In a week where you should be taking your professional hat off, the reverse is happening, but then that is always your reality. You will always have the Sun in your business sector over Christmas, returning just a few days before Christmas, putting him here over the holiday period and for the first 3 weeks of every year. This is both a chance to review the professional year that’s been and to start lining up for your new professional year. This allows you to look back and forwards with equal clarity. However, for the first time in 20 years you’ll not only have the Sun here but both Venus and Mercury at the same time, with Venus’ retrograde turn over the weekend having already opened the door to second chances. From the get go keep your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground.
Having Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos in your work sector over Christmas is going to make it hard to keep your work hat off over the holiday period, especially with the Moon returning on Christmas Day. However, with Mars here until July there isn’t the urgency you would normally associate with the warrior planet of the cosmos, who during the 6 weeks he normally spends here will only begrudgingly allow you to take time off to sleep. Yet here for nearly 8 months you’ll need to pace yourself and as the Moon returns on Christmas Day, his first encounter will give you an intuitive read on what excites and motivates you. An alignment between the Moon and Mars on Boxing Day should evoke a new sense of resolve and a chance to pick your battles wisely.
For the second year in a row you’re moving into Christmas week with Neptune in your business sector and Saturn in your work sector, where they have been all year. So while technically this means you’ll need to keep your work and your professional hats on over the holiday period, as this is your normal and compared to recent months the urgency has scaled right back, you should be able to manage the next best thing. With some very busy months finally easing back and the best professional push not coming until the New Year, what you need is a chance to pull back, let things settle and maybe even take some time out. The Moon will return for his last visit to your work sector for the year over the weekend, making it important to keep your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground.
Chances are you’ll move into the week with a real sense of urgency, for with Mercury leaving your work sector on Tuesday, Monday is the last day for making sure all the loose ends have been tied up. Even if your working year ended last week or even if you’re working through the holiday period, the early hours of the week are all about keeping your head in the game. Mercury’s departure from your work sector on Christmas Eve means that for the first time since 1993 you’ll have a chance to take your work hat off over Christmas, making it all the more important to tie up loose ends before he leaves. While you’ll get a chance to take your work hat off, your professional hat will remain on, though focused more on a chance to start lining up for your new professional year.
The fact that you won’t get a chance to take your work hat off over Christmas shouldn’t come as a surprise, with the Sun always returning to your work sector just before Christmas, where he’ll spend the holiday period and the first 3 weeks of each year. Monday is the Sun’s first full day in your work sector, turning the lights on just as your working year is either coming or has come to an end. The Sun doesn’t need you to be at work to perform this review and if anything its better if you’re not, giving you a chance to step back and look at things objectively. This is also Venus’ first week in retrograde motion in your work sector and with Mercury returning on Christmas Eve, you’ll soon have your head in the game, with the doors open to both new opportunities and second chances.
After last week’s Full Moon in your business sector brought everything to a head and got everything out in the open, the professional gods have finished for the year. You’re at a point where what you see is what you’ll get and with no more planetary or lunar activity in either of your professional houses until next year, where you can take your professional hat off. With Mercury due to return to your work sector on the 12th January, kicking off a very active 3 months on the work front, your 2014 professional year is going to have an early and busy start, with a need to have your head in the game from the get go. The professional gods not only give you permission to take time out over the holiday period to relax, have fun and recharge your batteries, they’re asking that you do.
While work and business matters will be on your mind to some degree over the holiday period, with some major activity in both your work and business sectors, on both fronts there is little, if any urgency. For the first time in 12 years you have lucky Jupiter in your business sector over Christmas/New Year, but in retrograde motion and not turning direct until early March, you’re in a review period, where it’s more about reflecting back. At the same time while Neptune, planet of dreams and fantasies is spending his second Christmas in your work sector in your lifetime, here until 2026 and with things not starting to move on the work front until early February, your time will be best spent engaging your imagination, working on your wish list for your new professional year.
Despite the fact that you’re likely to move into Christmas week with both your professional and money hats on, this is more a chance to regroup. For as you move into the new week the Moon is just wrapping up his last visit to your business sector for the year, ensuring that your professional instincts are sharp as Mercury spends his last full day in your income sector and as Uranus moves into his first full week in direct motion in your work sector. Yes, the early days of the week and on Monday in particular you have a chance to put your work, income and business objectives on the same page and gain a good sense of perspective, but over Christmas in particular there’s a need to take your work hat off as much as possible. Give yourself a break before your new professional year begins.
Despite the fact that all the planetary activity in both your professional houses has run its course for the year, there’ll be a need to keep your professional hat on into the lead up and even into Christmas Day. For it’s on Monday that the Moon will return to your business sector, for both his last visit for the year and also his first since Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos left earlier in the month. This is a chance to tap into your professional instincts and the professional passions and fighting spirit Mars left you with, at a time when you’re able to step back and put things into perspective. This is a chance to look back at the journey the year has taken you on and to start ling up for your new professional year, by first taking time out in order to take stock.
Whether fortunately or unfortunately, the reality is that with Mars spending Christmas in your business sector there’ll be little chance of keeping your professional hat off over Christmas and the holiday period, yet not in the way this would normally require. Normally spending just 6 weeks in your business sector, the professional passions and fighting spirit Mars evokes come with a sense of urgency and little time to waste. Yet not due to leave until July, both you and Mars are running a marathon and not a sprint this time around, with pacing yourself a must. What will help you hit the right stride is the Moon’s return to your business sector on Christmas Day, with his alignment with Mars on Boxing Day a chance to put your professional instincts, passions and fighting spirit on the same page.
While, with Jupiter in your work sector and Saturn in your business sector you have the two most powerful planets in the solar system occupying your two professional houses and this means that keeping your professional hat on over the holiday period is an inescapable reality, this will require less effort than you think. With Jupiter in retrograde motion in your work sector he’s asking that you pull back, taking time to reflect, taking time out to review and revise, before things really get busy from early March onwards. At the same time, after some busy and at times challenging professional months, this is also a time to step back and let business matters settle. The Moon’s return to your business sector over the weekend will give you a chance to regroup before moving into the New Year.
The good news is that for the first time since 1993 you’re getting a chance to take your professional hat off over Christmas, but the price you have to pay is keeping your head in the game right through to Christmas Eve, moving into the week not only mentally focused but with your finger on the pulse and your ear to the ground. This is the case regardless of whether your working year has come to an end, you’re working right through to Christmas Eve or even if you’re working through the holiday period. With Mercury leaving your business sector on Christmas Eve Monday was always going to be a day for keeping your head in the game and remaining mentally focused, but with the Moon wrapping up his last visit to your work sector there’s a need to trust your intuitive and imaginative responses. – Astrolis