As you move into the new month it’s been just under 3 weeks since Pluto turned direct in your career sector and for the whole of that time he’s been under pressure, yet on the 2nd October, 3 weeks to the day since he turned direct, that pressure finally eases back. It’s just a day later that Venus’ return to your work sector on the 3rd October changes everything. A combination of Venus’ return, professional pressure easing and the support between Venus and Pluto, putting your work and career situations on the same page, allows Venus’ speed and momentum on the work front to give struggling career forces a crutch to lean on. At this point that’s all they need and with Mars returning to your career sector next month, this marks the point that your professional year reaches a tipping point, with the improvements and developments reaching critical mass, to a point where they become self sustaining. There’ll be no going back from this point, marking the start of a professional comeback that won’t run its course until early next year. While this gives ailing career forces a leg up, Venus’ return to your work sector is to wrap things up for the year. As the last planet to move through Venus is charged with not only wrapping things up and tying up loose ends, but leaving you with a clear sense of what you want and where your heart stands. By the time Venus leaves your work sector on the 29th October your aim is to have things on the path to where you want to be.
If it feels like you’ve given all you have and that you’re running on fumes, especially when it comes to work matters and feeling that your time, energy and resources are being stretched too thin, dig deep and find that extra bit of power to get things over the line. You’re moving into October with a lot of work pressure, urgency and the weight of the world on your shoulders, but you’re right on the finishing line, with a need to tap into your reserve tanks if need be, without burning out in the 11th Hour. As you move into the new month the Sun is just moving out from under the shadow of a Full Moon on the work front, that put direct pressure on the Sun and your work sector, just as it had already been pummelled with pressure. Yet with Saturn leaving your work sector on the 6th October, not to return for another 27 years, the hard work of the last 3 years is about to pay off and that last push to get you over the line is already in play. In Saturn’s final days in your work sector he’ll be demanding a lot of you, but also that you take responsibility for working smarter and more objectively, remaining productive and focused on what’s going to benefit you and your work situation in the long run. When Mercury leaves your work sector on the 5th October and Saturn on the 6th October the Sun will be on his own, with the relentless push of the last 3 years over. Any work pressure or urgency will drop off dramatically after that, but with the Sun staying on until the 23rd October and a New Moon here on the 16th October things will not only settle back, but you’ll start to reap the benefits.
A professional comeback that began back in August, when Mars returned to your work sector, had all the makings of a temporary reprieve or a flash in the pan. While Mars, planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos can definitely get things moving, creating an urgency, drive and competitiveness that can create a lot of movement on the work front, he’s only here for 6 to 7 weeks. This creates some dynamic weeks on the work front, but it’s not game changing. Yet what is happening on the work front this month is game changing and Mars is playing a part in this. With the North Node also in your work sector since late August you’re developing a sense of direction that is as good and trustworthy as any map, compass or GPS system and when Mars and the North Node align in your work sector on the 1st/2nd October, this gives you one of your clearest senses yet of what you’re fighting for and how to pick your battles wisely. But with Mars leaving your work sector on the 7th October, this would still be an advantage, but not game changing. What is game changing is Saturn’s return to your work sector on the 6th October, for the first time in 27 years. This not only opens the door to 3 of the most powerful years on the work front in decades, but on the very first day he arrives Saturn will reach out to Neptune in your career sector, creating a partnership that will remain strong for the whole time he’s here. As Saturn puts his full might and support behind Neptune’s professional dreams and aspirations, everything changes.
The 1st October is a Monday and chances are you’ll have a serious case of Mondayitis or you’ll be professionally motivated, ready to catch the ball and run with it. Chances are it will be a combination of the two, inwardly bringing a sense that you’re in the midst of a professional breakthrough and that something has shifted, but so worn out that you can’t summon the energy to get excited. You move into the new month riding the tailwind of a Full Moon in your career sector on the 30th September and with the Moon still here until the 2nd October, with your professional instincts sharp, your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground. Yet Uranus, the only planet active in either of your professional houses, is both in retrograde motion in your career sector and right in the path of this Full Moon and the other pressures and tensions over recent weeks, which have created some major work/life balance tension. The Moon’s presence allows you to sense the breakthrough this has been, with work/life balance tensions likely to have worn you down, you need some recoup time. That will come between the 2nd October and the 7th October, a 5 day period that is your only window of opportunity to ease back and let things settle, giving yourself a chance to recharge your batteries if need be. For while pressure on Uranus and your career sector will ease off dramatically from the 2nd October, with Mars returning to your work sector on the 7th October, you only have a temporary reprieve before a very busy 3 months on the work front kicks off.
The forces in play on both the work and career fronts are both under pressure as you move into the new month, providing a false impression of what kind of month to expect, for on both fronts forces under pressure in the early days will eventually get their payback. Expect some very real professional pressure in the very early days of the month and by that I mean the 1st October and the 2nd October, especially as it’s coming from two separate directions. It’s on the 1st/2nd October that Mars moves into opposition with the South Node, back in your career sector since late August. With Mars in your home and family sector this is going to bring any work/life balance tension to a head, in a way that needs to be taken seriously. With the South Node in your career sector and the North Node in your home and family sector until February 2014, finding and maintaining that balance is crucial, with the early days of the month the first real test of this. At the same time Pluto, who has been under pressure since turning direct in your work sector mid September, is also just about to come out from under the shadow of this, with the forces causing this running out of steam on the 2nd October. The 2nd October is the day that pressure on your work and career sectors will both ease back, but it’s Venus’ return to your income sector the next day and her time here, from the 3rd October to the 29th October that will quickly turn things around. Actively supporting both Pluto and the South Node, any remaining pressure will quickly turn into motivation. With a Full Moon in your career sector on the 30th October and Mars returning to your work sector next month, conditions will only improve.
There is something happening on the professional front this month that might be confusing and even alarming, but is in fact perfectly natural and exactly how things are supposed to roll. What you’re likely to notice as you move into the new month is that things are slowing down, that the wind is falling out of your sails and that maybe you’re losing your momentum or your killer edge. This comes just as you’re moving into the final 3 months of the year, a time when intellectually you’re likely to be telling yourself that you need to up your game, in order to come home strong. Yet Jupiter, the only planet active in either of your professional houses has other plans and due to turn retrograde in your career sector on the 5th October, he began applying the brakes last month and by the time he turns retrograde, will have come to a complete standstill. In retrograde motion until January and with no planetary activity in your work sector until Mars returns on Boxing Day, this is going to see things ease back dramatically. Yet this is how it’s supposed to be, for after having already invested so much, you’re now entering a very vital period, one where it’s about letting things settle. With Jupiter turning direct in January, just as there’ll be a huge amount of cosmic activity on the work front, this is when your next thrust will come. Until then it’s about pulling back and after Jupiter turns retrograde on the 5th October, retracing your steps. With the door open to second chances, from this point your focus needs to be on the rear view mirror rather than the road ahead.
While things may be relatively quiet on the professional front this month, by association this is a game changing month. A lot has changed since you moved into September for a month on, while Neptune and Chiron are still in retrograde motion in your work sector and won’t turn direct until next month, the work pressure and tension from last month has gone. While this will return periodically during the course of the month, especially around the 3rd/4th October and again around the 8th October, this is more likely to help define what you do and don’t want and instead of the paralysing work tension of the past, this is more likely to motivate you. What makes the difference this month are forces outside your work situation, but are still having a big impact, with the most significant being Saturn’s return to your income sector on the 6th October. From the moment Saturn returns he’ll immediately forge a partnership with Neptune in your work sector, a partnership that will remain strong for the majority of the next 3 years. While more dominant income forces are driving things, this gives you a chance to start moving closer to your real dreams and aspirations, on the work front. The other impact has been Ceres’ return to your career sector late last month, for while this dwarf planet doesn’t have the power to trigger things like a full blown planet can, she provides a much clearer understanding of your professional objectives. It’s a stunning grand trine between Ceres, Neptune and Saturn from the 6th October that brings forces on the income, work and career fronts together, with game changing consequences.
If what you see when you walk into the new month is what you’ll get all month, you may have second thoughts about venturing forward, especially as you’re met by a wall of work pressure and professional urgency, on the back of a lot of work pressure in the final weeks of September. It was a Full Moon in your work sector on the 30th September that brought things to a head or to a tipping or turning point, but with the Moon still here as you move into the new month and the Full Moon having only peaked a few hours before the month began, this is still in effect. You’ll remain in the full force of this Full Moon until the Moon leaves your work sector on the 2nd October, which coincidently is also the day that pressure on Uranus and your work sector also starts to ease back. As work pressure slowly eases back, this will be replaced by a growing sense of confidence as you start to appreciate what this has triggered and the breakthrough that is now possible. Any urgency in the early days of the month is coming from Venus, who in her final days in your career sector is not only working to define your professional desires and expectations, but as the last planet to move through for the year, to ensure that you’re on the right track, you know what you want and you’re heading in the right direction. From Venus’ departure from your career sector on the 3rd October expect work pressure and any urgency to dial back considerably. Mars’ return to your income sector on the 7th October will provide the motivation to turn any remaining tension into a new sense of determination, with the focus shifting to benefiting from the hard work already put in.
After the Sun and Mercury left your career sector last month all the planetary activity and support for the year should have run its course, but this is one year when the gods are saving the best to last. Because of her retrograde phase earlier in the year Venus is running behind schedule and won’t return to your career sector until the 3rd October, after all the other planets have left for the year. This gives Venus, planet of desire and attraction the last word and the honour of wrapping things up for the year and what an extraordinary year it has been. Your career sector is normally only active in August/September each year, around the time the Sun moves through, but Mars’ epic 8 month visit, from November 2011 to July 2012, makes this anything but a normal year. Venus will spend from the 3rd October to the 29th October defining your professional desires and expectations, giving them and your heart the last word and you a chance to decide where you want things to go from here. During her time in your career sector Venus will link in with the South Node in your work sector and Pluto in your income sector, creating partnerships with both that will see your income, work and career situations all benefit, bringing back some of the mojo you had earlier in the year. Venus will leave your career sector a day before this month’s Full Moon, in your work sector on the 30th October, but her professional desires will play a big role in how you respond to what this triggers. With Mars returning to your income sector next month, some of that old motivation is returning, just as you move into the final 3 months of the year.
From where things stand on the professional front at the start of the month to where they’ll stand at the end of the month is so different, that it beggars belief that this is the same month. At the start of the month things couldn’t be more full on, high pressure and urgent, creating some of the most powerful, important and stressful professional days of the year. For as you move into the new month the Sun, moving through your career sector, is only just coming out from under the shadow and the pressure of a Full Moon on the 30th September, which just hours before the new month began, was itself a catalyst for pressure building during the second half of September. This is likely to have created some extreme work/life balance pressure, just as Saturn is moving into his final and most urgent days in your career sector, not to return for another 27 years. In your career sector since October 2009 Saturn’s final days bring a particularly challenging but ultimately rewarding journey to an end and when he leaves your career sector on the 6th October, he’ll take a lot of that pressure with him. At the same time this has pushed and extended you more than you realise, with your professional game for years and decades to come likely to be defined by the push you’ve received from Saturn. With Mercury leaving your career sector on the 5th October, this will soon leave the Sun on his own and while a New Moon on the 16th October creates an opportunity to commit to the future and to this new post Saturn era, by the 23rd October your career sector will be empty. By that point Jupiter, the only planet in either of your professional houses will be in retrograde motion, having turning retrograde on the 5th October. By the end of the month you’ll finally have a chance to rest on your laurels, with Venus’ return to your career sector on the 29th October ushering in the rewards.
Even though you’ve been building up to this month since as far back as August, when first Mars and then the North Node returned to your career sector, this is unlikely to prepare you for the dramatic and game changing events this month. Until now, with Mars evoking your professional passions and fighting spirit and the North Node providing a sense of direction, bringing a hint of fate and destiny into play, this has been nothing more than a driven time on the professional front. Mars returns to your career sector every other year and having last been here in 2010, his return is creating a very favourable professional phase, but it’s not game changing. Even having Mars and the North Node in your career sector at the same time, something that hasn’t happened since 1976 is a huge advantage, but not game changing, though their alignment on the 1st/2nd October does kick the month off on the right footing. For now the North Node is a bit of a sleeper, with its true influence not likely to reveal itself until November’s total solar eclipse, which could usher in some major new beginnings or put things on a completely different course. The real game changer comes on the 6th October, just as Mars is spending his last full day in your career sector, before leaving on the 7th October. On the 6th October Saturn returns to your career sector, for the first time since 1985, kicking off your most powerful professional chapter since then, a chapter that won’t run its course until 2015. With Mercury here from the 5th October to the 29th October, the Sun returning on the 23rd October and a strong partnership with forces on the income front, this is a game changer.
October is a crossover month on the professional front or more accurately it’s in the first week that the focus shifts. As you move into the new month Venus, the only planet active in either of your professional houses, is getting ready to move on and when she leaves your work sector on the 3rd October, she’ll not only wrap up her own 4 week visit or all the planetary activity on the work front for the year, but will leave you with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses. This makes it important to make the early days of the month count, especially on the work front and especially when it comes to establishing what you want, where your heart stands and on capitalising on the income forces in play, using any financial tension or pressure as motivation. Once Venus leaves your work sector you’ll have a chance to take your professional hat off, but not for long. Just 4 days after Venus leaves your work sector, wrapping up all the planetary activity for the year, Mars will return to your career sector, where he’ll kick off a new chapter. Mars’ return on the 7th October kicks off an active 3 months that won’t run its course until January and with his professional passions and warrior energy kicking things off, they are likely to be some of the best professional months since late 2010. It’s a strong partnership between Mars in your career sector and Uranus in your income sector that will soon turn the tables on any financial pressure earlier in the month, with a chance for a breakthrough on both fronts. – Freepsychicnetwork