The Moon finds itself in opposition to some of the most powerful forces in the solar system today and as a result, this might create some work/life balance tension. For as the Moon puts the focus on home and family matters, there is opposition from some excited forces on the career front that are trying to keep your professional hat on. In a year when a balance between your home and professional lives is constantly being policed, the only difference this time is that both sides are more adamant. In reality, there is a lot to be excited about on both fronts, with getting the right work/life balance important.
As Mars spends his first weekend in Taurus, the conditions are ideal. Mars has returned to find that you are ready to commit to something, even if you don’t know what. At the same time, with Uranus just weeks away from beginning a seven year visit to Taurus, there is no urgent need to throw yourself into anything or to reinvent the wheel overnight. You can sense that something has shifted and that this is ‘your time’, but with time to let what this means evolve. A sense of excitement and anticipation is very real.
The real significance of Chiron’s departure from your career sector tomorrow will only be felt after he’s gone, with a danger that his last full day could pass unnoticed. Yet there is a valuable chance to learn from the past before the planet of healing leaves, not to return for another 44 years. Waiting in the wings is dreamy Neptune, who since 2012 has been waiting to make it more about chasing your professional dreams than reliving the past. Neptune and your personal and professional goals and ambitions will get that chance from tomorrow.
You could be faced with a dilemma today. As Mars spends his first weekend in a social and serendipitous part of your chart, there are likely to be invitations or just a draw to get out and about and socialise. Yet this is the first weekend this year where there is a real chance to take your professional hat off and just relax, with time out with a good book or just to take it easy. Key to making the right choice is to realise this new social chapter is here to stay, while time out to hear yourself think is a rare commodity.
You have to feel sorry for the Moon today, which finds itself in one of those situations where you have stumbled into the wrong room at the wrong time. For the Moon, spending the weekend in a nostalgic part of your chart, this is the perfect chance to pull back, relax, spend time recharging your batteries and taking time out to hear yourself think. The problem is, this comes just as either your professional life or life’s busy demands have a different idea. This could create some tension, but also a valuable reminder of a need for balance.
While the Sun’s last weekend in your work sector and Juno’s first in your career sector mean keeping your work and professional hats on over the weekend, there is no reason why you can’t also embrace the weekend spirit. Especially as both are the front runners for exciting developments ahead. With no urgency on either front, there is no reason for not embracing Mars’ first weekend in an adventurous part of your chart. Especially when it comes with the support of playful forces ready to challenge your excuses.
This has been a fairly intense week and with a shift towards busier times next week, the Sun’s last weekend in a playful part of your chart is something to be embraced. There is extra incentive to embrace the weekend spirit, coming from two very different sources. One of those sources is a new sense of adventure in the air, while the other is some work/life balance reminders. It is all about having the right balance, whether it is the right work/life balance or the right balance between work and play.
This is not the Moon’s first visit to an adventurous part of your chart for the year, but it is a lot more likely to get your attention than last month’s visit and all because of timing. It helps that it is the weekend, with adventurous lunar vibes making it easier to embrace the weekend spirit. However, had this happened last weekend it wouldn’t have been nearly as effective, with life likely to have been simply too busy, up to just a few weeks ago. The stars align to make this the perfect chance to embrace the weekend spirit.
While Mars only returned to your work sector three days ago, his first weekend here is a taste of things to come. While Mars is only here for another six weeks, planets following in his footsteps will keep this busy part of your chart continuously active for the next seven years. Taking your work hat off over the weekend is no longer as easy as it was, with this first weekend a chance to start off on the right foot. Whether on the job front or the other things in life that keep you busy, know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off.
The fact that the Moon’s monthly visit to your relationship sector might push some buttons couldn’t come with better timing. The Moon faces opposition from a line up of planets in Capricorn, with the potential to see your personal and relationship needs clash. Yet with Chiron, the planet of healing in his last full day in your communication sector and Mercury, the planet of communication there to help out, there is a very real chance to give your emotional responses, relationships, the past and unsaid words a voice.
The Sun’s last weekend in Aquarius brings you to a point in your birthday month where, with your birthday month coming to a close, it should be time to commit to the journey ahead. Yet with Venus still 13 days away from giving your heart a voice, time is still on your side. Instead, there is a chance to get a sense of what kind of year you are moving into, with a chance to simply observe. This year there really is a chance to push the reset button, embracing a year where you have a lot more control and the winds aren’t nearly as fickle.
Today’s playful lunar vibes bring the perfect chance to embrace the weekend spirit. With the Moon not only returning to your work sector tomorrow but coming full circle from last month’s lunar eclipse with the potential for unexpected developments, the more you can keep your work hat off today the better. As this is also the last weekend in your old solar year and the Sun is calling for time out to hear yourself think, today’s playful lunar vibes are the right distraction at the right time.