Your career horoscope for the week commencing 21st May by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
There’s a part of you that will want to talk at length about an aspect of your financial or professional set-up that’s been bringing you a great deal of satisfaction recently. On the other hand, however, you’ll wonder whether you’ll bring out envy and perhaps even a little bit of hostility in one or two individuals who can’t always handle the fact that you’re doing rather better than they are. Certainly with Mercury being opposed by Jupiter it could be that you’ll say something quite innocently that turns out to be rather unfortunate and it triggers a reaction that’s unpleasant for all concerned. That’s why it’s best to say too little rather than too much at a time when anything of a money-related or business nature is already putting certain people in a spin.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
For rather too long you have avoided the laborious task of balancing books and making sure that your finances are in good shape. There’s probably no reason why you should be especially anxious about this part of your life. But someone making subtle hints about the need for you to be a little more proactive in terms of paperwork, accounts and admin probably does have a point. And with the Sun leaving your sign and entering Gemini you should soon begin to realise that this could be an excellent time to catch up with a backlog of tasks which, once they are completed, really could make a difference to how things are run. It might not be easy to make a start but, once you do, the benefits will become immediately obvious.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Initially you will consider steps being taken by colleagues, friends or associates as being rather extreme when it comes to dealing with a professional or money-related situation. But once you listen to what they have to say about the matter you’ll at least begin to understand why they have been so scrupulous about this particular situation. Then, as the week progresses, and you feel the build-up to Saturn’s run-in with Venus at the weekend, you’ll begin to realise that you also need to tighten up one or two arrangements or set-ups which you have allowed to take care of themselves recently. Although you almost certainly do need to focus a little harder in this area you don’t have to become so rigorous about it all that you make yourself and everybody around you pretty miserable.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Even though you’re right to tread cautiously when navigating territory connected to big money or impressive schemes there’s no need to be quite as fearful as you seem to imagine. You are being impacted by the Sun collaborating with Mars so you almost certainly can afford to be a little more gung-ho than usual. Perhaps it’s time for you to stare fears and uncertainty in the face and see whether you can overcome them in order to make bigger, braver moves than you’ve been able to do in the past. While nobody’s suggesting that you act irresponsibly or recklessly, it might be nice for you to flex muscles you haven’t used for quite some while – or perhaps never before. The cosmos does seem to be urging you to acknowledge strengths you have and rarely use.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Discussions related to an ambitious new project or an opportunity for you to extend yourself professionally might prove to be extremely exciting. But you must remember that you are under the influence of a powerful connection being made between Neptune and Jupiter. As a result it would be all too easy for you to assume that everything will work like a dream, and that there will be no need for you to do any heavy lifting – which will, in fact, not prove to be the case. Yes, there’s cause to be hopeful and optimistic but you certainly should not think that fame and riches are yours for the taking. It might be worth discussing the matter with someone who has trodden this sort of path before and knows the potential pitfalls.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
It’s possible that you’ve resented the way in which some of your colleagues, friends or associates have been applauded and rewarded for work or accomplishments which to your mind are really rather ordinary. For some reason those in authority have overlooked some of your achievements which almost certainly deserved greater recognition. It’s not hard to imagine how that has, at times, been a source of irritation and upset for you. This is being brought to the surface this week as you fall under the influence of the Sun as it moves into Gemini and takes up a position in the most power-packed section of your chart. As a result you might well begin to remind those around you that you are anything but an also-ran and that it’s time for that fact to be acknowledged.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Talk of an ambitious project might seem quite daunting when it first crops up because you’ll be unsure as to whether you have the time and the energy to do it justice. However, when you look at the details more closely and you discuss them with someone who knows your strengths and your weaknesses you’ll start to believe you could do rather well if you were to take it on. One of your big advantages is that Mercury and Pluto are very much on your side, and this should provide you with the opportunity to spend valuable time in or close to the place you call home. And that’s where you’ll gain from the essential rest, respite and self-reflection required if you are to assume a position that really will put you to the test.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Waste no time in approaching a workmate, peer or pal with whom you should be able to devise a strategy by which to make a success of a joint business or financial venture. You sometimes procrastinate when faced with such opportunities. And this time round, with the Sun entering Gemini, you should put yourself under pressure to initiate discussions of the kind that will lead to you and this individual agreeing to pool your resources and do something which could shake up the way in which you lead your lives. Yes, you probably have needed to nurture and take care of a close relationship or your family affairs recently. But now you should put everything you’ve got into this venture which is of the kind that might not come round again for quite some time.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Nobody could accuse you of being lazy when it comes to a financial, business or career arrangement that you have tried to manage very skilfully. It’s just a pity that somebody in the background would like the chance to criticise quite heavily – and unfairly – some aspects of your recent achievements. And Venus being opposed by Saturn does suggest that whoever is involved is coming down on you like a ton of bricks with regard to aspects of your work which probably could be done better but which certainly aren’t an absolute disaster. Your challenge will be to remain calm and continue to try your best to prove that you don’t deserve to be treated in this way. Only if and when this behaviour continues should you make your protest in the strongest terms possible.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
At times in the past you may have found it difficult to enjoy throwing yourself into areas of work or commitment that are meant to bring you a sense of achievement as well as financial rewards. This week however, with the Sun making its way into Gemini, it will suddenly make sense for you to be a great deal more optimistic and enthusiastic as you tackle areas in which there’s a lot for you to do. No-one’s suggesting of course that you’ll become a workaholic and that you won’t give a thought to your intensely personal or home life. But you certainly should begin to realise that every time you achieve something worthwhile your spirits are given a boost. And that’s what the next few days will be all about.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
When you first do the calculations you might wonder how you’re expected to produce or create something fairly impressive when you have so few resources to hand. But you mustn’t panic because any day now you’ll feel the earliest effects of Jupiter befriending Neptune and reminding you of how innovative you can be when you’re in the right mood. Yes, of course, with Neptune involved there’s always a risk that you’ll see everything through rose-tinted glasses and you won’t be sufficiently vigilant to spot those points at which you might run out of money or allow things to become unmanageable. It will be up to you to keep reminding yourself that nothing is to be taken for granted and that constant checking and double-checking is the best habit for you to get into right now.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Every now and again you doubt your ability to persuade others around to your way of thinking. In fact, you can probably recall occasions on which you’ve found it nigh-on impossible to strengthen one or two working relationships out of which could come some great achievements. Rather than dwell on what’s gone before, it’s now time for you to think about who you are and how you’re meant to proceed within an area you find challenging but at the same time fascinating. Do keep reminding yourself that you are ruled by Neptune, the planet of the imagination and artistry. And because this nebulous planet is still making its way through your sign very slowly you need to seize an opportunity to develop and strengthen working relationships with which you can secure your long-term future.