If there is a sense of urgency on the income front it's because the money gods know that they have limited time to get income matters up to speed and the wheels rolling, however this should be balanced by a sense of confidence, for while you may be running out of time you've got all the support and resources needed to shatter some glass ceilings. The focus will always be on income matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of May in your income sector, however this year you've not only got more resources than you normally have, but better support and none of the challenges or roadblocks of previous years. For the last 2 years all planets moving through your income sector had to contend with an opposition with Saturn in your financial sector, creating financial challenges and tension. While Saturn will retrograde back into your financial sector next month, by then this annual income update will be over and there will be no competition between the two. Added to that Pluto, who from his position in your career sector can usually be relied on for support, was under extreme pressure last year and was unable to offer much support, whereas this year he can. Even the two facts, the fact that there are no financial roadblocks and the professional conditions are more favourable, would be enough to see things flow smoothly on the income front, but this year you've got Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos along for the ride. With Venus been and gone, Mercury leaving on the 1st May, Mars on the 12th May and the Sun on the 21st May, from the get go you've got the motivation, the drive, smart head for money and the means to make things happen. By the time a New Moon falls on the 18th May you should be ready to seize opportunities and run with them. A Full Moon in your financial sector on the 4th May will give both income and money matters a push, with a chance to bring things to a head, turning and/or tipping point.
That the solar spotlight will always fall on income matters when the Sun returns to your income sector on the 21st May each year, is about the only thing you could call typical about what's happening on both the income and financial fronts this year. To begin with the month will start with your desires and expectations raised, a sense of entitlement and also of defiance, knowing what you want and deserve and little frustrated with anything blocking you. That's because Venus, who returned to your income sector last month, encountered something these annual visits haven't encountered for 28 years, which is to find Saturn over on the other side of the sky in your financial sector and in opposition. As Mercury returns to your income sector on the 1st May, Mars on the 12th May and the Sun on the 21st May, while they'll bring a smart head for money, a warrior energy and a lot more clarity, they'll also encounter an opposition with Saturn in their early days. Yet while this may in the short term create financial tension, this will very quickly turn into motivation as the money gods gather to push income matters forward. With Saturn in retrograde motion in your financial sector this is going to bring stalled financial matters a push as well, something that they need, with any wakeup calls possibly challenging at the time, but ultimately fortuitous. Meanwhile, Mercury's retrograde turn on the 19th May will not only extend out his normal 2 week visit to 2 months, but will add 20/20 hindsight to his smart head for money.
May should be a fairly low key month for the money gods, able to step back and almost go into hibernation, except that's unlikely to be your reality. With Pluto in his first full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector, his annual review taking until September to complete and the money gods not usually reaching your income sector until late June, this should be a month for spending time looking back through the rear view mirror or spending time back at the drawing board. For the first week that will be the case, yet it's during the Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 8th May to the 10th May that things will change dramatically. For the 8th May is the same day that Venus returns to your income sector, with your financial instincts sharp and your emotional responses engaged when things all of a sudden become a lot more exciting. The Moon will return to your financial sector nearly 4 hours before Venus returns to your income sector on the 8th May and that's significant, because it means they won't move into opposition and there won't be the financial tension this could have caused, but it will be clear that something has shifted. Income opportunities don't usually kick in this early in the year and while the Sun and Mars won't return to your income sector until later next month and Mercury not until July, Venus is returning 10 weeks earlier than she did last year, to get the ball rolling. While Pluto's annual financial review will continue, moving into opposition with Venus on the 22nd/23rd May means you won't get away with pulling the wool over your own eyes, while any financial tension this creates will only further fuel your motivation on the income front. What is not only boosting your income expectations but your confidence as well is the support coming from the professional gods.
As lucky Jupiter spends his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector this was always going to be the month where it became more obvious that the tide has turned and as things ease back to a more manageable professional pace, where a lot of your chickens will come home to roost. While the truly lucky, auspicious and lucrative months of the year won't kick off until Venus returns to your income sector in June, the fact that the tide has turned and there is so much support from Uranus in your career sector, Saturn in your work sector and because of the hard work already invested, this is when you should see signs that things are finally moving in the right direction. With Jupiter in your income sector from July 2014 to August 2015 but in retrograde motion from the 9th December to the 9th April, this was always going to be the point where everything started to come together, so there are no surprises here. What is a surprise is a growing sense of overall financial confidence, which either shouldn't be in effect or the conditions behind it should be creating financial tension, but they're not. This is not a time of year when you will normally find planetary activity in your financial sector and during the time that the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus moved through, this created a huge amount of financial tension in the first 3 months of the year. Now you have the best of both worlds, for while Ceres returned early last month for a 4 month visit to your financial sector, turning retrograde early next month she's slowing down and will never reach a point where she will move into opposition with Jupiter, which was where the financial tensions and challenges earlier in the year came from. With a huge amount of support herself Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system is able to work behind the scenes to boost your financial confidence and redefine your definition of financial success, while Jupiter does his thing in expanding your income opportunities and potential.
May is a month where you're able to step back, catch your breath and let things play out, creating a buffer between some very active and defining months for financial matters and a huge new round of income opportunities and potential, which will kick off in July. Because the focus is due to not only shift dramatically to income matters but stay there for the following year, the money gods want to cement things on the financial front first, working behind the scenes to ensure the wheels are turning smoothly and that money matters as a whole are on track. This is happening in a way that isn't as in your face as it has been in previous months and more something that is happening behind the scenes. In the meantime, while new income opportunities and developments are still a few months away, this is something that both the money and professional gods are already working towards. You can't reach those glass ceilings that you'll soon have a chance to shatter without first having the professional scaffolding to reach them, which is what's happening now. With Venus been and gone from your career sector, Mercury leaving on the 1st May, Mars on the 12th May and the Sun on the 21st May, they're working to get your professional year up to speed and on track, ready for the income opportunities ahead. This makes the Moon's visits to your income sector especially important, not only giving you a nose for money but a chance for professional forces to take a sense of where the money is in mind. You'll start the month with the Moon in your income sector, making it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the get go. By the time the Moon returns again on the 30th May, beginning and ending the month in your income sector, the professional push will be over and new income opportunities will all of a sudden be a matter of weeks rather than months away.
Things ease back on both the income and financial fronts this month, to a point where the wheels are turning, you know where things stand and what you're working on and towards, but also where there is likely to be a new sense of financial confidence. The Sun's departure from your financial sector on the 20th April not only brought your annual financial review to an end, but a very active 2 months that began with Mars' return on the 20th February. During that time first Mars, then Venus, Mercury and finally the Sun moved through, leaving you with your financial desires, passions and fighting spirit banked, a smart head for money and a clear sense of where things stand, with the real journey then beginning. With Uranus staying on in your financial sector until 2019 these annual updates are designed to create any course corrections required, get your attention and to take care of any financial housekeeping, before shifting back to the phase you're in now, which is one of keeping the wheels turning. With the North Node keeping income matters on track this also puts money and income matters back onto a more even and balanced footing, just as things are coming together professionally. It was Easter's lunar eclipse in your income sector and Ceres' return to your work sector that triggered something that you're only now starting to benefit from, with Venus' early return to your career sector last month bringing income, work and career forces together in a way that you don't usually see at this time of year. That partnership will continue to build all month, culminating with some interesting developments on the income, work and career fronts around the 24th/25th May.
While Saturn will return to your income sector next month, shifting the focus back onto income matters, just in time for a professional push that begins this month, the money gods are still firmly focused on money matters or at least they will be in the first 3 weeks of the month. With the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of May in your financial sector there is nothing unusual about that, but what is unusual is that it will end abruptly when the Sun leaves. With Venus, Mercury and Mars all moving ahead of the Sun, they were not only already in your financial sector when the Sun returned last month but have either left or will leave in the first 2 weeks of the month. Venus has already been and gone, Mercury will leave on the 1st May and Mars on the 12th May, but not before leaving you with your financial desires, passions and fighting spirit fuelled and a smart head for money. This leaves the Sun behind to tie up loose ends, with the Moon's return on the 16th May resulting in a New Moon on the 18th May. Falling just 3 days before the Sun is due to leave and your annual financial review runs its course, this will create an opportunity to make a commitment to the financial intentions, promises and expectations made, but is the point where the real journey begins. Unlike previous years the only wakeup calls that money matters will get will be during a Full Moon in your income sector on the 4th May, bringing both income and money matters to a head, turning and/or tipping point. Falling just 4 days before Venus' return to your career sector and with Saturn returning to your income sector, this will be the trigger that income opportunities need in order to get the ball rolling.
While the solar spotlight will always fall on money matters at some point in April, with the Sun returning to your financial sector on the 21st May each year, this year things have not only got off the ground early, but in a much more dynamic way that can't fail to get your attention. You will move into the month with Venus already in your financial sector and while she'll leave on the 8th May the financial desires and expectations she leaves you with will be in safe hands, with Mercury and his smart head for money returning on the 1st May, Mars and his financial passions and fighting spirit on the 12th May and the Sun on the 21st May. As was the case for Venus when she returned last month and for the planets that return next month, for the first time in 28 years you'll return to find Saturn over on the other side of the sky, in your income sector and in opposition. A series of oppositions on the 3rd/4th May, again on the 15th/16th May and finally on the 22nd/23rd May will all bring any financial tension to a head, but with a smart head for money and your financial passions and fighting spirit engaged, this and both money and income matters so well supported, this is more likely to be a case of raising the bar. With lucky Jupiter in his first full month in direct motion in your career sector and Saturn in his last full month in your income sector, this will bring the wakeup calls that both money and income matters need, making it very easy to turn this into motivation. Mercury's retrograde turn on the 19th May will add 20/20 hindsight to an already smart head for money.
This should be a fairly low key month for money matters, with Saturn in his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector and the solar focus not shifting to financial matters as a whole until June. That's still the case, with Pluto's first full month in retrograde motion benefiting from the planetary activity in your work sector, with new doors opening and new leverage being gained on the work front giving you access to untapped income potential. It's money matters that should be a lot more low key and while the Sun won't return to your financial sector until later next month to begin your annual financial review Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction manages to get in first. Last year Venus didn't return to your financial sector until the 19th July, when during the Sun's final days most things were already resolved, at a time when there had been a lot of financial tension, not just then but for the majority of the first half of 2014. This year Venus is out to exploit the fact that the conditions have changed dramatically since then and that you're now able to benefit from the path that clearing old obstacles and issues has created. Venus' return to your financial sector on the 8th May does shift some of the money gods' focus onto financial and money matters as a whole and an opposition with Pluto on the 22nd/23rd May may bring some financial tensions to a head, but she is not here to deal with financial housekeeping and only to motivate. Before leaving on the 6th June Venus is here to fuel your financial desires and expectations, weeks before your annual review and any realities are required. A bit of financial tension will raise the bar on both the income and financial fronts, very quickly transforming into motivation.
This was always destined to be a turnaround month for money matters, with Jupiter's first full month in direct motion in your financial sector a chance to appreciate that the tide has turned. While Jupiter and money matters themselves won't really start coming together until Venus returns in June, already a sense that the tide has turned and you have luck and the money gods on your side is fuelling your financial confidence and a willingness to let things take as long as it takes. This gradual rise in financial confidence and ease at which money matters move is expected to increase over the coming months, with things now moving in the right rather than the wrong direction. This is what is expected and has been since Jupiter returned to your financial sector last July, but what isn't expected is the developments on the income front this month, which could be quite stunning. Things began to shift when a lunar eclipse in your career sector over Easter ushered in Ceres' return to your income sector just hours earlier, but what has cemented this even further has been Venus' return to your work sector last month. While Venus will leave your work sector on the 8th May, with Mercury returning on the 1st May, Mars on the 12th May and the Sun on the 21st May, new work developments will continue to unfold, with support from Ceres in your income sector and the North Node in your career sector. This creates a month where income, work and career forces will slowly come together, culminating in some auspicious developments around the 24th/25th May. While planetary activity in your income and financial sectors at the same time usually creates financial tension that's not the case here, just a growing sense of confidence and momentum on both fronts.
Things ease back this month and the money gods take a back seat, which is just the way you want it. After some busy, active and defining months on the income front, months that have laid the seeds for all income opportunities and developments over the coming year, it's time to let those seeds gestate, waiting for the right professional conditions. Over the last 3 years your biggest problem has been keeping your professional hat off, with the professional gods having had to really push through barriers and fight to put your professional game on the path it will continue on. Over Christmas the professional gods took some time out, but the problem is that they didn't come back and you've been left with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses since Christmas Eve and with so much having played out on the income front over the last 4 months, what you're lacking is the professional momentum to go with it. With the Sun not returning to your work sector until later next month, another month of waiting was on the cards until the perfect planet rides to the rescue, a planet that is able to wear both her money and professional hat at the same time. It's Venus' return to your work sector on the 8th May, 10 weeks earlier than she returned last year, that finally breaks the professional drought and opens the door to a flood of professional developments on both the work and career fronts over the coming months. As a rule of thumb, the adage to live by when Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction visits your work sector each year, is that where the heart leads the money follows. With so much planetary activity in your income sector over recent months and already knowing where the money is, Venus will return to find a gold mine of income potential and a chance to put new work matters on the course you get to decide on from the get go. Expect things to finally start coming together on the income and work fronts from the 8th May, staying that way for the rest of the year, joined by career developments from next month.
The Sun's departure from your income sector on the 20th April brought the most active months of the year for income matters to an end, months that began with Mars' return on the 20th February, but it's left you with a lot of untapped potential, a clear sense of what you're fighting for, of where the money is and the support from both the money and professional gods to continue the journey. With Uranus in your income sector until 2019 there was never any danger of things going off the boil and with so much support and so many seeds planted over the last few months, this has left you with enough untapped potential to continue to enjoy income growth and opportunities for the rest of the year and beyond. However, it helps that there is support from lucky Jupiter, spending his first full month in direct motion in your work sector and from Saturn, spending his last full month in your career sector, before retrograding back out next month. In fact, this is the month when income, work and career matters, all now on an equal footing and spending their last full month working as a team, are likely to come together. In the meantime, with the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus gone from your income sector this creates more balance between income and financial forces, bringing any financial tension between the two to an end. In fact, there should be a growing sense of financial confidence in general, even if you can't put your finger on why. This is something that needs to be taken with blind faith, with the money gods sending a clear signal that there are no more challenges and that on all fronts they have your back.