Your career horoscope for the week beginning 5th March by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
It’s quite likely that over the past few weeks some of your colleagues, associates or loved ones have suggested you’ve been slightly reckless in terms of your handling of money or business situations. You have argued of course because your pride was at stake. But, as you feel the impact of Jupiter slowing down and then entering a retrograde phase, you’ll become more thoughtful about your recent behaviours. You haven’t of course been negligent or unthinking all the time. But you probably can put your hand up and admit that on one or two occasions you could have been more mindful of the impact on other people. This is the sort of learning that can lead to valuable and worthwhile changes so try to be as open-minded as possible about how to make amends.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Pluck up the courage to introduce some rather unusual and exciting thinking into a set-up you share with certain others. It’s likely that until now you’ve been following fairly conventional lines of thinking. But as you feel the build-up to a positive link between Mars and Uranus, planet of the unconventional, you’ll get a buzz out of unorthodox ideas instead of always sticking to well-established structures and guidelines. There is one particular person who would prefer you not to take any risks so you must be sure of your ground and not go so far with your creativity and daring that you create uncertainty and nervousness. You almost certainly can start doing thing quite differently, but it mustn’t be at the expense of a close alliance which deserves your respect.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Mercury picking a fight with Saturn at the weekend means you may need to tread a little carefully if dealing with joint transactions or a delicate matter affecting you and someone close. Although you shouldn’t feel that your hands are tied so that you can’t do or say what you feel is right, it is important that you get the facts straight. And if there is one area in which you have made a poor judgment or you’ve got something badly wrong, this will be the time to admit it. Those you’re dealing with might not be hoping for an apology but they certainly do need an explanation as to why you’ve been unusually careless or undiplomatic. You should be able to put matters right with one honest and heartfelt conversation.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Having been delayed while trying to negotiate some important work or a crucial deal of some kind you’ll want to make up for lost time. So it’s fortunate that you’re about to feel the impact of Mercury making its way into Aries which means it will be livening things up in the section of your chart that governs your career and reputation. There seems to be something about having appeared inept that has been bugging you. And it’s only fair that over the next few days you’re able to redress the balance and let colleagues, employers and associates see that now you’re being given the green light there will be no stopping you. Is it worth pointing the finger of blame at whoever has caused the disruption that’s held you back? Probably not.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Although you’ll try not to be irritated by workmates, friends or loved ones being unusually uncooperative, you will in the end need to do something about it. After all, you’ve probably been more compliant than most other people could or would ever manage. The fact that Pluto is about to form a useful link with your ruler the Sun could help you enormously because it should enable you to dig deep and tap into resources that not everybody can boast. And from somewhere will come the means by which you can coax and cajole whoever is involved into working alongside you so as to bring about the desired outcomes. Do make sure of course that in your enthusiasm to achieve what is required you don’t start to come across as bossy or bullying.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Uranus is still in the section of your chart governing partnerships and all shared endeavours. It means that you’re often able to put a creative and sometimes surprising spin on deals or arrangements that other people find dull and unexciting. And with Uranus linked to Mars you should be able to get a number of people on side when it comes to one particular venture that has failed to gain much support recently. You’ll also give a good, clear account of why others should commit to a plan which you know can become hugely successful if given the right energy and back-up. What you cannot do is manage it single-handedly. That’s why you need to get other people on your side – and it shouldn’t be hard for you to make that happen.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
You’ve been pretty confident when it comes to a project, area of work or financial matter. If anything, you have at times appeared to be so sure of yourself that one or two other people have been afraid to question your tactics or ways of working. This is all about to change however as Jupiter enters into another of its retrograde phases. This need not mean that you become a nervous wreck overnight but you will begin to accept that you have almost certainly glossed over one or two vital facts. This probably is the time to slow down and scrutinise any area in which you don’t feel absolutely sure of what you’ve been doing. By pacing yourself and being a little more thoughtful you could improve your success rate significantly.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Every now and again you seem to have had the feeling that colleagues, friends or associates have let you do the heavy lifting while they’ve been taking it easy. But it’s only now that you are feeling the effects of Mercury entering the dynamic sign of Aries that you’ll feel justified in raising your concerns about this situation. With Mercury making you extremely clear-thinking you should be able to analyse what’s been going on in a very clear way. You should also be able to say how you’ve been feeling and what response you would like from the people concerned. Of course they may not agree. They might well put up defences and make all sorts of excuses as to why you are speaking out of turn. But you must stand firm.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
With Mercury moving into a light-hearted and colourful section of your chart as it enters Aries this week you’ll be entranced by what other people have to say on the subject of everyday chores. Don’t worry if very soon afterwards you find yourself doing the sums, working out the practicalities involved and perhaps ever abandoning something which you realise is too fanciful. Remember Mercury is being challenged by Saturn which means that you will quite naturally start running checks on whether or not what you’re doing makes sense in terms of finances, deadlines and your reputation. This is not to say of course that everything has to become dull and lacklustre but you certainly won’t feel like taking any chances on what could be deemed to be outrageous and totally impractical.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Recently you’ve approached some tricky challenges with determination, intelligence and diligence. And you certainly shouldn’t be thrown by the way in which one or two loved ones, friends or associates start to question the stance you’ve taken when it comes to some aspect of your image and how you would like to be seen by a wider audience. This is not to say that you’re showing off or, as they say, getting too big for your boots. But Mercury is getting into a tussle with your ruler Saturn and, as a result, these people will assume the right to tell you where you’re going wrong. You don’t have to listen to them of course. But perhaps you should try to be sympathetic because there’s a strong possibility that they’re actually quite jealous of you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
As a little bit of money or success comes your way, workmates or companions. might feel you’re puffing out your chest and reminding them of just how great you are when you’re on top form. That of course is only their perception of the way in which you’re behaving. And it’s almost certainly triggered in part by the fact that they feel they’re trailing behind you. Much of this revolves around the fact that you’re feeling the build-up to a liaison between the Sun and Pluto. And Pluto, in a dark, secretive and perceptive section of your chart, should make you more aware than usual of those occasions on which you need to walk on egg shells because at least one individual thinks you’re pulling rank or showing off. Make a conscious effort not to.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
By now you have probably grown fairly used to fielding questions from some of the people around you who aren’t sure of the way in which you use certain of your strengths and talents. What they may not realise is that with Venus making its way into Aries this week you’re quite happy to go at things in a more dynamic and daring way. And with Venus being the planet of values it will be you – and nobody else – who is able to see exactly how you should be employing your skills and experience to bring about the best possible outcomes. This is why you should remain undaunted if anyone close by starts to suggest that you could be playing with fire. You’re not – you’re simply keen to explore what’s new, different and exciting.