If you had sat down, in the final hours of 2018 and wrote down what kind of start to this new professional year to expect, by the end of the first day you would have to screw that up and think again. This is one year when first impressions are set to be shattered within hours, with the whole dynamics of not just this new professional year, but your professional game itself set to change dramatically. You begin the year with no planetary activity in your career sector and with Uranus and Eris both in retrograde motion in your work sector. With Uranus turning direct on 7th January and Eris on 11th January, both are at a near standstill. Any planet has to come to a standstill in order to turn direct or retrograde, so work and job matters are not only slow, they are literally at a standstill and everything points to it staying that way. With the Sun not returning to your work sector until March each year, all signs point to a slow start to the year. Except that is not your reality. Everything changes with Mars’ return to your work sector on New Year’s Day. As well as firing up your work passions, fighting and competitive spirit, Mars will turn what should be the slowest month of 2019 into the start of the busiest six weeks since 2016. With Uranus leaving in early March and not due to return for another eight decades, Mars will waste no time in making his final months count. Venus’ return to your income sector on 8th January and a total lunar eclipse in your career sector on 21st January will contribute to what is destined to an explosion of potential across the income, work and career fronts. On all three fronts, this is a trigger for developments building behind the scenes for years now.