Whether it’s a case of faking it till you make it or actively blocking out your inner critic, move into your new professional year choosing to trust what a new sense of confidence is telling you. As Venus gets ready to leave your income sector on Saturday she’s drawing closer to the same positive aspect that Neptune is enjoying with Saturn in your career sector, which is providing a new sense of both professional and income confidence. Yet this is something that can’t be explained or analyzed and needs to be trusted. It’s the Moon’s return to your work sector on Sunday that will provide some clues to where this confidence is coming from, with the Moon’s first visit for the year providing some insight into what is destined to be one of your biggest years for work opportunities on record.
As much as you may want to move into your new professional year at full speed, on both the work and career fronts the speed limit is restricted, forcing you to take a slower entry into your new professional year. Jupiter only turned direct in your work sector on Boxing Day and as it will take until early March for things to fully come up to speed, pacing yourself is essential. At the same time Mars, warrior planet of the cosmos is slowing down ahead of his retrograde turn in your career sector on the 24th January, in just 2 weeks from Tuesday. This is one year when slow and steady will win the race. If you’re not sure how to play this, the Moon’s position in your career sector on Friday and Saturday will provide some timely clues, especially when he aligns with Mars on Friday.
Mercury’s departure from your career sector on Sunday sees you move into the new week with no planetary activity in either of your professional houses, for the first time since mid September. Just as your new professional year should be cranking up you finally get a chance to take your professional hat off, with your 2011 professional year overlapping this new professional year. Yet with the North Node remaining in your career sector until August, by which time new doors will be opening on the work front, things ease back just enough for you to maintain a steady momentum, continuing to work on what is already on the table. The Moon’s first visit to your work sector for the year, from Tuesday to Thursday, will provide some clues as to how to play things from here.
With no planetary activity in either of your professional houses until mid year you have a chance pace yourself and play things your way, working with what is already on the table. The planetary activity in your career sector for 2011 only wound up late November and you haven’t begun to tap into the potential this created. Yet if things have slowed down and you’ve lost some of that momentum then a Full Moon in your work sector on Monday should do the trick, getting in behind and providing the right mix of wake up calls and challenges to push start your new professional year. Full Moons can be emotional beasts so don’t over react or take a knee jerk reaction to matters on the work front, but over the course of the week slowly dissect what the real message behind any strong reactions is.
Both the realities and the opportunities of your new professional year kick in with a vengeance this week, but the problem is that it happens at once. As you move into the new week you’re hit by a Full Moon in your home and family sector, which is putting direct pressure on both the Sun and Pluto in your career sector, bringing any work/life balance issues to a head early in the year. Yet you have a secret weapon in the form of Mercury, who only returned to your career sector on Sunday, with this smart and intellectually savvy being called into play on his very first day. Yet while this may present as a challenge it’s one you’re likely to pass with flying colours, so long as you choose to work smarter. This allows you to set a precedent for the coming year.
They say that if your heart’s in it that anything is possible and that if you want something badly enough you’ll find a way to make it happen. If that’s the case then you have your new professional year sown up and in the bag before it’s even begun, with Venus and Neptune coming together to put your professional dreams and desires on the same page. With Venus due to leave your career sector on Saturday, but not only due to align with Neptune before she leaves but with growing support from Saturn in your work sector you’re starting to believe that anything is possible. With Saturn, the taskmaster and pragmatist of the solar system staying in your work sector until October, you know deep down inside that you have what it takes to turn your professional dreams into reality.
Until now your new professional year has been slow to get off the ground but on Monday that all changes. It’s Monday’s Full Moon in your income sector that is going to provide some early motivation, giving you both a sense of where the money is and a clear sense of what you’re aiming for. This comes just 5 days before Venus is due to return to your career sector on Saturday and as she in turn is opening the door to a powerful new professional chapter that will take until 2026 to run its course, unleashed within Full Moon vibes that hit you on Day 1 is a sense that it really is game on. With Neptune, the Sun and Mercury all returning to your career sector next month and big things destined on the work front in the second half of this year, money is likely to be a powerful motivator.
Despite the fact that 2012 began with a strong professional focus, with the Moon and Uranus in your career sector and Mercury in your work sector, things ease back dramatically this week. Yet this is not a case of your new professional year becoming a fizzer before it’s even begun and more that your 2011 professional year has only just run its course. It was Mercury’s departure from your work sector on Sunday that gave you a chance to put things on the work front on the track you want them to continue on, giving you a chance to lift your head up and focus on the big picture. With some very active months on the career front kicking off on the 8th February you have just under a month to come up for air and get your bearings, easing back a little on the throttle.
Mercury’s return to your work sector on Sunday and the first week of his short 20 day visit is all about working smarter. This might be easier said than done on Monday, when during Mercury’s first full day in your career sector both the Sun and Pluto are confronted by a Full Moon which is likely to create some emotional confusion. Yet it’s not only Mercury’s intellectual savvy that allows you to manage this effectively, but because it’s going to bring all doubts, inner thoughts and conjectures to a head, this will allow you to get everything out in the open. 2012 is destined to be a powerful professional year, with Jupiter still coming up to speed in your career sector, so the more you can get things out in the open and on the table the better. Don’t be afraid to think outside the square.
While it’s your career as a whole that is destined to shine in 2012, with major new doors opening from April onwards, in the early weeks of the year it’s about getting things on track on the work front. When the Sun returns to your work sector on the 21st January and Mercury a week later it will be time to sit down at the drawing board and to take a realistic approach to things make some important choices, decisions and plans. For now though, with the Sun and Mercury not here yet and Venus, planet of desire and attraction spending her final days in your work sector, it’s all about listening to your heart. The closer Venus gets to her departure from your work sector on Saturday expect things to become more black and white, as you become more confident in what you do and don’t want.
Until now you’ve had a fairly slow start to your professional year, with no lunar activity in either of your professional. This has given you a chance to take time out over the holidays to put the last few years into perspective, ready to move on. Yet if your new professional year has been slow to get off the ground it kicks off with a vengeance this week, to a point where there may be some shells hock early in the week. For as you move into the new week you’re being met by a Full Moon in your career sector on Monday, with the Moon’s first visit for the year one of the most powerful. This is going to get your attention on day one, something Venus will take advantage of when she returns to your work sector on Saturday, by which time your professional year will be on an unstoppable roll.
While you began the year with the Moon and Uranus in your work sector, suggesting that there would be little time to take your work hat off over the holiday period, once the Moon moved on you were able to see this more of a taste of things to come. It’s Venus’ return to your work sector on the 8th February that will kick off a continuous 3 month period of planetary activity and your busiest 3 months of 2012, with time to prepare and to learn how to pace yourself. It’s the Moon’s return to your career sector from Tuesday to Thursday that will both sharpen your professional instincts and give you a chance to step back and focus on the big picture. As the Moon’s first visit to your career sector for the year there will be some valuable clues, hunches and signs to pick up on.