This is the month that you finally graduate, in terms of getting to a point where you're as ready as you're going to be and it's now all about making things happen. On the 5th November Venus returned to your career sector, for what should have been a 4 week visit aimed at fuelling your professional desires and expectations, giving you a clear sense of what you do and don't want professionally and of what you're aiming and striving for. Yet weeks turned into months and by the time Venus leaves your career sector on the 6th March, 4 months and 1 day after returning, she'll bring her longest visit in over 200 years to an end. The professional gods have never before given you this long to decide what you do and don't want from your new professional year, bringing you to a point where ready or not, it's time to start walking the talk. For while Venus will move on this is far from the end of the story and just the end of a chapter of deciding where your heart stands. With Pluto staying on and a Full Moon in your work sector on the 17th March, this is when the real journey begins. With no planetary activity in your work sector this gives this month's Full Moon a lot of clout but also a lot of responsibility, charged with giving work matters and your new professional year in general the trigger it needs. Returning to your work sector on the 15th March the Moon gives you time to get your bearings first and arriving just 9 days after Venus left your career sector this will bring your first real chance to walk the talk. The Moon will make its first post Venus visit to your career sector from the 24th March to the 26th March, giving you a chance to regroup.
Where in the early months of 2013 the Sun, Mercury and Venus moved through your career sector and exactly the same is happening this year, the difference is that they're drawing things out, giving you double the amount of time you had last year to get your new professional year off the ground, with none of the support you have this time around. By the 1st March 2013 all the planetary activity in your career sector for the year had run its course and with no planetary activity in your work sector until the second half of the year, you were on your own. This year, while the Sun has moved on, Mercury is still in your career sector, Venus won't even return until the 6th March and you have some extraordinary developments on the work front. Mercury and Mars, one the smartest and most intellectually savvy planet in the solar system and the other all drive, passion and warrior energy, are working together this month, not only to bring real synergy on the work and career fronts, but to ensure all avenues are covered. Just a day after Mercury turns direct in your career sector on the 1st March, Mars will turn retrograde in your career sector on the 2nd March, between them ensuring that at all times the doors are open to both new opportunities and second chances. With the North Node spending its first full month in your work sector you'll have a chance to keep one eye on the road ahead while Mars spends the next 11 weeks making sure no stone has been left unturned on the work front, with time to recharge your batteries if need be. The real game changer is Venus' return to your career sector on the 6th March, not only giving you a clear sense of what you do and don't want professionally, but triggering the laws of attraction.
This is always a month where the focus is on getting your new professional year up to speed, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of March in your career sector each year. For just the third time in your lifetime the Sun has returned to find Neptune, planet of dreams and fantasies here, with his visit from February 2012 to January 2026 all about fuelling your professional dreams. The Sun and Neptune aligned in the final days of February, giving you a chance to not only put the reality and the dream on the same page, but recognise how to close the gap between the two. This and the fact that Mercury made a short 12 day visit last month, giving you a chance to get your head in the game, allows you to begin the month with a new sense of confidence and determination and just as well, for a New Moon on the 1st March is a chance to draw a firm line in the sand. What is missing is the urgency, for while Mercury will return on the 18th March, 3 days before the Sun leaves on the 21st March, with Venus not returning until early next month this is more a month for getting your options and ideas on the table. Another reason for a lack of urgency is that with Ceres having turned retrograde in your work sector in the closing days of February and Saturn turning retrograde there on the 3rd March, there is a chance and a need to slow down, spending time looking through the rear view mirror. This gives you a chance to take your time when it comes to exploring new professional options, but also to pull back. While Saturn spent several months in retrograde motion last year, with the North Node here you needed to keep one eye on the road ahead at all times, whereas you're now able to fully embrace this review phase. It may feel like the wind has been taken out of your sails, but with this is a genuine need to pull back and pace yourself, spending time back at the drawing board.
While the Sun will return to your career sector on the 21st March, as he does every year, from the get go there is already signs that the dynamics have changed and that something bigger than you is in play. For as the South Node spends its first full month in your career sector since 1997, a force that allows you to tap into the past and all you've been working towards for years now, it has teamed up with Uranus to put some auspicious forces in play. This calls for a hands off approach to this, with the professional gods asking that you become more of a passenger than the driver, with the laws of karma coming into effect. The South Node has teamed up with Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected to fast track things that have been building behind the scenes, but knowing the full picture they're asking you to rely on blind faith. With the laws of synchronicity in the driver's seat and the elements of fate and destiny navigating, it's about trusting your professional instincts, Eureka moments and being ready for when opportunity knocks. The Sun's return to your career sector on the 21st March will turn the lights on and will provide a lot more clarity, allowing you to see the forces at work behind the scenes, but will still require a hands off approach. With Mercury not returning until next month and Venus not returning until early May, you not only have fate and the laws of synchronicity in play as the push to get your new professional year up to speed begins, you have time to let things play out. Even a New Moon in your career sector on the 31st March won't come with any urgency, instead providing an opportunity for a fresh start, to launch new initiatives and to commit to the journey ahead. In the meantime, expect work matters to continue to tick over.
After the South Node's departure from your career sector last month you've been left with some clear professional bottom lines, but with the freedom to move on, no longer tied to the past. However, as you move into the new month you're not quite ready to wrap up the launch of this new working year, though you are in the final phase. In a way this may be starting to feel like procrastination, feeling that by March you should know by now what you do and don't want on the work front, where your heart stands and should already be walking the talk. For the reality is that you should have passed this point, but instead the professional gods have given you extra time to play with, which is an advantage that needs to be treated like pure gold. On the 5th November Venus returned for what should have been a 4 week visit to your work sector, aimed at giving your heart a say on what you do and don't want, pointing things in the direction you want them to continue on. However, weeks turned into months, the Sun and Mercury both moved through and still your heart may feel as though it's sitting on the fence. This is less that you're indecisive and more that with Venus still here and not wrapping up her longest visit to your work sector in over 200 years, you've had a chance for a change of heart many times over, though this is coming to an end. By the time Venus finally leaves your work sector on the 6th March you'll be as ready as you'll ever be to draw a line in the sand and even if you don't know how the 'when, where and how' is going to play out, you need to be ready to commit to the 'what'. With Pluto staying on to keep the momentum going, the early days of the month are all about listening to your heart, ready to commit to the journey ahead. The Moon's visit to your career sector from the 5th March to the 7th March and to your work sector from the 24th March to the 26th March will bring a chance to tie up loose ends.
This time last year all the planetary activity in your work sector for the whole of 2013 had already played out, yet this year it has barely begun and while you think you should be at a point where everything is on the track it will continue on, this is far from the case. Yes the Sun, who will always move through your work sector from around the 20th January to the 19th February each year has been and gone, having opened your eyes and got everything out in the open, but this is still a work in progress. Mercury, who returned to your work sector on the 12th January to get your head in the game may have left on the 1st February, but his retrograde turn just days later brought him back, spending the second half of February in retrograde motion. Mercury turns direct on the 1st March, creating a fairly dramatic turn in the early hours of the month and in the process creating a real sense that you have moved into a new month and that the tide has turned. You will have a few days to adjust from focusing on the rear view mirror to the road ahead and to start gaining some traction before Venus finally returns to your work sector on the 6th March. Venus is the planet that you've been waiting for, for she's the force that not only gives you a better sense of where your heart stands and of what you do and don't want on the work front, but is the force that will bring things home. Venus' return means that all the planets that will have a say in getting your new working year up to speed and on the right track are on board, but as she's not leaving until the 6th April, this is something that will remain a work in progress all month. Mercury will remain in your work sector until the 18th March, putting him and Venus here together for 12 days, days where you'll have heart and mind on the same page, you'll know what you want and will have the intellectual savvy needed to make smart choices, decisions and plans.
Despite the fact that you will begin the month with a New Moon in your work sector on the 1st March, always a good omen, there isn't the urgency that you would normally expect, with a sense that there is more to what is happening than what you would normally expect at this time of year. While the Sun will always spend the first 3 weeks of March in your work sector, throwing the solar spotlight on your work situation, matters and choices, while bringing a chance to update things, for just the third time in your lifetime Neptune is here, fuelling your dreams and aspirations. While this is now the new normal, with Neptune here from February 2012 to January 2026, for the first time in 12 years the Sun returned to your work sector last month to find lucky Jupiter in your career sector, bringing an expansive sense of what's possible. This should create a sense of urgency, especially with a New Moon on the 1st March creating an opportunity for a fresh start, but instead the message from the professional gods is to take as much time as you need. For while the Sun is shining the solar spotlight on your work options and choices Mercury, the planet that will help you make smart choices, decisions and plans won't return until the 18th March and Venus, the planet that will attract the opportunities and tie up loose ends, won't return until the 6th April. Another factor eliminating any urgency is that you'll move into the new month with Jupiter in retrograde motion in your career sector and while he'll turn direct on the 6th March, it will take some time to gain any real momentum. It's not until next month that you'll feel the pressure to get things moving on both the work and career fronts, with a chance this month to get your bearings, explore your options and get your ducks in a row.
Where last month's Full Moon in your career sector brought clues to some big professional developments ahead, bringing a mix of confidence and hope in what the future holds, things become a lot more real on the work front this month or at least they will by the end of the month. The first 3 weeks of the month are going to be more abstract and necessarily so, giving you a chance to get your bearings and adjust to the South Node's first month in your work sector since 1997. Where Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected has been in your work sector since 2010, working behind the scenes to put things on their most authentic path, working through both the laws of synchronicity and Eureka moments to put you in the right place at the right time and to bring the right people or developments into play at the right time, here until 2019 this is more a long term mission. While the South Node is here until November 2015, it has just 21 months to speed things up, bringing the elements of fate and destiny into play. The South Node returned to your work sector on the 19th February and by the time it completes its first full month on the 19th March the Sun will be just 2 days away, returning on the 21st March to get your new working year up to speed. This is when things will become more real, transparent and practical and the push to bring things up to speed and to get tangible results begins. However, even a New Moon in your work sector on the 31st March and the chance this creates for new beginnings won't create any urgency, for with Mercury not returning until next month and Venus not returning until early May, this is just the start of your busiest and most active months of the year on the work front.
For the first time since August 2012 you've moved into a new month with no cosmic activity in either of your professional houses, bringing a new sense of freedom and liberation, but also giving you a chance to let things settle. While the South Node was a more subtle force, its departure from your work sector last month means that you're no longer tied to the past or constantly keeping one eye on the road ahead and with the year's best opportunities still in front of you, a chance to get excited about what may lay ahead. It's next month that the Sun and Mercury's return to your work sector will get your new working year off the ground, kicking off the busiest months of the year on the work front, giving you a chance this month to let things settle and take your work hat off from time to time. With those busy months on the work front running through to June and then some busy professional months kicking off in August, there aren't many months this year where you can take things more slowly, letting whatever is in motion play out and consider new options, doing whatever you choose, when and how you choose. This is a luxury you haven't experienced since 2012, giving you a chance to step back, get your bearings and put things in perspective before a new round begins next month. However, this doesn't mean that you'll lose your edge or that things will suddenly drop off, but it does mean that the Full Moon in your career sector on the 17th March is going to grab your attention. With no other noise in your ear and the Moon returning on the 15th March, giving you 2 days to listen to your professional instincts and emotional and intuitive responses in the lead up to this Full Moon, the message it brings will come through loud and clear. This could bring some real revelations, as well as bringing professional matters building behind the scenes to a head or to a tipping or turning point.
March is the month you shouldn't be having, with everything about the professional conditions this month far from the norm, with the North Node making its first visit to your career sector since 1997 and Mars right in the heart of his longest visit in over 3 decades. This is not a time of year when you would normally expect activity on the work or career fronts, with May/June the most active months of any year for work matters and September/October the most active months for career matters. However, while Mars returned to your career sector in early December for what should have been a 6 week visit, the warrior planet of the cosmos has not only refused to leave, on the 2nd March he'll turn retrograde, shifting your professional passions and fighting spirit to the road behind as he opens the door to second chances. Yet with the North Node spending its first full month in your career sector in 17 years this won't be at the expense of forward momentum, not only allowing you to keep one eye on the road ahead but with the element of fate in play. With Mars not leaving your career sector until July, the North Node here until November 2015 and a total lunar eclipse next month, this is just the start of some phenomenal developments. However, with Mars in retrograde motion for the next 11 weeks there is little, if any urgency, with a chance to both retrace your steps and explore new options, both of which will benefit from a chance to stand back. Even Ceres, who left your career sector early last month, will retrograde back in on the 23rd March and in retrograde motion will work with Mars to revise your professional priorities, with a chance to use hindsight to reposition the goalposts. Pay attention to your emotional and intuitive responses to work matters from the 7th March to the 10th March, with a chance to get your overall professional bearings when your professional instincts are sharpest, which they will be from the 17th March to the 19th March.
Don't be alarmed if things appear stuck or stalled as you move into the new month, with even a New Moon in your income sector on the 1st March unable to gain any professional traction, though it will bring a boost in confidence. If there is any frustration, especially in the early days of the month, it will be because you're trying to push things with the handbrake on, when a wait and see approach is required. It's not a case that things will appear to have become stuck and stalled on both the work and career fronts in the early days of the month, it's a fact that they really are and for a good reason. Jupiter and Saturn, the two planets driving things on the professional front, are both barely moving as you move into March and so much so that both will become stationary, bringing everything to a halt. It's not you or your situation and just the way it is, for you are right in the heart of a major professional turnaround. Things have become stalled because with Jupiter in his final days in retrograde motion in your work sector and Saturn in his final days in direct motion in your career sector, they're getting ready for a U turn. Saturn will turn retrograde in your career sector on the 3rd March, shifting your overall professional focus to the road behind as you begin a major period of review. Yet as that is happening lucky Jupiter is preparing for his direct turn in your work sector on the 6th March, which will create a major turnaround on the work front, beginning the process of bringing things home. It will take weeks, if not the whole month for Saturn and Jupiter to gain any kind of speed or momentum, giving you a chance to get your bearings as the tides turn on both the work and career fronts. Where you can expect movement this month is on the income front.
Apart from the Moon's visit to your two professional houses there will be no activity in either this month, but in a way that is very typical for this time of year. This is not a time of year where there is usually a lot of focus on either work or career matters, with money matters more likely to be top of mind. Yet after last month's Full Moon in your work sector left you with some clues to big opportunities ahead and having moved into the New Year with last year's career push having ended just days earlier, you have the resources needed to keep the professional momentum going and start lining up for new opportunities ahead. This also puts a lot more focus on the Moon, making the few days he'll spend in your two professional houses some of the most important days of the month. When the Moon moves through your work sector from the 12th March to the 15th March, he'll have come full circle from last month's Full Moon, with his first visit since then giving you a chance to tie up loose ends. Often it's the Moon's first visit after a Full Moon that can see things come full circle and to fruition, with what is triggered during the Full Moon needing time to play out. Either way this will be a chance to make sense of what didn't make sense then, as well as bringing further clues on how to line up for big opportunities ahead. The Moon's visit to your career sector is just as important, with its significance being more in the timing. No matter when the Moon returned to your career sector the effect would be the same, sharpening your professional instincts, engaging your intuitive and imaginative responses and bringing you back to the intentions and expectations you moved into the year with. What is significant this month is when this kicks in, for the Moon will return to your career sector on the 22nd March, just as the Sun is spending his first full day in your income sector. Staying here until the 24th March, as new doors start opening on the income front you'll have your finger on the professional pulse.