Starting the week with the Moon in your career sector is a huge advantage, especially with the Sun returning next week. This is not only the Moon’s last visit before the Sun turns the solar spotlight onto your career and professional situation, matters and options, but the last for the year and last before coming full circle, with a solar eclipse in the New Year. Any one of those factors is a reason for starting the week with your finger on the pulse and ear to the ground, but your mind and your options open. This is a visit that is less about using information to make choices, decisions or plans and more for information gathering or simply observing. This includes any work/life balance issues this might expose, with the Moon bringing a reminder that a balance between your home and professional lives is now being more vigorously policed. At this stage, all information is good information.
It was last week that Venus’ departure from your work sector not only brought all planetary activity on the job front for the year to a close, but across both your professional houses. Yet the fact that Mars had only just wrapped up a nearly six month visit last month and Venus was bringing the second of two visits to a close, meant that the professional gods had taken things much further into the year than is normally the case. With the Moon having left a day after Venus and both in the first 48 hours of last week, this has given you time to let things settle. While work and job matters will continue to play out for the rest of this year and there is plenty of momentum to take you well into 2019, there is a chance this week to tie up some loose ends professionally. The Moon returns to your career sector on Tuesday, for both its last visit for the year and first since Mars left. Apart from fuelling your professional instincts and imagination, this is a chance to tie up loose ends.
From the get go it is clear that this professional year is not slowing down and if anything, it is accelerating. Chiron’s direct turn in your career sector over the weekend, means there is no longer anything to hold things back and with Mars fuelling your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit, the pace continues to accelerate. It was Mercury’s direct turn in your work sector just days earlier that has also given work and job matters the green light. This is not the typical end to a professional year you would normally expect, with the North Node’s position in your income sector the icing on the cake. The week begins with a six day triple alignment between income, work and career forces just now coming to an end, but already new alliances are starting. While Mercury will leave your work sector on Thursday, with Venus here until early January and Mars in your career sector until New Year’s Day, expect this week and the rest of the year to be busy.
In any circumstance, having the Moon just leave your work sector over the weekend would be a real advantage, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters from the get go. Except this was no ordinary visit and not just because it was the Moon’s last visit to your work sector for the year. As a New Moon, this has given work and job matters wings that will not only carry things for the rest of this year, but well into 2019. As the Sun spends his last full week here, this is the point in each year when you are normally looking at tying up this professional year, with the New Moon late last week part of that process. Yet while the Sun will leave later next week, there is too much evolving here on the job front and on the career front, to see this as anything other than a starting point. With Mercury returning to your work sector on Thursday, Venus in the New Year and Mars to your career sector on New Year’s Day, things are only just now starting to warm up.
Starting the week with the Moon in your work sector is always an advantage, giving you an intuitive read on work and job matters from the get go. However, by any measure, this is anything but an ordinary monthly visit, the kind you have every four weeks. This is not just the Moon’s last visit for the year or the last before the Sun returns next week, but before returning in the New Year as a solar eclipse. Something bigger than what you can see or have access to now is building behind the scenes, with the Moon providing a window into that realm. Yet, as much as this is a chance to gain an intuitive read on work and job matters and some valuable clues, hunches and insights, with so much evolving over the coming weeks it is important to keep your mind and your options open. Once the Moon leaves on Tuesday you can start dissecting the messages more objectively.
After Mars’ departure from your work sector last month and a Full Moon on the career front in the closing days of November, things have gone quiet professionally and about time. The second half of any year is not usually as busy or as active and with Mars having returned for what should have been a six week visit to your work sector in May, he should have been long gone. Instead, Mars left exactly six months after returning, creating what has been a busy year. While the Moon won’t come full circle from last month’s Full Moon until next week, there is a chance to begin tying up loose ends on the job front this week. The Moon will return to your work sector on Tuesday, for what is both its last visit for the year and first since Mars left. With the Sun returning next month, work and job matters will catch their second wind in the early months of 2019. Until then, the Moon returns with a chance to regroup.
After Chiron’s direct turn in your work sector over the weekend and Neptune’s two weeks earlier, this is the point in any professional year where you can expect all the focus to shift to the future and the pace to slowly start to pick up. However, after months in retrograde motion and the Sun not returning until February, this is usually more a case of things inching their way forward. Instead, with Mars leaving on New Year’s Day, this is what the warrior planet of the cosmos has been waiting for. Regardless of the pace until now, expect the final weeks of this professional year to become a lot busier. However, while Mars is a planet that would be happy to see you work yourself into the ground in order to leave no stone unturned, there is a more balanced support system in play across the income, work and career fronts, making it harder to waste time chasing your own tail. You have a clear sense of professional direction and you know where the money is.
At the same time that any work tension and job pressure over recent weeks has dialled back, so too is any urgency. There is a very real chance of cruising your way to the end of this professional year. Of course, life could be just as busy and in the final weeks of the year there could be compressed deadlines and a lot to get through, but on some level it may feel as though you have checked out. You will find it hard to buy into a rush mentality. This is coming from the professional gods, who are using Uranus’ final weeks in retrograde motion in your work sector as a chance to reflect, to spend time back at the drawing board and to recharge your batteries. For these are not only Uranus’ final weeks in retrograde motion here for another eight decades, with Mars’ returning on New Year’s Day, your 2019 professional year is set to get off to a busy start, literally from day one.
While it is rare to have planetary activity in either of your two professional houses at this time of year, there is just enough to keep the seat warm. It is tiny Juno who has stayed behind in your work sector, keeping the seat warm until Mars returns in February and Uranus just weeks later. Yet moving into her final two weeks in retrograde motion on Monday, Juno is slowing down and as she does, is bringing this professional year to a more controlled stop. This gives you a chance to spend time back at the drawing board and in particular, to reflect back on the six months Uranus has already spent here, from May to November. Once Uranus returns in March he is here until 2026, with massive developments on the job front next year and over the next seven years. As busy as the final weeks of this professional year might be, make time to reflect.
After the Moon and Venus left your career sector last week, things have gone professionally, with not even the Moon visiting either of your two professional houses this week. With the Moon not due to come full circle from a Full Moon on the job front last month until next week and not due to come full circle from it and Venus’ departure from your career sector last week, until later in the month, you can afford to step back. Yet just because there are no professional gods on the field this week and no planetary or even lunar activity on the job or career fronts, that doesn’t mean things will come to a halt. It just means that the professional gods have invested all that they have, but until the Moon returns for its last visits to your work and career sectors for the year, things will continue to evolve under their own steam.
When Venus and Mercury returned to your career sector in the first three days of the month, it was after the Sun and Jupiter had moved on and after they have both left. In fact, it was over a month after leaving that Venus and Mercury returned, both for double dip visits but with different agendas and timeframes. Mercury, who retrograded back in, turned direct late last week and will leave on Thursday. This has been a short 11 day opportunity to get your head in the game and until leaving, he’s here to ensure you have your head in the game, ideas on the table and the communication lines open. Venus, who only returned last Monday is here now until early January. With support from Mars in your income sector and the North Node in your career sector, the closing weeks of this professional year are set to see things come together across the income, work and career fronts.
Because the Moon only left your career sector over the weekend, you’re able to start the week with your professional instincts and imagination fuelled from the get go. Thanks to a New Moon on Friday, this also allows you to start the week with a tailwind at your back and the timing couldn’t be better. With the Sun in his last full week in your career sector and Mercury returning on Thursday, this comes just as you’re ready to get your head back in the game and start bringing this professional year home. Mercury retrograded back out 11 days earlier, so returns having already spent a month here and after weeks in retrograde motion have left you with 20/20 hindsight to draw on. Yet as much as this is a chance to start bringing this professional year home, this is the start of a much bigger push that will not only continue into the New Year, but the whole of 2019.