You have a fairly complicated week on your hands, where there is likely to be a fair amount of pressure, but also just as many opportunities. At the same time even the challenges are not what they seem and are more likely to work to your advantage. The challenges come from the fact that the Sun returned to your communication sector over the weekend, an event that in its own right is anything but challenging. With no planetary activity in your communication sector since June 2015, this is a real opportunity and especially with Venus returning on Tuesday, with your relationships the first to benefit. The problem comes down to timing, with the Sun having returned just as Mars is retrograding back out of an adventurous part of your chart, on the other side of the sky. In opposition in the early part of the week and exacerbated by a Full Moon over the weekend this will challenge your excuses.
The Sun's departure from Taurus over the weekend may have brought your birthday month to an end but this is far from the end of a mission to get your new solar year up to speed and onto an authentic path. While Venus will leave on Tuesday, staying on for a few more days in order to give your heart a say in where to from here, with Mercury only turning direct on Monday you haven't even begun to get your head around your options, let alone finalise a game plan. Mercury won't leave Taurus until the 13th June, which is how long you have to turn the intentions, desires and expectations forged over the past month into more concrete choices, decisions and plans. This is the week where the focus shifts to both income and financial matters, with new doors opening on the income front as old financial passions resurface. Any financial tension can be used as motivation on both fronts.
Don't be alarmed by any personal and/or relationship tension and pressure at the start of the week and in the early days of your birthday month and new solar year. The Sun's return to Gemini over the weekend seems to have thrown up a lot of strong emotional responses, but rather than signal a challenging year ahead all you have is a bumpy few days, which can be used to ensure you begin the way you mean to continue. The problem is all down to timing, with the Sun having returned to Gemini over the weekend just as Mars moved into his final week in your relationship sector. This was exacerbated by the Moon's return to your relationship sector on Sunday, creating the Full Moon that is still in effect on Monday. Your personal and relationship needs are competing with each other for your attention, with any pressure easing once you realise this is all about balance.
This is a week where there are two sides to the same story and those two sides are at odds with each other. For as long as you let fears and tensions take hold or you choose to buy into any pressure, the more you'll find it hard to reconcile the forces in play this week. However, the moment you realise that both sides are right and work to find the right balance, is the moment tensions fall away and the advantages are revealed. The Sun's return to an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart over the weekend began the month long wind down of your old solar year, a time when there is a need to pull back, finding the time to hear yourself think. The problem is this comes just as Mars is moving through his final days in your work sector, while the weekend's Full Moon there wants to make this a busy week. They both can't be right, with the answer being a balance between the two.
There are some fairly dramatic shifts this week, especially in the early days of the week and again over the weekend. It was the Sun's departure from your career sector over the weekend, followed by Mercury's direct turn here on Monday and Venus' departure on Tuesday that brings this annual update into its end game. While Mercury will stay on until mid June and will continue to enjoy the support of work and income forces, this will shift focus from opening new doors on the career front to tying up loose ends. This is the point where the solar spotlight and focus shifts to both personal and professional networking and friendship building, something that will come under opposition from forces that are more focused on your own needs, with some give and take required. Over the weekend work/life balance will become more of an issue, forcing you to work smarter.
The week may get off to a bumpy start but it is simply new opportunities meeting resistance from forces that until now have been without any kind of censor or challenges. The new opportunities are on the professional front, thanks to the Sun's return to your career sector over the weekend and Venus' on Tuesday. This is good news for your professional year and kicks off the most important weeks of the year for career matters. The problem arises because of timing, with the Sun having not only returned just as Mars moved into his final week in your home and family sector over the weekend, but a Full Moon here will see work/life balance tensions running high from the get go. Yet rather than run for cover the professional gods will stand resolute, knowing how important work/life balance is and also how achievable.
There are two things that will greet you as you move into the new week. The first thing is what you think you see and experience and chances are you won't like that, but the second is what is really happening and when the fog of war clears I guaranteed you'll like it a lot. Over the weekend the Sun returned to an adventurous part of your chart and on Tuesday he'll be joined by Venus, opening the door to the most exciting and adventurous weeks of the year. That's good news, right? The problem is that this comes just as Mars is not only moving out of a more strategically focused part of your chart but a Full Moon over the weekend tried to stop the Sun and this new sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure in its tracks. What you have is old resistance and old excuses scrambling to find reasons why you shouldn't let this in. The good news is that it won't work.
Don't be surprised if there is some financial tension this week, whether that has anything to do with your reality or not, with the money gods themselves at odds. It began with the Sun's return to your financial sector over the weekend, on the same day that Mars moved into his final week in your income sector and was exacerbated by a Full Moon that will take until Tuesday to run its course. The Sun, followed by Venus on Tuesday is here to throw the solar spotlight on financial and money matters for the first time since June 2015, yet Mars believes his final days in your income sector warrant your full attention. That battle will raise the bar on both fronts, with financial tensions very quickly turning into motivation. A battle for balance is this week's theme, shifting to a battle for balance between your personal and relationship needs by the weekend.
The Sun's return to your relationship sector over the weekend has had dramatic implications and those implications will continue, especially in the early part of the week. With no planetary activity in your relationship sector since June 2015 the Sun's return over the weekend was a much needed chance to throw the solar spotlight on your relationships, with Venus' return on Tuesday a chance for the planet of love and guardian of your relationships to get involved. This in itself is not a problem and is just what your relationships need. The problem your relationships face is that the weekend's Full Moon, still in play as you move into the new week, is putting the focus on your own needs while Mars, due to retrograde out of Sagittarius over the weekend is fighting for the same thing. As you fight to find a balance between your personal and relationship needs a breakthrough is possi
With no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses since early January and none in your work sector since last June, the Sun's return over the weekend and Venus' on Tuesday is good news. With some major developments on the career front in the second half of the year, the Sun and Venus have returned to give your work situation and matters some much needed traction, opening the door to opportunities that are set to become stepping stones to something bigger. This is good news, but to start with it might not feel that way, with some fierce and I mean fierce opposition from forces that want to keep the wind out of your sails. Easing dramatically by the end of the week you could say that the Sun and Venus have arrived too early, but arriving when they did, with your energy levels low is forcing you to work smarter, something you'll benefit from over the coming weeks.
While Mercury will not only stay on in your home and family sector but a real turnaround is possible, the Sun and Venus are off to bring some much needed fun, romance and creativity into your life. It began with the Sun's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart over the weekend, breaking a drought that has been in effect for 11 months, with Venus' return on Tuesday opening the door to the most romantically charged weeks of 2016. This presents two problems, with the first obvious from the get go and the second becoming an issue over the weekend. Firstly, with no planetary activity here for so long your life simply isn't geared up for this, so some pushing and shoving might be required in order to make room and to challenge old excuses. Just as you get a handle on this Mars' return to your career sector over the weekend creates another complicat
This week is dominated by two major events that unfortunately are in competition with each other, not only creating the potential for pressure. It began with the Sun's return to your home and family sector over the weekend, in itself not a problem and simply an opportunity to give home and family matters some much needed attention. The problem came down to timing, with the Sun not only returning on the same day that Mars moved into his final week in your career sector, but just a day before a Full Moon began there. A Full Moon in your career sector during Mars' final days is a massive professional advantage and can give both new career matters and the past, second chances and untapped potential a massive push. Yet the Sun, joined by Venus on Tuesday, will openly confront Mars during the week, forcing work/life balance to be acknowledged and addressed.