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Daily General Horoscopes - Sunday 18 August
A battle between work and play begins today and it is set to become fierce. Mars' return to your busy work sector today is a game changer and the point where the busiest months of 2019 kick off. Yet Mars does start the day in a playful part of your chart and with the Sun and Venus spending their last weekend here, they are still holding their ground. For now, a battle between playful and busy work forces are evenly matched, but the pendulum is swinging towards busier times.
Mars has chosen the timing of his return to a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart to perfection. Arriving over the weekend, Mars is more likely to get your attention as he brings the first planetary focus on life's more playful aspects since last September. This has the power to break both a romantic and creative draught and with the Sun and Venus returning next week, this is just the start of something special. You entered this weekend in one reality and will emerge from it into something different.
As Jupiter spends his first weekend in direct motion in your relationship sector he is surrounded by support from planets in your communication sector. However, this won't be the case for long, with a new sense of urgency developing when it comes to having the communication lines open. With Mars leaving your communication sector today and the Sun and Venus next week, this is something that has to be a priority now. In the meantime, Mars begins a new mission to move home and family matters from the sidelines to the centre of your life and focus.
Just as things are becoming more settled on the relationship front and Uranus is spending his first weekend in retrograde motion in your friendship sector, Mars' return to your communication sector today is a game changer. Over the coming days and weeks, Mars and the planets following in his footsteps will move into a friendly aspect to planets in your friendship and relationship sectors, all in retrograde motion. This marks the start of a major period of rebuilding across the communication, friendship and relationship building fronts.
Both Mars' final hours in Leo today are equally important and exciting and both bring you to an exhilarating point in the year. As the Sun and Venus spend their last weekend in Leo, Mars leaves you with the passion and the courage to face this new solar year and the journey ahead fearlessly. Yet at the same time, Mars' return to your income sector not only kicks off the most lucrative months of 2019 but triggers a riot of celebration across the income, work and career fronts.
This is the day that for you, 2019 comes alive and everything starts t to change. There has been no planetary activity in Virgo since your birthday month ended last September and while your birthday month and new solar year is still five days away, you get a jump start on this with Mars' return. It was nearly two years ago that the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos was in Virgo, but as well as returning more a fresh supply of drive, passion and energy, this ends his slow patch. After over six weeks in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, Mars is ready for some action.
Today marks the beginning of an important turning point in the year for you, with the lines between the past, present and future starting to blur. Five days before the month long wind down of your old solar year begins and with the Sun and Venus' last weekend in a social and serendipitous part of your chart maintaining the social focus, Mars calls 'time out'. Returning to a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, Mars begins the wind down of a Mars cycle than in 2017. This is a chance to pull back but this is also preparation for the new doors that will begin opening next month.
Mars' departure from your career sector today will see the most manic phase end, making it easier to pace yourself but with the Sun and Venus in their last weekend, there is still a need to keep your work hat on. Yet where Mars leads as he returns to your sector of friendship, teamwork and networking the rest of the planets will follow next week, changing the dynamics. In the meantime an alignment of playful and adventurous forces quietly watch over the weekend, knowing their time will come.
It might be the weekend, but things take a more professional turn from today as Mars leaves an adventurous part of your chart and returns to your career sector. This is the start of a slide, with the Sun and Venus making the same move next week and Mercury the week after. By the end of the month, all the faster moving planets will be in your career sector and there will be no more planetary activity on the adventurous front. That transition from one to the other begins today, making the shift less abrupt.
There is something auspicious about the timing of the Moon's return to an adventurous part of your chart today and the beginning of the most adventurous months of 2019. It is not just that Mars returns to fuel a passion for adventure over the weekend and more the fact that this isn't just any weekend. With Uranus in his first weekend in retrograde motion in a playful part of your chart and with support from Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, there is a powerful mix of passion, adventure and playfulness to tap into.
As Mars leaves your relationship sector today he wraps up a six day period where every planet that will visit this year have all been here at the same time. With the Sun and Venus leaving next week and Mercury the week after, this is the point where things begin to wrap up. Yet as an intense focus no your relationships is coming to an end a new focus on your financial situation and money matters begins. Mars is the first visit to reach your financial sector this year, returning with the financial passions and fighting spirit needed to start taking your financial power back.
As much as Mars' departure from your busy work sector and return to your relationship sector today means that this is where the planet of passion and the warrior planet of the cosmos' focus will shift from and to, this is also the start of a trend. The Sun, Venus and Juno will all make that same step next week and Mercury the week after. While there is still a lot playing out and evolving across the income, work and career fronts, your relationships come into the spotlight for the first time this year.