There is not so much a power shift taking place within the money gods this month, but the balance of power shifting. Until last month Jupiter had been in retrograde motion in your financial sector since March. This put money matters into review mode, just as things were starting to move on the income front. This gave the Sun, Mercury and Venus time to move through your income sector and launch new income momentum and for Uranus to settle in, when he returned for the first time in eight decades in May.
This saw money matters position themselves at the rear view mirror, leaving the road free for new income growth. A transition from one to the other began with Jupiter's direct turn in your financial sector last month, but still at a standstill for much of July, money matters were happy to keep a low profile. This gave you time to still work behind the scenes, focused more on rebuilding your financial confidence. In his first full month in direct motion Jupiter is now starting to gain momentum and due to leave in early November, is ready to push financial growth.
In the meantime, with the road behind now free, Uranus' retrograde turn on the 8th August will give income matters a chance to turn their focus onto the past and the road already travelled. This is Uranus' first visit to your income sector since he was last here from 1935 to 1942 and due to retrograde back over ground already covered, this is a chance to regroup. With a lot happening on the professional front this month this will give you even more access to untapped income potential, while the money gods focused on income matters are able to step aside, leaving room for new overall financial growth.
With the Sun's departure from your income sector in late June having brought all planetary activity there for the year to a close and no new developments on the financial front until later in the year, this is a fairly low key month for money matters. This is normally the case at this time of year, or at least it had been before a three year financial boot camp began in late 2014. This is your first year since then that things settle back to a new norm, though not for long, with lucky Jupiter returning to your financial sector in November.
For now though, there is a chance for both income and money matters to settle, with the Moon's visits now a lot more important. The Moon will move through your financial sector from the 19th August to the 21st August, fuelling your financial instincts and imagination and delivering some valuable clues, hunches and insights. Each visit brings you closer to lucky Jupiter's return in early November, so are crucial for starting to line up in front of new doors before they open.
Even more significant, because of the timing is the Moon's visit to your income sector from the 6th August to the 8th August. This will ensure your nose for money is sharp when Venus, planet of money returns to your work sector on the 7th August. Venus will spend just over a month fuelling your job confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction. To have a sharp nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go is beyond auspicious. While wearing her work hat, as the planet of money Venus is a money god at heart, giving you a two for one advantage.
The Sun's departure from your income sector late last month may have brought all the planetary activity to a close and this may have seen any financial tension drop, but the income potential has not fallen on its sword. When the Sun, Mercury and Venus returned to your income sector this year, it was to find both Saturn and Pluto in opposition, on the other side of the sky in your financial sector. This created tension between the two, which is why financial tension dropped back as the Sun moved on.
Because this brought all planetary activity on the income front to a close and financial forces remain just as strong and in fact will strengthen, when Mars retrogrades back into your financial sector on the 13th August, this was not a loss for one side and a win for the other side. This puts all the money gods on the financial side of the fence, with the focus on your financial situation and money matters as a whole and it will stay that way, but income momentum is still in safe hands.
For at the same time that the planets moving through your income sector found Saturn in opposition for the first time in three decades, they also returned to find lucky Jupiter in your work sector and Neptune in your career sector. While Neptune has been there for 12 years and Jupiter returns to your work sector every 12 years, this is the first time that they have been here at the same time, in our lifetime. As he spends his first full month in direct motion on the job front Jupiter is gaining momentum and as he does, he is bringing all that income potential with him. Last month's solar eclipse in your income sector has already brought the element of fate into play.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your income sector, with the solar spotlight always on your income situation, matters and options at this time of year. There is a chance that your confidence may have taken a hit in the final eight days of July, with the Sun returning to your income sector to find Mars, in your financial sector and in opposition for the first time in 47 years. Because Mars, in retrograde motion had retrograded back to the early degrees, they moved into opposition within days of the Sun's return.
Unfortunately or fortunately as you will come to realise as this month progresses, this came just as the Sun was confronted by the first total lunar eclipse in your financial sector since 1989. Individually the Sun's opposition with Mars and the total lunar eclipse, a clash between the Sun in your income sector and the Moon in your financial sector, can be challenging, creating financial tension. To have both at the same time may have exacerbated this, but in the process got it over with in one fell swoop.
For after that, there are no more challenges for the Sun and while financial tension is already plummeting, it should drop away completely when Mars retrogrades back out of your financial sector on the 13th August. This comes just two days after a solar eclipse in your income sector on the 11th August will balance the scales, while completing the major breakthrough that began on the lunar eclipse two weeks earlier. If the dam holding back untapped income and financial potential hasn't already burst, this solar eclipse will deliver the charge that will open the floodgates.
While the Sun's return to your income sector on the 23rd August is something that happens at this time every year, long before the solar spotlight shifts onto your income situation, matters and options construction of new income potential is underway. You begin the month with Venus, planet of money not only already in your income sector, but here for three weeks already. Venus normally returns with the Sun, so this has given you a head start. While Venus will leave on the 7th August, by then the laws of attraction will be in play, with Ceres staying on to keep the momentum going.
In reality, this will be an overkill, for there is already plenty of support to keep the momentum going. Venus returns to your income sector once a year, normally spending 24 days boosting your confidence, fuelling your expectations and triggering the laws of attraction. Because of that, these have the potential to be some of the most lucrative weeks of any year. Yet with the Sun not returning until the 23rd August and Mercury and his smart head for money until early next month, what Venus began will take months to fully play out.
This year is different for when Venus returned, as will be the case when the Sun and Mercury return, it was to find Saturn in your work sector for the first time in three decades and Uranus in your career sector, for the first time in eight decades. They have never been here at the same time in our lifetime, yet will work for the next three years as a team, with job and career forces continuing to unfold for years after that. Venus forged a strong bond with both during her time in your income sector, with ongoing income momentum in safe hands.
There is a seasonal shift in the focus of your financial year taking place this month, earlier than is normally the case and at the same time, in a way that will see a dramatic shifting of the focus from financial to income matters. Your financial sector is the one area of your chart that is always active, with the dwarf planet Eris here since 1926. Yet as a dwarf planet and always in retrograde motion at this time of year, this is when money matters move into review mode. However, since Uranus' return in 2010, even in retrograde motion money matters never quite went off the boil.
Uranus left in May and while he will return for a few months later in the year, for now money matters really are taking a back seat. While the Sun won't return to your income sector until later next month, Venus' return on the 7th August will see the planet of money take advantage of the gap in the market created by money matters taking a back seat. There is not going to be any competition between the two, with money matters not demanding your attention in the way that they did while Uranus was there.
Arriving this early in the year, Venus is able to get a jump on the Sun and not leaving until the 9th September, she will spend over a month boosting your confidence and attracting opportunities, unlike the 24 days she will normally spend. Even then, Venus will retrograde back in for a double dip visit later in the year, in order to bring home what she starts this month. What is exciting is that Venus returns to find Mars in your work sector and while he will retrograde back out on the 13th August, she is able to piggy back off the momentum already gained on the job front.
As Jupiter spends his first full month in direct motion in your income sector, he is starting to gain some momentum. This means you should start to see signs of movement on the income front, but don't worry if this is just small signs. It is Venus' return early next month and the two months she will spend here, that will see the planets of money and luck come together to really get things moving. For now, it is more about small steps in the right direction.
The Sun only left your career sector late last month and with a solar eclipse 10 days earlier, this left you with plenty of momentum and a clear sense of professional direction. Yet with Neptune, now the only planet in either of your two professional houses in retrograde motion in your work sector, there is no longer the urgency or the push there once was. Instead, as Jupiter and Neptune move towards their third alignment since last December, but also their last between Jupiter in your income sector and Neptune in your work sector in our lifetime, they are keeping in step.
This alignment will dominate the month, but will be exact from the 13th August to the 23rd August. It is during this auspicious time for both income and job matters that the Moon will move through your income sector, from the 16th August to the 19th August, sharpening your nose for money. In the meantime, Uranus' retrograde turn in your financial sector on the 8th August allows money matters to take a back seat, while income momentum gets its turn. This changes the dynamics of your financial year, putting income matters back in the driving seat.
While there is no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, there should be a growing sense of anticipation on the income front. This is something that is likely to come in bursts, triggered by the Moon's return to your income sector each month. This will always sharpen your nose for money, give you a lucrative sense of direction and deliver valuable clues, hunches and insights. It was the Moon's visit last month, the first since Jupiter's direct turn that delivered something extra.
This was your first sense that something special lay ahead, with Jupiter back in direct motion and back on track to return to your income sector in early November. This will kick off your most potentially lucrative income year in over a decade. While still over three months away at the time, just a sense that lucky Jupiter was on his way was enough to fuel a new sense of confidence and anticipation. That may have waned, but when the Moon returns from the 19th August to the 21st August you can expect another boost, this time with Jupiter now four weeks closer.
The Moon will move through during the Sun's final hours in your career sector, which ties the two visits together. For it was during the Moon's final hours in your income sector last month that the Sun returned. As well as lucky Jupiter now just over two months away from your income sector, a lot of water has passed under the bridge professionally since the Moon's visit last month, including a solar eclipse on the career front on the 11th August. As you line up for major income developments from early November, it is now all about having your professional ducks in a row.
The Sun's departure from your financial sector late last month has left you with all the awareness and insight needed to keep money matters on track. However, it has taken the pressure off income forces, while allowing the money gods to regroup, putting all their resources onto the income side of the fence. Any financial tension over recent months was a result of the planets moving through your financial sector, moving into opposition with Saturn and Pluto in your income sector.
While any financial tension has dialled back, the message this brought is just as important, especially when it comes to a balance between money coming in and money going out. The Moon will deliver that message when it moves through your financial sector from the 8th August to the 10th August, while bringing a chance to check that money matters are on track. Fortunately, the Moon will move through before Mars retrogrades back into your income sector on the 13th August, with the money gods able to once more marshal all their resources there.
To have Mars retrograde back in for a double dip visit nearly three months after leaving your income sector is rare, bringing an unexpected opportunity for a do over. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since Mars left in May, but returning to find Pluto and Saturn in retrograde motion, he's able to make the most of his 15 days in retrograde motion. For on the 28th August, Mars will turn direct and next month will leave, this time not returning until 2020. The doors will be open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential from the 13th August to the 28th August, just as things are developing on the career and job fronts.
While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of August in your financial sector, to have any planetary activity in your income sector is rare for this time of year. While this won't cause a problem this month, with all tension between the two now over, things may have become a bit tense towards the end of last month. It was the Sun's first week in your financial sector that was definitely the toughest, for he was not only confronted by an opposition with Mars in your income sector, but a total lunar eclipse there as well.
These were the only oppositions the Sun will face while moving through your financial sector and to happen at the same time would have exacerbated any financial tension, but also got everything out of the way in one fell swoop. It is because the lunar nodes have been in your income and financial sectors since May 2017 that the Full Moon in your income sector late last month was a total lunar eclipse and the New Moon in your financial sector on the 11th August, will be a solar eclipse.
Yet it was the lunar eclipse, not just because it was a total lunar eclipse but because Mars was piling on the pressure at the same time that created the potential for a breakthrough. With so much potential on both sides, this can help you push through the barriers holding back a flood of potential. If this hasn't already started to flow, both sides will be working on it this month. Until retrograding back out of your income sector on the 13th August Mars is fighting for access to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. The Sun will be doing the same on the financial front, with Mercury and his smart head for money in play all month. With Mercury in retrograde motion until the 19th August, both income and money matters have access to untapped potential.
The dynamics of this financial year have shifted, but in what is a more measured and respectful way. Neptune has been in retrograde motion in your income sector since November and without Chiron, planet of healing on board there isn't the focus on dealing with old ghosts and demons as there has been in the past. Instead, as Jupiter starts to gain momentum on the career front, Neptune will be at his side, holding the doors open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential. This will be especially potent when Neptune and Jupiter, the planets of dreams and luck align from the 13th August to the 23rd August.
This is the third time since Jupiter returned to your career sector last October that he has aligned with Neptune in your income sector and it is also the last time they will come together like this again in our lifetime. With Jupiter moving forward on the career front and Neptune retracing his steps on the income front, this is a fortuitous crossing of paths that will bring the two together. Yet with Neptune in retrograde motion, the income focus is on the past, leaving the path ahead clear for money matters. However, a Full Moon in your income sector on the 26th August could trigger unexpected income developments.
You begin the month with Venus, planet of money in your financial sector and until leaving on the 7th August, she is on a mission to fuel your financial confidence, update your desires and expectations and trigger the laws of attraction. With the Sun not returning until the 23rd August and Mercury and his smart head for money until early next month, Venus' time here is more about the 'what'. There is plenty of time for reality checks when the Sun returns, while it is next month the focus will be more on the 'when, where and how'.
Because you have had continuous planetary activity in your income sector since 1926, this is something that never goes completely off the boil. Yet Eris, dwarf planet and the planet responsible for keeping the focus continuously on income matters for the last nine decades, will always turn retrograde at this time of year. With Chiron having turned retrograde here in June, this puts both planets in your income sector in retrograde motion. With the Sun in your work sector until the 23rd August and Mercury all month, as they explore new and untapped job potential, the doors are open to the past, second chances and untapped income potential.
With your income sector the only one of your two money houses occupied at the start of the month, all the money gods are focused on income matters and on the past. That changes with Venus' return to your financial sector on the 7th August. This is the point where the balance of power will shift and ahead of the Sun and Mercury's return next month, it is not just that there will be more focus on money matters, but here the focus is on moving things forward.
Income matters will remain focused more on the rear view mirror for the rest of the year, leaving Venus free to focus more on new financial growth. With the Sun not returning until later next month and Venus here from the 8th August to the 9th September, this gives her over a month to focus exclusively on fuelling your financial confidence, updating your expectations and to trigger the laws of attraction. Venus' job is to focus on the what, with the Sun and Mercury returning next month to focus on the 'when, where and how'.