The focus of the last few days is about to shift away from income and money matters and onto your relationships but for now, the Moon is still commanding your attention. The Moon is making an ordinary monthly visit to your income sector but also the first since Venus' return to your financial sector. This is the first time this year that the Moon has had to compete with planets on the other side of the sky and on the other side of the financial fence. As they clash today there will be greater transparency when it comes to a balance between money coming in and money going out.
While the Moon's monthly visit to Taurus is more complicated this time it is also more enlightening. More complicated, because for the first time this year, there is planetary activity on the other side of the sky and the Moon is experiencing pushback. However, that pushback is coming from Venus, your ruling planet, who halfway between her last visit to Taurus and the next is now on the other side of the sky and asking questions. As the Moon and Venus clash today this will challenge old excuses and especially when it comes to following your heart.
It was nearly two months ago that the dwarf planet Ceres returned to Gemini for the first time in four years, to update and help you better understand your professional needs and priorities. Instead of preparing for her departure next month, Ceres is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn that in two weeks from today will keep her here until the end of the year. This not only gives you a lot more time to understand your needs and priorities but as life opens up, gain a better sense of what's possible.
The busier life becomes, the more important it becomes to manage your time but with the right priorities. While the Moon brought some work/life balance reminders over the last few days, it comes down to first knowing your priorities while appreciating a need for rest. Procrastination is the safety valve for a tired brain, so if you want to work more efficiently there has to be time for rest and play just as there will be a time for hard work and making sacrifices. It is less about how many eggs you have in how many baskets and more that they are evenly distributed.
A clash between the Moon and Venus today is a repeat of the same clash with Uranus over the last few days. This is the same clash, with the same message but this time you are more emotionally and intuitively engaged and while that might exacerbate any professional pressure or work/life balance tension it makes it easier to understand the message. That message is a need for work/life balance but the biggest danger is not that this will linger but how, in a few days, this could be forgotten. It is the final two months of 2021 that will be the busiest but then it will stay that way until March, making this a timely reminder.
Your birthday month might be over but the journey that this new solar year will take you on has just begun. Today's adventurous lunar vibes are a reminder that not just the coming year but life itself is a journey and that rather than focus on the destination, it is what you can experience along the way that counts. A far better way to embrace this new solar year is to focus less on what you will do or achieve and more on who you want to be, which often requires taking the road less travelled.
In the early days of your new solar year, the one point of difference from other years is the abundance of planetary activity on the playful and adventurous fronts. To have either the playful or adventurous areas of your chart active at this time of year is rare, let alone both. No wonder then that instead of leaving an adventurous part of your chart the dwarf planet Ceres is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn that will keep her here until later in the year. This will extend a mission to update your needs and priorities, giving you a better understanding of what you want from life as you move into a new solar year where so much more is possible.
In two weeks from today, the dwarf planet Ceres will not only turn retrograde in your financial sector but in what, by then, will be Venus' first full day in your income sector. This will see money matters move into review mode in order to give income matters their turn but until then, as she slows down Ceres is giving you time to focus less on the money and more on your financial needs and priorities. This comes just as a clash between the Moon and Venus is giving you a more emotional connection to what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
While support for your relationships is increasing, it is the Moon's return to your relationship sector tomorrow that will help you to become even more emotionally engaged. Until then, the Moon is not just making its monthly visit to your work sector but is bringing a chance to regroup after the Sun left your career sector two days ago. Where the Sun's focus has been on keeping it real the Moon is looking at things through a more intuitive filter. This gives you a chance to adjust to a drop in urgency over the last 48 hours, as what has been a sprint transitions into a marathon.
At the same time that there are a lot of influences coming together from across the income, work and career fronts the dwarf planet Ceres quietly moves into her final two weeks in your work sector today. Ceres is slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn that will extend her mission to update your needs and priorities on the job front and her focus on job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. This comes just as today's playful lunar vibes bring a reminder that life can't be all work and no play.
The biggest danger from any work/life balance tension isn't that it might linger but how easy this would be to ignore. It is a clash between the Moon on the home and Venus on the career front today that brings tensions that had been building over the last few days to a head. With the Moon leaving tomorrow, by the time you move into the new working week this will be a distant memory. Yet while Venus is just starting to breathe new life into career matters, the final months of this professional year will be the busiest. It is while all it will take is a few tweaks, that work/life balance needs to be a priority.
Even before the Moon's return to your home and family sector tomorrow there is a lot of support on things close to home and a lot of support. That support will only grow over the coming days and weeks and especially from the growing number of planets in your financial sector. While this is creating positive conditions for financial matters on the home front, as the dwarf planet Ceres moves into her final two weeks in direct motion in your home and family sector her focus is less on financial or mundane matters and more on your deeper needs and priorities.