What a difference a week makes. Last Monday you were still reeling from the shock of the weekend's Full Moon, one that brought you to the halfway point in this solar year and all the wakeup calls this normally brings, with a powerful line up of planets in opposition. Yet a week on any personal and/or relationship tension is already easing back dramatically, while leaving you with a more authentic sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you. There will be little time to lick your wounds, for with things taking off on both the career and financial fronts, there is just too much going on. In the lead up to next Monday's New Moon in your financial sector the first week of your annual financial review is very quickly tying up loose ends, ready to draw a new line in the sand.
While the solar spotlight shifts onto your relationships this week, after the Sun's return to your relationship sector over the weekend and Mercury's return on Friday, this is more a case of reaching the next chapter rather than anything new. When Venus left your relationship sector last week she left you with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships, which is now the foundation for your annul relationship review. In the meantime, this leaves Jupiter on his own for the first time since returning to your work sector last month and with new career developments still two weeks away, this is a chance to regroup and for work matters to settle, as you transition from a short to a long term focus. In a week where you'll need to have your work, relationship and money hats on from the get go, a sense of adventure in the air is a reminder that it's all about the journey.
On a number of fronts there is a changing of the guard this month or more a swapping of the guard, while nothing actually changes in terms of where your focus is. Yes, the Sun left a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart over the weekend, but with Jupiter staying on, matters of the heart remain important and will do for the rest of this year and most of next year. That is despite the fact that the Sun's return to your work sector over the weekend and Mercury's return on Monday puts the spotlight on work matters and starts bringing things together. Even there, this is simply a follow on from Venus' departure from your work sector last week, while her first full week in your relationship sector is putting a new slant on a relationship journey that has been underway all year.
There is something about Venus this week that is turning her into a planet on a mission and this is going to have an impact on you and considering the major personalities in play, she will be punching above her weight. In her first full week in your work sector Venus is not only moving towards an alignment with Saturn over the weekend, but pressure from dreamy Neptune is making it hard to dismiss old dreams or hide behind your excuses. Following on from a recent Full Moon and moving into the week with the Moon in your income sector, all of a sudden you have options across the income, work and career fronts that you're not going to miss out on. However, with the Sun and Mercury both spending their first week in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, there is no danger of life becoming all work and no play.
There are some strong forces in play this week, all with their own agenda, but fortunately they're not in competition with each other so won't be creating tension, just a need to brush up on your juggling skills. Moving into his final two weeks in your work sector on Wednesday, Mars is not going to let up his relentless pace and having aligned with Pluto last week the planets of war and revolution will continue to set a manic pace, both on the job front and with anything that keeps you busy. The Moon's return to your income sector on Monday will, however, bring the nose for money needed to work smarter. Yet Venus is not only spending his first full week in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, but as the week continues she will become even more determined to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play.
While the Sun's departure from your income sector over the weekend and Mercury's on Monday will take the solar spotlight off your income situation and matters, this is far from the end of the story and if anything, as lucky Jupiter takes the wheel, this is when the real journey begins. However, with Mars still two weeks away from his game changing return to your work sector, there is a chance to let income matters settle. With the last two months of the year expected to be the busiest, the push to not only find the right work/life balance but the right balance between work and play starts now and fortunately you've got some fiery advocates on both fronts. At the same time that Mars continues to fire up your romantic and creative passions and fighting spirit, Venus not only makes home where your heart is, but where a fierce sense of determination is taking hold.
As the saying goes, 'it is not over until the fat lady sings' and that is the case when it comes to home, family and/or property matters. While Mars and Pluto's alignment in your home and family sector last week did its best to push things along, even with the warrior planet of the cosmos moving into his final two weeks on Wednesday, with Venus just returning days later there will be plenty of support to continue what you start. This makes this a week for investing everything you can into anything close to home. In the meantime, the wind down of your birthday month over the weekend brings you to a point where the job of opening new doors should be over, but with Jupiter staying on in Libra this is when you finally get that this is no ordinary solar year. In the meantime, the solar spotlight shifts onto income matters, just as job confidence is on the rise.
Chances are Monday, the first full day of your birthday month and new solar year, is likely to be a bit of an anticlimax. This is not because the year ahead doesn't have much to offer, for nothing could be further from the truth and all because your new solar year has been underway in all but name for weeks now. Even without the month's that Mars spent in Scorpio this year, fuelling your passions and fighting spirit, it was Venus' departure last week that has left you with a clear sense of what you want from the get go. With a New Moon in Scorpio next month, Mercury's return this Monday gives you a week to work on your game plan, ready to commit to your intentions for this new solar year, the future and the journey ahead. In any other year you might not be ready, but this is one solar year where you're born ready from the get go.
Despite the fact that you've reached the first week of the month long wind down of your old solar year, you can be forgiven for not taking this seriously and herein lies the danger. With Mars having only just left Sagittarius at the end of September and Venus spending her first full week here, as far as you're concerned your new solar year has begun in all but name. You've already spent time getting a sense of what excites you and your passions and now Venus is giving your heart a say in what you want the future to hold, a month before your new solar year even begins. In fact, your heart is likely to develop a strong sense of resolve and determination, with the weekend's alignment with Saturn giving your desires and expectations the power to move mountains. If you see it and you want it, pity help anything or anyone who stands in your way.
While there are a lot of shifts this week, with the Sun and Mercury both moving on, Venus spending her first full week in a nostalgic part of your chart and Mars getting ready to move on, it's more the players rather than the mandate that changes. In any other year, the Sun's departure from your career sector on Sunday and Mercury's on Monday would have taken the focus off your professional situation and kept it off until next September, but then this is not any other year. This is the point where lucky Jupiter takes the wheel, determined to separate the men from the boys. In the meantime, the solar spotlight shifts onto personal and professional networking, social and friendship matters, taking over from where Venus left off last week. Yet even though this is always a socially focused point in the year, you'll savour those moments when you get to put out the 'do not disturb' sign.
The planets are playing a cosmic game of musical chairs this week, except no chairs are being removed and they're simply swapping between themselves. The Sun's departure from an adventurous part of your chart over the weekend and Mercury's on Monday will do nothing to diminish a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure and if anything, with Jupiter keeping that chair warm, it is likely to grow stronger. In the meantime, the Sun and Mercury will take the chair that Venus vacated last week, turning the solar focus onto your career and professional situation, matters and options. At the same time, in her first full week in a social and serendipitous part of your chart Venus is taking the seat that Mars vacated three weeks earlier, though this time adding her brand of magic, setting the scene for some serendipitous moments and/or encounters.
It is not often that one event can have such a ripple effect on so many fronts, but that is exactly what is happening with the Sun's departure from your financial sector over the weekend and Mercury's departure on Monday. In one fell swoop, while this takes the solar spotlight off your financial situation and money matters, lucky Jupiter will take the wheel at the same time that financial tensions drop back. With tensions running high between income and financial forces for several weeks now, it's income matters that benefit the most, with financial tensions turning into motivation just as Venus' first full week in your career sector is opening new professional doors. In the meantime, the Sun's first full week in an adventurous part of your chart and Mercury's return on Monday will lighten the mood considerably.