With the weekend's New Moon still in effect as you move into the new week, there is a whole new energy in play, one that has created a line in the sand down that divides the second half of the year from the first. With the main challenges of the year behind you or at the very least everything now out in the open, you're able to embrace a new sense of vibrancy in the air, especially when it comes to matters of the heart, following your heart and finally just getting around to having some fun. If life has been too serious of, with the first half of the year dominated by work/life balance and personal and/or relationship tensions and challenges, it's time to start making up for lost time. If the Sun and Jupiter, the largest bodies in the solar system want you to have fun who are you to argue?
There is a whole new energy in the air this week, creating a more grounded feeling, a sense of belonging and that you can start putting down roots. While this is having a big influence on the home and family front it goes beyond that, to a sense of belonging, purpose and meaning developing on the work front, within your relationships and across the board, as you begin to focus more on the things that matter while letting the rest go. Sometimes you've got to go through a challenging time to realise what's important and right now you're not only waking up to what's important, especially on the home, relationship and work fronts, you're ready to draw a new line in the sand. Communication is the glue that holds everything together in an auspicious week for friendship and relationship building.
Despite the fact that there might be some financial tension at the start of the week with Venus, now in her final weeks in your income sector going head to head with Pluto, in retrograde motion in your financial sector, this is set to have big benefits on both fronts. By the end of the week a powerful alliance between income, work and career forces will be in effect, with financial tension in the early days of the week more likely to turn into motivation, while ensuring you're on your toes. In the meantime the early days of the week are vital for ensuring the communication lines are open, with the weekend's very special New Moon in your communication sector spilling into the early days of the week. A big challenge this week will be finding a balance between work and play.
While there will once more be some personal and/or relationship tension in the early days of the week, this is the last hurdle of any real significance you'll face this year and it's more likely to motivate you and create a sense of rebellion that will see you take your power back. At the same time that the weekend's New Moon in your income sector, which is still in effect in the early days of the week is creating a new sense of confidence and entitlement across all the currencies in your life, you're being challenged one time too many. It's an opposition between Venus in your sign and Pluto in your relationship sector on Monday, the last of countless opposition over recent months, that gives your heart a chance to stand its ground. This is the final test, with a chance to fight back.
Because the Moon only returned to your sign a few hours before Sunday's New Moon this is still in effect as you move into the new week and will be until Tuesday, creating the opportunity for a fresh start and to draw a powerful new line in the sand. While this is only the Sun's first full week in your sign and the first week of both your birthday month and new solar year and you will have a New Moon at around this time every year, lucky Jupiter's return has changed everything. You're not just making a commitment to the journey your new solar year will take you on, but a major new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion that you're now in the early stages of. It's time to draw a line in the sand, ready to take your power back, waiting until the weekend to start working on a game plan.
With the wind down of your current solar year now underway there is a genuine need to scale things back and slow down, especially now that the push to get your professional year and matters up to speed is over. With a Full Moon in your work sector in a few weeks time and new doors opening on the income front from as early as Friday, what you have already invested professional will continue to gain momentum and opportunities, but you no longer have to push or work so hard to make it happen, having created something that now has a life of its own. In the meantime, as well as a chance to spend more time relaxing and unwinding, you've reached an important week for friendship and relationship building, with communication the glue that holds everything together, with a breakthrough possible.
An extremely important week for friendship and relationship building, personal and professional networking is also a week that is likely to see things start to come together professionally, even though the bar is being raised. With Mercury due to leave your career sector on Friday and Venus already poised to take over, any work/life balance issues or tensions in the early days of the week are more a call to work smarter and manage your time more effectively. For with Mars spending his first full week in your income sector, after returning over the weekend, the focus has shifted to breaking through any glass ceilings, especially those in your own mind. Teaming up with Saturn, who only turned direct in your income sector last week, you've now got the power to move mountains if you have to.
There is something incongruent about this week's stars that works surprising well, even though on face value it shouldn't. For with the Sun not only spending his first full week in your career sector, but having already aligned with lucky Jupiter and a New Moon in effect in the early days of the week, you've reached a major turning point in your professional year, with luck and the weight of the solar system on your side. However this comes at the same time that playful and adventurous forces are mounting a rebellion, making sure that life doesn't become all work and no play too soon. Yet it's these very forces that will eventually play a pivotal in developing the professional momentum that is now possible, with a chance to keep your heart and mind open as you explore your options.
Despite the fact that there is could be some financial tension in the early days of the week with Venus, moving through your financial sector moving into opposition with Pluto, planet of change and revolution in retrograde motion in your income sector, this is more likely to transform into motivation, providing wakeup calls on both fronts. With new doors opening on the career front next month and a chance this week to start tying up loose ends on the financial and money fronts, any wakeup calls in the early days of the week are more likely to work to your advantage. What is going to stop this having a detrimental impact is a sense of adventure that is developing and taking hold, making it a lot harder to sweat the small stuff. Life is no longer just about going through the motions.
Where the last year has been dominated by countless oppositions between the planets moving through your relationship sector and Pluto in your sign, bringing wakeup calls on both fronts, the final standoff this week is likely to put everything into context. Once Venus moves into opposition with Pluto on Sunday there'll be no more standoffs, but with your heart engaged and something special and authentic developing on both the personal and relationship fronts, you're finally able to see that it's all about having the right balance. What is different this time around, apart from a determined heart and a clearer sense of what you do and don't want, is a new openness to change, across almost every aspect of your life. This comes at a time when you're likely to feel more supported.
The fact that you're in the early days of a massive career turnaround, just as you're tying up loose ends on the work front should mean that professional forces are taking over and having their way they would. However, with the Sun spending his first full week in your relationship sector, having aligned with lucky Jupiter last week and the weekend's New Moon still in effect in the early days of the week, relationship forces are just and demanding and unwilling to let professional forces take over. It's these very strong forces in play on the professional and relationship fronts that are acting as a safeguard against either one becoming more dominant. Professional forces won't let relationship forces take over and relationship forces won't let professional forces take over.
In a week that should be dominated by work matters, with the Sun spending his first full week in your work sector and the weekend's New Moon still in effect as you move into the new week, the first involving lucky Jupiter since 2003, playful forces are mounting a rebellion. It's the fact that this is a battle they will eventually lose that makes it even more important to hold onto and maintain a balance between work and play, while you can. As early as Friday Mercury, in a fun, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart as you move into the new week will return to your work sector, with Venus staying on for a few more weeks to keep this playful spirit alive. They're both being aided and abetted by a new passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences.