You can expect a little less stress on the work front this week, but hopefully you've seen this for what it is, a call to work smarter and pace yourself. With a very short 6 week period in which to get work matters up to speed this year there was always going to be a sense of urgency, but there has been a call from the professional gods to pace yourself. That's especially so with Pluto moving into his final 3 weeks in retrograde motion in your career sector on Tuesday, slowing down the whole professional pace, in preparation for a turnaround. While the Sun won't leave your work sector until the 23rd July the dynamics will shift during the course of the week. It's Mercury's departure on Tuesday and Venus' return over the weekend that shifts this from a head to a heart lead game.
While things went quiet on the work front when first Mars, in late July and then early last month Ceres left your work sector, after having such a big influence in the later months of 2013 and the first half of this year, the pace picks up again this week, albeit in a very different way. The hard work of breaking through barriers and establishing what you're fighting for done, Mercury's return to your work sector on Tuesday brings you to the start of a more strategic phase, where it's more about a surgical and precision focused approach to work matters. As Mercury returns this gives you a chance to get your head in the game, but from the get go it's clear the dynamics have changed. With the pressures and challenges gone, you're able to build on the benefits and breakthroughs created.
Moving into the new week with the Moon in your work sector was always going to be an advantage, especially as this is the last visit before Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos leaves later next week. This is a chance to get your bearings and aligning with both Mars and Saturn on Monday, to start with your instincts, drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit and a sense of determination on the same page. It's been 30 years since Saturn and Mars last came together in your work sector and it will be another 30 years before they come together again, but they're working together for the next 2 weeks, giving you the power to move mountains if you have to. It's the Moon's intuitive edge that allows you to pick up the subtle clues that will help you to pick your battles wisely.
You've reached a point in your professional year where, with Uranus in retrograde motion in your career sector until December and a new wave of opportunities not due to open up on the work front until November, that you're almost able to move into cruise mode, focused more on working with lucky and auspicious income forces. Or at least that has been your experience in previous years, but something about the Moon's return to your work sector on Monday and position here in the early days of the week is likely to suggest otherwise. Pay attention to the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses the Moon triggers, especially where it suggests that things are about to shift. Instead of waiting until November for the next push, Mars will return to your work sector at the end of next week.
While it may feel like your professional year and your professional stride is slowing down, especially on the work front, finding it hard to find the motivation to break a sweat, it's because you're not supposed to. On Tuesday, Pluto will move into his final 3 weeks in retrograde motion in your work sector, slowing down ahead of his turnaround later in the month. Yet with so much support from and for income forces, this is where your focus needs to be, appreciating the chance you have to spend time in the slow lane, where you're able to spend more time looking back through the rear view mirror. It's the Moon's return to your work sector on Thursday, the last while Pluto is in retrograde motion that will evoke your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses and 20/20 hindsight.
While you have a fairly low key week on the professional front this week, allowing you to work with what is already in motion and with the cards already on the table, there is a chance to get your head back in the game when it comes to income matters. Over recent months income and career forces were extremely active, working together to position you for ongoing success, until both went off the boil. No favourable wind stays in play forever and is designed to bring the right push at the right time and while the professional gods feel that you've got more than enough professional momentum, the money gods are sending in reinforcements. It's Mercury's return to your income sector on Tuesday that gives you a smart head for money and a chance to get your head in the game.
It's only been a few weeks since Venus left your career sector and with a Full Moon in your work sector next week, what you really need is a chance to let things settle, giving you a chance to fully adjust to the long term focus that is now in effect. This also gives you a chance to keep your money hat on instead of your professional hat, especially with income and work forces working so closely over the coming months. The Moon's position in your income sector as you move into the new week is not only giving you a nose for money from the get go, but a chance to establish what you're fighting for, fuelling a new sense of urgency. For with Mars leaving your income sector next week but plenty of support after he's gone, the time to take a sledgehammer to any remaining glass ceilings is now.
Due to leave your career sector on Saturday Venus' final days are some of the most important of the year, for she's cementing the professional desires and expectations that will define the coming year. For while the Sun and Mercury have both been and gone and Venus' departure, in any other year would bring all the planetary activity for the year to an end, with lucky Jupiter staying on until August 2015 this is just the start of the real journey. It's your heart that is having the final say in what you want and expect from the coming year, which is destined to be one of your best professional years in over a decade. It's the Moon's visit to your income sector next week that gives you more than a nose for money in Venus' final days in your career sector, with clues to big shifts ahead.
While the dynamics will change on the professional front this week the journey continues and settles into a phase that will define the coming month. Where Mercury got the ball rolling last month, with his return to your career sector giving you a chance to get your head in the game and ideas on the table and the Sun will continue to shine the solar spotlight on your options, situation and choices, it's Venus' return over the weekend that is set to attract the real opportunities. Mercury's departure on Tuesday means that while you'll start the week with a strategic approach with your head in the game, by the end of the week it will be your heart that is having a greater say in things. Not due to leave until the 30th September, this is when the real opportunities begin.
Mercury's return to your career sector on Tuesday brings an almost 4 week professional lull to an end, with the real value of the chance this is giving you to stand back and put things into perspective most likely to be valued after it's over. As impatient as you might be to bring things back up to speed, Monday is a day for easing back, waiting for a new chapter to begin on Tuesday. However, from the moment Mercury returns and gives you a chance to get your head in the game, it will be clear that this isn't a continuation of the frenetic pace of the past, with Mercury's more strategic approach more about taking your time, planning smart moves and playing your A game. Missing is any urgency, with so much progress already made and the support that will unfold over the next few months.
Any week that begins with the Moon in your career sector is going to be a good one, allowing you to begin with your professional instincts sharp, your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. However, this is not just the Moon's last visit to your career sector before Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos leaves later next week, but is the first time the Moon has aligned with both Mars and Saturn at the same time here in 30 years and is the last for another 30 years. While Mars and Saturn are no longer aligned, they're still close enough that Monday's lunar vibes are encompassing both, allowing you to begin the week with your professional instincts, passions and fighting spirit on the same page, a clear sense of what you're fighting for and the power to move mountains if you have to.
On face value the Moon's return to your career sector on Tuesday is a case of good timing, but more a boost for work forces. That's still the case, ensuring your professional instincts are sharp during Venus' final days in your work sector and as you're cementing your desires and expectations for the coming year, knowing that with lucky Jupiter here until August 2015 you have a good chance of turning them into reality. However, the Moon is doing far more than support work forces, with the valuable clues, hunches and insights and the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses this triggers suggesting that things are about to move on the career front as well. The professional gods aren't content with lucky work forces, with clues to new doors about to open on the career front as well.