Saturn's first full month in direct motion in your financial sector was always going to make this an important month for money matters, but what was expected was a slow turnaround, not the dramatic shift that is already your reality. Since returning to your financial sector in October 2012 to help you to take your financial power back, by making you take responsibility, Saturn has spent from March to July in retrograde motion, giving you a chance to review, revise and take care of any housekeeping, with his direct turn shifting the focus to the future and moving on, but in a way that to start with was more about inching your way forward. It's the Sun's return to your financial sector in October that will usually see the pace pick up, yet already things are likely to be moving faster than expected. This is thanks to Mars' return to your financial sector on the 26th July, just 5 days after Saturn turned direct and just 6 days before you moved into the new month. Mars is here to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit and not due to leave until mid September, he'll spend the whole month here, creating a dramatic and game changing turnaround. What will make a significant difference is Ceres' return to your financial sector on the 7th August, for while Saturn is focused on what's required from you she'll ask what you want and need, making it a lot easier to see what you're fighting for, at a time when you have the power to move mountains if you have to.
With Venus' departure from your income sector last month having wrapped up all the planetary activity there for the year and Mars not returning to your financial sector until next month, when he'll fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit and get things moving on the money front, you have a chance to keep your money hat off for the majority of the month, something that is a lot more important than you realise. Venus only left your income sector on the 19th July and with the Sun and Mercury having moved through prior to that and some real momentum able to be gained on the work front, the real benefits are only now unfolding and there is still plenty of untapped potential. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 18th August to the 20th August will, a month after Venus left, give you a nose for money and a chance to look back, tie up loose ends and bank the objectives and expectations developed so far this year. This is important, for it's next month that the focus is not only going to shift to financial and money matters as a whole, but it's destined to be game changing. For what Mars will do is not only set the scene for your annual financial update, which will begin just weeks after he leaves, but for Saturn's return later in the year. You'll have a chance to get your financial bearings during the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 5th August to the 8th August, but for the majority of the month enjoy the chance you have to keep your money hat off.
While the main push on the income front ended when the Sun and Jupiter left last month, you're not only still tying up loose ends and extracting opportunities, you're finally saying goodbye to the financial tension that has been your almost constant companion over the last 12 months. While you've had an extraordinary line up of planets move through your income sector since April 2012, with an unbroken line of planetary activity, every planet that moved through had to move into opposition with Pluto in your financial sector and in Jupiter's case he moved into and out of opposition three times over the last year. The last opposition only ended on the 28th July, so as far as you're concerned nothing has changed, until time eventually reveals this really was the last hurdle. That last opposition was between Venus and Pluto and for both conditions are improving dramatically this month, with any remaining financial tension already transforming into a new sense of motivation and determination as you move into the new month. Until she leaves your income sector on the 12th August, Venus is following in the footsteps of some illustrious planetary forces and as the planet of money, desire and attraction, she knows exactly how to find untapped potential, making sure that every possible income advantage is milked before she leaves, while ensuring that this continues long after she leaves. At the same time expect your financial confidence to rise as the month progresses, as you start to appreciate what you've cleared the way for.
This is always a time of year when there is not only a lot of focus on income opportunities and matters, but a new sense of confidence and entitlement emerges, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your income sector. You even have Mercury returning on the 1st August, giving you the smart head for money needed to seize opportunities and keep your head in the game. However, having the Sun here, throwing the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options is the bare minimum of planetary support you can expect, where in reality you have the maximum support, thanks to lucky Jupiter's return last month. The Sun will leave your income sector on the 23rd August, Mercury who is only here for 16 days will leave on the 16th August and Venus, who will return on the 12th August will leave early next month, making these a short few weeks to get your head in the game, establish a new starting point and attract opportunities. However, for Jupiter this is the start of something much bigger and not due to leave until August 2015, this is only just the first full month of what is destined to become your luckiest, most expansive and most potentially lucrative income year in over a decade. Venus and Mercury will both align with Jupiter this month, creating some of the most auspicious income conditions since 2003, but it's a Full Moon in your financial sector on the 11th August that will provide some important wakeup calls as well as checks and balances, making sure you're not asleep at the wheel.
So far this year the focus has been on money matters as a whole, with ongoing planetary activity in your financial sector but none in your income sector since late last year. That's about to change this month and any financial tension this creates is less a sign that you're dealing with challenges or problems and more that the money gods are more focused on not only money matters but a period of review, not liking to have attention taken away from them. To start with that won't be a problem, with Neptune and Chiron not only in retrograde motion in your financial sector but this review phase well established and well supported. Things change when Mercury returns to your income sector on the 16th August and as he's only here for 17 days he doesn't have the luxury of time that financial forces have. Mercury knows that he's got to get in, giving you a chance to get your head in the game and work with his smart head for money and then get out again, with no time to worry about what toes he stands on. This will see his opposition with Neptune on the 19th August and Chiron on the 25th August push some buttons and create some financial tension, but this will provide some necessary financial wakeup calls and the right kind of motivation on the income front. It's the Sun's return on the 23rd August that will throw the solar spotlight on your income situation and a lot more weight. This will put the Sun and Mercury at a positive aspect to Pluto in your work sector, which will not only more than balance out any financial tension they create, but will provide the motivation to work with the income and work possibilities this opens the door to.
While a lot of wind has gone out of your sails, so too has the financial tension that has dogged you for much of this year, while leaving you in a very good position on both the income and financial fronts. So far this year the main players on the money front have been Uranus in your financial sector and Mars in your income sector, not only at odds with each other for most of the year, creating financial tension, but both under pressure from outside forces. This created tension and pressure on both the financial and income fronts that disguised the opportunities behind the things that were being pushed into place or out of the way. Within the space of 4 days, between the 22nd July and the 26th July, everything changed, when first Uranus turned retrograde in your financial sector, the Sun moved out of a challenging aspect to both and Mars left your income sector. This blocked the supply of fuel to any financial tension and pressure, while leaving you with all the benefits. This is Uranus' first full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector and he's already gained some enormous support, providing a lot more confidence as you begin a period of financial review. At the same time, while Mars left your income sector in the final days of last month it wasn't before first breaking through glass ceilings that now give you full access to what's on the other side. There are forces in play on both the income and financial fronts that will keep the momentum going, without the pressure and intensity you've had so far this year.
There is a major turnaround underway on the income front this month, one that has not only seen the tide turn in the final days of July, but the push to swim with the tide kicking in just days later. Saturn's direct turn in your income sector on the 21st July was always going to be a game changer, turning the tide and shifting your focus from the rear view mirror to the road ahead, just as a final push was and is still underway on the career front. However, what turned this into something a lot more dramatic was Mars' return to your income sector on the 26th July, which has seen your financial passions and fighting spirit kick in, at the very moment when you're able to catch the turning tide. Things will become a little more specific when Ceres returns to your income sector on the 7th August, providing a chance to get a better sense of what you're fighting for. While this marks the start of a turnaround that will remain in effect for the rest of the year, though the real push comes this month, the timing is auspicious, for with Venus not only leaving your career sector on the 12th August, but wrapping up all the planetary activity for the year, this comes when you're ready to bring things home professionally. As the planet of money, desire and attraction Venus will always have one eye on professional success, attracting attention your way and opportunities, with another on where the money is. This will allow you to put your professional and income objectives on the same page, ready for a breakthrough on both fronts.
With Venus having only just left your financial sector on the 19th July and Mars due to return to your income sector next month, you have a month where there is a welcome chance to take your money hat off. This is a chance to let financial and money matters settle and whatever is in motion run its course, while at the same time lining up for next months income breakthroughs by investing as much as possible into getting a powerful new professional era off the ground. Having a full month with no planetary activity in either of your money houses is a chance to clear your head and gain some welcome perspective and it's also a fairly rare chance, for you'll have to wait until August 2015 to get your next full month off. This makes the Moon's visits to your income and financial sectors even more important than they already are, but also gives them a very different and specific agenda, over and above the fact that one will be focused on money matters and the other on income matters. The Moon's return to your income sector from the 5th August to the 8th August will give you a nose for money at what will be a defining point of the month for career matters and as you've got the support for some major new beginnings on the career front. While Mars won't return to your income sector until next month, this is already a chance to start lining up, looking to the future. On the other hand, the Moon's return to your financial sector from the 18th August to the 20th August is a chance to look back, as you continue to tie up loose ends on the financial front.
While the Sun and Jupiter both left your financial sector late last month and Mercury will leave on the 1st August, as the saying goes, it's not over until the fat lady sings and in this case, the fat lady is Venus, goddess, money god and the planet of money, desire and attraction. Venus has the distinction of not only being the last planet to move through your financial sector, wrapping up Jupiter's extraordinary 12 month visit, but she was the planet that started it all, way back in 2012. It was between April and August 2012 that Venus not only spent an extraordinary 4 months in your financial sector, but triggered the last Venus transit or eclipse of the Sun that we'll see in our life time. This not only planted the seeds for future opportunities but of the financial desires and expectations you've carried with you since then and were still developing when lucky Jupiter returned to your financial sector last June, bringing a challenging but game changing financial year, that only ended on the 16th July. This has seen a series of oppositions between the planets in your financial sector and Pluto, in retrograde motion in your income sector, the last of which only finished on the 28th July. Yet in her final days in your financial sector and before leaving on the 12th August Venus is tying up loose ends, leaving your financial desires and expectations and the potential created over the last 2 years in the best possible position. From that point on it's all about staying on track. At the same time things get better on the income front, especially once Mercury returns to your career sector on the 16th August.
The focus will always be on money matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of August in your financial sector, but not to the degree you have this month. For while it's not only normal to have the Sun in your financial sector at this time of year but this has always and will always be your reality, shining the solar spotlight on your financial situation, matters, options and realities, the last time you had lucky Jupiter here as well was in 2003. It was Jupiter's return to your financial sector last month, a week before the Sun got here, that allows you to get a sense of the possibilities this has opened the door to, before the Sun returned with his reality checks, allowing a hubristic sense of what's possible to take hold and become the first influence. This creates two layers to what's happening here this month, operating interdependently. On one level this is a time for taking care of the annual financial housekeeping that must take place at this time every year, keeping your eyes open, your head out of the sand and staying in the here and now, getting everything out in the open before the Sun leaves on the 23rd August. At the same time Jupiter is still in the early weeks of a visit that won't end until August 2015, one that is focused on what's possible and on new goals and objectives to aim for. It's Mercury's return on the 1st August and the smart head for money he brings into play that allows you to work with the Sun's reality checks and sense of 'what is' to establish an authentic starting point and to take Jupiter's sense of what's possible to use as an end goal. A Full Moon in your income sector on the 11th August will provide wakeup calls and some timely triggers on both the financial and income fronts, while Venus' return to your financial sector on the 12th August will see the laws of attraction kick in.
You have a month of two halves on your hands, one where it's not only business as usual for the first half, but fairly low key and very singularly focused, then becoming a lot more complex in the second half, making it important to keep it simple while you still can. It's Mercury's return to your financial sector on the 16th August, a week before the Sun is due to return on the 23rd August to begin your annual financial review and update, that will not only give you a smart head for money and a chance to get your head in the game, but will bring a lot more urgency in play and shift your focus out from just focusing on income matters, to a financial and money matters as a whole. This makes the time until Mercury gets here low key and precious, for until the 16th August Neptune and Chiron, both in retrograde motion in your income sector, are the only money gods on duty, firmly focused on income matters, in review phase and working as support for some extreme developments on the work and career fronts this month. There is no doubt that income forces want money matters to remain at bay for as long as possible, not only because it diverts attention away from money matters, but required that you get real, whereas the income focus is more vague and more focused on what you believe is possible. The Sun and Mercury's return will create some financial tension, because they can't move through your financial sector without moving into opposition with Neptune and Chiron in your income sector, yet it brings some timely wakeup calls on both fronts, with the smart head for money, transparency and intellectual savvy to start taking your power back.
There is a very welcoming and reassuring sense of calm and quiet on both the financial and income fronts, with the intensity, financial tension and the urgency of the year to date no longer there, which while welcome could feel like the wind has been taken out of your sails. Three events took place over a 10 day period, between the 16th July and the 26th July that changed everything, turning off the tap that was keeping the financial tension and intensity fuelled, dialling things back and at the same time seeing a lot of support kick in. The first event was Jupiter's departure from Cancer on the 16th July, which followed by the Sun's departure on the 23rd July took a lot of the pressure off both Uranus in your income sector and Mars in your financial sector. This saw them both move into your work sector, where they are still providing support for Uranus, who turned retrograde in your income sector on the 22nd July, during that game changing 10 day period, but the real game changer was Mars' departure from your financial sector on the 26th July. Over the space of 10 days everything shifted, with forces keeping the intensity high for the majority of the last 12 months gone, while leaving you with plenty of financial momentum, a clear sense of what you're fighting for and with new doors opening on the work front, that are already exploiting untapped potential on the income front. Refuse to hold onto anything that keeps old tensions artificially pumped up and in play, especially old fears or a lack of belief that the tide really has turned.