While things are fairly quiet on the professional front this month with Pluto, on his own in your career sector, now deep into a retrograde phase that began in April and won't end until September, there is the right mix of pressure and support to ensure you don't fall asleep at the wheel. Venus only left your income sector late last month, so there is still plenty of motivation to go around, along with a keen sense of where the money is, which is helping you to work smarter. Pluto's main support will come from the Moon, during monthly visits to both your work and career sectors, each important for different reasons. The Moon's visit to your career sector from the 11th July to the 13th July, will not only sharpen your professional instincts and a chance to get your bearings, but the Full Moon this creates on the 12th July will bring career and professional matters to a head or to a tipping or turning point. Yet while the Moon's visit to your career sector and all that the Full Moon brings to a head is about what is already in play and extracting from what you've been working and building towards, the Moon's two visits to your work sector are about lining up for the future. The Moon's first visit from the 2nd July to the 4th July is more about getting your bearings, but returning from the 29th July to the 1st August, as the last visit before new doors open on the work front next month, this will be a chance to start lining up at the right doors before they open.
While there shouldn't be any planetary activity in your work sector this month, with September and October normally the most active months of the year on the work front, every month so far this year has been an exception to the rule and it's all because of Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos. Mars returned to your work sector last November for what should have been a 6 week visit aimed at firing up your passions, drives, competitive and fighting spirit, encouraging you to get in and make things happen. While you can maintain that pace for 6 weeks, with Mars still here 7 months later, along with the way a sprint turned into a marathon, one that as you move into July has you moving into the home straight and the marathon is turning back into a sprint. Due to finally leave on the 26th July, bringing Mars' longest visit to your work sector in 32 years home, you're likely to catch your second wind, especially with support from Mercury in your income sector until the 13th July and from Venus until the 19th July. It's the fact that there will be enough support remaining on the work front to keep the momentum going, but without the need for the pace Mars has been setting, that means you can get the ball rolling on a number of things, without worrying about losing momentum after he leaves. Their final weeks are all about what excites you, with knowing where the money is allowing you to work smarter and to pick your battles wisely.
It's not just first impressions that will portray July as a very low key and languid professional month, but it won't be until the very final days of the month that your professional game will growth teeth, revealing itself to be a wolf in sheep's clothing. The languid feel and the lack of any urgency is coming from the fact that not only are all three planets in your two professional houses all in retrograde motion, as they've either just made a U turn or are preparing to make a U turn, they're moving at well below their normal speed. Neptune and Chiron both turned retrograde in your career sector last month and while they'll gradually gain speed during the month, in retrograde motion until November this is just the first full month of a review phase, with plenty of time to spend back at the drawing board. Saturn, in retrograde motion in your work sector, is also moving at a crawl, but instead of speeding up as the month progresses he'll slow down, contributing to a sense of feeling stuck or stalled. Yet this is in preparation for his direct turn on the 21st July and while this is when the tide will turn on the work front, this won't grow teeth until Mars returns on the 26th July. This is when everything changes, for with Venus and Mercury in their early days in your income sector by then and with some major momentum to work with, as Mars' passions, drives, competitive and fighting spirit kick in, all that behind the scenes work will start to pay off. This is when the comeback begins, running right through to Christmas Eve.
While it might sound like a bit of a riddle, this is a month where nothing changes on the professional front, yet everything changes. What doesn't change is the planetary and cosmic support. With Uranus still the only planet active in either of your professional houses slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn in your career sector on the 22nd July, if anything things are going off the boil and apart from the Moon's monthly visits to your work and career sectors, something they do each month, there are no other developments on the professional front this month. So how then does everything change? While the forces in play on the professional front don't change, outside influences on them do and there are two specific events that are likely to prove game changing. The first event is lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector on the 16th July, opening the door to your luckiest and most potentially lucrative income year in over a decade and from the get go he becomes an ally to Uranus and career matters as a whole. This turns around a situation from where Jupiter had been putting pressure on Uranus to one where they are due to become best allies, but it's the second event that makes the turnaround complete. On the 26th July, just 10 days after Jupiter's return to your income sector, Mars will leave your home and family sector, finally bringing the work/life balance pressures and challenges of the last 8 months to an end, taking away the professional pressure and replacing it with the support of lucky income in forces. Those two events create a month where nothing changes but everything changes, with all that's been held back coming to fruition.
After Venus' departure from your career sector late last month you have a chance to let things settle, focused more on letting some active months on the career front play out. Venus not only wrapped up her own visit but all the planetary activity in your career sector for the year and with Pluto in retrograde motion in your work sector there isn't the urgency there was, with a chance to let things settle on both fronts. The one exception will be during the Moon's visit to your work sector, from the 11th July to the 13th July and the Full Moon this will trigger on the 12th July. With the year having begun with a huge amount of planetary activity in your work sector, including Venus' longest visit in over 200 years, as well as ongoing pressure and then support from career forces, while this is a Full Moon you will have at this time every year, chances are when this brings things to a head or to a tipping or turning point there'll be a lot there to trigger. The Moon's visit to your career sector from the 19th July to the 22nd July is equally important. The Moon was in your career sector when Venus left last month, with a chance to put your professional instincts, desires and expectations on the same page. As the Moon comes full circle and your professional instincts once more kick in, it will take you right back to the intentions Venus left you with. By then the Full Moon in your work sector will have revealed a lot more options, allowing you to gain even more perspective.
While it's not unusual to still have planetary activity in your career sector as you move into July, the fact that you have and that it's the tail end of all the planetary activity for the year makes it even more important to hold onto and run with. The Sun will always return to your career sector in May/June each year, throwing the solar spotlight on your professional situation, matters and options and the fact that you will have different experiences each year, is that things evolve and while one year you like what you see, the next year you might not and vice versa. The Sun has revealed what is, giving you a new starting point and it's now up to Venus and Mercury to bring things home. Mercury left your career sector last month but after turning retrograde he retrograded back in for a double dip visit and not turning direct until the 2nd July, the early hours of the month are a chance to spend time back at the drawing board. That's fine by Venus, who only returned to your career sector on the 24th June, giving you time to work with her to define your professional desires and expectations and where your heart stands. With Mercury leaving your career sector on the 13th July and Venus on the 19th July, the early weeks of the month are all about keeping your head and heart in the game, making the choices, decisions and plans and setting the professional desires and expectations that will define the coming year. What will be influencing things is the support that Venus and Mercury both have and are receiving from forces on the income front, with the will and the determination to take a sledgehammer to any remaining glass ceilings.
That the focus is on professional matters at this time of year is not unusual and in fact it is the norm, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of July in your career sector. What isn't the norm, at least not going by previous and upcoming years, is that you've also got lucky Jupiter on board, something that has been your reality since June 2013, but won't be the case moving forward. When Jupiter leaves your career sector on the 16th July he won't be back until 2025, with the tail end of a major and defining professional year overlapping with what is your annual update. As you move into the new month the Sun and Jupiter are on their own in your career sector and while they're working as a team, they each have very different mandates. The Sun is performing the reality checks he must perform each year in order to take care of any housekeeping and to gain an authentic new starting point, while Jupiter is filling you with bullish optimism, aimed at keeping you motivated and giving you something to continue to aim and strive for over the coming decade. The more you can see these as separate but interdependent agendas, the more you can give each the best possible attention. The Sun is here to show you where you're starting from and Jupiter is giving you something to aim for, so they're going to be preaching from two different soap boxes. What will help bring the two together is Mercury's return to your career sector on the 13th July, allowing you to get your head in the game. With Venus returning on the 19th July she and Mercury will stay on to tie up loose ends and begin the real journey.
Everything changes this month and I mean everything, with such a line in the sand being drawn that this really is a year of two halves. To start with things aren't going to look that different. Uranus is still on his own in your work sector, the same work pressures are there and slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn, things might not be looking that good. It was only in the closing days of June that Uranus experienced his third opposition with Mars, making you wonder if you have what it takes to even keep going, let alone change everything. Yet with Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected the only planet influencing things on the work front as you move into the new month, you should know by now that fate does and can change on a dime and that's set to be your reality this month and once it changes there'll be no going back. Two events change this from looking like yet another challenging month into one of the best professional months of the year, if not the decade. The first event is lucky Jupiter's return to your career sector on the 16th July, which not only opens the door to your most expansive and opportune professional year in over a decade, one that won't run its course until October 2015, but will see Jupiter move out of a challenging aspect to Uranus and onto one where the two are able to work together. The second event is Mars' return to your sign on the 26th July, which has the twofold effect of taking him out of opposition with Uranus and into a position where he's fuelling your professional passions and fighting spirit.
With Venus having left your work sector on the 24th June and Mercury not due to return to your career sector until the 16th August, to open new doors on the career front, you have the only full month for several months either side where you can keep your professional hat off for most of the time. This doesn't mean you're about to lose your professional momentum and is instead a chance to let what Venus and the Sun and Mercury before her triggered on the work front play out, without the pressure to begin anything new. At the same time, with new doors opening on the career front next month, this gives you a chance to start exploring your options, looking at where to from here. This also makes the Moon's visit to your work and career sectors a lot more important this month, giving you a chance to get your bearings on both fronts. The Moon will make two visits to your career sector this month, the first on the 2nd July to the 4th July, but it's the second visit from the 29th July to the 1st August that will be the most important. This will be the Moon's last visit before the Sun and Mercury return to open new doors, with your professional instincts creating a chance to start lining up at the right doors before they open. Because you had the Moon in your work sector when Venus left last month, you had an intuitive read on the intentions she left you with, so when the Moon comes full circle from the 19th July to the 22nd July, you'll have no trouble tapping back into those intentions, nearly a month after the fact.
While you've had planetary activity on both the work and career fronts for several months, this is the point where on both fronts things will run their course and you're able to tie up loose ends. While the Sun left your work sector last month, with Mercury and Venus staying on you have a chance to get your head and heart involved in bringing things home and also deciding on where to from here. Mercury is in retrograde motion until the 2nd July, so it's important to find time to hear yourself think and to spend time back at the drawing board, not pushing anything on the work front until after he's turned direct. With Mercury leaving your work sector on the 13th July and Venus on the 19th July, once the lights turn green there'll be a new sense of urgency. There is a similar sense of urgency developing on the career front, where Mars' longest visit in 32 years is finally coming to an end. Mars returned to your career sector last December for what should have been a 6 week visit aimed at firing up your professional passions and fighting spirit, while giving you a bold and competitive spirit. Yet 7 months on Mars is still here, but due to leave on the 26th July and in the home straight, what was a sprint that turned into a marathon has turned back into a sprint again. With Venus, Mercury and Mars working as a team you've reached some defining weeks on both the work and career fronts, weeks where you need to be ready and willing to lay it all on the line, leaving no room for regrets.
It seems that the work and career forces in play have come to an arrangement, with work forces choosing to take the lead in the early weeks of the month, career forces taking the lead in the final days and not only working together all month, but working in with income forces that are holding the door open to second chances. As you move into July, with Saturn not only still in retrograde motion in your career sector but slowing down and the Sun and Jupiter pushing things forward on the work front, it's work forces that are taking the lead. Not due to turn direct in your career sector until the 21st July, Saturn is taking a backseat and providing a valuable sense of hindsight as work forces work to bring things home. For with lucky Jupiter leaving your work sector on the 16th July and the Sun on the 23rd July and even more so because the next time they meet up here won't be until 2025, this is all about establishing an authentic starting point and gaining as much traction as possible, supporting everything you've been working towards over the last 12 months. Mercury will return to your work sector on the 13th July and Venus on the 19th July to tie up loose ends, but it's then that the balance of power starts to shift back to your overall career situation and matters. It begins with Saturn's direct turn on the 21st July but the real change comes when Mars returns to your career sector on the 26th July, firing up your professional passions and fighting spirit as you're tying up loose ends on the work front, with a chance to embark on new professional quests.
As has been the case in every other month so far this year I have the same thing to report, that you're moving into a month with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses. However, this month there is a very large 'but', with now being able to tell you that you are moving into a month with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses, but that this is about to change in a dramatic and game changing way. It's on the 16th July, a week before the Sun was due to return for your annual update that lucky Jupiter returns to your work sector for the first time since 2003, kicking off your most important year for work opportunities, growth and developments in over a decade. With the Sun not only returning to your work sector on the 23rd July but aligning with Jupiter on the 24th/25th July, it won't take you long to sense that your luck has indeed changed. This is not only due to have implications on the work front, from the get go this puts Jupiter at a positive aspect to Uranus in your income sector, who having had a hard time over the past year is more than ready to make the most of new doors opening on the work front. While Jupiter will only stay until next August, forces will keep things in play until next October and with Saturn returning to your career sector at the end of the year, kicking off three of the most powerful professional years in decades, once the professional tide turns there'll be no going back. Move into the month with your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground, trusting what your gut is telling you.