Your career horoscopes for the week commencing 29th January by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
All sorts of people will bombard you with ideas on how to best handle aspects of your work, career or reputation with which you’ve had a few problems recently. They obviously don’t mean to interfere. They’re merely hoping to help. So you need to make it quite clear that while you might not have a great deal of time to spend with them you don’t intend to keep them at arm’s length. But the way in which you encourage them to hold back at times and allow you some breathing space is very important because of the way in which Pluto is picking a fight with Mars. It could be all too easy for you to offend one or two individuals who want to be by your side – and whose support you do actually need.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
There is a possibility that you have tried in vain to communicate to others the need to reorganise an important area of your work or on-going responsibilities. And although there is no need to panic at this stage you’re gradually starting to realise that unless something happens fairly soon you might allow things to degenerate fairly quickly. This is why you should let Mercury, the planet of clear-thinking, encourage you to confront the problem now. This live-wire planet is about to hurl its way into Aquarius and shake things up in the section of your chart linked to your profession or means of making a living. Just do it. And if others try to distract you or talk you out of being so business-minded, let them see that you’re not someone who is easily side-tracked.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
No-one could blame you for wanting to add a romantic, creative or highly-original element to an area in which you’ve been given a chance to show off your skills and experience. But do remember that with Neptune forming a sharp link with Mercury, your ruling planet, you will be inviting a lot of comment from those who would like to be given an excuse to make critical comments about your ideas. That should not, of course, be a good enough reason for you to play safe and forget about being more forward-thinking and daring. But it might help remind you that if you are going to break a few rules it’s important to make absolutely sure that no real damage will be done. There are some risks that simply are not worth taking.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Juggling finances, raising funds or reorganising the way in which certain tasks should be performed might have become tiresome. So if you’ve been starting to feel a little bit worn down by it all recently you can perhaps take heart from the fact that midweek there’s a Lunar Eclipse highlighting a very practical part of your chart. And since this Eclipse is in Leo you probably should remind yourself that you can sometimes be extremely good at generating a sense of team spirit and enough goodwill for other people to decide to join forces with you. Obviously you cannot promise those involved that they will be handsomely rewarded apart from the fact that you’ll be absolutely sure that if they join in it will be an experience they remember for a long while to come.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
In deference to someone close you’ll be inclined to pursue a scheme or dream in a rather unimaginative way. The fact that you’ll have the opinions of this special individual in mind will at first persuade you not to experiment with anything out of the ordinary. However, you’re about to be impacted by Venus forming a sharp link with Saturn. So you won’t be able to stick to every bit of the red tape which you at first decide to put in place. Don’t feel guilty if you talk to the person concerned and suggest that you should be allowed to relax some of the rules and be a little more free and easy about the way in which you’re approaching things. It’s likely to do the two of you quite a lot of good.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
For some while a colleague, ally or employer has been less accommodating to you than might have been the case. You’ve noticed that you haven’t been offered the support, flexibility or perhaps even the friendly encouragement you would have liked. And although this might seem a sad state of affairs you mustn’t at this stage get it into your head that the situation cannot be improved. You can afford to set great store by the way in which Mercury changes signs midweek and makes its way into Aquarius which is a very inventive sign and one which also governs the section of your chart which is about working conscientiously and effectively. Adopt the right approach and find the right words and you could be about to negotiate an entirely new and inspiring way of working.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Try not to resent the way in which people who know you well attempt to influence you in your approach towards areas of responsibility to which you have to make a huge commitment. You might be full of hope and enthusiasm, feeling that although there’s a lot to be done you’re sufficiently energetic and resourceful to make a good job of it. You’ll feel it’s just a pity that two or three individuals close by will suggest that you confront the matter rather differently. They won’t realise that you’re being affected by Mercury making a sharp link to Neptune and convincing you that, right now, you know best. Just remember that you might well be taking too many chances and that what you’re being told holds more than a grain of truth.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Time and again you must have wondered why you haven’t been able to make a huge amount of impact within territory that promises you a sense of fulfilment as well as other rich rewards. Are you being too ambitious? Probably not. Do you have the appropriate skills and experience? Almost certainly. So it’s quite likely that you simply haven’t found the courage to make the leap. This week with a Lunar Eclipse livening things up within the most decisive and proactive part of your chart you might well feel more courageous and gung-ho than you have done for quite a while. Without being reckless or irresponsible, see whether you can grab the opportunity to start moving towards a situation in which you’ve wanted to make your mark for quite some while.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
How irritating would it be to hear some interfering individuals comment on the way in which you’re handling finances or organising an important aspect of your working life? You’ve experienced this in the past and are likely to hear it in the future. Right now, with Saturn tussling with Venus it could be that neighbours, relatives or companions take it upon themselves to point out how many times you’ve crossed boundaries or defied well-established ways of working. They may or may not be right, of course. But what matters most is that you’re the only one who can decide whether you’re going to take their comments on board. Or not. Whichever way you choose, promise yourself that you’ll knuckle down and do what needs to be done in the most well-organised and competent way possible.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Much as it might irritate to you to hear a small group of friends, colleagues or companions offering opinions on how you juggle your money, you should listen carefully as they may have valuable advice to offer. And certainly do not allow Jupiter clashing with Venus to encourage you to go over the top and insist that they mind their own business. You seem to be slightly embarrassed that you’re not quite on top of one or two financial transactions or arrangements with which you have been hoping to make a profit. And it might seem to you that these individuals are trying to prove that they know more than you on this particular subject. They are merely trying to give you some genuine support and certainly don’t intend to make matters worse.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
With Neptune still occupying a money-related section of your chart – which it’s been doing for some while now – you might go through phases thinking there are easy ways to make some cash. And there probably are. However, you need to remember that Neptune is the planet of illusion and delusion. So it’s sometimes all too easy to convince yourself that something that stands very little chance of succeeding is going to be a sure-fire winner. Be especially wary this week as Neptune forms a sharp link with Mercury. It suggests that your instincts will tell you it’s worth taking a gamble on something which actually stands very little chance of delivering the goods. Far better to handle anything of a financial nature in a conventional and reliable way, for the time being at least.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
As you’re no doubt well aware you will soon need to think carefully about some heavy burdens that have been placed on your shoulders or the way in which being overworked is impacting your health and well-being. You have found it difficult to say to certain people that you don’t like feeling overwhelmed by being given too much work or too many responsibilities. Apart from being unfair on you, it can be debilitating. And certainly with a Lunar Eclipse occurring in Leo this week you should find a reasonable-sounding way to tell those people involved that they need to re-think the options available to them and to you if you’re all to continue to co-operate and collaborate with one another. This needn’t cause any upset or drama but it does need discussing openly and honestly.