Your career horoscope for the week beginning 19th June by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
There is a part of you that will feel inclined to gather your resources around you and prove you can be as keen and competitive as the next person. On the other hand you might be afraid of spoiling what you perceive as positive, working relationships if you are too ambitious within a certain area. This is why you must capitalise on Pluto at the high point in your chart collaborating with Venus. It suggests that you’ll know how to moderate your behaviour and when to apply the soft pedal and come across as charming, gracious and well-meaning rather than an empire builder. Is this meant to hold you back? No. it should help ensure that being driven by your need to get on in this world doesn’t jeopardise important links with other people.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
It might be difficult to bite your tongue when you realise that other people are losing a lot by not applying themselves to a particular project or piece of work. Either these individuals simply can’t be bothered. Or they think they’re striving hard enough. However, Jupiter squaring up to Mars will bring out a resentful streak in you, which means that something that might at other times be mildly disappointing for you will become a major problem because Jupiter will be blowing your negative feelings out of all proportion. That’s why you need to back off and refuse to comment for the next few days at least. You have to make sure that when you do voice your opinions you can do so in a tone that sounds reasonable, logical and totally fair and unbiased.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
For some while you’ve chosen to ignore advice being handed out to you by someone who can be a bit of a know-all. And that’s all right except that you probably have at times missed out on some valuable information. And this week you’ll wonder whether you should in fact take more notice of whatever help is being offered. The New Moon in the sensitive sign of Cancer is also affecting the section of your chart that governs your wealth and financial or business interests. If you can do so, put prejudices to one side and remind yourself that the individual in question probably has a lot to teach you. Obviously you mustn’t take everything you hear as gospel. But you should be as open-minded as possible rather than risk missing out on something worthwhile.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
You couldn’t be blamed for wanting to follow an instinct steering you towards an extremely inventive and adventurous approach to some aspects of your work or on-going responsibilities. After all, Uranus is hovering over the most visible point in your chart where it’s encouraging you to enhance your reputation in some way. And the fact that Mercury is allied to Uranus this week might help explain why you suddenly want to be perceived as a lot more outgoing and creative than most of the people around you. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it is important to bear in mind the boundaries within which you are meant to be operating. You cannot simply flout all the usual rules and conventions simply to satisfy a need in yourself to appear daring and different.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Several other people may fail to appreciate the significance and the value of a strategy which to your mind promises quite a lot. So you’ll decide that you need to try to talk them around to your way of thinking. In the past, when you’ve attempted to take this approach you have sometimes got yourself into trouble because you’ve been branded patronising or bossy. And you won’t want to make that mistake again. So you must make the best possible use of Pluto and the way in which it is aligning itself with Venus, planet of balance and rationale. It will be up to you to initiate conversations with the people involved in a way that reassures them that they’re being included in something worthwhile rather than being pushed around.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Once again you might have decided that you can manage a rather ambitious or even daring plan completely on your own. But you must on this occasion remember that Jupiter is squaring up to Mars. This could impact you in one or two ways. Either you’ll come across as far more aggressive than is good for you. Or you’ll exaggerate the minor inadequacies of those around you and you won’t feel comfortable working with them or alongside them. And of course these are the things that absolutely must be avoided. So re-think the situation and tell yourself that it makes great sense to invite help and support from other people. And strive to be entirely unbiased in terms of the way in which you view their abilities and their willingness to join forces with you.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Be prepared to stand your ground as you embark on a scheme that’s meant to bring you material rewards as well as endless satisfaction. Yes, you might be accused of being over-ambitious but you certainly won’t want to lower your sights and be content with a less impressive version of whatever you have in mind. You’ll want the very best in terms of what you achieve and how it’s rated by a lot of the people around you. And the Sun entering Cancer means that even if others are fairly convincing when they try to persuade you to consider something simpler and less challenging you mustn’t go along with them. Without being aggressive, explain that this idea or project means a tremendous amount to you and you’re determined to make a success of it.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
When you first take a close look at a new initiative being put forward by others you’ll wonder whether it can be executed to the advantage of whoever is involved. Then you’ll ask yourself why you’re holding back when everyone else seems to be so keen on it. And little by little you’ll realise that it’s worth making the effort to get this thing up and running. You must be glad that you have Uranus joining forces with Mercury and encouraging you to break away from some of the usual guidelines and allow a little more ingenuity into whatever you’re doing. After all, you’ll be working with or alongside others who are desperate for change and innovation. Who are you to stand in their way, especially as a new approach promises so much to all concerned?
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Most people would agree that it’s a good idea for you to enlist some help when it comes to work or projects that are becoming more complicated these days. And you wouldn’t mind buying into that idea, especially as some rather good people are available to work with you in the way that you’d want. What you mustn’t do however is to fail to explain to them every little detail of what will be required of them. You must let Mercury’s change of sign encourage you to be very clear, precise and collaborative with these individuals with whom you hope to achieve something special. You can’t afford to leave them guessing or tell them only half the story. Treat them with respect and inform them of every little thing they could possible want to know.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Any day now you’ll feel as though you’ve been given free rein to do whatever feels right to you within an area of work, finance or business. And that may be true as far as colleagues, employers or associates are concerned. However, Jupiter squaring up to aggressive Mars suggests that someone close is going to have good reason to tell you you’re going about things in the wrong way. Or perhaps you’ll hear that you’re over-stretching yourself and shouldn’t take on nearly as much as you have in mind. Try not to let this develop into a huge battle between you and this individual with whom you’re normally on good terms. Consider the possibility that there is a certain amount of truth in what is being suggested and be prepared to discuss it, openly and honestly.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Although it might be exciting to look at an area of work or responsibility and make plans as to how you’ll approach it, you must think carefully about whatever budget is involved. The fact that Mars is befriending Neptune in a very positive way over the next few days does imply that you’ll start behaving as though there are limitless funds available. This is because Neptune is known as the planet of illusion and delusion. And you could become quite unrealistic in terms of the costs involved and how they are going to be met. Do your sums time and again and leave nothing to chance. It would be an enormous pity to fall foul of a miscalculation or ridiculously over-optimistic attitude when, by behaving sensibly, you could have a winner of your hands.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Perhaps you’ll feel extremely optimistic about you and a workmate, friend or ally joining forces to make some money. The trouble might occur when you realise that the other person involved has some very outlandish ideas regarding the actual execution of the work in hand. Just remember that Jupiter’s challenging Mars and bringing you into contact with the type of people who put creativity and ingenuity above all else. And while you might admire those qualities in a person you’ll feel strongly that everything has to be done in a pragmatic way. So the two of you must draw up a master plan with regard to exactly what needs to be done, how it will all be dealt with and the need to work faithfully with whatever has been decided without unnecessary diversions and changes.