Your career horoscope for the week beginning 27th November by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
For quite some while, with Pluto occupying an extremely power-packed sector of your chart, you may have been tempted to tell colleagues or friends where they’re going wrong – whether they’ve wanted to hear it or not. This week you might well learn a very valuable lesson as you feel the build-up to Pluto’s sharp link with Venus. It suggests that someone is going to remind you, in no uncertain terms, that the brutal truth isn’t always helpful. And perhaps you should strive to be constructive in your criticism while also remaining respectful and polite. It’s not about being perceived as a soft touch or allowing others to run rings around you. It’s about getting the best out of a situation by bearing in mind the sensitivity of others when there’s something difficult to negotiate.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Like almost everybody else you occasionally go through a phase during which you find workmates, friends and family irritating to be around. It probably doesn’t last for long but it’s enough to get in the way of any productive work you’re meant to be doing if it’s your place of work in which other people are driving you to distraction. At the weekend you’ll feel the impact of Mercury entering a retrograde phase which will last until 23 December. So you could have three weeks or so of potentially tricky times as far as your relationship with colleagues or associates is concerned. It doesn’t have to be a catastrophe. You just have to take care with the way in which you handle anything complex or controversial. And scrutinise all facts and figures time and again.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
It’s important to listen to the opinions of loved ones when you’re trying to work out how to make your next move in terms of your profession or certain projects. But that’s not to say that you should do exactly as you’re told or avoid politely saying that you would rather be left to your own devices. The fact that Neptune is at right angles to the Sun at the weekend suggests that over the next few days you’ll feel awkwardness seeping into the situation when you and those close to you start to discuss facets of your work or long-term future about which you need to make a crucial decision. Anything contentious or controversial must be nipped in the bud. You know what you’re doing and must prove it.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Once again you seem to have let things slip and slide, probably to your regret. We might be talking here about your tax return, Christmas shopping, cards and all those administrative tasks that we all avoid for as long as we can. In your case it’s really important to take note of the fact that at the weekend Mercury changes direction and enters another retrograde phase. And as it begins to move backwards as it were within a very conscientious section of your chart it might become even harder for you to find the impetus to get a lot done that’s already overdue. This is why you should make a concerted effort right now to start and see how much you can do by the end of the week. It will pay off.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Having felt obliged to toe the line and take care of certain areas of work in a conventional and responsible way you might feel that you’ve satisfied those who are terrified of anything different or what you might see as inspired. But you probably feel you’ve missed out because you’ve been denied the opportunity to express yourself and put creativity and imagination into whatever you’ve been doing. Things might come to a head this week because of the way in which the Sun is approaching a point at which it forms a right angle to Neptune and highlights the part of your chart that is all about inspiration and innovation. Is it worth letting the other people involved know that you feel quite strongly that there has to be room for change and ingenuity? Definitely.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
From the word go you will view a new plan or project as something that requires you and the other person or persons involved to be extremely daring and innovative in your approach. Uranus is in Aries which means it occupies the partnerships sector of your chart. And Uranus being retrograde suggests that some of your thoughts and suggestions aren’t always given a very positive reception because they are deemed to be a little too wild and wacky. In fact, by Friday when Uranus is opposed by Mars you’ll find it necessary to defend your latest ideas quite forcibly because it would seem to you that your critics are being not just small-minded but also extremely unfair. Feel free to be as candid as you need to be to get your point across.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
If you’ve ignored the advice offered by relatives or friends when it comes to your handling of career, practical or business matters you’ve perhaps felt that you know better than they do. Or could it be that your pride has got in the way and you haven’t liked accepting guidance from these individuals when you feel that you should know all the answers? That of course would be an immature and unhelpful attitude to adopt. But whichever the case may be the fact remains that there are these people who have something to offer. And you mustn’t let a spat between Neptune and the Sun make you think you can manage better on your own. There’s nothing quite like a bit of co-operation and collaboration to help make something work in the best possible way.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
At first you might be disappointed that some of the people around you fail to see the value in a project or a piece of work about which you’ve become rather excited. Then you’ll realise that the individuals concerned have less experience than you do within the area in question. So in order to persuade them that there’s a lot to be enthusiastic about you’ll have to do a bit of a selling job on them. Venus entering the out-going sign of Sagittarius should help you put your message across in a fluent, convincing and inspirational way. Not only will you change the minds of those listening to what you have to say but you’ll clarify your own thinking with regard to the value of continuing with this plan which really does hold great promise.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Why are you worrying about people around you becoming more efficient than you are within a field in which you’re meant to be one of the best? You seem to have got it into your head that certain individuals are intent on pushing you to one side and taking over where you left off. Quite where that comes from is a mystery but you are feeling the impact of the way in which Venus forms a sharp link to Pluto at the weekend. As it does so, Venus is encouraging you to ascertain just how many strengths and talents you have in order to shine within the area concerned. And as it clashes with Pluto you’ll wonder whether you should fight back and refuse to let your rivals usurp you. And the answer is yes.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Mars making speedy progress through a vital part of your chart means that people are keen for you to do things with them or for them. But you mustn’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed by extra tasks and responsibilities being loaded on to your shoulders when you’ve already got quite a lot to do for yourself. Mars opposed by Uranus suggests that something surprising and quite unexpected will occur between yourself and loved ones or friends as they assume you have all the time in the world to spend on their wants and needs. In fact, you’ll be juggling with your own professional or financial challenges so you’ll have your hands full. So make it clear that you’ll help when you can but you can’t always provide support when your resources and energy are limited.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Accept that it’s totally impractical for you to think you can fund a plan or project that’s meant to benefit a number of people who are finding it difficult to get started without the help of someone such as yourself. Obviously the charitable side of your nature will encourage you to do what you can for them. But with Neptune challenging the Sun there could be problems arising if you start distributing cash to these individuals whose cause is genuine but whom you honestly cannot afford to bail out whenever they need you to. You have to get used to the fact that there’s nothing wrong with having to tell other people that much as you’d like to come to their rescue you simply don’t have the resources to provide them with everything they need.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Try not to be discouraged when it seems that someone is throwing a spanner in the works at the very point at which you’re trying to forge ahead with a deal or commission that’s already taking a great deal out of you. It might seem that this individual is determined to ruin things for you and possibly discredit you for some reason. In fact, it’s linked to Mercury beginning to travel backwards as it were across the mid-heaven of your chart. This retrograde phase lasts from Sunday 3 December until Saturday 23rd December but don’t assume that all will be doom and gloom. Instead, look at what’s happened in an objective way and accept that you probably are misinterpreting something that’s not meant to be nearly as threatening as it at first appears to be.