Things may have gone quiet professionally this month or at least compared to how they have been and will be again, but this is both the calm before the storm and a valuable chance to regroup. It was Mars' departure from your work sector on the 23rd October that brought all the planetary activity there for the year to a close. The six weeks that Mars spends in your work sector are always the busiest in a two year period and having left just days before moving into the new month, you'll be ready to stand back and let things play out. There is no danger of work and job matters going off the boil, for they have too much momentum and traction. However, without Mars fuelling a sense of urgency and a need for action, you're able to ease back on the accelerator and put things into cruise control. With no more planetary activity in your work sector this has allowed the professional gods to shift all their focus onto Pluto and Juno in your career sector. Here the pace is a lot slower, with both having just turned direct in late September. With the Sun not returning until the 22nd December each year, November is usually a month where you're able to regroup before the next active phase beings. Yet on the 20th December, just two days before the Sun's return, Saturn will return for his first visit in three decades, while teaming up with Pluto here for the first and only time in our lifetime. With a massive three yearlong career push starting next month, this makes it even more important to stay in the slow lane as much as possible this month. Look out for events on the job front around the 12th November to the 14th November and on the career front from the 21st November to the 24th November.
All eyes are on Venus and Mars this month, as they finally wrap up all planetary activity on the job front, for the first time since Jupiter returned last September. Jupiter's departure earlier last month brought his 13 month visit to a close, a visit that has laid down the foundations for job growth for years to come. Jupiter also forced you to confront a need for balance and for working smarter. The Sun's departure later last month did the same, with any work tension and job pressure dropping dramatically when he left on the 23rd October. Venus and Mars don't have those issues, with just a few hiccups in the early and later days of the month. Yet as both clash with forces that demand time out, they are unlikely to get much argument. Both Venus and Mars are committed to seizing opportunities and not waste time watching you work yourself into the ground. However, this is still a reminder that is all about knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. Until she leaves on the 8th November, Venus' focus in on fuelling your job confidence, attracting opportunities and as the planet of money, steering things in a lucrative direction. Mars will stay on until the 9th December, so will be here when the Moon moves through your work sector from the 14th November to the 16th November. With Mars in his final weeks by then, this will give you the intuitive read on work and job matters needed to bring things home. Both Venus and Mars will enjoy the support of the South Node, which is providing a clear sense of professional direction. This will help keep work and job matters on track.
The focus is always going to be on your work situation and job matters at this time of year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of November in your work sector. Yet for the first time in over a decade, you also have Jupiter, planet of luck and expansion, bringing you to the first full month of your biggest year for job growth and expansion in over a decade. Jupiter returned 12 days before the Sun last month, giving you a chance to get this massive new chapter off the ground before the Sun's more mundane update began. This allowed Jupiter to mark his territory from the get go, making a massive period of job growth that will extend beyond his departure next November, the dominant theme. Your annual update and review on work and job matters is happening in addition to that. By the time you move into the new month, Jupiter has already aligned with both the Sun and Mercury, who will leave your work sector on the 6th November. This has already managed to consolidate the team in play here. Venus' return on 8th November will add a very different element, focused more on fuelling your job confidence and on attracting opportunities. As the planet of money, Venus will also work to steer things in a lucrative direction. A New Moon here on the 19th November will bring an opportunity for new beginnings, just two days before the Sun leaves on the 22nd November and Neptune's direct turn on the 23rd November turns the tide on the career front. With Venus staying on for the rest of the month and Mars returning early next month, you are yet to see things really take off.
To start with it will be business as usual, though with the confidence on income, work and career fronts that developed last month following you through. Yet even if things stayed as they were, you would still be in a strong position. The pressure that had been on the two long term planets in your career sector is gone, an alignment between work and career forces that has been building for months peaks and there is still strong support from income forces. In fact, if things stayed exactly as they were you would find things were almost cruisy. That is taking into account that your definition of 'cruisy' is likely to appear hard work to the rest of us. But things do change this month and fortunately for the better. Saturn, in your work sector since December 2014 is coming home and the smaller boats are coming out to help guide him into port. Saturn won't leave until the 20th December, but this lone solo trek for much of the year is over and it all changes within the space of just 24 hours. Things will get busy, but productively so, with a chance to bring everything you've been working towards all year home. The change comes on the 5th November, though with the Moon in your career sector from the 1st November to the 3rd November your professional instincts will pick up on this. It is on the 5th November that Saturn's alignment with Uranus in your career sector peaks, the last year in our lifetime. This will see everything you've been working towards on the work and career fronts all year start to come together. Locked into place until the 15th November, this creates the ideal conditions for Mercury's return to your work sector on the 6th November and the Sun's on 22nd November.
Apart from a few action points this month, things are fairly quiet on the professional front and fortunately so. For this gives you a chance to catch your breath and let the pace on the job front slowly increase. For next month not only marks the start of some busy weeks or even months on the job front but the most important three years you have ever or will ever see again. You have until the 20th December, a date you need to have on 'post it notes' anywhere that will remind you that this is what you're saving your energy and resources for. Falling so close to the holiday period and with the Sun returning on the 22nd December and Venus on Christmas Day, it might not be until the New Year that you feel the full impact. What happens on the 20th December is Saturn's return to your work sector, for the first time since he was last here, from 1988 to 1991. Not due to leave until December 2020, these will be the most important three years on the job front in decades. Yet Pluto has been here since 2008, preparing for this, teaming up with Saturn for the first and only time here in our lifetime. They will be joined by Jupiter in Saturn's final year, creating the only time in our lifetime that Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn have ever been in the same sign at the same time, let alone on the work front. When things start to move on the job front on the 20th December, this is the gateway into the most defining years on the job front in your lifetime. So a quiet month to work behind the scenes and explore your options is just what you need. As I said, there are few action points, the first being a Full Moon in your career sector on the 4th November. Considering that there are also major developments on the career front next month, this could come with unexpected developments. The other point is when the Moon moves through your work sector, from the 21st November to the 24th November.
If it weren't for the fact that you have the South Node in your work sector, this would be a quiet professional month, as is normally the case at this time of year. Instead, November is the month when most Virgos start looking to the New Year, thinking ahead to what if any changes you want to make next year. You might consider that this is what everything does this late in the professional year, but that is not the case. For the reality is that this has less to do with waiting for a new professional year and everything to do with the fact that the Sun always returns to your work sector in January. This year is likely to be the same with Venus, the next planet to reach your work sector not returning until the 18th January and the Sun two days later. However, unlike most years you're not on your own, with the South Node here from May 2017 to November 2018. Though not a planet the South Node, the force behind August's lunar eclipse, a solar eclipse next February and a total lunar eclipse next July, is providing a clear sense of direction. The South Node is also in a friendly aspect to Venus, in your income sector until the 8th November and Mars, who will stay on for an extra month. This will be strongest in the early and later days of the month, but this is bringing a clear sense of direction on the job front and a lucrative sense of direction together. This is making the path forward a lot clearer, and while you may still wait until the New Year for any new changes or shifts, there is a lot more clarity this year. Pay attention to work and job matters as the Moon moves through your work sector, from the 24th November to the 26th November.
This is a month when career matters should be unfolding in a very behind the scenes way, not drawing too much attention themselves. The month starts with Chiron and Neptune in retrograde motion in your career sector, as has been the norm since they returned here in 2010 and 2012 respectively. With Neptune turning direct on the 23rd November, Chiron early next month but no fresh planetary support until February, this will be a slow month. Both have to come to a standstill in order to make a direct turn, with these already slow planets barely moving for the majority of the month. However, this will be accompanied by an upswing in professional confidence and even before Neptune's direct turn, a sense that the tide is already turning. Since returning Neptune and Chiron have spent from June to November in retrograde motion and with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of November in your income sector, a turnaround on the career front has become associated with new developments on the income front. This year you have that on steroids, with lucky Jupiter spending his first full month in your income sector in over a decade. Jupiter returns every 12 years but has never and will never return to find Neptune in your career sector again. Jupiter and Neptune are the planets of luck and dreams and they work extremely well together. With Jupiter here until November 2018, even before Neptune's direct turn there is a lot to be excited about across the income and career fronts. This is the time of year where you will normally move into a good few months on both fronts, but this time you're moving into a whole new chapter.
This is a month where less is more and where you're likely to finally have that monkey off your back. What there is less of, is less work tension and job pressure, less urgency and less of a need to chase your tail. It was the Sun's departure from a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart and return to Scorpio on the 23rd October and Jupiter's same move 12 days earlier, that took the pressure off Uranus, in retrograde motion in your work sector. It would be enough for work tensions to drop back, but as that was dropping back, support from Saturn, now in his last full month in your income sector, was building. This is an alignment that has been building for months, but will finally become exact from the 5th November to the 15th November. With Mercury returning to your income sector on the 6th November to start making things happen, this is the start of a much easier and productive run on both the income and job fronts. This is a run that will continue through to March 2018, long after Uranus' direct turn in January. With plenty of support and no more roadblocks Uranus and Eris, both in retrograde motion in your work sector, are able to get on with the job of retracing their steps, while holding the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped job potential. Yet with the North Node and Ceres in your career sector, you still have your eye on the future, as well as a clear sense of professional direction. Solidarity between income, work and career forces continues to deepen, but with a lack of urgency and a drop off in work tension and job pressure. None of the forces on either front are in a hurry, knowing they have already hit the sweet spot.
For the first time since Ceres' return to your work sector in early February, you have a month with no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses. And it will stay that way for the rest of the year. This is the norm for this time of year, with the aberration being just how long things remained in play and the lack of any gap between a busy work push earlier in the year and the career focus that followed. From Ceres' return to your work sector in early February to Mars' departure from your career sector on the 23rd October, there has been no time where there hasn't been at least one planet in either one or both of your two professional houses. This has been a long run and what you need, in these final two months of this professional year, is to let all that momentum play out. There is so much in motion on both fronts that the planets no longer need to be there. At the same time, with so much in motion, the Moon's monthly visits could be touch points, triggering unexpected developments. For that reason pay attention to work and job matters from the 3rd November to the 5th November. It is the Full Moon this creates in your work sector on the 4th November that could bring work and job matters to a head, turning and/or tipping point. The Moon's return to your career sector from the 12th November to the 14th November is just as important. This will be the Moon's last visit since Mars left, wrapping up all planetary activity for the year. This could trigger some unexpected developments on the career front and at very least will be a chance to regroup.
You have reached the end a long journey, one that is not just in the process of bringing this professional year home, but a push that began with Jupiter's return to your career sector in September 2016. Jupiter only left last month and the Sun 12 days later, which is when the transition phase began. This is a transition from a period where there was a massive push to pursue every option and to push through every possible barrier, to a point where it is time to bring things home. And you have the perfect two planets for the job. Until she leaves your career sector on the 8th November, Venus is focused on fuelling your professional confidence, attracting opportunities and as the planet of money, steering things in a lucrative direction. Until he leaves on the 9th November, Mars will spend the whole month fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit, while working to make things happen. Venus and Mars are the closers or the finishers, the planets that come in after the hard, challenging and at times messy work has been done, pretty things up and exploit your full potential. By the time Mars leaves on the 9th December, if there is anything to exploit he'll hunt it down, while giving you the energy, drive and passion to pursue it relentlessly. It is then that you'll finally have a chance to take your professional hat off. There will still be some pockets of professional pressure or work/life balance tension, mainly in the early and later days of the month, but this is more a reminder. The Moon will move through from the 14th November to the 16th November, sharpening your professional instincts and providing some valuable clues, hunches and insights one last time before Mars leaves.
November is always going to be one of, if not the most important month of your professional year for career matters. That is because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of November in your career sector and where you find the Sun, you will usually find Venus and Mercury not far off. The is the case this year, with Mercury in your career sector until the 6th November and Venus returning on the 8th November, where she will see out the rest of the month before leaving on the 1st December. If this were any other year, Venus' departure on 1st December would leave you with no more planets in play, though with Mars returning on the 9th December to provide a final push, before he leaves in late January. But this is not any other year and you will not be left with no planetary activity once between Venus' departure and Mars return nor after he leaves in late January. The last planet to leave your career sector will be in January, but January 2019 and not March 2018. This isn't just any other year because 12 days before the Sun's return last month Jupiter returned for the first time since 2006, kicking off your most expansive professional year in over a decade. This is Jupiter's first full month in your career sector, with the early months of a massive year for professional growth overlapping the annual update that comes at this time every year. A New Moon on the 19th November, just three days before the Sun leaves on the 22nd November, is an opportunity for new beginnings and to commit to both the coming professional year and the massive journey ahead.
The Sun's return to your career sector on the 22nd November is something that will happen at this time every year, always has and always will. This is when the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options, keeping the focus here for a month. This will dovetail Saturn's final month in your career sector, this is his three year visit ending on the 20th December. Having spent the majority of the year on his own and having spent the last three years putting down the foundations for professional growth, the hard taskmaster of the cosmos is ready to bring things home. However, you won't have to wait for the Sun's return, with Mercury returning to your career sector on the 6th November. This is the point where it is finally time to bring things home. Normally moving through in just 15 days, Mercury returns with the intellectually savvy edge needed to get your head in the game and focus on the details. All this time Saturn has been focused on the big picture, whereas Mercury focuses on the 'when, where and how'. Normally moving through in just 15 days, Mercury should leave just as the Sun is about to arrive, except that doesn't happen. Already Mercury is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn next month, one that will see him stay on until January. Mercury will see out the year here, will remain until long after Saturn leaves, throughout the Sun's month long visit and even during the whole of Venus' visit next month. Mercury is the shepherd that will bring everything together. This could also be a lucrative month, with Saturn aligned with Uranus in your income sector, from the 5th November to the 15th November.