Your career horoscope for the week commencing 6th March by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
In the past there may well have been times when some of your colleagues, friends or associates have suggested that you need to take better care of your cash or other assets. And you probably haven’t done much about it except to promise yourself that you would one day indeed be a little more street-wise with regard to anything of a financial nature. Well, that day has now arrived and you are feeling the impact of Mars leaving your sign and making its way into Taurus. So you’ll have your ruler – full of energy and dynamism – directly impacting the section of your chart that governs everything you have and own. Strive to be pragmatic and business-like but without coming across as a control freak or an out-and-out bully. You wouldn’t want that.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
You may have to take quite seriously the needs of a partner, colleague or friend who on some deep level craves boundaries, structures and a very disciplined way of operating. You on the other hand might have been ambling along in quite a relaxed way recently, with very little to complain about. Meanwhile, this person genuinely wants to know what to do, how to do it and what happens if all goes well – or badly. In other words, you need to come up with a plan that makes it absolutely clear what roles you and this individual are going to play in those areas in which the two of you expect to work with or alongside one another. Make best use of a Saturn-Mercury clash to inspire you into coming up with whatever is required.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Just recently there may have been times when you’ve felt somewhat tongue-tied if some of your colleagues, employers or friends have expected you to explain yourself, give a presentation or describe an area of your work or some other commitment in which they’re interested. Try to see this as a phase which is now coming to a close and don’t allow yourself to start believing that you can never be as articulate as you’d like to be. You most certainly can. You’re born under the sign of Gemini, the great communicator, after all. And this week with your ruler Mercury joining forces with the Sun you should get a firm grip on the way in which you present yourself and your ability to put across even the most complex messages. You can do it!
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
For some while it is quite possible that you have turned your back on facets of your work, reputation or means of making money. It’s not that you have given up altogether. But you probably have lost the drive and the focus required for you to make the very most of what you do in the great big world outside. Right now your challenge is to reflect on what’s been going on recently and decide what changes you need to make in terms of your attitude and your way of conducting yourself. No-one’s suggesting that you have been getting anything disastrously wrong. But if you capitalise on having Mercury moving to the most powerful point in your chart you should begin to see how to quickly move ahead and make up for lost time.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
What a pity you’ve begun to feel awkward about money with regard to certain people with whom you need to have positive and fairly regular contact. It’s quite likely that you and the individuals concerned have been pooling your resources or trying to work together in some way on an idea or project that’s perhaps becoming more costly than first anticipated. And you’re wondering whether you’re going to be left paying most of the bills. It’s only because you’re dealing with someone who doesn’t find it easy to discuss such matters. And perhaps it’s a bit difficult for you too. So make use of the Full Moon occurring in the efficient sign of Virgo and draw up some sort of plan or schedule so that there’s no doubt whatsoever about who pays what. And when.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Quite why you have behaved in a particular way to certain people may well be a mystery to you. For some reason you seem to have kept information from them or been a little bit secretive when you’ve had important facts and figures at your fingertips. Whether or not you’ve been nervous or unsure of what you and they are meant to be doing together, you now need to make amends. So make best possible use of your ruler Mercury moving into Aries where it will be encouraging you to strengthen relationships which have been allowed to become a little bit tired and distanced. Yes, it will mean taking these people into your confidence. But that’s what you’ll have to do if you’re to make a success of joint projects that you’re keen to pursue.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
The fact that you’re about to become extremely gung-ho with regard to some kind of partnership, business or joint financial matter will help make the week quite exciting. But you must remember that you’re almost certainly working with one or two people who like to think that their contribution is as important as yours. And with Mars moving into Taurus there is a slight danger that you’ll start to give the impression that you want to be the one in the limelight and you feel quite strongly that you should be the one making decisions and taking the lead just about all the time. Please remember that people work best when they feel that they are respected and valued. Don’t let Mars encourage you to push yourself forward too often or sideline everyone else.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Be prepared to fight for what you want when negotiating a deal or arrangement which should, if all goes well, bring you a certain amount of acclaim as well as financial rewards. As Saturn challenges Mercury this week you’ll find your calculations being questioned by workmates or associates who think they know more about whatever funding is involved than you do. Or, it could be that your take on the creative aspects of what’s involved are different from what other people have in mind. So you’ll have to assert yourself and make it clear that you know what you’re doing and that you will of course adjust your thinking if there’s a genuine reason to do so but you’re certainly not going to make any changes purely to satisfy somebody else’s ego. Nor should you.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Having tiptoed around a fairly complex and challenging situation you’re about to decide that you may as well see what you can make of it. Yes, it’s something that will require a certain amount of expertise as well as daring. But by the time you feel the impact of the Full Moon that occurs at the most decisive point of your chart at the weekend you should be starting to tell yourself that you’re ready to put yourself to the test. Try not to see it as something to be feared but more as some kind of test of your abilities and competence. Hopefully you’ll begin to enjoy the demands being made on you and it will bring about the kind of outcomes that will leave you with something you’re proud to discuss.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
How do you feel about some sort of collaboration with someone who has a lot to offer you and a joint project you’re keen to pursue? It would be a mistake to force yourself to make any hurried decisions because there could be a lot depending on it. But, around midweek, capitalise on having the Moon travelling through Leo which means it will be helping you tap into your instincts with regard to the section of your chart that governs anything to do with a partnership, team or shared endeavour. If you can listen to that voice in the back of your mind suggesting that you go with what your sixth sense is telling you, it won’t be long before you become much more confident about doing the right thing and making the best choices.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
It must have been quite a trial for you to have to keep your opinions to yourself while certain individuals have refused to comply with rules and guidelines which have been in place for quite some while. It’s only now as you’re feeling the build-up to the Full Moon that occurs at the weekend that you’ll decide that you need to speak your mind. And so you should. But do just make sure that you avoid becoming so sentimental that you cease to appear practical and grounded. Even more importantly, you mustn’t let the Full Moon encourage you to disregard the need to remain dignified and respectful and instead start to rant and rage! That will do you no good whatsoever – and perhaps quite a lot of damage in terms of your image and reputation.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
People expecting you to be open and transparent about some fairly serious business should be prepared to behave in the same way. One or two individuals resent the fact that you sometimes have access to information that doesn’t come their way and they think you’re obliged to share it with them. That’s fine – so long as you’re not compromised with regard to financial, business or property deals. And if you can share certain facts and figures with those concerned it’s only fair that they are as honest and open with you. The fact that Mercury’s leaving your sign and entering Aries within the next few days does suggest that you’re about to make absolutely sure that any exchange of information is two-way and that you aren’t being manipulated or taken for granted.