You have reached a crossover week, a week where the forces that dominated the first half of the year are coming to an end, but with the forces that will dominate the second half of the year not able to wait, with the two overlapping. The most dramatic evidence of this will be felt on the personal front, where the last week of Mars' epic and game changing visit to your relationship sector overlaps Jupiter's first full week in your romantic sector and the first full week of your luckiest year in over a decade for love, matters of the heart and all things romantic and creative. At the same time, while the Sun leaves your home and family sector on Wednesday home and family matters will remain important, though in tying up loose ends, while a financial turnaround is in progress.
This week the focus is very much on home, work and relationship matters, for different reasons and in varying degrees of urgency. On the relationship front a turnaround begins on Monday, beginning with Saturn's direct turn in your relationship sector. However, with Mars not returning until the weekend, it's more important that you take things slowly, making the most of Venus' first full week in your communication sector to ensure the communication lines are open. Where there is a lot of urgency is on the work front, with Mars' longest visit in 3 decades coming to an end on Saturday. Yet with this comes a need to work smarter and pick your battles wisely, realising that any urgency is more about gaining the right momentum and getting things on the right track.
Despite the fact that Saturn turns direct in your work sector on Monday and the Sun leaves your income sector on Wednesday, just 7 days after Jupiter's left, there is little urgency on either front, at least not at this point. It's Mars' return to your work sector over the weekend that will really get things moving on the work front, making it important to enjoy the slower pace while you can. In the meantime, while communication becomes a lot more important from this week, it's also time to start tying up loose ends on the income front. While Mercury and Venus stay on in your income sector, ensuring that you keep your head in the game, have a smart head for money and the laws of attraction to work with it's important to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play.
Where lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector last week opened the door to the possibility of income growth and a new sense of personal entitlement, it's only when the Sun returns on Wednesday that this becomes more real. Yet while this brings your birthday month to an end and puts more focus on income matters, something that will strengthen over the coming weeks, the job of laying down the foundations for this new solar year will continue. Venus and Mercury will both stay on in your sign and with both not leaving until next month and with heart and mind on the same page, this is when you're able to decide what you really want and need moving forward, while making the choices, decisions and plans that will turn this into more than wishful thinking. It's time to start walking the talk.
The week that lucky Jupiter will spend in your sign before the Sun returns on Wednesday, to kick off your birthday month and your new solar year, is giving you a chance to focus on the big picture. In the early days of the week, with Jupiter back in your sign for the first time since 2003 and for the first time as the first planet to get a sense of what the future can hold since 1872, but while you're still in the closing days of your old solar year, you're able to get a sense of where you've been and where you're going. Even before the Sun returns on Wednesday, chances are you've already got a sense that this will be no ordinary solar year and anything but another run around the block. A New Moon in your sign over the weekend brings a chance to commit to the remarkable journey ahead.
Even before the Sun returns to an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart on Wednesday, to begin the month long wind down of your current solar year, there is a need to pull back, slow down and find time to hear yourself think. You're starting to realise just how long you've been in the fast lane and how important it is to get back in the slow lane, not only so you can process all that has transpired and to recharge your batteries, but to start putting things in perspective. It was last Wednesday that lucky Jupiter began the yearlong mission to wind down a Jupiter chapter that began in August 2003 and from this Wednesday you begin the month long mission to wind down this current solar year. All of a sudden navel gazing and soul searching becomes a lot more important.
This week is living proof that you can take something away yet lose nothing and gain everything, with the Sun's departure from your career sector on Wednesday doing just that. Following on the heels of Jupiter's departure a week earlier, this takes the two largest bodies in the solar system out of the game, taking away all the pressure this created, leaving behind two of the smallest but most effective planets, allowing you to capitalise on the momentum gained. This is when you're likely to see things start to not only come together professionally, but a turnaround on the income front as well, ironically as you lose the constant pressure to remain on top of your game 24/7. Life no longer has to be all work and no play as you reach an important week for personal and professional networking.
Despite the fact that the Sun's return to your career sector on Wednesday will cement lucky Jupiter's game changing return last week, bringing you to the brink of your most important professional year in over a decade, there are safety measures in place to ensure life doesn't suddenly become all work and no play. You not only have Venus and Mercury staying on in an adventurous part of your chart, but they are activity working with Neptune, in retrograde motion in a playful and romantically charged part of your chart. Yet there is no denying that you're at the start of a remarkable professional comeback and keeping the spirit of adventure alive won't always be as easy as it is now. It comes down to working smarter and having the right boundaries, with your professional star on the rise.
Life is set to become a lot more exciting and while this is something that began last week, with Jupiter's return to your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery, it's not until the Sun returns on Wednesday that the full implications will be revealed. This is more than simply bringing a sense of adventure into play this week, but is the start of your most exciting year in over a decade. It is a New Moon over the weekend that creates a chance to start the way you intend to go on, drawing a new line in the sand. However, this is less about going out into the world to find adventures or escaping reality and more about bringing a sense of adventure, wanderlust and curiosity into your daily life. This is when the excuses end as you start ticking things off your bucket list.
While Jupiter's departure from your relationship sector last week and the Sun's on Wednesday takes a lot of the focus off your relationships, it takes away the intense parts and leaves all the best parts. For left behind are Venus and Mercury, the planets of love and communication, on a mission to tie up loose ends, define once and for all what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and to ensure the communication lines are open. In the meantime, the Sun joins Jupiter in your financial sector, kicking off in earnest your most powerful and game changing year for money matters in over a decade. The weekend's New Moon in your financial sector is a chance to draw a new line in the sand, ready to take your power back and make your own luck and turn things around.
Despite the fact that the Sun will leave your work sector on Wednesday, a week behind Jupiter who left last week, not only will things not drop off on the work front but there is a major professional turnaround this week. This is going to take a lot of the pressure off work forces, while leaving you with the resources needed to keep your head in the game, your heart engaged and the ability to work smarter, but it's career forces that will keep the momentum going. A professional turnaround begins with Saturn's direct turn in your career sector on Monday but really gathers momentum when Mars returns on Saturday to fire up your professional passions and fighting spirit. With this comes a need for boundaries, for you've also reached one of the most important relationship weeks of the year.
A balance between work and play is likely to be put to the test this week, with a powerful new work era underway before an important era for matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative has run its course. Finding the right balance becomes easier when you realise there is no urgency on the work front, for while this is lucky Jupiter's first full week in your work sector, the Sun returns on Wednesday and you have a New Moon here over the weekend, this is the start of a professional comeback that won't run its course until January 2018. The key to your success is going to be pacing yourself and to realise that a professional turnaround is less an event and more the start of a new journey. Where there is urgency is with any money matters that need to be resolved.