Your career horoscope for the week beginning 17th July by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Do you need to come across as strong-willed and determined with regard to work or financial wheelings and dealings? You have the advantage that this week the Moon is forming a helpful link with Pluto which is occupying the most powerful section of your chart. So even if the other people involved are shilly-shallying and failing to act as promptly and positively as you’d like, there’ll be no holding you back. And when your instincts tell you to leap into action and force some kind of decisive result you’ll leave everybody else standing. The only danger is that you may frighten one particular individual into thinking that you’re always at war with the other people around you. A few kind and thoughtful words from you on this subject will make all the difference.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Friends, colleagues or associates might argue that there’s no need for you to pay so much attention to a particular project or money-related situation. But Jupiter’s link with Venus suggests you’ll know the true value of carefully monitoring any area in which things aren’t happening in quite the way that they should be. True, this might make you a little too emphatic and energetic while you’re wrestling with aspects of this arrangement which don’t at first fall perfectly into place. But remember, Jupiter also enables you to come across as optimistic and hopeful when others are beginning to lose heart with regard to whatever they’re doing. It should be no problem for you to prove to even the most negative individuals that by remaining determined and single-minded you’ll get the outcomes you want.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
People might feel entitled to have a say with regard to the way in which you’re moving money around or investing a certain amount in plans and projects of which they know very little. The fact that Mars is at right angles to Uranus could mean that you’ll take umbrage and leave these rather interfering, meddling colleagues or friends in no doubt whatsoever that you’re not best pleased with the line they’ve been taking. But actually, it might be better to turn the other cheek and save your energy for grappling with the demands of this scheme or idea which promises good outcomes, provided you can put in the spade-work in the initial stages. Keep reminding yourself that you’ve got Uranus on your side bringing out your inventive, imaginative streak when you need it most.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
If you’ve a fair bit of catching-up to do regarding financial or work-related matters you’re being helped by the Sun making its way into Leo, where it will be governing the section of your chart linked to your salary, pension, investments or cash-flow. So you would do yourself a favour if you were able to find the time, the energy and the enthusiasm to really get down to re-organising anything and everything linked to money coming in and going out. Yes, there may be one or two grey areas in which you’re not really sure what to do for the best. If that is the case, put those to one side for a short while and focus hard on the 99 per cent of the job in hand which you can do fairly promptly and readily.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Does it seem that certain people think they can get away without making any contribution whatsoever to some shared responsibilities? If so, they’re mistaken of course because with the Moon allied to Pluto you’ll feel entitled to become fairly heavy-handed with these individuals who assume they can take advantage of you. Obviously you won’t want to be perceived as unpleasant or unfair. But there’s nothing wrong with showing everybody concerned that they’ve taken you for granted in the past and you won’t allow them to do it now or in the future. How satisfying to think that Pluto will be encouraging you to dig deep and dredge up a very potent part of you that knows how to take full control of a situation for which you really are the best person for the job.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Much as you might want to indulge colleagues, friends or employees you’ll feel deep down that there are more important things for you to do. And with Venus opposed by Saturn, that part of you that’s in the mood to be light-hearted and carefree will be overshadowed by another part of you that’s determined to focus almost entirely on deadlines, budgets and business. Saturn can at times like this persuade you to stick to rules and guidelines which at other times you might bend a little, if not ignore entirely. It really is time to take a more relaxed route to wherever you want to be, work-wise or financially. So why not promise yourself that within the next week or two you’ll strive to be a little more light-hearted about whatever you need to achieve?
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Make the most of having the dynamic planet Mars squaring up to Uranus early in the week and forcing you to challenge someone close who constantly seems to criticise the way in which you go about your work or handle your professional or financial affairs. In a bid to keep the peace you’ve no doubt ignored the situation up until this point but Mars and Uranus are about to bring out in you traits or characteristics that others sometimes find extremely challenging. They’ll be surprised at how domineering and forceful you can be when you do at last express your anger and resentment at how judgmental they’ve been towards you. You’re not to feel guilty about it. For too long you’ve been a bit of a punch-bag. It has to stop.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Although you might have been quite happy to drift along with workmates, peers or associates who see no need to push or stretch themselves for the sake of a pay rise or promotion, that’s all about to change. This week, with the New Moon bringing the most ambitious section of your chart into sharp focus, you’ll want to go racing ahead, overtaking those who see no reason to keep up with you. The sudden desire to prove your worth is of course linked with this New Moon which is encouraging you to think more about your future than your past. A whole new phase of your life is opening up before you and it’s one in which you’ll want to achieve some pretty impressive results. So why not get on and start doing just that?
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Nothing should prevent you from negotiating plans to enhance a property, business or financial arrangement. However, as soon as you begin to add too many fiddly details or fancy ornamentations one or two people will come down on you like a ton of bricks. And so they should. The fact that Mars is getting into a tussle with Uranus underlines the fact that you will be sorely tempted to add a few of your creative, imaginative flourishes to the proceedings in a way that will confuse and complicate the whole thing. And you have to remember you are dealing with people who like life to be simple and straightforward. So please don’t pull out of the bag any surprises or unusual new tactics which are going to impede your progress rather than add to it.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
For quite long enough you’ve become frustrated, waiting for colleagues, peers or a partner to contribute something meaningful to a project you’re meant to be managing together. And now you’re becoming tetchy as you admit that you’re tired of suggesting that something needs to be done by whoever else is involved. It just so happens that Mars is starting to make its way through the fiery sign of Leo and, as it does so, it will be stirring things up within a section of your chart governing your close links with people with whom you’re able to work or share an important part of your life. Be glad that Mars is urging you to speak up and insist that action is taken, immediately, by whoever it is who is meant to be collaborating with you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
The fact that the Sun is at right angles to Uranus does seem to suggest that you want to send out a few shock waves and force certain people to accept responsibility for areas in which they’ve become very complacent. The danger is of course that you might allow Uranus to encourage you to become so hard-hitting that you cause a rift between yourself and whoever else is involved. You won’t want that so know the point at which to apply the brakes and show that, even though you mean every word you say, you do know how to negotiate in a peaceful, respectful way. If, on the other hand, nothing happens as a result, you might well resort to more yelling and shouting. And that’s something no-one will enjoy.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
It’s quite possible that you haven’t always been able to deal with mundane work or responsibilities without feeling slightly disadvantaged. It may have seemed that you would lose the respect of certain others if dealing with the ordinary and the unremarkable. But you must reframe your thinking in such matters because you are in fact likely to be held in high regard if you can show that you’re willing to get your hands dirty and that you know the importance of making sure that the basics in any set-up or situation are sound and secure. The build-up to this week’s New Moon should enable you to adopt a completely different stance to valuable, day-to-day tasks and responsibilities with which you are able to improve yourself and enhance your reputation quite significantly.