As if sensing just how busy August is going to get and what a game changing month this is likely to be across the income, work and career fronts and as lucky Jupiter spends his last full month in your work sector, there is an all out effort from playful forces this week to keep the professional gods at bay. With Mercury leaving a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart and returning to your work sector over the weekend and Venus making the same shift next week, a battle to find a balance between work and play is heating up. However, as much as you don't want to get in the way of your own professional success and the opportunities ahead, there is a need to appreciate that a balance between work and play is not meant to be at the detriment of the other. What you're guarding against is developing tunnel vision and working yourself into the ground.
While the focus is always going to be on home and family matters at this time of year, thanks to the Sun's return to your home and family sector last Friday, despite the fact that the solar spotlight will remain here for another four weeks, there is a sense of urgency in the air. From the Sun's return last Friday to Mercury's departure on Sunday, there is a nine day period where all the planets that will visit your home and family sector this year will all be here at the same time and considering just how busy life is set to get over the coming months, this is a chance to gain a home field advantage. With massive work opportunities ahead there is a need to be aware that in the same way that what happens on the home front affects your work life and what happens at work affects your home life, that time spent now making your home and family life as user friendly as possible will pay huge dividends down the line.
There is a massive push from the communication gods to get the communication lines open across the board this week but especially on the relationship front and the timing couldn't be better. While the Sun is only just spending his first full week in your communication sector with Mercury, planet of communication leaving over the weekend and Venus, planet of love and guardian of your relationships leaving next week, a sense of urgency is real and genuine. Just having Venus here and involved ensures this would give your relationships a voice, but as fate should have it this comes just as Mars is spending his last full week in your relationship sector, with the communication and relationship gods able to work together to create the potential for a real and potentially game changing breakthrough. This comes in what is also an auspicious week for friendship and relationship building.
On so many levels the Moon's return to your career sector on Monday smacks of divine intervention, with the timing so perfect. Apart from ensuring your professional instincts are sharp from the get go, returning just as the money gods come together to make this an exceptional week for new income opportunities, this comes just as you reach a pivotal point in your professional year. With Uranus turning retrograde in your career sector over the weekend this will ensure your professional instincts are sharp as you line up for the turnaround ahead, Mars' return to your work sector next week and navigate through Saturn's final weeks in retrograde motion. From Uranus' retrograde turn on Friday to Saturn's direct turn on the 13th August the doors will be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the work and career fronts at the same time for just 14 days, coincidently some of the most potentially lucrative weeks of 2016.
The Moon's return to an adventurous part of your chart on Monday might create the potential for a case of Mondayitis, but the timing couldn't be better. It is not just that this is likely to trigger a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure, but that as you move into the first full week of your birthday month and new solar year, thanks to the Sun's return to Leo last Friday, a reminder in the early days that it is all about the journey. While the professional gods are gearing up to support lucky Jupiter in his final weeks in your income sector, this is in a low key way that doesn't demand life all of a sudden become all work and no play. With the doors open to the past and second chances on the adventurous front by the weekend, the doors already open to the past when it comes to matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creative, this is a chance to learn from the past in the early days of a new solar year.
Don't be surprised if it feels like the wind has been taken out of your sails this week or try and fight it, for the first full week of the month long wind down of your old solar year gives you permission to cruise in life's slow lane, with more time required to hear yourself think. The reality is that life very rarely pushes the snooze button so you can spend time navel gazing, so this is more about smart time management and taking responsibility for time to reflect and look back. With Mercury returning to Virgo over the weekend and Venus next week, while your birthday month and new solar year is still several weeks away, it won't be long before the future is calling your name. In the meantime, Mars' last full week in your communication sector brings a sense of urgency on the communication front, especially if there are still any tricky issues or where some grunt is required in order to achieve a breakthrough.
In a week that was always going to be an important week for friendship and relationship building, the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Monday is a chance to become more emotionally engaged. While the Moon's monthly visit to your relationship sector will always evoke strong emotional responses, with Uranus turning retrograde here over the weekend and Saturn in his final weeks in retrograde motion in your communication sector, this comes with the means and support to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. This is on top of the conditions that are already making this a good week for personal and professional friendship and relationship building. In the meantime, Mars' last full week in your income sector is all about taking a sledgehammer to any remaining glass ceilings, especially those in your own mind.
Sometimes it is not the event itself and more the timing that is significant and that is the case with the Moon's return to your work sector on Monday. In any week that would give you an intuitive edge in the critical early days, when you have a chance to steer things in the direction you want them to continue on. However, as this just happens to be the Sun's first full week in your career sector, the doors just happening to be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the work front later in the week and are already open on the income front, this intuitive edge is the glue that will tie income, work and career forces together. This was always going to be the week where everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from, but the Moon will ensure you're paying attention.
There is an all out effort by playful and adventurous forces to mount a rebellion and coming in the early hours of the week this could create a severe case of Mondayitis. It's the Moon's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on Monday, just as the Sun is moving into his first full week in an adventurous part of your chart that will temporarily push the professional gods to the side lines, though not for long. With the Moon returning to your work sector midweek and Mercury to your career sector over the weekend, the professional gods are already preparing a major professional thrust over the coming weeks. This is when the battle to find a balance between work and play really heats up, with both sides pulling out their big guns.
The Sun's first full week in your financial sector is putting the solar spotlight on your financial and money matters and will do so for the next four weeks, but there is a sense of urgency that this year suggests you can't afford to muck around. With Mercury leaving over the weekend you only have his smart head for money until the end of the week, while with Venus leaving next week it is now that you're able to get a sense of what you're striving for. In the lead up to next week's New Moon in your financial sector it's time to get your heart and head in the game, with your eyes open and head out of the sand. This is also an important week for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building, making the most of the passions, competitive and team spirit you still have to work with, wanting and needing to become more of a lone wolf from next week.
From the get go the communication and relationship gods are working together to create something special and it goes beyond the Moon's return to your communication sector on Monday, just as you move into the Sun's first full week in your relationship sector. With the communication gods themselves getting ready to turn their focus and attention on the path, as a new relationship journey begins, by the end of the week you'll have the means to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice. This comes in what is already an important week for personal and professional friendship and relationship building, one that includes the potential for new beginnings and second chances. This is also a week to throw yourself into the things that excite you, your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit.
While it could be seen that the Moon's return to your income sector is a timely opportunity to sharpen your nose for money during the Sun's first full week in your work sector, that suggests that the money gods are here to support the professional gods, where in reality it is much more a case of mutual support. In the lead up to Uranus' retrograde turn in your income sector over the weekend, just as Saturn moves into his final two weeks in retrograde motion in your career sector, new doors opening on the work front could be seen as a support for the doors either opening or about to open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income and career fronts. What is clear is that this is a game changing week across the income, work and career fronts, with a lot set to unfold over the coming weeks.