Your career horoscope for the week commencing Monday 2nd April by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
You of all people know the true worth of talents or resources you have at your fingertips. But up until now it may have been difficult for you to persuade people in authority that they should trust you to proceed with a project or an idea which you feel could be good for all concerned. Don’t be surprised if all of a sudden this week you sense that you should strike immediately and do everything possible to persuade those concerned that this really is the point at which action should be taken. You are being supported by the way in which Venus is allied to Saturn. As a result, you should be able to introduce a plan or structure which everybody will accept as the perfect means of getting started without further delay.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
For some while you’ve been sitting on the fence regarding a contract, agreement or piece of work which would tie you into a certain individual so that the two of you could work closely together. You probably haven’t been able to define whatever it is that has been holding you back. But this week that will seem to matter far less because of the sudden conviction you gain that you should indeed be pooling your resources with those of the other person involved. This has a lot to do with the fact that the Moon enters Sagittarius mid-week. And as it does so it sharpens up your instincts in terms of the section of your chart governing partnerships and shared enterprises. Enjoy feeling that, at last, you know what the next stage should be.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
On occasions, you have quite a lot to say for yourself. And it would now make sense to share your views with colleagues or associates who’ve been wondering whether you or they should be pursuing a particular contract or piece of work in the near future. Do bear in mind that if you’re too outspoken you might sway the opinions of others to the extent that they are not really acting on what they fell – they are merely being led by you. So let Saturn’s link with Mars help you recognise the point at which you should step back, remain silent and encourage those around you to think for themselves. Once you stop influencing them when it comes to making decisions the outcomes are more likely to be better for all concerned.
CANCER Jun 22 - Jul 23
At first you might think that the week ahead is going to find you feeling stuck or unable to make an important decision. However, the way forward will seem obvious to you once you’ve looked closely at a scheme or idea which some others are questioning rather aggressively. You must take care not to respond in a hard-hitting way. It will be far better to come across as thoughtful and diplomatic. And you certainly shouldn’t appear to be opinionated and extremely forceful. You are feeling the impact of Mercury’s set-to with Mars. And this cosmic clash could mean that it is all too easy for you to be perceived by others as a bully or tyrant, which would do nobody any good whatsoever. Think in terms of gentle persuasion rather than throwing your weight around.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Some rather demanding individuals are about to insist that you do everything their way and that you don’t question their thinking or their motives for behaving as they are. This will not sit easily with you, however. And nor should it. So it is rather fortunate that Venus the planet of diplomacy is hovering over the most potent point in your chart as it joins forces with Saturn this week. This should enable you to make your feelings known in a way which is respectful and polite while at the same time showing that you have a very organised and structured way of visualising what should happen next in order to get the best results possible. Enjoy regaining power without having to go to war in order to do so.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
It may be time for you to ask for help or advice from somebody who is more experienced than you in a particular area of work or finances. And there’s nothing wrong with that. You seem to imagine that the person concerned may resent having to provide support or guidance. Or are you more worried about your image in that this could mean that you are perceived as inadequate of inept, simply because you cannot find a way through on your own? That of course is a ridiculous suggestion. And it is linked to your ruling planet Mercury connecting with Neptune in a way that would give you access to unrealistic thinking, which means you end up with a distorted view of the true situation. Avoid it at all costs.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
While you might at first think your main priorities lie within the domestic or family set-up, it shouldn’t take you long to realise that there’s something in the wider world that promises sizeable benefits. So you must allow your ruler Venus to encourage you to find the right balance between being useful to those you care for while also exploiting territory in which you and one particular person should be able to do extremely well. This will of course require you to use up reserves of energy that are already running low because of other pressures to which you’ve been subjected recently. So know when to indulge yourself between periods of high activity. And don’t be too proud to suggest that the other person involved can sometimes take the lead, albeit temporarily.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Try to be as patient as is humanly possible with workmates or associates who seem determined to throw the rule book at you whenever you try to do something new or different. This won’t go down well with you, especially with Saturn at right angles to Mercury. It suggests that you’ll want to snap at those who persist in commenting on the way you’re going about your business. And what you might be doing in the process is jeopardising relationships which could serve you well in the end. Try to find a moderate but meaningful way of explaining that you do in fact know what you’re doing; and although sound advice is always welcome, you would rather not be deluged with so much information that you can no longer see the wood for the trees.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
Having reassessed and reorganised certain of your financial arrangements you probably will feel rather pleased with yourself. You might even have some spare capital to invest in something which other people consider to be a long shot, but which could actually pay off in the end. Your challenge will be to decide for yourself what will or will not suit you best, irrespective of what some other people might advise. You could well be dealing with the kind of individuals who don’t mind taking a chance now and again. But you’ll be aware that your sixth sense is encouraging you to keep things on an even keel and not vary your usual way of handling your finances to any significant degree. The well-trodden path is probably the best one for you right now.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
There is a great deal going on in your chart with regard to your ruling planet Saturn over the next few days. As well as being connected in a positive way to Mars and Venus, Saturn is also going to get itself into a spat with Mercury. So it could just be that while you think you’re handling some complicated areas of your life rather well, there will be those who try to step in and put you right. And you mustn’t allow this to put you off your stroke at the point at which you intend to show yourself off as the hard-working, conscientious, ambitious individual you really are. You’re not in the habit of allowing your wings to be clipped and you certainly shouldn’t let it happen over the next few days.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Perhaps at first you’ll be reluctant to share one or two of your latest ideas with people who play quite a major part in your life. You may wonder whether they will think that you are being rather too fanciful, ambitious or unrealistic in terms of plans you want to put into action. But this has a lot to do with the way in which Neptune is connecting to Mercury and making you feel enthusiastic one minute and then a little bit vague and uncertain the next. Wouldn’t it be a good idea for you to bounce these ideas off one or two individuals who you know you can trust? Meaningful discussions at a time like this very often do the trick, especially if you’re secretly a trifle unsure of what you’re trying to achieve.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
Being caught up in a crowd of like-minded people works for you, sometimes better than others. And this week you could find yourself wanting to avoid being surrounded by the type of characters who speak as though they are extremely well-informed and that there is not a topic on which they are not experts. The fact that Mercury is at right angles to Mars suggests that you would rather proceed with a work-related, financial or contractual matter without any help from such individuals. Just make sure that you don’t come across as rude or aggressive when you do find yourself explaining that you’d rather be left alone to do things in your own way, and in your own time frame. A sense of independence is what you’ll need this week.