Your career horoscope for the week commencing 29th May by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
A familiar feeling of disappointment with some aspects of your career or financial affairs might get you down. So try hard to adopt an entirely positive attitude to whatever idea or project has proved lacking. Hopefully, you’ll begin to look at things in a more optimistic manner. And do remember that with Pluto at the high point of your chart allied to Mercury you have immense power within some of the most practical and materialistic areas of your life. True, you mustn’t let it go to your head so that you start forcing people to think as you do or run around after you. But you do need to tell yourself that everything is lined up for you to flourish within an area in which you might not have had much luck until now.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Others will expect you to help fund a scheme about which they’re extremely optimistic. And you’ll no doubt agree that it would be good to support them in this way. The Sun allied to Jupiter will enhance the generosity and goodwill you feel towards those involved. But you must not let Jupiter, the planet of excess, get under your skin and gradually persuade you that you should be bearing the entire cost of this project on your own. You sometimes find the idea of being magnanimous very appealing if it means that people on the receiving end will be forever grateful to you. However, there is a part of you that realises that you cannot buy love or friendship. So do what you can afford to do without a struggle. And leave it at that.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
In the past you might have felt embarrassed when being encouraged to talk about your earnings, worldly goods or investments. And it’s left you wondering whether you’ve sounded arrogant and over-acquisitive. That might help explain why these days you tend to fight shy of the kind of conversation that will require you to discuss money. The problem arises when there’s a genuine need for you to share a set of figures with colleagues or associates who are joining forces with you on a particular scheme or project. That’s about to happen over the next few days. So you have to refuse to let Mars changing signs bring out that part of you that can sometimes sound as though you’re a little too full of yourself. Remember how a little modesty goes a long, long way.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Some sort of sizeable project is going to take up a lot of your time and energy. And Venus allied to Saturn does suggest that you’ll be keeping a pretty close watch on finances and what’s coming in or going out. That’s fine except that there are one or two people close by who will feel that you are holding the purse strings a little too tightly and you’re not allowing them or anybody else the freedom with which to make a few changes and incur some extra costs. Only you will know whether or not any of this is affordable. So don’t succumb to emotional blackmail and agree to part with money which deep down you know must be kept in reserve for something else which to your mind is more important.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
If inviting people to pool their resources with theirs you mustn’t feel obliged to take on board some creative suggestions put forward by these individuals who seem to think they have a lot to offer. Neptune squaring up to the Sun should put you on your guard as it suggests that you won’t have the heart to insist on sticking to what’s been planned for a while rather than adopt these rather faddy ideas being put forward by some of those around you. Remember, Neptune can make it hard for people to see the limitations in a particular way of working. So it will be up to you to state, firmly but politely, that you won’t be making any last-minute – possibly risky – changes to something which is now a long way past the planning stage.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Part of you will hate the idea of certain people seeing you as mean and miserly simply because they want you to spend money in a particular way. But there’s another part of you that will feel proud that you’re refusing to be persuaded that hard cash can make up for deficits in other areas when you know that simply isn’t true. A lack of effort, interest or dedication has meant that things have gone awry. And you know you cannot buy yourself out of trouble. So go back to square one and do things as they should have been done in the first place. And refuse to let Jupiter’s link with the Sun convince you that you can cut corners and find easy solutions if you’re prepared to pay enough for them. You can’t.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
People who have grown used to being bailed out by you in some way might be in for a shock. You’ve come to their rescue because they have less experience or fewer resources than you have. But you’ve always known that it can be unwise to support others to such an extent that they become dependent on you and they fail to fend for themselves. This week with Mars entering Cancer and reaching the highest point of your chart it will suddenly occur to you that you’re in a position to tell these individuals that they would benefit enormously if they were able to become more self-sufficient. Obviously you mustn’t let Mars encourage you to sound aggressive as you share your thinking on this matter. But you must come across as decisive and totally confident.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
It will soon become necessary for you to persuade some of your workmates, friends or associates that they need to think more carefully about the way in which they manage particular aspects of their work or career. Or their finances. Whichever the case may be you are feeling the impact of Saturn joining forces with Venus and urging you to encourage those around you to do their sums rather more precisely than usual and make absolutely sure that they are in no danger of going into the red or making a loss as opposed to a profit. Keep telling yourself that you’re very well placed to come out with comments such as these because Venus is bringing out your rational, balanced streak while Saturn is emphasising the need for structured and logical thinking.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Dig deep and you should find that you’re able to present a particular idea or scheme to colleagues or team members with whom you’re working on something rather special. The fact that Mercury is occupying one of the most conscientious and industrious sections of your chart does suggest that you will insist on bringing about some very good results in record time. You certainly won’t want others to be hanging around, doing nothing. And of course Pluto will, at the same time, be urging you to come up with ways in which to use cash or other resources so that you can capitalise on whatever challenges you face with the other people concerned. Make it clear that as far as you’re concerned this is no time for laziness, disinterest or apathy.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
When you first hear of plans being made by friends, colleagues or associates you’ll be quite impressed with what they have in mind. But soon afterwards you’ll begin to wonder whether they’ve been somewhat fanciful, frivolous or unrealistic. This is largely because the Sun at right angles to Neptune is making you extremely wary of anything that’s without a solid base or foundation. One or two of those involved might suggest you’re being ridiculously over-cautious. But your instincts will be razor-sharp. And you would be unwise to go against them. This is why you must refuse to comply or collude with anything about which you have serious doubts. This is quite the wrong time for you to agree to something which could, if all goes wrong, cause you quite a lot of inconvenience or embarrassment.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Pluck up the courage to admit that you have been skirting around a series of chores or commitments about which, for some reason you probably cannot explain, you haven’t felt enthusiastic or inspired. And think seriously about the likely outcomes if you continue to do nothing whatsoever about getting things finished. You are being helped by dynamic Mars entering Cancer and stirring things up within the section of your chart that governs anything that requires you to be conscientious, industrious and hard-working. So this is the perfect opportunity for you to get to grips with so much that you’ve allowed to remain incomplete or in a state of disrepair. You don’t have to operate at breakneck speed but you really cannot afford to drift along aimlessly for very much longer.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
One or two people may be inclined to scoff at the way in which you intend to handle your finances or one particular venture with which you’re being fairly inventive. You may enjoy going in for some creative thinking. But you’re likely to be a little too way-out for those close by. And they’re questioning – possibly even ridiculing – whatever you have in mind. What they don’t realise is that you’re well aware of the true worth of ideas and schemes you’re putting into place. This is because you’re being aided and abetted by Venus, the planet of values, joining forces with Uranus and making sure that even your most original ideas are waterproof and fireproof. So feel free to smile at anyone thinking you’re wrong to be so innovative. You most certainly are not.