Despite the fact that you'll move into the new week with the Moon in your work sector, there should be little to suggest that what feels and looks like an ordinary professional week is in fact anything but. While you have a period of planetary activity in your work sector during August and September, with Pluto holding down the fort on his own on the career front since early March and having just turned direct last month, things have quietened down considerably. The Moon's first visit to your work sector since the Sun and Venus left will be a chance to tap back into the momentum this created, but will be more about confirming what you already know. What you won't realise is just how busy and furious things are about to become when Mars returns to your career sector over the weekend.
The Moon's visit to a fun and playful part of your chart in the early days of the week will be a chance to find a balance between work and play, in what is a busy week for work matters, but is less a distraction than it might seem. With the Sun and Venus both leaving your work sector on Friday there'll be a need to keep your work hat on 24/7, yet with Mercury not only staying on but still in retrograde motion, this will stop you from developing tunnel vision. Yet you do need to remain on your toes, with your eyes open and head and heart in the game, but you also need to maintain your create edge and love what you're doing. You'll need to become a lot more work focused when the Moon returns to your work sector midweek, with one eye on the road ahead and the other on the rear view mirror.
While you might not welcome the work/life balance tensions the Moon might be creating on Monday you need it, for it's going to slow you down and bring just enough reminders to address the things you're already probably aware of. This is a chance to tweak things, knowing that with the Sun, Venus and Moon not only all returning to your work sector on Friday, but a solar eclipse on the same day, this will draw a major new line in the sand. This comes on the same day that Saturn will move into his final 2 months in your work sector, bringing you to the point where everything until now has been leading up to and everything from now will lead on from. That you have a chance to stop and address any work/life balance issues just days earlier is a blessing, not an inconvenience.
A key event that will help you make the most of this week's workload and pace, is something that happened over the weekend, namely the Moon's monthly visit to your income sector. This has left you with a nose for money as you move into the new week and it's that better sense of where the money is that will allow you to work smarter and manage your time more effectively, during what could be one of your busiest weeks of the year. With Mars leaving your work sector at the end of the week and on his own his drives, passions, fighting and competitive spirit are taking on a new sense of urgency. Not due to return for another 2 years it's up to Mars to get things up to speed. There is support on the way to ensure you don't lose your momentum, though without the frenetic pace of recent weeks.
The one event that will give you the best professional edge this week isn't anything that the professional gods are up to and instead is an unwitting hand out from the money gods. You'll move into the new week with the Moon in your income sector, giving you a nose for money, but also bringing just enough financial tension to keep you motivated. It's the nose for money and a sense of determination gained in the early days of the week that help you prepare for Mars' game changing return to your work sector over the weekend, his first in nearly 2 years. While the push to bring your working year home doesn't usually begin until December, it has started 2 months earlier this year, but won't finish any earlier. A nose for money will make it easier to work smarter from the get go.
With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses until Mars returns to your work sector in early December and a Full Moon in your career sector in his early days, it's the money gods rather than the professional gods that are stealing your attention. With the Sun and Venus both leaving your income sector on Friday, but Mercury spending all but the final hours of the week in retrograde motion there, this is when everything is coming together on the income front, but in terms of ensuring no stone has been left unturned and lining up for future opportunities. With the Moon returning to your work sector early next week you'll have a chance to start lining up for December's professional push, which will in turn depend on the seeds being planted on the income front now.
There is a timely reminder, in the early days of the week of the importance of working smarter and picking your battles wisely. This isn't just because with Neptune and Chiron in their final month in retrograde motion and slowing down there really is a need to pace yourself, but with some big developments and shifts on the income front this week knowing where the money is becomes more essential. While things have been ticking over on the income front for the last 2 years with the Sun, Mercury and Venus not only returning to your income sector on Friday but a solar eclipse and the Sun moving into his final 2 months on the same day, this will draw a major new line in the sand. The professional gods will be sending wakeup calls to slow down and work smarter in the early days of the week.
Thanks to the Moon's visit to your career sector over the weekend, which only wrapped up on Sunday, your professional instincts will be sharp from the get go, making it important to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground and to hold onto the clues, hunches and insights gained. In any week that would be an advantage but especially so with Mars leaving your income sector on Sunday and a chance to have put your professional and income objectives on the same page over the weekend. This also gave you a chance to get a better appreciation of the partnership between income, work and career forces and also pick up on just how much ongoing support there is on all three fronts. While Mars is here to smash through any glass ceilings you'll have help to harvest what's on the other side.
Moving into the new week with the Moon in your career sector will always give you an edge from the get go, ensuring your professional instincts are sharp, you have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground before you even look at anything else. However, there are two big reasons why this goes beyond giving you a head start, the first being that as the Moon's first visit since Venus left last week this gives you a chance to put your professional instincts, desires and expectations on the same page and to tap back into the professional momentum and intentions already banked. The second reason is that this will ensure your professional instincts are sharp as you prepare for the major income breakthroughs that will become possible when Mars returns to your income sector over the weekend.
While, with the Sun and Venus both leaving your career sector on Friday there is a real sense of urgency this week, this is being tempered by the fact that with Mercury not only slowing down but in retrograde motion until the final hours of the week, you've still got the handbrake on. If it wasn't for Mercury in retrograde motion in your career sector your focus would not only be exclusively on the future, but the Sun and Venus' departure on Friday would be all the time you have to work with. While the Sun is keeping the lights on, your eyes open and a clear sense of hindsight and Venus is fuelling your professional desires and expectations, Mercury is keeping your head in the game and one eye on the rear view mirror. You've still got a few weeks to tie up loose ends.
This is a week that begins disguised as an ordinary professional week, with the same players performing the same roles, but is in fact a game changing week. It's not that things gradually shift that brings a need to pay attention from the get go and more that the shift will be abrupt. Saturn, in your career sector since October 2012 and Ceres, here since early August, have been working closely over recent weeks to help redefine both your definition of success and your resolve, but in a big picture way. Everything changes on Friday when, within the space of just a few hours first the Sun, Venus and then the Moon all return to your career sector, but it's the solar eclipse this creates on the same day that Saturn moves into his final 2 months that will draw the real line in the sand.
With the Moon having just left your work sector at the end of last week and less than 24 hours before you moved into the new week, you've got an intuitive edge from the get go and not just when it comes to work matters. With Mars leaving your career sector at the end of the week and with continuing support between income, work and career forces, you've got an intuitive edge that will fit in nicely with Mars' professional passions and fighting spirit. With the Moon having aligned with lucky Jupiter over the weekend this has not only left you with clues on work matters now, but of the bigger picture. While this is a week for gaining as much professional traction as possible with support on the way to ensure things don't go off the boil this is more about getting the ball rolling.