Your career horoscope for the week commencing 26th June by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
You seem to have been lined up for some kind of promotion, uplift or elevation within a group or body of people capable of helping you to make your mark. Certainly with Pluto reversing as it were through the most powerful sector of your chart you might often find yourself in two minds as to whether or not you want to take on new challenges when they’re on offer. And now this confusion is exacerbated by the way in which Pluto is being opposed by Mercury. As a result, one or two people who know you almost as well as you know yourself will want to offer their strongly-held opinions on the matter. Will that help? Maybe not. Don’t be afraid to insist on being left to work it out on your own.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Be careful if this week you are trying to persuade colleagues, friends or associates to invest in some kind of work or programme which could have quite a lot to offer them. Problems might arise if you allow Jupiter’s connection with Mercury to encourage you to give them a hard sell and promise far more than could ever be provided. After all, Jupiter has a tendency to encourage us to make fairly good situations sound absolutely wonderful. And you don’t want to be accused of over-promising at a time when the people involved really do need to be given sound, reliable advice. Let them hear you describe the reality of the situation and allow them to make up their own minds as to whether or not they come on board.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
For some while you have no doubt felt the impact of Neptune and the way it’s affecting a very visible point in your chart. From time to time you might have developed high hopes about a career or financial matter only to find that you have been expecting far too much. This week especially, with Neptune colluding with Mercury, it’s important for you not to talk in such glowing terms about an opportunity or investment coming your way that some of the people around you start to wonder whether you’re making it up! That’s why you must deal only with the facts and figures which can be verified by going to a reliable source. The last thing you can afford to do at the moment is to take any chances.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Trust your instincts when someone in authority suggests you should go about your everyday responsibilities in a rather different way. The Moon’s helpful connection to Uranus means you may well agree that you could more adventurous in your thinking. However, that part of you that never likes to take too many risks will be warning you when to slam on the brakes. And this is linked to the way in which the Moon is making another useful link with Saturn, which is in an extremely conscientious section of your chart. So it’s quite feasible that you’re going through a brief but very positive phase during which you’ll feel inspired and at times quite ingenious – but you will know the point at which to pull back and observe well-established boundaries and conventional thinking.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Do you sometimes wonder whether you’re too serious-minded about striving to take care of a particular person or situation? You obviously like to be as conscientious as possible. And there’s nothing wrong with that. But over the next few days you might start to develop doubts about an area in which you and others have been functioning very successfully. You’ll start investigating one or two flaws and failings which, ordinarily, you would be able to fix. But with Pluto being opposed by Mars you may well get it into your head that you have to fight tooth and nail to achieve the outcomes you want. In actual fact, you should calm down and look for a simple, straightforward solution which entails no petty politics or unnecessary rivalry with colleagues or friends. It’s there somewhere.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
It would be all too easy for colleagues, friends or companions to misinterpret something you say over the next few days. True, you will find yourself in a very benevolent mood. And you’ll decide that it would be rather nice if you could make the lives of some of those working with you or around you more fun. The trouble is that with Mercury at right angles to Jupiter you may be a bit confused as to what is and is not a wise investment. And you’ll be tempted to spend far too much on pampering these individuals who basically need a bit of boost to their spirits. But you don’t have to let Jupiter encourage you to spend so much on them that profits dwindle dramatically. Do your costings carefully and precisely.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
When you’re in the mood to get your teeth into a challenging project, there is simply no stopping you. You’re not like that all the time of course. But you do enjoy moments of feeling driven and enthusiastic with regard to work that needs doing or responsibilities that you have to oversee. So this week when Mercury collaborates with Neptune you’ll suddenly see all sorts of fantastic and highly original ways of approaching a rather ambitious plan or scheme. But make quite sure that the approach you intend to take has a really good chance of bringing you success. The urge to take a huge risk must be managed very carefully because this is quite the wrong time to let people see that you’re not always as balanced and logical as everybody seems to think.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
This week should find you acknowledging what your sixth sense is telling you with regard to your material wealth and everything you have and own. You may try to act on a hunch urging you to accept some kind of challenge in terms of your career or your financial well-being as a result of Saturn’s positive tie-up with the Moon. You’ll want to be seen to do well. The Moon’s also joining forces with Uranus, which is in Aries and therefore occupying the section of your chart governing your conscientious, hard-working streak. The chances are then that you’ll not only feel driven to perform well for your own sake, you’ll also have in mind the well-being and financial security of people at home or at work about whom you care a great deal.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Finding yourself at odds with people who think they know best when it comes to work or money matters might make you feel rather uncomfortable. You will not, of course, want to back away and allow yourself to be railroaded into going along with what’s being suggested without putting up any resistance at all. But nor should you defend yourself so heavily about what you’re hearing that you allow a vicious and highly antagonistic streak come to the fore. So take care, with Pluto opposing Mars at the weekend. The build-up to this cosmic clash will put you on tenterhooks when it comes to anything to do with your profession or bank balance. Try to meet any conflict building up in a measured and reasonable way rather than go flying into a rage.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
There’s little doubt that with Jupiter still crossing an extremely powerful area of your chart you’ll be striving for success and recognition rather more than usual. Where this might cause you problems is when a situation crops up whereby someone close suggests you’re more attached to your work or reputation than you are to those closest to you. This will probably sting a bit because it will feel to you as though you’re being accused of being rather uncaring and unsympathetic. And you won’t like that. But don’t let a Jupiter-Mercury set-to mean you take it to heart. What you should do, however, is to make every attempt to strike a better balance between what you feel you have to do and all those things you like to do with the people you love.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Refuse to rally to the cause whenever colleagues or companions ring alarm bells. You’re likely to see yourself as someone rather heroic on those occasions when people cry out for help. And that’s largely because you’re being impacted by Neptune collaborating with Mercury. This cosmic connection will encourage you to pump up your chest, grin from ear to ear and encourage workmates and friends to lean on you whenever they experience the slightest bit of upset. And of course with Neptune involved your expectations of yourself will be totally unrealistic. So stop and think about what is practical and achievable before offering to come to the rescue of everyone around you. Better to do one or two things really well than to take on several challenges at once and produce mediocre results all round.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
In your usual way you’ll start having some wonderfully creative, inspirational ideas about embarking on partnership plans or projects. You are, after all, someone with a vivid imagination if you’re typical of your sign. And it won’t take much for you to start fantasising about transforming some aspect of your work, profession or image into something far more glamorous or romantic. It just so happens that with Jupiter clashing with Mercury a workmate, peer or employer will let you know you’re about to make mistakes. Act on what you’re told and avoid ending up with a bright red face. Of course, there’s no need to down tools entirely but just make sure that when you are about to start work your approach is pragmatic, well thought-out and totally within the boundaries of reality.