The week might begin on a low key note with the Sun and Mars still feeling battered by the weekend's Full Moon and its reminder to pace yourself. Despite the fact that the Sun is in his last full week in your work sector and Mars is leaving early next month, to start with the biggest cause for excitement is that last week's work tension and job pressure has dropped back. What won't be obvious at the start, is what a game changing week this actually is. The disguise will slip midweek and it begins even before Saturn's game changing direct turn in your career sector on Wednesday. It is the Moon's return to your income sector on Tuesday and its friendly aspect to all the players across the income, work and career fronts as the tide turns, that will make this major shift more obvious. This comes just as Mars comes together with Pluto, with the planets of war and revolution joining forces to fire things up on the job and career fronts.
Venus and Mercury are facing a headwind in their early days in your work sector, but the timing couldn't be better. Both arrived over the weekend and having spent the majority of the year preparing for when this year's real opportunities on the job front would open up, you have now arrived. With the Sun returning next week and Mars early next month, with his first visit in two years kicking off the busiest months of 2019, the headwind being faced this week couldn't come with better timing. That headwind is push back from first the Moon and then Chiron in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. Both send a clear message that you must know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. That Venus and Mercury get that message first and before things really get busy, is a chance to make working smarter a priority from the get go. Both will be into clear air by Thursday.
The Moon has already left your career sector by the time you move into the new week, but the weekend's Full Moon is already an entity in its own right. While you will have a Full Moon in your career sector around this time every year and dreamy Neptune has been here since 2012, they have never been as tightly aligned as they were over the weekend. At the same time that the Moon was under pressure from the Sun, Neptune was under pressure from Mars, bringing old professional dreams right into the mix. Even by ordinary standards, with the Moon having left your career sector over the weekend, this allows you to begin the week with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. However, as a Full Moon this has triggered developments that will take weeks to fully play out. One thing missing is the professional pressure that had been building throughout last week.
There are some mixed messages on the professional front at the start of the week, but once you eventually unravel and decipher them it will all make sense. You begin the week with the Moon in your career sector, so with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. With the Moon at a friendly aspect to Jupiter, this will also give you an intuitive read on work and job matters, just as the pace is starting to pick up. Yet this could also amplify any work/life balance tension that might be building, with a danger that one could outweigh the other. In reality they are both important messages, for with the pace already picking up on the job front and things only becoming busier over the coming weeks and months, these are the right work/life balance reminders, at the right time. With the Moon on one side of the fence and Mercury on the other, you can look at things from both sides with an intuitive and intellectually savvy edge.
Starting the week with adventurous lunar vibes is both the perfect distraction and the perfect disguise. Distraction because a case of Mondayitis can guard against overthinking things and disguise because this gives the impression that there is nothing to see here, that this is not the game changing professional week that it actually is. That disguise will slip with the Moon's return to your career sector on Tuesday, just as Saturn has come to a standstill ahead of his direct turn in your work sector on Wednesday. The Moon will be here as Saturn turns direct, with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled as the lights turn green and the tide turns on the job front. There to also take advantage of this are Mars and Pluto, with the planets of war and revolution joining forces midweek to make things happen across the income and job fronts.
This is a week that is being heavily influenced by the Moon and to begin with, this includes where it has been and where it will be, with no direct impact at the time. You begin the week with the Moon having just left your work sector late last week and having come full circle from last month's Full Moon, this is when a lot of things fell into place. This allows you to begin the week with a better sense of where things stand on the job front and a new sense of certainty. With Venus and Mercury having both returned to your income sector to kick off the most lucrative months of 2019, the timing couldn't be better. It is later in the week and just as you are preparing to move into the weekend, that the Moon will return to your career sector. This allows you to begin the week with an intuitive read on work and job matters and end the week with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled.
The Moon has left your work sector by the time you move into the new week, but the Full Moon this created is a force in its own right that has now been unleashed. By their very nature, caused by an opposition between the Sun and Moon, all Full Moons will come with strong emotional responses and some pressure. What made not just the weekend's Full Moon potentially stressful but all last week, was the fact that Neptune, in your career sector since 2012, was also under pressure. That all came to a head over the weekend and like a volcano that blows its top, once the pressure is released it is gone. This allows you to begin the new week with a dramatic drop in professional pressure and a sense that something has shifted. As well as setting a chain of professional events in motion that will take weeks to play out, this has already awoken old professional dreams.
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 the week begins with the Moon at a friendly aspect to lucky Jupiter in your income sector, just as the wheels there are starting to move more freely. Don't be alarmed if there is some work tension and job pressure in the first half of the week, with some push back from Venus and Mercury, in their early days in a more nostalgic and reflective part of your chart. This is a demand to know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off, along with a reminder to pace yourself. However, with both planets in your work sector in retrograde motion it won't take long to realise that both sides want the same thing. This is more a chance to define the boundary lines just days after the weekend's playful Full Moon brought a powerful reminder that life can't be all work and no play.
To begin with, things may be fairly subdued professionally, with the Sun and Mars still recovering from the shellacking they received from the weekend's Full Moon, which may have seen professional pressure come to a head. Yet on the other side this is dropping back dramatically and by Tuesday everything will start to come together. It begins with the Moon's return to your work sector where, having opposed the Sun and Mars in your career sector just days earlier, it now moves into a friendly aspect. With the Sun in his last full week in your career sector the timing couldn't be better. The Moon is here, giving you an intuitive read on income, work and career matters as Saturn turns direct in your income sector on Wednesday and as Mars and Pluto, the planets of war and revolution come together to make things happen on the income and career fronts.
While Venus and Mercury are both facing a headwind in their early days in your career sector, both the timing and the message couldn't be better. Having both returned over the weekend within hours of each other and having spent their early hours here aligned, Venus and Mercury are the advance team, here to test the waters. With the Sun returning next Monday and Mars early next month, this will see the pace and the professional intensity pick up dramatically over the coming weeks. Venus and Mercury bring a chance to get your heart and head in the game and get a feel for the early days of what is the start of the push to bring this professional year home. The headwind they face is push back from forces on the home front, revealing any work/life balance issues from the get go. However, considering how busy things will become, especially once Mars returns, this allows you to make work/life balance a priority from the get go.
The weekend's Full Moon in your income sector may have created some financial tension as it clashed with planets on the financial front but this has been good news professionally. Even with the Moon's friendly aspect to forces on the job and career fronts, which is rare for this time of year, as financial tension dropped this was always going to transform into first financial and then professional motivation. You will have a Full Moon in your income sector at around this time every year, but what you don't usually have are forces on the job and career fronts that can pick up and run with this. At this stage this is unlikely to be anything dramatic or any major shift, but what you are left with is a new sense of confidence and across the income, work and career fronts a sense that something has been triggered that now has a life of its own.
Starting the week with the Moon in your income sector is always an advantage, even with some push back from new planetary activity on the financial front. This allows you to begin the week with a sharp nose for money and a lucrative sense of direction from the get go. However, this comes with a professional boost and the timing couldn't be better. The Moon will spend Monday at a friendly aspect to Jupiter in your career sector, just as the planet of luck and expansion is preparing to move into his final 11 weeks here on Tuesday. Jupiter has been in direct motion for over a month but is only now starting to gain noticeable forward momentum, at a point where you are now able to break free from the suction of the past. This is the beginning of the end of this professional year, with the Moon's friendly nudge the extra bit of encouragement you need.