Where the weekend's New Moon in your sign gave you a chance to commit to your new solar year, the future and the journey ahead the Sun's departure from your sign on Monday, bringing your birthday month to an end, marks the point where the real journey begins, that of walking the talk. This marks the end of a 2 month period that began with Mars' return to your sign on the 20th February, giving you a chance to get excited about your options. Since then you've had a chance to establish what you want from the coming year, what excites you and to create a game plan, able to move into the future with confidence. No sooner does the Sun leave your sign and return to your income sector you'll not only have your money hat on but will have before he even gets here, ready to come out fighting.
The Sun's return to your sign on Monday will kick off your birthday month and new solar year, yet this year this has already begun in all but name. With Venus been and gone and the Moon, Mercury and Mars not only here when the Sun returns but aligned, this gives your new solar year an auspicious start. The Moon will leave on Tuesday and will come full circle to form a New Moon in the final days of your birthday month, but starting with the Moon here, your head in the game and your passions and fighting spirit engaged creates New Moon like conditions, with none of the opportunities. You're able to use this as a chance to draw a new line in the sand and to make a fresh start, without having to make a commitment to your new solar year, but knowing what you want from the get go.
While the month long wind down to your old solar year begins on Monday, chances are it's likely to feel old hat before it even begins, with the job of recharging your batteries and reflecting already well underway. This also creates a situation where, with Venus already in your sign you're looking to the future and the past at the same time. In the final weeks of not only your old solar year but a 2 year Mars cycle it is likely to leave you feeling flat, with the wind taken out of your sails, but this is a valuable chance to regroup. At the same time with Venus not only in your sign but aligning with the Moon midweek, you're able to look to the future and get a sense of what you want moving forward. Keep one eye on the rear view mirror and the other on the road ahead.
After the weekend's New Moon in your career sector the Sun's departure on Monday brings you to a point where the push to get your professional year up to speed and on the right track is over, but the real journey begins. This marks a point where income, work and career forces are now more evenly balanced and with the pressure to get things on the right course over you're able to settle in for the journey, with evidence this week that the tide really has turned on the income front. In the meantime, there is a lot more focus on personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building this week, especially now that some of the professional pressure has eased back. At the same time savour and enjoy those moments when you get to put out the 'do not disturb' sign.
Hold onto a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure the Sun leaves you with when he leaves an adventurous part of your chart on Monday and the intentions made over the weekend and over recent weeks. The Sun not only returns to your career sector on Monday but just as things are coming together anyway. Even without the Sun returning, an alignment between the Moon, Mercury and Mars on Monday was going to give you a stunning start to the week, with your head in the game and your professional instincts, passions and fighting spirit aligned. Yet making sure life doesn't become all work and no play is Venus, who in a social and serendipitous part of your chart is triggering the laws of attraction, while making this an auspicious week for friendship and relationship building.
At the same time that the mood lightened and life becomes more adventurous, things are also coming together professionally. While the two shouldn't go together they are happening separately and independently of each other and as long as you employ smart time management there's no reason why you can't embrace both. The Sun not only returns to your sector of travel, adventure, learning and discovery but just as an alignment between the Moon, Mercury and Mars is evoking a sense of wanderlust, curiosity and adventure, a passion for adventure and a hunger for life's richer experiences and the means to walk the talk. Yet Venus' second week in your career sector is already bringing income, work and career forces together, with your financial and professional confidence on the rise.
The Sun's departure from your relationship sector on Monday, just a day after the weekend's New Moon gave you a chance to commit to your relationships, the future and the journey ahead brings you to a point where, knowing what you want from your relationships and what they need from you the real journey begins. This is going to take away a lot of the pressure of the last 2 months, pressure that will only reveal itself when it's gone, with a sense that a weight has lifted. This comes just as the solar focus not only shifts to money matters but as a smart head for money, your financial instincts, passions and fighting spirit come together. At the same time a passion for adventure means that the days of simply going through the motions are over, wanting and needing more from life.
The Sun's departure from your work sector on Monday will take nothing away from the momentum you've gained, especially after the weekend's New Moon, but it does leave room to focus on life's other important agendas, especially your relationships. While the Sun's departure wraps up an active 2 months on the work front, with Uranus staying on, lucky Jupiter in his early weeks in direct motion in your career sector, Saturn in your income sector and all three working together, income, work and career forces are in safe hands. This will take away any urgency and as it becomes more about the journey this frees you up to ensure life doesn't remain all work and no play. The Sun's return to your relationship sector on Monday begins your month long annual relationship review.
Over the last month the momentum has been slowly building on the work front, but this has been balanced by the fact that the Sun has spent the last month in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart, making it relatively easy to find a balance between work and play. That becomes a lot harder this week as the Sun not only returns to your work sector on Monday, but just as an alignment between the Moon, Mercury and Mars will see work matters really hit their stride. As the solar spotlight shifts onto your work situation, matters and options you'll have your head in the game, finger on the pulse, ear to the ground and your passions and fighting spirit engaged. Yet from the get go with working smarter and smart time management you can't have it all.
This week two separate sets of conditions are in play that shouldn't go together but they do, surprisingly well, with Monday the real litmus test. For this is when an alliance between income, work and career forces not only starts to reveal how many options you have, but brings a boost in financial and professional confidence, but also when playful forces also come together. It's the Sun's return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on Monday, just as an alignment between the Moon, Mercury and Mars is fuelling your romantic and creative passions, that throws the spotlight on matters of the heart. The key to finding the balance between work and play is smart time management, with neither side asking for all or nothing, as may have been the case in the past.
While the Sun's departure from your communication sector on Monday will take the solar spotlight off your communications, with so much focus over the last 2 months and the weekend's New Moon having created an opportunity for a fresh start, the need to keep the communication lines open is even more important than ever. With Jupiter still in his early days in direct motion in your relationship sector, a need to balance your personal and relationship needs remaining important, committing to keeping the communication lines open is imperative. In the meantime, it's not only the solar focus that shifts to home and family matters this week, but where your imagination, head and passions are likely to be. Icing on the cake is the focus that Venus is putting on matters of the heart.
The Sun's departure from your income sector on Monday not only leaves you with a clear sense of where the money is and thanks to the weekend's New Moon plenty of momentum, it brings you to a point where income, work and career forces are more balanced. Where the money gods have been pushing and where it's been about the money over recent months, the focus shifts to work matters this week, where the tide has not only turned but your luck as well. By the time you move into the new week Jupiter has only been in direct motion in your work sector for 11 days, yet by the time the Moon returns over the weekend you should be noticing signs that the pace is picking up. In the meantime, enjoy the slower pace, especially as it's giving you time to focus on communication, home and family matters.