While things may appear to ease back professionally this month this is not only part of the annual pattern, but begins a valuable review phase. The normal pattern of each professional year or at least it has been since Pluto returned to your career sector in 2008 and will remain so until he leaves in 2024, is that the most active months of any year for career matters will be December/January, sometimes spilling over into February or early March, followed by a review phase, before picking up again towards the end of the year. Then it's usually in August/September that things get busy on the work front, just as professional hibernation ends. That hibernation period is when Pluto, in retrograde motion from April to September each year, puts things in review mode. This is the normal pattern that each professional year tends to follow, except this year there are some major variations, not to the overall structure which will stay the same, but to the variants over and above this. It all began with Ceres' return to your career sector in early January, with her first visit in 4 years bringing a chance to redefine your professional priorities and in fact your whole definition of success. Ceres will leave on the 4th April, just 11 days before Pluto turns retrograde on the 15th April, taking one away and putting the other in review mode, but this is not goodbye for either planet. Ceres will return for a double dip visit in August and Pluto will turn direct in September, by which time the whole professional landscape will have changed dramatically. While it's not until June that your biggest, most important but also busiest year for work matters in over a decade kicks off, already the professional and even the money gods are beginning preparations. As Ceres leaves your career sector and Pluto turns retrograde, this will send a clear signal that it's time to pull back and not only begin a review phase, but start recharging your batteries. While the professional gods take a backseat this month and while you wait for new work conditions to unfold, developments on the income front will more than hold your attention.
First impressions are likely to reveal a low key professional month, with Mercury's departure from your career sector last month not only bringing an active few months for career matters to an end, but the push to get this new professional year up to speed. Since early January the Sun, Mercury, Mars and Venus have all moved through your career sector, all contributing to getting this new professional year up to speed and both professional and career matters on the right track and based by previous experience, this should be it until things crank up again next January. While you have the North Node in your work sector, keeping work matters on track, this leaves you with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses and judging by the normal pattern the years follow, none due until the second half of the year. Yet you know what they say about first impressions, for what you have on your hands is a massive month for income, work and career matters and it's all set to unfold in the early days of the month and over Easter in particular, the one weekend where you would think you'd have a chance to take your professional hat off. It begins with Ceres' return to your career sector on the 4th April, with her first visit in 4 years not part of the annual pattern, but returning so soon after the push to bring your professional year up to speed ended, this is a chance to completely review your options and your whole definition of success. Then just hours later a total lunar eclipse in your work sector is set to bring work matters to a head, turning and/or tipping point, turning Easter's long weekend into one super charged professional event. With Ceres spending 31 of the next 52 weeks in your career sector, this is going to shock your professional game and options back into life, just a week before Venus' return to your income sector on the 12th April opens the doors to the most lucrative months of 2015.
Things ease back professionally this month, giving you a chance to take a breather before new income opportunities open up next month and major work developments begin unfolding the month after, with the two set to merge in the middle months of the year. This is something that literally happens on the 1st April, with the line in the sand between one month and the next likely to appear dramatic, because it is. A busy push to get this new professional year up to speed began when Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returned to your career sector on the 12th January and since then the Sun, Venus and finally Mercury have all followed in his footsteps, creating a very professionally charged 3 months, months that ended just hours before moving into the new month, with Mercury's departure on the 31st March. Of course with Chiron here until 2019 and Neptune until 2026 things will never completely go off the boil, but the massive push needed to get things up to speed, on the right track, to open as many doors and get as many options on the table as possible ended just hours before you moved into the new month. This creates a month where you have a chance to regroup, let things play out and assimilate everything that has unfolded over the last 3 months, without any urgency or need to take action. What is important is that you keep your head in the game, your eyes open and that you hold onto the professional desires, passions and fighting spirit fuelled over recent months. The Moon's first visit to your career sector since this planetary push ended will be a valuable chance to get your bearings, making it important to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the 15th April to the 17th April. In the same way the Moon's monthly visit to your work sector from the 6th April to the 8th April will give you an intuitive read on work matters, as you begin to line up for developments on both the income and work fronts over the coming months.
This is always one of, if not the most professionally charged months of the year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your career sector. However, while that's still the case, the title for the most professionally charged month of the year probably goes to March, with much of the direction, force and momentum the rest of your professional year will take having come to fruition last month. Things kicked off much earlier than normal this year when Mars, who didn't visit your career sector at all in 2014, returned on the 20th February and Venus, who last year didn't return until after the Sun had moved on, returned just a day later. Venus left your career sector last month, with your professional desires and expectations established before the Sun even got here and while Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos spent the whole of March here, by the time he leaves on the 1st April your professional passions and fighting spirit will be cemented and not due to return until 2017, he'll not only leave you with enough momentum and motivation for this professional year but your 2016 professional year as well. It's not just Mars' departure on the 1st April that creates a sea change, but the fact that this will also be Mercury's first full day here and due to leave on the 15th April, just 5 days before the Sun leaves on the 20th April and 4 days before a New Moon on the 19th April, this is the point where the focus shifts to a more strategic one and also to tying up loose ends. April, a month where you're just starting to gain some professional momentum, is a month where for the most part this has already been accomplished and you're literally bringing things home and putting your professional year on the course it will continue on. With Saturn spending his first full month in retrograde motion in your work sector and Jupiter turning direct in your income sector on the 9th April, this should see work matters ease back to a slower pace, while you can also expect a turnaround on the income front.
The professional gods come together this month, in a way that is set to see the transfer of power from until now dominant work forces and onto career forces, that have already begun taking the driver's seat. With Pluto in your work sector from 2008 to 2024 work matters will never go off the boil, but after a busy start to the year and having so much influence and focus on work matters in January, things should have eased back a lot sooner. While Pluto, planet of change and revolution is in your work sector he will spend from April to September each year in retrograde motion, giving you a chance to step back, let things settle, things in motion play out and a chance to spend time looking back through the rear view mirror. With the Sun always returning to your career sector on the 20th April, this creates a situation where Pluto will take a backseat as the new career forces take the driver's seat, something that has worked well for both since he returned in 2008 and will continue to work well until he leaves in 2024. Therefore April was always destined to be a month where work matters eased back and career matters become more driven, but this year work matters have been reluctant to slow down and career matters have been impatient to get going, creating a situation where, in the early days of the month anyway they're both active. That will change, for it's Ceres' position in your work sector that has been keeping work matters a lot more active, but due to leave on the 4th April and Pluto turning retrograde on the 15th April, this will finally see a busy few months ease back. Career matters aren't prepared to wait and thanks to Venus' return to your career sector last month and Mars' return on the 1st April, there is already a lot of energy, urgency and excitement on the career front. With your professional desires and expectations already engaged and Mars returning to fuel your professional passions and fighting spirit, expect a lot of forward momentum, new opportunities and developments on the career front, especially with Mercury returning on the 15th April and the Sun on the 20th April. The only warning is a need to pace yourself, for with Pluto turning retrograde in your work sector you still need time to hear yourself think.
April should be one of the least active months of your professional year, a chance to absorb and assimilate all the implications from some busy months on the work front, while catching your breath before the new career opportunities that May always brings appear. Last year once the Sun, Mercury and Venus had moved through your work sector there was no more planetary activity there for the rest of the year and with no planetary activity in your career sector until the Sun returned on the 20th May, as you move into April and find both professional houses empty, this will look completely normal and what you would expect. However, first impressions in this case are set to be proven completely wrong and while you do have a few days to let things settle, by as early as Easter the month will start revealing its secrets. It begins on the 4th April when, just 22 days after Mercury's departure from your work sector and since work matters supposedly ran their course for the year, Ceres returns and due to spend 31 of the next 52 weeks here she's set to prove that instead of having run their course, the last few months were simply the stepping stone for this, a brand new phase that has nothing to do with annual updates, but will springboard off what you've already achieved. It's a total lunar eclipse in your income sector just hours after Ceres returns to your work sector that will galvanise income and work forces in a way that there'll be no going back from. Then just a week later and 6 weeks before the Sun is due to return to your career sector Venus returns on the 12th April, deciding that if income and work matters are going to enjoy a comeback, then she'll bring career matters forward in order to capture the momentum. With unexpected income developments, work matters that were supposedly over springing back into life and career matters that shouldn't unfold until later next month kicking in early, instead of a low key professional month and a chance to catch your breath, you've got one of the best months for income, work and career matters that you've seen in years, forces that will continue to unfold over the coming months. Make the most of those early days and the chance to keep your professional hat off, for from the 4th April you'll have to wait another 4 months to get your next chance.
What you have is a month where you have a chance to catch your breath, with the accent on the words 'a month', for literally this is all that you have. Since Mars first returned to your work sector in early January you've not only had the warrior planet of the cosmos move through, firing up your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit but the Sun, Venus and Mercury as well, all contributing to the push to get work matters up to speed and on track and to creating the busiest months of 2015. Mercury only left on the 31st March, so literally just hours before the new month began and while with Chiron here until 2019 and Neptune until 2024 things will never go off the boil, you do have a chance to scale things back, work smarter, keep your head in the game but also practice smart time management. With the Sun not returning to your career sector until the 22nd June, this should buy you a few months where you can let work matters settle, move out of life's fast lane and let things play out as you recover from some very busy months. However, there'll be little time to rest, for with Venus returning to your career sector early next month April is the only quiet month you'll get between now and August, with a need to make the most of its slower pace, knowing it's not going to last. This makes the Moon's visits to your two professional houses especially important, one for looking back and the other for looking forward. The Moon's first visit to your work sector since a massive push ended on the 31st March will be a valuable chance to take stock, tie up loose ends and look back over an eventful few months. This makes it important to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the 15th April to the 17th April. While the Moon's visit to your work sector is a chance to look back, a visit to your career sector from the 23rd April to the 26th April is a chance to look to the future. As the Moon's last visit before Venus returns just a few weeks later, as your professional instincts kick in this will bring a chance to start lining up at the right doors before they open.
While the solar spotlight and therefore a lot of your focus will always fall on work matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your work sector, it's been a long time since things were this complicated or well positioned. Last year there was no real movement on the work front until the Sun got here, Venus was late returning, Mars didn't show up at all and with Mars in opposition there is likely to have been pressure and roadblocks. In short the professional gods made a dismal attempt last year under trying conditions, which may explain why they're so eager to make up for lost time. This year there are no roadblocks, Venus has been and gone giving your heart a clear sense of what's possible and Mars, who last year didn't visit at all, will leave on the 1st April, having spent the previous 6 weeks fuelling your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit. The 1st April is also Mercury's first full day in your work sector, with the shift in focus from Mars' hot heated urgency and Mercury's intellectually savvy approach likely to be dramatic, creating a real sea change within the first 24 hours of the month. For much of March was about getting a sense of what's possible and fuelling your motivation, whereas with Mercury here until the 15th April, a New Moon on the 19th April and the Sun leaving on the 20th April, this is the end game and a chance to tie up loose ends. What is likely to be complicating things and blocking your view of how well this is actually positioning you, is that there could be some frustration as things appear blocked or stalled. They appear that way because they are, however not on the work front. Where things are stalled is on the career and income fronts, with Saturn in his first full month in retrograde motion in your income sector and as you move into the new month Jupiter in his final days in retrograde motion in your career sector. Yet the more stalled things appear professionally the closer you are to an actual turnaround. The switch will be flipped and the tide will turn when Jupiter turns retrograde on the 9th April, just 6 days before Mercury leaves your work sector, just 10 days before a solar eclipse and 11 days before the Sun leaves, with a professional turnaround coinciding with the final push to get work matters up to speed.
For the first time since last September you not only have planetary activity in your professional houses, but it's here from start to finish, with not a moment all month where there'll be no planetary activity in your work sector. This is good news, for until Venus returned to your work sector last month there had been no planetary activity here since last June and none in either of your professional houses since planetary activity in your career sector wrapped up last September. However, it also means just that, that there won't be a moment this month where you'll have a chance to take your work hat off and with Mars returning on the 1st April and spending the rest of the month here, you've not only got the busiest month of the year but in several years, as the warrior planet of the cosmos makes his first visit since 2013. Last year Venus didn't return until after your annual review, which doesn't even begin until the 20th April was over and Mars didn't return at all, but with Venus here until the 12th April together they'll be creating a lot of excitement. Venus is here to attract opportunities and evoke a clear sense of what you do and don't want on the work front and Mars to fuel your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit, in what will always be the busiest and most progressive 6 weeks on the work front in 2 years. It's not until Mercury returns on the 15th April that you'll gain the intellectual savvy needed to work smarter, pace yourself and channel your time and energy more effectively, creating a situation where the first half of the month is about establishing what excites you, while the second half and especially once the Sun returns on the 20th April to start playing a more strategic game. The Moon's visit from the 19th April to the 21st April will ensure that your instincts are sharp, you have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground as the Sun returns and as the real push to bring things home begins. The Moon will begin and end the month in your career sector, which is when your overall professional instincts will be sharpest.
First impressions suggest a low key professional month and considering some of the challenges of the past, you're likely to be fine with that, not wanting the pressure that has gone with professional progress in the past. But what if it didn't have to be that way, that you could ride a wave of professional momentum, without the challenges of the past? This is anything but a hypothetical question, for this is exactly what you have this month. Last year there was no planetary activity in your work sector until the Sun returned on the 20th May and with the planets not due to return to your career sector until late August, this should be a fairly low key professional month and in the early days of the month it will be, albeit in a blink and you'll miss it way. It's a total lunar eclipse in your career sector over Easter that will jolt the professional gods back into life and grab your attention, in a way that may see work/life balance tensions of the past resurface, but that packs into a very short few days all the wakeup calls that were dragged out over 8 months last year. This is a short, sharp jolt which, had nothing else been happening at the time, could have created a real push for professional matters, but then soon petering out. That won't happen due to the fact that Ceres will return to your income sector just hours earlier on the 4th April, where she'll spend the next 4 months and the fact that on the 12th April, just a week after the lunar eclipse in your career sector Venus will return to your work sector, 6 weeks before the Sun is due to return and your annual review begins. Venus is here to stay and working with fellow goddess Ceres in your income sector they'll trigger some of the best weeks of the year for income and work matters, weeks that will extend out for the rest of April and into May, capitalising on the momentum and push the lunar eclipse in your career sector on the 5th April is able to create. From this point on there'll be no going back, with income, work and career forces working together for several more months.
April really is a month where on both the professional and income fronts you're able to catch your breath, something that you'll probably only fully appreciate in hindsight. Mercury's departure from your income sector on the 31st March has left you with a smart head for money, but also enough momentum to keep things on track, with your real income potential not set to be fully realised until things start to move professionally. With Saturn having left your career sector on Christmas Eve, your annual update there not usually starting until October and the Sun not due to return to your work sector until June, from where things stand on the 1st April you're talking months away. However, you won't have to wait that long, for at the same time that Venus is racing towards a return to your work sector early next month Saturn's retrograde turn means that he's on his way back to your career sector. While Saturn won't return to your career sector until June, with a double dip visit stretching out until September and the busiest months of the year for work matters stretching from May to August, you've got one more month where you can let things play out slowly and naturally, ready for when things start to move next month. With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses this month, but so much developing on both fronts over the coming months, the Moon's monthly visits to both are critical for getting your bearings and keeping things on track. This makes it important to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, paying attention to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses to work matters when the Moon visits your work sector from the 23rd April to the 26th April. At the same time the Moon's visit to your career sector from the 6th April to the 8th April will sharpen your professional instincts and as the first visit since Saturn turned retrograde, will bring your first real sense that your ruling planet is on his way back.
While the focus is always on income matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the first 3 weeks of April in your income sector, it's most unusual to not only have the support of the professional gods, but the calibre of support. July and August are usually the most active months of the year for work matters and November and December for career matters, so there shouldn't be any planetary activity in either, let alone both, yet that's exactly what you have. It takes exceptional circumstances to have planets in either of your professional houses, something that last happened when Mars spent an epic 8 months in your work sector in 2009/2010 and Jupiter spent 12 months in your career sector from November 2006 to December 2007. It takes something even more exceptional to have exceptional conditions in both at the same time, which you do and right now chances are this isn't fully appreciated. For the first time in 12 years the most active months of the year for income matters kicked off with lucky Jupiter in your work sector and for the first time in 28 years Saturn in your career sector, something that was last experienced in 1956. These are exceptional circumstances, putting you in a powerful year for income, work and career matters, but I'm betting that you're either not seeing much evidence of it or things appear stuck or bogged down and that's because they are. As you move into April both Jupiter and Saturn, the only two planets in your two professional houses, are in retrograde motion and with Saturn still in his early weeks in retrograde motion in your career sector and Jupiter in his final days in retrograde motion in your work sector they're not only in retrograde motion but moving extremely slowly. As the month progresses Saturn and career matters will speed up, but work matters are likely to become completely bogged down, with Jupiter needing to come to a complete stand still in order to make a U turn on the 9th April. Yet just as things appear stuck the tide is actually turning, with Jupiter's direct turn the point where everything starts to turn.