For the majority of the month, the focus remains more on money coming in than it does on money coming out and even when that ratio changes a little the weight will still be on income matters. The focus doesn't shift to your financial situation and money matters as a whole until the planets begin returning to your financial sector in October, which is when the focus shifts more to what you do with the money you have. Until then, this is a time of year that is usually neutral, with the faster moving planets moving through your income sector in April and May and then returning to your financial sector six months later.
However, that changed with Uranus' return to your income sector in March and here now until 2026, there isn't a moment of any year for the next seven years, when the money gods aren't focused on income matters. Uranus is the first of the outer planets to reach your income sector since he himself left eight decades ago, making these some of the most important years on the income front in our lifetime. For now, still in his early months and turning retrograde on 12th August, Uranus is in no hurry and I can see why. It is when lucky Jupiter returns to your career sector in early December and the support retinue he will bring with him, that will create a friendly aspect.
With 2020 a huge professional year and Uranus becoming a large part of that, it is next year rather than this year that is likely to be more lucrative. However, it is foundations being laid this year that are preparing you for what is to come. You will have a taste of this when the faster moving planets begin returning to your work sector, starting with Mars' return on 18th August. By the end of the month you will have the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars in your busy work sector, all having moved into a friendly aspect to Uranus in their early days here. The Moon will move through your income sector from 21st August to 24th August, ensuring your nose for money is sharp just as new doors are opening on the job front.
It was Venus' departure from your income sector earlier last month that put you in a win/win position. While Venus was only here for 25 days, as the planet of money she was the perfect planet to round off four months of planetary activity, that included Mars making his first visit in two years and Juno her first in four years. This created a huge amount of momentum and having put things on a lucrative course, that income potential is there, ready to be tapped into. If you aren't yet accessing this fully it is more to do with the fact that the professional conditions aren't right, with the full scope of that income potential likely to be revealed when the faster moving planets begin returning to your work sector next month.
In the meantime, this has taken the pressure off both Ceres and Jupiter in your financial sector, with your financial confidence likely to have risen since Venus left. Or at least that should have been your reality, with a chance that this might have been overshadowed by some fairly tough conditions and intensity from two eclipses last month. As the cosmic conditions in general improve this month and those distractions fall away, this will reveal that your financial confidence has been on the rise, whether you realised it or not. You begin the month with Jupiter still in retrograde motion in your financial sector but with Ceres in her early weeks in direct motion here and with the tide starting to turn.
By 12th August Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion will be back in direct motion and not leaving until early December, this is when the financial growth he has come to achieve will begin. Everything since Jupiter's retrograde turn in April has held things back, mainly in order to move into a review period but also partly to give income matters their turn. This month it is all about your financial situation and money matters as a whole and with it a chance to start taking your financial power back. Both planets in your financial sector are at a friendly aspect to a parade of planets moving through your home and family sector, but also to planets in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart.
The most important thing I can say about August is that this isn't June or July, not only the two toughest months of 2019 in general but on the financial front in particular. You have the lunar nodes in your two money houses all year, with the North Node in your income and the South Node in your financial sector, policing a balance between money coming in and money going out. With Saturn and Pluto in your financial sector, the balance of power was more on your financial situation and money matters, with your financial sector more focused on what you do with the money you have.
It wasn't until the faster moving planets began returning to your income sector and demanding their fair share of attention that tensions started to build. It began when Mars and Mercury both moved into opposition with Saturn and Pluto in June, with the Sun and Venus both moving into opposition in July. However, what made last month even more intense were the eclipses caused by having the Sun interact with the lunar nodes. This created a total solar eclipse in your income sector early last month and a lunar eclipse on the financial front two weeks later, adding to the intensity and the potential for financial tension.
Yet it was just days after the lunar eclipse that tensions began to dial back and by the time the Sun left your income sector, this began to drop back dramatically. You begin the month with Mercury still in your income sector, however he has only retrograded back into the very later degrees, away from the potential for a clash with Saturn and Pluto. This has allowed Mercury and his smart head for money to head back onto the battlefield after the battle is over and pick through the spoils of war on both sides. Mercury will continue doing that until he leaves on 12th August. On the other side, income potential has been unleashed that the North Node is more than capable of maintaining.
August is not just a good month for you personally, with the pressures of the last few months lifting but this has the potential to be a lucrative month. With the Sun always spending the first three weeks of August in your income sector and with the Sun literally shining on your income situation, matters and options, this when the money gods are able to pour their resources into getting things moving on the income front. This year you had a head start, thanks to Mercury's return in late June and Mars' return in early July. However, this may have been overshadowed by some intense energy last month, something you have actually benefited from.
With Mars not leaving your income sector until 18th August, it wasn't until Mercury retrograded back out just a few days before the Sun's return that you were ready to fully embrace this. Mercury only retrograded back out a few days after a lunar eclipse that could have created some personal pressure or challenges. It was only in the last week of July that things started to come together, helped in part by Venus, the planet of money's return to your income sector in the final days of last month. You begin the month with the Sun, Mars and Venus in your income sector, the Sun shining the solar spotlight on your options, Mars giving you the warrior spirit to fight for what you deserve and Venus triggering the laws of attraction.
It is when Mercury retrogrades back in on 12th August, the same day that Jupiter turns direct in your work sector, turning the lights green on the job front, that you will have the complete package. For Mercury not only adds his smart head for money to the mix but having retrograded back out then returning for a double dip visit, he comes with 20/20 hindsight. With Mars leaving on 18th August, Venus on 21st August, the Sun on 23rd August and Mercury on 29th August, knowing all planetary activity on the income front will be over by the end of the month, they will be contributing all their recourses. A Full Moon in your financial sector on 16th August could create some financial tension, but this is more a timely push for both income and money matters.
To begin with, it is business as usual, especially on the financial front and if anything, the focus is more on your birthday month and on recovering from what could have been a stressful few months, especially on the job front. What business as usual looks like financially is all the focus on Neptune, the only planet in either of your two money houses. In retrograde motion in your financial sector since June but here from 2012 to 2026, the planet of dreams is now in review mode and while the money gods have all their focus on money matters, it is also more on the rear view mirror. With Chiron gone this doesn't involve dredging up the past as it has done in the past and is more about revisiting old financial dreams.
In retrograde motion until November and the next round of planetary activity on the financial front not starting until early next year, what focus there is on money matters is more reflective. Business as usual also means no planetary activity on the income front but it is here that things are set to change dramatically. It begins with Mars' return to your income sector on 18th August, making his first visit in two years while bringing the first planetary activity on the income front since 2018. As the warrior planet of the cosmos, Mars returns to fire up your passions and fighting spirit, especially when it comes to fighting for what you deserve.
Meanwhile Venus, the planet of money's return just days later on 21st August adds a completely different dynamic. Venus' message to Mars is 'why fight for it when I can attract it'? Together this is a dream team to have in your income sector, with the most potentially lucrative weeks of 2019 already underway when the Sun returns on 23rd August, turning the solar spotlight onto your income situation, matters and options, as he does at this time every year. By the time Mercury and his smart head for money returns on 28th August, a day before a New Moon here, you will have some of the most dynamic forces in play on the income front in two years. This will also throw work and job matters a lifeline.
While you have had the asteroid Pallas Athena in your income sector since November and she will finally leave on 26th August, the main planetary activity on the income front this year doesn't begin until the faster moving planets begin returning next month. Pallas, the goddess of wisdom has been a bonus, with a retrograde phase keeping her here much longer than the two months she would normally take to move through. Pallas was here during a pair of twin Full Moons, one in March and another in April and while only an asteroid, she is keeping the wheels moving and your head in the game at a time of year when there is usually no focus on income matters.
By the time the Sun, Mercury and Venus return next month and Mars in early October, rather than a cold start you will be ready to put your foot to the floor as you enter what will be some of the most lucrative months of 2019. Already your financial year is in transition, with the until now more dominant forces on the financial front stepping back. Both Chiron and Eris, literally in your financial sector for years, turned retrograde last month and will remain in retrograde motion for most of this year. Chiron will turn direct in December and Eris in January.
There is no sudden or jarring shift from focusing on what you do with the money you have and onto income matters and this is what is making the transition so smooth. Pallas is keeping the wheels turning and the seat warm until the faster planets return to your income sector next month, while also allowing you to spend time back at the drawing board, as the focus on money matters as a whole moves into review mode. There is always a lot of planetary activity in a nostalgic, reflective but also intuitive and imaginative part of your chart in the first three weeks of August, as your old solar year winds down. Those planets form a friendly aspect to both planets in your financial sector, so you should see a rise in financial confidence.
On both sides of the financial fence this month, whether it is money coming in or money going out, there is either no focus or it is fairly subtle. This is not an active point in any financial year, so to have any focus, no matter how subtle is an aberration. The Sun and the faster planets don't return to your income sector until October, while all planetary activity on the financial front has usually run its course by either May or June. So the fact that we are talking about subtle activity on both fronts is a step above what you would normally expect.
The financial dynamics changed with Uranus' return to your financial sector in March, making him the first of the outer planets here since he himself left in 1942. Here now until 2026, Uranus is playing a long game, with the planet that influences the way we look at and perceive things, on a mission to steer money matters in a more authentic direction. However, returning retrograde on 12th August and not turning direct until January 2020, this is the point where the focus on money matters and especially on what you do with the money you have, moves into review mode. The Moon's return from 21st August to 24th August will give you a chance to take a deeper dive into this.
Meanwhile, on the income front there is no planetary activity with Mercury, the first planet to reach your income sector not returning until early October. However, once things begin to move on the income front they will remain active through to early 2020. In the meantime, I promised subtle activity on the income front and I wasn't just talking about the Moon's visit to your income sector from 7th August to 9th August. On 26th August the asteroid Pallas Athena will return to your income sector. This isn't enough to create any real movement on the income front, but what this does is give you just over five weeks with the goddess of wisdom before the first planet reaches your income sector, giving you a chance to prepare for what lies ahead.
In every area of life, things take a turn for the better in August, with June and July, the two toughest months of 2019 now behind us. While the toughest aspects did not have any direct financial implications, there was some financial tension until Venus left your financial sector early last month, which may have been tarred with the same brush. This took the pressure off Ceres and Jupiter in your income sector, but judging that this was not the ideal time to stick their heads up over the parapet, were happy to stay in retrograde motion and out of harm's way.
Not only is the coast now clear but the professional conditions have improved dramatically. You begin the month with the Sun, Mars and Venus in your career sector, with career and professional matters taking off in a way that you haven't seen before this year. With Venus, the planet of money in your career sector until 21st August, she will be working throughout that time to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Venus will also be riding on Mars' coattails and the professional momentum he is able to create before leaving on 18th August.
All planetary activity on the career front will be over by the end of the month but this is all that you need, both professionally and financially. For what matters is that the support is there when lucky Jupiter turns direct in your income sector on 12th August. Every planet moving through your career sector will form a friendly aspect to both Jupiter and Ceres, who turned direct in your income sector next month. This is the boost in momentum, professional support and most importantly confidence you need, as Jupiter comes out of hibernation and works to make his final months here as lucrative as possible. With Jupiter not leaving your income sector until early December, it is now that everything starts coming together and moving forward.
It has been a brutal two months for the planets in your income and financial sectors and whether you felt the impact from this or not, it has helped to define developments that aren't even on your radar yet. From the moment the lunar nodes returned to your two money houses in November there has been tension between money coming in and money going out, but it was over June and July that everything came to a head. This was triggered by the faster moving planets' return to your financial sector but it was the Sun's return in June, in combination with the lunar nodes' position in your two money houses that set the scene for last month's two eclipses.
While you begin the month with Mercury still in your financial sector, he has retrograded back into the very final degrees where there is no danger of another clash with Pluto and Saturn in your income sector. Until Mercury leaves on 12th August, his smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight is allowing you to pick over the battlefield for the spoils of war on both the income and fronts. With no more planetary in your financial sector once Mercury leaves, his final days are a chance to finalise your financial game plan and resolutions. This is the point where you start to benefit from what came disguised as challenging months but were in reality empowering.
With Saturn in his last full month in retrograde motion in your income sector and Pluto turning direct in October, as the only planets in either of your two money houses this is when they get to regroup. With a solar eclipse here over Christmas and lucky Jupiter returning in early December, the reality is that the money gods have used this to clear a path or set things up so that you are in the best possible position for the new income growth ahead. If your financial confidence took a hit, especially on the income front this will start rebounding as a parade of planets begin returning to your career sector and into a friendly alliance to Saturn and Pluto in your income sector. This begins with Mars' return on 18th August, the point where conditions will only improve.
The focus will always be on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year, always has and always will. That is because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your financial sector, shining the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters. While this kicked off with Mercury's return in late June and Mars' return early last month, with a lot of intensity on the personal front you might not have felt confident enough to begin embracing this until the Sun returned, later last month.
This worked to your advantage, for with Mercury having spent most of July in retrograde motion here and having just retrograded back out a few days before the Sun returned, this gave you time to first consider your options. You begin the month with the Sun, Mars and Venus, the planet of money in your financial sector, with Mercury returning on 12th August. Unlike last year, when there was a lot of competition from forces on the income front, apart from the few days leading up to a Full Moon in your income sector on 16th August, there are few if any challenges.
As the Sun shines the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters, Mars is fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit while giving you a chance to take your financial power back. At the same time, Venus is fuelling your financial confidence while triggering the laws of attraction and Mercury will return with the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game. With all planetary activity in your financial sector over by the end of the month, this is the package deal and a short, sharp, empowered and confident chance to get on top of money matters. They won't all leave at once, with Mars leaving on 18th August, Venus on 21st August, the Sun on 23rd August and Mercury on 29th August, allowing for a gradual transition.
Moving into August the only planet in either of your two money houses is Neptune, in retrograde motion in your income sector. This is as it has been so far this year and while there have been times when there were a lot more planets in your income sector, this is where the money gods' focus has been. With no planetary activity in your financial sector since last year but Neptune in your income sector from 2012 to 2026, this is the normal pattern of any financial year. In retrograde motion until November, Neptune is in review mode and this is giving money matters a chance to finally have their turn.
Unlike your income sector, which is not only continuously active throughout 2019 but for literally years, your financial sector is active for a very short window each year. This will always happen when Neptune is in retrograde motion and in review mode and is a chance to gain some balance. What Neptune has all year to do on the income front, the money gods have just weeks to do on the financial front, creating a short but more intense period where you can get on top of money matters and focus more on what you do with the money you have. The bare minimum of planetary activity you can have in your financial sector is the Sun, Mercury and Venus but this year there are two additional forces.
It is one of those additional forces that kicks things off, with Mars returning to your financial sector on 18th August to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit and with it, a chance to take your financial power back. This will be followed by Venus' return on 21st August, with the planet of money returning to fuel your financial confidence and attract opportunities. The Sun will return on 23rd August, turning the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters, as he does at this time every year. In addition, the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment will return on 24th August with Mercury returning on 29th August with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game. A New Moon a day later will round the month off.
Every year has a seasonal quality and also a larger picture. The seasonal quality is the repeated planetary actions that happen at the same time every year and this is something you are subconsciously aware of. The larger picture is represented by conditions that aren't usually present but are still having an influence. For you, the seasonal picture looks pretty good in August, especially on the income and job fronts. With Eris in your income sector since 1926 and not due to leave for another three decades, it is safe to assume that she has been here your entire lifetime. At the same time, the Sun always has and always will spend the first three weeks of August in your work sector.
Eris will always spend the second half of each year in retrograde motion and in her first full month in retrograde motion and not turning direct until January, she is acting true to form. What the annual or seasonal pattern looks like for you, is that the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential just as new doors are opening on the job front. However, for the first time in 12 years you have lucky Jupiter in your career sector and turning direct on 12th August, the same day that Mercury returns to your work sector, this is creating an even more exciting mix this year.
Across the income, work and career fronts there is likely to be a boost in confidence and while Eris is in retrograde motion in your income sector for the rest of the year, this is when forces on the job and career fronts can take the lead. This year you also have Chiron in your income sector and in his first full month in retrograde motion as well, this is putting all the income focus on the rear view mirror. The Moon will move through your income sector from 19th August to 21st August, with a chance to check in. This will also ensure your nose for money is sharp during what will be some pivotal days on both the job and career fronts.