As Venus and Mars spend their first full week in your sign everything has changed, with new doors open, a sense of excitement in the air and a chance, before your birthday month and new solar year even begins, to decide the direction and course things will take. Last year Venus didn't return to your sign until after your birthday month was over and the course of your new solar year had been set, giving your heart little say in the direction things took and Mars, well he didn't return at all. Yet a year on and while you're still in the first full week of the month long wind down of your old solar year Venus and Mars are already here, determined to ensure that this year it's your heart and a sense of what excites you and your passions that decides what the future will hold.
In a week where Mercury is staying behind to start tying up loose ends on the launch of your new professional year, the Sun has shifted his focus onto social matters and while Venus and Mars favour a slower and nostalgic approach to life, it's the Moon's visit to your sign that stands head and shoulders above everything else. The Moon visits your sign each month and returning on Monday but gone by Wednesday this should not be a significant event, other than a chance to get your bearings and listen to your inner voice. However, as the Moon's last visit before Venus returns next month, bringing an early start to your new solar year, this is both a chance to revisit the resolutions and intentions you moved into the year with and to start looking to the future.
While Mars and Venus' departure from your career sector late last week has taken away a lot of the intensity, they've left you with the professional desires, passions and fighting spirit that will define this new professional year, as well as leaving things in the safe hands of the Sun, who is spending his first full week here. However, what is gone is the all or nothing mentality of the past, giving you a chance to make the most of Mercury's first full week on his own in an adventurous part of your chart and Venus and Mars' first full week in a social and serendipitous part of your chart. While your professional star is still on the rise and things are still coming together professionally, life itself is opening up as you start to realise that you really can have it all.
While Venus and Mars not only returned to your career sector late last week but are aligned until Tuesday and you'll even move into the week with the Moon here as well, giving you a dream start to the week as far as professional matters are concerned, there are safety guards in place to ensure life doesn't become all work and no play. It's not just that Venus and Mars have opened the door to some of the best career weeks of the year, but the major forces on the income, work and career fronts this has acted as a trigger for. Yet with the Sun spending his first full week in an adventurous part of your chart, keeping a sense of adventure alive is a must, as is keeping your head in the game and using both a smart head for money and hindsight when it comes to money matters.
While this week's dynamics are different to last week's, nothing has actually shifted, in that the things that were important last week are still important this week, just to different degrees. For example while Venus and Mars left your financial sector last week, they've not only left behind their financial desires, passions and fighting spirit, but the Sun's first full week is keeping the momentum going. Even Venus and Mars' return to an adventurous part of your chart is simply pumping up what was already there, while Mercury is staying behind to keep the focus on your relationships, though shifting the focus more to communication. The only point of difference this week is the Moon's visit to your career sector in the early days of the week, with clues to new developments next month.
When Venus and Mars left your relationship sector late last week they left you with a lot of strong aspirations, a sense of what you want from your relationships and of what you're fighting for, but now they've gone and the Sun is spending his first full week here, you're able to pull things back, looking at things more objectively. Because at the end of the day it's not just about what you want and need from your relationships, but what they need from you as well, which is what the Sun is here for. At the same time Mercury's first full week on his own in your work sector is a chance to tie up loose ends, but brings you to a point where things should be less hectic, much clearer and where you're able to work smarter. You're also likely to be feeling a lot more financially motivated.
While Mercury will stay behind in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart to ensure that life doesn't become all work and no play, the Sun's first full week in your work sector will see things become more serious and focused. When Venus and Mars left your work sector late last week they left you with a clear sense of where your heart stands, of what excites and motivates you and of what you want to achieve, with the focus shifting to a more practical one. Venus and Mars' first full week in your relationship sector is set to dispel some old fears that the relationship challenges and personal and/or relationship tensions of the past would return. Instead the reverse is likely to be true, with some communication and/or relationship breakthroughs possible.
When Mercury and Jupiter move into opposition at the end of the week it will be the fourth and final opposition between home and career forces since New Year's Day, with one final chance to address any work/life balance issues once and for all and the timing couldn't be more important. For as Venus and Mars spend their first full week in your work sector you're not only at the start of some of the busiest weeks of the year, but with opportunities being unleashed on the income, work and career fronts. Your professional star is on the rise, but with Mercury staying on in your home and family sector it's not about which is more important and more about taking a smart approach to ensure you're working smarter, the communication lines are open and you have the balance you need.
While Mercury, planet of communication's first full week on his own in your communication sector makes this an important week for communication matters and especially when the Moon returns to your relationship sector midweek and the Sun's first full week in your home and family sector is putting the focus on home and family matters, matters of the heart trump everything. Venus and Mars are not only spending their first full week in your romantic and creative sector but will begin the week aligned. You will even begin the week with the Moon in your romantic and creative sector and coming off a very rare triple alignment over the weekend this has left you with a new sense of confidence that wasn't here before, confidence that is to start following your heart in every aspect of your life.
Coming on the heels of last week's New Moon in your income sector it's up to Mercury to stay behind and tie up loose ends. Not due to leave until the 13th March, a retrograde phase under his belt and an opposition with Jupiter in your financial sector at the end of the week, Mercury brings the smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight to turn this into an opportunity for a breakthrough. Mercury's opposition with Jupiter over the weekend will be the fourth between income and financial forces since New Year's Day, this time with the means to turn this into a new sense of resolve. While the Sun's first full week in your communication sector will continue to keep the focus on communication, Venus and Mars' first full week in your home and family sector make home and family matters a priority.
While the Sun left your sign and wrapped up your birthday month just a few minutes after last week's New Moon, with Mercury not only staying behind but spending his first full week on his own since returning in early January, you're not only able to tie up loose ends but in a smart and strategic way. While your birthday month has technically come to an end, until Mercury leaves the door is still open to a change of mind, to reviewing your game plan and any other option. It's not over until the fat lady sings and that won't happen until Mercury leaves on the 13th March. In the meantime, the Sun's first full week in your income sector will keep the focus on income matters, leaving Venus and Mars free to turn their attention onto communication and the timing couldn't be better.
The first week of your birthday month and new solar year might be a bit of an anticlimax, with much of what you want to achieve and what excites you moving forward already established. By the time the Sun returned to your sign last week Venus and Mars were in their final days, with your heart engaged and a sense of what excites you, your passions and fighting spirit. In the meantime, Venus and Mars' first full week in your income sector not only brings you to the start of some of the most lucrative weeks of the year, but is set to trigger untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. Yet there will still be safeguards in place to ensure you don't run before you walk, with new doors opening on the income front at a time when there's a need to pace yourself on the work front.