Your career horoscope for the week commencing 12th December by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Much as you might have planned a particular project or piece of work you’re about to find that people or circumstances beyond your control can sometimes force you to rethink the whole thing. Try not to be despondent about it. But do take seriously the fact that Mercury at the highest point of your chart is shuddering to a halt within the next few days, doing a u-turn and then appearing to travel backwards through the heavens. This doesn’t mean you’ll have to cope with doom and disaster. But you cannot rely on anything or anybody to fit in with what you’ve had in mind. There will be minor delays and disruptions for the next three weeks or so. Refuse to be upset by any of it and strive to be as flexible as possible.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
People may wonder how you manage your money or some extremely demanding aspects of your work. And you probably give a little shrug and let them think it’s all quite easy for you. That isn’t always effective however. And this week it probably will be time to let others know that there have been occasions on which you’ve really struggled to balance the books or get everything done in the right way and within the agreed time-frame. You might even become a little bit emotional when you start talking about feeling hard-done-by or being put under too much pressure by those in authority. And this desire to get things off your chest coincides with the Full Moon occurring in Gemini and urging you to speak about how you really feel. Why not do just that?
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
For some while you seem to have wanted to combine forces with someone – or perhaps more than one person – with whom you should be able to create something worthwhile. The problem is that many of the messages you’re putting across, or certain meaningful discussions, could become very confusing because of the fact that your ruler Mercury is beginning another of its retrograde phases which will last for three weeks or so. This is caused by Mercury appearing to travel backwards through your chart and making you feel that every time you take two steps forwards you immediately take one step back. Try not to worry about it. Remind yourself that it won’t last for ever and that nothing really serious will occur. You’ve just got to go slowly and carefully. And check. And check again.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
As you contemplate certain challenges and think about how you might approach them you’ll begin to feel your creative juices flowing and you’ll become very keen to go about things differently. It’s no wonder really because you’re feeling the effects of Uranus at a potent point in your chart befriending the Sun. And the Sun is illuminating the section of your chart that governs your conscientious streak. So how nice to think that you’ll be able to achieve the perfect mix of ingenuity and efficiency so that the end results are brilliant. Even so it’s worth reminding you that Uranus can sometimes encourage you to be a little more daring – some might even say reckless – than is wise. So do stop to ask yourself every now and again whether you are taking too many risks.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
From time to time it has no doubt been frustrating that workmates, associates or perhaps even employers have been rather slow on the uptake regarding projects that you would like to bring to fruition. True, being born under the positive, fiery sign of Leo, you might be known as someone who is forever on the go. And compared with you these people probably do seem a little slow on the uptake. But you have to be realistic about your expectations of them and be honest about what they can accomplish. Don’t let Mars entering Pisces persuade you that you can get a lot more out of these individuals by barking orders at them. They’re far more likely to perform well if given encouragement, help and advice. They need to feel you’re on their side.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
With a Full Moon occurring in Gemini this week you might find it hard to concentrate fully on whatever you’re meant to be doing. And instead you’ll flit from one thing to another without every quite completing any of the tasks you take on. With this in mind you need to promise yourself that you will focus on a plan that’s closely linked to some aspect of your career, profession or reputation in that it would be extremely beneficial for you if it were to be deemed a success by those in the know. So don’t let the Full Moon crank you up and encourage you to show your slightly hysterical, over-excited side. Tell yourself that you’ll get the best results by appearing grounded, secure and logical. Which you most certainly will.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Stop and ask yourself why you’ve been taking on more challenges than you can manage. Or how long you’ll go on trying to please and impress those people in charge of territory in which you work or perform. Yes, it’s good to be seen as conscientious and industrious. But just recently you seem to have been intent on working non-stop and accepting all sorts of challenges. And with Mars entering the section of your chart that governs your health, well-being and self-care you should be taking on only that which you can do, comfortably. It’s important to let everyone see that from now on you’re going to make sure you are rested, match-fit and operating within a field in which you feel totally competent and able to do a good job without suffering from burn-out.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
In the past you’ve no doubt wondered whether you should suggest that you and one particular colleague or friend should pool your resources and work together on something interesting and worthwhile. And now, with a Full Moon in Gemini, you’re feeling quite strongly that the time is ripe to do just that. This is a feeling that’s coming from deep inside you because on the surface you might appear to be quite happy going about things by yourself and for yourself. But this Full Moon is encouraging you to tap into innermost wants and needs with the result that you’re at last admitting to yourself and perhaps to one particular individual that you want to see what it’s like to have somebody you respect by your side as you approach new goals and challenges.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Perhaps you’re perceived by others as someone who is very self-assured and capable of making decisions and sticking to them. But aren’t there other aspects of your personality and character that mean that you do sometimes wonder whether you’ve been getting things wrong? If this is the case at the moment you should bear in mind that you’re about to feel the earliest effects of Mercury beginning another of its retrograde phases. So from 19 December to 8 January this lively, mischievous little planet will be appearing to move backwards through your chart. And this might well encourage you to look back over some of your work or your financial situation and ask yourself whether things could be better. Don’t think it’s a waste of time. See it as an investment for the future.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
You might have to be careful not to start seeing some facets of your everyday work and responsibilities as so complex and demanding that you can’t cope. The Full Moon in Gemini is bringing out your emotional side regarding areas in which you like to prove yourself. And you seem to be getting confused as to whether or not the job in hand is actually worth all the anguish it’s causing you. It’s important that you stop, breathe deeply and take stock of what you’re doing. Then examine your deepest feelings about how much you’d like to function at a slower pace or within an atmosphere that’s less competitive. Would that mean that you are someone who gives in too easily? Not a bit of it. You just need to take better care of yourself.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Unfortunate though it might seem, you’ll have to confront a situation involving money, or people with whom you work or share some areas of responsibility. But you mustn’t be afraid of it. And you certainly mustn’t let yourself become aggressive or pushy with certain individuals who don’t seem to be as cooperative as you’d like them to be. Mars entering Pisces implies that you might start to feel aggrieved about the way in which those concerned are behaving. But avoid coming across as unpleasant – or perhaps even blowing your top –because it could make things difficult for you in the future. Instead channel your energy into presenting the facts very clearly and outlining what you think are the best ways of making huge improvements that will benefit the other people involved as well as yourself.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Refuse to be discouraged from taking a stab at something ambitious or unconventional by people who lack your courage, daring and imagination. You’re likely to be at your most innovative this week because of the way in which Uranus, planet of the unexpected, is forming a link with the glorious Sun. And the fact that the Sun is hovering over a very powerful point in your chart suggests that you’ll suddenly decide that you want to shake things up in one particular area and let everyone see that you’re simply not going to settle for anything that’s predictable, dated or near-redundant. You will of course have your critics because there are those who prefer the tried and tested to the unorthodox. Simply don’t listen to them. You need to go with your sixth sense.