Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing July 19, 2010
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Some people may look at you and wonder why you’re being so directive. What they might not realise is that you’re feeling under pressure because you’re being given authority to manage a work or financial matter in the way that you think best. But there could well be something of a moral maze for you to negotiate before you finally decide on the best course of action. Try not to be thrown by the fact that Pluto is at loggerheads with Jupiter during the next few days. Don’t allow it to convince you that whatever you do there will always be somebody resisting and raising objections. Yes, you may have tough choices to make but you’ve been chosen to mastermind this particular scenario and you’re undoubtedly the best person for the job. Keep going.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
You may have wondered whether some influential people have written you off as being unsuitable for business or financial areas for which they’re responsible. As you feel the build-up to the Full Moon at a significant point in your chart you’re beginning to realise you’ve allowed yourself to become slightly neurotic about the possibility of being eclipsed in areas in which you like to be seen and respected. Promise yourself that you’ll think of positive explanations for recent events rather than negative ones. And don’t dwell on maudlin or sentimental interpretations of what’s been and what’s about to develop. Remaining upbeat is so much better for you. It also means that VIPs are more likely to be drawn towards you because you’ll be perceived as the type of individual with whom they want to collaborate.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Add your charm and ingenuity to a set-up that others perceive as being rather ordinary but watch out for an outsider or critic who is inclined to challenge anything you do that’s deemed too inventive. You’re up against a run-in between Jupiter and Pluto that will put you to the test when it comes to collaborating with this person who basically wants to disrupt rather than co-create. Refuse to be drawn into petty politics and don’t fight back in a vicious or undignified way. You can outsmart this rather unfortunate individual who has been motivated by jealousy and resentment. You’re way above all of that, aren’t you? You’re also surrounded by other people who, when it’s necessary, will vouch for you and show their undivided support for you and what you do so brilliantly.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Somebody who is likely to agree to collaborate with you on a business or financial deal might not be quite as worldly as you first imagine. And with a Full Moon about to occur in Aquarius you should be able to tap into this person’s innermost thoughts and feelings. As a result you’ll discover that you’re dealing with someone who is quite intimidated by the speed at which things are developing. This is why you’re not being encouraged to have much confidence in the partnership and what it’s meant to produce. You’ll be amazed at how things progress as soon as you have found the appropriate time at which to confront the problem. One thoughtful, considerate discussion, in total privacy, will change everything. But it mustn’t contain any elements of high pressure or looming deadlines.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Spend the next few days getting up to date with admin, accounts or a financial set-up to which you haven’t been able to give much time recently. With Saturn about to leave a money-related section of your chart you should go back to being that self-assured individual who can often manage even the most complex set-up seamlessly. However you must avoid any tendency to think you can spend more freely or flout rules or conventions when it comes to budgets, deadlines or ways of working. Colleagues and associates will be glad to see you in a more relaxed, easy-going frame of mind. But for the sake of everybody involved it’s essential that you’re perceived as well-organised, orderly and structured in your approach to plans and projects which have greater potential than most other people realise.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Within some kind of work-related or financial area you will need to become rather more structured and disciplined than you’ve been for a while. And in your heart you’ll know that it would be good for you to tighten things up and be more organised because you’ll produce more and hopefully profits will go up. This is all being emphasised by the fact that Saturn is leaving your sign and beginning to make its way through logical Libra. And it will probably be a relief to you to acknowledge that you haven’t been quite conscientious enough - but there’s time to make up for it and get things really ship-shape from this point on. One or two colleagues or associates are going to feel a lot better for it too.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
You’re being given a last chance to capitalise on something that could really enhance your image or the way in which you’re perceived within a professional or business environment. There’s no need to panic and feel that it’s a now or never situation. But the Sun’s been hovering over the highest point of your chart for the past month or so. And this week it moves into Leo. Before it does, you should perhaps look closely at an opening or opportunity that you’ve been skirting around but haven’t considered seriously enough. It could just be that you’re happy with the way things are and don’t see the need for change. Please just make sure that you’re not missing out on something life-changing. Talk to those in the know and find out all you can.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
The Sun changing signs and passing over the most public point of your chart suggests that even the slightest little thing you do in terms of your work, reputation or financial situation will be noted by those around you. This might sit uncomfortably with the fact that you do like to keep things private and confidential when you can. You don’t see the point in broadcasting the details of everything you’re doing or planning to do. But the Sun is encouraging you to be much more open and transparent about a plan or deal likely to end up with you becoming much more prominent and possibly better off. This is not about being arrogant or publicity-seeking. But it is about acknowledging your own talents and reminding other people that you’re not to be underestimated.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Although you might at first be reluctant to engage in a fairly serious discussion about your long-term future, you shouldn’t play hard to get. Somebody in a fairly powerful position is likely to make an approach. And with the Full Moon occurring on Monday 26th July you should have good cause to be much more communicative about where you’d like to go and how you’d like to get there. Nobody will be handing you a golden opportunity on a plate but out of one particular discussion could come the sort of information that might very well help you move into territory to which you’ve had little or no access up until now. Don’t be too proud to let those with a certain amount of influence give you a gentle push in the right direction.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
As the Sun is moving into Leo you and somebody else could collude on an idea that seems promising. But it will need one of you to take the lead and initiate important moves that have to be made. It won’t take you long to realise that this responsibility will fall to you because you are going through a proactive, decisive phase. This does not mean however that you have to do all the hard slog on your own. A partnership needs to be formed whereby responsibilities and rewards are split fairly - perhaps not exactly fifty-fifty but you certainly need to make sure that you are not being taken for granted. Just be glad that you’ve got the Sun in exactly the right place in your chart to encourage worthwhile and productive collaboration.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Have no doubt that you should be pushing yourself forwards in an area of work or responsibility you’ve aspired to for a while. You might feel a little bit uncertain when it comes to promoting yourself or pursuing something highly ambitious. But that’s largely because you’re feeling the impact of the Full Moon occurring in your sign in the next few days. It’s making you feel slightly exposed, vulnerable and over-sensitive. But it will soon pass. And it’s no real measure of how suitable or unsuitable you are for a particular post, position or piece of work. This might not be quite the right time to sell yourself to those in authority in which case you should simply leave it for a few days. You’re going to feel quite different, very, very soon.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Saturn is moving into Libra which means you should be highly vigilant when it comes to striking deals or working closely alongside somebody else. Saturn is of course the planet of correct form and protocol. And there’s a chance that certain requirements have been ignored. Or it’s possible that somebody has been taken at face value when in fact he or she might be quite unsuitable for the kind of shared endeavour you will soon be pursuing. Without coming across as neurotic, you need to make it clear that you absolutely insist that all checks and balances are in place. And if in the process you offend somebody because he or she takes it as a slight, then that’s just the way it is. It is not a time to take risks.