With the Sun's departure from your work sector last week, Mercury still in his early days in direct motion here and Pluto still in retrograde motion in your career sector, the week begins with an almost sluggish feel and is likely to look like anything but the game changing professional week it actually is. The reality is that the very slow and almost lethargic energy in play on Monday, while very real at the time, is an illusion in terms of what the week actually represents. Yet rather than fight a sense of lethargy or even what might appear to be a case of Mondayitis embrace it, for on Tuesday a dramatic professional turnaround and breakthrough is going to accelerate things dramatically. Monday might be your last chance to pull over and find time to hear yourself think for a while, so should be embraced.
While it is always an advantage to get the week off to a good start, it's hard to imagine a better start than having the Sun and lucky Jupiter aligned in your work sector from the get go. The Sun only returned to your work sector on Friday, with the early days of his first full week bringing you face to face with the reality that your luck has changed and the realisation of the huge potential opening up. Yet even the Moon's return on Friday and the New Moon this creates over the weekend shouldn't evoke a sense of panic, especially if you feel that armed with a new sense of what's possible and an opportunity for a new beginnings and a chance to commit to the journey ahead, you should know what you're committing to. The reality is you won't get a chance to get your head in the game until next week and the professional gods are still laying all your options on the table.
While professional forces aren't quite out of the woods yet when it comes to the pressure of recent months and in particular any work/life balance, things are definitely looking up and it is all because of developments over the weekend. While it was the weekend before that a lunar eclipse in your career sector created the potential for a major professional breakthrough and trigger, with the planets here not only in retrograde motion but under pressure, much of that is still being realised. However, it was the Moon's return to your income sector and Venus' to your work sector over the weekend that brought the nose for money, the work opportunities and most of all the confidence to start unwrapping the gift left behind by the professional gods. While the Moon will leave on Monday Venus is here until mid October, opening the door to some the best weeks of the year for work matters.
If you move into the week wondering how you're going to maintain an almost manic pace on the work front or continue to juggle so many balls the answer you won't need to, though the early days of the week are a different story. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos will not only keep an almost manic pace up right up to the moment he leaves your work sector on Tuesday, this is likely to increase in his final hours as he works to squeeze in every possible advantage. Yet the reality is that having returned in early March, for what should have been a six week visit, the well is most probably dry, your energy levels exhausted and every possible option explored. Yet if Mars leaves you with everything on the table and every last drop of sweat spilled, then he'll know he's done his job. A nose for money will make it easier to then transition into a phase that is more about working smarter.
From the get go there is not only a need to pace yourself and even catch your breath on Monday, but tap into intellectually savvy forces in play in order to work smarter, with some of the busiest weeks of 2016 kicking off on Tuesday. Yet even then this is an understatement, for it is Pluto's direct turn in your work sector on Tuesday and Mars' return just hours later that not only turns the tide and releases the handbrake on the work front, but almost immediately moves things into overdrive. In his final days in retrograde motion Pluto has work matters stalled and stuck, but rather than gradually build up speed over weeks or even months, Mars' return will see this turnaround in the space of hours. Another key to working smarter is the nose for money that is likely to kick in midweek, but it will be important from the get go.
Thanks to the Moon's visit to your career sector late last week your professional instincts are sharp from the get go, but that's the extent to which the professional gods will influence this week, knowing when to stand back. Apart from a need to hold onto and trust both the professional instincts and the intuitive edge gained last week and remain excited about new work developments in November, this week is more about having your money than your professional hat on. The Sun's first full week in your income sector was always going to throw the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year and while there is nothing unusual about that, what this reveals is definitely game changing. While the professional gods will soon swing in behind the major income developments possible, for now this is more about keeping your money hat on.
Moving into 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 especially as there are unexpected developments on the income front. It was over the weekend that Venus' return to your income sector and the Moon's return to your career sector changed everything, for just a week after a lunar eclipse in your work sector all of a sudden there is a framework for anything triggered to work with. While Venus is here to attract new income opportunities she will seize the professional instincts the Moon provides and what has already been triggered on the work front, with a chance to regroup both financially and professionally in the early days of the week. The Moon will leave on Monday, but not before giving you a chance to put your income, work and career options on the table.
The timing of the Moon's return to your career sector on Monday couldn't be better and not just because this will see your professional instincts and an intuitive edge kick in during the early hours of your new working week. It's the Moon's position in your career sector from Monday to Wednesday that will give you an intuitive edge and ensure your professional instincts are sharp during some crucial days on the income front, with Mars' departure from your income sector on Tuesday a game changer. While this isn't the end of the potential for income opportunities and if anything the most lucrative weeks of 2016 are still in front of you, but this is when there is one final push to make as many cracks in as many glass ceilings as possible. At this critical point this is a chance to put all your income, work and career options on the table.
While the Sun's departure from your career sector last Friday has taken the solar spotlight off your career and professional situation and matters, just two weeks after Jupiter's departure saw the main thrust of the year shift away from your professional game, this is far from the end of the story and if anything, this is the point where everything is likely to come together. Having returned to your career sector in late July for what should have been a 15 day visit aimed at getting your head in the game and giving you the intellectually savvy edge needed to make smart choices, decisions and plans, Mercury only now gets to do what he came here for. Mercury's first full week in direct motion and his last full week in your career sector brings you to a point where it's time for those talks, choices, decisions and plans that will set the course for where things go from here.
The Sun's first full week in your career sector was always going to throw the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options and no matter what, this was when your professional year would start to gain momentum. Yet the Sun returned last Friday to find a vibrant and dynamic landscape and plenty of momentum already gained, but an alignment with lucky Jupiter in the early days of this week brings home the real implications. While lucky Jupiter returned to your career sector two weeks before the Sun, it is only now that the lights have come on that you're face to face with the fact that instead of just an annual update, there is a chance to completely update your professional game. The early days of the week are some of the most auspicious of your professional year to date, with a need to move into the week with high hopes and a lot of confidence.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your work sector is always going to be an advantage, giving you an intuitive edge from the get go, but especially as this just happens to be the week where career matters unexpectedly come back to life. After Mars' departure from your career sector early last month the professional gods have been happy to let things play out and with the Sun not returning until later next month, there is every reason to expect that you'd have another month to let things settle. However, Venus had other ideas and it was her return to your career sector over the weekend that is set to have big implications. Returning just seven weeks and three days after Mars' longest visit in two decades ended, Venus has returned to not only attract new opportunities but exploit those already in motion.
While the Moon's return to your work sector on Monday is going to add to a lot of emotional intensity and with a sense of professional urgency likely to have reached almost manic levels by then this could see things blown out of proportion, this is none the less a small price to pay for the intuitive edge this brings and the timing. Due to not only leave your career sector on Tuesday but wrap up his longest visit in two decades Mars will be fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit with a sense of urgency. Yet here since early March this is more a case of a last minute panic, with the Moon's emotional input a mixed blessing. Avoid letting this blow things out of proportion, while using the intuitive edge this brings to channel a sense of professional urgency in a way that allows you to pick your battles wisely.