Your career horoscope for the week commencing 23rd July by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
As soon as you hear colleagues or companions discussing the way in which a particular matter should be handled you’ll decide that their thinking is too conventional for your liking. You would prefer to be far more creative and imaginative about the matter. However, you are being affected by the way in which the Sun is squaring up to Uranus, which is why you’ll immediately feel that others are being too judgmental about what you may have in mind. You need to consider the possibility that you are allowing yourself to slip into victim mode when in fact what is being said to you is reasonable and logical. It’s important that you find a way to view the situation from the perspective of others as though you were standing in their shoes.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
For quite some while you may have been puzzled as to how you should manage a professional, property or financial matter with which you have been offered insufficient help by others. This in itself could feel very discouraging and the whole thing will be made worse if you decide to give up on the project. This is why you must capitalise on the Lunar Eclipse at the end of the week. It will be shedding light on the issue and urging you to dig deep and come up with some really inventive and original means of solving any problems and creating several extremely impressive solutions and ways of moving forward. The sooner you allow your sixth sense to steer you to the place in which you hope to be, the better.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Refuse to panic if you are suddenly and unexpectedly given an extremely complex situation to mastermind. Remember that the people steering this work in your direction are doing so for a very good reason. They know what skills and talents you possess. So why would they give you this responsibility if they thought there was the remotest chance you might fail? In fact the timing could not be better because as the weekend approaches you will begin to feel the build-up to a positive connection being made between powerful Pluto and Venus the planet of balance. Just wait and see what this cosmic link does for you. And tell yourself that it makes no sense for you to assume you are taking on something you cannot manage. It’s simply not true.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
Hopefully, the Lunar Eclipse at the end of the week will open your eyes to the fact that you and somebody not far away are now in a position to collaborate with one another to produce something worthwhile. Up until this point it might have been hard to see quite how the two of you can combine your strengths and talents to achieve the best possible results. This Eclipse could and should be illuminating some crucial aspects of what can be accomplished if the two of you work hand in glove. And that’s what you should set out to do. Just make sure that neither of you develops a competitive edge so that you end up rivaling one another as opposed to standing shoulder to shoulder and facing the challenges as a combined force.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
There will be no room for any prima donna behaviour when you and a workmate or associate decide it’s time to embark on a plan designed to change your fortunes in some way. Between you, it will seem quite possible to develop ideas that will not only bring satisfying results but which will also make some money for both of you. However, you’re up against a clash between Neptune and Venus which suggests that some of what’s being discussed could become unrealistic and over-ambitious. Then if you or the other person involved clings on desperately to the rather impractical factors being debated there’s a chance that war could break out – or you will at least end up feeling as though you’re not both on the same side. This is to be avoided at all costs.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
Tired though you may be of having to deal with mundane, ongoing commitments you know you have no other option. Rather than resent this fact or picture yourself as being trapped into something unpleasant you should see whether you can adopt a more positive attitude to the whole issue. The fact that a Lunar Eclipse occurs towards the end of the week suggests that over the next few days you will see a glimmer of light shining on aspects of your responsibilities which could be done in a different and far more rewarding and exciting way. It is even possible that once you do change your tactics and come across as more optimistic and productive you’ll be given more support and encouragement by others – and that will make the whole situation even better.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Realistically you must be aware that somebody’s idea of how the two of you could work together to make a generous profit isn’t likely to get much backing from elsewhere. You’ll know you’re dealing with someone who is over-ambitious at times like this. And you’ll be guided by your ruler Venus to err on the side of caution and to look for balance and logic in any strategies you are planning. But why do you feel especially dismissive of anything even vaguely adventurous at the moment? It is almost certainly linked to Venus being opposed to Neptune this week. And you will be reminded of times in the past when you’ve allowed yourself to be persuaded to take chances that haven’t paid off in the end. You won’t want a repeat performance, will you?
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Try not to be too aggressive when facing a problem involving yourself and colleagues or associates. The Sun is still adding extra energy to the section of your chart governing your image, reputation or profession. And as the Sun is opposed by Mars you’ll begin to think that certain people are trying to take over within a situation that you feel is exclusively yours. They won’t see it this way of course. But they might be merely trying to help you rather than usurp your position. This is why it is so important that you make any important points to them in a voice that sounds intelligent, reasonable and non-combative. You certainly shouldn’t let Mars bring out an over-assertive streak in you that will alienate whoever else is involved rather than bring about a solution.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Pluto is likely to be fairly hyper-active this week as far as your financial affairs are concerned. And as this powerful planet colludes with Venus you’ll realise that you have the chance to boost your bank balance by committing yourself to work, ideas or projects with your name written all over them. Don’t assume you can cut corners or get everything done in record time rather than dedicate yourself to achieving the best possible results. You have to let Venus remind you that you need to invest effort, time and your most valuable resources into whatever is expected of you if you are to do as well out of it as you would hope. Even when one particular person suggests you take short cuts which nobody else will ever detect you must refuse.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
The fact that Mercury enters into another of its retrograde phases this week is no real cause for alarm. True, you may have to be a little more careful than usual with cash flow, spending on investments. But there is no reason to assume that Mercury’s retrograde phase is going to trip you up as it reverses through the heavens and through your chart. In fact, you may well have thought quite recently that you genuinely need to review one or two deals or arrangements about which you have never been entirely convinced that the final details are spot on. Why not use this as an excuse to go over any such area with a fine tooth comb and refuse to be fobbed off with any facts or figures that do not feel quite right?
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
At times you might have wondered recently whether calculations being made or business being discussed can eventually work to your advantage. You seem to have hit upon snags and disruptions that have meant revisiting the situation and double-checking that all is well. This week as you feel the impact of Neptune being challenged by Venus it might occur to you that your way of working – either on your own or with somebody else – isn’t as good as it could be. This Neptune-Venus set-to seems to be reminding you of the need to view things through a totally realistic or pragmatic lens and not allow anybody else to persuade you that you can take chances and hope for the best. A review of much of what you’ve been doing will pay dividends very quickly.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
While you have been helping certain people with their work or other challenges you might have wondered whether they would be as supportive of you if the situation were to be reversed. Certainly with Mercury entering another retrograde phase and appearing to travel backwards through your chart for the next three weeks or so you might doubt the loyalty or integrity of one or two individuals who might not have been as helpful as usual over the past few weeks. Do not jump the gun! Remember that retrograde Mercury might make you speak out of turn or mention certain matters in a tone that could cause problems later on. Before you even think of raising the matter of a lack of help you must be absolutely sure of your facts.