Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing December 14, 2009
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Be careful as you find yourself being approached by impressive people who have access to areas of opportunity in which you’d like to play a part. The fact that the Sun is reaching the most significant point in your chart as it makes its way into Capricorn, suggests you’re likely to be singled out in a way that will make you feel you’ve suddenly shot to the top of the A-list. Although that might be a good feeling, it could also mean you come across as rather arrogant if you’re not careful. So try to appear interested in what’s being suggested but make no assumptions about how it might affect you. Wait until you’re told of whatever deal certain other people have in mind. And don’t let their interest in you go to your head.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Wake people up to the idea that you have imagination, inventiveness and style at your fingertips. Some of them might be mistaken in thinking that you’re totally practical and logical and therefore lacking in creativity. But that simply isn’t the case. And as Jupiter and Neptune join forces within the most visible section of your chart, it’s time to show off and let the world see just what you can do when you put your mind to it. Yes, there is a slight risk that you’ll be a little bit too daring and possibly quite excessive when you get your ideas going. But you’ll at least alert people to the idea that you’re anything but dull and predictable. What you do over the next few days could make a difference to your long-term future.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Some people simply do not appreciate the value of doing ordinary, routine work in the most competent way possible. Over the next few days you’ll have a chance to prove that attention to detail, precision and application are invaluable when it comes to the kind of work you do. You’re being helped by the fact that Mars is allied to Venus so you’ll have the right combination of energy, enthusiasm and judgmental skills. You’ll know exactly where you should be spending your time and what does or does not warrant your attention. Just see how one or two people begin to realise that you operate from a base that’s solid and secure while they try to run before they can walk. Once again, your way will prove to be the best way.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
With Venus and Mars making an impact on you this week you’ll acquire a sound and sensible view of work or challenges that might suit you and your timetable. But you’ll want to negotiate terms and conditions before you agree to anything. You’ll also want to know exactly how much better off you’re likely to be when the work is done because you seem to be growing tired of dealing with people who can never give you a straight answer. Let Venus and Mars help you come across as reasonable and polite but also quite firm about what you will and will not tolerate. In other words, you want to do things in a straight, up-front way and you expect everyone else to do the same. And there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Your ruler the Sun is moving into Capricorn this week, so there will be opportunities for you to learn more about taking better care of yourself while juggling all sorts of work and heavy responsibilities. Yes, you’ll want to continue to be seen as reliable and conscientious. But you certainly won’t want to appear to be a lackey or a run-around. And there are likely to be times when you’re faced with the prospect of telling certain colleagues or employers that there’s no reason why they can’t act independently of you and do more hard slog for themselves so that you’re left to get on with what means most to you. It would be nice to think you’re going to become a little bit more selfish - especially on the work front.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Think of Jupiter’s alliance with Neptune as a reason to look at boring, everyday tasks and responsibilities from a new perspective. While Jupiter can persuade you that you can afford to be more ambitious with your goals and outcomes, you mustn’t get so carried away that you go way over budget. Nor must you let Neptune lead you to think that if you don’t quite understand what you’re trying to achieve, it’s perfectly okay because you can bluff it. You cannot and must not because this week you are likely to be dealing with areas that call for precision. Guess-work won’t do. On the other hand, once you do prove yourself as a steady, well-informed thinker, everybody’s going to want you in their team. And so they should.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
The fact that Venus is at odds with Uranus could mean you’ll be required to have one or two awkward conversations with people you work with or you work for. And with Venus being your ruler you’ll assume you’re going to be listened to and heard and respected for what you say. But under the influence of Uranus the other person involved will take you by surprise and respond as though your views are barely worth listening to. Your challenge will be to remain polite and to ensure that doors remain open - in other words you’re not to thump any desks or slam any doors so that you and others are no longer on good terms. There are ways to voice your objections to whatever happens without causing a rift or separation. Find them.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Stop obsessing about ways in which you might apply your talents and experience to a particular job or area of activity. Instead you should find a way to get out there and prove you can do it - not just think about it and talk about it. The Sun’s move into Capricorn will make you more communicative, especially when it comes to negotiations between yourself and those with whom you might be able to strike some good deals. You shouldn’t have to sit and wait for the other people to make the moves and come up with the offers and proposals. Let the Sun help you become far more pro-active so that you have the confidence to present your own ideas in a way that shows you off as not just competent but also extremely innovative.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
As the Sun leaves your sign and enters Capricorn, you may decide you need to leave a set-up or structure in which you’re no longer able to function at your absolute best. You’ll feel encouraged b to show how you can come up with some new thinking, new ideas and ways of using skills and resources you’ve never put on display up until now. It’s quite wonderful how the Sun can massage your ego very gently and make you feel you’ve as much right as anybody else to push yourself forward and expect to be heard and respected. Just don’t say so much or do so much that you run the risk of being labelled boring or obsessive. Let people see the inspired, intriguing aspects of your personality that make you who you are.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
You have many more skills than most people realise. And at a significant point you must introduce the fact that you could offer something valuable to a set-up in which others are hoping to make a great deal of headway. With Jupiter allied to Neptune there’s likely to be something special going on as you feel drawn towards plans and projects that you would normally think of as being out of reach as far as you’re concerned. But Jupiter will make you more optimistic than usual and Neptune will persuade you that you should be following your dreams. Put everything you’ve got into pursuing an idea that could, if all works out well, change your life significantly. As they say, it’s time to design it as you want it with the help of Jupiter and Neptune.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
People would like your input with regard to a plan or venture they’re keen on but which they think lacks originality and inventiveness. With Jupiter allied to Neptune in your sign, you should be brimful of optimism, vision and imagination. So you’ll be a good choice for those who are keen to find someone who is able to turn something fairly ordinary into something extraordinary. But the big question for you will be, do you want to do it? If you do, that’s fine, provided terms and conditions are right. But if you don’t, you have to be honest about it. You certainly mustn’t let Jupiter make you feel so big-hearted and charitable that it seems that you simply cannot say no. You can and you must, if that’s what suits you best.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Capitalise on the way colleagues, employers or associates are coming up with ideas and propositions that you should be able to fit into your schedule. The fact that Venus is collaborating with Mars does make it feel as though you are going to be given a lot of acknowledgement and some generous rewards if, as is likely, you are able to bring about the outcomes that are expected. Let’s not forget that Venus is at the highest point of your chart which suggests you’ll be able to present an image of yourself that’s well-balanced, refined and engaging. And this seems to be what’s wanted - as well, of course, as the drive and energy with which to get the right things done in the right way. With Mars on your side, how could you go wrong?