Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing Monday 21 December, 2009
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
With Venus allied to Pluto at the highest point of your chart you can expect to have a good feeling about plans and proposals being discussed within your earshot. And you’ll be sufficiently quick-witted and clear-headed to do some mental calculations and work out that it might pay you to get yourself invited to join those concerned in a venture that appeals to you enormously. Of course you’ll have to have at your fingertips something worthwhile to offer and you should reassess skills and resources which you probably have been undervaluing recently. Feel confident about talking in terms of your being a great asset to the people concerned because you almost certainly will be. Do not, however, bluff your way through one particular area you’re not meant to embrace. Know your limitations.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
It might be useful to turn our mind from a heavy-duty financial, property or business arrangement which might have made you near-obsessive recently. This is partly because Venus has made you hyper-vigilant in terms of calculating whether or not the sums really work and making sure there are no rivals or competitors out to get a better deal than you. As Venus changes signs this week, you should breathe a sigh of relief and allow yourself a break from mental arithmetic and negotiating contracts. Instead you should be able to let the lighter side of your personality take over so that colleagues, employers and associates are reminded that you really are quite a wonderful individual to have on side. You could well provide a bright end to the year for them and for yourself.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Since Mercury begins another of its retrograde phases on Saturday 26 December you might be a casualty of a certain amount of confusion caused by other people and their mixed messages. What you mustn’t do is pin your hopes on something that may sound pretty wonderful but which, if you think about it carefully, is highly unlikely to pan out in the way that it’s described. Your main priority this week is to be entirely practical and logical about anything you take on and not to be seduced by other people’s over-optimistic and highly enthusiastic descriptions of what you and they can manufacture together. Don’t be afraid you’ll be accused of sounding boring and over-cautious. You could be the one who saves the day for everybody with your common sense and sound judgement.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Until the end of this week Venus is making its way through a section of your chart that is all about getting things done. And you’ll be able to get on top of last-minute jobs that mount up and catch you unawares. However, give yourself a bit of a break from anything that doesn’t really need doing. Are you for example working from an enormously long list of chores which actually contain only one or two items that really must be done before the holidays. Enjoy getting a couple of things completed to the best of your ability and leave what can be left until next week. It’s far better than trying to do so much that nothing gets done properly. You will also make a very good impression on someone whose opinion matters.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
You have an advantage over colleagues, associates or even employers because you are in a place at the moment where you are able to capitalise on a great deal of work you’ve done recently. And you can use it to transform a new area of responsibility to something much more valuable and worthwhile because you’ll have experience in a related field. You’ll also have Venus allied to Pluto by Monday 28 December so you’ll know exactly how to empower yourself within an area that is going to need quite a lot of skilled manipulation and negotiation. Venus will help you come across as refined, reasonable and moderate while Pluto will give you the clout you need to remind others that you don’t suffer fools gladly and you certainly don’t put up with laziness or selfishness.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
As you start thinking or talking about one particular aspect of your profession or the way in which you visualise and create whatever it is that you need for the work you’re doing, there is a chance that certain others will try to dictate to you the way in which things should be handled. And since the Sun is squaring up to Saturn, it is important to find a way to tell these people to keep away and not dictate to you the approach you should take. The fact that Saturn’s involved does suggest that you shouldn’t have too much trouble in seeing things in black and white - and you certainly won’t be sweet-talked around to adopting the tactics of whoever these people are who think they know best. They most certainly don’t, do they?
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Be careful when it comes to telling some of your friends or loved ones that you genuinely need to spend some of your time in areas that require you to be focussed and dedicated. There’s an aspect of your work or profession that you can’t simply ignore just because people are urging you to let your hair down. You’ll want to remain responsible and conscientious. And so you should. But please, try not to look as though you’re being obsessive about doing your duty or that you think any the less of those who are able to switch off totally and indulge themselves. You’ll feel it necessary to be mindful of at least one area of responsibility, no matter how much you enjoy the Christmas celebrations. And if that’s what you must do, it’s fine.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Promise yourself that any kind of professional, financial or business matter that needs discussing will be dealt with in the most efficient way possible. And you’ll know how to get the essentials done even during a time when for some people work is the last thing on their minds. It’s fortunate that you’ve got the Sun and Venus joining forces with Pluto over the next few days. And between them, these three heavenly bodies will bring about a situation in which you can make even the most complicated, anxiety-ridden questions seem manageable - and in the end you’ll find that you have the even-handedness to give everyone a solution that suits them while letting Pluto give you the gravitas and strength to let certain individuals know that you’re not going to be pushed around by them!
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
You’ll become rather more even-handed than usual with regards to ways in which you use your skills and talents. During the build-up to the Christmas break important people will have been trying to twist your arm to work with them or for them. It’s only when Venus changes signs during the holidays that you’ll realise that the choice is yours - and that if you do want to consider a nice-sounding offer, you’re likely to be encouraged by the amount of money being mentioned. If you don’t want anything to do with it, Venus entering Capricorn will help you say as much in a voice that’s assertive but also respectful. Just don’t feel guilty and certainly don’t let anyone try to twist your arm to get you to do something you don’t want to do.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Saturn at the high point of your chart is squaring up to the Sun in your sign which is a reminder that when it comes to your work, profession or the amount of money you make you do have to avoid being seen to tell people off unnecessarily or consider yourself to be several steps ahead of just about everybody else. Take a look around and you’ll realise you’re actually in the midst of one or two individuals who are quite unassuming about the role they play. And they certainly don’t boast of their skills and talents. You might like to observe them and model your own behaviour on theirs. Saturn is reminding you that as you approach a phase during which your achievements will be noted and discussed, modesty could become your greatest resource.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
The Sun is at right angles to Saturn which suggests there are conversations that should be postponed if not done away with altogether. There are also words and gestures you shouldn’t use with regard to colleagues, employers or associates who feel at times like this that you’re being difficult, aggressive or uncooperative. That probably is very much in their minds but don’t give them any excuses to persist with that thought. By going out of your way to show you intend to use this time of goodwill as a way of letting bygones be bygones and looking forward to a fresh start, even with those who you have perhaps found fairly difficult, you’ll do a lot to make Christmas special, not just for you but for several people close by. Don’t give up, will you?
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
You’re used to having Venus the planet of rationale hovering over the high point of your chart. And it remains there until Christmas Day which suggests that you might have a little bit of time in which to spread the word about moves you want to make or projects you want to pursue at a time when some others are nervous about beginning new things. Reassure them that you’re not going through a reckless phase and you don’t want to be seen to throw money around unnecessarily. But Venus will remind you how good it feels when you’re speaking in realistic terms about ideas that fire just about everybody involved with enthusiasm and optimism. You may not be able to bring anything to completion yet, but it’s something to look forward to over Christmas.