Your career horoscope for the week commencing 20th November by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
News concerning a team project, partnership or shared endeavour will lift your spirits quite substantially. And you’ll start to become extremely optimistic about how much progress could be made within an area which has previously proved difficult to conquer. Certainly with Venus making a connection to Pluto you’ll also be able to calculate very quickly how much you and the other people concerned should be able to make if all goes well. You obviously won’t want to come across as over-acquisitive but you must be realistic and keep reminding yourself that you, like everybody else, have bills to pay and you cannot afford to work for nothing. Look forward to the point at which the other people involved show how pleased and relieved they are that you are on board.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Having strived to make sense of a joint operation involving property, money or your profession, you are about to look for another means of achieving what you want. In fact, the answer is not far away. And the fact that the Sun this week moves into Sagittarius means that it will be lighting up the section of your chart that governs all manner of shared activities. Look around and you’ll find that there are one or two people who will be very keen to collaborate with you in order to accomplish something creative and worthwhile. Have no doubt about the fact that you can capitalise on having the support of whoever it is who is willing to pool their resources with yours. But you will have to be the one to make the important decisions.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Be careful not to give anybody the impression that you expect to make a killing with your latest venture. You’ve been keen to get this idea off the ground for some while. And you’re reaching a point where you’ll feel that all the necessary research and development has been covered. So you will soon begin to talk very animatedly about how well it should all work. The problem is that with Jupiter forming a sharp link with Mercury you might be perceived as so positive and optimistic about it all that you could be misinterpreted as having huge expectations of how much money should come rolling in. Don’t let Jupiter encourage you to puff out your chest as though you’re assuming you’ll become rich overnight when you shouldn’t actually be thinking any such thing.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Refuse to be discouraged by a group of individuals who seem determined to prove that your means of approaching a particular project is unrealistic. For some reason they have serious doubts about whatever you have in mind. But they’re reckoning without the impact that a Mercury-Uranus link will be having on you when it occurs over the weekend. The build-up to this very positive cosmic connection should find you at your most inventive and self-confident as you tell yourself that you’re the one who knows best when it comes to this area in which you intend to do very well. Just remember that Uranus does have a way of persuading you to pull a few tricks out of the bag when you have a point to make. Just make sure that these tricks are foolproof.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Loved ones, friends or relative seem to want to spend more quality time with you. They may insist that they have your best interests at heart, But it seems that they do sometimes resent those times when you make your first priority your profession or your place in the wider world. This week especially, as Pluto collaborates with Venus, you have the opportunity to talk to those involved about how much it means to you to be able to focus on your on-going commitments. And this needn’t mean that those around you are left feeling abandoned – so long as you make it your business to include them in what you’re doing when it’s appropriate and, when it’s not, to make it clear that they’re still very much in your heart and mind.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Initially you might think it’s not your responsibility to keep colleagues or associates educated and well-informed regarding an area of work in which you have more experience than they do. However, you’ll soon begin to feel the impact of Mercury connecting to Uranus. And this will persuade you that you should be able to find an innovative way of getting these people on board and helping them see that, between you, it should be possible to create or produce something pleasing and worthwhile. As you become more enthusiastic about collaborating with these individuals you’ll come up with all sorts of ways in which to help them realise that there are benefits available to everyone involved if you and they put your heads together and enjoy what should turn out to be an extremely valuable exercise.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
At times like this you sometimes wonder whether people are being unfair on you when they criticise your work or other areas of achievement quite harshly. What you perhaps don’t realise is that you have been going through a somewhat wacky phase. This is connected to Neptune having been retrograde or appearing to travel backwards for quite some while. That is about to change as you feel the impact of Neptune slowly grinding to a halt, doing a U-turn and beginning to move forwards through your chart once more. Will the effect of this be immediately obvious? Probably not. But little by little you will find that your input with regard to certain plans and projects is appreciated much more and you feel that you are on the same wavelength as the other people involved.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
It seems that many of your dealings involving cash, investments or your assets and resources have been managed by someone who likes to take control. For much of the time you don’t mind too much because, quite frankly, it saves you having to be the one in charge. Now, as you feel the impact of the Sun leaving your sign and entering Sagittarius, you’ll be keen to take on greater responsibility for some of the practicalities of life which have been delegated to this individual who’s been in charge up until now. This needn’t be a problem but with the Sun making this move you’ll be far less willing to stand back and let money-related, property or professional matters be taken care of without much input from yourself. Enjoy getting back into the driving seat.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
When you are first confronted by an issue you haven’t had to deal with before you might wonder whether you’ll be able to manage it. However, yours is a very self-assured sign and once you get into any unfamiliar areas you soon find your way around them. This should certainly be the case this week because Pluto is linked with Venus. So your assets and skills are being brought to the fore as well as your ability to dig deep and come up with some inspired ideas on how to get things done. Don’t make the mistake of pushing other people around to achieve the right outcomes, however. There’s a lot you can do for yourself and by yourself. And you certainly don’t have to treat anyone close by as a servant or a run-around.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
People might be clamouring to help you as they discover that you have a number of new challenges to deal with. And certainly with Venus making a positive link to Mars you’ll appreciate the fact that they’re talking about providing the kind of skills and experience that will be very useful to you. But you might just have to make sure in your own mind that these individuals are doing it for all the right reasons. Perhaps you’ll start wondering whether they’re being governed by self-interest and they think there’s something in it for them if they’re seen to be collaborating with you. That uncomfortable feeling at the back of your mind that you are being taken for granted needs to be fleshed out before you come to any firm agreement with those concerned.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Over the past few weeks and months there might have been times when you’ve been tempted to handle your financial affairs in a rather unconventional way. It’s possible that you’ve seen it as being inventive and inspired – but it hasn’t always done you any favours. And people watching from the sidelines have no doubt wanted to tell you that you might have been better off if you were to play a safe game and handle anything of a money-related or professional nature along the same lines that they follow. This week you’ll begin to understand why they have felt this way because Neptune, the planet of illusion and delusion, is changing direction and beginning to move forwards again. You can expect to be able to differentiate between what is creative and what is simply impractical.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
How exciting to think that you’re about to be introduced to a property, financial or professional set-up that allows you to be at your most innovative. And, more than that, you’ll be in a position to broadcast a lot of your good news to people who have a genuine interest in what you do and how you do it. The fact that Mercury, at a powerful point in your chart, is collaborating with Uranus is behind all of this. And you must capitalise on having the opportunity to not only do things in your own way while flouting the restrictions of some out-dated tactics and techniques, but you’ll also enjoy discussing these matters with those individuals with whom you like to share your news. And they have some interesting and valuable input to offer.