While the Sun left your career sector on the 21st January, unlike last year when this brought the active launch of your new professional year to an end, this year this is still very much unfolding, though is in its final phase. With Pluto in your career sector from 2008 to 2024 and especially now with the support of Jupiter and the North Node in your work sector, the reality for you is that you'll have your professional hat on all 366 days of this year, but for the most part it's more about the journey and keeping the wheels turning. It's not until the faster moving planets move through that the pace picks up and with the Sun always spending the final days and early weeks of every year in your career sector, this is when the professional gods come together to bring one professional year home and get your new professional year off the ground, usually without skipping a beat between the two. When the Sun left in January 2015 Mercury, Venus and Mars had long gone, with Venus having spent less than 76 hours in your career sector last year, but it's a different story this year. While Mars will return later in the year it won't be until late September and will be more an early start to bringing this new professional year home, leaving it up to Venus and Mercury to wrap things up. Last year they both left your career sector in the very early days of 2015, whereas Mercury is still here and still keeping your head in the game until he leaves on the 14th February, while Venus will continue to fuel your professional confidence, desires and expectations and trigger the laws of attraction until leaving on the 17th February. Both will return later in the year, with an invested interest in getting this new professional year off the ground with the right game plan and intentions. Once Venus leaves on the 17th February it will become more about the journey, while Jupiter's first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector is holding the doors open to the past and untapped potential on the work front.
The focus is always going to be on your career game and options at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the majority of the first 3 weeks of February in your career sector, invested in getting your new professional year off the ground and onto the most authentic path moving forward. However, compared to other years you're not even close to being ready to make any firm commitments and stands, despite the fact that a New Moon in your career sector on the 9th February will bring an opportunity to do just that. This time last year Venus had already left your career sector and your heart had already had its say, but not due to even return until the 17th February a year on and you haven't even begun that process. Mercury, who spent a week in your career sector in early January will finally return for his promised rerun on the 14th February, with the professional gods coming together to create a 48 hour window of opportunity where everything is likely to come together. From Venus' return to your career sector on the 17th February to the Sun's departure on the 19th February you'll have your eyes open, head in the game and heart and mind on the same page, able to see what you have to work with, what's possible and how to make it happen. Once the Sun leaves Mercury and Venus will stay on, having until the 12th March to tie up loose ends and finalise your professional game plan for the year ahead. Just as important as the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 7th February to the 9th February, which creates the New Moon in its final hours, is the Moon's visit to your work sector from the 25th February to the 28th February. As well as an intuitive read on work matters just as things are coming together professionally, this is a chance to tap back into the work passions, fighting and competitive spirit you moved into the year with.
With continuous planetary activity in your career sector since 2003, Chiron here until 2019 and Neptune until 2026, it's been over a decade since you've had a chance to take your professional hat off and it will be another decade before you get another chance. However, when you have the slower outer planets in an area of your chart they become the wallpaper of your life and it's not until the faster moving planets come along that things kick into life. This can happen in January and last year it did, the very latest this can kick in is February, with the Sun's return to your career sector on the 19th February something that will always happen at this time every year. Yet long before the Sun returns to throw the solar spotlight on your career situation, matters and options and to begin the process of getting this new professional year up to speed, you're already starting to explore your options, to a much deeper degree than in most other years. In fact, you'll find that old professional dreams are being rekindled, some of them in the closet for years now, finally finding the courage to dust off the cobwebs and wonder if this might be the year where they have a chance to fly. While it was Ceres' return to your career sector late last month that is responsible for a boost in professional confidence, especially when it comes to old professional dreams, it's the fact that you've got Mars in your work sector that brings the confidence of knowing you have the commitment to following anything through. With Venus and Mercury not returning to your career sector until next month and Mars having a big impact on work matters for months to come, the Sun's return is the start of something that will continue to unfold.
From Venus' departure from your work sector last month to the Sun's return to your career sector next month, is a chance for both you and the professional gods to catch your breath, let things settle and play out, but also for major work and career forces to come together. While the Sun left your work sector just before Christmas, with Venus returning just 8 days later it was clear that things were still unfolding and even now that she too is gone, it's still unlikely to feel that anything is finished. With Saturn spending the whole of 2016 and all but the final days of 2017 in your work sector, taking your work hat off is never going to be an option, but with Mars returning early next month and the Sun returning to your career sector later next month, there is a gap before things heat up again. This is a chance to regroup and more importantly for Saturn and Uranus, the planets in charge of this professional year to focus on the big picture and of working together. While they'll spend the whole of 2016 in a friendly alliance, this is something that won't peak until the final weeks of the year and with so much due to unfold on the income, work and career fronts between now and then, there is a chance this month for major work and career forces to work together, focused on the big picture. With things due to heat up again on the work and career fronts next month and the Year of the Monkey a potentially lucrative year for income opportunities, you're able to pull back and take in all your options. More importantly this is a chance for you to regroup and with some busy months ahead, recharge your batteries. Your aim is to be match ready, ready to get back in the game when the pace picks up dramatically in the early days of March, ushering in some extremely busy months.
With Pluto in your work sector from 2008 to 2024 there is never going to be a month where taking your work hat off is an option, but spending from April to September of each year in retrograde motion and December and January always the most active months of any year, February is usually the month where you're able to dial things back. Last year, when the Sun left your work sector Pluto was on his own and it stayed that way until Mercury returned in December, so you were already at a point where you had your head in the game, decisions made, game plan in place, a clear sense of what you were working towards and the journey itself underway. However, while Mercury returned on the 10th December for what should have been a 15 day visit, thanks to his retrograde turn last month he's still here and won't leave until the 14th February. For the first two weeks of February you're able to keep your head in the game and ideas on the table but also where a sense of urgency is pushing you to finalise your game plan, talks and any choices, decisions and plans that need to be made. It wasn't until Venus returned to your work sector on the 24th January that your heart had its say and not due to leave until the 17th February this is still a work in progress. Once Venus leaves Pluto will be on his own, your new working year will be off and running and the course set for the coming year. However, until then Venus will not only be working to give your heart a voice and attract opportunities, but to cement your desires and expectations for the coming year. Having spent less than 76 hours of 2015 in your work sector and with lucky Jupiter in your income sector for the first time in 12 years, Venus is making up for lost time, while keeping an eye on where the money is. The Moon's return to your career sector from the 14th February to the 16th February will ensure your professional instincts are sharp as Mercury leaves your work sector on the 14th February and during Venus' final days, before she too leaves on the 17th February.
While for you it might make sense that January/February is always when your new working year should get off the ground, this has more to do with the fact that this is when the Sun will always move through your work sector. That the Sun will spend the majority of the first 3 weeks of February in your work sector is however the only thing you can count on for sure, knowing that the solar spotlight will always be on your work situation, matters and options at this time of year. Last year, by the time the Sun left the launch of your new working year was complete and while the professional gods spent a lot of 2015 working behind the scenes, their focus was less on triggering work opportunities and developments and more on redefining your work needs and priorities, especially when it came to job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. This is something that only ended late last month, during the Sun's early days, allowing you to begin the launch of this new working year with a clearer sense of your objectives from the get go. Yet while the Moon's return to your work sector on the 9th February and the New Moon this triggers does bring a chance to commit to new beginnings and opportunities, you're likely to feel that you're not ready, making this less about committing to anything specific and more about committing to the journey itself. The reason for this is that with Mercury not returning to your work sector until the 14th February and Venus until the 17th February, heart and mind have yet to have their say. This year both had left before the Sun even returned, so you began with most of your options already on the table, whereas this year you won't reach that point until mid March. From Venus' return on the 17th February to the Sun's departure on the 19th February you have a two day period where you'll have your eyes open, head in the game and your heart engaged, which makes the timing of the Moon's visit to your career sector especially auspicious. Moving through from the 16th February to the 18th February this will ensure your professional instincts are sharp as everything comes together on the work front.
Until now the professional gods have taken a fairly leisurely start to this new professional year and that will remain the case in the early weeks of the month, with the Sun's return to your work sector on the 19th February finally kicking things off. With Chiron in your work sector until 2019 and Neptune until 2026, taking your work hat off is never completely an option, but there are large chunks of the year where things are ticking over, with the most active and busy months of any year always triggered by the Sun's return each February. This year things have been on a slow burn, which has given you time to consider your options and the fact that Venus and Mercury won't return until next month means that even once the solar spotlight shifts onto your work situation, matters and options there is no urgency. While there is likely to be a new sense of confidence in the air, this is being triggered by two separate circumstances. The first is that shifts late last month are reigniting old dreams, dreams that you may have put on hold or in the 'one day' basket and are daring you to once more imagine what's possible. The second event is support from Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos as he fires things up on the income front, bringing an urge to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings in your way. While income and work forces will continue to work together right through to early August, neither the money nor professional gods seem in any kind of hurry. More important at this stage is building up your confidence and a sense of what's possible. With the Moon in your career sector from the 18th February to the 20th February this will ensure your professional instincts are sharp as the Sun returns to your work sector on the 19th February, with these few days the point where things will start to move.
While on one hand it's business as usual this month, there should be a growing sense of confidence and a chance to spend one more month in the slow lane. Uranus, the only planet in either of your two professional houses, only turned direct in your work sector on Boxing Day so is still finding his feet and is slowly bringing things up to speed, but what brings a new sense of confidence is that the pressures of the past seem to be dropping away. With the Sun returning to your work sector next month you've got another month to let things play out before new doors open. In your work sector for several years now and not due to leave for another 3 years, Uranus presents a known quantity and a force you're familiar with. What is coming to the fore is a sense that this year it's got to be about the money, with a need to start seeing returns for the hard work and effort of the past. It's a partnership with Saturn in your income sector that will not only hold steady for the rest of the year, but will get better and stronger as the year continues. The Moon's visit to your work sector from the 11th February to the 14th February will give you an intuitive read on work matters and the factions in play behind the scenes, while an alignment with Uranus on the 13th February is likely to trigger some important Eureka moments. At the same time, while the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 20th February to the 23rd February was always going to sharpen your professional instincts, don't be surprised if this also acts as a trigger. This will be the Moon's first visit to your career sector since last month's Full Moon, but also since the Year of the Monkey starts on the 9th February, a year that is set to be professionally auspicious for Scorpios. The period from the 20th February to the 23rd February will be important for income, work and career matters.
With Jupiter in retrograde motion in your career sector you're in the first full month of a major professional review phase, though at times that might be hard to believe, with plenty of forward momentum and developments. This is when it hits home, that because Jupiter isn't the only force in play on the career front that all your eggs aren't in one basket and that you can retrace your steps, going back over untapped potential and making sure that no stone has been left unturned, without the expense of new opportunities and developments. That's thanks to the fact that you also have the North Node in your career sector, keeping an eye on the future and the road ahead. Yet, because the elements of luck and fate are in play there's also a need to let things play out naturally, with nothing to be gained by pushing or over thinking things. Instead there is a new sense of confidence, with Venus and Mercury leaning on the professional gods for support as they spend their final weeks in your income sector. While conditions are favourable for an income breakthrough this month, at the very least this is raising the bar on your expectations for the coming year. Because there is an active scene and conditions are in play on both the income and career fronts, when the Moon moves through your work sector from the 14th February to the 16th February everything is likely to come together, making these an important few days for income, work and career matters. However, it's the Moon's return to your career sector from the 23rd February to the 25th February that might trigger a professional breakthrough, thanks to the Full Moon this creates here on the 23rd February.
February is set to be a whole new experience for you, with the first full month with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses taking away a lot of the pressure and finally giving you a chance to take your professional hat off at times, while being able to put it on and play things when and how you want. As far as the professional gods are concerned this is a very temporary state of affairs, for not only will new work developments open up in May and June, but in late August the early phases of your most expansive professional year in over a decade will begin unfolding. What the professional gods are doing this month is letting things settle, giving you a chance to step back and let things play out. With over 2 years of continuous planetary activity in your career sector and with Mars having just finished fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit last month, there is no danger that you'll lose your professional momentum anytime soon or run out of things to work with and on. However, this does make the Moon's monthly visits to your two professional houses a lot more important, providing your only direct access to the professional gods. The first opportunity will be through the Moon's visit to your work sector from the 16th February to the 18th February, giving you an intuitive read on work matters and some valuable clues, hunches and insights. This will put the Moon here during the Sun's final days in your income sector, while the Moon's return to your career sector from the 25th February to the 28th February will ensure your professional instincts are sharp just as something special is developing on the income front.
Having moved into the New Year with no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses but Venus having just left your career sector two days earlier, this should be a month where you're well and truly on your own. However, just when the professional gods should have handed the reins back to you Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returned, fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit while taking things into a whole new phase. It's because of what has already been invested, the challenges you've faced, the determination gained and the fact that you're ready to make your own success, that you have a very real chance to make it happen. It's one thing to have the motivation and another thing to have the means, but when you have the motivation and the means then anything is possible. Having returned on the 4th January for what should have been a 6 week visit, Mars should be gone by mid February but instead will spend the whole month here. Even though Mars will eventually leave on the 6th March, he'll return in May for a double dip visit, this time spending several more months fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit, before leaving in August. Mars and the professional gods are just getting started, but it's because of what has already been invested and what you've already faced that you're able to push for some real breakthroughs over the coming weeks. It helps then that the month will begin and end with the Moon in your career sector, ensuring your professional instincts are sharpest in the early and final days, but also ensuring you've got your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the get go. It's the Moon's visit to your work sector from the 18th February to the 20th February that will not only give you an intuitive read on work matters, but with the Sun returning to your income sector on the 19th February will create a window of opportunity where income, work and career forces are able to come together.
When Venus left your career sector on the 24th January she left you with a clear sense of where your heart stands, your professional confidence, desires and expectations banked and a belief in what's possible, along with a sense that you really do have the power to move mountains if you have to. For the first time in 28 years Venus spent the majority of January with Saturn, the planet that will escort you through some of the most powerful professional years in decades, years that won't run their course until the final days of 2017. While Saturn will demand a lot from you and at times things could be professionally challenging, it's simply a case of when more is on offer more is expect from you in return. Saturn doesn't hand out free lunches or give you permission to sit back while he does the hard work, but he does promise that with commitment, determination and a never give up attitude, that he'll give you the power to move mountains if you have to. When Venus left last month she not only left you with a new sense of what's possible, but took away any urgency. After months of pushing to get your professional game up to speed and on the right track it is now more about the journey and keeping the momentum going. Due to turn retrograde next month Saturn is already slowing down, with a slower and more measured approach required. The Moon's visit to your career sector from the 3rd February to the 5th February will be a chance to sharpen your professional instincts and touch base with the forces that will now drive things for the rest of the year and beyond. This will also ensure your instincts are sharp in the lead up to the Chinese New Year and the launch of the Year of the Monkey, a year that will be especially auspicious for work matters for Pisceans. This ties in nicely with support from income forces, with this partnership between income, work and career forces in play then for the rest of the year and beyond.