Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing Monday 28 December 2009
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
With the Sun joining forces with Mercury at a key point in your chart, you should be able to involve yourself quite energetically with people and situations capable of bringing out the best in you. Take advantage of an unexpected discussion between yourself and somebody who knows the ropes when it comes to talking your way into situations in which you can impress VIPs with what you can do and how well you do it. Just make sure you know when to stop talking about yourself. You’ll be expected to come across as confident but not as arrogant or self-obsessed. Don’t forget to ask one or two questions about not just the project in hand but the people with whom you’re negotiating. It’s likely you’ll want you to learn almost as much about them as they learn about you.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Tap into your skills of communication and come up with ways in which you can at last tell your story to somebody who can empathise and offer guidance. This is because the Sun’s joining forces with Mercury as the New Year gets under way . And this is going to bring to light the fact that if you are to achieve whatever it is you want, you’ve got to have the right rapport with people in a position to help you come up with what’s wanted. Be glad the Sun and Mercury are on your side. Also be glad that at some point soon, you’ll be shown a side of your work or profession that will prove to be a real eye-opener. It will make you realise just how valuable it is to have change in your life.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
When it comes to one particular area of work or business you mustn’t be afraid to open up negotiations with people who probably can offer you the kind of collaboration that could make all the difference between a project being mediocre and being a sure-fire winner. Don’t let your pride prevent you from asking for help and advice. Remember that as the Sun is allied to Mercury this week you are virtually guaranteed some productive discussions during which you can ask even the most complicated questions and be provided with the fullest and most helpful answers. But don’t forget that you too will be expected to contribute something special. Don’t be shy about making it known that when you put your mind to it, your performance can be the best there is.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Talk, perhaps at length, with regard to an area of your work or whatever you do with your time, so that the other people involved are kept in touch with how you feel. There’s a danger you’ve been pretending everything is better than it actually is. And it’s only this week when a Lunar Eclipse occurs - actually on New Year’s eve - that you’ll realise you have to refuse to pretend any longer that you’re content with the way everything’s going. Any grudges or grumbles have to be expressed because if you try to suppress them, they’ll do a lot more harm than they’ll ever do once they’re out in the open. People are about to see a different side of you and they’re sure to like whatever it is they experience when they’re with you.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
As the Sun joins forces with Mercury you might need to talk at length to people you work with or you work for. Rather than find them stand-offish, as you might have expected them to be, you’ll feel you have them listening to you very intently and considering what you say extremely carefully. You mustn’t miss out on opportunities to persuade these individuals that it would be easy for them to help you gain access to work or other situations in which you might be able to earn yourself some recognition or generous rewards. You sometimes hold back rather than ask a question or make an observation because you’re afraid of coming across as pushy or self-centred. There’s no danger of that this week because you will be choosing your words far too carefully for that.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Consider the possibility that a run-in between Venus and Saturn is forcing you to think about the way in which you work and whether you are following too strict a routine or set of guidelines - or are you perhaps being so unstructured in your thinking that a certain amount of chaos becomes inevitable? You like to be flexible and to be allowed your creativity but you also know how important it is to work to a pattern for at least some of the time. Someone close has been observing you. And if you approach him or her fairly soon, you’ll find you’re given help and advice on how to strike the right balance between being relaxed while also being disciplined enough to come up with some good work and some impressive results.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
A Lunar Eclipse occurring at a significant point in your chart is a sure indication that people in important positions will want to uncover secret schemes that include you. You mustn’t panic and assume you’re being cornered into participating in something that either you’re not interested in or that you feel you cannot do justice to. This is quite the wrong time to lose your self-composure and focus on your weaknesses instead of your strengths. If those in authority or in positions of power feel you’re right to be part of an impressive group or an interesting plan or project, then shouldn’t you be trusting their judgment on that matter? It seems that they know more about what you can do than you know yourself. Listen to them, carefully.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Confront some fears and frailties you might have about your work, your reputation or imminent changes likely to impact the way you function within a professional or financial framework. The fact that Saturn is at right angles to Venus suggests that a recurring nightmare is devaluating a situation in which you should be starting to flourish and really feel as though you’ve got your wings. Something that occurred in the past seems to have left you doubting your abilities at the point at which you need to be at your most confident and self-assured. By raising this matter with someone who knows you well and believes in you whole-heartedly, you’re likely to get all the reassurance you need to enable you to move onwards and upwards without ever looking over your shoulder again.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Don’t assume that this week’s Lunar Eclipse is going to reveal more bad stuff than good stuff when you focus on a joint financial or professional arrangement with which you hope to increase profits. Yes, there will be one or two surprises but what is revealed should provide you with the information you need to plan the next part of a programme that’s designed to expand what you have in the way that you want to. Look at whatever data you’re provided with and be objective about it. It contains a number of clues as to what can be discarded in your current set-up and what should be added to ensure that you are getting the most out of what you do and the way you work. There’s nothing quite so valuable as reliable information.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Looking at your external life, rather than your internal life - in other words your dealings in the wider world as opposed to your finer thoughts and feelings - you’re in for a bit of a shake-up. Saturn at the highest point of your chart is at loggerheads with Venus, which is in your own sign. So the point at which it’s made known to you that you’re expected to fulfil certain requirements and meet certain criteria must not be allowed to frighten you off. Saturn has a way of making things sound tougher and more demanding than they actually are and Venus will be encouraging you to calculate the true worth of whatever it is you’re going through. You might be surprised at how, when you’re put to the test, you sail through it.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Reflecting on your career and day-to-day work, you may have to admit that it hasn’t been providing you with as much fulfilment as usual recently . Be aware that the Lunar Eclipse occurring this week is going to force you to look at the reasons behind the dip in your enthusiasm that is making your regular duties seem dull and uninspiring. You’ll discover it’s simply a matter of it being time to move on in some way - or at least to talk about your need for new challenges or higher targets to strive for. You need the right incentive to make you perform at very best. It would be a waste not to find those incentives because it could mean that you stay in one place doing the same old thing for far too long.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Venus is squaring up to Saturn so you might not realise the significance of something going on between yourself and somebody with whom you are pooling your resources. It will take a while to realise the true worth of what’s being planned. And Saturn will make you feel that you’ve got to go over the details with a fine tooth comb time and again until you’re sick and tired of thinking about the project in hand. You have a duty to yourself to adopt a much lighter touch and to tell yourself that once you’ve made the usual checks you have the confidence to let things proceed. Trust yourself and your judgement to steer you away from unnecessary risks. And trust your instincts to steer you towards career opportunities you wouldn’t want to miss out on.