Your Career Forecast for the week commencing June 28, 2010
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Let’s not forget that with Uranus changing direction in your sign you might be confused as to how far you should go in proving that you can get things done in a way that’s different, unconventional, perhaps even eccentric. Yes, you’ll draw attention to yourself and to the work you’re doing or areas in which you’re being proactive. But will it be the right sort of attention? There’s one particular person who might become a bit nervous when you begin to sound a lot more strident than usual. Obviously there’s nothing wrong with being self-confident but there’s a slight danger that you’ll go in for shock tactics which don’t actually persuade other people that you’re sure of your ground. Temper whatever innovative ideas you develop with common sense and logic.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Consider the possibility that workmates or associates aren’t critical of you for being rather caring about changes within a professional or financial set-up likely to have an enormous impact on whoever else is involved. You’re not simply holding on to the past. You’re actually concerned about the fact that some of the people involved might have difficulty in adjusting to the new structure or set-up. Just make sure that with the Moon allied to Neptune at the highest point of your chart midweek, you’re not seeing more potential disruption than actually exists. If you talk to the other people involved, they might well reassure you that problems you’re envisaging could be in your head but they’re certainly not in their minds. Sometimes you do worry over nothing. Please try to stop it.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Be precise when describing work or ventures that will require you and the other people involved to be creative but at the same time pragmatic. You perhaps forget that you have skills that not everybody can boast. And when you talk about what needs to be done you assume that it’s a level playing field and whoever else is involved is as experienced or as talented as you are. This is a mistake. The Sun’s alliance with Mercury is encouraging you to let colleagues or associates know that you can help them out if they need you to. Encourage them to talk about specific areas in which they lack confidence. And be concise with the responses you give to questions they’ll find difficult to ask. Two-way communications are vital over the next few days.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
A tie-up between Neptune and the Moon is opening up your eyes to the risks attached to a business, financial or property matter which others are taking at face value. Make sure you’re not being too idealistic about what’s going on because if you are you’ll find fault with every aspect of the plan in hand. If, one the other hand, you can be objective, you’ll realise that some of what’s being promoted by other people is worthwhile - although of course there are certain factors that you’ll want to re-think, re-write or re-organise. The important thing is that you don’t discount suggestions being made purely on principle. It’s essential that you listen carefully to every idea coming your way even if, in the end, you can actually put relatively few of them to good use.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
There may be times when emotion creeps into financial or business matters, especially as you’ll be feeling the impact of Mars colluding with Mercury. Your instincts will tell you that although other people are acting as though one particular financial or professional matter is perfectly straightforward, they feel deep down that there are intensely personal facets that should be explored. But they just don’t know how to go about it. Be glad they’re as sensitive and aware of such situations as you are. And tell yourself that if you choose your moment carefully you can initiate a conversation which will remove any awkwardness or embarrassment and enable everybody involved to get down to business. Sometimes we just have to put practicalities first and save more emotional stuff until the time is appropriate.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Don’t forget that there’s likely to be one particular person who isn’t able to keep up with you when it comes to financial or work-related developments. And you may assume that it’s okay to bombard this person with more and more of the finer details without realising that he or she is in danger of feeling swamped and overwhelmed by it all. If you do misread the situation at first, it’s linked to the fact that Uranus is entering into a retrograde phase. As it appears to start moving backwards through your chart you won’t be quite as aware as usual of people’s weak spots. Look out for indications that you’re going too fast or you’re assuming that everybody knows as much as you do. That almost certainly is not the case.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
You need to be robust and pragmatic this week, especially as the Sun and Mercury are combining their powers at the most influential point in your chart. People will be turning to you for advice and inspiration, especially if there’s money to be made or deadlines to be met. One or two individuals have been waiting for a chance to ask your advice on topics that you know inside out and backwards. Let them see you’re happy to support them. But don’t encourage them to lean on you too heavily. You might think it will prove difficult for you to help them see they need to stand on their own feet. But when you need to find the right words and gestures with which to get that message across it will be surprisingly easy.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Demands will be made on you within areas that colleagues or associates find uninspiring. But you’re sufficiently adult to know that at times you just have to knuckle down and get on with what needs doing. This week especially, as Uranus change direction, you might take one or two people by surprise when you show how uncomplaining you can be at the point at which you’re under a great deal of stress because extra responsibilities crave your attention. Instead of making a fuss, you’ll swing into action and get the work done. Just make sure that people in authority don’t then assume that you’re happy to become a receptacle for any extra demanding jobs that need doing. You’re not meant to be a servant or a run-around, are you Scorpio?
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Capitalise on your desire to be entirely candid. You’re dealing with a part of your life that brings you into close contact with someone with whom you cooperate and do deals and possibly make a profit. But there does seem to have been something kept secret . With the Sun linked to Mercury you’re going to feel a lot better about things if you can get every little detail out into the open. Admittedly, you will tap into the sensitivity of one particular individual who shies away from financial discussions. But you know how to put people at their ease even when they are struggling with something quite difficult. The sooner you show that you trust and you can be trusted, the better off you’ll all be.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
It might pay you to brush up certain of your skills because someone’s likely to suggest that you enter into negotiations with a view to embarking on a new or different kind of work. Don’t be nervous. Remember that the people who know you well have every confidence in you and what you can do. So there’s no need to let the Moon’s alliance with Neptune bring out confusion or self-doubt within your complicated mind. Instead allow Neptune encourage you to look for happy endings and successful outcomes because there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be yours. Even if the financial rewards aren’t quite as generous as they could be, the boost to your confidence will more than make up for it. You might even find yourself working alongside one of your heroes.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Those complaining that they’re tired of routine responsibilities they have to take care of might be taking a chance as far as you’re concerned. You’re likely to decide that they’re rather spoilt and lazy. And as the Sun and Mercury collude with one another in the most conscientious section of your chart it will be hard for you to see their point of view or sympathise with them in any way whatsoever. Of course, if you come across as too unsympathetic you may do damage to your own image and reputation. But will you mind? Probably not. You’re going to be in such an outspoken frame of mind that you’ll want colleagues, employers and associates to see that in some areas tolerance doesn’t come easily to you. Why should it?
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Try not to over-react as colleagues or associates suggest that you produce or create something capable of improving an area of work quite significantly. The fact that Uranus is changing direction does suggest that you’ll find it hard to tap into the expertise you’ll need in order to do what’s expected of you. Give it time. And keep telling yourself that when you’re in a relaxed frame of mind you can often come up with ideas that are so inventive that everybody wants a share. But these things cannot be supplied on tap. Don’t berate yourself for having to take your time and let some wonderful innovations emerge as if from the ether. There is something magical about what you’re likely to be generating this week. Accept the applause coming your way graciously.