A lot of things start to settle into place this week, but it is still going to feel like you have the handbrake on. Professionally, with the Sun leaving your career sector on Friday and Mercury back on board, it is time to start tying up loose ends. Yet the Moon's position in your work sector in the early part of the week is likely to suggest unfolding developments across the income, work and career fronts that you haven't even begun to touch on yet. Overriding everything is the fact that you are now in the final weeks of a Mars cycle that began back in February 2015, with a lot of batteries now running on empty. It is Mars' return to Aries next week that will turn the lights on across the board, giving you the energy and drive to throw yourself into all the opportunities now opening up.
While you have reached an important week for money, work and career matters, nothing is likely to seem as onerous as it did. Chances are you may start to feel that maybe you imagined the work tension and job pressure in the final weeks of 2016. However, you'll have a taste of it midweek, not enough to cause a problem, but enough to remind you of a need to pace yourself. To start with the week has a playful and adventurous feel, so much so that you may finally be starting to get into the holiday spirit. That might not be such good timing if you're back at work, but the playful and adventurous forces in play are here to stay and will always be there in the background. It's midweek that things start to get busy, as the Moon returns for its first visit to your work sector. All this in the lead up to the Sun's return to your career sector on Friday.
Just as things are becoming more settled on the personal front and you start to appreciate what an important year this is for matters of the heart and your relationships, your new professional year is also opening up. This will call for some smart time management and in the early part of the week there is a chance to address any work/life balance issues. For with Mars in his last full week in your career sector and Venus as back up, professional forces won't be slowing down anytime soon. It starts with a belief that you can have it all. This is also an important week for having your money hat on. With the Sun leaving your financial sector on Friday, the final days of your annual financial review are all about having an authentic starting point. You've got the smart head for money needed to take it from there.
A busy and diverse week will have you on your toes from the get go, making it important to work smarter. With Mars returning to your career sector later next week and Venus early next month, the professional pace is only going to increase. By now you have a clearer sense of the work load you're dealing with, your resources and restrictions, giving you a better chance to manage your time effectively. At the end of the day there are only 24 hours in every day and there is nothing you can do to change that. That makes it all about how you manage the time that you have. Yet despite the fact that you'll need to keep your work and professional hats on all week and from the Sun's return to your financial sector on Friday your money hat as well, there is a sense of adventure in the air that refuses to be ignored.
Starting the week with the Moon in your income sector is always going to be an advantage, giving you a nose for money from the get go. That is especially so with the Sun leaving your work sector on Friday, Mercury back on board and new income and work developments over the coming weeks. It's that nose for money that will alert you to the fact that there is more to this new professional year than meets the eye. The Sun might leave your work sector on Friday, but there is plenty of support to keep work matters leaving. It is then that the solar spotlight will shift onto your relationships, as happens at this time every year. You began the year with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships, with the Sun able to take this to the next stage. In the meantime, continue to take a ballsy approach to money matters.
With so much focus on relationship matters this week, the Moon's return to your communication sector on Friday and position here over the weekend has to be seen as one of this week's important events. This will make up for the buttons the Moon is likely to push in the early part of the week. Already in Virgo as you move into the new week, the Moon will always evoke some strong emotional responses and even push some buttons. Moving into opposition with Venus and Mars in your relationship sector, this may even see relationship tensions come to a head. Yet if it does the timing couldn't be better, for it comes just as Mars is aligned with the planet of healing. This is more likely to push old buttons, with a chance to lay some old relationship ghosts to rest. By the weekend this will have turned into an opportunity for a breakthrough.
The further into the year you get the more you will be coming to terms with what it feels like to have lucky Jupiter in Libra and the major new doors this is opening. You will have a better read on this when the Moon returns to Libra midweek, with this first visit for the year a chance to get your personal bearings and listen to your inner voice. You may struggle to find time to hear yourself think, with a busy week on your hands, both at work and at home. Yet as urgent as things seem, on both fronts you have both time and support. Any urgency on either front is coming from the fact that Mars is spending his last full week in your work sector, while the Sun is leaving your home and family sector on Friday. You want home and family matters sorted by then or at least out in the open, but then Mercury is staying on until early February to help tie up loose ends.
This is one week where you will have to play it as you go, with the different days calling for a different approach. It is the early days of the week that contrast with the middle days quite starkly and it's all because of the Moon. The early days of the week are vital for talks, networking or meetings in general. The Moon's first visit to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking for the year comes during the Sun's final days in your communication sector and Mercury's early days back. This makes the early days perfect for personal and professional networking and meetings in general. Yet by the time the Moon returns to an intuitive part of your chart midweek you'll be ready to put out the 'do not disturb' sign. With life set to get a lot busier from next week, this is a chance to work behind the scenes.
Starting the week with the Moon in your career sector will always ensure your professional instincts are sharp from the get go and in the Sun's final days in your income sector that's a real advantage. However, it's less that your professional instincts are sharp and more what this is picking up, which are developments across the income, work and career fronts at a time of year when that isn't normally the case. At this stage they are still in the future, with new developments on the career front next week and on the job front in early February, this is not far away. This comes just as you're likely to have found your own personal compass bearings for the year ahead, which is more important than you might think. Any indecision you may have moved into the year with is gone, with that Sagittarian arrow of yours now pointing in a fixed and firm direction.
The final days of your birthday month will bring you to a point where you're finally able to commit to both 2017 and your new solar year, ready now for the journey ahead. This is something you would not have been ready for last week, with Mercury's departure taking your head out of the game and a Full Moon throwing up all kinds of reality checks. Yet things are on a much more even keel this week and thanks to Mercury's return on Friday, you have your head back in the game and ready to embrace the journey ahead. However, don't worry if your birthday month comes to an end and you don't yet have a game plan. Mercury will stay on until early February to help with that. In the meantime, the Sun will move on to explore and expose new income opportunities, in the early weeks of this massive new professional year.
After last week's Full Moon in your work sector brought a chance to jump start your new professional year, with work and job matters in particular, the focus this week is on income and career matters. Unlike last week's Full Moon in your work sector, the Moon's return to your career sector on Friday and position here over the weekend is more a chance to sharpen your professional instincts and get your professional bearings. However, it is the timing that is significant. This will ensure your professional instincts are sharp as Mars moves into his final week in your income sector and Venus her final two weeks. This will make up for the financial wakeup calls you might receive during the early part of the week, able to turn any financial tension into motivation. In the meantime, the Sun's return to Aquarius on Friday kicks off your birthday month and new solar year.
A combination of events will make a lot of things fall into place this week, including on the personal, work, relationship, professional and financial fronts. A lot of this is due to the Moon, who makes its first visits to your relationship and financial sectors for the year, while having wrapped up its first visit to your work sector for the year over the weekend. All the Moon will do is highlight forces behind the scenes, bringing home what an important year this is for both relationship and financial matters. On the professional and income fronts this is coming from something very different, with powerful professional forces stabilising just as you begin lining up for next week's income developments. In the meantime, while the month long wind down of your old solar year begins on Friday, there is unlikely to be much time for navel gazing.