Your career horoscope for the week commencing 24th April by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Having been forced to juggle your finances or rethink a career or business arrangement you should be pleased with the eventual outcome. This might provide you with a new and very different template in terms of the way in which you manage some complex areas of your life. And it could have a lot to do with the way in which you have sometimes allowed others to insist – perhaps quite heavy-handedly – that you do things their way rather than follow your own sixth sense. This week’s New Moon is encouraging you to have far more confidence in all that you know and everything you’ve experienced in the past. It’s time to stop underestimating yourself and your talents. And anyone who thinks otherwise should quickly be told that nothing they say will change your mind.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
It’s possible that you have steered yourself away from an arrangement that might have the potential to bring you some money or a sense of fulfilment. Why? Because you’ve been afraid of over-committing yourself or becoming a casualty of someone or something you cannot quite understand. This week you should look forward to achieving greater clarity on this matter because of Mercury being befriended by Saturn and helping you calculate exactly what it might cost you if things were to go wrong and how such eventualities can be avoided. Be glad that Saturn is able to show you how to operate in a much more structured and organised way than has been the case recently. And that’s how you can almost certainly make the most of an idea or offer about to come your way.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Perhaps you’re wondering why you allow workmates, peers or employers to influence you when you’re trying to make decisions affecting an investment or piece of work. You mustn’t panic or start to accuse yourself of being weak-willed or over-compliant. Your lack of certainty will turn out to be a very short-lived experience because you’re about to feel the impact of the Moon leaving your sign and making its way into Cancer. And by the time this happens on Sunday 30 April you’ll realise that your instincts and intuition are becoming so powerful that you feel very strongly that you’re the one who is meant to handle important decisions and that whatever choices you make will be spot-on. Once again it’s all about having the confidence to go with whatever feels right to you.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Much as you might relish the idea of taking on a challenging new role or project it will become very important for you to pace yourself quite carefully. Fortunately, you do have Venus moving into the most potent sector of your chart which suggests that you’ll naturally establish a sense of balance and rationale with whatever you’re doing. This should mean that even at those points at which you’re tempted to push yourself extremely hard to get the best possible results there’ll be a small voice at the back of your mind telling you that your health and well-being count for far more than making a profit or enhancing your reputation. Yes, by all means strive to succeed. But promise yourself you won’t expect so much of yourself that you buckle under the strain.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Has it seemed to you recently that it’s perfectly okay to go drifting along with an arrangement or set-up that causes you very few, if any, problems while bringing you enough satisfaction to keep you fairly happy? This is all about to change as the New Moon brings into focus the highest and most powerful point of your chart. And this means that you’ll suddenly see how important it is for you to adopt a new and fairly revolutionary approach to an area of your life through which you make money, create a sense of security and certainty or perhaps place yourself in a pretty bright spotlight. No longer will it be enough for you to remain in a comfortable rut – you’ll crave something different, daring and exciting. And you really should go for it.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Put everything you’ve got into a joint venture or a set of ideas dreamed up between yourself and a colleague, friend or associate. But don’t be disappointed if a little further down the line the two of you have rather different views on the way certain details should be managed. Remember that you’re being impacted by Mercury, your ruler, befriending Uranus and inspiring you to become rather more free-thinking and original than you sometimes are. And although this might be good for you it could be slightly uncomfortable for the other person with whom you are co-operating so as to produce something that’s advantageous to the two of you. Be patient. You are likely to be dealing with someone who is in some ways slightly behind you. Don’t come across as aggressive, controlling or self-seeking.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
In a bid to ensure that an exciting venture or project stands the greatest possible chance of success you’ll consider inviting a workmate or friend to join forces with you. And that’s fine except that you will have to remind yourself every now and again that you have probably grown used to being your own boss as it were, within certain areas. And this week’s New Moon is about to underline the fact that the rights and responsibilities of each of you must be defined very clearly. The fact that there’s a New Moon occurring in the partnerships section of your chart does suggest that you’re ready to cooperate and collaborate with this individual in a very positive way. But nothing must be left to chance. Everything has to be agreed and signed off.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Colleagues, friends or associates will feel the need to work out the financial implications of working with you on something of benefit to all concerned. You, on the other hand, will feel that they cannot put a price on many aspects of what’s going on and that so much of what could be possible depends on goodwill, co-operation and mutual respect. The fact that Venus is moving into Aries – and the most conscientious section of your chart – this week could be a considerable help to you because it will remind you that honesty, dignity and loyalty can provide the perfect background against which you can develop something of great worth. Venus should also encourage you to initiate frank and open discussions about what you’re all doing and how you should go about it.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
If, as is likely, you’re tiring of a set-up with which you are far too familiar you will find yourself fantasising about a new and different approach with which you can achieve similar – or perhaps better – results. And with a New Moon occurring in the solid sign of Taurus it’s almost certainly time for you to deconstruct a framework which has now become rather dated or even redundant and rebuild it in a more functional and modern way. You’re absolutely right in thinking that tactics and techniques of the past need to be replaced with something new. You don’t have to take unnecessary risks or do anything unethical, dishonest or unsafe. But you really do have to break away from the old and well-worn as a new stage of your life opens up before you.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
One part of you will want to invest heavily in a venture about which the jury seems to be out. There will also be another part of you however that is inclined to fight shy of anything slightly risky or likely to leave you feeling embarrassed and inadequate. For this reason it’s very important that you take into account the way in which Jupiter, at a potent point in your chart, forms a positive link with the Moon at the weekend. By this time you’ll begin to realise that you’re developing a very clear sense of what you should and shouldn’t do. And you mustn’t let financial rewards or other incentives affect your decision-making process once you have realised what is the best course of action for you. Stay with whatever seems to make sense.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
People might become excited about the prospect of seeing you moving to a challenging new area and perhaps even make quite a name for yourself. But you shouldn’t be surprised if one or two individuals who are extremely dear to you feel rather differently about all this and start to say that they’d prefer you to remain where you are, doing what you’ve done for some while. You mustn’t forget that this week’s New Moon occupies the section of your chart linked to your home, family and familiar surroundings. So it might be hard to think about going against the wishes of those who love you. However, you do need to move on, reassuring those closest to you that it won’t be long before you return and that you’ll never be very far away.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Not everyone will appreciate the true worth of a plan or venture about which you’ll soon become extremely keen. But with Venus the planet of worth and values moving into Aries you are about to see very clearly that there’s a lot to be gained from concentrating hard on this idea which could almost certainly bring about a sizeable turnover and generous profits for you and whoever else is concerned. You will have to be ready to manage the doubts and fears of one or two of your cohort who lack your competence, drive and determination in this area. Again Venus can help you in that it will remind you that kindness and understanding are far more likely to bring results than sarcastic remarks or a lot of screaming and shouting.