While the focus will always be on work matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of September in your work sector, not to the degree that it is this year, thanks to lucky Jupiter's return last year. Yet even by those standards, with Jupiter returning every 12 years to spend a year expanding your options, opportunities and promoting growth the conditions this time around are exceptional, teaming up with Pluto in your career sector for the first and only time in your lifetime. This is the start of a partnership that will strengthen over the coming months and stay strong until Jupiter leaves your work sector in September 2016, but the partnership between work and career forces will continue through to May 2017. This makes Jupiter's first full month in your work sector the start of something big, so big that the full complexity of what is now possible will take months to dawn on you. It won't be until Mars returns to your work sector on the 25th September and Venus next month, that you'll really start to find your feet. To start with you may be experiencing some work tensions and with not only Pluto in retrograde motion in your career sector but Ceres as well, a sense that things aren't going too well. Any work tensions is simply a call to pace yourself and with Ceres turning direct on the 15th September and Pluto on the 25th September, the same day that Mars returns to your work sector to fire up your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit, as the month progresses you'll start to gain some real traction.
While the events unfolding on the work front this month aren't spectacular and at times a little understated, from small beginnings big things are destined to come. To start with you not only have Mercury in your work sector, but having just returned on the 28th August you're still in the early days of getting your head in the game and around your options. For while you've had the North Node in your work sector since February 2014, giving work matters a natural sense of direction, there has been no planetary activity since last September. Missing is the urgency that normally comes with a Mercury visit, giving you just 15 days to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Yet rather than getting ready to leave Mercury is slowing down and on the 18th September turns retrograde, spending the rest of the month retracing the steps he'd just taken. The focus will remain on the past and on the rear view mirror until the Sun returns on the 23rd September and even then you'll need to keep one eye on the road behind and another on the road ahead. Even then the Sun's return is something that happens at this time every year, with the full potential of what is being unleashed not really revealing itself until November, when Venus and Mars return to make the North Node's final days count. What Mercury is opening the door to this month will take until the early weeks of 2016 to fully unfold. The Moon's visit to your work sector from the 14th September to the 17th September, will give you an intuitive edge during Mercury's final days in direct motion.
Chances are it could feel at times like you have one foot on the accelerator and another on the brake, wondering whether to push forward or pull back, especially when you lump all your professional options into one pot. It's key then that you separate things out, for while work and career forces are working together, especially in the first half of the month, they're playing very different games and have a very different mandate. When you're torn between pulling back or pushing on, this isn't an 'either/or' scenario, but two different agendas that are both right. The feeling of being pulled back is coming from the fact that not only are Neptune and Chiron in retrograde motion in your career sector, under pressure from huge developments on the home front, you're experiencing work/life balance tension if you put too much focus onto advancing professionally. Career forces are focused on retracing their steps not pushing forward and you'll find the perfect pitch for that when work/life balance tensions ease back. It's on the work front that the focus is not only on the future and moving forward, but with Saturn leaving your work sector on the 18th September and not returning for another 27 years, there's a need to turn yourself into a machine, pushing forward and over obstacles, doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes to create as much forward momentum as possible. With Saturn wrapping up a visit that began in October 2012, this is a chance to prove yourself and everything you've learned and become over recent years. So yes, this is a month for holding back and pushing forward, but holding back career or professional advancement as a whole, while pushing forward and putting your shoulder to the wheel on the work front.
The message from the professional gods from the get go this month is first 'pace yourself' and then 'hold onto your seat, because things are about to take off'. There should already be a growing sense of professional confidence thanks to Uranus' partnership with Venus and Mars in your income sector, for while in retrograde motion this is a chance to benefit from the past. With Uranus, in retrograde motion in your career sector, the only planet in either of your professional houses since Saturn retrograded back out of your work sector in June, the pace has eased back and where your time and energy has been directed has been mainly based on where the money is. With Uranus in retrograde motion until December and the money gods taking the lead, you should be moving into some cruisey months, finally achieving the work/life balance that has been such a challenge over recent years. I said should, for everything changes when Saturn returns to your work sector on the 18th September, this time here to see things through and not due to leave until December 2017 you've not only got some busy months in front of you, but some busy years. With Mars leaving your income sector on the 25th September, Venus on the 9th October and a total lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 28th September, income, work and career forces will come together in the second half of the month in a spectacular way. This brings you to the point in your professional year where everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from.
Pluto is a planet that is really basking in his own self importance and potency at the moment, with his position in your work sector all of a sudden creating a situation where he and you are in the right place at the right time. Pluto, in your work sector from 2008 to 2024 and in retrograde motion from April to September each year is doing nothing different to what he always does, which is protect against complacency and falling into a rut. In retrograde motion this is a chance to spend time back at the rear view mirror, reviewing your options with 20/20 hindsight and in general giving you a chance to recharge your batteries. Yet fortuitously Pluto finds himself in the centre of a major comeback and turnaround on both the work and income fronts, without having to lift a finger. This is always a good month for Pluto and work matters, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of September in your work sector, but this year you've got lucky Jupiter on board, something that is a game changer. This is the first and only time in your lifetime that you'll have Pluto in your work sector at the same time that you have Jupiter in your income sector, not only bringing the obvious advantages of income forces needing work forces to leverage things and work opportunities coming along for the ride, but the fact that this puts them in a friendly and powerful alliance, one that will remain strong right through to September 2016. With Ceres, who retrograded back into your work sector last month, turning direct on the 15th September and Pluto on the 25th September, the same day that Mars returns to your income sector, conditions will only improve as the month progresses with a real turnaround possible. Pluto will feed off any financial tension, very quickly turning it into motivation.
There is a bit of a role reversal happening this month, with a chance to benefit from the professional investment made during the first 7 months of the year. Throughout some very active months on the career front, which only ended when Mercury left your career sector on the 9th July and some more subtle but just as influential months on the work front, that only ended when Ceres retrograded back out of your work sector on the 4th August, the one thing that the professional gods could and did rely on, was support from the North Node in your income sector. Though not a planet, it is the sense of direction and a sense of where the money was, that gave work and career forces something to aim for. Now that work and career forces or at least the trust needed to get things up to speed is over, with Ceres returning to your work sector next month to bring things home, the focus shifts to income matters. Mercury, who will normally move through an area of your chart in just 15 days, spent over 2 months in your work sector, from the 5th January to the 13th March, playing an integral part in work developments that were still unfolding as recently as early August. Mercury did the same when he moved through your career sector, again turning a 15 day visit into a visit that began on the 1st May but didn't end until 9th July. During both those extended visits Mars made his first visits since 2013 and Mercury played an integral part in getting your professional year to the point it is now. What is significant is that he's doing it again, with the third Mercury retrograde phase of 2015 this time falling in your income sector. Mercury is taking all that has transpired on the work and career fronts this year, of which he played a major role in implementing and is turning this into an opportunity for income development and opportunities. Turning retrograde on the 18th September but the Sun returning to your income sector on the 23rd September, you're moving into the most lucrative months of 2015, where it's now more about the money, but only because of what has already been invested.
On face value things may appear to have turned to custard or that you've somehow lost your edge, but in fact the very reverse is true. When Mars left your career sector last month he brought all the planetary activity there for the year to a close and with Neptune and Chiron not only in retrograde motion in your work sector but under pressure if you try and push yourself too hard, you're not riding as high as you have in previous months, because you no longer have to. Between Venus' return to your career sector on the 8th May and Mars' departure on the 9th August, the professional gods not only put enough effort into gaining career and professional leverage for the coming months, but enough to keep things going until Mars returns in 2017. You were never meant to continue at that accelerated pace and if you did you'd burn out or you'd be forever starting things, never having the time to work or complete anything. Yes, you needed the thrust of recent months, but you've accomplished that and now it's time to pull back. You're in the final weeks of your old solar year and even when the Sun returns to your sign on the 23rd September there's still a need to pace yourself. Neptune and Chiron won't turn direct in your work sector until November, giving you a chance to work behind the scenes, but also focus more on where the money is. While Saturn will leave your income sector on the 18th September, the coming months are likely to be especially lucrative. There's a need to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, trusting your professional instincts during the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 7th September to the 9th September and to your work sector from the 26th September to the 28th September.
With the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury all having left your career sector last month and your most important professional year in over a decade technically over, September could have seen things settle right back, enjoying the benefits but in a much more low key way. Yet that's not your reality and if anything, September is set to eclipse the whole 13 months that lucky Jupiter spent in your career sector, with Venus and Mars staying behind to not only bring home all the professional advantages possible, but to oversee a coming together of income, work and career forces. Venus, who returned to your career sector on the 6th June for what is normally a 24 day visit should be long gone, but having left but retrograded back in, having aligned with lucky Jupiter twice and by the time she aligns with Mars on the 1st September every planet that has moved through, she is the planet that holds all the potential that has been building since July 2014. In retrograde motion until the 6th September and working in alliance with Uranus, in retrograde motion in your work sector, Venus is working to ensure no stone has been left unturned. Mars will continue to fuel your professional passions and fighting spirit until he leaves on the 25th September, but with Venus not leaving until the 9th October you haven't even begun to extract the full potential for Jupiter's time here. Career and professional matters receive a massive boost from two events that could turn this into something spectacular and even game changing. The first event is Saturn's return to your income sector on the 18th September, just as Mars moves into his final week in your career sector and the second is a total lunar eclipse in your work sector on the 28th September. When income, work and career forces come together again it's likely to be with a bang and it's going to be game changing.
While this is always a time of year when you'll have your professional hat on, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of September in your career sector, nothing can compare to the conditions you're encountering this month. For the first time since 2004 you've got lucky Jupiter in your career sector as well, making this the first full month of a massive new professional year, one that won't run its course until the planet of luck and expansion leaves in September 2016, but even then it will take until mid 2017 for things to fully play out. While Jupiter returns to your career sector once every 12 years, spending a year expanding your options, opportunities and creating huge growth potential, for the first and only time in your lifetime you've got Pluto in your income sector as well, with a partnership between forged now between income and career forces continuing to unfold through to mid 2017. Don't be alarmed by any work/life balance tension, pressure or challenges, for they are working to your advantage. With the Sun only spending a month in your career sector each year there isn't a lot of time, so you've got to throw yourself into your professional game, putting everything you have into everything you do, in a limited space of time. That's not the case this year and you have almost 2 years to let things play out, so this is simply a call to pace yourself. This is being balanced by the support from Pluto and Ceres in your income sector, but also from the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 12th September to the 14th September and the solar eclipse this triggers on the 13th September. A super charged New Moon this creates the potential for major new beginnings, but also reveals that you've not only got luck and the professional gods on your side, but the element of fate as well.
With the Sun returning to your career sector on the 23rd September, at some point this month it was a given that new doors would open on the career front, something that happens at this time every year. This year things have got off to an early start, with Mercury's return to your career sector on the 28th August allowing you to move into the new month with your head already in the game. Normally moving through in just 15 days, missing though is any urgency. For in the same way that Mercury's 15 day visit to your income sector earlier in the year and his 15 day visit to your work sector midyear both turned into an epic 2 month plus journey, he's doing the same here. As you move into the new month Mercury is already slowing down and on the 18th September will turn retrograde, just 5 days before the Sun is due to return to open new doors and turn the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options. By then Mercury will have already given you a chance to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open and will already be back at the drawing board, retracing the steps he'd just taken. Eventually Mercury will turn direct next month and go over the same ground for a third time, allowing you to look at your career options from many different angles, go over and back to things, making it important to have your mind and your options open from the get go. With Venus and Mars not returning until November and Mars not fully wrapping things up until January, you've got time on your side. The Moon's visit to your career sector from the 14th September to the 17th September, in Mercury's final days in direct motion and just days before the Sun is due to return, will sharpen your professional instincts and give you an intuitive read on the currents in play, making it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. The Moon will return next month as a New Moon, making this month's visit more about paying attention to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses.
After a massive push in the middle months of the year work forces have reached a point where it's now all about keeping things on track and the professional gods are putting all their effort into making Saturn's final days in your career sector count. In your career sector from October 2012 until leaving on Christmas Eve, Saturn had spent over 2 years laying down the foundations for your professional future before leaving, but he retrograded back in on the 15th June, giving you a chance to rethink things, tie up loose ends or take care of any unfinished business. When Saturn leaves on the 18th September he won't return for another 27 years and with the Sun returning to your career sector next month and Mars spending half of 2016 here, you're laying down the foundations for future success rather than any immediate benefits. This is not about what you can achieve now and all about what is required of you, what tough decisions, hard calls or commitment is required now in order to provide a solid foundation that future success can be built on. Mars, who normally spends 6 weeks of each year in your career sector, will spend half of 2016 here and with the Sun, Mercury and Venus all returning over the coming months the next phase is following close behind, making the first 18 days of the month all about investing in the future. The Moon will move through from the 17th September to the 19th September, here as Saturn leaves on the 18th September and then staying on another day to make sense of things, ensuring your professional instincts are sharp as a massive professional chapter comes to an end, one that is laying down the foundations for everything you will achieve and accomplish over the coming months, years and decades.
Jupiter's departure from your work sector last month should have seen things dial right back and with the most active months of the year for career matters not starting until November, a chance to rest on your laurels a little. However that's not your reality and rather than work matters having run their course, you've only now got to the good part and it's all because of Venus and Mars. Mars returned to your work sector on the 9th August, with his first visit since 2013 beginning during lucky Jupiter's final 48 hours, managing to latch out to the growth and expansion being created, fuelling his work passions, fighting and competitive spirit. Mars is still here and so is Venus, who here since the 6th June holds a little piece of everything that has transpired here over the past 13 months. Since returning Venus has aligned with lucky Jupiter twice, has left and returned, has already spent a month in retrograde motion and by the time she aligns with Mars on the 1st September she will have aligned with every planet moving through your work sector. While Mars will leave your work sector on the 25th September Venus will stay on until the 6th October, keeping the momentum going. Yet even then this should see you reach a point where things dial back, but Saturn's return to your career sector on the 18th September takes things to a whole new level. Returning on the same day that Mars moves into his final week in your work sector and just 10 days before a total lunar eclipse in your income sector, this is when income, work and career forces will come together again to turn all the potential you've been working towards over the last 14 months into reality.