As you move into the new month you'll have a lot that you want and need to mull over, making it important to catch your breath and let things settle. Pluto only turned direct in your career sector on the 22nd September and with Venus having just left your work sector on the 30th September there were a lot of shifts in the final days of September. When Venus left your work sector, less than 24 hours before moving into the new month, she not only wrapped up her own visit aimed at defining where your heart stands and attracting opportunities, but all the planetary activity for the year. For that reason alone you need to wait to let things play out and to settle, with the Moon's visit from the 19th October to the 22nd October, the first since Venus left, the point where you should be ready to look back, put things in perspective and having had a chance to let things settle, get a clear sense of where to from here. With Pluto spending his first full month in direct motion in your career sector but the Sun not returning until the 22nd December, this should and is a month for slowly getting your professional bearings, as you shift your career focus onto the road ahead. Pluto turned direct exactly 3 months to the day before the Sun is due to return to open new doors, but instead of having months to slowly get things up to speed you have weeks, with Mars' return to your career sector on the 26th October kicking things off much earlier in the year and with a lot more ferocity. Mars will return to fire up your professional passions and fighting spirit and teaming up with his good friend Pluto, for just the fourth time in your career sector in your lifetime, the planets of war and revolution will join forces to fast track things. With Mars not leaving until early December and Venus returning just days later, once things start to move don't expect them to slow down until well into 2015.
The focus will always be on work matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of October in your work sector, shining the solar spotlight on your work situation, matters and options, as well as providing a new starting point. However that's about the only thing that is the norm this year, for with so much water having passed under the bridge since last November, including a nearly 8 month visit by Mars, his longest in 32 years, your starting point is not where it normally is. While the North Node, a magnetic force that is keeping things on track, will remain in force until November 2015, ensuring that whatever you begin has ongoing momentum and your internal compass will always point True North, the push to get things up to speed and to make the last 9 months count begins this month. In fact it began late last month, when the Sun returned on the 23rd September and a New Moon the next day gave you a chance to draw a major new line in the sand. However, it was Venus' return on the 30th September, less than 24 hours before you moved into the new month that finally has your heart and the laws of attraction engaged, for the first time since this major update began, almost 9 months earlier. Mercury, who left late last month, has a change of mind and on the 11th October will retrograde back in, not wanting to miss out on the action, to ensure you have your head in the game as things come together and also to keep things in play after the Sun and Venus leave on the 26th October. By the time Mercury leaves next month the push to get work matters on the right track and up to speed will be over and the real journey will begin, with this month all about having your eyes open and head and heart in the game.
With Saturn in your work sector for the last 2 years the danger is that you've lost your point of reference, for when the focus is on work matters 365 days of the year, how do you make the important weeks stand out? What you have this month is an overlapping of the beginning of a mission to bring home your most important update of work matters in 3 decades, with the start of your annual update, with the two overlapping in the final days of the month. As you move into the new month Saturn and Ceres are both in your work sector, where Saturn has been since October 2012 and Ceres has been since early August, each with very different agendas. Saturn is here to raise the bar, demand that you work harder than you've ever worked, expect more from yourself but also to take responsibility. Ceres returned to advocate for your needs and instead of looking at what your work situation requires of you, which is Saturn's mandate, she's here to look at things from your perspective, in terms of job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. Their alignment on the 3rd October to the 8th October, for the first time here since 1954, will bring the two together, giving you a clear sense of what you do and don't want on the work front and the power to move mountains if you have to. These are the big themes happening behind the scenes, but you'll also move into the new month with Mercury in your work sector, a sign that your annual update is about to begin, which means things are about to get a lot more specific. Mercury will turn retrograde on the 5th October, while Saturn and Ceres are aligned and will retrograde back out on the 11th October, giving you a chance to get your head in the game then head back to the drawing board. It's the Sun and Venus' return to your work sector on the 24th October and a solar eclipse here on the same day that draws the real line in the sand, the point where it's time to make things happen.
Nothing about this month is typical, not for what is happening professionally or the support from lucky income forces, making it important to move into the new month ready to leave any assumptions or pre drawn conclusions at the door, realising that you're moving into unchartered territory. While you've had lucky Jupiter in your income sector before and last here in 2002/2003 he'll return every 12 years, spending a year expanding your income opportunities. At the same time Mars will return to your work sector every 2 years and making his first visit since 2012 he's firing up your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit, creating some of the busiest weeks of the year until he leaves on the 26th October. At the same time you've had Uranus in your career sector since 2010, so his influence and the laws of synchronicity he triggers is nothing new. What is new is the combination, for while Mars last visited your work sector in 2012 the last time lucky Jupiter was in your income sector as well was in 1978, while the last time this happened while Uranus was in your career sector was in 1932. As if this wasn't enough, on the 8th October, right in the middle of some of the most auspicious days of the year for income, work and career matters, a total lunar eclipse in your career sector brings things to a head, turning and/or tipping point and brings the laws of synchronicity into play in such a way, that this marks the point that everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from.
You should be feeling fairly optimistic when it comes to work matters as you move into the new month, which combined with a lack of urgency and plenty of untapped income potential, will bring a quiet sense of confidence. It all began last month when on the 22nd September, 3 months to the day before the Sun is due to return to begin your annual update and right in the heart of some of the most active weeks of the year for income matters, Pluto turned direct. In your work sector from 2008 and to 2024 and the only planet in either of your professional houses, the toughest 16 months of his mission to bring change and growth only ended earlier last month. With the Sun, Mercury and finally Venus moving through your income sector at the time, instead of giving you a chance to lick your wounds, this gave you a chance to look back in a way that you could turn past challenges, tensions and pressures into a new sense of resolve. With Pluto spending his first full month in direct motion and the Sun, Mercury and Venus not returning to your work sector until December, you should have a quiet few months in order to get your bearings and get work matters back up to speed, but instead you have just weeks. Everything is due to change when Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returns to your work sector on the 26th October, teaming up with his good friend Pluto. It's when the planets of war and revolution get together that all thoughts of a slow and leisurely build up of speed and momentum will go out the window, kicking off some of your busiest weeks in two years, beginning something that won't run its course until early next year.
At the same time that things have already settled down to a steady momentum the majority of the rest of your professional year will take, you've only just reached a point where you're able to focus more on where the money is. With the Sun and Venus in your income sector until the 24th October and Mercury retrograding back in for a double dip visit from the 11th October, this brings a need to keep your money hat on rather than your professional hat for the majority of the month. With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses, as is normally the case at this time of year and the next push not coming until Mars returns to your work sector in early December, knowing where the money is will help keep things on track. Essential to keeping the momentum going on both the work and career fronts, as well as lining up for the new doors due to open in December, are the Moon's monthly visits to both your professional houses. The Moon will make two visits to your work sector this month, moving through from the 3rd October to the 5th October then returning on the 31st October to ensure you have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground in the final hours of the month and early days of November. In both visits it's important to listen to your emotional and intuitive responses to work matters, as well as the valuable clues, hunches and insights the Moon will leave you with. The same goes for the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 12th October to the 14th October, sharpening your professional instincts and giving you a more global perspective, at what will be a crucial point of the month for income matters.
Things settle back to normal on the work front this month, after some shakeups and tensions over the last two months. With continuous planetary activity in your work sector since 2003 and it staying that way until Neptune leaves in 2026, you'll need to keep your work hat on 365 days a year, but obviously not always to the same degree. With the early months of the year the most active for work matters and Neptune and Chiron both in retrograde motion during the middle months of each year, this is when you move into a review phase, but also where there is a danger of things going off the boil. It was a combination of last month's Full Moon in your work sector and some tension during the 6 weeks from the 16th August to the 30th September that made sure that didn't happen. With both Neptune and Chiron turning direct next month, which is when the build up to next years push will begin, their last full month in retrograde motion gives you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board, making the most of the slower pace and the lack of pressure. This allows you to focus more on establishing where the money is, with Mercury in your income sector in the early days of the month and the Sun and Venus not only returning on the 24th October but a solar eclipse on the same day. While it's mainly during November that income and work forces will come together, just as the tide turns on the work front, you'll find clues that things are starting to turn in the later days of the month. The Moon's visit to your work sector from the 5th October to the 7th October and to your career sector from the 14th October to the 16th October will provide some valuable clues, hunches and insights.
Things are so off the chart and so far away from the norm this month that it's important to move into the month with no assumptions and with a bullish sense of confidence, even if to start with it feels more like wishful thinking. There are events coming together on the income, work and career fronts that individually would make this an especially good month, but collectively takes things to a whole new level. With lucky Jupiter in your career sector since July but finally spending his first full month on his own, this was always going to be a month for stretching your professional sea legs, especially with your annual update behind you and to start settling in for the long haul, with another 12 months to bring things home. At the same time, while you will always have a Full Moon in your work sector at this time of year, sometimes in September and sometimes in October, but always at some point during the month long wind down of your current solar year, by any standards the Full Moon on the 8th October is likely to be game changing. Instead of a normal Full Moon this will be a total lunar eclipse, which in its own right has the power to change things up, but with lucky Jupiter in your career sector and Mars in your income sector, this is the point on the income, work and career fronts where everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from. The first two weeks of the month are especially auspicious on all three fronts, with a need to play it like you mean it from the get go, ready to put everything you have into everything you do.
With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses after Venus' departure from your career sector on the 30th September, less than 24 hours before you moved into the new month, you have a chance to let things settle, but also to focus more on where the money is. When Venus left your career sector on the 30th September she left you with some clear professional desires and expectations, a lot of momentum and confidence, but she also wrapped up all the planetary activity here and in both your professional houses for the year. This means that all your cards are on the table and it's now all about keeping the momentum going. However, it's not until the Moon returns to your career sector, moving through from the 19th October to the 22nd October that you'll be ready to take a firm professional stand, for this first visit since Venus left and a planetary push ended will close the circle, tie up loose ends and through your professional instincts will bring an intuitive sense of where to from here. The Moon will leave you with your professional instincts sharp just 4 days before Mars' game changing return to your income sector and some of the most lucrative income months in 2 years kick off. Having a chance to get your professional bearings just days earlier, will ensure you have your income and professional objectives on the same page from the get go. In the meantime, the Moon's visit to your work sector from the 10th October to the 12th October, where there has been no planetary activity since June, will be a valuable chance to pay attention to work matters and the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses this triggers.
While the focus is always on career and professional matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of October in your career sector, the conditions that this annual update plays out under are anything but the norm. The most active months of any given year for career and professional matters are September and October when the Sun, Mercury and Venus move through your career sector. However since early November you've had continuous planetary activity, including the nearly 8 months that Mars spent here, his longest visit in 32 years. With the North Node here since February, a magnetic force that will keep you on track and always pointed towards your True North, when your annual update began last month there was already some extraordinary momentum and a huge amount of water having passed under the bridge. So while this is always the starting point for a new professional year, one that will stretch out to next September, you're starting from a much higher plane than you normally do, with your expectations and everything about your professional situation, matters and options already having had the bar raised. What you have this month though is your annual update giving things their final push, for with the Sun and Venus both leaving your career sector on the 24th October and Mercury, who will retrograde back in for a double dip visit on the 11th October, early next month, this is the last real push to get things up to speed and onto the right track. From early next month it will become more about keeping things in motion. However, you're not at that point, with what you're willing to invest and the effort you put in determining how things play out over the coming year. This makes it as important to pay attention to the Sun's reality checks as you do to Venus' professional desires and expectations, at a time that she's attracting opportunities and attention your way.
While the solar spotlight will always fall on career and professional matters in November each year, it's not until later in the month and in normal years, which this is anything but it's usually for a cold start, getting things up to speed for the first time each year. However, since Saturn first returned to your career sector in October 2012 things have never gone off the boil and what you have this month is the coming to an end of a major professional push and the start of your annual update, which will overlap in order to bring things home. Saturn, in your career sector since October 2012 and Ceres, here since early August and on their own from Mars' departure last month to Mercury's return at the end of September, have been working as a tight unit and from the 3rd October to the 8th October they'll align, for the first time in your career sector since 1954. Until now Saturn, hard task master of the cosmos has been raising the bar professionally, mainly because he knows what you're capable of and where you would normally give up, he's demanding that you push on. This has been more about what is required of you professionally, forcing you to dig deep. When Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system returned in early August, for the first time in 4 years, she flipped things around, turning the mirror onto you and what your needs are, looking more at professional satisfaction and a sense of purpose. When they align this month this will give you a clear sense of what you want to achieve, at a time when you have the power to move mountains if you have to. By the time the Sun and Venus return to your career sector on the 24th October and a solar eclipse on the same day draws a line in the sand, you'll be ready for the fresh start this creates and opportunity for, especially as with Saturn leaving on Christmas Eve this is when a 2 year marathon will head into the home straight, with the finishing line in sight.
Venus' departure from your work sector on the 6th September should have brought all the planetary activity there to an end for the year and with new doors not usually opening on the work front until late November, you should have a month where you can step back, let things settle and for work matters to play out before looking at new career options. However this is a month where 'should' doesn't belong, for what should be a fairly low key professional month is instead likely to be game changing, so game changing in fact that on the income, work and career fronts this is the point everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from. Lucky Jupiter's return to your work sector in July and position here until August 2015 means that taking your work hat off was never going to be an option, but spending his first full month on his own, this should have been a chance to take things slowly, focus on the big picture and the journey ahead. That changed when Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returned to your career sector last month and not due to leave until the 26th October, but new developments kicking in as he leaves that will keep things active until early 2018, everything you thought you knew about your professional options have already been thrown out the window. Everything is due to come together during an incredible few days, starting on the 4th October and running through to the 10th October. During that 6 day period Jupiter, Mars and Uranus will all link up, creating some auspicious conditions on the income, work and career fronts, to a degree that you've never seen before. However a lightening rod will occur right in the middle of this golden 6 day period, with a total lunar eclipse in your income sector on the 8th October providing a trigger for events on the income, work and career fronts. Yet this is less an event and more a trigger for what will unfold over the coming months and years, for what is just the start of a game changing partnership between income, work and career forces. To find another October as auspiciously placed as this you would have to look back to 1932.