Your career horoscope for the week beginning 25th September by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
As you reflect on the past few weeks and months you may wonder why at times it has felt as though your power has been depleted in your dealings with complex situations or individuals. Although you might not like to think of yourself as aggressive or war-mongering, you certainly do not enjoy being pushed around by others. And you may still have a few scars and wounds as a result of one or two tussles in which you haven’t felt at your most potent. It’s good news, therefore, that Pluto is changing direction and beginning to move forwards again as it continues its journey across the section of your chart that governs your ambitions, your profession, your reputation and the way in which you’re perceived by others. Be ready to feel empowered once more.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
At last you should be able to bring to fruition some kind of deal, arrangement or partnership project which you’ve found difficult to put into place. You’ve been beset by practical problems or possibly a lack of courage of your convictions on the part of yourself or whoever else is involved. But Saturn is at right angles to Mercury this week. As a result, you’ll find yourself resisting negative comments offered by those around you. And you’ll feel determined to work out a strategy, time-line and budget where appropriate and get on with the job, True, you may have to work hard to get your message across. But you must persist rather than allow the whole thing to be kicked into the long grass from which it will probably never be retrieved in the future.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
With Neptune still retrograde or appearing to travel backwards across the most visible point of your chart, you might sometimes feel that people are too critical of your creative, innovative plans or ideas. This week especially with Neptune being challenged by Venus you’ll realise that people who are normally very much on your side seem to be challenging your values or the way in which you’re handling a slightly controversial or unorthodox project. So make sure that you have at your fingertips whatever figures, research or other resources you need to persuade whoever is involved that you do know what you’re doing. And certainly don’t imagine that those around you know best just because they shout louder than you do. You know your stuff and it’s time to prove it, once and for all.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
You’ll be thinking about the way in which an area of work or an existing set-up could be expanded, extended or updated. And Jupiter moving through the home and family section of your chart suggests that you might share some of your ideas with those closest to you. However, Jupiter is being opposed by Uranus. And with Uranus hovering over a very decisive point in your chart it’s quite likely that criticism made by other people will be blown up out of all proportion. So you must promise yourself that you will refuse to let excessive Jupiter encourage you to overreact to every little thing that’s being said. Stay calm and respond to the doubts and concerns of others in an entirely rational way, reminding yourself that, on this occasion at least, you’re the expert.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
It will come as no surprise to you to be reminded that to move into an area in which you like to produce or create something pleasing or satisfying you will have to make some sort of financial outlay. What you won’t expect however is harsh criticism from someone who thinks you should be handling things very differently. You have to capitalise on Pluto joining forces with Mars this impacts one of the financial sections of your chart and another that governs your ability to function in a conscientious and efficient way. So anyone hinting that money is being frittered away is likely to be quite wrong. It won’t be long before you’re in a position to prove that you’ll come up with good results and not a penny will be wasted in the process.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
For reasons of your own you seem to have kept rather quiet about the way in which you think certain sums of money should be handled or distributed. At the same time, you’ve known that sooner or later a number of people would have to be kept informed of what’s going on. So for this week you should take advantage of the way in which Mercury, the great communicator, is leaving your sign and making its way into Libra where it will be shaking things up in terms of your finances or other assets and resources. Obviously you mustn’t rush into it but you should admit to yourself that it will be a huge relief to you when you have disclosed certain facts and figures to the relevant people concerned.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Rather than moan and groan at having to deal with some rather laborious work or responsibilities, you might decide to put your creativity to work and operate in a rather different and unusual way. However, you must bear in mind that Neptune is being opposed by Venus. So there could be one or two people leaping up and announcing that you haven’t taken into account the likely costs involved. Of course the obvious way to avoid this happening is for you to make sure that you’re not doing anything extravagant and that any outlay is more than covered by what you have in the bank or whatever return is likely to be generated. So do your sums very carefully and certainly don’t leave yourself open to criticism from those who might like to take you down a peg or two.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
There’s a fairly amazing planetary opposition taking place this week as Uranus is challenged by Jupiter. And of course with Jupiter involved some of the people around you might be inclined to exaggerate the impact of new changes being made or ideas being put up by those who want to move ahead at a fairly rapid pace and get things done. Your job will be to encourage people to remain calm and to debate the issues involved rather than pull one another’s arguments to pieces. Yes, Uranus will be prompting people to come up with unusual, unorthodox ways of seeing things. But there’s no need for everyone to fall out with one another. Talk about creativity and originality being beneficial to all rather than letting anyone think that anything vaguely unconventional is a threat.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Some people may assume the right to tell you how to manage your spending, your investments or your negotiations with those with whom you work. For example, it could be that you’ll soon need to talk about a salary increase or some other important factor linked to the way in which you earn your living. For some while you might have felt reluctant to raise any such issues because you haven’t wanted to say the wrong thing or end up feeling you’re asking for too much. It’s fortunate, therefore, that Pluto, in one of the money-related sections of your chart, is changing direction and appearing to move forwards again. So little by little you’ll be aware that you’re becoming stronger and more confident as you visualise yourself making your needs known to those in authority.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Deep down you’re likely to feel a little disappointed – perhaps even very despondent – about some aspect of your on-going commitments or your work which you’ve always assumed would bring you a great deal of satisfaction and various other rewards. This is not to say that everything is going wrong within these important areas of your life. But you perhaps need to ask yourself whether things need looking at rather carefully. With Mercury making its way towards the highest point of your chart you will be given the opportunity to broach certain matters with people whose opinions count. And you mustn’t back away. Don’t be afraid to put into words your ideas on how certain situations could be improved. You can do it – and you’ll end up sounding co-operative and well-meaning rather than critical or destructive.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Other people may think it would be unwise of you to share certain views or information you have with regard to teamwork or some kind of joint operation. But you’ll feel it would be wrong to hold on to facts, figures or other data that people deserve to have at their fingertips. You are being supported in this by the way in which Pluto is joining forces with Mars. It means that you should be able to tap into your deeper instincts and to let your sixth sense guide you when deciding how much to disclose and how to go about it. Be glad that Pluto is here to remind you that you can be pretty good at making a judgment at times like this when other people seem to be missing the point.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Be on your guard as colleagues, companions or employers start talking about ways in which to make savings or to redistribute resources and, in doing so, create quite a kerfuffle! You’ll feel besieged by comments made by the individuals concerned because Jupiter is picking a fight with Uranus. So anything unusual, unexpected or out of the ordinary will create rather more alarm and concern in you than would normally be the case. This means that while you’re right to listen carefully to what’s being said and to oppose anything you know to be wrong or inappropriate, you must not get it into your head that you personally are coming under attack. You should find that when you present your arguments in an articulate, reasonable and intelligent way, those around you will respond fairly and respectfully.