Your career horoscope for the week commencing May 1st by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Refuse to let unreasonable doubts or fears seep into a set-up that is designed to work in your favour. And remember that the extent to which you’re able to benefit from it will depend on how much confidence you can put into it. It’s time for you to accept that you do sometimes allow minor worries to develop into major concerns unless you harness them and pay them only as much attention as they honestly deserve. This week, as the Sun joins forces with Neptune, you’ll need to find your way through a veil of uncertainty which has been preventing you from making the headway that should have been yours for the taking. By the end of the week you should be making all the right moves and beginning to achieve all the right outcomes.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Dig deep into the recesses of your mind and reconstruct an image you once had of how well-off, successful or influential you might become if one particular idea were made to fly. Once you revisit this plan you’ll realise that it still has a great deal of potential. And fired up by Mars making a sharp link to Mercury you’ll begin to think about approaching other people and asking them for back-up and support. That’s fine provided you’re not offended if you’re refused the help you seek. What you’ll then have to do is to find another way to fund whatever it is you’re trying to do. But don’t become angry or bitter if things don’t happen as quickly and easily as you would like. Patience, focus and determination are your buzzwords this week.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
With Neptune still occupying the most visible point in your chart you’re sometimes prone to go in for a little bit of grand-standing. And while there’s nothing wrong with that you might have to ask yourself every now and again whether it would pay you to go about your business in a quiet and more dignified way. Certainly this week, as Neptune forms a link with the Sun, you will find yourself becoming more thoughtful and reflective than you’ve been for a while. And this could lead to one or two discoveries about where you’ve gone slightly wrong in the past and what you can do to ensure that you do better in the future. Your sixth sense will tell you exactly how to behave, provided you listen and act on what you hear.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
It might have been difficult for you recently to remain quiet when people were raising questions about an area with which you’re well-acquainted. It seems that you’ve either been sworn to secrecy or you may be afraid that if you were to disclose a little of what you know you would be misquoted or misinterpreted. And that, as you realise, could lead to all sorts of problems. Now, however, things are shifting quite dramatically and this has a lot to do with the fact that Mercury at the highest point in your chart is changing direction and beginning to more forwards once more. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to let certain people in on one or two sensitive or even secret matters without feeling it’s all going to go wrong. It’s not.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Whether it’s business, property or financial matters that you’re keen to focus on and make work in your favour you’re about to adopt a very proactive approach to whatever you’re doing. You’re being inspired by the way in which the Sun at a very significant point in your chart is joining forces with Neptune. So all of a sudden imaginary barriers are being removed and you’ll feel able to break free of boundaries and restrictions imposed by those who have assumed far more power and influence than is rightfully theirs. Only now are you about to realise that you have a dream you want to see fulfilled. And you need no longer allow yourself to be dictated to by these individuals who have held you back for far too long.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
People who have been waiting to see whether you have enough fire in your belly to achieve certain goals are about to be taken by surprise. Mars hovering over an extremely potent point in your chart is forming a sharp link to Uranus. And you’ll be inclined to throw away the rule book and go all out to achieve something you’ve had in your sightlines for quite some while. Don’t be afraid of causing such a stir that you create chaos all round. You won’t. But you certainly are going to create some ripples and, as a result, quite a few of your workmates, friends or companions will see that side of you which is able to set your sights on a particular target and aim for it with great precision, skill and judgment.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Once or twice you might have wondered whether you’d dare to add colour and imagination to work that’s always been done in a rather pedestrian way. And if you’re typical of your sign you’ve probably resisted the temptation to do so because it has seemed safer to stick with what’s known and familiar. This week, however, you’ll be inspired by the Sun’s connection to Neptune to come up with a number of ways in which you can greatly enhance areas which have become dull and lack-lustre. And the people connected to them have also been losing that light behind their eyes that’s an indication that they’re excited by what they’re doing. Have no hesitation in bringing into play all the creativity and inventiveness you can muster regarding something that can only benefit from your input.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Promise yourself that you’ll no longer be hampered by a set of rules and regulations which in the past have forced you to approach work or ongoing commitments in an extremely pedestrian way. Any day now, when you begin to feel the impact of Mercury changing direction as it comes to the end of its latest retrograde phase, you’ll assume the freedom, power and right to be as innovative as you need to be in order to create or produce something that people will find exciting and inspiring. For the past three weeks or so especially you must have found it hard to understand why people in authority have been placing unnecessary constraints on you and your way of operating. How wonderful to think that from this week onwards such restrictions need no longer apply.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Listen carefully to those who know you well as they suggest ways in which you might be able to inject energy and magnetism into a plan or project that has been allowed to become dull and ordinary. You obviously cannot go wading in and do whatever you want. But these individuals who are definitely on your side will be able to steer you in the right direction so that you can make the kind of changes and improvements that you find not only necessary but extremely exciting. The fact that the Sun is forming a positive link with Neptune should help enormously because this cosmic connection is directly influencing your work and commitments as well as your most special relationships, out of which you’re about to gain a tremendous amount of encouragement and inspiration.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Be wary of people who sound as though they want to have a great deal of say in the way in which you go about some important work or ongoing responsibilities. This is almost certainly tied in with the fact that Mars is picking a fight with Mercury and, as a result, a number of boundaries will be blurred in a way that allows these individuals to start talking as though they know a great deal more than you about the area concerned. At first you might bristle and want to defend yourself very vigorously. But actually you would be far wiser to politely and respectfully point out that you insist on being the sole operator within this area that really is yours to take care of. And that’s how it has to remain.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
The fact that you’re being directly influenced by a tie-up between Neptune and Sun does highlight that part of you that likes to achieve a great deal while keeping others in the dark about whatever it is that’s demanding your attention. However, those concerned feel abandoned and left out and you may have to explain that you’re merely playing your cards close to your chest because you don’t want to be distracted by anybody else’s opinions, thoughts or ideas. Perhaps it’s worth pointing out to those involved that you do at times value their opinions and their input. But right now you’re keen to pursue outcomes you’ve been dreaming of for some while. And you’d welcome the opportunity to prove something to yourself, about yourself. But it has to be done quietly and privately.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Quite possibly you have found it difficult to move money around or discuss certain deals or transactions with people who haven’t been especially co-operative. And if, as is likely, this has been going on since about 9 April it’s directly linked to the fact that that is the point at which Mercury changed direction and entered into its latest retrograde phase. This helps explain why communications have become fragmented and unsatisfactory. And it’s been extremely hard for you to get the co-operation you require from others in order to bring some of your ideas, schemes and dreams to fruition. That’s all about to change however as Mercury does a U-turn and begins to move forwards once more. And new ways for you to move forward, too, will present themselves to you. Any day now.