Your career horoscope for the week commencing 14th May by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Instead of letting some rather heavy-duty information go in one ear and out the other you should work hard to retain most, if not all, of what’s being said. As far as one particular person is concerned you seem to have learnt the knack of appearing interested when, actually, you have other things on your mind. And this could do you a disservice in that you are rejecting the opportunity to take on board facts and figures which could be of enormous benefit to you once you put them to good use within a rather challenging area. The New Moon is reminding you of the importance of capitalising on material which is far too good to waste. You should also ask yourself whether you’re seriously underestimating the skills and talents of the individual involved.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
It’s all very well for colleagues or friends to assume that you’ll be happy to take care of their wants and needs, but you are reaching a point at which you’ll have to focus almost entirely on developments within your career, working life or financial affairs. Go-getting Mars moving into Aquarius is creating enormous energy in the section of your chart that draws attention to you as the high achiever that you can sometimes be. And it seems that this is where you need to focus your attention over the next few days rather than run around after those who have grown too used to thinking they can snap their fingers and you’ll come running. It simply cannot be that way from this point on and you might soon need to say as much.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
At times it probably is difficult for you to go along with workmates or business associates because their moral stance can vary so much from your own. You’ve no doubt perfected the art of keeping your views to yourself for most of the time as a way of avoiding confrontation. But this week as Venus enters Cancer you might find it nigh-on impossible to remain quiet. And you will almost certainly have to accept that you’re not comfortable feeling that you are showing off a side of yourself which to you is inauthentic. This is why you have to decide how to make it obvious that you’ll no longer be so compliant as you have been in areas about which you do feel obliged to abide by some kind of code of ethics.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Strive to find the means by which to convince someone with whom you’re closely involved that the two of you can co-create something of which you can be proud and which should, before long, boost your finances. You’re dealing with the type of person who acts rather cautiously, which is frustrating for you. And this is especially so because you are being kept in high spirits and made to feel rather gung-ho about life in general because of the way in which Mars is moving into Aquarius, the sign of the unconventional and unafraid. Your challenge therefore is to find the best possible way to persuade this individual that it’s time to join forces and trust one another to come up with whatever is required to bring about the sort of outcomes that everyone admires.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
For the past seven years or so you’ve been under the influence of Uranus steering you towards unusual places or surprising means of communication. This week however this eccentric planet leaves Aries and enters Taurus when it will begin to govern the section of your chart related to the way you are perceived by the outside world. This should therefore be your opportunity to start proving yourself as someone who knows how and when to break with convention and flout rules and guidelines which are of little or no benefit to you or anybody else. This is not about being rebellious or making a protest for the sake of it. But it is about your need to show that there is far more to you than most people – and perhaps even you yourself – realise.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Boring though it may seem you need to consider very carefully ways in which to catch up on a back-log of work or responsibilities in which you have lost interest. It happens to the best of us and you mustn’t be too hard on yourself for having failed to keep up with admin, financial transactions or records which are essential for the smooth running of the area in which you need to have a great deal of commitment. Hold on to the fact that the dynamic planet Mars makes its way into Aquarius this week and, as it does so, it should wake you up to the fact that you simply need to get into the habit of focussing your energy into these areas in which you have been somewhat negligent of late.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
You cannot expect yourself to fully comprehend developments that have the capacity to change the shape of your working life quite dramatically. Or maybe it’s an aspect of your image and reputation that’s entering a period of change. Whichever the case may be it’s important that you strive to make the best possible use of the fact that Venus, your ruling planet, is reaching a position in your chart where it is enabling you to remain calm and logical, even at those points at which other people are becoming over-excited and possibly even quite chaotic. You can do yourself an enormous favour by letting the world see that you are capable of taking things in your stride and making important decisions which would put many other people into a spin.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Much as you might feel obliged to take the lead when it comes to a shared financial, professional or property matter, you should hold your fire until you’ve worked out whether or not you really should be accepting so much responsibility. The Sun entering Gemini is highlighting areas in which you and certain others could achieve – and possible earn – quite a lot. But we are talking here about shared commitments of the kind that will take quite a lot out of you if you find yourself becoming the main driving force. Perhaps you should admit that you’ve been somewhat over-compliant in the past and you now need to find a way to insist to the other people involved that things aren’t left to you alone and, instead, they’re done on a fifty-fifty basis.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Quite often recently you seem to have wondered whether you’ve allowed everyday commitments to become more of a chore than they were every meant to be. And this week you’ll be given the perfect opportunity to do something about it as you’re impacted by a New Moon occurring in a very well-organised and efficient section of your chart. New ways of working that are about to spring to mind when you least expect it will impress those watching from the sidelines. At the same time you’ll feel an enormous burden being lifted from your shoulders as you discard so much that has become outdated and redundant. And you’ll come up with fresh, exciting ideas which will prove to everyone around you that you really do know how to replace the old with the new.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Perhaps you’ve been feeling that you’ve been somewhat lax when it comes to moving funds around or exploring areas in which you might be given interesting work or exciting challenges to deal with. If that is the case you should be inspired by the thought that fiery Mars changes signs this week and as it does so it produces enormous energy in a section of your chart governing duties or money. Of course, nobody would ever encourage you to act in a reckless or unthinking way. But Mars will remind you of the enormous benefits that should come your way if you can pay more attention to the nitty-gritty of life and avoid becoming lazy or inactive at a point in your life when you really do need to be exhibiting dynamism, decisiveness and power.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Great calm and concentration will be useful resources as you enter into a field of work, communications or negotiations that will almost certainly take a lot out of you. You won’t be fazed by any of it because you’ll have your eye on the end result which will promise you and the other people involved a tremendous amount. Also, Venus is changing signs which means it will be governing the section of your chart that encourages you to be at your most conscientious and efficient. This is why you shouldn’t find it too difficult to pay little or no notice to distractions and diversions created by one or two thoughtless individuals who fail to realise what you’re striving to achieve and how rewarding the outcomes are likely to be. They’re about to find out, however.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Don’t be surprised if you find it difficult to respond to someone implying that you need to take more care with areas of responsibility about which you’ve always felt quite proud of what you’ve done. In fact, you’re almost certainly dealing with the kind of person who utters such suggestions without thinking of the possible impact on whoever is on the receiving end. And it’s quite likely that this wasn’t so much a criticism of you and your behaviour as a throwaway remark based on little or no information. Do remember that yours is a fairly sensitive sign anyway. And that is especially so this week as you feel the build-up to the Moon making its way into Leo at the weekend. Promise yourself that you won’t take any unthinking comments personally.