There is a new sense of confidence in the air as you move into the new week and while you may still have a few monkeys on your back, they're much fewer and easily dealt with during the course of the week. With the Sun spending his last full week in your work sector and Pluto his last full week in retrograde motion in your career sector, ahead of next week's turnaround, there is a sense of collusion between the professional gods. This will be in evidence in the early days of the weekend when Venus, moving through your work sector, moves into a tight alliance with Pluto, in retrograde motion in your career sector. As well as bringing a boost in professional confidence, this will ensure no stone is left unturned while old doors are still open, while lining you up for next week's turnaround.
While, with Mercury not only on his own in your work sector but having brought some wakeup calls since returning, what might appear to be a low key and unsupported fresh start to work matters belies the real importance of what's going on. With the Sun returning to your work sector next week to shine the solar spotlight on your work situation and options, Venus returning at the end of the month and so much water having already passed under the bridge this year, this is a chance to get your head in the game first. It's Mercury's alignment with the North Node on Tuesday, the first in your work sector since 1997 that brings his intellectual savvy together with a clear sense of direction and of the path forward. This is a chance to really get your head around your options.
Don't be surprised if instead of feeling like you're moving into a new working week it feels more like you've been spat out of a tumble dryer, letting things settle before trusting that the world has stopped turning and that last week's fairly turbulent week is over. Once you've ascertained that, the next realisation is just how much momentum last week's Full Moon in your career sector and Mars' final and most urgent days in your work sector has created or how little is now required to keep the momentum going. There is no way you could maintain the momentum of the last 7 weeks, so it's just as well you don't need to. On both the work and career fronts this remains a work in progress, but without the hectic pace of the past or need to reinvent the wheel.
You're not just moving into a new working week but a whole new reality on Monday, one that has not only changed the landscape on the work front dramatically, seemingly overnight, but your career and income options as well. If it seems like everything has changed overnight it has, thanks to Mars' return to your work sector on Sunday and his first full day here on Monday. While this is Mars' first visit since 2012, the last time he returned to fire up your drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit to find lucky Jupiter in your income sector was in 1978, while the last time he returned to find Uranus in your career sector as well, was in 1931. You've had the right professional momentum and luck on your side with income matters, but Mars has returned to really get things moving.
Even though you're unlikely to gain any traction this week and it may even feel like work matters have become stuck or stalled, there is likely to be a new sense of confidence in the air. This is coming from the fact that in the early days of the week Venus, moving through your income sector is on especially good terms with Pluto, as he spends his last full week in retrograde motion in your work sector. With Pluto turning direct early next week, turning the tide on the work front and taking the handbrake off, but Venus not leaving your income sector until the end of the month, this is the start of a friendship that make the coming weeks a real turnaround on both fronts. To start with this is a sense of confidence that needs to be embraced, with blind faith if necessary.
Beginning the week with the Moon in your career sector is always going to be an advantage, ensuring your professional instincts are sharp from the get go, but this time it may also be a mixed blessing. On its own this is a real edge, allowing you to begin the week with your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, gaining an edge that you'll retain all week. The problem arises from the fact that this comes just as Mars, who returned to your home and family sector over the weekend, is all of a sudden putting a lot more focus on home and family matters. The Moon returned just hours after Mars returned to begin his new focus on home and family matters and any work/life balance tensions will be evident from the get go. Tensions will ease but it's a drawn a new line in the sand.
Mars' departure from your income sector over the weekend has taken away from the most powerful driver on the professional front, but what you've mainly lost is the urgency, with more than enough support to continue chipping away at any remaining glass ceilings. It was last week's Full Moon in your work sector that brought the last real push to get things on track, reaching a point in the year where on both the work and career fronts and professionally in general it's more about keeping the momentum going. The professional gods aren't abandoning you, with the Moon's return to your career sector midweek, almost 2 months to the day since Jupiter's yearlong visit wrapped up, giving you a chance to get your bearings, sharpen your professional instincts and bring things to a tipping point.
You have reached a game changing professional week, yet it's nothing that the professional gods have done or will do and all to do with what the money gods are up to. Monday is Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos' first full day in your income sector since 2012 and he's here armed with a sledgehammer and a new sense of determination, ready to attack any glass ceilings head on. It's not the fact that Mars has returned to your income sector that is the game changer, as he visits every 2 years, but the fact that for the first time since 1978 he's returned to find lucky Jupiter in your career sector and for the first time since 1932 Uranus in your work sector as well. This is the dreamtime that will remain in play for the next 12 months, though the players on the income front will alternate.
Despite the ups and downs and the work/life balance tensions of recent weeks, there's a new sense of professional confidence in the air that is putting a new light on the past. It's an alliance between Venus in your career sector and Pluto, in his last full week in retrograde motion in your income sector, in the early days of the week that gets things off to a good start. The timing couldn't be better, for with the Sun in his last full week in your career sector and Pluto in his last full week in retrograde motion in your income sector, this is bringing not only income and career matters together but a sense of foresight and hindsight. With Pluto turning direct early next week but Venus not leaving your career sector until the end of the month, the best is still to come.
Moving into the new week with the Moon in your work sector is always going to be an advantage, ensuring you have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the get go, something that in the early days of new developments unfolding on the career front is beyond a blessing. However, don't be surprised if this comes with a few problems, for it puts the Moon in your work sector just as Mars' first full day in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart brings a new call to pace yourself. While this may create some work tension it's also a call to work smarter, especially with the Sun not returning to your career sector until next week and Venus not until the end of the month. What you have is a chance to get your head in the game and new ideas on the table.
Mars' departure from your career sector on Sunday allows you to move into the new week without the urgency of recent weeks and without a feeling that you have hounds nipping at your heels and they'd catch up if you didn't keep up a frenetic pace. The reality is that Mars has left you with your professional passions and fighting spirit engaged, more than enough momentum to keep things in motion, but also a chance to scale things back. With Mercury returning later in the month, the Sun and Venus next month and a solar eclipse on the day they arrive this slower pace is temporary. Yet what this does is more than a chance to find time to hear yourself think and is a valuable chance to regroup, making sense of where you've been and where to from here. The pace will pick up again later next week.
You can be forgiven for thinking that instead of moving into the new week you've moved into a completely different year or reality, so dramatically is the shift from where things stood last week. If it feels like overnight your professional passions and fighting spirit have kicked in and you're feeling a lot more competitive and hungry, it's because this is your reality, thanks to Mars' return to your career sector on Sunday. While this is Mars' first visit since 2012, the last time he returned to find lucky Jupiter in your work sector was in 1978, while the last time Uranus was in your income sector at the same time was in 1931. Things don't usually start to move on the career front until November and with the pace easing back on the work and income fronts this will see it pick up again.