Your career horoscope for the week commencing 10th April by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
People might get under your skin by asking questions about the way you handle cash-flow, investments or a complex area of your working life. But you must try not to snap at them or tell them to mind their own business. The fact that Mercury is changing direction having entered another retrograde phase means that you could easily misinterpret something that’s totally innocent and perceive it as a slight or insult. And that’s to be avoided at all costs. Far better to explain, politely but firmly, that you would prefer not to discuss those topics which, for various reasons, are private and confidential. Yes, others might make a bit of a song and dance about it and suggest that you’re being precious or obstructive but can you afford to worry about that? Absolutely not.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Irritating though it might be you should swallow your pride and take care of work or responsibilities which fall within the remit of certain others. Those involved probably have manipulated the situation so that you’ve had to make a lot more effort than they have. But if you take a look at the likely outcomes you’ll almost certainly find that you stand to gain a great deal more than anybody else if everything goes according to plan. And you are now being given the chance to ensure that there are no snags along the way and that the quality of whatever is being created or produced cannot be faulted. So rather than resent doing most of the work, enjoy the fact that you’ll be getting a great deal more out of it than anybody else.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
For quite some while you might have wondered why all your input hasn’t yielded everything you expected from a work-related or financial set-up. True, you haven’t lost out in any dramatic way. But not everything that you have promised yourself has fallen into your lap up until this point. Do take comfort from the fact that Venus is about to change direction as it makes its way through the most influential point of your chart. The fact that’s it’s been retrograde or appearing to travel backwards for some while ties in with some rather disappointing results in one or two areas. But you have to put that behind you and start looking out for the earliest indications that you’ll soon be on to a winner. Or perhaps more than one.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
On one hand you might think you’re meant to lead the way when it comes to a professional or financial venture about which others have a number of doubts and fears. But on the other hand you’ll accept that you may be out of your depth. And this ties in rather neatly with the fact that you’re being impacted by the Sun at the high point of your chart joining forces with Saturn. This helps explain why you feel inclined to push yourself forwards and take on more responsibilities than any of the other people involved. And yet you keep checking facts, figures, schedules and other data to ensure that you can actually come up with the goods when it’s required of you. This is, in fact, exactly how you should proceed. Preparedness is everything.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Much as you might resent having to coax and cajole colleagues or companions into collaborating with you it will soon become obvious that this is the way to get results. Venus is resuming a forwards direction, having been retrograde or appearing to travel backwards for some while, which helps explain why you’re about to become much more realistic about doing whatever needs to be done in order to make some money or achieve certain goals. The downside is of course that you run the risk of ending up feeling that you are being taken for granted. But that’s something you’ll have to put to the back of your mind. Keep your focus on the sizeable rewards likely to come your way if you do manage to turn this particular joint venture into an out-and-out winner.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
You may be disappointed with the somewhat ordinary, unexciting ideas put forward by workmates or friends with whom you had hoped to co-create something fairly sensational. It seems that those people concerned are unwilling or unable to strive for anything better. Your challenge will be to calmly and quietly get down to the serious business of tapping into the kind of thinking that will, in the end, mean that some wonderful results are a reality. You do have the Sun and Uranus on your side as they join forces in the section of your chart that’s all about partnerships, team-work and shared ventures. Make up your mind to set a good example to those around you and show them that if they were to work as hard as you do the outcomes could be sensational.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
After experiencing a number of disappointments you might well feel that it’s time to give up on a venture which at one point seemed full of promise. But before you walk away from it, you should take one more look and ask yourself whether it’s possible to approach it with renewed enthusiasm and make a last-ditch attempt to get a good result. You are being buoyed up by the way in which your ruler Venus is appearing to change direction and move forwards again, having appeared to travel backwards through the heavens and through your chart. This will directly affect some ordinary, mundane tasks or duties which could be transformed into areas of great interest and excitement provided you are prepared to give it everything you’ve got. You can do that, can’t you?
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
It’s possible that you’ve told yourself that a number of tasks or duties would have to be dealt with in a very economical way. This is because you’ve been concerned about lack of funding or the need to adhere very strictly to a budget or set of rules allowing you no wriggle-room whatsoever. This is all about to change, however, as a result of the Sun making a positive link with Saturn. All of a sudden you’ll realise that it’s possible to throw some money around or gain access to assets and resources which will make all the difference to whatever it is you’re trying to achieve. And you should be able to do it in a way that doesn’t contravene any rules or guidelines. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Recently, you may have had some rather ambitious plans when it comes to areas of responsibility which have been sadly neglected by those who should have been tending them in the past. You obviously won’t want or need to apportion blame to these people who simply could not or would not do what was expected of them. Far better to get on with the serious business of putting things right. Your only problem at the moment could be the fact that gossip or rumours coming your way will be suggesting that nothing you do will have the desired effect. And you have to ignore any such negative and disruptive messages being produced as a result of Mercury having entered into another of its retrograde phases in the past few days. Think positive.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Over the past few weeks or months you’ve no doubt considered pushing yourself forward and taking on responsibilities that will stretch you to the limit. It’s only now, however, that you’re beginning to realise that time is running out and you need to get on with it. This is linked to the fact that this week’s Full Moon is highlighting that portion of your chart associated with your image, reputation and the way in which you’re perceived by your peers and associates. When you reflect on your recent achievements you probably will have to admit that you haven’t done much to put yourself on the map or make everyone sit up and take notice. Let the Full Moon help you change all that and show everybody that you’re now ready to be taken very seriously.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
If you’re honest with yourself you probably will have to admit that you’ve grown tired of studying accounts, bank statements, spreadsheets and budgets. Yes, you realise of course that you have to keep an eye on money coming in and going out. But just recently you seem to have been under extra pressure to make sure that not a single penny goes to waste or cannot be accounted for. This is why you should feel relieved that over the next few days you’ll be impacted by Venus shuddering to a halt, changing direction and beginning to move forwards again through one of the financial sections of your chart. So much that has seemed confused and unclear will suddenly be viewed with far greater clarity than has been possible for quite some while.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20143
Refuse to allow anybody to dictate the terms of a plan or venture which you feel requires a huge injection of colour and creativity if it’s to flourish. You’ll be determined to handle it in this way because you’re being impacted by the Sun joining forces with Uranus and convincing you that the old, predictable tactics and techniques have been replaced by the new and adventurous. You won’t even mind if others try to insist that you stick to what’s tried and tested. You’ll be so sure of your ground that you’ll let their comments go right over your head. And the wonderful thing about all of this is the fact that, provided you remain confident and self-assured, you’ll be able to achieve the kind of results that nobody could ever question or criticise.