While the professional influences are subtle this month they are not dominant forces, they have the right make up at the right time. Even if nothing had already shifted Mars' return to your income sector on the 10th March this was always going to be good news professionally as it is destined to be financially. Even beyond the obvious need for professional momentum in order to create income potential, with Pluto in your career sector from 2008 to 2024, this was always going to give career matters a boost. However this year Pluto is not own his own, with the planet of change and revolution having being joined by fellow dwarf planet Juno, early last month. Here there is a pattern emerging that is playing into a much bigger picture. In early December Mercury returned for what should have been a 15 day visit to your career sector, but instead he didn't leave until early February. Even Venus and Mars couldn't wait to get to your career sector late last year and both arrived early. Now Juno, queen of commitment has returned for what should be a two to three month visit at most, but instead she is here now until December. Juno will keep you committed and will also keep Pluto in check. There is an obvious reasons planets are arriving but not wanting to leave and that's because in December Saturn will return, kicking off the three most important and powerful professional years in three decades. In his first full month Juno is already preparing for this, helping you to stick to the professional game plan and resolutions Mercury spent over two months helping you craft. There is also a favourable wind on the work front, with Mars able to tap into both when he returns to your income sector on the 10th March. The Moon will move through your work sector from the 11th March to the 13th March, triggering a Full Moon here on the 13th March. Falling just days after Mars' return to your income sector and with Juno and Pluto in your career sector, this could trigger unexpected developments across the income, work and career fronts.
You can be forgiven for feeling that this is anything but your luckiest year for work matters in over a decade, with lucky Jupiter not only in retrograde motion in your work sector but under an extreme amount of pressure. The pressure is coming from a line up of planets in a reflective part of your chart, who are determined to see you pull back and spend time navel gazing. This isn't your normal, garden variety kind of navel gazing, with some major Eureka moments and dreams being born. The reality is, this is exactly what Jupiter needs. In retrograde motion Jupiter needed help to apply the brakes and in retrograde motion, he needs a much slower approach to work matters. You're slowly retracing your steps, making sure no stone has been left unturned and in general making the most of the doors open to the past, second chances and any untapped potential. The Sun and Mercury only left your career sector last month, so this really is a month to pull back. Instead of work tension and job pressure getting in your way it is trying to help you and as soon as you realise nothing is broken and therefore needs fixing the better. The less you fight it and instead relax into it, the sooner you'll enjoy the benefits. It's later next month, when the same planets that are in opposition now return to your income sector and the benefits from holding back will emerge. Mercury only left your career sector days before March began and the Moon just hours later, allowing you to start the month with your head in the game and your professional instincts sharp from the get go. The Moon's return to your work sector from the 13th March to the 16th March will give you an intuitive read on both Jupiter and work matters. By then tensions will be easing back and their message will be easier to read. You'll get a better read on career matters from the 23rd March to the 25th March.
The fact that you will have your professional hat on at this time of year is a given, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of March in your career sector. Yet in saying that, with Neptune in your career sector until 2026, there isn't a point in any year when you don't have your professional hat on to some degree or other. The difference is the level of focus, for when there are no faster planets moving through things settle back to a steady momentum. That all changed when Mars returned to your career sector just before Christmas, where he not only moved into the New Year alongside Neptune, but aligned. This allowed you to literally start the year with your professional passions and dreams aligned. Mars didn't leave until the end of January and with Venus having returned early in the New Year, this gave your professional year a dream start. While both have moved on, the Sun was able to piggyback off their momentum when he returned on the 19th February. Mercury's return and a solar eclipse here in the later days of February gave your new professional year it's last real push, with its tailwind in effect from the get go. Until Mercury leaves on the 14th March you're able to keep your head in the game, working on the professional game plan and resolutions that will give this professional year a roadmap. The Sun will stay on for another six days, keeping the solar spotlight on your career and professional situation, matters and options until he too leaves on the 20th March. This is the point where things should settle back to the steady momentum that the year will maintain and for a while that will be the case. However, expect some unexpected developments when Venus retrogrades back in for a double dip visit in April, one that will start on the 4th April and span almost the whole month.
March is always going to be a professionally charged month for you or at least that is normally the case once the Sun returns on the 20th March. With Uranus here since 2010 and in direct motion since late last year, things will never go completely off the boil. However you don't have to wait for the Sun, nor is this month by any definition be considered an ordinary March. Instead, this is an extraordinary point in an already extraordinary professional year. It is no exaggeration to say that professionally, this is the point everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. Things started coming together late last year, when after two years of slowing down and inching closer, Uranus in your career sector and Saturn in your work sector finally joined forces. Locked into place until the 20th December, this made 2017 your biggest professional year ever, before it even began. You have never and will never have the conditions you have in play on the career and work fronts this year again. So the bottom line was already pretty high, with Mars' return to your career sector in late January setting the scene for something stunning. Venus' return late last month added to this and as February unfolded they slowly all came together. The later days of February a major, one in a lifetime alignment of Mars, Uranus and Eris came together in your career sector, something that ended just before March began and will take days to unfold. Instead of moving on, Venus will turn retrograde in your career sector on the 4th March and if you don't already have opportunities enough, will open the doors to the past, second chances and untapped potential. There is however a downside or a price you have to pay and that price is work/life balance issues. Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your home and family sector is doing everything he can to slow this down. Not to rain on your parade, but aware that major career and job developments will continue to unfold all year and is attempting to instil some much needed balance. Mars will leave on the 10th March, but with Mercury returning on the 14th March and the Sun on the 20th March, career matters will continue to unfold.
Last month saw a number of small and subtle events fall into place across the income, work and career fronts, events that individually weren't game changing, but collectively put you in a very good position. It began with the Chinese New Year in late January, which ushered in the Year of the Rooster, a particularly lucrative income year for Leos. With the North Node in your income sector until May, this simply enhanced a natural advantage you already had. Just days later Ceres returned to your career sector and Juno returned to your work sector. Along with Pluto, who is in your work sector from 2008 to 2024, this saw your two professional houses under the control of three dwarf planets. Ceres' mandate until leaving your career sector in late April is to help you redefine your professional needs and priorities and even redefine your definition of professional success. Pluto on the other hand is charged with keeping the wheel turning on the job front while Juno, queen of commitment will keep you focused and committed, right through to December. In both cases they are part of a bigger picture. In Juno and Pluto's case, these two dwarf planets are charged with keeping work matters on track but still evolving, until the most powerful three years for job growth in decades kicks off in December. Ceres' mandate has more immediate implications, in that she is redefining your professional needs and priorities, ahead of Mars' return to your career sector on the 10th March. This kicks off the best months of 2017 and in fact in two years for career and professional growth, with Mars just the first in a string of planets moving through between now and July. Because Ceres has been here since early February, the moment the warrior planet of the cosmos returns to fire up your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit you'll know what you're fighting for from the get go.
It was only in the closing days of February that the Moon and Mercury left your work sector, allowing you to start the month with your head in the game and your instincts sharp from the get go, but with work matters having run their course, for now anyway. This marked the end of a busy and potentially game changing four months on the work front, ending with a clear sense of where things stand. From Mars' return in early November to Mercury's departure late last month, just a week after the Sun left, you had a chance to get a sense of what excites you, what your options were and to get everything out in the open. You might not be where you want to be and that's fine, but you have at least reached a point where everything is out in the open and for now you're happy to 'park up' for a while. With Mars returning to your career sector later next month to kick off your next round of career developments, March is a month where there is a chance for work matters to play out. This is also a chance to take a break before next month's career developments. If you have other things going on in your life you'll be happy to have work matters tick over and if everything else is hectic, you will even find the monotony of work somehow grounding and restful. As a transition month before the work developments of the last four months and the career developments from next month, the Moon's monthly visits to your two professional houses become a lot more important. The Moon will move through your career sector from the 4th March to the 7th March. Though not the last visit before next month's career developments, it will at least be a chance to start looking to the future. Late last month the Moon left your work sector just minutes behind Mercury, so when it returns from the 23rd March to the 25th March, things will have had a full four weeks to settle.
The solar spotlight will always be on your work situation and matters at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of march in your work sector. The first thing that strikes you however, when you look at what is happening on the work front this month, is where is everything? You have Mercury in your work sector until the 14th March and the Sun until the 20th March, but no New Moon and apart from the Moon's visit from the 25th March to the 28th March, this is all you'll see of the professional gods. When looking at things on paper what it doesn't do is take into account all the water that has already passed under the bridge or tailwind from a solar eclipse in the closing days of February. You moved into the year with Mars not only here but aligned with Neptune, in your work sector until 2026. This allowed you to literally start the year with your dreams and passions aligned. Venus, who returned in early January spent a whole month fuelling your confidence, desires and expectations, as well as attracting opportunities. Both Venus and Mars have long gone, with the Sun and Mercury here to help tie up loose ends. Until the 14th March Mercury will give you the intellectually savvy edge and articulation needed to keep your head in the game, working smarter and making choices, decisions and plans. Yet when the Sun leaves on the 20th March you're unlikely to feel ready to tie up loose ends and there is likely to be plenty of unfinished business. It's the Moon's visit from the 25th March to the 28th March that will bring your first real sense that the professional gods aren't finished, with Venus returning for a rare double dip visit early next month. Due to spend the majority of April in your work sector, this is when Venus will squeeze out every last opportunity.
As far as what's possible on the work front, the book has been thrown away and there is a need to start over from scratch. Nothing about last month's developments on the work front, developments that will continue to unfold not just this week but for months to come, can be explained by past experience. Even the fact that you're moving into March with Venus and Mars in your work sector is a game changer and that's just part of the picture. In the final days of February an alignment between Uranus and Eris, one that has been slowly building for the seven years finally came together, with their alignment continuing through to the 19th March. This is the biggest and most important alliance on the work front in eight decades, bringing you to the point where everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. Yet Mars' alignment with both created an even rarer triple alignment in the closing days of February, one that has blown your options wide open. Until Mars leaves on the 10th March a busy and even manic pace will continue, but you should find that the work tension and job pressure start to ease back from the 3rd March if it hasn't already. It depends on how quick you have been to see this as a need to work smarter and pace yourself. Pressure drops back just as Venus' retrograde turn on the 4th March will put the brakes on. While Mars will continue to push work matters forward until leaving on the 10th March, it will be hard to maintain a manic pace when Venus is holding the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential. By midmonth the challenges will be over but the opportunities will continue to unfold. Mercury's return to your work sector on the 14th March will bring the intellectually savvy edge needed to work smarter, while the Sun will bring more objectivity when he returns on the 20th March. Yet even a New Moon on the 28th March will be yet another milestone, with work and job matters continuing to unfold right through to June and beyond.
Last month brought some nice surprises across the income, work and career fronts, with small but subtle developments across all three fronts within the space of just eight days providing a confident framework. With two dwarf planets having taken the driver's seat on the income front, another dwarf planet on the work front and a favourable wind having kicked in on the career front, these forces were no threat to the big boys of the solar system. They were also no threat to you in that these are more of a case of seeds being planted and a slow release of confidence, subtle enough that it hasn't alerted your defences. Nothing has been required from you, you don't have to do anything, there are no choices to make and therefore no fear that you might get it wrong or miss something. These are just forces that have quietly moved into place, sleeping there to ensure that things slowly and gradually start going your way. Or at least that has been the case until now. Things become a lot more real when Mars returns to your work sector on the 10th March, just under five weeks after Ceres' return early last month. Since then this dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system has been preparing for Mars' return. This has been subtle, but has been a gradual steering of your focus towards an examination of job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. That closer look at what you want and need on the job front will continue even after Mars' return, but it also means that you'll know what you're fighting for from the get go. There is nothing subtle about Mars' return, kicking off the busiest months of 2017, with job growth and work opportunities continuing to unfold right through to the end of July. There is every reason to trust that this will also be a lucrative period.
If it was any other planet than Jupiter, you could feel sorry for the planet of luck and expansion this month, under pressure from three planets. However, when you consider that Jupiter is huge, bigger and more powerful than every other planet and with the Moon in the solar system combined and you can appreciate that three planets is still no match. Those planets are not only located in your home and family sector, but in the closing days of February they joined forces in an exact alignment. This is creating some professional pressure and work/life balance tension in particular, but this is more likely to work for rather than against you. Your job is to make sure this doesn't dent your confidence and that you use this as motivation instead. This is Jupiter's first full month in retrograde motion in your career sector in 12 years, with the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential. So there is huge opportunity and potential and that will continue until Jupiter turns direct in early June, after which some of the most stunning professional conditions in a decade will open up. Yet in retrograde motion Jupiter is giving you a chance to pull back, retrace your steps and spend time back at the drawing board. The fact that work/life balance issues are being forced on you now is a good thing, for even the professional gods need you to pull back. When Jupiter turned retrograde last month he had to come to a complete standstill in order to make his U turn and with that there is always a danger of things becoming stalled or stuck. This is where pressure can work to your advantage, you are able to give anything stuck a push start. By the time you move into March everything is already out in the open and by the 3rd March any pressure will have peaked and will be dropping back. From that point there are still three months of untapped potential to explore. The Moon's visit to your career sector from the 13th March to the 16th March will bring a chance to regroup.
Don't be deceived by a relatively quiet professional month, for this is the norm at this time of year. The last months were an aberration, in that Mars returned to your career sector in early January for what should have been a six week visit. In reality Mars didn't leave until late September, with his longest visit in decades spread out over two decades. Even after Mars left, the faster moving planets kept his legacy going through to November. This combined to leave you with a huge amount of professional momentum and untapped potential, with much of what began last year still unfolding. It is that potential and momentum that you're now starting to benefit from financially, with March likely to be a stunning month for the income developments. Yet as well as maintaining last year's momentum, you're also preparing for lucky Jupiter's return in October and the start of your biggest and most expansive professional year in over a decade. So while you have a relatively quiet professional month this is just what you need, as last year's developments continue to play out and as you prepare for what lies ahead. This makes the Moon's visits to your two professional houses especially important, especially as they will both play out while the Sun is still in your income sector. The Moon will move through your work sector from the 7th March to the 9th March, giving you an intuitive read on work matters as the Sun and Mercury are exploring all your income options. By the time the Moon returns to your career sector on the 16th March Mercury will have left your income sector and the Sun will be in his final days. In your career sector from the 16th March to the 18th March and the Sun leaving your income sector on the 20th March, the Moon will ensure your professional instincts are sharp at a critical point of the month for income matters.
There is something about Saturn's position in your career sector that is empowering, strengthening and also comforting this month. Comforting is not a word you would normally associate with Saturn, hard taskmaster of the cosmos. Yet in the third and final year of a three year professional boot camp, this planet that has forced you to face challenges head on is now the force that is keeping everything on track. Saturn is giving you the kind of professional confidence and belief in yourself that is allowing you to stay on track, even when financial tension started to rise last month. There are a few reasons for that. The first is that with Saturn in your career sector for over two years now, you really have gained some serious professional resilience and determination and you really do have the power to move mountains if you have to. Another reason is that the stunning developments opening up on the income front are on especially good terms with Saturn, with every reason for both financial and professional confidence. However the main reason why there is such a strengthening sense of professional confidence and stability, is that Saturn really is the king maker at the moment. It was last month that financial tensions started to rise, as a massive once in a lifetime opposition between lucky Jupiter in your financial sector and a massive line up of planets in your income sector began. Why Saturn is so pivotal to this is that he is on friendly terms of both and can see both sides of the coin. No matter how intense, exciting, dramatic or stressful things became financially, Saturn was a steady force that not only kept you on track professionally, but also has allowed you to see through the hype and keep things in perspective. Financial tensions are easing back, but with it comes an explosion of income potential. In his last full month in direct motion Saturn is slowing down, bringing a slow, confident and steady approach to career and professional matters. This is giving you a sense of stability and confidence, not just professionally but across the board. Saturn is the one steadying influence and the one thing you can count on not to shift on you this month.