The Sun's departure from your income sector on Monday will take the solar spotlight off your income situation, matters and options, but this is far from the end of the story. In any other year, with Mercury spending his first, last and only full week here, this would be a week where the focus is on using his smart head for money to tie up loose ends. While that is still the case and you have until the middle of next week to work with Mercury's intellectually savvy edge, there is something much bigger developing. As Uranus spends his first full week in your income sector in eight decades, this is the start of a massive new journey. It is the Moon's return to your work sector midweek, just as forces on the career front are regrouping, that brings a chance to get your ducks in a row across the income, work and career fronts.
The Sun's return to your income sector on Monday is something that happens at this time every year, turning the solar spotlight onto your income situation, matters and options. Yet from the get go it is clear that things are very different this year. For the first time in four years, as was the case for Venus, who left over the weekend, the Sun returns to find Saturn no longer in opposition. With a three year financial boot camp over, the roadblock to income growth is gone. The Sun also returns to find Mars in his early days in your career sector, with their alignment midweek the first here in decades. The Sun returns to your income sector at this time every year, at what is normally the least active point in any professional year. By the time the Moon returns to your work sector on Thursday, there should be a sense of excitement and anticipation across the income, work and career fronts.
With the Sun still a month away from your income sector, this is early in the year to see any activity on the income front, but that's exactly what you've got and the timing couldn't be better. It was Venus' return to your income sector on Sunday, during the Moon's final hours that allows you to start the week with your nose for money sharp and the most lucrative months of 2018 underway. What makes the timing so auspicious is that Venus returned just as Neptune and Jupiter began an eight day alignment, one that will dominate the whole week. With Jupiter in your work sector and Neptune in your career sector, Venus has returned to find near ideal professional conditions. The planets of money, luck and dreams come together to create some real magic across the income, work and career fronts.
Starting the week with the Moon in your income sector is always an advantage, allowing you to start the week with your nose for money sharp from the get go. This week this will also be a mixed blessing, but for all the right reasons. With Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos spending his first full week in your financial sector, an opposition with the Moon might create some financial tension at the start of the week. Yet both sides of the fence are surrounded by support and this is more likely to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit. With Mars in your financial sector for the majority of the next six months, this is a chance to come out fighting. Yet it is important to listen to your nose for money and any valuable clues, hunches and insights the Moon leaves you with, when it leaves on Tuesday. For this is the Moon's last visit before Venus returns to kick off the most lucrative weeks of 2018.
While the main focus is on money matters as a whole this week, the Moon makes a cameo appearance on the income front that could punch well above its weight. This week is dominated by an eight day alignment between Neptune and Jupiter that began over the weekend and will run until early next week. Neptune, now on his own in your financial sector, is being supported by lucky Jupiter. With Venus, planet of money spending her first full week in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart, support for your financial dreams receives even more of a boost. In the meantime, while the Moon will only move through your income sector from Tuesday to Thursday, this will create a stunning few days across the income, work and career fronts. As major forces on the job and career fronts regroup, the Moon's nose for money will make it easier to steer things in a lucrative direction.
The Moon is in for a bit of a shock when it returns to your income sector on Tuesday, an ordinary event that is set to have extraordinary consequences. Ordinary because the Moon moves through every four weeks, sharpens your nose for money and then moves on. With no planetary activity on the income front, the Moon's visits are key to moving in a lucrative direction. Yet this is also extraordinary because of what the Moon finds when it returns and equally important, what it doesn't find. Since 2010 the Moon's visit to your income sector has involved an opposition with Uranus in your financial sector, which can create some financial tension. Yet the Moon returns to not only find Uranus gone, but the Sun and Mars firing things up on the job and career fronts. The later part of the week will provide some real insight across the income, work and career fronts.
The stars literally align for you across the income, work and career fronts this week and it all began over the weekend. It was on Sunday that Jupiter and Neptune began an eight day alignment, one that will dominate the whole week. This is something that has been months in the making with Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your income sector slowly drawing closer to Neptune in your work sector. It was also on Sunday that Venus returned to your career sector, for what is always a mission to professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. The planets of money, luck and dreams come together to create a stunning week across the income, work and career fronts. At the same time, the Sun returns to your financial sector on Monday to find nothing but support on the financial front as well.
There is a changing of the guard on the financial front this week, something that should bring a lot more reality checks, or at least the kind of reality checks that can burst your bubble. It was on Sunday that Venus left your financial sector, having spent the previous 25 days fuelling your financial confidence, desires and expectations. It is the Sun's job, when he returns on Monday, to throw the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters, in a warts and all way. This is the point in any financial year when it's time to keep your eyes open and head out of the sand. Yet the reality this year is just how well positioned you are. The first thing the Sun will notice is that with Saturn no longer in opposition, there isn't the financial tension of the past three years. Instead, the Sun returns to find nothing but support. A lot of that support comes from Mars, with the warrior planet of the cosmos happy to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit.
Mars' departure from your income sector last week has not taken the focus off your income situation and matters, but it has seen a need for action to dial back. Left behind are Saturn and Pluto, who in retrograde motion are in no hurry and are happy to make the most of a chance to return to the drawing board. With Uranus spending his first full week in your work sector in eight decades and the Moon returning to your career sector midweek, across the income, work and career fronts this is a chance to regroup. As income matters step back Venus, planet of money is keen to make the most of this as she gains a chance to turn the focus onto money matters as a whole. While the Sun is still a month away from your financial sector, Venus' return over the weekend brings a chance to boost your financial confidence and update your desires and expectations. Yet from the get go Saturn is policing a balance between money coming in and money going out.
Starting the week with the Moon in your financial sector might be a mixed blessing at the time, but in reality the timing couldn't be better. On one hand this will ensure you start the week with your financial instincts sharp, your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the get go. Yet with Mars moving into his first full week in your income sector since 2016, an opposition with the Moon could create some financial tension. Yet by the time the Moon leaves your financial sector on Tuesday, any financial tension will be turning into motivation, as Mars' warrior spirit kicks in. It is midweek that Mars will align with the Sun, just two days after his return to your work sector on Monday. A bit of pressure from the Moon comes just as things are coming together on the income and job fronts, providing the right push at the right time.
You have not only reached a stunning week across the income, work and career fronts, but a gateway week that opens out to an advantage that will dominate the coming months. It all comes down to timing, with the stars literally aligning for you this week. It was on Sunday that Jupiter and Neptune began an eight day alignment. This has been literally building for months with Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your career sector, slowly drawing closer to Neptune in your income sector. This meant that this was always going to be an important week for income and career matters. Yet it was Venus' return to your work sector on Sunday that takes this to a whole new level. As the planet of money, Venus was always going to begin a mission for job confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction. The planets of money, luck and dreams are now working as a team.
Uranus' departure from your income sector last week has taken the driving force for the last eight years out of the game. Yet this has taken away nothing that you don't still have, while taking away the things you no longer need. Uranus was constantly changing the goalposts, always adjusting to ensure you were lined up with where the money was, whether you realised it at the time or not. With Uranus gone the goalposts are no longer moving, with enough forces still in play to keep the wheels moving. In addition, for the last eight years Uranus has been calling the shots, whereas now you do. The real impact will be felt when the Moon returns to your financial sector on Thursday and there isn't the pushback this normally brings. Income and money matters no longer have to compete for your attention.