Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing January 25, 2010
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Several important issues are about to develop in terms of your long-term future, your reputation and the work you do or the money you earn. Some kind of power struggle is likely, especially as Pluto is doing battle with Saturn. You’re likely to find that practical areas in which you’re normally able to function in a very focussed way suddenly clash with your personal values and principles. And you’ll wonder whether by going down a particular route you’ll be seen in a less favourable light by someone whose opinion means a lot to you. Keep telling yourself that you have an opportunity to clarify an issue that’s been hanging around for too long. Yes, it will be a bit of a bumpy ride, but it will be well worth it.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Articulating your thoughts and feelings with regard to the more practical areas of your life is what this week is all about. Certainly with Pluto at right angles to Saturn you’ll come to terms with the fact that you often feel obliged to accommodate everybody else and what they want. This can cost a lot in terms of your own life and the way you’d like to live it. Make good use of the way in which Pluto can help you remind others that although you might be seen as respectful and considerate you are not a push-over! Also let Saturn remind you that the frame-work of your day-to-day life must incorporate all those things that matter most to you - not just what everybody else sees as your main priority. Suiting yourself is essential.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
The cosmos will seem to be insisting that you keep your nose to the grindstone, as it were. Please keep telling yourself that you don’t have to do any such thing. And be glad that Pluto is squaring up to Saturn in a way that will remind you that there is one particular person who will back you up when you start saying that you need more fun in your life. Okay, so Pluto might make you a little bit too argumentative because you’ll suddenly feel quite powerful, especially when you’re aware of being given a lot of useful back-up. But you can control your pushy streak and moderate it so that you come across as strong and determined but without being aggressive. Let everyone see just how clever you are.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
With a Full Moon in Leo the emphasis will be on talents you have which other people want to make use of. Don’t let your sentimental side come into play so that you start offering to do or provide whatever everyone wants but without being properly rewarded. Business is business and you’re not respected for allowing others to take advantage of your good nature. So reflect on the true worth of what you can do and who you are. You have allowed recent events to buffer you in a way that has put a few dents in your self-esteem. Time to remind yourself that you’re a pretty remarkable person - and everything you’ve experienced goes to make up your personality and character. Those telling you that you are worth far more than you ever realised are right.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Put some of your workmates, associates or perhaps an employer right when it comes to some fairly everyday tasks and responsibilities that they seem to think too boring or mundane to bother about. The fact that Pluto is having a tremendous amount of impact on you and your chart this week hints at the possibility that you might suddenly become extremely outspoken and possibly even quite aggressive. You’ll feel it’s your right and your duty to defend territory in which you like to do your best and produce something worthwhile. And that’s fine except that you really shouldn’t go to war over any of it. Be glad that although Pluto will be encouraging you to flex your muscles, Saturn will be constantly reminding you that there’s such a thing as expecting too much of yourself.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
It’s useful to remember that Mars is at odds with Venus. So at the very point at which you think you’re coaxing and cajoling others around to your way of thinking, somebody will interfere and jeopardise some kind of professional or financial development. Keep holding on to the fact that as well as being conscientious you like to think of yourself as a well-mannered, polite individual. And perhaps you’re being given the chance to prove that even under pressure you know how to avoid becoming rude or irascible. You may not realise at first but before too long it will become evident that somebody influential has noticed just how skilled you can be at times like this. It’s likely to lead to something important.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
As you reflect on the job you do or the money you earn you’ll stumble across the fact that you’re in line for promotion - or at least some sort of acknowledgement that you’re getting results. Remain calm and let everyone see that you have an extremely pragmatic, sensible streak, even though you’re often associated with the arts, beauty and the good life. You know about all manner of subjects and ways of working. But right now your most useful claim to fame is that you can observe rules and guidelines and you do know about budgets and deadlines. The fact that Saturn is in your own sign should help you let everyone see that if they’re thinking of making you part of what they’re doing they can rely on you to be trustworthy, dedicated and conscientious.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
This week you must avoid being seen as temperamental or argumentative with regard to your work or career because there are likely to be new options being made available to you. The fact that there’s a Full Moon hovering over the most powerful point in your chart suggests that you might become a little bit over-emotional just when you need to be showing yourself off as someone who is personable and likeable but with a core of steel capable of getting you through even the most difficult moments. This is why composure and dignity will count for so much. And if the Full Moon does make you feel either sentimental or antagonistic you must promise yourself you’ll steer well clear of any controversial areas or strong-willed individuals likely to make your temperature rise.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
One of the areas in which you’re going to be kept busy is linked to your everyday responsibilities or routine work. Pluto is stirring things up in the section of your chart that relates to your strengths and special assets so important people are going to have their eye on you. And as Pluto is confronted by Saturn you must be prepared to tackle those with whom you can’t agree on the way in which certain things are likely to be managed. You’ll be shown a perfect example of the way in which others sometimes become heavy-handed when they think they’re being put to the test. Your skills will lie in putting across all the important points but remaining calm and respectful as you do it. You really can’t lose.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
You’re required to re-think an area in which you might invest or make a major contribution. Mars is clashing with Venus and the Sun so you should be mindful about the sums involved. The Sun will help you find the confidence to do whatever has to be done but Mars is going to make it all too easy for other people to pick fights. Do not, whatever you do, be steered into a corner where the only escape is for you to battle your way out of it. At times like this we often need to make it obvious that while debate and discussion, no matter how heated, can bring positive outcomes, any kind of slanging match can only bring pain, embarrassment and regret. Once again, the peaceful route is the only one for you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Refuse to let anybody shout you down at the point at which you feel you’re well-acquainted with the topic in question. This applies especially to some kind of arrangement that will call for you to exchange ideas and co-operate with those who feel they’ve more experience or talents than you. Certainly the fact that Pluto is very potent in the most vulnerable section of your chart suggests there will be times when you’re more aware of your weaknesses than your strengths. You need to reflect on all that you’ve accomplished recently and how many times you’ve been congratulated or acknowledged for the way in which you’ve gone about things. One or two people playing mind games and trying to bring out your insecurities need to be shown that they don’t stand a chance.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
People close by will make it obvious that it will be beneath them to have to concern themselves with ordinary, everyday work or responsibilities. But the Full Moon in Leo is reminding you that it’s often useful to let everyone see that you have a modest streak even when you’ve been achieving great things. You also appreciate that basic building blocks have to be put in place and somebody has to do it. If everyone assumes they can concentrate solely on the big stuff then the basic structure of what’s being produced will be weakened and become unreliable. You just watch how, once you show you’re not too proud to do your share of the mundane work, one or two other people see how right you are and want to follow suit.