At a time when there is a growing amount of focus on your relationships and that will only continue over the coming weeks, something auspicious is developing on the professional front, with one door closing and another opening. As Mercury spends his first full week in direct motion in your work sector he is also spending his last full week and as the last planet standing it is up to his to tie up loose ends, making this an important week for making choices, decisions and plans on the job front. Yet the professional gods have a trick up their sleeves, with Mars' return to your career sector on Tuesday and Pluto's direct turn on the same day creating a sudden and dramatic professional turnaround. In is the closing stage of 16 month period of job growth, new career developments are suddenly opening up.
While a battle to find and balance between work and play began almost a month ago, this heats up this week to a point where both sides have something to prove. In the Sun's first full week in your work sector it is important to have your work hat on from the get go, with the lead up to the weekend's New Moon bringing an opportunity to prepare for the opportunities ahead and with lucky Jupiter on board, those opportunities are huge. Yet in his last full week in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart Mercury is determined to hold back as much as possible, mainly because he knows that by the end of next week he too will be in work mode. Yet just like it looks like the professional gods are winning, an unexpected door will open in the early days of the week, through which a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure will pour.
There are so many important events this week and so much jockeying for your attention between the domestic, love, relationship, professional and money gods that some smart time management will be required. However the balls you're juggling this week aren't challenges but are instead opportunities, with even the Moon helping out. Moving into the week with the Moon in your communication sector will all you to make Mars' final hours in your relationship sector count and before leaving on Tuesday this creates the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough in the early days of the week. Yet Mars' return to your financial sector and Pluto's direct turn on the same day will set the scene for a fairly dramatic financial turnaround, especially when it comes to your fighting spirit.
Sometimes it is not the events in any specific week that are significant and more the timing and that is especially so on the communication and relationship fronts this week. As Mercury, planet of communication spends both his first full week in direct motion in your communication sector and his last full week before leaving next week he is a planet hunger for a cause and for something to give a voice to. This is where Mars' return to your relationship sector on Tuesday and Pluto's direct turn on the same day comes in, with a dramatic relationship turnaround needing a voice from the get go. This is a match made in heaven, creating the potential for a communication and/or relationship breakthrough. This comes as the love gods dial up a romantically charged week you didn't see coming and with work and career matters still unfolding this brings home the importance of work/life balance.
It is the money and professional gods that create an unexpectedly good week for income and work matters, though to start with there are few signs. With the Sun having left your income sector last week and Mercury in both his first full week in direct motion and his last full week before leaving later next week, you can be forgiven for thinking you have explored all your options. Yet with a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight to draw on, you're ready for any professional opportunity that might come your way, which is where the professional gods come in. Pluto's direct turn in your work sector on Tuesday and Mars' return just hours later not only completely turns work matters around, but just in time to maximise untapped income potential. With things becoming so busy, so fast there is a need for work/life balance and for working smarter from the get go.
While you're not out of the woods yet, with the personal and/or relationship tensions of recent months not fully running there course until Mercury leaves Virgo later next week, already this is turning into an opportunity for a breakthrough, with plenty of distractions helping as well. The biggest distraction is going to come from matters of the heart and all things fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, which from out of nowhere are set to explode into life on the early days of the week. One moment you're still in a funk or stuck in the past and then next an explosion of romantic and creative passions is not just opening new doors, but blowing them off their hinges. There should also be signs of movement on the income front. Continue to keep the communication lines open, especially on the relationship front.
While the first full week of your birthday month and new solar year brings you to the start of a new journey and a New Moon over the weekend will bring a chance to draw a new line in the sand, this is both something that has begun in all but name several weeks ago, while at the same time you're not quite ready for. When Venus left Libra over the weekend she left you with a clear sense of what you want from this new solar year before it even began, but also what you want from this major new Jupiter cycle of expansion, that began earlier in the month. This should make you ready to embrace the future, but the fact that Mercury won't return until later next week means you don't yet have your head in the game or intellectually savvy edge needed to create a game plan. Instead look to the future but continue to keep your mind and your options open.
The first full week of the month long wind down of your old solar year can often take the wind out of your sails and with a stronger than normal need for time to hear yourself think, there is often frustration when life is so busy that you can't find that time. This is when the reality checks of how busy life has become sink in and there can often be some rude awakenings, but you're unlikely to experience them this year. For with Venus having spent the past four weeks in a nostalgic part of your chart and the year long wind down of your current Jupiter cycle having begun earlier in the month, life has been slowing down since late last month, with a desire to spend more time in the slow lane starting to pay off. Yet don't expect to spend your days navel gazing, for with Venus already in Scorpio you're already looking to the future.
While it's not yet time to take your professional hat off and keep it off, by mid October that's exactly where you'll be and on both the work and career fronts you're at a point where you're tying up loose ends and putting things on the track they will continue on. Yet this is where a partnership between income, work and career forces that has been in play for several months now proves its worth, for just as the professional gods are getting ready to lead the field the money gods are already warming up on the sidelines. Yet rather than wait for career matters to run their course later next week and work matters in mid October the money gods make a pre emptive strike, with the potential for an income breakthrough or turnaround in the early days of the week. The most potentially lucrative weeks of 2016 kick off on Tuesday they won't creep quietly through the door.
The Sun's return to your career sector late last week should be the biggest event of the week and even more so as he has teamed up with lucky Jupiter for the first time in over a decade, but this is just one of the many events that make this such a game changing week. As the Sun shines the solar spotlight on your career and professional situation, matters and options you're coming face to face with the fact that Jupiter is on board for the first time since 2005 and with your biggest professional year in over a decade stretching out in front of you, the implications are huge. However the real implications won't be felt until Tuesday, when Pluto's direct turn and Mars' return will all of a sudden turn what had been a situation of running on empty to all of a sudden having your passions and fighting spirit restored. By midweek you'll be hungry for a new personal or professional challenge.
While Venus' return to your career sector over the weekend brings a need to have your professional hat on from the get go, she is more focused on fuelling your professional confidence, desires and expectations and on tapping back into the professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit Mars left behind when he left early last month. It won't be until late October that there will be a need to take any concrete professional steps, with this week more about fuelling your confidence and getting excited about your options. Even if you wanted to, with the Sun not only spending his first full week in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery but teaming up with lucky Jupiter for the first time here in over a decade, life is no longer geared towards all work and no play. Meanwhile, from Tuesday a chilled out vibe will make it hard to sweat the small stuff.
While the focus is still on your relationships and on keeping the communication lines open in particular, the Sun's departure from your relationship sector over the weekend brings you the end game of a major and defining relationship chapter. While Mercury will keep the pressure up until leaving later next week, in his first full week in direct motion and last full week in your relationship sector, the planet of communication is more focused on communication and ensuring the communication lines are open by the time he means. In the meantime the solar spotlight has shifted onto your financial situation and money matters, for the first time in over a decade revealing that you have luck on your side. While a New Moon over the weekend will call for new beginnings, until a smart head for money kick in later next week it is too soon to make specific financial choices, decisions or plans.