To begin with this may seem a fairly ordinary week, apart from the fact that there may be some tension in the early days, but again nothing that should impact you professionally. If anything, a growing but quiet sense of professional confidence is bringing a surprising amount of patience, happy for things to run their natural course. The Moon's return to your work sector on Thursday will see the tempo lift, with the Full Moon this creates on Friday likely to be the biggest push that work matters have had all year or since the last lot of planetary activity ran its course last September. As the last Full Moon before lucky Jupiter returns to your work sector midyear and before Venus returns to your income sector on the 17th March, this could be a catalyst for current and/or future events.
As Mercury moves into the last full week in your career sector he's facing the same brick wall the planets before him faced, an opposition with Jupiter in your home and family sector, bringing work/life balance tensions to a head. The fourth but last opposition since New Year's Day began over the weekend and will run its course by Tuesday, bringing one last chance to get it right. Once Mercury leaves your career sector next week the push to get this professional year up to speed and on the right track will be over, with a chance now to use his intellectual savvy to work smarter, setting the pace and the balance you want the year to continue with. The Moon's return to your work sector on Saturday, during Mercury's last weekend in your career sector will bring a chance to regroup.
As you move into the new week the Moon's monthly visit to your income sector but also the only visit during the Sun's month long visit to your career sector is just wrapping up, allowing you to start the week with a nose for money, an advantage that once gained you can't undo. This not only brings a chance to put your professional and income objectives on the same page, but is a chance to boost your financial and professional confidence, especially as there is so much history on both fronts. It's not until next week that you'll need to start tying up loose ends and bringing things home, allowing you to stay in this exploratory phase. Pay attention to any work/life balance tensions that Friday's Full Moon might bring to a head, while realising that this is simply part of the process.
A big week for career matters will also see the professional gods throw their buddy Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your income sector a lifeline this week. There is nothing the professional gods can do to avoid an opposition between Mercury and Jupiter in the early days of the week or the financial tension this is bound to create, but they can use this to your advantage. An 11 day alliance between Jupiter in your income sector and Uranus in your career sector peaks midweek, with Venus getting right in the centre of this, triggering the laws of attraction and synchronicity. With the Moon returning to your income sector on Monday you'll have a nose for money throughout a critical few days for income and career matters, able to turn any financial tension into a sense of resolve.
While the focus is on work and income matters this week, with a growing sense of confidence, especially when it comes to knowing what you want and need in terms of job satisfaction and the confidence of knowing you can make it happen, chances are you won't be able to shake a sense of professional anticipation. It was the Moon's visit to your career sector last week, the last before Venus returns on the 17th March that has not only left your professional instincts sharp, but some valuable clues, hunches and insights that are only now starting to make sense. Friday's Full Moon in your income sector, just 11 days before Venus is due to return, will further boost your professional confidence and a sense that the professional gods are cooking something up in their heavenly kitchen.
As Mercury steps into his last full week in your work sector he's facing the kind of pressure he's been trying to avoid since returning nearly 2 months earlier. It's on Monday that the last planet moving through your work sector faces the same hurdle that Mars, Venus and the Sun faced before him, with Mercury's opposition with Jupiter the fourth between work forces since New Year's Day but also the last. You're in the final months of a 12 year Jupiter cycle and you need time to hear yourself think and just as work forces move into their final and most urgent phase, the planet of luck and expansion is trying to pull the rug out from under you or so it seems. That's not the case but he is trying to slow you down, with any tension in the early days of the week a call to work smarter.
Moving into the new week with the Moon in your career sector and the Sun in your work sector is going to get the week off to a good start and while the Moon will leave on Monday, you'll not only hold onto the professional instincts this leaves you with but the head start. This comes at a point in the week where there could be other tensions, which might make it easy to use work or professional matters as an escape. There's nothing wrong with that if you're aware that you're doing it and can use this to gain some professional leverage. The real value is a chance to use this to address a balance between work and play and to challenge how true you're being to yourself. It's later next week that you'll start tying up loose ends on the work front, with time to explore all your options.
There's not only a need to be aware that there's likely to be some work/life balance tension in the early part of the week, but to avoid either trying to ignore or avert it and instead using it to your advantage. There is nothing you can do to stop Mercury, now in his last full week in your home and family sector, moving into opposition with Jupiter in your career sector or the work/life balance this will create, but you can choose to use it to your advantage. This comes in a phenomenal week for work matters and at a point where work and career matters are coming together to create some real breakthroughs, which could make this seem more a distraction than the valuable chance this is to streamline things. Trust your professional instincts as you find ways to work smarter.
You have had no planetary activity in either of your professional houses since last September, but going into March with still none is the norm and not unexpected. What is unexpected is how early things are going to start to move, with the first push from the professional gods coming this week. Last year there was no planetary activity on the work front until the Sun returned on the 20th April and with Venus not returning to attract opportunities and give your heart a say until the end of March, things were lacklustre at best. Added to that, with Saturn in opposition, if last year was anything to go by you're not expecting much. By the time Friday's Full Moon brings professional matters to a head, Venus will be just 11 days away from your work sector and Saturn is nowhere to be seen.
While there isn't enough work/life balance tension in the early days of the week to cause a problem, but enough to get your attention, this could be blown out of proportion by outside tensions, which you can't allow to happen. For on Monday Venus, moving through your home and family sector, crosses over the lunar nodes, which are playing a valuable role in maintaining the right work/life balance, with her opposition with the North Node in your career sector getting right to the heart of this. However, with Venus herself leading an early charge on the work front next month she's got a vested interest in making your life as user friendly as possible, while she can. The Moon's return to your career sector, during Mercury's last weekend in your income sector will bring a chance to regroup.
As you move into the new week the Moon's only visit to your work sector during the Sun's month long visit to your income sector is just wrapping up, giving you an intuitive read of the undercurrents in play on the job front and an edge you'll retain all week. While there is no more planetary activity in your work sector there is a lot of history between forces on both fronts and as you're still being driven by last year's professional momentum, this is also giving you a chance to tap back into untapped potential. The danger, when you have so much activity in your income sector but none in either of your professional houses is that it can become all about the money. So as well as an intuitive edge this has been a reminder of what you're really working towards.
While the week may get off to a rough start and things may appear to be going wrong, don't be too quick to jump to conclusions, for chances are by the end of the week you'll be looking back and appreciating the push this gave things. You will move into the new week with Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your work sector, under pressure from Mercury, bringing work tensions to a head but also creating the kind of mental pressure where it could feel like you're juggling too many balls, have too many demands on your plate and you're being pulled in too many directions. As the fog of war clears and as income, work and career forces come together midweek, you'll start to realise that most of those expectations were in your own head and that this is more a call to work smarter.