Your career horoscope for the week commencing 22nd May by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
As you prepare to roll up your sleeves and embark on a demanding but extremely inspiring plan or project you must make sure that you have the backing of those who know you best. It would be a great pity if, once you’ve made an energetic start, you’re beset by constant complaints and niggling little comments made by people who feel that once again you’ve short-changed them by being constantly on duty. With Pluto challenging Venus it’s quite likely that you’ll be reminded of other occasions in the past when you’ve put your work, reputation or financial situation before everything and everybody else. Yes, you may feel these accusations are unjustified. Even so, those involved need the kind of discussion with you that will help clear up such matters once and for all.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
If you’re honest with yourself you probably will have to admit that you’ve allowed yourself to be lulled into a false sense of security with regard to a financial or business arrangement which is now in desperate need of review. You’ve probably told yourself that there’s nothing of any great relevance or importance that needs urgent attention. But if you look closely at one or two of the details involved you’ll quickly realise that things mustn’t be allowed to continue as they are. This is being emphasised by the way in which the New Moon in Gemini is urging you to enter into talks with those people who should be able to advise you and help you plan a new strategy or framework which will serve your purposes in the best way possible.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
No-one could blame you for wanting to add inventiveness and imagination to a work-related or financial set-up which you feel has become tired and staid. But you must remember that Neptune the planet of fantasies is hovering over the most ambitious sector of your chart. And as a result you sometimes assume you can go charging into new ideas and ways of operating for which you lack the appropriate experience or training. There’s nothing wrong with stretching yourself to the limit. But with Neptune allied to Mercury you must take great care not to get caught up in magical thinking and start telling yourself that nothing is impossible. It would be a great pity if you were to embark on something fairly major without being fully prepared and sure of your ground.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Part of you would like to rethink the ways in which you’re meant to manage your on-going commitments. The problem is that some of the people around you tend to stick with what is known and familiar to them. And they would be directly impacted by any changes you put into place. This is especially important this week as Saturn is opposing Mars and as it does so it’s bringing to the surface memories of the way in which things have gone awry in the past when some new thinking has been put into place without all the right checks and balances having been undertaken. At a time like this there can be no short cuts. If you’re going to replace old ideas with new ones you have to do everything as meticulously as possible.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Try not to be nervous if friends, colleagues or companions pick holes in your latest plans as you start talking about them. Remember that some of the people around you envy your positive approach to unfamiliar territory. They might wonder where you find the enthusiasm and courage to explore and experiment while they themselves prefer to remain on safe ground. And this is especially relevant this week as you’re being impacted by Mercury’s positive link with Neptune and you’re likely to be describing schemes and dreams that sound fanciful, unrealistic and over-ambitious. Let these people have their opinions and refuse to feel irritated by their comments. They simply lack your imagination. And it will be up to you to prove that you do know what you’re talking about no matter what others think and say.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
By now you’re probably growing tired of having to listen to several different versions of the same story. And it might be time to ask yourself whether you need to rethink your situation. Is it time to make a fresh start whereby you can establish yourself as someone who is serious about work or other commitments you take on and you don’t need to be subjected to a constant barrage of views and opinions you find difficult to believe or respect? The fact that the New Moon’s occurring in Gemini indicates that this is your chance to let people see that you now intend to work at the pace that suits you and pay no attention to those who seem likely to offer unwelcome viewpoints rather than leave you alone. It has to change. Soon.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
It’s likely that you’ve been stalling for time rather than commit yourself to something put forward by those suggesting that you and they cooperate with one another to bring about a particular result. Perhaps you’re slightly nervous when it comes to how daring, creative and innovative this project should be. Yes, you’ll be thrilled to think about creating something highly original, especially as Neptune and Mercury are urging you to let go of some of your doubts and fears. But your sensible streak will encourage you to insist on seeing facts and figures that haven’t yet been presented to you. And you’re absolutely right not to take another step forward until you have some concrete evidence of how things are likely to turn out in the end and what is the projected cost.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Somebody full of good intentions will offer unsolicited advice on how you might handle your cash flow, investments or a particular piece of financial wheeling and dealing. Quite why you resent it as much as you do won’t be easy to understand, at first. But you mustn’t let that bring out in you a fiery, aggressive streak as you begin to reject whatever guidance is being given to you. With Mars opposed by Saturn you won’t want anybody to cross boundaries which you keep in place because there’s a part of you that’s rather secretive and solitary. You don’t always want to be involved in a team or group venture when you’re in the mood to act for yourself, by yourself. And there’s nothing wrong with saying exactly that, provided you do it politely.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Pluto agitating one of the financial sections of your chart mustn’t be allowed to unnerve you. However, you must face the fact that people will be scrutinising the ways in which you’re handling certain business, property or creative interests. You’re likely to feel that these individuals are determining ways in which you’re meant to move forward when, in fact, you have every confidence in yourself and your way of operating. And with Pluto squaring up to Venus you’ll become quite resentful of the fact that the value of what you’re doing will be brought into question by one or two especially critical individuals who think they can call all the shots. They cannot. And you need to say as much, using a combination of power and politeness to get your message across firmly but clearly.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
For quite some while you must have known you would need to break away from a working arrangement or set-up which has become comfortable but outdated. And now you’re becoming more objective about where you need to head for next. The New Moon in the flexible, mobile sign of Gemini means you are beginning to realise how necessary it is for somebody like you to be on the move from time to time. And it just so happens that this New Moon is highlighting the part of your chart that encourages you to be conscientious and mindful at those points at which you really want to turn over a new leaf in some way. You know what you should be doing. Just make sure that you do it to the very best of your ability.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Loved ones, friends or workmates will show interest in the way in which you’re handling finances, property or business matters. And Neptune allied to Mercury at the weekend does imply that you’ll want to respond to them in a way that makes your strategies seem highly original, daring and in some ways quite extraordinary. You will have to pull back however and resist the temptation to make things sound more dramatic and intriguing than they actually are. Remember, Neptune is the planet of illusion and delusion. And under the spell of Mercury you might convince yourself that you can take all sorts of risks at the moment and get away with it. But that would be a mistake. So stick to what is known, reliable, and predictable – at least for the next week or two.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
With Saturn hovering over the highest point in your chart you may have felt restricted and restrained in terms of business propositions, financial transactions, property or career matters. You’ve no doubt felt desperate to go about things in a rather more unorthodox way than usual. But someone or something has always stood in your path. This week especially, with Saturn being opposed by Mars, you’ll have to contain yourself and not be tempted to strike out at whoever it is who’s urging you to stick to rules and regulations. It’s essential that you are seen as reasonable, cooperative and compliant, at least until somebody in a strong position gives you a green light and it becomes obvious that you can afford to break with convention. And that will happen sooner than you think.