While it may seem business as usual on the financial front as you move into the new week, what you have is a game changing week, one that won't fully reveal its teeth until Friday, at which point it will suddenly become 'game on'. You'll begin the week in the same way that you've begun any other week, with Saturn keeping the focus on all things financial, forcing you to deal with issues and become accountable. Yet with Ceres moving into her final 7 days on Tuesday, the job of looking past the money to your real priorities is becoming more urgent. On Friday that everything changes, so dramatically that this will mark the point where the push to bring things home begins. It's the Sun, Venus and the Moon's return to your financial sector and the solar eclipse this creates a major new push.
While Mars, in his final days in your financial sector, is fuelling a new sense of urgency, which in turn is throwing fuel on his financial passions and fighting spirit, this is both false but can be used to your advantage. On his own in your financial sector and with your annual financial update not beginning until mid November, but due to leave over the weekend, it's no wonder Mars is evoking a sense that it's now or never. However, the money gods aren't going to leave you in the lurch, for not only will the Moon return just hours before Mars leaves, bringing a chance to put your financial instincts, passions and fighting spirit on the same page over the weekend, there is more backup on the way. This is the first step in a major financial overhaul that will take years to play out.
There's a need to move into the new week holding onto, embracing and protecting every ounce of financial confidence you can muster, even if to begin with it may feel more like wishful thinking or blind faith. The tide turned last month and by the time Pluto completes his first full month in direct motion midweek you should be starting to see signs of movement and momentum, though don't expect to have moved on too much from where you've been for recent months. It's over the weekend that everything will change, with Mars returning to your financial sector where he'll team up with Pluto, planet of change and revolution to speed things up dramatically. It's when the planets of war and revolution get together that settling for the status quo or giving your power away will become untenable.
With the Moon having spent the final days of last week in your income sector and having left less than 24 hours before you move into the new week, the way to keep the nose for money he left you with as sharp as possible is keeping your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. It's when you truly trust a nose for money and the lucky hunches the Moon's alignment with lucky Jupiter is likely to have triggered over the weekend that you'll find it easier to work smarter, making Mars' final days in your work sector count. There's no getting away from the fact that this is going to be a busy week and there'll be times when the pace will feel a little too frenetic and frantic, which is when trusting a nose for money will become so important. Knowing where the money is allows you to work smarter.
Having the Moon in your income sector as you move into the new week is always going to be an advantage, but especially with Mars returning to your work sector over the weekend, kicking off not only the busiest weeks of this year but an early run to bring this professional year home. As the Moon's first visit since Venus left your income sector late last month, this is both a chance to tap into the nose for money this will always bring, but also the desires and expectations Venus left you with. The Sun, Venus and Mercury moved through your income sector in August/September and at the time threw their support behind Pluto, in his final weeks in retrograde motion in your work sector. Now he's about to return the favour, with just enough financial tension in the air to keep you motivated.
The focus is firmly on income matters this week, though the need to maintain the right balance between money coming in and money going out will continue. However, with the Sun and Venus both leaving your income sector on Friday and the Moon returning on Wednesday to give you a nose for money in their final hours, the focus is firmly on income matters. It's in their final days in your income sector that the Sun and Venus will align, bringing the Sun's reality checks and Venus' desires and expectations under the same umbrella. Yet while this brings a need to move on and gain as much leverage as possible, with Mercury not only staying on but not due to turn direct until the weekend, his final days in retrograde motion means that you've also got the road behind covered.
While the focus will remain on income matters this week, the week you move into will be very different to the week you ultimately end up with, with everything coming together in the final days of the week. You'll move into the new week as you've moved into every other week for the last 2 years, with Saturn in your sign keeping your standards and your expectations high and as you have since early August, with Ceres giving you a chance to look beyond the money to define your real priorities. This makes it all about the theory and overall concepts, but things become a lot more real on Friday when, on the same day that Saturn moves into his final 2 months in your income sector the Sun, Venus and the Moon return, with a solar eclipse drawing a major new line in the sand.
The focus this week is firmly on where the money is, yet despite how it may feel and seem it's less about what's achievable now and what you're setting the scene for, realising the importance of building a professional framework that will allow you to reach glass ceilings that even at this stage are out of reach. With Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos leaving your income sector over the weekend and a growing sense of what's possible this could create some frustration, sensing that you're about to run out of time. That is not the case, for with the Moon returning just hours before Mars leaves and not leaving until Ceres returns next Tuesday, you're at the start of a campaign from the money gods that will take another 3 years to run out. You're able to go after bigger and bolder prizes.
Moving into the new week with the Moon in your career sector is always going to be an advantage both professionally and financially, for as well as a chance to start the week with your professional instincts sharp from the get go, this will always put the Moon at a positive aspect to Pluto in your income sector. This time the impact is a little more important, for not only is this the Moon's first visit to your career sector since Venus left and a chance to put your professional instincts, desires and expectations on the same page, but to line up for some huge developments on the income front later in the week. Mars' return to your income sector on Sunday will see the planets of war and revolution reunite for the first time in nearly 2 years, with some glass ceilings about to fall.
Any week that begins with the Moon having just left your financial sector less than 24 hours earlier will always come with a need to trust your financial instincts, keeping your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground from the get go. Yet having aligned with lucky Jupiter over the weekend this was also a chance to tap back into the big picture, with a reminder of your long term goals and aspirations and also that you have both luck and the money gods on your team. Yet with this comes a reminder that it's all about the journey and while you have the power and support to turn things around, the money gods themselves are not only in no hurry, they know that slow and steady is more likely to win the race. What you've had over the weekend is a chance to take a better look at the big picture.
Don't be put off or alarmed by any financial tension in the early days of the week, realising that it's simply the Moon doing the job assigned, which is to bring the monthly reminders and wakeup calls that both income and money matters need. As the Moon's first visit to your financial sector since Venus left late last month and your annual financial review ran its course, this is a chance to put your financial instincts, desires and expectations on the same page, revisiting the intentions made over recent months. The Moon can't move through your financial sector without moving into opposition with the two planets in your income sector, which is where any financial tension will come from. With some major career developments this week, this brings the right wakeup calls at the right time.
After an extraordinary amount of focus on your financial situation and money matters this year everything is finally coming together and falling into place, with one last push to get everything out in the open, your head in the game and your financial desires and expectations banked. It's in the Sun and Venus' final days in your financial sector before leaving on Friday that they'll not only align, but the Moon's return on Wednesday will ensure your financial instincts are sharp and that you've got an intuitive read on all the very different influences in play. For while the Sun and Venus are focused on the future and on putting money matters on the most authentic path, with Mercury in retrograde motion until Sunday you've got a smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight to work with.