Your career horoscope for the week commencing 8th May by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Feel glad that you’re about to be given an opportunity to make your presence felt within an area to which a number of your colleagues and associates aspire. And make best possible use of the way in which the Sun is befriending Pluto and in doing so urging you to show yourself off at your very best. There’s little doubt that quite a number of individuals will take great interest in what you do. And it’s essential that you avoid letting this Pluto-Sun connection bring out in you elements that could be misinterpreted as bossy or bullying. Yes, at times you’ll need to assert yourself because one or two individuals might make controversial comments but it’s really important that you also know how to use charm and persuasiveness to help you get what you want.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
At first you may think that people are criticising you, quite unfairly, for making a success in areas where they themselves have failed. But then when you look at the evidence more closely you’ll have to admit that they probably do have a point and you haven’t always been totally pragmatic in whatever you have been creating or developing. This isn’t surprising really because you are feeling the build-up to the way in which Mars is squaring up to Neptune. So those around you will find it quite easy to pick holes in much of what you’re doing and the way in which you’re going about it. Why not revisit some of your plans and see whether you can make a few changes in order to render them virtually fireproof, waterproof and foolproof?
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Initially, as you take on a set of task or duties you’ll imagine you can tackle them a little at a time. However, the Full Moon that occurs this week will encourage you to reassess the situation and make a concerted effort to get the whole thing done and out of the way, in one fell swoop. This is going to be far better for you, even if it means you have to sacrifice one or two social or family events in the process. Just make sure that the Full Moon doesn’t bring out a slightly temperamental streak in you when you realise that you’re doing all the heavy lifting while others are taking it easy. Let them. You’re the one who’s about to gain an enormous amount of self-satisfaction for having worked so hard.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
In the past you might have sometimes fought shy of telling workmates or peers exactly how you intend to deal with a professional or financial matter that requires delicate handling. You’ve perhaps been afraid that they would pull your ideas to pieces or they would put up some resistance simply because they think they know best. This week, however, that’s all about to change as you feel the impact of Mercury forming a positive link with Uranus. As a result you’ll decide that you can afford to share some of your more innovative or perhaps even daring ideas with those around you. And you don’t have to worry about what their response might be. So long as you feel sure in yourself that you’re doing the right thing, what else matters?
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
You’re probably growing tired of listening to complaints and negative comments of colleagues, friends or associates who are stuck for ideas as to how to master an especially challenging project or piece of work. As a result, you wonder whether it’s best for you to walk away and try to take no notice of what’s been going on. However, the other thought that might occur to you is that you may be able to come up with some highly original and valuable advice for these individuals. This is linked to the Sun colluding with Pluto and reminding you that it’s sometimes possible to drill down and tap into a vein of innovative thinking and precious gifts and talents with which you can teach others how to excel in areas they find extremely daunting.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
For some reason you’ll feel quite shy about the fact that you’re wondering whether you should suggest that you pool your resources with those of somebody else and the two of you combine forces to achieve something quite remarkable. Perhaps you’re wondering whether your suggestion will be rejected out of hand. Or are you afraid that the two of you will fail at bringing about the outcomes you want? Whichever the case may be you need to put your doubts and fears behind you and tell yourself that you’re in a perfect position to do some worthwhile work with this individual whom you trust and respect. Put your faith in a tie-up between Mercury and Uranus which is about to remind you just how resourceful you can be when you push yourself into the spotlight.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
It may be necessary for you to tiptoe rather carefully around an arrangement involving you, other people and a certain amount of money or other assets. This isn’t because anybody is behaving badly or trying to manipulate the situation to their own advantage. It’s much more a case of the whole thing coming to a natural end. And the feeling you have that one or two individuals are trying to delay bringing it to completion because they are afraid of missing out for some reason. You’ll be at your most intuitive because of the way in which the Full Moon is occurring in one of the most materialistic sections of your chart and you’ll feel strongly that it’s in everyone’s interests to bring about an ending. And so you should. 1
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Once again you’re about to find yourself having to tell certain people how to handle their work, their money or some aspect of their lives which they’ve neglected. On one level you’ll resent it because you don’t like being forced to police the situation. But on another level you’ll have to admit that you probably can bring about the kind of changes that will virtually guarantee that these people will be far better off as a result of your intervention. You are being helped in all this by the way in which Saturn is allying itself to Mercury and enabling you to find the right language and gestures with which to get across some valuable messages in the most effective way. So have you any option but to step in and offer advice? Probably not.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Try not to come across as patronising when it becomes clear to you that you can afford to support someone who is struggling with a work-related or financial situation. The fact that Pluto is befriending the Sun is very helpful to you at the moment because it means you’re sufficiently empowered to step in and offer this individual whatever it is that might be extremely useful. But of course with Pluto involved there is always the danger that you’ll appear a little heavy-handed or perhaps too insistent that everything is handled in exactly the way that you suggest. So, yes, do show you’re willing to give help when and where it’s appropriate but try to do it in a low-key way that will neither embarrass nor intimidate whoever is on the receiving end.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
No-one could blame you for wanting to seize a set of tasks or responsibilities with both hands and manage them with skill, energy and dedication. But you might have to avoid becoming so effusive about whatever needs doing that you make far more work of it than is absolutely necessary. This is linked to the way in which Jupiter, the planet of extremes, is hovering over the most potent point in your chart and making a positive connection to dynamic Mars. How could you help but find yourself firing on all cylinders and perhaps even pushing a number of other people out of the way while you do so. Your challenge will be to slow down and pace yourself so that you get the best possible result from the right amount of input and energy.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
People may have told you recently that you should be setting your sights higher and striving to achieve a great deal more within whatever sector you’re studying, working or investing. And although until recently you have been quite happy to coast without exerting too much effort and energy you are about to come to the conclusion that you probably should be pushing yourself harder. This is reflected in the way in which there’s a Full Moon occurring in Scorpio midweek and it’s highlighting the part of your chart that shows the world who you are and what you’re capable of these days. It really is time to make sure that your reach exceeds your grasp. And take no notice whatsoever of anyone trying to persuade you that you’re giving yourself unnecessary problems. You’re not.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
This week you’re about to discover a recipe for success regarding investments or ventures with which you’ve become fascinated. You’ve probably been hovering on the sidelines wondering whether you have what it takes to conquer the challenges you would be facing. But now with Saturn collaborating with Mercury it seems that you’re about to formulate your ideas, finesse your plan of action and set out with the confidence and determination required to flourish. Saturn will of course provide a constant reminder that you need to remain within certain parameters and stick to budgets and timetables. But at the same time Mercury will encourage you to be flexible in your thinking. And to communicate to the people around you how much you enjoy what you’re doing and how appreciative you are of their interest and support.