Despite the very powerful forces in play on the career front, there is likely to be a sense that you're playing the waiting game this month. You might think that this is something you're controlling, which could create some pressure if you're trying to decide whether to make a late bid to cram as much into this professional year as possible or wait until the New Year. The reality is, it is the professional conditions themselves in control and while your individual situation will determine your workload in the final weeks of this professional year, the professional gods themselves are waiting until the New Year.
That is despite the fact that the Sun will return to your career sector on 22nd December, as he does at this time every year. There are multiple reasons why the professional gods will be using the final weeks of this professional year and the holiday period in particular, as a chance to consider your options, get your bearings and also to recharge your batteries. One reason is that with Mercury not returning until the New Year and Venus until February, heart and mind won't become engaged until after the end of this year. The other reason is that with a solar eclipse early next month, this is the point where the professional gods will be ready to push things forward.
The final reason is more personal, in that you may simply not have the energy or the motivation. It may feel like you have run out of steam before you run out of year, but this has nothing to do with how well you have or haven't managed your time this year. You are in the final month of a 22 month Mars cycle and until the warrior planet of the cosmos and your ruling planet returns to Aries on New Year's Day, you really may be running on empty. All the signs point to a dramatic and busy start to your 2019 professional year, but a chance to slowly bring this professional year home.
The professional gods will all leave the field in the early days of the month, finally not only wrapping up what has been a busy professional year, but a busy 18 months and the last six months in particular. It was back in May that Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos returned for what should have been a six week visit to your career sector, aimed at firing up your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit. Instead, Mars only left on 16th November, exactly six months after arriving. A retrograde phase in the middle and even timeout didn't bring things to a close, with the South Node here from May 2017 to November 2018.
It was only last month that a busy 18 months on the career front finally ran its course. Just hours after Mars' departure Venus turned direct in your work sector, where she had returned at the start of last month for a double dip visit. Venus will finally leave on 3rd December, bringing all planetary activity in both your professional houses to a close for the year. However, with Mars having just wrapped up a six month visit last month and Venus bringing four months of planetary activity on the job front to a close on 3rd December, there will be more than enough momentum on both fronts to carry the final weeks of this professional year.
This makes the Moon's final visits to your two professional houses for the year even more significant, with a chance to tie up loose ends on both fronts. The Moon will return to your work sector from 2nd December to 4th December, ensuring you have an intuitive read on work and job matters as Venus leaves on 3rd December. This isn't the Moon's last visit there for the year. That will happen when the Moon comes full circle from 29th December to 31st December, just in time to give you an intuitive read on work and job matters going into the New Year. The Moon's last visit to your career sector for the year and first since Mars left will run from 11th December to 14th December.
What should be a quiet wind down to your professional year is anything but, with things coming alive on the job and career fronts, just when you would expect the opposite. Both the Sun and Jupiter left your work sector last month and with Venus and Mercury both been and gone by then, while there is plenty of momentum, this should have been the point where work and job matters pulled back. And the reality is they have. So much so that as you move into the new month you will be right in thinking that all your options are already on the table.
However, within the first 72 hours of the month, everything changes. It begins with Mercury retrograding back for a double dip visit to your work sector on 2nd December, followed by Venus returning for her own double dip visit on 3rd December. Mercury is only back for 11 days, turning direct on 7th December and then leaving on 13th December. Yet this is a valuable chance to return to the drawing board. With the Moon moving through from 4th December to 6th December, your instincts will be alert to the fact that it is once again 'game on'. Venus returns in direct motion and not leaving until 8th January, is here now for the rest of the year.
Yet it is not just on the job front that there are unexpected developments, with what should be a quiet month on the career front anything but. That is because Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is spending the whole month in your career sector and not leaving until New Year's Day, he is determined to make every moment of this professional year count. Venus and Mars work well as a team and with the Full Moon in your income sector on 23rd December having behind the scenes support all month, this has the potential to be a stunning month across the income, work and career fronts.
Chances are there will be a nagging feeling all month that you are close to nearly having everything come together on the job and career fronts, but with a sense that something is missing. On paper, with Uranus in his first full month back in your career sector and lucky Jupiter in his first full month in your work sector in over a decade, the big boys of the solar system are now on the job. You even have the Sun in your work sector until 22nd December, shining the solar spotlight on your work situation and job matters, as he does at this time every year.
Often this will bring all the planetary activity on the job front to a close for the year and can create a frantically busy end to each professional year. Chances are you are busy, but your sixth sense is telling you that this is nothing, that you're still in low gear and are harnessing just a small portion of what's possible. For, in reality, December is just a stepping stone to January, when things are destined to explode into life across the income, work and career fronts. Your sixth sense will also be telling you to conserve your energy, even though your head might be cracking the whip.
The reality is, moving into 2019 the professional gods are set to flip a switch that will take things straight to top gear, from the get go. It begins with Mars' return to your career sector on New Year's Day, continues with Uranus' direct turn just days later, by which point Venus will be in her early days in your work sector. In the lead up to a total lunar eclipse in your income sector, forces on the job and career fronts will become galvanised in the early weeks of 2019. Until then, make the most of what is, considering the conditions, a fairly measured end to this professional year. This gives you time to get your professional ducks in a row.
Considering the powerful forces in play on the job front, there isn't the urgency you would expect in the final weeks of this professional year. The Sun will return to your work sector on 22nd December, as he does at this time every year, but this close to Christmas and the holiday period, even if there was any urgency it would be too little too late. Yet this is at odds with the enormous amount of power you have under your hood. This may feel like you're cruising in the slow lane while driving a high performance sports car. You know the power you have under your hood and you can sense that if you got a chance to put your foot to the floor, things would take off.
So what's stopping you? Timing is what is stopping you. As the South Node spends its first full month in your work sector in 17 years, it is more focused on not only settling in, but adjusting to working with Pluto and Saturn. With a solar eclipse in the New Year, this is what the powerful forces in play on the job front are waiting for. At the same time, with Uranus having retrograded back out of your career sector last month there is no professional urgency. Mars will return in February and Uranus in early March, with things due to take off on the career front, just as things are really developing on the job front.
The professional gods are all focused on the first two months of 2019, so are happy for you to bring this professional year home on your own terms, giving you plenty of resources to tap into if you need it. What is lacking is any push to begin anything new, which will happen in the New Year. The Moon will make its last visit to your work sector for the year from 9th December to 11th December and its last visit to your career sector for the year from 18th December to 21st December. In both cases, this will be a chance to tie up loose ends.
Mars' departure from your work sector last month gives you a valuable chance to regroup. Especially with the Sun returning next month and things starting up all over again. With January and February likely to be busy months on the job front and new developments on the career front from late March, once things start up again in the New Year, it will be months before they slow down again. Normally this would be something you can't wait to get your hands on, as there is rarely any planetary activity in either of your two professional houses in the second half of any year.
However, while Mars returned for what should have been the start of a busy six weeks on the job front on 16th May, it wasn't until he left on 16th November, exactly six months later, that this finally ran its course. December is the first month this year where, apart from the Moon's visits to your two professional houses, you're able to keep your work and professional hats off if you want to and it will be the last for some time. December is the firebreak between the busy six months you have just been through and the busy months that will pick up again next month.
Yet this isn't just a chance to recharge your batteries and take your foot off the gas. Work and job matters need time to play out and slowly run their course, on their own terms. The Moon's last visit to your work sector for the year is set to be especially significant, for as the first visit since Mars left, this could be a trigger for anything at a tipping point. As well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters as it moves through from 11th December to 14th December, the Moon could trigger some unexpected developments. The Moon will make its last visit to your career sector for the year from 21st December to 23rd December, fuelling your professional instincts and imagination as you move into the final days of the year.
December is usually a fairly quiet point in any professional year for you. While, with Chiron in your work sector since 2010 and Neptune since 2012, every month will have at least some focus on work and job matters, there is rarely activity on the career front in December. Even on the job front, with Neptune having only just turned direct late last month and Chiron not turning direct until 9th December, they're at a near standstill, barely moving work and job matters at all. With the Sun not returning until February, they will usually have at least two full months before you are thrust into the fast lane.
While Neptune and Chiron are barely moving, things are not only moving on the job front this month but on the career front as well, with even unexpected income developments thrown into the mix. Everything changed with the North Node's return to your career sector last month and Mars' to your work sector just nine days later. With Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos not due to leave your work sector until New Year's Day, he will spend the remainder of the year firing things up on the job front.
While the North Node wasn't going to make this an especially busy month, knowing it is here until May 2020, with Mars firing things up on the job front it will be called into action. Where Mars fires up your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit and works to keep you busy, whether you're being particularly productive or not, the North Node will provide a clear sense of professional direction. Seeing that your professional year has caught its second wind it is not surprising that Venus should return for a double dip visit to your income sector on 3rd December, creating a potentially lucrative end to the year. A Full Moon in your career sector on 23rd December could be a catalyst for developments across the income, work and career fronts.
There is a fine line between frustration and patience. Both come from a sense that you're waiting for something and from a sense of anticipation. And that is definitely the case this month, on both the job and career fronts and to a certain extent, on the income front as well. The North Node left your career sector last month, wrapping up an 18 month visit that has left you with a huge amount of momentum, untapped potential and a clear sense of professional direction. Yet things are likely to feel unfinished, mainly because they aren't. On the career front, what you are waiting for is a total lunar eclipse next month, which is destined to be a major catalyst.
At the same time, while Uranus retrograded back into your work sector last month, in his last full month in retrograde motion, not just for this year but for another eight decades, this is a valuable chance to spend time back at the drawing board. Uranus will not only turn direct early next month, but Mars' return on New Year's Day will fire things up on the job front from the get go. At the same time, while lucky Jupiter is spending his first full month in your income sector in over a decade, it is not until Venus returns in the New Year that the real implications will be felt.
Across the income, work and career fronts you are waiting for developments that will come together in the early days of next month, with January 2019 an explosive month for potential across all three fronts. Yet in his last full month in retrograde motion, Uranus is giving you a chance to pull back. This also makes the Moon's visit to your work sector from 16th December to 18th December especially important. This is not just the Moon's last visit for the year, but the last while Uranus is in retrograde motion here for another eight decades and the last before Mars' explodes onto the scene on New Year's Day.
You have a fairly quiet month on the professional front, especially compared to where you have been and where you are going. But not when you compare this to a typical December. There is rarely any planetary activity in either of your professional houses at this time of year. All planetary activity on the job front has usually run its course by late May, while all planetary activity on the career front has usually run its course by late September. In the latter, this was the case, with the Sun's departure from your career sector in September bringing all planetary activity there to a close.
However, what is typical on the job front went out the window when Uranus returned to your work sector in May, for the first time in eight decades. While Uranus retrograded back out last month, Juno has stayed behind to not so much keep the wheels turning, but give you a chance to process the journey so far. Juno will turn direct on 24th December, but it is not until Mars returns in February and Uranus in March, where he will stay until 2026 that things will heat up. Even after Juno turns direct it will be more about looking rather than moving towards the future.
Even on the income front, in the lead up to a solar eclipse in the New Year, the money gods are happy to bide their time. Especially as February and March are set to be especially lucrative months. This is the same time that the pace will pick up on the job front. In the meantime, the Moon's last visit to your work sector for the year will give you an intuitive read on work and job matters, from 18th December to 21st December. You begin the month with the Moon in your career sector, so with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. The Moon will come full circle from 27th December to 29th December, just days before moving into 2019.
The early days of the month allow you to grab hold of the very tail end of all planetary activity on the professional front for the year. Yet even that is something that shouldn't be possible, with all planetary activity on the career front supposedly having run its course by the end of October. By then the Sun, Mercury and Venus had all been and gone. While Ceres was still there, she was in the final days of a mission to define your professional needs and priorities. It was Venus' return early last month that all of a sudden saw career matters come back to life, for a rare do over.
Venus retrograded back in on 1st November, with her direct turn 15 days later giving you a chance to retrace the same steps for the third time. Venus will finally leave on 3rd December, not only wrapping up all planetary activity on the career front for the year, but across both your professional houses. This is when the Moon will swing into action, taking on the job of bringing things home on both fronts. The Moon will return to your career sector on 2nd December and will keep your professional instincts and imagination fuelled until leaving on 4th December.
This will ensure you have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground leading up to Venus' departure on 3rd December and after she leaves. The Moon will come full circle, returning from 29th December to 31st December, allowing you to end 2018 and prepare to move into 2019 with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. The Moon will make its last visit to your work sector for the year from 21st December to 23rd December. With no planetary activity on the job front, as well as giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters, this really will be a chance to tie up loose ends on the job front.
Like blowing onto the embers of a dying fire, things flare up on the professional front this month, thanks to a set of coincidences that are set to have implications across the income, work and career fronts. By the time the Sun and Jupiter left your career sector last month, apart from having invested enough to leave you with plenty of momentum, Venus and Mercury had long since been and gone. Mercury left in the closing hours of October and Venus retrograded back out less than 24 hours later, in the early hours of November.
This should and for a while did see career matters dial back, but you're not quite ready to cruise on the momentum already created. In mid November, again within 24 hours of each other, first Venus turned direct and then Mercury turned retrograde, making U turns that has them on their way back to your career sector. Again, within the space of just 24 hours first Mercury will retrograde back into your career sector on 2nd December and then Venus will return on 3rd December. The Moon's return from 4th December to 6th December will give you the intuitive edge need to quickly adapt to having things suddenly come back into play again.
Mercury will turn direct on 7th December and leave on 13th December, so is only back for 11 days. However, Venus is here until early next month, seeing out the year here. What makes the timing so auspicious is that Mars is spending the whole month in your income sector, while a Full Moon on the job front on 23rd December is the tip of an extensive iceberg of influences in play all month. Just when your professional year should be cruising to a slow and dignified end, there is all of a sudden an explosion of activity across the income, work and career fronts.
Considering the powerful forces in play on the career front this month, there is a surprising lack of urgency and an equally surprising sense of anticipation across the income, work and career fronts. Despite the fact that you have the Sun in your career sector until 22nd December and lucky Jupiter spending his first full month here in over a decade, your sixth sense will be telling you that this is just the opening act or a stepping stone. You have always been able to rely on your sixth sense and this time it is not letting you down.
By ordinary standards, this is an exceptional month. The Sun and Jupiter are the two largest and most powerful bodies in the solar system. So to have them together in your career sector, for the first time in over a decade, literally puts the weight of the solar system behind your professional game. It is not that this isn't an exceptional month or that you don't have the potential for some real momentum and more that you can sense there is something much better, bigger and game changing just around the corner.
That something is actually a combination of events that will all come together to create something bigger than the sum of the individual parts. It will begin with Mars' return to your income sector on New Year's Day and continue with Uranus' direct turn there just days later, by which time Venus will have joined Jupiter on the career front. Into that mix, a total lunar eclipse on the job front will be the trigger for an explosion of potential across the income, work and career fronts. Jupiter is in your career sector until December 2019, with December a chance to get your bearings and feel for having this cosmic giant on your side, before moving into 2019.