Your career horoscope for the week beginning 28th May by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
One or two of your colleagues or companions will be inclined to step aside as you take up a very powerful position with regard to some kind of shared endeavour or group project. It’s not that they will resent the fact that you are being so proactive. It’s more a case of not wanting to get under your feet. And certainly with Venus befriending Jupiter it will seem to you that everything needs to be done at a hectic pace and without any possible delays. You will of course be able to handle things competently but you might just remind yourself that if you go too fast without taking sufficient care – and possibly alienating one or two of those around you – you won’t be as delighted with the outcome as you would like to be.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
As you look back over a period in your life which has at times proved rather tricky you should be proud of the way you have managed your finances and other practical considerations. Okay, so you may not have made a killing on investments or struck gold but if you’re typical of your sign you have made sure the books balance and been quite pragmatic when it comes to money coming in and going out. You should now be able to move forward in a more confident way as you’re faced with changes to your cash-flow situation. With Mercury moving into Gemini, which is of course one of the signs it rules, you can expect to be at your most quick-witted, analytical and fleet of foot. People should be very impressed with your performance.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Neptune dominating an influential part of your chart sometimes causes you to ponder on ideas that others would deem impractical or unworkable. And every now and again you come up with a plan which even the most cynical of your critics has to support. Something you start to discuss in the latter part of the week is received as pretty positive, helped by Neptune joining forces with Venus at the weekend. During the build-up to this very helpful cosmic liaison you will be able to reassure yourself that you are pursuing something potentially worthwhile. Not only that but those around you will also be won over by what you’re saying. True, there could come a point at which you have to make adjustments but that certainly shouldn’t stop you in your tracks.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
While reflecting on an arrangement which has served you pretty well in the past, you’ll decide you’d like to repeat it or start work on something similar. This thought is being driven by the fact that you often work very successfully with certain individuals with whom you share mutual trust and respect. You’re now being given a bit of a push in this area as Mars connects with Mercury. Your imaginative streak will kick in and you’ll decide that you and those with whom you co-operate and collaborate extremely well should engage actively with a scheme or dream which has been lurking in the back of your mind for some while. Yes, there will be practical issues to deal with but the main thing to remember is that you have the right people around you.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Is it worth scrutinising areas in which there might be hidden pitfalls as far as your work or some other area of responsibility is concerned? Very probably. After all Venus in a very intuitive section of your chart is urging you to listen to that quiet voice in the back of your mind as it warns you that things might not be quite as they should be. And we’re talking here about some kind of shared endeavour which relies on everything being absolutely spot-on. Venus is allied to Neptune at the weekend so there is a possibility that you’re being swept along on a wave of enthusiasm and optimism which isn’t quite enough on its own. You also need reassurance that finances, timetables and plans are all in place and exactly as they should be.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
If you’re brutally honest with yourself you probably will have to admit that you haven’t been as energetic and proactive as you might have been when it comes to a promotion, a new challenge or an introduction that could make an enormous difference to the way you live your life. Perhaps you’ve been too nervous to seize what could be a passport to an exciting new place or situation in which you could do extremely well. Or, have you been rather lazy about it all? Whichever the case may be, the fact that your ruler Mercury is changing signs this week, giving you a bit of a shove as it does so, suggests that you probably are about to tell yourself that you now have to make up for lost time.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Promise yourself that you’ll disregard any negative noises being made by colleagues, peers or companions who think you’re taking too many chances when it comes to professional or financial arrangements. Jupiter still in Scorpio might be making you somewhat secretive – probably because you didn’t want your ideas being scrutinised too closely. Jupiter is of course retrograde or appearing to move backwards through your chart which means these things have a habit of back-firing. And sure enough, Jupiter’s tie-up with Venus is bringing out into the open much of what you’ve been planning or preparing. So those around you are likely to have their say – in no uncertain terms! Your challenge will be to ride it out and prove that your judgment is sound, you skill-set is in place and you do know what you’re doing.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Looking back over the past few weeks or months you might wonder why you’ve been so compliant with certain others when it comes to money changing hands or burdens being shared between yourself and whoever else is involved. And certainly with a Full Moon occurring in Sagittarius you’re about to become a great deal more gung-ho with regard to saying what you think and insisting that others justify their behaviour when it has been less accommodating or helpful than it might have been. The trouble with a Full Moon is of course that it can make you a little bit over-emotional and touchy, especially when you feel disadvantaged by the behaviour of others. Try your very best to remain on an even keel, especially when one or two difficult topics are up for discussion.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Telling people close to you that, although you appreciate their advice you’re not going to take it, could be tricky. But as Venus liaises with Neptune you’ll have to rely on your own instincts to inform you of whether a particular arrangement is likely to work in the way that you want it to. This means rejecting suggestions being put forward by those who genuinely want to help you. You really mustn’t feel bad about this. And you certainly shouldn’t adjust your thinking to what these individuals are saying because you’re afraid of upsetting them. The fact that Neptune is involved does suggest that some people’s ideas will seem impractical and unworkable. And you obviously cannot take them on board and work with them when you know deep down that they’re likely to fail.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Every now and again it might seem to you that colleagues, friends or perhaps even employers aren’t listening to you carefully enough to capitalise on what you’re saying. You might even wonder whether they are happy to leave things to you, and merely pay you lip service, when you suggest that you should all join forces and work on something as a group or a team. Perhaps they think that all they have to do is to give a polite nod and leave you to do most of the heavy lifting yourself. If so you must make the most of Mercury allying itself with Mars in a way that means you can speak in such a powerful way that everyone around you will sit up and take notice - and act on what they hear.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Quite unexpectedly – and refreshingly – a number of individuals are likely to put forward ideas which at first sound to you to be fairly frivolous. Yes, you’ll admire their enthusiasm but you will have serious doubts whether or not anything they are promoting will ever get off the ground. And you’re right to be a little bit cynical because you are being impacted by Neptune allying itself to Venus. You won’t of course want to sound like the voice of doom when you make it clear that according to you a re-think or a re-design is called for. But it is up to you to let everyone see that you’re pretty sure that things are likely to go awry and you’re not, therefore, willing to put your name to any of it.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
It’s quite possible that people in authority are going to single you out and discuss some ambitious plans with you. But it might also be that you take it upon yourself to make moves with regard to your reputation or career. Certainly with a Full Moon illuminating a power-packed section of your chart your life is going to be shaken up in some way. And it will be up to you to hold on tightly and see where upcoming events take you. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking back on what has happened during recent months and deciding that you’re not quite as content with your work or your status as you would like to be. Let the Full Moon encourage you to seek whatever it is you’ve wanted for some while.