Your career horoscope for the week commencing 14th November by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
The fact that logical, even-handed Venus is occupying the most ambitious section of your chart does imply that you’re being very measured in the way in which you approach a possible change in your profession. Or is it promotion, a rise or a shift in position that’s on your mind? Something of this nature is causing you to tread rather carefully and not do anything impetuous or count your chickens before they are hatched. And this sort of attitude is very much in your favour because Venus is forming a link with Neptune which could lead you to believe that all your dreams and ambitions can be realised very quickly and easily. They can’t. So continue to be realistic as you think about ways in which you could make progress in a fairly challenging area.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
Much as you might want to talk at length about an arrangement you’re making with a colleague or friend, it might be better to remain silent for the next few days or weeks. Mercury clashing with Neptune could cause simple and straightforward messages to become distorted and misinterpreted. And you’re probably devising some way for the two of you to collaborate on a financial, property or business project which means you can’t afford to take any risks when it comes to communicating with others. After all, when certain people discover that you could be heading for something that may change your life fairly significantly you might arouse a certain amount of envy. And you don’t want to do that or to be misquoted. That’s why discretion and silence are your best bets at the moment.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
In order to persuade someone close that you’re right to pursue a particular avenue with regard to your finances or profession you may be tempted to create a far-fetched scenario or to describe your plans in exaggerated terms. In fact that would be the worst thing you could do under the circumstances because this individual needs to hear the bare facts and to be given an entirely straight account of what might happen next. You are of course up against the way in which Neptune at the highest point of your chart is squaring up to Mercury and in doing so making it hard for you to put across a candid, straightforward message without any ornamentations or added extras. Promise yourself that you will find a way to describe your plans in plain, simple language.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
At first you might assume that you’ll be able to achieve something fairly ambitious, not to say remarkable, by forging ahead completely on your own. But Mercury’s tie-up with Mars will find you starting to think quite seriously about the benefits of collaborating with other people and seeing what you can accomplish together. And that’s fine. But what you mustn’t do is to let Mars encourage you to become so sure of yourself that you begin to bark orders at some of the other people involved. Yes, everyone will love the positive dynamic approach you take and they will presumably be happy to join forces with you. But it’s essential they feel they are part of a team as opposed to being your little helpers. They would find that far too insulting and patronising.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Having conformed to other people’s ways of working and gone along with ideas with which you haven’t really agreed, you’re now approaching a point at which you’ll want to quietly rebel. It’s not that you want to make trouble but Neptune’s set-to with Mercury suggests that anything of a collaborative nature seems doomed to be subjected to orthodox, conventional thinking of people who daren’t take any kind of risk. Obviously you won’t be able to comply with this because of all the impact being felt within the section of your chart that governs your creative, romantic, expressive streak. So do whatever is necessary to convince those around you that the points you have to make are well-worth listening to and these individuals are mistaken in thinking they know more than you do. They don’t.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Instead of remaining silent when other people are talking about projects they have in hand, it might be better to join in. The fact that Mars is colluding with Mercury does suggest that these individuals will welcome any opinions and suggestions that you have to offer. What you may have to avoid however is a situation where you do state your views and outline ways in which you think certain things could be done differently only to find that you’re perceived as being far too outspoken or interfering. Only you can judge the point at which you will be safe to speak from the heart. And you must rely on your instincts to warn you of any topics that could lead to trouble. Be glad that your sixth sense is pin-sharp this week.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Don’t be afraid to express your views to people who seem to think you’re approaching some routine work or responsibilities in quite the wrong way. Perhaps your thinking won’t always be entirely practical and logical. But those who set themselves up as your critics may feel entitled to speak to you in a patronising, judgmental and highly critical voice. If this is the case it’s linked to the fact that Neptune is clashing with Mercury, the planet of communications, and others will lose sight of the polite and proper way to go about things. Meanwhile, you might be over-sensitive when it comes to accepting critical comments. It’s important that you find your voice and express your views respectfully, calmly and politely. And hope that the other people concerned respond in much the same way.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Once again people are likely to expect you to come up with whatever funding is required to make a certain plan or project possible. Or might it be an aspect of your own finances that’s coming under review and you’re feeling nervous about what the findings could be. Whichever the case may be, you’ll be keeping a close watch on cash flow over the next few days. But you mustn’t lose your nerve and start to doubt your ability to balance the books and manage very successfully the way in which money comes in and out. The Sun entering Sagittarius over the next week or so should be enough to boost your confidence and enable you to manage your financial affairs as well as, if not better than, many of the people around you.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Try not to feel conflicted if deciding how to best use your money when faced with various different areas craving attention. It’s possible that some aspect of your work or a particular interest of yours will require you to invest in it quite significantly. At the same time there could be aspects of your private, family or home life calling for extra funding. With Venus allied to Neptune you will, largely, be of a logical, sensible frame of mind but you’ll also have to contend with the way in which Neptune sometimes make you think you don’t really have to look at every penny you have at your disposal and all the different ways in which you might spend whatever you have and own. That’s a myth. You do have to look – very carefully indeed.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Mars is stirring things up in the section of your chart that governs your cash flow and certain assets and resources you use when doing your work. The fact that Mars is linked to Mercury this week does help explain why your instincts will suddenly suggest to you that you need to be more assertive – perhaps even aggressive – in your dealings with certain individuals who aren’t to be trusted. Or are you misjudging these people and doing them a disservice? You’ll only find out by engaging with them and studying their behaviour, their attitudes and their characteristics. The chances are that you’ve nothing to worry about and you’re simply over-reacting to the vague notion that these colleagues or friends could be difficult to have around when in fact nothing could be further from the truth.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Be glad that you should soon be able to see exactly how to deal with situations that seem to lack any solid, reliable foundations. This is largely because you’ve been affected by Neptune which has been travelling through a section of your chart governing everything you have and own. But this planet of illusion and delusion has been appearing to move backwards through your chart for some while. And this has sometimes distorted your thinking, to a greater or lesser degree. At the weekend, however, Neptune at last shudders to a halt, does a U-turn and begins to move forwards again as this, its latest, retrograde phase comes to an end. Enjoy analysing certain situations easily and skilfully without having to worry endlessly about misjudging the correct use of your cash and other resources.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
No-one could blame you for assuming you can move ahead very swiftly within an area in which your skills, talents and experience could be put to good use. After all, you are feeling the build-up to the Sun’s move into Sagittarius which means it will soon be making its way through a very influential section of your chart. So it will feel to you as though people will want to ask for your views on serious subjects and they’ll listen to what you have to say. All of which is fine except that this mustn’t go to your head. Yes, certain individuals want and need you to be part of whatever they’re doing. But if you’re too full of yourself you could become very low on the popularity stakes. You don’t want that, do you?