There is a need for caution this week when it comes to all professional matters, but also that you remain confident and see this as less a sign that something is wrong or broken and more a case of cosmic conditions that need to be worked with. With Pluto turning retrograde in your business sector on Tuesday the planet of change and revolution and the only planet active in either of your professional houses, has come to a complete standstill, making it important not to push or rush things. It’s on Wednesday, just as Pluto is in his first full day in retrograde motion that his third opposition with Jupiter since last August kicks off, bringing any building professional or work/life balance tensions to a head, almost pinning you down. This is a chance to take care of any housekeeping.
With the Moon already in your work sector as you move into the new week ahead of Tuesday’s lunar eclipse there is a need to have your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground, but also that you keep an open mind. Eclipses are always wildcards and especially so with an eclipse that has so many extra and unprecedented elements in play. Falling in the final days of your old solar year and when your natural resources are likely to be low, this could prove quite challenging and demanding, bringing work tensions and pressure to a head. Yet with this comes the chance for a breakthrough, with some things that aren’t sustainable falling away, making way for new growth and for the second chances the doors are also open to. It’s important to work with, not against the current.
Thanks to Venus you’re emerging into the short working week with a new sense of professional confidence, higher expectations and in a bit of a hypnotic fog. With your imagination still engaged and with Venus not only fuelling your professional desires and expectations and confidence in your long term professional dreams and aspirations, but your confidence across the board, this makes it all about doing things on your terms. Venus is on especially good terms with Saturn in your work sector, but even more so with Jupiter in your income sector, with their alliance peaking just as the long Easter weekend kicks off and also as financial tensions peak. This gives you the confidence to appreciate what this is, which is a push to breakthrough any remaining glass ceilings.
There is a need to pace yourself from the get go this week, especially when it comes to work/life balance issues and pacing yourself professionally. While the rest of the world gets ready to take their professional hat off over the long weekend, even though the Sun will leave your business sector on Easter Sunday, with Mercury not leaving until next Tuesday and the push to launch your new professional year far from complete, you’ll need to keep yours on. However, with Tuesday’s lunar eclipse in your home and family sector bringing work/life balance issues to a head, just a day into the most challenging 10 days of the year, you’ve got to leave your superhero clock at home, realising that you can only do what you can. Refuse to be rushed, hurried or pushed.
This is one week where you can’t judge a book by its cover, with nothing likely to be what it seems. First impressions are likely to be that on the work front especially, but by default, professionally in general, things have become stalled and challenges and pressures are only intensifying, giving a bad impression of where things stand. Things appear stalled because they are with Pluto, the only planet active in either of your professional houses not only turning retrograde on Tuesday, but under pressure from Jupiter. In fact, Monday marks the start of the most challenging 10 days of the year, especially on the work front. Yet this is one time when opportunities come disguised as challenges, for with the Sun’s return to your business sector on Sunday the scene is set for a breakthrough.
As things continue to settle on the work front and before Mercury returns to open new doors on the business front early next week, there is a need to not only let things play out naturally and to pace yourself, but to avoid letting your professional confidence get caught up in life’s other challenges. On Monday we move into the most challenging 10 days of the year, yet this will not affect either of your professional houses and if anything, they’ll get a boost from Tuesday’s lunar eclipse in your income sector. Everyone is under pressure this week and not only because it’s a short working week, with any challenges you’re likely to face coming from the fact that you’ll be surrounded by stressed out people. Refuse to see challenges where there are none or to sweat the small stuff.
Despite the fact that Monday marks the start of the most challenging 10 days of the year and that as a Libran you’re more affected by this than most and even more so because Jupiter, in your business sector, is one of the planets most affected, what you’re unlikely to shake and shouldn’t even try to, is a new sense of confidence on the work front. In fact, this is one week where moving into your new working with your rose coloured glasses on and in a state of denial or escaping into your daydreams to avoid harsh realities, is a preferred game plan. It was not only Venus’ alignment with Neptune over the weekend that brought your heart and imagination together, but support from business and income forces that is fuelling a new sense of confidence. Hold onto those pipedreams.
The Sun’s final week in your work sector is set to be his most challenging yet, for after experiencing a series of oppositions over recent weeks he faces his greatest challenge during Tuesday’s total lunar eclipse. This is the Full Moon that will always fall at some point during the Sun’s month long visit to your work sector, providing the wakeup calls needed to ensure you’re not asleep at the wheel, but as a lunar eclipse and especially with other tensions mounting, this could bring some game changing wakeup calls or pressures that bring things to a head or to a tipping or turning point. This may create a false impression, with work tensions compounded by the fact that we have a short working week. This is a call to pace yourself and work smarter, setting the scene for a breakthrough.
With no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses since Mars left your business sector in early December, the Moon’s monthly visit to both have become a lot more important. Yet what makes it even more important than ever to hold onto the professional instincts and the valuable clues, hunches and insights the Moon left you with, when he left your business sector over the weekend, is the fact that this was the last visit before new doors open on the work front at the end of this week. It’s the Sun’s return to your work sector on Sunday and Mercury’s early next week that will not only open the door to new opportunities on the work front, but bring the first real professional support of the year. This kicks in over the long weekend, with things taking off in earnest next week.
Having the Moon in your business sector as you move into the new week will always be an advantage, ensuring you have your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground from the get go, with your professional instincts sharp. However, by any measure, while the Moon returns to your business sector every 4 weeks, this is not only the most important visit of the year, but possibly in decades. For on Tuesday this will come to a head as a lunar eclipse, the first in your business sector since 1997 and the first total lunar eclipse since 1996. Where an ordinary Full Moon, which falls here at this time of year and usually with no backup, has the power to bring things to a head or to a tipping or turning point, as not only a lunar eclipse but a tremendous amount of backup, this could be game changing.
Part of the reason why Monday marks the start of the most challenging 10 days of the year is that Jupiter, moving through your work sector, is under pressure from all sides, pressure that will only intensify when Pluto moves into opposition on Wednesday. This marks the start of the toughest 7 days of Jupiter’s 12 month visit to your work sector, but was always destined to be the last mountain range you had to cross in order to get to the fields of success on the other side, with the universe throwing every possible roadblock in your way. Yet with support from Venus in your income sector and from Saturn in your business sector you’re able to see this for what it is, which is an opportunity for a major breakthrough. This is not about giving up and all about pushing on regardless.
In a week that is likely to be dominated by money matters and juggling the needs of others, the Moon is going to provide the right support at the right time, in a way that could see everything change in the 11th Hour and just when you should be taking your professional hat off for the long weekend. At any other time the Moon’s return to your business sector on Good Friday and position here for the majority of the long weekend could be seen as bad timing, asking that you keep your professional hat off just when you have a chance to take it off. This will see the Moon return just as the Sun moves into his final days in your income sector, providing the professional instincts and confidence needed to rethink your professional and financial options over the long weekend.