As things continue to settle on the professional front, giving you a chance to both process where you've been and secure the foundations of your professional game before new doors open on the work front next month, the Moon makes a timely visit to your income sector in the early days of the week. You will move into the week with the Moon already here, for what is the first visit since the Full Moon in your career sector earlier in the month and the last before things start to move on the work front. As well as giving you a nose for money this will come just as an opposition between Mercury and Pluto, in retrograde motion in your career sector, is likely to bring any work/life balance issues to a head. A better sense of where the money is allows you to work smarter.
There is a new sense of urgency on the work front this week, with a need to put everything on the line, putting everything you have into everything you do, without burning out in the process and in a way that is going to be effective. After returning to your work sector last December for what should have been a 6 week visit Mars' longest visit in 3 decades comes to an end on Saturday and it's in these final days that you need to dig deep, catch your second wind and leave no room for regret. With a clearer sense of what you need in terms of job satisfaction and a sense of purpose, settling for less or the status quo is no longer an option. While Mars is calling for bold moves, there is support to ensure you finish what you start, with no danger of running out of momentum.
As you move into the new week it's been a month to the day since the last of 3 planets in your two professional houses turned retrograde, bringing your professional year to, if not a grinding halt then at least to a slow patch. While on the career front you'll retain a sense of hindsight and a need to focus more on the rear view mirror, on the work front you have reached a game changing week, one where the tide turns completely and it comes just as you're able to make some real progress on the income front. The turnaround begins with Saturn's direct turn in your work sector on Monday, but while this will shift your focus from the rear view mirror to the road ahead it won't speed things up. That will come later in the week, when on Saturday Mars returns to really get things moving.
Had it not been for lucky Jupiter's return to your income sector last week a slow down on the professional front could be worrying, especially as it could appear that things have become stuck or stalled. From the moment Jupiter returned to your income sector last week to the moment he leaves in August 2015, the planet of luck is in a close partnership and working relationship with Uranus, planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected in your career sector and over the coming years there will be times when one takes the lead and the other takes a backseat, working in tandem to create professional and income growth. On Tuesday Uranus turns retrograde in your career sector, giving you both a chance to process what's already on the table, but to let income matters take the lead.
Having the Moon in your career sector as you move into the new week is always going to be an advantage, ensuring that your professional instincts are sharp and you have an intuitive edge from the get go. However, the timing couldn't be better for it comes just as Pluto, in retrograde motion in your work sector is coming under pressure from Mercury. Any tension this creates will peak on Tuesday, the same day the Moon leaves your career sector and it's by keeping your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground that you'll see any tension for what it is, a push to get you to slow down, pace yourself, working smarter and make the most of this valuable review phase. Look at where you're creating challenges where there are none, sweating the small stuff or not allowing yourself to cruise.
Venus' departure from your career sector over the weekend not only brought her own visit to an end, one that was designed to cement your professional desires and expectations, but all the planetary activity for the year. However, with the Moon returning midweek to tie up loose ends it's important to move into the new week with your mind and options open, refusing the temptation to cement anything too soon. The Moon's return to your career sector on Tuesday and position here until Thursday will sharpen your professional instincts and provide the insight needed to tie up loose ends, helping you to make sense of where you've been and where you're going. With Mars leaving your income sector on Saturday this is a chance to put your income and professional objectives on the same page.
Jupiter's departure from your career sector last week brought your most defining professional year in a decade to an end, but it's only now that the job of transforming that into real time choices, decisions and plans can begin. Chances are it will only be over the coming months and year that the real consequences of Jupiter's yearlong visit to your career sector will be revealed, but gone already is the pressure to raise the bar and to keep an eye on the big picture. Yet with that banked, the Sun due to leave your career sector on Wednesday, Mercury here to help keep your head in the game and Venus having returned over the weekend, it's now that all the pieces will start falling into place. The Moon's return to your career sector on Thursday will help bring it all together.
Even if Uranus wasn't turning retrograde in your work sector Tuesday, having come to a standstill in order to execute this U turn there would still be a need to simply stand in the moment in the early days of the week. While Uranus' retrograde turn in your work sector will slow things down on the work front, with Jupiter spending his first full week in your career sector and the Sun returning on Wednesday this allows career forces to take the lead. Lucky Jupiter returns to your career sector every 12 years, spending a year expanding your professional options, realities and possibilities, but the last time he was the first planet here for the year was in 1872. Until the Sun returns on Wednesday you have a rare opportunity to let the enormity of the support you now have sink in.
Having the Moon in your work sector as you move into the new week is always going to be an advantage, ensuring that you've got your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground from the get go and a jump on things. Yet over and above the intuitive edge this gives you and the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses that allow you to look beneath the surface, this is a valuable chance to look at the big picture. When the Moon leaves your work sector on Tuesday it will have been 4 weeks since Venus not only left but wrapped up all the planetary activity for the year, but it will also be 3 weeks to the day before Mercury is due to return to your career sector, unlocking the door to the most active professional months of the year. This is a valuable chance to get your bearings.
Venus' departure from your work sector over the weekend brought all the planetary activity to an end, but this has simply shifted the focus onto career matters where there is an even greater sense of urgency. On Saturday Mars' longest visit to your career sector in 32 years will come to an end and it's in these final days that the gloves need to come off your professional passions and fighting spirit, finding the confidence and courage to take some bold steps, leaving no room for regret. Mars returned last December for what should have been a 6 week visit and with the Moon returning to tie up loose ends on the work front midweek, you're at a point where you should know what you're fighting for. The one thing you don't need to fear is losing your motivation or momentum once Mars leaves.
Chances are, while Jupiter left your work sector last week, wrapping up an at times challenging yearlong visit, you're unlikely to notice he's gone, with the momentum not only still there but you're only now finding the confidence to appreciate how many options you have. Jupiter's job was always to raise the bar, push through barriers and line you up for future success and this is something that you're now able to start taking the practical steps towards achieving. The real turnaround comes on Monday, when Saturn turns direct in your career sector, bringing you to a major turning point in your professional year. However, while this will shift your professional focus from the rear view mirror to the road ahead, the real game changer is Mars' return to your career sector over the weekend.
This is a big week for work matters, with lucky Jupiter spending his first full week in your work sector since 2003, the Sun returning on Wednesday and a New Moon in the weekend providing a chance to get this powerful and expansive year off the ground, but in the early days of the week there is a need to stand back. Jupiter's return to your work sector last week was a game changer, opening the door to your most important and expansive year for work matters in over a decade, but it's in the early days of the week that there is a chance to look at the big picture, without over thinking things. Jupiter will always return at the most active point of the year for work matters, but for the first time since 1872 he's got here early, giving you a few days to focus only on the big picture.