There is a strengthening, settling and buckling down to things theme developing on the financial front this month, that is both bringing things in closer to your chest, asking that you deal with things and also very empowering. While you've had Saturn in your financial sector since October 2012, demanding that you take responsibility for financial matters, taking the practical steps required to take your power back, with the North Node here as well, this kept part of your focus on the future and a sense of what's possible. There was always that hope that something would happen to change things so you wouldn't have to take responsibility, that maybe you might win lotto or something else would happen so you wouldn't have to put in the hard work. The North Node's departure last month brought an end to that, but rather than leave you without hope, it left you with a sense that you are what you've been waiting for, that all along you're the one with the power and all the choices. This has brought your financial focus back to the here and now, but also to a sense that what you see is what you get and that by ruling out all the what ifs, you can focus on 'what is'. Even Ceres, who returned to your financial sector last month to help redefine your financial priorities is having a rethink, with her retrograde turn late last month giving you a chance to look to the past for inspiration. The real shift comes when Saturn turns retrograde in your financial sector on the 3rd March, beginning his first real review phase since returning in October 2012 that doesn't have the distraction of keeping one eye on the road ahead. While the Moon will visit your income sector from the 5th March to the 7th March, giving you a nose for money as Venus leaves your career sector on the 6th March, the focus is on money matters as a whole, as you continue to take your power back, with a chance this month to take care of any housekeeping.
Another low key month for money matters gives you a chance to focus more on getting your new professional year up to speed, as will be the case at this time of year in most years. That this time last year there was a huge amount of focus on income matters was more an aberration than the norm, as lucky Jupiter made his first and only visit to your income sector in a decade. It won't be until the Sun and Mercury return to your income sector in May that you'll get to benefit from the legacy this left, with some of the most auspicious income months of the year kicking off on the 8th May. Until then, with no planetary activity in either of your money houses the money gods are taking a hands off approach, putting the power back in your hands. This makes it important not to over play things, for this isn't a month where it's about the money. Yet in saying that, income and financial matters require a different focus, needing to be played in different ways. On the income front it's all about lining up for the auspicious and lucrative developments from May right through to July, working with the planets in play on the work and career fronts to gain the professional momentum that future income opportunities will rely on. This makes the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 7th March to the 10th March especially important, giving you a nose for money just days after a New Moon in your career sector opens the door to new professional opportunities and just days after Mars' retrograde turn in your work sector has opened the door to second chances on the work front. The Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 22nd March to the 24th March is a chance to both get your overall financial bearings, but also to tap back into the financial desires and expectations you moved into the year with.
You've no doubt become accustomed to the financial intensity that has been at a high pitch for several months now, with things especially intense and urgent in the early days of the month. Yet while there has been times in the past and there will be times in the future when this boils over into financial tension, in the early days of the month it's less that there are conflicting challenges on the financial and income fronts and more that there are conflicting opportunities or agendas, with both sides urgently wanting your attention. As you move into the new month Venus is in her final days of her longest visit to your financial sector in over 200 years, while lucky Jupiter is also in his final days in retrograde motion in your income sector, holding the doors open to the past and second chances, for the last time for another 12 years. You don't even have the option of putting one on hold while you focus on the other, for with Venus leaving your financial sector on the 6th March and Jupiter is turning direct on the same day, they both need your full attention, at the same time. Yet while Venus will leave your financial sector on the 6th March, Jupiter won't leave your income sector until July, so while the tide is about to turn if you're going to play favourites then the focus needs to be on Venus and on cementing your financial desires and expectations for the future. Jupiter has been in retrograde motion in your income sector for 4 months and in his final days in retrograde motion will be at a standstill. This brings a need to look at any income situations that appear to be stuck or stalled, not as a roadblock but as preparation for a turnaround. Jupiter's direct turn marks a turnaround on the income front, but the planet of luck and expansion not only has until July to bring things home, he has plenty of support both now and over the coming months from powerful forces in play on both the work and career fronts.
While January and February are the months when the focus is on money matters, as was the case last month, this is usually something that has wrapped up by the time you move into March. Last year, the Sun and Venus' departure from your financial sector in late February brought all the planetary activity for the year to a close, with no more support or focus until Mercury returned on the 12th January 2014. However, while the Sun has already been and gone, wrapping up your annual financial review last month, as Venus hasn't even arrived yet this has far from run its course and won't until early next month. This keeps money matters in play for another month, which is a real bonus, giving you time to let things play out and now that you've done much of the groundwork, to gain some real financial traction. Mercury first returned to your financial sector on the 12th January and while he left on the 1st February he retrograded back in for a double dip visit 12 days later, giving you extra time to work with his smart head for money and the hindsight he's now brought into play. The Sun has everything out in the open, giving you a chance to take your power back. While your focus since the Sun left on the 19th February has been on the road behind, Mercury's direct turn on the 1st March draws a line in the sand on Day 1 of the new month, making it clear that it's time to move on. The real push to bring things home begins when Venus finally returns to your financial sector on the 6th March, with the planet of money, desire and attraction here to cement your financial desires and expectations, trigger the laws of attraction and provide the confidence needed to make you the master of your own destiny. The Moon's visit to your financial sector from the 26th March to the 28th March will give you a chance to put your financial instincts, desires and expectations on the same page, with Mercury's departure on the 18th March leaving you with a smart head for money.
This will always be an important month for money matters, with the Sun not only always spending the first 3 weeks of March in your financial sector, but a Full Moon always falling at some point during his month long visit and during your annual financial review. The Sun returned to your financial sector on the 19th February and as is the case at this time every year, this began your month long annual review, bringing the reality checks required in order to bring things up to date. While the Sun is all about 'what is' and getting real, since Neptune returned to your financial sector in February 2012, part of getting real is realising the importance of having a dream and something to aspire to. The Sun and Neptune aligned late last month, allowing you to move into the new month with a clear sense of where things stand now, how you sense they could be and of how to start closing the gap between the two. You're able to take this to the next level, when a New Moon in your financial sector on the 1st March gives you a chance to draw a new line in the sand. However, with Mercury not returning to your financial sector until the 18th March and Venus not returning until early next month, there will be plenty of time to bring things up to speed. In the meantime, income matters are likely to come to a head during a Full Moon in your income sector on the 17th March and while there may be some financial tension in the days leading up to this, this not only brings some timely wakeup calls, but can be a real trigger for income opportunities already at a tipping point. Falling just a day before Mercury and his smart head for money return to your financial sector, this will provide some timely motivation.
While the Sun's return to your financial sector on the 21st March is something that happens at this time every year, throwing the solar spotlight on your financial situation and beginning a month long annual financial review, the conditions he'll find are far from the norm. While this is the fourth time that the Sun will return to find Uranus in your financial sector, where until 2019 he's bringing the laws of synchronicity into play and calling for an authentic and honest approach to financial matters, this will reveal a far more complex situation than is normally the case. Not only do you have Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your income sector, but thanks to their arrival last month the lunar nodes are spending their first full month in your two money houses. With the North Node in your income sector and the South Node in your financial sector, there is a new gravitational force in play, the goalposts have been raised and on both fronts there is a force in play that is over and above what you have control over. By the time your annual review begins on the 21st March you'll be aware that this is no ordinary annual update and that this is a game changing time on both the financial and income fronts. While this should be a time of year when the focus is on taking care of any financial housekeeping, with Mars not only making his longest visit to your income sector in 3 decades but turning retrograde on the 2nd March, opening the door to second chances, income matters are gatecrashing. This is creating a lot more intensity and as the month progresses some financial tension may start creeping in, but this is less about conflicting challenges and more that dominant income and financial forces and opportunities are fighting for your attention at the same time. Riding to the rescue will be Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system, who retrograding back into your income sector on the 23rd March will provide a lot more perspective, allowing you to see beyond the money.
For the first time since August 2012 the money gods are firmly focused on income matters alone, with the South Node's departure from your financial sector last month having left you with all you need to know in order to keep things on track, without having to continue to rehash things. Chances are this is going to translate into money matters or your overall financial situation no longer being so relevant, either because a quiet sense of confidence is telling you that you'll be okay no matter what or you've done the housekeeping required and you can now tick that off your list. Either way the focus has not only shifted to income matters as a whole, but your whole approach to things has changed. For at the same time that the South Node left your financial sector last month, the North Node left your income sector, where since August 2012 it has kept your focus on the horizon and on far off goals, keeping you on track but also dangling a carrot that was always just out of reach. The North Node's departure brought the focus back to the here and now, more focused on taking your power back and the concrete steps required to make things happen. Yet in the closing days of last month and early days of this month even more changes are afoot and not content to bring your income focus back to the present, the money gods are doing a 180 degree turn from forward focus, turning their focus onto the past. It began with Ceres' retrograde turn in your income sector late last month and continues with Saturn's retrograde turn on the 3rd March, putting the only two planets in your income sector and in either of your two money houses in retrograde motion. This opens the door to a major review phase, but with new doors opening on the work front and a turnaround on the career front in early March, to second chances on the income front as well, especially when it comes to reaping the rewards of hard work already invested.
It's business as usual on both the income and financial fronts this month, with the money gods happy to leave things to you. With no planetary activity in either of your money houses it's important to not make money matters more or less important than they really are, to focus more on the big picture but also pay attention when the Moon moves through. With the Sun and Mercury both returning to your financial sector in May to begin your annual financial review, the Moon's visit from the 7th March to the 10th March is more about paying attention to the financial instincts that will help you keep things on track. It's the Moon's visit to your income sector that holds extra significance this month, more so because of the timing. The Moon will move through your income sector from the 22nd March to the 24th March and as is the case in these monthly visits, this will give you a nose for money and an intuitive sense of where the money is. What is so auspicious about the timing of this visit is that the Moon will return and a nose for money will kick in during the Sun's first full day in your work sector and the start of the most auspicious and busiest months of the year on the work front. This is a phase that won't run its course until late May and even then forces behind the scenes will be in play when lucky Jupiter returns to your career sector in July, so in effect the 22nd March is the first full day of the real push to bring your professional year up to speed. Starting with the Moon in your income sector will ensure you have a nose for money, your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground from the get go.
After a fairly intense start to the month things will settle back to a new normal after the first week, but until then there are still some things to sort out. Thursday 6th March is D Day for both financial and income matters and also the day that things turn a corner. Until then, with Venus in her final days in your income sector and Jupiter in his final days in retrograde motion in your financial sector, they are both fighting for your attention, with very different agendas. After 4 months in your income sector Venus will wrap up her longest visit in over 200 years and therefore in your lifetime on the 6th March, having done what she could to cement the desires and expectations and to trigger the laws of attraction that will put you in the best possible position for both short and long term income opportunities. The most important thing Venus will be working on is a sense of entitlement and confidence, raising a belief in what you're worth and in what you deserve. While Venus is looking to the future, in his final days in retrograde motion before turning direct on the 6th March, the same day Venus leaves your income sector, Jupiter is not only looking to the past, but coming to a standstill is going to make things appear stuck or stalled. This calls for a more proactive approach to income matters, while taking a wait and see approach to financial matters. The 6th March is by no means the end of the story, with Pluto staying on in your income sector to continue what Venus started and Jupiter's direct turn just the start of a rebuilding phase, with many opportunities stretching out in front of you. It's between your two money houses that financial tensions might come to a head next month, making it important to pay attention to anything pushing your buttons now, dealing with things before they can come to a head.
While there is always a lot of focus on income matters in January and February this is usually over by March. The Sun will always return to your income sector in January, throwing the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and choices, then leaving you to your own devices. Last year, once the Sun and Venus left in late February you were on your own for the rest of the year, with no more planetary activity until Mercury returned on the 12th March 2014. The money gods put a lot more focus on financial matters last year and especially in the second half of 2013, leaving income matters to limp along on their own. This year the money gods haven't even begun to reveal what's possible, for as you move into the new month Venus, the planet that can really get things moving, is yet to appear. Last year Venus, planet of money, desire and attraction had been and gone by this point, but held back by her retrograde phase and extended stay in your sign she's been a no show so far this year. However, she does have a stand in, for while Mercury left your income sector on the 1st February he did a U turn just a few days later, returning for a double dip visit just 12 days after leaving. While the Sun has moved on Mercury is still here, giving you access to both his smart head for money and the hindsight his retrograde phase brings into play, giving you extra time to spend back at the drawing board. What Mercury is really doing is buying time, knowing that when Venus returns and the laws of attraction kick in, all that he and the Sun have been working towards will finally gain some traction. Mercury's direct turn on the 1st March is a sign that things are starting to move, with Venus' return on the 6th March kicking off what is destined to be the most auspicious month of the year for income matters, one that won't run its course until the 6th April. Mercury will hook up with Mars, in retrograde motion in your career sector mid month and Venus and Mars will hook up on the 29th/30th March, creating some auspicious days for both income and professional matters.
While the focus is always on income matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of March in your income sector, it's been a while since the conditions were so good, both in terms of a lack of financial challenges and support from your two professional houses. While Saturn was already in your career sector this time last year, this is the first time in 12 years that the Sun has returned to throw the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options while you've had lucky Jupiter in your work sector. With Saturn turning retrograde in your career sector on the 3rd March and Jupiter turning direct in your work sector on the 6th March, they're working in tandem to ensure that professionally there is always one eye on the road ahead and another on the road behind. After aligning with Neptune late last month and benefiting from the smart head for money and hindsight Mercury's short visit last month has provided, you're able to move into the new month with a new sense of confidence. A New Moon in your income sector on the 1st March will give you a chance to draw a new line in the sand from the get go, ready for a fresh start. Mercury, who retrograded back out after just 12 days in your income sector last month, will return on the 18th March, in time to take over when the Sun leaves on the 21st March, but with Venus not returning until next month, it won't be until then that you'll reach the most lucrative weeks of 2014. Just a day before Mercury returns the Sun will be confronted by a Full Moon in your financial sector on the 17th March, which will bring both income and financial matters to a head. While this may create some financial tension and push some buttons, this is the wake up call that you will get at this time every year and with Mercury and his smart head for money returning the next day, you'll have no trouble turning this into motivation and a new sense of determination.
You have no option other than to throw away the game book this month, with everything that you have normally come to expect needing to be rewritten as the money gods move the goalposts. While having Uranus in your income sector since 2010 has now become your new normal and the Sun's return on the 21st March, which happens at this time every year, is their fourth encounter here in your lifetime, everything else is completely new. For the first time since 1997 the Sun will return to find the South Node in your income sector and the North Node in your financial sector, with the lunar nodes spending their first full month in your two money houses, after their return last month. This has raised the bar on both fronts, especially when it comes to the money god's involvement, bringing some strong gravitational forces into play. With Uranus already working through the laws of synchronicity and the South Node able to draw on what has already been invested in the past, as the Sun returns to bring your annual income update this could have some fairly dramatic consequences. Yet as with the North Node's position in your financial sector, where it's giving Mars and your financial passions and fighting spirit a clear sense of direction, you have become the passenger and the laws of synchronicity that the wheel and the elements of fate and destiny navigate. As the Sun and Uranus explore new income opportunities and the North Node keeps your overall financial game on track, this frees Mars up to take a side step, with his retrograde turn in your financial sector on the 2nd March giving you a chance to retrace your steps, going back over ground already covered. With the goalposts raised and the lunar nodes now fast tracking things, this is a chance to rethink missed opportunities or financial matters that may have been previously out of reach.