Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing June 14, 2010
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
With Mars linked to Pluto your career or day-to-day work is likely to be making you feel pretty dynamic. You won’t even mind that certain people are expecting you to fulfil a role you might sometimes think of as being somewhat beneath you. No, you’re not being encouraged to allow yourself to be used as a servant or a run-around. But you do know how to get things done. And under Pluto’s influence you’ll find that you can dig deep and come up with solutions to fairly mundane problems that nobody else seems able to solve. Do remember however that you need to flag up the fact that you are, as they say, going beyond the call of duty as you get caught up in areas that aren’t, strictly speaking, within your remit.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Nobody should object to the way in which you add your creative and original thoughts and ideas to a situation that others see as dull and unenterprising. You’re being influenced by the Sun’s tie-up with Neptune so you’ll have no trouble in showing yourself off as extremely imaginative. But you will just have to make sure that you don’t stretch yourself to the point where you’re not actually making very much sense. Yes, by all means be inventive but make sure that beneath everything you do there’s a firm base. And don’t fall foul of flattering comments which might, if you’re not careful, encourage you to be so fanciful that whatever you build or construct is no more secure than a house of cards. Right now you need everything to be rock solid.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Focus on your work as the Sun is changing signs which means you’ll suddenly find you have access to a number of strengths and skills that have been previously overlooked. This will set you up very nicely within a situation that will require you to prove to colleagues, peers or employers that they can leave some tough assignments in your capable hands. Just don’t start to doubt the fact that you have what it takes to get things done. Let the Sun highlight your flexibility and versatility. And certainly don’t let anyone run away with the idea that you’ll stick to the tried and tested formulae rather than going for something more innovative. You most certainly will promote change and very good it will be for all concerned.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Don’t let anyone think you’re masterminding a take-over bid or doing your best to topple workmates or associates. It’s just not your style. The reason some others might think you’re over-ambitious is the fact that Jupiter at a truly powerful point in your chart is being extremely collaborative with Venus. This is why it might seem that, as far as you’re concerned, everything you touch should be turned into gold - or at least put you another rung up the ladder of success. It’s a pity that some people perceive you in this way because it means they don’t give you a fair chance of doing your best because they are so up-tight by being eclipsed by you. That’s why you should be subtle about all you can do but certainly don’t stop doing it.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Do remember that those of your colleagues, friends, peers or associates who are aware of certain deadlines or outstanding tasks might rely too heavily on you. Don’t fall into the trap of offering your talents, experience and availability to a set-up in which others really should be doing their bit. True, you’re being buoyed up by the way in which Mars is allied to Pluto. And this does mean that you’ll have a tendency to step forward and take on challenges which should, strictly speaking, be shared with other people. It might flatter you and your ego if you can deal with things single-handedly. But at what cost to you? Mars will be giving your energy levels an extra boost but that doesn’t mean you’ll be totally inexhaustible.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
There are financial and professional issues to which you must give some of your attention. A Jupiter-Venus link should make it possible for you to be much more proactive about ways in which you and others can capitalise on a venture that is in danger of failing fast unless you inject it with some of your knowledge and experience. The problem is that Jupiter might encourage you to spend more money than you’re likely to get back in return. So let Venus bring out your logical streak and do a feasibility study to prove this is an area in which it’s worth investing. You must not get involved in a gung-ho way simply because it’s what others want and expect of you. You have to know for sure that you’re doing the right thing.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Having waited for some while for a boost to your confidence with regard to your work or profession, you’re about to get just what you want. After all, the Sun moves to the most decisive point of your chart on Monday 21st June. Not only will you be heartened by the midsummer atmosphere but you’ll also find that a number of people are keen to include you in plans and projects they’ve kept to themselves up until now. Tell yourself it’s because they’ve become aware of advances you’ve made and areas in which you can now play a more important part. But at the same time you must refuse to be used by those who obviously want to get the job done and end up in profit as opposed to in the red.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Venus allied to Jupiter means you’ll want to be seen to do a good job and achieve good outcomes. This is why you mustn’t get caught up in the petty politics of the situation and you certainly mustn’t give the impression that you’re too grand to meddle with the ordinary, everyday stuff. You might even find that with not too much of an effort you can re-organise an area in which some of your colleagues, peers or associates have been struggling simply because it’s all been in such a mess. Don’t be afraid to suggest that by cutting some of the excess out of one or two set-ups everything could be managed more efficiently. Point out, politely, that these people are making it a lot more complicated than it need be.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Reuse to let anything get in the way of an important development linked to your career. Remember that with Pluto reminding you of assets and resources which have been under-used recently and Mars prompting you to be more self-assured, you can move into a space where you’ll be seen by important people. And they’ll realise that they could be passing a lot more challenging jobs your way. It’s just a pity that you’ll sense as time goes on that one particular person is feeling threatened by your progress. And he or she might even try to do something about it. You can broach the subject if you feel it’s appropriate. Otherwise you should swing into action and make it abundantly clear that you refuse point blank to have your wings clipped.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
When it comes to your profession, or the way you handle your finances, you mustn’t be too proud to seek guidance from someone who knows how you operate. This is the source from which you should be given invaluable insights into a deal or a project which does promise to repay you handsomely for the effort you put into it. You do however need to make sure that Jupiter’s alliance with Venus doesn’t convince you that you’re about to be rewarded so magnificently that you might never have to work again! It will not be like that at all and you need to be logical about it. Yes, you’ll profit from the effort you put into the situation but you do need to avoid thinking in terms of a fairy-tale ending. Stay real.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
The Sun is squaring up to Saturn which suggests you’ll either be encouraged to be more creative than usual or you’ll desperately want to be enjoying yourself at the point at which a partner or colleague insists that the two of you work relentlessly. By all means feel free to put imagination and inventiveness into the project but certainly don’t allow it to dominate your whole life. You may need to go in for a compromise by which you put forward your ideas in a rather gentle way and you make sure that nobody feels sidelined when you’re around. It’s important that others feel free to welcome you and your contribution rather than wishing you’d stay away. Your talents are meant to bring you into closer contact with others, not isolate you.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Career-wise you should find that Venus allied to Jupiter can encourage you to be rather more generous with advice or information you have at your fingertips than you would normally be. You sometimes think that you need to safeguard your sources and withhold data that others would find useful. You seem to be afraid that they will use it to their own advantage but not credit you with having provided it. You really don’t have to be as possessive as you’ve been in the past because you’ve grown in stature recently and you should be adult enough to let others in on some of your secrets and trust the process. They are unlikely to abuse what you give them but even if they do, you’re sufficiently grown-up to be philosophical about it, aren’t you?