Your career horoscope for the week beginning 16th October by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
For some while you've wanted to debate an important aspect of your work situation or a financial arrangement which no longer suits you as it once did. If you've been holding back it's because you’ve been afraid to rock the boat at a time when you and whoever else is involved could do with peace and quiet. You mustn’t be surprised this week, however, when the impact of Mercury moving into Scorpio leaves you feeling duty-bound to raise at least one important issue that needs serious discussion. And, being supported by Mercury, you'll feel determined to thrash out crucial details which have been ignored for far too long. The effects of your actions will be long-lasting and you’ll look back on this period as one of great importance and relevance to your life.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
By now you have probably grown rather tired of people who insist that a number of mundane, everyday tasks and duties should be tackled full-on. You obviously wouldn’t deny that these are areas that need some attention. But your concern will be that the individuals in question will think that these rather petty commitments should be regarded as far more important than anything else. And you certainly have other extremely pressing matters to deal with. So what’s the solution? Try using the energy of Mars, as it moves into Libra and the most conscientious and productive section of your chart, to encourage you to work day and night if necessary to get everything done and up-to-date. Will it be exhausting? Yes. Will you benefit from the outcomes for weeks and months ahead? Yes.
GEMINI May 22 – June 21
If you’re tackling an enormous amount of work or taking on extra responsibilities you probably have to admit that the impact of all that you do is taking its toll. Whether this results in your feeling tired, listless or bad-tempered, it really isn’t good for you. So you need to capitalise on the Sun moving into Scorpio where it will be highlighting the area of your chart which encourages self-care and good, old common-sense. You’re reaching a point where you shouldn’t be trying to impress everybody by proving how indestructible you can be even when you’re taking on far more than is reasonable. Make up your mind that from this point on you’re going to put yourself and your well-being before tasks and duties you would normally take on without considering the likely consequences.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
You’re about to throw caution to the wind and come up with some inventive ways of managing certain projects or areas of work. And you won’t mind that this could give you the reputation for being somewhat daring and hot-headed. You’ll think that could be an advantage because you’ll decide that the area in question does need to be given a boost, especially as it’s been regarded as dull and lacklustre. That’s all very well but you should listen to the advice of loved ones or close friends who would prefer you to avoid being reckless and irresponsible. Uranus being opposed by the Sun implies that much of what you hear from these caring individuals does need to be taken on board. They know what they’re talking about and they understand what makes you tick.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Questions being raised about investments, earnings or the way you use your resources might at first be difficult to answer. But you need to keep the dialogue going, especially with someone close who understands you, your strengths and your weaknesses extremely well. You are feeling the effects of the energetic planet Mars forming a link with the Moon early this week. And this means that you might be tempted to push this person away and insist that you’re capable of making your own decisions without help from anybody else. This would be a mistake and you really mustn’t let yourself down by becoming edgy and bad-tempered. Tell yourself you’ve enough time to engage in meaningful discussions with this well-intentioned individual whose support, understanding and wisdom deserves a great deal of respect from you.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Someone suggesting that there’s a need for a re-think in terms of a professional or financial arrangement probably does have a point. Current ways of working have gradually become out-dated. So with a New Moon occurring in Libra this week it probably does make sense for you and whoever else is involved to re-design a series of strategies, tactics and techniques which no longer serve the purpose they once did. Obviously you won’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water so you must consider very carefully certain aspects of what you do together which should be up-dated rather than abandoned altogether. Even so, the important message is that change is imminent and you have no real option but to go along with it. You should find it extremely exciting, if somewhat challenging.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Fairly recently you seem to have been building up a nest-egg by putting aside some of your cash or resources in order to embark on something new and different, fairly soon. Or, if that’s not what’s being going on, you’re wondering about making important changes to your working life or means of bringing in some money. Such feelings could become quite overwhelming over the next few days. This is because you’re under the influence of the earliest effects of the Sun leaving your sign and making its way into Scorpio. Suddenly the focus will be on everything you have and own and how you can capitalise on it by rethinking what you do, how you do it and the importance of feeling you’re achieving something meaningful within this complex world in which we live.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Don’t be surprised if your instincts suddenly warn you that you need to make major changes to the way you handle one particular professional or financial set-up which you’ve assumed, up until now, is running very smoothly. The fact that the Sun is being opposed by Uranus suggests that you are in for a bit of a surprise when you look more closely at what’s been going on. And although this needn’t be cause for you to panic or worry unduly you really would be wise to take things apart and put them back together again. This is the best way for you to ensure that you are making the most of whatever you put into one or two areas that probably aren’t working as efficiently or profitably as they might be.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Quite why one or two of colleagues, companions or associates are getting under your skin will be a mystery to you at first. Then you’ll realise that these people are making suggestions or offering advice which you see as irrelevant. What you mustn’t do however is to lash out at them and make them feel you’re angry at them for speaking out. You’re under the influence of a Mars-Moon tie-up taking place at the highest point of your chart early this week. So if you have an important message to give to the people in question, leave it for a few days at least. And search to find the right words and gestures with which to explain that you appreciate the effort they’re making but, even so, feel the need to do things your way.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Although there’s no real reason why you need to re-think you entire career pattern or financial situation, it might be time to analyse one or two areas of your life that could easily be improved. So let this week’s New Moon encourage you to take a close look at certain ongoing arrangements which no longer bring you a sense of fulfilment. You’re tired of doing the same old thing in the same old way, time and time again. It’s also possible that you’ve been allowing yourself to fulfil certain functions for other people, on a professional basis, but without charging realistic prices for what you do. And this has to stop. That’s why the New Moon hovering over a crucial point in your chart will mean so much to you over the next few days.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Topics that you’ve treated as strictly private and confidential may soon need to be brought out into the open and discussed by everybody with a vested interest in them. At first you’ll feel reluctant to participate because you’ll be afraid of things getting out of hand. But that’s partly because you’re feeling the impact of Mercury moving to the highest point in your chart and then joining forces with Jupiter, the planet of extremes. Your challenge will be to prevent your imagination running riot and convincing you that some of those involved will over-react to what is at last being debated, openly and honestly. Stay calm and trust people to behave properly and well. And certainly don’t try to police events or situations where people want to have their say. It’s simply not your responsibility.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Workmates, employers or companions will suddenly decide that you and they need to make changes within areas common to all of you. And that’s fine except that one or two of them will fantasise about there being a magic formula with which it’s possible to convert something ordinary into something else that’s regarded as being revolutionary and unlike anything that’s been seen before. You of course are wise enough to know that these things cannot be invented overnight – if at all. And that’s why you’ll feel so strongly the impact of the Sun being opposed by Uranus and directly affecting the two financial sectors of your chart. As a result, your main argument for adopting sensible, pragmatic lines will concern the hard cash involved. And you’re absolutely right to feel this way. So speak up.