April is a month that for the first 3 weeks money matters will be very predictable, but will see things come alive in the final 10 days of the month, when the money gods become a lot more involved. To begin with, with Saturn nearing the end of his first full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector as you move into the new month and on his own since Ceres left last month, you're left with a planet that is slow, is working behind the scenes and is giving you a lot more confidence. This brings you to a point where you know where things stand, what you have to work with and what you need to be working on and without fuss or over thinking things, it's now more a case of doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. The only way you'll have financial challenges this month is if you still have your head in the sand or you're not looking at things for what they are, still in a state of denial or failing to take responsibility, hoping that winning Lotto might change everything. The moment you realise that it's up to you and that it's also about small, deliberate and accountable steps that you'll take your own power back and that's when you'll have all of Saturn's resolve, discipline and focus to draw on. Your biggest danger in the first 3 weeks of the month is falling asleep at the wheel, for with no pressure from outside forces and in a stable phase that will now last for several months, tedium could set in. What will spice things up is the Sun's return to your income sector on the 20th April, followed by Mercury's return on the 23rd April, giving you the transparency and the smart head for money needed to get things moving on the income front. A solar eclipse in your income sector on the 29th April has the potential to open new doors or bring unexpected developments.
With no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, the only door the money gods have open to them is working with the Moon as it visits both this month and with Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction. In the early days of the month the money gods have both to work with, with the Moon moving through your income sector from the 4th April to the 6th April, just as Venus is in her final days in your career sector. While working to define your professional desires and expectations for the coming year, Venus will always have her eye on where the money is and with the Moon moving through your income sector in her final days, this will give you a nose for money when you need it most. This will in turn fuel the forces in play on the work front, including a total lunar eclipse in your work sector on the 15th April. While by this point the Moon will have left your income sector and Venus your career sector, they'll have left you with a nose for money and professional desires and expectations that have a clear sense of where the money is, which will in turn influence your approach to work matters for the rest of the month. With the Moon not returning to your income sector until the 1st May and new doors opening on the income front just a week later, it's important to trust the nose for money the Moon leaves you with in the early days of the month. You'll have a chance to focus on money matters as a whole during the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 18th April to the 20th April. Unlike your income sector, where things will start to move early next month, the Moon's visit to your financial sector is more a chance to take care of any financial housekeeping, but also to check back in with the financial expectations and intentions you moved into the year with.
There is no doubt that April is likely to be a challenging month and while it might seem that money matters are going to get caught up in this, it is actually a blessing in disguise, one that you'll benefit from in the coming months. The most challenging point of the month will come when Jupiter, moving through your income sector, will move into opposition with Pluto in your financial sector, for the third time since mid 2013. That this will come to a head just as life is likely to be creating more pressures and tensions is likely to exacerbate things, but also get everything out in the open. Pluto turns retrograde in your financial sector on the 15th July and with Jupiter moving into opposition during his first full day in retrograde motion, instead of a time for money matters to take a back seat, a sense of rebellion and revolution will become fired up. On face value this is likely to create some financial tension, any financial challenges or pressures will seem worse and it could dent your confidence on the income front, yet the reality is very different. Pluto is the planet of change and revolution and in retrograde motion he's able to change anything that isn't working, with Jupiter demanding that he and you don't fall asleep at the wheel. At the same time, with May through to July destined to be not only the most auspicious and potentially lucrative months of the year but in over a decade, Pluto is putting pressure on Jupiter to raise the bar. Jupiter and Pluto are policing each other and with this comes the potential for a financial breakthrough, to get old financial matters sorted and to clear the way for some stunning income developments over the coming months. Where there is financial tension or pressure be aware that luck and the money gods are on your side and that it's working to clear away obstacles that will allow for a better flow of money.
It's in the early days of the month that the focus needs to be on money matters, with Venus' departure from your financial sector on the 6th April bringing your annual financial update to a close and ending all the planetary activity here and in both your money houses. Your annual update began when Mercury and his smart head for money returned to your financial sector on the 12th January, 8 days before the Sun's return kicked off your annual financial review. This had ended 2 weeks before Venus returned and with everything out in the open, the housekeeping underway and the reality checks over, Venus was able to focus on updating your financial desires and expectations, as well as putting the laws of attraction into effect. This is still going on in the early days of the month and until she leaves on the 6th April requires that you focus on what you want or wish for, leaving you with something to keep you motivated. Venus' departure will see all the money gods leave the field, only returning when the Moon makes his monthly visits to both your money houses. The first time that happens will be when the Moon moves through your income sector from the 8th April to the 11th April and returning just days after Venus and your annual financial update ran its course, this is a chance to look to the future. Returning on the same day that Mercury returns to team up with the Sun in your income sector, this will give you a nose for money at a critical point of the launch of your new professional year, but will also provide clues to the money gods' next project, which is income matters. You'll have chance to check your progress on the financial front when the Moon moves through your financial sector from the 22nd April to the 24th April.
While the Sun left your financial sector last month, bringing your annual financial reality checks and updates to an end, the launch of your new financial year is still a work in progress and will remain so for the rest of the month. Mercury, who should be long gone by now, is still in your financial sector as you move into the new month, giving you both a smart head for money and a lot of hindsight to work with. Before leaving on the 8th April Mercury will be working to keep your head in the game and while this is a time for working on your financial game plan for the coming year and for making smart financial choices, decisions and plans, there is no urgency and a lot of encouragement from the money gods to keep your options open. That's because the planet that will bring things home, tie up loose ends and define your financial desires and expectations for the year won't return until the 6th April, returning just in time to take over from where Mercury leaves off. That planet is Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction, who returns to bring home the process of bringing your new financial year up to speed and on the right track, but in a way that sees your heart, financial desires and expectations have the last say. As well as fuelling your financial desires Venus will bring a boost in confidence, as well as triggering the laws of attraction, kicking off what are usually some of the best weeks of the year for money matters, weeks that will extend out until she leaves on the 3rd May. During that time Venus will work closely with Neptune, who is on a long term mission to redefine your financial dreams and aspirations, with their alignment on the 11th/12th April bringing your short and long term focus together, creating a very auspicious few days for money matters. With the money gods putting all their focus on money matters as a whole, the only time you'll have a chance or any support for income matters is when the Moon moves through your income sector from the 11th April to the 13th April. This will give you a nose for money just as things are starting to develop professionally.
What is usual is to be focused on money matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your financial sector, but what is unusual is to be this focused and not only on money matters but on income matters as well. This is not usually a time of year that the money gods are showing any interest in income matters, with September/October usually the most active and lucrative months of the year on the income front. However with Mars, Ceres and the North Node in your income sector, you have the kind of line up that is not only keeping income matters to the fore, but where they will actively be challenging financial matters. Instead of the quiet and predictable annual financial review you have come to expect at this time of year, you not only have some very active income forces, but a real breakthrough is possible. This is likely to be triggered by or shortly after a lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 15th April, along with pressure between and on both income and financial matters all month. While this could create some financial tension and/or pressure, this is more likely to create an opportunity for a breakthrough on either the financial or income fronts or both. With Mars and Ceres in retrograde motion in your income sector the door is even open to second chances, though the midmonth total lunar eclipse is more focused on new opportunities and breakthroughs. The real support this month will come from the smallest planet in the solar system, with Mercury's return to your financial sector from the 8th April to the 23rd April giving you the smart head for money needed to use any tension as motivation and to juggle a very complex array of financial and income forces in play.
How the month begins is not how it will end, with a need to take things one step at a time, not getting too far ahead of yourself. The time to focus on money matters as a whole is later in the month, with the Sun's return to your financial sector on the 20th April and Mercury's just 3 days later on the 23rd April providing the transparency and smart head for money needed to update your financial situation and money matters. The Sun's return will kick off your annual financial review, something that happens at this time every year, with a solar eclipse here on the 29th April the point where you need to be ready to draw a new line in the sand, make a fresh start, embrace new beginnings or just make a commitment to your new financial year. Where this will see financial matters become a lot more dominant and in an obvious way in the final 10 days of the month, on the income front things are on a slow boil all month and it will remain that way for several more months. After turning retrograde in your income sector on the 3rd March and especially once Ceres left on the 23rd March, though not before helping to redefine your priorities, Saturn is now in his most stable and predictable phase all year. In retrograde motion, working behind the scenes, with a strong sense of purpose and support from Venus once she returns to your work sector on the 6th April, Saturn is providing an uncomplicated and unhurried sense of confidence and focus. Saturn is more focused on cementing your expectations, a belief in yourself and on the slow and steady march towards doing whatever it takes, for as long as it takes to achieve your full potential.
As has been the case every other month so far this year you have no planetary activity in either of your money houses and only the Moon's monthly visits to both to keep things on track, however it's also the last, with your annual financial review beginning next month. This gives you one more month where, for the majority of the month you're able to keep your money hat off, but also where you're able to divide your focus equally between financial and money matters. That will become a lot harder next month, with the Sun and Mercury both returning to your financial sector and the focus shifting to money matters as a whole. This makes the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 18th April to the 20th April especially important, giving you a nose for money during what will be the Sun and Mercury's final days in your work sector and at a time when there could be some work pressure and tension. A combination of having Mercury's intellectual savvy in play on the work front and nose for money will make it easier to work smarter, with knowing where the money is making it easier to prioritise. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your financial sector from the 4th April to the 6th April will give you a chance to sharpen your financial instincts and gain some valuable clues, hunches and insights. While the Moon will return to your financial sector on the 1st May, for one last visit before the Sun and Mercury return, in the early days of this month there'll already be clues on what the money gods are likely to focus on when your financial review begins.
There are two things you need to be aware of this month, both in terms of a forewarning and to know what's really going on and the advantage this is. Those two things are that April is likely to be a challenging month and that this is likely to have an impact financially, not necessarily in a direct way but in terms of financial tensions and pressure. However, this is more a case of the money gods raising the bar, having more demanded of them and neither income nor financial matters prepared to back down or roll over. This brings the potential for a real breakthrough and while there may be some turbulence, by the time you get to the end of the month you'll be able to look back and appreciate what this has cleared the way for. The pressure is coming from an opposition between lucky Jupiter in your financial sector and Pluto, planet of change and revolution in your income sector, pressure that will come to a head between the 16th April and the 24th April. However, with both under pressure from other forces both before and during this time, it will be building all month. Part of the problem is that while Pluto's retrograde turn in your income sector on the 15th April should see income matters take a backseat, they're refusing to and this sets the scene for a breakthrough, especially once the Sun returns to your work sector on the 20th April and Mercury on the 23rd April. At the same time, with May through to April destined to be the most auspicious financial months of the year, if not the decade, lucky Jupiter is working to push through any roadblocks, working to turn financial tensions into motivation. The most intense time for both income and financial matters will be from the 6th April to the 8th April and again from the 20th April to the 22nd April and it's the later dates that provide the potential for a real breakthrough, especially on the income front.
Once Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction leaves your income sector on the 6th April there'll not only be no more planetary activity here but in either of your money houses. The next planet to have any influence on the money front will be lucky Jupiter's return to your financial sector in July, kicking off your luckiest and most expansive financial year in over a decade. Venus knows this as she moves through her final days in your income sector, not only that there are some lucky twists ahead, but that you're on your own on the income front once she goes. Yet Venus has friends in high places and the desires and expectations she leaves you with will be in safe hands, creating the potential for ongoing income growth, especially as this is allowing you to point your professional passions and fighting spirit and your professional focus in general in the most lucrative direction. Those safe hands are those of Mars, Ceres and the North Node in your career sector, with all three offering Venus and income matters some very hands on support from their position in your career sector. Venus moved into a positive aspect to Mars last month, moving into a positive aspect to the other two from the 3rd April to the 5th April. This is in Venus' very final days in your income sector and when she leaves a day later on the 6th April, all her focus and the momentum gained will be absorbed by professional forces that will have a much clearer sense of where the money is and the power to turn expectations into reality. By the time a total lunar eclipse in your career sector brings professional matters to a head, Venus' fingerprints will be over everything and this will hold the potential for an income breakthrough as well. Income matters will get another chance from the 22nd April to the 24th April, giving you a nose for money as professional matters once more come to a head.
While the main months of the year for income matters are February and March, when the Sun moves through your income sector, it's not uncommon for this to still be playing out in early April, with the process of tying up loose ends still underway. While the Sun will always move through your income sector at a very specific time each year, Venus and Mercury, the two planets that travel with the Sun to provide logistical support, vary in that they can arrive before, during or after, but at the same time of year and only ever a matter of weeks apart. Venus and Mercury are part of the process of getting your new income year up to speed in terms of cementing your expectations, attracting opportunities, boosting your confidence and giving you a smart head for money to work with. As you move into the new month Mercury is still here and with the Sun been and gone, you've got the smart head for money needed to work with the transparency this has provided. It's Venus that is running late this year and returning on the 6th April, just 2 days before Mercury leaves on the 8th April, this is when the confidence, laws of attraction and the means to cement your expectations finally kicks in. Arriving late this will put Venus here for the remainder of the month and not leaving until early May this makes April one of the most potentially lucrative months of the year, especially as she has the support of Jupiter in your work sector and Saturn in your career sector. While it's not unusual to find Venus here in early April, the last time she or Mercury were still here at the end of the month was in 2006, 8 years ago. This is dragging things out, giving you longer to work with the money gods to explore all your income potential, with the help of some powerful forces in play on the professional front.
It is not unusual to have the focus on income matters at this time of year and in fact it's the norm, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your income sector. What is unusual is to have some very active planetary activity on the financial front, something that doesn't usually happen until the second half of the year. September/October is when the Sun moves through your financial sector and your annual financial review takes place, at the opposite side of the year to where the annual focus is now, on income matters. However, the forces in play on the financial front are not here for an annual update and while your annual financial review will take place as scheduled later in the year, the forces in play here aren't interested in housekeeping, they're here to completely shake things up. Mars and Ceres are both in retrograde motion and are both making their longest visits to your financial sector in decades, at the same time that the North Node is here for the first time since 1997. This sets the scene for a clash of money gods and that will happen at two specific points this month. The first point is during a total lunar eclipse in your financial sector on the 15th April and in the days either side, when the Moon and Sun bring income and financial forces to a head or to a tipping or turning point. The next time will be from the 22nd April to the 25th April, once more bringing income and financial forces into conflict. Yet while this creates the potential for some financial tension and pressures this month, with Mercury in your income sector from the 8th April to the 23rd April, you've got the smart head for money needed to see this for what it is, a chance to raise the bar on both things and to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings.