Your career horoscope for the week commencing 12th March by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
By the time the week is out you could be congratulating yourself on having wrestled with a very demanding situation and come out on top. You should also thank your lucky stars – one in particular, Mars – for having made its way into a forceful and robust area of your chart. It’s from this position in Capricorn that your ruler Mars will remind you that some people seem to think they can take credit for what you’ve done extremely well and hope that you won’t kick up a fuss. But you will, won’t you? And, quite rightly, you’ll want to be applauded and rewarded for something you’ve achieved quite brilliantly. No-one must try to steal your thunder and get away with it. Perhaps it’s happened in the past but you’ll make sure it doesn’t happen again.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Initially you might assume that colleagues or companions with whom you’re sharing resources and responsibilities will come up with their share of the goods. However, later in the week when you’re impacted by Mars making a connection with the Moon your instincts will tell you that things aren’t quite as they should be. You don’t have to go to war or start hurling accusations at the other persons concerned but you should take stock and make absolutely sure that you’re not being seen as a pushover. Be glad that the Moon is reminding you that your sixth sense can be spot-on at times like this. Just remember however that with Mars also involved you may have a tendency to say too much, too soon and far too aggressively. Don’t – under any circumstances.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Having skirted around a controversial topic you might soon start wondering why you have in fact been so evasive, as one or two people have suggested. You’ll probably have to admit that an instinct has been telling you it’s the wrong time to tackle something about which you don’t feel entirely comfortable. You do in fact have a New Moon in a very power-packed sector of your chart and it seems to be warning you not to apply your skills and energy to the wrong areas. Almost certainly in the past you have wasted time and effort on one or two plans or projects which you’ve taken on, against your better judgement. This time round you need to promise yourself that, if you’re not absolutely sure of your ground, you’ll give it a wide berth.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Somebody to whom you feel quite close is about to hurl a challenge in your direction. And it’s one that’s linked to the value you place upon a set-up which you hope will one day bring generous benefits. The problem is that with Saturn squaring up to Venus you’ll constantly be given reminders that the books need to balance and all relevant plans must be handled in a responsible and efficient way. This of course is going to stop you in your tracks when you feel it’s okay to take a few chances and go with what your heart tells you. But you simply cannot take that sort of gamble right now. It’s essential that you feel absolutely sure that if anyone were to scrutinise your methods and ways of working they’d be deemed spot-on.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
A workmate or associate might suddenly become unfriendly – possibly even hostile – towards you. And you’ll wonder why you’re allowing it to happen again since you seem to have been through this in the past. In fact, it probably wasn’t very long ago that you asked yourself what you’re meant to do when you are the focus of this person’s resentment or anger. You probably see yourself as a peacemaker rather than a troublemaker. So it would be hard for you to accept that this individual is out for trouble. You’re being given an opportunity to sort this situation out once and for all. And it would mean letting the build-up to the weekend’s New Moon force you to admit to yourself that you have tolerated too much and you haven’t challenged enough. Time for change.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
The fact that certain people are getting heavy about sticking to rules and guidelines mustn’t be allowed to spoil your week. But Venus at odds with Saturn means there will be moments when you’re made to feel silly for taking a rather lenient approach to situations which haven’t been managed strictly by the book. You might argue that the other person involved is splitting hairs and that no real harm has been done even if you have been a little too relaxed about procedures. But there’s learning to come from this individual who genuinely wants you to do as well as you possibly can. Rather than defend your slightly sloppy approach you’d be far wiser to allow yourself to be taught how to produce results which are as near-perfect as they can possibly be.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
One part of you will want to focus on new developments in your personal, family or home life. However, there’s another part of you that will see that you’re being offered the chance to make some money or enhance your reputation. And you’ll feel torn between the two. Perhaps you need to look at what would be involved if you were to give up the chance to further your career or boost your bank balance. Would you be kicking yourself for years? Might it cause friction between yourself and someone with whom you share your life? It’s quite likely that there have been occasions recently when you haven’t been fully concentrating on your place and position in the outside world and you’ve become a little blinkered. Start looking towards wider horizons and more exciting landscapes.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Without realising it you seem to have pushed certain others into a position where they feel overwhelmed and possibly under-valued. This is linked to Saturn clashing with Venus which means you’ll begin to feel that the people concerned want to push back because they’re tired of your disrespectful attitude and behaviour. Hopefully, you’ll be able to nip this in the bud and reassure those involved that you are aware of your shortcomings in this particular area and you are determined to put things right. And that is of course what you must do. But you must also think of a way in which to prevent yourself from repeating this behaviour a little further down the line. The changes you begin to make over the next few days absolutely must stand the test of time.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
You will obviously need to make sure that a new plan or project is watertight and foolproof as far as finances are concerned. After all, there’s no point in exerting a lot of effort and coming up with a result which finds you out of pocket. However, you should also bear in mind that money isn’t the only consideration. It’s essential to take steps to ensure that one of the other people involved trusts you implicitly and there could never be any suggestion that you’re being less than honest regarding whatever needs to be done and what the rewards will amount to in the end. The fact that Mars is entering Capricorn suggests that now’s the time for you to develop muscles with which to wrestle with certain factors which have never been quite right.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
There’s sometimes a part of you that people find a little too strict and sober. You often have a way of controlling your emotions and putting on a front that lets others see that you expect them to be as efficient and self-contained as you are. Soon, however, you’ll be faced with a challenge as Mars enters your sign at the weekend. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly feel quite irritated with those who fail to meet deadlines or make silly little mistakes with calculations. Or might it be the rather lackadaisical attitude of one or two people who really should be trying harder? Let Mars encourage you to tackle such problems head-on but make sure that at no point can you be accused of going too far or being unjust.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Don’t be surprised if one or two people suggest you’re being over-optimistic when you talk of a transaction or work project which, to you, seems certain to succeed. Although you’ll give a nod to certain tricky factors you won’t allow those to dampen your enthusiasm. After all, you are being affected by the Sun forming a strong link with Jupiter. And this helps explain why things seem hopeful to you while colleagues or companions can’t help wondering whether you’re missing certain warning signs. You obviously won’t want to alter your position significantly. You’ll prefer to carry on in a positive way. But you do owe it to yourself to take on board what’s being said to you and check and double-check the kind of details which, if you’ve got them wrong, could create havoc.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
It’s important not to be too proud to say to a small group of people that you may be responsible for some kind of miscalculation. Or perhaps your judgment hasn’t been as sound as it should have been with regard to investments or purchases you’ve made recently. Saturn is squaring up to Venus and causing you to question facts and figures you’ve assumed to be spot-on, up until this point. Although no-one can tell you right now that it’s all going to go horribly wrong you would be wise to raise your hand and to admit – to yourself and perhaps to others – that there is a chance that things aren’t quite as they should be. Promise yourself you won’t take another step forward until you’re totally happy with what has been done up until this point.