For the first time in over four months lucky Jupiter is back in direct motion in your financial sector and the tide is now moving in the right direction. Jupiter only turned direct last week and after four months in retrograde motion, even the planet of luck and expansion has to fight the past's suction and its hold on you. While Jupiter himself is in no hurry, the Moon's return on Friday and position here over the weekend will be a chance to fuel your financial instincts and imagination. Not due to leave until November, the journey towards making this a major year for financial growth is back on track but time, luck and the money gods are all on your side. In the meantime, Venus' first full week in your work sector is having a positive impact across the income, work and career fronts. This year Venus doesn't have to steer things in a lucrative direction on her own, with built in income support from the get go.
While the Moon will return to your financial sector in the final hours of the weekend, this is more a case of the beginnings of a visit that will dominate the early days of next week. This frees you up to keep your money hat right off this week, with a chance to let things settle. While the Sun left your income sector late last month, the Moon's visit last week was an important week for tying up loose ends. Coming full circle from last month's New Moon, this may have triggered unexpected income developments or supplied you with important new bits of information. With all planetary activity on the income front for the year over, but with plenty of untapped income potential and momentum, it is now more about having your work and professional hats on. With Mars in retrograde motion in your career sector and Venus returning to your work sector early next month, that momentum is in safe hands.
Tensions between income and money matters ease back this week and the timing couldn't be better. Saturn and Pluto, both in retrograde motion in your financial sector and in no hurry and surrounded by support, there is a chance to regroup and even for money matters to take a back seat. It is the Moon's return to your financial sector next week that will give you a chance to take a closer look at money matters, by which time the Sun will be gone from your income sector. It is the Sun's last full week in your income sector that needs your attention, especially as his departure early next week will bring all planetary activity here for the year to a close. Yet after the push that last week's solar eclipse gave things and with Jupiter spending his first full week in direct motion in your work sector, all the Sun needs to do is steer things in a lucrative direction. While the spotlight is on your income situation, matters and options, your job is to pay attention.
While the Moon will leave your income sector in the early hours of the week, just starting the week with a sharp nose for money from the get go is an advantage. Even more so because with Mercury on board you also start the week with a smart head for money. It was Venus' departure last week that has left you with a clear sense of what you want. Yet until the Sun returns early next week, the solar spotlight isn't yet on your income situation, matters and options. Mercury is the bridge between Venus' desires and expectations and the Sun's reality checks and the key to turning desires into reality. Slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn next week, Mercury knows he'll be going back over the same ground, so is more focused on sharpening your smart head for money. With Mars already in retrograde motion in your financial sector, by the end of next week the doors will be open to the past, second chances, untapped income and financial potential.
There is something both ordinary and extraordinary happening on the income front this week that could be a game changer. There is nothing more ordinary about the Moon's return to your income sector on Monday, returning every four weeks to sharpen your nose for money and to clarify a lucrative sense of direction. There is also nothing extraordinary about having Venus in her first full week in your income sector, for she returns every four years. Where things become extraordinary is the timing. The week starts with Venus and Ceres aligned, for the first time in your income sector since 1999. Ceres' job is to identify your needs, looking beyond the money to real priorities. Venus isn't nearly so altruistic, with the planet of money all about 'show me the money'. It is the Moon's return on Monday, with your nose for money kicking in just as things come together on the income front, that makes this extraordinary.
There are important developments on the income and financial fronts this week, but they couldn't be more different. With Chiron already in retrograde motion in your financial sector and Eris turning retrograde here over the weekend, there is not only a lack of urgency on the financial front, but you're moving into a review period. When you have planets in your financial sector for decades, there is a point in each year when you need to pull back and spend time back at the drawing board. This is that time. Meanwhile, the Moon will return to your income sector on Wednesday and leave on Friday, with a fleeting chance to sharpen your nose for money and pick up some valuable clues, hunches and insights. Yet this couldn't be more important. With Venus kicking off the most lucky months of 2018 early next month, those clues, hunches and insights couldn't be more important.
Jupiter's direct turn in your income sector last week means that the tide really has turned and the timing couldn't be better. Both in his final weeks in retrograde motion and in both the lead up to and during his direct turn last week, Jupiter was surrounded by support from both Neptune in your work sector and the Sun in your career sector. While support from Neptune, in retrograde motion in your work sector, will continue right through to Jupiter's departure in early November, this is the Sun's last full week in your career sector. After last week's solar eclipse on the career front, just two days after the tide turned on the income front, this has created the kind of professional momentum that income forces can hitch a ride on. With Jupiter here until November and still moving at a crawl, this week is more about gaining the right professional traction.
On both the financial and professional fronts there is a chance to regroup this week, with a chance to keep your money hat off for the majority of the week. This is something that even the money gods are advocating, knowing the importance of the Moon's return to your income sector in the closing hours of the weekend. This is so late in the week that it will have little impact this week, with the majority of the Moon's visit covering the early days of next week. Yet it is the early days of next week that a nose for money will be most valuable, with the Moon in your income sector as the Sun returns to your work sector in the early hours of next week. Having a sharp nose for money will allow the Sun to steer things in a lucrative direction from the get go and that will have huge implications down the line.
The first thing you need to know is that any financial tension an opposition between the Sun and Pluto may have created last week, is dialling back this week. Instead, both income and money matters are likely to have become empowered by this. Pluto, in retrograde motion in your income sector alongside Saturn, was already surrounded by support on the job and career fronts. Yet as Venus, planet of money spends her first full week in your career sector, she is already working with the planet of change and revolution to turn this into motivation. At the same time, the Sun's last full week in your financial sector, is surrounded by support as well. A lot of that support is coming from lucky Jupiter, who is helping to boost your financial confidence, instincts and imagination. By early next week, the money gods will shift all their focus onto income matters and keep it there, with a chance first to get your financial ducks in a row.
Hindsight has 20/20 vision because it is easier to look back and join the dots than it is to join them looking forward. By looking back, with the fog of war gone, you're able to appreciate in hindsight what you didn't then. This is the case for any financial tension an opposition between Mercury and Mars may have created earlier in the month, which the Moon may have exacerbated over the weekend. Yet as a result, both sides are motivated, at a time when something unique is happening. Mars is already in retrograde motion in your income sector, for the first time in 47 years, but incredibly, Mercury is also slowing down, ahead of a retrograde turn next week. Already you have time to work with his smart head for money. By the end of next week the doors will be open to the past, second chances and untapped income and financial potential.
The Moon's return to your financial sector on Monday will create an opposition with Neptune, in retrograde motion in your income sector. However, the danger isn't the financial tension this might briefly create and more that this will be so overwhelmed by positive conditions on both fronts that you won't notice it. While you don't want to create challenges where there are none, a bit of financial tension will keep you on your toes. The Moon returns to find Venus and Ceres aligned in your financial sector, with your financial instincts and imagination kicking in just as you're getting to the heart of your financial desires, needs and priorities. If you know what you want, you're more than halfway there. With Jupiter spending his first full week in direct motion in your career sector and the Sun his last full week in your work sector, any pressure on Neptune is motivation across the income, work and career fronts.
There is something subtle taking place on the financial front this week, with the money gods preparing to shift the whole dynamics of this financial year. Until now the only planetary activity has been on the income front and while that will remain the case, the focus there is shifting. Chiron is already in retrograde motion in your income sector and over the weekend Eris will turn retrograde there as well. By the end of next week both planets in your income sector will be in retrograde motion and by the end of next week, even Mercury will be in retrograde motion on the job front. It is the Moon's return to your financial sector midweek that will do more than fuel your financial instincts and imagination. As the Moon's last visit before Venus' return early next month, as income forces take a back seat, money matters are lining up for their turn.