This is one year when your professional year is going to come to a slow and measured stop, not because there is nothing happening, but because the forces in play are deliberately holding things back. If you had no planetary activity in either your work or career sectors then it would be up to you how fast or slow you played things and with the end of the year deadlines looming and less days to get things done, this can often lead to a last minute sense of panic. For the first time since 2002 you're moving into the end of the year with lucky Jupiter in your career sector, yet having just turned retrograde last month, he’s got the handbrake firmly on. At the same time, while Neptune and Chiron turned direct in your work sector last month, they are still moving at a slow pace and with the next big push not coming until the 1st February, they’re in no hurry either.
Things are actually more measured and being held back because of the planetary activity you have in your two professional houses, more so than they would have otherwise been. With a lot of things falling into place on the income front, you're in a much better position to pick your battles wisely. Another thing holding things back is the fact that you'll move into the month with Mars, the planet that brings us our drives, passions, competitive and fighting spirit, still in an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart. This is allowing you to pace yourself, with his return to your sign on the 8th December marking the point where you'll feel your energy kick back in. In the meantime, it’s both home and family matters and communication that are the really important themes this month.