There is just enough of a gap between the Sun and Mercury's departure from your career sector late last month and the Sun's return on 4th February. The distance between the two is 11 days, but this is a valuable chance to pull back and let things settle. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your career sector, but a solar eclipse early in the New Year got things off to a busy start. Not to mention just how many planets are already packed into your career sector and will continue to play a role all year.
The Sun and Mercury have been able to look at your new professional year objectively, with Mercury all about having your head in the game. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus is late returning, but the timing couldn't be better. As well as bringing a chance to get your heart in the game, as the planet of money Venus will also arrive wearing two hats. Because Venus focuses on fuelling your professional confidence, attracting opportunities and steering things in a lucrative direction, these can not only be potentially successful weeks, but potentially lucrative as well.
This is where timing comes in, with Mars' return to your income sector on 14th February kicking off some seriously lucrative conditions. It is less the six weeks that Mars will spend here and more the major developments that this will open the doors to over the coming months. With Saturn in your career sector until 2020 and Pluto until 2024, they work in tandem with new income developments that will take until 2026 to play out. Venus is the perfect planet to jumpstart this partnership, able to keep one foot in both camps.
While this is always a professionally focused month, with the Sun spending the majority of the first three weeks of February in your career sector, you don't usually arrive with so much momentum and untapped professional potential. Mars only left in November, six months after returning for what should have been a six week visit. With the South Node having wrapped up an 18 month visit that created a series of eclipses over the last two years a week before Mars left, the Sun's return last month was anything but a fresh start.
Last year saw an extreme amount of planetary activity on not just the career front, but on the job front as well, with Venus' retrograde phase keeping her in your work sector for months instead of weeks, spread out over two visits. Venus only left in December, allowing you to start 2019 with a huge amount of momentum on both fronts. This year you have the bare minimum of planetary activity, especially on the career front. You have Mercury here until 10th February, the Sun until 19th February and Venus returning for a 25 day visit early next month.
That there is so little planetary activity on the career front this year and the professional gods have sent so few resources to get this new professional year up to speed, is a sign that more is not required. As the Sun shines the solar spotlight on your career and professional situation, matters and options this is a chance to update your priorities, while Mercury gives you the intellectually savvy edge needed to keep your head in the game. It is Venus' return early next month that will fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Yet all three will mainly work with the momentum and untapped income potential created last year.
To begin with, things are fairly quiet professionally or at least compared to how they have been. It was late last month that Ceres left your work sector, wrapping up over 15 months of continuous planetary activity. This included 13 months Jupiter had spent here and the nearly four months Venus was here, over two visits. At the same time, Mars' departure from your career sector on New Year's Day saw 2018 end at a dizzying speed. To start February with no planetary activity in your work sector and just Neptune and Chiron in your career sector with the focus back on the long term, is quiet by recent terms.
And compared to how busy things have been there won't be a return to that level of intensity and they don't need to. There is a huge amount of untapped professional and job potential and more than enough support to keep the wheels turning. What you have this month is a reshuffling of the professional dynamics, with Chiron finally wrapping up a visit that began in 2010 on 18th February. As the planet of healing, Chiron has been less focused on professional growth and more on personal growth. Chiron's departure means that dreamy Neptune will be the sole driver 365 days a year, until he leaves in 2026. It helps that Neptune will enjoy a close relationship with income forces all year and especially during the middle months.
Mercury's return on 10th February and the Sun's return on 19th February is a chance to focus on the more mundane aspects of your career and professional game that you get to focus on at this time every year. Neptune will spend another seven years helping you chase your professional dreams, while the Sun returns to focus on where things stand now and Mercury returns with a chance to get your head in the game. They are also here to help transit into Neptune's new era, which is more about leaving the past behind and chasing your dreams.
To start with, February is a continuation of January and that might have you worried, especially when it comes to wondering how you are going to maintain the pace. Fortunately, that won't be a problem, with forces on both the job and career fronts dialling back to a more manageable pace by mid February. Things will never dial back to the point they have been in previous years, with a massive year for both job and career growth, but the manic pace will dial back. This is being driven partly by the fact that Venus is still in your career sector until 4th February.
However, this is less Venus' doing and more the fact that she just happens to be the last planet charged with getting lucky Jupiter's massive journey underway. Ceres' return late last month means the planet of luck and expansion will have company throughout the coming year, while also ensuring you keep your feet on the group. For while Jupiter is all about expansion and job growth, Ceres' focus is on job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. The planet really responsible for the manic pace is Mars, with the warrior planet of the cosmos having returned to your career sector on New Year's Day.
Mars came together with Venus and Jupiter just as a total lunar eclipse in your income sector electrified forces across the income, work and career fronts late last month. Until he leaves on 14th February, Mars will continue to fuel your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit, while setting a breakneck pace. This is Uranus' last full month in your career sector, wrapping up a visit that began in 2010. With Jupiter following in the footsteps of Saturn's visit to your work sector from December 2014 to December 2017, on both the job and career fronts there is a coming together of things you have been working on or towards for years now.
The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your work sector, with February the month when you are able to look back and reflect on all that the solar spotlight has exposed. As Venus and Mercury always travel with the Sun, though often either slightly behind or in front, it was no surprise that Mercury moved through last month as well. Mercury left four days after the Sun, leaving you with a clearer sense of where things stand on the job front, along with the intellectually savvy edge needed to keep your head in the game and to work smarter. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus is late returning and won't return to your work sector until 4th February.
However, while Venus might be late returning, her timing couldn't be more perfect. Venus has a different mandate to the Sun and Mercury and while she too will work with the major forces in play all year, as the planet of money, her mandate is to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Venus is here until early next month, so a Full Moon in your income sector on 20th February is something she would have missed, had she arrived at her usual time.
Another thing Venus would have missed is Mars' return to your career sector on 14th February and while the major implications will take place after she leaves, this is the start of a major and I mean major professional surge. For on 6th March, just four days after Venus leaves your work sector, Uranus will return to join Mars in your career sector, bringing the planets of war, passion, surprise, synchronicity and the unexpected together here for the first time in eight decades. With Uranus here until 2026 and Mars until the end of March, this will have explosive implications on the job and career fronts.
The focus will always be on work and job matters at this time of year, with the Sun always spending the majority of the first three weeks of February in your work sector. The solar spotlight will always shift onto your work situation and job matters at this time of year. Apart from the false alarm when the Sun returned last month, this year doesn't have the manic pace nor the work pressure. Mars returned to your work sector last May for what should have been a six week visit, but instead left exactly six months after arriving. This exacerbated what, at the time was a policing of a need to pace yourself.
The busier Mars made things, the more work tension and job pressure this would have created. A total lunar eclipse opposing the Sun in his first full day in your work sector recreated some of that pressure, but this was a one off and more a voice from the past bringing some timely reminders. What you have this month is a lot less intensity and a stripped back annual update, with a massive amount of momentum and untapped job potential. Until Mercury leaves on 10th February, you have the intellectually savvy edge needed to work smarter, pace yourself and keep your head in the game.
The Sun's departure on 19th February will leave your work sector empty, but Venus will return to have her private date with the professional gods. Where the Sun and Mercury look at things objectively and strategically, which is what you need this month, Venus takes a different approach. As the planet of money, Venus will return to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction.
After Mars left your work sector on New Year's Day there has been a chance for things to settle. This has allowed you to recharge your batteries after a busy end to your 2018 professional year and also to let things play out. Mars returned to your work sector just as there was an explosion of activity across the income, work and career fronts in the final months of 2018, which has created a lot of momentum that still needs to run its course. The Sun will return to your work sector on 19th February, as he does at this time every year, but Mercury's return on 10th February will be a chance to get a jump on this.
Mercury returns for what should be a two week visit, giving you the intellectually savvy edge and articulation needed to work smarter, get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. That would mean Mercury is leaving during the Sun's early days, but this is not what happens. A Mercury phase will keep him here for over two months, giving you a lot more time to explore your options. Mercury retrogrades never appear random. Either that or they come with incredibly good timing.
Mercury is the first planet to return to your work sector since Mars left, and also since a lot has developed across the income and career fronts. Mercury returns to find a huge amount of potential and for the first time in 17 years you have the North Node in your work sector. This is something Mars found when he returned as well, so this is a partnership already in progress. Having Mercury on board for two months instead of the usual two weeks, is a huge advantage and one you'll have by the time the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto your work situation, job matters and options.
If you were hoping that February was going to be less busy than January you will be disappointed. However, if you were hoping to maintain the momentum gained last month and continue to run with energy in play across the income, work and career fronts, then you are in luck. Mars returned to your work sector on New Year's Day, giving you no time to get a feel for this new professional year, with a fresh wave of excitement and enthusiasm kicking in from day one. However, it wasn't until Venus returned to your income sector a week later that things really started to boil.
Even then, it was a total lunar eclipse on the career front late last month and with all that had been building last year, that electrified things across the income, work and career fronts. With Mars leaving your work sector on 14th February, the pace should drop back a bit from then. However, with Uranus in the final weeks of a visit that began in 2010 by then, the professional gods will be working to maintain the momentum on the job front.
The Moon's visit to your two professional houses will be important days, either for receiving intuitive information or for triggering developments. The first is the Moon's return to your work sector from 9th February to 11th February. With Mars leaving on 14th February and as this is also the Moon's last encounter with Uranus for another eight decades, this could trigger some major or unexpected developments. The other significant period is from 18th February to 20th February, when the Moon comes full circle from last month's lunar eclipse in your career sector. Often what is triggered on a Full Moon, eclipsing or others, comes to completion when the Moon comes full circle.
To begin with, it is business as usual, which means things are fairly quiet on the professional front, as you would expect at this time of year. Yet what you have is a month heavily disguised, for this is anything but an ordinary or a quiet month professionally. Juno is an asteroid and the queen of commitment, with her return to your work sector last July, noteworthy mainly because of her refusal to leave. Juno returned for the two month visit she makes once every four years, to find Uranus here, for the first time in eight decades.
Uranus was on an exploratory visit and retrograded back out in November, but will return early next month and stay for the next seven years. Coincidence or just good timing, instead of moving through, Juno refused to leave and seven months later is still here. Juno will leave on 11th February but again, timing means you will be on your own for just over 24 hours. The Moon's return during Juno's final days will keep all that energy alive, while fuelling your instincts, imagination and an intuitive read on work and job matters before leaving on 13th February.
This is just a day before Mars' return on 14th February and with Uranus returning early next month, they are due to meet up here for the first time in eight decades. This opens the doors to major new developments on the job front over the coming weeks and months, and with a Full Moon in your career sector on 20th February adding to a potent cocktail of professional forces. With Venus in your income sector by then, this Full Moon could be what electrifies things across the income, work and career fronts.
With no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses, you get to not so much take things easy this month, but let things play out without any pressure or expectations. While the Sun doesn't return to your work sector until May, Mars' return later next month will kick things off much earlier than is normally the case. As Venus only left your career sector in December, this gives you time to let things play out and run their course, and also to explore new options without the pressure of the clock ticking.
This also makes the Moon's visit to your two professional houses a lot more important, both when it comes to a chance to get your bearings and to act as a trigger. The Moon will move through your work sector from 13th February to 16th February. With the Sun still in your income sector then but in his final days, this will create an auspicious few days for income and job fronts. The Moon will only make one more visit before Mars returns, so it will be important to let your instincts and imagination take the lead while the Moon is here.
The Moon will return to your career sector from 22nd February to 24th February, fuelling your professional instincts and imagination and delivering valuable clues, hunches and insights. Venus only left in December, wrapping up four months of fairly busy activity on the career front. When the Moon visits your work sector, it is more about looking ahead to Mars' return later next month, while the Moon's visit to your career sector is more a chance to look back at what is already in motion.
While Ceres is only a dwarf planet, her departure from your career sector late last month has had big implications, finally bringing over 15 months of planetary activity to a close. While Jupiter wrapped up his 13 month visit in November and Venus her nearly four month visit in early January, Ceres stayed on to help tie up loose ends. Yet more importantly, this was also a chance to look more deeply into your real needs and priorities. You have a huge amount of professional momentum and untapped potential, with Ceres giving you a chance to update your needs, priorities and a sense of purpose before fully committing to the journey ahead.
For the first time since September 2017, you move into the new month with no planetary activity in your career sector and there will be none until Mercury and Venus return in October. Yet there is little chance of losing any professional momentum or your sense of direction, for things are still very active on the income and job fronts. The North Node is spending the whole of 2019 in your work sector and is the reason for a total solar eclipse here in early July. The North Node will also spend the year drawing closer and closer to dreamy Neptune in your income sector.
As Mercury returns to your income sector on 10th February and the Sun on 19th February, for both it will be to find the North Node in your work sector, for the first time in 17 years. Last year ended and this year began with a strong partnership between income, work and career forces, while this month it is now more focus on income and job matters and that will remain the case. The Moon's return to your career sector from 24th February to 26th February, will however be a valuable chance to check back on that sense of professional direction.
To still have Venus in your career sector as you move into February is not the norm, but it is not unheard of. In fact, this will happen once every eight years, like clockwork and is always because a retrograde phase has held her back. This means that while the Sun left your career sector just before Christmas, as he does at that time every year, Venus is still here. Because of the laws governing the maximum distance possible between the Sun and Venus, this is always a temporary advantage and she will leave within the early days of the month.
That is the case, with Venus leaving on 4th February. Venus follows an eight year cycle with stunning, clockwork accuracy and if she is still in your career sector as you move into February, it means she will also return later in the year, with a short turnaround. However, what is not part of the natural pattern is to have lucky Jupiter on board. In fact, the last time you moved into February with Venus and Jupiter in your career sector was in 1971 and this means he will still be here when she returns.
Venus also has the added advantage of having Mars in your income sector and this is huge. While Venus has support from Jupiter when it comes to professional growth, she is also the planet of money and will always have an eye on where the money is. Venus' mission is always to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Venus will leave on 4th February, but she leaves behind forces that will continue what she started. At the same time, expect the momentum from a total lunar eclipse on the job front late last month to continue to play out. This sets the scene for a stunning month across the income, work and career fronts.