You are driven to succeed this year as motivational Mars -- which usually spends about six weeks in each sign -- camps out in conscientious Virgo and your 10th House of Career for the first half of the year, until July 3. Unfortunately, you may feel as if you're losing ground and your career goals are growing more distant during Mars' retrograde period from Jan. 23 - April 13.
Even if you find success delayed, benevolent Jupiter in your 6th House of Work until June 11 is like a guardian angel that assures positive results. Your undying optimism, combined with a steady work pace despite any setbacks, should pay off later in the year. Recognition and a raise may finally arrive when the Sun moves through your 10th house from Aug. 22 - Sept. 22, or perhaps when enriching Venus shows up for a visit from Oct. 3 - 28.
You also have several opportunities for significant financial gain this year. A propitious Venus-Jupiter conjunction on March 14 is part of a Grand Earth Trine with dynamic Mars and insightful Pluto that opens a window of opportunity for sensible investments. Oct. 9 is another day for smart money management, when a Venus-Pluto trine brings the potential of success.
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