That there is any focus on either of your two money houses moving into March is not the norm, but then norm went out the window when Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion returned to your financial sector in October. While all the other planets moving through at the time moved on Jupiter stayed and on the 9th March will turn retrograde, almost five months after returning. This is the start of a four month retrograde phase that will see the focus on your financial situation and money matters continue, but the attention turn to the past and to the rear view mirror. This will be a chance to retrace your steps, spend time back at the drawing board and working with what is already on the table.
This will leave a gap for income matters to have their turn, but with the Sun not returning to your income sector until later next month, this is too soon for that. Or at least that will be the case until Venus, planet of money returns to your income sector on the 31st March. This might only impact the closing hours of March, but what Venus opens the door to is something incredible. From Venus' return there will be an unbroken chain of planetary activity until Uranus returns on the 16th May to begin an eight year visit. This is the first time you have had a major outer planet, the only kind that can keep things going for years, since Uranus himself left in 1942.
This makes this an important month for gaining as much professional traction as possible, so that when the doors open to new income developments you're ready. Fortunately, at what is normally a quiet point in your professional year, things are anything but. It starts with a Full Moon in your work sector on the 6th March and continues with Mars' return to your career sector on the 18th March. By the time Venus returns to your income sector on the 31st March you should have some real professional momentum going.
You have had near continuous planetary activity in your financial sector for so long that this has to feel like the focus has always and always will be on money matters. But that is not the case and things should have run their course when Saturn's three year financial boot camp ended just before Christmas and the Sun left your financial sector two days later. Mercury did stay on until mid January, giving you the smart head for money needed to tie up loose ends. Mercury's departure wrapped up a continuous period of planetary activity that began in September 2014. However, it was just 16 days later that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returned.
That 16 day gap was important, for this was the firebreak that separated Saturn's three year financial boot camp and the future. When Mars leaves on the 18th March this will finally bring all planetary activity to a close until Mercury returns at the end of October, just days before lucky Jupiter's return will kick off your biggest year for financial growth and opportunities in over a decade. Mars is making his final weeks all about capitalising on the last three years while preparing for the future. The Moon's return to your financial sector from the 8th March is the last with planetary activity until later in the year, with the Moon able to fuel your financial instincts, imagination and passions.
Mars is the warrior planet of the cosmos so it is all about fighting for what you want or need. After Mars' departure there will be no planetary activity in either of your two money houses until Venus returns to your income sector next month. This makes the Moon's return to your income sector from the 22nd March to the 24th March especially important. As well as sharpening your nose for money and giving you a lucrative sense of direction ahead of Venus' return, this will be the Moon's first visit in over three years without planetary activity in your financial sector and in opposition. Finally income matters are about to get their turn.
Mercury's departure from your financial sector in the early hours of February left Saturn and Pluto on their own and apart from the Moon's return every four weeks that is how it has remained. With the Sun not returning until December and Venus and Mercury until January 2019, this is how it looks like things will remain. With Saturn here until December 2020 and Pluto until November 2024, money matters appear to have fallen back into a slow, stable and steady pattern that is now the new norm. Yet even this new norm is something you're still adjusting to, with Pluto wanting to change things up and Saturn wanting to keep things stable.
Yet where Pluto has been calling for change since returning in 2008, Saturn gives you the structure to see things through. Yet this long, stable and slow phase is actually an illusion, for that is not how things will remain. The Moon's return to your financial sector from the 10th March to the 13th March will sharpen your financial instincts, making it easier to pick up on the fact that change was on the way. That change will arrive five days after the Moon leaves, in the form of Mars' return on the 18th March. This is Mars' first visit to your financial sector since 2016 and is his first time here with both Saturn and Pluto in our lifetime.
Mars is a planet that makes things happen and as he returns to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit, he finds some of the most powerful financial forces in our lifetime. Mars can recognise Pluto's call for change and how to harness Saturn's tenacity and his power to move mountains if you have to. Mars will spot from the get go that this is a chance to completely change things up. Maybe that is why, instead of moving through in just six weeks, he will instead spend twice that long here, spread out over two visits. The focus is all on money matters, but the Moon's return to your income sector from the 24th March to the 27th March will be a chance to sharpen your nose for money, at an important part of the month for both job and career matters.
The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Juno's departure from your financial sector in the second half of February has taken the spotlight off your financial situation and money matters, as happens at that time every year. However, unlike other years you hadn't just experienced two eclipses and there isn't usually ongoing momentum on the income or financial fronts. Last year, when the Sun left your financial sector in February there was no more planetary activity until January 2018 and there is never usually any planetary activity on the income front at this time of year. That changed with the lunar nodes' return to your two money houses last May, where they will stay until November.
This was the reason for a total solar eclipse in your income sector and a lunar eclipse in your financial sector last August and for both a total lunar eclipse in your income sector and solar eclipse in your financial sector last month. Without the Sun here there will be no more eclipses until July, but things won't go off the boil. With the lunar nodes still in your two money houses, the wheels will keep turning. However, when the last of the planets left your financial sector on the 24th February this changed the dynamics, shifting the balance of power from money matters and back onto income matters.
For while the South Node's position in your financial sector will keep the wheels turning there are no longer any planets there, where you have Ceres in your income sector and will do until June. Even then, with Venus arriving before she leaves and then continuous planetary activity until January, income matters will continue to enjoy the balance of power, at least until Mars returns to your financial sector in May. For now though, with Ceres in retrograde motion until the 19th March and new developments on the job and career fronts, there is the potential for untapped income potential, as you wait for the tide to turn.
Because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your financial sector, the focus is always going to be on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year. Yet this year you start the month with six planets in your financial sector and this puts a lot of focus on money matters, but also in a wide and diverse way. This also creates the potential for a bumpy start to the month, which is more opportune than you might think at the time. For when the Moon returns to your income sector on the 1st March ahead of a Full Moon on the 2nd March, it will move into opposition with six planets before leaving on the 3rd March.
This may see financial tension run high in the first three days of the month, but after that you will enjoy the benefits. Those benefits will be felt on both fronts. While you have a Full Moon in your income sector at this time every year, with so much developing on the job and career fronts both this month and over the coming months, this is the jumpstart that income matters need. At the same time this is going to motivate the planets lined up in your financial sector. With Mercury in your financial sector until the 6th March, he gives you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game during the Full Moon and after it's over.
Venus' departure on the 7th March will leave you with your financial desires and expectations updated, while the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters until leaving on the 21st March. It is the New Moon here on the 18th March that could be game changing. For the first time in four years you have Juno, queen of commitment on board while Chiron, here since 2010 is leaving next month. In his last full month in your financial sector, the planet of healing is ready to lay old financial demons to rest, while Juno allows you to set new financial goals and stick to them.
The Sun's return to your financial sector on the 21st March will turn the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters, something that happens at this time every year. However, things will start moving before that and in an empowered way. With Eris in your financial sector since 1926 and Uranus since 2010, there is always going to be at least some focus on your financial situation and money matters. This is why, with Jupiter in your income sector and in opposition with Eris and Uranus from September 2016 to October 2017, this may have created some financial tension. Yet this is something you're now reaping the benefits from.
Mercury's return to your financial sector on the 6th March is the first of the annual planets to arrive, those that turn the focus more to mundane money matters and kick off an active point of any year. Mercury returns with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game and to make smart financial choices, decisions and plans. Normally moving through in just 15 days, this is when Mercury can help you get on top of money matters. Mercury has a special affinity to Uranus, who is known as the 'higher octave' of Mercury. By that it means that they are cut from the same cloth, but while Mercury looks at the details, Uranus looks at the bigger picture.
Mercury returns to find Uranus in his final months and due to leave on the 16th May, he knows that this is the last time they will meet up here in our lifetime. It is no wonder than that Mercury refuses to leave and instead will turn retrograde on the 23rd March. This will give you a chance to return to the drawing board. This will also keep Mercury here until the 14th May, just two days before Uranus leaves. Venus' return on the 7th March will help fuel your financial confidence, desires and expectations, while the Sun will turn the solar spotlight onto money matters from the 21st March.
This is a big month for income matters, with the final hours of the month opening the doors to new developments on the financial front. This is literally in the final hours, with Venus' return to your financial sector on the 31st March opening the door to some stunning developments over the coming months. This will have little impact this month, but does account for a growing sense of financial confidence and anticipation. That will be especially strong during the Moon's last visit before Venus arrives, from 20th March to the 22nd March. Until then it is income matters that will once again dominate the month.
That has been the case since Jupiter returned to your income sector in October. With developments on the financial front from the end of this month, Jupiter's golden run as the only planet in either of your two money houses is about to end, but here for nearly six months by then, he and your income situation will benefit from and will be ready for some competition. Until then there is a lot happening on the income front this month. The first is the massive support, with the month starting with six planets in your work sector. One of those planets is Venus, planet of money, who will always work to steer work and job matters in a lucrative direction.
The second impact on income matters happens on the 9th March, just two days after Venus' departure from your work sector on the 7th March. It is on the 9th March that Jupiter turns retrograde, beginning a four month retrograde phase that will give the planet of luck and expansion a chance to retrace his steps. After nearly five months in your income sector by then there will be a lot to go back over, with support from planets on the job front continuing throughout that time and right through to and even after Jupiter's departure in November. The Moon's visit to your income sector from the 6th March to the 8th March will ensure your nose for money is sharp as Venus leaves your work sector and Jupiter prepares to turn retrograde.
There is not only a massive push on the income front this month, but the right kind of professional support kicks in to not only support this, but to continue that support. That push comes from the fact that when Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos leaves your income sector on the 18th March, there will be no more planetary activity until the end of October. Mars is an impatient planet and there should have been a sense of urgency last month, but from the moment he returned at the end of January the warrior planet of the cosmos was composed and uncharacteristically patient. What Mars has been waiting for are the right professional conditions.
With Uranus and Eris in your work sector and Ceres and the North Node in your career sector from the get go, Mars had professional support from the get go, but he wanted something more. He wanted planets that could not only get things moving professionally, but would keep things moving and especially in a lucrative direction after he leaves. Mercury's return to your work sector on the 6th March will signal the start of Mars' push to make his final 12 days count, but the planet Mars is really waiting for is Venus.
It is Venus, planet of money's return to your work sector on the 7th March that will send Mars into overdrive and that is when the urgency and his warrior spirit will really kick in. As the planet of money and especially earned income, Venus returns to your work sector each year with a clear agenda. That agenda is to job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Mars knows that if he can fire things up on the income front while Venus is on the work front that the momentum will continue. For behind Venus is Eris, a planet that has been in your work sector since 1926 and is here for another three decades. Work and job matters are Mars' main prize and Venus is his key.
While income matters are the only game in town this month, there are two things going on. The first is what first impressions suggest is going on and the second is what is really going on. First impressions suggest that income forces are strong, stable and slow and that they will remain that way for the rest of the year. When the Sun, Mercury and Venus left your income sector at the end of January, they not only left Pluto behind, as they have done every year since 2008, but for the first time since 1991, Saturn as well. With Saturn here until December 2020 and Pluto until November 2024 neither are in any kind of a hurry and they won't even align until early 2020. This will be their first alignment anywhere in 38 years and their first here in our lifetime.
Yet this is nearly two years away and with the Sun not returning to your income sector until December and Venus and Mercury not returning until January 2019, this is a stable, steady but very slow march forward. Or so it appears, for remember this is just the first impression of what kind of month this will be and it will remain that way until the 18th March. Then on the 18th March everything changes with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos' return. Mars will always return to fire things up on the income front, encouraging you to fight for what you deserve and urging you to smash your way through glass ceilings.
It is not just Mars' return that makes this significant, but who he encounters and how long he'll stay. This is the first time you have had Mars, Saturn and Pluto in your income sector at the same time in our lifetime, with Mars able to draw on Pluto's ability to change and Saturn's power to move mountains if you have to. It is no wonder that Mars is not content to spend just six weeks here, instead spending twice that long, spread out over two visits, which won't end until September.
Things quieten down on the income and financial fronts this month, with intensity of last month's eclipses over. The Sun's month long visit to your income sector, which ended on the 19th February, hosted both a total lunar eclipse in your financial sector and a solar eclipse in your income sector. The reason for that is that with the lunar nodes in your two money houses from May 2017 to November 2018, each time the Sun moves through either of your money houses this will trigger an eclipse. This is the reason why you had a total solar eclipse in your financial sector and lunar eclipse in your income sector in August and why you will have another pair of eclipses in July.
Without the Sun here the lunar nodes move back to their main focus, which is maintaining a balance between money coming in and money going out. The balance of power this month does however shift to money matters as a whole, for unlike your income sector, where there is no planetary activity, you have Ceres in your financial sector. Even after she leaves there will be continuous planetary activity on the financial front all year. Yet because the lunar nodes must always be in balance, this increases your chances of keeping the income momentum of the last few months going.
With Ceres in retrograde motion in your financial sector until the 19th March, a lot of the financial focus is on the rear view mirror, with a chance to look back and learn from the past. Especially when it comes to defining your financial needs and priorities. Ceres is not focused on the money, which is simply a means to an end and because of that you have a chance to redefine your definition of financial success. It is important to reflect less on the money and more on your relationship with money.
With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of March in your income sector, the spotlight is always going to be on income matters at this time of year. However, you don't usually start the month with six planets in your income sector, something that to start with anyway, might appear to be a mixed blessing. For this creates the potential for some turbulence or a bumpy start to the month, albeit something that will quickly clear. This is all because of the Moon's return to your financial sector on the 1st March and the Full Moon this will create on the 2nd March.
You will always have a Full Moon in your financial sector at some point during the Sun's month long visit to your income sector. With the Sun and Moon in opposition this can create some financial tension, but this is the push that can bring both income and money matters to fruition or to a head, turning and/or tipping point. This is when having six planets in your income sector can appear to work to your disadvantage, for it means that until leaving on the 3rd March the Moon has six oppositions. There will be one on the 1st March, one on the 2nd March, which is the Full Moon and then three on the 3rd March.
Yet those six planets are not only working together and will therefore be energised by this, they are being supported by the largest and most powerful planet in the solar system. That planet is lucky Jupiter, who before turning retrograde in your career sector on the 9th March, will be on hand to turn any financial tension into motivation. With Venus, planet of money leaving your income sector on the 7th March and Mercury and his smart head for money on the 6th March, they'll be on hand to help turn this into an opportunity for a breakthrough. Things will settle down after that, but the income momentum will continue long after the Sun leaves on the 21st March.
This is a big month for income matters, much bigger than is the case at this time every year and to a point where this could be a game changer. March is always the month that the focus and the solar spotlight is on your income situation and matters. Even before the Sun returns on the 21st March, as he does at this time every year, things can start moving. For while Venus and Mercury will always travel with the Sun, they can often arrive several weeks before or after. This year they arrive several weeks before the Sun, Mercury on the 6th March and Venus on the 7th March. In any other area of your chart this would give you a head start, but with Uranus in your income sector since 2010, here you get a running start.
Yet Venus and Mercury have returned to team up with Uranus for the past eight years so this year should be no different, but from the get go it will be clear that things are very different and for two important reasons. The first is the professional support. With Mars in your career sector until the 18th March and both Ceres and the North Node in your work sector, you have the kind of professional support you don't usually have at this time of year. The second reason is the game changer and that is that with Uranus leaving in May, this is the last time that the Sun, Mercury and Venus will meet up with the planets of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected here in our lifetime.
They know that they need to make this count, as does Uranus. Venus will leave on the 31st March and while the Sun, who returns from the 21st March is here for a month, only one planet will help you see that through and that is Mercury. Mercury normally moves through your income sector in 15 days, giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game. Instead Mercury will turn retrograde on the 23rd March and won't leave until the 14th May. That's just two days before Uranus leaves on the 16th May. Uranus and Mercury are cut from the same cloth and from the moment Mercury returns on the 6th March his message to Uranus will be 'let's bring this home'.