Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing June 21, 2010
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
People will encourage you to push yourself harder. However, you'll realise that you want to take your time when it comes to deciding whether or not a particular challenge is right for you. And it's useful to hold on to the fact that this week Mercury is at right angles to Saturn. So this does seem to be telling you that you must curb a tendency to accept things at face value or be too keen to strike a deal just because you want things signed and sealed. It’s really important to let the weekend’s Lunar Eclipse highlight the way in which you are capable of acquainting yourself with areas that nobody else really comprehends. And you can make good sense of it all. That’s what is required of you this week.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Discussions about your money or other resources might lead to certain people making suggestions that you can fund a project with which they’re involved. And there is a danger that as Mercury is forming a friendly link with Neptune it will seem that you have merely to agree to what these individuals want and the whole matter will take care of itself. You’ll have your work cut out if you’re to achieve what’s expected. People sometimes make light of all that needs to be done because they don’t want to dissuade you from joining in with them. On this occasion it’s important that you ask all the relevant questions and that you don’t allow others to talk in half-truths about a set-up which actually requires some serious thought and consideration before you commit to it.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Having doubted the ability or possibly even the qualifications of someone you work with or you work for, you are about to change your views. The Lunar Eclipse that occurs at the weekend will encourage you to become completely open-minded about this individual with whom you could be about to achieve or acquire great things. Obviously if there is a real problem about the two of you complementing one another’s skills and talents, then you’ll have to call a halt - at least while you discuss it seriously. But it’s far more likely that you are making too much of a rumour that suggests you’re dealing with someone who over-promises and underachieves. Speak as you find will be the expression that springs to mind on more than one occasion over the next few days.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
The Sun and Mercury join forces in your sign on Monday 28th June so you’ll have the confidence to explain to colleagues, peers or associates that your way of working is likely to bring better results than the usual techniques. But you will have to sell your ideas hard and explain exactly how you intend to get the desired outcomes. Refuse to rise to the bait if one or two people are so critical that you start wondering whether they are out to cause trouble intentionally. It’s crucial that you are seen by everybody watching as calm, in control and sufficiently self-assured to take cynical comments on the chin. One particular person might even try to goad you into a fight as a means of showing you up in a poor light. Stay well away.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
You may decide that you find mundane tasks so uninspiring that you’ll have to walk away from them and leave them to somebody else to bring to completion. That is of course a very negative attitude and it’s not one you’d normally assume. So take a really close look at what’s involved and you should discover that it’s far more manageable than it first seems. As with other phases of the moon the Lunar Eclipse, in Capricorn, could leave you feeling a little bit unsure of your ground and uncertain of your capabilities. This is one of those occasions on which you should be able to remind yourself of how confident you can become under even the most challenging circumstances once you put built-in fears and frailties well and truly behind you.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Some kind of shared responsibility is being impacted by something fairly major going on within your chart . And the fact that Uranus and Jupiter are at right angles to the Sun means that you may have to sacrifice something you want for yourself in order to be part of a deal or transaction that could, if you’re lucky, bring healthy returns. But what you mustn’t do is to imagine that you won’t have to do very much at all to make quite a killing. You have to face the fact that you’re dealing in an area in which the competition is quite fierce and there are often casualties who underestimate what’s expected of them. Your best bet is to acquaint yourself with the conditions and familiarise yourself with targets you have to aim for.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
You’re about to become extremely good at negotiating with colleagues, employers or associates the ways in which you and they can pursue something interesting and potentially profitable. How could you be anything else with Mercury entering the most powerful section of your chart as it makes its way into Cancer - which coincides with your mid-heaven point. This is crucial stuff. And you need to start talking terms and conditions with those who will quickly see that you do have a lot to offer them - but you also have a right to expect a great deal in return. Refuse to let anyone change the subject or steer you off course. Something worthwhile which is available right now might be inaccessible very shortly. Don’t delay. And certainly don’t let anybody else distract you.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
As Mercury aligns itself with Neptune over the next few days you’ll realise that a like-minded individual is hinting at the possibility of the two of you embarking on some kind of shared professional or work-related venture. Do remember that Neptune can make everything seem far simpler than it actually is in that it can encourage blue-sky thinking so that you overlook the potential hitches and glitches. This is why you need to ask questions, gather facts and make sure that you’re not assuming there’ll be a fairy-tale ending to an episode that will actually demand quite a lot of you. Obviously you don’t mind working hard but it could be very disappointing for you to find that the rewards are far less than you’ve been anticipating. Get the facts - in writing if necessary.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
There’s one particular project that will require you to be even more innovative than usual. Although no-one could ever suggest that you lack the talents needed to get this idea up and running, you will have to prove to some rather sceptical individuals that you’re capable of it. So see the Lunar Eclipse at the weekend as a signal that it really is time for you to go in for more self-promotion than you’d normally use so as to ensure that others are made aware of what you can do and how you’re never, ever going to fall short. That is not after all the way in which you’ve ever behaved is it Sagittarius? Nor need it be, provided you remain focussed and you don’t get distracted or allow yourself to become over-tired.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Mercury teams up with Neptune this week. So you should have little trouble in putting across ideas with regard to work projects or an area of responsibility in which you want to play a key role. You’ll quickly realise that these things need creativity and flair. And you have plenty of both. But you also have breathing down your neck somebody who would like to force you to stop what you’re doing and re-think the plan of action. Even though you might have to cut corners you shouldn’t have to stop and start again. Look your critics in the eye and make it obvious that you’re not going to be pushed around. Also set your sights on a place or situation to which you’ve often thought of escaping for a while. How about now?
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Promise yourself that someone with whom you’re working or collaborating will be reminded that if the two of you are to achieve the goals you’ve outlined for yourselves then you will both have to stick to certain rules and guidelines. As Mercury squares up to Saturn this week you may have to square up to this individual who seems intent on flouting the rules and doing everything in a rather sloppy way. Instead of feeling embarrassed or nervous of taking this person to task, you will suddenly be overcome by a determination to get things right at last. And if that requires you to teach this person a rather tough lesson, then that’s what you’ll do. What you mustn’t do is suffer in silence and pretend everything is going swimmingly when it’s not.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Add a dramatic, creative flair to ideas you’re pursuing with other people. Since the Sun is at right angles to Jupiter this week, however, you mustn’t over-promise and talk non-stop about how much you’ll be able to bring into everyone’s lives because of what you’re able to produce or generate. Yours is a sign that’s prone to a certain amount of magical thinking and you don’t always see things from a completely pragmatic standpoint. But this week you certainly must remain completely logical and realistic as you move towards a set-up that will require you to put some money on the table if you are to get the outcomes you seek. There’ll be no time for daydreaming or airy-fairy thinking. And as a result you’ll end up better off than you’ve been for a while.