Your career horoscope for the week commencing 21st November 2016 by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
With the best will in world you are unlikely to be able to persuade the person closest to you that you need to spend more time working – or, as some might describe it, slaving away within a set-up that takes a lot out of you but gives very little back. You’ll feel especially driven because Jupiter is squaring up to Venus. So you’re being impacted by a cosmic clash which is exaggerating your need to please, to be seen to work hard and to achieve more than anybody else. But this of course does you very little good. Yes, you could get results that are deemed outstanding by others. But what are you sacrificing in return? Think very carefully about whether your priorities are somewhat askew when it comes to your ongoing responsibilities or profession.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
At times you might wonder whether you’re doing the lion’s share of the work while a partner or colleague appears to do very little by comparison. But before you take issue with the person concerned you should look closely at what you actually produce or create. Are you really way out in front when you compare your output with that of whoever else is involved? The fact that Mercury is allied to Saturn in the section of your chart that’s all about partnerships and shared endeavours might help you. It should provide you with the incentive to make very accurate assessments of your achievements to see whether you genuinely have something to complain about in terms of being overworked and under-acknowledged. It’s quite possible that you’re not as put-upon and over-burdened as you sometimes think.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
You must avoid letting it go to your head if and when you’re told that you’re likely to be given the power or the position that enables you to handle the financial aspect of work you’re doing with others. Yes ,it will be an honour. And with it will come quite a lot of responsibility. So remember that this week you’re being affected by the way in which Pluto is allied to Venus. Anything to do with cash-flow, investments or banking might bring out a streak in you that’s tempted to become a little bossy or dictatorial. And you don’t want that. So make sure you can justify whatever decisions you make and whatever actions you take, especially if it involves giving other people orders and instructions. You cannot afford to be seen as heavy-handed.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Uranus is joining forces with Mercury during the coming week. And this might encourage you to join forces with colleagues, friends or companions who are similar to you in that they sometimes enjoy working in a rather unconventional, unusual way. The reason this could have such a great deal of appeal for you over the next few days is that Uranus is the planet of the unexpected. And you seem to have grown weary of methods and routines that you’ve been expected to adhere to recently. So by all means listen out for ideas that will stretch your thinking and enable you to grow and to explore. But remember you cannot abandon entirely the policies of those people who are ultimately running the show. Yes, be inspired and adventurous but always remain respectful and responsible.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
It’s a pity that you’ve felt recently that too much has been expected of you work-wise. It’s likely to have left you with an unpleasant taste in your mouth, especially if you haven’t been able to express your views. And you’ll want to do something about it. But you must be careful because you’re being affected by a run-in between Pluto and Jupiter which suggests that things could become a little too heated and disruptive unless you keep your emotions in check. Do remember that yours is one of the fire signs after all. So there are times when you become a little bit more heated than you should. This could be a very good time for you to practise self-discipline and prove that you can initiate tricky conversations without anything getting out of hand.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Make the most of having Uranus cranking things up in the section of your chart that governs partnerships and joint ventures. And be especially productive and creative as the weekend draws near because this is the point at which Uranus makes a connection with Mercury. As a result you should be able to come up with some very persuasive words with which to convince colleagues or associates that you should all focus on something that’s slightly unusual but which holds a lot of promise as far as you’re concerned. Almost certainly you have had to conform to other people’s ideas rather more than you would have chosen recently. So here’s your chance to put forward some innovative suggestions with which you should be able to really make your mark and feel valued.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Initially you might have felt rather sad and sorry that a scheme or dream has never been given the chance to materialise in the way that you would have chosen. But now you’re probably realising that there were not sufficiently strong, solid foundations to provide a grounded basis to whatever idea you and others were trying to develop. And you’re guaranteed to think along more practical lines now that Neptune has begun to move forwards once more after a long period of appearing to travel backwards, or retrograde, as it’s known. This suggests that you’re ready to abandon a way of thinking that was somewhat over the top and unworkable. Enjoy letting pragmatism seep into whatever you’re doing and begin to feel that everything is beginning to take shape in the way that it should.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
This week you’ll realise it’s all very well for colleagues or friends to throw caution to the wind and go about things in a haphazard or cavalier fashion. But who’ll pick up the pieces and put things back together again if it all goes wrong? You. For some reason you’ve found yourself doing lots of tidying up around colleagues, friends or even people in authority who haven’t approached complex situations with enough care and diligence. And with Uranus allied to Mercury you’ll feel ready to point out to those involved that not only have they wasted time but they’ve also risked losing quite a lot of money or letting certain assets and resources go to waste. You’re perfectly entitled to complain and hope to alter the thinking of those who really should know better.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Resist the temptation to put money and other resources into projects being handled by people who lack whatever it takes to make such things work successfully. Remember, Pluto is encouraging you to take on a little too much responsibility. And as it squares up to Jupiter towards the end of the week you might feel it’s your duty to steer certain of your workmates or friends in a direction that really is a little too advanced for them. This is largely because Jupiter is of course the planet of excess and you’ll feel that everything has to be done a really big, expansive way. But you would be far wiser to take things slowly and carefully and not risk suffering waste, loss or disappointment if and when things fail or shudder to a halt.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
No matter how enthusiastic you feel about challenges coming your way, you must resist the temptation to take on so much work and responsibility that you dread rather than enjoy whatever you’re expected to do. It’s crucial that you keep reminding yourself that this week you’re feeling the effects of Jupiter, at right angles to Pluto, creating a lot of resistance in those who should be supporting you in some way. At first you’ll want to take them to task, especially as Pluto begins to bring out your angry – perhaps even power-crazy – streak. But hopefully you’ll begin to see that if you do become over-assertive you could easily distort the way you’re perceived by others so that they end up seeing you as a trouble-maker than the hard-working, dedicated individual you are.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
The Moon is approaching the highest point in your chart so you might become a little bit jittery whenever you think about work or duties. There’s no need to suffer from heightened anxiety over this because you wouldn’t have been asked to take on such responsibilities unless you were equipped to do so. But as we know the Moon sometimes highlights that small, nervous part of us that keep us on red alert and never quite allows us to relax even though there’s no real reason why we shouldn’t feel fully confident and able to do whatever is expected of us. Remember, you’re good at what you do. And the Moon moves swiftly through the heavens and through your chart. Refuse to succumb to negative feelings about yourself and your abilities. They’re completely ill-founded.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
People may not quite understand why you suddenly decide to take such a tough line with regard to areas of activity which have appeared to be fairly relaxed up until now. What no-one realises is that, although you haven’t wanted to spoil anybody’s fun, you’ve gradually found that you’re going to have to be a bit tougher and let everyone see that you mean business. You’ll need to spell out the way in which things must be done and make it known that there are targets and deadlines that have to be met. Never forget that Saturn’s tie-up with Mercury suggests you can get even the most difficult message across in a way that works brilliantly and you’ll soon bring about the kind of outcomes of which everybody can be extremely proud.