Chances are you're getting tired of life in the fast lane and you're ready to ease back on the accelerator, both at work and with life in general. All of a sudden burning the candle at both ends has lost its appeal and with this comes a need to take an easier approach to everything. No longer into fashion emergencies or complicated wardrobe requirements, with a new 'take me as you find me' attitude emerging. You'll still know how to pull it off when you need to though.
Where for most their professional year would be winding down, yours is set to take off, catching your second wind in a way that not only gives this professional year a bump, but sets the scene for a very successful first half to 2014. With your professional star on the rise this may require an update of your professional image but the call from Venus, planet of beauty herself is to both take your time and explore your options.
Your working year moves into wind down mode from this week and while you may be just as busy, both at work and with life's other demands, whatever has been fuelling this is running out of steam. This is giving you a chance to sample life's other options and as a result this is giving you a chance to diversify your wardrobe, with your fashion focus no longer simply on what to wear to work.
If you think the past few weeks have been busy you haven't seen anything yet, with the next 2 weeks likely to be the busiest of the year. From the get go this requires a smart approach to fashion, both in terms of being organised and heading off fashion emergencies before they occur, but also in terms of making friends with that inner voice, making sure it's on your side.
At this stage you're still able to pull off a balance between work and play, but it won't be long and especially in the early weeks of 2014, that this will become a lot harder. Finding the right balance between work and play isn't just about smart time management and is more about an attitude. With what you wear having a big impact on your mood, take your professional image seriously when you need to, but also know when to have some fun with your look.
Having already spent over a month in a playful, colourful and romantically charged part of your chart Venus, planet of beauty should be gone, but it's clear she's here to stay. Set to not only spend the holiday period but the first 2 months of 2014 here, Venus is here to bring more fun and colour into both your life and your wardrobe, making it hard to hide behind your excuses.
There is a new sense of passion and enthusiasm running through your system this week or there will be when it starts to penetrate your system, thanks to Mars' return to your sign over the weekend. This is the start of a major personal comeback that over the coming weeks will see a need for personal authenticity emerge in a powerful new way. With this a new look is likely to emerge, no longer willing to follow as you become more determined to lead.
At the same time that a need for confidence continues to be an important issue, you're able to approach this in a smart and more methodical way this week. This will come in handy when you're shopping for a new look, with not only a smart sense of how to do this effectively, but with a smart head for money that will make it easy to spot a bargain. This is the perfect week for some retail therapy.
With your birthday month running its course at the end of next week and last week's New Moon having already given you a chance to draw a new line in the sand, this is a week for walking the talk. With Venus, planet of beauty been and gone the desire for a new look for this new solar year has already been planted, with the call from the stars this week being that it's time to walk the talk.
In your sign for over a month Venus, planet of beauty is already an over stayer and not due to leave until March, she's staying on to not only take a slow approach to updating your new look for your new year, she's also preparing to take you on a trip down memory lane. With a new solar and calendar year coming up, enjoy the time you have to explore all your options.
Not only is Venus, planet of beauty still taking you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, due to turn retrograde at the end of next week she's set to take you down lanes that you haven't visited in years, if not decades. Normally a retro fashion focus or a dalliance with sentimental favourites from the past is a fleeting flirtation with the past, but this is becoming something more serious.
While there is a need to keep your professional hat on right through to Christmas Eve, as well as a chance to take it off over the holiday period, there is already a chance to enjoy the social aspect. Whether it's Christmas work parties or outside get togethers these are the occasions that Venus, planet of beauty is hanging out for. Savour any chance to take your professional hat off and have some fun, especially when it comes with a chance to dress up.