Your career horoscope for the week commencing 7th May by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Have no worries or anxieties whatsoever about delving into a number of financial or work-related matters about which some other people prefer to remain silent. There seems to be a consensus of opinion that something incriminating or embarrassing will bubble to the surface if too many questions are asked. This week, however, you have the advantage that Mercury starts making its way into Taurus and in doing so it encourages you to be at your most analytical and clear-thinking. Almost certainly you’ll be the one to defuse any anxiety and offer logical explanations as to why everyone seems to have become afraid of seeking out the truth. And as you’ll soon prove, there’s nothing whatsoever to fear. Just see how pleased everyone else is to have you in their midst.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Irritating though it may be to find yourself on the receiving end of unrealistic theories put forward by certain individuals, you’ll have no real option but to listen politely and respectfully. Venus challenging Neptune means you’re about to be subjected to thoughts and ideas which will make very little sense to you. This has a lot to do with the fact that yours is the sign that’s associated with bricks and mortar, structures, efficient financing and the balancing of books. So how can you go along with fairly mad-cap ideas which those involved seem determined to present to you? Don’t forget that it’s highly likely that you are the one who generally commands a great deal of respect from everyone else involved. And if and when you insist that enough’s enough, nobody’s going to argue.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Somewhere in the back of your mind lurks an uncomfortable, awkward feeling about an area of work or responsibility which never brought you much satisfaction. And this is likely to resurface as Jupiter in a conscientious section of your chart is being challenged by the Sun. As a result you’ll begin to admit that you’re not entirely happy about the way this particular matter was concluded. And you’ll want to rake over the coals and see whether you can decide once and for all what went wrong and whether or not it could have been avoided. All of which is fine but don’t take too long over it. This is something which you probably should revisit but then, if still nothing is resolved, you need to move swiftly on and forget all about it.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
You may have to be careful not to insist that someone who knows you well steers clear of what you’re doing and leaves you to get on with it on your own. Mercury squaring up to Mars is an indication that controversial matters are going to come up for discussion. And they’re mostly connected to some aspect of your profession, reputation or current line of work. While you’re struggling to get things in order you won’t want anybody else intervening and pointing out where you’re going wrong. Do remember that Mars can at times bring out an angry, impatient streak in us. And its link with Mercury this week underlines the fact that you will suddenly feel like getting something off your chest. Try not to do it when you are upset and angry.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Others might think it’s quite unlike you to hold back and not push yourself forwards when it comes to an area in which you can almost certainly contribute quite a lot. But for some reason you have been fighting shy of reminding those in authority that you are very well qualified to assume a role or take on a challenge that’s likely to benefit everybody involved, in the end. Is it that you’re going through a shy phase? Probably not. Have you lost your confidence all of a sudden? No. So look forward to feeling that you are your old self once more when Mercury moves into Taurus at the weekend. That’s when you’ll realise that the time is right for you to remind everyone of how good you are at whatever you do best.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
How on earth are you meant to deal with colleagues, companions or associates who refuse to accept that the only way forward in terms of a particular plan or scheme is to go in for change and development? This is not only a pity for them of course. It’s also hugely inconvenient for you because you are realising now more than ever that new ideas and thinking must be integrated into existing tactics and techniques to ensure that things progress in the future. The answer might come in the shape of Mercury’s liaison with Uranus, the planet of inventiveness, as they join forces with one another this week. With a bit of encouragement from you it’s possible that some of those around you are at last going to see the light.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
For some reason you've been biding your time and steering clear of a conversation that could lead to you pooling your resources with those of someone else. As a result the two of you could enjoy a productive working relationship together while enhancing your reputations and bringing in some hard cash. Deep down you’ve known you would eventually have to raise the matter and see where it takes you. And that moment is about to arrive in the shape of Mercury moving into Taurus and encouraging you very convincingly to start talking. After all, what have you got to hide or fear? Why not just present the facts as you know them and make the best possible job of convincing the other person involved that you cannot afford to sit still any longer?
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Quite predictably, workmates, friends or associates will rail against the way in which you intend to develop a plan or area of work that they would prefer to handle in a totally conventional way. They’re afraid you’re going to go off at a tangent. And this is connected to the way in which Venus is at right angles to Neptune this week. As a result it will be nigh-on impossible for anyone feeling even vaguely insecure to sign up for ideas which are unusual, unconventional and perhaps even slightly risky. Can you talk these people round to your way of thinking? Maybe. But if you try and you fail you owe it to them and to yourself to change tactics – or agree on a compromise – rather than fall out about it.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
In the past you might have found it quite hard to share your deepest thoughts and feelings with workmates, peers or employers with whom you’ve felt a lack of support or understanding. And you’re about to realise that this probably has a lot more to do with you than it does with them. Certainly with Mercury making its way into Taurus over the next few days you will become more open-minded and analytical with regard to these two or three relationships which you’d like to be more smooth-running than they have been up until now. It will suddenly occur to you that if you were to be more open and inclusive they are likely to respond in a positive and friendly way. And isn’t that what you’d like more than anything else?
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
The fact that Venus is occupying a position in Gemini underlines the way in which you are able to calculate quite accurately the true value of work you’re doing or projects that others want you to take on board. It just so happens however that this week as Venus is confronted by Neptune in a rather aggressive way there could be two or three individuals who suggest that your analysis of certain situations is fanciful or unrealistic. So it will be up to you to prove that you do know what you’re talking about and that you’re certainly not someone who is easily taken in by false facts or unrealistic expectations. Don’t be afraid to put your point across quite stridently if necessary because a lot could depend on it.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Every now and again you’re forced to decide where your main priorities lie and perhaps worry that you’re abandoning loved ones in favour of your career or day-to-day duties. This week you’ll find that this is case when a Sun-Jupiter clash makes you feel you’re being put on the spot by those who are determined to pull you in several directions at once. Refuse to be emotionally blackmailed into trying to serve two different masters at the same time. Work out what’s right for you and make it clear that if you’re left alone to handle the situation nobody will suffer in the end. You know how to keep all the plates in the air at the same time and nothing should prevent you from doing so over the next few days.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Some people might be rather thrown when they discover that you are intending to manage a financial or work-related matter in an inventive – but possibly risky – way. They of course won’t know just how much thought you’ve been putting into it and how determined you are not to take the kind of chances that could cost you or anybody else dearly. And certainly with Mercury allied to Uranus others will perceive you and the way in which you’re going about things as capable of creating hardship all round. Of course the most important thing you have to do is to ensure that you really are not being reckless or irresponsible. Yes, you’ll be inclined to explore unconventional means of operating. Even so you’ll remain within limits which are, in fact, pretty safe and secure.