Your career horoscope the week beginning 30th July by Peter Watson.
ARIES Mar 21 - Apr 20
Every now and again you may wonder why certain people who perhaps work in a team or share a common interest feel they have to advise you on financial or career matters. It’s not as though they are more experienced or more worldly-wise than yourself. And this assumption of theirs that they have something to teach you can prove quite irritating. This would not be the best time to confront the matter however because you are being affected by Uranus picking a fight with your ruler Mars and urging you to be rather more aggressive than would be good for you. Instead, mull over the matter for a week or two until you can be sure that if you do need to say something it can be done in a civilised and polite way.
TAURUS Apr 21 – May 21
One minute you feel you’re not doing enough within a certain area or in connection to people who need more support – and the next minute you’re complaining that far too much is expected of you! So you should let Venus moving into the balanced and logical sign of Libra remind you of the importance of establishing the right mix of duty and pleasure in your life. Almost certainly you have neglected one particular area which in the past you have been happy to occupy alongside someone rather special. Have you lost sight of how wonderful life can be? Together you and this individual should be able to establish ways of distracting yourselves with some good times so that you are then refreshed and ready to take care of your responsibilities once more.
GEMINI May 22 - Jun 21
In order to ensure that tasks are completed to a high standard you probably will have to micromanage certain functions which cannot be left in the hands of somebody less experienced and conscientious than yourself. And that’s fine. What you must not do, however, is to allow your zealous attitude to convince you that you may as well take over every single part of the job in hand. You mustn’t fall foul of Jupiter’s run-in with the Sun which could have a way of persuading you that you’re the only one who can perform certain tasks in a way that’s not just acceptable but which is exemplary. Under Jupiter’s influence things must not become a great deal harder than necessary. Sometimes we have to make light work of the responsibilities that come our way.
CANCER 22 - Jul 23
By coaxing and cajoling colleagues, friends or neighbours into joining forces with you it should be possible to achieve some excellent results within an area that you have found too demanding in the past. You’ve come a long way since those days when you didn’t know quite how to handle such matters. And you’re now being helped by a sharp link between the Sun and Venus which is urging you to delve deep and come up with talents and resources which some other people simply do not possess. It’s at times like this that it makes sense to take stock of exactly what is available to you and how experienced you have become so as to be able to take on challenges of a kind that could pay huge dividends in the end.
LEO Jul 24 - Aug 23
Hovering high over the most potent sector of your chart is Uranus, the planet of the unexpected which can sometimes distract you from the accepted way of getting things done. What you’re proposing to do in terms of a career-related, financial or business matter probably is going to bring out that streak in you that likes to go in for the unorthodox and unconventional. But in doing so you are sometimes capable of taking others by surprise to the point where they sometimes feel a little unnerved. On this occasion Mars is squaring up to Uranus so you need to ensure that anything you’re planning to do that’s of an unusual nature isn’t likely to have a debilitating effect on those who are interested parties in some way. Make sure you can justify your actions.
VIRGO Aug 24 - Sep 23
For some while you have been trying to decide how much money, time or effort you should put into a plan that has left some other people cold. This week, however, with Venus moving into Libra you’ll realise that this is the time to take action. And you should be able to do so in a way that is measured, sensible and pragmatic. You’ll also realise that with Venus supporting you in this way you’ll become especially good at balancing the books and ensuring that everything is completed within the required deadline. Your main challenge will be to know when to call a halt because you’re likely to become so enthusiastic about the excellent results you’re achieving that you’ll want to go on for ever. And you mustn’t. Knowing your limitations is absolutely essential.
LIBRA Sep 24 - Oct 23
As Jupiter forms a right-angle to the Sun, you may wonder why certain people expect to be rewarded for work that’s been done almost exclusively by yourself. These individuals may well have adopted a similar attitude in the past and it will soon become obvious that you need to put them in their place. Do just consider the possibility that with Jupiter involved you are making more of this matter than you need to. Might it not only take one short, polite comment from you to make these people realise that they are out of order? It’s worth a try. And if that doesn’t work you can then feel justified in weighing in a bit more heavily and telling them that when you need to use some muscle, you have plenty of it.
SCORPIO Oct 24 - Nov 22
Initially it might be hard for you to see how you can use support being offered to you by people who’ve been keen to be involved, purely for the sake of it. In other words, they seem to have it in their heads that you enjoy having them around even though there’s not really very much they can do to help. You have to wrestle with the idea that there’s a danger that they will be getting under your feet. You have the right to tell them that there’s nothing they can actually do for you. Too often in the past you’ve gone along with other people’s ideas even when you’ve known deep down that what they’re planning to do does far more for them than it does for you. That has to change.
SAGITTARIUS Nov 23 - Dec 21
You probably have a lot to teach workmates, friends or companions if they want to produce or create something with you. In the past, under similar circumstances, you might have tried to avoid coming across as arrogant by adopting a modest approach to what you’ve been doing and you’ve hoped to make it look as though you don’t really think you know far more than the other people involved when of course you do. This time round, it’s important to find the right way to acknowledge that you’re the one who’s ahead of the game although it doesn’t mean that you can’t all enjoy working alongside one another. No-one’s going to think you have too high an opinion of yourself simply because you are the one who has seen it and done it all before.
CAPRICORN Dec 22 - Jan 20
Try to use your skills and talents in a way that will bring you a better return than usual within areas of work or responsibility in which you haven’t been fully compensated in the past. After all, like many of us, you no doubt go through phases when you find the subject of money awkward or embarrassing. And perhaps you haven’t liked to ask for rewards that are in keeping with all that you have been doing? You’ve been afraid of coming across as selfish or over-acquisitive. But now, as you feel the earliest effects of Venus moving into Libra, one of the signs that it rules, you’re beginning to realise that you are underselling yourself and your financial situation is suffering as a result. Don’t be afraid to alter the situation to your advantage.
AQUARIUS Jan 21 - Feb 19
Quite why you have gone shy on a topic which could lead to you making some money is something of a mystery. And you need to sort it out because with the Sun forming a sharp link to Venus you’ll become irritated when you realise that certain other individuals are gaining far more than you are out of a set-up to which they are not making as great a contribution as you are. This will seem quite unfair when you think about it properly. And it’s important that you find a way in which to claim your dues having done a pretty good job of whatever you’ve been expected to do. The question of your appearing greedy simply doesn’t come into it. You just need to be allowed to ask for what is rightfully yours.
PISCES Feb 20 - Mar 20
It’s all very well to envisage yourself making a success of something demanding but do you need to exclude the possibility of others helping you along the way? Surely it makes sense for you to accept back-up from those who are perfectly willing to lend a hand if it means that you accomplish what’s required far more quickly and without exhausting yourself in the process. Mercury’s tie-up with Venus can help you reframe a recurring situation in which you insist on working single-handedly because you’re too proud to admit that it would be nice to be given support. It would only take a slight shift in your attitude for you to end up in a situation where you achieve your goals much more quickly simply because you’ve allowed others in on the act.