Jupiter's last full month in your work sector was always going to be the month when everything came together, for that is the way a Jupiter transit works, with the largest and most influential planet in the solar system spending a year setting the scene, only to put it together in the final scene. While Jupiter won't leave until the 9th September and even then the professional gods will spend another month tying all the loose ends together, August is the month where the support arrives to bring the focus off the big picture and onto the small details. This is literally something that only began less than 24 hours before moving into the month, thanks to Mercury's return to your work sector on the 31st July, for what should be a short 15 day visit aimed at giving you the intellectually savvy edge and articulation needed to work smarter, get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Yet on the 1st August it will be clear from the get go that there is no urgent need to rush into making choices, decisions and plans and instead there is a clear need to keep your mind and your options open. For instead of moving on mid month Mercury won't leave until the 7th October and as the planet that will finally tie up those last loose ends, that point is still another two months away. Mercury will spend so long here because of a retrograde turn on the 31st August, keeping him here during Venus' visit from the 6th August to the 30th August and as the Sun returns on the 23rd August. It is during Venus and Jupiter's time together that the planets of luck and attraction will work together to attract the kind of opportunities that will make Jupiter's final weeks count.
If feels like you are always the bridesmaid and never the bride, for several years now making do with snippets of support from the professional gods. You were close to it at the start of the year when you not only moved into 2016 with Mars in your work sector, firing up your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit but with a hint of what was to come raising the bar to seemingly impossible heights, only to leave. The reason why the year began with such high hopes is that while Mars left on the 4th January, he knew that 2016 was going to be your most potentially successful year for work opportunities and growth in over a decade, so his job was to prepare you for that by raising the bar. The problem is that seven months down and that promise is feeling very hollow, with nothing but the Moon's monthly visits to keep work matters on track and a few months, earlier in the year, when a small parade of planets moved through your career sector. However, as you move into August there is a sense that the professional gods might be getting ready to finally deliver on their promise and while they won't fully come to the party until Jupiter returns to your work sector on the 9th September, Venus' return on the 30th August will officially open the door to your luckiest year for work opportunities, growth and potential for success in over a decade, a year that will take until October 2017 to run its course. This is when the challenges of recent years and knowledge, experience and work ethic developed are about to pay off. The Moon's return to your work sector from the 7th August to the 9th August will be the last before things take off, making it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. Meanwhile, the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 16th August to the 19th August will not just be a chance to sharpen your professional instincts, creating a Full Moon on the 18th August that could create a real breakthrough. Above all, with life getting a lot busier next month and staying busy for the next 13 months, make learning how to work smarter a priority this month.
There is a need to move into the month with a hiss and a roar and while you've been guarding yourself against working yourself into the ground for much of this year, to take those restrictions off and go for it, leaving everything on the floor. On the 4th January Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returned for what should have been a six week visit to your work sector aimed at fuelling your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit, giving you the hunger and determination to throw yourself into the things that excite you and get things done. Nearly seven months on and as you move into August he is still here, thanks to a double dip visit that brought him back over two months after leaving. In all, spread out over two visits, Mars has spent more time in your work sector this year than he has spread over the last decade, but here for so long there has been a call to pace yourself, appreciating that you've been running a marathon and not a sprint. Yet in what amounts to a sprint to the finish line, with Mars finally leaving on the 3rd August and then not returning for another two years, there is a need to throw everything you have into making these final 72 hours count, leaving no room for regrets or wondering what might have happened, had you floored it to the very end. If come the 4th August you're exhausted and feel like you have hit the wall, then you can rest assured you've left it all on the floor, able then to dial it back and let the momentum created carry things. The Moon will move through from the 9th August to the 12th August and returning just three days after Mars' departure this will bring a chance to regroup. With both planets in your career sector here for the long haul and in retrograde motion until November this is when you and the professional gods will pull back, letting work matters play out until Venus returns next month to usher in the next phase.
Because of the Sun's predicable and cyclical patterns that see him return to the same areas of your chart at the same time every year, there is always an underlying level of predictability and for you that means that this will always be the most potentially lucrative month of any year for you. That the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your income sector is a given, but what you can never count on is what the professional gods are doing at the time, for if you look at only the Sun and the natural cycle of any year then there should be little happening on the work or career fronts to support too much income growth. That is until 2016 came along, a year that holds some massive potential on the work and career fronts, potential that is only really going to come into its own this month, through a stunning set of coincidences. Everything is destined to come together professionally during a 14 day period that began on the 30th July, a period that you are two days into when you move into the new month and a period that falls right in the middle of the most potentially lucrative months of 2016. It began with Uranus' retrograde turn in your career sector on the 30th July, opening the door to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the career front. By coincidence this is the same day that Saturn moved into his final two weeks in retrograde motion in your work sector, where the doors are already open to the past, second chances and untapped potential. Mars will return to your work sector on the 3rd August, the same day as a New Moon in your income sector and will really fire up your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit, but it won't be until Saturn's direct turn on the 13th August that the handbrake will be released and all that pent up momentum is likely to leap forward. From the 30th July to the 13th August lies what is destined to be a game changing two week period across the income, work and career fronts, the point where everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from.
This should be and is a fairly low key professional month but that is no reason to underestimate its power, for the forces in play on both the work and career fronts might be operating in the background, but they have the potential to turn things around and have friends in high places. Pluto and Ceres are both dwarf planets and as such share a common approach, underestimated because they don't have the clout of a full sized planet, but in all other respects punching above their weight by their ability to effect change from the inside, where the most powerful change takes place. From his position in your work sector Pluto is not about attracting work opportunities and from her position in your career sector Ceres isn't about attracting career and professional opportunities, but from within they are changing your sense of what's possible, what excites and motivates you and your whole professional perceptions. Pluto has been in your work sector for eight years and won't leave for another eight years but this is Ceres' first full month in your career sector in four years, but timing puts them together at the perfect moment in history. I mentioned that they both had friends in high places and that friendship is set to catapult both your work and career matters into the big league this month, thanks to their partnership with Jupiter, the largest and most powerful planet in the solar system as he spends his last full month in your income sector. Jupiter and the money gods rely on the support from the professional gods to access your full income potential, which is considerable with the planet of luck and expansion on board and in return the money gods are prepared to offer the professional gods anything they want in return. With a smart head for money in play from the get go and the money gods progressively stacking the deck on the income front as the month progresses, expect some significant developments on both the work and career fronts. However, this has to be led from within and an evolving sense of what you're working towards and striving for.
While the professional gods are laying low this month, this is to be expected at this time of year. With no planetary activity in your career sector since Mercury left on the 30th June and none in your work sector until Mars returns in November, this isn't a professional month that stands out as significant in the scheme of things. However, all is not what it seems, for while the professional gods are happy to let things play out, only stepping in and communicating during the Moon's monthly visits to your work sector and career sectors, for the rest of the time they are putting their support behind the money gods. When a short parade of planets finished moving through your career sector at the end of June they knew that you were just a few months away from your luckiest and potentially lucrative income year in over a decade and while there should be no planetary activity in your work sector until early 2017, Mars is already now just three months away. What the professional and money gods are preparing for is lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector on the 9th September, something that will not only influence everything on the financial front between then and October 2017, but everything professionally as well. It is only because of what has already been invested on the work and career fronts this year that there is income potential to pick up on and when Jupiter returns next month and over the course of the next 14 months every planet that will move through your work and career sectors will give that income potential a boost. The Moon's visit to your work sector from the 16th August to the 19th August will trigger a Full Moon on the 18th August, giving work matters a timely boost, while a visit to your career sector from the 25th August to the 27th August will sharpen your professional instincts just days before Venus' return to your income sector. What you're doing during those days is not only getting your bearings and checking that you're on track, but drawing on all the resources banked on both fronts so far this year. With Venus returning to your income sector on the 30th August, this is when the money gods will start turning on the taps.
After the Sun's departure from your career sector on the 24th July brought all the planetary activity there for the year to a close, things have gone quiet but definitely not off the boil. July was a game changing month across the income, work and career fronts, as a twist of fate allowed new career opportunities to open up just as the professional gods opened the doors to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the work front, but also as Mars' last full month in your income sector brought an urge to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings. While you will move into the month with Mars still in your income sector, due to leave on the 3rd August it is those very early days that a drive to push through glass ceilings needs to be embraced, especially those in your own mind. With more planets returning to your income sector in late September the money gods will step back and let things already invested play out, leaving only work forces in play and responsible for keeping the wheels turning across the income, work and career fronts. After Mars' hot headed enthusiasm and need for action runs its course, with Neptune in retrograde motion in your work sector until November and Chiron until December, any urgency should drop off and finally you'll find a chance to hear yourself think. With so much invested across the income, work and career fronts over recent months there was no time to process anything, which is what you're able to start from the 3rd August. However, this is likely to have already begun, due to the fact that you'll move into the month with the Moon in your career sector, your professional instincts sharp and the process of tying up loose ends there already underway. The Moon will leave your career sector on the 2nd August, ensuring your professional instincts are sharp during Mars' last full day in your income sector. After that the Moon will return to check on things on the work front from the 19th August to the 21st August, in what is a practice run ahead of next month's solar eclipse, while returning to your career sector from the 27th August to the 29th August.
This is always going to be one of the most professionally focused and competitive points of any year for you, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your career sector, the most professionally focused and competitively charged areas of your chart. However, what isn't a given is what level of support the Sun will have, both from within his own circle and from the professional and money gods in general and this year this is on the extreme end of the scale, the positive end that is. Thanks to Uranus' retrograde turn in your work sector on the 30th July work forces have taken a step back in order to let career matters move forward, though from behind the scenes will provide support, continue to trigger Eureka moments and serendipitous developments, as well as provide 20/20 hindsight. This sees the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the work front, just as new doors are opening on the career front. It is in the early days of the week that something auspicious develops that is likely to draw income, work and career forces today thanks to Mars' return to your income sector on the 3rd August, the same day that a New Moon in your career sector creates the potential for new beginnings and opportunities on the career and professional fronts. While the Sun won't leave your career sector until the 23rd August, with Venus leaving on the 6th August she'll be working to seize both the momentum the New Moon can create and to hook into Mars' hot headed enthusiasm on his return to your income sector on the 3rd August. With Venus working to attract career and professional opportunities, a New Moon creating an opportunity for new beginnings and Mars all of a sudden bringing an urge to take a sledgehammer to any glass ceilings, this could create a real turning point. While the doors will remain open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the work front through to December, until the 13th August they are also open to the past on the income front as well.
While the Sun will always return to your career sector in August and on the 23rd August this will begin your month long annual career review and update that is the only thing that you could consider even slightly the norm about this month. With lucky Jupiter spending his last full month in your career sector for another 11 years this was always going to be the month that the professional gods brought everything home and together, something you have been working towards not only all year, but since as far back as June 2015. Knowing that they had so much time to work with, the professional gods have been happy to layer things over the last 14 months, setting things in motion and setting things up for when the time came to bring everything together and that time has come and not just because the 1st August brings Jupiter to his last full month in your career sector. It began 24 hours earlier with Mercury's return to your career sector, with his first full day here on Monday creating a very real line in the sand. All of a sudden you've got your head in the game, the intellectually savvy edge and the strategic advantage needed to bring thins home, but it brings the professional gods to a point where it is no longer about lining up for something that would develop months into the future and everything about what is happening now. Normally spending just 15 days in your career sector helping you to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open, Mercury will instead stay on until the 7th October, almost a month after Jupiter's departure on the 9th September. With Venus returning to your career sector on the 6th August, the Sun on the 23rd August, Pluto spending all month in your income sector and Ceres all month in your work sector, the professional and money gods have come together to make this the month where everything starts falling into place. This is the month that everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from.
August isn't a game changing professional month and there isn't a lot happening, just the Moon's monthly visits to your work sector and career sectors and Venus' return to your career sector on the 30th August. With planetary activity in the very last 48 hours of the month and just lunar activity in your two professional houses, for just a few days at a time this shouldn't be a significant professional month, but it is because of what you're preparing for. Imagine if you could go back in time and revisit major and significant events in your life, returning a month before the fact in order to prepare so that opportunities wouldn't slip through your fingers. While we don't yet have a time machine we have the next best thing and that is knowledge and the fact that you don't need to travel back in time, for right now you are in the month before a major and game changing event that has the power to completely transform your professional landscape and you have a chance to ensure opportunities don't slip through your fingers. On the 9th September lucky Jupiter will return to your career sector for the first time in over a decade and between then and October 2017 will create your biggest and most game changing professional year in over a decade. While the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 7th August to the 9th August isn't the last before lucky Jupiter returns, leaving a month to the day before everything changes the professional gods will be using the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses triggered to provide the clues needed to start lining up in front of new doors before they open. This will be the Moon's last visit before Venus returns on the 30th August, a move that will begin the momentum that Jupiter will use to his advantage just 10 days later. Meanwhile, the Moon's visit to your work sector from the 25th August to the 27th August will come just days before Venus' return to your career sector and just weeks before Jupiter's return, with a sense by then that something major is about to shift.
After an incredible amount of time in your career sector and a story that has played out across the first seven months of 2016 Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is finally on the move, leaving on the 3rd August and this time not returning for another two years. Mars first returned to your career sector on the 4th January for what should have been a six week visit aimed at fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit and getting your professional year off to the best possible start. Yet nearly seven months later and still the warrior planet of the cosmos is here, but he hasn't been here all that time. Mars left on the 6th March only to return for a rare, once in a lifetime double dip visit at the end of May, a visit that is in its final days as you move into the new month. This has been an incredible journey and with so much developing across the income, work and career fronts over recent months and last month especially on all three fronts, this has created the kind of momentum that will influence things across all three fronts for months, if not years to come. Yet with the Sun having left your work sector on the 24th July, bringing all planetary activity there for the year to a close and Mars leaving your career sector on the 3rd August, the rush and a roar you move into the month with will soon ease back. However, until the planetary activity in your work sector, which won't become active again until mid 2017, with Venus returning to your work sector next month and the Sun and Mercury the month after, what you will have from Mars' return is a short seven week visit where you're able to stand back and let things play out. You'll move into the month with the Moon in your work sector and leaving on the 2nd August will ensure you have an intuitive edge and a read on developments over recent weeks, during Mars' final days in your career sector. Those early days are a chance to regroup and establish what you're fighting for. The Moon will return to your career sector from the 9th August to the 12th August, returning just six days after Mars' departure to check on things, something the professional gods will continue to do every four weeks.
There are two things that will always be a given at this time of year, that the spotlight will always be on your work situation, matters and options, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your work sector and this will often be the busiest point of any year for you. However, apart from that anything is possible. There will be some years where with little support from within your work sector or externally from the professional and money gods where things are fairly lame, other years when there are challenging conditions and years where everything just comes together. Fortunately for you this is likely to be the year where everything is likely to come together, all because of what is set to transpire during a 14 day period that could be the defining point of your whole professional year and across the income, work and career fronts as a whole, a two week period where everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. That 14 day period runs from the 30th July to the 13th August, so you're two days into this as you move into the new month and even if the Sun wasn't in your work sector, you would still need to have your professional and money hats on from the get go. It began on the 30th July with Uranus' retrograde turn in your income sector on the same day that Saturn moved into his final two weeks in retrograde motion in your career sector, holding the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on both the income and career fronts at the same time. This happens right in the heart of the Sun's month long visit to your work sector, with the 3rd August the eye of the storm. It is on the 3rd August, a point where Venus will be just three days away from leaving your work sector on the 6th August that a New Moon here will fall on the same day that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returns to your career sector. In one fell swoop the doors will open to new beginnings and opportunities on the work front, just as Mars returns to refuel your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit. With Saturn in retrograde motion until the 13th August the 10 day period from Mars' return on the 3rd August could prove frustrating, but once the handbrake is released a major breakthrough is likely.