Your career horoscope for the week commencing 26th December by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Put to the back of your mind any negative or discouraging comments made by some of your peers, colleagues or advisers who seem intent on dissuading you from changing direction in some way. You are responding to this week’s New Moon which is occurring in the most powerful sector of your chart. So it will be extremely difficult for you to settle for what is known and familiar to you when you have a fantasy in your mind of how much more fulfilled you could be if you were to venture into an area holding all sorts of challenges for you. Obviously you shouldn’t do anything reckless or irresponsible but you are quite right to ask questions about where you might go to next and how you should plan to get there.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Initially you’ll no doubt feel you can put all your care and attention into work and commitments that have suffered from neglect recently. And with Jupiter occupying the section of your chart that governs efficiency and conscientiousness it won’t occur to you that you’ll do anything that could be deemed incompetent or out of order. But Jupiter opposed by Uranus means you might imagine you’ve got to do everything in a highly original and innovative way. This is where problems may lie because this cosmic clash could convince you that your way is the only way to do things properly. And people around you might be justified in defending their own methods and not going along with yours. Be ready and willing to concede that you’re not the only one with skills and experience.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
There’s every possibility that over the next few days you’ll develop a pretty clear idea of how you’d like to go about managing a work-related, administrative or financial situation that’s confounded a number of other people. And you may well be right in assuming that you’ll be the one to come up with the answers. But please try to temper your enthusiasm with common sense because you’re being affected by Neptune at the highest point in your chart steering you towards some extremely creative ways of making whatever changes are necessary. And with Neptune allied to Mars you might well think it makes sense to insist that others follow your lead rather than try to talk them round to your way of working. Heavy-handedness as usual will get you nowhere.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
For quite some while it might have seemed to you that you are stymied every time you try to bring new initiatives into the way you handle your work or reputation. And this business of having your path blocked by people or situations you cannot control will prove extremely frustrating if it persists. You need to understand that much of what’s been going on is linked to the way in which Uranus, hovering over the highest point in your chart, has been retrograde or travelling backwards. And it’s only this week as Uranus changes direction and starts moving forwards again that you’ll slowly and gradually begin to find that you can actually head off in an exciting new direction without set-backs, delays and disappointment. Enjoy every step of the journey.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Some people seem to think you’ve abandoned an area in which your presence could be extremely valuable. But certain others are forever complaining that you’re too conscientious and drive yourself too hard. From your point of view it can be difficult to keep to a happy medium and remain productive while also being mindful of your health and well-being and how to take good care of yourself. Yes, the struggle to get the perfect mix can be difficult. But if you now take your lead from the New Moon occurring in a very industrious section of your chart you should be able to come up with new and inventive strategies and time tables to ensure that in terms of work-life balance you are spot-on. It may take a little while but it’s well worth pursuing.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
People close by should enjoy hearing news about the way in which you and they could be in for a bit of a windfall. However, you must be a little careful about what you decide to do next. The problem could be that you get it into your head that you’ve a perfect opportunity to do something inventive and different. It might even involve taking quite a risk. You’ll argue that you’ve a good chance of turning a little into a lot by getting involved with some sort of gamble, especially as you’re being influenced by Jupiter, the planet of high hopes. What you cannot ignore is the fact that Jupiter’s being opposed by Uranus and people close by won’t tolerate much of your unusual – not to say fairly shocking – behaviour. Play by the rules.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Having grown a little bit tired of contributing to plans or projects that are always managed in a very conventional way you are ripe for change and excitement. But you have to be a little bit careful because Neptune is forming a link with Mars and encouraging you to daydream about some fairly over-the-top ways you might develop of getting things done. Although there’s nothing wrong with being inventive, it won’t make much sense to approach some fairly serious work on a wing and a prayer. So discuss in full whatever it is you’re hoping to achieve with the other person or persons involved. And make absolutely sure that there’s a strategy in place which is virtually guaranteed to bring about the desired outcomes. Pragmatism has to be included as a main ingredient.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Just recently you might have allowed certain fears and anxieties to crowd into your mind at the point at which you need to be at your most self-assured. So you might be relieved to find that things are shifting in terms of your sense of self and how it’s been highlighted by cosmic activity in your chart. Jupiter being challenged by Uranus does suggest you’ll find new and novel ways to reassure yourself that certain strategies you develop will work well for you. And you can rationalise negative thoughts that seep into your thinking without developing massive self-doubts. Don’t forget that Jupiter is occupying a position in your chart where it encourages you to tap into your sixth sense. Let it help you differentiate between whatever is beneficial to you and what is potentially detrimental.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Perhaps you haven’t thought very much about some of the ingredients you use to produce good work. And you might not have noticed that there are now new and different ways available of doing whatever it is you do in terms of your career or means of earning a living. This week’s New Moon suggests it’s time to take a new and more daring look at the means by which you could make your work more interesting and profitable. No-one’s suggesting you should take risks, abandon certain people or alter every single aspect of your day-to-day commitments. But should you stick with old, well-tried methods simply because that’s what you’ve always done? You can afford to implement change. In fact it’s the best thing you could do right now, provided you’re sensible about it.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Your loyalties are likely to be divided. Certainly with Jupiter illuminating the most potent sector of your chart you’ll be required to focus a lot of your energy and attention on ideas or projects which simply couldn’t succeed without you in charge – or at least making a major contribution. However, Jupiter is being opposed by Uranus so there will be moments when you find it hard to disappoint loved ones or friends who would prefer you to spend time with them rather than be forever trying to enhance your career or reputation. Refuse to get caught up in a tug of war. Be clear about where your loyalties begin and end. Never short-change anybody. And when the important and necessary work is done, that’s the time to enjoy yourself with those you love.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Colleagues, friends or advisers may need to be talked around to your way of thinking. With Mars allied to Neptune in your chart the chances are that you will be coming up with some inspired ways of approaching things. And dynamic Mars should help you find exactly the right words and gestures with which to convince others that you should all get a lot out of adopting the ideas that you’re putting forward. But there could be one or two detractors who, for whatever reason, prefer to do things their own way. Tell yourself that with Mars on your side you’ll have all the dynamism and confidence required to persuade everyone involved that by pulling in the same direction you all stand to do very well out of the situation.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Salaries, investments, bonuses and similar topics will be widely discussed over the next few days. And you must try to remain cool because there’s quite a lot going on in terms of your personal finances and group or team arrangements that rely on regular and reliable funding. With Jupiter opposing Uranus you won’t want to be seen as someone who begins to panic or overreact when people mention the fact that certain things are shifting, and situations that everyone assumed were constant and full of certainty are actually changing quite radically. The changes are likely to be for the good but that won’t stop some people fearing the worst. Your job will be to access the true facts of the situation and make sure that everybody knows what’s really going on.