Your career horoscope for the week commencing 5th December by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Deep down you may have a vague fear that some aspect of your work, reputation or financial set-up could be lacking in certainty or security. And being the forthright individual you probably are it would be good to thrash out any nagging doubts with someone who understands you and the situation very well. This week could present an especially opportune moment for you to raise the issue as Mercury is making a positive link with Neptune. Eradicating unrealistic expectations and getting to grips with plain and simple facts is your challenge for the next few days. Make the most of it. Remember, too, that other people involved need to hear that everything is in the right place and that the way ahead is well-starred. And you're the best possible person to convince them of that.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
People are about to start talking very animatedly in terms of a job, cash-flow situation or the means by which to enhance your CV. And Venus reaching the most powerful point in your chart is an indication that you'll quickly see what is worth doing and what is not. After all, Venus is the planet of values and should help you make balanced, rational decisions about what your next step should be. Obviously you won't want to miss out on the chance to do well. But nor can you take a risk that doesn't pay off. So let your sixth sense guide you and promise yourself that you won't allow anybody or anything else to persuade you to act in a way that is not in line with whatever your gut feeling is telling you.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
At first you might assume that you’ll be able to manage a fairly ambitious project single-handedly. But you could be under-estimating the challenge ahead of you. Remember that certain individuals would be more than happy to work with you or for you to make sure that everything is achieved quickly, efficiently and economically. And the fact that Mercury your ruler is allied to Neptune is steering you towards one or two people in particular who should be able to provide back-up of the type you need. There's no point in being ridiculously independent about this. Why struggle alone when you could enlist the help of other? Stop seeing those wanting to assist you as rivals and start to perceive them as being the kind of allies you want and need right now.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
You will have your work cut out within certain territory that almost always manages to produce a number of problems just when you least need them. And during the coming week you might have to admit that you are growing tired of people who complain about what needs doing and then adopt a very negative attitude to the whole thing. This is why you should capitalise on the Sun's positive tie-up with Uranus which is encouraging you to seek new and different solutions to tricky situations which no-one else can or will help you with. Perhaps you should tell yourself that you are on your own and that you're going to make the best possible job of whatever you will be taking on this week, irrespective of what anyone else does or says.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Try not to let somebody else's fanciful and unworkable ideas lead you astray regarding some serious plans or projects that require extremely skilful handling. You’re perfectly well-equipped to manage the situation. But a Neptune-Mercury link might set you thinking about short cuts or ways of producing the answers you want without doing all the necessary spade work. Remember, Neptune can sometimes lead you astray by getting you to think about far-fetched methods of achieving the outcomes you want. But there’s invariably a great deal of fantasy involved and right now you have to focus on reality for one hundred percent of the time. You might be a little tired of doing everything in a laborious and time-consuming way. But it means that you’ll end up feeling pleased with yourself and proud of the results.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
While you listen to loved ones or friends telling you how you might tackle your work or other serious commitments you might think you can see easier ways to make money or achieve your goals. You are being influenced by the way in which Jupiter is linking up with the Sun and encouraging you to think big rather than approach things sensibly and logically. But remember, Jupiter is the planet of excess and exaggeration. And it would probably be very good for you to learn to manage your expectations differently so that you're not always looking for a huge pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and finding nothing very much at all. To accomplish or acquire what you want it's essential that you are totally pragmatic about what's available and what's possible.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
For some reason certain others assume you’ll do their work for them. And although you have a logical, balanced side to you it does seem that this week you'll try to achieve the impossible. This is linked to the fact that Neptune is connecting with Mercury in a way that makes you think you’re inexhaustible and unbeatable. And that's a false premise that could lead to problems if you're not careful. Neptune does have a way of distorting the truth or convincing you that you can get things done as if by magic. And you can't. So unless you can promise yourself that you'll approach any challenges in an entirely pragmatic and sensible way you should not commit to anything that's so complicated that it cannot be managed by conventional means.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
All sorts of people will be suggesting all sorts of ways of handling financial or career-related issues that call for a re-think. But you’ll soon discover that the individuals concerned will be thinking in very loose terms and not basing their ideas on reliable information. The fact that the Sun is allied to Saturn indicates a need for a pragmatic, structured approach plus a great deal of disciplined thinking and solid, hard work. Don't be put off by the fact that Saturn is urging you to go about things in the most thorough way possible and not allowing you to think you can skim across the surface. You have no option but to get down to the nitty-gritty and do a lot of heavy lifting if you are to achieve the outcomes required.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Circumstances are forcing you to make a plan involving money or other resources your main priority. This is because you are feeling the build-up to Mercury's link with Neptune which is alerting you to the fact that you are in danger of being distracted by people or situations that won't allow you to meet your ongoing responsibilities in the end. In other words, those people painting a very glamorous picture of how you could easily ignore financial or work-related responsibilities are not being totally practical or entirely honest about the situation. So it's up to you to show that you fully intend to do the sensible thing and not be led astray by fanciful ideas that will come between you and whatever you need to accomplish before the week is out.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
It may fall to you to pacify those people getting in a state about a lack of funds or a shortage of assets needed for a certain plan or project to be brought to completion. Work-mates, friends or associates are becoming agitated about money coming in or goods and services that will be needed if ideas are to be pursued successfully. They are worrying unnecessarily and it is fortunate therefore that you have Venus leaving your sign this week and making its way into a very materialistic section of your chart. This will help you to quickly analyse the situation and decide on the best way forward. And you will be so sure of what you are coming up with that you will reassure everyone around you they are getting into a panic over nothing.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
If you suddenly start worrying about a money-related or career matter without any real foundation it could be linked to Neptune’s alliance with Mercury It seems you’re allowing a little bit of paranoia to seep into the situation and get you wound up quite unnecessarily. And there is a danger that you will transfer your doubts and misgivings to the other people around you so that they too are unnerved by the situation. So before it all gets out of hand you must go over the facts and figures involved and establish what can be relied on and what if anything needs to be made more concrete. You don't want to let unfounded worries or misgivings spoil what is meant to be the beginning of a rather lovely time of year.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Those colleagues, employers or allies encouraging you to take on something ambitious and challenging probably have total belief in your skills and abilities. But you might wonder whether they are assuming that you are far more clever than is actually the case. And the Sun's tie-up with Saturn will encourage you to approach everything in a very pragmatic and structured way. You need to keep reminding yourself that it is very important the you safe-guard your reputation and avoid doing anything which is likely to show you up as incompetent or lacking in good judgment. Although you may sometimes feel that Saturn is cramping your style you should be glad of its impact because it does make sure you stick to rules and guidelines which are there to serve a very good purpose.