There are subtle changes this week that suggest that the dynamics of this financial year are about to shift. The signs might be subtle, but the changes ahead are anything but, making it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, especially during the middle part of the week. By the time we move into the new week Jupiter has been in retrograde motion in your financial sector for 10 days. In retrograde motion until mid January, money matters as a whole have gone into few phase and it will stay that way for the next four months. Technically there is nothing extraordinary about the Moon's return to your income sector on Tuesday and position here until Thursday. On face value this is just good timing, with the Moon sharpening your nose for money during Mars' early days in your career sector. Yet with Venus returning to your income sector next week, there will be clues to exciting income developments ahead.
Mars' departure from your financial sector over the weekend creates a curious situation, especially once the Moon returns to your income sector on Tuesday. Apart from the 16 days between Mercury's departure from your financial sector in mid January and Mars' return later that month, there has been continuous planetary activity here since September 2014. Mars' departure saw all planetary focus on money matters come to an end, until later in the year. With a three year financial boot camp having only ended in December, this is a welcome chance to let things settle. The Moon's return to your income sector will be the first in over two years that doesn't involve an opposition with financial forces. Missing will be the financial tension that normally comes with this and instead will be clues to new income opportunities ahead, when Venus returns to your income sector next month.
When Saturn returned to your financial sector just before Christmas, he teamed up with Pluto here for the first time in our lifetime. Pluto, here from 2008 to 2024, is on a mission to see you take your financial power back, but also to change things up. What Pluto lacks in willpower and patience he makes up for in enthusiasm and what Saturn lacks in enthusiasm, he makes up for in willpower, patience and discipline. Mars joined this mix over the weekend, just as both Pluto and Saturn are slowing down ahead of their retrograde turns next month. As the planets of war and revolution come together, this year they have Saturn's power to move mountains if you have to. This time, when Mars returns to fire up your financial passions and fighting spirit, he has a dream team behind him. The Moon's return to your income sector will sharpen your nose for money, but may also add fuel to Mars' flames.
Mars' departure from your work sector over the weekend has seen that rush mentality and that relentless need to have your work hat on 24/7 drop back. Yet this is when that false belief that unless you push yourself you're not going to make the money, will be proven to be the myth that it really is. For rather than the money dry up as the urgency drops back on the job front, it is likely to start flowing. You can thank Venus and Ceres for that, sister planets and the two goddesses of the solar system. On Monday, just as Venus moves into her last full week in your career sector, Ceres turns direct in your income sector, turning the lights green and releasing the handbrake. The timing couldn't be better, for as the planet of money Venus is on a mission to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction.
After the weekend's New Moon in your financial sector, the Sun's final days should be all about tying up loose ends, having your eyes open and head out of the sand. That is still the case, but until leaving on Wednesday the Sun has the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters, aware that you can't change or you can't take ownership of what you can't see. Yet the Sun will also spend his final days in your financial sector aligned with Chiron, something that is both very ordinary and extraordinary. Ordinary because the Sun has aligned with Chiron every year since the planet of healing returned in 2010. However, extraordinary because with Chiron leaving next month, this is their last alignment here for another four decades. The reality the Sun is showing you is how ready you are to take charge of your own financial destiny and that it's time to finally lay old financial demons to rest.
Starting the week with the Moon in your financial sector will always be an advantage. Especially with the Sun returning on Wednesday, Mercury turning retrograde here on Friday, Venus leaving next week and Uranus, here for 2010 having just moved into his final two months. This is the week where everything is set to come together and from the Sun's return on Wednesday to Venus' departure later next week, all the planets that will impact money matters this year, will all be here at the same time. If there ever was a week when starting the week with your financial instincts sharp from the get go was an advantage, this is it. While you have Mercury's smart head for money to draw on and Venus' motivation, with the Moon leaving on Tuesday the early part of the week in particular is all about letting the Moon fuel your financial instincts and imagination.
While there is only subtle evidence of it this week, the dynamics of not only your financial year but your professional year are starting to shift. There are signs this week, but what is being hinted at this week, will become a reality by later next week. What the signs point to are a settling of income and work forces, to a point where on both fronts it is now more about the journey. With Jupiter in retrograde motion in your income sector for the next four months and the Sun leaving your work sector on Wednesday, on both fronts slow planets, in it for the long haul, will take over. As income forces pull back, the Moon's return to your financial sector on Tuesday will start to pick up on new financial developments ahead. That something is Venus' return to your financial sector later next week. This is when the balance of power will shift from total focus on income matters, to focus on income and money matters, but with money matters the more active.
Mars' departure from your income sector over the weekend has definitely changed the dynamics, but not in the way you might think. On face value this suggests a loss, with the potential for income matters dropping off. Instead, after over three years of near continuous planetary activity there is more than enough momentum and in fact things are over cooked. With things just starting to come together on the job front and the tide turning on the career front on Monday, this clears the way to focus more on your professional game. Income, work and career forces have worked together for too many years not to see the professional gods give income momentum a free ride from here. The biggest surprise will be the Moon's return to your financial sector on Thursday. For the first time in over three years the Moon will pass through with no opposition for income forces, with no financial tension. Instead the Moon is likely to fuel your financial confidence, instincts and imagination.
The conditions developing on the income front since the weekend are so far out of left field that there is no game book or rules you can refer to. Even Saturn, who returned to your income sector just before Christmas for the first time since 1991, returns every three decades. Whether you can remember back then or were even alive, as Astrologers we know what happens when Mars and Saturn come together here. Mars gives you the courage to fight for what you deserve, while Saturn gives you the discipline to stick to what you start. What even we don't know is what happens when Pluto, Mars and Saturn come together in your income sector at the same time, because the last time it happened was 500 years ago. All I know is that I wouldn't want to be a glass ceiling. Best of all, instead of moving through in just six weeks, Mars is here for the next two months.
The dynamics are shifting on your financial year, however they will swing backwards and forwards throughout the coming year. Until now the balance of power has been on income matters. The Sun, Mercury and Venus only left your income sector last month and the Moon only made its first visit since February's solar eclipse, last week. With the South Node, the force behind last month's solar eclipse still here, income matters will continue to tick over, but are happy to take a back seat until Mars returns to fire things up again, in May. This leaves a break for money matters as a whole to have their turn, with Ceres' direct turn in your financial sector on Monday bringing them back into the game. This won't create any urgency or even demands on the financial front, but it will see a lot of your focus shift from income and onto money matters. It's a case of now that income forces are settled and can tick over, you can give money matters more attention.
While the Moon left your income sector a few hours after the weekend's New Moon, this allows you to start the week with a sharp nose for money from the get go and a tailwind at your back. With the Sun leaving on Wednesday, this was always going to be an advantage as you make the most of the final days where the solar spotlight is on your income situation, matters and options. Yet this will also give you an intuitive edge as the Sun spends his final days aligned with Chiron, something that is both ordinary and extraordinary. Ordinary because the Sun has aligned with Chiron every year since the professional gods returned in 2010. But leaving next month, this is the Sun's last alignment with Chiron for another four decades. There is plenty of momentum on the income front and support, but the early days of the week are important for identifying old financial demons.
Even if you are looking at the week from a purely professional perspective, starting the week with the Moon in your income sector is a huge advantage. Mars left your career sector over the weekend and with Ceres turning direct on the job front on Monday, the dynamics of this professional year are shifting. If the Moon can sharpen your nose for money and give you a lucrative sense of direction, the timing couldn't be better. But with the Sun returning to your income sector on Wednesday, Mercury turning retrograde here on Friday, Venus leaving next week and Uranus now in the final two months of a visit that began in 2010, the implications on the income front are huge. The Moon will leave on Tuesday, but will allow you to start the most important week of an important year for income matters, with a sharp nose for money from the get go.