While the main driving force this week is on the income front, with Venus in her first full week in your income sector, Mercury his first full week in retrograde motion here and a New Moon over the weekend, the professional gods are coming along for the ride. What you're moving into is the first, last and only full week in a decade where the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts at the same time. Thanks to the Moon's visit to your career sector late last week you're not only able to start the week with your professional instincts sharp but with 20/20 hindsight. With Jupiter in his last full week in retrograde motion in your work sector all your focus on both the work and career fronts is through the rear view mirror, with a need to avoid pushing or rushing anything.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your career sector is always going to be an advantage, especially with no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses. While the Moon will leave on Monday, having spent the week here and ensuring your professional instincts are sharp from the get go, this is a bell that can't be unrung. While the early hours of the week are the only time the professional gods will be active, if they're going to spend any time here this week then the first hours are priceless, for how a race begins is often how it ends. How long you'll hold onto the professional instincts and intuitive edge this leaves you with is entirely up to you, for it's a case of use it or lose it. Once the Moon leaves you have the rest of the week to process the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses that surfaced over the weekend and to follow up on any leads.
As things continue to settle on the career front and as you wait for Mars' return to your work sector later in the month, this is the time to spend time on the automatic pilot that much of this professional year will be guided by. The Moon's return to your career sector on Monday and the intuitive edge this brings will give you access to the professional gods staying on for the long haul, making the early days of the week critical for communications with your inner voice. Like a plane on a long haul flight the automatic pilot is constantly adjusting itself to deal with turbulence, change in wind direction and speed that will always happen through the journey. The automatic pilot doesn't factor in every movement ahead of time, just has a destination programmed in and makes adjustments when and if they're required.
Venus' departure from your career sector over the weekend may have brought the push that is giving this professional year its thrust to an end but this is far from the end of the story. Venus' job was to fuel your professional confidence, desires and expectations, giving you something to aim for and it's the Moon's return on Wednesday, that as well as sharpening your professional instincts and giving you an intuitive edge, will help you tap back into that. Venus' aim was to leave you with a sense of what's possible and of a destination programmed into your internal GPS. It's none of your business how you're going to make it happen only that you know where you want to get to and what kind of outcome you want. So long as you put in the effort required, when it's required, you'll get there.
With a lot of shifts since Friday, including Mercury's retrograde turn in your career sector and Venus' return over the weekend, what you need in the early part of the week is a chance to get your bearings. With a New Moon later in the week but so many old doors also open and not just on the career front, that's a lot to absorb and factor in. The key to not only making the most of this week's developments on the career front but of the first, last and only full week in a decade where the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts at the same time is Venus. Venus is an equal opportunity planet, just as ready to attract new opportunities as she is to attract second chances and always with an eye on where the money is.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your work sector gives you an intuitive edge from the get go, but also some much needed access to the professional gods. With no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses this is your chance to get a read on the current and through your intuition and listening to your inner voice connect with the professional gods. While the Moon will leave on Monday, like a bell that can't be unrung this is an edge you'll retain for as long as you continue to keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. As the Moon's last visit to your work sector before new doors open on the career front, this will leave you with some valuable clues, hunches and insights, especially as you start to explore your options. With a fairly short update coming up, the more options you can get on the table ahead of time the better.
While all the Moon's visits to your work sector are important, this week's visit is especially important, for it brings a chance to regroup. Returning on Monday this will give you an intuitive edge in the early part of the week, but as the first visit since the last of the faster moving planets left last month, this is also a chance to regroup. From the 29th January to the 15th April a parade of planets not only moved through your work sector, but aligned with the three forces already in play here and triggered months of oppositions and tensions. While there may be a flare up of tensions in the early part of the week this is more a reminder of how much you've moved on, but also that it's more important than ever to pace yourself. As you regroup this is a chance to look back over recent months but also forward to the journey ahead, with a lot of things falling into place.
Venus' departure from your work sector over the weekend has brought you to a point in your professional year and on the work front in particular where all your options are on the table, you know what you have to work with, what you're working towards and what is required from you in return. This is the point where the professional gods staying on take the wheel and as their focus is the journey itself, this is where the focus on work matters shift this week. Just in case you need to spend a few more days getting your bearings and adjusting your expectations or game plan, the Moon's return to your work sector on Wednesday will bring a chance to get your bearings and tie up loose ends. Of course work matters won't go off the boil until Uranus leaves your work sector in 2019, but you're now in the long haul phase of the year.
With the Sun always looking to the future and especially in the lead up to a New Moon in your work sector over the weekend, but Jupiter spending his last full week in retrograde motion in your career sector there should be some frustration this week, with work matters wanting to move forward while career matters need to hold back. However, with Mercury in his first full week in retrograde motion in your work sector work forces are also in review mode and in fact you've arrived at the first, last and only full week in a decade where there are planets in retrograde motion and the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts at the same time. The first full week of a Mercury retrograde phase brings a need to assume that Murphy's Law is in effect, but that the slower pace will suit the professional and money gods.
For the most part the professional gods will stand back this week, but when they do make an appearance it will be important to pay attention. The trouble is the professional gods show up over the weekend, asking that you keep your work hat on just when you're wanting to take it off. However, the Moon's return to your work sector over the weekend is more a chance to listen to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses, with this last visit before the Sun returns to open new doors a chance to start lining up in front of new doors before they open. With no planetary activity in your work sector since May 2015 the fact that the Moon will return and pick up approaching opportunities on the radar might take you by surprise, getting your first glimpse of what lies ahead.
The professional gods have a low key week, which isn't surprising considering there are no planets in either of your two professional houses. It's not the professional gods that will demand your attention in the early part of the week but the money gods. On Monday, just two weeks after Mars' retrograde turn saw the warrior planet of the cosmos begin a six week trek back to your career sector, the Moon's last visit to your income sector before he returns begins. This is not only a chance to sharpen your nose for money before the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the career front, but to touch base with the planets in play there. When Mars returns to your career sector later this month and new doors open on the work front next month, they will rely heavily on the planets already in your income sector. This is a chance to shore up that base.
Venus' departure from your income sector over the weekend may have brought an active few months to an end, but this is far from the end of the story. Together with the Sun and Mercury before her Venus has left you with a new starting point, a smart head for money and some bold desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement. Venus' job was to inflate a sense of what's possible not to figure out the 'when, where and how'. The Moon's return to your income sector on Wednesday will once again sharpen your nose for money, but will also give you a chance to touch base with the two planets that are staying behind to keep the wheels turning. This comes just as an alliance between income and career forces peaks, revealing that rather than the end of the story this is simply the beginning of the next chapter, that of turning desires into reality.