No matter how many things you have on the go this week, the time to really pay attention is during the middle part of the week. It is during the Moon's visit to your career sector, from Tuesday to Thursday that you need to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. As well as listening to your professional instincts there is also a need to let your professional imagination run wild, without over thinking things. For the closer you get to Saturn's return to your career sector next month, the more your instincts will start picking up on valuable clues, hunches and insights. Yet until Saturn returns and teams up with Pluto for the first time in your career sector in our lifetime, you can't even imagine the power this is going to give you. Until then, if it feels like wishful thinking then you're on track. For with this is a chance to start taking small steps in the right direction.
While Mars won't leave your work sector until early next month, he starts the week all fired up and ready to go. Mars is the warrior planet of the cosmos and because of that he responds just as well to pressure as he does to support. And fortunately for you, he has the right balance of both, especially in the early part of the week. There is just enough pressure from Pluto to fire up your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit, pushing you to get things done and make things happen. Mars' final weeks in your work sector are always going to be the most manic and especially at this time of year. Yet support from the South Node on the income front will not only provide a lucrative sense of direction, but the motivation to work smarter. On his own Mars would be just as happy if you spent the week chasing your tail. Knowing where the money is, will keep you on track.
The Moon may have left your work sector after the weekend's New Moon, but it has created a tailwind and will ensure you have an intuitive edge from the get go. That would be important in any week, but especially with the Sun leaving your work sector on Wednesday and Neptune turning direct on the career front on Thursday. This brings you to a defining point in this professional year, a point where the professional tide starts to turn and work and job matters move into the next phase. Until the Sun leaves the focus is still on the annual update that happens at this time every year. Yet when the Sun leaves and the solar spotlight shifts off work and job matters, that's when you realise they have taken on a life of their own. With Jupiter and Venus staying on and Mars returning early next month, the best is still to come.
Starting the week with the Moon in your work sector is always going to be an advantage, giving you an intuitive edge from the get go. When you also start the week with the Moon aligned with Mercury, then you have the advantage of starting the week with an intuitive and intellectually savvy edge from the get go. In any week this gives you an advantage from the get go, but this is anything but just an ordinary week. On Monday Saturn moves into his final month in your work sector, with the Sun returning on Wednesday to ensure the solar spotlight is on work and job matters when you need it most. After nearly three years on the job front, Saturn is ready to bring things home and there is nothing but support. That includes support from Uranus and Eris on the career front and from the North Node and Ceres on the income front.
Moving into the new week Saturn is now just a month away from returning to your work sector, with game changing implications over the next three years. This makes the Moon's return on Tuesday and position here during the middle part of the week a valuable chance to start lining up in front of new doors before they open. With Pluto and Juno already here, the Moon's alignment with both is a chance to get your ducks in a row. A lot of what you have not only been working towards all year, but since Pluto returned nine years ago, will soon have the power and momentum to start coming together. With things starting to move on the work front this side of Christmas and continue to gather momentum over the holiday period and beyond, this is a valuable chance to get your ducks in a row ahead of time.
Work and job matters enjoy some real support this week, but in different ways and at different points of the week. The week begins with Mars, now in his final weeks in your income sector, aligned with the South Node on the job front. This is the first time they have come together here since 1999, so is a big deal. This is more a case of both fronts being able to lead on the other. As Mars works to smash any remaining glass ceilings, the South Node reveals a clear path forward on the job front. It is on Friday that the Moon's return to your work sector will allow you to become more specific. It is while the Moon is here that Mars will move into his final two weeks in your income sector, with income and work matters continuing to work together. This is a chance to get your ducks in a row across the income and job fronts.
This is the week that the tide not so much turns on the job front, but it starts to turn. There are two planets in your work sector and both have been in retrograde motion since June and with both slowing down, this has seen work and job matters hit a slow patch. Yet with Neptune turning direct on Thursday and Chiron three weeks later, this is the point where the tide starts to turn. Yet even in retrograde motion, things are looking good on the job front. This is partly because unlike the past two years there is no opposition or conflicts to create work tension and job pressure. However, this is mainly because of the support from income forces, support that will continue to escalate and expand over the coming weeks and months. This is despite the fact that this is the point where income support will often drop back. While there is every reason for job confidence, resist the temptation to rush or push things.
While forces on the work and career fronts are playing backup this week, they are not only doing it well and with implacable timing, but in a way that keeps the focus on income matters. The week not only starts with the Moon and Mercury aligned in your income sector, but with both in an auspicious aspect to forces on the career front. This is the third time that Mercury will form that aspect and as the week progresses, he'll forge the same alliance with forces on the job front. With Saturn moving into his final four weeks in your income sector on the same day that the Sun returns on Wednesday, Mercury is busy getting your ducks in a row across the income, work and career fronts. Yet the reality is you've spent the whole year building bridges between all three. As things start to move on the income front, expect things to move across the board.
With the Moon having left your career sector last week but not due to return to your work sector until next week, you have a chance to step back. A quiet week on both fronts is a chance to let things settle, but also to play out. When the Moon returns to your work sector later next week, it will come full circle from a Full Moon earlier in the month. Until then things are still playing out. The more you can let work and job matters run their course the better. At the same time, the Moon's visit to your career sector last week was the first since Mars brought all planetary activity to a close for the year. Here, there is also a need to let things run their course. This puts you in a position where you have the resources to seize any opportunities or work through anything, while also having permission to hold back if you want to.
Sometimes the professional gods can drip feed information, with a few clues here and there. However, when the Moon left your career sector over the weekend there was no more time for that, leaving you with what could have been a case of information overload. This was the Moon's last visit while Mars was still there and leaving on the same day that Mars moved into his final three weeks, there was no time to filter anything. By the time the Moon returns next month Mars will be gone and for the first time in 16 months there will be no more planetary activity. Yet what was a case of information overload over the weekend, is something that you can process during the week. What information you don't take on consciously you will always take in subconsciously, so continue to follow your gut and trust your professional instincts.
It is all go on the career front this week, as you reach an important transition phase. It was the weekend's New Moon that has given career and professional matters a tailwind, albeit in the Sun's final days. In normal circumstances this could be considered a bit too late, though with the Sun not leaving until Wednesday there is still time to start anything new and catch the tide this has created. The difference this year is that you don't have to, for while the Sun will move on, in terms of the real professional thrust you're not even there yet. Jupiter is still in the early months of a 13 month visit, Venus is here until later next month and Mars doesn't even return until early next month. However, the Sun's departure marks the transition point, where your annual professional update really does become the biggest professional push in over a decade.
If the professional gods wanted to make a statement then they couldn't have made it any more obvious. Monday not only marks the start of a new week, but the start of Saturn's final month in your career sector and after three years, he's ready to bring things home. Yet you not only start the week with the Moon in your career sector, but aligned with Mercury. This will ensure that you start both the new week and the final month of Saturn's three year visit, with your professional instincts sharp and intellectually savvy edge from the get go. This will ensure you're on your game when the Sun returns on Wednesday, the same day Saturn moves into his final four weeks. The message from the professional gods is becoming loud and clear by this point. That message is that it's not only time to bring things home, but they're here to make it happen. This is the week when things start to get serious.