Jul 21, 2018 Last Updated 1:00 AM, Jul 26, 2018

Peter's Career Horoscopes (week beginning 3rd July)

Your career horoscope for the week commencing 3rd July by Peter Watson

ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Others may have had private thoughts about the way in which you conduct your career or work life.  But they haven’t expressed them to you for fear of sounding offensive or interfering.  Over the course of the next few days, however, as you are impacted by the build-up to the weekend’s Full Moon, you’ll find yourself tapping into the feelings of those who are beginning to realise that they won’t be able to keep quiet for much longer.  This Full Moon is likely to bring them and yourself to the point where you’re forced to say exactly how you feel to one another.  It might not be easy or comfortable but it certainly will shift things in the direction in which they need to be going, sooner rather than later.

TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Not everyone will understand the workings of a business, financial or professional arrangement which is probably more complex than it need be.  But you’ll be on hand.  And you can inform those who have doubts and fears of the way in which things are being managed.  The fact that Venus is leaving your sign and moving into Gemini suggests that you’ll have a very fair and balanced view of the situation.  Not only that but you’ll also see the true worth of making the changes being suggested.  And you’ll be able to explain that, for the sake of a certain amount of temporary disruption, everybody involved is likely to be a lot better off than they were at the outset.  Do your best to calm people down without compromising yourself in any way.

GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
It might be quite hard for you to resist adding ornamentations and extravagant details to a plan or project that’s meant to be run on simple, straightforward lines.  Jupiter’s run-in with the Sun is persuading you to spend more than you can afford or introduce ideas that are far removed from the usual style of the other people involved.  Although you might be adding exciting new touches to the situation you must bear in mind the budgets involved.  But more than that, you need to consider the views of those committed to doing everything in a traditional way. They do have the right to point out to you that the old techniques and practices have worked well in the past and they will do so again.  You might not be able to argue with that.

CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
For some reason a number of workmates or friends have decided that you’re being rather cagey about money coming in or going out.  And although that won’t bother you unnecessarily you probably will find before long that it’s becoming something of an irritation.  This is why you should capitalise on Mercury leaving your sign and entering the fiery sign of Leo where it will be encouraging you to say exactly what you think and to invite questions from those who seem to assume that they are being denied access to information that’s rightfully theirs.  The fact that it’s highly unlikely that you’ve anything to hide should be a great incentive for you to be totally transparent about anything of a financial or business nature. Just make sure your answers are honest, straightforward and completely accurate.

LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
With Neptune travelling backwards through the poetic sign of Pisces your ideas on some kind of joint project could be rather fanciful and unrealistic.  However, the Sun’s strong and positive connection to Neptune is encouraging you to acknowledge the doubts and fears of one or two people who would like you to take a more pragmatic approach to whatever you’re doing.  This cosmic link is likely to open your mind to what’s being suggested and to see things from the point of view of those who don’t share your adventurous spirit right now.  So strive hard to adapt your plans so that you can say, hand on heart, that you’re not taking any unnecessary risks, you’re not overspending and whatever you’re planning fits in very nicely with the thinking of most other people. 

VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
You probably don’t understand quite why you’ve been so stand-offish towards those offering to help or advise you in some way.  Perhaps you’ve imagined they’re trying to steal your thunder.  Or is it that you’ve doubted their motives and assumed they had some kind of hidden agenda?  Whichever the case may be, you’re soon going to realise that there’s much to be gained by inviting the people in question to contribute something worthwhile to whatever you’re doing.  You’re being helped by the way in which Venus is moving into Gemini, assuming a position in the most potent section of your chart and reminding you that diplomacy, collaboration and respect for others are enormously valuable qualities which can help you find success and peace of mind when you apply them in the best possible way. 

LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Perhaps you’ve assumed that you can continue to drive yourself and possibly others extremely hard in order to meet deadlines or targets which are pretty competitive.  Some people might admire you for it because it shows that you’re willing to take on the challenge.  But perhaps you should stop and think about the amount of pressure you’re putting yourself under – and you’re probably doing the same to those individuals who feel quite strongly that they should provide the back-up and support you expect from them.  Admirable though this may be, these people are quite likely to start seeing things differently over the next few days as they realise that they’ve been set some nigh-on impossible tasks.  Don’t let a Sun-Neptune link persuade you that you can perform miracles.   A reality check is long overdue.

SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22142
Initially, you might assume that a prospective deal or arrangement should work in your favour, according to the facts and figures being presented.  But if you take a bit of time and trouble to analyse the situation and study the relevant sums you’ll see that there are risks involved.  There’s also the possibility that profit margins will be rather lower than is being suggested to you because of a number of hidden factors only being brought to the surface when you dig really deep and see exactly what is going on.  You are being helped in all this by the way in which Mercury is entering fiery Leo and shaking things up in terms of business or financial arrangements which, up until now, you’ve assumed to be straightforward.  They’re not, as you’re about to prove.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Refuse to allow workmates or associates to dictate to you the terms under which you should enter into some kind of joint financial or business arrangement.  Being the positive, adventurous individual you are you’ll feel you don’t need to be guided in that way.  But the Sun squaring up to Jupiter is encouraging you to be rather more expansive and daring when it comes to anything to do with hard cash.  This is why it’s so important to take on board the views of those who know you well enough to realise you’re not always mindful of the ups and downs of the financial world.  So if you’re about to hand over fairly large sums you need to be absolutely sure that you get a good return on them.  It’s not a time for speculation.

CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
By colluding with others you stand a chance of finalising a deal in a way that promises a good outcome for all concerned.  And you’ll realise fairly early on in the proceedings that you would far rather join forces with these like-minded individuals than operate entirely alone.  That’s fine, provided you remember that everyone has to be kept well-informed of each stage of the process and exactly who is meant to be doing what.  This is where Mercury, the planet of communications, comes into play because it’s changing signs and as it does so it’s helping you to think a great deal more than usual about the best way to exchange information and to tap into the various skills and talents of those around you.  The more broadminded and flexible you can be, the better.

AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Much as you might want to approach certain on-going tasks and responsibilities with vigour and determination there will be a few doubts and concerns bubbling to the surface .   These are being exacerbated by Pluto in a very intuitive section of your chart opposing the Sun.  This means that Pluto is dredging up fears and frailties that have been lodged somewhere in the back of your mind for some while.  And it will be up to you to work through them, logically and methodically, and be rid of them for ever.  Of course, one or two of your more negative ideas might have some bearing on the situation in hand.  So do give them the benefit of the doubt and explore very thoroughly the possibility that there are some areas that need special attention.

PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Admit to yourself that you’ve sometimes wondered why workmates, friends or associates have been rather lackadaisical when it comes to some mundane tasks and responsibilities.  And perhaps you should also ask yourself why you’ve done nothing about it up until now.  The fact that Mercury’s entering the positive, fiery sign of Leo suggests that you’re about to become rather more outspoken than usual with regard to any area that calls for a conscientious, dedicated attitude.   And with Mercury involved you will be much more sharp-witted and quick-thinking than usual.  So if you meet with resistance from those involved it won’t be hard to talk them round to your point of view.  Just make sure that, as well as quite a lot of talking going on, there’s also time for good, old-fashioned hard work.


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