You've reached an important week on a number of fronts and in fact it's because the fronts are so varied you'll be forced to adopt some smart time management. With Mercury leaving your career sector over the weekend and Venus next week, with your heart and mind still in professional mode and in the process of cementing your career objectives for the coming year, having your professional hat on is a must. Yet either way Tuesday's New Moon is a game changer, even though it will have two different influences. On one hand, as a New Moon in your friendship sector this is a chance for a new commitment to your social life, a time for new beginnings, new meetings and to make personal and professional networking a priority. Yet as the New Moon that ushers in the Year of the Monkey, this opens the door to a year that is all about following your heart.
If I was the Sun I would feel a little robbed, for in a week that should be all about making the most of his last full week in your career sector and especially of Tuesday's New Moon and the chance this brings for new beginnings, there are plenty of distractions. However, I'm not the Sun and he has the kind of big picture perspective that looks beyond the here and now. Even Tuesday's New Moon, which should be all about having your professional hat on and committing to this new solar year, is being high jacked. This is the New Moon that will always create the Chinese New Year, so the professional gods are used to that, but ushering in the Year of the Monkey this is more about home and family matters. At the same time the forces that will get things moving professionally next week are now more focused on fuelling a sense of adventure.
With so many different forces coming into play this week and the year itself proving just how dynamic it is destined to be, the Sun's final week in an adventurous part of your chart and a New Moon here on Tuesday brings the perfect reminder that it's all about the journey. With the Moon in your career sector by Wednesday and the Sun by next week, a sense of adventure will be under threat before it's even taken hold. Midweek is likely to see work and career forces come together just as the Moon is sharpening your professional instincts, all of a sudden making you aware of how many options you have, as old professional dreams resurface. This is also a week for having your money hat on, as you put the finishing touches on your financial game plan for the coming year and set your financial year on the course you want it to continue on.
The week begins with an alliance between communication and relationship forces underway and considering what a busy and vibrant week that stretches out in front of you, this is a chance to start the way you intend to go on. While the relationship gods are making this an important relationship week, with so many other distractions the best you can hope for is ending the week with a clear sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you and having the communication lines open. While having Mars in your romantic sector over Valentine's weekend will give you a better than usual chance of making this a romantically charged Valentine's Day this year, the professional and money gods are so active that you'll have to work hard to ensure that even the weekend doesn't become all work and no play.
While the solar spotlight is always on your relationships at this time of year and a New Moon on Tuesday brings a chance to commit to your relationships, the future and the journey ahead, as well as any new beginnings you're able to take now, chances are you don't feel ready. Part of that is because with Mercury not returning until Sunday and Venus, planet of love not returning until next week, your heart has yet to have its voice and you've yet to spend any real time giving your relationships a voice. Another reason why you might not feel ready to commit to your relationships is that Tuesday's New Moon awakens you to your own needs, as you start to ask 'what about me'. In the meantime, you've reached an important week for both work and financial matters, with a need to keep your money and work hats on all week, including over Valentine's weekend.
Sometimes things don't make sense at the time or we don't fully appreciate the significance and that is especially so when it comes to Venus' belated return to your sign last year. Venus returned to your sign last August to begin a new chapter of love and romance, but retrograded back out just days later and while she eventually returned, she's been running behind schedule ever since. Where Venus left your romantic sector on the 4th January last year she didn't even return until the 24th January this year and while she'll leave next week, it means she's here over Valentine's weekend. So that's what all this was about? At a time when the focus is already starting to shift to your relationships and work matters demand a lot of your attention, Venus keeps the romantic flame burning and polices a balance between work and play.
On face value this is a week that is all about matters of the heart and that's not just that with Valentine's Day over the weekend this is what media hype suggests. With the Sun spending his last full week in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, Mercury returning on Valentine's Day and Venus next week, even the stars think that this is a time when matters of the heart should come first or if that's not possible, at least equal. And yes, there will be plenty of competition, with the professional gods already wanting you to have your work hat on despite the fact that the Sun won't return to your work sector until next week, while heart and mind are still focused on home and family matters. Yet despite the fact that the middle days of the week are likely to be the busiest, a surprising sense of calm is likely to descend.
From out of nowhere your professional life is set gain a massive surge, despite the fact that this is nothing that you can put a figure on. With work matters ticking over behind the scenes, but new doors not opening until next week and powerful income forces now set in for a long term mission to raise the bar, this week should be the status quo at best. Instead, the focus is more on home and family matters this week and with the Sun in his last full week in your home and family sector and a New Moon here on Sunday, that focus should be all encompassing. Yet it's Tuesday's New Moon that is the game changer, for while on one front this is a chance to commit to home and family matters, on the other as the Chinese New Year this ushers in the Year of the Monkey, a year that for Scorpios is an especially fortuitous professional year.
As is always the case there are several layers of reality at any given time and that is especially so this week. On one hand you've got an important week for income and career matters and with a clear sense of professional foresight and hindsight kicking in, along with a sense that you have the element of fate and luck at work, will make it important to keep your money and professional hats on all week. At the same time, with the Sun in his last full week in your communication sector and a New Moon on Tuesday offering an opportunity for new beginnings, this is an important week for talks, discussion and communication, especially within your personal and professional relationships. Yet from out of nowhere it seems that a heavenly valve is being opened, unleashing a cloud of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure into the atmosphere.
With the Sun in his last full week in your income sector, a New Moon here on Tuesday and Mercury and his smart head for money returning over the weekend, it was clear from the get go that this was one week where having your money hat on from the get go would be a requirement. However, what is set to take you by surprise is just how financially focused the week is set to become and it all centres around Tuesday's New Moon. While this will give income matters a tail wind and usher in an opportunity for new beginnings, this is the New Moon that ushers in the Year of the Monkey, a year that for Capricorns is especially auspicious and important for money matters. Yet the money gods will have some competition and especially over the weekend. Serendipitously the Moon will return to your romantic sector on Valentine's Day, with some last minute encouragement setting in.
Even if the Moon wasn't returning to your income sector midweek this would still be not only an important week for income and career matters but an important point of the week. But with the Moon returning just as income and career forces come together, a nose for money will kick in just when you need it most and while the real opportunities won't open up until next week, this gives you a window into what's developing behind the scenes. In the meantime, the last full week of your birthday month is a chance to look to the future, but in terms of coming up with a game plan or making any specific choices, decisions, plans or intentions you're not there yet. With your head not becoming engaged until the end of the week and your heart not becoming engaged until next week, it's not until the final days of your birthday month that you'll even begin this process.
While the week may begin on a fairly low key note and there may even be a case of Mondayitis, wanting to hold onto the weekend for as long as possible, it's not until Tuesday that the week itself will demand your attention. In the last full week of your old solar year and with your birthday month and new solar year beginning next week, this was always going to be a week for taking the slow lane wherever possible, finding time to hear yourself think and for some quality navel gazing. This is what the Sun and Moon are keen for you to embrace on Monday and Tuesday, but after that life will start intruding. While the income and career forces in play have been obvious for some time, what you're likely to feel from Tuesday onwards is that something shifts on the work front and that something is for the better.