Whatever impressions you had of what kind of professional year to expect in the closing days and hours of 2018, the professional gods are set to surprise you. Even the early hours of 2019 might reveal that nothing has changed. Yet in saying that, for the first time in 12 years you have moved into the New Year with lucky Jupiter in your work sector and for the last time for another eight decades, with Uranus in your career sector. With Mercury in your work sector until 5th January, you even begin the year with your head in the game. However, with Jupiter here until December and Uranus and Eris both in retrograde motion in your career sector, all the signs point to a slow start to this new professional year. Yet everything will change within hours of moving into 2019 and it is all thanks to Mars’ return to your career sector on New Year’s Day. Returning six days before Uranus is due to turn direct on 7th January and 10 days before Eris is due to turn direct on 11th January, Mars is about to change everything. Career matters are at a near standstill in the early hours of the month, but Mars’ return will quickly bring things up to speed. With Mars not leaving until 15th February, the whole of January is set to be busy. Venus’ return on 8th January will add to the excitement, with job and career matters both moving into an exciting new phase. However, the game changer will be a total lunar eclipse in your income sector on 21st January. This is set to electrify an already staggering amount of untapped potential across the income, work and career fronts. Across all three fronts, this has been potential that has been building for years. As far back as Uranus’ return to your career sector in 2010, Saturn’s to your work sector in 2014 and the North Node’s to your income sector in 2017.