Your career horoscope for the week beginning 30th April by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
From time to time you may wonder whether you function best when you’re left alone to do things in your own way – or are you someone who benefits from co-operation and a collegiate way of working? This question is about to crop up as the Full Moon in Scorpio highlights partnerships, joint ventures and shared responsibilities. What you mustn’t do is write off suggestions that would require you to trust a certain individual to work with you or alongside you. It’s important not to underestimate the competence of this colleague or peer who has been quietly observing what you do and how you do it. It’s worth considering very carefully an arrangement that could mean that you do less of the heavy lifting on your own and you enjoy more of the benefits of teamwork.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Fasten your seat belt as you’re expected to enter into a meaningful dialogue about money, investments or expenditure. Venus forming a sharp link with Uranus does imply that your instincts will suddenly tell you that some other individual is planning to spring a surprise on you. And it’s one that could mean that you go rushing to check the health of your bank balance or some of the finer details contained in a particularly complex document. The trick is not to worry about any of this but instead to tell yourself you’re being given a very useful warning sign that you’ve assumed things were simple and straightforward when that isn’t actually the case. So go over all paper work and other formal correspondence and make sure that not a single leaf has been left unturned.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Having deliberated and procrastinated about an ongoing piece of work or area of responsibility you’re about to be forced to accept that you must now swing into action. This is being made obvious by the Full Moon occurring in Scorpio and shining an extremely bright spotlight on something significant and important that’s been left undone. You might try to argue that the onus was on somebody else to come up with the goods. But even if that is the case you’re sufficiently closely involved with this matter to have partial, if not total, responsibility for it. And the Full Moon being so potent in your chart this week will strike a chord with you and make you see that you’ve everything to gain and nothing to lose from taking the lead in this challenging area.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Although some people might criticise plans that sound exciting but unrealistic, you’ll remain open-minded and you’ll insist that everybody involved does the same. At first this might cause a little bit of tension because one or two hard-liners in your midst will make it clear that they prefer to stick with the tried, tested and conventional. They won’t realise how much you’re being affected by Mercury forming a link with Neptune, the planet of creativity and fantasy. And although you wouldn’t want to take any serious risks you will hear yourself promoting the idea of exploring new and inventive ways of operating within certain areas. Even if the results aren’t immediately encouraging you should make further attempts to ensure that you are constantly breathing fresh air into areas that have become dull and predictable.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Your ruler the Sun is making its way through an extremely powerful and effective section of your chart. So you can expect to be drawn towards territory in which you can prove yourself and show everybody around you that you are someone who should be taken very seriously. And that’s fine, except that you are about to feel the build-up to the Sun’s liaison with Neptune. And this suggests that one of your challenges over the next few days will be to confront somebody who hasn’t been following guidelines and who has instead wandered into the realms of fantasy, deception and delusion. It’s a great pity but you might well find yourself having to call a halt to such behaviour and insist that the individual involved accepts that this way of operating cannot continue.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Initially, when you learn of a plan or scheme requiring a great deal of inspiration and determination you might think that it isn’t for you. But as you feel the effects of Venus getting into a bit of tussle with Uranus you’ll decide that you do in fact want to take on this particular challenge. And you’ll become quite excited by the thought of wrestling with something that most people would leave well alone. One of your big advantages in all this is the fact that Venus, the planet of values, is making its way through an extremely significant section of your chart and enabling you to let everyone see how good you are at making judgment calls and assessing the true worth of challenges which are unusual but, at the same time, extremely stimulating.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
No matter how determined you are to give certain others a fair chance to prove themselves in terms of an ambitious plan or idea you might still have to oversee things to ensure that nothing goes awry. The main challenge will come as a result of a Sun-Neptune link which will begin to impact you towards the weekend. And with Neptune involved there is a strong possibility that you’ll be faced with tactics and techniques that you find unworkable or unreliable. You’ll realise that those involved are being too fanciful and not sufficiently logical and pragmatic to ensure that what’s being proposed will bring about the right results, within the agreed time frame and without breaking the budget. Don’t be afraid to speak up and point out where things are likely to go wrong.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Put as much creativity as you can into on-going responsibilities which for the past few weeks have lacked imagination. You’re being given the chance to let Mercury’s connection with Neptune help you put forward inventive ideas in terms of tasks or duties which really could do with a re-think. You obviously cannot afford to be reckless or ridiculously extravagant but you must make use of Neptune in terms of reminding everyone that you do in fact have a touch of flair that you can often add to your work and prevent anything from becoming dull and lacklustre. True, there may be one or two individuals who try to persuade you to remain with what is known and reliable – but it’s also lacking in spark or flair. And that’s what you’ll want to put right.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
It’s quite likely that your routine duties or on-going work will seem uninspiring and unexciting over the next few days. It might even seem quite difficult for you to summon up the energy and the enthusiasm to do things as quickly, willingly and efficiently as is normally the case. It just so happens however that around this time a Sun-Neptune connection will unite you with somebody close so that the two of can come up with inventive new ways to tend to your responsibilities in the outside world while also ensuring that your cash-flow remains healthy. Eventually, as a result of all of this, you’ll have the assets and resources with which to also focus on whatever it is you want to do to give a much-needed boost to your family or domestic surroundings.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Listen carefully to ideas being put forward by people who know you well but who are not directly associated with your work or on-going commitments. These individuals have been in a position to take a long view of the way in which you are functioning and it might seem to them that you’re making things harder for yourself than they need be. Also, Venus forming a sharp link with Uranus is giving rise to uncertainties in your mind in terms of how to manage some tricky situations. So when it’s suggested to you that you’ve allowed yourself to become hide-bound by responsibilities that don’t really fall into your remit, you absolutely must make some changes. Tell yourself that Uranus is very much on your side and begin your quest to lighten your load.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
You’ve allowed yourself to lose sight of objectives which a short while ago were at the top of your list of priorities. Almost certainly you’ve been distracted by some rather selfish individuals who have persuaded you to meet their needs rather than your own. Although it might be admirable of you to adopt such a charitable approach to these people it doesn’t seem to have done very much for you. This helps explain the significance of the Full Moon highlighting those areas where you need to focus and bring important tasks to completion. It is essential that you also bear in mind that you should get this done well before anybody else draws attention to the fact that you haven’t been quite as diligent as usual. Put matters right as soon as you possibly can.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Tempting though it may be to use or invest money in an unusual way you mustn’t take any major risks. Uranus forming a sharp link with Venus means there will be times when it’s hard for you to estimate the true value of a transaction which at one minute seems extremely attractive but at the next minute appears to be full of doubts and uncertainties. Of course nobody would deprive you of the right to explore different and highly original ways of going about your business. But you do at the same time have a responsibility to yourself and others to ensure that you’re not in danger of doing something so unconventional that the chances of success become less and less as every day goes by. Don’t forget how common-sense is often king.