Your career horoscope for the week commencing 14th August by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
All sorts of comments – both negative and positive – will be hurled in your direction when a handful of people who know you well begin to hear mention of some of the changes you intend to make to your working life or financial arrangements. The fact that Pluto the power planet is opposing gentle Venus suggests that some of what is being said harks back to previous occasions on which the people concerned have been put out by your behaviour – but they haven’t said much about it. This time round, however, these individuals will almost certainly let you know exactly how they feel. Does that mean you have to adjust your plans to suit them? Certainly not. But are they making a few points that you should consider carefully? Very probably.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
As extra work and responsibilities become a feature of your week you may wonder whether or not you’ll be able to cope. You might even ask yourself whether you are doing too much for too little remuneration. And over the next few days, that thought process could lead to a heated debate about all manner of things that have left you feeling dissatisfied. Do remember that with Jupiter squaring up to Venus it might be all too easy for you to become entirely negative about a situation which still has a great deal to offer you. Refuse to let Jupiter encourage you to see everything from an entirely negative standpoint. And ignore one particular person who seems to get a kick out of spreading bad news, whether or not it’s based on fact.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Don’t be surprised if you fail to see eye-to-eye with someone who plays a significant part in your working life or the way in which you manage your finances. The fact that Venus is at right angles to excessive Jupiter this week does hint at the possibility of your wanting to adopt a creative approach to some rather serious business while the other person concerned insists that everything is handled in a conventional, rather old-fashioned way. Although you’re right to think that there are new and different means of getting things done, this is the wrong time to rock the boat as it were. See whether it’s possible to find a compromise which suits each of you rather than get caught up in a dispute that could run and run.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
In the past you might have become mystified at the way in which your financial arrangements haven’t worked out quite as they should have done. You’ve no doubt gone through the figures with a fine tooth comb and tried to make adjustments to ensure that there’s more coming in than going out. What you’re likely to discover this week, however, is that there are one or two important factors you haven’t been taking into consideration. And the approach to Monday’s Solar Eclipse will present you with the opportunity to see where you’ve been going wrong and decide exactly what you need to do about it. Of course there are no instant solutions but you are about to discover the route you need to take if you’re to put things right in the end.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Promise yourself that you are going to remain in control if you suddenly discover that an area of responsibility or commitment hasn’t been paid the attention it truly deserves. Your sixth sense will be spot-on in this regard and you’ll know exactly what needs to be done to rectify the matter. But irrespective of how certain you are of your facts you must remember that you’re relying on your instincts to point you in the direction of the culprits. And with Pluto opposing Venus you might overreact and be far more harsh than you should be as far as one particular individual is concerned. So before you take any action you should delve deep and come up with as many facts about the situation as you can bring to the surface.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Having buried unpleasant memories or experiences that you thought you’d never want to revisit, you’re about to change your mind. And you must let a connection between the Sun and Uranus help you tap into an instinct that can keep you quite safe as you do rethink episodes of the past and try to work out what really went wrong. With Uranus involved you probably will find it comparatively easy to distance yourself from any upsetting components and focus on what is useful and practical. So you needn’t worry about slipping into a mode of behaviour which shows you off as being bitter and resentful. There really are aspects of your personal history that are worth taking apart and putting back together again so that you can move forward feeling confident once more.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
The minute you decide that it’s worth investing your time, money or effort in a particular venture you’ll come up against the resistance of people who know you well. And the fact that you’re being impacted by Pluto’s run in with Venus suggests that you’ll be inclined to become a little too heavy-handed with those who are especially vocal about what you intend to do next. The temptation will be to react aggressively and teach these individuals a lesson. But that would be like a red rag to a bull and it would be far more clever of you to remain calm and polite and to cease to disclose details of whatever you’re doing. You’ve a right to privacy and you certainly don’t deserve the kind of unfair criticism that some others think justified.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Developments in an area in which you like to be seen as competent and reliable won’t impact your output or the quality of your work. But with Uranus forming a strong link to the Sun you will, over the next few days, see ways in which you could ensure that the inevitable changes taking place boost your career. Just remember that some of the people around you rely on the fact that they know what to expect from you. So you must resist the temptation to become so experimental and unconventional in your thinking that you make one or two of them rather anxious. Yes, you have every right to do things differently but you must let those around you see that you are as thorough and dependable as ever.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Although you won’t object to striking a deal with someone whose thinking is often rather different from your own you will insist that certain on-going factors remain in place. And this might irritate whoever else is involved because it will become obvious that you’re not going to be pushed around. Why should you, after all? With Pluto opposed by Venus you’ll see that some of the tactics and techniques of the other person concerned cannot be integrated into the way in which you like to operate. So you need to show that when it’s required of you it’s no problem for you to remain entrenched and immovable if you think it’s necessary to do so. This doesn’t mean that you have to make enemies all round but you certainly must avoid being perceived as over-compliant.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
For quite some while you must have been wishing that you could find out exactly what has been going wrong with a work-related, business or property arrangement that once had all the makings of a potential success. You probably reflect on what’s been going on and fail to spot the exact point at which things started going awry. And that can be frustrating. You mustn’t lose heart, however, because you are feeling the build-up to the Solar Eclipse occurring in Leo which means it’s in the section of your chart which governs the way in which you collude and cooperate with others. At last you’ll be given the chance to see exactly how to proceed with something which has been providing disappointing results recently. Act on what you see and that could all change.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Suddenly you’ll decide that routines and timetables must be changed quite radically if you’re to succeed in the way that you hope to within some very challenging territory. The fact that Venus is squaring up to Jupiter does suggest that some of the people around you will object to the means by which you are reorganising your working life. And they’ll claim that this will have a knock-on effect with regard to the way in which you operate. Only you will be able to weigh up whether or not they have a valid point. And if they do, you’ll have to decide what to do about it. What you mustn’t do is become so accommodating as far as they’re concerned that they feel they can walk right over you. They can’t, can they?
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
An injection of cash would help enormously if you are to bring an on-going project to a successful conclusion. Your problem might be that there’s no-one close by who is willing to fund you in this way so you’ll decide you need to use gentle persuasion to encourage one or two individuals to provide you with what you want. Or that is how you’ll view the matter at the very outset, especially as you respond to the build-up to Jupiter’s set-to with Venus. Shortly afterwards however you’ll start to play around with the idea that you should perhaps consider doing something different. You might even ask yourself whether you’ve set too much store by an idea which is probably okay but which was never going to set the world on fire. Time to think again.