The professional year starts off on a quiet note and that is exactly what you need. It was only in early November that the South Node wrapped up an 18 month visit to your career sector, with Mars having wrapped up a nearly six month visit just days later. With Venus having only just left your work sector in early December, 2018 was an extremely busy year. Mars returned in May 2018 for what should have been a six week visit to your career sector, while Venus returned to your work sector in early August, for what should have been a 24 day visit. Instead, Mars didn’t leave until November and Venus until early December, giving you little if any chance to ease back. The fact that you move into January with no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses is a valuable chance to catch your breath and get your bearings. With so many planetary activity on both fronts last year, there is also still an enormous amount of momentum still playing out. With the Sun returning to your career sector on 20th January and Mercury on 24th January, this is when a whole new chapter will open up. Until then, ease into this new professional year as slowly as possible, with the Moon’s return to your career sector from 7th January to 10th January the first time you will need to really start paying attention. This is both the Moon’s first visit for the year and last before the Sun returns. With your professional instincts and imagination fuelled, the Moon will deliver the valuable clues, hunches and insights that can help you tie up loose ends from last year and line up for what lies ahead. You will get an intuitive read on work and job matters as the Moon moves through your work sector from 25th January to 27th January.