector in the last two weeks of December that has unleashed a new sense of job and financial confidence, while triggering what could be some unexpected developments on the income and job fronts this month. This was an alliance that began building in December 2014, but it took two whole years for them to finally come together. Continuing to work together until Saturn leaves your income sector in December, the final two weeks of December was the point where, on both the income and work fronts, everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. You are now in the 'from now' phase as you move into January, with a chance to find out what this may have triggered. There is a rare opportunity to return to the drawing board in the first two weeks of the year, with Mercury retrograding back in for a rare double dip visit from the 5th January to the 13th January. While only back for eight days, considering the water that has passed under the bridge in the later part of December, time back at the drawing board is just what you need, especially as you'll have access to a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight. By the time the Moon moves through your income sector from the 22nd January to the 25th January you should have a good take on money matters and a clear sense of where to from here. However, this will sharpen your nose for money just days before Mars' game changing return to your work sector on the 28th January.
That you should have your money hat on from the get go and your focus should be on income matters is a given, for at this time of year it is impossible for this not to be the case. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your income sector, always has and always will, but this year there is likely to be a sense that much of the work has already been done. With Venus and Mars having moved through in the closing months of 2016 you know what you're fighting for, you've got the motivation and thanks to a New Moon late last month, you've even had a chance to draw a line in the sand. However don't be surprised if you're not ready to tie up loose ends and make any firm choices, decisions and plans, especially in the early part of the month. For you will not only move into the month with Mercury in retrograde motion in your income sector, he'll retrograde back out on the 5th January. While he will return just eight days later on the 13th January, it will be to start over again and the week before the Sun is due to leave on the 20th January, this will be when you're able to start getting specific. Mercury won't leave your income sector until the 7th January, giving you plenty of time after the Sun's departure to tie up loose ends. The Moon will move through from the 25th January to the 27th January, after the Sun's departure and with your head in the game, a smart head and a nose for money, these will be some of the most defining days of the month for income matters. The Moon's first visit to your financial sector for the year is equally important, with a visit from the 11th January to the 13th January, creating the first Full Moon of 2017, on the 13th January. While this might come with some financial tension, it brings the potential for an income and/or financial breakthrough.
Moving into the year with the Moon and Venus in your income sector gives you a dream start, with your nose for money sharp, a strong sense of entitlement and a clear sense of what you want from the get go. The fact that the Moon will leave on the 2nd January and Venus just a day later on the 3rd January, not to return until 2018 hardly matters, for like a bell that can't be unrung, how you start the race determines the outcome. With Mars having only just left your income sector on the 19th December, the shards of glass are still strewn on the floor from those glass ceilings he has attacked with a battering ram, especially those in your own mind. Venus stayed on to help you capitalise on that and together, this allows you to start the year knowing what you want, your fighting spirit fired up, a sense of entitlement and the laws of attraction in effect. The Moon's return on New Year's Eve was the icing on the cake, giving you a nose for money that was a pure bonus. By the time the Moon returns from the 27th January to the 30th January the Sun will be here and together they will create the first New Moon of 2017, falling in your income sector on the 28th January. Yet anything this might trigger, will owe a large debt to what Venus and Mars began triggering in late 2016. It also helps that for the first time in 12 years you have also moved into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your career sector. While the Sun will leave on the 19th February and Mercury, who doesn't return until early next month, will be gone by the 25th February, having such a good start to the year is all you need, especially with the professional gods staying on.
It is literally hard to imagine a better start to your financial year or one that is more deserved, after the financial challenges and tensions of the last two years. Pushed to the sidelines by more dominant financial forces, income matters are finally getting their turn and it starts with a dream start and this is no exaggeration. You will not only move into the New Year with Mars and Neptune in your income sector, but with the planets of passion and dreams aligned and if that doesn't fit the definition of a dream start, I don't know what does. However, a dream start is one thing, but a sustained start is something else and you have both. Not due to leave your income sector until the 28th January, Mars would have been happy spending the first four weeks of 2017 smashing through glass ceilings, no matter how long it took to capitalise on whatever lies on the other side. However, you won't have to wait long, with Venus' return on the 3rd January kicking off what are destined to be some of the most lucrative weeks of 2017. With the Moon here from the 2nd January to the 5th January, this will ensure your nose for money is sharp as Venus returns, for what should be their only encounter. The Moon takes 28 days to come full circle and as Venus moves through in 24 to 26 days, they will meet up here once a year at most. Yet as the Moon returns from the 30th January to the 1st February Venus is still here, a sure sign that something is up. With so much set to unfold on the income front until the end of April, a dream start to your financial year is anything but a false start. Ahead lie not only the four most lucrative months of 2017, but a hint of things to come.
A massive amount of financial tension and pressure may have come to a head in the final two weeks of 2016, but the planet that was at the centre of things not only seems to have come out the other side unscathed, but in much better condition than he went in. The planet in question is Uranus, who in retrograde motion in your income sector since July and under pressure from Jupiter in your financial sector, wasn't doing too well in the later part of December. Yet even before a turnaround in the later days of December you would have been starting to suspect that all was not what it seemed, with a massive amount of support from Saturn in your career sector kicking in at the same time. By the time you move into the New Year the fog of war will be starting to clear and you'll be face to face with the stunning consequences. For the first time in 12 years you've moved into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your financial sector and as he starts to move out from under Uranus' shadow, both sides will rebound. By the time Mars returns to your income sector on the 28th January it will be clear that both income and money matters have benefited from any tensions or pressures in late January, with some real breakthroughs possible. However, the real impact of the income breakthroughs and turnarounds unleashed might take until early next month to be fully appreciated. By the time the Moon moves through your income sector from the 5th January to the 7th January, financial tensions will have already turned into motivation, with a nose for money bringing a chance to look at where to from here. Likewise with the Moon's first visit to your financial sector for the year, from the 18th January to the 20th January. Reconnecting with lucky Jupiter on the other side of the New Year, this will allow you to link in with the financial growth due to take place over the course of the year.