Your career horoscope for the week commencing 3rd April by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
You undoubtedly have a good idea of your weaknesses as well as your strengths. And as some influential people show interest in you and what you’ve been doing you should think about the best ways in which to tap into your greatest assets and how they could be used to enable you to achieve something fairly remarkable. Admittedly, there are areas in which you’re not too comfortable when you’re put under pressure and you should avoid having to do anything that eats away at your confidence. Pluto allied to Mars suggests that you should have no trouble in finding enough reasons for others to want to work or collaborate with you. And this should mean you don’t have to worry too much about any other territory in which you consider yourself to be slightly lacking.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
All of a sudden you may feel especially confident with regard to some on-going work or responsibilities that can sometimes leave you feeling slightly inadequate. In fact, you’ll be keen to put extra energy into plans and projects that can be exhausting, unless you’re feeling particularly gung-ho about getting them dealt with in the most efficient way possible. Remember however that Jupiter is being opposed by the Sun which is making its way through a very intuitive section of your chart and one that sometimes sets you thinking about deep-rooted dreads and fears. Refuse to become paranoid about the way in which things might turn out. Let Jupiter keep reminding you that you’re a solid, reliable individual and you’re going to do well at whatever you take on over the next few days.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Don’t be afraid to lean on someone close who wants to offer you a bit of support and guidance with regard to the way in which you intend to reshape your future or enhance your reputation. You seem to have been going through a phase during which you have reflected on the way in which you might be perceived in certain areas of your work and responsibilities. And it might now be a good idea for you to re-launch yourself in some way and refresh people’s perceptions of you and what you can do. The fact that Venus is squaring up to Saturn mustn’t become a reason for you to reject the thoughts or ideas of this individual who probably does have some worthwhile advice to offer. Welcome it with open arms.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
If you’re typical of your sign you probably give yourself a hard time over anything that you do in a way that’s not entirely watertight and fire-proof. In other words you sometimes worry about your achievements being less than perfect. And you’re perhaps about to go through a phase during which you won’t be entirely sure of how hidebound you are in terms of certain areas of work or responsibility. This is linked to the fact that Saturn, the planet of structure and discipline that’s making its way through a very conscientious section of your chart, is appearing to change direction and enter another retrograde phase during which it will appear to travel backwards through the heavens. Do nothing that’s really important until you’re absolutely clear on the guidelines, rules and regulations involved.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Others might have to stand back and let you go charging through territory in which there’s a lot to be done. And if they don’t give you enough space they’ll get caught up in the whirlwind of activity that you’ll be generating. You’re being impacted by dynamic Mars connecting with Pluto. And you’ll get it into your head that it’s time to tackle full-on any unfinished business or work-related matters that you want to see signed off. And that’s fine. But avoid giving anyone the impression that their support will no longer be welcome. This phase of trying to do everything yourself, in a great rush, is unlikely to last for long. Make sure your allies know you’ll want to continue working with them when things return to normal, which they very soon will.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
How wonderful to think that you’ll suddenly be filled with some fairly brilliant, inspired plans that will hopefully enable you to work very productively with some of your peers, colleagues or friends. You seem to have had an idea about how you and they could collaborate on something fairly creative and possibly somewhat exotic. And, as you might expect, there have been objections raised by those who would prefer a more straightforward, down-to-earth approach. But you won’t want to be governed by what you consider to be the rather unimaginative attitude of these people. And the fact that the Sun is squaring up to Pluto suggests that you might want to take them to task. Just promise yourself that you won’t become heavy-handed, rude or offensive. A light touch will work best.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Reassuring though it may be to discover that certain people would like to work with you or alongside you, it might be wise to find out exactly what they expect of the collaboration between the two of you. They may assume that they can take care of the nice, easy bits of whatever is involved while you do all the heavy lifting. This sort of thing has to be clarified from the outset because this week you’ll start to feel the impact of Mercury changing direction and appearing to hurtle backwards through the section of your chart that governs partnerships and teamwork. You don’t want to run the risk of starting something that’s going to end up as a series of arguments, complications and misunderstandings all because things haven’t been made clear from the outset.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Ordinarily you’d think it safe to assume that people with whom you’re working or collaborating share your view that financial and administrative matters have to be run like a well-oiled machine. And that’s fine except that Saturn, the planet of structure, is coming to a halt, then changing direction as it embarks on another of its retrograde phases and appears to travel backwards though your chart. What you mustn’t do is allow this to make you feel you’re travelling backwards too and that so much that you have put in place, successfully and efficiently, is about to come unstuck. That’s mustn’t happen and it’s up to you to ensure that everyone around you is made aware of the importance of all of you continuing to keep standards high and ensuring that everything is handled brilliantly.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
It would be a mistake to allow colleagues, friends or associates to see you becoming impatient with their lack of interest or energy when it comes to plans or projects you’re hoping they’ll want to manage. Or you’ll want them to at least work with you or alongside you so that, between you, it’s possible to accomplish something worthwhile. When you first realise that these individuals aren’t all-consumed by what’s going on you may complain bitterly or perhaps even tell them off. But be careful because Mars is colluding with Pluto in a way that might convince you that you can throw your weight around as much as you like and get away with it. You cannot. People need and deserve your respect even if they’re not behaving quite as you’d like them to.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Bullish though you may feel about developments within your working life or some other area which makes huge demands on you it’s time to listen to someone close who is trying to outline certain concerns that may not have occurred to you. Jupiter being opposed by the Sun does indicate the possibility of differences of opinion, especially where family or close friends are concerned. Or it may be a colleague, employer or peer who wants you to consider the possible downside - as well as all that you see as hopeful and optimistic - regarding whatever you’re working on. You won’t want to go into battle with everyone around you but you must get caught up in some robust discussions about how confident you have the right to feel when it comes to on-going commitments.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
People might want to have a say about the way in which you organise your financial affairs or put certain of your talents or other assets to good use. With Venus challenging Saturn you’ll be given an entirely different opinion from one or two of those around you whenever you think that a certain way of working is right for you. And because Saturn is involved it might seem to you that you’re likely to hit a brick wall unless you go along with what’s being said or suggested. It will feel as though you have no wriggle room. But that’s not actually the case. Try to see these interventions made by certain others as reasons to enter into debate and discussion rather than a need to come to a sudden and final halt.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
For some while you may have fantasised about indulging yourself rather generously once certain work or responsibilities have been taken care of. And this week especially you’ll feel a tinge of disappointment when you discover that circumstances are preventing you from helping yourself to one or two things you’ve wanted for a while. This is not because you haven’t been sufficiently productive or you haven’t enough money. It’s simply that someone in a powerful position is letting you know, possibly in quite subtle ways, that it would be a mistake to let colleagues and associates see you pampering yourself. This individual probably does have a good point, especially as the Sun is squaring up to Pluto. This isn’t a time to risk letting others misinterpret the way you’re handling finances.