As you move into the new week you are in the final phase of lining up to bring your professional year home, yet by the weekend will have moved into a less urgent and unhurried phase. With the Sun not returning to your career sector until just before Christmas this might feel like it is too soon to be finalising anything, but the reality is that it is too early, which is why things pull back. Any urgency at the start of the week is coming from Venus, who in her final days in your career sector is working to finalise your professional desires and expectations, not just for the rest of this year, but your 2017 professional year as well. Not due to return until Christmas 2017, Venus knows that it is now or never, when it comes to giving your heart the sense of direction it needs. While Mercury returned over the weekend, wait until Venus' departure on Thursday to get your head too much in the game.
There is not only a need to have both your work and professional hats on from the get go, but your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. You're not just moving into the week with the Moon in your career sector but aligned with Mars, just a day after a massive alliance of work and career forces ran its course. With your professional instincts, passions and fighting spirit on the same page from the get go and a potent cocktail of emotional and passionate responses in your system, you'll being ready to come out of your corner fighting from Day 1. Yet this is just the start of the exceptional developments this week, with Venus' return on Thursday taking things to a whole new level. There is a wave building that is taking career and work matters along for the ride, a wave that you can't control but you can ride.
To begin with there is a confident but also fairly laid back influence in play. Chiron's direct turn in your career sector last week has seen the tide turn and with that a chance to look to the future, but at this stage there is little urgency and instead, a chance to focus more on getting your bearings. It is the Moon's return to your career sector midweek, the last for the year and first since the tide turned, that is likely to suggest this quiet phase is short term at most, making it important to listen to what your professional instincts and emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses are telling you. What you should be receiving is the information needed to begin winding things down for the year, but instead you'll be receiving information that suggests that, rather than slowing down things are about to take off.
Mercury's departure from your work sector over the weekend may seem premature, especially as the Sun won't leave until just before Christmas, but due to return in the New Moon this gives you time to let many of these ideas play out. This also gives you a chance to spend less time in your head and more time doing what needs to be done in order to both bring this professional year home and get a jump on your 2017 professional year. Yet it is clear that things are still unfolding and in particular, the full enormity of either the task at hand on the work front or a sense of what's possible. Either way this may call for a whole new approach. Yet until the Sun and Saturn align over the weekend the real implications won't hit home. The Moon's return to your career sector on Thursday will ensure your professional instincts are sharp as things start to come together.
From the moment you move into the week you are in a transition phase, one that began with Mercury's return to your work sector over the weekend and will end with Venus' departure on Thursday. This means you have a chance to put heart and mind on the same page, but in reality, until Venus leaves your heart must come first. There will be plenty of time to get your head in the game after she leaves and in fact nothing but time, with Mercury turning retrograde this side of Christmas. By the time Venus leaves the Sun is still nearly two weeks away and with plenty of time to explore your options, the only thing urgent this week is a need to listen to your heart. Once you know the 'what' there will be plenty of time to figure out the 'when, where and how'. The Moon's visit to your work sector over the weekend even gives you an intuitive edge from the get go.
Even without the Moon in your work sector from the get go you'll begin this week on the right foot, thanks to an alliance between income and job forces in the second half of last week. Even if this has done nothing more than restore your confidence on both fronts that is enough for now, for what has been revealed is just the tip of the iceberg. However, with the Moon not only in your work sector on Monday but aligned with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos you will be ready to fight back. A potent cocktail of emotional and passionate responses is waking you up to the fact that you're the one calling the shots, having you wondering when you gave your power away. Don't worry too much if you don't know what to do with this, for with Venus returning to your work sector on Thursday that won't be the case for long.
Playful lunar vibes in the early days of the week are a smokescreen, disguising the fact that anything has changed. It's not until the Moon returns to your work sector on Tuesday and your instincts kick in, that you'll get your first real sense that the tide has turned, but also that soon things are set to speed up. The Moon's last visit to your work sector for the year should and does provide the valuable clues, hunches and insights needed to bring this professional year home. While that is still the case, while this should provide clues on how to line up for new work developments in the New Year, the message coming through loud and clear, is that they are coming this side of Christmas. This makes any work/life balance reminders this triggers an important reminder of the importance of balance. Instead of strolling to the end of this professional year, a marathon is about to switch to a sprint.
Don't be fooled by the relaxed vibe in effect this week, with a sense of urgency lacking for the majority of the week, only for the penny to drop the closer you get to the weekend that you're fast running out of year. The reality is that it was never going to be about running out of year, for while you might take time out over the holiday period the professional gods won't. As far as the professional gods are concerned there is no brick wall at the end of the year, with your 2016 professional year not only flowing into your 2017 without breaking its stride, but there will be a turnaround and potential breakthrough in the final days. What you are being woken up to, especially once the Moon returns to your work sector on Thursday, is anything that needs addressing now. This is a chance to set priorities, but also to get a better sense of what is still pushing your buttons and why.
Thanks to the Moon's departure from your income sector over the weekend, your nose for money is sharp from the get go. While this makes it more about moving into the week with your money rather than your work hat on, there will be no complaints from the professional gods. After so much has been invested over the course of the professional year, the focus has already turned to focusing more on untapped income potential. Having also developed a smart head for money over the weekend and Venus leaving your income sector on Thursday, the easy part of the week is vital for getting a better sense of where the money is. It is the Moon's return to your work sector over the weekend, the last for the year that will bring a chance to start bringing this professional year home. At this late stage in the year there is nothing to be gained by reinventing the wheel.
As you move into the new week, chances are it is only just now starting to dawn on you that you have some powerful professional forces in play. It took a growing focus on income matters and a serious chance to smash through some glass ceilings that has revealed the full scope of your income potential. While it will take another week for the full scope of what is building across the income, work and career fronts to be revealed, moving into the week with both a nose for money and a fighting spirit is giving you a better sense of direction. In terms of the 13 months that lucky Jupiter will spend in your career sector, the fact that it is only now, three months into the game that you're waking up to his true power, actually puts you ahead of the game. It can take months, if not the full year to appreciate the power you have to drive things forward, with three months still early days.
There is a process taking place this week that can only be described as transference. In this case from what has largely been a professionally focused but financially stinted year, to its lucrative final chapter. That transference begins with the Moon's return to your income sector midweek, the first since the Sun's departure from your career sector two weeks earlier. This is supposed to be a chance to tap into what a nose for money is telling you, as you reach a point in your professional year where it is more about bringing things home. While this is still the case, it is what the Moon reveals that will take your breath away, especially if you believe what it's telling you. With Mars less than two weeks away, the message from the money gods to the professional gods is, 'we'll take it from here'. All that has been invested professionally is about to start bearing fruit.
While Mercury's departure from your career sector over the weekend hasn't slowed down the momentum of your professional year and while you're no longer prone to over thinking, you still have your head in the game and an intellectually savvy edge. What this has done is taken a way to constantly reinvent the wheel, able to let things play out. This has also brought a chance to focus less on the details and more on the big picture and the timing couldn't be better. It is over the weekend that the Sun and Saturn will align, for the last time in your career sector for another three decades, bringing together a clear and honest sense of both your short and long term objectives. With both exposed in the kind of clarity and honestly you can't argue with, where to from here becomes blindingly obvious.