Because the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your career sector, the solar spotlight is always on your career and professional situation, matters and options moving into the New Year. Since his return in 2008, having Pluto, the planet of change and revolution here has also been the norm. Yet while the Sun will continue to return at the same time each year, this is the last time in our lifetime that you will move into the New Year with Pluto here. With the Sun and Pluto both leaving on 21st January, this is not only shining the solar spotlight on the road ahead but on the big changes that you might want to make this year. However, this is not the end of all planetary activity on the career front or on Pluto’s time here.
Mercury, who begins the year here won’t leave until 5th February while Mars, who will return on 5th January won’t leave until 13th February and Venus will move through from 23rd January to 17th February. This is when your career sector will be empty for the first time since Pluto returned after a short break in June 2023 and it will stay that way until he returns again to tie up loose ends from 2nd September to 20th November. With Venus coming full circle from her visit earlier in the year on 12th November, she will catch the tail end of this while becoming the last planet to have any contact with Pluto here again in our lifetime. With Venus leaving on 7th December, she will be gone by the time the Sun returns on 21st December and where he will always end the year.
This will leave your career sector empty from 17th February to 2nd September and this is when things are going to be most active on the job front. While you start the year with the asteroid Juno, the queen of commitment in your work sector and she won’t leave until 10th August, her focus will be more on maintaining a sense of commitment and resolve. In terms of movement on the job front, that will happen when the Sun and the faster planets move through. This year this begins with Mercury’s return on 26th July and while he will leave on 15th August it will be by retrograding back out, which means he will return for a second visit from 9th September to 26th September. These are going to be the two most active months of the year on the job front, with Venus moving through from 5th August to 30th August and the Sun from 23rd August to 23rd September.
While the year begins with your two professional houses empty, there is reason for confidence on both the job and career fronts, with the promise of major new beginnings. There has been no planetary activity on the job front since Venus left in December but held back by a retrograde phase this was late in the year and she had returned after Mars had made his first visit in two years and the Sun and Mercury had moved through. Planetary activity on the job front may have run its course, but there will be plenty of momentum and everything needed to keep things on track until the next round of planetary activity in your work sector begins in August. It is on the career front and when it comes to your overall path forward that things are about to change in a major way.
There has been no planetary activity in your career sector since Pluto left in June 2023, less than three months after the planet of change and revolution returned for the first time in our lifetime. This was a chance to dip your toe in the water and get a feel for Pluto’s influence, for when he settles in for good, which he will by the end of this year, he will be here until 2044. Starting the year with no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses is a chance to cement where things stand on the job front and prepare for the massive wave approaching on the career front. It begins with a bang on 21st January, when within the space of just a few hours the Sun and Pluto will both return. The Sun is only here for a month, but apart from leaving for 11 weeks from 2nd September to 20th November, Pluto is here for the next two decades and as the planet of change and revolution, he brings with him the promise of major change.
However, while Pluto is playing a long game the rest of the planets returning over the following weeks will be on a mission to get this professional year up to speed. This includes the Sun, who is here until 19th February Mercury, who will return from 5th February to 23rd February, Mars from 13th February to 23rd March and Venus from 17th February to 12th March. This is their first encounter with Pluto here in our lifetime, but with support in his first two months to get things off to an empowered start. Meanwhile, while Mars won’t return to your work sector this year the Sun, Mercury and Venus will work as a team to make the period from 10th August to 3rd November the most important of the year on the job front and when there is likely to be the most action.
On the one hand, it is business as usual and on both the job and career fronts a continuation of last year. However, on the other hand, this means that things aren’t going to change or shift out from under you, while at the same time, this gives you a chance to build on from what was achieved or began last year. While there is no planetary activity in your work sector as you move into the New Year, as Venus only left on 30th December 2023 you are still tying up loose ends and after months of planetary activity that included Mars’ first visit in two years, there is more than enough momentum and traction to keep things going for months. Apart from a Full Moon on 24th April there will be no more planetary activity in your work sector until the Sun and Venus return on 23rd September, but you begin the year with your tanks full.
In the meantime, with Saturn in your career sector since March 2023 you have a feel for his influence and with he and Neptune still in their early months in direct motion and having stood back in order to let work and job matters go first, they are a solid and stable team. While Saturn and Neptune won’t leave until early 2025, they will both leave for a few months next year before returning to tie up loose ends, making this their only year where they will be here all year, working as a team to give you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes in order to turn professional dreams into reality. However, Saturn and Neptune are playing a long game and it is when the faster planets move through that there will be movement on the career front.
With Mars making his first visit in two years and his only visit while Saturn is here, when they meet up from 23rd March to 1st May it will be the first time in three decades that Mars’ drive to make things happen will join forces with the power to move mountains if you have to that Saturn can give you. The Sun is in your career sector from 19th February to 20th March, Mercury from 23rd February to 10th March and Venus from 12th March to 5th April, but it is when Mars and Saturn come together that a real career breakthrough is possible. After the faster moving planets have moved through Saturn and Neptune will keep a steady hand on the wheel and will be supported by the parade of planets that will move through your work sector from 23rd September to 22nd November. These will be the most active months of the year on the job front.
While the Sun will always leave your busy work sector just before Christmas each year, there is often some spillover into the New Year, with the tail end of Venus or Mercury’s visit often still playing out in early January. However, not to the degree that you have this year, for you begin the year with Venus, Mercury, Mars and the dwarf planet Ceres all in your work sector and all playing a different role in getting this new professional year off to a busy but powerful start. Mercury had left your work sector in December, but a retrograde turn saw him return and until leaving on 14th January this allows you to begin the year with your head in the game from the start. Mars, who returned in November for his first visit in two years will leave on 5th January and not due to return again until late 2025, he is on a mission to get things moving.
Venus, who didn’t return to your work sector until 30th December 2023 will keep working to attract opportunities until leaving on 23rd January, while the dwarf planet Ceres’ last deep dive into your needs and priorities on the job front for another four years is here until 8th February. What began in November 2023 has a long reach into 2024 and as every planet moving through will form a friendly aspect to the North Node and the dwarf planet Eris, the warrior princess of the cosmos in your career sector before leaving, this gets this whole professional year off to a good start. This will leave your work sector empty but with Venus returning on 18th October, Mercury on 3rd November and the Sun on 22nd November and with the last not leaving until 8th January 2025, this will make the early and latter months of the year the most important on the job front.
While Mars won’t return to your work sector until later next year, he will be with the other planets when they start returning to your career sector, just over a month before the last planet leaves your work sector on 8th February. The first of the faster planets to reach your career sector will be Mercury, who will return on 10th March for what should be a 14 to 15 day visit. Instead, a retrograde turn will keep Mercury here until 16th May, during which time the Sun and Venus will move through, with both benefiting from his intellectually savvy edge. Mars will return on 1st May and as he won’t leave until 9th June, he will keep the momentum going. Meanwhile, having the North Node here will turn an ordinary New Moon on 9th April into a total solar eclipse, with the promise of major new beginnings.
Because the Sun will always spend the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year in your work sector, the solar spotlight is always on work and job matters at the end and start of each year. However, while that is still the case, with Pluto’s nearly 16 year visit coming to an end and Mars making his first visit in two years, things are going to be a lot more active while career matters that don’t usually start to move until April will also be active from the start. This is a year where a huge amount is being packed into the first half of the year and that means being on your game from the start. That you start the year with the Sun and Pluto in your work sector is a given or at least since the planet of change and revolution returned in 2008.
The difference this year is that when the Sun leaves on 21st January so too will Pluto. The Sun will always return on the December solstice each year and while Pluto isn’t gone for good, unlike the less than three months he was gone last year, apart from the 11 weeks that he will pop back in from 2nd September to 20th November to tie up loose ends, by the end of the year he will be gone and won’t return again in our lifetime. This makes starting the year with Pluto here an ordinary event since his return in 2008 but as the last time this will happen, it comes with a need to be willing to embrace his call for change from the start. Helping with that will be Mars, who will return to your work sector from 5th January to 13th February, Mercury from 14th January to 5th February and Venus from 23rd January to 27th February.
This will leave your work sector empty for the first time since March 2023 and it will stay that way until Pluto returns on 2nd September, for his short 11 week visit to tie up loose ends. Pluto will be gone by the time the Sun returns in December but Venus’ early return from 12th November to 7th December will capture the planet of change and revolution’s final days here. Meanwhile, for the first time in 12 years, you also begin the year with Jupiter in your career sector and with your biggest year for professional growth and expansion in over a decade not running its course until he leaves on 26th May. The same planets that will assemble at the start of the year to empower Pluto’s final days in your work sector then continue his legacy will do the same here, starting with the Sun’s return to your career sector on 20th April and continuing until Mars leaves on 21st July.
There are some years where it is business as usual and other years when there might be major developments on either the job or career fronts, but rarely will there be a professional year where there are major developments on both. That is what you have this year, with 2024 not just a blockbuster of a professional year but the year that is going to have an impact for years if not decades to come. Years like this come along just once or twice in a lifetime if that and it all comes down to two planets who just happen to come together in the right place at the right time or at least they will. Yet as you move into the new year there is no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses and while your sixth sense might be picking up on the massive changes ahead, you might put this down to wishful thinking. However, change is coming and you won’t have to wait for long, making it important to make the most of any holiday time in the first three weeks of the year.
The change begins when within the space of just a few hours the Sun and Pluto, planet of change and revolution will both return to your work sector on 21st January. The Sun returns at this time each year, but while he will keep the solar spotlight on your work situation, job matters and options for the next month, apart from the 11 weeks when he will retrograde back out from 2nd September to 20th November, Pluto is here until 2044. Pluto dipped in for a few months last year, but apart from the short break later in the year this is the start of a two decade long visit that is aimed at changing things up in a way that only the planet of change and revolution can. Mercury will return from 5th February to 23rd February, Venus from 17th February to 12th March and Mars from 13th February to 23rd March, where they will do their part in getting this massive chapter off the ground.
If that were it, this would be an important year on the job front and the start of a major new chapter, but not the blockbuster year this is destined to become. What makes all the difference will be Jupiter’s return to your career sector on 26th May to begin your biggest year for professional growth and expansion in over a decade, with the planet of luck and expansion forming an early alliance with Pluto from the start. The same planets that will help Pluto’s new journey to get off the ground will do the same for Jupiter, starting with the Sun’s return on 21st May and ending with Mars’ departure on 5th September. As each planet returns, they will not only align with Jupiter as they pass through but form a friendly aspect to Pluto, strengthening the bond between these major new chapters for job and career growth.
While it is business as usual on the job front his year and there will be no planetary activity in your career sector until Venus and Mercury return on 17th June, there is every reason for confidence on both fronts. There is rarely any planetary activity on the job front until the Sun returns on the June solstice each year, but with Mars having made his first visit in two years in 2023, you have plenty of gas in your tank and enough insight to keep work and job matters on track by yourself. A Full Moon in your work sector at the end of December 2023 has also helped with that. Instead, this is a chance to put more focus on career matters, which doesn’t require getting down in the weeds as much as work and job matters do.
On the career front it is about the path that you are on, the goals you are setting and as the most competitively charged part of your chart, a time when you are able to channel your competitive spirit into making forward progress. Saturn has been in your career sector since March 2023 and Neptune since 2012 and while one is the hard taskmaster of the cosmos and the other is the planet of dreams, together they are giving you the resolve to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes in order to turn professional dreams into reality. However, as they are playing a long game it is when the faster planets move through that there is going to be the most progress and things will become more active. This year this begins with the Sun’s return on 19th February, but while he is only here for a month, Mercury is here from 23rd February to 10th March, Venus from 12th March to 5th April and Mars from 23rd March to 1st May.
These will be the most active months of the year on the career front and with Saturn and Neptune spending the majority of the second half of the year in retrograde motion, this is when they will take a backseat as things fire up on the job front in the middle months of the year. This will start with Venus and Mercury’s return to your work sector on 17th June, with heart and mind coming together to kick off the first planetary activity on the job front for the year. This will be a relatively short chapter with Mercury leaving on 3rd July, Venus on 12th July and the Sun here from 21st June to 22nd July. From Mercury and Venus’ return on 17th June to the Sun’s departure on 22nd July is a period of just five weeks. However, missing is Mars, who is with this faster pack when they move through your career sector earlier in the year. Instead, Mars will have his own chapter, where he has a chance to fire things up on the job front from 5th September to 4th November.
While your 2024 professional year gets off to a fairly quiet start and for the most part is a continuation of last year, you will benefit from a chance to pause while there is every reason for confidence on the job and career fronts. There has been no planetary activity in your career sector since Venus left in October, as a retrograde phase had kept her here for four months a combination of her longest visit in our lifetime and Mars having made his first visit in two years, means that there is plenty of gas in your tank and a clear sense of professional direction from the start. With a Full Moon in your career sector on 26th January and the Moon returning every four weeks, this will keep the momentum going until the first planetary activity on the career front for the year begins in July.
There will be plenty to keep you busy until then, with your work sector coming alive in the first half of the year. With the dwarf planet Eris still in retrograde motion here as you move into the New Year there might not be too much movement but for the first time in 18 years, you begin the year with the North Node here and this provides a clear sense of direction. Having returned in July 2023 and not due to leave until January 2025, this will keep work and job matters on track all year. This will also turn an ordinary New Moon here on 9th April into a total solar eclipse, with the potential for major new beginnings. By then things will be a lot more active on the job front, though while Eris’ direct turn on 12th January will take the brakes off, it is not until Mercury returns on 10th March that things will really get moving.
Normally here for just 14 to 15 days, a retrograde turn will keep Mercury in your work sector until 16th May, with the Sun and Venus both moving through in that time. However, the busiest and the most active weeks of the year on the job front are likely to be when Mars moves through from 1st May to 9th June. It is just three and a half weeks later that Mercury will return to your career sector to begin the first planetary activity on the career front for the year on 3rd July. While Mercury is only here until 26th July, he will retrograde back in for a second visit from 15th August to 9th September. With Venus here from 12th July to 5th August and the Sun from 22nd July to 23rd August, they will keep the seat warm while Mercury is gone. However, the biggest push could come when Mars returns from 4th November 2024 to 6th January 2025.
Things will just be starting to wake up on the job front as you move into the New Year with Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion having just turned direct in your work sector on New Year’s Eve but with Uranus still in retrograde motion and not turning direct until 27th January. This gives you a chance to move into this new professional year with one eye still on the road behind, another on the road ahead but with both planets at a standstill with a chance to stand back before jumping into anything. With Jupiter leaving and bringing your biggest year for job growth and expansion in over a decade to an end when he leaves your work sector on 26th May, there could be a sense of anticipation that creates a sense of impatience if you feel like things aren’t moving, but you not only have luck on your side but time.
It is not until Jupiter’s final weeks that everything is likely to come together, with a chance until then to ease your way into things and let the planet of luck and expansion take the lead. Knowing that once he leaves, he won’t be back for another 12 years but also that Uranus will stay on until 2026 to continue what he started, Jupiter is focused on the big picture and not just on the low hanging fruit that you can snatch and grab as you race through. Jupiter will slowly pick up speed and if you keep pace, things will start moving and come together. However, the real push to bring things home will begin when the Sun returns from 20th April to 21st May, Venus from 28th April to 24th May and Mercury from 16th May to 3rd June. The Sun and Venus will leave just days before Jupiter leaves and Mercury will stay on a few days after to tie up loose ends.
However, it is after Jupiter leaves that you could achieve your greatest breakthroughs on the job front, with Mars returning from 9th July to 21st July to exploit and run with the momentum already created. What makes the timing of Mars’ visit significant is that he will not only keep work and job matters active and the momentum Jupiter has created going, but this will create little space between the end of the most active months of the job front and the first planetary activity on the career front this year. Mars will leave your work sector on 9th July and Mercury will return to your career sector on 26th July, with a chance to piggyback off the momentum created on the job front. Along with the Sun and Venus, this will keep things active on the career front until 26th September.
First impressions might suggest that there is not a lot to be excited about as you move into this new professional year and if you were to judge a book by its cover, it would suggest that this was going to be an ordinary year on both the job and career fronts. Yet on neither front will that prove to be the case, though for one in a more subtle and the other in a more dramatic way. The more subtle influence is on the career front, with the South Node in your career sector for the whole of 2024 but no planetary activity here until the asteroid Juno returns on 10th August. However, the South Node is quietly keeping things on track while having it here will have a profound impact on the New and Full Moons here. This will turn an ordinary Full Moon here on 25th March into a lunar eclipse and the New Moon on 3rd October into a potentially game changing solar eclipse.
An eclipse acts as a trigger, in which case for everything that the South Node will be keeping on a slow boil all year. This makes it more about staying on track professionally and trusting in the internal compass that the South Node is giving you. Meanwhile, it is on the job front that things are set to take a major and dramatic turn. There will be no planetary activity in your work sector until the Sun returns to your work sector on 21st May, something that at this point each year will always turn the solar spotlight onto your work situation, job matters and options. However, it is just five days later that everything will change when Jupiter returns to begin your biggest year for job growth and expansion in over a decade.
Venus will return on 24th May, ensuring your heart is engaged and the laws of attraction are in effect when two days later Jupiter, the planet of luck and expansion returns to begin a visit that won’t end until June 2025. What makes this significant is that Pluto is just settling into a two decade long visit to your income sector and he and Jupiter will be working closely, especially in these early months. Venus will leave on 17th June and the Sun on 21st June, but with Mercury here from 3rd June to 17th June and Mars here from 21st July to 5th September, there will be plenty of support to get things off the ground. This will also have an impact on the career front, for when Juno returns to your career sector on 10th August, Venus on 30th August, the Sun on 22nd September and Mercury on 26th September they will all move into a friendly aspect to Jupiter as they move through. Your career sector will only be active from 10th August to 23rd October but with your biggest year for job growth and expansion in over a decade well underway by then.
While there is no planetary activity in either your work or career sectors as you move into the New Year, this is not the time of year you would expect any. However, you do start the year with an unseen advantage, in that it was on 30th December 2023, less than 48 hours before moving into your 2024 professional year that Venus left your career sector, with the momentum and traction from that still playing out. Venus was not only late to return to your career sector last year, but she moved through after not only the Sun and Mercury had made their annual visits, but she returned less than two weeks after Mars returned for his first visit in two years. The push that this gave career matters at the end of 2023 is still being felt as you move into 2024, even though the planets that have created the momentum, traction and have provided you with a sense of direction have just left.
It was during Venus’ final days that the last Full Moon of 2023 fell in your work sector, so you also have the traction from that as you move into this new professional year. So, while there is no planetary activity on the job or career fronts and won’t be for several months, you have enough gas in your tank and momentum to keep things on track. After that, it is the Moon’s monthly visits that will keep things on track, with a Full Moon in your career sector giving things an added push. It is in June that the pace will start to pick up with Venus and Mercury both returning to your work sector within hours of each other on 17th July. Mercury is only here until 3rd July and Venus until 12th July but along with the Sun, who will move through from 21st June to 22nd July this will give work and job matters a short, sharp jolt.
However, the most active and the busiest point in the year on the job front will be when Mars moves through your work sector from 5th September to 4th November. Mars is normally only here for six weeks, so to be here for two months means that he is slowing down, something that will see him retrograde back in for a do over in early 2025. The timing of Mars’ return couldn’t be better, for he will be in your work sector when Venus returns to begin the first planetary activity in your career sector this year on 23rd September. Venus is only here until 18th October but with Mercury here from 14th October to 3rd November and the Sun from 23rd October to 22nd November, this will coincide with Mars’ time in your work sector. With support from Saturn and Neptune in your income sector, these will be especially good months across the income, work and career fronts.
While there is no major planetary activity on the job or career fronts that will keep things active all year, you are poised to get this new professional year off to a good start on both fronts. While there will be no planetary activity on the job front until Mercury returns to your work sector on 3rd July, as Venus only wrapped up her longest visit in our lifetime in October 2023 and as it was while she was there that Mars made his first visit in two years, there is still plenty of gas in your tank and more than enough momentum. With the planetary activity on the career front that in most years has run its course by the end of December still playing out, this is getting the year off to an empowered start on the career front. While this will have run its course by the end of February, to still have planetary activity in your career sector as you move into the New Year, let alone a month later is a huge advantage.
Especially as you not only move into the New Year with Venus and Mercury here, which is not that uncommon, but you also have Mars and the dwarf planet Ceres here as well. While Mars will leave on 5th January, as the warrior planet of the cosmos he will ensure your professional passions, fighting and competitive spirit are fuelled from the start. Mercury is here until 14th January but Venus, who didn’t return until 30th December 2023 will continue to fuel your professional confidence and attract opportunities until leaving on 23rd January. This will leave the dwarf planet Ceres, who will wrap up her last deep dive into your personal and professional networking for another four years on her own until 8th February. It is the heart of this that a Full Moon in your work sector on 26th January will give work and job matters an early boost.
Once Ceres leaves there will be no planetary activity in either of your two professional houses until Mercury returns on 3rd July. This will usher in what are normally the most active months of the year on the job front but instead, this is the first of two chapters. During this first chapter, which will run from 3rd July to 9th September the Sun, Mercury and Venus will all contribute to getting things moving on the job front. This will start and end with Mercury, who will return from 3rd July to 26th July, before returning to tie up loose ends from 15th August to 9th September. However, the most active and the busiest months of the year on the job front will be when Mars returns from 4th November 2024 to 6th January 2025.