The stars pull a bit of a ‘bait and switch’ act on you this month, with how you assume the year will start changing dramatically, within the early hours of the week. Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos has spent the last six weeks of 2018 in your work sector and is still here as you move into 2019. Here Mars will keep you busy, whether at work or with everything else in your life that can keep you busy. After a Full Moon in your career sector just before Christmas and with Venus starting the year in your income sector, forces across the income, work and career fronts are on a roll. Yet while the North Node will remain in your career sector all year, providing a clear sense of professional direction and ongoing growth and momentum, after last month’s Full Moon the professional gods are happy to let things play out. Meanwhile, with Mars leaving your work sector on New Year’s Day and Venus your income sector a week later, this will ease back across the income, work and career fronts. Yet you will benefit from the head start, momentum and with ongoing support on all three fronts, there is no danger of anything going off the boil. What will happen is that this busy phase will end and will no longer dominate things. Venus and Mars will continue to work as a team, but in a very different format. Mars will return to your relationship sector on New Year’s Day and Venus, the planet of love will join lucky Jupiter in your communication sector a week later. The real momentum Venus and Mars have created on the job and income fronts, will now shift to supporting your relationships and the communication lines. Meanwhile, as is always the case, the Sun puts the solar spotlight on home and family matters this month.