Your career horoscope for the week beginning 4th December by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
It’s a pity that the heat has gone out of a particular situation or set-up. For one reason or another you haven’t been sufficiently self-motivated to do what had to be done. Or maybe you haven’t had the support required from the other person or persons involved. Whichever the case may be, don’t lose heart. Instead put your faith in the fact that high-energy Mars is moving into Scorpio which means it will be giving an enormous boost to the sector of your chart which governs all kinds of shared endeavours. You don’t have to become dictatorial and too full of yourself. You just have to make sure that your enthusiasm for the job in hand seeps into the consciousness of the other people who are meant to be working alongside you.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
All the excitement surrounding a project which some think rather daring will spread like wildfire. And that’s fine provided that you and colleagues or companions manage to contain your energy and creativity and use it in the best possible way to bring about a rewarding outcome. The danger could be that one or two people will get carried away with the whole thing and forget to put checks and balances in place. Or others might assume they can cut corners because they’re so keen to see the end result. Your job will be to remind those involved that there are certain standards to be met while budgets and timelines are adhered to. With Mercury allied to Saturn in a very collaborative sector of your chart you can do all of this standing on your head.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
If it seems that you are at last getting to grips with a number of long on-going tasks and responsibilities it’s because you are being helped by the after-effects of the weekend’s Full Moon in your sign. This Full Moon has been illuminating certain territory in which you have not been able to bring things to a satisfactory conclusion, for one reason or another. It really is important that you now approach the areas in which things have got stuck and tell yourself you can get them moving again. Your attitude and your positive approach are what will make all the difference so that those close by will feel inspired by the way in which you’re going about things and they’ll hopefully give you all the support and encouragement you need.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
With Uranus continuing to move backwards across a very potent sector of your chart you might sometimes worry that your more innovative ideas could fall flat or go wrong. And you mustn’t feel entirely despairing if, just recently, one particular venture hasn’t gone according to plan. Remember that Mercury is travelling through a very productive and conscientious sector of your chart. And when these two heavenly bodies join forces with one another at the weekend you’ll suddenly see exactly how to make things go with a bang. What a relief it will be for you to find that you can at last tap into your most creative and ingenious thoughts and ideas and work hard to ensure that success is virtually guaranteed. Will it be worth all the effort required? Absolutely.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Fairly recently you’ve no doubt come up with a solution to an ongoing problem that’s been affecting you, your colleagues or companions. So it will come as a relief to you to begin to see ways of getting round the issues and bringing about a satisfying result. You just need to keep reminding yourself that you are feeling the build-up to Neptune’s clash with Venus which occurs at the weekend. This means that it’s possible that ideas that seem inspired and highly original might not be quite as safe and secure as they need to be. Yes, let Neptune bring out your creative streak but at the same time allow Venus to encourage you to begin checking and double-checking to ensure that the sums add up, the books balance and everything is on schedule.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Not far from home there’s a lot of interest about to be shown in some sort of collaborative venture to which you’ll be drawn. And the fact that you’re feeling the impact of Mercury joining forces with Uranus at the weekend will encourage you to step forward and suggest that you play a fairly leading role in whatever is going on. Yes, it’s possible that one or two of your loved ones or friends will point out that you already have quite a lot to do in terms of work or on-going responsibilities. But that’s unlikely to put you off. In fact it could make you even more determined to make a valuable contribution to one particular joint enterprise which could, in the end, bring you acclaim and possibly rich rewards.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
As you grapple with something that’s a little tricky do remind yourself that it is in fact a fairly minor issue rather than the Battle of Hastings. At times like this you sometimes allow yourself to exaggerate in your own mind the seriousness of what’s involved. And on this occasion you are being aided and abetted by the way in which Mars is leaving your sign and making its way into Scorpio. Promise yourself that you will use this new-found energy to focus on what needs doing rather than making far too much of incidental little matters that crop up along the way. And certainly don’t over-react when someone points out that funds are running low. Just keep within your budget and don’t be tempted to overspend on even the slightest little thing.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Rumours about to come your way might leave you wondering whether you need to take a bit of a gamble on some kind of financial or work-related venture. You might even tell yourself that you’re being kept informed by a really reliable source and that it probably is worth going in for a bit of a gamble. Fortunately you are now under the influence of a strong link between Mercury and Saturn, the planet of discipline and constraint. So the minute you seem to be thinking very carefully about what you might lose if things go wrong you should become a great deal more sane and sensible about the whole thing. No-one’s suggesting that you pinch and scrape but you certainly shouldn’t feel inclined to throw your money around unnecessarily.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
The fact that the Sun is still making its way through your sign as it forms a link with Pluto over the next few days should help convince you that you have the necessary skills, experience and resources with which to make a success of a plan or idea that some others consider to be beyond you. Don’t dwell on the fact that such negative comments can be hurtful and discouraging. Instead, tell yourself that with Pluto very much on your side you’re in a position to dig deep and come up with anything that’s required to complete the job in hand. Will those who have doubted your abilities in this area have the courage to put up their hands and admit they were wrong? Probably not. But does it matter? Not a lot?
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
A sense of needing to apply yourself very seriously to territory to which you have a firm commitment might make you uncomfortable. Any guilt – perhaps even shame –arises from the fact that you haven’t been as proactive as you might have been. And the Full Moon in Gemini on Sunday 3 December has reawakened in you feelings of responsibility plus some regret that you have let things slip and slide. Don’t allow this negativity to get a grip on you, especially as a Full Moon often makes you feel somewhat over-emotional. Instead promise yourself that you’ll tackle whatever needs to be done head-on. With the right attitude you’re perfectly capable of cutting a swathe through so much that has been causing havoc and confusion in the back of your mind for far too long.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
People in authority might have been wondering why you haven’t been as productive as normal recently. It’s possible that they haven’t liked to approach this sensitive matter because they’re afraid of causing offence. Of course deep down you have been tapping into what they’ve been thinking and you’ve almost certainly been planning to take off the brakes, put your foot down and go charging into the area in which you’re meant to be showing how creative and industrious you can be. From this week onwards you should be able to do exactly that. After all, you’re feeling the build-up to having Mars make its way into the most powerful and decisive sector of your chart. And all the extra energy being provided by power-packed Mars should make your goals achievable.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
By now you’ve probably realised that you sometimes approach financial or professional matters in a fairly ingenious way, partly because Uranus planet of the unorthodox has been travelling through Aries which governs the section of your chart connected with all that you have and own. Even the fact that Uranus has been retrograde – or appearing to move backwards through your chart – hasn’t dampened your enthusiasm for taking an inventive approach to certain practical issues. And this week with Uranus forming a positive connection to Mercury you should find that you’re able to impress your employers, workmates and peers when you’re expected to do some problem-solving. Make the most of the fact that you’re about to be at your most innovative over the next week or two and enjoy everything that it brings you.