Your career horoscope for the week commencing 12th February by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
A number of people will be keen to offer their views when it comes to some aspect of your career or means by which your reputation could be enhanced. You, however, will prefer to go about things in your own way and not take on board all the different comments which, no matter how well-meant they might be, leave you feeling uncomfortable. This is largely because Mercury’s forming a sharp link with Saturn this week and, as a result, you’ll strive to do things logically and efficiently without being distracted by opinions which are likely to confuse rather than support you. Obviously, you won’t want to offend those who feel they are doing the right thing so find a polite way to explain that, right now, your way is the only way – rightly or wrongly.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Perhaps it hasn’t occurred to you up until now that there is quite a lot of potential within an area of activity which is fairly familiar to you. And it’s only this week as the Solar Eclipse draws your attention to your career or your image in the wider world that you’ll realise that you could be on the verge of something exciting and profitable. Of course you mustn’t expect to make a fortune overnight. But you have almost certainly under-estimated how much power you can wield in areas where you quickly become the most experienced and knowledgeable individual in the team. You mustn’t let this go to your head but do use it as a way to remind certain others that you aren’t simply another also-ran. Your word counts for something.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
At last you’re in a position to insist that others take note of the progress you’re making within challenging territories. Some of them may have thought you were chasing rainbows when in fact you had a very clear idea of the way in which you should be able to conquer even the most tricky hurdles. And certainly with the Sun entering an ambitious section of your chart at the weekend you’ll become even more keen to prove you can turn what appears to be a fantasy into a reality. So is it worth pointing out to everyone who had doubted you that you’re about to prove them wrong? Probably not. They’ll find out soon enough that you’re on to a winner. And it will be up to them to decide how to handle it.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
The minute a partner, colleague or friend agrees to participate with you on a scheme or piece of work about which you’re holding out a lot of hope, you’ll feel more inclined than ever to make a start on it. And that’s perfectly understandable because you’re already realising that it’s an ambitious project and that it would be nigh-on impossible to manage single-handedly. So start negotiations as soon as possible so that you and the other person involved have crystal-clear views on who is responsible for what. And let this week’s Solar Eclipse outline for you any areas which might contain potential pitfalls. It’s essential that you can steer clear of them so that once you start to make progress you’re not suddenly held up by problematic situations that crop up out of the blue.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Not everyone will understand the amount of concentration you are dedicating to a challenge which will demand a lot of you but which certainly isn’t impossible to deal with. But you’ll feel that you have to give it everything you’ve got, especially as your ruler the Sun makes its way into Pisces at the weekend. This means that you’ll want to prove to colleagues, peers or perhaps a partner that, for you, preparedness is everything. And you’re certainly not going to wander into areas of responsibility in a flippant way, without looking as though you are taking things seriously. You know that you’re reaching a point at which all eyes will be on you and it’s important to prove that you’ll do everything possible to make a success of what you’re doing.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Others may look to you when trying to decide the extent to which they should push themselves when it comes to an extremely demanding plan or situation. They almost certainly regard you as the sensible, analytical one who can instantly see how to get the best possible results without exhausting yourself in the process. And this week a Mercury-Sun link is creating masses of energy in the section of your chart that’s about getting results while also taking care of yourself. This is why you mustn’t be surprised if friends, peers or colleagues watch you rather carefully and see how you juggle any number of responsibilities while never forgetting the duty you have to yourself to remain fit and healthy and to refuse to succumb to the stresses and strains of the job in hand.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
With Neptune squaring up to Mars certain individuals might find fault with the way in which you’re handling one particular plan or project. It’s possible that they’ll suggest that you are getting carried away with a lot of the irrelevant details instead of concentrating on the bigger picture. This of course could irritate or upset you. But before you start to defend yourself you should perhaps reflect on what you’ve been doing and how you’ve been thinking and see whether there is in fact some truth in what is being said. Neptune having a lot of influence you at the moment could encourage you to lose sight of what your main priorities should be. The old adage about not allowing the tail to wag the dog could be very relevant to your situation right now.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
You’ll have boundless energy when it comes to moving money around and ensuring that you use your assets and resources in the best way possible. And this has a lot to do with the fact that Mars is still making its way through the go-getting sign of Sagittarius and encouraging you to aim high. You also need to bear in mind, however, the way in which Neptune is squaring up to Mars and enticing you to look at some rather romantic, fanciful touches that you might add to one particular idea which, according to everybody else, should be pursued in an entirely pragmatic and logical way. Your challenge will be to stick to the plans as they have been drawn up and not to be distracted by anything that’s totally impractical or impossible to grasp.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
People not very far away will be tempted to comment on the means by which you’re making money or ways in which you’re investing resources that are worth quite a lot. They will obviously claim that they have your best interests at heart and they intend to be helpful and supportive rather than interfering. In fact, as Mercury is forming a sharp link to Saturn this week, you’ll think that these individuals are crossing a line and that there are certain protocols which mustn’t be ignored under any circumstances. In other words, you’ll want to be left alone to make financial or work-related decisions, irrespective of whether or not they turn out to be right. You certainly won’t want anyone to invade your space and try to tell you what to do.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
There’s a Solar Eclipse towards the end of the week. And it will encourage you to take a different approach to money coming in or going out. You seem to have been going through a phase during which you’ve been afraid to check to see that the books balance. Deep down you’ve had one or two morbid thoughts about over-spending or under-estimating how much you need in the bank to make things work in the way that you want them to. It should come as some relief to you then that this Eclipse could be highlighting a set of figures or a contract which could be more promising and optimistic than you’d previously thought. So whether or not that turns out to be the case, take your head out of the sand and face facts.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Think carefully before entering into discussion with colleagues, peers or companions who don’t always share your values. One or two of them will support schemes which favour those in strong or powerful positions while doing little for everyone else. And with Mercury entering Pisces you’ll feel quite passionate about letting everyone see how much fairness and equality mean to you. If this gets you into heated debates, that’s just the way it is. But what your conscience won’t let you do is remain quiet when it comes to areas in which some people are striving to take advantage of certain others. Make sure that when Mercury gives you a prod and insists that you speak up, you say how you feel and you don’t delay in stating your views in a strong and determined voice.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Mars is still making its way across the highest and most powerful sector of your chart. And this week especially, as it tussles with Neptune, you’ll feel it necessary to show certain individuals that any suggestion that you’re not taking things seriously is wrong. Remember, you’re being given the opportunity to involve yourself with a project or money-making scheme or an exciting and ambitious development which makes you the envy of quite a few people. But they won’t understand that you want to go about things in a relaxed way rather than getting into a panic and running the risk of making mistakes. So insist that when you want the help and advice of those close by, you’ll ask for it. Meanwhile, go at your own pace and do things in your own inimitable way.