Your career horoscope for the week commencing 24th July by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Seize the opportunity to disclose to workmates, peers or employers your views regarding the way in which some important areas of responsibility are being managed. You may well think that there’s room for improvement, in which case you have a responsibility to say as much. On the other hand, you might be very impressed with whatever’s been going on and would like to congratulate those who’ve done such a good job. The really important thing about this situation is that you have to allow Mercury, as it changes signs, to remind you that you have a lot to contribute to a set-up in which everybody involved benefits from honest, open exchanges of ideas and information. For some reason you’ve been silent for too long. Now it’s time to change all that.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Someone is likely to start laying down rules about the way in which finances or certain business negotiations are handled. And although you won’t object to that in principle you might start to question one or two factors which make very little sense as far as you’re concerned. You’re born under a sign that’s linked to solid foundations and a conventional approach to life. And with Venus, your ruler, opposed by Saturn you will resent the interference of anybody who suggests that your tactics and techniques are outdated and virtually redundant. Do whatever is necessary to show that your ways of working continue to bring the best possible outcomes. Can this person prove that it would be beneficial to go in for some fundamental – possibly risky – changes to the way you function? Probably not.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
With Venus moving into Cancer you’ll be inclined to revisit areas connected to your work, property or career and ask yourself whether there are more profitable and practical ways of going about things. And that’s fine except that colleagues or friends might pick up on the fact that you’re wondering whether to re-think the areas involved. And, as a result, they’ll start to panic. You’re dealing with the kind of people who resist change unless it can be proved to them beyond any shadow of doubt that there are enormous benefits involved if old, tried-and-tested techniques are abandoned and replaced with something more modern. Hold on to the fact that your instincts are strong and you are excellent at deciding whether or not one way of operating really is more advantageous and beneficial than another.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Sometimes you have a tendency to say more than is necessary when faced with a challenging situation. And this week you might be dealing with developments impacting your career, reputation or earning capacity. With Mercury allied to Uranus in a very optimistic way you might think that it’s perfectly okay for you to rage vociferously against things if it seems you’ll be disadvantaged by whatever is going on. Or, it could be that you’ll be able to tap into the thinking of those people who want to bring about some innovative changes. And, if you approve of what they’re proposing, you might find yourself becoming uncharacteristically devoted to their cause. Perhaps you should step back and work out what’s most likely to happen in the next few weeks. And only then speak from the heart.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Not far away there are people who can’t bear to talk about money. And you’ll be thinking that this means you need to confront these individuals who should be able to help keep everything running smoothly and profitably. This is linked to the way in which Mercury is leaving your sign, entering Virgo and persuading you that you have to get some difficult messages across. But first, you should perhaps stop and ask yourself why you’re having to act in this way while a number of other people are sitting back and doing very little. It’s possible that you need to share some of this responsibility with one or two others who sometimes have a habit of leaning on you rather too heavily. Everybody needs to be reminded that you’re not a machine.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Venus in Gemini does imply that you have a very good sense of what work or financial undertakings are worth exploring. You can very quickly evaluate a situation and assess its potential in terms of what profits it might generate and how much fulfilment you’ll get out of involving yourself with it. This week, however, with Venus opposed by Saturn, you’ll begin to realise that relatives, friends or loved ones seem intent on interfering and trying to force you to take on board their views on how a deal or transaction should be handled from this point on. You won’t like to be challenged and you probably should use this as an excuse to make it clear to those involved that they’re overstepping the mark. You should insist that they back off and keep quiet.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Be glad Venus is on your side this week as it moves into Cancer and therefore exerts a great deal of influence over the section of your chart that governs your long-term future and how you’re perceived by the great big world outside,. You might have to admit that you’ve been wondering recently whether you are in the right place, doing all the right things. The wonderful thing about this move being made by Venus is that it will encourage you to revaluate much of what you’ve been working on in a way that makes it quite clear that you’ve had more success than you seem to think. Okay, so your name hasn’t been shouted from the rooftops. But much of what you’ve accomplished has real worth and meaning. And that’s something to celebrate.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
It might well be time for you to exhibit a determined, assertive part of yourself that some other people have rarely, if ever, experienced in the past. The fact that the Sun is allied to Mars at a very significant point in your chart does hint at the possibility that you’ve been wondering whether other people think you’re a bit of a push-over. Deep down you know that not to be the case. But you also realise that the individuals concerned do like to see themselves as wheeler-dealers who sometimes try to manipulate colleagues, friends or associates who don’t always seem able to stand up for themselves. And you are going to disabuse them of the idea that you’re putty in their hands, aren’t you? Pretty quickly, if you’re wise.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
For reasons best known to yourself, you seem to have decided not to talk openly about your plans to steer yourself in a new and different direction work-wise or in relation to your financial affairs. You might even have put certain things in place so that you can make this shift in direction that’s been at the back of your mind for some while. And over the next few days you’ll reassess the situation and decide there’s much to be said for being far more open and transparent than usual. The fact that Mercury’s moving to a very decisive and potent point in your chart should give you the confidence and the wherewithal to share with people you trust some of the facts and figures revolving around whatever scheme or idea you’re close to implementing.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Inspired by comments made by someone you trust or a glimpse of a set-up you’d like to have for yourself you’re likely to starting thinking about rearranging your work life. Or perhaps you’ll decide you should be taking better care of yourself, because you haven’t had enough fun and relaxation recently. Whichever the case may be, you’ll be impacted by Venus opposing Saturn. A quiet, but insistent, voice in the back of your mind will remind you that if you’re going to make any major changes to your life you must check all the important details, every step of the way. After all, Saturn will be raising questions that seep into your thinking, quite out of the blue. Make sure you have answer to every possible development that has the capacity to hinder your progress.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Others may sound quite sceptical when they hear of the ways in which you intend approaching a whole series of responsibilities or work matters which have been landed upon you for some reason. Your thinking won’t be in line with what they have in mind. But you mustn’t give way to their negative comments. It’s important that you stay strong. And to do that you should capitalise on Venus moving into the most conscientious and hard-working section of your chart. Remember that with Venus the planet of values backing you all the way, you’ll be the one who can best decide what is or is not worth doing. You certainly won’t allow yourself to be sent on a wild goose chase or invest in anything that might not yield a healthy return.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Although they don’t mean to criticise you or sound negative, peers or companions may suggest you’re introducing too many new concepts and innovative ideas into some of your routine work and responsibilities. They are reckoning without the boost you are being given by Uranus as it joins forces in a very productive way with Mercury. As a result you’ll see innovative new means by which to bring about outcomes which are far more exciting, meaningful and profitable than you’ve experienced in the past. And yes, you should be able to prove that every now and again you and people like you need to bring innovation and imagination into territory in which it is all too easy to play a safe game and do things as they’ve always been done before. Be bold, take chances