This is likely to be a defining week on the professional front, setting the scene on both the work and career fronts for the coming months. Just as well then that you’ll begin the week with the Moon in your career sector, sharpening your professional instincts and giving you an intuitive edge that you’ll retain even though he’ll leave on Monday. With the Sun having left your career sector over the weekend and Mercury due to leave on Saturday, this is a week for tying up loose ends and making the kind of choices, decisions and plans that will determine where to from here. At the same time Mars’ retrograde turn in your work sector on Tuesday brings you to a turning point on the work front, giving you a chance to pull back and until turning direct in April, access to second chances.
If you were looking for an exact day or time when you could say without a doubt, that this is the point that your new professional year begins, then it’s Monday the 23rd January. Yet while Monday’s New Moon in your career sector, just 2 days after the Sun returned and just hours after the Moon returns, will draw a real line in the sand and create an opportunity for new beginnings and a fresh start, this is the culmination of many small steps taken to get to this point. As the last New Moon in your career sector before Neptune leaves at the end of next week, this is less about making a commitment to your new professional year and more about making a commitment to the professional dreams and aspirations that will determine your journey for years to come.
While Venus will only spend 25 days in your career sector, defining your professional desires this is more of a game changer than you realise. Venus will visit your career sector once a year, evoking your professional desires and then moves on. This year with Neptune, planet of dreams returning towards the end of next week but not leaving until 2026, there is no danger that you’ll run out of motivation anytime soon. You might think that it’s professional acumen, smart thinking and determination that are the main ingredients of success, but in reality it’s desire and knowing what you want. If you know what you want and you’re determined to do whatever it takes to make it happen, eventually you’ll get there. Choose this week to listen to your heart and your professional instincts.
Give yourself permission to keep things on the down low this week, working behind the scenes at whatever speed and pace feels comfortable for you. You’ll be happiest when you’re working away from the limelight and behind the scenes, for you’re getting a sense things are about to get a lot busier. The Moon only left your work sector over the weekend, wrapping up his first visit for the year and since Mercury left earlier in the month, giving you plenty to mull over. It’s the Moon’s return to your career sector on Saturday that is likely to have you thinking, inspiring your professional instincts and imagination. As the Moon comes full circle from his position here over the New Year this gives you a chance to revisit the intentions you moved into the year with.
Even though the year is only 3 weeks old, this is a week for tying up loose ends on the work front and putting things on the track you want them to continue on. While Jupiter is continuing a rebuilding phase on the career front, things won’t really start to move until early March, giving you time to get things sorted on the work front first. It was the Sun’s departure from your work sector over the weekend and the Moon’s return just a few hours later that has the transition process already underway as you move into the new week. With your cards on the table it’s now about how to play them. With Mercury leaving your work sector on Saturday you’ll move into the week with your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground and the mental savvy needed in order to play your A game.
This is the week when for you your new professional year really kicks off, with everything until now all about settling in and getting your bearings. It was the Sun’s return to your work sector over the weekend that got the ball rolling, returning a week to the day after Venus left and beginning the process of running her desires and Neptune’s big dreams through reality filters. It’s the Moon’s return to your work sector on Monday and alignment with the Sun that kicks your new week off with a New Moon, giving you a chance to draw a line in the sand and make a commitment to the future. With Neptune leaving your work sector at the end of next week and not returning again your lifetime, this gives you a chance to make a commitment to your short and long term intentions.
During her short 25 day visit to your work sector Venus has a big job on her hands, engaging your heart and working with you to decide what you do and don’t want on the work front. This is something Venus will do each year, but what makes this year so special is that Neptune, planet of dreams and fantasies is returning at the end of next week and staying on until 2026 Venus’ desires will help fuel the dreams and expectations that will keep you motivated for years to come. The Moon’s return to your work sector from Wednesday to Saturday will give Venus a helping hand, engaging your intuition and ensuring that you have your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground. It’s when what your heart and your instincts are telling you agree, that you know you’ll have found the truth.
Make the most of the relatively quiet patch on the professional front, for it won’t last. It’s Venus’ return to your work sector on the 8th February that will kick off the busiest 3 months of the year, a period that won’t run its course until the 9th May. There won’t be a day in between where you’ll have a chance to take your work hat off and come up for air, which is why it’s so important to do that now. It’s the Moon’s return to your work sector on Saturday, just 11 days before Venus returns that gives you a chance to look back and look forward, getting an intuitive read on where you’ve been and where you’re going. This will mean having your work hat on over the weekend, but taking the time to listen to your instincts will give you a jump on the opportunities just up ahead.
There is a need to pull back this week, working smarter and more focused on where the money is. For while Mercury is wrapping things up on the income front, cementing your game plan for the coming year, things have slowed down considerably on the professional front. Even though Jupiter turned direct in your work sector on Boxing Day things won’t be back up to full speed until early March, so it’s more a case of slow and steady on the work front. What really slows things down this week is Mars’ retrograde turn in your career sector on Tuesday. While this will open the door to second chances, during a retrograde phase that extends out to mid April, in the meantime it’s going to feel like things have become stuck. Don’t push through this, instead pull back and move with the tide as it turns.
While there is a lot of focus on your income situation this week, with the week kicking off with a New Moon in your income sector, on the professional front there is a real easing back that you need to respect and move with. It was always going to be a case of patience and of wait and see on the work front, with Venus not unlocking the door to a period of extreme opportunity in early April, but this week even on the career front as a whole things are slowing down. Instead of this being something to worry about this is what’s supposed to happen, with Saturn already slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn in your career sector on the 8th January. Instead of a sign that things are becoming stuck, this gives you a chance to pull back and take your time, focusing more on quality than speed.
The gods that rule all things professional are giving you a week off, with a chance to let things settle and also to focus on getting your new solar year off on the right foot, knowing that if you get that right everything else will fall into place. With no planetary activity in either your work or career sectors, your two professional houses, the Moon’s monthly visits to each is all you have in order to keep things on track. But after visiting your career sector last week and not due to reach your work sector until later next week, there is no lunar activity in either this week. Yet in a year that is only 3 weeks old the Moon has already visited both, giving you a chance to step back and process things, getting a read on information and insights your subconscious has already absorbed.
When the Moon left your career sector over the weekend he not only wrapped up his first visit for the year, but his first since Mercury left earlier in the year. Because the Moon has only just left when you move into the new week your professional instincts are still sharp and your imagination and hunches are still likely to be vivid, something you’ll retain for as long as you choose to use and trust it. Like a bell that can’t be unrung, you’ve gained insight and information that you’re now free to choose as you will. With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses and no lunar activity this week either, focus on maximising the insight the Moon has left you with, getting your professional bearings and making sure things are on the right track. – freepsychicnetwork