Your Careers Forecast for the week commencing Monday 9 November, 2009
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Pluto probably is alerting you to opportunities linked to your work or profession but it’s hard for you to know how and when to say no. Try to let Saturn bring out that part in you that can be very sensible about your limitations, areas of vulnerability and any tendency to push yourself hard until you’re virtually at a standstill. It would be good to recognise the value in under-promising rather than over-promising when it comes to striking deals with people who like to get the best out of you. Consider the cost to you when you are running on empty. There comes a point where even you have to come to a standstill and it’s preferable if you make that decision yourself rather than have it made for you.
TAURUS Apr 21 - May 21
Allow yourself the luxury of time in which to talk to someone whose opinion matters to you about openings that could be about to present themselves. But be aware that as Jupiter is at odds with the Sun you might think you have only to show an interest in something you want and it will land in your lap. That’s not how it is. And with the Sun also squaring up to Neptune any details of deals and transactions that are murky, unclear or blatantly over-optimistic must be investigated. There is a lot going on at the most crucial point in your chart and you must not make assumptions nor must you pin your hopes on something or somebody capable of providing you with far less than you set your sights on.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Try to talk in some detail about plans you’ve been developing with regard to work or responsibilities which are crying out for a re-design, re-invention or re-launch. The fact that Uranus, at the most visible point of your chart, is allied to Mercury and the Sun highlights the possibility of one or two individuals being so impressed with what you are proposing that they’ll want to tell other people about you as well as giving you all the back-up that they can. Do not over-promise with regard to how quickly you can finalise plans or how accurately you can estimate costs, timetables and available funding. You could be entering into a fairly serious commercial or business arrangement and must make sure that all data is spot-on.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Occasionally you become embroiled in other people’s situations to such a degree that you’re robbed of the time and the energy to deal with day-to-day work and responsibilities in the way that you’d like to. Make good use of Mercury entering Sagittarius which means it will be putting extra focus on the section of your chart that does require you to be structured and systematic. Rather than despair at the thought of that happening, you are more likely to find that you positively enjoy getting things in your grasp once more. Please don’t feel the slightest tinge of guilt if you have to let one or two people know that your own routine responsibilities count for more than anything they might expect you to concentrate on - at least for the next few days.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Talk seriously to colleagues, employers or associates about the way in which you are given a lot of responsibility but you don’t always have the power to do things in the way you think best. This is coming to a head because you’re feeling the build-up to Saturn’s run-in with Pluto. So it’s time to make your views known even if they’re not popular with other people. But don’t let Pluto convince you that you’ll get better results by being loud and aggressive. Be glad that Saturn is reminding you that it will pay you to sound dignified, respectful but at the same time articulate and well-informed. You perhaps don’t realise it yet but if you can impress one particular person, it could lead to great things on the job or financial front before long.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
You are about to realise the importance of standing by your ideals and principles and not giving way to some narrow-thinking or resistance to change. This applies especially to the way in which you handle certain work-related developments or areas in which you have to show how committed you can be. The fact that Mercury is at right angles to Neptune suggests that colleagues or associates will fail to understand your vision of how one particular set-up could be streamlined to the benefit of all concerned. The slightest hitches and glitches will be exaggerated out of all proportion and confusion will seep into even the most straightforward areas. Make it clear that you know what needs to be done, even if nobody else does. And just get on with it.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
This could be a time to talk to colleagues, employers or associates about the way in which you’re given a lot of responsibility but you don’t always have the power to do things in the way that you think best. You’re feeling the build-up to Saturn’s run-in with Pluto so, yes, you’ll have a chance to make your views known even if they’re not popular with other people. But don’t let Pluto convince you that you’ll get better results by being loud and aggressive. Be glad that Saturn is reminding you that it will pay to sound dignified, respectful but at the same time articulate and well-informed. You perhaps don’t realise it yet but if you can impress one particular person, it could lead to great things on the job or financial front before long.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
One of the reasons you’ll be keen to show that you go about things in an organised and efficient way is the fact that, in your chart, Mars is standing out, all on its own. This planet of dynamism is hovering over the highest point in your chart and it’s drawing attention to you and the way in which you put so much into your dealings with colleagues, employers and associates - even when some of them are happy to do far less. Make sure Mars doesn’t suddenly make you see red and bring out resentment in you when you realise that once again people are taking you for a ride. Far better to voice your objections early on rather than suppress your feelings so that in the end you can’t help but explode.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
No matter how proud you are of your skills and resources you cannot assume that no-one else in your particular circle or area of work is a match for you. There’s a danger that as Saturn is at right angles to Pluto at the weekend you’ll think it’s appropriate to flex muscles and take control of projects which should actually be treated as a joint exercise. It’s a pity that Pluto’s going to encourage you to push your way to the front and make everyone think that you see yourself as a leading light in one particular venture instead of buying into the concept of it being a shared endeavour. Being part of a group might not appeal to you initially but it could introduce you to a new way of thinking, working and operating.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Refuse to allow the demands of your work or your desire to prove yourself mean that you’re willing to push other people out of the way. Yes, you have an ambitious streak. And as your ruler Saturn clashes with Pluto you may imagine that clawing your way to the top could become more important than being seen as a decent human being. It won’t take long for Saturn to remind you of what a huge mistake this would be. You’ll also work out that there are ways in which to achieve and acquire quite enough for your own needs - while at the same time remaining loyal and helpful to those with whom you’re closely connected. Never doubt your intuition when it’s telling you that integrity matters more than the trappings of success.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
At the highest point of your chart you’ve got Mercury and the Sun linking up with Uranus, which is in Pisces. So you’ll want to talk at length about designs you have on a work-related, financial or creative endeavour that you would like to make your own. Just remember it doesn’t always pay to talk in great detail about plans which some others might try to poach or plagiarise. There’s such a thing as keeping your powder try. And some of the people around you will consider extracting information from you that they can use to their own advantage. We’re not talking about people you’d call your best friends but you do need to protect yourself at a time when you have resources that others would happily wrestle from you.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Get used to the impact of Saturn squaring up to Pluto this weekend. And in the case of your chart this means that a number of people will assume that some kind of deal you’re striking or project you’re planning should be made to work in their favour. They’ll overlook the fact that you need to get something out of it, and that your well-being counts for a lot. So let Saturn help you find a way to remind these people that there are procedures that have to be observed, while Pluto emphasises the fact that when challenged you can be a pretty powerful opponent. Hopefully you won’t have to go into battle but if you do, you can be pretty sure that you’ll win, almost before the fight has even begun.