Your career horoscope for the week commencing 19th December by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
If you are wise you will strive to capitalise on the way in which the Sun makes its way into Capricorn this week. As it does so, it will be drawing you to the attention of those who are in a position to guarantee you a place or position within an area that could have a great deal to offer you. And you almost certainly have a lot that you could contribute to it, in return. So don’t feel embarrassed by the fact that some influential people are about to make flattering comments about you as they see that you and your abilities and talents are being highlighted by the glorious Sun. You must tell yourself it’s no more than you deserve and show yourself off at your absolute best.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Delve deep into hidden reserves of skills and past experiences with which you should be able to arm yourself in readiness for some kind of competition or battle of wits and words. But keep reassuring yourself that it needn’t get nasty. You are being impacted by the way in which Saturn is joining forces with Uranus and encouraging you to rely on your sixth sense to provide you with the answers you need if you’re to prove that you’re every bit as talented and resourceful as your closest rivals. You might even decide that one of the people concerned could at some point later on make a very good ally or partner for you. So be sure to come across as sharp but not aggressive, and hard-working but light of heart.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
It’s all very well for people to talk about something being co-created, or forming a group of individuals who can work together to achieve some impressive results. But who is going to do the hard graft and get everybody together? One or two of those involved seem to imagine that you’ll be the one to initiate the whole thing so that before long everything is running like clockwork. It’s true that you have got the Sun entering Capricorn which means that it is highlighting the section of your chart that is all about team work and pulling together in the same direction. However, are you really in a position to take on something as demanding, even if at the same time it is exciting? Think about it very carefully before agreeing to anything.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Perhaps colleagues, employers or friends are keen for you to approach a particular idea from an original and inventive direction. But it’s possible that at the same time you feel pretty sure that it’s best to stay with what’s known, tried and tested. And this is strongly linked to the fact that Saturn’s allied to Uranus which is directly affecting the most visible and potent section of your chart. So there’ll be a certain amount of conflict between what you feel you ought to do and what you’d like to do. And you cannot simply go with what other people want and expect of you. Your only option is to clear your head and concentrate on what your intuition – or an inner voice – is trying to tell you. Before long, the message will come through.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
With so much good work under your belt from your recent endeavours you might feel that it’s time to rest on your laurels. But you are overlooking the fact that around the middle of this week the Sun your ruler is leaving a very light-hearted section of your chart and making its way into the hard-working sign of Capricorn where it will be governing your conscientious, responsible approach to certain things that you do. As a result you’ll gradually decide that you’ve no real option but to explore avenues that could lead you to some fairly remarkable achievements, if you’re very lucky. So is this really the time to play rather than work? Probably not. Talk it over with the person who knows you almost as well as you know yourself.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Having come through several arguments about money – or a lack of it – you would probably like to think it’s not going to happen again. But as the week progresses you might hear whispers that one or two people do want to argue about cash flow or something revolving around credit cards. And this could become quite heated, especially as Uranus is at loggerheads with Jupiter in the next few days. You have to tell yourself that you can’t be expected to solve all the problems and come up with all the answers. And you may have to go so far as to suggest that those individuals who are becoming quite aggressive about the whole thing should adjust their behaviour and think in terms of peace and quiet rather than a lot of yelling and shouting.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Although you cannot be expected to run around after people who should be meeting their commitments as usual, you might this week feel obliged to be a little bit more accommodating. This is because one or two of those involved lack the energy and motivation to get everything done whereas you’ll be fully engaged and raring to go. And this is linked to the fact that dynamic Mars is now starting to make its way through the section of your chart that governs routine work and day-to-day duties. So while you’ll be getting ahead with your own chores, others will be falling behind. Yes, by all means be helpful. But don’t let Mars convince you that you have to leave yourself open to being taken for granted. Be discerning about what you offer to do.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Employers, colleagues or associates might be surprised to see how diverse your thinking has become when you and they study an area that needs a great deal of improvement. Instead of doing as they do and hedging around the various options available quite half-heartedly you’ll come up with some highly original remedies. And you will do it pretty quickly. This is linked to the way in which Uranus, the planet of inventiveness, starts collaborating with Saturn at the weekend to introduce the means of approaching problems in an unorthodox and ingenious way and still manage to achieve solid, reliable outcomes. The reason you’ll be able to combine originality with structured thinking is obviously connected to this Uranus-Saturn connection that’s about to be made. Capitalise on it in every way possible.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
In a bid to avoid coming across as mercenary or materialistic you might try to hide the fact that certain projects for which you’re responsible do need to be carefully costed because funding could become an obstacle. However, there’s simply no point in pretending that the amount of cash involved isn’t an issue. It almost certainly is. So you should change tactics and make use of the Sun in your sign moving into Capricorn this week. This means that it will be highlighting all those ways in which you can shift some money around and see whether there might not be one or two different approaches to the situation that nobody else has yet discovered. Confront the fact that budgets and the resources available absolutely must be discussed openly and candidly.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Do not underestimate the impact of Jupiter hovering over the most powerful point in your chart and encouraging you to flex muscles you wouldn’t normally use. You’re about to be confronted by a professional or financial set-up involving one or two people who assume that they can call all the shots. And you’ll suddenly get it into your head that you’re not going to stand for it. You’re probably right to feel this way, too. Fortunately, Jupiter is joining forces with Venus within the next few days so you should listen to a small voice at the back of your mind reminding you that it’s possible to make your presence felt without coming across as a bully or a tyrant. If anyone can get exactly the right mix of assertiveness and diplomacy, it’s you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
All around you there are people who don’t fully understand the value of money. Or that’s how it will seem to you when workmates, friends or associate are parting with their hard-earned cash all too easily. This might apply to whatever is going on in the work place as well as in your personal life. So don’t be surprised if you suddenly become anxious about the way in which funds are being depleted pretty quickly and, to your mind, not always in the best way possible. The situation will be eased once you accept that you cannot make everybody’s decisions for them. You certainly shouldn’t wade in and tell people that they’re getting everything wrong. Yes, with Mars in Pisces you may feel you’re the expert when it comes to cash-flow. But maybe you’re not.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Try to approach a joint financial or work-related matter slowly and carefully. And remember that you’re almost certainly dealing with people who tend to over-react if they think you’re hinting that they are incompetent, inefficient or out of touch. After all, you’re being impacted by the earliest effects of Jupiter being opposed by Uranus and these two powerful planets are occupying financial sectors of your chart. And, let’s face it, money can be an extremely emotive topic and certain individuals are too quick to rise to the bait and defend themselves when anything slightly ambiguous is said. So tread carefully and certainly don’t let yourself come out with anything shocking or controversial. Nor should you exaggerate minor problems and create melodrama at a time and in a place which means it’s at its most unwelcome.