For the first time since Saturn and Pluto turned retrograde in your career sector, there is a chance to check in and get your bearings. The Moon's monthly visits, regardless of what has or hasn't happened from one to the next, bring a chance to check in. These are designated waypoints stationed throughout your professional year, when your professional instincts and imagination get to 'phone home'. Moving through your career sector midweek, this is when you most need to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground. Because this is the Moon's first visit since Saturn and Pluto turned retrograde, there will be a different message this time, along with your first chance to get a sense of the implications. It was during the Moon's last visit that Pluto was turning retrograde and Saturn was in his final days in direct motion, with both at a standstill. So while both are now in retrograde motion, things are no longer stalled and there is a chance get a sense of where this is taking things.
Once again the Moon is having an important impact on your professional week. With no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses, the Moon's monthly visits are a valuable chance to check in. Last week it was the Moon making its first visit to your work sector since two Full Moons over recent months, with a lot of things likely to have fallen into place. This week the Moon turns the focus onto your professional game and the timing couldn't be better. The Moon will return just as the Sun and Mercury will be heading into their first weekend in your income sector, with a chance to kill three birds with one stone. As well as fuelling your professional instincts and imagination and bringing a valuable chance to check in, this will also bring a chance to give new income developments some professional perspective. Yet this also puts the Moon at a friendly aspect to the asteroid Pallas, as she moves into her final week in retrograde motion on the job front.
While the Moon left your work sector shortly after the weekend's Full Moon, the ramifications will continue this week and beyond. As the first Full Moon since Jupiter left in November this was always going to be an extraordinary Full Moon, able to act as a catalyst for all the untapped job potential the planet of luck and expansion had left behind. Yet timing turned this into a catalyst for developments across the income, work and career fronts, with events still unfolding. Why the timing was so auspicious is that the Full Moon didn't just fall in any weekend, but Mars' first weekend in your income sector and just as a major alignment of forces on the income and job fronts was forming. This has empowered you to fight for what you deserve, while the week begins with work and job matters taking off. A rallying cry has gone out across the income, work and career fronts. This is the start of something that will take weeks if not months to unfold.
Venus' departure from your career sector last week has finally brought the active push to get this professional year up to speed to a close. It is fitting then, that you start the week with the Moon in your work sector and with a valuable chance to regroup. For on both the job and career fronts, where you have two planets apiece in each, there is no longer any urgency but there is plenty of support and momentum. This means that you no longer have to try as hard to make things happen and you no longer need to reinvent the wheel. While the Moon is giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters and of the dynamics in play, a friendly aspect to both planets in your career sector will bring equal clarity there as well. At the same time, there is something about the Moon's position here until Tuesday that is relaxed, clear and can bring a boost in job confidence.
At the same time that the Sun and Mercury are preparing to leave your career sector on Tuesday, they are also processing the message behind a clash with the Moon over the weekend. The weekend's Full Moon may have created some professional pressure or work/life balance tension, but is something that will always put your work/life balance to the test at this time of year. Fortunately, there is nothing to maintain the pressure and it was a case of deliver the message and move on. With Venus in her first full week in your career sector and the Moon bringing a chance to check in on work and job matters midweek, the biggest danger isn't that tensions will linger. The biggest danger is how easy this would be to ignore, especially as this is already in your rear view mirror. Yet in a year when job and career matters will continue to evolve all year, having the right work/life balance is everything. You've got to know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off.
Just five days separate Mars' departure from your career sector last Thursday and the Sun and Mercury's return on Tuesday, yet this managed to include the weekend. This was your first chance since January to keep your professional hat off over the weekend and it will be the last for another two months, with even the professional gods taking advantage of this. If you didn't get the chance to step back, you still have Monday. It is once the Sun and Mercury return to your career sector on Tuesday that the solar spotlight will shift onto your professional game and you will have a chance to get your head in the game. This is often the first point in any year when you get to look at career and professional matters, but instead this will reveal the progress already made. As Mars only wrapped up a seven week mission to fuel your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit last week, the job of taking your professional power back has already begun.
The Moon only left your income sector a few hours after the weekend's Full Moon, allowing you to begin the week with a sharp nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go. However, this is just a small fraction of the advantage this has actually created, with the Full Moon acting as a catalyst for forces across the income, work and career fronts. For this Full Moon didn't fall in a vacuum but during Mars' first weekend in your career sector and during the early days of a major alignment between job and career forces. It has been nearly two years since Mars was last here, but it was clear from the get go that this would not be a cold start. Despite the fact that the Sun is still a month away, the forces behind a total solar eclipse here in early July, are already gaining momentum. With or without Mars or the Full Moon this was going to be a week where job and career matters would start coming together.
Things take a quieter turn this week, especially on the job front and the timing couldn't be better. Normally the busiest months of any year on the job front are March and April, with the Sun moving through your work sector at the same time every year and Venus and Mercury never far away. However, a set of coincidences meant that this year, that busy push began on New Year's Day and only ended last week, finally giving you a chance to step back. And with a busy new wave beginning on the career front next month, this is just in time to allow you to step back and for forces on the job front to settle and find their new pace. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus didn't return until a day after the Sun left, benefiting from what had already been invested. As Mercury only left the week before, you're at a point now where all your options are on the table and you know what you have to work with.
Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus didn't return to your work sector until last week and the timing couldn't be better. This means that while the Sun and Mercury will leave on Tuesday, Venus is here to take over from where they leave off. It also means there will be a shift in focus and this could be dramatic. The Sun turns the solar spotlight onto work and job matters at this time every year, with his departure on Tuesday a schedule he sticks to year after year. Mercury, who only returned two weeks earlier, wraps up a short 14 day visit just hours later. This has been a chance to get your head in the game. The Moon's return to your income sector three minutes before the Sun leaves is what could create a dramatic shift. For just as Venus takes the wheel and as the planet of money her mission to steer things in a lucrative direction gains momentum, it will be with an intuitive sense of where the money is.
If you begin the week feeling more refreshed it is because, whether you worked through the weekend or not, the professional gods took their first weekend off in three months. It was Mars' departure from your work sector last Thursday that not only wrapped up what can often be a manically busy period, but left you with no planetary activity there. Until the Sun and Mercury return on Tuesday, this is a valuable chance to catch your breath and to even take your work hat off. While the Sun and Mercury don't bring the almost constant need to remain busy that Mars brought, they will benefit from the trails he has forged and the momentum gained. Mercury is only here for 15 days, so from the get go will be on a mission to get your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. The Sun will keep the solar spotlight on work and job matters for the coming month, with Venus returning next month to bring everything together.
The Moon may have left your career sector after the weekend's Full Moon, but this is a genie that can't be put back in the bottle. A series of coincidences turned what was always going to be a potentially game changing Full Moon, into a catalyst for events across the income, work and career fronts. It all came down to timing and the fact that this was never going to be the ordinary Full Moon that you have at this time every year. As the first Full Moon since Jupiter left in November, this has been the trigger for all the untapped professional potential that has been building since then. However, this already extraordinary Full Moon fell during Mars' first weekend in your work sector in nearly two years and already the warrior planet of the cosmos has taken the ball this threw into play and is running with it. Yet this is also the first full week of a major alignment between income and job forces. What has been set in motion will continue to play out, culminating with a total solar eclipse in July.
Starting the week with the Moon in your career sector is always an advantage, even if this is sometimes a mixed blessing. With near continuous planetary on the home front, as the Moon returns to your career sector every four weeks this puts them in opposition. This means that every time the Moon returns to fuel your professional instincts and imagination and brings a chance to check in, there have been work/life balance reminders. Not this time, with the Moon managing to move through during the only five day period in three months where there is no push back. As this is the Moon's last visit before returning as a Full Moon next month, this is a chance to just focus on your professional game. This second visit since lucky Jupiter turned retrograde will reveal where there is now movement when it comes to accessing untapped professional potential. You are now moving into the most productive point of Jupiter's retrograde phase.