Things are starting to quieten down on both sides of the financial fence this month, but in the best possible way. While the two did clash during a Full Moon in your financial sector, during the Sun and Mercury's last full week in your income sector, this was the only clash. Before the Sun and Mercury left on 21st May this had been a trouble free the visit and that will be the case for any planet that moves through your income sector this year. With no planets in opposition, last month's Full Moon was the least you could expect, as this happens at some point during the Sun's month visit each year.
This was no ordinary Full Moon either, but the first Full Moon since lucky Jupiter left last November, so therefore with a lot of untapped financial potential for this to release. The Moon is still coming full circle from that Full Moon, with its return from 13th June to 15th June likely to see a lot of things fall into place on the financial front. This could see money matters that have taken on a life of their own complete or come to fruition during that time. By that time the only planet left in your income sector will be Uranus, who until leaving in 2026, will quietly keep the momentum going.
However, until she leaves on 9th June Venus, the planet of money will be working to exploit every income opportunity and advantage. Venus returned during the Sun and Mercury's final days, so has inherited their transparency and smart head for money. Yet Venus works through the laws of attraction so will be working to attract income opportunities. With help from Saturn and Pluto in your career sector, the first nine days of the month have the potential to be the most lucrative. Yet Venus will set things in motion that Uranus can continue to nurture.
The focus is always on income matters at this time of year, always has been and always will. That is because the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of June in your income sector, shining the solar spotlight on your income situation, matters and options. While each year is different and the solar spotlight will only reveal what is already there, there are a number of factors that make this year unique. The first is that Mars only just wrapped up a nearly seven week visit before the Sun returned, giving you a head start. As the warrior planet of the cosmos, Mars encouraged you to fight for what you deserve.
Mars job was to smash through glass ceilings, especially those in your own mind and as he moved into opposition with both planets in your financial sector, to flush out challenges, real or imagined. Before he left, Mars transformed this into motivation, presenting the Sun with a package to work with from the get go. The Sun also had the benefit of Mercury returning just hours behind him and until leaving on 5th June, he will continue to give you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game. Held back by a retrograde phase last year Venus, the planet of money will be late to return, yet by the same token late to leave.
Venus will return on 9th June, to kick off what can be the most potentially lucrative weeks of any year. Not leaving until early next month, Venus will spend the remainder of the month here, ensuring there is no drop off once the Sun leaves on 22nd June. While every planet moving through your income sector will face an opposition with Jupiter and Ceres, in retrograde motion in your financial sector, with nothing but opportunity on both fronts this will keep you on your toes, while raising the bar on both fronts.
There is a lot of intensity on both sides of the financial fence this month and there could be some financial tension, with a need to begin the month aware that rather than a challenge, this is here to empower you. The only reason there could be financial tension is that Mars and Mercury, moving through your income sector are standing up to forces on the financial front, that want to make it all about what you do with the money you have. In retrograde motion in your financial sector, Saturn and Pluto are bunking down, wanting to make it all about learning from the past.
Mars and Mercury want none of that and in the lead up to a total solar eclipse in your income sector early next month, they are the advance crew clearing a path for the most lucrative months of 2019. It is not a case of deciding who is right, the planets on the income or financial fronts and appreciating that they are both working to see you take your power back. The key to working with this intensity is maintaining a balance between money coming in and money going out. It is only when you favour one over the other that there could be financial tension. As Mars moves into opposition with Saturn on 14th/15th June and with Pluto on 19th June to 21st June, he will be using this to fire up your fighting spirit.
Mars is in your income sector all month but Mercury, for now, is only here from 5th June to 27th June, giving you the smart head for money needed to channel Mars' warrior spirit more effectively. I say for now because Mercury will retrograde back in for a double dip visit next month, after a total solar eclipse has unleashed a lot more potential than you have access to now. Venus, the planet of money will also wait until after the solar eclipse, ready to exploit the glass ceilings this is likely to shatter.
Since Venus left your financial sector at the end of March, which was late in the year to still have planetary activity here, there has been no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, which is the norm for this time of year. Your two money houses are located on opposite sides of the sky, so the Sun will move through one and then six months later move through the other. Because of that, January and February are the most active months of any year for money matters as a whole and July and August is when the solar spotlight shifts onto income matters. So to move into June with no planetary activity in either is the norm.
What was not the norm was 2018, which not only had the lunar nodes in your two money houses all year, creating a series of eclipses, but Mars spent the middle months of last year moving backward and forwards across your financial sector. Yet even if you had to wait for the Sun's return to your income sector later next month to access income potential for the first time this year, there would still be a lot to be excited about. You have lucky Jupiter in your work sector for the majority of the year and a push that began on the career front on New Year's Day, only ran its course last month.
For the majority of the month, it is still all about keeping your professional ducks in a row, ready when the doors open to the most lucrative months of 2019. The difference is that you won't have to wait for the Sun's return to your income sector later next month, with Mercury returning on 27th June. At first, this is just a chance to get your head in the game and to work with his smart head for money. However, with Mars returning early next month and Mercury spending the majority of the next two months here, he arrives with the key that will unlock the doors to the most lucrative months of 2019.
With no planetary activity on the income front until August, the focus is still on money matters as a whole and this is a real advantage. For dreamy Neptune, the only planet in either of your two money houses is having a very good month. It began in the final two weeks of May, starting with Mars' return to an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart, where he will spend the whole of June. While this will see Mars move into a positive aspect to Neptune this month, his return coincidence with the planet of dreams and fantasies moving into the same positive aspect to the North Node, in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart since November.
With Chiron gone, Neptune is now the only planet in your financial sector and while this is the area of your chart that focuses on money matters as a whole and especially on what you do with the money you have, he is not interested in financial housekeeping. Neptune is charged with keeping the financial dream alive and with support from both the North Node and Mars in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart, this can't help but fuel your financial confidence, instincts and imagination. Neptune is also slowing to a crawl, ahead of his retrograde turn on 22nd June.
This is when there will be a chance to pull back, with his first solo retrograde phase on his own since returning in 2012, a new experience. Until now this has coincided with Chiron's retrograde phase here, which was more about facing old financial demons. This time it will be purely about revisiting old financial dreams. The Moon will move through from 23rd June to 25th June, fuelling your financial instincts and imagination during Neptune's early days in retrograde motion.
Things have eased back on both the income and financial fronts this month, with both sides having a skeleton crew on board, keeping the momentum going but without drawing too much attention. It was only last month that Venus left your financial sector, bringing to an end an intense focus on money matters that began on New Year's Day. In order to compete with this, you had not only one Full Moon in your income sector this year but two, one in March and another in April. This was when income and money matters clashed, but for the rest of the time, they remained in their own corner.
Strictly speaking, by the technical use of the word planet there is no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, but in reality that is not the case. Eris, dwarf planet and the warrior princess of the cosmos has been in your financial sector since 1926 and is here for another three decades. At the same time Chiron, known as the planet of healing but technically a comet, is here until 2027, on a mission to lay old financial ghosts and demons to rest. At the same time, instead of moving quickly through your income sector, the asteroid Pallas Athena instead turned retrograde and while back in direct motion, is here until August.
These are not forces that will grab and demand your attention in the way that fully fledged planets will, but while they are more subtle this is exactly what you need. On both the income and financial fronts you have forces capable of keeping the momentum going, though without making demands. On both fronts you can almost set and forget things, focused more on making the most of this month's professional opportunities, putting your time and energy there. This does, however, make it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground as the Moon moves through your income sector from 11th June to 13th June. The same goes for when the Moon moves through your financial sector, from 25th June to 28th June.
While the Sun and Mercury both left your financial sector last month, Venus is staying behind to extract and capitalise on opportunities they exposed as they moved through. It was the nearly seven weeks Mars had spent here before the Sun and Mercury returned over Easter that gave them a head start. Before the Sun even turned the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters and Mercury returned with the smart head for money needed to get your head in the game, you were already taking your financial power back. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus was late to arrive and is therefore late to leave.
Venus returned during the Sun and Mercury's final days, so arrived to find the solar spotlight was already on your financial situation and money matters and you were already able to approach money matters with a smart head for money. All Venus had to do was wait until the financial housekeeping that takes place in April and May of each year came to an end and then she could have her turn. This is where you are now, with the planet of money benefiting from the passion, transparency and intellectually savvy edge that has been her legacy, but without having to put in the hard work.
Venus works through the laws of attraction, so her focus is more on fuelling your financial confidence so that you can attract positive outcomes. For the first time in eight decades like the Sun, Mercury and Mars before her, Venus returned to find Uranus, the planet of surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected here. As Uranus works through the laws of synchronicity, he is a perfect match for Venus, with the laws of attraction and synchronicity both in effect during the first nine days of the month. While Venus works to attract opportunities and favourable outcomes, Uranus can trigger unexpected, serendipitous or eureka moments. That will continue even after Venus leaves.
That the focus is on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year is a given, with the Sun always spending the first three weeks of June in your financial sector. Yet, just because the solar spotlight is always on your financial situation and money matters at this time of year doesn't mean what this reveals is always the same. Every year is different and this year is no exception, with a number of things setting this year's annual financial update apart. The first is that by the time the Sun and Mercury returned to your financial sector on 21st May, Mars had just left five days earlier.
Having already spent nearly seven weeks fuelling your financial passions and fighting spirit, Mars first visit since 2017, meant the mission to take your financial power back was already well underway. Mars was also able to run flack for the Sun and Mercury, moving into opposition with both Ceres and Jupiter in your income sector, exposing any challenges or situations where there was a clash between money coming in and money going out. With Jupiter and Ceres in retrograde motion in your income sector, this can work to your advantage, for it is keeping you on your toes and making it hard to let things go off the boil.
During 2015, 2016 and 2017 no planet was able to move through your financial sector without moving into opposition with Saturn in your income sector, so there is also a chance to learn from the past. In addition, this time it is lucky Jupiter in opposition and not Saturn, the hard taskmaster of the cosmos. The Sun is in your financial sector until 22nd June but while he returned on the same day, Mercury will leave on 5th June. Here for just 15 days, this is a short chance to get your head in the game and to adopt Mercury's smart head for money. It is Venus' return on 9th June that will bring the planet of money into the game. A Full Moon on 17th June could be a catalyst for both income and money matters.
There is a lot of intensity on both sides of the financial fence this month, with a need to choose to see this as an exciting chance to take your financial power back. Your two money houses are located on opposite sides of the sky, so if you have planetary activity in both at the same time they will be forced to compete. At the same time, when they move into opposition, this can create financial tension, but also the potential for a breakthrough. With the lunar nodes in your two money houses from November 2017 to May 2020, a balance between money coming in and money going out has been policed all year.
The difference this month is that Mars has become involved, with the warrior planet of the cosmos having returned to your financial sector last month. Until he leaves early next month, Mars is on a mission to fuel your financial passions and fighting spirit, as he works to see you take your financial power back. For him, having Saturn and Pluto in opposition in your income sector is just the challenge that can fire up Mars' warrior spirit, making you even more determined to come out fighting. With Saturn and Pluto both in retrograde motion, the push back isn't as much as it would be had they been in direct motion.
With a total solar eclipse in your financial sector early next month and a lunar eclipse in your income sector two weeks later, this is keeping both sides on their toes. Mars will move into opposition with Saturn on 14th/15th June and with Pluto on 19th June to 21st June, so if there is going to be any financial tension, this is when it will be most intense. With the Moon moving through your income sector from 18th June to 20th June and into opposition with both Mars and Mercury, this will add to the mix. Yet with Mercury here from 5th June to 27th June, you'll have the smart head for money needed to use this as an opportunity for a breakthrough.
While there could be some intensity in other areas of your chart, on the financial front things are low key and when they do become more active, unlike last year there will be no complications. You begin the month with no planetary activity in either of your two money houses, which is the norm for this time of year. This makes the Moon's monthly visits to both a lot more important, though for different reasons. The timing makes the Moon's visit to your income sector from 20th June to 23rd June especially auspicious.
With the Sun leaving your work sector on 22nd June, this will ensure your nose for money is sharp during his final days, creating some auspicious days on both the income and job fronts. More importantly, this is the Moon's only visit while Venus, the planet of money is in your work sector. Having returned on 9th June, Venus will have been in your work sector for 11 days by the time the Moon returns and will be preparing to take over from where the Sun leaves off. This is significant, for Venus is on a mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction.
This also means the Moon will be gone by the time Mercury returns to your financial sector on 27th June, eliminating any risk of a confrontation between the two. With the Sun still over three weeks away by that point but Mars just days away, Mercury will bring into play the first planetary activity on the financial front this year. Normally Mercury is here for just 14 to 15 days, giving you a short window of opportunity to access his smart head for money. Instead, Mercury is here for the majority of the next two months.
Neptune, now the only planet in either of your two money houses is having a good month and in fact, things started going well for the planet of dreams in the final two weeks of May. They will continue to go well for Neptune throughout June and all through the middle months of 2018 and that is good news for income matters. While Neptune returned to your income sector in 2012, he is yet to spend any significant length of time on his own and has shared the space with Chiron, the planet of healing since his return. That changed when Chiron finally left in February and as the last of the faster moving planets only left at the end of March, he is finally on his own.
Already slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn on 22nd June, for no other reason than that, Neptune would be growing in confidence, which he would be passing onto you. Yet, on the same day that you moved into the final two weeks of May, everything started to change. It began with Mars' return to your work sector and continued with a professionally charged Full Moon just days later. This has fired up your professional year and with Mars in your work sector all month and a total solar eclipse there early next month, things continue to come together professionally.
With no planetary activity on the financial front until August, the money house that focuses on what you do with the money you have and is in opposition to Neptune, Neptune will remain in his happy place all of this month and next. Neptune is already slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn on 22nd, at the same time that the pace is picking up on the job front. New developments will continue on the job front this month and next, in partnership with the doors opening to the past, second chances and untapped income potential.
Things settle back on both sides of the financial fence this month, in a way that gives you the best of both worlds. Venus was the last of the faster moving planets to move through your income sector this year and having just left last month, a push that began on New Year's Day has only just ran its course. With Eris, dwarf planet and warrior princess of the cosmos here for several more decades, there is no danger of income matters going off the boil. Instead, Eris is now the custodian for maintaining the momentum gained over the first five months of the year.
In the meantime, while the asteroid Pallas Athena will remain in your financial sector until August, her focus is even more subtle than Eris'. Yet after two Full Moons here, one in March and the other in April, this spiritual warrior and a voice of reason, can maintain the momentum on the financial front as well. What you don't have is the intensity of recent months, with neither side interested in reinventing the wheel. On both the income and financial fronts there is enough support to keep the wheels turning, without the pressure to have your money hat on 24/7.
As Eris is a dwarf planet and Pallas is only an asteroid there is more weight on income matters and even more so as she and ongoing income momentum continue to enjoy the support of lucky Jupiter, in retrograde motion in your career sector. That support will increase when Mercury returns to your work sector on 27th June, ahead of Mars' return early next month. This will load the bases across the income, work and career fronts and keep them loaded throughout the middle months of 2019. Without having to put too much effort into income matters, the professional gods will carry the weight and in the process, continue to give you access to untapped income potential.