Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing 31 May, 2010
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Work-wise you’ll realise there are one or two of your colleagues, friends or associates who lack the confidence to get on and do things in the way they should be done and within whatever deadline they’ve been given. Capitalise on Mars changing signs and reminding you that there’s a tremendous amount that you can teach others by example. You don’t have to bark orders at them or give them long, boring explanations of what they should do next. If you roll up your sleeves and take action they’ll be happy to follow suit. Just make sure that they realise there will come a point where they have to function on their own. Don’t encourage them to become dependent on you. It will not do you or them any good whatsoever.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
With Neptune at an extremely visible point in your chart at odds with Mars it might seem that every time you have a good idea, or you feel exciting, new inspiration is flooding through your veins, somebody starts asking sceptical questions. True, you might see your plans and schemes as being much more ground-breaking than they actually are. But even so, you won’t like the feeling that these people are so cynical of what you are coming up with. Try to remember that although Neptune can create confusion it can also encourage you to be more original and innovative than you are at other times. Find a balance between ingenuity and pragmatism. And don’t worry too much about anybody else’s negativity. It’s what you know in your heart that counts so much more than outside influences.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Jupiter’s change of signs means that this mighty planet is moving away from a decisive point in your chart where it’s been influencing your professional progress or your financial situation. Don’t think this will prove detrimental to you or your journey along the road to success. Sometimes we need to slow down, re-think our strategy and coast for a while. And that really does seem to be the best thing for you at the moment. You’re in danger of moving so fast that you fail to notice whatever is going on close by. And action taken by colleagues or associates could have a direct impact on you and what you’re trying to do. Look around and take a bit more time than usual to get from A to B. You’ll learn a lot.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Allow some time to acquaint yourself with people and situations linked to a move you might one day want to make in terms of your career or day-to-day work. Jupiter entering Aries means it’s opening your eyes to opportunities for your long-term future. Although you can’t get exactly what you want right now you will, over the next few days or weeks, set your sights on a role, a position or an area of work that seems to suit you down to the ground. Jupiter’s major boost to your confidence needn’t be a problem provided you don’t try to run before you can walk. Sometimes we have to proceed at a steady pace and promise ourselves that we’re as well-informed as we can be, rather than rush at things like a bull at a gate.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Place great value on the knowledge that you have intrinsic skills with which you can work and operate and which very few other people can boast. As Mars enters the conscientious sign of Virgo this week you’re likely to be told by one or two others that they’re fully aware of just how talented you are within at least one complex area. And if and when they start discussing ways in which you can be on the receiving end of more rewards and recognition, then you really do have to listen carefully. It’s all very well for you to assume that everyone else will be honourable and will value you and whatever you do in the end. But they might not, simply because they are inclined to take you for granted. Don’t let it happen.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
You’ll sense that colleagues, employers or associates are being rather critical of you and what you do. But you are up against Neptune’s run-in with Mars which is likely to generate doubts and concerns in areas in which you are basically doing extremely well. It’s just a pity you don’t know how well. It’s vital, therefore, prior to making up your mind that somebody is working against you, that you have concrete evidence that this is actually going on. If you start hurling accusations at whoever is involved, the whole scene could become quite nasty. Consider the possibility that any negativity about your performance is actually a figment of your imagination. You’ve almost certainly not been taking on board the flattering comments that are far more abundant than any doubts about you being expressed.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Like everybody else, you have ordinary everyday duties to perform as well as the more exciting components of your work or career. It might be good to use the next few days to tie up some loose ends and to finish off jobs you’ve been putting to the bottom of the pile because they are somewhat mundane, perhaps even boring. Remember that at the weekend, that’s on Sunday 6 June, Jupiter is making its way into fiery Aries. This means that it will be leaving the most productive and efficient section of your chart. Why not make this your deadline for catching up with the backlog of tasks and responsibilities you’ve tried to steer clear of? Confront them now, get them out of the way and see how much better you feel.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Once Jupiter moves into Aries this week you’ll be made aware of just how many areas there are in which you need to play a productive role. You may even be asked to manage certain other people or suggest ways in which they can get a better return on their own investment or use their energy and talents in a way that brings more profit. Obviously you mustn’t take on more than you can comfortably handle. So don’t try to sort out everybody’s problems for them, leaving you no time and energy with which to deal with your own life. Choose carefully when having to decide who or what you focus on this week - and make sure that you and what’s right for you appear high on your list of priorities.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Mars taking up a position at the most influential point in your chart mustn’t make you feel you’ve got to be more competitive than you’ve ever been in your life. Yes, you need to focus on areas in which you can do well. But it mustn’t be at the expense of everything else that you value. Nor must you go charging from one place or situation to another hoping to prove your versatility and huge resources of energy. People whose opinions count for something already know you’re a wonderful person to have in the team. You don’t have to show off to them or work hard to convince them that when you put your mind to it you’re unstoppable and inexhaustible. It’s time to do things in a measured and considered way.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
If people insist on asking a lot of questions about work, money or opportunities they would like to come their way you should do your best to provide some answers. Just remember they might not like what they hear because they’ll expect you to be entirely encouraging and hopeful and it’s unlikely that you’ll find it possible to do that. With Mars opposed by Neptune you’ll quickly become aware that some of what’s going on in work-related or financial areas is tinged with a lot of confusion and uncertainty. Also look at your own ambitions and ask yourself whether, here again, there’s a certain amount of blue-sky thinking going on. There’s nothing dull about being totally realistic when it comes to the more serious areas of your life. It makes sense.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Put as much energy as you’ve got into some kind of joint venture. But don’t feel it’s your right to overrule decisions made by the other person involved or allocate money in the way you think best. The fact that Mars is changing signs does suggest that you might misinterpret your role and begin to throw your weight around. That’s not going to get you very far. Better to meet your colleagues, partners or associates somewhere near the middle and show that you are keen to collaborate and to share responsibilities as well as rewards. Even though you may well be the one who makes a greater contribution than anybody else, you have to work on the premise that this arrangement is based on equality and fair-mindedness.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
As you realise that you have more power than anybody else in a particular financial or work-related set-up, you must show that you’re not out to seize all the glittering prizes for yourself. People might be suspicious of you and what you’re able to do because there will be times when you appear to be in such a strong position that nobody else will be able to achieve noteworthy results. You’ll know that this is not the way things are. And it will be up to you to encourage colleagues, friends or associates that you’re all in it together and that what you’re engaging in is much more about collaboration and co-operation than it is about rivalry or being ruthlessly competitive. The sooner you get that idea across the better.