That you still have your money hat on, weeks after your annual financial review ended late last year and months after Saturn's departure from your financial sector in September brought a nearly 3 year financial boot camp to an end is not the norm, nor is the planet at the controls. Long after money matters should be left to run their natural course Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos and your ruling planet is still in your financial sector, firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit. Having returned on the 4th January for what is normally a 6 week visit Mars should be gone by midmonth but instead is digging in his toes. Even when he does leave next month he'll be fighting it all the way, finally getting his way and retrograding back in May, when he'll spend several more months here. Whether you're dealing with financial challenges, chasing goals or just fighting to take your power back, you've not only got the motivation and determination, but the experience gained over recent years and even more so over recent months. With everything out in the open you've got an opportunity for a fresh start, something that you've been working towards since the early days of the year and will continue to work towards over the coming months. The fact that the month will begin and end with the Moon in your financial sector will ensure your financial instincts are sharp, but also give you a chance to tap back into the enthusiasm that took root in the early days of the year. While the focus will remain on money matters all month, it's only during the Moon's first visit to your income sector from the 14th February to the 16th February that you'll have a chance to focus on income matters. However, falling at a critical point of the month for career matters, a nose for money will kick in at the perfect time.
Where a major financial learning curve began last year, overlapped your annual financial review in the later months of 2015 and in the early weeks of the year transformed into a new sense of motivation and determination, you hit yet another stage in the journey this month. With everything out in the open, a smart head for money, a clear starting point, a boost in financial confidence and a clear sense of what you're aiming for, it now becomes more about the journey itself. It should stay that way for the rest of the year, but with Mars returning to your financial sector next month, where he too will team up with Saturn for the first time here in 28 years, there is in fact just a month to let things settle. From next month, as the warrior planet of the cosmos returns and your financial passions and fighting spirit are fuelled a new call to action will come into effect, whereas now you have a chance to pull back, let things play out and fall into perspective. January was all about cementing bold financial resolutions and taking ownership of your own financial destiny and while Mars will bring a more active phase, there is a chance this month to step back and focus more on paying attention. That will be especially so during the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 3rd February to the 5th February. The first visit since Venus left will not only sharpen your financial instincts, but bring a chance to tap back into the financial confidence, desires and expectations she left you with. In the meantime, the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 16th February to the 18th February will give you a nose for money during what will be a critical few days for career matters.
While the Sun left your financial sector last month, bringing your annual financial review to a close, with Venus and Mercury still here you're still in the process of cementing your financial expectations and a financial game plan, something you've now been working on for months. Where the Sun's month long visit was all about getting financial matters out in the open and all the reality checks required in order to take care of any financial housekeeping and this has given you an authentic starting point, Venus and Mercury are more focused on what you're going to do with that information. Mercury returned on the 10th December for what should have been a 15 day visit, with his retrograde phase last month not only buying you extra time to work with his smart head for money, but gave you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board. Until Mercury leaves on the 14th February you've got this smart and intellectually savvy planet on your team, allowing you to make smart financial choices, decisions and plans, while Venus will be working until she leaves on the 17th February to fuel your financial confidence, desires and expectations. It's once Venus leaves that the money gods will shift things to a more long term focus, where it becomes more about the journey. The Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 5th February to the 7th February is a chance to sharpen your financial instincts and get a better read on the dynamics in play. In the meantime, the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 18th February to the 20th February might be the only chance you'll have to focus on income matters, but it will ensure you have a nose for money as the Sun returns to your career sector on the 19th February.
With the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of February in your financial sector this is always going to be a time of year when the spotlight is on your financial situation and money matters, bringing the kind of reality checks that reveal both what you do and don't want to see. This is when you're unable to stick your head in the sand and if your budget took a hit over Christmas and the holiday period, there'll be a need to take stock, take care of any financial housekeeping and get things back on track. You have an advantage this year in that you've spent a lot of time last year and over January redefining your attitude to money and your financial needs and priorities in general. You've become more aware that money is simply a means to an end, but also how what you think and the way you perceive things has an influence on your reality. It's the Moon's return to your financial sector from the 7th February to the 9th February that will sharpen your financial instincts, but also create a New Moon that will ask for a commitment to your new financial year. However, don't be surprised if you don't feel ready to commit to anything specific, for with Mercury and his smart head for money not returning until the 14th February and Venus not returning until the 17th February, by that point you won't have your heart or head in the game. From Venus' return on the 17th February to the Sun's departure on the 19th February you'll have a small window of opportunity where eyes, heart and mind are all engaged. It's just a few days later that the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 20th February to the 23rd February will give you a nose for money, but also a sense that something has or is about to shift on the income front.
With major players on the field on both the income and financial fronts every month is going to be an important month for both, with 2016 a year where having your money hat on all 366 days will be a must. However, the balance of power is shifting, while you'll still have the challenge of keeping money and income matters balanced. It was Jupiter's return to your income sector in August that not only began the most important year for income growth and opportunities in a decade, something that will continue to play out throughout the coming year, but also created an opposition with long established forces in play on the financial front. Since then income forces and a focus on income matters has dominated, but that is already starting to shift. With Jupiter spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector, income matters are now in review mode and that will remain the case through to May, though the money gods are making sure that you'll still have an eye out for new opportunities as well. However, what this does is free you and the money gods up to give money matters as a whole some much needed attention and that's before the Sun's return to your financial sector on the 19th February. Returning at this time every year, this is when your annual financial review begins, yet this is something you've began working towards since late last month. While the solar spotlight won't fall on financial matters until the 19th February, the money gods are working from the get go to revamp your whole attitude to money and financial matters. While this sees the focus shift more to money matters as a whole, income matters will get their turn during a Full Moon in your income sector on the 23rd February. Throughout the Moon's visit, from the 23rd February to the 25th February you'll have a nose for money, at what will be a critical point of the month for work matters.
While the money gods are dialling up a fairly low key month for money matters, the fact that this is possible suggests that something really has shifted. It was Uranus' direct turn in your financial sector on Boxing Day that saw the tide start to turn, but it was Mars' departure from your income sector on the 4th January that pulled the pin on the financial tensions of the past few years, without taking everything away. While the Moon's monthly visits to your income sector are still capable of pushing some buttons, with nothing for any financial tension to cling to they become more a chance to tap into what a nose for money is telling you and this month the timing couldn't be better. Because the Moon only left your income sector late last month you'll have a nose for money from the get go, but its return from the 25th February to the 28th February will create something special. Returning during Venus and Mercury's early days in your work sector and as a practice run for next month's Full Moon, as well as a nose for money this may trigger income developments or at least set you up for what next month's Full Moon is able to trigger. For the most part though the focus is on money matters this month, with a new sense of financial confidence starting to emerge. With the Sun not returning to your financial sector until next month to begin your annual financial review, there is little if any urgency. This gives you time to simply pay attention, without a need to over think things.
This is the month when the real benefits of having Mars in your income sector are likely to come home, especially when you realise that instead of moving on he's digging in his toes. Having returned on the 4th January for what is usually a 6 week visit, Mars should be gone by mid February but instead the month will end and the warrior planet of the cosmos will still be here. It's not only the amount of time that Mars is spending here that counts, especially as he's fuelling your fighting spirit and an urge to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings in your way, but what has gone before and what is due to come into play this month. You've learned from recent years what happens when you don't stand up for and believe in yourself, but you've also got a better sense of your value system and what height the goalposts need to be for you, before it starts costing too much in other currencies in your life. Venus only left your income sector 5 days before Mars returned, so you'd already had a chance to fuel your desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement, ready to take your power back. Mars will leave your income sector early next month but will return just a few months later to spend another few months, determined this year to see you fight for what you want and deserve. You'll begin and end the month with the Moon in your income sector, with a nose for money sharpest in the early and later days of the month, but the real boost will come when the Sun returns to your work sector on the 19th February. Because so much is being set in place behind the scenes, when the doors open to work matters this should fall into place fairly quickly, with Mars on board to ensure that where new work opportunities go, that income opportunities follow.
Where there has been continuous planetary activity in your income sector since Saturn returned in September and that will remain the case until the hard taskmaster of the cosmos leaves at the end of 2017, each month is presenting a very different landscape. To begin with Saturn returned to something he had put on hold, having given you a chance in the first half of 2015 to identify stumbling blocks or places where you need to invest more yourself, but the Sun's return in October saw the solar spotlight fall on income matters and the more mundane updates that always take place in the final months of each year. The fact that Venus didn't leave until the 24th January is more a case of that annual update extending out into the early weeks of 2016, with the last task being to rebuild your confidence and to fuel your desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement. Next month Mars will return to usher a more active phase, with his warrior spirit likely to bring an urge to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings, something that will remain in effect for several months. Until then Saturn is spending his first full month back on his own, giving you a chance to let things settle, get your bearings and catch your breath. With Mars returning to your income sector next month and new developments on the work front next month as well, February is more about getting all your options on the table, focused more on the big picture at this stage. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 3rd February to the 5th February will sharpen your nose for money and give you a better read on the forces in play. Meanwhile, the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 16th February to the 19th February is the only chance this month to get an intuitive read on money matters as a whole.
While the Sun left your income sector last month and the solar spotlight is no longer on income matters, things have far from run their course and if anything February has the potential for being a breakthrough month for income opportunities and one of the most potentially lucrative months of 2016. This is the point in the year where the money gods will remain focused on income matters, but by this point it has become more about the journey. However, held back by his retrograde phase last month, instead of moving on Mercury is still in your income sector and you've still got access to his smart head for money and the means to keep your head in the game. However, the real game changer was Venus' return on the 24th January, for until leaving your income sector on the 17th January she'll not only be fuelling your confidence, desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement but the triggering the laws of attraction as well. Venus and Mercury will not only work together to make the most of their final weeks in your income sector but will work with the professional gods as well, with access to both new professional developments unfolding and the doors that are also open to untapped potential. While a relationship between income and career forces will remain in play all year, until Mercury leaves on the 14th February and Venus on the 17th February they'll be working to trigger as many opportunities and breakthroughs now as possible. If this does nothing else than fuel your professional and financial confidence then knowing the support you have from the professional and money gods moving forward, that's more than enough. Your nose for money will be especially sharp and needs to be trusted between the 5th February and the 7th February.
The focus is always going to be on income matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the majority of the first 3 weeks of February in your income sector each year. This year there is a new sense of clarity and confidence, one that comes from the fact that the financial tension that was here this time last year is gone, while you've spent much of 2015 redefining your needs and priorities. By the time the Sun even got here you had a pretty good sense of where to set the goal posts and especially how high to set them, making things seem easier and more straightforward this year. However, don't be alarmed if nothing has shifted or if you don't feel ready to commit to anything yet, despite the fact that a New Moon in your income sector on the 9th February creates an opportunity to commit to new beginnings and opportunities. The reality is that until you have your head and heart in the game you're jumping the gun. The real momentum will come once Mercury and his smart head for money return on the 14th February and even more so when Venus returns on the 17th February, fuelling your confidence, desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement, but also triggering the laws of attraction. While this is the first full month since October 2013 where there are no planets in either of your two professional houses, with the Moon in your work sector from the 16th February to the 18th February you'll have an intuitive read on just how many options you have, just as things start to come together on the income front. The only chance you'll have to focus on money matters as a whole or to take care of any financial housekeeping will be during the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 20th February to the 23rd February.
With powerful forces in play on both the financial and income fronts and it staying that way for the rest of the year and beyond, every month is going to see something unfolding and the money gods needing your attention. After Jupiter's return to your financial sector last August put a lot of focus on financial and money matters as a whole, something that income forces protested against, the money gods have worked to achieve a balance or a compromise, looking to keep just as much focus on money matters as they do on income matters. That has worked well over recent months, with any financial tension alerting you to where things had slipped out of balance, but it's time to tilt the scale more towards income matters, with their turn finally coming. While things never really got off the boil, it's the Sun's return to your income sector on the 19th February that will turn the solar spotlight onto income matters, opening the door to the most important months of 2016 and new income potential. Of course with so much already invested and money matters themselves not willing to be sidelined, this is less about starting anything from scratch and more about giving income matters an additional boost, while putting the spotlight on your options. The real opportunities will develop over March and April. Not to be out done by a rise in income focus, the Moon's return to your financial sector from the 23rd February to the 25th February is likely to do more than sharpen your financial instincts, for as a Full Moon and the first Full Moon involving lucky Jupiter in 12 years, this has the potential to bring income and financial matters to a head, turning and/or tipping point.
While the money gods are now firmly focused on income matters and the first full month since October 2013 where there is no focus on money matters allows you to become a lot more single minded as well, with the biggest developments coming next month, there is little if any urgency. It was Mars' departure from your financial sector early last month that may have left you with your financial passions and fighting spirit fuelled, but it means that income forces no longer had competition and the money gods were able to focus exclusively on income growth. Yet it's when the Sun returns to your income sector next month and the new doors this will open over the coming months, that new opportunities will start opening up. For now, still in his early months in direct motion Uranus is enjoying the fact that he's now the only planet in either of your two money houses and as well as slowly gaining speed and confidence, he's busy building a relationship with powerful professional forces. However, it's not just support from Saturn in your career sector that is helping to boost your professional and financial confidence, with the Year of the Monkey an especially auspicious year for work opportunities for Pisceans. With so much invested on the work front over recent years, there's every reason to feel confident that income, work and career matters will come together over the coming months. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 11th February to the 14th February will sharpen your nose for money and bring a better read on the forces in play, while an alignment with Uranus on the 13th February is likely to trigger some Eureka moments. You will however have a chance to focus on money matters during the Moon's monthly visit to your financial sector from the 25th February to the 28th February, with every visit a chance to tap back into the financial instincts, passions and fighting spirit you moved into the year with.