As Pluto spends his first full week in retrograde motion in your career sector there is a need to pull back, with a chance to move into a review phase, something that happens at this time every year, but this year is even more important. Pluto, in your career sector from 2008 to 2024 will spend from April to September of each year in retrograde motion, giving you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board, retrace yourself steps, benefit from 20/20 hindsight and let things play out without too much intervention. This comes just as income forces are mounting a major assault on any glass ceilings, making it more about the money and what's in it for you. With major developments on the work front midyear you need time to pull back, reflect and consider your options.
Last week began with an alliance between Venus, newly arrived in your income sector and Ceres in your work sector, with this week beginning with yet another alliance, this time with forces on the work front. Venus only returned to your income sector on the 12th April but it's already clear she's not only here to smash through some glass ceilings on the income front, but bring income, work and career forces together. There is no doubt that the tide has changed over recent weeks, with Easter's lunar eclipse in your work sector the trigger. From this is emerging a new sense of financial and professional confidence that needs to be nurtured, especially if at this stage all you have to go on is a sense of what's possible. There are times when you just have to trust what your gut is telling you.
Thanks to the Moon's visit to your career sector last week, the first since the push to get your new professional year off the ground ran its course, you've not only had a chance to sharpen your professional instincts and pick up on some valuable clues, hunches and insights, but to tie up loose ends. The professional gods stand back this week, with a chance to let things settle. This brings you to a point in your professional year when, with the push to get things up to speed and on the right track over and major developments on the work front not kicking in until mid June, where you're able to let things settle and run their course. In between a career push that ended last week and new work developments the money gods are set to unleash income opportunities, in just a few weeks time.
The Sun's departure from your career sector on Monday may bring your annual professional review and the push to get this professional year up to speed to an end, but with the tailwind from the weekend's New Moon at your back and plenty of ongoing support this is just the beginning of the real journey. By the time the Sun leaves on Monday it will have been 2 months to the day since Mars first returned to your career sector to fire up your professional passions and fighting spirit and chances are there have been some dramatic changes to your professional landscape over that time, even if it's just in the way you look at and perceive things. This brings you to a point in the year where income, work and career forces are more balanced and you'll find everything starts to come together.
This time last year the Sun's return to your career sector brought the first cosmic activity of the year, yet a year on as the Sun returns on Monday and the solar spotlight falls on your professional landscape it will reveal an already active scene. In fact, the Sun returns just as an alignment between the Moon, Mercury and Mars on Monday is putting your professional instincts, passions and intellectual savvy on the same page, turning you into a strategic fighting machine. With the lights turned on and so much progress already made, expect anything slowly building to take off. Just as things come together on the career front Pluto's first full week in retrograde motion in your work sector brings a need to pace yourself as you realise you're running a marathon and not a sprint.
Venus' return to your career sector on the 12th April is already proving to be a game changer, not just professionally but on the work and income fronts as well. Last Monday, during her first full day in your career sector Venus forged an alliance and partnership with work forces that is still going strong and a week on she'll do the same, this time with income forces. It's Monday's alliance between Venus in your career sector and the North Node in your income sector that brings a better sense of where the money is and a boost in both financial and professional confidence. While Venus is here to fuel your professional desires and expectations, trigger the laws of attraction and attract attention and opportunities she's also the glue bringing income, work and career forces together.
Thanks to the Moon's visit to your work sector last week you've had a chance to tie up loose ends and settle in for the long haul. After a parade of planets through your work sector over recent weeks you've been left with a skeleton crew that will keep things on track and a good sense of what you're working on and towards. This is the point where things usually ease back for a few months, with a chance to take a break, let things run their course and play out before new career options open up, something that usually happens in late June. However, with Venus returning early next month you only have a few weeks to catch your breath, with the Moon's return to your career sector on Thursday beginning the lead up, making it important to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground.
The Sun's departure from your work sector on Monday brings a busy and defining few months to an end, while at the same time marking the point where the real journey begins. The Sun will leave just 2 months to the day since Mars returned and with a parade of planets having moved through since then, culminating in the weekend's New Moon, this brings you to a point where you've got a tailwind at your back, the world at your feet and boundless opportunities ahead. However, you no longer have to work so hard to keep your head in the game and your work hat on 24/7. With Jupiter still in his early weeks in direct motion in your career sector and as powerful planets in your income, work and career sectors move back to an equal footing, it becomes more a journey rather than a race.
The conditions couldn't be better for the Sun's return to your work sector on Monday, with the solar spotlight revealing just how many resources you already have to work with and how much progress has been made. This time last year the Sun was the first to return to your career sector, throwing the solar spotlight on a barren landscape and then slowly, with little help and a lot of challenges do what he could to explore your work options. This year the conditions couldn't be more different, with the challenges of the past gone and as the solar spotlight shifts to work matters an auspicious alignment between the Moon, Mercury and Mars peaks. With your head in the game, finger on the pulse, ear to the ground and competitive spirit engaged you've got options and the determination to succeed.
By the time you move into the new week Venus has only been in your work sector for 8 days but already she's proving to be a game changer, but also part of a turn of events that began with Easter's lunar eclipse in your career sector. Last week began with Venus' alliance with Ceres in your income sector, forging a partnership between income and work forces that has deepened since then, with her alliance with the North Node in your career sector on Monday bringing career matters into the fold. This is part of a trend that will continue to deepen over the coming weeks, with income, work and career forces coming together in a way that offers opportunities on all fronts over the coming months. Keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, paying attention to what your gut is telling you.
There are signs that a professional lull is about to end and whether it feels like a drought or a welcome reprieve, either way the days of cruising through your professional year are numbered. There has been no planetary activity in either of your professional houses since Saturn left your career sector on Christmas Eve, bringing your first chance to take your professional hat off since mid 2012, something that was much needed. Since then the professional gods have pulled right back, giving you a break and a chance for things to settle and play out. That could never last and while Venus won't return to your work sector until early next month to open new doors, the Moon's return on Thursday will provide the intuitive clues needed to start lining up at the right doors before they open.
With the Sun leaving your income sector on Monday and the tailwind from the weekend's New Moon at your back, this has given income matters a push that the professional gods can now take over and run with. Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus are three of the most powerful planets in the solar system and since mid 2014 they've been working together and as a team and will continue to for several more months, from their positions in your income, work and career sectors. However, they've been working in a way where one takes the lead while the other two ride in their slipstream and over recent months that has been Uranus and the planets moving through your income sector. That lead shifts on Monday, just 11 days after Jupiter's direct turn in your work sector, with work matters now the driving force.