Your career horoscope for the week commencing 30th January by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Some people might think that you’ve been paying rather too much attention to your working life or your dealings in the great big world outside. And they will no doubt say as much. Before you defend yourself fairly vigorously you probably should try to imagine what is going on for them and why they should be so critical of you and your behaviour. With Mercury squaring up to Jupiter it shouldn’t take you long to work out that you have given rise to a certain amount of envy in those who like to think of you as a friend and companion while you’re busy carving out your career or climbing up the ladder. Almost certainly they are making more of the situation than is warranted. Refuse to buy into it.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
You’ve been trailing behind certain others when it comes to productivity, creativity or old-fashioned day-to-day chores. But you mustn’t give yourself too hard a time about it. What you should do, however, is strive to catch up with the backlog of task and duties that should no longer be left to take care of themselves. And see how much can be done by the weekend. This is because from Monday 6 February onwards the mighty planet Jupiter begins another of its retrograde phases which means it will be appear to travel backwards through your chart. For you, this could mean that you feel that you’re unable to make much headway when it comes to mundane matters. This is why you should start now and get as much done as possible while the going is good.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Initially you will assume that you can involve quite a number of people in a venture that could be mutually beneficial. But one or two of them will resist your ideas. And it’s just possible that they will resent the fact that you want to open the doors to a small but significant crowd of colleagues, friends and associates who aren’t really used to collaborating with you in this way. Do remember that this week your ruler Mercury is at right angles to Uranus. So quite out of the blue messages will be coming through that surprise, perhaps even shock, you because they seem pretty direct as well as being judgmental. Stand firm. Act as though nothing has happened and refuse to give way to those who have no right to call the shots.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
With Venus changing signs you might realise that you need a change in terms of the way in which you approach certain professional or financial matters. Instead of getting on with work that you feel has been foisted upon you it will become obvious that you need to do one of two things: either you must question those delegating these responsibilities to you and refuse to comply; or you should roll up your sleeves and get on with it and show what a trouper you really are. Whichever route you take you must promise yourself that you will no longer be left feeling that you are being used as a work-horse and that the other people involved have very little care or concern about what’s good for you. It’s decision time.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
One or two people will get very excited about the prospect of collaborating with you on something fairly ambitious. But you’re not really on the same page. And the fact that Mercury is forming a sharp link to Neptune suggests that you probably will have to be the one to disillusion them and point out that things aren’t as they seem to imagine them to be. These individuals have obviously got carried away with the way in which you and they could co-create something which is really rather splendid. And they haven’t been sufficiently pragmatic to see that their concept of what it involves is pie in the sky. Be kind when having to put them right but do also be very direct so that they’re no longer leading themselves astray.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
It’s possible that in the back of your mind you’ve been harbouring thoughts about a shared endeavour that’s been met with resistance by the other people involved. You probably haven’t been able to put your finger on why exactly these individuals have taken such a negative stance. But you’ll decide this week that if anyone’s going to save the situation from going pear-shaped, it will be you. You’re being supported by Venus the planet of balance and rationale as it makes its way into Aries and the section of your chart that governs joint ventures. So not only will you estimate exactly what everyone should gain by pulling together, you’ll also have exactly the right manner with which to persuade those involved that it’s a truly worthwhile operation. And so it should be.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Why be surprised if you find yourself wanting to add ornamentation, creativity and colour to an area which up until now has been handled in a very mundane and unexciting way? Yours is the sign associated with beautiful things. So no wonder you can’t bear the thought of continuing with a rather dull approach to something which would benefit enormously from the kind of uplift and enhancement that you could so easily bring about. All this is connected of course to the fact that your ruler Venus is forming a sharp link to the Sun this week. So you will want to challenge the dull and ordinary. You’ll also want to identify the cracks in the approach used up until now. And you’ll make sure that the light shines through those cracks.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
By now you must be tired of listening to certain individuals who evaluate whatever you and they are doing together by how much profit will be generated in the process. Although you might have a good business brain and a feel for money you know there are other factors that have to be taken into consideration when dealing with a plan or project. And you’ll want to focus on so much more than cash going out and coming in. This is an especially good time to persuade certain others to think more along your lines than usual because you have Venus changing signs and making its way into a very industrious and conscientious section of your chart. You’ll want things to be done well and you’ll do everything possible to make sure that they are. 1
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Almost certainly you have a number of strengths and resources which have been under-used during the past few days and weeks. And for one reason or another something is about to start you thinking in terms of the way in which you can capitalise on one particular untapped skill that could increase your earning power quite considerably. Before you get very far, however, you are quite likely to find that one or two people oppose whatever you have in mind. And this is probably because they are jealous of what you have at your fingertips. With Mercury at right angles to Uranus you must make sure that you prove quite conclusively that your special talents are going to bring you exactly what you want and that nobody will rob you of it.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Try not to be too disappointed and downhearted if a job or venture fails to shape up in the way that you had hoped. You are good at taking an adult approach to things that go a little bit wrong along the way. So it’s unlikely that you’ll be completely thrown by what occurs this week. The important thing of course is how you handle any set-backs rather than what they actually consist of. And Jupiter entering a retrograde phase means you’ll have to summon up the determination and energy to ensure that you combat any delays or distractions and continue to move onwards and upwards. It might sound like it’s a tough order and in some ways it is. But it’s nothing that you cannot conquer if you really put your mind to it.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Neptune is still slowly navigating one of the financial sections of your chart as it travels through Pisces. And this week, as it forms a sharp link to Mercury, you may have some rather deep, dark thoughts about certain people who might not have been entirely upfront and honest regarding a piece of work, a contract or an amount of money changing hands. Although you won’t want to get caught up in a scuffle about this you should let Mercury encourage you to analyse what has or has not been going on. And then come up with the right words with which to get your point across and an appropriate means by which to do it. It’s vital that you’re perceived as sane and sensible while delivering a message with a sting in its tail.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
There may well have been times over the past few weeks and months when you’ve wondered whether you’ve been right to follow a path that is meant to lead you to success, achievement and material gain. Yes, we all have to earn a living or keep a roof over our heads in some way but you might start asking yourself why you’ve been so pragmatic that you have robbed yourself of a chance to let your artistic, creative side shine through. This is especially so at the moment because you are feeling the impact of Venus the planet of beauty and dignity changing signs. And this helps explain why you might have to decide whether you need to rethink your approach to areas that are more about profit than aesthetics, cultural influences or originality.