Your career horoscope for the week commencing September 4th by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
The fact that Mars makes its way into Virgo this week might shed some light on an area in which you’ve found it difficult to motivate yourself. You perhaps imagine that someone who’s in a similar position to yourself has been in favour and on the receiving end of special arrangements which have made the struggle easier for this particular individual. But of course, that might be all part of your imagination as you feel slightly left out and disadvantaged. What you have to do is tell yourself that it’s now your turn to move onwards and upwards. You’re being buoyed up by the way in which your ruling planet Mars is changing signs and inspiring you to bring about the sort of changes that will help guarantee your long-term future.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
At various times you might have wondered how you’re expected to manage a professional or business arrangement about which you’ve been given very little information. You’ve no doubt asked the relevant individuals for the missing facts and figures. But until this point they haven’t been forthcoming. You should be pleased therefore that as the Moon collaborates with Neptune this week your instincts will steer you towards data which fills in a lot of the gaps in the history of this situation that is no doubt more straightforward than it seems. Just make sure that you don’t take everything coming your way as gospel. Yes, you will be much better informed than you have been up until this point but even so there will still be checks and balances to be put into place.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Let the Full Moon help you accept that something that’s not quite right needs to be abandoned if there’s no room for improvement. Yes, this might make you feel somewhat over-emotional because of the impact of the Full Moon at the point at which you feel rather vulnerable. Deep down, however, you must know that it is time to move on in some way. So accept that one phase of your life is coming to a close but, even more importantly, another is opening before you. Also remember that not far away there are people who are willing to help you make the necessary adjustments so that you can capitalise on all that’s happening to and around you. Don’t be too proud to ask for help in the areas in which you need it most.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Celebrate the fact that Mercury is resuming its normal direction so you no longer need to worry so much about communications breaking down or important little details being overlooked or misinterpreted. You’re someone who likes to feel safe and secure within your own environment and you should get a lot out of knowing that those people whose companionship you value highly are closely connected to you once more. And a number of misunderstandings are being clarified. Also remember that you’re probably not the only one who has been put out by recent events. And perhaps you can help one or two of the people around you by owning up to the part you have played in certain tricky scenarios recently. This should do a lot to enable you and others move on.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
It’s not unreasonable of you to assume you can get a firm grip of a financial, property or work-related situation that others find difficult to comprehend. Without being arrogant about it you probably feel that you have at your disposal whatever is required to make sense of the matter in hand. But don’t assume there are no hidden pitfalls or bugbears to cope with. This is linked to the way in which your ruler the Sun is confronting Neptune in a rather aggressive way. And you’ll discover that assumptions you’ve made about some of the details involved are quite wrong. Neptune is, after all, the planet of illusion and delusion. Go back over territory you thought was safe and secure and look again. You might well have missed one or two potentially threatening obstacles.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Talk of developments in your financial affairs might have created some anxiety in you in recent weeks. However the Sun in your sign is connecting with the unpredictable planet Uranus to give rise to news that you find more reassuring than threatening. This will of course come as some relief to you. But even so you must remember that Uranus does have a way of springing surprises on those who least expect it. So keep your eyes and ears open for news of developments that will still mean that you have to do a little bit of tap dancing to ensure that everything continues to be solid, safe and secure. But in the main you can probably rely on the fact that a period of uncertainty is about to come to a close.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Some fairly ordinary, everyday responsibilities may have taken their told recently. You might even get it into your head that you’re meant for much bigger and better things. And with the Sun opposing Neptune your rather inflated view of your own position could become a problem for some of the people around you. So promise yourself that you won’t let Neptune persuade you that it’s perfectly okay to swagger around looking as though you own the place and that you’ve no intention of committing yourself to anything ordinary and mundane. That’s the first way to lose friends and allies. So simply accept that we all have to pitch in and do some hard slog every now and again to get to where we want to be. And you are no exception.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
High above the most potent point in your chart Mercury has been appearing to travel backwards. And this week, this lively and sometimes mischievous little planet is doing a U-turn and beginning to move forwards again. This is why you might well expect to hear some very optimistic and promising messages from people in important places. Or perhaps you’ll be the one passing on crucial information with which a particular plan or project can be moved forward in the best possible way. Please don’t think there’s any pressure on you to do magnificent things just because the planets are on your side right now. Go slowly and carefully and get used to the fact that it’s no longer a case of one step forwards and two steps back. It should be full steam ahead.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Rely on the fact that you should have all the energy and dynamism you need to make sense of a challenge that could help you carve out your niche within a very challenging area. This is linked to Mars entering Virgo which suggests that people in important places will begin to notice you – if they haven’t already done so. They’re likely to be impressed with the way in which you can ally yourself with even the most complex situations and wrestle with them until you get the outcomes you want. Might this mean you become a little bit aggressive if things don’t go your way? Possibly. But that’s your problem and it’s one you’ll have to grapple with if you’re to make the very most of everything on offer to you from this point on.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Partnership, financial or property matters may have suffered recently while Mercury has been appearing to travel backwards. This has been going on since 13 August so it’s likely that you’ve had to deal with misinterpretations and miscommunications. As you breathe a sigh of relief that this phase is ending you should also remember that some of the people around you have also been inconvenienced by the way in which your own affairs have sometimes gone awry. So perhaps you should just check to make sure that one or two of those involved don’t need help from you to put things right. It’s the least you can do and it will help you achieve the right frame of mind for when you begin to start hurtling forward within territory in which you’ve been held back recently.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
From time to time you find it difficult to go along with the ideas of someone whose values and ideals are very different from your own. If you’ve remained quiet on the subject it’s because you haven’t wanted to give rise to controversy. This week however with the Full Moon occurring in the intuitive sign of Pisces you’ll suddenly decide it’s the right time for you to voice your opinion. This is not to say that you will go on the rampage or start hurling accusations at the other person involved. But nor will you be willing to say nothing whatsoever when faced with facts and figures about which you have some serious doubts. Yes, you might feel apprehensive but almost instantly you’ll enjoy a sense of relief that you’re no longer a silent bystander.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Mercury is shuddering to a halt, doing a U-turn and beginning to move forwards again through a very conscientious section of your chart. And as this mischievous little planet’s latest retrograde phase come to an end you should be able to make significant moves within territory that has seemed too hostile or confusing for you to navigate up until this point. Even though there will still be occasional mix-ups and misunderstandings to clarify you should very quickly gain a sense of being free to explore areas of work or financial wheelings and dealings which you’ve been forced to skirt around. The fact that this is no longer the case should be music to your ears. And with the right people by your side you should be able to make up for lost time.