Having Venus and Mercury return to your financial sector, both for double dip visits, has given money matters a new lease in life. By rights, all focus on money matters should have ended with the Sun and Jupiter's departure from your financial sector last month. Instead, a month after leaving both Venus and Mercury have returned for double dip visits. After retrograding back in and turning direct last week, Mercury will leave on Thursday, making his a short chance to return to the drawing board. Yet this will leave you with the smart head for money and 20/20 hindsight needed to take your financial power back, both in the final weeks of this financial year and for your new financial year. Venus, the planet of money, however, is here until the New Year, with her focus firmly on exploiting all this year's potential.
Mercury's return to your financial sector on Thursday comes with perfect timing, with his 11 day absence a real game changer. Mercury retrograded back out of your financial sector in the first 48 hours of the month, with a chance to take your head out of the game and focus more on the big picture. This gave the Sun and Jupiter a chance to use last week's New Moon more as a symbolic new starting point, without getting bogged down with the details. While the Sun will leave your financial sector next week, taking the solar spotlight off your financial situation and money matters, Jupiter is here until December 2019. With the potential for real financial growth over the last 12 months, Mercury returns with an opportunity to push the reset button. Here now until the New Year, this allows you to end this financial year and begin your 2019 financial year with your head in the game.
Starting the week with the Moon in your financial sector is a mixed blessing and has been since the lunar nodes returned to your two money houses last month. The Moon is no longer able to move through your financial sector without putting some pressure on the New Year, in your income sector. Fortunately, this comes just as there is some real support across the income, work and career fronts, with any financial tension very quickly turning into motivation. This also means you start the week with your financial instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. As the Moon's last visit for the year, before the Sun returns next week and before a solar eclipse in the New Year, while the Moon is here it is all about paying attention and letting your emotional, intuitive and imaginative responses run their course. Once the Moon leaves on Tuesday you can begin to process the valuable clues, hunches and insights.
After the lunar nodes left your two money houses and Mars left your financial sector last month, there has been a chance, on both sides of the fence, to stand back. Ongoing income momentum is in safe hands, and powerful forces on the job and career fronts continue to take shape. At the same time, last week in particular, was a chance to take a break from a little too much focus on money matters over the last six months. This week there is a chance to regroup, as the Moon returns on Tuesday for its last visit to your financial sector for the year and first since Mars left. With Mars having spent nearly six months instead of the six weeks he will usually spend here, since his departure in mid November, there has been a chance to let things settle. By the time the Moon returns on Tuesday, there has been enough time to gain some perspective. As the Moon moves through from Tuesday to Thursday, there is a chance to tie up the loose ends of this financial year.
Chiron's direct turn in your financial sector over the weekend was an ordinary event that is set to have extraordinary consequences. Ordinary, because since returning in 2010, this is when an annual retrograde phase aimed at laying old financial ghosts and demons to rest will come to an end. After Neptune's direct turn two weeks earlier, this is the point when money matters usually begin to slowly inch their way forward. However, unlike other years, you not only have Mars on hand, already firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit, but this brings Chiron's last retrograde phase here for another 44 years to an end. This is what Mars has been waiting for. Due to leave on New Year's Day and no longer held back by the past, this is the week for not just shifting your focus onto the road ahead, but to commit to taking your financial power back. You can no longer wait to make financial resolutions in the New Year, it's time to come out fighting now.
The whole dynamics of your financial year changed when Venus left your income sector last week and in a way that puts you in a win/win situation. Venus' departure may have brought all planetary activity on the income front to a close, but as the planet of money, she has left you with more than enough momentum and a lucrative sense of direction. You know where the money is and you no longer need the money gods holding your hands. This means that there is no longer any competition between income and money matters, so any financial tension has dialled back. Yet while this has seen the money gods shift all their focus onto money matters as a whole, there is a lack of urgency and is instead a chance to reflect. Mars' return to your financial sector on New Year's Day will fire up your 2019 financial year from the get go, but until then there is a chance to spend time back at the drawing board.
It appears that the money gods have been saving the best until last this year, with income opportunities experiencing an unexpected flare up as they catch their second wind. It was Venus' return to your income sector last Monday and Mercury's 24 hours earlier, that all of a sudden brought income opportunities back into play, just when it appeared you had exploited and exhausted all of this year's potential. Mercury retrograded back in, but back in direct motion and due to leave on Thursday, his smart head for money comes with 20/20 hindsight. With Mercury leaving on Thursday, but Venus here for the rest of this year and the first week of 2019, to start with it is more about having your head in the game and around your options. Venus, the planet of money can afford to be patient, knowing she has time to exploit this year's income potential. The final weeks of 2018 have the potential to be the most lucrative.
The Moon only left your income sector over the weekend, wrapping a New Moon that has left you with a sharp nose for money, a lucrative sense of direction and a tailwind. You will always have a New Moon at some point during the Sun's month long visit, so therefore at this time every year. However, it has been 12 years since you have had lucky Jupiter on board. This came just days after Mercury retrograded back out and at a point when income matters may have become stalled, with the New Moon providing a valuable push start that now has nothing slowing it down. With the Sun in his last full week in your income sector and Mercury returning on Thursday, by then you'll be ready to get your head in the game and start making some provisional choices, decisions and plans. I say provisional because it is not until Venus and Jupiter, the planets of money and luck get together in the New Year, that the real magic will begin.
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. Even any financial tension this might create before leaving on Tuesday is an advantage, with the Moon clashing with financial forces just as they are receiving a major boost in support. This will highlight the fact that the lunar nodes are now policing a balance between money coming in and money going out, but also the very real potential on both fronts. This is the Moon's last visit to your income sector for the year, before the Sun returns next week and before the Moon returns as a solar eclipse in the New Year. This makes this last visit for the year anything but an ordinary event, making it important to have your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground until the Moon leaves on Tuesday. Even this, this is an advantage you'll retain all week.
After the lunar nodes left your two money houses last month and Mars left your income sector just days later, things have gone quiet and with it a chance to let things settle. After the Moon moved through your financial sector late last month, the money gods have pulled right back and last week, were nowhere to be seen. This was a valuable chance to take your money hat off and to let things settle, but also to create a firebreak. By the time the Moon returns to your income sector on Tuesday, for both its last visit for the year and first since Mars left, you'll have gained some perspective. As the Moon returns and a sharp nose for money kicks in, it won't take much to tap back into all the potential created over the course of the year. With Mars having spent nearly six months rather than the usual six weeks in your income sector, there will be a considerable amount of untapped income potential and potential that is still evolving.
Even without the Moon's return to your income sector, for both its last visit for the year and before Mars leaves, this was the week where income matters were likely to gain some real traction. Normally, while the tide starts to turn and the brakes are released on the income front at this time of year, it is usually with an eye to lining up for next year's potential, ahead of the Sun's return in February. Yet with Mars leaving on New Year's Day he's not waiting for the New Year, with the warrior planet of the cosmos on a mission to exploit this year's income potential. Mars returned last month to find Neptune and Chiron both in retrograde motion, as was the norm in November. Yet since then, Neptune has turned direct and over the weekend Chiron turned direct. With a lot coming together on both the job and career fronts, you've got the means to fight for what you deserve in the final weeks of this professional and financial year.
When Venus left your financial sector last week, she changed the whole dynamics of not just this financial year, but your 2019 financial year before it begins. Normally Venus will spend just 24 days in your financial sector each year, fuelling your financial confidence and updating your financial desires and expectations. This year Venus spent a month before leaving, only to return for another month, with her two visits bookending a four month focus on money matters. When Venus left last week, she left you knowing what you want financially and with the confidence to believe in what's possible. Since then the money matters have shifted all their focus onto income matters and the rear view mirror. Until Mars returns to fire things up on the income front in the New Year, there is a chance to spend time back at the drawing board.