Your financial year has taken a stunning turn for the better with Mars' return to your financial sector over the weekend. While the warrior planet of the cosmos returns once every two years, this is the first time he has joined with lucky Jupiter here for over a decade. Jupiter's first two months here has involved a lot of housekeeping and setting down parameters, especially as the Sun, Mercury and Venus moved through. With that phase over, Mars and Jupiter have come together to move to a more proactive phase. Mars is a planet that likes to make things happen and here he's able to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit. Yet not due to leave until late January, there is plenty of time to see where this can take you. Meanwhile, the Moon's return on Thursday is your first chance to sharpen your financial instincts since Mars' return and the last chance for this year.
A massive line up of planets has come together in order to help you make the most of the Sun and Saturn's last full week in your financial sector. While the Sun will return at this time every year to throw the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters, once Saturn leaves he won't return for another 27 years. In the last full week of a three year financial boot camp, there is a need to take responsibility. Yet while this is the last full week of a three year financial boot camp, this is not the end of what you're able to accomplish. With Venus staying on until Christmas Day, Mercury still in retrograde motion here and Mars not even returning until next month, you haven't even begun to exploit the benefits. It is the Moon's return on Saturday that will begin the lead to next Monday's New Moon and the chance this will bring to draw a line in the sand.
The extraordinary thing about this week is how ordinary it is, for ordinary is not something you'll see a lot of from next week. With Pluto in your financial sector since 2008, the planet of change and revolution has been working towards financial growth, change and evolution for nearly a decade now. In your financial sector since early February Juno, queen of commitment, has been helping you to commit to Pluto's call for change, even if you don't know the 'when, where and how'. It is Juno's departure over the weekend that will leave Pluto on his own for the first time in 10 months, though not for long. It is next week that the Sun and Saturn will return, kicking off your three most powerful financial years in over a decade. This is when Saturn's power to move mountains will merge with Pluto's call for change.
The Moon's departure from your income sector over the weekend has left you with a nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction at a critical point in your professional year. As the Sun and Saturn spent their last full week in your work sector, they are pushing work and job matters forward. Yet this comes at a time when the doors are already open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the job and career front and is about to do the same on the income front. For it is over the weekend that instead of leaving your income sector, as she normally would by this point, that Ceres will turn retrograde. By the end of the week the weeks will be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. This makes starting the week with a nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go a real advantage.
While the Moon will leave your income sector on Monday, just starting the week with your nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go is a real advantage. It is in the final hours of the Moon's last visit to your income sector for the year that you're able to already steer work and job matters in a lucrative direction. For while the Sun and Saturn won't make their game changing return to your work sector until next week, there are already forces in play on the job front. Just before leaving the Moon will move into opposition with Chiron, just as he moves into his first full week in direct motion in your financial sector. This might create some financial tension at the start of the week, but when the Moon leaves on Monday this will drop off. It won't take much to turn this into motivation, while providing a timely push for stalled money matters.
Mars' departure from your income sector over the weekend has been a win/win situation for both income and money matters, but it might not be until the second half of the week that you're able to fully appreciate this. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos not only wrapped up his own nearly seven week visit to your income sector, but nearly 16 months of continuous planetary activity. This included the 13 months that Jupiter had spent here. Throughout that time and right up to Mars' departure, this created pressure between income and financial forces. Mars' departure has taken that pressure away, while leaving you with more than enough momentum and traction. The Moon's return to your income sector on Monday will be a mixed blessing. A chance to sharpen your financial instincts and confirm a lucrative sense of direction, might see financial tensions rise, but just for one last push.
The whole dynamics of your financial year changed over the weekend, at a point in the year when there shouldn't be anything to change. With the Sun always leaving your income sector in November, by the time you reach December, if you do still have planetary activity it is usually more about tying up loose ends. Yet Mars' return over the weekend was nothing to do with tying up loose ends and instead he has returned to declare war on glass ceilings. Not due to leave until the end of January, Mars will not only spend the first of 2017 here and the first four weeks of 2018, but has teamed up with lucky Jupiter for the first time here in over a decade. By the time the Moon returns and a nose for money kicks in on Thursday, you'll have a sense that your game has changed. You've now got the warrior planet of the cosmos on your team.
The Sun's last full week in your income sector is a point you will always reach at this point in each year, making the most of the fact that the solar spotlight is still on your income situation and matters. The difference this year is what the solar spotlight reveals, which is a chance to bring home everything you've been working towards for the last three years, while creating a new starting point. For at the same time that the Sun is spending his last full week in your income sector, so too is Saturn, who has been here since December 2014. Yet waiting in the wings are planets that are going to use this as a springboard to the next phase, building on the hard work of the last three years. They include Venus and Mercury, along with Mars who doesn't even return until next month. By the time the Moon returns over the weekend ahead of next Monday's New Moon, you'll be ready to draw a new line in the sand.
Starting the week with the Moon in your career sector will ensure your professional instincts are sharp from the get go, something the money and professional gods will be drawing on. For the Moon's last visit for the year is also the last before next week's major income developments. This is a chance to get your professional bearings and to get your professional ducks in a row ahead of the Sun and Saturn's return to your income sector next week. While the Sun returns at this time every year, Saturn will return for the first time since 1991 and to kick off the three most powerful years on the income front in three decades. What starts next week will grow in strength through to December 2020. With Pluto already calling for change, starting the week with a professional edge is a real advantage.
There are some important changes on the financial and income fronts this week, but in a way that is both subtle and with a wider impact. With the lunar nodes in your two money houses, the North Node on the financial front and the South Node on the income front have worked to keep both on track, but also to maintain a balance between money coming in and money going out. That balance has been harder because while you have had planetary activity on the financial front since July, there has been no planetary activity on the income front since the lunar nodes returned in May. That will all change by the end of the week, with Juno's return to your income sector on Sunday. Coincidently Ceres turns retrograde in your financial sector just hours later, sending a message to income forces that it is their turn.
Starting the week with the Moon in your financial sector is a mixed blessing, but it is one that has only positive implications. In the final hours of the Moon's last visit for the year, the Moon will move into opposition with Chiron, for the first time since his direct turn on the income front last week. This could create some financial tension or pressure, which is why this could seem to be a mixed blessing. Yet this is a small price to pay, especially as it will drop back when the Moon leaves on Monday and will quickly turn into motivation. This allows you to start the week with your financial instincts sharp from the get go. At the same time, with Mars in his first full week in your career sector, any pressure on income forces is going to give stalled income matters a push to fire up your fighting spirit.
Mars' departure from your financial sector over the weekend has been good news for both income and money matters. For the first time in nearly 16 months, there is no pressure on income forces and with this a chance to regroup. With both Uranus and Eris in their final weeks in your income sector, this allows the money gods to shift their focus onto the doors still open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. With Mercury in his last full week in retrograde motion in your career sector and Ceres turning retrograde in your work sector over the weekend, this creates some incredible support. By the end of the week the doors will be open to the past, second chances and untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. In the meantime, the Moon's return to your financial sector on Monday will bring a chance to tie up loose ends on the financial front.