While others may take their professional hat off over the holiday period and then struggle to get their head back in the game again, you never really take yours off and even on holiday things will be ticking over in the back of your mind. For you it will always end and start each year with the Sun in your Business sector, with the solar spotlight getting everything out in the open. This year you have the full weight of the solar system behind you, as well as a myriad of options as you move into the New Year. A New Moon in your income sector in the early hours of 2014 not only creates an opportunity for a fresh start, but with Venus in retrograde motion here the door is open to both new beginnings and second chances. With your head in the game you’ll get a jump on your new professional year.
For the first time in 15 years you’re moving into the New Year with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your work sector with a need to hold something back in reserve. Normally here for just 6 weeks, there would usually be an urgent need to embrace the drives, competitive spirit and need for action Mars will trigger, but not due to leave until the 26th July there’s a need to pace yourself. With Mercury returning to your Business sector later next week your new professional year will really take off then, with a chance to get your head in the game and to play things more strategically. In the meantime the Moon’s return to your Business sector over the weekend will sharpen your professional instincts, just days before what is destined to be a phenomenal professional year kicks off in earnest.
As you move into the new week and into the closing days of the year, the Moon is just wrapping up his last visit to your work sector for 2013, leaving you some valuable clues, hunches and insights and a chance to get your bearings. After a big push to get work matters up to speed over recent months and new developments on the Business front not kicking in until early February, you have a chance to step back and put things into perspective. As the Moon’s last visit to your work sector for 2013 this is a chance to reflect on the journey and make sense of a challenging but empowering year. With work, Business and income forces working in close harmony and continuing their working relationship in 2014, a clear sense of where you’ve been will provide a clear sense of where to from here.
While all the planetary activity in your work sector for the year ran its course on Christmas Eve, the Moon’s return on Monday will provide a last minute opportunity to tie up loose ends, regroup and get an intuitive sense of both where you’ve been and where to from here. This is not only the Moon’s last visit to your work sector for 2013 and his first since Mercury wrapped up some active months just last week, but his first since Uranus turned direct in your Business sector and the professional tide turned. For the first time since 1993 you’ve had a chance to take your work hat off over Christmas and while there is a need to keep it on in the early hours of the week, this is more a chance to listen to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses, take note and to tie up loose ends.
Keeping your work hat on over the holiday period has always and will always be your reality, with the Sun always spending the final days and early weeks of each year in your work sector. However, while by any standards this is more extreme than is usually the case, within a period of extreme focus this is the week where everything comes together. Even without a New Moon in your work sector in the early days of the New Year, which brings a chance to draw an empowered line in the sand, with the doors open to both new opportunities and second chances, this was always going to be the week where everything came together. For with Mercury spending his first, last and only full week in your work sector, holiday period or not there’s a need to keep your head in the game.
While the Sun won’t return to your work sector until later in January each year, an opportunity to keep your work hat off over the holiday period is a rare chance to step back and put things into perspective. In fact, the last time you moved into the New Year with no planetary activity in your work sector was in 1995, providing a rare opportunity to take your head out of the game, clearing your mind and recharging body, mind and soul before what is destined to be a busy start to the year. Things will kick off when Mercury returns to your work sector later next week, but it’s the Moon’s return over the weekend that gives you a chance to start easing back in. However, this will be more about listening to your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses than over thinking things.
While for only the second time in your lifetime you’ll move into the New Year with Neptune, planet of dreams and fantasies in your Business sector and for the first time in 12 years lucky Jupiter in your Business sector, despite the extreme professional focus things are very low key, with little, if no urgency. Jupiter is in retrograde motion in your Business sector until March and even then it won’t be until May that the real push to bring things home will begin. At the same time, while the tide has turned on the work front and you’re starting to gain more energy and traction, the gods don’t need you to get your head in game until early February. As well as a need to move into the New Year with a sense of confidence and a wish list, hold onto and enjoy the holiday spirit for as long as you can.
While Uranus, the only planet active in either of your professional houses, turned direct in your work sector a week before Christmas, this is still early days and there is little, if any need to push yourself too soon. In fact, you’re able to look back and in hindsight get a better sense of the work tensions that came to a head in the lead up to Christmas, appreciating that is was probably a call to pull back. For not only are you very slowly gaining speed and momentum, for the first time in 15 years you’ll move into the New Year with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in a reflective part of your chart, taking the wind out of your sails and creating a compulsory go slow. Regardless of when your new working year starts, pacing yourself and working smarter is a priority from the get go.
Whether on holiday or working through, you have reached a week where you’re able to stand back and get your bearings before moving into your 2014 professional year, knowing that you’re able to do so on your terms. After some very active and hectic months and especially during Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos’ 7 week visit, you’re at a point where while it’s important to hold onto the professional passions and fighting spirit this left you with, there is no urgency. There are some loose ends to tie up on the work front, but you have until mid February to take care of that. Instead the focus is more on the money, with a New Moon in your income sector in the early hours of the New Year opening the door to both new opportunities and second chances. It’s now more about what’s in it for you.
Moving into the New Year with Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your Business sector is not a common event, having last happened 15 years ago, but it’s not the game changing event that this is due to become. Not due to leave until the 26th July you’re still in the first month of an epic 8 month visit, one that has the power to completely transform your professional game and with new doors opening on the income front from later next week, this is likely to prove lucrative as well. In the early days of the week and the final days of 2013, take the time to catch your breath and get your bearings. If you’re moving into a game changing professional year then it’s important to take a moment to define your professional priorities and even your definition of success.
As you move into the new week the Moon is wrapping up this last visit to your Business sector for the year, with the professional instincts and the emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses this triggers providing the perfect conditions to wind up one professional year and get ready for the next. Whether on holiday or working through there’s little chance of keeping either your work or professional hats off, but with lucky Jupiter in retrograde motion in your work sector and Saturn not leaving your Business sector until the very end of 2014, there is no urgency either. This is more a chance to reflect back on the journey so far and forward to the journey ahead. Because your new professional year will be a continuation of your 2013 professional year there is no need to reinvent the wheel.
The Moon’s return to your Business sector on Monday means that this is where he’ll end the year, taking you to the very doorstep of 2014 and your new professional year with your professional instincts sharp and some clear emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses to use as a reference point. With Mercury having only left your Business sector on Christmas Eve, wrapping up all the planetary activity until the second half of 2014, this is a chance to both tap into the energy in play in the weeks leading up to Christmas and to line up for your new professional year. Once you move into 2014 you’ll be on your own and it won’t be until the second half of the year that you’ll begin to encounter some game changing and auspicious conditions, with a chance to let things in motion play out.