The focus will always be on work matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of September in your work sector and this year it not only comes as a welcome relief, providing a boost in professional confidence when you need it most, but is a relatively short burst of activity, long enough to get things up to speed, but not so long that it wears you down. Last year, from the start of the first planet's return to your work sector to when the last planet left, things were continuously active for 16 weeks. This year, from Mercury's return last month to Venus' departure on the 30th September, you've got just 6 weeks and 3 days in which you need to be on your toes. Before Mercury returned to your work sector on the 16th August there had been no planetary activity here since Mars left last December and returning just 4 days after 16 months of continuous planetary pressure on Pluto, in retrograde motion in your career sector ended, it was a welcome relief. This gave you a chance to get your head in the game, work smarter and gain some traction. The Sun's return a week later turned the solar spotlight onto your work situation, options and matters and this is where things stand as you move into September. While Mercury will leave on the 2nd September, with Venus returning on the 6th September you'll have no trouble keeping the momentum going and your head in the game. It's during Venus' visit, from the 6th September to the 30th September that you'll not only attract opportunities and attention your way, but the whole professional tide will turn, when Pluto turns direct on the 23rd September.
Just as well things eased back on the work front last month, for it's given you a chance to catch your breath, even though there may have been a fear that you'd lost your edge and momentum. It wasn't just that Ceres' departure from your work sector on the 7th August wrapped up 9 months of continuous planetary activity or that Venus' departure from your career sector on the 12th August wrapped up 16 months of continuous planetary activity, but the pressure this took off things that changed the landscape dramatically. Sometimes, when you're under pressure and need to be on your toes for so long, when it finally ends it can put you in a tailspin. It really can be a case that some people keep working and pushing themselves, only because they don't know what to do when they're not. What you've had a chance to do is take an enforced slow down, giving you a chance to ease the pace back, so that when Mercury returns to your work sector on the 2nd September and the Sun on the 23rd September, that you're able to ease back in to things gradually. With Mercury spending 3 weeks here before the Sun gets here, especially with a New Moon on the 24th September, this is a chance to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and to take a smart and strategic approach, slowly getting back in the game and this new wave of work opportunities and developments up to speed.
While you have reached an extremely important month for work matters, with the push that will provide the momentum for the rest of the year being created, it is a month of two halves. The tide turned on the work front on the 22nd July when Saturn turned direct in your work sector, but it was Mars' return 4 days later that turned what should have been a slow and deliberate turnaround into something a lot more driven and at times even manic. As you move into September Mars is still here, still fuelling your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit, creating a sense of urgency that is providing the momentum that the rest of the year will depend on. Yet when Mars leaves on the 14th September, while you'll retain that momentum the urgency will be gone and the pace will shift back to one that Saturn is more used to, which is slow and steady. Yet something has changed that there will be no going back from and with Mercury returning on the 28th September, this will give you a chance to get your head in the game, work smarter and take a more strategic approach, but it will also signal that you're into the end game. A chapter that began in October 2012 is coming to an end, but at the same time that you're establishing what you're fighting for, there is also a chance and a need to take a deeper look at what you need in terms of job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. What are you really working towards and for?
September is not a month you can take on face value, not when it comes to the professional pace or even the opportunities it presents. While, with Uranus in your career sector from 2011 to 2019, there'll never be a chance to fully take your professional hat off, in retrograde motion there is a need and a chance to pull back. Not due to turn direct until December and the most active months of the year on the work front always November and December, this will give the impression, in the early days of the month, that you're able to cruise, focused more on income developments. In the first 2 weeks of the month this is your reality and it really does bring a need to pace yourself, work smarter and to spend as much time as possible looking through the rear view mirror, for on the 14th September all that changes. This is when Mars, 2 months before new doors are due to open on the work front, returns to your work sector for what is destined to be a game changing visit. As well as fuelling your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit during the 6 weeks that Mars will spend in your work sector, these are the foundation weeks for what, by the end of the year, will develop into some of the most important and busy years on the work front in 3 decades. In short, get used to life not only becoming a lot busier, but staying that way. This not only makes it important to make the most of the quieter pace of the first 2 weeks, but to also focus more on the money and on finding a balance between work and play and the right work/life balance while you can.
While you have a fairly quiet month on the work front this month, what you have is a well supported month and also a month that is due to play host to an important turnaround. With Pluto, now the only planet in either of your professional houses since Venus left your career sector in July, in retrograde motion and slowing down, there is a call to pace yourself, especially on the work front. Due to turn direct in your work sector on the 23rd September, but also to slow down to a complete stop in order to make this U turn, there is nothing to be gained and everything to lose by pushing things. Instead this is a chance to pull back, spend time back at the drawing board and look back through the rear view mirror, as well as focusing more on where the money is. Pluto has been enjoying the support of the Sun and Mercury since they returned to your income sector last month, but the real support comes from Venus, when she moves through from the 6th September to the 30th September. With Venus not only attracting income opportunities but a renewed sense of confidence and entitlement in Pluto's final weeks in retrograde motion in your work sector, as the tide turns and in his early days in retrograde motion this will make it easier to work smarter. While this creates a strong partnership between income and work forces, which is contributing to a boost in your confidence, this is a partnership that will end when Venus leaves your income sector on the 30th September. However, with a comeback on the work front underway by that point, the trainer wheels will come off because they're no longer required.
While you have a quiet professional month on your hands this is something to be expected at this time of year, with January/February usually the most active months of any year for work matters and May/June for career matters. The fact that Venus didn't leave your career sector until the 19th July and you had a Full Moon in your work sector last month, have already contributed to giving you more of a professional push and a longer one, than you would normally expect. Until Mars returns to your work sector in December you have no planetary activity in either of your professional houses, giving you a chance to let anything already in play unfold naturally, while giving you a chance to focus more on the money. For while this isn't usually a significant time of the year for professional matters, with Mercury returning to your income sector on the 2nd September, the Sun on the 23rd September and Venus on the 30th September, this is a chance to look more at where the money is. Both professionally and financially this makes the Moon's visits to your two professional houses a lot more important, giving you a chance to get your bearings and to tap back into the momentum already gained. That will be the case when the Moon moves through your work sector from the 6th September to the 8th September, where coming full circle from last months' Full Moon this will see a lot of things fall into place. The Moon's visit to your career sector from the 14th September to the 17th September is a chance to tap into your professional instincts and to get your bearings.
Despite the fact that Venus' departure from your career sector last month means you no longer have the professional drive you once had and there'll be some work tension this month, it's more a case of the professional gods bringing things back down to a sustainable level. When Venus left your career sector last month she not only wrapped up her own 24 day visit aimed at defining your professional desires and expectations, she wrapped up a 16 month period of planetary activity that has provided the momentum you'll continue to draw on for years to come. The job of defining your professional desires and expectations is done and it's now more about keeping the momentum going. Any work tension you're feeling this month is to be expected, for in the final weeks of each solar year the Sun, Mercury and Venus will all put pressure on work forces, asking that you slow down and pace yourself. This is something that, with Neptune and Chiron both in retrograde motion in your work sector, you want to do anyway, especially with the support of income forces that are making this more about working smarter and focusing on where the money is. However, you can expect a surge in work activity and possibly opportunities around the time of the Full Moon in your work sector on the 9th September. This falls just 5 days before Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos, is due to leave your income sector on the 14th September and when there is a very real chance to smash through some glass ceilings.
Because every year runs to a pattern, unless something unusual is happening there is a rhythm to your professional year, with all your indicators telling you that this should be a fairly low key professional month, which couldn't be further from your reality. The most active months of any year for career matters is July and August and while it's not unusual to move into September with Venus still here, which is the case this month, what is unusual is that when she leaves on the 6th September the momentum will not only continue, but this is when your luck will really kick in. For while lucky Jupiter returned to your career sector in July to begin your luckiest, most expansive and potentially successful professional year in over a decade, with your annual professional review beginning just a bit later, this has obscured what game changing times you're in. It's only when Venus leaves and your annual update runs its course, though not before leaving you with some clear professional desires and expectations, that you'll realise that there is no drop off and that your luck really has changed. With Jupiter in your career sector until August 2015, Uranus in your work sector until 2019 and Mars returning to your income sector on the 14th September to kick off a game changing chapter that won't run its course until December 2017, something big is developing and as the month progresses you'll sense that you're in unchartered but very exciting waters. This makes the Moon's visit to your work sector from the 10th September to the 12th September and to your career sector from the 19th September to the 22nd September a lot more important, with a chance to get your bearings.
This is always a time of year where the focus is on your professional game, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of September in your career sector. The only difference this year to other years is how short this period is, for unlike the 16 weeks your career sector was active last year, from Mercury's return on the 16th August to Venus' departure on the 30th September, you have just 6 weeks and 3 days. As you move into September Mercury is already getting ready to leave and due to leave on the 2nd September this makes it important to have your head in the game from the get go. However, it's when Venus returns on the 6th September that the real opportunities will start unfolding and everything will start coming together, with her ability to both attract opportunities and attention your way. Venus will stay on until the 30th September, putting her here when the Sun leaves on the 23rd September and when Pluto turns direct in your income sector on the same day. Venus spent an incredible 4 months in your income sector from early November 2013 to early March 2014, her longest visit in over 200 years and it was her desires and expectations that defined the income expectations Pluto is maintaining. So when Venus moves through your career sector from the 6th September to the 30th September and especially when she and Pluto form a tight alliance midmonth, she'll have a vested interest in not only attracting professional opportunities, but income opportunities as well.
While it is normal to have the solar spotlight fall on professional matters in September, with the Sun's return to your career sector on the 23rd September marking the start of the annual professional review that happens at this time every year. However, what isn't usual is that a 9 month professional push, that itself began just days after last year's update ran its course, only ended last month. With Mercury returning to your career sector on the 2nd September, 3 weeks before the Sun gets here and less than 4 weeks after a massive push just ended, a professional lull isn't set to last long. Yet that gap from Ceres' departure from your career sector on the 7th August to Mercury's return on the 2nd September, has given you a chance to take a break and step back and let things play out. What you don't have is a repeat of the past, for while what you have this month is an annual update, what you've been through over the previous 9 months was the biggest push you've had in decades. Missing this time is the urgency and the unrelenting pressure to remain on top of your game 24/7. In fact Mercury, who can move through your career sector in just 15 days, seems to be in no hurry at all and while he'll leave on the 28th September, he'll return for a double dip visit next month. With Venus not returning until October, while a New Moon on the 24th September will create an opportunity for new beginnings and to draw a new line in the sand, it comes with little, if no urgency and is more a chance for a fresh start. What you have, both this month and next, is a chance to bring home the advantages triggered over the previous 9 months, but in a less pressured and more strategic way.
While, with Saturn in your career sector since October 201, there's been no time since then to take your professional hat off, with the Sun not returning until October each year and with Saturn in retrograde motion until July, you should still be in a slow but steady build up. However, that's not how things played out and just 4 days after Saturn turned direct on the 22nd July Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos returned to fire things up. When Ceres returned early last month to help redefine your professional priorities, this put these three forces together in your career sector for the first time in 2007. With Mars firing up your passions and fighting spirit, Saturn giving you the power to move mountains if you have to and Ceres revealing what you're fighting for, this has allowed you to gain some incredible momentum. With Saturn leaving your career sector on Christmas Eve and the Sun returning next month to begin your annual review, it's time to start bringing things home. Mars, who aligned with Saturn late last month, for the first time here since 198,4 will leave on the 14th September, but until then he's providing all the push and momentum that will carry you forward during Saturn's final months. Venus' departure from your work sector last month allows the professional gods to focus on gaining the kind of career momentum, goals and ambitions that will define your professional reality for years, if not decades to come.
Your luck changed when lucky Jupiter returned to your work sector on the 16th July, ushering in your most important and expansive year for work opportunities, expansion and development in over a decade. However, it seems that the professional gods aren't done yet, with Mars' return to your career sector on the 14th September taking this to a whole new level. This is Mars' first visit to your career sector since 2012, returning to fire up your passions and fighting spirit, bringing a competitive edge that will do far more than help you take advantage of the auspicious conditions on the work front. Mars is not content to see career matters become a support act for work matters and is instead laying down the foundations for Saturn's return in December, which will bring you to the start of a powerful and game changing 3 year period. With your annual career update playing out between Mars' eventual departure from your career sector later next month and Saturn's return on Christmas Eve, what Mars sets in motion will be just the first link in a powerful new chain. With lucky Jupiter in your work sector until August 2015, Uranus in your income sector until 2019 and what Mars begins this month remaining in play until December 2017, you're at the start of a major professional comeback. Yet in the early days of the month and especially in Venus' final days in your work sector, before leaving on the 6th September, she is asking that you trust your heart, with blind faith if need be.