Your career horoscope for the week commencing 30th October by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
It is quite possible that you’ve allowed your feelings to overwhelm that pragmatic streak in you with which you’re often able to make good business decisions. You seem to have been going through a phase during which your sixth sense has questioned your suitability for an area in which you might have made some good connections and generate a healthy profit. And you’ve felt unsure as to what to do next. Now, however, the build-up to the weekend’s Full Moon should encourage you to admit that you may have been over-reacting to a vague sense of uncertainty. Just don’t let anything or anybody convince you that no good can come of a partnership or deal which at other times you would see as hopeful. You could be in danger of sacrificing a lot, quite unnecessarily.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
For quite some while you’ve been withholding information from one or two people who would like very much to strike a deal with you. Unfortunately, you just haven’t been able to trust what these individuals are telling you in terms of how you and they should be able to do some wonderful work together. This week, however, with Mercury entering the gung-ho sign of Sagittarius, it will occur to you that it probably wouldn’t do much harm to take a chance on what’s being proposed. In fact you might ask yourself what’s the worst thing that can happen? Okay, so you may not reap the benefits you hoped for – you might even lose a bit of money. But isn’t it time to take a bit of a risk and shake off a mood of complacency?
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Much as you might like to pursue one particular goal or ambition armed with all the information you could possibly need, you’re in a position that will require you to make a few well-educated guesses. And rather than allow this to unnerve you, it’s important to tell yourself that you’ll be at your most creative and innovative over the next few days. So you should be able to come up with ideas, schemes or dreams that will be a long way removed from the rather conventional, everyday strategies being adopted by most, if not all, of the people around you. This week a Sun-Neptune connection is injecting innovation and imagination into the two sections of your chart that govern your work, ambition and reputation. Don’t be afraid to be a little more adventurous than usual.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Ordinarily you react to shocks and surprises in an intuitive way. Being ruled by the Moon, as you are, you allow your inner voice to whisper to you the reasons as to why you should go in for this means of handling the situation, or that one. But this week, Uranus clashing with Venus means you’ll be uncertain as to whether someone else’s analysis of the situation is more accurate than your own. You’ll wonder whether you’re capable of recognising the best route to take in order to steer yourself towards safe and familiar ground. And that’s a pity. So refuse to let this cosmic clash rob you of your valuable insights at a point when you are most in need of a solution. Never doubt your ability to intuit the best way forward.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
People might think you are a bit of a show-off. Or you’re someone who likes to grandstand and draw attention to yourself at every opportunity. But there’s another side to you if you’re typical of your sign. Just as the Sun, your ruler, isn’t always shining brightly, you experience times when you want to remain in the shadows. Not for long, perhaps, but you certainly don’t feel the need to be on show, twenty-four hours a day. So this week as you feel the earliest effects of the Full Moon occurring at the highest point of your chart, you mustn’t feel obliged to step forward and dominate a situation which could be better managed by somebody else. It’s wise, every now and again, to step to one side and allow others to take the lead.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
At certain points you might feel reluctant to grapple with business, property or financial issues which others feel incapable of managing. You’ll ask yourself why you should always be the one to find the solution. And of course, if you’re typical of your sign you probably are able to analyse situations very accurately and decide on the best way to deal with them. This is because you’re ruled by Mercury and you instinctively know the questions to ask and the means by which to capitalise on the answers you’re given. This week, however, a clash between Venus and Uranus means there will be surprises sprung on you. So you will need to remain as logical as possible and refuse to over-react to whatever’s going on. Calm and commonsense are your greatest assets right now.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Time and again you seem to have insisted that you would pursue a particular line of work completely on your own. Either you’ve felt it unnecessary to enlist the help of others. Or you haven’t found it easy to admit that you would in fact appreciate some support. And, more often than not, you’ve regretted being so independent. You will therefore be given a great deal of food for thought over the next few days because the Taurus Full Moon at the weekend is generating powerful feelings in you with regard to a plan or venture that really does need to be approached by a small team of people – or even you and one other person – rather than just you. So why not give in and admit that there’s no point in struggling alone?
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
With Saturn still occupying one of the financial sectors of your chart you’ll go through phases when you’re not too keen to spend money unnecessarily. Then you’ll suddenly go to the other extreme and get through quite a lot of cash extremely quickly. There will, therefore, be times when you wish you could rationalise your thinking with regard to money coming in or going out so that the books balance very nicely at the end of each month. So it’s useful to remember that over the next few days Saturn is colluding with Venus in a positive way. If ever there were a time when you should be able to make plans and stick to them, it’s now – especially if you’re trying hard to get your finances to work for you better than ever before.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
By now you must have grown tired of hearing people suggest that you should adopt a different approach to work or responsibilities you find irksome or uninspiring. Although you might not enjoy getting these things done, your sensible side knows that you just have to get on with it. There are certain individuals close by however who sometime urge you to make a break for it. They think you should down tools and refuse point blank to do what’s expected of you because it’s beneath you or it isn’t sufficiently well-paid. Or do they simply sense that you crave something more challenging or exciting? Whichever the case may be, you might well find that this week’s Full Moon stirs up something in you that make you feel that it’s time to make a vital change.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Venus, occupying a potent position in your chart, is reminding you that much of what you do is of great value, to yourself and to certain others. It’s just a pity that you sometimes go through a phase during which you doubt your competency, your talents and your ability to do justice to whatever work you’re taking on. And this can cause you pain. However, Venus colluding with Saturn means you’ll instinctively know which areas of work or which responsibilities most need your undivided attention. You’ll stop drifting from one area to the next. And instead you’ll suddenly be very skilled at applying your concentration, strengths and experience to areas in which your efforts will be most appreciated. And these will be the areas which bring you the greatest sense of fulfilment and satisfaction.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
All of a sudden you might become very excited about the prospect of handling a money-related or professional project that stands to enhance your reputation, if all goes well. This is largely because Neptune is collaborating with the Sun as it makes its way across an extremely powerful point of your chart. Your imagination will be highly charged and you might see no reason to do the checking and double-checking that’s so often part of your regular routine. And that could be a big mistake because you have to remember that Neptune is the planet of fantasy. And it might persuade you that you can make a huge success out of an idea which hasn’t been properly formed, researched or planned to the last little detail. Promise yourself you won’t take any unnecessary risks.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Some while ago, as you watched colleagues, employers or companions work on an interesting project, you saw potential mistakes being made. And you had to bite your tongue rather than offend these people who clearly wanted to be left alone to do things in their own way and in their own time. This week, however, you’ll feel differently about the need for you to keep quiet as Mercury enters the fearless and energetic sign of Sagittarius. As it does so it will be urging you to speak up, speak out and suffer the consequences. Does this mean that the other people involved will resent your interference? Maybe. But not for long. And even if that is the case, it’s far better than remaining silent and wishing you’d had the courage to speak your mind.