That the focus is on money matters at this time of year is a given, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of November in your financial sector, but not to the degree that it is this year or in the last two years. The biggest danger at the moment is taking the extreme focus on financial and money matters at the moment as the norm, failing to see this as the extraordinary opportunity it is to get on top of things once and for all, especially if you're already over it. With Saturn, hard task master of the cosmos in your financial sector since October 2012, you've had 2 years of him breathing down your neck, forcing you to deal with financial issues, refusing to let you sweep things under the carpet and demanding that you become accountable. With Saturn here for so long, there is a real danger of believing this is how it will normally be. However that is not the case and with Saturn not only due to leave on Christmas Eve but leaving you with no planetary activity in your financial sector, for the first time since August 2012, this really is the push to bring things home and the money gods have come out in droves to help you over the line. You'll move into the month with the Sun shining the solar spotlight on money matters, Venus fuelling your financial desires and expectations and Mercury's return on the 9th November bringing both a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight into play. The fact that Mars has already moved through means your financial passions and fighting spirit are still there to be tapped into. A Full Moon in your income sector on the 7th November, just as things are heating up on the career front, will provide the right push at the right time, for both income and financial matters.
While the solar focus will always fall onto financial and money matters in November, it's not usually until later in the month and more often than not it's all over by Christmas. With the Sun moving through your financial sector from the 22nd November to the 22nd December, as is the case at this time every year, this is when the lights come on, you're forced to keep your eyes open, feet on the ground and head out of the sand. That is still the case this year however, the money gods are already on the job and have been since mid September and they won't be knocking off before Christmas, nor next Christmas or the one after, on the job now until December 2017. The money god that will keep things going is Saturn, but as he won't return until Christmas Eve and because your annual financial review won't begin until later in the month, what you have as you move into the new month is the build up. Mars only left your financial sector late last night, so your financial passions and fighting spirit are still likely to be at a heightened level. The money god that is on duty, keeping the focus on money matters until Venus returns on the 17th November, the Sun on the 22nd November and Mercury on the 28th November is Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system, who is making her first visit since 2010. Not due to leave until the 9th January Ceres is here to redefine your financial priorities, before your biggest financial update in 30 years begins just before Christmas. A New Moon on the 23rd November brings a chance to commit to the journey ahead.
With Pluto, planet of change and revolution in your financial sector from 2008 to 2024 there won't be a month, in any year for some considerable time that you won't need to keep your money hat on, focused on financial and money matters as a whole. However, for the most part this is happening behind the scenes, with Pluto happy to let things tick over so long as you're not resisting the change he's here to promote, in what is his only visit to your financial sector in your lifetime. Things will always get more active in the later and early weeks of each year, with the Sun always returning to your financial sector just before Christmas and always spending the first 3 weeks of January and of each year here. With Pluto spending from April to September each year in retrograde motion, a review phase that ended less than 6 weeks before you moved into the new month and with the Sun not returning until next month, you should have another month to slowly find your feet and get your bearings. That's not the case and instead, for the first time since 1999 Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is already in your financial sector as you move into November and he'll spend the whole month here. Not leaving until just days before your annual financial review begins next month, as well as fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit this brings the planets of war and revolution together, for just the fourth time here in your lifetime. This is a chance to declare war on financial and money matters, taking your gloves off and getting in the ring. You'll get a better sense of what you're fighting for during the Moon's monthly visit from the 25th November to the 27th November, when your financial instincts will be especially sharp.
November is not usually a month when the money gods are active at all, with all the planetary activity in your income sector for the year usually over by September at the latest and the money gods not shifting their focus onto money matters until January, though occasionally as early as December. Having the money gods on duty in November is so unusual that something much bigger than the annual updates and rounds that the money gods make must be happening and that's exactly the case. It was lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector in July to begin a visit that won't run its course until August 2015 that guarantees that you'll not only have your money hat on until at least October 2015, but you'll be focused on income matters throughout that time. Things might get a little tricky when Mars returns to your financial sector early next month, the earliest in the year he's reached there since 2001. This does make it important to be mindful of money matters, especially during the Moon's two visits to your financial sector, the first from the 31st October to the 2nd November and the second from the 27th November to the 29th November, ending just days before Mars is due to arrive. However, for the majority of the month the focus is on income matters, as especially so with some fairly dramatic conditions unfolding on the work front this month. While November is always a month when the focus shifts to work matters, it's been 12 years since you've had lucky Jupiter in your income sector at the time. This comes just as you're redefining your work priorities, with the focus not only on the money but job satisfaction as well.
With the focus firmly back onto money matters as a whole since the planetary push to get income matters moving, up to speed and on the right track ended in late September, you have a chance to slow down and pay attention. Neptune and Chiron, not only long term residents in your financial sector but now the only planets in either of your money houses, are both barely moving and are spending the majority of the month either at a near or actual standstill. That's because as you move into the new month they are both slowing down ahead of their direct turns, with Neptune turning direct on the 16th November and Chiron 8 days later on the 24th November. Any planet has to slow down and come to a standstill in order to make a U turn and for the already slower moving planets this means they're barely moving. This also creates a month where to begin with the focus is firmly on the past, but as the month progresses it will slowly shift to the future, giving you time to get a better sense of where you've been and then slowly shift your focus onto the road ahead. It's the Moon's two visits to your financial sector that will highlight the contrast, with the first visit, from the 2nd November to the 4th November, coming while Neptune and Chiron are both in retrograde motion, but the second visit, from the 29th November to the 1st December, coming while they are both in direct motion. The only chance you'll have to focus on income matters is during the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 15th November to the 18th November, bringing a nose for money during what by then will be an exceptional point in an exceptional month for work matters.
While the money gods have been at odds for not only the majority of this year but the last 12 months, things will settle down to a more even playing field between income and financial forces, not because one has managed to dominate the other but in a win/win way. In his final days in your income sector, as you move into the new month, Mercury is wrapping up all the planetary activity for the year, giving you a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight to work with. With new doors opening on the work front early next month, this is a chance to both line up for what lies ahead and to gain what you can from all you've invested over the last 12 months. With the North Node staying on, not a planet but a gravitational force, you're not going to lose your momentum, but Mercury's departure means there'll be no more planets to put pressure on Uranus in your financial sector and that's when the danger of financial tensions, challenges and pressures of the past returning is eliminated. This leaves you in a very good position to both seize any current income opportunities, while setting you up to profit from the game changing developments on both the work and career fronts next month. Things also improve for financial matters as a whole, for with no pressure on Uranus and money matters, the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected is able to make the most of his last full month in retrograde motion in your financial sector. This is giving you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board, with looking back through the rear view mirror likely to trigger Eureka moments.
This is the month where everything is likely to start to come together on the income front, especially if you've put in the hard work over the last 2 years, believed in yourself and worked to define your real values and priorities. The focus is always going to be on income matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of November in your income sector, but with Saturn here since October 2012 but due to leave on Christmas Day, it's time now to start bringing things home. With Venus already on board the only planet you're now waiting for is Mercury, who having returned to your income sector in late September retrograded back out less than 2 weeks later. By the time Mercury returns on the 9th November you'll have the smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight needed to pull all the different pieces together. Until leaving your income sector on the 22nd November the Sun is shining the solar spotlight on your income options, choices and the reality of the starting point you're at now, while until leaving on the 17th November Venus is working to attract opportunities, as well as boost a sense of entitlement. You'll have Mercury and his smart head for money to work with until he too leaves on the 28th November. From then until Saturn leaves your income sector on Christmas Eve it will then be all about bringing things home, setting the scene for all the income growth, developments and expectations that will unfold over the coming years. With a turnaround on the work front this month, there should be a renewed sense of confidence as well.
It is definitely not unusual to have planetary activity in your income sector in November and therefore your focus on income matters and by the end of the month at the very least, this will always be your reality. The Sun, as is the case at this time every year, will return to your income sector on the 22nd November to throw the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options and with Venus returning on the 17th November to trigger the laws of attraction and Mercury on the 28th November to bring a smart head for money into play, these are the only points that fall into the 'normal' category. The Sun, Mercury and Venus will always move through your income sector in November/December, which always have the potential for being the most lucrative months of any given year. What is unusual is for the focus to not only already be on income matters from the get go, for that has been the case since mid September, nor for it to go on for as long as it's destined to. From Mars' return to your income sector in mid September to Saturn, who won't return until Christmas Eve's departure in December 2017, you're in the early phase of your biggest income update and overhaul in 30 years. The glue that is holding the different strands together, keeping things active between Mars' departure last month and the Sun, Mercury and Venus' return this month and then again between their departure and Saturn's return is Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system. Ceres returned late last month and until leaving your income sector on the 9th January she's here to completely overhaul your income expectations, priorities and your whole value system.
Moving into a new month with planetary activity in your income sector has been the norm since Pluto, planet of change and revolution returned in 2008 and that will continue to be the case until he leaves in 2024, putting you less than halfway through a major, once in a lifetime mission to redefine your income priorities, expectations and values, slowly making the changes this requires. For the most part Pluto will stay in the background, always becoming more active in December and January when the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through. Pluto had been in retrograde motion until the 22nd September and by rights should have another month where he and income matters can slowly get their sea legs, gain some momentum and prepare for next month's push. However, things got off to a premature start when Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returned to your income sector, creating a situation where you're moving into November with the planets of war and change and revolution engaged. This is the first time that you've moved into November with Mars already in your income sector since 1999 and as that was before Pluto arrived in 2008 and while this is their fourth alignment here in your lifetime, coming before your annual update begins and before reason has a chance to prevail, they'll be inciting a rebellion. Due to align on the 10th/12th November and spending the previous weeks coming together and the weeks after slowly moving apart, their combined energy is going to dominate the month. While Mars will leave your income sector early next month, with Venus returning just 5 days later to begin your annual update, the glass ceilings Mars and Pluto are able to smash through next month will come with plenty of support to plunder what lies on the other side over the coming months.
While the money gods are firmly focused on financial matters this month, as they have been ever since Jupiter returned to your financial sector on the 16th July and will do, without a break until October 2015, they're already looking ahead and they're encouraging you to do the same. While you've had no planetary activity in your income sector since early April and it's not usually until the New Year that new doors start to open, with the Sun always returning in late January each year, this year they will not only start opening next month, but in a fairly spectacular way. It's Mars' return to your income sector early next month that will provide a chance to smash your way through some glass ceilings, knowing that early in the New Year the Sun, Mercury and Venus will all move through, with a chance to plunder what this clears the way for. This is something you need to be aware of as you tie up loose ends on the career front in the early days of the month, especially if it's been a tough and challenging professional year, with no money to show for it yet, with glass ceilings remaining stubbornly in place. Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos is the one planet equipped to smash through glass ceilings, but as he only visits once every other year, his return early next month is overdue and much anticipated. This month is all about keeping your head in the game professionally, especially in the first 10 days of the month, lining up for new income opportunities from early next month, while keeping your overall financial situation and money matters on track, focused on the big picture.
While the money gods have their focus firmly back onto income matters since all the planetary activity in your financial sector ran its course in late September, don't be surprised if it still feels like things are stuck or stalled, for the reality is that they are. Neptune and Chiron, the only planets not only in your income sector but in either of your money houses, are both in retrograde motion as you move into the new month, but will both turn direct during the course of the month. With Neptune turning direct on the 16th November and Chiron on the 24th November, at what will be a critical point of a critical professional month and for career matters, in order for the tide to turn they have to slow down and come to a standstill in order to make a U turn. This is going to make things on the income front move very slowly and become stationary midmonth, but this is one time when things becoming stalled is a good thing. With Mars returning to your income sector early in the New Year and a massive push to bring career matters home this month, you're lining up for something big on both fronts. With Venus in your career sector until the 17th November, the Sun until the 22nd November and Mercury there from the 9th November to the 28th November, there is a real push to bring professional matters home, making it important to spend the majority of the month with your professional rather than your money hat on. You can't make the tide turn any faster, with Neptune and Chiron's final weeks in retrograde motion giving you a chance to look back through the rear view mirror, while their early days in direct motion will be about looking to the future and lining up for the breakthroughs possible in the early weeks of 2015.
Finally, after a full year the planetary activity in your financial sector is about to run its course and one of your most challenging financial years in decades will come to an end, but not before leaving you empowered and with plenty of momentum. The kind of planetary activity you've had in your financial sector over the past year is the kind usually reserved for major planets, that stay in an area of your chart for a year or more, which hasn't been the case for you. What has kept things active for so long was a series of coincidences. Over the past 12 months Mars, who normally spends 6 weeks in your financial sector every other year moved through, Ceres who visits for around 10 to 12 weeks once every 4 years moved through, as did the Sun, Venus and Mercury, who spends at most a month here each year. The only planets that stuck to that agenda were the Sun and Venus, who both left your financial sector late last month. Mars, who normally spends 6 weeks here instead spent 8 months, his longest visit in 32 years while Ceres, who returned on the 4th November 2013 only left in early August, just before your annual update began. All this planetary focus on financial matters put a lot of pressure on Uranus over in your income sector, which is where any financial tension, pressure and challenges came from. As you move into November Mercury is the only planet left in your financial sector and before leaving on the 9th November you've got his smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight to work with. On both the income and financial fronts you've reached a point where things will only get better, especially if you continue to learn from the past.