Starting the year with Mars and Jupiter in your financial sector is a stunning opportunity to get this new financial year off to a stunning start. It has been 37 years since you've moved into the New Year with the planets of passion and luck here at the same time. This was always going to be an expansive year for money matters and for financial growth, but with Mars on board from the get go, you're able to start the way you intend to go on. Aligned from the 6th January to the 9th January, this is when Mars and Jupiter will join forces to give your new financial year a major kick start.
While Mars will leave on the 27th January, leaving Jupiter on his own until Venus returns in August, he will continue to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit until he leaves. Jupiter is the planet providing the opportunity for financial growth, but Mars is the planet that can help you make it happen. Jupiter works through the principle of expansion and when he is on board, the more you invest the more you get back. However, more of nothing is still nothing, with Mars providing the motivation to get stuck in and make your own luck.
This will see your new financial year get a push in the first four weeks and then pull back, after which it becomes more about the journey. With major income developments kicking off from March, this is a chance to get money matters up to speed first. For if you think this is a big year for money matters and financial growth, wait until you see what the money gods have in store for you on the income front. This makes it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground as the Moon moves through your financial sector from the 10th January to the 12th January and when it moves through your income sector from the 25th January to the 27th January.
Moving through this new financial year will bring a sense that something has changed from the get go. With Mercury in your financial sector until the 11th January you start the month with your head in the game, your money hat on and with a smart head for money. Yet missing is the serious push to deal with money matters and to take responsibility, bringing a sense that the monkey is finally off your back. That monkey is Saturn, hard taskmaster of the cosmos who wrapped up a three year financial boot camp just days before Christmas.
It is the lessons learned over the past three years and the financial savvy gained, that paths the way for a new period of financial growth. To start with though, apart from having your head in the game from the get go, there is a chance to stand back and let things settle. Mercury's departure on the 11th January will leave you with no planetary activity on the financial front, for the first time in three years. Yet things will catch their second wind when Mars returns on the 27th January, to kick off a seven week push to exploit all the potential you can from the last three years.
In the meantime, you start the year with the Moon in your income sector and while it leaves on New Year's Day, starting the year with a nose for money from the get go is a real advantage. By the time the Moon comes full circle from the 27th January to the 29th January you'll not only have the Sun in your career sector, but more importantly Venus, planet of money. By then Venus will be on a mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction, with a sharp nose for money a real bonus.
With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of January in your financial sector, you will always need to have your money hat on from the get go. While the rest of us can stay in denial about how much we spent over the holiday period or just stay cocooned from financial reality checks, there is no escaping this for you. But this has always and will always be your reality, so this is something that is the norm for you. What is not the norm is to also have Saturn in your financial sector and in fact it has been 27 years since he was last here.
This brings you to the start of a three year financial boot camp, but with it a chance to take your power back. Saturn only returned just before Christmas, so this is still early days and it will be a while before the hard taskmaster and teacher of the cosmos has to haul you into the principal's office. The key to starting this powerful new financial year is attitude. Whether you think Saturn's three year visit will be challenging or powering, you'll most probably be right. If you choose to see this as a chance to take your power back from the get go, it won't be long before you are the teacher's pet, with Saturn giving you the power to move mountains if you have to.
A Full Moon in your income sector on the 2nd January will see the Moon confront the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Pluto in your financial sector and this might create some financial tension. Yet the Moon only arrives on New Year's Day and will be gone by the 3rd January, giving both income and money matters a push in the early days of the year. While all the power is on the financial front, income matters will be keen for some of that to rub off on them as well. And considering the massive fire power in play on the job and career fronts, there is no reason why this can't signal the start of a good month for income matters as well.
January is a month when the focus will always shift onto your financial situation and money matters, due to the fact that the Sun will always return to your financial sector in January. Yet by the time the Sun returns to throw the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters on the 20th January, as he does at this time every year, the scene exposed is very different to what is normally illuminated. What is normally illuminated is zero happening on the income front and the Sun returning to put the first focus on money matters in nearly a year.
Scrub all that for this is a financial year that is completely out of the box. Not only have you had the lunar nodes in your two money houses since last May, but Ceres in your income sector since September and Juno in your financial sector since mid December. After a series of eclipses last August, you have both a solar eclipse on the financial front and total lunar eclipse in your income sector next month. The total lunar eclipse falls in the early hours of February, but the Moon actually returns on the 31st January, so will be underway in the final hours of the month.
To have planetary activity on the income front in January is not the norm, but with things still coming together on the job front and the tide turning on the career front, the timing couldn't be better. With Ceres in retrograde motion until March, as things come together professionally, this is giving you access to untapped income potential. Meanwhile, Venus' return to your financial sector on the 18th January will put some serious focus on money matters, with the Sun returning two days later to begin your annual financial review. By then it will be clear that on the income and financial fronts, this is no ordinary year and the possibilities are endless.
Things might get off to a slow start on the financial front this year, but this is just the way that the money gods want it. With money matters moving slowly and income matters not at all, this shouldn't inspire the kind of financial confidence that it does. Yet this is the norm for this time of year, so there is nothing unusual about that, while at the same time there is evidence for why there should be a high sense of financial confidence from the get go. It is the Moon's first visit to your income sector for the year that will give you your first chance to even focus on income matters, but that's when the boost in confidence is likely to come.
The Moon will move through your income sector from the 5th January to the 8th January, sharpening your nose for money. Yet it is what is happening on the job front at the time that will give this something to latch onto. While you have Venus in your work sector, on a mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction, it is the backing she has that brings the confidence. For this isn't just a big month for work and job matters, but the start of your biggest year for work and job matters in decades.
At the same time, as the first full month with both Neptune and Chiron in direct motion in your financial sector, things were always going to move slowly. With the Sun, Mercury and Venus all returning next month, things aren't supposed to start moving until then. Yet from the get go support from Mars and Jupiter, the planets of passion and luck, is firing up your financial dreams and confidence. This is going to feel like a good year for both income and money matters, because this is exactly what it is.
This is an exciting month and an exciting financial year from the get go and is a result of both what is and what isn't happening. It was Mars' departure from your income sector last month that brought 16 months of planetary activity to a close. This has created more than enough momentum and once Venus returns to your work sector on the 18th January, she will be on a mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Venus is the planet of money so will always have bias towards steering things in a lucrative direction, but the difference this year is just how much momentum you have.
Lucky Jupiter only wrapped up a 13 month visit to your income sector in October, so there is a huge amount of untapped income potential, just waiting for work and job developments to latch onto. With Venus returning to your work sector to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction, she will have plenty to work with from the get go. While the Sun's return to your work sector on the 20th January will put his focus onto getting work and job matters up to speed for the year, as the planet of money Venus will be especially focused on where the money is. And there will be plenty for her to tap into.
In the meantime, while you have all of the advantages of 16 months planetary activity on the income front, by no longer having any planetary activity you don't have the consequences. That means there is no more pressure on Uranus and Eris in your financial sector and this means last year's financial tension hasn't followed you into 2018. With Uranus turning direct on the 3rd January and Eris on the 10th January, this will be a chance to focus on new financial growth.
It is hard to imagine a better start to the financial year. You not only start the year with Mars and Jupiter in your income sector, but moving toward an alignment from the 6th January to the 9th January. The last time the planets of passion and luck were in your income sector at the same time was in 2006, but to move into the New Year together takes it to a whole new level. There is a moment when we get to catch the momentum from the New Year hype and make a decision on what kind of year this will be.
Starting the year with Mars and Jupiter aligned in your income sector is a bell that can't be unrung, a moment that will put a stamp on the year itself. The last time you began the year with Jupiter and Mars in your income sector was in 1971, so this needs to be seized. Yet with Mars not leaving until the 27th January, that moment lasts for the first four weeks of 2017. After that, for the first time since arriving in October, Jupiter is on his own and it will stay that way until Venus returns in September.
Yet it is one thing to start the year with a real advantage on the income front as you move into what has the potential to be your most lucrative income year in over a decade, but you need some kind of professional leverage. Fortunately you have that. Lucky Jupiter will have the support of Neptune in your work sector throughout the year. However, it is a Full Moon in your career sector on the 2nd January that will give this new financial and professional year the jump start it needs. For now the focus is on income matters, but with major financial developments ahead, pay attention as the Moon moves through your financial sector from the 25th January to the 27th January.
While the month and the year will begin with the Moon in your financial sector and the Moon will come full circle and return for a second visit later in the month, all the cosmic weight is still on your financial situation and money matters. Yet after three years of fairly stable and predictable patterns in play on the income front, the script has been changed. In December 2014 Saturn returned to your income sector, where he would spend the next three years demanding that you take your power back and take responsibility.
That three year mission finally ended just before Christmas and within five days both the Sun and Venus also left your income sector. You start the year with Mercury the only planet left, turning a heavy, continuously driven area of your chart into something light and very focused on the now. Saturn was all about taking responsibility for the past and ownership of the future. Yet until leaving your income sector on the 11th January, Mercury is giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game and focus on what you can do right here and right now.
Having only turned direct on the 23rd December, Mercury will crawl to the exit, giving you time to think things through. Mercury's departure from your income sector on the 11th December will leave you with no planetary activity for the first time in three years, with a chance to let things settle. However not for long, with Mars returning on the 27th January to begin a seven week mission to exploit as much potential as possible.
The solar spotlight is always going to be on your income situation, matters and options as you move into the New Year, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of January in your income sector. However, that is where the similarities in any other year ever, begin and end. Even moving into the New Year with Saturn in your income sector, while last experienced in 1991 and therefore not in decades, is still not a once in a lifetime event or the game changer things are this year. The difference this time around is that you start the year with Pluto and Saturn in your income sector, coming together for the first time here in our lifetime.
Saturn only returned on the 20th December, so this is still early days but Pluto, planet of change and revolution has been here since 2008. Pluto is a revolutionary, always calling for change, but he's an instigator and not a closer. Pluto creates a riot, gets things fired up and hopes someone else will bring things home. Had it not been for Saturn and had this been a typical year, Venus would leave on the 18th January, the Sun on the 20th January and Mercury on the 1st February and then there would be nothing to keep the momentum going.
Saturn is here until December 2020 and he is all about staying with something for as long as it takes. Pluto and Saturn will work together for the next three years, bringing you to the first full month of a major new event. This makes it important to pay attention while the Sun has the solar spotlight on your income situation and matters, to work with Venus as she fuels desires and expectations and with Mercury's smart head for money. This is early days, with one step at a time enough for now. Meanwhile, a Full Moon on the financial front on the 2nd January will give both income and money matters a push start for the year.
There is something low key but also empowering in play from the get go on both the income and financial fronts this month. While the lunar nodes returned to your two money houses last May and you have already experienced an eclipse in both your income and financial sectors, starting the year with them here is a different story. Since May you have had the North Node in your financial sector, giving your financial situation and money matters a clear sense of direction and a natural pull that is drawing money matters forward.
Ceres' retrograde turn here last month means that while money matters will continue on their forward tract, you also have one eye on the rear view mirror. It is on the income front that there is the most change. This was always going to happen with Venus' return to your income sector on the 18th January and the Sun's on the 20th January, but the shift began last month. It was Juno, queen of commitment's return to your income sector on the 17th December that has allowed you to move into the year with a new sense of resolve. Here you have the South Node, with its focus on the past and especially on untapped income potential.
By the time Venus returns to fuel your confidence and trigger the laws of attraction on the 18th January, the South Node has been here for eight months, so there will be a huge amount of untapped potential. Meanwhile, the Moon's first visits to your two money houses are extremely important, for in both cases this is the last visit before returning as eclipses next month. The Moon will move through your financial sector from the 3rd January to the 5th January, the last visit before returning as a total lunar eclipse on the 31st January. Meantime, the Moon will move through your income sector from the 17th January to the 20th January, its last visit before returning as a solar eclipse next month.
With Neptune having turned direct in your income sector in November and Chiron last month, these long term residents are enjoying their first full month where they are both in direct motion. This should be a quiet month for income matters giving Chiron, who has been in your income sector since 2010 and Neptune, who has been here since 2012, time to find their feet before the Sun, Venus and Mercury return next month. However, what should be a quiet month has the potential to be anything but, with these two slow and patient planets being swept up in a maelstrom of professional activity.
For the first time in decades, you start the month and the year with Mars and Jupiter aligned in your career sector. This is great news professionally, especially as this was always going to be an expansive year for professional growth and opportunities. Yet by the time the year begins, both have already forged a strong partnership with Neptune and Chiron in your income sector. The money and professional gods have created a pack, with income and career matters expanding together throughout the coming year.
Things get an additional boost from a Full Moon in your work sector on the 2nd January, creating an auspicious start to the year across the income, work and career fronts. So while the Sun, Mercury and Venus, the planets that can make things happen and show you the money, don't return until next month, everything is being set up for a lucrative start to the year this month. The Moon's first visit to your income sector for the year, from the 20th January to the 22nd January, will be a chance to sharpen your nose for money and gain a lucrative sense of direction.
Across the income, work and career fronts there is some serious regrouping taking place in the early days of the year. While there is still a strong band of brotherhood between income, work and career forces, the dynamics have shifted and they are still changing. Saturn's departure from your career sector just before Christmas has seen the major professional drive of the last three years drop back and there is a chance to regroup. You start the year with Uranus and Eris in their final days in retrograde motion in your income sector, Mercury in his early days in direct motion in your career sector and Ceres in her early weeks in retrograde motion on the job front.
The bond between income, work and career forces will continue through, but the dynamics within the group are changing. Career forces have been the driving force that is shifting and in the early weeks of the year it is income forces that are set to take that position. It starts with Uranus' direct turn in your income sector on the 3rd January and is followed a week later, by Uranus' direct turn on the 10th January. This is just a day before Mercury's departure from your career sector on the 11th January leaves it empty, for the first time in three years.
That won't be the case for long, with Mars returning to fire things up on the career front from the 27th January. This will give Uranus and Eris time to gain some momentum on the income front, with income forces set to gain in strength, momentum and speed over the coming months. Mars returns to wrap things up on the career front, while Uranus and Eris are waking up to finally drive income matters forward. It was just last month that 16 months of planetary activity on the financial front ran it course, with income matters finally finding their time to thrive.