Starting the week with the Moon in Aries is always an advantage, giving you an intuitive edge from the get go. However, even more so since this is the Moon's first visit since Mars returned and began his longest visit in 32 years. Mars has only been here for two weeks and here now for the rest of the year and with the Moon returning every four weeks, this is the first of many times they will come together, each time with a valuable chance to check in. As well as giving you a better read on where Mars' passions, drive, warrior and competitive spirit is drawing you, this will ensure your instincts are sharp in a week that could have some balance issues. This includes a balance between your home and professional lives and between your personal and relationship needs. Fortunately, for the latter, you still have Venus in your communication sector to draw on, with the Moon returning on Thursday to help out.
Starting the week with the Moon in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart will always give you pause to think and to get your bearings before jumping into the week. This is also the Moon's first visit since Mars returned two weeks earlier to spend the rest of the year winding down your current Mars cycle. This is something that normally takes six to seven weeks at most so won't require the same deep dive into his review mode. However, Mars is inspiring your imagination and with the Moon gone by Tuesday, this makes Monday and important day for finding time to hear yourself think. It is once the Moon leaves that it will return to Taurus, with this first visit since moving into the second half of the year a chance to get your bearings and check in. Meanwhile, with Venus now in her final four weeks in your income sector, the Moon's return on Thursday and her friendly aspect to Juno in your work sector at the start of the week will give you a better sense of how to play these final weeks.
With the Sun spending his last full week in your income sector and Mercury his first in direct motion here, this was always going to be an important week for having your money hat on. However, although there could be some financial tension, especially midweek, there are mitigating factors that can turn this into motivation on both sides of the financial fence. Any financial tension will come from the Sun's clash with both Jupiter and Pluto in your financial sector and since Pluto's return in 2008, this has been an annual event. This will expose any balance issues between money coming in and money going out but also the support. For the three planets in your financial sector support will come from the Moon as it moves through an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart midweek, helping to fuel your financial confidence, instincts and imagination. For the Sun in your income sector, it is coming from the support of both planets in your career sector.
The last full week of your birthday month has a mixed bag of influences, as well as a good sense of what you can expect from this new solar year. While Saturn is gone from your financial sector and the Sun won't return to your income sector until next week, he was here when the Sun returned and planets on the job and career fronts are already preparing for next week's lucrative developments. This gives you a clear sense of what you can expect on the financial, income, work and career fronts over the course of this new solar year and there is every reason for confidence. Even the Sun's friendly aspect to dreamy Neptune in an adventurous part of your chart on Monday is a taste of things to come, with lucky Jupiter returning next May before this current solar year runs its course. Meanwhile, a clash between your personal and relationship needs midweek will give you a clearer sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
The last full week of your current solar year is always a time for pulling back where you can, making time to hear yourself think and to reflect. This will receive some pushback as the Sun moves into opposition with Jupiter and Pluto in your work sector midweek and then with Saturn just before leaving next week. Since Pluto's return to your work sector in 2008, the Sun has clashed with him in the final weeks of your old solar year, stress testing a balance between your personal and relationship needs. With Jupiter here as well there is even more push back but with all three planets in your work sector in retrograde motion and Uranus slowing down ahead of a retrograde turn in your career sector next month, a call to work smarter and to pace yourself will be appreciated on both sides of life's fence. Starting the week with the Moon not just in an adventurous part of your chart but making its first visit since Mars returned, brings a timely reminder from the get go that life can't be all work and no play.
The week begins with a friendly aspect between the Sun in your friendship and Neptune in your relationship sector underway and the timing couldn't be better. This began over the weekend, just as the Moon was wrapping up its first visit to your relationship sector since Mars left and since both planets here turned retrograde but also when Mercury, the planet of communication turned direct. This gets the week off to a good start when it comes to friendship and relationship building. The week also gets off to a good start professionally and financially, with Venus and Juno back in a friendly aspect for the third time in as many months but also for the last time. With Venus now in her final four weeks in your career sector but Juno not leaving your income sector until September, this is a chance for them to once again join forces. As Venus has returned to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction the timing couldn't be better.
While there are two periods during the week when there could be some balance issues and also some tension associated with them, they are fortunately not at the same time and in both cases support makes this more an opportunity rather than a challenge. It begins with the Sun, in his last full week in your career sector moving into opposition with Jupiter and Pluto in your home and family sector midweek. However, the Sun begins the week at a friendly aspect to Neptune, in retrograde motion in your work sector and with Mercury in his first full day in direct motion in your work sector. A lack of urgency on the job or career fronts will make work/life balance easier to achieve. Meanwhile, while your personal and relationship needs will clash over the weekend Venus, the planet of love is on hand, using this to get a better sense of what you want from your relationships and what they need from you.
Starting the week with the Moon in your work sector is always an advantage, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters from the get go. Even more so when this is the Moon's first visit since Mars returned two weeks earlier to begin his longest visit to your work sector in 32 years. With Mars not leaving until January and the Moon returning every four weeks, this is the first of many chances to check in over the coming months. This is also the Moon's last visit before the Sun returns to your work sector next week and with the South Node now firmly established in your income sector, your sixth sense will be picking up on a sense of excitement and anticipation across the income, work and career fronts. However, with the Sun not only in his last full week in an adventurous part of your chart but starting the week at a friendly aspect to Neptune in a playful part, this is a reminder that life can't be all work and no play.
The Moon is set to have a big influence this week, more because of the areas of your chart it is moving through and the timing. The week not only begins with the Moon in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart but making its first visit since Mars returned two weeks earlier to begin his longest visit in 32 years. As playful lunar vibes add fuel to Mars' romantic and creative passions, this will bring a taste of things to come, with the planet of passion here for the rest of the year. By Tuesday the Moon will be in your work sector where a friendly aspect to all three planets in your income sector just as they come under pressure midweek, will help to turn this into motivation. It is on Thursday that the Moon will return to your relationship sector for the last time before Venus, the planet of love leaves before ending the week in your financial sector, ahead of a New Moon early next week.
There are two times during the week where different areas of your life will clash and in the process this will expose any balance issues. However, in both cases, this not only comes with the support needed to turn any balance issues exposed into an opportunity but are at different times of the week and won't overlap. The first clash is between the Sun, in his last full week in your relationship sector and both Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This will stress test a balance between your personal and relationship needs though with perfect timing. With Mercury, the planet of communication in his first full week in direct motion in your relationship sector and the Sun starting the week at a friendly aspect to Neptune in your communication sector, this comes with more than enough communication support. It is over the weekend that Mars will put your home and professional lives to the test, at a time when neither is an actual threat to the other.
The biggest danger isn't from any work tension or job pressure that a clash between the Sun in your work sector and Jupiter and Pluto in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart midweek might create and more how easy this will be to downplay. This will stress test how well you know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off, but while the Sun is in his last full week in your work sector Mercury only turned direct on Sunday and Venus hasn't returned yet. The busiest weeks of this professional year are still in front of you and pacing yourself shouldn't be a problem now. However, it could be in the future, with a chance to get in first and start working smarter. It helps that the week begins with the Sun at a friendly aspect to Neptune in your income sector, with knowing where the money is making it easier to work smarter. Meanwhile, there is also a push this week to get the communication lines open ahead of the Sun's return to your relationship sector next week.
Starting the week with the Moon in your income sector is always an advantage, giving you a sharp nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go. The Moon can also act as a trigger, getting the week off to a potentially lucrative start. However, that would be the case anytime you began the week with the Moon here but this time is different. This is both the Moon's first visit since Mars began his longest visit to your income sector in 32 years and the last before the Sun's return to your work sector next week. With the South Node now well established in your career sector, the Moon's friendly aspect will provide clues to what lies ahead on the income, work and career fronts. The Moon will be gone by Tuesday, making it important to pay attention on Monday. In the meantime, with life taking a busier turn and especially on the job front from next week, the Sun is working to make his last full week in a playful part of your chart count.