For better or worse, the focus will always be on money matters at the start of each year, due to the fact that the Sun will always spend the first three weeks of January in your financial sector. While the Sun will always turn the solar spotlight onto your financial situation and money matters at this time of year, with Pluto here since 2008 and Saturn since December 2017, this has also become a chance to check in on the powerful forces in play behind the scenes. Things became more complicated when the lunar nodes returned to your two money houses in November. While the Full Moon in your income sector just before Christmas didn’t create a solar eclipse, with the North Node there, this has energised things across the income, work and career fronts. While Mars will leave your career sector on New Year’s Day and Venus a week later, they leave behind forces energised by both the North Node’s lucrative sense of direction and the momentum this has created. The only reason the Full Moon just before Christmas wasn’t a lunar eclipse, was that the distance between the Moon and North Node was too great to cast a shadow. However, it had all the power and the ongoing implications of a lunar eclipse. However, that is not the case with a New Moon in your financial sector on 6th January, which will be a solar eclipse. With Saturn giving you the power to move mountains if you have to, Pluto the ability to change things up, the Sun plenty of transparency and even Mercury and his smart head for money on board, this is a chance for major new beginnings. Mercury only returns on 5th January, so returns just in time to ensure you have your head in the game. This is the point where you can really take your financial power back, using the momentum this solar eclipse will create.