Your career horoscope for the week beginning 22nd January by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Others are keen to hear your views on a set-up or arrangement being made. And you’ll be happy to share information which you have but they don’t. The only problem is that you’re being influenced by Mercury’s liaison with Pluto which, if you’re not careful, could make your seem a little too powerful and controlling. You’ve every right to speak your mind but you would be wise not to ruffle the feathers of one or two individuals who can become extremely sensitive when they feel they are being side-lined. Remember that Pluto sometimes has a way of bringing out that bit in you that you think is strong and efficient but which can be misinterpreted as over-assertive. Take steps to ensure that, without weakening your position, you remain on reasonably good terms with everyone involved.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
At last a colleague or friend is likely to comply with you on a scheme which you hope will bring you both a great deal of satisfaction as well as financial rewards. The only problem might be that with Mars making its way into the go-getting sign of Sagittarius you will be tempted to run the whole show single-handedly. Not only would that be unfortunate for you because you would be bearing the brunt of most of whatever has to be done but neither would it be very good for the other person involved. People don’t like to feel they are being overshadowed by somebody with whom they prefer to share rights and responsibilities equally. Strive to come up with a model that works well for the two of you.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
It’s all very well for people to want to contribute to something you’re producing or creating. But you owe it to a partner or colleague to ensure that you’re all agreed on what should happen next. Uranus squaring up to Mercury this week suggests you might go against your better judgement and agree to something which, in the cold light of day, seems a little on the wild and wacky side. You should rely on the sane, sensible attitude of the person with whom you work most closely who highlights potential risks which you don’t see in the first instance. There’s no point in going along with something which might sound exciting and intriguing but which turns out to be so full of holes that it’s impossible to get it off the ground.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Mars changing signs means that you’re in for quite a lot of action. And you should perhaps use some new-found energy and enthusiasm for tasks you would normally avoid and catch up with a backlog of so much that you haven’t got round to completing. While nobody is suggesting that you have been lazy you probably would have to admit that certain everyday responsibilities have been left to take care of themselves. You are now being given an opportunity to impress those who sometimes take a rather judgmental approach to your behaviour. Why not prove that you are aware of those areas in which you need to show more commitment? You won’t win any prizes or receive any bouquets for what you do but your conscience will be eased and your critics will be silenced.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
For some while you’ve buried in the deep recesses of your mind an issue which plagues you whenever it resurfaces. And although you’ve become quite good at ignoring the issue you’ve always known that one day you would have to sort it out. This week, as Mercury colludes with Pluto in a very conscientious section of your chart you might well find yourself becoming quite willing to confront whoever it is who needs challenging on this matter. Or perhaps you’ll try to persuade the other people involved that it has to stop. Of course with Pluto involved the temptation might be to go in with all guns blazing. And that would be a mistake. Instead make sure you’re well prepared so that that you can put your case in a manner that’s authoritative but respectful.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
No matter how confident you feel about a plan or project under discussion you need to look at the finer details involved. Saturn’s link with the Sun suggests you would do well to remind yourself that this is no time to take chances. Saturn is, after all, the planet of structure and discipline. And this connection it’s making with the Sun should be highlighting the way in which you like everything to be just-so. This is especially relevant to you at the moment because you probably do have one or two areas in which you know you could make a huge difference if only you could find the time to dedicate to them. Just make sure you’re not trying to do too much and in the process cutting corners. It simply won’t work.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Much as it might wound your pride you may have to turn to friends or loved ones and ask for their support. You seem to be involved in a plan or piece of work for which you don’t have sufficient resources to bring it to its natural conclusion. Obviously you don’t like the idea of going cap in hand to other people even if you know they can be extremely helpful. Just remember that with Jupiter allied to Mercury you might be inclined to make too big a deal of this business of needing back-up. Instead, broach the subject and see whether those involved regard it as a fairly straightforward matter for them to provide you with whatever you need in the short term. Perhaps you need to trust the fact that they trust you.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Are you about to come up with a scheme which some others might regard as unorthodox?. Every now and again you do tend to be drawn towards the unconventional and the unusual, even though the people around you would prefer you to stick with the tried and tested. And certainly this week as you feel the impact of Uranus squaring up to Mercury you might well be asking yourself why you shouldn’t pursue ideas – one in particular – that you think fairly revolutionary. And with Mercury goading you into action it will be become nigh-on impossible for you to keep quiet about it. All of which is fine provided you don’t take offence when some of the other individuals involved try to change your mind. Aim for a useful, informative discussion rather than an all-out row.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Cash, investments or unpaid bills will become a topic of conversation. And although that’s not unusual, you may find that at certain points the discussion becomes quite heated. This can almost certainly be explained by the fact that you’re dealing with one particular person who holds rather strong views on the way in which money should be managed. And although you would normally remain quite patient and tolerant with this individual you are being impacted by Mercury aligning itself with Pluto and bringing out a rather strong-willed, vocal side of you. There’s nothing wrong with that of course provided you get the facts right and you’re not deemed to be high-handed or offensive. Remember that it always pays to be on good terms with those with whom you hope to collaborate on something one day.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Right now, with ruling planet Saturn slowly making its way through your sign you might feel especially enthusiastic about putting things straight in terms of the way in which some aspects of your life are run. This could apply especially to your finances, other assets and resources and some aspect of your work or professional life. This week, as the Sun makes a special connection to Saturn you will almost certainly feel driven to step in and insist that in one or two areas in particular people do things in the way that you want. True, they might find it unreasonable of you to address them in this way because you may sound a little too bossy. So soften your tone but certainly don’t back away from telling others that something has to change.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Instinctively you’ll know how to handle a financial or work-related matter which some others don’t fully understand. Cosmic activity in an insightful section of your chart suggests you’ll feel as though you’re in close touch with whatever is going on in this area of your life. But you need to be a little bit careful because you’re being impacted by the way in which Venus is connecting with Neptune, planet of fantasy and illusion, over the next few days. As a result you might think that you are far more advanced in your thinking with regard to this strategy than is actually the case. Of course nobody is suggesting that you don’t know your stuff but you must avoid letting Neptune persuade you that you have all the answers up your sleeve. You probably don’t.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Now is the time to admit that you’ve been fighting shy of being drawn into territory in which you haven’t wanted to play a part. You’ve had it in your mind, for some reason or another, that you’d be a misfit or you wouldn’t be sufficiently competent to make much of a contribution. This week however that’s all about to change. And this has a lot to do with the fact that on Friday Mars, the planet of action, goes roaring into a very dynamic part of your chart. It’s one that governs the way you’re seen in the world and how you apply yourself to even the most complex professional or practical challenges. And you have to trust the fact that when you do step forward to take up a strong position, you’ll shine.