Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing Monday 24 May, 2010
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Accept that Pluto is opposed by Venus which suggests that certain people won’t be too keen on all the work you’re doing and how much time it takes up. For you, it will also be quite exciting as well as challenging and you won’t enjoy being told that you’re becoming one-track-minded and you’re not taking other people’s wants and needs into account. Only you can decide what your main priority must be but you certainly won’t want to sabotage your reputation and your long-term future by walking away from territory in which more and more opportunities will be appearing every day. A reasonable but frank discussion with the people closest to you should help you decide how to best handle developments coming your way. You need to be prepared.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Career-wise it might seem at certain points that somebody is offering you wonderful opportunities only to deny what’s been promised very soon afterwards. Do remember that with Neptune changing direction in a very potent area of your chart it will sometimes be hard to separate truth from lies or alibis. Gradually you’ll work out that there are certain individuals who try to cover up their own inadequacies by talking rather grandly about ways in which they can promote you within your chosen profession or area of work. Let your sixth sense prevent you from agreeing to something that is built on pipe dreams or fairy tales. It’s never been more important to be totally pragmatic about what happens next. Being more sceptical than usual about one individual in particular will help enormously.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Pluto opposed by Venus means you’ll realise that people are watching you closely. And they are perhaps wondering whether or not you are going to give your support to a scheme that might benefit them more than it benefits you. Obviously you won’t want to feel you’re being manipulated but what they don’t realise is that you will be willing to help them as much as you can. And if you can contribute in some way to whatever they’re doing without compromising yourself or ruining your own chances of success then that’s what you’ll do. Yes, there’ll be a lot of competition and rivalry in the air but you’ll set a good example of somebody who refuses to play dirty or use bully-boy tactics. As far as you’re concerned fairness and integrity count for everything.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
With Uranus moving into Aries you will feel unusually liberated about exhibiting some of your talents in a way that might suggest to some people that you’re showing off. But you won’t care. You’ll feel that you’ve been intimidated in the past by those who would prefer you to remain quiet about what you can do and how well you can do it. And you won’t want to continue in that way. It’s interesting that Uranus can bring out facets of your character and personality that inspire influential people to consider casting you in a very different role from the one you’re used to. There is a sense of adventure and daring about you and your chart at the moment. It would do you no harm to be bold, take chances and see what unfolds.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Although you wouldn’t normally be attracted to mundane responsibilities you do accept that we all have to do our fair share of the donkey work. Just make sure that as Venus clashes with Pluto you’re not being burdened with far more everyday duties than anybody else. If you sense that one or two people are getting off lightly, you will resent it. And with Pluto involved you will have no qualms about taking these manipulative or lazy individuals to task. It would be good if you could force them to do more and to become team players. But there are some people who have to be left out of the picture while you make an extra effort which hopefully, in the end, is reflected in how highly you’re valued and whatever rewards come your way.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Be aware that with Uranus moving into Aries you’ll be drawn towards a deal or transaction that requires you to co-operate with someone you know little about. You’ll decide that you can take a slight risk because your sixth sense will tell you that everything’s likely to go well. You’ll also be aware that if you’re to capitalise on this arrangement in the best possible way, you’ll need to inject it with inventiveness and originality. There will be those who oppose you and who feel that you should play a much safer game. But you’ll know exactly the point at which you can afford to take a chance. If and when you’re proved right make sure you don’t look as though you’re gloating at those whose judgment isn’t nearly as accurate as yours.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
At first you’ll assume a job offer or talk of a contract or financial arrangement to be simple and straightforward. But as you feel the impact of Venus being opposed by Pluto you’ll be aware of niggling doubts in the back of your mind. When somebody close expresses similar worries and concerns you’ll decide that you need more information on what’s involved before you can commit to it fully. Refuse to be sweet-talked into going ahead by someone who doesn’t want you asking too many questions or taking too long to make decisions. Everything has to be done in your way and at your own pace. Anyone who argues is likely to have a hidden agenda. What’s being kept hidden? The more candid you are the greater are your chances of getting the desired results.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Enjoy watching the faces of colleagues or associates when they see the inventive way in which you tackle everyday tasks. The fact that Uranus is changing signs suggests you’ll quickly tire of your usual routine and you’ll be keen to prove that you’re a highly original thinker. You’re also someone who recognises the value in asking questions and taking on board other people’s experience and advice. You are approaching the point at which you will have to insist that you’re given more freedom and flexibility in terms of the ways in which you work and the people with whom you collaborate and collude. If one particular person suggests that the two of you could form a splinter group that’s quite separate from everyone else involved, consider the idea very carefully. Don’t rush into it.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
As you reach into your pocket and become quite excited at the thought of a business, property or money-related venture working to your advantage, you will detect some scepticism on the part of a colleague or associate. This is being emphasised by the way in which Venus is at odds with Pluto and stirring things up in a somewhat unnerving way. Remain calm and keep telling yourself that you can be extremely convincing when it comes to teaching people that they are in danger of becoming stuck in their ways. Gently persuade those involved that you and they can collaborate on something that could be good for all concerned. But they’ll have to break with outmoded strategies and welcome all that’s new and innovative, especially if, like you, they want to see profits rolling in.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
It might seem, initially, that you’re being over-ambitious because progress in a particular area will be slow. Then you’ll wake up to the fact that as Mars is forming a sharp link to Venus you’re perhaps being too tolerant of those who are meant to be co-operating with you but instead they are holding you back. Have no hesitation in reading them the riot act and making it clear how much you resent laziness and dishonesty. Hopefully they’ll change their ways and become more collaborative. But if they don’t you’ll have to think seriously about parting ways. Why struggle to work with people who drain you of energy and enthusiasm while giving absolutely nothing back in return? You might be about to see a completely new way of operating. And it will grow on you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
If you feel apprehensive about work or responsibilities you’d normally handle easily it’s because of your deep-rooted sense of being inadequate or ill-informed. This is due to the fact that Venus is at loggerheads with Pluto and as a result all sorts of concerns are bubbling to the surface. See this as an advantage rather than a disadvantage because it means you’ll be forced to confront unjustified worries based on hearsay or superstition. The simple process of expressing your fears out loud and being reassured that they’re unfounded by someone you trust will make an enormous difference. Don’t worry about burdening him or her in a way that may prove detrimental. It won’t happen. The worst thing you can do is to remain silent and hide whatever it is that keeps you awake at night.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
While no-one would suggest that employers, colleagues or peers haven’t had your best interests at heart, you will wonder why decisions about a career move or piece of work have been delayed for so long. Take heart from the fact that this week’s Full Moon is illuminating a very powerful point in your chart and is likely to bring to a close a period of wishing and waiting. Even if you fail to get the answer you really want you must be glad that choices have been made and you can now move on in whichever direction is appropriate. If and when others ask you how you feel about the next chapter in this particular story, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be completely honest. People will respect you for it.