Don't be deceived by how the week starts, with both work and career forces presenting a different face to the reality. What you see as you move into the new week is Mercury, on his own and in retrograde motion in your work sector, while Pluto is under pressure on the career front. With both planets in your career sector in retrograde motion as well, first impressions might not be that good. However, it won't take long to realise any professional pressure is actually firing up a sense of rebellion. It is from Tuesday that things start to happen. It begins with the Moon's return to your work sector on Tuesday and is followed by the Sun's return a day later. All of a sudden new doors are opening on the job front, at a time when Mercury has spent nearly two weeks back at the drawing board. It is over the weekend that Juno's direct turn in your career sector sees the tide start to turn on the career front as well.
Jupiter will be happy to keep a low profile at the start of the week. This is partly in order to get out of the way of the total solar eclipse and its intensity, but mainly because the planet of luck and expansion will be happy for the Moon's return on Thursday. Since Jupiter first returned to your work sector last September the Moon has been his constant witness. Returning every four weeks, the Moon's intuitive edge has helped you mark your progress, check that you're on track and gain important messages from the professional gods. Thursday is the same day that Jupiter moves into his final seven weeks and due to meet up just once more, this is when the real call to bring things home begins. While a host of planets are on their way to take over from where Jupiter leaves off, it is Jupiter that can bulldoze a path for them to follow. Listen to your instincts and then when the Moon leaves on Saturday, be ready to put everything you have into everything you do.
It is Venus' last full week in your income sector that continues to boost your professional confidence and breathe new life into old professional dreams. Having aligned with dreamy Neptune in your career sector earlier in the month, Venus will align with Chiron midweek. Where Neptune is the keeper of your professional dreams and aspirations, Chiron is the gatekeeper to old professional demons. Unless you can make peace with those old professional demons you'll never get to embrace your professional dreams, which is why Venus and Chiron's alignment midweek is so important. Venus gives you the confidence and motivation to realise that old professional demons were never real. By the time the Moon returns to your work sector over the weekend you'll have a chance to regroup. The Moon's intuitive edge can read between the lines and join the dots across the income, work and career fronts.
A week that starts with a total solar eclipse on the income front was always going to be good news professionally. However, what you are likely to find shocking is not only how good that news is, but the major developments on the work and career fronts at the same time or leading on from this. The Sun, in his final days in your income sector, will remain aligned with Uranus, in your career sector, throughout the eclipse. Uranus is the 'great awakener'. This will be like holding hands with someone who is hit with lightening, with the charge passing from one to the other. Whatever the solar eclipse triggers on the income front, will create a charge on the career front as well. This is playing out during Saturn's final days in retrograde motion in your work sector, with his direct turn over the weekend bringing work and job matters to a major turning point. This is the week that everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from.
Don't be put off by some work tension and job pressure at the start of the week, especially if it comes with a sense of 'here we go again'. This is the price you have to pay for the benefit of having Pluto in your work sector from 2008 to 2024. The price you have to pay for having a permanent advocate on board, is that at some point in each year the faster moving planets will move into opposition. After Venus' opposition last week, Ceres' opposition with Pluto until Wednesday is the final roadblock this year. However, this time is different and not just because this is just the third time in your lifetime they have opposed here. The difference is that both are dwarf planets, so more evenly matched and also both genuinely want what's best for you. The real game changer is the Moon's return to your income sector on Tuesday and the Sun's on Wednesday. This is when work tension and job pressure will turn to motivation or even a sense of rebellion.
Three weeks after Venus left your career sector and two weeks after a lunar eclipse on the work front, you finally have a chance to pull back. Last week the Moon made its first visit to your career sector since not only Venus left, but all the planetary activity for the year. While the wheels will keep turning on the work front, this is the first week in nearly four weeks where you can pull back and let things play out. It is not that things will come to a halt and in fact life is likely to be just as busy. The difference now is that you're no longer being fed new information. The professional gods are standing back, giving you time to process and work through what is already on the table. What is important this week is to trust your nose for money, especially in the second half of the week.
Venus' final days in your career sector should create some real urgency. Especially as the Sun, Mercury and Mars have already been and gone. Along with Venus, these are all the planets you can expect to move through in any given year and in Mars' case, just once every other year. Venus' departure over the weekend should bring all the planetary activity on the career front for the year to a close. However, for the first time in four years you have Ceres on board and as she won't leave until later next month, career and professional matters are in safe hands. This frees Venus up to make her final days more about fuelling your financial confidence, giving your heart a voice and leaving you with a clear sense of professional direction. What is clear, is that this year there is a hunger for something more meaningful. Ceres will stay on to help you explore what that might be.
It is hard to imagine a more electrically charged week or such a game changing week across the income, work and career fronts. In reality this is the week that everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. A staggering amount of major developments and synchronicity make this a week where you have to have your eyes, mind and your options open from the get go. The trigger for everything is the total solar eclipse in your career sector at the start of the week. However, on Monday and Tuesday the Sun is aligned with Uranus on the job front and will be throughout the solar eclipse. Whatever this triggers on the career front will have implications on the job front as well. Even after the Moon leaves on Tuesday and the Sun on Wednesday the wheels won't stop turning. A fresh wave of career support will kick in, just as the tide turns on the income front over the weekend.
If the week appears to get off to a slow start professionally then you're where you need to be, which is in line with the professional undercurrents. For with Mercury, the only planet in your career sector in retrograde motion and more focused on retracing his steps, things really do get off to a slow start. Make the most of that, for you will good have a juggle to find time to reflect. The pace will start to pick up when first the Moon returns to your career sector on Tuesday and then the Sun a day later. Whether it's the Moon's professional instincts and imagination or the Sun returning to put the solar spotlight on your career situation and matters, this will reveal the work Mercury has been doing behind the scenes. By the time the Sun returns on Wednesday Mercury has been here for four weeks and in retrograde motion for nearly two weeks. This means there will already be a massive amount of options on the table from the get go.
If Jupiter wanted or needed to push professional matters to the forefront at the start of the week he would, solar eclipse or not. However, because the planet of luck and expansion doesn't need or want to, he'll be happy to wait. Until the Moon leaves your financial sector on Tuesday and the Sun on Wednesday, there will be a lot of financial intensity in the air. This is what Jupiter will be anxious to keep career and professional matters well clear of. Fortunately the Moon doesn't return to your career sector until Thursday and the timing couldn't be better. This not only gives you a chance to dive into your professional instincts and imagination after the solar eclipse is over, but this comes on the same day that Jupiter moves into his final seven weeks in your career sector. This is when you'll receive the insights and information to make these final weeks count.
By the time you move into the new week it has been 10 days since Venus and Ceres' alignment in your work sector ended. In that time the gap between them has widened, to a point where while they are still supporting each other, they are playing separate games this week. Due to leave over the weekend, Venus' final days in your work sector are all about boosting your confidence, fuelling your expectations and giving your heart a voice. Venus continues to work with forces on the income front and as the planet of money, she will also be working to point work and job matters in a lucrative sense of direction. In the meantime Ceres, not due to leave until later next month, is dropping back. Her focus is shifting more to maintaining the right work/life balance and updating your professional priorities. In the meantime, pay attention to your professional instincts and imagination over the weekend.
The words needed to describe this week and I'm talking across the income, work and career fronts, are words like 'massive', game changing' and 'electrifying'. While this week hosts the two biggest events of this professional year, it is the sum of everything coming together that makes this so game changing. So much so, that this is the week that everything until now has lead up to and everything from now will lead on from. Just a total solar eclipse in your work sector at the start of the week is enough to make this a game changing week. Yet the Sun is aligned with Uranus in your income sector on Monday and Tuesday, throughout the solar eclipse. Whatever is triggered on the job front will have a flow on impact on the income front. If that's not enough, Saturn's direct turn in your career sector over the weekend brings you to a major turning point. Whatever this triggered is just the start of something that will continue to unfold for weeks, if not months.