With the impact of the weekend's Full Moon spilling into the early hours of the week there is a familiar theme emerging and a need to choose to work smarter from the get go. Yet another opposition between emerging work forces and forces that need time to hear yourself think, this time saw the Sun and Moon go head to head, yet even after the Moon leaves there will be no let up until later in the week. Yet while work tensions may look like you've moved into a rough patch the reality is that work opportunities are expanding at a rate that could see you work yourself into the ground within a few weeks, whereas lucky and fortunate developments will continue to unfold throughout the coming year and beyond. You've got luck and the professional gods on your side, but pacing yourself is a must.
For the first time this year you're moving into a new week with planetary activity in your work sector, making it important to have your head in the game from the get go. It was Mercury's return last Friday and his first full week here that gives you a chance to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open, but missing is the urgency you would normally expect. Moving through in just 15 days each year it's common for Mercury's first full week in your work sector to also be his last full week, with a need to think on your feet and on the fly. Yet here until November and with a huge amount of backup arriving at that time, Mercury is giving you the time and the resources needed to explore your options. You have until January to get work matters up to speed.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your career sector is advantage enough, ensuring your professional instincts are sharp from the get go, but winding down from the weekend's Full Moon creates a push that you're able to benefit from. As the Moon's first visit since Mars left your income sector and the last before Saturn leaves your work sector this was always going to be an important visit, one that comes with a chance to bring income, work and career matters back under the same umbrella. While this may have seen work/life balance tensions come to a head, this time lingering through to midweek it's a chance to finally address any balance issues once and for all. With Saturn moving into his final 2 weeks in your work sector on Friday you can't afford to work yourself into the ground.
Sometimes it's not the event itself and more the timing and that's the case for the Moon's return to your career sector during the early days of the week. On face value this is simply a monthly visit, with the Moon moving through every 4 weeks, sharping your professional instincts and an alignment with Uranus always likely to trigger Eureka moments and/or serendipitous or unexpected developments. However it's the Moon's return on Monday and departure on Tuesday that ensures your professional instincts are sharp as Venus and Mars align in your income sector on Tuesday, creating an auspicious day for income and professional matters. As the Moon's last visit before returning as a lunar eclipse and before Saturn returns to your work sector this is a chance to get your bearings.
The Moon's return to your career sector on Wednesday is a case of perfect timing, returning a day after Ceres moved into her final 2 weeks in retrograde motion in your work sector, but also just as financial tensions start to run their course. Financial tensions came to a head during the weekend's Full Moon but won't ease back until midweek, with the Moon's return to your career sector giving you the intuitive edge needed to harness any remaining pressure and use it to your advantage. The professional instincts and boost in confidence the Moon's return will bring is likely to trigger your competitive spirit, forcing you to fight back. This is the Moon's first visit to your career sector since Jupiter returned to your income sector and it's likely to see your competitive spirit kick in.
While the professional gods aren't particularly active at the moment, one of their allies is and over the weekend there'll be a chance to reconnect with the forces that shaped the earlier part of the year. Throughout some very active months on the work and career fronts the one force supporting both was the North Node in your income sector, a force that provides a sense of direction. Mercury's return to your income sector last Friday and his first full week here provides something more concrete and as an integral player on both the work and career fronts over the course of the year, he knows exactly how to bring income, work and career matters together. The Moon's return to your career sector on Friday will sharpen your professional instincts, as well as bringing a chance to regroup.
Moving into the new week with the Moon in your work sector is advantage enough, but even more so when it's with the tailwind from the weekend's Full Moon at your back. As the Moon's first visit to your work sector since Mars left your career sector and last before Saturn leaves your income sector, this was always going to be a valuable chance to regroup. Until the Moon leaves your work sector on Monday the weekend's Full Moon is still in effect, giving stalled work matters a push as well as a chance to bring everything that has been building behind the scenes across the income, work and career fronts to a head, turning and/or tipping point. Full Moons are wildcards and often it's not until the Moon comes full circle 4 weeks later that the full implications are revealed.
The Moon's return to your work sector in the early days of the week is significant for a number of reasons, with a major reason all to do with timing. Returning to your work sector on Monday but leaving on Wednesday, the Moon's last visit before returning as a total lunar eclipse is ensuring your instincts are not only sharp but you have access to Eureka moments as Venus and Mars align in your career sector on Tuesday. This was always going to be an auspicious week for career matters, with Venus' final days in retrograde motion before turning direct over the weekend a chance to team up with Mars' professional passions and fighting spirit to exploit the doors still open to untapped potential. This will ensure you have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground when you need it most.
Something you can never and will never escape from is the fact that as the Sun moves through your career sector each year an opposition with the Moon will create a Full Moon in your home and family sector, one that brings work/life balance tensions or issues to a head. This is simply part of the process of making sure you're on your toes, aware of a need for balance. That Full Moon peaked over the weekend but won't run its course until Monday, but even then work/life balance may remain high until midweek. This year, with your professional star on the rise and major developments ahead heeding that message is more important than ever. The Moon's return to your work sector midweek will see the Sun and Moon on friendlier terms, with a chance to bring income, work and career forces together.
For the first time this year you're moving into a new week with a planet in your career sector, allowing to have your head in the game from the get go. It was Mercury's return to your career sector on Friday that has opened the door to the most active months of this professional year, but missing is the urgency you would normally expect from the fastest planet in the solar system. Normally moving through in just 15 days, giving you a chance to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open, Mercury is instead slowing down. Three times a year Mercury turns retrograde, with his first retrograde phase having played out in your income sector, the second in your work sector and now the third in your work sector, offering opportunities across all three fronts.
With Saturn not only moving into his final 2 weeks in your career sector on Friday but not returning for another 27 years, there should be a lot more urgency than there is. All of Saturn's focus is on building the foundations and framing that future success will attach itself to, with the focus less on progress and more on strengthening your resolve and determination. Part of the process of building for the future is knowing where the money is, which is why moving into the week with the Moon in your income sector is so important, giving you a nose for money from the get go. However, as a Full Moon you can expect some financial tension with this, just enough to provide the motivation that you and the professional gods need. On the income and career fronts the focus is on the big picture.
There is a lot riding on the Moon's return to your income sector in the early hours of the week, with the last visit before Saturn returns to your career sector and before Mars leaves your work sector bringing a valuable nose for money. Returning on Monday and leaving on Wednesday this is a valuable visit in its own right, with the last visit to your income sector before returning 4 weeks later as a total lunar eclipse giving the money gods a chance to line things up for a future breakthrough. This gives you a nose for money as Venus and Mars align in your work sector on Tuesday, along with a boost in confidence. With Venus not leaving your work sector until October and big developments on the income, work and career fronts ahead a nose for money couldn't kick in at a better time.