Your career horoscope for the week commencing 24th October by Peter Watson
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Looking back you’ll realise that you’ve had to pick your way through a partnership or joint financial matter that has caused you and the other person concerned some awkward moments recently. And you are about to decide that you’ve had enough of all the uncertainly and disruption. This is why you will start thinking about a new and different format for running this area of your life that has generated more than its fair share of problems recently. Remember that with a New Moon occurring in Scorpio you are being inspired to re-think aspects of a set-up that could and should be more rewarding than has been the case for some while. Act on what you feel and refuse to let anybody suggest that you can’t get what you want. You most certainly can.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
You seem to have it in your mind that it would be wrong to focus purely on a deal or arrangement designed around yourself and one particular person. It will feel to you as though you have to also bear in mind the interests of a number of other people who have expectations of you and what you should, according to them, be able to provide for them. But why? Unless you’ve made promises along these lines you surely have no obligation to provide for these individuals who seem to have their wired crossed. And with Venus squaring up to Neptune, it does seem that it’s time for you to make it abundantly clear that you know what you’re doing and you don’t intend to be disadvantaged by misinformation, misunderstandings or the manipulations of others.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
Take advantage of having your ruler Mercury change signs. In doing so it’s stirring things up in the section of your chart that governs all of those obligations, commitments and responsibilities that you sometimes find pretty onerous. You get on and do them because you know that you can’t leave them undone, but perhaps you feel deep down that somebody else should do more. So follow an instinct telling you to speak up in a voice that’s loud and clear. You don’t have to come across as aggressive. But you do have to assert yourself and make it obvious that you are no longer willing to be taken for a fool. And if this individual isn’t going to help you out, you’ll want to know why – and you won’t accept lies, alibis or lame excuses.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
This week it is unfortunate that with Neptune at right angles to Venus you probably will find that certain people want to run a mile at the mere mention of responsibilities that fall within their remit. They fail to see that if they were to do their fair share of the work everybody who was involved would be free to enjoy themselves – and that includes them. There’s little point in lecturing these people or trying to tell them where they’re going wrong because they will merely become even more defensive. Instead, you should take care of whatever tasks really are down to you and leave everyone else to behave as they wish to. You cannot change people unless they want to be changed. But you certainly don’t have to do their jobs for them.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Given that you will need to tell some of your colleagues, friends or associates about your latest plan, you may be a little on edge as the week gets under way. And certainly with the assertive planet Mars at right angles to Uranus you will wonder how you’re going to defend decisions you’ve made without having put them up for discussion. You’re not going in for a take-over bid so these people really needn’t worry that you’re trying to push them to one side. The reason you’ve gone about things in your own way, without referring to anybody else, is that you know what you want and you feel that the whole process would become long-winded and cumbersome if you were to seek other people’s opinions. Stand by your decision. It’s the right one.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
It’s all very well for you to want to inject a set of plans with originality or creativity but you must make sure that everybody else agrees with your suggestions. This week it’s more important than ever that you are seen to follow the correct procedures because you are being impacted by the way in which Uranus is clashing with Mars. As a result any slightly unusual, left-of-field, unorthodox ideas will be met with suspicion and very probably aggression. So you’ll have to be ready to let potential troublemakers see that you don’t intend to take any flak from them. Or, the only other alternative is for you to make a judgment and follow a more conventional way of working. Your instinct will tell you how to choose between the two.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
Watch out for financial or work-related issues that other people seem unable to manage. Mercury is leaving your sign and making its way into Scorpio where it will bring out your analytical streak with regard to sums of money, assets and anything else you have and own. It will therefore be hard for you to believe that you’re wrong and the other individuals nearby are right because you’ll be at your most clear-thinking and decisive. What you have to do is to allow people to see you at your most efficient and not to lose patience with them if they can’t buy into whatever you have in mind. Let them choose, and tell yourself that with or without them you can still achieve whatever it is you set out to do.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Saturn befriending Venus could mean that you suddenly see how many advantages there are in working in a very structured and well-organised way. In the past, you might have allowed yourself quite a lot of slack as you have flitted between one thing and another rather than follow a strict regime. But this week it will all seem different because of the way in which Saturn will help you see how much you can benefit from sticking to rules and guidelines. Yes, there will be those people who challenge you for being so self-disciplined. But do their opinions count for much? Really? You’re about to realise that in many areas it really is your own viewpoint that matters. Let logical Venus remind you just how clever and talented you are at times like this.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Try to curb your enthusiasm for a project or piece of work which, if you take it on, is likely to tread on the toes of something planned in terms of your private or romantic life. You’re up against a run-in between Mars and Uranus which suggests that some hostile gestures are likely to be made if you do re-think arrangements that mean a lot to someone close to you. Yes, it will be tempting to get involved with something that will allow you to show off your talents and hopefully bring a profitable return. But it does depend on how much of a commitment you’ve been giving to your intensely personal life and how much disappointment you’ll cause to the person closest to you if you do make last-minute changes. Don’t do it lightly.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Not everyone will see how much value there could be in striving to bring an extremely ambitious project to completion. After all, it would take quite a lot of effort to do what needs to be done while maintaining the highest standards as always. But you’ll decide that it’s well worth it. And Jupiter at a decisive point in your chart is collaborating with Venus to remind you that sometimes you simply have to go the extra mile if you want to get on in life. Yes, this cosmic connection might encourage you to push yourself a little too hard so you must watch out for warning signs that you are over-asserting yourself. But apart from that, it does seem that you should put yourself out, with or without the encouragement of those around you.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
At last you should hear news relating to a position you would like to hold or an area in which you feel you could make your mark if only those in control would give you a chance to do so. It might seem that your path has been blocked and that you haven’t been given a chance to prove yourself. All of which must feel rather unfair. But the build-up to the weekend’s New Moon should give you a sense that people in powerful positions are actually becoming more mindful of what you can do, who you are and just how successful you could be if you were allowed to prove yourself. This period of your life is not about bearing grudges. It’s about seizing opportunities with both hands and making something of them.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Make every effort to remain polite and respectful when dealing with people in authority who have the right to bark orders at you. They genuinely feel that they’re doing what’s best for you and whoever else you might be working with on a project that does demand a tremendous amount of you. And if you’re honest with yourself you probably will have to admit that the instructions you are given and the rather strict regime with which you’re expected to comply can have the effect of making you more focussed, self-disciplined and productive. This is undoubtedly linked to the fact that you are feeling the build-up to the way in which Saturn is making a strong connection with Venus at an extremely meaningful point in your chart. Capitalise on it as much as you can.