Your career horoscope for the week commencing 12th June by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Much as you might be prepared to listen to the views and opinions of colleagues, relatives or neighbours, you mustn’t take on board some of the more strident messages coming your way. The Sun forming a sharp angle to Venus hints at the possibility that one or two of those involved will forget their manners and start to talk in a rather rude and offensive way. At first you might make excuses for them and tell yourself it’s simply because they feel very passionately about what they’re saying. Then you’ll decide that you’re finding the content quite upsetting. And it has to stop. Have no compunction whatsoever about putting a filter on many of the comments being made and striving to be very selective about what in the end you do take on board.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
All sorts of argy-bargy will go on over the next few days, especially as far as bills, salaries, taxes and outstanding debts are concerned. You may even feel the need to resort to tough tactics so as to call people to order. But be careful not to create a situation which is difficult to bring to an end. If you use heavy-handed tactics you could be making the whole matter a lot worse than it need be. The Sun opposing Saturn is stirring things up in the two financial sectors of your chart. This helps explain why you’re so insistent that any outstanding matters are settled and every penny is accounted for in terms of bank accounts and day-to-day spending. Try to find more moderate ways of getting done what needs to be done.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Neptune hovering over a potent point in your chart suggests you might sometimes let a little bit of power and influence go to your head. This is because Neptune can distort our thinking and convince us that we’re more important than we actually are. And this week especially, with Neptune squaring up to Mercury, you might put on a bit of a swagger and try to persuade everybody that they need to hang on to just about every word you utter. Of course the sensible side of you knows that this is not a good way to behave. So please don’t give in to a sudden whim and adopt the attitude of someone who is beginning to rise so high that a dramatic fall at the end is inevitable. Be your own thoughtful, sensible self.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
You’ve lots of work and responsibilities to handle. But you must take care not to become so conscientious about it that you ruin your week and you end up feeling drained and despairing. Mercury opposed by Saturn helps explain why some very ordinary situations at work or other areas where you have to make a contribution are becoming all-consuming as far as you’re concerned. And you must think very clearly about what your priorities really are. Some of the areas to which you’re tempted to give your full attention really aren’t that important or urgent. So divide chores and duties into those which really do have to be dealt with fairly immediately and those which can easily wait until another day. It’s important to manage your commitments rather than let them manage you.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
At times you like to combine your talents with those of other like-minded people and work with them or alongside them on whatever responsibilities you’re handling at the time. You’re a great one for encouraging a sense of team spirit and you like to think that those around you respond well to that kind of thinking – which, in the main, they do. However, every now and again one or two workmates, friends or loved ones think you’re becoming a little too bossy or demanding in terms of the way you are running the show. And Neptune appearing to change direction and start travelling backwards through your chart is a warning not to become so keen to motivate others to do what you think is good for them, and for you, that you drive them away.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
The fact that Jupiter the planet of good fortune is hovering over the most influential point in your chart suggests that you’ll become extremely keen to analyse a situation that has the potential to enhance your working life or your financial affairs. And you might go so far as to share your thoughts and ideas with one or two people close by. And that’s fine except that you are being influenced by the way in which Mercury is linking up with Jupiter and as a result you’ll say far too much or you’ll exaggerate many of the facts and figures being discussed. In other words, you’ll sound rather too full of yourself and possibly even rather grandiose and that will be a big mistake. After all, nobody likes a show-off.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
There’s little doubt that you like to see everybody get a fair deal. And this is why, over the next few days, things might become a little difficult for you because of the way in which Neptune is entering another of its retrograde phases and appearing to travel backwards through your chart. With Neptune being the planet of illusion and delusion you might find yourself fighting several lost causes at the same time. And you’ll need to re-think one or two situations where it makes no sense whatsoever for you to try to bring about a happy ending when you’re clearly deluding yourself into assuming that things are simple and straightforward. Very often, that isn’t the case and you need to accept the idea that sometimes there are no quick and easy answers.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Money is going to be very much on the agenda this week as you get involved in talks with people who want to discuss areas in which funding is becoming a problem. Or perhaps you need to look at bills, bank accounts, investments or spending with a rather critical eye. Remember, the Sun is opposing Saturn as each of these heavenly bodies is occupying financial sections of your chart. So you’ll feel under pressure to sort things out and make sure that anything to do with property, work, business or whatever is coming in or going out is running like a well-oiled machine. Promise yourself you won’t become so intent on getting the best possible results that you make heavy weather of it and spoil what’s meant to be a rather good week for you.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Be careful not to engage in potentially controversial discussions with those whose views vary enormously from yours when it comes to ongoing work or commitments. The Sun is picking a fight with Venus so it would be very difficult for you to put across your opinions regarding a piece of work or project that means a lot to you. And the criticism levelled at you will revolve around the extent to which you’re willing to go in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Quite unfairly, one particular person will say you’re striving too hard for a cause that really isn’t worth it. You’ll see things very differently but you shouldn’t even attempt to talk this person round to your way of thinking. Simply give up, move on and do whatever is best for you.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
With Mercury making you especially analytical as it occupies a very hard-working and conscientious sector of your chart you will be inclined to re-think certain areas of commitment and ask yourself whether you should be doing things differently. You might even wonder whether you could be steering yourself towards acclaim and sizeable financial rewards if you were to focus more on making contact with some very influential people. However, Mercury aligned with Jupiter in an extremely positive way suggests you’ll be seeing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when it doesn’t actually exist. Refuse to let this planetary link encourage you to become so optimistic about what you’re doing that your judgment fails you and you are left feeling very disappointed with the outcome of whatever you try to achieve.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
For some while you may have wondered whether to make changes with regards to your earnings, savings, spending or investments. Perhaps you have decided that you have been playing too safe a game and you can afford to take a bit more of a gamble in certain areas. Or maybe the reverse applies and you’re now thinking about becoming a little more risk-averse and using your money in a safer or more conservative way. The reason for all this? It just so happens that Neptune which is slowly making its way through one of the financial sections of your chart is shuddering to a halt, doing a U-turn and beginning to move in a backwards direction. Don’t let this mean that you start doubting everything you have been doing in terms of your financial affairs.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Once again people will feel entitled to intervene with regard to your profession, reputation or business concerns. Normally you might not mind too much if these individuals express their views. But at the moment you seem to believe that you need to stick to a formula or pattern which promises to work well for you. And Saturn hovering over a powerful point in your chart means that you’ll be determined to see things happen in exactly the way you think is right. With Saturn being opposed by Mercury you will therefore become quite irritated by friends or loved ones who suggest that they know best. And you need to come up with the words and gestures with which to make it absolutely clear, in a firm but respectful way, that their contribution really isn’t welcome.