While on the professional front things are very stable, with Pluto now well established in a retrograde phase that won’t end until September and new doors won’t open on the work front until August, making this more about pacing yourself for the long term, the early days of the week will have a defining influence on the rest of your professional year. It’s on Monday and just as you move into your new working week that the Moon and Venus are not only both in your income sector, but with both due to leave on Tuesday they’re busy working to leave you with a nose for money and the income desires and expectations that will define the coming year. With both working closely with Pluto this is a chance to redefine your professional objectives, changing them to align with your income expectations.
Even before Venus returns to your income sector on Tuesday your confidence, drives and passions are being fuelled on the work front, with income and work forces continuing to band together. It begins on Monday when Mercury, in retrograde motion in your income sector, moves into a positive aspect with the North Node in your work sector, providing a clear sense of direction on the work front as well as a smart head for money and hindsight when it comes to income opportunities. Aligned until Wednesday but peaking on Tuesday, Mercury and the North Node offer a chance to put income and work expectations on the same page, on the same day that Venus returns to trigger new income opportunities and just 2 days before Mars moves into his final, adrenaline fuelled month in your work sector.
Ironically, just as you move into the home straight on the income front, with the Sun teaming up with lucky Jupiter to bring things home, your entire professional focus has shifted to the past and the road behind. Saturn has been in retrograde motion in your work sector since March, but over the weekend, just 10 days after Neptune turned retrograde in your business sector, Chiron followed suit, putting all three planets active in your two professional houses in retrograde motion. With professional and income forces working together, this will see your professional focus shift to the past, giving you a chance to work with what is already on the table and to appreciate in hindsight what to target on, just as you move into the most important and potentially lucrative income weeks of the year.
With the Moon having just left your business sector on Sunday your professional instincts are not only sharp as you move into the new week, you’re still processing the valuable clues, hunches and insights this left you with. As both the Moon’s first visit to your business sector since Venus left and the last before lucky Jupiter returns to your income sector in 3 weeks from Wednesday, this has been a valuable chance to get your professional bearings. With Uranus not only staying on in your business sector to keep the professional momentum going, but destined to work in closely with Jupiter as new income opportunities open up, paying attention to both the professional instincts and Eureka moments triggered over the weekend and still being triggered in the early hours of the week is a must.
This is one week where you can’t afford to put things off or fall victim to a case of Mondayitis, needing to come in hard and heavy from the get go, then easing back later. For you’re not only moving into the new week with both the Moon and Venus in your business sector, with both leaving on Tuesday and all the planetary activity for the year then wrapping up, the early hours of the week are critical for getting your bearings. This is the last chance you’ll get all year to put your professional instincts, desires and expectations on the same page, making it important to move into the new week trusting your heart and your gut. With Pluto standing by in your work sector this is about setting your professional goalposts and then changing things on the work front if need be.
As you move into the new week give yourself time to hear yourself, think, holding off charging into your week with all barrels loaded. In between the Sun’s departure from your business sector over the weekend and Venus’ return on Tuesday, Mercury has a chance to gain your full attention and in retrograde motion, this means looking back in hindsight. Yet Mercury is working in closely with forces on the income front that are very much all about moving forward, as will be Venus when she returns to your business sector on Tuesday. Monday is a chance to spend time back at the drawing board, making the most of the intellectual savvy and hindsight able to be gained by looking back through the rear view mirror before an all out effort to bring things home on the business and income fronts.
Two very different situations have developed on the professional front over the weekend, one that brings a clear divide between your focus on the business and work fronts. It was Chiron’s retrograde turn in your work sector over the weekend, just 10 days after Neptune turned retrograde here as well, that puts your entire work focus on the past, asking that you slow down, pace yourself and spend time looking back through the rear view mirror. Yet on the same day that Chiron turned retrograde in your work sector the Sun returned to your business sector to kick off the most important month, in what is already the most important year for business matters in over a decade. With Jupiter moving into his final weeks in your business sector and a New Moon on Friday it’s time to start bringing things home.
Because the Moon only left your work sector on Sunday you’re not only moving into the new working week with your instincts sharp, finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground, but you’re only now processing what was more than simply a monthly update. While the Moon visits your work sector once a month, as the first visit since Venus left, some active months ran their course and the last before lucky Jupiter returns to your business sector in 3 weeks from Wednesday; this has provided some game changing hunches, clues and Eureka moments. With Uranus, long term resident in your work sector due to work in with lucky Jupiter when he returns to your business sector, this is a chance to start getting your ducks in a row on the work front, ready for the professional tide and your fortunes to turn.
There is a need to be on the ball from the get go this week, knowing that from midweek you can ease back and even take your professional hat off if you want to, but on no account should that happen before Wednesday. Until then, with Venus and the Moon both in your work sector until Tuesday and with all the planetary activity for the year wrapping up, it’s important to pay attention and remain plugged in, especially to what your heart and your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses are telling you. Venus is the last planet to move through your work sector for the year and with the Sun and Mercury both been and gone, the more practical phase has been done and now it’s more about tying up loose ends and listening to what your heart, especially when it comes to where the money is.
There is a pregnant pause at the start of the week, that provides a rare and short term bubble where you’re able to stay in the moment, taking the time to reflect back on where you’ve been and forward to where you’re going, on both the work and business fronts. That bubble will be popped in varying degrees during the week, starting with Venus’ return to your work sector on Tuesday, the Moon’s return shortly after and when on Thursday Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos moves into his final and most urgent month in your business sector. On Monday, Mercury is on his own in your work sector and in retrograde motion this is when you have a chance to pause and reflect, with his alliance with the North Node in your business sector also giving you a clear sense of professional direction to call on.
Over the weekend two things happened that have made the divide between work and business forces even more pronounced, yet at the same time has seen their alliance strengthen. Over the weekend the Sun returned to your work sector and teaming up with lucky Jupiter, who will leave in 3 weeks from Wednesday and with a New Moon here on Friday, this is the point where things start to move, as you reach a point where it’s time to bring things home. Yet over the weekend Saturn also moved into his final month in retrograde motion in your business sector, at the same time that Chiron turned retrograde in your income sector, making the past and the road behind even more relevant. Any progress and momentum on the work front is as a result of the old doors open on the business and income fronts.
At this stage the professional gods are asking a lot but giving very little in return, apart from a growing sense of confidence and blind faith that has nothing to substantiate or authenticate it. In other words, you don’t have proof and a lot of doubts over whether what your instincts and sixth sense is telling you, wondering whether it might be more a case of wishful thinking. The reality is that this is not only anything but blind faith and wishful thinking, but is likely to be bigger and more important than you can imagine. What your sixth sense is already picking up on is that in just weeks lucky Jupiter will return to your work sector, as your luckiest and most expansive year for work opportunities in over a decade kicks off. Blind faith and a nose for money will take you far. -astrolis