Your career horoscope for the week commencing 25th December by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Enjoy the feeling that some complicated developments can now be integrated into a set-up which at one point seemed to be doomed to fail. But don’t think you have to rush and try to get everything in the right place overnight. You’re feeling the impact of Venus making its way into the section of your chart that governs your reputation, image and ambition. So you must listen to an inner voice urging you to think long and hard about how you’re going to capitalise on having other people now making it clear to you that there’s no need for you and them to feel defeated about the ways things are going. Once again logical, peace-loving Venus is going to show you the true value of taking things slowly and deliberately.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
For some reason you’ll feel you still need to open up discussions about money, work or a long-term plan. You obviously won’t need to leap into action immediately. But Mercury making its way through the partnerships section of your chart will cause you to wonder every now and again whether or not you’ve got the right people on side. And if so, when’s the best time to negotiate some of the finer points with them. Do remember that Mercury is forming a link with Jupiter at the weekend. So it might be a good idea to do nothing until the beginning of next week – at the very earliest. You don’t want Jupiter to encourage you to swing into action too soon or too vigorously and frighten one or two people off in the process.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Sooner or later you will need to broach a professional or money-related issue with people with whom you are involved. And that’s fine, especially as you now have Venus the planet of balance making its way through Capricorn and helping you remain calm and collected whenever you’re dealing with business or finances. And when you are ready to think seriously about your on-going commitments once more, you might remind yourself how useful it is to be able to get your point across in a way that sounds firm but fair. You might even consider an approach involving something that’s known as radical candour. It’s a way of showing that although you don’t want to be perceived as a tyrant or a bully you’re certainly not going to be treated as a pushover.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Challenging territory will beckon. After all, you’ve probably come to the end of the road in one sense in that a plan or project with which you’ve been involved should soon be moving into its final stages. As you become more and more caught up in what the next move will be you might need to accept that it would be better to work with or alongside others rather than attempt everything single-handedly. And Mercury linked with Pluto as the New Year gets under way means it would be a good idea to listen to the advice of someone close and perhaps accept offers of help. Don’t let Pluto convince you that you personally have everything required to succeed in your next venture without input from others. That’s not how it is right now.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Awkward though it may be, you need to let one or two people know that you’ll want them to help in some way if you are expected to continue to achieve as much in a particular area as you have done recently. With the New Year about to get under way you should look at your regular workload and ask yourself whether you are comfortable with the prospect of doing as much, or perhaps even more, throughout 2018. The reason you’ll be thinking along these lines has a lot to do with the fact that Venus is now making its way through Capricorn which is the sign that governs your everyday working commitments but also your approach to self-care. You’ve quite a lot to think about over the next week or two.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
There’s one part of you that will want to look at upcoming financial or business arrangements through a very conventional lens, without taking any chances. But there’s also another part of you that craves ingenuity and originality. And this is being triggered by the Moon forming a link with Uranus mid-week and directly impacting the section of your chart that governs partnerships and shared endeavours. The best thing you can do is to bounce your slightly unorthodox ideas off whoever else is involved and see whether you and they can afford to take a risk and do something innovative and creative. Provided you’re all on the same page it’s worth pooling your resources and enjoying the process of breaking with convention and introducing into your lives something exciting and different.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
While you are able to take a bit of a back seat and not feel obliged to be the main driver when it comes to some aspects of your work or profession, you should enjoy the break. Even so, when you have downed tools there will obviously be thoughts and ideas occurring to you with regard to your approach to certain situations when things return to normal, work-wise. And the fact that Neptune is allied to Mars seems to suggest that you’ll begin to think about a scheme or dream which, if you could pull it off, could bring you acclaim, rewards and recognition. Do take great care not to let Neptune delude you into thinking things will be easier and more straightforward than is likely to be the case.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Don’t be afraid to challenge colleagues or associates querying the amount of time, effort and money you think should be invested in a project or idea that you’re planning to proceed with early in the New Year. Conversations on this subject might crop up quite naturally and easily. And that’s fine. But Mercury making a connection with Jupiter suggests that there will be differences of opinion when it comes to quite a few of the crucial details involved. And if you feel Jupiter encouraging you to be rather more extravagant than usual or to speak out in a way that does more harm than good, you must rein yourself in. It should be possible for you and the other people involved to establish a middle ground so that you can all work in harmony.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
You may have to close your ears to conversations going on in the background regarding money coming in or going out. You’ll feel you’ve had enough juggling with finances throughout the year to last you a lifetime. And the holiday period will have reminded you how good it is to take a break from all that, even for a fairly brief period. The fact that Venus is now making its way through one of the financial sections of your chart is underlining the fact that you want very much to apply logical thinking to all money-related or work matters. You want to deal with everything calmly and sensibly. And you certainly don’t want controversial discussions with those around you when they can be avoided. That is exactly what you should be aiming for.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Once again you’re facing a week when there’s a lot of cosmic activity in your own sign. This time we are talking about Venus, the planet of logic and values, entering your sign and then joining forces with Saturn, which is of course your ruling planet. So what might this mean for you? You can almost certainly rely on the fact that you’re about to realise that areas in which you need to be very structured and disciplined will be easier to manage from this point on. And you’ll see how much sense there is in being well-prepared and taking a pragmatic approach to whatever work you’re about to embark on, or whatever plans and projects other people want to discuss with you. Will it become dull and unexciting for you? Not for a moment.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Over the next few weeks money should begin to flow more readily than has been the case recently. And although you are not going to become mega-rich overnight you probably can be a little bit more free and easy with regard to how much you are able to contribute to a set-up which should, in the end, bring rewards. The fact that Mars this week allies itself to Neptune does indicate some kind of breakthrough in terms of an idea you’ve wanted to float but have been afraid to because the other people involved are likely to say it’s too costly. Gradually you’ll be able to persuade everyone else that rather than scrimping and scraping you should be investing, carefully, in projects which have great potential. Strive to get your point across clearly and respectfully.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
New arrangements will require you to work with or alongside certain other people. And as the New Year approaches you’ll become very keen to talk to those concerned about what’s expected of you. Do remember that as 2018 gets under way you’ll feel the impact of Mercury at the highest point of your chart making a link with Pluto. And this should encourage you to dig deep and come up with more information and data than you previously had with regard to the job in hand. Don’t let Pluto encourage you to become heavy-handed when letting it be known that you’re getting on top of things. Share with everyone else involved what you have at your fingertips and make it clear that working as an ensemble or team would suit you down to the ground.