The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your career sector but this year the energy is very different. Gone is the pressure from the last three years and while there is a huge amount of potential there is also a sense that there is an opportunity for a fresh start or to push the 'reset' button. If it feels like everything until now has prepared you for 2021 then you are right, with 2020 the year that everything until then had led up to and everything from then will lead on from. It was Saturn's departure from your career sector just before Christmas that ended a three year professional boot camp, something that will empower you for years if not decades to come.
Eventually you will look back at the period from December 2017 to December 2020 as the years that have left you with the power to move mountains if you have to, years you will be forever grateful for but at the same time wouldn't want to repeat. It was just three days later that Jupiter left, wrapping up a 12 month visit that has planted seeds for the future that you will continue to harvest throughout 2021 and beyond. When the Sun and Mercury returned to your career sector on 21st December it was to find Jupiter and Saturn gone, allowing their more mundane focus to have a fresh start, benefiting from but not tethered to the past.
Jupiter and Saturn were always building for the future rather than immediate gains while with Mercury leaving on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January, they want it to happen now. It is Venus' return on 9th January and a New Moon on 13th January that will give this new professional year a boost but also its distinct flavour. Venus didn't visit your career sector at all in 2020 so was not impacted by the challenges last year. Along with Mars, who will return to your income sector on 7th January, Venus will return to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction.
The Sun will always return to your career sector in January and while he won't turn the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options until 20th January, you know that by the end of the first month of the year things will be moving. However, from the moment you move into the New Year, it will be clear that this is no ordinary professional year and that there has been a seismic shift. Because Jupiter and Saturn returned to your career sector just before Christmas the full impact of their game changing return might not have been noticed at the time but it will when you move into this new professional year.
This is Jupiter and Saturn's first full month in your career sector and with Saturn here until 2023 and Jupiter for the first and last five months of 2021, you have gained the power to move mountains if you have to. Jupiter has returned to create a whole new sense of what's possible while Saturn is giving you the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. Jupiter will usually spend 12 months promoting professional growth and expansion but instead will rush through in just five months, so there could be a fast and rapid period of expansion ahead. While Jupiter will return a few months later to go back over things, Saturn will remain a constant and steady force.
This is a professional year the likes of which you have never seen before, except for a few months that came close to this in 1962. By the time the Sun returns on 20th January, Jupiter and Saturn will have been here for a month and you will be starting to get a feel for the enormous power and resources they are giving you access to. This is definitely something that Mercury will recognise when he returns for what should be a 14 to 15 day visit to your career sector on 9th January. Not wanting to leave this environment, Mercury will turn retrograde here on 31st January and won't leave until March.
While this new professional year gets off to a quiet start it also gets off to a confident start. With the Sun not returning to your career sector until later next month, this gives Neptune and the dwarf planet Ceres one last month on their own to cement your professional dreams, needs and priorities for the coming year. This is also a chance to regroup after Venus and Juno left your work sector just before Christmas, ending all planetary activity on the job front until later in the year. However, as they moved through they both formed a friendly aspect to Neptune and Ceres, who are helping you to hold onto resolutions on the job front.
It is the Sun's return to your career sector next month and then a parade of planets over the coming months, culminating in Jupiter's return in May that will see the pace of this year increase. This makes a quiet but confident start to the year exactly what you need, especially as a busy three months on the job front only ended on 19th December. This also gives you a chance to pay attention to the Moon's first visit to your two professional houses for the year, with time to pay attention to your intuition, instincts and imagination, with each important for different reasons.
The Moon will make its first visit to your work sector for the year from 7th January to 10th January. As well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters, delivering valuable clues, hunches and insights and acting as a trigger, this first visit since Venus and Juno left is also a chance to regroup and to tie up loose ends. The Moon will make its first visit to your career sector for the year from 16th January to 18th January. As well as fuelling your professional instincts and imagination, an alignment with Neptune and Ceres as it moves through will give you a better read on your professional dreams, needs and priorities ahead of new developments next month.
While the Sun and Mercury left your work sector just before Christmas, on both the job and career fronts there was no slow down at the end of last year and if anything an acceleration. On both fronts this is because of retrograde phases in 2020, impacting your two professional houses though one directly and the other indirectly. The latter was Venus' retrograde phase earlier last year, which kept her in Gemini for four months instead of moving through in 24 days. This held Venus back and from then on she was late returning to and therefore leaving the other areas of your chart in 2020.
This meant that Venus didn't return to your work sector until just before Christmas and just a few days before the Sun and Mercury left. That means Venus is still here and until leaving on 9th January she will continue to work to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Meanwhile, while Mars returned for what should have been a six week visit to your career sector in June, a two month retrograde phase kept him here for the whole second half of 2020 and he is still here as you move into the New Year. Until leaving on 7th January, Mars will continue to fuel your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit and to gain as much traction as possible.
Because Venus and Mars will leave within two days of each other, Venus leaving your work sector on 7th January and Mars your career sector on 9th January, the year is likely to get off to a busy start. Whether you are working through the holiday period or regardless of when your new professional year begins in terms of going back to work, Venus and Mars will be inspiring your imagination, confidence and motivation, allowing you to hit the ground running. Both leave behind resources that can keep the momentum going, allowing you to pull back and shift from a sprint to a marathon.
While the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your work sector and it is a given that you will begin the year with the spotlight on work and job matters, this year will feel very different from the get go. Missing is the pressure, the constant need to be focused on the big picture and in its place will be a new sense of confidence, resolve and a sense that you have been given a chance to push the 'reset' button, ready for a fresh start. It was Jupiter and Saturn's departure from your work sector just before Christmas that took away the pressure while leaving you with a huge amount of resources and momentum.
When the Sun and Mercury returned on 21st December it was to find Jupiter and Saturn gone, albeit by just over 24 hours. However, that distance was enough to create a degree of separation, where you can benefit from the past three years but at the same time have a fresh start. Part of that fresh start is Venus and Mars, who within the space of just two days will energise things across the job and career fronts in a way that is completely new. It begins with Mars' return to your career sector on 7th January and continues with Venus' return to your work sector on 9th January. Mars didn't visit your career sector in 2020 and Venus didn't visit your work sector so neither have any association with a year you might want to forget but will forever benefit from.
From the moment Venus returns she will not only begin her mission to fuel your job confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction but will form a friendly aspect to Mars. Held back by a retrograde phase, while Mars tried to return to your career sector in 2020 he never made it so is ready to make up for lost time. Mercury will leave your work sector on 9th January and the Sun on 20th January but Venus and Mars will stay on to fire things up on the job and career fronts. This is the face of the future and on the job and career fronts the opportunity this brings for a fresh start.
From the moment that you move into 2021, this will feel like a very different professional year because it is. The planets are always moving and while you will often start the year with planetary activity in your work sector or at the very least end January with the Sun here, those influences come and go. What you begin the year with is something that is here to stay and it is going to feel strong, safe and enduring. While Jupiter and Saturn were last in your work sector at the same time for a few months in 1962, they have never begun the year here together and they have never aligned here in our lifetime, which they did just before Christmas and in their early days here.
By the time the Sun returns to your work sector on 20th January, something that happens at the same time every year, Jupiter and Saturn will have been here for a month and there will already be four degrees of separation and the gap will widen by the day. That is while Jupiter will travel the full length of your work sector in five months, it will take Saturn until 2023 to travel that same ground. While they began aligned an as united force, Jupiter is racing ahead to promote job growth and expansion while Saturn is staying behind, working in the background to give you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes.
This is what you start the year with and will continue to benefit from all year, with the Sun and Mercury returning to focus on the more mundane aspect of work and job matters. While Mercury will return on 9th January for what should be a 14 to 15 day visit aimed at 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, a retrograde turn on 31st January will keep him here until March. With Venus returning next month and Mars returning to your career sector in March, this is a professional year that will continue to reveal its potential and treasures, month after month.
While this could be a fairly quiet start to your professional year, for all the right reasons and in all the right ways. The Moon is just leaving your career sector as we move into the New Year and while it will be gone by New Year's Day, this will allow you to begin the year with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. However, there is an important reason why you need to hold onto this, the valuable clues, hunches and insights and the momentum created and is because this was no ordinary visit. As you move into the New Year the Moon is just wrapping up the last Full Moon of 2020 and the last in your career sector until 2022.
Much of what is triggered by a Full Moon takes until the Moon comes full circle to play out and it can often be the next visit that yields the most potential. That will happen when the Moon returns from 26th January to 28th January, a visit that might do more than just fuel your professional instincts and imagination. As was the case with its visit to your career sector late last month, the Moon will move into a friendly aspect to Neptune and Ceres in your work sector as it moves through, giving you an intuitive read on both job and career matters.
It is on the job front that there is a chance to take things slowly and to spend time getting your bearings before the pace picks up next month. At the start of the year, Neptune has only been in direct motion for just over a month and still barely moving, there is a chance to look to the future with confidence without rushing into it. This gives Neptune time to slowly increase speed before the Sun returns next month, which is when the busiest months of 2021 on the job front will begin. This is also a chance to make the most of the dwarf planet Ceres' last full month in your work sector and of her mission to update your needs and priorities, especially when it comes to job satisfaction and a sense of purpose. The Moon's return to your work sector from 16th January to 18th January will give you a chance to check in.
The year is likely to get off to a busy start but this is more about sustaining the momentum created last month and then getting a chance to ease back on the accelerator, a week into the year. Mars, who returned for what should have been a six week visit to your work sector in June is not only still here but his longest visit in 32 years is finally drawing to a close. The six weeks that Mars will spend here every other year can be the busiest of the year, as the warrior planet of the cosmos works to get things done and make things happen. However, here for over six months and with two of those months spent in retrograde motion, what is normally a sprint turned into a marathon.
Finally due to leave on 7th January and then not return until 2022, Mars will be working to gain as much traction as possible in his final days here. Whether you have worked through the holiday period or not or regardless of when your new professional year starts, if you are not at work during the first seven days of the month you will be preparing to jump into things the moment you get a chance. With the dwarf planet Eris taking over from where Mars leaves off work and job matters will not go off the boil but in retrograde motion until 11th January, she won't be calling for the fast and furious approach Mars requires. This will be when you can pull back, reverting back to a marathon approach to work and job matters.
Meanwhile, the Moon's return to your career sector on New Year's Day will not only allow you to begin the year with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled but will get the year off to a positive start across the income, work and career fronts. That is because the Moon will not only form a friendly aspect to Mars in his final days in your work sector but to Venus, in her final days in your income sector before leaving on 9th January. This is also a practice run ahead of the Moon's return to your career sector on 28th January and the Full Moon this will create on 29th January.
While there is plenty of momentum on the income front and has been for some time, the one thing missing is any kind of professional momentum. It has been months since the last planet left your career sector and Uranus has been on his own and in retrograde motion in your work sector since August. However, that is about to change and it comes just as there is a chance to push the 'reset' button on the income front. The first hint at the professional change ahead will come when the Moon makes its first visit to your career sector for the year from 3rd January to 5th January. While Uranus is still in retrograde motion in your work sector a friendly aspect to him and to the Sun and Mercury in your income sector will create positive conditions across the income, work and career fronts.
With your professional instincts and imagination fuelled, this is when you will start picking up on a sense of anticipation, for it is just two days after the Moon leaves that everything changes. The game changer is Mars' return to your work sector on 7th January. Held back by a retrograde phase that preventing Mars from returning in 2020, his return to your work sector will see the warrior planet of the cosmos ready to make up for lost time, make things happen and get things done. Still not fully up to speed after his direct turn in November, instead of rushing through in six weeks, Mars will remain here until March.
It is Venus' return to your income sector on 9th January and friendly aspect to Mars in her early days that will help to draw the resources in play on the income and job fronts together. However, it is a week after Mars' return that Uranus' direct turn in your work sector on 14th January will release the final brake holding things back. This will give you seven days to adjust to having the warrior planet of the cosmos here before the pace starts to pick up. Uranus would have kept things on idle until the Sun returns in April but that is not Mars' style.
While this is not a particularly active month professionally that is normally the case at this time of year. However, you do have more going on than you would normally expect, which is the reason for both job and professional confidence. There are several reasons for this and while there are three main reasons, they all combine to give you the confidence to start the year feeling empowered across the income, work and career fronts. The first reason is that you begin the year with the North Node in your work sector and this is providing a sense of direction and momentum. The Moon only left your work sector in the closing days of December, having come full circle from an eclipsing Full Moon.
This allows you to begin the year with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled and a chance to have connected with the North Node and its sense of direction. The second reason is that while all planetary activity on the career front is over until later this year, the last planet only left in November and that is much later in the year than is normally the case. This gives you a lot of recent resources banked on the job and career fronts, which the North Node can continue to provide direction and momentum to. This ties into the third factor, which is the enormous amount of planetary activity on the income front this month and their need to draw on what has already been banked on the job and career fronts.
This is Jupiter and Saturn's first full month in your income sector and having come together for the first time here at the same time in six decades, 2021 has the potential to be a lucrative year. With the North Node in your work sector for the whole of 2021, it will work closely with not just Jupiter and Saturn but the other planets that will pass through your income sector this year, making this a good year on both the income and job fronts. Meanwhile, the Moon will make its first visit to your career sector for the year from 5th January to 7th January and to your work sector from 23rd January to 26th January, in both cases bringing a chance to check in while acting as a trigger.
While there is no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses this month that is normal for this time of year. However, that being said on both the job and career fronts you begin the year with momentum already baked in, thanks to December being an unusually active month on both fronts. The last planet to leave your career sector in 2020 only left just before Christmas and this has not only left you with momentum that is still fresh and active but gave you a chance to cement your professional game plan and resolutions just before moving into the holiday period.
The other advantage was a Full Moon in your work sector at the end of December, something that is so fresh that the Moon will leave and wrap this up on New Year's Day. This will allow you to begin the year with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled and with the momentum from a Full Moon. There will be no Full Moon in your work sector in 2021 so the thrust from this Full Moon was designed to give this new professional year plenty of momentum from the start or at least enough to keep things going until Mars returns in April. Meanwhile, the Moon will come full circle from that Full Moon from 26th January to 28th January, which could see things triggered late last month come to fruition or finish playing out.
Just as important will be the Moon's return to your career sector from 7th January to 10th January. This will not only be the Moon's first visit for the year but the first since Venus and Juno left just before Christmas, with a chance to check back in with the professional game plan and resolutions they left you with. As well as fuelling your professional instincts and imagination, the Moon can act as a trigger and as the first visit since the last planet left, this includes a trigger for any untapped professional potential.
While this isn't a big or a game changing month on either side of the professional fence this is a month that is quietly and confidently getting the year off to a good start across the income, work and career fronts. Venus and Mars both turned retrograde in 2020 and as well as keeping them in an area of your chart much longer than would normally be the case it means that they have been held back and this is having a positive impact now. It was a retrograde phase earlier last year that put Venus on hold and while the Sun continued to move forward, she has yet to catch up. That means that while the Sun left your career sector last month, Venus only returned a few days before he left and is still there.
This means that you will begin 2021 with Venus still in your career sector and until leaving on 9th January she will continue to work to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. Meanwhile, while Mars returned to your income sector in June for what should have been a six week visit, a two month retrograde phase has kept him here and he will continue to wage war against glass ceilings and roadblocks, whether real or imagined until leaving on 7th January.
What gets the month off to such a good start across the income, work and career fronts is that the Moon will not only return to your career sector on New Year's Day but will form a friendly aspect to Venus and Mars before leaving on 3rd January. While Venus and Mars will leave just days later, they both leave behind forces that will continue what they began, including the dwarf planet Eris in your income sector and the asteroid Juno in your work sector. They will be there when the Moon returns to your career sector on 28th January. It is there that the first Full Moon of 2021 will fall on 29th January, bringing forces across the income, work and career fronts together in the early and final days of the month.