Sometimes it is hard to remember that 2021 is still in its early weeks, as so much water has already passed under the bridge. This week will not only see the Sun shift focus but there are two significant alignments. It is on Wednesday that the Sun will leave your career sector, taking the solar spotlight off your career and professional situation, matters and options. However, the Sun will not only leave Venus behind but with perfect timing. With the Sun gone, this will allow the planet of money to make it more about her agenda, which is to fuel your professional confidence, attract opportunities and steer things in a lucrative direction. What makes the timing auspicious is that this happens just as Mars and Uranus align in your income sector, with the potential for a breakthrough. By then, the Sun will have the solar spotlight on your social life, personal and professional networking.
Uranus' first full week in direct motion in Taurus is usually a quiet affair with this slow planet here until 2026 and therefore in no hurry to get moving again. However, Mars has other plans as he not only catches up with but aligns with Uranus on Wednesday and Thursday. During the two days that it will take Mars to overtake Uranus, they will join forces and this is a combustible situation. Mars is the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos while Uranus can bring sudden and unexpected developments. However, Uranus is in Taurus for years and unless provoked prefers to slowly and steadily steer things in the right direction. Mars will temporarily change that and while this could evoke war and revolution this is more likely to come from within, in the form of a breakthrough moment or when facing a truth, you choose to make a radical turn. The Moon's return in the heart of this might fuel strong emotional but also give you a better read on this.
While there a lot of supposedly conflicting influences in play this week there is no tension or competition between them and if anything, this is creating the right amount of variety. In terms of demanding your most urgent attention, it is an alignment between Mars and Uranus in a nostalgic, reflective but also intuitive and imaginative part of your chart, which will be inspiring you to spend a lot more time in your own head. This comes in the middle of an alignment between dreamy Neptune and the dwarf planet Ceres in your career sector, something that has been nine months in the making. However, here this is also taking you inwards as you take a deep dive into your professional dreams, needs and priorities ahead of new developments next month. Helping to keep life's demands at bay and buying you time to spend more time in your own head and the adventurous influences also deepening this week. You could end the week with very different viewpoints to those held at the start of the week.
The Moon's return to your career sector on Monday could be seen as a case of bad or good timing but in the wash, it is more likely to be the latter. This will not only be the Moon's first visit for the year but the first since Mars left 11 days earlier and since Venus left your work sector just over a week ago. This will be a valuable chance to check in but what makes this potentially a case of bad timing is that it comes just as there is a groundswell of adventurous energy. However, as the Moon checks in on both job and career matters, it will be to reveal that the urgency of the past is gone and there is enough consistency to keep the wheels turning without an all or nothing effort. To happen just as an adventurous wave builds will demonstrate to you that life doesn't have to be all work and no play. In the meantime, this is could not only be a good week for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building but a potentially game changing one.
Taken as a whole, this week not only has a bit of everything but in a way that can guard against life becoming all work and no play. The week begins with the Sun in his final days in your work sector at the same time that Mars and Uranus are moving towards their first alignment in your career sector in eight decades. This will come together just as the Sun leaves your work sector on Wednesday but with Venus and Pluto staying on, the heat will continue to rise on both sides of the professional fence. The saving grace is the Moon's return to an adventurous part of your chart on Monday, just 11 days after Mars left but not before spending nearly seven months fuelling a passion for adventure. A friendly aspect to the forces in a playful part and an alignment with those still in an adventurous part of your chart will act as a counterbalance. In the meantime, it is on Wednesday that the Sun will turn the solar spotlight onto your relationships.
This week's stars reveal that two things can be true at the same time and with it a chance to do more than lip service to a balance between work and play. The week not only begins with the Sun in his final days in a playful part of your chart but just as Mars and Uranus are building towards an alignment in an adventurous part. Even when the Sun leaves on Wednesday, Venus will step into his shoes just as Mars and Uranus' alignment peaks. The Moon will add to this over the following days, bringing playful and adventurous forces even closer. This comes just as the Sun not only returns to your busy work sector but to reveal the full scope of the forces already in play. Even before the Moon's return to your career sector over the weekend, at the same time that there is a coalition of forces on the playful and adventurous fronts, one is forming between job and career forces.
The Moon is moving through an important part of the sky this week, giving you an intuitive read on the changing dynamics of this brand new year. The Moon will start the week in your work sector and while it will leave on Monday, this will leave you with an intuitive read on work and job matters just as an alignment between Neptune and Ceres is taking you on a deep dive into your needs and priorities on the job front. It is then that the Moon will turn its attention onto your relationships, with this first visit for the year also the first since Mars left. This will reveal more stable influences while reassuring you that the communication support is still there. It is midweek that the Moon will turn its attention onto money matters, just as Mars and Uranus have aligned to fire things up. It is over the weekend that adventurous lunar vibes will make it easier to embrace the Sun's first weekend in a playful part of your chart, after his return midweek.
The year is only a few weeks old but yet again we have another dynamic week, with two significant alignments, the Sun on the move and the Moon continuing to visit new areas of your chart for the first time this year. The week begins with the Moon in a playful part of your chart and while it will leave on Monday, this is just a day before dreamy Neptune and the dwarf planet Ceres begin a four day alignment here. While the Moon will be making its first visit to your work sector for the year by then, this will reveal that things have become less urgent, more settled and that the forces in play on the income and job fronts are now more focused on playing a long game. This will make it a lot easier to find a balance between work and play and the timing couldn't be better. For this will make it easier to embrace a major alignment between Mars and Uranus in your relationship sector, something that with support from Venus in your communication sector could lead to a breakthrough.
This is the week when your professional year can gain some serious traction or there could be significant changes or breakthroughs, even if it is just in the way that you look at or approach things. This is because of an alignment between Mars and Uranus on Wednesday and Thursday, their first in your busy work sector in eight decades. However, this is not just about work and job matters for this could also inspire you to become more active, hit the gym or take a proactive approach to your health. This could create a radical rethink of how you choose to spend your time and energy and while this could create some unexpected shifts, the most significant are likely to happen within, from a change of attitude or perspective. Meanwhile, the Moon's return to a playful part of your chart on Monday before joining Mars and Uranus in the second half of the week is a chance to start the week with the right balance between work and play.
In a week where there is a lot happening, the most significant event is the Sun's departure from Capricorn on Wednesday, which will not only bring your birthday month to a close but in a different way to previous years. For the first time in four years, the Sun won't leave Saturn behind, leaving you with the homework the month spent in your sign has exposed. Instead, Saturn left in December and won't be back again for another three decades while Venus, who didn't visit Capricorn at all in 2020 will turn the focus onto giving your heart a voice. By coincidence, this comes just as Mars and Uranus not only align in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart but for the first time here in eight decades. Like Venus, Mars was held back by a retrograde phase last year and never made it back to a playful part of your chart until just over a week ago and along with the planet of love is working to make up for lost time.
Even before the Sun returns to Aquarius to begin your birthday month and new solar year on Wednesday there are so many planets already here that you will have a sense that this is going to be your year. That the Sun will return to find Mercury already here is not unusual, for he will often return a few days or weeks before your birthday month begins in order to get your head in the game and around your options. However, for the first time in 12 years, the Sun will return to find Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion in Aquarius, for the first time in three decades to find Saturn and to find both here at the same time for the first time in six decades. Before your birthday month and new solar year even begin, Jupiter's first full month in Aquarius is already exposing possibilities while Saturn is giving you the determination to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes. This comes during what is also an important week for home, family and/or property matters.
Starting the week with the Moon in Pisces will always be an advantage, giving you an intuitive edge from the get go. However, while this first visit for the year was always going to be a valuable chance to check in, this will fuel your intuition, instincts and imagination in the one week when these will be your most valuable resources. For it is just a day after the Moon leaves Pisces on Monday that dreamy Neptune and the dwarf planet Ceres will begin a four day alignment here, something that has been nine months in the making. This is a chance to take a deep dive into what has been a joint mission since last April to update your dreams, needs and priorities ahead of the Sun's return to Pisces next month and Jupiter's return in May. It is during the first full day of this alignment that the Sun will return to begin the month long wind down of your current solar year, making this the week when the lines between the past, present and future start to blur.