Your career horoscope for the week commencing 26th February by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Friday’s Full Moon is going to impact the section of your chart that governs not just your conscientious nature but also the extent to which you take care of yourself. And one or two things have simply become too much! You wouldn’t normally crumple under pressure but this Full Moon is likely to make you give into feelings of being overwhelmed and undervalued. Perhaps you’ll inform certain individuals that they should back off and to stop having such high expectations of what you can do for them. When you go on to suggest that they could do a great deal more for themselves they might not like it at first. But they’ll have to agree in the end. And you’ll feel pretty good for having got something important off your chest.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Go-getting Mars is in fiery Sagittarius. And mid-week it gets into a tussle with Mercury. You should not be surprised therefore if a number of individuals – who have perhaps gathered into a small group – start telling you how they think you should handle a particular contract or financial arrangement, business or property matter. If you are typical of your sign you no doubt feel very sure of yourself when it comes to bricks and mortar or money in the bank. Even so, you’ll be willing to hear what other people have to say with regard to your way of working. But what you won’t tolerate quite so easily is one or two of these individuals becoming aggressive, bossy or offensive with some fairly strong language being used. You can always walk away, can’t you?
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
You would be the first person to agree that on-going responsibilities have to be taken care of. You might even take it a bit too far on some occasions and sacrifice something heart-warming, enjoyable or relaxing for the sake of proving that you would never shirk your duties. So be careful because Jupiter, the planet of excess, is befriending Venus. And as it does so, you might start to think there’s a great deal to be gained from putting everything and everybody else to one side and doing more than you can comfortably manage. Don’t trick yourself into thinking that duty must come before pleasure every minute of the day and night. It really is the moment for you to acknowledge the fact that you now need to establish a healthier, happier work-life balance.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Perhaps you’ll have a lot to say on the subject of some on-going plans or projects which other people find laborious. You’ve no doubt been extremely tolerant up until this point because you haven’t wanted to get into an argument with everybody. But mid-week, as the effects of Mercury wrestling with Mars kick in, you’ll feel your blood begin to boil – or you’ll at least want to make it known that one or two individuals are speaking out of turn. You’ll decide that they seem to think the world owes them a living and that they don’t have to do any heavy lifting. And you won’t be in the mood to hear that sort of comment. Do, by all means, speak your mind but avoid saying anything you’ll regret for a long while to come.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Reflecting on your finances or your position in the wider world, as you may have been doing recently, you’ve perhaps wondered where to go next. You seem to be hesitating about a money-related or professional matter which could require you to give a great deal of yourself. And what’s so wrong with that? Only the fact that you almost certainly have personal, romantic or relationship connections that are taking up quite a lot of your time. But does that mean you can’t give yourself wholeheartedly to something challenging and, in the end, rewarding? Certainly not. So let the Full Moon encourage you to dig deep and come up with the very best of your talents and resources so as to go striding ahead but without causing any disruption in other important areas of your life.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
There’s somebody close who has tried to steer you towards an investment, project or piece of work which could prove beneficial for you. But right now you’re not in the mood to be told what to do. You need time in which to make up your mind whether you do in fact want to head in the direction being outlined to you by this well-meaning but rather undiplomatic individual. Remember, the Sun’s sharp link with Uranus means you could suddenly come out with some harsh-sounding comments. You’ll decide on some level that you have to use shock tactics to dissuade this person from trying to take control of your life. Yes by all means become more assertive and outspoken than usual but take care not to cause damage that cannot be undone in a hurry.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
All sorts of wild and wonderful ideas will occur to you over the next few days. And they will be mainly concerned with tackling everyday responsibilities in a way that makes them more inviting and exciting. However, friends, colleagues or companions might be wondering whether you’re going a little bit too far. The Sun’s alliance with Neptune has a lot to do with this because it’s one that will be encouraging you to put conventional tactics and techniques behind you and start looking towards some really different and daring ways of working. Although nothing and no-one should prevent you from doing what you want, it is important that you know how you could handle the situation if it did prove to be totally unrealistic. There could be quite a lot at stake.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Mars tussling with Mercury means you might have to defend your creative, imaginative approach to finances or a work project that’s proving quite difficult to grasp. You’ll feel misunderstood. And you’ll want people to stop haranguing you – or making negative comments about what you’re doing. Your challenge will be to refuse to let Mars wind you up and convince you that you have to defend yourself pretty aggressively. You don’t. Far better to remain dignified and quite curious about what’s being said in terms of alternative ways for you to get the job done. You would in fact be wise to embrace your critics and rivals and learn something from them. They in turn should learn something about you – the fact that you’re extremely clever at getting the best out of people such as them.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
People in fairly important positions are likely to have you in their sights over the next few days. It’s possible that you haven’t even been trying to draw attention to yourself. But somehow or another you’ll be caught up in discussions about how much you could bring to a set-up which these individuals are trying to improve, expand or get off the ground. At first you might ask yourself why you are getting so much attention paid to you. And part of the answer is the fact that Friday’s Full Moon will be illuminating the highest point of your chart and therefore shining a spotlight on your career, abilities and reputation. Just don’t think you have to agree to everything that is suggested without giving it a lot of thought. Take your time.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
In spite of being offered advice on how to increase your profits or enhance your reputation within the field in which you work or operate, you’ll feel dominated by your own thoughts. It’s not surprising really because by mid-week you’ll be affected by the Moon making its way through the positive sign of Leo. And this means it will be sharpening up your sixth sense in your dealings within the section of your chart that governs shared financial or professional matters. You’ll know immediately whether or not you should be buying into what others are telling you. And you won’t be afraid to stand alone and tell everyone concerned that you need to go with your own instincts. Enjoy being more independent than usual when it comes to some important choices you’re having to make.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Secretly you might have been wondering whether or not to invest your time, money or energy in an idea that certain individuals don’t fully understand. And Mercury’s connection with Venus means you’ll begin to realise that you need to talk these people around to your point of view. You don’t have to be pushy or aggressive about it. But you do have to let Mercury, the planet of communications, remind you of just how good your skills of persuasion can be when you put your mind to it. At the same time Venus the planet of values should be strengthening your resolve to convince those around you that it would be silly to miss out on the chance to join you on this venture that should prove beneficial to them as well as to you.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Every now and again you like to surprise people with your unusual take on situations which could help you bring more money or success into your life. You remind those around you they shouldn’t assume you always go about things in a very orthodox way. You can be as innovative and as daring as the next person when the mood takes you. Certainly, this week a Sun-Uranus spat will offer you the chance to present ideas which really do show that side of you that colleagues, friends or associates find a little too inventive for them. It will be up to you to ensure that what you are suggesting is practical and workable. There is simply no point in coming up with schemes and dreams which you would never be able to put into practice.