Apart from a Full Moon in your career sector on the 2nd July, something that is par for the course at this time of year, there is little evidence and in fact nothing to suggest what a game changing month you have wandered into. Halfway between the Sun's last visit to your career sector and the next and halfway between Pluto's 5 month retrograde phase this is a Full Moon designed to bring the wakeup calls needed to ensure you're not asleep at the wheel, but also to act as a trigger to all that has been building behind the scenes. Yet compared to previous years any work/life balance tension this can also fuel will be fairly tame, with the only point of difference this year being that opposed to the past these are very routine in makeup. Yet while it's the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 1st July to the 4th July that will produce this Full Moon on the 2nd July, by the time the Moon returns everything will have changed. For nearly 3 weeks the month will come disguised as a very typical July where Pluto, here from 2008 to 2024, is in review mode and your professional year itself is almost in hibernation, focused more on the rear view mirror than the road ahead. Yet by the time the Moon returns from the 29th July to the 31st July, while the focus will still be on the past it will be a very different game. Everything changes when, on the 19th July and within the space of just a few hours, first Venus and then the Moon return to your work sector, kicking things off nearly a month earlier than is normally the case, but at the same time opening the door to a massive period of work opportunities, growth and development that will take until May 2017 to unfold. Yet it's Venus' return on the 25th July that ensures that by the time the Moon returns to your career sector and your professional instincts kick in, this time the doors will be open to second chances on the work and career fronts.
While things are quietening down on the professional front this month the reality is that nothing has changed and it's more that a partnership between income, work and career forces, which has kept things unnaturally fuelled is coming to an end. This isn't a time of year when there should be any professional focus, with the professional gods usually taking the middle months of every year off, allowing career matters that got off the ground in the first 3 months of the year to settle, while busy work forces waited for their turn, which usually comes in September. However, with the North Node in your work sector from February 2014 to November 2015 things will never completely go off the boil, providing a natural current that is keeping things on track and moving in the right direction. At the same time Ceres, dwarf planet and goddess of the solar system is making her first visit to your career sector in 4 years and while like the North Node in your work sector she's not a major force, their relationship with income forces has thrust them into the limelight. It all began with a total lunar eclipse in your work sector over Easter and Ceres' return to your career sector just hours earlier, but it was really cemented by Venus' return to your income sector a week later. That partnership has remained strong since then, but Mercury's departure from your income sector on the 9th July will bring this chapter to a close, with both work and career forces fading into the background more. Yet having cemented their position and both due to play a role in the rest of your professional year, this is when professional matters may appear to ease back, but it's the point where the momentum already gained will keep things moving. With the North Node focused on the future and Ceres in retrograde motion they've got the road ahead and behind covered.
While things have been ticking over but in a behind the scenes way, thanks to Neptune and Chiron's position in your career sector, this is thrust onto centre stage again by events outside their control. With Neptune in your career sector until 2016 and Chiron until 2019, while the most active months of the year for career matters is over, having ended on the 20th April, they will always keep the wheels turning, ensuring things never go off the boil. Yet with both having turned retrograde last month this should be an even lower key month, focused more on review and spending time back at the rear view mirror. That's still the case, but it's other developments that have made this part of a much bigger picture and it's all to do with timing. For it was in between Neptune's retrograde turn in your career sector on the 12th June and Chiron's on the 24th June that everything changed, including Saturn retrograding back into your work sector and the Sun and Mars both returning to your income sector. This has locked into place a partnership between income, work and career forces that will remain in play for just one full month, setting July out as the month where not only the past and future intersect, but income, work and career forces as well. This is Saturn's only full month in retrograde motion in your work sector and this is also the month where there is not only continuous activity in your income sector, but the planet keeping things fuelled is Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos. Mars has you hungry to smash your way through any glass ceilings in your way, just as the professional gods hold the doors open to second chances and untapped potential on both the work and career fronts. This makes July the month that everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from.
I can just see the professional gods this month, sitting in the backseat, reclined and taking it easy, letting the money gods not only do all of the driving, but take care of accessing all the untapped potential they've worked so hard this year to accumulate. Saturn's departure from your work sector last month saw busy work forces begin a 3 month break and while he'll return in September, this means you no longer have that monkey on your back, cracking the whip 24/7. The fact that this comes just as things are coming together on the income front creates a situation where your first reaction isn't to put your hand up and get in first and get things done, but to ask 'what's in it for me'? There is now just one professional god on duty Uranus, who turning retrograde in your career sector on the 26th July will begin a 5 month review phase, focused more on the rear view mirror and untapped potential. This should be the point where your professional year, along with the professional gods, takes a break and things ease back, but it was a partnership forged between Uranus in your career sector and Jupiter and Venus in your income sector last month that gives them a free ride instead. As massive forces come together on the income front, with some huge developments this month and over the coming months, that is keeping the professional momentum going, while it's all the untapped potential on the work and career fronts that the money gods are exploiting. This makes July more about the money and having already invested so much, this is the month when you get to reap the benefits. However, you still need to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, with the professional pulse still beating.
With all the planetary activity in your career sector for the year over, no more due until 2016 and Pluto in retrograde motion in your work sector and not only staying in retrograde motion until September but no other planets arriving until the end of the year, this should and usually does indicate a fairly low key month, in a low key part of the year. While to a degree this is still the case, where this hibernation has been disturbed by challenges over the last 2 years, this year it's being disturbed by opportunities. What makes this an even more low key month for work matters, is that until the Sun returns to your sign on the 23rd July you're in the final weeks of an old solar year, a time of year when you have less energy to draw on and with Pluto in retrograde motion in your work sector, there's little inclination to break a sweat. The Full Moon in your work sector on the 2nd July is part of the annual pattern and falling halfway between the Sun's last visit and the next and also halfway through Pluto's 5 month retrograde phase, this provides both a wakeup call and a trigger for untapped potential. However, after that things should and do dial back again, until Pluto and work matters get an unexpected boost when, on the 19th July both the Moon and Venus return to your income sector. For the Moon this is a monthly visit that will always bring a nose for money and boost in support for Pluto and income forces, but Venus returns a month before new doors are due to open, doors that will always open in his final weeks in retrograde motion. However, Pluto still has another 2 months in retrograde motion, which means income forces have no option but to join him, with Venus' retrograde turn in your income sector on the 25th July holding the doors open to second chances and untapped potential on the income and work fronts at the same time. This is the start of a beautiful relationship between income and work forces that will remain in play until May 2017.
After a very active and busy few months, that seem to have begun earlier and not really let up all year, things are finally coming to a point where you're able to put your professional year on the course it will continue on. In the second half of the year the focus is more on where the money is, but this is something that is still an evolving situation, even after Mercury leaves your career sector on the 9th July. While January and February are usually the busiest months of the year for you and especially this year, when you moved into the year with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your work sector and over the coming weeks the Sun, Mercury and Venus all moved through, instead of going completely off the boil the professional gods have left a skeleton staff on duty. The professional god on duty is Ceres, who having returned on the 4th April, for what is usually less than a 3 month visit, should have gone by now. At the same time career matters, that got up to speed with Venus' return to your career sector just a week after Ceres' return to your work sector, should have also run their course. However, while Ceres will retrograde back out of your work sector early next month, returning in October to play her part in exploiting new income opportunities unfolding at the time, Mercury's departure from your career sector on the 9th July will finally wrap up things on the career front. This doesn't mean your professional year is going to run out of steam and instead, with the first half of the year hosting more than its fair share of professional support and leverage, it's now that you'll get to enjoy the benefits. Mercury's final days in your career sector are all about having your head in the game, communication lines open and making smart choices, decisions and plans that will put your professional year on the course it will continue on.
With the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of July in your career sector this is always going to be a professionally focused point in the year, but while things began moving long before the Sun got here and will continue after he leaves on the 23rd July, this is the only full month where everything comes together. While Venus returned to your career sector in May to get the ball rolling and update your professional desires and expectations, her departure on the 6th June left things empty until the Sun's return on the 22nd June and Mars' return on the 25th June picked up from where she left off. Likewise, while the Sun will leave on the 23rd June and Mercury will move through from the 9th July to the 24th July, Mars will spend the whole month here fuelling your professional passions and fighting spirit, before he too leaves on the 9th August. This makes July the month where, as far as career matters and your professional path forward is concerned, the month that everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from. However, this is part of a bigger picture and is just one side of something major developing on the income, work and career fronts. For in between Venus' departure from your career sector last month and the Sun's return the whole landscape changed, thanks to Saturn's return to your income sector, in retrograde motion, just as the planets in your work sector were turning retrograde. This creates a month where the doors are open to second chances on the income and work fronts while new doors are opening on the career front, the only month where that will be the case.
This is the point in the year when at some point the focus will shift to career matters, with the very latest this can happen being the Sun's return to your career sector on the 23rd July. However, this year things are not only very active from the get go, they never went off the boil after last month's update, making this part of a much bigger picture. It was during the last year's career update that Jupiter returned to your career sector and when Venus returned last month, as will be the case when the Sun returns on the 23rd July, Mercury on the 24th July and Mars early next month, it's to find that the planet of luck and expansion is still here, ready now to bring things home. Yet it's not just on the career front that things are coming together, with Jupiter and Venus having both forged a strong working relationship with Uranus in your work sector last month, leaving you with a new sense of confidence on both fronts. Venus' alliance with Uranus only ended on the 30th June, less than 24 hours before you moved into the new month, so this alone would have guaranteed a positive start to the month, but the money gods take things one step further, with the month beginning with Jupiter and Venus aligned. A Venus/Jupiter alignment is considered the luckiest day of any year, but their alignment on the 1st/2nd July is the first of two they'll forge here, the other coming early next month. That should be possible and is only possible because Venus, who will leave on the 19th July will retrograde back on the 1st August, in time to play a powerful role in Jupiter's final 10 days. It's then that they'll align for a second time, with their alignment at the start of July more the push to get started what will come full circle next month. Even though the professional gods are going all out to get things moving this month, with Uranus turning retrograde in your work sector on the 26th July and Venus not leaving until October, this will remain a work in progress for several months.
What you have is a month that is heavily disguised as a low key professional month and the reason it's likely to have you fooled is that this is exactly what you're expecting. While a period of planetary activity in your work sector ran its course in May, which is par for the course, a new round of career activity isn't set to begin until later next month and even then it should be the same mundane update that work matters got. This isn't exactly true, with Mars having moved through your work sector for the first time since 2013 and due to do the same on the career front over the coming months, but compared to what is set to unfold on the career front even this has to be filed in the mundane category. That there is no planetary activity in either of your professional houses this month is so much the norm that the professional gods won't have to go to too much effort to disguise what kind of month this is destined to become, because for the large part we see what we expect to see, which at this time of year is not a lot. However, the professional gods cover is blown when on the 19th July and within the space of just a few hours both Venus and the Moon return to your career sector, with your professional instincts, desires and expectations kicking in from out of nowhere, not just opening the door to new career opportunities a month earlier than is normally the case, but blowing it off its hinges. The fact that Venus will turn retrograde just a week later is a sign that something is up, creating an 8 day period where the doors will be open to second chances on the career and income fronts at the same time, thanks to Pluto's retrograde phase in your income sector. What the Moon and Venus are is the advance party for lucky Jupiter's return early next month, which will herald in not just your luckiest professional year in over a decade, but a period of career opportunities and growth that will continue expanding through to May 2017.
While on one hand the professional gods are tying up loose ends, on the other hand they're also weaving into this the themes that will keep the momentum going until new doors start opening on the career front in September. The one constant is that with the North Node in your career sector since February 2014 and not leaving until October, by which time new doors will be open, career matters are always ticking over, with a natural current and sense of direction in play. Over recent months that has been more obvious than it normally would, thanks to a partnership between income, work and career forces that was forged over Easter and the days immediately after, a partnership that is finally coming to an end. This current wave began with a total lunar eclipse in your career sector over Easter, Ceres' return to your income sector just a few hours earlier and Venus' return to your work sector just days later. While career and income forces have remained unchanged, with Ceres still looking for income opportunities and the North Node still keeping the professional momentum going, there have been constant changes on the work front. Since the 12th July Venus has moved through to give your heart a say in what you do and don't want, the Sun has shown the solar spotlight on your work situation, matters and options and Mars has fuelled your work drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit. Mercury, who returned on the 1st May for what should have been a 2 week visit, has seen and witnessed it all, with his 3 week retrograde phase even giving you time back at the drawing board. However, due to leave on the 9th July Mercury is finally bringing work matters to an end and with Ceres leaving your income sector early next month, a partnership that has dominated recent months is breaking up. However, this is only because it's done its job, with Mercury's final days in your work sector all about working smarter, keeping your head in the game and having the talks and making the choices, decisions and plans that will put things on the course they'll continue on.
That you've got your work hat on this month is not unusual and in fact with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of July in your work sector it's impossible for that not to be the case. This year things have scaled back to a more mundane level, in that you don't have the big highs and lows of the past, there are no challenges and the professional gods are scaling things back to a new normal. With Venus been and gone you know where your heart stands and with the Sun and Mars here as you move into the new month, the lights are on and your work drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit is engaged. With Mercury moving through from the 9th July to the 24th July this is when you'll have a chance to get your head in the game, communication lines open and ideas on the table. With Mars not leaving until the 9th August he'll be the one constant all month, which is more auspicious than you might think. Mars didn't return to your work sector last year, so wasn't here during lucky Jupiter's final months and where there was so much pressure, however he was here in 2013 when Jupiter first returned, with his return late last month allowing you to get back to Jupiter's original intent and any untapped potential created since then. However, as important as this month is for work matters and the month where everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from, this is part of a bigger picture. Saturn, who had left your career sector in December has retrograded back in, with his first, last and only full month in retrograde motion seeing him working with the money gods to open the door to second chances on the career and income fronts, just as new doors are opening on the work front. This is without a doubt the most important month of the year for when income, work and career matters come together.
No matter what the professional gods do or don't deliver any given year, the one thing that you can count on is the Sun, who never wavers and always returns to an area of your chart within a very finite time frame each year, meaning that no matter what, the solar spotlight will always fall on work matters around the 23rd July and onto career matters from around the 22nd November. However, this year the professional gods have gone over and above anything you've seen in decades and until last month you've had Saturn in your career sector since Christmas Eve and there hasn't been a moment since last July that there hasn't been planetary activity in your work sector. Yet the Sun will return to your work sector on the 23rd July to begin your annual update, but it will be to find that things set in motion this time last year are not only still in motion, but ready to come to fruition and come together. While Saturn left your career sector on the 15th June, he'll not only return in September but stay on until December 2017, stepping aside in order to let nearly 6 months of pushing settle, but also giving work matters a chance to grab your full attention. If how a month begins then this one starts on the best possible note, with Venus and Jupiter not only aligned in your work sector on the 1st/2nd July, but just as both come out of forging a strong relationship with income forces. With lucky Jupiter leaving your work sector on the 11th August but Venus already here, the Sun returning on the 23rd July, Mercury on the 24th July and Mars early next month, this is when everything is coming together, making this the month everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from. Venus will leave on the 19th July but will turn retrograde a week later, retrograding back in on the 1st August in order to make Jupiter's last 10 days as auspicious as possible, but also to team up with Mars to continue to milk any and every opportunity.