With so much set to unfold on the income front over the next two weeks it's important to start with an awareness of what your value system is and what you're actually striving for. Whether you set your intentions down on paper, have an amount in your head or it's a sense of simply wanting more, the more specific you can be the more you're able to harness the truly remarkable conditions playing out over the next 16 days. With Venus spending her first full week in your income sector the laws of attraction are now in effect, which means you'll attract what you focus on, which can be good and bad news. Focus on what you don't have and that's what you attract, but that's where having a specific want to focus on is so important. Yet intentions without action remain pipe dreams, which is why Mercury's smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight are so important.
While the money gods will shift some of their focus onto income matters later in the month and it is time to start crafting a sense how updating your expectations might look and feel to you, for now the focus is still firmly on financial and money matters, but also on the rear view mirror. With the only planets in either of your two money houses both in your financial sector and both in retrograde motion it's where you've been not where you're going that the money gods are focused. Right now you have the balance of Saturn's pragmatic need to take ownership and responsibility for the past and Mars' urge to seize the second chances and untapped potential the doors open to the past have exposed. This is such a rare opportunity that there are no precedents to go by, giving you permission to play this in a way that works for and empowers you.
Thanks to the Moon's visit to your financial sector last week and departure just before the weekend, you're not only able to move into the new week with your financial instincts sharp but with 20/20 hindsight. While the Moon's visit to your income sector next week will bring a chance to focus more on the income opportunities that will open up next month and therefore look to the future, for now the money gods give you a week where you're able to let things settle and to work with the knowledge gained during Pluto's first two weeks in retrograde motion. While Pluto, in your financial sector from 2008 to 2024, will always spend from April to September in retrograde motion, this doesn't usually come with the confidence and support you have this time around. What you have is a chance to learn from and understand the past without playing the woulda, shoulda, coulda game.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your financial sector is a real advantage, ensuring your financial instincts are sharp from the get go. With no planetary activity in either of your two money houses but the current on the income front flowing more positively this year and is buoyed by the professional gods, this is a chance to focus on financial and money matters as a whole. While the Moon will leave your financial sector on Monday, having spent the weekend here, it's only after the Moon has moved on that you're able to process and get to the message behind any strong emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses. The Moon's monthly visits to your financial sector are the waypoints or the trail of breadcrumbs the money gods have laid out for you, checking that you're on track, while providing more clues as the year progresses.
For different reasons you've arrived at an important week for both financial and money matters. While the Moon's return to your financial sector on Monday and position here in the early days of the week may thrust the focus onto financial and money matters, the reality is this is a huge week for income matters, with any financial tension the Moon throws up important on both sides of the fence. This is the Moon's first visit since the last of the faster moving planets left your financial sector and as such this is a time to get your bearings and the information needed to commit to the journey ahead. At the same time Jupiter's last full week in retrograde motion in your income sector is not just the first, last and only full week of 2016 where the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the income, work and career fronts, but of the decade.
Venus' departure from your financial sector over the weekend has brought you to a point in the year where, knowing what you've got to work with, what you want and what you require, it is now more about the journey. Over recent months the Sun, Mercury and Venus have all moved through your financial sector, leaving you with the transparency, smart head for money and desire to establish a new starting point and take control of your own financial destiny. This year the money gods aren't quite ready to put anything in concrete, allowing your financial aspirations, needs and priorities to continue to evolve over the coming weeks and months. From this point on you need to be operating by two lists that you either have written out or commit to memory. On the first list is what you want from the money gods over the coming year and on the other what you're going to contribute in return.
While Mars is on his way back to your income sector he won't return until later in the month, giving the money gods time to make financial and money matters as a whole a priority and to that end they're going to town this week. With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of May in your financial sector the spotlight is always going to be on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year, asking that you keep your eyes open and head out of the sand as you take care of any financial housekeeping. Yet with Venus spending her first full week in your financial sector, Mercury his first full week in retrograde motion and a New Moon here over the weekend, it's time to look at what you need back from the money gods, at a time when the doors are open to the past, second chances and new beginnings.
While the Moon will return to your financial sector over the weekend, the main focus this week is on income matters. By the time you move into the new week Mars has been in retrograde motion in your income sector for two weeks and Saturn for just over five weeks, with support from work forces over recent weeks leaving you with a new sense of confidence when it comes to tapping into and either retrieving second chances and untapped potential or benefiting from work invested or knowledge gained in the past. This is going to bring with it a sense of confidence, especially midweek when Mars is on especially good terms with work forces, with a need to stock up on that as it might be tested over the weekend. It's over the weekend that the Moon's return to your financial sector might push some buttons, providing the wakeup calls that both income and financial matters need.
Any week that begins with the Moon having just left your income sector less than 24 hours earlier is off to a good start, giving you a nose for money from the get go. While that would be an advantage in any week and while this might look like an ordinary week, this is in fact the first, last and only full week in a decade where the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped potential on the income, work and career fronts at the same time. That a nose for money also comes with 20/20 hindsight at a time when the professional gods are still opening new doors on the work front reveals just how many options you have. In the lead up to the weekend's New Moon in your work sector, a better sense of where the money is and especially the untapped potential sees a nose for money and the past have a big influence on where to from here.
Moving into the week with the Moon in your income sector is always going to be an advantage, especially when you have no planetary activity in either of your two money houses. With no planetary activity in your income sector since Venus left in March, these monthly visits and the nose for money they trigger are your only chance to check that you're still following the right trail and also to pick up any shifts that you need to be aware of. However, as the Moon's last visit to your income sector before new doors open on the work front, this is a chance to start lining up in front of the most lucrative doors before they open. By the time the Moon leaves your income sector on Monday those doors are still 19 days away from opening, making it important to hold onto the nose for money this leaves you with.
The Moon's return to your income sector on Monday and position here in the early days of the week may appear to be a mixed blessing at the time, but in reality is all good news. As with all monthly visits this is bound to push some buttons, but even an opposition with Jupiter on Tuesday and the financial tension this may create comes with perfect timing. Returning just two weeks after Mars' retrograde turn has the warrior planet of the cosmos on his way back to your career sector this sees a nose for money as you start to line up for the professional twists ahead, as well as a chance to tap into planets in your income sector. That is obviously good news for income matters, but an opposition with Jupiter just as he moves into his final week in retrograde motion in your financial sector is going to bring the right wakeup calls at the right time.
While there was never any danger of the money gods leaving after Venus' departure from your income sector over the weekend, just to be sure you're connected with the planets that are staying behind the Moon's return midweek will do the trick. Returning just four days after Venus' departure and with her desires, expectations and a sense of entitlement still strong, as a nose for money kicks in this will both reignite the sense of resolve she left you with, but will tap into the planets that are staying behind. Where the last few months have been about lining up for what's achievable now and setting objectives to aim and strive for, you're now able to connect with the planets that are focused on the journey itself. As well as a nose for money kicking in you can also expect a renewed sense of purpose and some Eureka moments.