While the week may present with some speed bumps, even the challenges are blessings in disguise. With Mars and Pluto, the planets of war and revolution not only under pressure, but able to come to each other's rescue, at the best possible time. The week begins with Pluto, moving through your career sector under pressure, creating some work/life balance tension in the early days of the week. With Mars, still in his early weeks in your work sector also under pressure, they're able to band together to create some real motivation, fuelling your passions and fighting spirit along with a sense of rebellion. In both cases tensions ease back as Venus finally returns to your work sector on Friday. The biggest challenge is balancing this with an important week for romantic and relationship matters.
While there may be some tension this week, it will not only clear by the weekend but just in time for Venus' return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart on Friday, where she'll add her influence to an already auspicious time for matters of the heart. Moving into the week with the Moon in your communication sector gives you a chance to give your emotional responses a voice, but as the first visit since Saturn's departure from your relationship sector there'll be a push to ensure this isn't wasted, creating the potential for a communication breakthrough. With Mercury in retrograde motion in your work sector until the weekend and a New Moon early next week giving anything stalled a kick, a balance between work and play shouldn't be a problem.
This is one week where all is not what it seems, with some tension in the first part of the week not only clearing by the weekend, but in a way that will turn what seemed like challenges into blessings. Moving into the week with the Moon in your income sector should be and is an advantage, giving you a nose for money from the get go and a chance to get a sense of where the money is during what is the first visit since Saturn left your work sector and the last before the Sun returns in just a few weeks' time. Yet moving into opposition with Pluto, for the first time since the financial tide turned, this may create some financial tension. At the same time Mars' opposition with Neptune will once again see work/life balance tensions come to a head, as your home and professional lives collide.
While the week may appear to start on the wrong foot and just get worse as the days progress, this is not only a false impression, by the weekend it will be revealed that you not so much got it wrong, but failed to see the real breakthroughs this was creating the potential for. It's the Moon's position in your sign as you move into the new week and opposition with relationship forces that will see personal and/or relationship tensions increase, at the same time that there is pressure on communication forces. Yet this is one time when two wrongs make a right for Mars and Pluto, the planets of war and revolution, both under pressure at the same time in your communication sector and in your relationship sector are able to band together to create a real breakthrough.
All eyes are on Venus this week as her longest visit to your sign in 8 years comes to a close on Friday. Yet this is far more significant than that, for Venus is still holding the torch for Jupiter, the Sun and every other planet that has moved through over the last 15 months. Lucky Jupiter returned to Leo in July 2015 to lay down the foundations to a new 12 year Jupiter cycle of expansion and while he left on the 11th August, during your birthday month, Venus had returned by then to engage your heart. Since then the Sun, Mercury and Mars have all moved through, all opening new doors to the future, yet she stayed on. This has given your heart an exceptional amount of time to have its say in where to from here, but leaving on Friday this is when the real journey begins.
Even though lucky Jupiter is already 2 months into the 13 month foundation for a new Jupiter cycle of expansion, your birthday month has have been and gone and Mars, in your sign since late last month, has already been firing up your passions and fighting spirit for days, there is still something holding you back or so it will seem. In June Venus returned to a nostalgic part of your chart to begin what is usually a 24 day nostalgic trip down memory lane, giving you a chance to say your goodbyes to the past. Yet days, weeks and months past and still Venus stayed on, refusing to close the door to the past and allowing you to fully embrace a powerful new future. When Venus returns to your sign on Friday she'll close the doors to the past, giving your future the green light.
A pair of unrelated oppositions creates some tension in the first 4 days of the week, but it's a case of two wrongs making a right or in this case two rights. It takes two to form one opposition, so when you have two oppositions that's four cosmic bodies involved. Yet in both cases they all have a friend in the other opposition, turning tension into motivation. By that I mean, while the Moon, moving through your career sector is in opposition with Pluto in your home and family sector, bringing work/life balance issues to a head Mars, moving through an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart, is in opposition with Neptune in your work sector. The Moon and Neptune are allies, able to turn this into motivation, while Mars and Pluto are allies, allowing you to better manage your time.
While many factors in play this week will all be screaming for your attention this week, often at the same time, it's the planet that isn't screaming for attention that has the most urgent voice. There are a lot of planets under pressure this week and because of that are getting a lot of attention, something that is going to work to your and their advantage. That's not the case for Venus, who in her final days in your career sector is minding her own business, making it easy to feel that you could get around to her mission to cement your professional desires and expectations, for after all she's been here for 4 months so is here to stay, right? Wrong. Venus will finally leave on Friday, making a mission to cement your professional desires and expectations more urgent than it seems.
A mix of financial and work/life balance tension will dominate the first 4 days of the week and while it might like a barrier to somehow get through, this is in fact a blessing in disguise and a living example of the fact that sometimes two wrongs really can make a right. Mars, moving through your career sector, is under pressure from Neptune, once more bringing work/life balance tensions to a head as your home and professional lives clash. At the same time, the Moon's monthly visit to your financial sector is putting pressure on Pluto, for the first time since he turned direct in your income sector. Yet the seeds of revolution are being sown, especially on the income and career fronts. By the time Venus returns to your career sector on Friday you'll be ready to make things happen.
Mercury won't turn direct in your career sector until the weekend, giving you time to give other aspects of your life some much needed attention, especially your relationships. Normally, with the Sun in your career sector this is a time of year when professional matters can often come first, but with a New Moon early next week coming along to give stalled career and professional matters a kick start, you can afford to cruise in the slow lane. This gives you time to make the most of the Moon's visit to your relationship sector in the early days of the week, the personal and/or relationship tension this might fuel and the potential for a communication breakthrough. With Venus finally leaving your financial sector on Friday there's also a chance to finalise your financial expectations.
While the Moon's visit to your work sector in the early days of the week brings a need to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the get go, there is no need to do more than that. By the time the Moon leaves on Tuesday you'll be at the halfway point between Saturn's departure from your career sector last month and the Sun's return later next month, with a chance to get your bearings. However, take this too far and you'll have a riot on your hands, for this is not a time for pushing yourself too much, with work tension on your hands if you do. However, this holds clues that will help you line up for new doors due to open in a few weeks' time. While financial tensions may come to a head midweek as income and financial forces clash you can use this as motivation.
Having the Moon in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart in the early days of the week is a reminder that life can't be all work and no play, but will also counteract personal and/or relationship tensions that are once more coming to a head. Expect the Moon to have some competition, for with Venus leaving your work sector on Friday, income, work and career forces come together to make her final days count. Yet success or not, it doesn't have to be all or nothing. At the same time personal and/or relationship tensions might come to the surface midweek, but once more it's simply your personal and relationship needs butting heads, with Venus' return to your relationship sector on Friday the key to turning this into an opportunity to create something special.