There is a need to move into the new week with a wait and see approach, with so many planets having just turned retrograde or direct over the weekend and the shifts continuing until Jupiter's direct turn in your home and family sector on Thursday. As all planets need to slow down to a standstill in order to turn direct or retrograde and with over half the solar system changing direction between Saturday and Thursday, there is nothing to be gained by pushing things. Any urgency this week is on the professional front, where with Venus wrapping up her epic 4 month visit to your career sector on Thursday it's all about cementing your professional desires and expectations. It's from Thursday that Venus brings a more social and serendipitous energy into play, just in time for the weekend.
While the stars won't always get on they are this week, on both the personal and professional fronts. Between Saturn's retrograde turn in your communication sector on Monday and Jupiter's direct turn in your relationship sector on Thursday, for a few short days they'll both be in retrograde motion, working together as a team to ensure your relationships benefit from the fact that the doors are open to second chances, especially to giving the past and unsaid words a voice. At the same time it will be hard to say whether Venus' return to your career sector on Wednesday will support Mars in his early days in retrograde motion in your work sector or the other way round, but they are supporting each other. A slower pace will let you enjoy the benefits on the personal and professional fronts.
Saturn's retrograde turn in your work sector on Monday comes on the heels of a New Moon in your career sector over the weekend, creating both a need to pull back and to embrace your new professional year, ready for a fresh start. While this could create some confusion it is instead buying you time, for with Mercury not returning to your career sector until the 18th March and Venus not until early next month, it's too soon to come out with all guns blazing. In the meantime, with Jupiter in his final days in retrograde motion in your income sector before turning direct on Thursday, there is a lot to be gained from retracing your steps. This buys you time to make the most of Venus' final days in your financial sector, with a chance to cement your financial desires and expectations.
In a week where things are slowing down, but also where there is a lot of focus on your personal life, especially when it comes to home and family matters, your relationships and matters of the heart, there's a chance to get your professional bearings in the early days of the week. With over half the solar system moving at a much slower pace and in some cases not moving at all, there is not the urgency there normally is and if anything a languid vibe will remain in play, especially in the early days of the week. It's into this atmosphere that the Moon makes his last visit to your career sector before the Sun returns in a few weeks time, giving you a chance to get your professional bearings. The early days of the week are also important for defining your personal and relationship needs.
While there are some loose ends to tie up on the professional front, with the Moon's return to your career sector on Wednesday, just as Venus is spending her last full day in your work sector perfect for this, by the weekend it will be your professional life that warrants a lot more attention and especially your relationships. The middle days of the week are extremely important for both work and career matters, with a need to keep your professional hat on. However, from the get go communication needs to be a priority and especially on the relationship front. With Mercury having turned direct in your relationship sector on Saturday and Mars having turned retrograde in your communication sector the day after, they are both working to ensure the communication lines are open.
There is a lot happening this week, but fortunately it's all happening at slow speed, allowing you to not only keep up but to juggle the many different balls this requires. This is also a week that gives you the opportunity to make personal matters more of a priority in the first half of the week and work matters more of a priority in the second half, while realising that you'll have to juggle both, not only this week but for a long time to come. More urgency is placed on personal matters at the start of the week in order to make the most of the momentum created by the weekend's New Moon in your relationship sector and Venus' final days in your romantic sector, before leaving on Thursday. Pushing this is the fact that work matters will become a lot more dominant from Thursday.
There are some special developments on the professional front this week, but despite the fact that the weekend's New Moon in your work sector has given things a push, is happening so slowly that you shouldn't have a problem juggling things. Before Jupiter's direct turn in your career sector on Thursday, which will bring you to a major turning point in your professional year, with Saturn turning retrograde in your income sector on Monday you have a chance to retrace your steps, with time to reflect. With the Moon making an important visit to your relationship sector in the early days of the week, the last before the Sun returns to begin your annual relationship review. This is a chance to address any relationship matters before Venus returns to your romantic sector on Thursday.
Despite the fact that there is likely to be a lot of focus on work matters in the early days of the week, there is a sense of fun and adventure in the air that needs to be seized. Maybe it's because the Moon's return to your work sector on Monday, for the last time before the Sun returns to kick off the busiest weeks of the year, adds a sense of urgency, determined to have some fun first. It was a New Moon in your romantic and creative sector over the weekend that has given matters of the heart a boost, just as lucky Jupiter's final days in retrograde motion in an adventurous part of your chart is reminding you that it's never too late to make up for lost time. Mid week is especially important for communication and relationship matters, with a chance for some authentic connecting.
There are so many ebbs and flows in play this week that it's not even a case of taking things one day at a time, but one situation and step at a time. While there will be some cases where you need to seize the moment, there'll be others where a wait and see approach is required, with a need to take each situation as it comes. The general feel around the solar system this week is one of letting things unfold slowly, with a lazy and languid vibe making it hard to remain motivated at times. Make the most of this, especially as it gives you a chance to recharge your batteries. Where things may buck the trend is on the income and work fronts, with a boost in enthusiasm kicking in mid week. In the meantime, communication becomes a lot more important across the board.
Pay attention to any work/life balance issues or tensions at the start of the week, heeding the message without sweating the small stuff or creating challenges where there are none. After Mars' retrograde turn in your career sector over the weekend this comes when there is a genuine need to pull back, at least while the warrior planet of the cosmos is at a standstill and as you adjust to the changing currents. This gives you a chance to focus on your personal life, making the most of Jupiter's final days in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, before turning direct on Thursday and Venus, planet of love's final days in your sign, before leaving on the same day. In the meantime, the weekend's New Moon in your communication sector has created an opportunity for a fresh start.
Moving into the new week requires a hands off approach to professional matters, when for a rare few days you have the major players in your two professional houses both in retrograde motion at the same time. It begins with Saturn's retrograde turn in your career sector on Monday and ends when Jupiter turns direct in your work sector on Thursday, with a crossover period that not only allows you to focus on the past, but because both planets will be at a standstill, to stay in the moment. While it may appear that things have become stalled it's just in order for some turnarounds to take place, while in the meantime buying you some valuable time to spend on your personal life. You may even find that with Mars in retrograde motion in an adventurous part of your chart you're able to play hooky.
The lines between the past, present and future are blurred this week, creating a real mixed bag as you make a commitment to your new solar year and the journey ahead. While the weekend's New Moon in your sign brought your birthday month to an empowered point, one where you're able to draw a line in the sand and commit to the coming year, with so many planets still to turn direct or retrograde, but any moves over by Thursday, there's a need to keep your mind and your options open. It's with matters of the heart that the past will remain very much alive, with one nostalgic trip down love's memory lane ending on Thursday, only to have another begin on the very same day. This comes as the doors open to second chances on the adventurous front as well, with a chance to make up for lost time.