The Sun brings attention to your 10th house this month. The 10th house rules your work and career. This transit could bring hard-won recognition. It could also bring scrutiny from yourself as you look at your work and see if it matches what you really want to do. In the case where you are not really excited about your field of work or workplace, you may be very motivated to make some strides towards changing that.
Issues and opportunities from the past will continue to be a theme. Things that come in the earlier part of this month still have more of a likelihood of being shorter-term, a segue to something else, or something new that needs ideas or something else from the past to work with. As the month progresses, the chance for new and longer-term opportunities become more likely and powerfully present!
The Suns placement in this sector could bring some insights into your true calling and luck in finding a more perfect match. If you are drawn to take action on your new reality now it is well-advised to simultaneously keep a safety net in place while the new path develops. The end of this month, all of January, and the first half of February are all AMAZING times to bust into your new reality!
If you are not quite ready to make the change, this is a great time start (or continue) to put together your plan for changing directions. Research and reconnecting with contacts from the past for advice and to check into options are great ways to use the retrograde energy present now and for a while to come. Taking small steps or doing low stakes things that you can easily add alongside whatever else you are doing are great ways to use this energy. It is a great time for education so if learning new skills is part of your bigger plan, then you will have great opportunity for that now.
It is a great time to follow your intuitive nudges to study or try on certain work-related things and the more you can be open to the evolution of the experience instead of having an exact plan worked out, the better. Things you feel drawn to do now may not turn out to be exactly what you thought but they can still turn out well and be a piece of the bigger picture and reaching of the ultimate goal. There is more clarity and momentum towards the end of the month.
Short-term or transitional jobs or other work opportunities have much favor now but don’t stress if a new job or opportunity has come in the midst of this time dominated by personal planets being retrograde. There are many ways the energies can manifest that still make new things be good things 🙂 and if something new comes in towards the end of the month, it can have great potentials for long-term outcomes! The tides are finally shifting!
If you already love your work you may find you are extra-excited now about things that you had ideas about in the past. Projects, areas of study, people, etc. from the past may resurface now and working along the continuum that was previously begun could yield exciting new directions and discoveries soon.
When it comes to love, beauty, or money, Venus is direct but the post-transit shadow period stretches until December 18. The odds are greater that people will be having money issues come up so that makes it more likely that they will not be seeing clearly when it comes to their money or item of value. You can benefit from this by getting a great deal just take caution to not be that person that sold something of value for far lower than it is worth out of desperation or desire to ‘move on from’ it.
If a decision has to be made about love or business opportunities that come in now or for arrangements and agreements that have to be made this month, try to leave as much flexibility in arrangements to account for the changes that will very likely come soon, and know that the plans you make now may be shorter term than expected, or efforts may get ‘tabled’ for a time, losing steam, or be missing relevant information. Decisions near the end of the month carry more clarity for the long-term.
If a decision or agreement has to be made earlier in the month consider a ‘bridge’ decision or agreement, where you create a temporary agreement that will be reconsidered and shifted later.
The retrograde energies can also bring in amazing things from past work so look for magical manifestations like this throughout this month.
To see more about the implications and manifestations of Venus retrograde, check out my extensive video on the topic. Also check out my comprehensive blog series Venus Retrograde through the Signs/Houses. Venus will be retrograde from October 5, 2018 – November 16, 2018 with the pre-transit shadow period starting September 4, 2018 and post-shadow transit stretching until December 18, 2018.
To see an extensive list of things I love for now through Mid-December 2018 when the personal planet retrogrades dominate see my blog, Maximizing Personal Planet Retrogrades.
The January eclipses will likely start to make themselves known for many with big news of major changes afoot. Manifestations for eclipses often start to roll in 4-6 weeks (sometimes more) before the actual eclipses. If something notable comes in and have to be decided upon, lean toward the second half of the month if possible, unless it is for something short-term but even still, look at paperwork and agreements very carefully as the retrograde energies still dominating most of December could likely factor in.
The area of the chart that is accentuated now also rules your reputation out in the world. Your name and work might become greater known during this transit 🙂
For those who are retired or for whom ‘work/career’ isn’t relevant, the 10th house focus may cause you to be asking for or finding insights about your higher purpose. Taking action now, especially in the first week or so of the month, to put you on a path where you feel ‘on track’ is great use of the potentials of this month and education and looking into options are great ways to use the the energies so there is plenty of room to explore, wonder, and dream, as well as looking deep into things relevant to your higher work in the world all month and beyond through the year.
Since this house also rules father energy, you could find yourself focusing on your dad (or other father figure), or some situation of note may come up involving him. Maybe is going through something and he needs help or he could be assisting you in some way.
If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Aries Horoscope is more relevant for you.
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