Normally it's the final and early weeks of every year that are the most professionally focused for you, with the Sun moving through your career sector from the 22nd December to the 20th January and Venus and Mercury always tagging along. This year that will still be the case, but things have gotten off to not only an early start but an empowered and game changing one. Mars, who visits your career sector every other year will usually return around the same time as the Sun or even into the early months of the year, instead returned late last month. The last time you moved into November with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your career sector was in 1999 and back then Pluto, planet of change and revolution wasn't here. An active 2 months on the work front only ran its course at the end of September and it was during the final days of that push that Pluto turned direct in your career sector, 3 months to the day before the Sun was due to return. But instead of 3 months to slowly get your bearings and get professional matters back up to speed again you in fact only had just over a month, with Mars' return late last month fuelling your professional passions and fighting spirit and bringing a call to action. Not due to leave until early next month Mars will spend the whole of November in your career sector, aligning with Pluto on the 10th/12th November. This puts the planets of war and revolution on the case and settling for the status quo is something neither do well. What should give you the confidence to make some bold moves and use this energy and passion to push through old barriers, is the knowledge that next month, when your annual professional update begins you can then tie up loose ends and begin the more practical phase.
After almost a year of continuous planetary activity in your work sector you're finally nearing a point where you're able to hang up your work hat, in what will eventually prove to be a very short reprieve. From Ceres' return to your work sector on the 4th November 2013 to Mercury's departure on the 9th November 2014 your work situation and matters have been through a real roller coaster ride of opportunities and challenges, all the while learning and gaining more experience than you normally would over a decade. During that time Mars spent an incredible 8 months here, his longest visit to your work sector in 32 years, while Ceres spent nearly 9 months helping you to define your priorities and what you want and need in terms of job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. When the Sun, Venus and Mercury returned for your annual update last month this was already a work in progress, with Mercury's final days all about tying up loose ends, putting things on the path you want things to continue on and hopefully catching your breath. With the planetary activity in your career sector not usually kicking off until January this should leave you with a chance to cruise through the final 2 months of the year, letting what is in motion on the work front play out and get off the treadmill you've been on for the last 12 months. In reality you'll have less than a month to rest on your laurels, for with Mars returning to your career sector early next month a new professional push will soon be underway. Keep your head in the game and in work mode until Mercury leaves your work sector on the 9th November, then scale things back as much as you can, catching your breath before next month's professional push begins.
While this is always going to be a busy time of year for you and with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of November in your work sector a time when the focus is on work matters, what isn't the norm is just how extreme this is and that rather than simply an annual update you're bringing a massive chapter that began in October 2012 home. This brings you to the point where what is your annual update overlaps the point where it's time to bring a much bigger operation, happening behind the scenes and slowly unfolding over the last 2 years home. The Sun and Venus not only returned to your work sector on the 24th October, a solar eclipse on the same day drew a major new line in the sand and a call to start bringing things home. With Venus not leaving until the 17th November, the Sun not leaving until the 22nd November and Mercury, who won't return until the 9th November not leaving until the 28th November you've reached the business point of things, where it's time to get your head in the game, heart engaged and everything out in the open, knowing exactly what you're dealing with and how to play things. For Mercury this will be a double dip visit, for having retrograded back out last month he's returning with a mix of intellectual savvy and 20/20 hindsight to bring things home. With Saturn leaving on Christmas Eve everything you've been working towards for over 2 years now is coming together, with a final push to get work matters on the course they'll continue on. What you're fighting against is that the professional current is still operating in reverse, due to the fact that both Neptune and Chiron are still in retrograde motion in your career sector. That will change during the course of the month, with Neptune turning direct on the 16th November and Chiron on the 24th November.
Whether you're aware of it or not your work situation and especially how busy things get in the final months of any year follows a pattern, in that November and December without question will always be the busiest weeks of each year, but also that every second year is even busier. This means you'll have one fairly ordinary push in the final months of each year and then the next year the pace will be a lot more frenetic with that pattern of one normal and then one manic year repeating, in a way that always has been your reality and always will be. The manic year is caused by the fact that every second year Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos will return as well, firing up your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit and this year that not only began earlier than normal, meaning you've already experienced the manic phase, but there is a gap before your normal annual update begins with Venus' return to your work sector on the 17th November, the Sun's return on the 22nd November and Mercury's on the 28th November. The really frenetic and manic weeks were from the 14th September to the 26th October when Mars moved through and by rights things should not only have quietened down, but gone right off the boil. From Mars' departure on the 26th October to Venus' return on the 17th November things should have gone quiet or been put on hold, but as I'm sure you realise by now, that isn't the case. That's because just 2 days after Mars left and with the Moon in your work sector keeping things active, Ceres returned for her first visit in 4 years, aimed at redefining your priorities, what you're working towards and bringing a chance to look more closely at job satisfaction. With Saturn returning next month to begin your most important years on the work front in 3 decades, Ceres' return and her mission are game changing and come with perfect timing. The first part of the month gives you a chance to keep the momentum going, but to look at what you're actually working towards and for.
If things seem a lot busier and there is more urgency on the work front than is normally the case, not just compared to any other month this year but at this time in previous years, you're right. It's the last and first months of each year that are always going to be the most work focused for you, with the Sun not only moving through your work sector from the 22nd December to the 20th January each year, but Venus and Mercury always travelling with him. This puts the solar spotlight on work matters, getting your head in the game and your heart engaged so you'll always be in a situation, in both the early and later weeks of each year where you're reconsidering your options. Since Pluto, planet of change and revolution returned to your work sector in 2008 there hasn't been a moment of any year where you can completely take your work hat off and that will be the case until he leaves in 2024, but here for so long this is now the new normal. It's when the faster moving planets move through that they not only press home their own agendas, but they invigorate Pluto's energy, which is all about change, transformation and evolution. As I said earlier, that will always happen in the first and last months of each year, but here we are in November and it's not only already begun, it began in the closing days of October and to a degree that is much busier and more manic than is normally the case. That's because for the first time since 1999 you'll move into November with Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos already here, in what is just his fourth encounter with Pluto here in your lifetime. With the planets of war and revolution not only working together all month but aligning on the 10th/13th November, you've got a chance to make some considerable progress before your annual update even begins next month.
For the fourth month in a row now you've got a month with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses, but this is not only the norm, it is the last month for sometime where you're able to fly under the radar, with the main focus more on the money and especially on the income front. The most active months of any year for work matters and therefore the busiest will be January and February, when not only the Sun moves through your work sector but Venus and Mercury, with the same happening on the career front in May/June each year. So to have no planetary activity in either of your professional houses since Venus left your career sector in July is not only the norm, but having moved through much later than the Sun and Mercury she kept things in play a month longer than they normally do. At the same time that you had career matters run for an extra month this year, work matters are also due to begin a month earlier, which means that instead of the next busy phase beginning in January it's due to begin early next month and in a fairly spectacular way. With Mars returning to your work sector on the 8th December and a Full Moon in your relationship sector on the 7th December, the next push will be spectacular and it will kick off within the space of 24 hours. This makes it important to make the most of this fairly quiet professional month, but also to pay a lot more attention to the Moon's monthly visits, which will provide clues to what is due to unfold fairly dramatically in the early days of December. You'll move into the month with the Moon in your work sector, not due to leave until the 2nd November, but it's the second visit, from the 27th November to the 29th November, ending just days before Mars is due to return, that will provide the most important clues and insights, with a chance to start lining up at the right doors before they open. Meanwhile, the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 8th November to the 10th November, the last before returning as a Full Moon next month, will sharpen your professional instincts and provide clues on what you might be lining up for.
While it may appear that things are not only moving slowly on the work front this month but may appear stuck or stalled, with more focus on income than work matters, that's about to change during the course of the month. Neptune and Chiron, now the only planets not only in your work sector but in either of your professional houses, are both not only still in retrograde motion as you move into the new month, but due to turn direct this month are slowing right down. With Neptune turning direct on the 16th November and Chiron on the 24th November and both taking several weeks beforehand to slow down to a stop in order to make their U turn and then several weeks to gain speed again after the fact, they'll spend the month either not moving or moving at a crawl. This may make it seem that work matters have become stuck or stalled, but this is in fact buying you some valuable time, with the professional gods reassuring you that you're not going to miss out. In fact, this is bringing a fairly slow and gradual end to your professional year, something that wasn't the case at the end of last year or during the first half of this year. For you the push to get everything to a point where it needs to be has been done and with Mars returning to your work sector in early January and a busy start to your 2015 professional year anticipated, this is a chance to cruise a little in the final months of the year. However, this is a month where the tide does turn and it does so right in the middle of the most important month of the year for income matters, where most of your focus is likely to be. You'll have a chance to get your professional bearings during the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 10th November to the 13th November and to your work sector from the 2nd November to the 4th November and again from the 29th November to the 1st December.
At a point in the year when the main push on both the work and career fronts are behind you, there is a lot more optimism, confidence and momentum than is normally the case. With Uranus in your work sector from 2011 to 2019 things are always ticking over, but with Uranus in retrograde motion and not due to turn direct until just before Christmas, you're in a review phase, with a chance to spend time looking back through the rear view mirror. What isn't the norm is still having planetary activity in your career sector at this time of year, thanks to lucky Jupiter's return in July and his position here until August 2015. Yet even Jupiter, on his own and in the long haul stage of his journey here, his focus is on overall professional growth. There is a sense of solidarity between Uranus and Jupiter, for with Uranus due to turn direct next month but not before Jupiter turns retrograde, between them they'll keep the professional momentum going, but will also ensure that at all times you've got one eye on the road ahead and another on the road behind. It's during the Moon's monthly visits to your two professional houses that you'll have a chance to get your bearings and a read on these powerful planets, at work behind the scenes. The Moon will move through your work sector, from the 4th November to the 6th November and through your career sector from the 13th November to the 15th November. What is so critical about the timing of the Moon's visits and the insight and intuitive edge this will provide, is that this will happen during what will be a crucial point of a crucial month for income matters.
November isn't normally an active month for professional matters, with all the planetary activity in your work sector having run its course in June and all the planetary activity in your career sector having run its course in late September and in fact the focus is more on income matters this month. This makes the Moon's visit to your work sector from the 6th November to the 8th November and the Full Moon this creates on the 7th November not only an important time for work matters, but the last real push your professional year is destined to get. Falling halfway between the Sun's last visit to your work sector and the next, this is when things working behind the scenes will receive the push needed to bring things to a head, turning and/or tipping point. What makes both the Moon's visit to your work sector, the Full Moon this creates and a visit to your career sector from the 15th November to the 18th November, even more important is that they fall during the days either side of an alignment between Mars and Pluto in your income sector on the 10th/12th November. While the whole month provides a chance to smash your way through some glass ceilings, with the planets of war and revolution on the case, it's when they're working closely together that the only real push for both work and career matters unfolds this month. Apart from during the Moon's visits to your work sector and career sectors it's going to be more important to keep your money hat on rather than your professional hat.
A massive yearlong push to put your professional game and career matters on the path they'll continue on is now in its final days and will have run its course when Mercury leaves your career sector on the 9th November. It was just over a year earlier that Ceres returned to your career sector for the first time in 4 years, bringing a chance to redefine your definition of success and what you need in terms of a sense of purpose and professional satisfaction, during a visit that ran from the 4th November 2013 to the 7th August 2014. It was during that time that Mars spent nearly 8 months here, his longest visit in 32 years, not only firing up your drives, professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit, but creating both opportunities and tensions. With the Sun and Venus having moved through last month and no more planetary activity once Mercury leaves, the early days of the month really are all about tying up loose ends. Mercury left your career sector in late September but then retrograded back less than 2 weeks later, making this a second or double dip visit from this smart and intellectually savvy planet, one that comes with 20/20 hindsight. Before leaving your career sector on the 9th November it's all about having your head in the game, having the talks you need to have and making the choices, decisions and plans that will put things on track. For while you'll be left with no planetary activity, with the North Node here until November 2015, providing a gravitational pull towards the future, staying on track won't be a problem.
You've reached the month that is always going to be the most professionally focused in any year, regardless of the overall conditions, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of November in your career sector. However, as was the case last year when the Sun returned and the year before that, this annual update is playing out against the backdrop of something much bigger playing out and always where, as opposed to the last 2 years, there's a sense that it's time to bring things home. Since Saturn returned to your career sector in October 2012 you've been through your most important period of professional growth and the sharpest learning curve you've been on in 30 years or since he was last here from 1982 to 1985. Saturn is the hard task master of the cosmos and he knows your capabilities, what's achievable and what you're able to accomplish if you dig deep, put everything you have into everything you do and don't give up, despite the odds, which is why he's been riding you so hard over the last few years. However, due to leave on Christmas Eve, though return for a few months in mid 2015 to tie up loose ends, Saturn is going to use your annual update as a chance to bring things home. With Venus in your career sector until the 17th November, fuelling your professional desires and expectations and attracting both opportunities and attention your way, she's able to use what Saturn has been building behind the scenes to reach the fruit from the highest branches. Before Venus leaves your career sector on the 17th November, the Sun on the 22nd November and Mercury, who will move through from the 9th November to the 28th November, they'll all align with Saturn, providing the tools and resources to bring things home.
With Mars having left your career sector late last month, Venus not returning until the 17th November, the Sun until the 22nd November and Mercury until the 28th November, things haven't and won't go off the boil for a long time. Mars' return to your career sector in mid September got things moving far earlier in the year than is normally the case, with November the month that things normally start to move and even then, in a way that is usually over by Christmas. This year, things not only got off 3 months earlier, you're in the early days of a major new career push that won't run its course until December 2017 and comes with a huge amount of support from income and work forces. While there is a gap between Mars' departure from your career sector on the 26th October to Venus' return on the 17th November and again from the Sun's eventual departure on the 22nd December to Saturn's return on Christmas Eve, at no time will you be on your own and it's all because of one very special planet, who is making her first visit to your career sector since 2010. That planet is Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system, who returned 2 days after Mars left, but thanks to the Moon's timely return just hours before Mars left, arrived with her professional passions and fighting spirit still fuelled and your professional instincts sharp. Ceres will be here when a New Moon in your career sector on the 23rd November brings a chance to draw a new line in the sand, when your annual update begins and when Saturn arrives, not leaving until the 9th January. Ceres is here to redefine your definition of success and what you need in terms of professional satisfaction and a sense of purpose, as you line up for your biggest and most important professional years in 3 decades.