This week you come to the end of the push to bring your new professional year up to speed, but also to the end of an era with Venus, planet of desire and attraction finally wrapping up her longest visit to your career sector in your lifetime on Thursday. Venus returned to your career sector on the 5th November for what should have been a 4 week visit aimed at boosting your confidence and updating your professional desires and expectations. However, weeks turned into months and still Venus stayed on and by the time she leaves you Thursday she will have completed her longest visit to your career sector in over 200 years. If, by this point, you're unable to trust your heart, then you never will, calling for a bold stand. Now that you know what you want, the real journey can begin.
The dynamics in play on the professional front are so fluid that you not only need to take things one day at a time, but you need to take a wait and see approach, aware that things can and will change. Over the weekend Mercury turned direct in your career sector and Mars turned retrograde in your work sector, swapping roles but still working together. Where your professional focus had been on the rear view mirror and your work focus on the road ahead that has shifted, but with both having had to come to a standstill in order to make their U turn, things may appear stalled or even stuck in the early days of the week. Don't be alarmed, with help to kick start things. Help comes from Venus, whose return on Thursday kicks off one of the most auspicious months of your professional year.
Where the weekend's New Moon in your career sector gave your new professional year a fresh start, drew a line in the sand and put a tailwind at your back, don't be alarmed or frustrated if you feel stuck or stalled, especially in the early days of the week. Instead, with the Moon leaving your career sector on Monday hold onto the professional instincts, valuable clues, hunches and insights this leaves you with, mindful that time and the professional gods are on your side. For just as your professional year should be hitting its stride, Saturn's retrograde turn in your work sector on Monday is going to slow things down. This is less a roadblock and more a case of buying you extra time. With Mercury and Venus yet to return to your career sector you're nowhere near ready to bring things home.
Move into the new week with your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground, ready for the Moon's return to your career sector on Monday and the professional instincts and the valuable clues, hunches and insights this will trigger. While the Moon returns every 4 weeks, as the first visit since the South Node returned last month and the last before the Sun returns on the 21st March, this is a valuable chance to get your bearings, get a sense of how the dynamics have changed and to start lining up for what lies ahead. When the Moon returns later in the month it will be as a New Moon, leaving you enough clues so that already you have something to aim and prepare for. In the early days of the week in particular, pay attention to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses.
You have reached a defining week in your professional year, so much so that this is when much of the journey ahead will be defined, but it's one that needs to be approached in a specific way. It's the Moon's return to your career sector on Thursday, just as Venus is spending her last full day in your work sector, winding up her longest visit in your lifetime, that everything is likely to come together. Venus' final days in your work sector were always going to be about listening to and trusting your heart, but with your professional instincts kicking in during the final critical hours, it's also about trusting your emotional and intuitive responses. Venus' departure is not the end of the story and is in fact the point where the real journey begins, that of walking the talk.
Mercury's direct turn in your work sector over the weekend has finally brought everything out in the open and if anything from the past was going to come back to you, any old doors were going to reopen or old ideas present themselves in either the same or a different guise, they would have by now. This brings you to a point where all your focus is now on the future and on bringing your new working year up to speed. However, don't try and rush or push things, especially in the early days of the week. This is not just because Mercury is still moving slowly, having had to come to a standstill in order to do a U turn, but more because Venus' return to your work sector on Thursday is going to fast track things anyway. This is when everything will start coming together.
You're in a Catch 22 position as you move into the new week, for while after the weekend's New Moon in your work sector you're ready to take action, get things moving and strike while the iron is hot, with Jupiter not only still in retrograde motion in your career sector but at a near standstill, things have slowed right down. Yet this is one time when delays will not only work to your advantage but will buy you some valuable time, making it important to take a wait and see approach. This is going to give a false impression of the week itself, for you have in fact arrived at a game changing week, with lucky Jupiter's direct turn on Thursday creating a major turnaround. With Mercury and Venus still several weeks away from your work sector you have plenty of time to get things up to speed.
Move into the new week with your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground, ready for the Moon's return to your work sector on Monday and the valuable clues, hunches and insights you'll have access to in the early days of the week. This will be the Moon's first visit to your work sector since the South Node returned last month, but also the last before the Sun returns on the 21st March to begin your annual review and to begin opening new doors. With the Moon due to return later in the month as a New Moon, this is a chance to both get a better sense of the new dynamics in play and to start looking ahead, lining up for the start of some of the busiest and most important months of your working year, which begins in just a few weeks time, giving you something to aim for.
With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses and none until the Sun and Mercury return to your work sector next month, the Moon's monthly visits have become a lot more important and that's especially so of the Moon's return to your career sector midweek. As much as this is a valuable chance to tap into your professional instincts and listen to the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses the Moon will also trigger, the best thing about the Moon's return is the timing. The Moon will return to your career sector on Wednesday, with your professional instincts kicking in as Venus is spending her last full day in your income sector, bringing her epic 4 month visit home. This ensures your professional instincts are sharp at a critical moment for income matters.
There is a need to take a slow and steady approach to your new professional week, not only taking a hands off approach but being happy even if things appear to have become stuck or stalled, which is highly likely. For with Mars having turned retrograde in your career sector over the weekend and Monday his first full day in retrograde motion, he's at a standstill, putting the brakes on everything. While you'll retain a sense of foresight and you won't lose sight of the road ahead, your energy is now being put into the past and the road ahead or at least it will when Mars starts to gain some momentum. The Moon's return to your work sector later in the week and position here over the weekend will give you a chance to regroup, by which point your reverse gears will be engaging.
You have an opportunity in the early days of the week to slow down and put all your focus onto the rear view mirror, calling for a hands off approach to both work and career matters in the early days. While Jupiter will turn direct in your work sector on Thursday, he's still in retrograde motion when Saturn turns retrograde in your career sector on Monday, temporarily putting the two main driving forces on the professional front not only in retrograde motion but at a standstill. It's these few days, where Jupiter and Saturn are in retrograde motion at the same time that these giants of the solar system are able to compare notes, but also when a changing of the guards will be taking place. Take both work and career matters as slowly as possible, without getting impatient or frustrated.
With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses it's the Moon's monthly visits to your work and career sectors that is keeping things on track, yet even the Moon is staying clear this week. After visiting your career sector last week the Moon is standing right back, appreciating that this is a week for keeping your money hat on, but also one where trusting a nose for money will ultimately help line you up for big work opportunities ahead. It's the Moon's visit to your income sector in the early days of the week that is a chance to both get your bearings and start lining up for the Sun's return on the 21st March, which will kick off the most lucrative months of 2014. In the meantime, this may cause a rethink of the professional expectations you moved into the year with.